NEWS


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 |  


Anson County school lunch menu

Wednesday, Feb. 15Teriyaki beef dippers, corndogs, collard greens, pinto beans and fresh grapes.Thursday, Feb. 16Throwback Thursday breakfast pizza, a...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Wadesboro council to discuss limb truck, fire dept. at retreat

The Wadesboro town council has a host of topics to discuss at its annual budget retreat next weekend.The council will discuss its annual retreat works...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Pushing for equality: 2017 is 50th anniversary of Anson County segregation lawsuit

Pushing for equality: 2017 is 50th anniversary of Anson County segregation lawsuit

This week, we look back at the violence and controversy surrounding in Anson County in the late 1960s. This year will also mark the 50th anniversary o...

February 15th, 2017 |  


‘Blood Brothers’ opens in Ansonia Theatre next weekend

‘Blood Brothers’ opens in Ansonia Theatre next weekend

The Ansonia Theatre will open its newest show, “Blood Brothers,” next weekend.“Did you hear the story of the Johnstone twins? As lik...

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


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 |  


How can we get to 4 percent economic growth?

How can we get to 4 percent economic growth?

One of the major goals of the new Trump administration is to increase the rate of economic growth in the country. The objective is to move from the tw...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 15th, 2017. |  


Emmett Till’s legacy lives on today

Emmett Till’s legacy lives on today

“America is still killing Emmett Till,” writes Duke professor Timothy Tyson in his new book, “The Blood of Emmett Till.”Tyson ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Albemarle inmate: Find your purpose, let’s be in unity

Albemarle inmate: Find your purpose, let’s be in unity

It brings me great honor and pleasure to be blessed with the privilege to allow the community to digest insight from a man in my position.Firstly, my ...

February 14th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA