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Abby Cavenaugh

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E-Mail Address: acavenaugh@civitasmedia.com
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WADESBORO — A Morven man who led authorities on a chase through four counties in 2013 has been sentenced to two life terms in prison.
Jarvis Terez Marsh was one of three suspects arrested after a crime spree through Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Stanly counties in May 2013.
In December, Marsh was convicted of armed robbery, assault with

Crime spree nets Morven man 2 life sentences

WADESBORO — A Morven man who led authorities on a chase through four counties in 2013 has been sentenced to two life terms in prison. Jarvis Terez Marsh was one of three suspects arrested after a crime spree through Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Stanly counties in May 2013. In December, Marsh was convicted of armed robbery, assault with

Anson County remains in the peak of a severe flu outbreak, according to nurse practitioner Sandra Teal of Carolinas Primary Care in Wadesboro.
In fact, the flu season doesn't end until April, Teal said. She encourages all Anson County residents to get their flu shots, if they haven't already, despite reports that the flu vaccine is not all that ef

Severe flu outbreak lingers in Anson

Anson County remains in the peak of a severe flu outbreak, according to nurse practitioner Sandra Teal of Carolinas Primary Care in Wadesboro. In fact, the flu season doesn't end until April, Teal said. She encourages all Anson County residents to get their flu shots, if they haven't already, despite reports that the flu vaccine is not all that ef

A Morven man who led authorities on a chase through four counties in 2013 has been sentenced to two life terms in prison.
Jarvis Terez Marsh was one of three suspects arrested after a crime spree through Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Stanly counties in May 2013.
In December, Marsh was convicted of armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon wi

Morven man given two life sentences for 2013 crime spree

A Morven man who led authorities on a chase through four counties in 2013 has been sentenced to two life terms in prison. Jarvis Terez Marsh was one of three suspects arrested after a crime spree through Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Stanly counties in May 2013. In December, Marsh was convicted of armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon wi

WADESBORO — Duke Energy has identified the Anson County Landfill as a possible dumping ground for coal ash, but company officials are downplaying that possibility.
“It is unlikely we'd use the Anson landfill as part of this project, but part of good planning is having other options identified so we can meet the aggressive timelines,

Coal ash dump in Anson County?

WADESBORO — Duke Energy has identified the Anson County Landfill as a possible dumping ground for coal ash, but company officials are downplaying that possibility. “It is unlikely we'd use the Anson landfill as part of this project, but part of good planning is having other options identified so we can meet the aggressive timelines,

After a costly coal ash spill on the Dan River last year, residents of Lee County are fighting to keep coal ash from being disposed of in their county, according to a report in The Sanford Herald. At the same time, Duke Energy has identified the Anson County Landfill as a possible dumping ground for coal ash.
“It is unlikely we'd use the Ans

Anson landfill could be used for coal ash disposal

After a costly coal ash spill on the Dan River last year, residents of Lee County are fighting to keep coal ash from being disposed of in their county, according to a report in The Sanford Herald. At the same time, Duke Energy has identified the Anson County Landfill as a possible dumping ground for coal ash. “It is unlikely we'd use the Ans

Eddie Clyde Helms, a suspect in two murders in Anson and Union counties, faces more changes after allegedly trying to hire fellow inmates to kill a witness in his murder cases.
Helms has been held in the Union County Jail without bond since his arrest in August. He has been charged with the 1988 murder of John T. Griffin III in Peachland and the 2

Helms allegedly hires inmates to kill murder witness

Eddie Clyde Helms, a suspect in two murders in Anson and Union counties, faces more changes after allegedly trying to hire fellow inmates to kill a witness in his murder cases. Helms has been held in the Union County Jail without bond since his arrest in August. He has been charged with the 1988 murder of John T. Griffin III in Peachland and the 2

AEDC discusses job growth, economic summit

The Anson Economic Development Corporation held a brief meeting on Thursday morning, in which the group of economic and community leaders discussed changes in the employment environment in Anson County, and talked about its continued plans for an economic summit in March. After Chamber of Commerce executive director Lynn Edwards reported on the Ch

Last week, Anson County Schools Superintendent Michael Freeman joined with other superintendents across the state to announce the “North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools.”
The guide was created with the participation and support from superintendents of all of North Carolina's school districts, and “reflects prio

School superintendents join together to improve public schools

Last week, Anson County Schools Superintendent Michael Freeman joined with other superintendents across the state to announce the “North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools.” The guide was created with the participation and support from superintendents of all of North Carolina's school districts, and “reflects prio

A planned motorsports park in rural Anson County has gotten its prospective neighbors fired up. Ashlee and Nolan Scarborough plan to open Perimeter Park Motorsports park in mid-March, on Joe Jones Road outside Wadesboro.
The park's website, perimeterparkmotorsports.com, touts the facility as “the greatest place for off-road racing in the sou

Motorsports park gets neighbors fired up

A planned motorsports park in rural Anson County has gotten its prospective neighbors fired up. Ashlee and Nolan Scarborough plan to open Perimeter Park Motorsports park in mid-March, on Joe Jones Road outside Wadesboro. The park's website, perimeterparkmotorsports.com, touts the facility as “the greatest place for off-road racing in the sou

Due to the freezing rain and possible snow forecast for Anson County late Tuesday night, Anson County Schools and South Piedmont Community College are on a two-hour delay Wednesday morning. Anson County is under a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service.
Please stay tuned to The Anson Record's Facebook and Twitter feeds for any i

Winter Weather Alert

Due to the freezing rain and possible snow forecast for Anson County late Tuesday night, Anson County Schools and South Piedmont Community College are on a two-hour delay Wednesday morning. Anson County is under a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service. Please stay tuned to The Anson Record's Facebook and Twitter feeds for any i

This flu season has been particularly severe throughout the country, and Anson County is no exception. The medical director of the county's Health Department Dr. Kathleen Zeller said it's not just the number of flu cases that are coming in; “it's the severity.”
“Every flu season, there is basically Type A flu and Type B flu,̶

Health Department responds to severe flu outbreak

This flu season has been particularly severe throughout the country, and Anson County is no exception. The medical director of the county's Health Department Dr. Kathleen Zeller said it's not just the number of flu cases that are coming in; “it's the severity.” “Every flu season, there is basically Type A flu and Type B flu,̶

The Anson High School Bearcats varsity football team is looking for a new head coach after Luke Hyatt announced late last year that he had accepted a head coaching position at Piedmont High School in Monroe.
Hyatt has been the head football coach in Anson since 2009, when he took over for former coach Tim McMahon. Hyatt had previously served as an

Anson High School football coach resigns

The Anson High School Bearcats varsity football team is looking for a new head coach after Luke Hyatt announced late last year that he had accepted a head coaching position at Piedmont High School in Monroe. Hyatt has been the head football coach in Anson since 2009, when he took over for former coach Tim McMahon. Hyatt had previously served as an

On Friday, President Barack Obama announced plans to provide free community college tuition to all students nationwide.
“Community colleges should be free for those willing to work for it,” Obama said, “not a privilege reserved for a few.”
In order to receive the free tuition, students must be working toward a four-year de

President announces plan to make community college free

On Friday, President Barack Obama announced plans to provide free community college tuition to all students nationwide. “Community colleges should be free for those willing to work for it,” Obama said, “not a privilege reserved for a few.” In order to receive the free tuition, students must be working toward a four-year de

During its first seven months of operation, the Anson County Animal Shelter adopted out a total of 39 cats and dogs. In December alone, the number of adoptions skyrocketed to 45.
The reason for the leap in donations is simple. Throughout the month of December, the shelter offered cats and dogs for an adoption fee of just $25 (the regular fee is $1

Animal adoptions soar in December

During its first seven months of operation, the Anson County Animal Shelter adopted out a total of 39 cats and dogs. In December alone, the number of adoptions skyrocketed to 45. The reason for the leap in donations is simple. Throughout the month of December, the shelter offered cats and dogs for an adoption fee of just $25 (the regular fee is $1

As of Jan. 1, 2015, Lawrence Gatewood is no longer Anson County's manager. Although Gatewood served as manager for a fairly brief four years, he left a mark on the county that will not soon be forgotten.
In fact, Gatewood planned to resign once before, in 2013, but after a unanimous request from the Anson County Board of Commissioners that Novembe

Gatewood bids goodbye to county government

As of Jan. 1, 2015, Lawrence Gatewood is no longer Anson County's manager. Although Gatewood served as manager for a fairly brief four years, he left a mark on the county that will not soon be forgotten. In fact, Gatewood planned to resign once before, in 2013, but after a unanimous request from the Anson County Board of Commissioners that Novembe

Unemployment in Anson County continued its downward trend, with November's rate down to 6.6 percent, according to a report released Tuesday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division.
The 6.6 percent rate is down half a percentage point from October's rate of 7.1 percent, and decreased nearly 2 perc

Anson unemployment down to 6.6 percent

Unemployment in Anson County continued its downward trend, with November's rate down to 6.6 percent, according to a report released Tuesday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division. The 6.6 percent rate is down half a percentage point from October's rate of 7.1 percent, and decreased nearly 2 perc

Anson drops tourney game against Cheraw, 81-66

The Anson High School varsity basketball team faced off against Cheraw Monday night in the Farm Bureau Insurance Classic in Chesterfield, South Carolina. The Bearcats lost the neutral tournament game by a final score of 81-66. The Cheraw Braves came out strong, scoring 22 points in the first quarter to Anson's 13. Anson outscored Cheraw in the sec

Eddie Clyde Helms, a suspect in two murders in Anson and Union counties, was denied bond last week by a superior court judge.
Helms, 61, of Marshville has been held in the Union County Jail without bond since August, and is charged with the 1988 murder of John T. Griffin III of Peachland and the 2012 killing of Charles Ronald Godwin in Union Count

Murder suspect denied bond

Eddie Clyde Helms, a suspect in two murders in Anson and Union counties, was denied bond last week by a superior court judge. Helms, 61, of Marshville has been held in the Union County Jail without bond since August, and is charged with the 1988 murder of John T. Griffin III of Peachland and the 2012 killing of Charles Ronald Godwin in Union Count

The town of Wadesboro is seeking public comment on plans to locate a pedestrian crosswalk across U.S. Highway 74 in the area also known as Salisbury Street.
The town and the North Carolina Department of Transportation recently identified the Salisbury Street area as a top priority. “This potential future project will improve pedestrian safet

Wadesboro considers pedestrian crosswalk on 74

The town of Wadesboro is seeking public comment on plans to locate a pedestrian crosswalk across U.S. Highway 74 in the area also known as Salisbury Street. The town and the North Carolina Department of Transportation recently identified the Salisbury Street area as a top priority. “This potential future project will improve pedestrian safet

Old farmhands and novice farmers in Chesterfield County are invited to take part in an introductory course in farming at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension office just across the state line in Rockingham.
Thursday, Jan. 1 is the deadline to register for the Sandhills Farm School, which will meet at the Richmond County Cooperative Extension c

Farm school registration ends Jan. 1

Old farmhands and novice farmers in Chesterfield County are invited to take part in an introductory course in farming at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension office just across the state line in Rockingham. Thursday, Jan. 1 is the deadline to register for the Sandhills Farm School, which will meet at the Richmond County Cooperative Extension c





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