• Jean Hood | School closures were very bad policy

    RALEIGH – Just about everyone in the United States – with the possible exception of teachers’ union leaders and their pet politicians – knew that learning losses from era school closings COVID were going to be important. But the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) have retained their shock power.

  • HOPE Pregnancy Resource Center aims to keep services free

    HOPE Pregnancy Resource Center aims to keep services free

    The HOPE Pregnancy Resource Center held its third annual Take Aim for HOPE Clay Shoot fundraising event on August 27 at Hyatt Farms in Burnsville.

  • Bulldog Jaquan Edwards is spending the summer giving back to his home community

    Bulldog Jaquan Edwards is spending the summer giving back to his home community

    Wingate University student Jaquan Edwards is making a difference in the lives of middle and high school boys by volunteering with the LEAD ME (Lead, Empower and Develop Me) program in Johnston, South Carolina.

  • A true blessing: Sanford's mother recalls her daughter's NICU journey at FirstHealth

    A true blessing: Sanford’s mother recalls her daughter’s NICU journey at FirstHealth

    PINEHURST — Social media sites have been inundated with back-to-school photos in recent days.

  • Bo Wagner |  The problem of an unregenerated clergy

    Bo Wagner | The problem of an unregenerated clergy

    Early this morning while browsing social media, I noticed a post from Franklin Graham linked to a Christian Post column on the clergy.

  • DG Martin |  Can't stop UNC's move to Raleigh

    DG Martin | Can’t stop UNC’s move to Raleigh

    Too late.

  • Student Leaders Represent AHS

    Student Leaders Represent AHS

    AHS students Jaliyah Hamilton, Jo’Norah Hall and Trudy Bennett represented the Rotary Interact Club last night at Rotary’s 95th Anniversary Celebration in Anson County. Jaliyah and Jo’Norah also attended the Leaders of Tomorrow Seminar at Gardner Webb this summer.

  • Former Anson Resident Writes Leadership Book

    Former Anson Resident Writes Leadership Book

    WADESBORO – In “Wild Approach Leadership: Ideas on Leadership From a Wild Life,” author David Viker details lessons learned and mistakes made from his life experience in government wildlife management, sport coaching young people and parenthood.

  • History speaks: let's listen

    History speaks: let’s listen

    For six weeks, students at Summer Fun Day Camp in Burnsville learned and discovered the history of their ancestors and family members.

  • Anson County schools to participate in scholarship to build instructional leadership

    Anson County schools to participate in scholarship to build instructional leadership

    Hundreds of North Carolina school principals are joining a new statewide initiative to strengthen instructional leadership in the state’s highest-need schools.

  • 50 years celebration

    50 years celebration

    Larry and Ann Robbins celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 4. A surprise wedding anniversary party was thrown at the Cole Auditorium on August 6, hosted by their sons Joseph (and wife Kimberly) and Thomas Robbins. Their wedding took place at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in 1972.

  • Jean Hood |  Break up to reconcile with parents

    Jean Hood | Break up to reconcile with parents

    RALEIGH — Although North Carolina continues to be one of the fastest growing states in the nation, the number of students in our district-run public schools has declined. Total enrollment for the 2021-22 school year was about 4% lower than a decade earlier, translating to about 60,000 fewer students. Districts enrolled 77 percent of all school-aged children in our state last year, up from 87 percent in 2011-12.