Stanly County

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Articles about Stanly County

  • Can public support save sturdy Swift Island Bridge?

    The state proposes tearing down the sturdy Swift Island Bridge to build a modern one. A better idea would be to save this historic bridge – one of only five open-spandrel arch bridges left in the state – for use by pedestrians and cyclists. (Photo: Deb Russell)
  • As N.C. graduation rates rise, CMS and Wake are tied

    Between 2006 and 2013, the rate of N.C. high school students graduating on time (in four years) rose from 68.3 percent to 82.5 percent. The state's two largest districts, Wake and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, now have the same rate, 81 percent. Explore data for all N.C. districts with our interactive dashboards. (Photo: iStock)
  • A spooky look at the historic Torance House and Store in north Mecklenburg. Click image for photo gallery. Photo: Kevin J. Beaty

    Contest-winning photos evoke sense of place

    A moody night-time shot of a more than 200-year-old house outside Huntersville, and a sliver of a moon over uptown Charlotte. Those photos, by Kevin J. Beaty, were what cinched top honors in PlanCharlotte.org's one-year anniversary photo contest. (Photo: Kevin J. Beaty)
  • Investing in our past, present and future

    If I didn't have natural places to visit – trails to hike, rivers to kayak, mountains to climb, the sound of total quiet deep in the woods and of running brooks and streams  – my life would be far less full. (Photo: Crystal Cockman)