Anson Record- RSS Feed http://ansonrecord.com/ http://ansonrecord.com/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:48:24 EST 1800 County water rates remain unchanged for next year http://ansonrecord.com/news/news/4507550/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 http://ansonrecord.com/news/home_top/4507031/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 http://ansonrecord.com/news/home_top/4501497/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 http://ansonrecord.com/news/home_top/4473404/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 http://ansonrecord.com/news/news_education/4409216/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 http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/4477817/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 http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/4460551/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 http://ansonrecord.com/news/news/4474693/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 http://ansonrecord.com/news/news/4433330/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 http://ansonrecord.com/news/home_top/4455285/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 http://ansonrecord.com/news/news_education/4472592/Anson-High-School-earns-$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 http://ansonrecord.com/news/home_top/4471180/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 Friends of Anson County Animal Shelter holds first organizational meeting http://ansonrecord.com/news/news/4160698/Friends-of-Anson-County-Animal-Shelter-holds-first-organizational-meeting The Anson County Health Department is pleased to report that the newly formed Board of the Friend of the Anson County Animal Shelter, Inc., held its organizational meeting on April 8. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Grace Senior Center hosts annual Senior Fashion Show http://ansonrecord.com/news/home_top/4160190/Grace-Senior-Center-hosts-annual-Senior-Fashion-Show Eight ladies took part in Grace Senior Center's second Senior Fashion Show, held Thursday morning at the Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro. Judges County Clerk Bonnie Huntley, Extension Agent Erin Dempsey and Grace Senior Center employee Wanda... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lilesville Fire Department receives donation from NCEMC http://ansonrecord.com/news/home_top/4071429/Lilesville-Fire-Department-receives-donation-from-NCEMC The Lilesville Fire Department recently received a $5,000 donation from North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation. The money will be used to purchase new rescue equipment to help the fire department achieve a specialty certification from the... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Board of Elections discusses Lilesville voting locations, office safety http://ansonrecord.com/news/news/4155291/Board-of-Elections-discusses-Lilesville-voting-locations-office-safety The Board of Elections had a full agenda during its meeting last Tuesday, discussing its Lilesville voting plan, and office and ballot security.Lilesville Voting Plan Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Caraway Foundation, HOLLA! give 122 AHS students computers http://ansonrecord.com/news/news_education/4112169/Caraway-Foundation-HOLLA-give-122-AHS-students-computers Thanks to the Caraway Foundation, HOLLA! and the Kramden Institute, 122 Anson High School students have refurbished computers in their homes, completely free of charge. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST LES sweet potato project named one of best in N.C. http://ansonrecord.com/news/news_education/4093276/LES-sweet-potato-project-named-one-of-best-in-N.C. Lilesville Elementary School is one of three schools in the county that was selected as first place winners of the N.C. Sweet Potato Month Promotion. The judges were very impressed with the broad range of activities the schools took part in and how... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Anson County’s unemployment drops 1.1 percent in February http://ansonrecord.com/news/home_top/4132725/Anson-Countys-unemployment-drops-1.1-percent-in-February Anson County's unemployment rate took a steep drop in February, down to 7.5 percent, according to a report released Wednesday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Carolinas HealthCare System names Henderson to lead Anson facility http://ansonrecord.com/news/news/4112592/Carolinas-HealthCare-System-names-Henderson-to-lead-Anson-facility WADESBORO — Carolinas HealthCare System announced that Gary Henderson will serve as the assistant vice president of the new Carolinas Healthcare System-Anson campus, as Dr. Fredrick Thompson retires and begins a new role as director of the Anson... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST