Anson Record- RSS OPINION Feed Thu, 2 Oct 2014 12:25:49 EST 1800 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 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 New lessons from old wars At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the United States to deal with the challenge of ISIS. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:51:06 EST We shouldn’t wait for terrorist attacks before taking action Last week marked a very solemn date for our nation and a stark reminder that evil exists around the world. On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States of America fell victim to the most horrific terrorist attack in our history — an attack spurred by... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:48:05 EST N.C. is on cusp of ‘unleashing’ natural energy resources With the days still hot in North Carolina, it's hard to imagine turning on the heat, but winter's cold temperatures could bring increased demand for natural gas and increased energy costs for our families. I regularly hear concerns from... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:08:13 EST Rep. Brody shares latest from Raleigh Raleigh NewsCoal Ash BillOne of the last pieces of legislation that was passed in the short session was a Senate and House compromise plan to close all N.C. coal ash ponds. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:06:15 EST Help save Anson’s property values I am glad to see Rep Richard Hudson so concerned about our local real estate values! I hope and pray he opposes the industrial-strength hydraulic mining of natural gas known as “fracking” here locally to be sold via pipelines to other... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:05:15 EST Sheriff provides answers to FAQs A day does not go by that I don't answer a half a dozen or more questions from individuals about what they can or cannot do; or how to go about doing something relating to an activity of the Sheriff's Office. Over the years I have put... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:41:19 EST Upcoming fall season hopefully will bring change Wow. I cannot believe how fast time flies. As we head into Labor Day, I hate to see summer end, but I'm excited to think about back to school, football season gearing up, and a little break from the heat. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:38:11 EST Back to school and back to the legislature As our schools are set to begin the new school year, students are both nervous and excited, parents are encouraging their children and helping them get ready, backpacks are filled with school supplies, teachers are getting classrooms and lesson plans... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:07:17 EST We should follow Churchill’s advice for dealing with ISIS Winston Churchill once said, “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Over the past several months, the world has watched with great concern the events unfolding around the Middle East and Eastern... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:06:08 EST Out of the shadows The tragic death of Robin Williams last week has opened many people's eyes to the plight of those who suffer with depression. It's not merely something you can “get over” or... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:51:21 EST Bringing jobs back to N.C. North Carolina's businesses are a vital component of our national economy and must be afforded every opportunity to prosper, grow and create jobs. It's a state priority, as well as one of my own, to support industries and small businesses... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:48:13 EST A letter of thanks to town of Wadesboro I would like to thank the Wadesboro Town Manager, Mr. Alex Sewell, and his maintenance staff for the quick response to the hazard on Reddington Street, Wadesboro. Your quick and efficient work done may very well save a life. I thank you all again, and... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:43:29 EST Rep. Brody shares news from Raleigh Rep. Mark Brody shares some of the happenings in Raleigh over the past month.Short Session ends Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:03:06 EST Economic help should come from within our district, not bureaucrats The first week of August has come and gone, and many of you are soaking in the last few weeks of summer. As our families prepare for the start of a new school year, the last thing they need to worry about is a sluggish economy, dwindling paychecks and... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:02:26 EST The finger as free speech (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following editorial was published in our sister publication, the Richmond County Daily Journal, and reprinted with permission.) Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:45:20 EST Are things that bad? Things are good!Sometimes, like the other day, I want to get up and shout it out. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:42:09 EST