Anson Record- RSS Feed Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:47:31 EST 1800 Rating the U.S. response to Ebola In the last few weeks, the tragic Ebola epidemic in West Africa has hit home as we've witnessed the first death and transmissions in America. Additionally, news that the second healthcare worker to contract the disease was able to board a... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:03:14 EST A 60s radical comes back with conservative allies Howard Fuller was back in North Carolina last week promoting his new book, “No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:01:16 EST Rep. Brody shares September events District News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:11 EST 5K Run/Walk to be held in Wadesboro Nov. 2 An “r U n” 5k Run/Walk is planned in Uptown Wadesboro on Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. Start line will be at Morgan Street and Greene Street between First Presbyterian Church and First Methodist Church. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:26:18 EST Lady Bearcats eliminated from playoffs The Lady Bearcats suffered a 3-0 defeat during Saturday's non-league challenge against the Enka Jets. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:16:15 EST Quarter-cent sales tax referendum on November ballot One of the most talked-about items on the November ballot this year is the proposed quarter-cent sales tax referendum. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:30:10 EST BRLC to host second ‘God’s Glorious Bike Ride’ Burnsville Recreation & Learning Center's bikers and volunteers will celebrate fall on Oct. 25 with God's Glorious Motorcycle Ride. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:11:13 EST Bearcats’ losing streak continues The Anson High School varsity football team lost a rescheduled game against Piedmont Monday night with a final score of 29-19. The loss brings the Bearcats' record to 1-7 this season, with a conference record of 0-2. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:59:09 EST AEDC decides to get down to business During its regular monthly meeting Thursday, the Anson Economic Development Corporation took steps toward a “less talk, more action” approach. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:07:12 EST Pee Dee Electric director achieves credentials WADESBORO — Winnie Bennett, a member of Pee Dee Electric's Board of Directors, has received the Board Leadership certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Bennett was recognized at NRECA's Regional meeting... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:00:37 EST Toys for Tots now open in new location The Anson County Toys for Tots campaign held an open house in its new location Oct. 14. The location, on U.S. 74 next to Captain D's, gives the organization a spacious environment to sort toys for needy children this holiday... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:01:18 EST Lanesboro inmate charged with attempted murder Thomas Michael Accardi, an inmate at Lanesboro Correctional Institution, has been charged with the attempted murder of a prison administrator. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:43:11 EST Prosecutors will not seek death penalty in Griffin murder case Anson County prosecutors have decided not to seek the death penalty for Eddie Helms of Marshville, accused of killing John T. Griffin III of Peachland in 1988. Helms is also accused of murdering Charles Ronald Goodwin in Marshville in... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:46:12 EST Taxpayers footing the bill for losing battle North Carolina's top legislative leaders are fighting a losing battle, and taxpayers are still footing the bill. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:05:19 EST Repealing Obamacare remains a priority I don't think I need to tell you that we face a lot of challenges as a nation right now. At home, wages remain stagnant while the cost of living continues to rise, leaving our families struggling to make ends meet. Abroad, we see a world... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:03:14 EST County manager resigns — again After announcing his resignation in June 2013, Anson County Manager Lawrence Gatewood was later convinced by the Board of Commissioners to stay on. However, more than a year later, Gatewood announced last week he has made the decision to resign... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:19:11 EST Bearcats suffer tough loss to Weddington The Bearcats suffered a crushing 42-13 defeat in an away game against Weddington last Friday.The loss gives Anson an overall season of 1-6, according to high school sports website Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:02:10 EST Lady Bearcats advance in conference tourney The Lady Bearcats lost their games on Senior Night, but won a home conference tournament game on Monday evening. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:20:18 EST Taste of the Pee Dee draws a crowd to uptown Wadesboro The first-ever Taste of the Pee Dee Festival, held in uptown Wadesboro on Saturday, brought in a crowd for a day of food, fun and outdoor activities. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:40:21 EST First same-sex couple married in Anson County On Monday afternoon, history was made in Anson County as the first same-sex couple was married in Magistrate Weaver Thomas's office. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:27:07 EST