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Most highway construction on hold for Memorial Day weekend

Most highway construction on hold for Memorial Day weekend

RALEIGH – The Memorial Day holiday weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and many people will kick it off with a road trip. AAA predicts nearly 1.2 million North Carolinians will travel at least 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend, which is a 7.2% increase over 2021. The N.C. Department of Transportation will be shutting down major construction that could affect travelers because of lane closures along interstates, U.S. and key N.C. routes from this Friday morning until next Tuesday night. There are some exceptions where construction conditions do not allow for the opening of…
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Kellyanne Conway memoir ‘Here’s the Deal’ coming out May 24

Kellyanne Conway memoir ‘Here’s the Deal’ coming out May 24

NEW YORK — Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has a memoir out May 24: “Here's the Deal” is billed by her publisher as a look beyond the headlines of the Trump administration and her family life, including her husband and prominent Trump detractor, George Conway. “Not just the story of the White House, ‘Here’s the Deal' takes the reader inside Kellyanne’s own house, on her own terms,” Threshold Editions announced Wednesday. “Kellyanne became a fulcrum between the see-sawing demands of a West Wing job in one of the most consequential eras in our history, motherhood to four school-age children,…
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‘Tiger King’ resentenced to 21 years in prison

‘Tiger King’ resentenced to 21 years in prison

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge resentenced “Tiger King” Joe Exotic to 21 years in prison on Friday, reducing his punishment by just a year after an appeals court ordered a new sentence. Joe Exotic — whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage — was convicted in a murder-for-hire case involving animal welfare activist Carole Baskin. Both were featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Maldonado-Passage was resentenced after a federal appeals court ruled last year than improper sentencing guidelines were used. Prosecutors say Maldonado-Passage tried to hire two people — including an undercover FBI agent — to kill…
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Asheboro blacksmith wins competition on reality show

Asheboro blacksmith wins competition on reality show

ASHEBORO – Chris Moss kept his secret since last spring. When the answer was revealed, it was rewarding for the Asheboro man. Moss was the winner of an episode of “Forged in Fire,” which aired Wednesday night on the History Channel. “I’ve been sitting on it for nine months,” Moss said. “I kind of wish I could have told people. It was a great thing.” In the final challenge for the show, Moss made a two-handed battle sword that was a replica from Southeast Asia. “I had four days to make it,” Moss said of the sword, which was 4…
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Asheboro man cuts through on reality show

Asheboro man cuts through on reality show

ASHEBORO – This is the week for Chris Moss of Asheboro to be on the air as part of a television reality show. Moss had an appearance slated as part of “Forged in Fire” on the History Channel. The episode was to air Wednesday night. “It was just an absolute blast,” Moss said. In each episode, four bladesmiths compete in a three-round elimination contest to forge bladed weapons, with the overall winner receiving $10,000 and the show's championship title “Forged in Fire Champion.” The episode with Moss, 34, was filmed in the spring in Connecticut. “It’s going to be a…
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Final goodbyes

Final goodbyes

Among the entertainers who died this year was a children’s author whose books were enjoyed by millions around the world. Beverly Cleary, who died in March, channeled memories from her youth in Oregon to created beloved characters such as Ramona Quimby, her sister Beatrice “Beezus” Quimby and Henry Huggins. Here’s a look at some of the artists and entertainers we lost this year. Jessica Walter, 80. Her roles as a scheming matriarch in TV’s “Arrested Development” and a stalker in “Play Misty for Me” were in line with a career that drew on her astringent screen presence. March 24. Beverly…
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Five days of Christmas … festivities

Five days of Christmas … festivities

ASHEBORO — Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday and Cyber Monday are passed. It's parade season in Randolph County. You can attend a Christmas parade in the county four straight days starting Thursday. One the fifth day, you can celebrate with The Embers in Randleman. Here's a look at the upcoming parades in Randleman, Asheboro, Liberty, Ramseur and Archdale plus a beach-music inspired Christmas concert from the Randolph Guide. December 2 Randleman Christmas Parade | 7pm The town’s annual Christmas parade begins at Randleman Elementary School. December 3 Asheboro Christmas Parade | 7pm This year’s Christmas parade will involve cars…
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Trick! No White House treats for Halloween this year

Trick! No White House treats for Halloween this year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ghosts and goblins can scratch the White House from their trick or treating routes this year. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be in Europe on Halloween and won't be at the White House to help hand out candy and other treats. Instead, the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House will be lit up in orange light to celebrate the spooky holiday, said the first lady's spokesperson, Michael LaRosa. It's the Bidens' first Halloween at the White House. “The president and first lady will be traveling internationally during the last days of October,…
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Halloween events geared toward youth, adults in Asheboro

Halloween events geared toward youth, adults in Asheboro

City to hold drive-thru, while car club gears up for festive cruising on Saturday, October 30 ASHEBORO — At least two major Halloween-related activities are slated for Asheboro on Saturday, one geared toward youth and the other more oriented toward youth and adults. Either way, the intent is to provide good times for all involved. The 13th annual Trick or Treat in the Park is put on by the City of Asheboro’s Cultural and Recreation Service department. For the second year in a row, it will be a drive-thru event at Bicentennial Park as part of pandemic-based precautions. “Because this…
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Restaurant to open in former Dixie III building

Restaurant to open in former Dixie III building

Paw-Paw’s Place to add location ASHEBORO – Paw-Paw’s Place is expanding, with a second location to fill a void at a recently closed business. The family-style restaurant will take the spot where Dixie III long held a presence on East Dixie Drive in Asheboro. “We’re adding a location,” Paw-Paw’s Place owner Mitchell Simmons said Monday. “I’ve been looking to expand. It was a good fit for us.” Simmons said he’s aiming to open the second location within the next 30 days, hoping to nail down a date within a week or two. “I’m pushing for the next 30 days,” he…
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