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Imari Scarbrough

Position: Staff Writer
E-Mail Address: iscarbrough@civitasmedia.com
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WADESBORO — Three men were arrested Wednesday after police say they left items used for making methamphetamine out in plain sight.
Officers from the Wadesboro Police Department went to a house located at 1501 Old Lilesville Road around 11:22 p.m. Wednesday to serve a warrant when they saw “items used in manufacturing methamphetamine in

3 charged in meth bust

WADESBORO — Three men were arrested Wednesday after police say they left items used for making methamphetamine out in plain sight. Officers from the Wadesboro Police Department went to a house located at 1501 Old Lilesville Road around 11:22 p.m. Wednesday to serve a warrant when they saw “items used in manufacturing methamphetamine in

A small flower and pinwheel garden in front of the Anson County Department of Social Services office serves the dual purposes of beautifying the office's entrance and reminding passersby about child abuse.
Volunteers and DSS employees planted the garden on Friday morning, including various flowers and pinwheels. Unlike the all-blue pinwheel garden

DSS aims to prevent child abuse, increase foster homes

A small flower and pinwheel garden in front of the Anson County Department of Social Services office serves the dual purposes of beautifying the office's entrance and reminding passersby about child abuse. Volunteers and DSS employees planted the garden on Friday morning, including various flowers and pinwheels. Unlike the all-blue pinwheel garden

Three men were arrested in Wadesboro on Wednesday after police say they left items used for making methamphetamine out in plain sight.
Officers from the Wadesboro Police Department went to a house located at 1501 Old Lilesville Road on Wednesday at about 11:22 p.m. to serve a warrant when they saw “items used in manufacturing methamphetamine

Meth lab busted after suspects leave ingredients in plain sight

Three men were arrested in Wadesboro on Wednesday after police say they left items used for making methamphetamine out in plain sight. Officers from the Wadesboro Police Department went to a house located at 1501 Old Lilesville Road on Wednesday at about 11:22 p.m. to serve a warrant when they saw “items used in manufacturing methamphetamine

Board of Elections still working toward new voting machines

The Board of Elections is still hoping to purchase new voting equipment for this fall, pending approval from the state and funding from the county. During the board's meeting on Tuesday, director Steve Adams said that he sent a budget forecast with quotes for the new equipment to the county, but that he has not yet received a response. Adams read

Hundreds of children participated in the Week of the Young Child parade in Wadesboro on Tuesday morning.
Approximately 450 people — including child care providers, teachers, and about 400 children — gathered in front of the Ansonia Theatre on Rutherford Street before marching to Parson's Drugs at the intersection of Wade and Greene str

Hundreds of children march in parade

Hundreds of children participated in the Week of the Young Child parade in Wadesboro on Tuesday morning. Approximately 450 people — including child care providers, teachers, and about 400 children — gathered in front of the Ansonia Theatre on Rutherford Street before marching to Parson's Drugs at the intersection of Wade and Greene str

Local organizations joined together to plant 1,000 blue pinwheels on the courthouse lawn early Monday morning to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The Anson County Partnership for Children and the Anson County Domestic Violence Coalition joined together to sponsor the blue pinwheel garden. “We have people here from the fire de

Pinwheel garden planted to fight child abuse

Local organizations joined together to plant 1,000 blue pinwheels on the courthouse lawn early Monday morning to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Anson County Partnership for Children and the Anson County Domestic Violence Coalition joined together to sponsor the blue pinwheel garden. “We have people here from the fire de

Bearcats win Easter tourney

The Bearcats' varsity baseball team played 2-1 in an Easter tournament last week. There were six teams that competed in the tournament, divided into the Uwharrie and Yadkin divisions. Anson was part of the Uwharrie division. Combined with Anson's 2-1 performance and the other two teams' 3-0 victories, the Uwharrie division won the tournament, 8-1.

TDA discusses its reserve fund, continuing search for a director

The April meeting of the Anson County Tourism Development Authority had a small turnout, but the board members who were present discussed spending its reserve fund on a branding and wayfaring project, the next step in its search for a director, and more. TDA chair Jeff Boothby said that the board has not hired a director yet, and outlined three op

Bearcats suffer disappointing loss vs. South Stanly

The Bearcats' varsity baseball team lost an Easter Tournament game on Thursday to South Stanly with a score of 8-6. Neither team made a run in the first inning, but Anson made two in the second inning. In the third inning, Anson kept its lead, making three runs to South Stanly's two. In the fourth inning, they made one run to South Stanly's two.

Wadesboro council nixes plan to extend U.S. 74 median

The Wadesboro Town Council unanimously voted against extending the median on Highway 74 in front of Ladybug Family Restaurant and Bojangle's during its regular meeting on Monday. The council considered a recommendation from the North Carolina DOT to extend the median in order to reduce the likelihood of accidents. Sean Epperson, the Division 10 tr

Baseball
The Bearcats lost two baseball games to Piedmont back-to-back last week.
The varsity team played against Piedmont at home on Wednesday and lost 4-0. Then, on Thursday, they lost to Piedmont again in away conference game 2-0. In that game, the Panthers made their only two runs in the first inning.
While the losses were disappointing, the

Anson High School Sports Recap

Baseball The Bearcats lost two baseball games to Piedmont back-to-back last week. The varsity team played against Piedmont at home on Wednesday and lost 4-0. Then, on Thursday, they lost to Piedmont again in away conference game 2-0. In that game, the Panthers made their only two runs in the first inning. While the losses were disappointing, the

Deputies were going to serve an arrest warrant when they found drugs in the residence that led to two arrests on Wednesday.
Anson County Sheriff's deputies arrested Geremie Quintin Chambers, 25, of South Carolina and Channing Green, 25, of Cabarrus County after discovering the drugs. The deputies arrived at the house on Mt. Vernon Road in Ansonvil

Two arrested on drug charges

Deputies were going to serve an arrest warrant when they found drugs in the residence that led to two arrests on Wednesday. Anson County Sheriff's deputies arrested Geremie Quintin Chambers, 25, of South Carolina and Channing Green, 25, of Cabarrus County after discovering the drugs. The deputies arrived at the house on Mt. Vernon Road in Ansonvil

WADESBORO — County Commissioner Vancine Sturdivant is making plans to visit Raleigh to push for grants she hopes will benefit Anson County after attending a Thursday informational session with state Sen. Tom McInnis and a N.C. Department of Commerce official.
Representatives from Anson, Richmond and three other counties attended the event at

County leaders learn of grant opportunities

WADESBORO — County Commissioner Vancine Sturdivant is making plans to visit Raleigh to push for grants she hopes will benefit Anson County after attending a Thursday informational session with state Sen. Tom McInnis and a N.C. Department of Commerce official. Representatives from Anson, Richmond and three other counties attended the event at

County commissioner Vancine Sturdivant is making plans to visit Raleigh to push for grants she hopes will benefit Anson after attending an informational session with Senator Tom McInnis and a North Carolina Department of Commerce representative last night. Representatives from five counties attended the event.
Community leaders received answers to

Sen. McInnis hosts event on grants for rural communities

County commissioner Vancine Sturdivant is making plans to visit Raleigh to push for grants she hopes will benefit Anson after attending an informational session with Senator Tom McInnis and a North Carolina Department of Commerce representative last night. Representatives from five counties attended the event. Community leaders received answers to

Last Friday, a CSX Transportation Rail blocked the Cowan Street crossing in Lilesville for approximately 12 hours, barring citizens from crossing the tracks. The Anson Record reached out to CSX Transportation for a response.
Kristin Seay, a representative of CSX Corporate Communications, expressed regret at the situation and explained the problem.

CSX responds to complaints about blocked crossing in Lilesville

Last Friday, a CSX Transportation Rail blocked the Cowan Street crossing in Lilesville for approximately 12 hours, barring citizens from crossing the tracks. The Anson Record reached out to CSX Transportation for a response. Kristin Seay, a representative of CSX Corporate Communications, expressed regret at the situation and explained the problem.

The HOLLA! Center in Morven held a breakfast in honor of new Anson High School football coach Ralph Jackson last Tuesday.
During the breakfast, several citizens from various backgrounds offered their support to Jackson: retired teachers, HOLLA! staff, the sheriff, church deacons, and many others.
Many of those present said that while they do not

HOLLA! welcomes new Bearcat football coach

The HOLLA! Center in Morven held a breakfast in honor of new Anson High School football coach Ralph Jackson last Tuesday. During the breakfast, several citizens from various backgrounds offered their support to Jackson: retired teachers, HOLLA! staff, the sheriff, church deacons, and many others. Many of those present said that while they do not

Varsity baseball
The varsity Bearcats fell to Purnell Swett on Wednesday with a score of 4-3.
By the end of the first inning, the Rams had three runs. They managed to make another run in the fourth inning, while Anson made all three of its runs in the fifth inning.
Deangelo Tyson (#1, a junior) had two RBIs while JD Kelly (#14, a senior) had one

Anson Bearcats Sports Rundown

Varsity baseball The varsity Bearcats fell to Purnell Swett on Wednesday with a score of 4-3. By the end of the first inning, the Rams had three runs. They managed to make another run in the fourth inning, while Anson made all three of its runs in the fifth inning. Deangelo Tyson (#1, a junior) had two RBIs while JD Kelly (#14, a senior) had one

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church purchased and demolished a burned-out house in Wadesboro as part of its long-term plan for expansion.
Pastor Tony Barr said that the church had the building, located at 611 Salisbury St., demolished last week. The burned-out shell of the condemned building has caused concern among locals since it caught fire in N

Church purchases, demolishes burned building

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church purchased and demolished a burned-out house in Wadesboro as part of its long-term plan for expansion. Pastor Tony Barr said that the church had the building, located at 611 Salisbury St., demolished last week. The burned-out shell of the condemned building has caused concern among locals since it caught fire in N





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