Lauren Rose

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‘Culinary Cougars’ set for pie sale

‘Culinary Cougars’ set for pie sale

Students at Southwestern Randolph High School prepare food in the kitchen. (Courtesy photo) ASHEBORO – The seventh annual holiday pie sale conducted by the Culinary Arts students at Southwestern Randolph High School is in the works. The bakers are called the “Culinary Cougars.” The deadline to order the pies is Friday. Pick-up or delivery will be Nov. 22. The Culinary Cougars will bake six varieties of pie from scratch to raise money for culinary competitions. For this year’s sale, students will prepare pies in time for Thanksgiving meals. Homemade pecan, sweet potato, pumpkin, Dutch apple crumb, chocolate chip walnut, and…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kara Comer

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kara Comer

Wheatmore  |  girls’ soccer Comer has been a steady producer on offense for the Warriors. She’s often surrounded by high-scoring underclassmen. Comer recorded a goal and five assists in last week’s 10-1 rout of visiting Eastern Randolph in a Piedmont Athletic Conference game. Then in a 4-1 non-league triumph at Southwest Guilford, she supplied another assist. With the Warriors’ 8-1 whipping of visiting Southwestern Randolph on Monday, they improved 9-0, including a 3-0 PAC mark. Comer had a goal and an assist in that game. Comer, a senior, had a standout career on the school’s girls’ tennis team as well.
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For Super Bowl entertaining, make room for melty hot dips

For Super Bowl entertaining, make room for melty hot dips

In the coldest months, we all look for bright spots, and football fans this winter have had plenty. The Super Bowl (on Feb. 13) is always a dead-of-winter highlight. And while gatherings might be smaller than in pre-pandemic years, we can still pull out the stops with snacks and food.  My Super Bowl menu changes from year to year, but there are recurring themes: sliders, chilis, nachos, pulled pork, pizza and always, always a dip. Most of the time, that’s a hot dip plunked down on the table to a very warm reception. I’ve yet to find a person who…
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Raising rabbits in Randolph County

Raising rabbits in Randolph County

When the topic of endangered animal breeds comes up, folks don’t often think of livestock animals like rabbits. One breed of rabbit in particular, the Silver Fox meat rabbit, is considered “recovering,” with some help from the Randolph County Center of the NC Cooperative Extension. A barrier to raising an animal is often land or outdoor space, and this was the part of the motivation to start the conservancy program. Started last year, the rabbit chain aims to provide an “opportunity for youth to raise and show an animal all while learning important life skills,” says Extension Agent for 4-H…
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