NEWS


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Meth labs continue decline
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Events scheduled to honor King’s legacy

Several events are being planned throughout Anson County to honor the birthday and celebrate the life and legacy of late civil rights leader Dr. Marti...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Center honoring King with community service

Center honoring King with community service

The Burnsville Recreation & Learning Center is honoring the memories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on both the holiday and his birthday.Burnsvill...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Anson gets less than a half-inch of snow

Anson gets less than a half-inch of snow

Despite the snow received Jan. 3, Anson County conducted business as usual the following day.According to the National Weather Service, the county rec...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Wingate University hosting free Health and Wellness Fair

Wingate University hosting free Health and Wellness Fair

WINGATE — Whether you’re diligently keeping your New Year’s health resolution or a staunch opponent of even making one, you can bene...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Alleged assailant charged with manslaughter after victim dies

Alleged assailant charged with manslaughter after victim dies

ROCKINGHAM — A New Year’s Eve barroom altercation turned fatal this weekend, resulting in a manslaughter charge for the alleged assailant....

January 8th, 2018 updated: January 8th, 2018. |  


Relay for Life kick-off meeting set for Tuesday

Relay for Life kick-off meeting set for Tuesday

The calendar tells us that May 2018 is still a few months away but planning for the Richmond County Relay For Life is set to officially kickoff very s...

January 8th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Anson High School coach, athletes recap track and field season

Anson High School’s track and field season came to an end on Saturday, May 20 at N.C. A&T University.The Bearcats had three girls participat...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Living his dream: Morven native joins Saudi hoops team

Living his dream: Morven native joins Saudi hoops team

SAFWA, SAUDI ARABIA — Diondre Pratt always dreamed of playing professional basketball. Now, he is, and is enjoying traveling the world.Pratt, 22...

February 1st, 2017 updated: February 1st, 2017. |  


Benny Parsons forever remembered as he’s inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Benny Parsons forever remembered as he’s inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE — Benny Parsons didn’t want the people to forget about him.Before the former NASCAR driver and analyst passed away from his batt...

January 28th, 2017 |  


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 |  


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LIFE


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The legend of ‘Old Mose’
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Uncle Lon’s last car
Mama’s lying school

Mama’s lying school

I don’t know exactly when I decided to do it; maybe when I saw the picture of Adam and Eve getting tricked beside the apple tree.“WhatR...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Looking at the inside

Looking at the inside

I recently saw an episode of “The Waltons.” Grandma had suffered a stroke and was unable to speak and tell people what she was thinking. S...

January 16th, 2018 |  


The Warlock of the Pee Dee River

The Warlock of the Pee Dee River

In the years before the white settlers moved into the new county of Anson, the red man ruled. A tribe named the Siouan ran out the Muskogian tribe who...

January 9th, 2018 |  


What color am I?

What color am I?

“What color am I?” I asked my mother, as I inspected the eight crayons in my Crayola box.“White,” she answered, as she mixed u...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Music does a mind — and body — good

Music does a mind — and body — good

Late in his reign, King Saul of Israel became so filled with distress and anger that he tried to spear the members of his court when he mistook one or...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Early life on the Pee Dee

Early life on the Pee Dee

This story began in the late 1600s and continues through the next century. It takes place in the rolling hills and valleys along the Pee Dee River. In...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


OPINION


We need another monument

Maybe, instead of taking down monuments to our past, we should be building new ones.No, I am not suggesting that we fill the courthouse squares with m...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


NC gaining national influence

NC gaining national influence

When Congress enacted tax reform a few weeks ago, the final product bore a striking resemblance to the state tax changes North Carolina’s legisl...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Net neutrality’s demise is not the ‘end of the internet’

Net neutrality’s demise is not the ‘end of the internet’

The hysterical frenzy over net neutrality is an embarrassment of our day, demonstrating that it is still possible in our modern era to whip people int...

December 18th, 2017 updated: December 18th, 2017. |  


Good book ideas for the folks you forgot

You forgot somebody, didn’t you?Somebody who is expecting a present from you? And now, remembering, you have no idea what to give, do you?Here a...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Lesson from my toppled hero

Lesson from my toppled hero

Stunned.North Carolina lost another monument. It came like a flash.And I am still reeling.Charlie Rose was one of North Carolina’s nationally be...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Parents count when judging schools

Parents count when judging schools

If students in charter schools perform no better on standardized tests, all other things being held equal, than their peers in district-run public sch...

November 28th, 2017 |  


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