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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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