Anson Record- RSS Feed Fri, 1 Aug 2014 02:09:57 EST 1800 Gasoline prices trending downward across state CHARLOTTE — Motorists in North Carolina are paying the lowest price at the pump in over a month and in July began paying less per gallon than a year ago. The downward trend is expected to continue, according to AAA Carolinas. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Anson’s unemployment on the decline again Anson County's unemployment rate for June 2014 is down half a percentage point from the previous month, to 7.4 percent, according to a report released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division Wednesday... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sen. McLaurin shares news on bills, agriculture I was pleased to present and explain Senate Bill 201 in the N.C. Senate last week. This local bill will allow Stanly Community College to save money, by enabling the Stanly County Commissioners to construct classroom buildings on the community college... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Congress, president must work together to improve jobs crisis As your Representative, it's a priority of mine to build relationships across the aisle and find pragmatic solutions to the problems facing our nation. Now — more than ever — our families, our students, our workers and our veterans... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Senate, House budget agreement provides largest teacher pay raise in N.C. history RALEIGH — House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) held a joint press conference Tuesday to announce details of the $21.25 billion budget agreement reached between Senate and House conferees this... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Beloved coach, educator honored at special ceremony Although former high school coach and educator Arthur W. Newkirk Jr. passed away nearly 50 years ago, his legacy is still alive and well in Anson County. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Man arrested after flipping off deputy at crime scene A motorist was arrested after flipping off a deputy and speeding off on Monday morning. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UPDATE: Murder victim identified Anson County deputies are searching for two possible suspects in a fatal shooting on Monday. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff's Office investigating overnight homicide in Wadesboro Anson County deputies are searching for two possible suspects in a fatal shooting on Monday. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST N.C. Pre-K available for this school year WADESBORO — Anson County Partnership for Children is accepting applications for N.C. Pre-K, a kindergarten readiness initiative that is proven to help 4-year-olds gain basic skills needed for success in elementary school. Children who are 4... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Discover Anson Bike Ride has a new date and location The Ninth Annual Discover Anson Bike Ride will be held on Oct. 11, in Wadesboro, which is a new date, with new location and routes. The ride includes the choice of a 26-, 43- and 62-mile route that will take you across the southern half of Anson... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A new look, thanks to you The Anson Record is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Reid wins second primary for sheriff Landric Reid has won the second primary for Anson County Sheriff, according to results reported by the North Carolina Board of Elections at 9 p.m. on the night of the second primary, July 15. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Magazine conjures up memories of eating my way across four states It's odd, I guess, that Garden & Gun magazine would grace my reading table. I don't have a garden — only three tomato vines that provide appetizers for local deer — and I'm not into guns. Actually, the magazine... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST So many new voters, where did they come from? “Voters born elsewhere make up nearly half of N.C. electorate.”So begins the latest DataNet report from the UNC Program on Public Life, directed by former journalist Ferrel Guillory. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST U.S. needs to do more to secure its borders As many of you know, we currently have a crisis along our southern border. While the White House continues to claim that border security is at its strongest in history, tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have illegally made their way into the... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Deputies arrest shooting suspect near Lilesville Deputies arrested Michael Kevin Allen on Tuesday for suspicion of shooting a man at the Pee Dee River last week. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Anson woman charged with child abuse A Wadesboro woman has been arrested and charged with child abuse after her two children were found walking along a road south of Wadesboro. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rockingham man sought for Anson County shooting LILESVILLE — An altercation between two Rockingham men on the Anson County side of the Pee Dee River left one of them with a bullet wound.Anson County sheriff's deputies say Michael... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST N.C.’s unemployment remains unchanged in June RALEIGH — The state's seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate was 6.4 percent, unchanged from May's revised rate of 6.4 percent, the N.C. Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division announced Friday. The national... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST