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Abby Cavenaugh

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The statewide unemployment rate remained at 5.3 percent for February, the same rate the state saw in January, according to figures released Friday by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division.
Nationwide, unemployment was down slightly to 5.5 percent.
When compared to February 2014, North Carolina's unemploy

N.C. unemployment remains at 5.3 percent for February

The statewide unemployment rate remained at 5.3 percent for February, the same rate the state saw in January, according to figures released Friday by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division. Nationwide, unemployment was down slightly to 5.5 percent. When compared to February 2014, North Carolina's unemploy

A routine traffic stop led to a felony drug arrest last Wednesday, after the individual jumped from the car and fled on foot.
Anson County Sheriff Landric Reid said that shortly after 3:30 p.m. on March 18, an Anson County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Niki Colson of Wadesboro for traffic violations. When Colson stopped th

Traffic violation leads to felony drug arrest

A routine traffic stop led to a felony drug arrest last Wednesday, after the individual jumped from the car and fled on foot. Anson County Sheriff Landric Reid said that shortly after 3:30 p.m. on March 18, an Anson County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Niki Colson of Wadesboro for traffic violations. When Colson stopped th

After several months of decreasing unemployment rates, Anson County started off 2015 with a slightly higher rate. The county's rate for January was 6.5 percent, up 0.4 of a percentage point from December 2014's revised rate of 6.1 percent.
The latest unemployment report was released by the by the N.C. Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic An

Anson's unemployment inches upward in January

After several months of decreasing unemployment rates, Anson County started off 2015 with a slightly higher rate. The county's rate for January was 6.5 percent, up 0.4 of a percentage point from December 2014's revised rate of 6.1 percent. The latest unemployment report was released by the by the N.C. Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic An

Southeastern Regional Partnership, incentives dominate AEDC discussion

During its first meeting after the second annual economic summit, the Anson Economic Development Corporation discussion centered around its place in the Southeastern Regional Partnership and the state legislature's recent consideration of adding incentives back into the budget. AEDC chairman gave a report on the most recent meeting of the Southeas

State unemployment rate remains unchanged for January

North Carolina's unemployment rate remained at 5.4 percent in January, unchanged from December's revised rate of 5.4 percent, according to numbers released by the N.C. Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division on Tuesday. National unemployment increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.7 percent in January. When compared to Janua

Computers to be awarded Saturday

The Caraway Foundation, HOLLA! and the Kramden Institute will be joining together this weekend to award refurbished computers to needy students in Anson County. Those who returned their forms to the schools will receive the computers on Saturday in the exercise room at HOLLA! in Morven. “Due to the numerous amount of forms that we received,

A bill that passed through the N.C. House and Senate last week with relative ease is causing a bit of unease among environmentalists in the state.
The bill, House Bill 157, also known as “A Bill to Amend Environmental Laws,” passed the House by a vote of 76-40 on March 11, and the Senate with a 37-11 vote the following day.
Both of An

Fracking rules OK'd

A bill that passed through the N.C. House and Senate last week with relative ease is causing a bit of unease among environmentalists in the state. The bill, House Bill 157, also known as “A Bill to Amend Environmental Laws,” passed the House by a vote of 76-40 on March 11, and the Senate with a 37-11 vote the following day. Both of An

As part of a continuing series of meetings throughout Anson County, Sheriff Landric Reid hosted a community meeting in Morven on Thursday night.
“This is a community policing meeting,” the sheriff told the dozens of Morven and McFarlan citizens gathered at the Morven Volunteer Fire Department. “The purpose is for us to listen to

Sheriff meets with Morven, McFarlan communities

As part of a continuing series of meetings throughout Anson County, Sheriff Landric Reid hosted a community meeting in Morven on Thursday night. “This is a community policing meeting,” the sheriff told the dozens of Morven and McFarlan citizens gathered at the Morven Volunteer Fire Department. “The purpose is for us to listen to

Pee Dee Electric Membership Cooperative became the first electric cooperative in North Carolina to begin using solar power on Friday, with the symbolic ribbon cutting on its Community Solar Farm.
“This is a tremendous milestone for Pee Dee Electric,” said Joe Branning, CEO of the North Carolina Electric Membership Cooperative. “T

Pee Dee becomes first electric cooperative in state with solar power

Pee Dee Electric Membership Cooperative became the first electric cooperative in North Carolina to begin using solar power on Friday, with the symbolic ribbon cutting on its Community Solar Farm. “This is a tremendous milestone for Pee Dee Electric,” said Joe Branning, CEO of the North Carolina Electric Membership Cooperative. “T

Economic, community and government leaders packed into the Ingram Room at the Lockhart-Taylor Center on Wednesday for the second Anson County Economic Development Summit, sponsored by South Piedmont Community College and Duke Energy.
The theme of the event was “Ushering in a New Era,” and many of the speakers touched on just that as th

Anson's second economic summit 'ushers in a new era'

Economic, community and government leaders packed into the Ingram Room at the Lockhart-Taylor Center on Wednesday for the second Anson County Economic Development Summit, sponsored by South Piedmont Community College and Duke Energy. The theme of the event was “Ushering in a New Era,” and many of the speakers touched on just that as th

Commissioners continue county manager talks, approve various event dates

At its third meeting since former County Manager Lawrence Gatewood resigned, the Anson County Board of Commissioners continued its discussion of a new county manager. Commission Chair Anna Baucom asked that her fellow commissioners look over some county manager ads from other counties and give her feedback. The board agreed that requirements for t

An inmate at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton has filed a federal lawsuit against the state prison system for its refusal to recognize his religion, Humanism.
The lawsuit names inmate Kwame Jamal Teague and the American Humanist Association as plaintiffs, and the defendants are listed as: Secretary of the North Carolina Department of

Lanesboro inmate files lawsuit against N.C. prison system

An inmate at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton has filed a federal lawsuit against the state prison system for its refusal to recognize his religion, Humanism. The lawsuit names inmate Kwame Jamal Teague and the American Humanist Association as plaintiffs, and the defendants are listed as: Secretary of the North Carolina Department of

POLKTON — An inmate at Lanesboro Correctional Institution has filed a federal lawsuit against the state prison system for its refusal to allow an atheist and humanist group to meet at the Anson County facility.
The lawsuit names inmate Kwame Jamal Teague and the American Humanist Association as plaintiffs, and the defendants include N.C. Pub

Humanist inmate files discrimination suit

POLKTON — An inmate at Lanesboro Correctional Institution has filed a federal lawsuit against the state prison system for its refusal to allow an atheist and humanist group to meet at the Anson County facility. The lawsuit names inmate Kwame Jamal Teague and the American Humanist Association as plaintiffs, and the defendants include N.C. Pub

After the announcement last week that Ralph Jackson would be Anson High School's new head football coach, he met his new team Monday afternoon in the school's gym.
Jackson talked with all the players on the varsity and junior varsity teams, AHS athletic director Terry Mabry said. And apparently, the new coach made a great first impression on his p

New AHS football coach meets players

After the announcement last week that Ralph Jackson would be Anson High School's new head football coach, he met his new team Monday afternoon in the school's gym. Jackson talked with all the players on the varsity and junior varsity teams, AHS athletic director Terry Mabry said. And apparently, the new coach made a great first impression on his p

For the second year, South Piedmont Community College and the Anson Economic Development Corporation will host the Anson County Economic Development Summit. The summit is planned for next Wednesday, March 4, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Lockhart-Taylor Center, 514 N. Washington St., Wadesboro.
More than 70 people attended last year's summit,

Second Economic Development Summit planned for March 4

For the second year, South Piedmont Community College and the Anson Economic Development Corporation will host the Anson County Economic Development Summit. The summit is planned for next Wednesday, March 4, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Lockhart-Taylor Center, 514 N. Washington St., Wadesboro. More than 70 people attended last year's summit,





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