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Anson heads back to school

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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.”


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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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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Anson tops most dangerous list for tractor trailers

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 i...

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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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