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Imari Scarbrough

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On Wednesday, the Anson County Tourism Development Authority unanimously voted to help fund a branding and wayfinding sign project in Anson County.
The board voted to help fund the consulting and design fees for the project, though it will discuss and vote on each aspect as more details are known at each stage.
Last month, the TDA held a meeting

TDA votes to start branding project

On Wednesday, the Anson County Tourism Development Authority unanimously voted to help fund a branding and wayfinding sign project in Anson County. The board voted to help fund the consulting and design fees for the project, though it will discuss and vote on each aspect as more details are known at each stage. Last month, the TDA held a meeting

The Wadesboro Rotary Club gave out Teacher of the Year awards to deserving local educators from each school during its meeting last Thursday.
Schools Superintendent Michael Freeman said each teacher deserved the recognition. “A teacher has an awesome job, because they become a mother, father, counselor, nurse, friend, coach, encourager, acad

Wadesboro Rotary honors Teachers of the Year

The Wadesboro Rotary Club gave out Teacher of the Year awards to deserving local educators from each school during its meeting last Thursday. Schools Superintendent Michael Freeman said each teacher deserved the recognition. “A teacher has an awesome job, because they become a mother, father, counselor, nurse, friend, coach, encourager, acad

At least 150 people gathered in front of the Anson County Courthouse on Thursday night for a candlelight prayer service for law enforcement officers.
Each department was given a wreath full of ribbons representing people who had prayed for the officers. The Morven Police Department was given a wreath from Morven Baptist Church, the Lilesville Poli

Law enforcement officers honored with prayer service

At least 150 people gathered in front of the Anson County Courthouse on Thursday night for a candlelight prayer service for law enforcement officers. Each department was given a wreath full of ribbons representing people who had prayed for the officers. The Morven Police Department was given a wreath from Morven Baptist Church, the Lilesville Poli

Parrish Stevons, a senior and basketball player at Anson High School, signed with Sandhills Community College on Wednesday.
Stevons was surrounded by family, friends and his teammates at Anson High School, as well as his coaches. Both Anson coach Brandon Rains and Sandhills basketball head coach Mike Apple were present to support Stevons.
Rains p

Stevons signs on for college basketball

Parrish Stevons, a senior and basketball player at Anson High School, signed with Sandhills Community College on Wednesday. Stevons was surrounded by family, friends and his teammates at Anson High School, as well as his coaches. Both Anson coach Brandon Rains and Sandhills basketball head coach Mike Apple were present to support Stevons. Rains p

The Anson High School track team has had a strong season, surpassing even their coach's expectations.
Coach James Wall said that the team has worked hard all season. “I think it was a team that people didn't think had as much talent but overachieved in the end,” he said, noting that many of the team members had not run before and were

Track team has strong season

The Anson High School track team has had a strong season, surpassing even their coach's expectations. Coach James Wall said that the team has worked hard all season. “I think it was a team that people didn't think had as much talent but overachieved in the end,” he said, noting that many of the team members had not run before and were

The Board of Elections voted to combine all three Wadesboro voting precincts into one super-precinct during a special meeting last Tuesday.
The Lockhart-Taylor Center will be better for voters, board director Steve Adams said. The building has handicap access and convenient parking. The combination will also move the election out of the schools, r

Board of Elections votes to combine precincts

The Board of Elections voted to combine all three Wadesboro voting precincts into one super-precinct during a special meeting last Tuesday. The Lockhart-Taylor Center will be better for voters, board director Steve Adams said. The building has handicap access and convenient parking. The combination will also move the election out of the schools, r

Nearly 50 children participated in the Anson County Special Olympics last Tuesday.
The young athletes competed in several events, including the 50- and 100-meter dash, the running long jump, the standing long jump, the tennis ball throw and the softball throw. The youngest children participated in non-competitive games.
The Spring Games opened wi

50 athletes participate in Special Olympics

Nearly 50 children participated in the Anson County Special Olympics last Tuesday. The young athletes competed in several events, including the 50- and 100-meter dash, the running long jump, the standing long jump, the tennis ball throw and the softball throw. The youngest children participated in non-competitive games. The Spring Games opened wi

Baseball
The varsity Bearcats lost the first round of the conference tournament to the Piedmont Panthers 7-0 last Tuesday.
This game ended the team's season.
Softball
The Lady Bearcats softball team lost a home conference tournament to Marvin Ridge 9-1 last Tuesday.
In the first inning, Anson made one run to Marvin Ridge's three runs. Neither

Bearcats' seasons end with losses

Baseball The varsity Bearcats lost the first round of the conference tournament to the Piedmont Panthers 7-0 last Tuesday. This game ended the team's season. Softball The Lady Bearcats softball team lost a home conference tournament to Marvin Ridge 9-1 last Tuesday. In the first inning, Anson made one run to Marvin Ridge's three runs. Neither

The Wadesboro Town Council declined to send a letter asking for a personal appointment with Governor Pat McCrory to discuss a traffic signal concern after hearing from a Department of Transportation representative on Monday.
Lee Ainsworth, a maintenance engineer with the N.C. DOT, spoke to the council about concerns with the intersection. Mayor Bi

Turn signal for Greene Street-74 intersection denied

The Wadesboro Town Council declined to send a letter asking for a personal appointment with Governor Pat McCrory to discuss a traffic signal concern after hearing from a Department of Transportation representative on Monday. Lee Ainsworth, a maintenance engineer with the N.C. DOT, spoke to the council about concerns with the intersection. Mayor Bi

The Bearcats won against Sun Valley last Wednesday 6-5, only to lose to them on Friday 5-6.
Coach Hank Harris said that the game last Wednesday was one of the team's best. “It's like I've said all year, it's what we hang our hat on, is playing good defense, and we've been pitching really well,” he said. “Today was outstanding. Ou

Baseball team gets win over Sun Valley

The Bearcats won against Sun Valley last Wednesday 6-5, only to lose to them on Friday 5-6. Coach Hank Harris said that the game last Wednesday was one of the team's best. “It's like I've said all year, it's what we hang our hat on, is playing good defense, and we've been pitching really well,” he said. “Today was outstanding. Ou

Dozens of runners gathered at Lanesboro Correctional Institution on Friday morning for the third annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, meeting with schoolchildren at the end of the run.
Approximately 40 runners representing a variety of departments braved the on-and-off rain, beginning at Lanesboro in Polkton and running down U.S.

Law enforcement officers run for Special Olympics

Dozens of runners gathered at Lanesboro Correctional Institution on Friday morning for the third annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, meeting with schoolchildren at the end of the run. Approximately 40 runners representing a variety of departments braved the on-and-off rain, beginning at Lanesboro in Polkton and running down U.S.

LILESVILLE — Anson County sheriff's deputies and Lilesville police are offering a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest of Robert Edward Pratt Jr.
Pratt, 30, is wanted on a variety of charges: assault on a female, assault inflicting serious injury, causing injury to personal property, assault by pointing a gun, communicating thre

Reward offered for man's capture

LILESVILLE — Anson County sheriff's deputies and Lilesville police are offering a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest of Robert Edward Pratt Jr. Pratt, 30, is wanted on a variety of charges: assault on a female, assault inflicting serious injury, causing injury to personal property, assault by pointing a gun, communicating thre

The Anson County Sheriff's Office and Lilesville Police Department have announced a reward of $250 for information leading to the arrest of Robert Edward Pratt Jr.
Pratt, 30, is wanted on a variety of charges: assault on a female, assault inflicting serious injury, injury to personal property, assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats, prob

Sheriff's Office, Lilesville police seeking wanted man

The Anson County Sheriff's Office and Lilesville Police Department have announced a reward of $250 for information leading to the arrest of Robert Edward Pratt Jr. Pratt, 30, is wanted on a variety of charges: assault on a female, assault inflicting serious injury, injury to personal property, assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats, prob





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