704-888-2386 • 103 W Stanly Street, Stanfield, NC 28163

History

Vintage picture of a trainThe Town of Stanfield was established upon completion of the railroad line from Raleigh to Charlotte in 1912. Stanfield was named for an engineer who helped complete the rail line through present day Stanfield.

In May 1955 a bill was introduced into the North Carolina Legislature to incorporate and charter the Town of Stanfield. Stanfield’s first Mayor was I.H. Blair and the first Town Commissioners’ were Dowd Greene, Ralph L. Thomas, O.Y. Tucker, Ray L. Little and Zeb Furr.

Upon completion of the railroad came the post office. The present Post Office Building has been in use since 1955.

Around 1918-1919 three areas schools were combined to create Stanfield School. Those schools were Rocky River, Cedar Hill, and Oak Grove.

Vintage picture of Stanfield High SchoolStanfield High School in 1925, Stanfield High School was built on the present Stanfield School site along Loves Chapel Road. C.F. Henkel (Stanfield Mayor from 1972-1990) began teaching Agriculture at Stanfield High School. He later taught at West Stanly High School when the Stanfield High School was torn down in 1977. The first meal served in the Stanfield School was February 26, 1956. This cafeteria is still used by students at Stanfield Elementary School today. Stanfield High School graduated its last class in 1962.

Currently, Stanfield Elementary School houses Pre-kindergarten to Eighth Grade with Ninth to Twelfth Grades attending West Stanly High School.

The oldest active church in the Stanfield area is Love’s Chapel Methodist Church. This church was founded in 1857.

Pete Henkel Park was built during the 1970’s. Since then several upgrades have been completed. Pete Henkel Park boasts two softball/baseball fields, a tennis court, and playground. Improvements are continuing.

Vintage picture of Community Clean-UpStanfield had a Community Song to the tune of “Carolina In the Morning”. The words to the Stanfield Community song are shown below.

“In 1914 railroads passing through and forming the Town of Stanfield,
Bringing with them ways for folks to travel and to build a new town, Stanfield.
Schools and churches, stores and business thrived in those days.
People moved to be a part of new ways.
Nothing could be finer than to be in Stanfield now when it is growing.
A small town deep within the country and a lot of hospitality.
Building plans for future growth to make our life all happy, wise, and healthy.
So if you’re looking for a place that you can call home. Come on out to Stanfield, you’ll nevermore roam.
You will like our country town – we have interests all around in Stanfield.”

Learn more, read “Stanly County HIstory Timeline

Contact Us

704-888-2386
103 W Stanly Street
Stanfield, NC 28163

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Deer are on the move in our area and motorists should be very cautious while driving not only on the rural roads and highways, but also in town. There have been a number of deer struck by vehicles in and around Stanfield in the last couple of weeks and our officers have seen quite a few deer on the roadways especially after dark.

Remember to scan the roadway and shoulders as far ahead as possible and watch for the glint of eyes reflecting in your headlights. Most importantly though, reduce your speed to give yourself time to react to avoid a collision.
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Following a ten month investigation the Stanfield Police Department obtained a felony arrest warrant for Stanfield resident Tony Ray Aldridge for a charge of incest. The investigation stemmed from reports that a child had been born of an incestuous relationship and involved case workers from the Department of Social Services. Both the mother and child are now in the custody of DSS.

During the investigation, the Stanly County Sheriff's Office was brought in when it was discovered that Mr. Aldridge, a convicted sex offender, was in violation of the terms of the sex offender registry. The Sheriff's Office obtained it's own warrants on charges related to the registry violations.

At 8:20 am this morning, a raid was conducted on the residence located at 236 Oak St. in Stanfield to serve the arrest warrants and a search warrant in reference to these charges. While searching the residence we located a number of firearms in the home as well as a clandestine lab used for the manufacture of methamphetamine in an outbuilding behind the home.

The scene was secured and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was called in to dismantle the lab.

Mr. Aldridge is being held under $250,000 secured bond at the Stanly County Jail for the following charges: Incest, Fail to Notify the Sheriff's Office of Change of Address for the Sex Offender Registry, Fail to Notify the Sheriff's Office of Online Identifier by Convicted Sex Offender and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Charges related to the meth lab are pending.

In addition to Mr. Aldridge, two other residents of the home now face charges relating to the manufacture of methamphetamine. Carol Aldridge Gates and Matthew Lee Kiddey were charged with Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine or Methamphetamine Precursor and with Maintaining a Dwelling for the Storage or Sale of a Controlled Substance. They are being held at the Stanly County Jail under a secured bond of $25,000 each.
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We at the Stanfield Police Department join with a grateful nation to offer our most sincere gratitude to each of you who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

Thank you for your service! May you have a blessed and Happy Veterans' Day.
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Last night, we had more than Two DOZEN vehicles broken into - in two separate Oakboro neighborhoods. This is believed to have happened sometime between the hours of 3-6am Sunday morning. We are as...

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Happy Halloween everybody! Have fun and be safe while out trick-or-treating and please stop by the Log Barn for some goodies between 5:00 and 7:30! ... See MoreSee Less

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