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From the mountains to the coast and all points in between

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The half-size replica of The Vietnam Wall in Washington, DC will allow visitors to experience seeing the more than 58,000 names of those service men and women who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. The Moving Wall will go up on Nov 9 and come down the morning of Nov 13. For more information call (910)643-2773 or email


Bluegrass on the Blackwater Featuring The Outliers
7pm Thursday November 2, 2017

An annual event in partnership with the Robeson County Arts Council, this year features The Outliers, the popular five-piece eclectic bluegrass ensemble hailing from Raleigh.

The Outliers creates an acoustic music experience with influences ranging from the founders of bluegrass music to new originals and ancient tunes from the Old Country.  Made up of a seasoned musicians, the Outliers bring a new perspective for audiences and creates the unexpected from places “not in the center.”

This concert is free and open to the public with general seating.  The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is a beautifully-restored 1928 treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places that offers visitors a unique and visually stunning experience. The theater is located at 315 North Chestnut Street in the heart of downtown Lumberton.  First opened as a vaudeville and silent film house, the theater offers a wide array of programming including live touring performances, original productions, art exhibits, films, special events and rentals. For more information visit

Photo Credit:  James Bass


The Anson County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 20th Annual Big Game Hunt Tournament on November 24th through 25th, 2017. The Big Game Hunt Tournament is organized by the Anson County Chamber of Commerce and its membership. This event encompasses a five county area including, Anson, Montgomery, Richmond, Stanly and Union counties with exposure to over 15,000+ people. Attendance for the event is estimated at more than 500 people for the two-day event. We recognize your company as being an aggressive, community oriented, and professionally minded company and would like to encourage you to become a sponsor of this exciting and high profile event for our area.

We are excited about the prospect of having you involved with the Big Game Hunt Tournament and hope you will agree it is a great marketing and advertising opportunity. We believe our sponsorship opportunities will assist in name recognition and visibility for your business, as well as the possibility to increase volume through product sales. With a sponsorship commitment your company will be associated with one of North Carolina’s largest and longest running events.

The Anson County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization. Our success depends on the support from our community and the exceptional generosity of companies like yours.

Download the sponsorship form below where you can find the detailed marketing and advertising information regarding levels of Big Game Hunt Tournament sponsorships. Please call us at our office at (704) 694-4181 or feel free to email us at if you have any questions. All mail correspondence can be sent to the Anson County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 305, Wadesboro, NC 28170.


Museum of the Southeast American Indian



American Indian Storytelling & Dancing

for pre-K-2nd grade


November 30, 2017

Join us for American Indian legends with Nora Dial Stanley

and traditional dance.

10:00-11:00 am

UNCP Givens Performing Arts Center

$1 Admission, payable in advance 

To register contact GPAC at 521.6287 or 521.6361.



NC Historic Site

Fort Dobbs

Situated in the Piedmont region of North Carolina near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ft. Dobbs State Historic Site provides a window into the tumultuous period of history known as the French and Indian War (1754-1763) or Seven Years War.

As the only state historic site associated with the period, it represents North Carolina's link with a global war for empire that crossed five continents, lasted nearly a decade and sowed the seeds for independence.

Visit the Friends of Fort Dobbs website.

NC Spotlight:

Randy Travis

Randy Bruce Traywick (born May 4, 1959), better known by his stage name, Randy Travis, is an American country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor. Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and 16 of these were number-one hits. Considered a pivotal figure in the history of country music,[1] Travis broke through in the mid-1980s with the release of his album Storms of Life, which sold more than four million copies. The album established him as a major force in the Neotraditional country movement. Travis followed up his successful debut with a string of platinum and multi-platinum albums. He is known for his distinctive baritone vocals, delivered in a traditional style that has made him a country music star since the 1980s.[2]

By the mid-1990s, Travis saw a decline in his chart success. In 1997, he left Warner Bros. Records for DreamWorks Records and changed his musical focus to gospel music. Although the career shift produced only one more number-one country hit "Three Wooden Crosses," Travis went on to earn several Dove Awards, including Country Album of the Year five times. In addition to his singing career, he pursued an acting career, appearing in numerous films and television series, including The Rainmaker (1997) with Matt Damon, Black Dog (1998) with Patrick Swayze, Texas Rangers (2001) with James Van Der Beek, and seven episodes of the Touched by an Angel television series.

Travis has sold over 25 million records, and has earned 22 number-one hits, six number-one albums, six Grammy Awards, six CMA Awards, nine ACM Awards, 10 AMA Awards, eight Dove Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[1][3][4] In 2016, Travis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.[5]

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Singletary Lake State Park

Singletary Lake State Park welcomes groups of 20 or more to enjoy camping, retreats and environmental education in the unique Carolina bay lakes region and within the 35,975-acre Bladen Lakes State Forest. Groups and day visitors alike must arrange for access and reservations by contacting park staff prior to your visit. Two separate camps offer dormitory-style cabins, modern restrooms and mess hall. Environmental education programs and guided hikes can be arranged. Campers can embark on a learning adventure to discover the wonders of the Carolina bay ecosystem and swim in the lake’s shallow waters from a 500-foot pier.

Singletary Lake State Park

6707 NC 53 Hwy. East
KellyNC 28448


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.


Please support our Wounded Warriors

Hands Together is a nonprofit organization devoted to educating, inspiring and encouraging people to understand the importance of responding to the needs of the poor and disadvantaged. Our Mission, as we strive to build a more compassionate and human world, proceeds from the spiritual belief that we are all members of one, equal, interconnected family under a loving God.