Anson Record- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 19 Apr 2015 03:45:07 EST 1800 Board of Elections still working toward new voting machines The Board of Elections is still hoping to purchase new voting equipment for this fall, pending approval from the state and funding from the county. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:26:51 EST Retired Anson educator starts scholarship for needy students For more than 30 years, Fonnie Powell Dinkins was an educator in Anson County Schools. Her career was so close to her heart that upon her death, she bequeathed $60,000 for a scholarship for needy, deserving students at Anson High... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:11:51 EST Anson celebrates National Telecommunicator Week Each year, the second full week in April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as Public Safety Telecommunicators. National Telecommunicator Week brings celebration and honor to the otherwise unsung heroes on the other end of the line. The 911... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:16:51 EST TDA discusses its reserve fund, continuing search for a director The April meeting of the Anson County Tourism Development Authority had a small turnout, but the board members who were present discussed spending its reserve fund on a branding and wayfaring project, the next step in its search for a director, and... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 08:31:52 EST Anson on track for new ACTS facility Plans for a new Anson County Transportation System facility are under way, though the Board of Commissioners tabled any decisions on the new site at the April 7 meeting. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:31:51 EST First responders can get free McDonald’s meal April 15 Local McDonald's restaurants will offer free meals all day to local community heroes on April 15. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 14:51:51 EST Wadesboro council nixes plan to extend U.S. 74 median The Wadesboro Town Council unanimously voted against extending the median on Highway 74 in front of Ladybug Family Restaurant and Bojangle's during its regular meeting on Monday. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 12:06:51 EST Bright Ideas grant applications sought WADESBORO — Pee Dee Electric and North Carolina's electric cooperatives have pledged nearly $600,000 to the state's teachers in Bright Ideas education grant funding for the 2015-16 school year. Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 12:01:52 EST Two arrested on drug charges Deputies were going to serve an arrest warrant when they found drugs in the residence that led to two arrests on Wednesday. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:06:52 EST Army Special Forces to conduct training in uptown Wadesboro WADESBORO — Today, Army Special Forces Robin Sage students will conduct a training exercise on the Tollison Building in uptown Wadesboro at the intersection of North Washington and East Morgan streets. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:51:51 EST Diabetes workshop designed for happier, healthier lives Living with or caring for someone with diabetes can affect your quality of life. This six-week Living Healthy with Diabetes workshop is designed to help you better manage your diabetes and live a happier, healthier life. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:31:52 EST D.G. Martin to speak at Carolinas Writers Conference D.G. Martin, host of “North Carolina Bookwatch,” will be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Carolinas Writers Conference, to be held April 18 at South Piedmont Community College's Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro. His topic... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 11:06:51 EST Computers to be awarded Saturday The Caraway Foundation, HOLLA! and the Kramden Institute will be joining together this weekend to award refurbished computers to needy students in Anson County. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:26:51 EST Southeastern Regional Partnership, incentives dominate AEDC discussion During its first meeting after the second annual economic summit, the Anson Economic Development Corporation discussion centered around its place in the Southeastern Regional Partnership and the state legislature's recent consideration of adding... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:46:53 EST State unemployment rate remains unchanged for January North Carolina's unemployment rate remained at 5.4 percent in January, unchanged from December's revised rate of 5.4 percent, according to numbers released by the N.C. Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division on... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:16:52 EST Operation Medicine Drop is this weekend The Anson County Sheriff's Office and Anson County Partnership for Children will be holding Operation Medicine Drop on March 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30p.m. at the Wadesboro Food Lion. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:06:52 EST WPS celebrates Dr. Seuss Wadesboro Primary School celebrated Dr. Seuss March 2-6 with different activities every day. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:56:51 EST Blewett Falls fishing area to close temporarily for testing LILESVILLE — Duke Energy will temporarily close the Blewett Falls fishing access area to accommodate testing of a fish passage system to study migratory fish as required by federal environmental agencies. To ensure the safety of workers and... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:26:51 EST AMS holds first Science Fair On Feb. 5, parents, staff and faculty and other community members of Anson Middle School attended the school's first annual Science Fair. The fair consisted of nearly 70 tri-fold displays featuring scientific research, student-built models and... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 07:41:51 EST Girl Scouts celebrate 103rd birthday CHARLOTTE— Girls everywhere are commemorating the 103rd birthday of the Girl Scout organization. The pre-eminent leadership development organization was officially created on March 12, 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low registered the first 18 girl... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:36:53 EST