Anson Record- RSS Feed Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:20:38 EST 1800 Anson unemployment continues to increase The unemployment rate for Anson County continued an upward trend in August, according to a report released Wednesday by the N.C. Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division. The August 2014 unemployment rate for Anson was 8.7... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:45:11 EST Will American ground troops be sent to fight ISIS? With the United States dropping bombs on yet another Muslim country, we might benefit from a close look at President Obama's anti–Islamic State strategy. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:45:12 EST Celebrating the power of women in our district Last week, my wife, Renee, and I hosted a Women's Symposium to highlight the tremendously positive impact women have on our economy and our communities and unite local leaders to discuss ideas that advance opportunities and return... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:40:31 EST Lady Cats lose away games last week The Lady Cats lost both of their away conference matches last week to Piedmont and Marvin Ridge. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:39:15 EST Banquet honors local farmers The 2014 Farm-City Week Dinner was well-attended last Tuesday, and several local citizens won awards. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:36:19 EST Annual Ag Expo & Fair draws participants from throughout region Although the annual Ag Expo & Fair had to relocate from its normal venue at the Lockhart-Taylor Center, contributing to a smaller number of fair-goers, many contestants still made it out to show their livestock, agricultural products and homemade... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:45:12 EST Raiders defeat Bearcats, 42-6 ROCKINGHAM — Despite Richmond's lax offense versus Anson Friday night, the Raiders still managed to pull off a 42-6 victory over the Bearcats. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:10:15 EST Anson sheriff awards $12,000 to Anson County Schools$12000-to-Anson-County-Schools The Anson County Sheriff's Department gave over $12,000 to the school system on Monday. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:40:17 EST CROP Hunger Walk planned for Oct. 5 The annual Anson County CROP Hunger Walk is Oct. 5. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:21:17 EST ‘Bearcat Bandit’ arrested Friday HAMLET — Investigators with the Hamlet Police Department captured the “Bearcats Bandit” Friday after an anonymous tip from a resident identified her from photographs published in the Anson Record's sister newspaper, the... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:01:13 EST Celebrate agriculture this weekend at local events The annual youth livestock show and ag fair are scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. Both will be held at new locations with a change in times. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:17:10 EST Clean drinking water should not be taken for granted The coal ash problem in North Carolina was here long before the Dan River spill in February. This is a decades old problem — one that should not take decades to correct. Senate Bill 729, the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014, passed, making North... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:51:04 EST Working hard in Washington for our district I ran for Congress so I could fight for the people of North Carolina's Eighth District. Like so many of you, I felt like Washington was not listening to us and our government was at a standstill, paralyzed by partisanship and politics. Since my... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:50:08 EST Documenting the history of the Pee Dee River (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is Part 1 of a story that has been reprinted from The Richmond County Daily Journal. Part 2 will be featured in next week's issue.) Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:17:09 EST Bearcats lose Homecoming game, 35-7 The Bearcats lost their homecoming game to Purnell Swett 35-7 last Friday. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:25:20 EST Old hospital buildings vandalized Two early 1900s-era brick buildings on the site of the former Anson Community Hospital have been vandalized so badly that they are now unsafe to enter, County Manager Lawrence Gatewood said. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:21:26 EST AEDC discusses Southeast Regional Economic Development Partnership The newly formed Southeast Regional Economic Development Partnership was the main topic of discussion at the monthly Anson Economic Development Corporation meeting on Thursday. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:06:05 EST N.C.’s August unemployment rate inches higher RALEIGH — The state's seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate was 6.8 percent, increasing 0.3 of a percentage point from July's revised rate of 6.5 percent. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 6.1... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:25:15 EST Groups file lawsuit against Duke Energy Power Plant in Hamlet On Wednesday at a press conference in Raleigh, the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County released their legal challenge to the state air permit for Duke Energy's combustion turbine electric power... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:17:10 EST HOLLA! Eagles soar in first tennis match On Sept. 6, the HOLLA! Eagles tennis team traveled to Charlotte to compete in a round robin tennis tournament at the Sugaw Creek Recreation Complex. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:55:10 EST