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3 charged with stealing shotgun shells, bath towels from Wadesboro Walmart

3 charged with stealing shotgun shells, bath towels from Wadesboro Walmart

Three women were arrested and charged with felonies after officials say they stole shotgun shells and bath towels from the Wadesboro Walmart.Jazmine M...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Harris still behind following recount for N.C.’s 9th Congressional District

Harris still behind following recount for N.C.’s 9th Congressional District

U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger retained his victory after the results from the primary were recounted.Opponent Mark Harris announced he would be requestin...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Anson County tourism boosters tour new kayak and canoe launch at Pee Dee Wildlife Refuge

Anson County tourism boosters tour new kayak and canoe launch at Pee Dee Wildlife Refuge

Tourism boosters visited a kayak and canoe launch along the Pee Dee River that they hope will be a step to increasing outdoor tourism in the county. ...

June 22nd, 2016 updated: June 27th, 2016. |  


USDA, Habitat team up to build Polkton homes

USDA, Habitat team up to build Polkton homes

POLKTON — Home ownership became a reality for two Anson County families on June 4.Habitat for Humanity has partnered with the United States Depa...

June 19th, 2016 |  


Wadesboro woman charged with assaulting, stealing from handicapped person

Wadesboro woman charged with assaulting, stealing from handicapped person

A Wadesboro woman was arrested after she allegedly assaulted a handicapped person.Argie Victoria Garris, 49, hit a handicapped individual in the head ...

June 19th, 2016 |  


Anson County commissioner lists coal ash concerns, board drafts letter to Duke Energy

Anson County commissioner lists coal ash concerns, board drafts letter to Duke Energy

One county commissioner publicly stated his concern about coal ash during the board’s meeting June 7.Cary Rodgers, a member of the environmental...

June 18th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Community Calendar: Youth tackle football registration continues

Community Calendar: Youth tackle football registration continues

Items for the community calendar will be accepted by mail to The Anson Record, P.O. Box 959, Wadesboro, NC 28170, and can also be brought by our offic...

April 18th, 2016 |  


Anson’s Justice Leak takes 3rd in state wrestling tourney

Anson’s Justice Leak takes 3rd in state wrestling tourney

Anson High School senior Justice Leak said his third-place finish in the state wrestling championships didn’t sink in right away.“Glamour ...

April 12th, 2016 |  


McHenry siblings bag birds in youth turkey hunt

McHenry siblings bag birds in youth turkey hunt

Courtesy photoJennifer McHenry shot one of the three turkeys claimed during the youth turkey hunt at the Pee Dee Wildlife Refuge on April 2.Courtesy p...

April 12th, 2016 |  


Youth fishing rodeo set April 16 at Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

The Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge will host its annual youth fishing rodeo on Saturday.The event is jointly presented by the wildlife refuge and Fr...

April 11th, 2016 |  


Chamber Open golf tourney set April 16; sign up by April 13

The 16th annual Anson County Chamber Open will be held Friday, April 22 at the Twin Valley Country Club. Deadline for entering the captain’s cho...

April 4th, 2016 |  


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LIFE


Las Amigas awards scholarships

Las Amigas awards scholarships

MORVEN — Two students were given college scholarships by Las Amigas on May 24.Jackson David Poulnott and Alynda Pratt were both awarded $500 sch...

June 17th, 2016 |  


The Beast of Bladenboro

The Beast of Bladenboro

Bladen County is one of the oldest counties in N.C. It lies about seventy miles northwest of Wilmington and just southeast of Lumberton. The mighty Ca...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Rorie adopted into Singleton family

Rorie adopted into Singleton family

Courtesy photoAngela Ratliff Rorie was officially adopted into the family of the late Ada Ford Singleton on May 29, fulfilling one of Singleton’...

June 16th, 2016 |  


Howell joins WJSG staff

Howell joins WJSG staff

Courtesy photoWJSG, G104FM, announced the addition of Beth Howell, of Wadesboro, to the sales staff of the station.Howell has worked in outside sales ...

June 11th, 2016 |  


Burnsville woman celebrates 95th birthday

Burnsville woman celebrates 95th birthday

Thelma Williamson Burns celebrated her 95th birthday on May 7.Burns is the widow of the late the Rev. Jethro Burns of the Burnsville Community.Family ...

June 5th, 2016 |  


OPINION


President’s plan to close Gitmo is dangerous, naive

President’s plan to close Gitmo is dangerous, naive

It’s no secret that we live in a dangerous world. Tragically, we were reminded of the very real threats we face when a radical Islamic terrorist...

June 24th, 2016 |  


‘A terrible sight’

‘A terrible sight’

Editor’s note: This week’s installment of Steve Bailey’s column on Anson County history consists of text from an article published i...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Getting married? Give Social Security your new name

Getting married? Give Social Security your new name

FAYETTEVILLE — Every year, June marks the beginning of two busy seasons: summer and “wedding season.” With joyful expectation, many ...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: GOP Primary shows rural counties are outnumbered

OUR VIEW: GOP Primary shows rural counties are outnumbered

Do the rural counties in the new N.C. 9th Congressional District really have a voice — or will they be drowned out by the overwhelming populatio...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


If you want some more tips for good summer reading from recent books by North Carolina authors, I have four suggestions, two set in the mountains, two...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


More than 100,000 U.S. women under 65 will have a stroke this year

More than 100,000 U.S. women under 65 will have a stroke this year

Stroke is not a geriatric disease. And it’s not confined to elderly overweight smokers who have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Imagine...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


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