Anson Record- RSS Feed Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:30:10 EST 1800 Thomases celebrate 50th anniversary Roger and Ella Shinn Thomas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 27, 2014 with family and friends at Rocky River Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Anson County. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:57:13 EST Flinchum-Scarborough Wedding Kathryn Elizabeth Flinchum and Kent Lowell Scarborough were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at five o' clock in the afternoon at Calvary Episcopal Church in Wadesboro, North Carolina. The Reverend Michael Bye officiated. Ken... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:50:19 EST School board honors students, community leaders The monthly Anson County Board of Education meeting on Nov. 24 was filled with kudos for local students, school board members and community leaders. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:30:17 EST Sheriff Allen prepares for retirement Come Monday, Dec. 1, Anson County will have a new sheriff for the first time in more than 12 years. Current Sheriff Tommy Allen announced his impending retirement last year, and is looking forward to his last day in office on Nov. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:35:11 EST What Ferguson says about America is disturbing EDITOR'S NOTE: The following op-ed piece is reprinted with permission from our colleagues at The Robesonian. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:26:05 EST A fond farewell This will be my last “From the Sheriff's Desk” and I wanted to use this opportunity to personally thank the people of Anson County for entrusting the honored position of Sheriff to me for 28 years. I leave with mixed emotions but... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:23:13 EST A time to give thanks This week, families and friends will gather around their tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. This special holiday originated from the first harvest of the new world — a time when the Pilgrims and Native Americans joined together in fellowship to... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:22:07 EST Sheriff's Office investigating apparent murder-suicide The Anson County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in the Peachland area. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:15:11 EST Auction for Panther football to benefit Toys for Tots The Anson County Toys for Tots will auction off an official Carolina Panthers football autographed by the entire team. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:06:07 EST PPES students donate food, toys Peachland-Polkton Elementary School students recently held a canned food drive and participated in the Toys for Tots donation program. Students collected 2,665 cans to be donated to the local food bank, Feed My Lambs, and they brought in 248 toys for... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:31:09 EST Local 5-year-old author celebrated On Nov. 8, authors Kyla McKenzie and Monique Robin-Bird Brown were at Forestville A.M.E. Zion Church in Lilesville, where the interim pastor is Sister Brenda V. Harris, MDiv., M.S., for the Community Prayer Breakfast along with meditation speaker,... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:32:09 EST AEDC gets update on various projects The Anson Economic Development Corporation got an update on several ongoing county projects at the group's regular monthly meeting Thursday morning. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:05:17 EST North Carolina’s October unemployment down to 6.3 percent RALEIGH — The state's seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, decreasing 0.4 of a percentage point from September's revised rate of 6.7 percent. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.8... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:07:09 EST Update on ‘911 baby’ It has come to The Anson Record's attention that there was an oversight in last week's front-page article, “'911 baby' doing fine.” Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:01:06 EST SPCC nursing students provide free coats On Thursday morning, practical nursing students from South Piedmont Community College gave out a total of 615 winter coats, as well as hats, scarves and gloves to needy residents of Anson County. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:12:07 EST No charges to be filed against Morven fire chief No charges will be filed against Morven Fire Chief Mark Holloway, Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen announced Thursday morning. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:55:17 EST TDA continues efforts to promote Anson County The Anson County Tourism Development Authority approved part of a request from the Anson County Arts Council during their regular meeting last Wednesday. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:26:16 EST I got the red blues RALEIGH — One of the legacies of the George W. Bush era was the codification of the red-blue color scheme for American politics. Newspapers and TV networks used the results of the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections to produce maps... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:49:06 EST Senator-Elect McInnis releases statement First, thank you to all who voted in the recent elections. I'm grateful for the support across the 25th Senate District. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:46:11 EST Congress, President should work together on energy solutions One message I received loud and clear this election was the American people want their leaders to work together, to find common ground and to focus on bipartisan solutions to spur job creation and strengthen the economy. I agree this is how our... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:46:10 EST