WADESBORO — Five former inmates at Lanesboro Correctional Institution have filed a lawsuit against employees of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety after they say they were attacked in the prison while guards looked the other way. The five inmates are now housed in other facilities, but describe their time at the Anson County pris
Anson High School basketball player Chanel Pauldo signed with Wingate University on Wednesday. Pauldo plans to major in accounting with the goal of either becoming an accountant or pursuing a basketball career. She liked Wingate from her first visit. “I love the atmosphere and fell in love with the coaches and the team, and it's so close to
The original play “Runaway Turkeyette” will debut at the Ansonia Theatre this weekend. Written by 10-year-old R. McKenzie Horne and her mother, Dr. Amy Horne, the story follows the adventure of Turkey, who asks for — and is denied — the annual Thanksgiving “presidential pardon.” Turkey flies the coop and heads f
Wadesboro police were investigating a separate crime when they found a mobile meth lab during a traffic stop last Tuesday. The officers were in the Wade Mill area to investigate a breaking and entering when they spotted the suspects' vehicle, according to a release from WPD Capt. Brandon Chewning. Upon recognizing the suspects, the officers perfor
The Anson County Tourism Development Authority approved part of a request from the Anson County Arts Council during their regular meeting last Wednesday. The board reviewed the ACAC's revised proposal, which detailed the specific requests and amount of money that would go towards each request. The entire proposal was for $6,458 to be used for its
MORVEN — Retired U.S. Army sergeant and Anson County Sheriff-elect Landric Reid told students at Morven Elementary School on Friday how military training molded his life. The school welcomed Reid as it honored veterans during a special Veterans Day program. “I can remember when I went into the Army,” Reid said. “I always t
Anson County celebrated Veterans Day with its annual parade through Uptown Wadesboro on Monday, followed by its annual ceremony in front of the courthouse and an afternoon event at Ray Shelton Ballfield. County and municipal leaders, JROTC members, members of VFW Post 10403, the HOLLA Center's tennis team, members of Just for Kicks, firefighters a
Morven Elementary School honored veterans during a special Veterans Day program on Friday. The school welcomed guest speaker Anson County Sheriff-Elect Landric Reid. Reid, also a retired army sergeant, spoke to the children about how his military training has impacted his life. “I can remember when I went into the army,” Reid said.
The Bearcats lost an away game to Sun Valley last Friday with a score of 49-15. The loss of the conference game gives the Bearcats an overall season of 1-10 and a 0-5 conference, according to high school sports website MaxPreps.com. On Thursday, the JV team lost a home non-conference game to Sun Valley as well, losing 32-6. The Bearcats will fac
Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge held its annual Night Prowl and refuge anniversary celebration on Nov. 8. Refuge manager J.D. Bricken estimated that at least 150 people attended the event, which included dinner, a bonfire with s'mores, and a hayride. The refuge also released a barred owl that had been rehabilitated by the Carolina Raptor Center.
A beloved play that inspired a popular movie came to life at the Ansonia Theatre with the opening of “Steel Magnolias” on Friday. The story follows a group of friends as they deal with the ups and downs of life, including neighborly disputes, relationships, and medical problems. Although they may bicker, the group stands firmly togethe
WADESBORO — Police arrested a bank robbery suspect on Tuesday, less than 15 hours after the holdup at Wadesboro's BB&T branch. Curtis Lugene Pratt Jr., 28, faces a charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to the Wadesboro Police Department. Officers responded to the bank robbery call at 3:48 p.m. Monday, but the robber had a
Wadesboro Police arrested Curtis Lugene Pratt, Jr., 28, after he allegedly robbed the Wadesboro BB&T on Monday. Officers responded to the bank robbery call on Monday at 3:48 p.m. but the suspect had already left the building. Police received a description of the suspect, who was described as a tall black male wearing a black coat, according to
As the unofficial election results trickled in late Tuesday night, several races were incredibly close, making them impossible to call until the very end. Thom Tillis (R) took incumbent Senator Kay Hagan's (D) seat by less than 2 percent of the votes. Tillis took 48.88 percent (1,413,228 votes) of the votes statewide compared to Hagan's 47.20 perc
Local teachers gathered last Tuesday for a march to the polls. Superintendent Michael Freeman joined the march, as did school board members and political candidates N.C. Senator Gene McLaurin and Kim Hargett, a candidate for the N.C. House. The march was sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Educators, which endorses candidates it finds
The Bearcats lost their senior night home game against Marvin Ridge with a final score of 35-14 on Friday. The home team managed two touchdowns and PATs, but fell further behind as Marvin Ridge continued to earn touchdowns. This loss gives the boys an overall season of 1-9 and a 0-4 conference, and a state ranking of 310, according to the high sc