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Community calendar  Ansonrecord

Items for the community calendar will be accepted by mail to The Anson Record, PO Box 959, Wadesboro, NC 28170, and can also be brought by our office at ...



Middle school to be replaced  Ansonrecord

Due to damages at Anson Middle School, county commissioners and Anson County Schools are working together to build a new middle school. The school ...



Bowman's class of '68 were history makers  Ansonrecord

More than 100 Bowman Senior High School graduates in the class of 1968, along with their guests, celebrated a 50th high school reunion Dec. 15.



Diggs: My heart always goes out to children  Ansonrecord

Lilesville native Tangula A. Diggs has been a pillar in the school system, church and community since 1991. “My personal mission is to try to help empower…



Anson relay team fourth in state  Ansonrecord

Contributed photo The 800-meter relay team of (from left) Aalyiah Gainey, Jamya Covington, Jordyn Kiser and Neveah Lilly placed fourth in the indoor state ...



Morven student awarded scholarship  Ansonrecord

Benjamin Tillman of Morven is the recipient of a $200 scholarship from the N.C. Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association…



Bowman Senior High reunion a time for reminiscing  Richmond County Daily Journal

WADESBORO — The first graduating class of Bowman Senior High School recently held its 50th reunion — dressed as if prom season had come back around ...



Humble roots in Anson County  Ansonrecord

Former Anson High School football player and track team member Anthone Harris has taken his acquired skills into a coaching career. Harris has been a ...



Two suspects charged in fatal Morven shooting  Ansonrecord

Two people have been arrested and charged in the shooting death of a man in Morven on March 6. Antonio Thomas Robinson, 27, of Wadesboro, and Mario ...



Anson tumbles in opener;has high hopes in the league  Ansonrecord

Anson High School opened the varsity football season Friday with a 49-22 setback to visiting Monroe. The Bearcats of fourth-year head coach Ralph Jackson ...



Anson Alphamen step forward with scholarship opportunity  Ansonrecord

A group of Anson County natives have created a scholarship dedicated to college-bound young men attending Anson County Schools. The men are also ...



Financial concerns halt DSS building project  Ansonrecord

County commissioners have halted a building project for the Department of Social Services that began in July 2017. The decision was made at a March 5 ...



Shooting kills one in Morven  Ansonrecord

Authorities responded to a call about a body found unresponsive in Morven at N.C. 145 and Sandy Ridge Road on March 6. Edward Garris Jr. was shot several ...



Bolick recipient of Golden Leaf Scholarship  Ansonrecord

Emily Bolick is the local student winner of the Golden Leaf Foundation Scholarship, being selected among 215 of more than 2400 students. Bolick, 17…



Body found in Morven  Ansonrecord

Lawmen with the Anson County Sheriff's Office are investigating the shooting death of a man discovered Feb. 5. A news release says Montiell Rivers was found ...



Anson High School students talk 3D printing with Wadesboro Rotary Club  Ansonrecord

LILESVILLE — High school students presented on 21st century technology — 3-D printers purchased in part by the Wadesboro Rotary Club — during the club's ...



Quarterback Cam Newton visits Anson High School for 5210 League health day  Ansonrecord

Elementary and high school children were shocked when their health day celebration became a chance to meet Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on ...



Anson High, New Tech principals reflect on first semester, school blending  Ansonrecord

Anson County's high schools went through several changes this school year, but more than halfway through the year, principals of both Anson High School ...



New county manager picked  Ansonrecord

Anson County's newest manager, Barron S. Monroe II, was selected in a 4-1 vote at the December county commissioners meeting.



Ansonia presents 'All Shook Up' in March  Ansonrecord

The Ansonia Theatre in Wadesboro is gearing up for its next production, bringing the music of Elvis alive in “All Shook Up.” The show runs March 8-17…



Hatcher takes crown at sorority's Debutante Cotillion  Ansonrecord

WADESBORO — The Ingram Room of the Lockhart-Taylor Center was decorated extravagantly with beautiful flowers, greenery and trees which transformed the ...



Early voting hours are set for election; start next week  Ansonrecord

Early voting dates and hours are set for Anson County in the upcoming May 14 election. The site will be the Anson County Board of Elections Office…



'Daughter of Anson County' remembered at book club meeting  Ansonrecord

Walter R. Turner reminded some and introduced others to the story of the “Daughter of Anson County.” Turner was the guest speaker for the December Brown ...



Pushing for equality: 2017 is 50th anniversary of Anson County segregation lawsuit  Ansonrecord

This week, we look back at the violence and controversy surrounding in Anson County in the late 1960s. This year will also mark the 50th anniversary of a…



Adversity shapes McManus into successful soldier  Ansonrecord

WADESBORO — Despite much adversity that Morven native, Peggy McManus, faced and endured early in her personal life, she has become a successful ...



Anson County students graduate  Ansonrecord

Nearly 200 graduates received their high school diploma during a graduation ceremony for the county's four high schools on June 10. County leaders and ...



Clays shooting resortcoming near Polkton  Ansonrecord

Four Branches Sporting Preserve, LLC has selected a site near Polkton for a new European-style sporting clays facility, the Anson Economic Development…



Rocky River bridge closed about a month  Ansonrecord

The bridge over the Rocky River on N.C. 742 that separates Stanly and Union counties south of Oakboro will be closed about a month. A news release from ...



GAME BREAKDOWN: Mount Pleasant runs all over Bearcats in Rocky River opener  Independent Tribune

WADESBORO – It was Throwback Friday for the Mount Pleasant football team.



Sixth-graders' move among Anson County Schools' changes for new year  Ansonrecord

The Anson County Board of Education has made several changes on the elementary, middle and high school levels for the 2017-2018 school year. “One of our ...



Students honor long-time professor  Ansonrecord

Anson native and Campbell University professor, Jimmy Witherspoon, was presented with an honor of scholarships in the name of his parents, Ernest, 96…



Anson High School names students of the month  Ansonrecord

Contributed photos Anson High School's Student of the Month is a monthly recognition of students who have exceeded expectations and achieved success ...



2 Anson athletes headed to college  Ansonrecord

Anson High School seniors Will Dagenhart and Destiny Gayton signed to move forward and play sports at Methodist University and Lenoir-Rhyne University…



Edwards returns home as town manager  Ansonrecord

Anson County native David Edwards has been selected as Wadesboro's new town manager, Mayor Bill Thacker announced at Monday's council meeting.



South Piedmont president outlines college's strategy to enhance Anson County  Ansonrecord

Maria Pharr, president of South Piedmont Community College, spoke with members of the Anson County Chamber of Commerce at a Business After House ...



Wadesboro fire chief to retire Aug. 1  Ansonrecord

WADESBORO — This Anson County town's fire chief is retiring on Aug. 1 after 25 years of *service*. Marc Sessions began as a junior member of the Anson ...



Taking Anson Back Crusade continues through Friday  Ansonrecord

A crusade in Anson County started Sunday and continues through Friday. Sponsored by the Thank You Jesus Mission, the Taking Anson Back Crusade with ...



Anson cheerleaders bring home honors  Ansonrecord

The Anson High School varsity cheerleaders placed third in the 3rd annual American Legion Post 76 Cheerleading Competition at the Stanly County Fair on ...



Guilford school system sees dip in percent of students passing state tests  Greensboro News & Record

GREENSBORO — The percent of Guilford County Schools students passing state tests dipped slightly last school year, according to results released ...



'We are Anson'  Ansonrecord

We cannot view today as a finish line, we need to view today as the starting point for bigger and better things to come” said Anson High School's Valedictorian…



Polkton plantis expanding,will add jobs  Ansonrecord

Southern Fabricators is expanding its Polkton facility in Anson County. According to a news release from the Anson Economic Development Partnership…



Police file murder charges  Ansonrecord

The Wadesboro Police Department has charged 25-year-old Shaquille Dremichael Polk with first-degree murder. Police, in a news release, said they received a ...



Bowman High class of 1975 holds 40th reunion  Ansonrecord

Members of Bowman High School's class of 1975 gathered for their 40th class reunion Oct. 16-17. The theme for the event was “Excited! Delighted! Reunited!



IGA has new leadership  Ansonrecord

The IGA store in Wadesboro has officially changed owners, and the transitioning is now complete. Trey Williams, who works with W. Lee Flowers, Inc., is the new ...



More than 100 drawn to Wingate's health fair  Ansonrecord

Despite the downpour Saturday morning, about 160 people still came out to Wingate University's second annual free Community Health Fair that offered a ...



Marshall leads track team at State Championships  Ansonrecord

Several members of the Anson High School track team brought their best to the NCHSAA 2A State Championships on Saturday, with one student bringing home ...



Next Joint investigation nets 7 drug arrests; 1 other pending  Ansonrecord

Seven Anson men have been served with warrants following a two-year drug investigation. Detectives with the Wadesboro Police Department and special ...



Smith sentenced to triple-life for Ellerbe murders  Ansonrecord

ROCKINGHAM — After spending more than 500 days in the Richmond County Jail, Steven William Smith will spend the rest of his life in prison. Smith, 41…



Golden Leaf Foundation awards grant for Anson Middle STEM program  Ansonrecord

Anson County Schools was recently awarded a $950000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation to implement a STEM program at Anson Middle School.



Anson High School JROTC returns to dominance  Ansonrecord

On Sept. 26, the Anson High School Color Guard and Drill Team attended the 18th annual “Fighting Scots” drill meet at Scotland High School.



HOLLA! featured on PBS  Ansonrecord

HOLLA! Inc. was featured on WTVI PBS's Carolina Impact for their efforts to change the community. Alex Gaddy, activities director, reached out to WTVI to ...



New physician leading Carolinas Primary Care  Ansonrecord

Dr. Donald W. Woodburn is the new medical director at Carolinas Primary Care in Wadesboro, Atrium Health said in a news release. Woodburn began his new ...



CHURCH CALENDAR  Ansonrecord

Items for the church calendar will be accepted by mail to The Anson Record, PO Box 959, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170, brought by our office at 123 E. Martin St.



New Bojangles' opens later this year  Ansonrecord

Bojangles' is building a new location next to its spot in the 1200 block of East Caswell Street. The location opened Aug. 22, 1985. “It is one of our more…



Uptown store offers Bearcat athletic wear  Ansonrecord

A ribbon cutting was held on Friday afternoon at the new Bearcat Athletic Support Foundation store in uptown Wadesboro. - Abby Cavenaugh | Anson Record.



Charter school hosting open house  Ansonrecord

MORVEN — In preparation for its opening at the start of the next school year, Anson Charter Academy will host an open house this weekend.



Report: More than half of Anson County children live near poverty level  Ansonrecord

About two-thirds of Anson County children live at or near the poverty level, and about one-quarter of them may not know where their next meals are coming ...



Smith opens a home away from home  Ansonrecord

The Anson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of Anna's Place on Tuesday, May 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception.



Students, adults honored by Anson County school board  Ansonrecord

Several students and teacherswere recognized in front of a packed room for a variety of accomplishments during Monday's meeting of the Anson County Board ...



Toys for Tots gearing up for Christmas  Ansonrecord

Anson County Toys for Tots is already accepting toys and monetary donations for its 2018 campaign at Gumby's in Lilesville and Harvest Ministries Outreach…



Search for your school: NC bullying reports for 2015-16  WRAL.com

Search the data for a look at bullying incidents reported by school officials in North Carolina to the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Division for the ...



Anson natives start scholarship program  Ansonrecord

A group of African-American women, who are natives of Anson County and members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, launched a scholarship ...



Anson County school board honors students, staff  Ansonrecord

The Anson County Board of Education recognized several students and staff members for their achievements during the board's meeting on Monday evening.



Only three Anson schools earn good grades  Ansonrecord

The news for Anson County's public schools was bleak when the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released its 2014-15 School Report Cards on ...



Harrison crowned Little Miss HOLLA!  Ansonrecord

Johntasia Harrison, the 11-year-old daughter of Johnta and Shaneika Harrison of Morven, has been crowned Little Miss HOLLA! 2018. Harrison is a ...



Two arrested, facing drug charges  Ansonrecord

Two suspects were arrested and are facing drug charges related to the manufactruing of methamphetamine, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release.



Anson County wrestlers place in regional, North Carolina championships  Ansonrecord

Three high school wrestlers placed in the regional championship — and one at the state level — last month. Ravon Kirkland, Achee Hoskins and Nikalus Leak ...



Anson players contribute to winning team  Ansonrecord

Anson volleyball players Lauren Dutton, Cydney Livingston, Taylor Austin and Kaeley Whitlock played Junior Olympics Volleyball for Stanly Extreme 18U…



Previous New plant to convert chicken waste into bio-fuel  Ansonrecord

Anson Economic Development Partnership recently announced that Catawba Biogas is bringing a new plant to convert poultry waste to natural gas to Anson ...



Brewer, Chance kick-start career with Wadesboro Police Department  Ansonrecord

Natalie Davis | Anson Record Danya Chance, left, and Tracey Brewer are sworn in as new officers with the Wadesboro Police Department by Town Clerk Cindi ...



Wadesboro man charged with sex crimes  Ansonrecord

A Wadesboro man is facing four felony charges after detectives say he performed sex acts with children. Richard David Johnson is accused of having sex with ...



Middle-school Anson Bearcats win football conference championship  Ansonrecord

The Anson Middle School Bearcats finished up their historic season Nov. 16 by defeating Spring Hill Middle School and winning the conference championship.



Editorial: Responsibility two-way street on the special night for youth  Ansonrecord

Prom season, and its many variations of names, is here for high school students. Whether it is the special dress or shoes, the handsome suit with just the right…



Smith: Years later, we realized the miracle  Ansonrecord

He's a good dog” his mistress said, “and so cute.” “What kind?” my wife asked. “A poodle, she said. “A tiny white poodle. Name's Rene.” “Ohhhh,” P.J. cooed.



Student, teacher file charges against each other in slapping incident  WSOC Charlotte

A high school teacher has been charged with slapping a student across the face in the school's parking lot over saggy shorts, but the teacher's attorney said his ...



Gatewood, Sims win primaries  Ansonrecord

With the primaries now behind them, candidates are looking forward to the challenges they face in November. Lawrence Gatewood, former Anson County ...



Storm fells trees, causes minor flooding in Anson County, tornadoes in NC  Ansonrecord

A strong storm that swept through Anson County last week caused no serious damage, but brought hail, minor flooding and downed trees to the county…



Man charged in Wadesboro triple homicide  Ansonrecord

Police have charged a man with three counts of murder following a shooting at Mr. D's Bar and Grill that left three men dead and a woman injured.



Wadesboro Solar Farm aims to provide local energy, jobs  Ansonrecord

Wadesboro Solar Farm is in mid-construction and, when complete, Duke Energy Progress will distribute the electricity generated there to schools, homes…



District 9: From Cornelius to the coast, 13 eye US House seat  Ansonrecord

The race for succession to Rep. Robert Pittenger representing North Carolina's 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives includes 13 candidates.



Children 'fortunate' after Anson County school bus wreck  Ansonrecord

More than a dozen children are fine after a school bus wrecked on Feb. 20. Superintendent Michael Freeman said that he visited the scene with school…



New gym is a dream come true  Ansonrecord

John Irving Ballard is giving the community a place to become healthy. Although it has been open for business since May 1, the grand opening for JB Fitness ...



Wooten: Can you imagine how lucky I've been?  Ansonrecord

CHAPEL HILL — Luke Maye was paid as good a compliment as they come. Kind words were there for Coby White, too. Coach Mike Krzyzewski and his Duke ...



High Point's Fairview Elementary on shortlist for possible takeover by state Innovative School District  Greensboro News & Record

GREENSBORO — State officials are considering pulling Fairview Elementary in High Point from Guilford County Schools and placing it under new management.



Wadesboro police ask NC SBI to revisit cold case of Sheri Evangelisti  Ansonrecord

Wadesboro police are hoping state investigators can help solve a five year-old mystery. The body of Sheri Lynn Evangelisti was found on Feb. 14, 2012…



Man accused of trying to kill husband, wife  Ansonrecord

Police have charged a man with two counts of attempted murder after allegedly trying to kill a couple late last month. According to a press release from the…



Morven man charged in shooting  Ansonrecord

MORVEN — A man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly shooting at a car as it passed his home late last month. The Anson County Sheriff's ...



Anson pair charged in Hamlet robbery  Ansonrecord

HAMLET — Police have arrested two suspects wanted in connection to a Tuesday afternoon armed robbery of the 74 Fast Shop convenience store on U.S..



Events celebrate kids going back-to-school  Ansonrecord

The Anson High School varsity football team posed with Angela Tina Caraway, founder of the Caraway Foundation, at Saturday's Back-to-School Bash.



Group plans to open Anson charter school  Ansonrecord

Anson County could have a new option for education in 2018, when Anson Charter Academy expects to open its doors. Former state senator Eddie Goodall…



Dike damage in Kelly targeted by commissioners  Ansonrecord

ELIZABETHTOWN — Through tears, a group of residents from the Kelly area pleaded for better aid, better user-friendly processes and somebody being held…



Morven HOLLA! camp a success  Ansonrecord

With the help of adult, high school and college student volunteers, field trips, several partners and the game of tennis, HOLLA! ACE-ed the summer with a…



Court documents: Defendant accused of attempted murder claims to hear voices  Ansonrecord

Terressa Powell, accused of the attempted murder of Richard Honeycutt, has now been committed to Central Regional Hospital for examination after claiming ...



McInnis shadows principal  Ansonrecord

Courtesy photo State Sen. Tom McInnis poses with Peachland-Polkton Elementary Principal Travis Steagall and a group of students after shadowing the ...



Domestic violence survivor details abusive relationship  Ansonrecord

Zondia Gaddy spent 24 years in a domestic violence relationship, and is ready to finally share her story in hopes of helping others. Gaddy…



Anson man shot, killed in Rockingham  Ansonrecord

ROCKINGHAM — An Anson County man was shot and killed early Thursday afternoon in a neighboring county. Michael Jeffery Marble, 58, died after being shot ...



Deputies discover meth lab after complaint  Ansonrecord

ANSONVILLE — A call from a concerned neighbor led to the discovery of a meth lab last week. Detectives from the Anson County Sheriff's Office received a call ...



Wadesboro man charged with murder, attempted murder  Ansonrecord

A Wadesboro man is awaiting a court appearance on a murder charge, accused of killing a woman and trying to kill a man last weekend. Sherod Davon Hill ...



Wadesboro alcohol ordinance 50 years old; Anson has controversial alcohol history  Ansonrecord

Fifty years ago this month, the Wadesboro town council approved a drinking ordinance barring anyone from having open alcoholic beverages in public.



New Anson County Board of Elections members sworn in  Ansonrecord

Four new members were sworn in to the Anson County Board of Elections on April 2. Due to a recent law change and court proceedings, the prior board was ...



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