NEWS


Anson, other N.C. county businesses honored during banquet

Anson, other N.C. county businesses honored during banquet

More than two dozen businesses from the region received safety awards during a banquet Monday evening.Businesses from Peachland, Polkton, Lilesville, ...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Wadesboro man accused of raping child

Wadesboro man accused of raping child

ROCKINGHAM — An Anson County man is facing felony child sex crime charges for alleged incidents that happened more than a decade ago.Anthony Pau...

May 17th, 2017 |  


HAMLET POLICE: Man had stolen gun at checkpoint

HAMLET POLICE: Man had stolen gun at checkpoint

HAMLET — A Saturday night checkpoint led to more than 40 citations and the recovery of a stolen Scotland County firearm.According to Hamlet poli...

May 15th, 2017 |  


‘This is only the begining’

‘This is only the begining’

HAMLET — A record number of Richmond Community College graduates walked across the stage at the Cole Auditorium in two phases Saturday to accomm...

May 15th, 2017 |  


World War II transformed North Carolina

World War II transformed North Carolina

What event in North Carolina’s modern history had the greatest impact in making our state what it is today?The creation of the Research Triangle...

May 14th, 2017 |  


Fallen officers to be remembered

Anson County’s top cops are joining together to pay honor to those lost in the line of duty.Sheriff Landric Reid, Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis ...

May 14th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Living his dream: Morven native joins Saudi hoops team
Bearcats split games at Richmond

Bearcats split games at Richmond

ROCKINGHAM — The Anson County boys and girls varsity basketball teams split their season openers last Tuesday, Nov. 29, when they traveled to Ro...

December 9th, 2016 |  


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 |  


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LIFE


My mountain grandfather: ‘Tough as nails’

My mountain grandfather: ‘Tough as nails’

My mountain grandpa — known as “Pap” by all who knew him — was literally tough as nails. I guess that’s how he had to be...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Mother reaches goals despite physical setbacks

Mother reaches goals despite physical setbacks

I can only imagine what it’s like to grow up blind.My mom, however, knows firsthand.Granted, she isn’t totally blind, but it’s been ...

May 11th, 2017 |  


Little Miss HOLLA! crowned in Morven

Little Miss HOLLA! crowned in Morven

Last week, a photo of the 2016 Little Miss HOLLA! was erroneously printed instead of the 2017 winner. The correct photo is reprinted this week. We apo...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Clean-up day planned at Lilesville community center

Clean-up day planned at Lilesville community center

A community clean-up day will be held at the new Lilesville Community Center on May 13.Members of the executive board of the Faith Based Center of Hop...

May 7th, 2017 |  


Cub Scouts hold Pinewood Derby

Cub Scouts hold Pinewood Derby

The annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby was held Saturday, April 1 at the Fireman’s Training Center in Wadesboro.The Derby, sponsored by C&M Aut...

May 7th, 2017 |  


Thoughts of home: Here on Earth, or awaiting in Heaven

Thoughts of home: Here on Earth, or awaiting in Heaven

Recently, my husband and I — along with two of my brothers and their wives — went to the “Singing in the Sun” event at Myrtle ...

May 7th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Todd Stimson recently became a little freer after being held as a political prisoner in the war on drugs.He was released from prison April 23 after &#...

May 17th, 2017 |  


OUR VIEW: School resorts to censorship over Trump comment

OUR VIEW: School resorts to censorship over Trump comment

Amid the usual assortment of celebrity catchphrases and insipid inspirational quotes, one student opted to take a political stand.“Build that wa...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Agency mergers can bring benefits

Agency mergers can bring benefits

The past six years have brought significant change in North Carolina government and policy. Conservatives tend to like the budget restraint, tax cuts,...

May 14th, 2017 |  


Access Social Security online resources when you travel

Access Social Security online resources when you travel

Social Security is here for you when you are traveling, whether it is just a state away or when you are abroad. When you open a personal and secure my...

May 13th, 2017 |  


Springtime strawberry season in Anson County, North Carolina

Springtime strawberry season in Anson County, North Carolina

With the crazy weather we have had, strawberries have been confused. We had a few really early weeks of fresh strawberries, and now we are enjoying a ...

May 11th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Transparency in health care prices would lower costs

TAR HEEL VIEW: Transparency in health care prices would lower costs

What if scheduling surgery was like a trip to the auto mechanic — before the first turn of the wrench, or in this case, the slice of a scalpel &...

May 10th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA