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Brothers help save home, thanks to fire safety education

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Two young Wadesboro men are being hailed as heroes for helping protect their home against a fire last week.Mekhi Brooks, 11, and Rondell Thompson, 15, were at home alone on Aug. 21, making themselves some food while their mother, Monica Brooks, was at work at Brown Creek Correctional in Polkton.Wadesboro Fire Chief Marc Sessions said that although the leading cause of fires in America is unattended cooking, Mekhi and Rondell “did everything correctly.”“They were right there at the stove,” Sessions said, “and the pot flamed up so they covered the pot, took it off the stove and turned the stove off. Then they evacuated the house and called 911 — exactly what they were supposed to do.”

 

Bearcats lose second game 41-0

The Bearcats lost their second game of the season to Monroe on Friday with a score of 41-0.The Redhawks made 13 points in the first quarter and eight in the second, finishing the first half 21-0. In the third quarter, they made six points while in the final quarter they made 14, making the final score 41-0.Anson also lost its first game of the season on Aug. 22 with a close 7-6 to Forest Hills.Their next game will be at home on Friday at 7:30 p.m. versus South...

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AHS football players surprise PPES students

Peachland-Polkton Elementary School students had a special surprise the first week of school. On Friday morning, Coach Luke Hyatt and some of the Anson High School football players came out and greeted students in both the car rider line and the bus parking lot. The students were thrilled as the football players, dressed in their jerseys, took time out of their day to say hello and wish them a good day.Arranged by the PPES Character Council, students were able to see that high scho...

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Economic growth, cheaper gas fuel increase in Labor Day travel

CHARLOTTE — A recovering economy and falling gas prices are contributing to an increase in Labor Day holiday travel for the second straight year for North Carolinians, making it the highest number of travelers in six years, according to AAA Carolinas.An expected 1,011,718 Tar Heel state residents - a 1.5 percent increase from 2013 - are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home. Of those travelers, 870,000 (86 percent) will be driving, while an estimated 81,000 (8 perce...

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Refuge to discontinue GMO crops by 2016

By 2016, national wildlife refuges across the country will discontinue their use of genetically modified crops and certain pesticides.J.D. Bricken, manager of Pee Dee Wildlife Refuge in Wadesboro, said that the order will affect the local refuge. The refuge has a cooperative farming program that allows farmers to harvest 80 percent of the crop, leaving 20 percent standing to provide food and shelter to wildlife. With the new ban, farmers will still be able to participate in the pro...

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Town of Wadesboro closed for Labor Day holiday

The Wadesboro Town Hall will be closed Sept. 1 for the Labor Day Holiday.There will be no garbage pick-up on Sept. 1 due to the Labor Day Holiday. Monday’s garbage route will be collected on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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Back to school and back to the legislature

As our schools are set to begin the new school year, students are both nervous and excited, parents are encouraging their children and helping them get ready, backpacks are filled with school supplies, teachers are getting classrooms and lesson plans prepared, as well as the many other things that are required for a new school year. Administrators are finalizing many details and last but not least support personnel are getting school facilities clean and in order. Everyone is full of anticipa...

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We should follow Churchill’s advice for dealing with ISIS

Winston Churchill once said, “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Over the past several months, the world has watched with great concern the events unfolding around the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The escalating tensions stemming from these events threaten to destabilize the world at large and serve as a chilling reminder that evil does indeed exist.

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Anson’s unemployment on the rise

After a downward trend, Anson County’s unemployment rate increased 0.7 percent for the month of July, to 8 percent, according to numbers released Wednesday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Labor and Economic Analysis Division.The 8-percent July rate means that of Anson’s 10,632-strong workforce, a total of 847 people received unemployment benefits for the month.June’s rate was 7.3 percent, a full 3 percent lower than the 10.3...

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Final public hearing on oil and gas rules moved to different location

RALEIGH — A Sept. 12 public hearing devoted to North Carolina’s oil and gas rules is being moved to another spot on the Western Carolina University campus — the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, 92 Catamount Road.University officials opted to move the venue of the hearing. The original plan was to have the public hearing at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

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Anson heads back to school

Anson County Schools Superintendent Michael Freeman reported a very positive start to the 2014-15 school year on Monday.“Our opening day of school was very successful,” he said. “Board of Education members and I agreed that we all observed many very positive situations at our schools. Students were quickly engaged in appropriate teaching and learning activities.”

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Chamber continues school supply drive

The Anson County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Wadesboro Rotary Club has been collecting school supplies throughout the month of August and are still taking donations.Paper, pencils, pens and/or crayons and markers can be brought to the Chamber by the end of August. Monetary donations will also be accepted, and the Chamber will purchase the items for you if you would like. Monetary donations may be made to Anson County Chamber, P.O. Box 305, Wadesboro, NC 28170. Please mark i...

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Anson students flock to Back-to-School Bash

More than 2,000 people turned out for the Back to School Bash,held on Aug. 16, prior to the start of the new school year on Aug. 25.

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Parks & Rec director to be inducted into Stanly Sports Hall of Fame

Anson County Parks and Recreation director Jeff Waisner will be inducted into the Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame in October.The inductions of Waisner and fellow inductee Brad Childress will take place on Oct. 13 in the Education Center of Stanly Regional Medical Center.Waisner was inducted into the Wingate University Sports Hall of Fame in 2006, and has a long history with the sport of baseball.

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Prayer Walks held as school begins

Anson County Woman’s Missionary Union leaders invited other Ansonians to join them Saturday morning at 9 a.m. to offer prayer for the new school year. A different leader was assigned to each school so that at the same time, prayer was offered across the county for students, their parents and guardians, teachers and administrators.

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New apartment complex gets federal tax credits

Abbington Grove of Wadesboro, a planned multi-family apartment complex, was one of the recipients of federal tax credits from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. The agency announced Aug. 19 the award of federal tax credits and other financing to build $423 million of affordable apartments in 37 counties. The work is expected to support 8,540 jobs statewide and generate more than $13.4 million in local tax revenue, according to a press release from the Housing Finance Agency....

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Youngster continues tradition of donating toys to Sheriff’s Office

For the eighth year in a row, Logan Goodwin and his grandmother, Diane Goodwin, brought dozens of new stuffed animals and cartoon figures to the Anson County Sheriff’s Office to be given out to children in crisis situations.Since Logan began this project other organizations and individuals have also provided similar items to the sheriff. “He really started a trend,” Sheriff Tommy Allen said. “We share these with other law enforcement agencies as well as the ...

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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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