NEWS


North Carolina auto insurance companies ask for 13.8 percent rate hike

RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey recently announced that the N.C. Department of Insurance has received the annual auto insurance rat...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Goodman’s billprovides guidesfor traffic stops

Goodman’s billprovides guidesfor traffic stops

RALEIGH — State Rep. Ken Goodman says a news story he read last summer about a law enforcement traffic stop that escalated into violence is the ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Goodwin to lead NC Democrats after being elected state party chairman

Goodwin to lead NC Democrats after being elected state party chairman

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County native Wayne Goodwin was elected Chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party Saturday, succeeding Patsy Keever ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Drivers could face fine for pets in lap

Drivers could face fine for pets in lap

LUMBERTON — Rep. Garland Pierce, D-Scotland, wants pet owners to show affection toward Fido, but not when driving a car.That was the inspiration...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Anson County community meeting to fight poverty planned for Feb. 18

Anson County community meeting to fight poverty planned for Feb. 18

Anson NETworX for Hope invites the community to participate in an informative meeting Saturday, Feb. 18, at First United Methodist Church.NETworX, for...

February 15th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Living his dream: Morven native joins Saudi hoops team
Middle-school Anson Bearcats win football conference championship

Middle-school Anson Bearcats win football conference championship

The Anson Middle School Bearcats finished up their historic season Nov. 16 by defeating Spring Hill Middle School and winning the conference champions...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


Johnson inducted in Fayetteville State University Athletic Hall of Fame

Former Bowman High School student athlete Richard Johnson was inducted in the Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 28 at Fayetteville State University.At Fay...

November 18th, 2016 |  


One campaign’s happy ending

One campaign’s happy ending

By the time you read this, the election will be over. Some will be licking wounds, others celebrating.While the candidates have been appearing in ever...

November 13th, 2016 |  


Mavericks beat Anson

Mavericks beat Anson

The Bearcats lost a home game to the Marvin Ridge Mavericks last week and are preparing for a game against Sun Valley this week.The 36-22 loss at home...

November 1st, 2016 |  


Team lost to Cuthbertson last Friday

Team lost to Cuthbertson last Friday

After suffering a home-game loss last week, Coach Ralph Jackson said the Bearcats are preparing for a tough game against Marvin Ridge this Friday.R...

October 25th, 2016 |  


Ashton Locklear gets to live out a lifelong dream

Ashton Locklear gets to live out a lifelong dream

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ashton Locklear planned for 16 of her 18 years on making the U.S. Olympic Team.So July 10, when the announcement was made in ...

July 21st, 2016 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


The Ada Ford Singleton Humanitarian Award was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Artis Willoughby Sr., in honor of their son, the late Artis Willoughby Jr., fo...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Memories ofhunting withmy husband

Memories ofhunting withmy husband

I grew up in a family that always hunted. Grandpa Rankin trained bird dogs and loved hunting quail and deer. All the men in the family hunted from the...

February 5th, 2017 |  


Jesus is Lord Christian School: Second nine weeks honor roll

All AsFirst grade: Olivia Emanuel, Jaden SigmonSecond grade: Bryson Jones, Zoey RiversThird grade: Daniel Thomas, Preston ThomasFifth grade: Jazlyn Mc...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


Burnsville Learning and Recreation Center graduates computer class

Burnsville Learning and Recreation Center graduates computer class

The Burnsville Recreation and Learning Center recently celebrated and awarded adult students for completion of their computer skills training class.Th...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Ellerbe High juniors, seniors at ‘war’ on the Pee Dee River

Ellerbe High juniors, seniors at ‘war’ on the Pee Dee River

In 1966, the Vietnam War was going strong but there was also a smaller war brewing at Ellerbe High School, according to Mr. Carl Lee of Rockingham.Tha...

January 30th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Albemarle inmate: Take charge of your destiny
What they sought was freedom

What they sought was freedom

In what had once been a land of opportunity and progress, the state had grown large and oppressive. Its leaders lost their way. Its people nearly lost...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Wingate writer: Actions are louder than our words

Wingate writer: Actions are louder than our words

When I was short enough to touch the slop bucket without bending over, I watched as Daddy threw a Lucky Strike into it. It must have fallen onto a cab...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Fiscal uncertainty hurts state economy

Fiscal uncertainty hurts state economy

Do governors and state legislators really have much to do with the performance of state economies? If governors and state legislators are to be believ...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Will Trump remember Washington on Presidents’ Day?

Will Trump remember Washington on Presidents’ Day?

Will President Donald Trump remember George Washington when we celebrate Presidents’ Day next week?Here is some help for him with thoughts from ...

February 18th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Campus free speech bill is long overdue

TAR HEEL VIEW: Campus free speech bill is long overdue

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is ready to place campus censors on academic probation.The second-term Republican announced plans this week to work with state law...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Albemarle inmate sends poem to Anson: ‘Today, I will make a difference’

Albemarle inmate sends poem to Anson: ‘Today, I will make a difference’

This is your brother from behind the walls again. No matter how much things seem like they will not change, they will; but you have to change the way ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


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