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Asheboro/Randolph Chamber looks to replenish staff following hiring of new president

Asheboro/Randolph Chamber looks to replenish staff following hiring of new president

ASHEBORO – Now it’s about putting the personnel and parts in place for the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce. Adam Deathe, a man with international connections, has been hired as the new president and chief executive officer. The Chamber’s board of directors announced last week that Deathe will take the position that has been vacant since the end of October. “It has been a rigorous process,” said HR Gallimore, who’s chair of the Chamber’s executive committee. “We hope we didn’t leave a stone unturned.” Deathe has been president of Warroad Community Development in Warroad, Minnesota. “I have been looking for the…
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Southwestern Randolph Cougars turn to Lagrama as baseball coach

Southwestern Randolph Cougars turn to Lagrama as baseball coach

Ed Lagrama (Courtesy photo) ASHEBORO – Ed Lagrama filled in at the end of the recent season as Southwestern Randolph’s interim baseball coach. Now, he’ll be the coach moving forward. Lagrama is a former softball coach at Southwestern Randolph. His interim role came when the school sought a replacement for first-year coach Brian Gusa. The Cougars went 3-4 under Lagrama’s direction to complete a 9-15 season. Lagrama had a connection to the baseball team as an assistant coach under Tyler Clapp and also helped when Ethan Marsh led the program. So when principal Brian Hodgin called to ask him to…
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Chipotle opens doors in Asheboro

Chipotle opens doors in Asheboro

This Chipotle Mexican Grill opened this week in Asheboro. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – A Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant has opened in Asheboro, the first in Randolph County. The restaurant is located on the Asheboro Mall grounds in a separate structure or outparcel from the main multi-store enclosure. Its address is 1501 East Dixie Dr. in Asheboro. A worker at the Chipotle location said: “There has been a lot of buzz. There has been endless traffic.” Chipotle opened June 5 in Asheboro. The restaurant hours are 10:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. There is a drive-up window or,…
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Wheatmore Warriors wind up special soccer stretch

Wheatmore Warriors wind up special soccer stretch

Record careers end for girls' program TRINITY – Wheatmore came up shy of returning to the Class 2A state championship game in girls’ soccer after playing in the final the past two years. Yet the impact produced by the Warriors might be far reaching. “It has been a heckuva ride,” Wheatmore coach Rick Massey said. Wheatmore was the 2022 state champion and the 2023 runner-up. This year, the season ended in the West Region final. “I never dreamed of winning the states,” Massey said of the 2022 season. “This creates energy and people want a part of it.” That’s what…
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Asheboro/Randolph Chamber selects new president

Asheboro/Randolph Chamber selects new president

Adam Deathe will assume duties as president of the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce later this summer. (Courtesy photo) ASHEBORO – A man with international connections has been hired as the new president and chief executive officer of the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce. The chamber’s board of directors announced Wednesday that Adam Deathe will take the position that has been vacant since the end of October. “I have been looking for the right community to build upon the skill sets that I have learned over the past several years and be a part of a growing area,” Deathe said in a…
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Archdale golfer casts Spell on Asheboro City Amateur

Archdale golfer casts Spell on Asheboro City Amateur

Joshua Spell holds the winner’s trophy. (Courtesy photo) ASHEBORO – Joshua Spell took a page out of his occupation to help win the Asheboro City Amateur. The Archdale man said the keys for him last weekend were “putting and the mental game.” Spell, a mental coach for college and high school golfers, posted a one-shot victory on Steve Kidd after three rounds at three different courses. It came down to the final hole, with Spell’s birdie on the par-5 18th at Pinewood Country Club lifting him to his first championship in the event. Spell’s 3-under-par 69 gave him the title…
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High schools set to bestow diplomas in Randolph County (updated with RCSS graduation numbers)

High schools set to bestow diplomas in Randolph County (updated with RCSS graduation numbers)

Commencements coming up for hundreds of area students  Commencements for most high school seniors will be held across the next several nights in Randolph County. Hundreds of students will take part in ceremonies marking the ends of their high school days. Friday night’s ceremony for Asheboro City Schools is set for Lee J. Stone Stadium, where there are expected to be 307 graduates. Asheboro has the largest senior class of any school in the county. Uwharrie Charter Academy’s ceremony will be Friday night in the central gym on campus, with about 150 graduates marking the school’s largest class. Last year,…
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Former Trinity, Asheboro football coach retires

Former Trinity, Asheboro football coach retires

Gillespie coached state champions in Greensboro Kevin Gillespie, who made two of his four stops as a high school football head coach in Randolph County, announced his retirement Friday. Gillespie stepped down from his post at Thomasville, where he spent the past four seasons. Gillespie coached at Trinity and Asheboro, with a stop in between to guide Greensboro Page to a state championship. He had an overall record of 172-110 after going 32-12 with Thomasville. Gillespie’s final game came last November in a 40-19 road loss at Eastern Randolph in the third round of the Class 1-A state playoffs. The…
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Good to the last play: Cougars claim state title with two runs on final pitch

Good to the last play: Cougars claim state title with two runs on final pitch

Here’s the aftermath of the tying and winning runs scoring for Southwestern Randolph on the final play of the Class 2-A softball state championship series. (Bob Sutton / Randolph Record) GREENSBORO – Madelyn Smith’s dash from first base to home plate that sent Southwestern Randolph’s softball team to a Class 2A state championship came amid chaos on the final play of the season. It created more mayhem in terms of a celebration for the Cougars, who won the program’s first title in 14 years. “We have this saying, ‘Why not us?’ ” said third baseman Kami Dunn, who took that…
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Asheboro ZooKeepers crank up with busy baseball slate

Asheboro ZooKeepers crank up with busy baseball slate

James Hankerson Jr. has been active early in the season for the Asheboro ZooKeepers. (Courtesy photo) College summer team looks for right blend ASHEBORO – More winning is one of the objectives for the Asheboro ZooKeepers this year. There have been a few seasons of occupying low spots in the Coastal Plain League standings, but second-year head coach Korey Dunbar said there has been a good tone for the first week of the season. “We definitely want to win,” said shortstop Zach Evans, a rising senior at Lenoir-Rhyne. “There are a lot of people counting on us to win.” Dunbar…
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