A new agent joins
My name is Seth Ballance and I am the new Commercial Horticulture Extension Officer here in Richmond County.
Ready to serve
The Wadesboro Police Department hosted Officer Nolen, who was sworn in last Thursday.
Thomas Mills | Beasley’s Booty
Cheri Beasley’s campaign announced it raised $7.42 million in the second quarter. This is a record in North Carolina. It also signals that Beasley is still in the race and has the support of the Democratic establishment. No one raises that much money without a lot of help.
Wildlife Commission swears in 15 new officers
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Law Enforcement Division swore in 15 new wildlife law enforcement officers at the 58e Elementary school graduation ceremony yesterday in West End.
Tom Campbell | What happens when you mix green, blue and red?
North Carolina is said to be politically a purple state, a mix of red (Republican) and blue (Democrat). Now, we may need to add some green to the mix, as the Green Party has demanded statewide ballot access in the November general election. The row that has erupted over this could change the results of this year’s election, but more importantly, the results in 2024. Let’s try to settle the problem as best we can.
Real estate courses launch the student into a new career
HAMLET — Alicia Krout never intended to start a new career by taking the pre-licensing real estate brokerage course at Richmond Community College. She was just trying to learn more about real estate because two of her sons were selling and buying new homes.
The World Golf Hall of Fame returns to North Carolina
PINEHURST — On Wednesday, the United States Golf Association (USGA) and the World Golf Hall of Fame announced that the World Golf Hall of Fame will be relocating to Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Jean Hood | We can’t all be experts
RALEIGH – I have strong opinions – but not about how to perform brain surgery, write an app, design a golf course or produce a hip-hop album. Maybe you have a strong opinion on one of them, but certainly not on all four.
Alexander H. Jones | A defense of Joe Biden
America under President Joe Biden has been rocked by difficulties. It was very obvious. And of course, the president is blamed for events that cause unease among the mass public, deserved or not. So, it’s no surprise to see President Biden’s numbers mired at levels that reflect the widespread feeling in the country that something is wrong. Still, Biden’s approval ratings do not accurately represent the quality of his performance as president.
DUI leads to chase, crash
A police chase ended with a car overturning around 1:00 p.m. in Anson County on Friday. Lt. Brian Tice of the Anson County Sheriff’s Office said the driver of the vehicle was impaired and it was a single-vehicle accident. There were no injuries other than the suspect, who was taken to a local hospital. The hunt lasted about five miles. Additional felony charges will be filed against the suspect, and the matter will also be investigated by the Highway Patrol.
Anson’s youth baseball teams represent at the state level
In July, Anson Athletic Youth Association was well represented at the Dixie Youth State tournaments, with three of their All-Star teams qualifying for the event which took place July 8-13.
Bo Wagner | The Hotel “What Did We Walk Into”
Where and which I will keep to myself; I’m not in the habit of publicly bashing hotels or other businesses. And since almost everyone is understaffed these days, I try to be even more patient and understanding than usual. That said, however, when Dana and I entered the room at 11:45 p.m., hoping for nothing more than a good night’s sleep, my OCD and “Mr. The Fix It genes “immediately hit red alert status, and I knew I would be up for a while.