At the regular monthly meeting Dec. 3, the Anson County Board of Commissioners made a decision on the fate of the two early 20th century-era buildings on the Anson Community Hospital site, and considered a project to improve broadband access within the county. A decision on whether or not to allow a solar farm to locate on Carver Street in Wadesboro was deferred until the January meeting.The first item of business at the meeting was to elect a board chair and vice chairman. Anna Ba...
Morris Enos Knotts, 23, of Wadesboro, has been arrested for the murder of Cordarius Neshun Roberts on Nov. 10.Knotts has been charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder and two counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling/moving vehicle, according to Wadesboro Police Department Capt. Brandon Chewning. His bond was set at $500,000 and his first court date was Nov. 26.Roberts was shot and killed early on the morning of Nov. 10 on Salisbury Street....
The holiday season is upon us, and the Anson County Arts Council is bringing a perfect Christmas experience to the Ansonia Theatre. “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre” comes to the stage on Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1, and the single performance should sell out quickly.
The Anson County Board of Education took a few minutes at the start of its regular monthly meeting Monday night to honor Anson High School students who are part of the JROTC and the varsity football team.Superintendent Michael Freeman presented certificates to JROTC cadets in recognition of their stellar performances at several recent competitions. The drill team and color guard took home a number of trophies, and finished first and second in various competitions across the state....
Exciting plans are under way for the 2013 Christmas gathering for all hometown veterans. This meeting will conclude the 2013 activities by the Anson County Veteran’s Council. Officers for this year have been Billy McCormick, president; Al Dean, vice president; Ann James, secretary; and Anne McCormick, treasurer. The festive gathering will be held at the Lockhart-Taylor Center on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.Volunteers from Richmond County AM Vets Post No. 316 will be performing a flag fol...
RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 8.0 percent, decreasing 0.3 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate of 8.3 percent. The national rate increased to 7.3 percent from September’s 7.2 percent.North Carolina’s October 2013 unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than a year ago. The number of people employed increased 6,225 over the month to 4,294,153, and decreased 1,618 over the year. The numbe...
The members of the Anson Economic Development Corporation spent their monthly meeting discussing a number of ways Anson can improve its economy.AEDC member Don Altieri reported that he had recently met with Tammy Whaley of Duke Energy to discuss how Duke Power’s programs could possibly benefit the county. “Anson County has a lot of potential and we need to position ourselves with new projects,” Altieri said.He said some of Whaley’s specific recomm...
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