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Vet program thrives at UCA

10 years on, here’s a status report

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Students showing their stuff

Tim Moon’s Talent Showcase, part 2

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Want to send a letter to Santa?

Sheriff's Department again organizing letters to Santa

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Neighbors helping neighbors

How to get involved in worthy local cause

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Asheboro actress stars in ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

Asheboro native continues very successful run as an actress

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Eagle Scout project is building benches

Benches will prove useful for patients who want to get outside during their stay at Novant in Thomasville

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Zoo mourns the loss of polar bear Payton

Bear died on his way to new home at the Louisville Zoo

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Reviewers Book Club celebrates 75 years in style

Members party like it's 1948

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Polio? Isn't that gone?

Rotarians told the fight to eradicate disease is not over

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Tim Moon’s students shine in first part of his annual Talent Showcase

Part 2 of the talent show will happen on Nov. 17

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The Ghost Stage Coach of Ramseur

Halloween is nigh, so let’s leave you this week with a spooky little Randolph County tale

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'The Miss Boone effect'

Lindley Park dedicates school library to longtime 4th grade teacher, student advocate

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Defibrillators donated to four local vet groups

Organization donating life-saving devices to places where veterans gather

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Local musicians receive awards at Granite Quarry fiddlers’ convention

Annual event at Granite Quarry is a direct spin-off of the famous Union Grove Fiddlers' Convention

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Grace Given

Here’s another aspect of the  homeless story  in Randolph County

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Meet Larry Hoskins, self-taught painter

Hitting his stride late in life, he’s gaining a niche in art world

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And the winners are ...

Miss Randolph County will participate in Miss North Carolina next summer

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Candidate election responses

To help voters make more informed decisions, candidates in key contested local races were given a chance to define their campaigns. Here are responses from those who chose to do so.

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Miss Randolph County, Teen pageants Saturday night

The Kiwanis Club of Asheboro is sponsoring this year's Miss Randolph County and Miss Randolph County Teen pageants on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023.

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Buddies during Vietnam War get to take Triad Honor Flight together

Originally from states far  apart, today they both live in Randolph County

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Larry Reid's abrupt passing hits the community hard

One friend summed up Larry Reid's local impact: “I never heard anyone say a bad word about Larry Reid."

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RSVP Community Theater announces cast for 'Rumors'

Cast selected for RSVP's fall production

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Seagrove Public Library turns 50

A community celebration is scheduled for Sept. 9

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Shriners Parade

Shriners hold annual parade

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Bluegrass promoter Treva Chrisco passes away

Treva Chrisco passes away

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Operation Child Predator results in 19 arrests; here's how and why it happened

The investigation led to arrests of 19 men who allegedly went to a site in Randolph County with the intent of meeting a minor for potential sex.

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Rather learn online? Try Virtual Academy Randolph

Rather learn online? Try Virtual Academy Randolph

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They tried, but the rain wasn’t having it

Outdoor concert is a washout

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The Eye of the Beholder

‘The Eye of the Beholder’ exhibit opening reception draws big crowd

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Taking the town by … one-wheel?

If you see him rolling down the street, it's probably Justin Hazelwood

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A first for St. Paul Museum

Give-away will allow visitors to take (or enter a drawing for) previously donated items of worth, but not locally relevant

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The votes are in

Meet Amira, Cleo and Jabari, the Zoo's new sandcat kittens

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'Pray NC Pray' schedule begins July 13

Each Thursday for six weeks, morning prayer will be offered at the Courthouse lawn

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New mural unveiled at Eastside Park

Mayor Smith speaks at ceremony unveiling the colorful new artwork

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Hats off!

Area high schools celebrate graduates of Class of 2023

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Reconnecting Threads

Local multimedia artist's work on display

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WARNING: Baby cuteness alert at Zoo

In a span of two weeks, babies popped out all over the place at the NC Zoo

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Summer is kids' time

At county’s libraries, expect a summer of activities, fun and even reading rewards 

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Memorial Day: A time to remember

Event at Veterans Memorial in Asheboro honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice

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Franklinville High School Class of 1967

Franklinville class celebrates one another

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Girl Scouts deliver ‘Cookies for a Cause’

Sweet treats delivered to homebound seniors

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Beatlemania!

Rock’n Summer begins 

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SECU donates $2 million to zoo’s Asia campaign

Gift to fund SECU Visitor View Pavilion and Classroom

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Council approves hours for pools, Farmers Market

Hours set for two City pools, Downtown Farmers Market

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'Healing is possible'

New mural in Asheboro celebrates mental health awareness

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Thanks for all you do

First responders hold a parade to honor National Nurses Week

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It's that time!

Letter Carriers Food Drive is Saturday; pack a bag, put it inside your mailbox

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Mural artist at work

Sunset Avenue mural to be dedicated Saturday

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Mariachi Festival in Asheboro

Latin rhythms fill the air in Bicentennial Parl

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Full house for Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Rusty LaRue is keynote speaker at the 29th annual event

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A look inside: Renovations at Asheboro High School

Open House showcases $55 million in renovations at AHS

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This month’s RAG display: ABLE Class exhibit

ABLE program participants get a time to shine

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Library gardening talks to focus on irises, companion planting

Four county libraries to host garden-related presentations

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‘'Fun Factory' coming to Randleman library

Show to feature illusionist and storyteller Caleb Sigmon

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Doubles shuffleboard starting for seniors

Shuffleboard league will play on Tuesday mornings

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Randolph County Special Olympics: Everybody wins

200-plus athletes turn out for a day of competition, confidence-building and good old-fashioned perseverence

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Community Based Programs holding Food Drive

Summer is one of the hardest times to keep shelves full, as kids are home for the summer. 

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First look

Groundbreaking, workday coming up Saturday at Center City Garden

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RSVP to hold auditions for 'The Music Man'

Popular musical to be presented this summer

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Dozens walk to prevent child abuse

Ceremony seeks to call attention to prevention of child abuse

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Two EV charging spots at library

Asheboro now has a dozen such charging stations for electric vehicles

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Ramseur Civitans

Local service group strives to make a difference

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Brain power leads to student power

Student chain moves 10,000 books to new media center at AHS

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RAG features 39th Juried Art Show

Work of local artists on display at the Sara Smith Self Gallery

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St. Paul Museum to hold open house

Museum offers help with history of Randleman families

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Wow ... just wow

Easter Egg Hunt moves indoors

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'The Merry Wives of Windsor' cast selected

The Bard In the Yard is back 

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Girl Scouts open new edition to Adventure Park in Sophia

Low rope course unveiled in Sophia

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Springtime Fiddlers circuit concludes with blowout in Highfalls

So many attended  that organizers ran  out of arm bands

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NAMS student advocate honored with Julia Hardy Award

North Asheboro Middle School teacher honored

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The power of a pancake

Community turns out for sit-down return of Kiwanis Pancake Day

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Three more Storywalks will open in April

Storywalks are panels containing consecutive pages of a children’s book spaced along an outdoor path

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Ty goes to Hollywood

Local performer gets his work in film festival

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Liberty Acres reopen with a host of rescued animalss

Each animal has its own unique story

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Now that's a convention!

After three-year hiatus, fans and musicians pour in to see fiddlers return

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Students graduate from SAT classes

Community Enrichment Center course helps students prepare

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Bigfoot sighting

Sasquatch investigator to make presentation at Archdale Library

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Youth Art Month

This month's exhibit features works by local youth artists

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Asheboro artist Laura Ashley meets Daytona 500

Artist does commission for Ally Bank at the Great American Race

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The truth behind Naomi Wise

St. Paul Museum is site for a talk by the authors of the new historical account of Wise's life and tragic death

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Homeowners up in arms over property reval

Monday night, citizens had a chance to respond to a property revaluation that on average added 30% to home values in Randolph County.

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Welcome back, fiddlers' conventions

Post-pandemic, Star Fiddlers’ Convention returns to where it began; Seagrove, Highfalls conventions are coming up

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Learn ‘Backyard Gardening’ in Asheboro library class

Horticulture agent to offer instruction in basics of gardening

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Hospice seeks new volunteers for patients, office

Hospice of Randolph offering volunteer orientation

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Asheboro council — and the public — get ‘up to speed’ during retreat

Public transportation, a new fire station, project updates … lots to learn in this multi-faceted roundup.

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County addresses property revaluation

County commissioner chair Darrell Frye releases a statement regarding the recent tax revaluation results that surprised homeowners in their mailboxes this week.

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All in one place

Not only are all of these activities in Randolph County, but a wrapup of them can also be found in one handheld travel guide

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See the world from a new perspective

Phillips Ambassador from Asheboro encourages other students to travel

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Wreck snaps telephone pole on corner of Worth, Cox streets

The driver of the car that smashed the pole was extricated from car, but standing before before placed on gurney for ambulance trip to hospital

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SWRMS’ Zoe Holmes wins RCSS Spelling Bee

Winner heads to Regionals in Charlotte on March 5

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Echoes of Heritage Lost

This month’s RAG display highlights work of Delores Farmer and Kimberley Pierce Cartwright.

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One man's journey

Local hiker realizes a bucket list dream, fighting off internal doubt and pushing through a trail tragedy thanks to the aid of his new ‘tramily’

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Fiddlers conventions return

After three-year pandemic hiatus, bluegrass is back

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Do you know about Randolph County Veterans Services?

Getting the word out on help for needy veterans

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Turning bags into beds

Keaton's Place is converting grocery bags into bed mats for the homeless

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‘Black History Hall of Fame’ at libraries countywide

Bright Star Touring Theatre bringing black history to county

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RCC to offer end-of-life course

Local woman is now a national trainer for hospice-related topics

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Center City Garden once known as ‘Lawn of Asheboro’

Site was once the site of the home of Jonathan Worth, former governor of North Carolina

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Applications sought for Coach Murphy Mentor Awards

Asheboro's East Side community seeks African-American role models 

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A rhino with a big personality

Zoo mourns loss of Natalie, who had been at zoo since 2007

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RPC Awarded Grant by Randolph Arts Guild

Funds will help introduce mixed media art to area children

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Monday Morning Painters

Arts Guild show highlights painters who have gathered on Monday mornings past and present

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RCSPCA opens Thrift Store

The RCSPCA store is open and ready for business

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Wanted: Mural artist

Murals in downtown Asheboro are already noticed by and favorites for visitors. 

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Keeping with the times

Decorations for the season fit for history

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Sheriff's Department hands out honors

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office recently held its awards program

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Christmas comes early for AHS band members

Asheboro High's first female student body president gifts band members with instruments

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2023 is Year of the Trail

Heathy Communities planned hikes for 2023: Year of the Train

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REMC awards $14,000 for 12 Bright Ideas

A dozen local teachers receive grants for innovation

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A local Christmas story

Asheboro man makes his own yard decorations out of recycled materials

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Sharing the love

St. John Lutheran Men distribute proceeds to local causes

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A marvelous team-up

Community partners work to bring Christmas cheer to homebound seniors

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Randolph Partnership for Children hands out more than 6,100 children’s books during holiday parades

Sixty-eight volunteers help make the gift of reading possible

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This year’s school systems Christmas card artists

The two school systems announce winners of the Christmas card art

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Mayor’s Fitness winners announced

Participants log a total of 9.301 miles in Fitness Challenge

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First time’s a winner!

Leatrice Brothers takes home a new ride

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Artist Hangup

Randolph Arts Guild show features works by local artists

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Donate blood on Dec. 15 and become a hero

Red Cross seeks to brighten up the holidays for those who need blood

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Meals on Wheels needs drivers

As normal operations resume, program seeks drivers with an hour to spare

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors have brighter Christmas

Program brings Brighter Christmas to those neighbors in need.

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A time to honor our veterans

Ceremonies held to honor the county's vets.

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Monday night jams

Every Monday night, the Whynot Country Boys welcome pickers and grinners

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors have a Brighter Christmas

Annual effort to help folks with needs seeks donors and applicants

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RAG displays 'Giftable' works

Randolph Arts Guild displays art that will make great gifts

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Lantern Rescue Foundation opens

Non-profit opens office in Asheboro

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The DayAfter: Peace came with God's help

A series of family deaths challenges our writer, but she finds solace in God.

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Museum Matters

The St. Paul Museum in Randleman announces programs for the coming months. 

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‘I loved every minute’

Bob Wright recounts time in Air Force, working with the first B-52s

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Local Vietnam vet had harrowing career

Asheboro veteran Larry Bennett  recently rewarded  with an Honor Flight to  Washington.

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‘Operation Green Light’ shows support for vets: Here’s how you can, too

Using a green porch light is a new way to show support for veterans.

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Lydia's Place opens

Finally, a local shelter for women and children

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‘Every Brilliant Thing’

RhinoLeap production runs through November at Four Saints.

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A big check for our veterans

The Honoring Our Veterans Cruise-In in September raised more than $20,000 for local veterans.

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Halloween events and activities

The weekend will be full of ghosts and goblins before Halloween on Monday.

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Upcoming Asheboro Library events

Two November events at the Asheboro Library will highlight the Lumbee Indians

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Get eNotary certified through RCC 

The demand for documents to be notarized electronically is growing.

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Community Garden gets grand opening

Asheboro Housing Authority opens Community Garden.

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Holiday Tour of Homes to return

The Holiday Tour of Homes is coming back this December, sponsored by the Family Crisis Center.

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Cancer benefit held at Hughes Barn

Donna Hughes hosted a benefit concert for Lisa Hill, a local cancer patient, in Trinity last weekend.

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Horse parade is canceled; will it return?

Shelia Scott, who has been involved with the annual Horse Parade for more than 20 years, decided not to continue the event this year. Another group has expressed interest in continuing the parade next year. 

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Four Saints supports relocation of Confederate statue

Joel McClosky, co-owner and CEO of Four Saints Brewing Company, has voiced his support for relocation of the Confederate statue that is currently in front of the Courthouse.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Patrol cars for the Sheriff's Department are sporting pink ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

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Hayworth selected as PBS Rootle Ambassador program

PBS of North Carolina has selected Lisa Hayworth, director of the Randolph Partnership for Children, as a Rootie Ambassador.

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Getting flag waving above Mountain Top, and what that means

Tom Jordan spoke recently about the importance of the American flag.

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Mayors want you to sign up for Fitness Challenge

The county's mayors are ready for everyone to improve their health with a series of walks and hikes. 

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Museum Matters: Cemetery walks resume this month

St. Paul's Museum in Randleman resumes its popular Cemetery Walk on Sept. 25. 

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Year 1 is complete: Where to now, Randolph Hub?

Your Randolph Hub is turning one year old this week!

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Mixed media show

This month’s exhibit in the Sara Smith Gallery at the Randolph Arts Guild is a Mixed Media Arts Gallery show featuring local artists Cara Bevan, Sarah Band, Jeanette Egan and Robyn Goode. 

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Lawrence Family Reunion: 50 years and counting

Lawrence family to gather again on Sept. 24 at Central United Methodist Church in Asheboro.

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Hattitudes is back after two years

After a two-year hiatus, fund-raising Hattitudes competition resumes Saturday, Sept. 10

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Dressing up for a good cause

Dog owners entered their four legged family members into the fashion show with proceeds benefiting the Happy Hills Animal Foundation in Staley. 

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Local couple hoping to take ‘Jesus to Hollywood’

Your online votes can help get them there. This article tells you how to do that.

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Newcomer cleaning up Sunset Avenue

Newcomer to Asheboro has taken on the task of making Sunset Avenue a cleaner place.

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Courthouse Cruise-In Set for August 24

Asheboro's Courthouse Cruise-In is scheduled for Aug. 24 from 7-10 p.m.

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St. Paul's Museum offers presentation on the Underground Railroad

Dr. Adrienne Israel, Professor Emerita of History at Guilford College, will talk specifically about the Underground Railroad in Guilford and Randolph counties on Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Museum, 401 High Point Street, Randleman.

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The Movie Man: Bad Bosses

There seem to be a lot of movies about bad bosses.

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YMCA Online Auction is Underway

The online Randolph-Asheboro YMCA is underway.

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Mr. Movie: Who said that?

Rusty Hammond offers a quiz on famous movie lines.

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'Mama Mia'

RSVP offered the ABBA musical “Mama Mia” in July. 

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Grownup grandkids? Hmm …

Columnist Larry Penkava looks at the joys of having grandchildren who have grown into adulthood. 

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Randolph Arts Guild exhibit

Displayed at the Randolph Arts Guild art gallery in Asheboro is part of an exhibition called ‘On X: Increments Of 10’ (a Ty Brueilly exhibition).

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Sodexo Employee and Randolph Health Team Member Recognized for Fighting Hunger

Pat and Mike Whitley are honored with a grant for their efforts to fight local hunger.

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Feature film produced locally released this weekend

A local independent company filmed in Thomasville, NC released this weekend.

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Asheboro citizens have questions about social districts

Plus, a look at other topics discussed in the March City Council meeting

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Welcome to Randolph Rewind

Remember radio station WGWR (“We Grow With Randolph”)? That's one of the 75-year-old memories in here.

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It’s tater planting time!

You have choices on colors, brands and even how to plant them. Here are some examples of each.

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Local transit route proposed for Asheboro

A 90-minute loop with 20 stops Monday-Friday, to begin with. But there's more.

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Local music community mourns Bill Mollman

Bill Mollman was a multi-instrumentalist who during his long career played with the Bluegrass Gentlemen of Asheboro, the Green Valley Ramblers of Siler City, the Randolph Jazz Band and the Back Creek Dixie Band.

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The joys (and perils?) of seed catalogs

Seed catalogs are awesome, but here are some things you ought to know

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Randolph libraries are now fine-free

Got anything you wished you had turned in earlier? Do so now, without back fees.

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Cookie shop in Randolph Mall closing after 40 years

Favorites at the Cookie Jar included Swiss melt cookies, cookie-on-a-stick or cookie pops, chocolate chip cookie cones and the Everything Cookie.

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Lauding the ladies of my line

Today’s column is devoted to the ladies of my lineage, those valiant souls whose quiet courage and tenacity helped to brave a new world.

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RCC President Shackleford announces retirement

Shackleford has been RCC president since Jan. 1, 2007. His retirement will take effect on July 1, 2022.

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Asheboro ABC wants to open second store in North Asheboro

“That’s a lot of residents. We owe them the convenience since they helped vote in liquor sales” in the 2008 alcohol referendum.

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Paw-Paw’s expands into old Dixie III restaurant

Paw Paw’s Place #2 opens with a grandson's hopes to further a family’s legacy

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Comic book shop returns to downtown Asheboro

More Fun Comic Studio has an additional mission: Offer an escape from daily stress and anxiety

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Waterproof Botanicals ... also known as WPBs

The draw to this kind of cemetery flower arrangement

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Caribbean cooking coming to Asheboro

More details from Chef Ray will be coming soon.

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'Pretty life-changing'

Triad Honor Flight includes several veterans from Randolph County

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Garden column: Give me some of that green manure

Here's one way to keep your dirt healthy and strong for crops or plants you want to grow in it

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Brighter Christmas program seeks donors and requests for 2021 holiday season; here’s how to help or be helped

This annual holiday endeavor continues a long community tradition of helping their neighbors in need.

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Bethel Friends celebrating 200 years Sunday

A look back through the history, and what to expect at the 200th celebration

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Sometimes, you've just got to face reality

You hoped for it, and here it is: Warren Dixon revisits squirrels

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'Sweet Annie' is well worth the search

An aromatic scent at a farmer's market in Asheville sent Sue Baltes on an odyssey. 

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'My happy place'

After years of looking for it, Katie Husband finally found it, and Teacher of the Year honors soon followed

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Football is back and I’m a fan again

Football returns, and so do I to the stands

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Local doctor's COVID tale takes bad turn

After testing positive for COVID-19 and quarantining nine days with no symptoms, everything changed on Day 10

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This is how to survive pandemic in a recliner

Local columnist Warren Dixon ends a long hiatus to join Randolph Hub team

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