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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3 days ago

Stanfield Police Department

Great job by Union County Sheriff's Office.Fatal Drug Overdose Results in Murder Conviction in Union County

Angela Rose McCorkle, was convicted today in Union County Superior Court of Second Degree Murder and sentenced to 108-142 months in prison for her role in the February 2016 drug overdose death of 28 year old Clay Thomas Scott. In the weeks and months that followed Scott's death, Union County Sheriff's Office detectives thoroughly investigated the case and successfully identified McCorkle as the source of the methadone that caused Scott's death. After consultation with the Union County District Attorney's Office, detectives arrested McCorkle in November 2016 charging her with 2nd Degree Murder and Selling and Delivering a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely Methadone.

Sheriff Eddie Cathey stated that this conviction should send a strong message to drug traffickers. He stated, "We will continue going after the people bringing this poison into our community. One overdose is one too many. We are grateful for the hard work of the Union County District Attorney's Office as well as the deputies and detectives who went the extra mile to bring justice to the Scott family."
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Early this morning Officers from the Stanfield Police Department, Stanly County Sheriff's Office, and Albemarle Police Department executed a search warrant at 135 Oak Leaf Ln. in Stanfield. The warrant was the result of an investigation into suspected drug activity at the residence.

The search yielded methamphetamine, Marijuana, unlawfully possessed prescription pills, and drug paraphernalia.

David Johnathan Kemp who received a $75,000 secured bond was charged with;

-Possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine
-Maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances
-Possession of Schedule 4 controlled substance
-Possession of Schedule 6 controlled substance
-Possession of drug paraphernalia
-Resisting a public officer

Kimberly Mullis who received a $25,000 secured bond was charged with;

-Possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine
-Possession of a Schedule 4 controlled substance
-Possession of a Schedule 6 controlled substance
-Possession of Drug paraphernalia

Michelle Brown who received a $7,000 secured bond was charged with;

-Possession of methamphetamine
-Possession of a Schedule 3 controlled substance
-Possession of drug paraphernalia

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in court.

The Stanfield Police Department would like to thank the Stanly County Sheriff's Office and the Albemarle Police Department for their assistance.
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3 months ago

Stanfield Police Department

Thank you Stanfield Elementary School for allowing us to read with the kindergarten students again this year!
Thanks to the Stanfield Mini-Mart and the West Stanly Swimming Pool for the generous donation of prizes to our top readers! We are blessed to have such a great community that cares about our youth!Check out these ah-mazing Kindergarteners with their prizes for the "Read With a Cop" program! Abigail Wells read 80 books and earned two tickets to Carowinds! Hayden Parke read 60 books and got a day pass to Stanfield Pool! Claire McClellan and Kylie Thurmond read 40 books and got a day pass to Stanfield pool too! Congratulations, guys!!!

Thank You, Chief Faggart and Officer Cornett, for your amazing support in encouraging Kindergarten to read!

Keep on reading!
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Please keep an eye out for Nina. She was last seen Tuesday in the area of NC Hwy 200 near First Baptist Church in Stanfield. ... See MoreSee Less

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After receiving multiple tips from the public regarding possible drug activity, The Stanfield Police Department conducted an investigation which led us to believe that Mr. Phillip Cunningham who was an absconder from justice with an arrest warrant for probation violation was residing at a residence in Stanfield.

On the evening of 5/14/19 Mr. Cunningham was located at the suspected residence by the Stanfield Police Department and NC Probation and Parole. During his arrest, Mr. Cunningham was also found to be in possession of cocaine.

Mr. Cunningham was booked into the Stanly County Jail under a $27,000 secured bond after being charged with Probation Violation and Felony Possession of cocaine.

We would like to thank the public for their assistance.

All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in court.
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