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McInnis shadows principal
McInnis shadows principal

McInnis shadows principal

State Sen. Tom McInnis visited Peachland-Polkton Elementary on Friday, Oct. 20 in response to the National Association of Elementary Principal’s...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Free memory screenings

National Memory Screening is an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Anson County Council on Aging will offer free, confi...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Anson County gains public health educator

Anson County gains public health educator

Dinikia Savage was recently named Anson County Health Department’s first public health educator since 2009.Savage started on Oct. 9, and has a m...

November 7th, 2017 updated: November 7th, 2017. |  


Anson Co. Deputies: Woman had meth, marijuana

Anson Co. Deputies: Woman had meth, marijuana

LILESVILLE — A simple welfare check led Anson County deputies to arrest a woman on multiple felony and misdemeanor drug charges for allegedly ha...

November 7th, 2017 |  


RCC offering free grant-writing workshop

RCC offering free grant-writing workshop

HAMLET — Former attorney, community college instructor, grant writer and business owner Gypsie Murdaugh will lead a free two-part seminar at Ric...

October 31st, 2017 |  


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


Residents should prepare now for a bad winter

Residents should prepare now for a bad winter

We keep hearing that we are going to have a bad winter. With the temperatures up and down, who knows what is in store for us. However, the predictors ...

November 14th, 2017 |  


The Dixon Bros.: ‘I didn’t hear nobody pray’

The Dixon Bros.: ‘I didn’t hear nobody pray’

Before I get started on this final part of my story on the Dixon Brothers, let me correct myself from something I wrote about last week. The correctio...

November 7th, 2017 |  


The man with the wooden leg

The man with the wooden leg

One day while watching through our doorway, I saw a man in grey work clothes drive up to the School Shop on a little red tractor. It might have been a...

November 7th, 2017 |  


The Dixon Bros.: ‘I didn’t hear nobody pray’

The Dixon Bros.: ‘I didn’t hear nobody pray’

Before I get started on this final part of my story on the Dixon Brothers, let me correct myself from something I wrote about last week. The correctio...

November 7th, 2017 |  


McLeod recognizes radiology tech

McLeod recognizes radiology tech

CHERAW, S.C. — McLeod Health Cheraw is pleased announces the recipient of the September 2017 McLeod Merit Award.Wayne Wilson, McLeod Radiology t...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Groupthink and the Challenger explosion

Groupthink and the Challenger explosion

Look at the picture. There you see a monument to human ingenuity and patience — and at the same time, one to human frailty.The solid-fuel rocket...

October 31st, 2017 |  


OPINION


Democrats: Fight Trump, not each other

Democrats: Fight Trump, not each other

North Carolina is not Virginia.And 2017 is not 2018 or 2020.But North Carolina Democrats and Republicans still watched what happened in our neighborin...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Why we fight for freedom

Why we fight for freedom

I’m a conservative without a conversion story. Plenty of others have such a tale — they read a certain book, had a certain teacher, or som...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Protesters could learn from Chisolm’s example

Most undocumented aliens in our country are decent, moral folks, happy enough to work hard, avoid unnecessary attention, and earn a better life than t...

October 31st, 2017 |  


LETTER: Prison issues should be addressed

LETTER: Prison issues should be addressed

To the editor: The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is the largest law enforcement association in North Carolina. We are supporting Rep. B...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Should we worry about monopolies?

Should we worry about monopolies?

One of my favorite games as a child was Monopoly. On a Saturday morning, my mother would announce, “Tonight is Monopoly night.” That eveni...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Something wonderful behind the prison walls of Lanesboro

Something wonderful behind the prison walls of Lanesboro

Sometimes a piece of distressing news gets out about the Lanesboro Correctional Institute. After all, they are housing the most difficult and hardened...

October 17th, 2017 |  


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