Anson Record- RSS Feed Fri, 29 May 2015 22:01:25 EST 1800 Statewide unemployment inches upward in April RALEIGH — The state's seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from March's revised rate. The national rate declined 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.4 percent. Fri, 29 May 2015 17:11:51 EST More educators honored by Rotary The Wadesboro Rotary Club gave out the rest of the Teacher of the Year awards during its meeting on Thursday. Wed, 27 May 2015 09:01:51 EST Higher energy costs will put unfair burden on North Carolina families As the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), I frequently travel throughout the U.S. And in my journeys, I'm quite often struck by the fact that so many families are struggling to find financial security. I find it... Wed, 27 May 2015 08:11:53 EST Why Wadesboro is a great place to live If you are a Wadesboro local, you already know the joys of living here. There are lots of reasons why those looking to relocate should consider this Anson County location:Local Money — According to AreaVibes, the cost of living in... Wed, 27 May 2015 08:06:51 EST Patriotism and pride Patriotism. It's one of many feelings I get when I see an American flag. More than just stitches and dye on a piece of fabric, the American flag stands for liberty, freedom and pride. It represents the history of our nation and soars as a symbol... Wed, 27 May 2015 08:01:52 EST Life expectancy in Anson remains low A baby born today in Anson County will live an average of 6.4 years less than a baby born on the same day in Orange County, according to N.C. Child. Tue, 26 May 2015 16:26:52 EST ‘Fracking Stories’ to screen at Wadesboro library On Thursday at 7 p.m., Pee Dee WALL will host “Fracking Stories,” a screening event featuring six short documentaries that explore the public health and environmental consequences of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), and the ways that... Tue, 26 May 2015 12:36:52 EST Charlotte population grows, Anson’s declines RALEIGH — Charlotte, the largest city in the Carolinas, has a population in excess of 800,000, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Tue, 26 May 2015 08:01:52 EST True meaning of Memorial Day remembered at county service Anson County's annual Memorial Day service, held Saturday morning on the courthouse steps, brought home the point again and again that the holiday is more than the start to the summer season. It's meant to be a remembrance of the... Sat, 23 May 2015 11:51:51 EST AEDC recaps economic development summit A recap of what went right and what could be changed about this year's economic development summit dominated the conversation during the regular monthly meeting of the Anson Economic Development Corporation on Thursday morning. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:31:51 EST School meals to be free for all students starting in August All meals served at Anson County Schools will be free to all students, beginning Aug. 24 with the start of the 2015-16 school year. Fri, 22 May 2015 13:01:51 EST TDA votes to start branding project On Wednesday, the Anson County Tourism Development Authority unanimously voted to help fund a branding and wayfinding sign project in Anson County. Fri, 22 May 2015 11:36:51 EST Carolinians kick off summer with highest Memorial Day travel in a decade CHARLOTTE — An estimated 1,029,500 North Carolina and 475,500 South Carolina motorists are expected to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend with a road trip - the highest numbers for both states in 10 years. A strong economy and low gas prices... Wed, 20 May 2015 16:16:51 EST Historian Leuchtenburg on Hillary Clinton’s challenges Is it too early to start putting the 2016 presidential election in historical perspective?Maybe. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:51:54 EST Little Rattler (The best snake dog in two counties) When I was 10 years old my great uncle gave me a little mixed hound puppy. The mama of this pup was a fine black and tan hound, while the daddy was just a mixed up fiest named Ol' Rattler. Uncle L.D. said the only reason he kept Rattler around... Wed, 20 May 2015 09:51:53 EST Defense is one of Congress’s most important responsibilities One of Congress' most important constitutional duties, and a responsibility I take very seriously, is to provide for the common defense. These past few years alone have taught us we face barbaric terrorists like ISIS and murderous regimes like... Wed, 20 May 2015 09:51:51 EST Old hospital building slated for demolition this summer The building on Morven Road that formerly housed Anson Community Hospital is slated for demolition this summer. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:46:51 EST WPD enforcing “Click It or Ticket” Through May 31, the Wadesboro Police Department will start a “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Wed, 20 May 2015 08:01:52 EST Track team has strong season The Anson High School track team has had a strong season, surpassing even their coach's expectations. Tue, 19 May 2015 16:26:52 EST Frick named new leader of 8th District Democratic Party ROCKINGHAM — Ten days before his 21st birthday, student organizer Dylan Frick became the top Democrat in a dozen North Carolina counties. Tue, 19 May 2015 16:26:51 EST