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Causey comes from back  to capture Caraway victory

Causey comes from back to capture Caraway victory

SOPHIA — Heath Causey emerged at the front at the right time to win Saturday’s Late Models feature at Caraway Speedway. Causey was at the back of the 15-car field before making his moves.  Garrett Campbell, Coy Beard and Justin Hicks all held the lead at some point during the 75 laps. Beard ended up second and Chase Murphy turned in his best finish at the track in third place, followed by Tristian McKee and Ronnie Riggs. In the Mini Stocks race, Rudy Hartley roared to the victory as he avoided a wreck on the final lap. Jimmy Crigger and…
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Commissioners approve budget amendments, hospital funding

Commissioners approve budget amendments, hospital funding

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Board of Commissioners held a meeting Monday to vote on multiple budget amendments as well as to approve a funding for new projects.  To kick off the meeting, Lieutenant Reid Linthicum was recognized before the board for 40 years of voluntary service as a Reserve Deputy for Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s been an honor,” said Sheriff Greg Seabolt on working with Lt. Linthicum. “I’ve been working some more at night and I’ve observed Reid as he’s working with the younger guys. I’ve seen what kind of mentor he is to them. He’s a great…
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Four charged in catalytic converter theft ring

Four charged in catalytic converter theft ring

ASHEBORO — Members of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office were involved in weeks of investigating before announcing arrests that what has been described as a theft ring targeting catalytic converters. The investigation stretched to multiple counties. Eventually, charges were filed against James Kennedy Jr., 28; Ricky Shawn Morris, 38; Christopher Allen Bolling, 37; and Christopher Cole Lawson, 35.  Police reported that catalytic converters were taken from a variety of locales. Automobiles owned by some of the victims were simply in parking lots. “It takes a lot of money to replace those converters,” Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt said. “That’s money…
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HUDSON: “I need ammunition, not a ride”

HUDSON: “I need ammunition, not a ride”

This statement from Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has become symbolic of Ukraine’s unwavering and inspiring courage in the face of overwhelming odds from Russia’s invasion. Zelenskyy reportedly made the comment last month as he rejected an offer to evacuate from Ukraine’s capital. So last week, I introduced a bill to help meet his call to action. I firmly believe the United States has a strategic and moral obligation to aid the Ukrainian people in their fight. While I do not support sending American troops to Ukraine, I have repeatedly called for increased lethal aid and humanitarian support. I’ve also been…
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Randolph County Farmers Market Alliance

Randolph County Farmers Market Alliance

ASHEBORO — The pandemic has strained many aspects of life in the last few years, disrupting supply chain issues in the food system and exacerbating preexisting food security challenges to name a few. According to the 2021 Piedmont Triad Regional Food Assessment between 2019 and 2020 15% of adults fell below the poverty rate in Randolph County, there was a 12% increase in food nutrition services needed and a 9% increase in child food insecurity. However, Randolph County is home to 620 food businesses that bring in $2.9 billion in annual sales with $199 million in food sales staying in…
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Hearing provides chance for sharing educational ideas

Hearing provides chance for sharing educational ideas

ASHEBORO — Developing the best ideas with students in mind and securing the support to pursue those goals is what Randolph County educators advocated for during a special public hearing Monday. “Think about where we’re going. Being innovative,” said Aaron Woody, superintendent of Asheboro City Schools. The House Select Committee held a public hearing on “An Education System for North Carolina’s Future” at South Asheboro Middle School.  Renee Hayes was one of three speakers who requested to make comments following the formal presentation. The Asheboro woman said state leaders should follow the guidelines in place to make sure there’s proper…
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Four candidates file early for county school board

Four candidates file early for county school board

Four candidates filed to run for the Randolph County Schools Board of Education, three of them since the filing period resumed last Thursday. Shannon Craven Whitaker of Franklinville, Kurt Melvin of Trinity, Fred Burgess of Climax and Phillip Lanier of Asheboro have formally declared their intentions. Burgess is an incumbent. The filing period was suspended in December, and then reopened last week. Whitaker had put her name in Dec. 6 before filings were cut off based on a ruling from the North Carolina Supreme Court. The other three filed last week. The filing period runs through noon Friday. The date…
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School board advances pay increases, will remove bus masks

School board advances pay increases, will remove bus masks

ASHEBORO — Students may be able to ride buses without masks if federal rules change, and teachers will likely receive additional pay in May following votes at this week’s county board of education meeting. The Randolph County school board also adopted a 2023-2024 school calendar Monday night.  Before the school board’s business session, chairman Gary Cook made a lengthy statement regarding the pandemic and the government’s response to it. “I feel like we were held hostage,” said Cook. “The governor held all the power.” Cook also called out federal and state leaders for the impacts of pandemic policies on students…
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Asheboro girls make waves at league meet

Asheboro girls make waves at league meet

KERNERSVILLE – Two Asheboro swimmers notched individual championships in the Mid-Piedmont Conference championships last week at Kernersville Family YMCA. Maci Columbia of Asheboro was the winner in two events on the girls’ side. She topped the field in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500 freestyle. Columbia’s time in the 200 freestyle was 2 minutes, 9.73 seconds as she topped a field that began with 17 entrants. She swam the 500 freestyle in a winning time of 5:41.23. There were 11 entrants in that even. Also for Asheboro, Fiona Wolfe-Roberts was the winner in the 100 backstroke among 15 competitors. Wolfe-Roberts…
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Fruit trees and berries require planning

Fruit trees and berries require planning

Growing tree fruit and berries is a long-term relationship that takes some work and careful planning. Some fruits require more care than others and others are more reliable producers. Gardeners know that there are certain conditions under which plants thrive, but prioritizing a few basics for fruit production is especially important because it often can take years before tree fruit and berries even begin to bear fruit. In other words, the right conditions from the start and careful planning will increase your chances of getting a nutritious and edible product and most of us would agree that is typically the…
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