Bob Sutton

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Soccer teams start state playoffs strong at home

Soccer teams start state playoffs strong at home

Asheboro and Uwharrie Charter Academy won opening-round games in the state playoffs for girls’ soccer Monday night. Asheboro defeated visiting Foard 2-1 behind two goals from Tess Moody in Class 3-A. Natalie Flores had an assist and goalkeeper Sarah Allred made nine saves. UCA topped Piedmont Community 7-0 in Class 1-A, with Ava Cugino posting two goals and one assist, Kendall Jarrell scoring twice and Chloe Douglas, Kaylen Trucks and Ivy Redding all providing one goal. Second-round games are set for Thursday. A pair of Class 2-A teams from Randolph County failed to advance, while undefeated Wheatmore was slated to…
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Businesses expect positive impact from Asheboro’s social district

Businesses expect positive impact from Asheboro’s social district

ASHEBORO — The newly created social district in downtown Asheboro is being embraced by some business owners involved in providing food and beverage. “I do think it will be a positive impact,” said Barbara Gallimore, an owner of The Flying Pig Food and Spirits on Sunset Avenue. “Economically, I think it will help businesses that were hurt during COVID.” The City of Asheboro approved the social district in a downtown area that will be available three days per week. This will allow alcohol beverages in public spaces, something endorsed by Downtown Asheboro Inc. “It makes for a community gathering place,”…
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Seabolt rolls as local incumbents hold in GOP primary

Seabolt rolls as local incumbents hold in GOP primary

ASHEBORO — Greg Seabolt, the incumbent Randolph County Sheriff, fended off a couple of challengers to win the Republican Party primary on Tuesday with a majority of the votes. Seabolt received 9,417 votes, with Timmy Hasty next with 6,196 and Robert Graves third with 2,788. Seabolt garnered over 51% of the Republican vote. There were no Democratic primaries in Randolph County this year. In other local races, incumbents held on to their re-election hopes by winning contested GOP primaries. Randolph County Commissioners A pair of incumbents received stiff challenges but ended up ahead in Republican primaries. David Allen’s 8,898 votes…
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Randleman’s rich pitching provides perks

Randleman’s rich pitching provides perks

Randleman pitcher Drake Purvis reacts to an out during Thursday night's shutout of East Gaston in the Class 2-A state playoffs. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record) Tigers blank first two baseball foes in state playoffs RANDLEMAN – Trey Way is considered among the best pitchers on Randleman’s star-studded baseball team. Too bad he rarely finds his way to the mound these days. “They don’t give me chances anymore,” Way said with a laugh, understanding the situation. “It’s a good thing.” Randleman’s bid to repeat as Class 2-A state champion is off to a rousing start through the first week of…
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Voting turnout strong for primary in Randolph County

Voting turnout strong for primary in Randolph County

ASHEBORO — Voting turnout for next week’s primary appears to be well ahead of the pace for a similar voting cycle in 2018 if Randolph County voters are any indication. In the first seven days of early voting, there were a total of 3,990 voters to turn out among the four voting sites in the county. That left more than a week remaining for voters to cast ballots in advance of the May 17 primary. In 2018, there were 14 days for Randolph County voters to cast ballots in one-stop early voting. Four years ago, 6,376 voters took advantage of…
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Concert series grows in Asheboro

Concert series grows in Asheboro

ASHEBORO — Asheboro’s summer concert series is expanding. After assessing interest based on an event on a Friday night last August, it was determined to add another series in addition to the popular outdoor concerts at Bicentennial Park. “It was a good turnout, so this year we assume it’s going to be the same,” said Taylor Crawford, who’s Sunset Theatre coordinator for the City of Asheboro. “And now we’re going to make it a series. May’s schedule calls for Sunday’s kickoff event with the East Coast Rhythm & Blues. The first Friday edition of “Rock’N the Park” comes May 20…
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Luck retires from roles at AHS

Luck retires from roles at AHS

ASHEBORO — Steve Luck has retired as athletics director and a teacher from Asheboro High School, where he served in various roles for nearly 25 years. He became the AD in 2013. “The thing that I’m proud of the most is the work in the classroom,” Luck said. “That’s what paid the bills.” He stepped aside at the end of April. The following week, he began a job as a maintenance manager for Source Properties. “It was a good run,” he said.  Wrestling coach Wes Berrier will formally become the AD this summer. Luck, a 1985 AHS graduate, attended North…
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Randleman tunes up for states with another special night

Randleman tunes up for states with another special night

Randleman's Braylen Hayes rips one of his two grand slams in the PAC Tournament title game against Trinity. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record) RANDLEMAN – There were a few more highlights for Randleman’s baseball team before the Tigers get around to main event. For the 25-win team, the state playoffs are about to arrive. “There will definitely be pressure because it’s playoffs, one-and-done type deal,” center fielder Braylen Hayes said. “I feel we can overcome the pressure once we get out there.” There were no nerves present for the Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament, with the Tigers rolling to the championship.…
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Cabin fever gives new life to Worth Street structure

Cabin fever gives new life to Worth Street structure

ASHEBORO — Mark Dillon viewed the cabin sitting at 426 Worth St. differently than others who checked out the property. “It just hadn’t been loved,” Dillon said. He has changed that. Dillon, and his wife, Carol Schuck Dillon, purchased the cabin and are turning it into a home. “When we walked in, there was some potential for someone dumb enough to do it,” Mark Dillon said. It was purchased in December of $48,500 – or about $20,000 below the listed price. Now, passersby marvel at the structure. Others have been excited when they’ve seen the possibilities for the cabin, which…
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Rural areas aim for expanded internet service

Rural areas aim for expanded internet service

ASHEBORO — If the need arises and enough interest is generated, Randolph Communications will respond. That’s the message from the telephone cooperative when it comes to providing fiber optics and expanded internet service. “Once we see a high enough interest to make a business commitment, we will try to go to certain areas,” said Stephanie Gee, marketing director for Randolph Communications. “The need is widespread.” The Asheboro-based group, which also has an office in Liberty, is looking for opportunities to increase its footprint, Gee said.  Randolph Communications serves parts of eight counties. The key tends to come from community members…
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