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Old hospital buildings vandalized

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Two early 1900s-era brick buildings on the site of the former Anson Community Hospital have been vandalized so badly that they are now unsafe to enter, County Manager Lawrence Gatewood said.More than 40 local agencies and businesses have benefited from many items taken from the main hospital by permission, but unknown vandals attacked the two brick buildings sometime in August.“The entire HVAC unit from the back of the building is missing,” Gatewood told the Anson Economic DevelopmentCorporation at their meeting Thursday. “And the inside has been trashed. I’d like to let it be known to the public that there’s nothing left to steal.”

 

Bearcats lose Homecoming game, 35-7

The Bearcats lost their homecoming game to Purnell Swett 35-7 last Friday.While the Bearcats failed to score in the first three quarters, Purnell Swett made 21 points in the first quarter alone. In the final quarter, the Bearcats made 7 points to Purnell Swett’s 14, ending the game 35-7.This loss gives the team an overall season of 1-4, according to the high school sports website MaxPreps.com. Their sole win was a 35-8 victory against South Stanly on Sept. 5....

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AEDC discusses Southeast Regional Economic Development Partnership

The newly formed Southeast Regional Economic Development Partnership was the main topic of discussion at the monthly Anson Economic Development Corporation meeting on Thursday.AEDC chairman Chuck Horne represents Anson County on the partnership’s board and gave the group a detailed report.The Southeast Regional Economic Development Partnership was formed after the North Carolina legislature abolished economic development partnerships as they had existed before. Ans...

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N.C.’s August unemployment rate inches higher

RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate was 6.8 percent, increasing 0.3 of a percentage point from July’s revised rate of 6.5 percent. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 6.1 percent.North Carolina’s August 2014 unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than a year ago. The number of people employed decreased 28,666 over the month to 4,340,873, and increased 28,938 over the year. The number of people un...

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Groups file lawsuit against Duke Energy Power Plant in Hamlet

On Wednesday at a press conference in Raleigh, the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County released their legal challenge to the state air permit for Duke Energy’s combustion turbine electric power plant in Hamlet. The groups charged the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources with failure to regulate the powerful utility and protect public health.

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HOLLA! Eagles soar in first tennis match

On Sept. 6, the HOLLA! Eagles tennis team traveled to Charlotte to compete in a round robin tennis tournament at the Sugaw Creek Recreation Complex.Saturday’s was the first official match for the eager Eagles since the HOLLA! tennis program was jump-started by the HOLLA! Let’s MOVE Fitness Program to fight obesity among youth, three years ago.It proved to be a challenging, yet rewarding day for the for the young Eagles. The match-ups were randomly selected ac...

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New lessons from old wars

At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the United States to deal with the challenge of ISIS.I will tell you about his response in a minute.The World War I conference was one of a series of planned events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of that Great War and to learn what lessons might help us deal with present day challenges.

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We shouldn’t wait for terrorist attacks before taking action

Last week marked a very solemn date for our nation and a stark reminder that evil exists around the world. On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States of America fell victim to the most horrific terrorist attack in our history — an attack spurred by cowardice and hatred for our way of life. Thirteen years later, we remember the innocent lives lost and the sacrifices that were made; we remember the overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and despair; and we remember the heroism and courage of our...

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Board of Elections, Lilesville FD come to agreement on voting location

The Board of Elections passed new rules for its voting facilities after hearing from the Lilesville fire chief about scratches on the department’s floors.Last month, the board rejected a bill from the Lilesville Fire Department when the department alleged that its floors had been scratched during elections earlier this summer. After deciding the marks may have appeared from an event after the elections, the board declined to pay the bill. County Manager Lawrence Gatewood late...

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Anson ranks 19th among top U.S. farming counties

A recent study by Farm Futures has ranked Anson County as the 19th best place to farm in the U.S., among more than 3,000 counties.Farm Futures uses Census of Agriculture data to “calculate financial ratios and performance for more than 3,000 counties across the country,” according to website http://farmprogress.com/.“To develop our latest rankings of Best Places to Farm, we analyzed ag census data from 2002, 2007 and 2012 to calculate countywide financi...

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Escaped inmate caught hours later in Monroe

An Anson County Jail inmate escaped Saturday afternoon, only to be caught in Monroe three hours after his escape.According to the Anson County Sheriff’s Office, 19-year-old Demetri Little snuck under a secure door as deputies were closing it on Saturday afternoon. He ran from the jail while helping staff in the jail’s sally port (garage), Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen said. Jail staff chased Little toward U.S. Highway 74 where they lost sight of him but found his sho...

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Volleyball team loses tough games

The Lady Cats lost their home JV and varsity volleyball games to Sun Valley last Thursday.The varsity team lost three out of the four sets they played. They won the first set 25-23, but lost the other three 25-22, 25-17, and 26-24.Co-coach Patty Livingston said that the game was disappointing. “The girls didn’t play up to their potential,” she said. “They made too many errors. We need to come together as a team and communicate more.”...

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Anson loses ‘Battle for the Border’ to Chesterfield, 34-7

The Bearcats lost an away game to Chesterfield with a score of 34-7 last Friday. The winner of the game, Chesterfield, was awarded the “Battle for the Border” trophy by Anson Community Hospice and Hospice of Chesterfield County as part of an inaugural contest between the two schools.The loss gives Anson a 1-3 season record, according to high school sports website MaxPreps.com.Anson will play at home versus Purnell Swett (Pembroke) at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.

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Anson, Chesterfiled to ‘Battle for the Border’

The Anson Bearcats and Chesterfield Rams will face off on the gridiron for the inaugural “Battle For The Border” trophy Sept. 12. The trophy is being presented by non-profit hospices serving the two counties, Anson Community Hospice and Hospice of Chesterfield County.“This is a very exciting opportunity. Not only to be representing North Carolina, but a great organization in hospice,” Anson athletic director Terry Mabry said. “I have had to use their s...

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South Piedmont Community College to open new Advising Centers

South Piedmont Community College’s new dedicated Advising Centers, one on its L.L. Polk Campus in Polkton and another on its Old Charlotte Highway Campus in Monroe, will play a key role in keeping SPCC students on a clear path toward graduation.The grand opening of the Advising Center on the L.L. Polk Campus (Garibaldi Building, room 264) will be held on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.The grand opening at the Old Charlotte H...

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Volunteers help Anson remember Sept. 11, 2001

In what’s become an annual tradition, Uptown Wadesboro, Inc., has laid 2,996 flags in front of the Anson County Courthouse to remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. One flag is laid for each of the lives lost in the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa.A group of volunteers placed the more than 2,000 flags at 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Volunteers included children, Wadesboro police officers, Anson County Sheriff’s Office employees,...

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Wadesboro Town Council honors young men who saved home

During its regular meeting on Monday, the Wadesboro Town Council gave two young men citizen’s awards for their actions that prevented a house fire.The mayor presented Mekhi Brooks, 11, and Rondell Thompson, 15, with the awards. While home alone on Aug. 21, the brothers were cooking food when the pot flamed. When Wadesboro Fire Chief Marc Sessions arrived on the scene, Mekhi told him that he had followed the instructions he’d learned when Sessions had taught fire safety ...

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Veterans Enhancement Fair deemed a success

On Sept. 3, the Salisbury VAMC Rural Health Team, Winston Salem VBA, Greenville Mobile Vet Cruiser, the OEF/OIFCoordinater participated in Anson County’s third annual Veteran Enhancement Fair hosted by Ted Ward, Anson County Veteran Service Officer, at the Lockhart-Taylor Center at South Piedmont Community College in Wadesboro.Seeing VA employees face-to-face in the local community was significant to all veterans in attendance, and that is an important part of building trust ...

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