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Imari Scarbrough

Position: Staff Writer
E-Mail Address: iscarbrough@civitasmedia.com
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About Imari Scarbrough

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The Lady Bearcats suffered a 6-0 loss to Richmond on Wednesday, but the coaches said the team played defense better than it has most of this season.
Like most of the other teams at the high school, Coach Terry Ponds has primarily underclassmen on his team, and most of his team doesn't play travel ball like many of their competitors do. The team al

Lady Bearcats softball team growing despite adversity

The Lady Bearcats suffered a 6-0 loss to Richmond on Wednesday, but the coaches said the team played defense better than it has most of this season. Like most of the other teams at the high school, Coach Terry Ponds has primarily underclassmen on his team, and most of his team doesn't play travel ball like many of their competitors do. The team al

The women's soccer team lost a home conference game to Marvin Ridge 9-0 on Tuesday.
The Lady Bearcats also lost a game to Weddington on Monday 1-0.
Like many of the other coaches, coach Brittany Raines has a young team this year, with only two seniors playing for her. Many of her students have never played soccer before.
Raines named senior Mall

Lady Bearcats' soccer struggles with young team

The women's soccer team lost a home conference game to Marvin Ridge 9-0 on Tuesday. The Lady Bearcats also lost a game to Weddington on Monday 1-0. Like many of the other coaches, coach Brittany Raines has a young team this year, with only two seniors playing for her. Many of her students have never played soccer before. Raines named senior Mall

The varsity baseball team suffered a 2-0 loss to Weddington on Tuesday.
Although the team lost the game, Coach Hank Harris said the team put forth a great effort. “I think we were a little too aggressive, and swung through some pitches,” he said. “We didn't sit back and trust our hands. Their pitcher had us off balance, but I tho

Varsity pitches good game in 2-0 loss, JV gets win over Weddington

The varsity baseball team suffered a 2-0 loss to Weddington on Tuesday. Although the team lost the game, Coach Hank Harris said the team put forth a great effort. “I think we were a little too aggressive, and swung through some pitches,” he said. “We didn't sit back and trust our hands. Their pitcher had us off balance, but I tho

WADESBORO — A police officer is being praised after a video of him playing with children racked up more than 200,000 views on Facebook.
Officer Trevin Ricketts with the Wadesboro Police Department was on patrol when he stopped at the Oak Hill Apartments. The video, posted on April 8 by Ebony Seymone Smith, shows the child bringing a RipStik

Officer's scooter video goes viral

WADESBORO — A police officer is being praised after a video of him playing with children racked up more than 200,000 views on Facebook. Officer Trevin Ricketts with the Wadesboro Police Department was on patrol when he stopped at the Oak Hill Apartments. The video, posted on April 8 by Ebony Seymone Smith, shows the child bringing a RipStik

Two teenagers were arrested after they allegedly had drugs, money and drug paraphernalia in their possession on school property last Monday.
Police arrested Jlynn Samuel Bennett and Bennie Leon Leak Jr., both 18, after they were tipped off by administration at Anson High School. Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer said that school resource offic

Two teens arrested after drugs found on campus

Two teenagers were arrested after they allegedly had drugs, money and drug paraphernalia in their possession on school property last Monday. Police arrested Jlynn Samuel Bennett and Bennie Leon Leak Jr., both 18, after they were tipped off by administration at Anson High School. Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer said that school resource offic

Around 50 people attended the Carolinas Writers Conference to participate in workshops, hear from speakers, and get closer to their dream of being a published author.
D.G. Martin, columnist and host of UNC-TV's “North Carolina Bookwatch,” was the keynote speaker. Martin reflected on the lessons he has learned through his talks with ove

Writers conference encourages dozens to follow dreams

Around 50 people attended the Carolinas Writers Conference to participate in workshops, hear from speakers, and get closer to their dream of being a published author. D.G. Martin, columnist and host of UNC-TV's “North Carolina Bookwatch,” was the keynote speaker. Martin reflected on the lessons he has learned through his talks with ove

Bearcats' rough season continues

The Bearcats had a rough week last week, with both the varsity baseball and soccer teams losing their games. The varsity baseball team played a conference game at Cuthbertson last Friday, losing 3-1. Neither team made any runs until the fourth inning, when they each made one run. They were tied 1-1 until the Cavaliers broke the tie by making two

A local police officer is being praised after a video of him playing with children has received well over 200,000 views on Facebook.
Officer Trevin Ricketts with the Wadesboro Police Department was on patrol when he stopped at the Oak Hill Apartments. The video, posted on April 8 by Ebony Seymone Smith, shows the child bringing a RipStik Caster Bo

WPD officer praised for viral video

A local police officer is being praised after a video of him playing with children has received well over 200,000 views on Facebook. Officer Trevin Ricketts with the Wadesboro Police Department was on patrol when he stopped at the Oak Hill Apartments. The video, posted on April 8 by Ebony Seymone Smith, shows the child bringing a RipStik Caster Bo

WADESBORO — Three men were arrested Wednesday after police say they left items used for making methamphetamine out in plain sight.
Officers from the Wadesboro Police Department went to a house located at 1501 Old Lilesville Road around 11:22 p.m. Wednesday to serve a warrant when they saw “items used in manufacturing methamphetamine in

3 charged in meth bust

WADESBORO — Three men were arrested Wednesday after police say they left items used for making methamphetamine out in plain sight. Officers from the Wadesboro Police Department went to a house located at 1501 Old Lilesville Road around 11:22 p.m. Wednesday to serve a warrant when they saw “items used in manufacturing methamphetamine in

A small flower and pinwheel garden in front of the Anson County Department of Social Services office serves the dual purposes of beautifying the office's entrance and reminding passersby about child abuse.
Volunteers and DSS employees planted the garden on Friday morning, including various flowers and pinwheels. Unlike the all-blue pinwheel garden

DSS aims to prevent child abuse, increase foster homes

A small flower and pinwheel garden in front of the Anson County Department of Social Services office serves the dual purposes of beautifying the office's entrance and reminding passersby about child abuse. Volunteers and DSS employees planted the garden on Friday morning, including various flowers and pinwheels. Unlike the all-blue pinwheel garden

Three men were arrested in Wadesboro on Wednesday after police say they left items used for making methamphetamine out in plain sight.
Officers from the Wadesboro Police Department went to a house located at 1501 Old Lilesville Road on Wednesday at about 11:22 p.m. to serve a warrant when they saw “items used in manufacturing methamphetamine

Meth lab busted after suspects leave ingredients in plain sight

Three men were arrested in Wadesboro on Wednesday after police say they left items used for making methamphetamine out in plain sight. Officers from the Wadesboro Police Department went to a house located at 1501 Old Lilesville Road on Wednesday at about 11:22 p.m. to serve a warrant when they saw “items used in manufacturing methamphetamine

Uptown Wadesboro discusses beautification efforts, events

Potential beautification projects were one of the main topics discussed during the regular meeting of Uptown Wadesboro, Inc., on April 14. The board discussed adding string lights to the uptown area. While stringing them across the streets was discussed, the idea was dismissed since trucks travel on the roads. Instead, board members suggested aski

Board of Elections still working toward new voting machines

The Board of Elections is still hoping to purchase new voting equipment for this fall, pending approval from the state and funding from the county. During the board's meeting on Tuesday, director Steve Adams said that he sent a budget forecast with quotes for the new equipment to the county, but that he has not yet received a response. Adams read

Hundreds of children participated in the Week of the Young Child parade in Wadesboro on Tuesday morning.
Approximately 450 people — including child care providers, teachers, and about 400 children — gathered in front of the Ansonia Theatre on Rutherford Street before marching to Parson's Drugs at the intersection of Wade and Greene str

Hundreds of children march in parade

Hundreds of children participated in the Week of the Young Child parade in Wadesboro on Tuesday morning. Approximately 450 people — including child care providers, teachers, and about 400 children — gathered in front of the Ansonia Theatre on Rutherford Street before marching to Parson's Drugs at the intersection of Wade and Greene str

Local organizations joined together to plant 1,000 blue pinwheels on the courthouse lawn early Monday morning to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The Anson County Partnership for Children and the Anson County Domestic Violence Coalition joined together to sponsor the blue pinwheel garden. “We have people here from the fire de

Pinwheel garden planted to fight child abuse

Local organizations joined together to plant 1,000 blue pinwheels on the courthouse lawn early Monday morning to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Anson County Partnership for Children and the Anson County Domestic Violence Coalition joined together to sponsor the blue pinwheel garden. “We have people here from the fire de

Bearcats win Easter tourney

The Bearcats' varsity baseball team played 2-1 in an Easter tournament last week. There were six teams that competed in the tournament, divided into the Uwharrie and Yadkin divisions. Anson was part of the Uwharrie division. Combined with Anson's 2-1 performance and the other two teams' 3-0 victories, the Uwharrie division won the tournament, 8-1.

TDA discusses its reserve fund, continuing search for a director

The April meeting of the Anson County Tourism Development Authority had a small turnout, but the board members who were present discussed spending its reserve fund on a branding and wayfaring project, the next step in its search for a director, and more. TDA chair Jeff Boothby said that the board has not hired a director yet, and outlined three op

Bearcats suffer disappointing loss vs. South Stanly

The Bearcats' varsity baseball team lost an Easter Tournament game on Thursday to South Stanly with a score of 8-6. Neither team made a run in the first inning, but Anson made two in the second inning. In the third inning, Anson kept its lead, making three runs to South Stanly's two. In the fourth inning, they made one run to South Stanly's two.

Wadesboro council nixes plan to extend U.S. 74 median

The Wadesboro Town Council unanimously voted against extending the median on Highway 74 in front of Ladybug Family Restaurant and Bojangle's during its regular meeting on Monday. The council considered a recommendation from the North Carolina DOT to extend the median in order to reduce the likelihood of accidents. Sean Epperson, the Division 10 tr

Deputies were going to serve an arrest warrant when they found drugs in the residence that led to two arrests on Wednesday.
Anson County Sheriff's deputies arrested Geremie Quintin Chambers, 25, of South Carolina and Channing Green, 25, of Cabarrus County after discovering the drugs. The deputies arrived at the house on Mt. Vernon Road in Ansonvil

Two arrested on drug charges

Deputies were going to serve an arrest warrant when they found drugs in the residence that led to two arrests on Wednesday. Anson County Sheriff's deputies arrested Geremie Quintin Chambers, 25, of South Carolina and Channing Green, 25, of Cabarrus County after discovering the drugs. The deputies arrived at the house on Mt. Vernon Road in Ansonvil





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