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
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
A rundown of the past week in sports at Anson High School: Baseball The varsity Bearcats lost a home baseball game to North Stanly 5-3 on Friday. The JV Bearcats won their game against North Stanly 13-4. Last Tuesday, the varsity team lost to Parkwood 7-1 in an away game, with senior Nick Marble (#10) making the team's only run in the second in
The Anson Lady Cats soccer team lost to East Montgomery last Thursday. The girls lost the away non-conference game 8-0, with East Montogmery making four goals in each half of the game. The team also lost its home non-conference game to Uwharrie Charter Academy last Monday 1-0. On Thursday, the girls will face Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw a
WADESBORO — Despite winning millions of dollars in settlements after being wrongly imprisoned for murder, Floyd Brown is on a tight budget and receives very little money for day-to-day expenses, his relatives say. Brown's lawyer and trustee, Anthony Giordano, says the money is currently under strict rules in a judge-appointed special needs t
Despite winning millions of dollars in settlements after being wrongly imprisoned for murder, relatives of Floyd Brown say that he receives very little money for day-to-day purchases. His lawyer and trustee of the fund, Anthony Giordano, says that the money is currently under strict rules in a judge-appointed special needs trust. Floyd's sister, F
The second Anson County Economic Development Summit was held on March 4 at the Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro, featuring speakers encompassing all areas of economic development in the county. A recap of the first half of the summit was included in the March 11 issue of The Anson Record, and following is a recap of the second half. SPCC Commun
The Wadesboro Town Council agreed to send a letter to the state supporting the combination of the Wadesboro precincts for the upcoming municipal election. At the request of the Anson County Board of Elections, the board gave its support to Town Manager Alex Sewell to write a letter on the town's behalf requesting that all three Wadesboro precinct
Anson County 4-H recognized several members and volunteers during its 2015 Achievement and Recognition Banquet Feb. 25. Roshunda Terry, the Anson County Extension 4-H agent, presented 4-H youth and adult volunteers with awards. Katie Edwards was named the Outstanding Senior 4-H'er. “Our outstanding Sr. 4-H'er has been in 4-H for 10 years,
The boys' basketball team lost the second round of the state championship, and the girls lost their first round, on Saturday. The boys won an away game against Foard last Friday 77-64, but lost their next game to Ledford on Saturday 82-66. These games were the first two rounds of the 2015 NCHSAA Men's Basketball State Championships 3A tournament.
Local schools are collecting Box Tops to submit by the March 2 deadline. Box Tops are each worth 10 cents. Each Box Top is collected and submitted to Box Tops for Education, who then sends the schools their earnings twice a year, in December and April. Schools can then use the Box Tops money to buy whatever supplies they need. According to the B
Habitat for Humanity will open a ReStore in Wadesboro this summer. Mike Reece, executive director for the Union-Anson County Habitat, said that he hopes the new ReStore will open on July 1, if all of the renovations can be completed by then. The new store will have a variety of items. “We will sell a little bit of everything — constru
Two teenagers found a rare bird while visiting Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge last Wednesday. Matthew Janson and Martina Nordstrand, both 16, had the day off from school last Wednesday after the ice storm. Since the roads were clear, the two teens decided to go birding at the refuge, a location Janson said is prime for spotting birds. Janson an
Inmates at Lanesboro Correctional Institution and Brown Creek Correctional have the opportunity to take yoga classes, thanks to former Anson County resident Leslie Snow. Snow, formerly of Peachland, began teaching a yoga class at Lanesboro last June and started one at Brown Creek on Feb. 4. To participate, inmates must be infraction-free for thre