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Class of 2019 celebrated  Ansonrecord

Parents, guardians, teachers and friends gathered at the Anson High School football field to honor the Class of 2019; celebrating 247 graduates on Saturday ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



State champs! Quartet runs to 400-meter relay title  Ansonrecord

GREENSBORO — Anson High School welcomed home a state champion relay team as it returned to school Monday. The Bearcats' quartet of junior Jalen ...



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 ...



CLASS OF 2018  Ansonrecord

Families from all over stood together in the heat to celebrate a day to remember — their children's graduation. ”Pomp and Circumstance” played through the…



Anson County Schools wins tournament crown  Ansonrecord

Anson County Schools defeated Triangle Brick 29-28 to capture the Men's Industrial League basketball tournament championship. The two title game ...



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 ...



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.



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…



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Registration open for Rec Dept. swimming lessons  Ansonrecord

Registration for swimming lessons with the Anson County Parks and Recreation Department are open. The lessons are $18. To register, visit the Rec ...



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 ...



Two sign papers during NextGen Signing Day  Ansonrecord

April Knotts and Tywuan Allen signed their commitment papers at the NC Works Extension NextGen Signing Day at Anson High School on June 4. They are ...



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 ...



Fishing Day pulls in big crowd  Ansonrecord

The annual Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge Youth Fishing Day was held April 27 at the fishing pond 3 miles south of Ansonville. Mason Gaddy…



Anson: Transgender girl challenged for bathroom she chose, makeup she wears  Charlotte Observer

After enrolling at Anson High School last spring, Rinn Kimmichi began using the girls' bathroom as she usually did. Kimmichi, who is transgender, said she has ...



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…



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 ...



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!



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 ...



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 ...



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…



Anson sending nine to state meet  Ansonrecord

Nine athletes from Anson High School qualified for the 2-A state championship meet during last week's Midwest Regional at Surry Central High School.



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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…



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 ...



CHURCH CALENDAR  Ansonrecord

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



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…



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 ...



Wadesboro Trojans Cheerleaders prepare to compete for national title  Ansonrecord

The Wadesboro Trojans Cheerleaders recently competed in Charlotte and Greensboro. The Level 1 group placed second, Level 2 placed third and Level 4 ...



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 ...



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…



Sturdivant, Bennett engaged  Ansonrecord

Mr. and Mrs. Antonio and April Sturdivant announce the engagement and wedding of their daughter, La'Dravia N. Sturdivant, to Sgt. Vance Eugene Bennett Jr.



Teacher admits to slapping teen during confrontation over saggy pants  WBTV

An Anson County teacher, and decorated military veteran, is facing the possibility that she may not have a job much longer after she admits that she slapped a ...



Ansonville Elementary School staff sponsor kids for Burnsville day camp  Ansonrecord

Ansonville Elementary School staff have sponsored potential students to attend the Summer Fun Day Camp at Burnsville Recreation and Learning Center this ...



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 ...



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 Trojans cheerleaders place in competition  Ansonrecord

The Wadesboro Trojans cheerleaders all placed in a competition May 14 at Rocky River High School in Charlotte. Both the Trojans' Level 1 Diamonds and 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…



Wadesboro police make drugs, weapons arrests  Ansonrecord

The Wadesboro Police Department has been busy, making several drug and weapons-related arrests — including one at the high schools — within just a few ...



Burch admitted to practice of law in Anson County, NC  Ansonrecord

On May 8, Britt Burch was introduced to the court by attorney Sophia Gatewood Crawford as a candidate for admission to the North Carolina Bar.



Police: Highway 74 reopened after deadly crash in Anson Co.  WSOC Charlotte

Authorities in Anson County have reopened Highway 74 after it was closed for more than two hours following a deadly crash early Monday morning.



Friend speaks after teen dies hours after car crash  WSOC Charlotte

Troopers said an 18-year-old was driving about an 100 mph when he crashed a car into a tree 2:30 Sunday morning.



HOLLA! Center in Morven holds 5K to raise funds for literacy programs  Ansonrecord

Wadesboro Elementary School students finished third and 10th during the HOLLA! 5K on May 20. Shaim Heath finished third with a time of 32:



Anson Middle basketball, wrestling teams, spelling bee winners recognized  Ansonrecord

Imari Scarbrough | Anson Record Superintendent Michael Freeman, left, recognized the Anson Middle School girls basketball team on its successful season this ...



Anson All Stars finish 2nd in state tourney  Ansonrecord

Anson All Stars finished second in the 2015 N.C. Babe Ruth Major 46/60 State Tournament this weekend in Statesville. The team advances to the Southeast ...



Polkton resident grows 2 lb., 1 oz. beet  Ansonrecord

A Polkton resident has harvested two of the largest beets he's ever grown. Thomas Cureton weighed the beets and they came in at two pounds, one ounce and ...



Southside Baptist Church in Wadesboro hires new pastor  Ansonrecord

Southside Baptist Church has announced that the Rev. Bruce Landon has accepted the position of pastor effective March 26. Landon holds a master of arts in…



Man pleads guilty in death of Anson sheriff's granddaughter  Richmond County Daily Journal

WADESBORO — Roger Lee Rorie Jr. has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl last spring. Rorie, 23…



WSOC meteorologists John Ahrens, Christine Rapp visit Anson High School  Ansonrecord

WSOC-TV Channel 9 meteorologists John Ahrens and Christine Rapp spoke to roughly 100 earth and environmental science students at Anson High School on ...



Anson Co. family mourns loss of 4 killed in crash  WSOC Charlotte

An Anson County family is mourning the loss of four family members killed in a car accident while driving to church services.



West Deep Creek MBC preps for 150th anniversary  Ansonrecord

West Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary Nov. 11-13. The celebration will begin with a banquet at 6:30 p.m..



Wooten: Long season at Wake looking like Manning's last  Ansonrecord

RALEIGH — Only four games remain, and there's just not enough time. We may be looking at the final days of Danny Manning coaching Wake Forest. Sad as it ...



Search warrants reveal new details in death of Anson County sheriff's granddaughter  WBTV

Shaundasia Smith was fatally injured, but officials did not say exactly how.



Belk has rich Anson history  Ansonrecord

Over 120 years go, a Morven man packed up and moved to Monroe to help his brother with his store, W.H. Belk and Bro., an early predecessor to what is now ...



County honors Lilesville's last 2 living World War II veterans  Ansonrecord

LILESVILLE — Years ago, their names were synonymous with the churches they attended. Floyd Harrington was a faithful, dedicated member of Thomas ...



Church helps Bearcats' Timothy Horne stock UNC-Charlotte dorm  Ansonrecord

Anson High School senior Timothy Horne recently signed his commitment to play football for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.



HOLLA!, Gatewood aim to bring literacy 'to the hood'  Ansonrecord

HOLLA! founder Leon Gatewood poses inside what will be a new Literacy House on Ingram Street in Wadesboro. - Abby Cavenaugh | Anson Record.



Wadesboro police arrest 2 in meth lab bust  Ansonrecord

Wadesboro police arrested two individuals Thursday morning after finding a meth lab at Anson Inn. Police arrested Brandi Lorraine Kittredge, 35…



Anson High names homecoming court  Ansonrecord

Anson High School celebrated homecoming all week, culminating with the Friday night football game and presentation of the homecoming court.



Dead body identified; four charged with murder  Ansonrecord

Wadesboro police announced the identity of a man whose body was found earlier this week, as well as the names of four suspects arrested on suspicion of his…



WPS students enjoy first week of school  Ansonrecord

Teachers and staff at Wadesboro Primary School spent the first week of school working on setting expectations in all areas of the school, creating goals…



Ansonians remember filming of 'The Color Purple'  Ansonrecord

Steven Spielberg filming “The Color Purple” in Anson County during the summer of 1985. Wanda Maness, who was an extra in “The Color Purple,” shared some ...



Living his dream: Morven native joins Saudi hoops team  Ansonrecord

Photos courtesy of Andullah Al-Habib Diondre Pratt dribbles down the court during a game in the Middle East. The Morven native plays for a team in Saudi ...



Suspect in man's murder gives TV interview  Ansonrecord

One suspect in last Monday's murder of Phillip Lee Burgess appeared on WSOC-TV Channel 9 in Charlotte to give reporters his opinion on the case just hours ...



Ada Ford Singleton award given to Foyle Hightower Jr.  Ansonrecord

For the Record An Ada Ford Singleton certificate of appreciation was presented to Foyle Hightower Jr. for his committed promise to Ada Ford Singleton…



Fond memories of 'The Color Purple' house  Ansonrecord

Antoinette Breau's family took photos on the property of “The Color Purple“'s farmhouse when they lived there. This was taken in the field in front of the house.



Anson students win essay contest  Ansonrecord

Courtesy photo East Rock Ford Baptist Church held its annual Ellen Meachem Baptist Training Union Scholarship Essay Contest on Sunday, July 9, 2017.



Carolinas HealthCare System Anson celebrates first year  Ansonrecord

One year ago, Anson County became something of a testing site for a new model of healthcare delivery. On July 14, 2014, Carolinas Healthcare System Anson ...



Anson County Writers' Club recognizes top poets, storytellers  Ansonrecord

Winners of the 2015 annual contests in prose and poetry were awarded cash prizes and certificates at a ceremony held at the Little Theater in the H.B..



376 hunters bag 93 deer in Anson County Chamber's Big-Game Hunt  Ansonrecord

The Anson County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its 18th annual Big-Game Hunt tournament. Hunter Williams of Marshville and Dean Effird of ...



Anson Bearcats lose against Weddington, 34-8  Ansonrecord

Things looked bleak for the Anson High School varsity football team until the start of the third quarter against Weddington Friday night.



'Creepy' baby dolls removed from uptown tree  Ansonrecord

This baby doll started it all: antique store owner James Price placed the doll in a flower pot, only to have it stolen. It later reappeared in this tree.



2017-18 Queens Grant Girl's Basketball Preview  Mint Hill Times

The Lady Stallions are coming off a tough 0-16 season in the 1A Uwharrie Conference in 2016-17. The team had between 7-8 players available for every game ...



Annual Lilesville rodeo draws a crowd  Ansonrecord

LILESVILLE — Cowboy hats and boots abounded as Circle G Arena filled up with hundreds of fans Friday night for the 23rd annual Lilesville Rodeo.



Anson's Justice Leak takes 3rd in state wrestling tourney  Ansonrecord

Anson High School senior Justice Leak said his third-place finish in the state wrestling championships didn't sink in right away. “Glamour really didn't hit me…



Ashton Locklear refuses to give up on her dream  Ansonrecord

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ashton Locklear was 2 years old when she decided she wanted to be an Olympic gymnast. That decision – based on watching gymnasts at ...



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