Abby Cavenaugh

Position: Editor/General Manager
E-Mail Address: acavenaugh@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 704-694-2161

Latest Stories by Abby Cavenaugh

AEDC discusses Southeast Regional Economic Development Partnership

The newly formed Southeast Regional Economic Development Partnership was the main topic of discussion at the monthly Anson Economic Development Corporation meeting on Thursday. AEDC chairman Chuck Horne represents Anson County on the partnership's board and gave the group a detailed report. The Southeast Regional Economic Development Partnership

An Anson County Jail inmate escaped Saturday afternoon, only to be caught in Monroe three hours after his escape.
According to the Anson County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Demetri Little snuck under a secure door as deputies were closing it on Saturday afternoon. He ran from the jail while helping staff in the jail's sally port (garage), Anson C

Escaped inmate caught hours later in Monroe

An Anson County Jail inmate escaped Saturday afternoon, only to be caught in Monroe three hours after his escape. According to the Anson County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Demetri Little snuck under a secure door as deputies were closing it on Saturday afternoon. He ran from the jail while helping staff in the jail's sally port (garage), Anson C

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is one of the United States' 100 best places to farm, according to a magazine group's analysis of census data from more than 3,000 U.S. counties.
Farm Futures, whose corporate parent FarmProgress publishes 17 agriculture-industry magazines, ranked Richmond County 81st in the nation. Susan Kelly, director of the N

County in top 100 for farming

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is one of the United States' 100 best places to farm, according to a magazine group's analysis of census data from more than 3,000 U.S. counties. Farm Futures, whose corporate parent FarmProgress publishes 17 agriculture-industry magazines, ranked Richmond County 81st in the nation. Susan Kelly, director of the N

A recent study by Farm Futures has ranked Anson County as the 19th best place to farm in the U.S., among more than 3,000 counties.
Farm Futures uses Census of Agriculture data to “calculate financial ratios and performance for more than 3,000 counties across the country,” according to website http://farmprogress.com/.
“To develo

Anson ranks 19th among top U.S. farming counties

A recent study by Farm Futures has ranked Anson County as the 19th best place to farm in the U.S., among more than 3,000 counties. Farm Futures uses Census of Agriculture data to “calculate financial ratios and performance for more than 3,000 counties across the country,” according to website http://farmprogress.com/. “To develo

In what's become an annual tradition, Uptown Wadesboro, Inc., has laid 2,996 flags in front of the Anson County Courthouse to remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. One flag is laid for each of the lives lost in the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa.
A group of volunteers placed the more than 2,000 flags

Volunteers help Anson remember Sept. 11, 2001

In what's become an annual tradition, Uptown Wadesboro, Inc., has laid 2,996 flags in front of the Anson County Courthouse to remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. One flag is laid for each of the lives lost in the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa. A group of volunteers placed the more than 2,000 flags

County commissioners reject surplus property disposal policy

For two straight months, representatives from the towns of Morven, Lilesville, Ansonville and Peachland appeared before the Anson County Board of Commissioners to request free police patrol vehicles for their towns. After the commissioners agreed to transfer one surplus patrol vehicle to the town of Morven in July, the other towns asked for the sam

WADESBORO — Authorities have released the names of two Anson County residents who died in crashes on Saturday night and Monday morning.
The first crash occurred at 7:51 p.m. on Saturday. Freddy Carpenter, 60, of Lilesville was traveling north on McRae Road, about half a mile from Parsons Grove Church Road when his vehicle ran off the road to

Fatal crash victims identified

WADESBORO — Authorities have released the names of two Anson County residents who died in crashes on Saturday night and Monday morning. The first crash occurred at 7:51 p.m. on Saturday. Freddy Carpenter, 60, of Lilesville was traveling north on McRae Road, about half a mile from Parsons Grove Church Road when his vehicle ran off the road to

Accidents on Saturday night and Monday morning have taken the lives of two Anson County residents.
The first accident occurred at 7:51 p.m. on Saturday. Freddy Carpenter, 60, of Lilesville was traveling north on McRae Road, about half a mile from Parsons Grove Church Road when his vehicle ran off the road to the right. Carpenter lost control of hi

Accidents take two lives over three days in Anson

Accidents on Saturday night and Monday morning have taken the lives of two Anson County residents. The first accident occurred at 7:51 p.m. on Saturday. Freddy Carpenter, 60, of Lilesville was traveling north on McRae Road, about half a mile from Parsons Grove Church Road when his vehicle ran off the road to the right. Carpenter lost control of hi

2 die in Anson County crashes

WADESBORO — Two crashes on Saturday night and Monday morning have taken the lives of two Anson County residents. The first wreck occurred at 7:51 p.m. on Saturday. Freddy Carpenter, 60, of Lilesville was traveling north on McRae Road, about half a mile from Parsons Grove Church Road when his vehicle ran off the road to the right. Carpenter l

Two accidents on Saturday night and Monday morning have taken the lives of two Anson County residents.
The first accident occurred at 7:51 p.m. on Saturday. Freddy Carpenter, 60, of Lilesville was traveling north on McRae Road, about half a mile from Parsons Grove Church Road when his vehicle ran off the road to the right. Carpenter lost control o

Accidents take two lives over three days in Anson

Two accidents on Saturday night and Monday morning have taken the lives of two Anson County residents. The first accident occurred at 7:51 p.m. on Saturday. Freddy Carpenter, 60, of Lilesville was traveling north on McRae Road, about half a mile from Parsons Grove Church Road when his vehicle ran off the road to the right. Carpenter lost control o

Union-Anson Job Fair planned for Sept. 11

SPCC, Chamber offer free small business seminar

On Sept. 2, grand juries in Anson County and Union County indicted Eddie Clyde Helms, 61, of Marshville on first-degree murder charges for the 1988 murder of John T. Griffin III of Peachland and the 2012 killing of Charles Ronald Goodwin of Marshville.
Helms was arrested without incident on Aug. 12 by Union County Sheriff's Deputies, and charged w

Helms indicted on first-degree murder charges

On Sept. 2, grand juries in Anson County and Union County indicted Eddie Clyde Helms, 61, of Marshville on first-degree murder charges for the 1988 murder of John T. Griffin III of Peachland and the 2012 killing of Charles Ronald Goodwin of Marshville. Helms was arrested without incident on Aug. 12 by Union County Sheriff's Deputies, and charged w

Two young Wadesboro men are being hailed as heroes for helping protect their home against a fire last week.
Mekhi Brooks, 11, and Rondell Thompson, 15, were at home alone on Aug. 21, making themselves some food while their mother, Monica Brooks, was at work at Brown Creek Correctional in Polkton.
Wadesboro Fire Chief Marc Sessions said that altho

Brothers help save home, thanks to fire safety education

Two young Wadesboro men are being hailed as heroes for helping protect their home against a fire last week. Mekhi Brooks, 11, and Rondell Thompson, 15, were at home alone on Aug. 21, making themselves some food while their mother, Monica Brooks, was at work at Brown Creek Correctional in Polkton. Wadesboro Fire Chief Marc Sessions said that altho

After a downward trend, Anson County's unemployment rate increased 0.7 percent for the month of July, to 8 percent, according to numbers released Wednesday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division.
The 8-percent July rate means that of Anson's 10,632-strong workforce, a total of 847 people receive

Anson's unemployment on the rise

After a downward trend, Anson County's unemployment rate increased 0.7 percent for the month of July, to 8 percent, according to numbers released Wednesday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division. The 8-percent July rate means that of Anson's 10,632-strong workforce, a total of 847 people receive

Anson County Schools Superintendent Michael Freeman reported a very positive start to the 2014-15 school year on Monday.
“Our opening day of school was very successful,” he said. “Board of Education members and I agreed that we all observed many very positive situations at our schools. Students were quickly engaged in appropriate

Anson heads back to school

Anson County Schools Superintendent Michael Freeman reported a very positive start to the 2014-15 school year on Monday. “Our opening day of school was very successful,” he said. “Board of Education members and I agreed that we all observed many very positive situations at our schools. Students were quickly engaged in appropriate

Anson County Parks and Recreation director Jeff Waisner will be inducted into the Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame in October.
The inductions of Waisner and fellow inductee Brad Childress will take place on Oct. 13 in the Education Center of Stanly Regional Medical Center.
Waisner was inducted into the Wingate University Sports Hall of Fame in 2

Parks & Rec director to be inducted into Stanly Sports Hall of Fame

Anson County Parks and Recreation director Jeff Waisner will be inducted into the Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame in October. The inductions of Waisner and fellow inductee Brad Childress will take place on Oct. 13 in the Education Center of Stanly Regional Medical Center. Waisner was inducted into the Wingate University Sports Hall of Fame in 2

Abbington Grove of Wadesboro, a planned multi-family apartment complex, was one of the recipients of federal tax credits from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. The agency announced Aug. 19 the award of federal tax credits and other financing to build $423 million of affordable apartments in 37 counties. The work is expected to support 8,54

New apartment complex gets federal tax credits

Abbington Grove of Wadesboro, a planned multi-family apartment complex, was one of the recipients of federal tax credits from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. The agency announced Aug. 19 the award of federal tax credits and other financing to build $423 million of affordable apartments in 37 counties. The work is expected to support 8,54




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