Anson Record- RSS Feed Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:15:38 EST 1800 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 New 911 Center takes its first calls Anson County's new 911 Operations Center took its first official call around 3 p.m. on Sept. 30. This was the culmination of almost four years of planning, selecting, building and then putting together a complex system of computers, software,... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:56:11 EST Pee Dee Electric announces community solar project Pee Dee Electric has announced plans to install a half-acre community solar farm adjacent to their corporate headquarters in Wadesboro.The announcement was made last week after the Wadesboro Town Council approved rezoning for the project. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:53:11 EST Paxton named N.C. Jail Administrator of the Year On Sept. 24, Anson County Jail Administrator Capt. Freddie Paxton was recognized and awarded the Jail Administrator of the Year for 2014 by the North Carolina Jail Administrators' Association. Thu, 9 Oct 2014 14:45:12 EST Thankful youngster highlights school board meeting A Wadesboro Elementary School student spoke during the public comment portion of the Anson County Board of Education's meeting Thursday night, and left barely a dry eye in the house as a result. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 15:18:07 EST Concussion Q&A with three Anson High football players Curtis Napier, 11th gradeQ: How did it happen? Wed, 8 Oct 2014 15:10:20 EST Preparations under way for new sheriff On Aug. 4, I began meeting on a regular basis with new Sheriff-elect Landric Reid, to help orientate him into his new job he will begin on Dec. 1. A transition plan has been put together by myself and my staff to help give Sheriff Reid both an overall... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:26:06 EST I’m here to serve you It is truly an honor to serve you in the U.S. House of Representatives. You all sent me to Washington to be principled conservative who is willing to work across the aisle and fight for you and your priorities. I've worked hard not only to... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:25:07 EST Wadesboro council approves solar facility, looks at finances During its meeting on Monday, the Wadesboro Town Council approved a rezoning request from Pee Dee Electric Membership Corporation as part of Pee Dee Electric's process to build a solar farm in town. Tue, 7 Oct 2014 09:26:22 EST AHS volleyball wins tiebreaker against Cuthbertson The Lady Cats won an away conference match against Cuthbertson last Thursday.Cuthbertson won the first match 25-20. Anson won the second 25-18. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 16:41:10 EST