Anson Record- RSS Feed Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:41:14 EST 1800 Lawmakers talk job growth at Chamber legislative breakfast HAMLET — New business opportunities became a topic of discussion on Wednesday during the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast at Cole Auditorium in Hamlet. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sen. McLaurin shares April news A few weeks ago I decided to contact young leaders from my five-county senate district and invite them to come together. Many of them are taking on leadership roles within their communities in business, in government, in education, within the legal... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Remembering what Easter truly means This week and next, the House is in recess so it is great to be back home in North Carolina. This past weekend I was incredibly lucky and honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Grand Marshal and Honorary Starter for the NHRA Four-Wide... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Board of Elections, Lilesville Fire Dept. strike deal on voting location The Board of Elections struck an agreement last Tuesday with the Lilesville Fire Department for use of the department's indoor facilities for voting. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST N.C.’s longest-serving university president announces retirement WINGATE — Dr. Jerry E. McGee, Wingate University's 13th president, announced plans Tuesday to retire in May 2015. McGee is N.C.'s longest-serving university president. At the time of his retirement, he will have served at Wingate for... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST North Carolina’s unemployment down to 6.3 percent for March RALEIGH — The state's unemployment rate for March was down 0.1 percent to 6.3 percent, according to numbers released Monday morning by the N.C. Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division. The national rate remained... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST AEDC gets update on various projects The Anson Economic Development Corporation had a relatively short meeting Thursday morning, during which the local business leaders caught up on various goings-on that affect economic development in the county. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Arsonist arrested in Morven On the evening of April 9, firefighters and the N.C. Forest Service were dispatched to multiple woods fires in the Morven area. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST County water rates remain unchanged for next year The Anson County Board of Commissioners has approved the fiscal year 2014-15 Utilities Budget, County Manager Lawrence Gatewood reported Thursday. There is no change in water and wastewater rates for next year. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Easter weekend travelers will find prices lower than last year CHARLOTTE — While gasoline prices have climbed 36 cents a gallon since Christmas, they are still 5.6 cents a gallon less on average in North Carolina than they were last Easter. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sen. McLaurin hosts first meeting of Young Leaders Advisory Council On Tuesday night, Sen. Gene McLaurin hosted what he hopes will be the first of many future meetings of what he calls the Young Leaders Advisory Council. The council is made up of business and community leaders in their 20s, 30s and 40s throughout... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST State legislators ranked on effectiveness, attendance All state senators and representatives were ranked on their effectiveness and attendance for 2013 in a report released by the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research on April 8. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST PPES honors Terrific Kids Peachland-Polkton Elementary School held its Terrific Kids Celebration for the third nine weeks last Tuesday. Pictured are the students who were recognized for this honor. Front row, from left, ArRiyonah Addison, Bostyn Bridgers, Aaliyah... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Saying thanks is not enough We say, “Thanks for your service,” when we meet veterans of the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq veterans. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Even constituents agree: Washington spending is out of hand This week, I heard from countless constituents concerned with Washington's out-of-control spending and insurmountable debt. I'd like to share a letter I received from a constituent in Concord: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST BRLC offers free USDA food commodities April 22 Burnsville Recreation & Learning Center Emergency Food Pantry has received a large shipment of TEFAP products. The food commodities are provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. The U.S. Federal Income Guidelines will be the determining... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Board of Elections shares information on absentee ballots In an effort to provide our military and overseas voters with the greatest opportunity to vote, the Anson County Board of Elections is providing information to our armed forces:SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR OVERSEAS MILITARY VOTERS Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Citizens Academy class graduates The 12th Anson Sheriff's Citizens Academy held its graduation ceremony on Thursday. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Anson High School earns $2 million Youth Career-Connect Grant$2-million-Youth-Career-Connect-Grant “The future is now,” beamed Charles Murphy, principal of Anson High School, when asked his reaction to the new federal Youth Career-Connect Grant which the school system has received. “For years we have wanted to unite... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST One arrested, four still at large in countywide drug roundup UPDATE: On March 27, the Anson County Sheriff's Office led a major drug bust, the culmination of an eight-month long investigation. Fourteen people were arrested two weeks ago, and, Sheriff Tommy Allen reported on Monday, one more individual has... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST