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Lambert honored at his last REMC annual meeting

CEO's last day on the job will be Friday

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Ross picks Randleman site for 1.7M square-foot distribution center

Huge site could fit 30 football fields inside

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Ukrainian donut shop moves to greener pastures

Donut truck moves to a higher traffic spot on Dixie Drive

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Graphic Packaging closingRandleman plant

65 jobs will be lost when business closes in July

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Talbert expanding, modernizing

New building  expected to  open in 2025

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Golden Corral celebrates remodel with ribbon-cutting

Grand Re-opening at East Dixie Drive location

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New job, same goal: Work with community

Rudisill leaves chamber after 29 years, takes over as  Public Information Officer for Randolph County

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I-74 Industrial Center continues to grow

Public hearing could  be held in June for  annexation of site

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Toyota investing $2 million in STEM education

Funding to help both Randolph and Guilford students

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Weathering the furniture dropoff

Elite Family Frames hopes to see industry bounce back

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Brightspeed adds local connectivity

Company seeks to fill internet gap faced by many county citizens

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Production operation adds to megasite job picture

Facility is scheduled to be completed this year, with operations starting in 2025

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Three new businesses coming to Randleman

New retail, restaurant opportunities are on the way

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Chevy dealer gets award from honoring veterans

Veterans mark 10 years of special event at Wayne Thomas

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Attention Randolph Hub customers: A (good) change in printing plans

Hub shifting its printing day to Mondays

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The Maker and Merchant

New store will give small businesses a big boost in Asheboro Mall

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Rusty Rooster aims to be Asheboro’s neighborhood pub

Downtown bar and restaurant has been open for a month

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Apprenticeship Randolph: 2024 recruitment time is here

A chance for high school juniors and seniors to get a jumpstart on a career

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New therapeutic massage owner finds start on pow-wow circuit

Multi-talented Jeanette Egan starts therapeutic massage business

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Town of Liberty awarded $325,000 Grant for Toyota Tsusho America warehouse project

Grant comes through for refurbishing long-vacant building

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Toyota Tsusho awards $100,000 for new for mentorship program

‘(Toyota Group has) a goal to build sustainable,  resilient communities. The best way is by investing in young  people and education.’

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Ag Center takes root two decades after conception

Agriculture Center was years in the making

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Attorneys honored for their pro bono work

Four honored by Legal Aid of North Carolina

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Sapona Plastics Named 2023 Outstanding Industry by RCEDC

Award recognizes business performance, community engagement

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The Pharmacy cocktail bar now open

Four Saints Brewing Company owners offer  different experience in next door cocktail bar

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Will new downtown business hit bullseye?

Former bank building turns into entertainment center; escape room will use actual bank vault

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The AdvanceNC charter

RCC joins group of community colleges, universities in workforce development initiative

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The future is coming fast: How to plan for it?

County unveils draft of plan for growth  management

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Ukrainian family finds ‘second home’ in Randolph

With lots of help,  Ukrainian family  finds pathway to  start over in Bear  Creek, Franklinville

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Energizer celebrates 75 years in Asheboro

Enegizer throws a 75th birthday celebration

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Ramseur furniture maker steps in where Klaussner, United left off

Local furniture manufacturer hoping to expand its line

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Lots of questions after Klaussner closing; here are some answers

Reaction, impact, company holdings, next for the jobless: Here is a look at some of the fallout

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The Kit House

New downtown business, The Kit House, designed for multiple uses

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Randolph Health recognizes staff

Randolph Health recently recognized staff with Certificates of Recognition for their service to patients, community and each other during the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19. 

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REMC celebrates 85th birthday

‘Past and Future, Always Present’ theme carries the night

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Toyota announces another megasite investment boost

Original $1.3B investment has grown to nearly $6B

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Greensboro, Toyota pact upsets local officials

Toyota wants mile-wide  buffer around site for industrial growth only

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RCEDC hires Existing Industry Director

Brantley Craft will move into new full-time position

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Energizer will expand in Asheboro

178 new jobs will be added to existing 411 positions in $43M expansion

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Regional wastewater management considered for Randolph, Guilford

Area growth will require more wastewater capacity

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StarPet celebrates 20 years in Asheboro

Indorama Ventures opened its first US site in Asheboro; now it controls 27 more sites in the US

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Acme-McCrary properties latest to join local landmark list

Join National Register of Historic Places

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Asheboro Counseling & Wellness expands

New location for mental health services provider

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Vann York buys Strider dealership

Donald Strider has owned the business since 1991

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Jobs for North Carolinas Graduates Program cuts ribbon on new site

Asheboro High School students earn support from Toyota 

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Ribbon-cutting at The Sparrows Pearl Boutique

New clothing boutique is now open for business

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New eatery headed to downtown Asheboro:

Work has begun on 124 North Street building and should be finished by fall

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The Sparrow's Pearl

New Sunset Avenue boutique will strive to be different

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Mall launches search for next pop-up shop

Contest is open to businesses of any type

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Another company picks Randolph County for business expansion

Axium Packaging  picks Archdale site for 19th plant in U.S.,  Canada and Mexico

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1544 Events

New business offering space for special events

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Pizza Inn owner hopes to have local restaurant open in spring

'We’ve had some delays, but  we’re past all that now' says Pizza Inn owner

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Randolph Rises

RCEDC launches $1.1M campaign to ride wave of recent successes

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Commissioners OK incentives to lure Ohio company to Archdale

County, City of Archdale collaborate on incentive plan

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Apprenticeship Randolph

Applications accepted through March 9; here’s more about the process, who’s eligible and what you need to do:

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Chamber announces award winners

The Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce honors 2022 award winners at banquet

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County kicks off Growth Management Plan update sessions

Many questions need to be answered as county's growth continues.

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Dollar Tree coming to North Fayetteville Street

The 10,000 square foot store could be ready in about four months

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Asheboro Popcorn thrives in new Seagrove home

Switch to Seagrove location leads to improved business

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Textile Museum gets extra funding

Commissioners help latest state museum in Randolph with restoration efforts

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Commissioners table request for Business Gym funding

Business Gym is local chamber’s effort to help out  small businesses

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Living the dream

Young local accountant tried other avenues, but came back to her true love: Numbers

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Klaussner, Enso kick off 2023 with awards

Klaussner Home Furnishings and subsidiary Enso Sleep Systems kick off 2023 with awards

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With first 25 years complete, a look back at TDA’s history

Potters community share TDA's Excellence in Hospitality award

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The Bun Hut re-opens under new management

Downtown Asheboro restaurant re-opens with new menu 

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe coming to Asheboro

Restaurant on Dixie Drive will be first of its kind in Asheboro

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Providing the tools to help kids succeed

‘The King’ Richard Petty joins Northern Tool donation to CTE students at Randleman High School 

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Sumitomo Forest America will build in Archdale

Company expected to  employ 129 people by  2027 with an average  salary of $45,782

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The end of an era

The familiar B.B. Walker Shoe Co. building on Dixie Drive will soon be history

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Historic Downtown District

The National Register of Historic Places approved Downtown Asheboro in April; here's what it means

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony held

B&B Power Sports celebrates its new location.

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United Furniture sends virtual pink slips to all employees

Not only were all employees laid off, truckers were told not to finish deliveries and come back in.

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Heaven Sent store closing

Owners Debbie and Thomas Slack are retiring; store to close Dec. 31.

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Celebrating Industry Appreciation Month

Randolph County Economic Development helped celebrate business in the county.

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Pizza Hut ready to reopen

Fire in September forced  closure; drive-thru service  set to begin on Nov. 15, and dine-in in mid-December 

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Chamber group awards innovative program grants

Asheboro/Randolph Chamber gets grant for The Business Gym.

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It's grey's turn

What's up with all the grey cars? A local car-dealer explains.

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Lancaster announces expansion, new jobs in Archdale

The upholstery maker Lancaster plans to build a new facility in Archdale, almost tripling the size of its present site.

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Randolph EDC: What it does and why it does it

The Randolph County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is little known in its own community.

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She Shack opens at Mall

The She Shack Boutique is officially open at the Asheboro Mall.

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What Pizza Inn? Here’s the answer

Veteran restauranteur and Asheboro resident Dion Firooznia is bringing Pizza Inn back to Asheboro. He hopes to have it open in January.

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After 44 years, Nita's Boutique is moving

“I had hoped it had never come to this. Now it has.” Nita Bobo is now faced with relocating her hair business after 44 years at her East Dorsett Avenue location.

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Klaussner adds two new executives

Klaussner Home Furnishings has hired Joseph Rosenberg as executive vice president of sales & marketing and Amy Archer as vice president of merchandising, domestic upholstery. 

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Carolina Tap House holds ribbon cutting

The Carolina Tap House recently celebrated the opening of its location at 141 Sunset Avenue.

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Four Saints announces expansion plans

Four Saints Brewing Co. in Asheboro is expanding into the building next door, with an eye on making moonshine.

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Toyota already expanding its plans

Toyota says it will invest an additional $2.5 billion in the Randolph Megasite, and an additional 350 jobs.

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North State expanding service in Randolph County

North State, an area Internet provider, has announced an investment of $51 million to bring ultra-high-speed internet service to parts of Randolph County, specifically Asheboro, Ramseur and Franklinville.

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Ribbon-cutting at Robbie's Touch Boat Restoration

A ribbon-cutting was held recently for Robbie's Touch Boat Restoration new location on Highway 220 Business South in Asheboro.

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Graham Personnel Services open for business

A ribbon cutting was held for Graham Personnel Services on Aug. 18 in Asheboro

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Industry partners needed for new adult workforce program 

RCC is seeking local industry partners for a new workforce initiative.

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Klaussner bumps Cybulski from CFO to President, CEO

Klaussner Home Furnishings has announced that current Chief Financial Officer David Cybulski has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. 

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After a very good year — what now for EDC?

After a year of unprecedented industrial development in Randolph County, what will be the next act for the county's Economic Development Commission?

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Downtown business gets a mink over

Shop at 150 Sunset Avenue is now open as Minkology. It was formerly the site of Vintage Cottage. It's owned by Wendi Mink, who recently moved back to North Carolina with her husband.

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The She Shack Boutique is Asheboro's Next Great Pop-Up Shop winner

The She Shack Boutique is the winner of the first-ever search for Asheboro's Next Great Pop-Up Shop at the Mall.

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Southern Sage open for business

Ribbon-cutting opens new business, Southern Sage, a venue for weddings, classes and other special events.

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Movement Bank opens in Randleman

Randleman gets a new brick-and-mortar bank that plans to cater to digital and traditional alike

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Tears and cheers at Chamber annual awards night

Emotions ran high Friday night during the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at Pinewood Country Club.

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Crystals, meditation offered at new cultural gift shop

The River Willow is described as a “cultural gift shop” with plans in the summer to offer meditation classes and workshops for crystals.

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Leather shop in Ramseur has customers around the world

Ramseur is home to one of six leather companies in America. Here's how that happened.

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Cross Road Retirement Center’s administrator gives overview of history, future

Cross Road is a retirement community, complete with porches on each home, a lake, raised bed gardens, a greenhouse, two activity centers, a clubhouse and a long-term care facility for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.

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Faith Book Nook closes doors after 67 years

COVID, internet cut into business, forcing the closure of a business begun by a woman in 1954, Ethel Burrows. Here's that tale, and more.

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Can local Mini-Golf be saved?

Losing wife, hurt by COVID, rough medical year has owner seeking community aid to keep 63-year-old business open

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Monroe’s Music & Jewelry closing this month

Retiring owner Tony Hoover hoped to have a buyer for the business, but that hasn't happened

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Caregiver receives some loving care

An ugly year for a local caregiver ends on a warm, positive note with a free heating system.

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Multi-purpose playground multi-educational, too

UCA middle school students work with local makerspace leader 
to discover what they can do with their minds and their hands

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Sterilelink carves out a niche

Unique local business has roots in Randolph County, 
and now a large building for current and future expansion

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Katherine Stroud wants new Nannie Mae’s cafe and bakery to serve joy ... and some of Grandma’s sweets

Downtown Asheboro welcomes a new cafe and bakery

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Hello? Anybody want a job?

Some call today's hiring woes ‘the new pandemic’

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Have you picked your insurance yet for 2022?

All Insurance For You sponsored the Oct. 20 edition of the Randolph Hub to get this message out. Read on.

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High Point Furniture Market: 'It's our Super Bowl'

Here's a peek in a day in the life of Klaussner Furniture Industries at the High Point Furniture Market.

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Bossong rolls on with the times

After boosting mask production in 2020, Bossong helps Conover company become one of the fastest-growing companies in the nation

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Growing demand means Klaussner needs more workers

With business roaring back, Klaussner Furnishings, Inc. needs to hire 200 new workers. 

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Move to new site paying off for Hamilton's

Here's the story behind Hamilton's: How it came to be, its move, its mission

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