NEWS


Anson Co. fire departments ask commissioners for tax increase

Anson Co. fire departments ask commissioners for tax increase

WADESBORO — Anson County operates 12 fire engines, eight tankers, two heavy rescue vehicles, one medium rescue vehicle, three water rescue boats...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Rep. Pittenger opens regional office in Monroe, N.C., plans Anson hours

Rep. Pittenger opens regional office in Monroe, N.C., plans Anson hours

WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger, R-Charlotte, has opened a new regional office in downtown Monroe. Located in Old City Hall at 100 Wes...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Wingate announces local honor students

WINGATE, N.C. – The following Anson County undergraduate student was named to the Wingate University President’s List for the 2016 fall se...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Wadesboro felon charged with larceny, assault by pointing a gun

Wadesboro felon charged with larceny, assault by pointing a gun

A Wadesboro felon allegedly pointed a gun at a man and robbed him earlier this week, according to police.Demetrius Antwan Campbell, 23, of Wadesboro, ...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Brooks Brothers helps youth attend inauguration

Brooks Brothers helps youth attend inauguration

GARLAND — In a couple of weeks, Frederick Hayes will be traveling to the nation’s capital for the 2017 United States Presidential Inaugura...

January 12th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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 |  


Ashton Locklear refuses to give up on her dream

Ashton Locklear refuses to give up on her dream

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ashton Locklear was 2 years old when she decided she wanted to be an Olympic gymnast.That decision – based on watching ...

July 6th, 2016 |  


Jody Meacham to document Ashton Locklear’s journey at Olympic trials

Jody Meacham to document Ashton Locklear’s journey at Olympic trials

ROCKINGHAM — The Olympic trials are taking place this weekend in San Jose, California.Hamlet native Ashton Locklear will be vying for a spot on ...

July 5th, 2016 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


2017: Pledge to native plants

2017: Pledge to native plants

What determines your landscape plant choices? Are you a flower person, or do you seek out plants with a lovely scent? Do you collect unusual plants, o...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


Peachland-Polkton kids ask for electronics

Peachland-Polkton kids ask for electronics

KindergartenMs. Herold’s classDear Santa,I want a Frozen car. All of us we love you so much and we don’t see you before Christmas.Love, Sh...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Lilesville kindergarten wants chocolate pens, Apple products

Dear Santa, I love you because you give me presents. Please Santa don’t give me coal. Please Santa give me some presents. Santa Claus I want a b...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Wadesboro Primary kids want hoverboards, phones

Wadesboro Primary kids want hoverboards, phones

KindergartenBeam’s classDear Santa Claus,My name is Tenniya. I am 5 years old. I live in Wadesboro. This year, I have been really good. I would ...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Christmastime during the Civil War

Christmastime during the Civil War

Christmas during the American Civil War (1861-1865) was celebrated by the North and the South. Officially it didn’t become a national holiday un...

December 18th, 2016 |  


OPINION


A historically productive first 100 days

A historically productive first 100 days

This week, the 115th Congress officially gaveled into session. With President-elect Trump soon to be inaugurated, my House Republican colleagues and I...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Albemarle inmate: “We can all become productive members of our community”

Albemarle inmate: “We can all become productive members of our community”

Hello Anson,Yeah, it’s me again. I know, I know, but I’m on a true divine path of righteousness now. It’s hard to believe a convicte...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Cooper makes a colossal blunder

Cooper makes a colossal blunder

Roy Cooper spent his last few weeks as governor-elect of North Carolina attacking the state legislature for encroaching on the separation of powers, w...

January 13th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Fight crime by raising the age of adult charges

TAR HEEL VIEW: Fight crime by raising the age of adult charges

Teenagers who aren’t old enough to vote, own real estate or buy a lottery ticket are routinely arrested on petty misdemeanors and booked into th...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Which Galifianakis: Nick or Zach?

Which Galifianakis: Nick or Zach?

Did you ever feel so let down after an election?Many North Carolina Democrats have been asking each other this question every day since they learned t...

January 11th, 2017 |  


The state’s big math problem

The state’s big math problem

If North Carolina were to secede from the union and become an independent country — no, conspiracy theorists, I’m not actually proposing t...

January 10th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA