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Board members heard a park update from Troy Town Manager Greg Zephir during last week’s monthly board meeting. The update focused on Capel Centennial Park, but plans for all the parks were discussed.

RALEIGH — Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, a Republican, is thinking seriously about a run for U.S. Senate in 2022 and plans to announce his decision within days, multiple sources tell Carolina Journal.

RALEIGH — Former N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday, April 14, plans to announce on his radio show he will immediately enter the race for U.S. Senate in 2022, sources confirm to Carolina Journal.


It’s not every day that someone goes from playing baseball in Montgomery County to being a pitching strategist for the St. Louis Cardinals. But that’s what happened to Montgomery County native Dusty Blake.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Forest Service have released proposed action and entered the scoping phase of the roads project, that could impact the Green Gap area of Montgomery County.

RALEIGH — Three years after the N.C. electorate decided to add a voter identification requirement to the state constitution, Republican lawmakers are defending voter ID in court.

FirstHealth of the Carolinas is offering first dose COVID vaccine clinics at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst and the James Garner Center in Troy this week through Operation FirstShot.


“Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”

The North Carolina Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program is a volunteer child victim advocacy program, and they are looking for volunteers in Montgomery County. 

A request from the local ABC Board to county commissioners asking that restaurants be allowed to serve alcoholic beverages at 10 a.m. on Sundays passed, with Commissioner Kay Robinson voting in opposition. This is the second time the board addressed this issue, with the proposal failing to r…


A Candor man, Jessie Jaquan Pratt, has been charged with first degree murder in the death of an Asheboro man on Saturday. Pratt, who was also shot during the shooting, was arrested following his release from the hospital on Sunday.

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Officers from Stanly County Sheriff’s Department, State Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Troy Police Department, along with the Montgomery County Rescue Squad are searching for a 12-year-old that was last seen in the area of Montgomery Motors Body Shop on Eldorado Stree…


A unique find was discovered when Kayren Brantley and her brother opened her father’s safe following his death. It was an old ring that her father, Warren Shiver, had found on the beach one day while using his metal detector, explained her mother, Becky. And thus began a journey to find the …

GlassfestApril 3 - 16We are excited to invite you back into the glass studio for glassblowing demonstrations and show you what's new in our gallery for Glassfest this year. Visit online or in person! Reservations required to visit in person.

Troy, NC, April 5, 2021—The Uwharrie National Forest is planning to conduct a 380-acre prescribed burn today, April 5, in Montgomery county near the communities of Pinson, Russell Mine and Ophir. This burn is being conducted in coordination with the North Carolina Forest Service. The goal of…


As the nation faces an ammo and firearm shortage, local businesses have felt its impact.


Autolocity is now open in Biscoe. The new business held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 6.

During their March meeting, board of education members heard about a new program to develop new instructors who will have the opportunity to work jointly for the school system and for the community college. The concept was presented by assistant superintendent, Tracy Grit.

Montgomery County Commissioner Dana Dawson requested the board pull a budget amendment for additional funds in the amount of $349,000, needed for the Food Pantry project, from the consent agenda during the March meeting of county commissioners. The Food Pantry is a joint project between the …

We are excited to invite you back into the glass studio for glassblowing demonstrations and show you what's new in our gallery for Glassfest this year. Visit online or in person! Reservations required to visit in person.

Wild turkey hunting season opens in North Carolina on April 3. The youth season is April 3 – 9, and the statewide season is April 10 – May 8. Hunters are limited to two turkeys for the season, only one of which may be taken during the youth season. 

The Biscoe Board of Commissioners adopted the Comprehensive Land Use & Master Plan ordinance at a called meeting on March 10.


With COVID-19 shutting things down and keeping people at home, people want something to do while also staying safe, according to Mt. Gilead First United Methodist Church Pastor Kong Namkung. 

RALEIGH — The General Assembly will soon consider a bill that seeks to protect women’s sports by preventing boys and men from being allowed to compete on female teams in middle school, high school and college.

RALEIGH —Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson announced on March 16 the creation of a task force dedicated to giving “students, parents, and school faculty a voice to speak out about cases of bias, inappropriate materials, or indoctrination they see or experience in public schools.”

Montgomery County teachers are moving up in the world of supplements. At the recommendation of Dr. Dale Ellis, superintendent of Montgomery County Schools, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted at their monthly meeting to increase classified and certified supplements. Dr. Ellis note…

RALEIGH — A bill introduced by House Majority Leader John Bell, R-Wayne, is meant to help improve crisis intervention and services for veterans suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues.

RALEIGH — New legislation filed in the General Assembly would reduce the time voters have to turn in their absentee ballots, making the outcome of elections clearer in a shorter time.

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 25, 2021) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 900 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters at 7 a.m. on April 3. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2022.

Montgomery County students will return to in-person learning four days a week following Easter break. One day, Wednesdays, will be reserved for virtual learning in order to allow for deep cleaning of the classrooms on that day. For those who wish to remain in all-remote learning, they still …

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper introduced a $55.9 billion budget proposal on Wednesday, March 24, that includes many of the goals he’s had since taking office. But this time he claims they’re needed due to the COVID pandemic.

The town of Biscoe held a called meeting yesterday at Town Hall for the purpose of discussing personnel; however, the doors to Town Hall were locked. Both the side and front entrance doors were locked. All public meetings, even those called for the purpose of having a closed session, must be…

Biscoe commissioners heard the annual audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, from Lee Grissom from S. Preston Douglas & Associates at the February meeting.

RALEIGH — Interest in homeschooling has surged in North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Republican lawmakers in the state Senate want to give these families tax relief to help meet expenses.

The Star Board of Commissioners has accepted a bid from Rhetson Companies to purchase a 2.5-acre plot with highway frontage of the property adjoining Town Hall on US 220.

The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet in a called meeting tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. to discuss N.C. Senate Bill 220, which requires schools to reopen to in-person learning. After some revisions, SB 220 was fast tracked through the legislature last week.


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Town of Biscoe officials released a statement stating, “The photos published by the Montgomery Herald of Biscoe Town Police Officers were published without context and are older photos of the officers off duty taken from the social media accounts of friends or family, not the officers’ own a…