The photo shows a yellowjacket.
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Be aware of fall’s ground nesting yellowjackets

ANSON — Hidden yellowjacket nests can become a real nuisance in the landscape this time of year, particularly when it comes to mowing or cleaning the garden. Appearance-wise, these wasps are often confused with honey bees, however yellowjackets are more slender, boldly colored, and less hairy. Honey bees are only capable of stinging once, while yellowjackets will chase trespassers and sting repeatedly.

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Kneeling in front is Jazzling Brewer; standing (from left) are Carly Powell, Birthday Honoree Nathan Sykes, Ella Thomas, Wendy Chiroka, Pastor J.D. Moffat, and Jeremy Sikes. They wish Sykes a Happy Birthday.
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BRLC wishes volunteer a happy birthday

Burnsville Emergency Pantry Volunteers take time to wish our very own Nathan Sikes a special Happy Birthday. Nathan has contributed many volunteer hours at BRLC. His volunteer hours with the afterschool program was most valuable to the students as well as the parents and director and staff. His services are greatly missed at BRLC. His time of volunteering in the Emergency Pantry, Filing Clerk, and graphic and arts designer for BRLC and so much more was a great contribution to this community and county. He is missed greatly during the time that he is not able to volunteer. His kind soft spoken voice and tremendous attitude of caring has made a great impact in the Burnsville Community. This group had to stop and say Happy Birthday to this special young man. He still helps but does not have the time to volunteer as he once did due to other obligations.

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Sorority charters new chapter

On June 26, 2021, 37 dedicated and talented women chartered the Alpha Alpha Chi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® under the leadership of Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Jennifer King Congleton. This journey began with a vision of five women (Lanelle D. Carr, Kam A. McDonald, Sandra Harkness, Janet Crowder Carlisle and Deborah Eddie) who wanted to provide exemplary service and make an impact in Anson and Union counties. As an interest group, the Prestigious Pearls of Anson and Union Counties, were able to successfully provide over 40 programs of service in-person and virtually for over 2,200 hours of service and raised over $10,000 for scholarships. The Belynda Little-Horne Scholarship was established and 3 scholarships were awarded to local students attending college.

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Photo courtesy of J.A. Bolton
                                The picturesque view from the bank of the Pee Dee River.
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J.A. Bolton | What happened to the bear?

Back in the fifties, when I was just a lad, my family lived on Highway 74 west of Rockingham. Back then 74 was just a winding two lane road with a lot of hills to go over before you reached the Pee Dee River. The river was just a few miles down the road from where I lived. On each side of the river bridge there were two stores, one in Richmond Co. and the other in Anson Co. Both stores sold all types of merchandise and goods. Also, each store sold all types of fish that were caught in the nearby river; such as shad, mullet and catfish.

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