Anson Record- RSS OPINION Feed Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:42:47 EST 1800 Back to school and back to the legislature As our schools are set to begin the new school year, students are both nervous and excited, parents are encouraging their children and helping them get ready, backpacks are filled with school supplies, teachers are getting classrooms and lesson plans... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:07:17 EST We should follow Churchill’s advice for dealing with ISIS Winston Churchill once said, “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Over the past several months, the world has watched with great concern the events unfolding around the Middle East and Eastern... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:06:08 EST Out of the shadows The tragic death of Robin Williams last week has opened many people's eyes to the plight of those who suffer with depression. It's not merely something you can “get over” or... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:51:21 EST Bringing jobs back to N.C. North Carolina's businesses are a vital component of our national economy and must be afforded every opportunity to prosper, grow and create jobs. It's a state priority, as well as one of my own, to support industries and small businesses... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:48:13 EST A letter of thanks to town of Wadesboro I would like to thank the Wadesboro Town Manager, Mr. Alex Sewell, and his maintenance staff for the quick response to the hazard on Reddington Street, Wadesboro. Your quick and efficient work done may very well save a life. I thank you all again, and... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:43:29 EST Rep. Brody shares news from Raleigh Rep. Mark Brody shares some of the happenings in Raleigh over the past month.Short Session ends Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:03:06 EST Economic help should come from within our district, not bureaucrats The first week of August has come and gone, and many of you are soaking in the last few weeks of summer. As our families prepare for the start of a new school year, the last thing they need to worry about is a sluggish economy, dwindling paychecks and... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:02:26 EST The finger as free speech (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following editorial was published in our sister publication, the Richmond County Daily Journal, and reprinted with permission.) Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:45:20 EST Are things that bad? Things are good!Sometimes, like the other day, I want to get up and shout it out. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:42:09 EST Delaying immigration reform puts more children at risk August has officially begun, which means Congress is out of session and I get to spend some quality time working in North Carolina traveling the district to hear what's on your mind. I know all of you are very concerned with the situation on our... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:41:08 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 11:11:08 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 11:10:05 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 10:34:05 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 10:33:07 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 10:30:07 EST We need real solutions for America’s job crisis While June's jobs report showed some promising signs for our economy, there are still far too many Americans who can't find work. We've all heard the phrase, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:02:10 EST Books: Showing us as it once was, is, or could be Why do we read books? Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:02:09 EST A hidden gem right here in Wadesboro The people of Anson County have a wonderful gem sitting right here in the middle of town! It is the Ansonia Theatre. We have attended many of the productions that have been produced there since it opened, but Saturday night may have been one of the... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:01:12 EST America’s freedoms are evident so far this July Last weekend was a special weekend for families, friends and communities to join together and celebrate America. Whether you spent the weekend enjoying a family barbecue, attending a community parade, or viewing a fireworks show, I hope you took a... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:14:17 EST Sen. McLaurin provides legislative update for July All too often we read about the inability of our elected leaders to reach compromise and work together. Since being elected to serve as your state senator in Raleigh, I have reached across the aisle to do what I believe is best for our five-county... 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