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PEE DEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
The Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge is located in both Anson and Richmond Counties in south-central North Carolina, just six miles north of Wadesboro. Situated in the Triassic Basin of the lower piedmont, the refuge’s 8443 acres of rolling hills covered with pines and hardwoods gently slope to the broad flood plain of the Pee Dee River.
ENJOYING THE REFUGE
The public is welcome to visit the refuge any time of the year from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset. Some areas may be closed by the refuge manager for specific refuge activities. Visitor Services include hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, observation towers, photography, trails/hiking, education and interpretation. Maps of the reserve are available at the Reserve Office. The Reserve also offers several activities during the year for bird watchers, hunters and fishing. Contact them directly or visit their website for their calendar of special events.
On November 1st, the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge will host a "Night Prowl". This family friendly event will begin at 6pm. Call 704-694-4424
for more information.
To learn more about the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, click here
The festival, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 1, has been named one of the Southeast's top 20 arts events for November by the Southeast Tourism Society.
The festival earned such recognition by evolving from humble beginnings into a popular event that attracts thousands to the walkabout village of Dillsboro the first Saturday in November.
"What we have is an intimate show featuring more than 40 master potters from all over the Eastern United States," says festival organizer Brant Barnes of Dillsboro's Riverwood Pottery. "I would characterize it as an art show, although it is pottery. We have a lot of individual artists who are more focused on the artistic pursuit than the traditional, functional pursuit."
Each year the festival showcases a featured potter. But for the 10th year, organizers decided to feature two potters – Richard Aerni of Rochester, NY, and Nick Joerling of Penland, NC. Aerni and Joerling will demonstrate their techniques throughout the day, along with several other exhibiting potters.
Anson County 17th Annual Big Game Hunt!!
The hunt dates again are Friday and Saturday, November 28-29, 2014.
The 2014 Title Sponsor is Buckshot Deer Processing. Banquet
Sponsor is Uwharrie Bank. Youth Sponsors are Dale McRae Farms and Four A Loader
Work. Gold Sponsors are Cobb-Vantress, Duke Energy Progress, NC Electric
Membership Co., Pee Dee Electric and Waste Connections. Silver Sponsors are
Carolina By-Products, Locust Lumber, Lynn Thomas Grading, Tyson Foods, Wesley
Holbert Taxidermy and Windstream. Bronze Sponsors are 704 Outdoors, Anson
Towing & Recovery, Backwoods Hog Hunters, Branch Banking & Trust, Clodfelter
Law Office, McCollum Trucking & Grading, PNC Bank, Take Aim Fire Range and Village
Pawn & Gun Shop . Daily Youth Sponsors are Dennis Concrete Finishing and Kiker
Resource Management, LLC.
Special Sponsor this year, Anson County Tourism Development Authority for funding for the Hunt Program Book.
The Anson County Chamber of Commerce offers monetary prizes for first, second, third, fourth and fifth places in buck and doe categories and first, second, third and fourth places in the youth buck and doe categories. Door prizes will be given away during the annual banquet on Saturday, November 29, at the Ansonville Vol. Fire Department.
For more tournament information, call the Anson County Chamber of Commerce at 704-694- 4181 or visit www.ansoncounty.org for tournament rules and a printable entry form.
Registration Sites 2014:
Allen's Restaurant (Peachland), Anson County Chamber of
Commerce (Wadesboro), Barnyard BBQ (Peachland), Buckshot Deer Processing
(Monroe), H.W. Little & Co (Wadesboro), Scotty's Bait &
Tackle (Lilesville), Glen's Bait & Tackle (Rockingham), Take Aim Fire Range
(Monroe), Village Pawn & Gun Shop (Wadesboro).
Be sure to register so you won’t miss your chance at winning
prize money. Don’t forget to bring the family and join us at the
banquet on Saturday night for great food, door prizes, raffle drawings and
more. Top prize on the raffle ticket this year will be a Henry Big Boy .357 Mag
Lever Action Rifle. Have a safe hunting season and we will see you in November
at the hunt!
Click here for more information
The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge- February 27, 1776
Moores Creek is the site of the first Patriot victory in the American Revolution and the site of the last Scottish Highland broadsword charge. The victory ended British authority in the colony and stalled a full-scale British invasion of the South for nearly four years. The resulting Halifax Resolves of April 12, 1776, instructed North Carolina's delegates the Continental Congress to vote for independence; it was the first American colony to take such action.
Henry Evans, cobbler and minister prominent in the history of Fayetteville, was born in Virginia about 1760 to free black parents. Around 1780 Evans stopped in Fayetteville on his way to Charleston. He began preaching there and decided to make it his home. He found a genuine need for moral and spiritual guidance in the black community. When the white community saw the positive effects of his preaching, they, in time, turned to Evans for that guidance as well. It is not clear precisely when a church building was constructed for the congregation, but one was in place by 1803, as it is noted in a contemporary journal kept by Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury. The reference established that Evans’s meeting house was the first church in the town limits of Fayetteville as it was laid out at the time. Evans, furthermore, is credited as being “the father of the Methodist Church, white and black, in Fayetteville, and the best preacher of his time in that quarter.”
THE FRIGHT TRAIN
Broadway & More Series
American Big Band: Home for the Holidays - Nov 21
Million Dollar Quartet - Jan 15
NC Symphony - March 21
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Visions from Cape Breton - March 24
The Great Gatsby - April 25
Michael Ian Black, comedian – Oct 24
Mamma Mia! - Nov 13
Some of North Carolina’s greatest treasures can be found off the beaten path. You never know what you might find... an old-time general store, local artisan, or simply a picturesque view that takes your breath away. You’ll be swept away by the untouched natural landscape found on the backroads of this rural county.
In Anson County, you can discover all that and more. Come. Visit. Surround yourself with the beauty of North Carolina’s best kept secret.
Fabio's Restaurant in Downtown Newland... celebrating more than 7 years in business!
Cuisine that is always "exciting and new" from the former executive chef of the Love Boat!
Wonderful Wine Tastings at Fabio's!
Visit http://www.fabioandkids.com/ for schedule
Call for reservations
Call for Details
106 Pineola St Newland, NC.
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