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Volunteers help Anson remember Sept. 11, 2001

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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, Anson Crisis Ministry, New Tech students, Wadesboro town manager and staff members, Uptown Wadesboro board members, Rotary Club members and Anson County School staff members.

 

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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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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N.C. is on cusp of ‘unleashing’ natural energy resources

With the days still hot in North Carolina, it’s hard to imagine turning on the heat, but winter’s cold temperatures could bring increased demand for natural gas and increased energy costs for our families. I regularly hear concerns from constituents about the steady increase in electricity and gas prices. From skyrocketing prices at the pump to soaring utility bills at home, folks are hurting because the government continues to stand in the way of domestic energy exploration and p...

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Rep. Brody shares latest from Raleigh

Raleigh NewsCoal Ash BillOne of the last pieces of legislation that was passed in the short session was a Senate and House compromise plan to close all N.C. coal ash ponds.Senate and House conferees reached a compromise on a plan to mitigate North Carolina’s coal ash ponds, and passed bipartisan, groundbreaking legislation in both chambers.

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Accidents take two lives over three days in Anson

Accidents on Saturday night and Monday morning have taken the lives of two Anson County residents.The first accident occurred at 7:51 p.m. on Saturday. Freddy Carpenter, 60, of Lilesville was traveling north on McRae Road, about half a mile from Parsons Grove Church Road when his vehicle ran off the road to the right. Carpenter lost control of his vehicle and struck a ditch. The vehicle then overturned.Janet Reid with the N.C. Highway Patrol office in Monroe said that Ca...

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Help save Anson’s property values

I am glad to see Rep Richard Hudson so concerned about our local real estate values! I hope and pray he opposes the industrial-strength hydraulic mining of natural gas known as “fracking” here locally to be sold via pipelines to other countries. In states like Pennsylvania, New York and Texas, fracking has destroyed property values, polluted drinking water and made real estate transactions difficult since no one can get a mortgage or insurance.I also hope Rep. Hudson su...

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County commissioners reject surplus property disposal policy

For two straight months, representatives from the towns of Morven, Lilesville, Ansonville and Peachland appeared before the Anson County Board of Commissioners to request free police patrol vehicles for their towns. After the commissioners agreed to transfer one surplus patrol vehicle to the town of Morven in July, the other towns asked for the same free transfer of county surplus property. At the September meeting, however, County Manager Lawrence Gatewood asked the commissioners to “r...

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Accidents take two lives over three days in Anson

Two accidents on Saturday night and Monday morning have taken the lives of two Anson County residents.The first accident occurred at 7:51 p.m. on Saturday. Freddy Carpenter, 60, of Lilesville was traveling north on McRae Road, about half a mile from Parsons Grove Church Road when his vehicle ran off the road to the right. Carpenter lost control of his vehicle and struck a ditch. The vehicle then overturned.Janet Reid with the N.C. Highway Patrol office in Monroe said tha...

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Bearcats enjoy 35-8 win vs. South Stanly

The Bearcats won Friday night’s game versus South Stanly with a comfortable 35-8 win.The game began strong for South Stanly when they made eight points to Anson’s zero in the first quarter. Anson made a strong comeback in the second quarter, making 15 points, including a touchdown and kick point in the last 17 seconds of the quarter. South Stanly could not get a touchdown in, putting Anson ahead by halftime with a score of 15-8.In the third quarter, Anson mad...

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Pee Dee Electric pledges $100,000 for new Agri-Civic Center

WADESBORO — Pee Dee Electric has pledged to donate $20,000 a year for the next five years to help fund the Anson County Agri-Civic Center. The donation was made in response to the Anson Agri-Civic Center Capital Campaign. The campaign, It’s All About People, is a multi-year drive to raise $2.5 million in support of the new facility, which has been designed to provide meeting and conference space for the county while meeting the needs of the agricultural community.

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Helms indicted on first-degree murder charges

On Sept. 2, grand juries in Anson County and Union County indicted Eddie Clyde Helms, 61, of Marshville on first-degree murder charges for the 1988 murder of John T. Griffin III of Peachland and the 2012 killing of Charles Ronald Goodwin of Marshville.Helms was arrested without incident on Aug. 12 by Union County Sheriff’s Deputies, and charged with both murders.For the families of the murder victims, Helms’ arrest has brought some closure, but the loss still...

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McLendon-Brown indicted for fraud, disturbing human remains

Mary McLendon-Brown was indicted on two separate counts on Thursday.Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer announced that McLendon-Brown was served with two true bill of indictments for one count of obtaining property by false pretense and one count of disturbing human remains.In June, McLendon-Brown was sentenced to 6-17 months in prison for obtaining property by false pretenses after accepting money to take a body to the crematorium but failing to do so. Wadesboro polic...

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Sheriff provides answers to FAQs

A day does not go by that I don’t answer a half a dozen or more questions from individuals about what they can or cannot do; or how to go about doing something relating to an activity of the Sheriff’s Office. Over the years I have put together what I call: “The Ten Most Commonly Asked Questions to the Sheriff.” I think you’ll find these interesting.1. How do I get a pistol permit to purchase a handgun?

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Upcoming fall season hopefully will bring change

Wow. I cannot believe how fast time flies. As we head into Labor Day, I hate to see summer end, but I’m excited to think about back to school, football season gearing up, and a little break from the heat.I just wrapped up a great week traveling the district and meeting with folks to hear their concerns and discuss ways to help revitalize our local communities. Weeks like this are the favorite parts of my job because I enjoy spending time in our communities hearing directly fr...

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Volleyball team off to strong start

The Anson High School varsity volleyball team won 3-1 against Central Academy on Thursday evening.The girls won their matches 25-15, 25-12 and 25-10 while CATA won its match 25-21. “I thought they played as one team tonight,” coach Celeste Dutton said. “Everyone had a hand in the win and everyone did their best.”The team also won two other recent home non-conference games, 3-2 against Richmond on Tuesday and 3-0 against Monroe on Wednesday. “...

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