The North Carolina Visitor Center




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Some of North Carolina’s greatest treasures can be found off the beaten path. You never know what you might find... an old-time general store, local artisan, or simply a picturesque view that takes your breath away. You’ll be swept away by the untouched natural landscape found on the backroads of this rural county.

In Anson County, you can discover all that and more. Come. Visit. Surround yourself with the beauty of North Carolina’s best kept secret.


Big Game Hunt

21st Annual Big Game Hunt Tournament

The Anson County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 21st Annual Big Game Hunt Tournament on November 23rd through 24th, 2018.  The Big Game Hunt Tournament is organized by the Anson County Chamber of Commerce and its membership.  The event reaches all of North Carolina with a targeted presence in the five-county area of, Anson, Montgomery, Richmond, Stanly and Union counties with exposure to 15,000+ people.  Attendance for the event is estimated at more than 500 people for the two-day event.  We recognize your company as being an aggressive, community oriented, and professionally minded company and would like to encourage you to become a sponsor of this exciting high-profile event for our area.

We are excited about the prospect of having you involved with the Big Game Hunt Tournament and hope you will agree it is a great marketing and advertising opportunity.  We believe our sponsorship opportunities will assist in name recognition and visibility for your business, as well as the possibility to increase volume through product sales.  With a sponsorship commitment your company will be associated with one of North Carolina’s largest and longest running events.

The Anson County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization. Our success depends on the support from our community and the exceptional generosity of companies like yours.

You can find the detailed marketing and advertising information regarding levels of Big Game Hunt Tournament sponsorships attached.  Please call us at our office at (704) 694-4181 or feel free to email us at if you have any questions.  All mail correspondence can be sent to the Anson County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 305, Wadesboro, NC 28170.


56th Annual Kiwanis of Robeson-Lumberton Pancake Festival to be held at Bill Sapp Recreation Center in Lumberton on Friday, November 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday morning, November 10, from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Net proceeds from the Kiwanis Pancake Festival go to benefit the Kiwanis of Robeson-Lumberton Children’s Foundation.  All you can eat when you dine in with us and also take outs are available.  Tickets are available from members of Kiwanis of Robeson-Lumberton.  Also, tickets can be purchased at the door.  See you at the Kiwanis Pancake Festival!


November 9, 2018


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Bruce Jobe




Bill Sapp Recreation Center

1100 North Cedar Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United 



There were Presbyterians in North Carolina from the earliest days of the Colony. The most numerous groups, the Scotch-Irish and the Highland Scots, arrived in large numbers during the 18th century. The former settled largely in the Piedmont and the latter in the Cape Fear area.

     The early Presbyterian settlers had no ministers. In response to many petitions the Synod of New York sent William Robinson to preach in the winter of 1742-43. The Synod of Philadelphia sent John Thompson in 1744. Hugh McAden arrived in 1755 and visited both the Piedmont and Cape Fear areas. James Campbell began ministering to the Highland Scots in 1757. In 1758 Alexander Craighead arrived in Mecklenburg County. Among other Presbyterian ministers of the period were David Caldwell, who came as a missionary in 1764 and became a great teacher and statesman, and Henry Patillo, author of the first school textbook in the Colony, who arrived in 1765.

     The first three Presbyteries were Orange (1770), Concord (1796), and Fayetteville (1813). The Synod of North Carolina was organized on October 6, 1813, at Alamance Church.
     Presbyterians have always been strong supporters of education. In 1767 David Caldwell opened his “Log College” in Guilford County, forerunner of other academies conducted by such Presbyterian educators as Henry Patillo, Samuel E. McCorkle, James Hall, and William Bingham. At the request of Presbyterians, the Colonial Assembly chartered Queens College in 1771, but the act was disallowed by the King. Davidson College opened in 1837 with Robert H. Morrison as first president. Other Presbyterian colleges have included Flora Macdonald, Queens, and St. Andrews.

     William R. Davie, a founder of the University of North Carolina, Archibald D. Murphey, early 19th century advocate of internal improvements, constitutional reform, and public education, and Calvin H. Wiley, first State Superintendent of Common Schools, were prominent Presbyterian laymen.
     Early growth was slow but was accelerated by the Great Revival of the 18th century, which began with the preaching of James McGready, and by State-wide camp meetings. According to Synod records there were, in 1813, 3 presbyteries, 25 ministers, 102 churches, and 4,000 communicants. In 1963 there were 9 presbyteries, 623 ministers, 645 churches, and 147,262 communicants.


Wesley Pines Retirement Community will have a Veterans Day Celebration on Sunday, November 11th at 3:15 p.m. The event will honor veterans who have served our country with a flag display, patriotic songs performed by Berea Baptist Church Choir, and a paratrooper from the renowned All Veteran Group will drop onto the grounds of Wesley Pines trailed by the American Flag. The keynote speaker will be Captain John “Woody” Woodall of the Camp4Heroes, Inc.

This event is open to the community and everyone is welcome to join in on the festivities.

Wesley Pines Retirement Community is the areas only continuing care retirement community offering independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. To find out more about the Veterans Day Celebration or to learn more about the community please call Amy Shooter at (910)738-9691 or visit the website at www.


Elk Knob State Park

Elk Knob State Park features one of the highest peaks in North Carolina’s high country at 5,520 feet and one of the parks system’s finest trails to the spectacular views from the summit. Other trails are being developed at this relatively new park. Despite its location in an area known for winter weather, the park attempts to stay open throughout the winter and is the only one in the system offering cross-country skiing (although skiers must provide their own equipment). At lower elevations, there are primitive, backcountry campsites for individuals and for groups. Elk Knob is an outstanding park for experiencing all seasons in the mountain environment.