Anson Record- RSS Feed Sat, 23 May 2015 11:29:40 EST 1800 AEDC recaps economic development summit A recap of what went right and what could be changed about this year's economic development summit dominated the conversation during the regular monthly meeting of the Anson Economic Development Corporation on Thursday morning. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:31:51 EST School meals to be free for all students starting in August All meals served at Anson County Schools will be free to all students, beginning Aug. 24 with the start of the 2015-16 school year. Fri, 22 May 2015 13:01:51 EST TDA votes to start branding project On Wednesday, the Anson County Tourism Development Authority unanimously voted to help fund a branding and wayfinding sign project in Anson County. Fri, 22 May 2015 11:36:51 EST Carolinians kick off summer with highest Memorial Day travel in a decade CHARLOTTE — An estimated 1,029,500 North Carolina and 475,500 South Carolina motorists are expected to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend with a road trip - the highest numbers for both states in 10 years. A strong economy and low gas prices... Wed, 20 May 2015 16:16:51 EST Historian Leuchtenburg on Hillary Clinton’s challenges Is it too early to start putting the 2016 presidential election in historical perspective?Maybe. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:51:54 EST Little Rattler (The best snake dog in two counties) When I was 10 years old my great uncle gave me a little mixed hound puppy. The mama of this pup was a fine black and tan hound, while the daddy was just a mixed up fiest named Ol' Rattler. Uncle L.D. said the only reason he kept Rattler around... Wed, 20 May 2015 09:51:53 EST Defense is one of Congress’s most important responsibilities One of Congress' most important constitutional duties, and a responsibility I take very seriously, is to provide for the common defense. These past few years alone have taught us we face barbaric terrorists like ISIS and murderous regimes like... Wed, 20 May 2015 09:51:51 EST Old hospital building slated for demolition this summer The building on Morven Road that formerly housed Anson Community Hospital is slated for demolition this summer. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:46:51 EST WPD enforcing “Click It or Ticket” Through May 31, the Wadesboro Police Department will start a “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Wed, 20 May 2015 08:01:52 EST Track team has strong season The Anson High School track team has had a strong season, surpassing even their coach's expectations. Tue, 19 May 2015 16:26:52 EST Frick named new leader of 8th District Democratic Party ROCKINGHAM — Ten days before his 21st birthday, student organizer Dylan Frick became the top Democrat in a dozen North Carolina counties. Tue, 19 May 2015 16:26:51 EST Wadesboro Rotary honors Teachers of the Year The Wadesboro Rotary Club gave out Teacher of the Year awards to deserving local educators from each school during its meeting last Thursday. Mon, 18 May 2015 18:01:54 EST Cooper announces run for governor ROCKINGHAM — Roy Cooper says cash-starved public schools, an overtaxed middle class and statewide spats over social issues prodded him into the governor's race. Mon, 18 May 2015 10:56:52 EST Sheriff, Chief Deputy visit Kids Express Kids Express recently hosted special visitors, Sheriff Landric Reid and Chief Deputy Scott Howell.The children presented footprint police car artwork to be hung at the sheriff's department. Sat, 16 May 2015 16:31:52 EST Law enforcement officers honored with prayer service At least 150 people gathered in front of the Anson County Courthouse on Thursday night for a candlelight prayer service for law enforcement officers. Fri, 15 May 2015 16:06:54 EST Stevons signs on for college basketball Parrish Stevons, a senior and basketball player at Anson High School, signed with Sandhills Community College on Wednesday. Fri, 15 May 2015 11:11:51 EST Business workshops to be held in Union, Anson counties RALEIGH — Small business startups typically have a host of questions for state regulators, ranging from how to conduct a securities offering to sales and use tax requirements. Two “Business Essentials” workshops being presented in... Wed, 13 May 2015 16:01:53 EST Five arrested in Polkton on drug charges Five individuals were arrested on Tuesday in Polkton, following a six-month investigation by the Polkton Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Anson County Sheriff's Office and the Wadesboro Police... Wed, 13 May 2015 15:51:51 EST Board of Elections votes to combine precincts The Board of Elections voted to combine all three Wadesboro voting precincts into one super-precinct during a special meeting last Tuesday. Wed, 13 May 2015 10:16:56 EST Tri-county law enforcement support In the wake of so much attention being drawn to law enforcement officers for so much wrongdoing through every social media available, I thought it was only fitting to expose some good things they do. On April 18, 2015, my church, the Church of God of... Wed, 13 May 2015 10:16:54 EST