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Anson tops most dangerous list for tractor trailers

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For the fourth straight year, Anson County has topped AAA Carolinas' list of the most dangerous North Carolina counties for tractor-trailer collisions. The report was based on AAA's analysis of 2013 data from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.Anson County was ranked No. 1 for best chance of being in a collision with a tractor trailer, and best chance of being injured in a crash with a tractor trailer. If there's good news for Anson County, it's that it wasn't listed in the top five for fatal tractor trailer accidents.


HOLLA! tennis event planned for Saturday

The HOLLA! Eagles tennis team will be holding a yard sale this Saturday at the HOLLA! Center in Morven. Clothes, shoes, household items, and many more goodies will be available for purchase.Also the Carolinas Medical Center mobile health screening unit will be on site. For the uninsured, Obamacare administrators will be available for sign-ups. The event will commence at 7 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.For more information, call 704-465-1790.

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Landlord arrested over prematurely evicting tenants

Officers arrested Joan Taylor of Norwood on multiple felony charges last Thursday.A tenant at one of Taylor’s rental properties made the larceny complaint to the Wadesboro Police Department, according to Capt. Brandon Chewning. Taylor was subsequently charged with three felonies: breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and larceny of a motor vehicle.

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Out of the shadows

The tragic death of Robin Williams last week has opened many people’s eyes to the plight of those who suffer with depression. It’s not merely something you can “get over” or “cheer up” or choose not to be. I saw a tweet that said asking someone why they’re depressed is like asking someone why they’re diabetic. And that is the truth. It̵...

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Bringing jobs back to N.C.

North Carolina’s businesses are a vital component of our national economy and must be afforded every opportunity to prosper, grow and create jobs. It’s a state priority, as well as one of my own, to support industries and small businesses that drive our economy and create jobs in our local communities. Now more than ever, our businesses and workers need real solutions to help create jobs, build a healthy economy, and provide more opportunity. Unfortunately, our small businesses an...

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A letter of thanks to town of Wadesboro

I would like to thank the Wadesboro Town Manager, Mr. Alex Sewell, and his maintenance staff for the quick response to the hazard on Reddington Street, Wadesboro. Your quick and efficient work done may very well save a life. I thank you all again, and if I can ever be of assistance to your department, I will give the same quick response. May God bless you all.Rev. Charles H. Ford Sr.Wadesboro...

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Brown Creek inmates spend a day with their families

Several inmates from Brown Creek Correctional Institution spent quality time with their families during a Family Fun Day on Saturday.Fathers were able to do a variety of activities with their children ranging from coloring books to board games. Birdhouses made by the prison’s minimum unit carpentry class were given to each of the children, who then painted them with their fathers. Baby books to chapter books were also available for the fathers to read to their children and to...

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Rabies case confirmed in Burnsville area

A cat from the Burnsville community has tested positive for rabies, Dr. Fred Thompson, Anson County Health Director, reported on Monday morning.The cat was taken to Brown Creek Animal Hospital for a sick visit. “A very attentive veterinarian, noting symptoms, made the decision to have the cat tested for rabies,” according to a press release from the Anson County Health Department.“Upon the diagnosis, animal control personnel were informed that the cat h...

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Southern States to open new, larger store in Monroe

Southern States will open a 12,000-square-foot feed and farm supply store in Monroe on Aug. 29.The store will be four times the size of the current location, and is located at 1620 E. Roosevelt Blvd., in a former BI-LO grocery store. The former Southern States store, at 420 Crow St., will close and the staff will move to the new facility.“We will offer products in these new stores that we haven’t had available in our other retail locations,” said Anne C...

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Commissioners split on alcohol sales vote

After the Anson County Board of Commissioners voted last week to move forward with putting alcohol sales to a vote in the November elections, questions have arisen from many residents about what exactly the vote means and which commissioners voted for it or against it.The vote was 4-2, with Commissioners Dr. Jim Sims and Bobby Sikes voting against it, and Commissioner Harold Smith absent.

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Town seeks public input on ‘walkable Wadesboro’

WADESBORO — In addition to surveys available on , the town of Wadesboro is seeking public input on its comprehensive pedestrian plan through a public open house on Sept. 8, from noon to 2 p.m. The open house will be held at the art gallery area in the Lockhart-Taylor Center, located at 514 N. Washington St., Wadesboro.

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Jackson County uses new CED-7 oil for longer lasting roads

Jackson County Commissioners and the CED-7 (Circuit Engineering District) expect to see a big savings for county citizens now that they've begun using a special emulsion oil, “7-Oil” for their road projects. County workers began using the new road oil earlier this week in District 2, and on Wednesday, Aug. 13, sprayed oil and spread limestone chips in Blair, District 1.

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SWYS to hold United Youth Jam

Southwestern Youth Services, Inc. is proud to bring to area students the second annual United Youth Jam being held this Saturday, Aug. 16 from 7-10 p.m. at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road. Students between the ages of 12-18 are encouraged to attend United Youth Jam.Along with a multitude of activities for area students to participate in there will be live entertainment. This year the Hip Hop Band 412 will perform first. Following 412 will be Project Elevate. Project Eleva...

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Applebee’s re-opens with a whole new ‘Altus’ look

After closing temporarily to allow for renovations, Applebee’s restaurant celebrated their Grand Re-Opening on Tuesday, Aug. 13, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, at 3501 N Main St.Patrons will feel as though they stepped into a brand new Applebee’s that was designed specifically with Altus in mind.The new upgrades include a brand new Applebee’s sign, window shades, tables, chairs, and booths, new light fixtures an...

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Rep. Brody shares news from Raleigh

Rep. Mark Brody shares some of the happenings in Raleigh over the past month.Short Session endsJuly was a busy month in Raleigh for Rep. Brody and his colleagues as they worked to wrap up the Legislative Short Session. One of the most important pieces of legislation that was passed in the short session was the $21.25 billion dollar budget.The budget will provide public school educators an average 7-percent raise— averaging $3,50...

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A night in the life of a sheriff’s deputy

In honor of National Night Out, reporter Imari Scarbrough accompanied Anson County Deputy Sgt. Tracy Wilhoit for a portion of a patrol last Wednesday to capture a fraction of the duties law enforcement officers complete daily. NNO began in 1984 to promote citizen interest and involvement in crime prevention and to warn criminals that their neighborhoods are taking a stand against crime. It is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday of August.

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Bearcats get ready for 2014 season

Anson High School hosted its Meet the Bearcats live practice on Thursday night.The athletes completed a series of exercises. After warming up, they did 3-on-3 drills, with three offensive linemen, three defensive, and a running back. After that, they did spider drills and special teams (kickoff and punt practice) before an Orange/Blue scrimmage.Coach Luke Hyatt said he is enthusiastic for this season. “We’re excited, and we’ve come a really long way,...

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Touring country musician to perform on Thursday

Touring Country Music Artist, Misty Rae Carson, will be performing live at Val’s Restaurant and Pub with KWHW 93.5, on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Nashville based musician, who recently released her five track EP, Mystery (available on iTunes), will be playing a live acoustic set, making this her first live performance in Altus.Carson recently released her first music video, “Woke Up One Day,” that has received national attention on ZUUS Country ...

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