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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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Randleman tunes up for states with another special night

Randleman tunes up for states with another special night

Randleman's Braylen Hayes rips one of his two grand slams in the PAC Tournament title game against Trinity. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record) RANDLEMAN – There were a few more highlights for Randleman’s baseball team before the Tigers get around to main event. For the 25-win team, the state playoffs are about to arrive. “There will definitely be pressure because it’s playoffs, one-and-done type deal,” center fielder Braylen Hayes said. “I feel we can overcome the pressure once we get out there.” There were no nerves present for the Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament, with the Tigers rolling to the championship.…
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Randolph Community College, state  honors Shackleford’s influence, passion

Randolph Community College, state honors Shackleford’s influence, passion

ASHEBORO — Outgoing Randolph Community College president Dr. Robert Shackleford Jr. is leaving with more distinctions. Shackleford was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine on April 27. That came as part of the ribbon cutting for the Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Allied Health Center. Members of the Board of Trustees and the Foundation Board, faculty, staff, students, state legislators, and members of the Randolph County community were on hand on the front lawn and in the lobby of the Center. “When (Board of Trustees Chair Mac Sherrill) announced they were going to name it the Robert Shackleford Jr.…
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Technimark to expand, create more jobs in Asheboro

Technimark to expand, create more jobs in Asheboro

ASHEBORO — More jobs should be coming to Randolph County. Technimark, LLC, a manufacturing solutions provider for the healthcare and consumer packaging markets, will expand its healthcare production operations in Asheboro to create 220 jobs, Gov. Roy Cooper announced last week. The company will invest $62 million to support growth in its healthcare and consumer packaging markets. “We’re excited to expand our healthcare manufacturing capabilities at our Asheboro headquarters,” said Brad Wellington, Technimark’s president and CEO. “The commitment and support we have received from the State of North Carolina has been invaluable to making this expansion a reality, allowing us…
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Asheboro shoe company changes hands

Asheboro shoe company changes hands

ASHEBORO — Tyler Fortner views B.B. Walker Company as an iconic brand, so becoming part of that interested him. Fortner has purchased the Asheboro business – called Walker Shoe Outlet – and is relocating down the street on Dixie Drive. “Walker Shoe has been a well-known shoe store across the Southeast for a number of years, so it was important to keep that going,” Fortner said. “To keep that Walker Shoe name going. It’s kind of an honor to say we own it.” Steve Andrews has sold the business. There will be a move from 414 East Dixie Dr. to…
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Chamber honors locals, installs new leaders

Chamber honors locals, installs new leaders

New chamber chair Nicki Hill presents 2020-2021 Chair Kelly Heath with a plaque to recognize her service to the Chamber. (North State Journal) ASHEBORO — After a pandemic delay and during a trying time for many local businesses, there was still much to celebrate for the Randolph County business community. The Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner Friday night at Pinewood Country Club. The celebration marked the business group's 96th annual meeting and included awards for citizen of the year, emerging leader, volunteer of the year, woman business leader, and business, industry, and organization of the year.…
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Gas prices continue to rise

Gas prices continue to rise

Gas prices are advertised at $4.19 per gallon, Monday, March 7, 2022, in downtown Asheboro. (PJ WARD-BROWN/The North State Journal) ASHEBORO — Governors and state lawmakers across the U.S. are scrambling to provide relief from soaring prices at the gas pump. Gas prices were climbing before Russia invaded Ukraine. With Russian crude out of the energy mix in the U.S., fuel prices will likely continue to climb as inflation reaches new high across the U.S. economy. In Asheboro, regular unleaded gasoline topped $4.00 this week with prices as high as $4.19 on Monday. Diesel fuel exceeded $5.00. In announcing a…
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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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Toyota announces electric car parts production expansion

Toyota announces electric car parts production expansion

BUFFALO, W.Va. — Toyota Motor Corp. announced Friday that it will further expand production of electric vehicle parts at plants in West Virginia and Tennessee in a $90 million investment. The announcement comes three months after the Japanese automaker said it would invest $240 million to add a production line dedicated to hybrid powertrains at its facility in Buffalo, West Virginia. The latest upgrade involves spending $73 million at the plant to annually assemble an estimated 120,000 rear motor stators, a key component in electric motors. “Toyota is moving quickly toward an electrified future, and West Virginia will play a…
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Asheboro ABC Board seeks additional site

Asheboro ABC Board seeks additional site

ASHEBORO – The Asheboro ABC Board is looking to open another location in Asheboro, board general manager Rodney Johnson said. Business has been on the uptick for Asheboro’s only ABC store and keeping enough inventory in stock has been troublesome at times. The best-case scenario would be to secure a second venue in north Asheboro. “We’re trying to do everything we can to help north Asheboro,” Johnson said. Johnson said traffic studies and addresses of building permits have gone into determining where another store should be located. He said it’s clear that’s a part of the city and county that…
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