Anson Record- RSS opinion Feed Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:47:35 EST 1800 Holding on to our humanity “What is our tolerance for brutality?” Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:25:13 EST There is a Law higher than man This comes in response to the killing of the young man in Ferguson, Mo., and killings of “unarmed” men in other states by law enforcement officers. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:25:11 EST I work for you — not President Obama Our country is at a critical crossroads, and we must ensure that when we face the tough choices, we are making fiscally responsible, intelligent decisions to promote more good-paying jobs, to move our economy forward, and to make life better for folks... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:24:09 EST We need solutions, not bipartisanship I know you're fed up with the news coming out of Washington. From unilateral executive actions, to costly and inefficient regulations, it seems government bureaucrats are more focused on pushing their own agendas than working together to focus... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:52:07 EST I’m going to see the King! The Women of West Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 4557 Deep Creek Road, Wadesboro, are having a “Married, Single, Separated and Divorced” Women's Conference on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at 10 a.m. We are encouraging women of all... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:51:09 EST New sheriff brings new hopes, dreams, vision On Dec. 1, 2014 Anson County swore in its first African-American sheriff. This was a day of celebration because it showed the modernization of an area that has grown beyond its past limitations, and has moved progressively on a new trajectory. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:51:06 EST In love with a sociopathic dog “Hey, come here, will you? Quick. The dead stuff is over here. Let me show you.”These are the thoughts of Solo, a German shepherd that loves his job. His job is finding the lost remains of dead humans. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:49:09 EST Borders should be secured before immigration reform Like you, I am absolutely outraged at President Obama's “my way or no way” approach to the serious issues facing our nation. From unilaterally rewriting his signature health care law, to enacting sweeping illegal amnesty policies,... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:20:11 EST Shop local this weekend Gallup did a survey this summer. It asked people how much confidence they had in various institutions. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:31:07 EST What Ferguson says about America is disturbing EDITOR'S NOTE: The following op-ed piece is reprinted with permission from our colleagues at The Robesonian. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:26:05 EST A fond farewell This will be my last “From the Sheriff's Desk” and I wanted to use this opportunity to personally thank the people of Anson County for entrusting the honored position of Sheriff to me for 28 years. I leave with mixed emotions but... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:23:13 EST A time to give thanks This week, families and friends will gather around their tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. This special holiday originated from the first harvest of the new world — a time when the Pilgrims and Native Americans joined together in fellowship to... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:22:07 EST I got the red blues RALEIGH — One of the legacies of the George W. Bush era was the codification of the red-blue color scheme for American politics. Newspapers and TV networks used the results of the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections to produce maps... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:49:06 EST Senator-Elect McInnis releases statement First, thank you to all who voted in the recent elections. I'm grateful for the support across the 25th Senate District. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:46:11 EST Congress, President should work together on energy solutions One message I received loud and clear this election was the American people want their leaders to work together, to find common ground and to focus on bipartisan solutions to spur job creation and strengthen the economy. I agree this is how our... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:46:10 EST The agenda for our new leaders It's one of the great conundrums of modern society: All around us, images of wealth, comfort, individual freedom and swiftly advancing technology tell a story of promise and progress. For millions and millions of people, life really is safer,... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:31:05 EST The American people have spoken The American people took to the polls last week, exercising their constitutional right to vote and forcing Washington to listen. People across the country who are still trying to find good-paying jobs and coming up empty-handed are fed up. Families in... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:26:04 EST Three frustrating reminders from the 2014 election’s last days As one of the most hotly contested mid-term elections in North Carolina history comes to a close, it's worth noting some of the lessons that we have already learned regardless of who wins and who loses when the votes are counted Tuesday... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:20:11 EST What to expect after Election Night Former first lady Hillary Clinton, a proverbial Democrat contender for the 2016 presidential race, recently said in a speech that businesses don't create jobs. She also said trickle-down economics has been tried and it's failed miserably... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:19:11 EST Bureaucracy in Washington needs to stop Like you, I'm proud to be an American and I am grateful to call North Carolina and the Eighth District home. As Americans, we hold dear our freedoms. We have the freedom to succeed and we have the freedom to fail, and that is what makes our... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:19:10 EST