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Imari Scarbrough

Position: Staff Writer
E-Mail Address: iscarbrough@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 704-694-2161


About Imari Scarbrough

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WADESBORO — An honor flight for military veterans recently whisked local pharmacist William C. Bias to the nation's capital to tour war memorials and the Arlington National Cemetery.
Bias and his daughter, Carol B. Jones, flew to Washington on Honor Flight Upstate S.C., a biannual flight that honors the veterans of World War II and Korea.
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Veteran takes honor flight to D.C.

WADESBORO — An honor flight for military veterans recently whisked local pharmacist William C. Bias to the nation's capital to tour war memorials and the Arlington National Cemetery. Bias and his daughter, Carol B. Jones, flew to Washington on Honor Flight Upstate S.C., a biannual flight that honors the veterans of World War II and Korea. B

Several families participated in the Wadesboro Police Department's annual Shop with a Cop on Friday.
Twelve kids from seven families met at the police department before going to McDonald's for a free meal. The children then went to Walmart, where each child was assigned a police officer and a store associate to accompany them and keep track of the

'Shop with a Cop' makes Christmas merry for 12 kids

Several families participated in the Wadesboro Police Department's annual Shop with a Cop on Friday. Twelve kids from seven families met at the police department before going to McDonald's for a free meal. The children then went to Walmart, where each child was assigned a police officer and a store associate to accompany them and keep track of the

The varsity men's basketball team continued their good luck this week.
The men won 73-63 against Forest Hills last Tuesday, and 59-51 to Monroe last Wednesday. They also won 94-87 to South Mecklenburg last Friday. Their winning streak ended when they lost 62-82 to Butler on Saturday.
The JV team lost to Forest Hills with a score of 37-59 last Tue

Bearcats' basketball teams continue good streak

The varsity men's basketball team continued their good luck this week. The men won 73-63 against Forest Hills last Tuesday, and 59-51 to Monroe last Wednesday. They also won 94-87 to South Mecklenburg last Friday. Their winning streak ended when they lost 62-82 to Butler on Saturday. The JV team lost to Forest Hills with a score of 37-59 last Tue

DWI suspected in fatal crash

NORWOOD — Toxicology results will determine what caused a 72 year-old Ansonville man to run off the road in a fatal Stanly County crash Dec. 4. Earnest Steven King was driving south on U.S. 52 near Norwood when his vehicle crossed the center line and ran off the road, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol report. King's Honda then went throu

AHS basketball teams enjoy winning seasons

The Bearcats have had a good season so far. On Dec. 9, the boys beat Central Academy with a score of 86-34. Then, last Wednesday, they beat Chesterfield in a narrow 85-82 victory. The team also won on Friday, beating Monroe with a score of 66-60. The girls won their game against Central Academy last Tuesday, with a final score of 60-43. Last Wed

Staff and administration at Lanesboro Correctional Institution surprised local Toys for Tots coordinator Vancine Sturdivant when they donated nearly 600 toys and bicycles last Thursday.
The staff told Sturdivant to come pick up the toys and showed her four bicycles they had collected, leading her to believe that the bikes were the full donation. W

Prison staff surprise Toys for Tots with big donation

Staff and administration at Lanesboro Correctional Institution surprised local Toys for Tots coordinator Vancine Sturdivant when they donated nearly 600 toys and bicycles last Thursday. The staff told Sturdivant to come pick up the toys and showed her four bicycles they had collected, leading her to believe that the bikes were the full donation. W

The Anson County Partnership for Children welcomed a special guest to its board meeting last Thursday, and held a literacy event later that day.
The Partnership board welcomed North Carolina Partnership for Children president Cindy Watkins to its board meeting
Board members provided updates in several areas, including its annual children's visit

Anson gets positive report from N.C. Partnership for Children director

The Anson County Partnership for Children welcomed a special guest to its board meeting last Thursday, and held a literacy event later that day. The Partnership board welcomed North Carolina Partnership for Children president Cindy Watkins to its board meeting Board members provided updates in several areas, including its annual children's visit

Wadesboro police arrested DeTimothy Rashaum Smith, 21, on suspicion of an attempted breaking and entering. Now, the department is asking the public for additional information.
Smith, of Wadesboro, was arrested on Dec. 3 after allegedly knocking on the door of a residence to see if anyone was home before trying to break in, according to WPD Capt. B

Police arrest suspect in attempted breaking and entering

Wadesboro police arrested DeTimothy Rashaum Smith, 21, on suspicion of an attempted breaking and entering. Now, the department is asking the public for additional information. Smith, of Wadesboro, was arrested on Dec. 3 after allegedly knocking on the door of a residence to see if anyone was home before trying to break in, according to WPD Capt. B

UPDATE: Watkins has been captured. We will provide further updates as they become available. 

The Wadesboro Police Department has released a list of its most-wanted suspects.
Cory Demond Stewart, 32, is wanted for assault on a female, assault inflicting serious bodily injury, and assault by strangulation, according to Capt. Brandon Chewning.
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Wadesboro police release most-wanted list

UPDATE: Watkins has been captured. We will provide further updates as they become available. The Wadesboro Police Department has released a list of its most-wanted suspects. Cory Demond Stewart, 32, is wanted for assault on a female, assault inflicting serious bodily injury, and assault by strangulation, according to Capt. Brandon Chewning. S

All the town of Wadesboro wants for Christmas is new facilities.
The buildings that both the police and fire departments use are old, rotting, and severely lacking in space, according to the chiefs and Town Manager Alex Sewell. In fact, Sewell said, a needs assessment study found that the police department operates in a space equal to only 26 perc

Wadesboro police, fire departments working under poor conditions

All the town of Wadesboro wants for Christmas is new facilities. The buildings that both the police and fire departments use are old, rotting, and severely lacking in space, according to the chiefs and Town Manager Alex Sewell. In fact, Sewell said, a needs assessment study found that the police department operates in a space equal to only 26 perc

Board of Elections considers combining precincts

The Board of Elections is waiting to hear from the state before moving on with combining the White Store and Peachland voting precincts. During its regular meeting on Tuesday, the board said it will send the information to the State Board of Elections before approving a resolution to combine the precincts. The change is due to a number of factors

Bearcats win against Chesterfield, 86-53

The Bearcats won a home basketball game against Chesterfield with a score of 86-53 on Tuesday. Anson had a strong start, making 33 points to Chesterfield's 8 in the first quarter. By the end of the first half, Anson was ahead 51-25. In the third quarter, Anson made 18 points to Chesterfield's 13, putting the Bearcats ahead 69-38. They finished th

POLKTON — A Lanesboro Correctional Institution guard was taken to the hospital after being attacked by an inmate on Monday, prison officials said.
Marcus Alston, 37, attacked corrections officer Edwin Faulkner with a razor blade, cutting Faulker's face, according to Keith Acree, a spokesman for the N.C. Department of Public Safety.
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Inmate accused of attacking prison guard

POLKTON — A Lanesboro Correctional Institution guard was taken to the hospital after being attacked by an inmate on Monday, prison officials said. Marcus Alston, 37, attacked corrections officer Edwin Faulkner with a razor blade, cutting Faulker's face, according to Keith Acree, a spokesman for the N.C. Department of Public Safety. Faulker

Wadesboro council discusses pedestrian plan

The Wadesboro Town Council heard about priority danger zones when discussing a more “walkable Wadesboro” during its meeting on Monday. The town has been working on a comprehensive pedestrian plan to increase the safety of the town's many pedestrians, especially in areas with high traffic or other safety concerns. Wes MacLeod, project c

A Lanesboro guard was taken to the hospital after being attacked by an inmate on Nov. 26, prison officials said.
Marcus Alston, 37, attacked corrections officer Edwin Faulkner with a razor blade, cutting Faulker's face, according to Keith Acree, communications officer of adult corrections with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
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Lanesboro officer attacked by inmate

A Lanesboro guard was taken to the hospital after being attacked by an inmate on Nov. 26, prison officials said. Marcus Alston, 37, attacked corrections officer Edwin Faulkner with a razor blade, cutting Faulker's face, according to Keith Acree, communications officer of adult corrections with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Faulk

Empowering Word Ministries held its annual Christmas in November celebration last Tuesday, providing a free meal for families and gifts for the children.
The gifts ranged from clothes and toys to bicycles, all donated by church and community members. Volunteers presented the gifts to the children after serving a free holiday meal to the families.

Empowering Word Ministries sponsors annual 'Christmas in November'

Empowering Word Ministries held its annual Christmas in November celebration last Tuesday, providing a free meal for families and gifts for the children. The gifts ranged from clothes and toys to bicycles, all donated by church and community members. Volunteers presented the gifts to the children after serving a free holiday meal to the families.

Anson tourism beginning to grow

Slowly but surely, tourism is increasing in Anson County. Since the Ansonia Theatre opened in 2011, it has welcomed thousands of guests. Out-of-county guests have represented at least 84 towns and cities and 13 states. In the 2012-2013 fiscal year (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013), a total of 6,166 people visited the theatre. In FY 2013-14, 7,398 p





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