Entertainment

Theatre Department to present ‘Frozen, Kids’ at Asheboro High School

Theatre Department to present ‘Frozen, Kids’ at Asheboro High School

ASHEBORO – Students from Asheboro High School’s extended content class will present the musical “Frozen, Kids” next week. Performances are scheduled for 10:15 a.m. May 7 and 2:15 p.m. May 8 at the school’s Performing Arts Center. It will be presented for families, staff, students and the board of education. This production is different from what has been done in the past at Asheboro City Schools. This production will combine general education students in Honors Theatre and Advanced Chorus with the Extended Content students to allow for everyone's talent to shine through. The idea stemmed from Krista Stewart, Asheboro High…
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Concert series in Asheboro to bring back popular band

Concert series in Asheboro to bring back popular band

Number of Sunday events reduced, but longer shows ASHEBORO – One band is returning based on popular demand, while there’s a bit of a revamped schedule for spring and summer concerts in Asheboro. Downtown Asheboro Inc. and the City of Asheboro have put together a lineup of Friday and Sunday concerts at Bicentennial Park. First things first: On the Border is coming back as the lead-off for the Friday night series. “There were multiple requests to bring them back,” said Addie Corder, executive director of Down Asheboro Inc. “They had the availability and they love playing in Asheboro.” On the…
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New downtown oyster bar will open Thursday

New downtown oyster bar will open Thursday

ASHEBORO — Asheboro's newest restaurant will open its doors this week. Full Moon Oyster Bar, a North Carolina-based seafood restaurant group, will welcome guests for the first time at its 128 Trade St. location on Thursday, January 4, according to a release from the company. Full Moon has other locations in Clemmons, Southern Pines, Morrisville, Jamestown, Concord and Atlantic Beach. The menu features traditional steam house seafood with steamed and raw oysters holding top billing. The bar's shuckers will provide a unique service for Asheboro diners. Beyond oysters, the steamed offerings include shrimp, scallops, clams, and crab legs. The kitchen…
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New Miss Randolph County is crowned

New Miss Randolph County is crowned

RANDLEMAN — A 21-year old from Southern Pines is the new Miss Randolph County. Ashley Leonard, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, took home the title in a competition Saturday evening and will represent Randolph County next year in the Miss North Carolina competition. Ila Monical, 15, was crowned Miss Randolph County Teen. She’s a sophomore at Topsail High School in Hampstead. The competition was sponsored and operated by the Kiwanis Club of Asheboro and took place at Randleman Elementary School auditorium. The 10 contestants competed in categories of private interview, health and fitness, talent,…
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Miss Randolph pageant is coming soon

Miss Randolph pageant is coming soon

Here's a photo from the 2022 pageant with Miss Randolph County Tori Gross, left, and Miss Randolph County Outstanding Teen Parker Sterling. ASHEBORO – The time is approaching for the Miss Randolph County Teen Scholarship Pageant and the Miss Randolph County pageant. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 14) at Randleman Elementary School’s auditorium. The Miss Randolph County pageant is for women ages 18-26 who live, attend school or work in Randolph, Guilford, Alamance, Chatham, Moore Montgomery or Davidson counties. A teen division is for ages 13-17. Contestant entry is $100. Spectator admission is $10. The…
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Asheboro radio icon Reid dies at age 62

Asheboro radio icon Reid dies at age 62

ASHEBORO – Larry Reid, a radio personality in Randolph County for more than three decades, died Saturday at age 62. He spent most of his career at WKXR and WZOO, creating an identity on the air and also serving as station manager. He was named honorary mayor of Asheboro the day prior to his passing. He succumbed to an undisclosed illness. A prayer vigil was held last week in Asheboro a few days prior to his death. Reid was a Western Carolina graduate with a degree in radio/television and film and he put that to good use. Around Asheboro, he…
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Sunset Signature Series brings variety of cultural events to Asheboro

Sunset Signature Series brings variety of cultural events to Asheboro

Kyle Petty will perform this weekend in Asheboro. (Courtesy photo) ASHEBORO – The Sunset Signature Series has been in place to offer a variety of cultural experiences. With that as the foundation, it has turned into a success, Owen George said. “We have a lot of flexibility with this program, which makes it great,” said George, who’s president of the Friends of the Randolph County Public Library. Next on the list of events for the Sun Signature Series is Saturday’s music presentation by Kyle Petty at Sunset Theater in downtown Asheboro. “The whole concept of the Sunset Signature Series is…
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Miss Randolph County earns top 16 spot at Miss NC

Miss Randolph County earns top 16 spot at Miss NC

HIGH POINT — Miss Randolph County Tori Gross earned a Top 16 finish at the Miss North Carolina competition last week in High Point. Taylor Loyd, Miss Statesville, was the winner. Gross received two scholarship awards during the week of competition totaling $2,750. “My work as Miss Randolph County is not finished, and I cannot wait to finish out my year as I serve our great county,” said Gross after the competition. Gross, of Trinity, is a graduate of Randolph Community College. Archdale native Hannah Welborn-Lewis, competing as Miss Sandhills, was a preliminary evening gown winner and finished second runner-up…
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Asheboro Fall Festival returning as one-day event

Asheboro Fall Festival returning as one-day event

ASHEBORO — After three years of cancellations, the 48th Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, as a one-day event. The festival will continue to feature arts and craft vendors, musical performances, and food. “While the Fall Festival has historically been held over two days, this year, based on the responses and feedback of vendors, attendees and community members, the Fall Festival will be a one-day event,” said a statement from the Randolph Arts Guild. The Arts Guild release said the event would comply “with the recommendations of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for guidance…
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