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Randolph Mall staple to close

Randolph Mall staple to close

ASHEBORO — Generations of locals have enjoyed a sweet treat on their way around Randolph Mall but soon that tradition will end. The Cooke Jar — the original cookie store in Randolph Mall — will turn out its lights for the last time on January 30, according to employees at the store. Randolph Mall, which opened in 1982, has seen many restaurants come and go over its 40 years of existence. The Cookie Jar is one of the longest serving stores at Randolph Mall. Another long-time snack and treats store, The Peanut Shack, closed its doors in 2013. According to…
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RCC president to retire

RCC president to retire

Community Colleges President Thomas Stith and RCC President Shackleford talk to third-year Apprenticeship Randolph apprentice Abby Goss in the Gene Haas Computer-Integrated Machining Institute. (RCC) ASHEBORO — The president of Randolph Community College announced his retirement at the January meeting of the college's board of trustees Thursday. Reading from a letter, Dr. Bob Shackleford said it was time for him to spend more time with his family. His retirement is effective July 1, 2022. “These 15 years you have granted me the opportunity to serve as President of RCC have been the experience of a lifetime and far exceeds anything…
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Robin Sage set to begin Jan 22

Robin Sage set to begin Jan 22

In this Jan. 14, 2009 photo, Bob Snyder, also known as Pineland Bob, right, maps out a transportation plan with a soldier during the Special Forces' Robin Sage exercise in Ramseur, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) RALEIGH — Special Forces candidates will participate in a two-week training exercise across 25 North Carolina counties this week, a news release from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School says. The participants are students at Fort Bragg. Robin Sage is the culmination exercise and has been the litmus test for Soldiers striving to earn the Green Beret for more than 40 years.…
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Roads remain treacherous as power is restored

Roads remain treacherous as power is restored

ASHEBORO – A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through parts of North Carolina and the South on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees, covering roads with ice. Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Highway patrols were reporting hundreds of vehicle accidents, and a tornado ripped through a trailer park in Florida. More than 1,200 Sunday flights at Charlotte Douglas International were cancelled – more than 90% of the airport’s Sunday schedule, according to the flight tracking service flightaware.com. Winter Storm Izzy dumped as much as 10…
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Utilities brace for potential snow and ice this weekend

Utilities brace for potential snow and ice this weekend

ASHEBORO – As locals make sure their cupboards are stocked and snow gear is located, energy providers are making sure they have enough spare power poles, transformers and wires as snow and ice are in the weekend forecast. Randolph Electric Membership Corporation has activated its Storm Response Plan and is currently monitoring winter weather advisories issued for its service area in Randolph, Moore, Montgomery, Chatham, and Alamance Counties.  Recent models from the National Weather Service predict significant snow and ice accumulation this weekend. “We are preparing for a multi-day outage event,” said Randolph EMC CEO Dale Lambert. “We want our…
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Asheboro fireman dies after long bout with COVID

Asheboro fireman dies after long bout with COVID

ASHEBORO — A 24-year veteran of the Asheboro Fire Department died Saturday after suffering from COVID-19 and associated lung damage. Battalion Chief Chris Hoover, 47, had been at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill since November 24, 2021. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Battalion Chief Chris Hoover after a hard-fought battle with COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hoover family,” said a statement from the fire department. Following his passing, Hoover was carried home to Randolph County in a procession of emergency and rescue vehicles from Chapel Hill. Local fire departments — including…
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Copperheads announce name change to ZooKeepers

Copperheads announce name change to ZooKeepers

ASHEBORO — The Asheboro Copperheads announced this morning that they will change their name to the Asheboro ZooKeepers. At a press conference at the Asheboro Recreation Center Gymnasium, the team, which was founded in 1999, blasted Guns 'N Roses's "Welcome to the Jungle" as they unveiled logos and uniforms for the team. The team's colors will change to a safari-theme with tan and brown dominating the logo and uniforms. Gone will be the burnt orange and black of the Copperheads. According to a release from the team, the ZooKeepers will have four official colors: khaki, brown, black, and jungle green.…
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One dead after shooting in Randleman

One dead after shooting in Randleman

RANDLEMAN — One person is dead after a shooting at a part in Randleman on Saturday night. Just before midnight on Saturday night, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at a residence on Leonae Drive in Randleman. The victim, Daniel Lopez Vences, 20, had been transported in a private vehicle to Randolph Hospital prior to the arrival of law enforcement. The alleged shooter had also fled the scene. Witnesses at the Leonae address reported they were having a party at the residence. According to a release from the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 10:30 pm, an…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jazmin Palma

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jazmin Palma

Uwharrie Charter Academy  |  Wrestling  Palma secured first place in the girls’ division of the Holy Angels Invitational last week in Charlotte. It was a rare event set up with several brackets for girls. Palma captured first place at 113 pounds. In the title match, she defeated Martha Dominguez of Purnell Swett with a 50-second pin.
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County and city schools delayed 3 hours

County and city schools delayed 3 hours

ASHEBORO — After strong winds, snow and power outages caused school cancellations across Randolph County on Monday, the first school of of the new year, the second school day of 2022 will also start with a delay. Randolph County Schools and Asheboro City Schools will both operate on a three-hour delay Tuesday. In a statement announcing the delay, the county school system said the delay was "due to concerns about road conditions in the early morning hours." The city schools said their delay was "out of an abundance of caution." Randolph Community College, which also closed Monday, will delay the…
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