Rep. Richard Hudson

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HUDSON: A victory for life

HUDSON: A victory for life

Five decades of prayer have been answered. On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Dobbs v Jackson that is overdue news for life and the unborn. I am glad the Court decided to return power to where it belongs – the people and their elected representatives. Did you know more than 600,000 babies were murdered in the United States through abortion last year? In total, more than 60 million lives have been ended by abortion since Roe v Wade was implemented 49 years ago. It is clear, ending Roe v Wade’s unconstitutional and unscientific precedent – which mandated…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kaylee McDonald

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kaylee McDonald

Trinity  |  girls’ soccer, basketball McDonald, a senior, wrapped up her high school career with a spot on the All-Piedmont Conference girls’ soccer team. McDonald was a goalkeeper for the Bulldogs. She also was a starter on the Trinity girls’ basketball team. McDonald ranked in the top three in many of Trinity’s basketball statistics.   
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Locals compete in Miss North Carolina competition

Locals compete in Miss North Carolina competition

HIGH POINT — Miss North Carolina was crowned in High Point Saturday along with Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen. Karolyn Martin, of Boone, will represent North Carolina at Miss America, and Kerrigan Brown, of Spivey’s Corner, will compete for the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. The Miss America competition, traditionally held in Atlantic City, will be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut for the third year in a row. The teen competition will be held in Dallas.  The Miss North Carolina competition featured 57 candidates from across North Carolina in the Miss and Teen categories. The 11…
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American Legion teams hit strides in Randolph County

American Legion teams hit strides in Randolph County

Carson Rickman of Eastern Randolph Post 81 scores a run last week against Greensboro. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)    RAMSEUR – Eastern Randolph Post 81 had a recent nine-game winning streak in American Legion baseball. That string ended with a 5-4 loss last Friday at Greensboro. But Eastern Randolph was back on the winning mark Sunday night with a 4-2 win at Stanly County.  TJ. McGraw’s two-run home run was the big hit in that game as the team improved its record to 13-7. In Asheboro, Randolph County Post 45 was the host for a multi-team event during the weekend at…
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Sports Council honors seniors in spring

Sports Council honors seniors in spring

Front row, left to right: Madison Farlow, Kylie Vaughan, David Makupson, Molly Strider, Haley Langley, Haley Hedrick. Back row: Gus Shelton, Brody Gardner, Luke Thomas, Gracie Ballard, Edi Austin, Spencer Hall. (Courtesy photo) SOPHIA – Area high school athletes were recognized for sportsmanship during the Randolph Sports Council’s spring banquet last month at Snyder Farms Restaurant. Two senior athletes from seven schools were recipients of the sportsmanship awards, which are accompanied by $500 scholarships. Recipients are selected by each school’s scholarship committee. The recipients were: Madison Arroyo and Tramir Martin of Asheboro. Haley Langley and Brody Gardner of Eastern Randolph.…
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Asheboro represented on Mid-Piedmont Conference all-conference lists

Asheboro represented on Mid-Piedmont Conference all-conference lists

Asheboro’s Arianna Lovingood-Smith’s lands in the pit in the triple jump during the state championships last month at North Carolina A&T. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Here’s a list of the Mid-Piedmont Conference’s major award winners plus Asheboro’s all-conference selections for spring sports: Baseball Player of the Year: Bailey Smith (Ledford) Pitcher of the Year: Walker Bethune (Ledford) Coach of the Year: Kevin Goss (Ledford) Asheboro: Hunter Koontz, Davis Gore, Tanner Marsh, Alex Martinez.   Boys’ golf Player of the Year: Cayden Bryner (Oak Grove) Coach of the Year: Guhi Bowers (Central Davidson) Asheboro: David Elliott, Luke Payne   Girls’ soccer Offensive…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Joseph Phetmixay

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Joseph Phetmixay

UCA  |  boys’ tennis Phetmixay had an undefeated season in dual competition in singles and doubles for Uwharrie Charter Academy. Phetmixay joined with classmate Drew Auman to finish as the Class 1-A state runners-up in doubles. Phetmixay played No. 1 singles for the Eagles, who were unbeaten duals in the regular season and finished with a 12-1 overall team record. Phetmixay received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy and will head to Colorado Springs, Colo. As a junior, he was one of five UCA students to become a professionally licensed drone pilot. Phetmixay also was a member of…
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Randolph Board of Education reverses tiered bus plan

Randolph Board of Education reverses tiered bus plan

ASHEBORO – The Randolph County Board of Education met Monday, June 20 with the agenda consisting of a reversal of the new proposed busing plan and a revision to next year’s calendar.  At their last meeting, the board approved a pilot plan by the Transportation Department that would have changed how busing worked.  The plan would have been a pilot program involving Coleridge Elementary School, Farmer Elementary School, Franklinville Elementary School, Ramseur Elementary School, Tabernacle Elementary School, Southeastern Randolph Middle School, and Uwharrie Ridge 6-12 and would have changed pickup and drop off time for those students. The tiered plan…
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Postrace inspections alter Caraway Speedway results

Postrace inspections alter Caraway Speedway results

SOPHIA – Twice the first driver across the finish line didn’t end up the winner during Caraway Speedway’s slate of racing Saturday night. In the Challenger division, Fletcher Whaley was the first-race winner after Nathan Bess, who was first to cross the line, was disqualified via a postrace inspection. In the UCAR class, Josh Phillips prevailed courtesy of front runners Josh Williams and Troy Ring disqualified in postrace inspections. Other races had more conventional outcomes during the double-points racing that included select classes. Gary Ledbetter Jr. captured the first place in the 50-lap Mid-Atlantic Street Stocks feature. Jeff Sparks was…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Makayla McClain

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Makayla McClain

Providence Grove  |  softball McClain completed the season with a team-leading .597 batting average for the Patriots, who were undefeated into the fourth round of the Class 2-A state playoffs. She also was tops on the team with 11 home runs, 41 runs batted in and 34 runs scored for the team that ended up with a 24-1 record for the Piedmont Athletic Conference champions. She also had eight doubles and three triples to go with 14 stolen bases. McClain, a senior infielder, was a four-year member of the Providence Grove team. She’s regarded as one of the program’s top…
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