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Asheboro Summerfest continues

Asheboro Summerfest continues

ASHEBORO — Downtown Asheboro will be filled with activity this weekend as the summer concert series continues Friday with Departure, a Journey tribute band, at Bicentennial Park. On Saturday, the Zooland Region 30th Annual Antique Car Show kicks off at 9am and a BMX Show will start at 10am on Fayetteville Street. All of the downtown events will feature local vendors.
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Master Gardeners hosts events to promote horticulture and native plants

Master Gardeners hosts events to promote horticulture and native plants

ASHEBORO — After a year of coping with a global pandemic, the Randolph County Master Gardner Extension Program is finding new ways to engage citizens with plants and gardening. Volunteers with the Master Gardeners held two programs in June for Randolph County employees and kicked off a gardening program with Alpine Health and Rehabilitation of Asheboro. Research studies show that interaction with nature can positively impact our physical and mental health resulting in increased productivity and satisfaction in the workplace. At a “lunch and learn” event, volunteers and county staff installed North Carolina native pollinator plants in the courtyard of…
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Hiring issues impact Zoo

Hiring issues impact Zoo

ASHEBORO — At the same time the North Carolina Zoo is seeing a huge increase in visitors compared with last year, it's struggling to find staff to keep all of its exhibits open. Most attractions are open, but certain features like an obstacle course and feeding activities have remained closed. Twenty people recently turned out for a job fair with dozens of open positions. Many of the jobs at the zoo are part time, temporary and pay about $10 to $12 per hour.
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Amazon to end testing for COVID-19 at warehouses this month

Amazon to end testing for COVID-19 at warehouses this month

Amazon will stop testing workers for COVID-19 at its warehouses at the end of this month, citing the availability of vaccines and free testing. The company began testing warehouse workers last year when tests were more difficult to secure. Warehouse workers, who were considered essential, packed and shipped orders throughout the pandemic. Amazon disclosed in October that nearly 20,000 workers, or about 1.4% of its total workforce, had been infected with COVID-19 by that point in 2020. Vaccines began to roll out about two months later and in May, employees who uploaded a picture of their vaccine cards to an…
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NEW BUSINESS: Nutrition Xtreme

NEW BUSINESS: Nutrition Xtreme

ASHEBORO — Nutrition Xtreme celebrated the opening of their new location at 1017 South Fayetteville St. (Hillside Shopping Center) in Asheboro on June 29. They have been in business since 2013 and offer healthy smoothies, energy teas, and health and wellness coaching. Attending the event were (left to right) Susan Robbins, Asheboro/Randolph Chamber Chair Kelly Heath, Asheboro City Councilmen Charlie Swiers and Walker Moffitt, owners Barb and Gary Nance, Audrey Macintosh, Stevie Robbins, Kimber Folden, Chamber ambassador Rhonda Ratcliffe, and Kristen Toscano. (PHOTO: Asheboro/Randolph Chamber)
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NEW BUSINESS: Crush Nutrition and Energy

NEW BUSINESS: Crush Nutrition and Energy

ASHEBORO — Crush Nutrition and Energy celebrated the opening of their new business at 1438 East Dixie Dr. in Asheboro on July 1. The store offers healthy shakes, energy teas, and health and wellness coaching. Attending the event were (left to right) Asheboro Mayor Pro Tem Walker Moffitt, Jacob Koontz, Aiden Koontz, Easton Johnson, owners Amy and Jamie Johnson, Logan Jones, Jillian Stern, Grace Runyon and Asheboro/Randolph Chamber Chair Kelly Heath. (PHOTO: Asheboro/Randolph Chamber)    
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