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Welcome to Wadesboro, North Carolina. Whether you are a visitor, a new resident, or just want to know what's going on in your town, we hope these pages will provide the answers to your questions.

Browse our art galleries and museums, do genealogy research in our library and historical society, take in a program at our newly renovated theater.

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fishing, walking and picnicking at one of our parks. Golfers are welcome at the country club.

Most of all, get acquainted with our people. You will find us friendly and eager to share our city with you!

United Way's annual Day of Caring will be held Saturday, October 18. A kick-off ceremony will be held at 7:30 a.m. on the Square in Uptown Wadesboro.

To download an application, click on the link:
Residential Project Site Plan
Agency Project Site Plan
Volunteer signup

Applications are due by Wednesdday, October 1.

Open House to Address Pedestrian Plan

The Town of Wadesboro will hold an Open House to discuss the Wadesboro Pedestrian Plan (see article below) on Monday, September 8, from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. in the Lockhart-Taylor Center, located at 514 N. Washington Street in Wadesboro.

For more information about the meeting, call Town Manager Alex Sewell at 704.694.5171.


The Town of Wadesboro Town Hall will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014 for the Labor Day Holiday.

There will be no garbage pickup on Monday, September 1, 2014 due to the Labor Day Holiday. Monday’s garbage route will be collected on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Wadesboro Seeking Public Input on Pedestrian Plan

     After receiving a grant to develop a comprehensive pedestrian plan, the Town of Wadesboro is seeking public input. Citizens are encouraged to give their feedback through a survey on www.walkwadesboro.org/. The survey link is located about halfway down the webpage and highlighted in yellow. Paper copies of the survey are available at City Hall.
     The Town of Wadesboro’s vision is to develop a comprehensive and connected pedestrian network that provides safe access to homes, schools, workplaces, parks and recreational destinations as part of an

active and walkable community. The Town envisions children walking safely to school, seniors walking safely to nearby destinations, citizens moving safely in high traffic areas, and tourists moving about the community and Uptown areas easily on foot.
     Such a comprehensive and connected pedestrian network will enhance the health of Wadesboro‘s citizenry while also encouraging economic vitality through walkable commercial districts and neighborhoods.

Wadesboro Trash Pickup Changes

     After 6 months of discussion and public input, the Town of Wadesboro is reducing curbside trash pickup service to once-per-week.
     Just like many in our community, the Town is faced with significant financial challenges. As a result, the Town must make tough decisions to responsibly manage public monies and to ensure quality public services are sustainable for the long-term.
     The new service schedule will begin Monday, June 30, 2014. Customers who currently receive trash service Monday and Thursday will now have trash service only on Monday. In comparison, customers who currently receive trash service Tuesday and Friday will now have trash service only on Wednesday. Uptown customers who received trash service

every day will now have trash service only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
     The new guidelines are designed for efficient pickup with minimum disruptions to the customer. Customers now have two options. First, customers can place out bagged trash in up to 4 containers totaling 128 gallons. Alternatively, customers can place out up to 4 trash bags without any container. Under both options, up to 10 pieces of empty cardboard outside any container or bags will be picked up. Non-residential furniture pick-up is limited to 2 items per week. The trash fee will remain unchanged at $15 per month. All other sanitation services remain unchanged.
     Click here for more details.

Uptown Beautification - Fire Hydrant Adoption Program

     The Wadesboro Fire Department is starting a Fire Hydrant adoption program for the hydrants in the Uptown area. The purpose is to help beautify our Uptown. Special thanks to the Anson New Tech students who came up with this idea.
     This program would involve an organization or a citizen picking a hydrant(s) to adopt, they would then present their proposal for painting or decorating hydrant to the Fire Chief or his designee. The possible designs should be in good taste and family friendly. The only cost to adopt a hydrant would be the paint used to decorate it. The adoption period would be a minimum of 1 year, longer if they desire.
     The rules would include:

  1. Do not obstruct the three foot (3’) clearance around the hydrant to insure access during emergencies.
  2. Nothing can be attached to the hydrant.
  3. The paint used to decorate the hydrant must be high quality, high gloss exterior enamel.
  4. Hydrant attire must be in good taste and family friendly, no advertisement.
  5. The Fire Chief or his designee must approve all designs before painting.
  6. Any touch up or repainting shall be done by the adopter during the adoption period.
  7. Further rules can be added as the Fire Chief or his designee deems it needed.

      Adoption forms will be available at City Hall and the Fire Station. To download a printable form, click here.

Positions Open

  • Wadesboro Street Department: click here for more information.

  • Wadesboro Fire Department: click here for more information.

  • Click here for an on-line job application.

Public Notices

NEW 2013 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Sanitary Sewer Spill

Public Comment Policy

Water Adjustment Policy

Tap fees, deposits, and reconnects

Golf Cart Ordinance

Golf Cart Registration

Events Calendar

September 2: Auditions for Steel Magnolias (to be performed in November) will be held from 6-9 p.m. Roles are six women ages 19-66. for more information, call 704.694.6616.

September 3: The Anson Singers will begin rehearsal at 7 p.m at First United Methodist Church. No audition needed, just a desire to sing good choral music. The community choir is directed by Emily Litaker Privette and is open to Anson and surrounding counties. For more information, call 704.694.5179.

September 3: A Veterans Enhancement Fair will be held at the Lockhart-Taylor Center 10 a.m.-2.p.m. Free admission and information about veterans programs and benefits, plus games and prizes.

October 11: "Taste of the Pee Dee" features arts, crafts, and outdoor living. Click on the link above or under "Festivals" in the menu on the top of this page for details. Click HERE for a Vendor Application.

October 18: The United Way Day of Caring will kick off with a ceremony in The Square at 7:30 a.m. See article at the top of this page to download applications. Deadline to sign up is Oct. 3.

October 18: A community Day of Giving will be held at the J.Ray Shelton Athletic Field on Camden Road from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free live music, giveaways, food, and drinks. Lunch at noon, Community Blessing service at 2 p.m. Sponsored by United Carolina Crusades.

Weekly/Monthly Meetings

The Anson County Arts Council holds an arts and crafts workshop each Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Arts Council office. Bring your own supplies. For more information, call 704.694.4950.

The Anson Women's League meets noon-1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Twin Valley Country Club. Lunch ($8.50) and speaker. RSVP by Friday at 4 p.m. at ansonwomensleague@gmail.com.

Compassionate Friends meet the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pee Dee Electric Training Room. For bereaved parents, family, and friends. For more information, call 704.826.6063 or 704.694.2425.

Farmers Markets:
     Uptown Wadesboro, Inc. Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m. every Thursday on the Square (corner of Wade and Greene streets). To participate as a vendor call UWI at 704.695.1644.

     Anson Farmers Market, June 21-Nov. 1; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays on Hwy. 52-South (near Wadesboro Primary School). For more information, contact Francis Campbell at FrancisCampbell@nc.usda.gov.

The H.B. Allen Library hosts the 50+ Club every second Monday at 10:30 p.m.; free movies every third Monday at 10 a.m.; and Storytime every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Tuesday Movies are shown at 2 p.m.; charge is $1. Call 704.694.5868 to pre-register.

NAACP meets at 5 p.m. the third Sunday of each month in the H.B. Allen Library's Little Theater. For more information, call 704.694.6749.

The Wadesboro Civitan Club meets Fridays at noon at the Scout Hut.

The Wadesboro Rotary Club meets on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. at Welika Lake Fish Camp.

The Wadesboro Town Council meets at the Town Hall the first Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

Do you have an event coming up? E-mail details to ansonwriter@windstream.net.

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