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New business park will also benefit Randleman

Randleman will also see benefits from the newly planned I-74 industrial Center, a 160-acre site at the interchange of Interstate 74 and U.S. Highway 311.

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'This feels like Maria'

Just five years after Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Fiona devastates Puerto Rico once again. Lorraine Trotter writes about the impact of the current storm on the friends she made there in 2018.

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Two found shot to death in Asheboro Home

Asheboro Police said Monday that two persons were found shot to death in a home on Hamlin Street.

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Dr. Jones remembers Queen Elizabeth II

Former director of the N.C. Zoo Dr. David Jones had many opportunities to talk to Queen Elizabeth in his roles at the London Zoo prior to coming to Randolph County.

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Zoo loses Olivia the rhino, one of its oldest residents

Olivia, a white rhinoceros who lived at the NC Zoo for more than 30 years, has died.

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Wolfspeed means more than jobs to Randolph County

Wolfspeed's plan to build a semiconductor plant in Chatham County could create some major changes in eastern Randolph County beyond the 1,800 new jobs it creates.

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REMC internship powers teacher to upgrade curriculum

Trinity High School teacher gained valuable experience at a three-week internship with REMC.

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City of Asheboro asks for statue to be moved

The City Council of Asheboro passed a resolution on Sept. 8 weighing in on the Confederate statue that sits on the Randolph County Courthouse property, voicing its opinion that the controversial statue be moved. 

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PEMMCO gets OK for state grant

The Asheboro City Council has agreed to apply for a $100,000 building reuse grant for PEMMCO Manufacturing, a producer of machined components for large industrial uses.

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County commits to new I-74 industrial park

The I-74 industrial park in Sophia is moving forward after the County Commissioners voted to purchase 30 acres to qualify for utility grants. 

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Ms. Miller goes to Washington

RCC’s Stacey Miller visits White House as part of Apprenticeship Ambassador Initiative launch 

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Franklinville NC Textile Museum is coming to Randolph County

Forty years of effort is finally bearing fruit as efforts to bring the North Carolina Textile Museum to Franklinville. 

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Pariz begins service as board chair for Randolph Partnership for Children

Six honored as exemplary volunteers at Annual Meeting and Volunteer  Recognition Breakfast of the Randolph Partnership for Children.

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Apprenticeship Randolph honors 12 graduates, signs 17 more 

Apprenticeship Randolph honors 12 graduates while signing up 17 newcomers to the program. 

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‘World’s largest groundbreaking’ opens Asia construction

North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper and seemingly a cast of thousands helped the North Carolina Zoo break ground on its new Asia continent habitat.

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RCC begins its 60th year

Randolph Community College recently kicked off its 60th year with a breakfast and convocation. 

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Collaboration made American Legion regional a success

American Legion Regional organizers thank Heart of NC Visitors Bureau, other contributors, for success of the tournament.

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There's a New Bus Line Serving Asheboro

Sunway Charters has begun a new Mid-State Express Bus Service that runs from Fayetteville to Winston-Salem and back with connections in Lexington, High Point, Asheboro, Siler City and Sanford. 

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Old rail depot is gone

The historic rail depot on White Oak Street has been taken down after the Asheboro City Council approved that action.

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Reilly, 23-Year-Old Lion, Dies at Zoo

The NC Zoo reports that its oldest African lion, Reilly, has died at age 23.

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Trinity getting three additional deputies

The City of Trinity will add three deputies to the two it has, thanks to a decision made Aug. 1 by the Randolph County Commissioners.

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August is the Busiest Month for Asheboro Firefighters

City of Asheboro Fire Chief Willie Summers gave his annual report to the City Council on Aug. 4.

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Asheboro considering resolution on Confederate monument

The Asheboro City Council is asked to support a resolution to establish a committee to come up with a solution to the Confederate monument in front of the Historic 1909 Courthouse.

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Commissioners approve finance plan for planned Farm, Food and Family Education Center

County Commissioners approve financing for $4 million related to the proposed Farm, Food and Family Education Center.

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'Accepting the Challenge': Libraries to offer countywide dementia caregiver training, sensory activity kits

Caregivers for people experiencing dementia are invited to participate in hands-on, multi-disciplinary training workshops presented by the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina at three Randolph County Public Libraries locations on August 30-31.

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Grass Native to Africa Added to Zoo's Gorilla Habitat

he western lowland gorillas at the North Carolina Zoo are getting a piece of home — Aframomus melegueta. It’s a member of the ginger family. Also known as Grains of Paradise, it’s a native of lowland areas of tropical West Africa.

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Lassiter to serve as Acting President for RCC 

The Randolph Community College Board of Trustees have chosen Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education Elbert Lassiter as Acting President for the College while the search for a permanent president is underway. 

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Cedar Falls mill proposed for historic preservation

The Randolph County Historic Landmark Preservation Commission voted unanimously to recommend the Cedar Falls Manufacturing Company as a historic landmark before the Franklinville Town Board, which has jurisdiction over Cedar Falls. 

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Lexington Road residents oppose new access to ballpark

At a special called meeting of the Asheboro City Council, Lexington Road neighbors speak up against a plan to create a new access to McCrary Park.

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Stephen Lovette is Randleman's new Fire Chief

The City of Randleman selects veteran Stephen Lovette as its new Fire Chief, replacing the retired Marty Leonard effective Aug. 22. 

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Local Hospice recruiting new volunteers

Hospice of Randolph is recruiting new volunteers. There's an orientation session scheduled for Aug. 11, following by an in-person training event for volunteers on Aug. 15. 

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Register of Deeds now accepting passport applications

The county's Register of Deeds office is now accepting applications for U.S. passports.

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Local motel, strip mall to be demolished prior to DOT construction

Several buildings along the right-of-way of a N.C. Department of Transportation project will be demolished before scheduled construction begins in June 2023. The project to rework the interchange that over I-73-74 that includes both US 64 and NC 49.

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Townhome community on Zoo Parkway approved

The Asheboro City Council unanimously approved a 14-unit townhome community on Zoo Parkway approximately 225 feet south of Ridge Street at the council’s July 14 meeting.

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Commissioners bid against Virginia to keep Archdale upholstery manufacturer

Randolph County's Commissioners consider incentive package to keep Lancaster Custom Crafted Upholstery in Archdale.

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Seabolt holds off Republican challengers

Sheriff Greg Seabolt tops 50% in three-way race; longtime incumbent NC. Rep Pat Hurley upset

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Lack of customers could mean higher Asheboro water rates

City Manager John Ogburn likened the water situation with a public golf course. It has a clubhouse, 18 tee boxes, 18 fairways, 18 greens, a parking lot and golf carts. Debt and maintenance costs remain the same no matter how many golfers come to play.

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Will Technimark expand in Asheboro? City, county make their play

City and county vote to share in $950K package over 5 years if competitive bid approved to expand here instead of somewhere else and Technimark adds at least 220 jobs.

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County divvies up its strategic funds

Here's a list of who got what from Randolph County's strategic planning funds totaling $371,315.

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Hicks drops out of sheriff's race, says he'll back Graves

The Republican primary for sheriff has been pushed back to May 17, but it's possible it could be delayed further.

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COVID surge builds: New cases in Randolph up 2,595 in one week

From Jan. 15-21, another 2,595 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Randolph. At 34.3 percent, more than one-third of all test results returned during that 7-day period came back positive.

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COVID-19 cases in Randolph skyrocket

From 560 new cases two weeks ago, the number of new cases in Randolph County has risen more 2,900 since then.

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Illegal dumping: Where it happens in Randolph County, what you can do about it

Illegal dumping happens regularly in the county and local officials say no area is immune from the problem. 

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Toyota moving into megasite

The megasite in Randolph County finally has a tenant, and Toyota's creating more than 1,700 jobs for starters

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Here are Randolph County areas receiving a boost by the just-passed state budget bill

Randolph County and its towns received money for projects or improvements, including greenway expansion

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DA releases report on stillborn birth in Randolph jail

Details day-by-day recap, ends with no basis for criminal charges in the tragic death

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Some surprises in municipal elections

Several incumbents lost their seats

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Man found dead in Asheboro; no signs of foul play

Police responded to a call near the Quality Inn-Motel 6 complex.

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Election 2021 in Randolph County: It's here

Everything you need to know about the upcoming municipal elections: Races, candidates, voting times, voting sites

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Water main break drains water tower, causes sinkhole

Broken main line results in loss of 500,000 gallons of water in 30 minutes

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Fall Festival canceled by COVID-19 ... again

Weeks before the event, the Randolph Arts Guild's board of directors decided the risk was too great.

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COVID refuses to relent

Here's an update on what's happening on several fronts in Randolph County

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Free inaugural issue set for Sept. 1

Here are the details for who will receive one in the mail and when.

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