NEWS


Employee charged in Rockingham Waffle House fire

ROCKINGHAM — Police have made an arrest, charging an individual for setting a fire at Waffle House last month — though that person isnR...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Wadesboro police settle in new building

Wadesboro police settle in new building

Officers with the Wadesboro Police Department are working to put the finishing touches on their new building.The department was housed along with the ...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Ansonia to show Christmas play written by Lilesville native

Ansonia to show Christmas play written by Lilesville native

Octavia Plays will present the holiday play, “The Beauty of it All” beginning this weekend.The performances will be held at the Ansonia Th...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Rep. Robert Pittenger outlines plans for NC’s 9th district

Rep. Robert Pittenger outlines plans for NC’s 9th district

Rep. Robert Pittenger kept his congressional seat on election night and has plans to work on health care, national security, the economy and more. ...

November 30th, 2016 updated: November 30th, 2016. |  


Santa will visit Wadesboro after parade

Santa will visit Wadesboro after parade

The annual visit with Santa sponsored by Anson County Partnership for Children will be held immediately following the Christmas Parade on Thursday, De...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Turners plan Anson County Christmastime open house for Relay for Life

Turners plan Anson County Christmastime open house for Relay for Life

Amy and Chris Turner are busily preparing their 10th annual Christmas open house to help fight cancer.Each year, Amy Turner dusts off her Christmas de...

November 25th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Mavericks beat Anson
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 |  


Wadesboro Trojans cheerleaders place in competition

Wadesboro Trojans cheerleaders place in competition

The Wadesboro Trojans cheerleaders all placed in a competition May 14 at Rocky River High School in Charlotte.Both the Trojans’ Level 1 Diamonds...

June 5th, 2016 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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A change of underwear
Memories ofThanksgivingsfrom the past

Memories ofThanksgivingsfrom the past

Pilgrims left Plymouth, England on September 6, 1620, headed to the New World. They arrived in Massachusetts in late November at Plymouth Rock. Upon t...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Whiskey Willie:Uwharrie areamoonshiner

Whiskey Willie:Uwharrie areamoonshiner

Moonshining began very early in American history, shortly after the Revolution. The U.S. found itself struggling to pay for the expense of fighting a ...

November 20th, 2016 |  


Anson County teens, boys visit White House and more on trip to Washington, D.C.

Anson County teens, boys visit White House and more on trip to Washington, D.C.

Several young boys and teenagers had the chance to visit the nation’s capital this month.The Caraway Foundation sponsored the trip, sending 14 9...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Halloween memories: Apples, popcorn and candy

Halloween memories: Apples, popcorn and candy

Since Halloween has just come and gone, it caused me to think about ones from my past that stand out in my mind. Let me say right to start with that I...

November 13th, 2016 |  


Jesus is Lord Christian School announces first nine weeks honor roll

All A’s• Second grade — Cara Davis• Third grade — Daniel Thomas and Preston Thomas• Fourth grade — Vashti Sm...

November 9th, 2016 |  


West Deep Creek M.B.C. preps for 150th anniversary

West Deep Creek M.B.C. preps for 150th anniversary

West Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary Nov. 11-13.The celebration will begin with a banquet at 6:30 p.m. Frida...

November 9th, 2016 |  


OPINION


TAR HEEL VIEW: Allison the right choice for treasury head

A former Wilson community leader is reportedly in the mix for a high-profile position in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.Retired B...

November 30th, 2016 |  


GOP elephants never forget

GOP elephants never forget

North Carolina Democrats have spent much of the last week indignantly denouncing an array of Republican actions, attitudes and options as “outra...

November 27th, 2016 |  


Bad Girls at Samarcand

Bad Girls at Samarcand

If you asked almost anybody in the world to tell you about Samarcand and you got any answer at all, it would be about an ancient city still existing i...

November 26th, 2016 |  


Let’s makeAmericakind again

Let’s makeAmericakind again

I’m a crier of happy moments. If I witness an act of kindness, I sometimes boo-hoo like a baby.Recently, I’ve seen a few Facebook posts fr...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


LETTER: Citizens send mixed signals

LETTER: Citizens send mixed signals

To the editor:In his fine column of Nov. 19, Robert Lee described a society in peril, that has lost its way, and touched upon divisions in American so...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


LETTER: Trump did not win

LETTER: Trump did not win

To the editor:Hillary Clinton, by popular vote, won this election.Donald Trump did not win — hate won, fear won, racism won, sexism won, homopho...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA