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Randolph County voters turn out early

Randolph County voters turn out early

ASHEBORO – Nearly 4,000 more voters in Randolph County cast early ballots for this month’s primary compared to a similar election cycle four years ago. With four early voting sites, the total number of voters in Randolph County checked in at 10,205. Fourteen days of early voting concluded Saturday afternoon. Saturday’s number of voters was 1,055. The primary day was set for Tuesday. In 2018, the total number of early voters in the county was 6,376. This spring, the final tallies for the four sites were: 5,019 at the Board of Elections office in Asheboro, 2,108 at Braxton Craven School…
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Randleman girls, SWR’s Cole lead qualifiers for state track meet

Randleman girls, SWR’s Cole lead qualifiers for state track meet

Eastern Randolph’s Brecken Snotherly has qualified for the Class 1-A state meet in two events. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record) HIGH POINT – Randleman’s girls excelled in several field events and a Southwestern Randolph sprinter highlighted the boys’ results from Randolph County in Friday’s Class 2-A Midwest Regional track and field meet at High Point Athletic Complex. Randleman junior Iniyah Mitchell and senior Kyle Vaughn held the top two spots in the shot put at 36 feet, 5 inches and 35-8, respectively. Mitchell was fourth in the discus at 94-5. Randleman freshman Gracie Beane was the runner-up in two events…
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Causey comes from back to capture Caraway victory

Causey comes from back to capture Caraway victory

Heath Causey, left, celebrates his Late Models victory Saturday night at Caraway Speedway. (Courtesy photo) 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…
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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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Prep Roundup: UCA pair takes second in 1-A tennis; Providence Grove sparkles in softball

Prep Roundup: UCA pair takes second in 1-A tennis; Providence Grove sparkles in softball

The Uwharrie Charter Academy doubles team of Joseph Phetmixay and Drew Auman ended up as state runner-up in Class 1-A boys’ tennis at Cary Tennis Park. Phetmixay and Auman won two matches before they were denied in the final. The Bishop McGuinness pairing of Luca Pestana and Timothy Hackman captured the title by winning 6-1, 6-4. For the Villains, it was the fourth time the school has produced a doubles state champion pair, though the first since 2014.  A day earlier, the Phetmixay-Auman tandem defeated Voyager Academy’s Jacob McKenna and Simon Osceanas by 6-0, 6-0 and then claimed the semifinal…
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Abortion adds to Biden’s stalled to-do list

Abortion adds to Biden’s stalled to-do list

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden’s list of impossible tasks keeps getting longer. Despite lofty promises he’s made, from the campaign trail through his first year in office, he has made limited progress to enact his party’s agenda. It’s a disorienting and discouraging state of affairs for Democrats, who control both Congress and the White House for the first time in more than a decade. Biden’s pledge to codify Roe v. Wade into law seems destined for the same rocky shoals where other parts of his agenda, like tax credits for clean energy or legislation that would preempt state voting…
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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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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Connor Carter

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Connor Carter

Eastern Randolph  |   boys’ golf   Carter has turned in a strong postseason. First, he won the Piedmont Athletic Conference individual championship in the league tournament. Then he placed second in last week’s Class 1-A Midwest Regional. Carter, a junior, posted 4-over-par 78 on Monday in the first round of the Class 1-A state tournament at Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines. That put him in a three-way tie for second place one shot off the lead going into Tuesday’s final round. Also in the state tournament, Wheatmore’s Ryan Baynard was in the Class 2-A, with competition at…
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