“Sons Need Their Fathers” event returns this Saturday
WADESBORO — On April 15th from 1pm to 4pm at Wadesboro Park located at 1000 Gatewood Road, Tasha Coleman, a volunteer at The Caraway Foundation, will be hosting the third annual “Sons Need Their Fathers” Health Fair and Memory Lap Fundraiser.
John Hood | Few institutions inspire public trust
RALEIGH — The three most-trusted social institutions in North Carolina are the military, the police, and small business. Make of that what you will. I made the following column.
Bo Wagner | Kind words to kids confused about gender
Right up front, please allow me to spell out what I already alluded to in the title of this column; there will be nothing unkind in it. Nor will I wade into politics. As a person with both a heart for young people and extensive expertise on youth issues (meaning I have already been through youth; been there, done that, survived it all, got the t-shirt), my only goal in this writing is to help kids who are facing monumental issues.
Covington granted Trustee Emeritus status with RCC Board
HAMLET — Dr. Al Covington was granted Trustee Emeritus status on Tuesday with the Richmond Community College Board of Trustees after 12 years of continuous service on the board.
Gene McLaurin | Bipartisanship is critical to economic development, education in NC
RALEIGH – It is no secret that North Carolina is the best state to do business. In 2022, North Carolina welcomed 151 business recruitment, development, and expansion projects, for 28,690 new jobs and more than $19 billion in capital investment. Two of those were the biggest economic development projects the state has ever seen. Vietnamese electric vehicle and battery company VinFast announced 7,500 jobs with a $4 billion investment in Chatham County, making it the largest economic development project in the state’s history. Home-grown semiconductor manufacturer Wolfspeed announced 1,800 jobs with a $5 billion investment in Siler City, North Carolina, making it the largest capital investment for an economic development project in the state’s history.
BLRC hosts blood drive with Red Cross
WADESBORO — Burnsville R&L Center volunteers Mitchelle Sarno, Alton Jackson David Perry, Shelia Baucom, Mitchell Kiser and director Carol Smith collaborated with Burnsville Fire & Rescue Department volunteers to host their fyear Red Cross Blood Drive together.
Anson Men In Action awards BRLC for Outstanding Contributions In the County
Burnsville R & L Center Director and volunteers recently were awarded words of congratulation.
Students find futures at Anson High career fair
WADESBORO — Students of Anson County were able to explore future jobs at the high school’s career fair on Wednesday, April 5.
Health science students serve community at health, wellness fair
WADESBORO — Saturday’s Health & Wellness Fair at Monroe Middle School was equal parts teaching, learning, community service and just plain fun as students from Wingate’s health science programs joined exhibitors from area agencies to offer screenings, kids’ activities and more.
RCC, Bladen partner on expanding reach of 911 telecommunicators degree program
HAMLET — In an effort to promote collaboration over competition, Richmond Community College is partnering with Bladen Community College to make available its new 911 telecommunications program to more students across the state of North Carolina.
“Fairness in women’s sports” act seeks to protect female athletes’ safety and opportunities
Identical bills in the NC House and Senate were filed today, which would protect the safety and opportunities of female athletes in the state. HB 574 and SB 631, the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” stipulates that all sports teams should be designated as male, female, or co-ed based on their biological sex and makes clear that males cannot play on female teams. The legislation applies to public schools, other schools which are part of the NCHSAA, and schools that play those teams.
UPDATE: Escaped Anson Correctional Offender arrested
WADESBORO — Prison emergency response teams and local law enforcement have arrested Anson Correctional Offender Stephon J. Easterling (#1302109), who left a work release job today in Wadesboro, Anson County.