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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1 day ago

Stanfield Police Department

A job well done by all agencies involved. This is welcome news to Stanfield and all local communities. Addicts and dealers dont care about city, county, or state lines and travel to get poison like this and bring it back to our communities. Those same city, county and state lines do have to be recognized by law enforcement however and often make it difficult to fight the problem. So often we see addicts and the problems associated in our small communities but the source is out of our reach (jurisdiction). Arrests like these don't just make a difference in that city, they make a difference in all communities in Stanly County. It is great to see State and Federal agencies helping local communities! #TeamworkIn an effort to combat criminal activity in the City of Albemarle, members of the Albemarle Police Department collaborated with members of the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, and Homeland Security executed a search warrant at 577 Washington Lane in Albemarle this morning. Once inside the home, Officers, Deputies, and Agents seized 143 grams of Heroin, 0.4 grams of Crack Cocaine, 1.8 grams of Marijuana, and $2,837.00 of US Currency. Arrested inside the home were Zannie Jay Lotharp (33 years old) and Shonteya Christina Harris (32 years old) of 577 Washington Lane.

Mr. Lotharp was charged with two counts of Felony Trafficking Opium or Heroin, two counts of Felony Possession of Heroin, two counts of Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and Deliver Heroin, Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and Deliver Cocaine, Felony Possession of Cocaine, Felony Maintain a Dwelling for keeping and selling controlled substance, two counts of Misdemeanor Possession Marijuana and two counts of Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia. He was transported to the Magistrate’s Office and received a $500,000.00 secured bond and a court date of October 29th, 2018 at 9:00 am.

Miss Harris was charged with Felony Trafficking Opium or Heroin, Felony Possess Heroin, Possess with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and Deliver Heroin, Felony Possess with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and Deliver Cocaine, Felony Possession of Cocaine, Felony Maintain a Dwelling for keeping and selling controlled substances, Misdemeanor Possession Marijuana, and Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia. She was transported to the Magistrate’s Office and received a $500,000.00 secured bond and a court date of October 29th, 2018 at 9:00 am.
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3 days ago

Stanfield Police Department

Thanks to the attentiveness of our local citizens, there are fewer dangerous drugs on the street in Stanfield today.

On Wednesday, October 17th the Stanfield Police Department received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the Willow Creek subdivision. Upon investigating this vehicle, our officer made contact with Christopher Brett Lambeth and Richard Lee Phillip's, Jr.

Based on this investigation, these subjects were subsequently placed under arrest for the following charges and booked into the Stanly County Jail under a bond of $1500 each.

Christopher Brett Lambeth
•Possess with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine
•Possess marijuana
•Possess drug paraphernalia

Richard Lee Phillips Jr.
•Possess methamphetamine
•Possess drug paraphernalia

We appreciate the vigilance of our citizens in helping to keep Stanfield safe.
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The Police Department is excited about the Barbershop next door to us now being open and under new ownership. Come see Steve at Set Apart Barbershop to stay sharp and clean looking! ... See MoreSee Less

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It is the season for political signs to be cropping up all over the place and we would like to take a minute to remind everyone of the regulations regarding the display of political signs.

North Carolina state law requires that permission be received from any property owner before a sign may be placed on private property. Also, the signs may not obscure motorist visibility at intersections or obscure or replace another sign and they must be at least three feet from the edge of the pavement of the road.

The Town of Stanfield's ordinances further restrict the display of political signs within the town limits. While the state of North Carolina permits signs on the state right-of-way during election time, the Town of Stanfield prohibits any signs on the public right-of-way at any time.

The applicable section from the Town of Stanfield Zoning Ordinance is copied below for clarification...

9-11 Temporary Signs Limited

The following temporary signs are allowed without a zoning permit in all zoning districts, but shall be in conformance with all other requirements of this ordinance.

(A) Campaign or election signs shall be permitted provided that:
(1) Individual signs shall not exceed 16 square feet in area nor four (4) feet in height.
(2) All signs shall be removed within seven (7) days after the election for which they were made.
(3) No signs shall be permitted in the public right-of-way.

Any questions regarding the placement of campaign signs can be directed to Officer Christopher McDaniel, CZO at cmcdaniel-police@stanfieldnc.com.
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Join us in welcoming Officer C.B. Lowery to the Stanfield Police Department. If you see him on patrol, be sure to say hello. He is looking forward to serving our community. ... See MoreSee Less

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