Anson Record- RSS Feed Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:44:43 EST 1800 Free appointments with health care navigators in Anson County WADESBORO — North Carolinians who need help enrolling in affordable health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act can call 1-855-733-3711, 1-800-672-5834 or 910-817-7670 to schedule a free, in-person meeting with a trained navigator who... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:00:10 EST Falling gasoline prices help boost holiday travel to record numbers CHARLOTTE — Nearly 3 million North Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more for the Christmas/New Year's holiday, according to AAA Carolinas. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:01:07 EST Carolinas HealthCare System Anson welcomes new medical director Earlier this year, Carolinas HealthCare System embarked on a journey to transform healthcare in Anson County by opening Carolinas HealthCare System Anson — a new healthcare model that's focused on wellness, prevention, patient and... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:01:08 EST N.C. unemployment drops to 5.8 percent The statewide unemployment rate for November 2014 dipped half a percentage point to 5.8 percent, according to a report released Friday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:45:18 EST Goodwin denies insurance companies’ request to raise homeowners rates RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has ordered a zero percent statewide overall average change in homeowners insurance rates, effective June 1, 2015. The ordered rates vary by geographic territory and type of insurance. On average,... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:46:07 EST AEDC plans next summit, talks slow economic recovery The Anson Economic Development Commission got a few details on its second Economic Development Summit during the group's regular monthly meeting Thursday morning. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:11:11 EST AMS takes first place at wrestling meet Recently, Anson Middle School's wrestling team participated at a wrestling match that was held at Long Middle School with four schools participating. Each member of the wrestling team had a specific weight class in which he or she... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:06:09 EST Study calls for expanding Medicaid in N.C. GREENSBORO — A new report shows that by 2020, the North Carolina workforce could grow by more than 43,000 jobs, and the state's economy could gain tens of billions in business revenue if the state expands Medicaid eligibility requirements. The... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:16:07 EST Clarification regarding death of Ansonville man A story in the Dec. 17 issue of The Anson Record reported that Earnest Steven King of Ansonville was killed after a car accident in Norwood, and that the N.C. Highway Patrol was investigating what caused the 72-year-old man to run off the... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:10:20 EST YCC students have an exciting month Flying drones, building paper rockets and playing tic tac toe with a robot are a few of the activities that Youth Career Connect (YCC) students at Anson High School experienced at The GeekFest on Nov. 13. The GeekFest is an annual event sponsored by... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:51:09 EST Holding on to our humanity “What is our tolerance for brutality?” Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:25:13 EST There is a Law higher than man This comes in response to the killing of the young man in Ferguson, Mo., and killings of “unarmed” men in other states by law enforcement officers. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:25:11 EST I work for you — not President Obama Our country is at a critical crossroads, and we must ensure that when we face the tough choices, we are making fiscally responsible, intelligent decisions to promote more good-paying jobs, to move our economy forward, and to make life better for folks... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:24:09 EST Prison staff surprise Toys for Tots with big donation Staff and administration at Lanesboro Correctional Institution surprised local Toys for Tots coordinator Vancine Sturdivant when they donated nearly 600 toys and bicycles last Thursday. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:22:05 EST Former Anson football star racks up honors at Clemson Stephone Anthony, one of the most lauded football players at Anson High School in recent memory, is also making quite the name for himself at Clemson University. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:21:06 EST Anson gets positive report from N.C. Partnership for Children director The Anson County Partnership for Children welcomed a special guest to its board meeting last Thursday, and held a literacy event later that day. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:16:10 EST AHS basketball teams enjoy winning seasons The Bearcats have had a good season so far.On Dec. 9, the boys beat Central Academy with a score of 86-34. Then, last Wednesday, they beat Chesterfield in a narrow 85-82 victory. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:16:09 EST School board shakes up leadership The Anson County Board of Education has a new look after its December meeting, held Monday afternoon. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:15:10 EST Rob Nance and The Lost Souls to perform at Ansonia Rob Nance and The Lost Souls will be performing at The Ansonia Theatre in Wadesboro on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:41:07 EST Anson ranked most generous county in N.C. Anson County is the most generous county in the state, according to a recent report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a leading nationwide publication for nonprofit organizations and others involved in fundraising. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:01:22 EST