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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DRUG ARREST 05/24/2020
On 5/24/2020 at approximately 3:30 am while on patrol, a Stanfield Officer observed a suspicious vehicle in one of our neighborhoods. The officer made contact which resulted in an investigation that led to the discovery of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Evidence indicates the methamphetamine was possessed with the intent to sale.

Kelsey Mayers was charged with:
PWIMSD Methamphetamine
Possession of drug paraphernalia
She was booked into the Stanly County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond
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The Stanfield Police Department is requesting your assistance. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Tammy R. Hollar please contact us. Hollar is believed to be accompanied by a 3 year old juvenile. Tammy Hollar has multiple outstanding felony arrest warrants as well as a warrant for Child Abuse. If you see her call 911 do not attempt to approach or apprehend her yourself. Hollar is approximately 5'2" and between 90-100 lbs. messages sent to our Facebook page will remain anonymous. Thank you
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There is significant flooding in Stanly County today. Please don't try to drive through flood waters! ... See MoreSee Less

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Lt.Schneider with the Stanfield Police Department and his K9 Tango invited the Stanly County Sheriff's Office out to go over some safety tips for pets while riding in vehicles. ... See MoreSee Less

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DRUG BUST 05/13/2020
On May 13th, The Stanfield Police Department with the assistance of The Locust Police Department, and Stanly County Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant at 103 Hill Top Ave in Stanfield NC. During the search multiple types of illegal drugs were found.

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Tammy Renee Hollar who is wanted on the following charges: Possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule 2 controlled substance

Felony possession of Methamphetamine

Felony maintain a dwelling for controlled substances

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Misdemeanor Child abuse

If you know Tammy's whereabouts please call 911, she has arrest warrants for the above charges stemming from yesterday's investigation.

Patti B. Hollar was Charged and arrested for:
Felony possession of a schedule 2 controlled substance

Felony maintain a dwelling for controlled substances

Misdemeanor child abuse
Patti Hollar is being held on a $25,000 secured bond at the Stanly County Jail

Megan M. Mills was arrested at the residence for outstanding arrest warrants she is being held on a $52,000 secured bond at Stanly County Jail

The Child abuse charges resulted from extremely dangerous drugs being located in areas of the home where small children who were present could have easily accessed them.

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