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Check early voting numbers in Randolph County

Check early voting numbers in Randolph County

ASHEBORO – More than 1,300 voters went to the polls in Randolph County during the first four days of early voting for March’s primary. Early voting began last Thursday. On the first day, there were 504 voters, followed by 424 last Friday, 241 on Saturday and 146 on Sunday. The highest turnout each day was at the Randolph County Board of Elections in Asheboro. There was a four-day total of 557 at the Asheboro location. The four-day totals for the other three sites were as follows: Braxton Craven School in Trinity (343), Randleman Civic Center (229) and Franklinville United Methodist…
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Randolph County hires Archdale’s Holden as next county manager

Randolph County hires Archdale’s Holden as next county manager

ASHEBORO – The next county manager for Randolph County will come from a city within the county. The county’s Board of Commissioners announced the hiring of Archdale city manager Zeb Holden. He has been in that position in Archdale since 2016 for part of a total of 19 years in local government. The county commissioners reported that there was a pool of 37 applicants from eight states. Holden’s selection came based on “a combination of extensive local government experience, leadership ability, and deep community ties,” according to a release from the commissioners. Holden is an Elon undergraduate with a degree…
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Commissioner says film’s impact can help Randolph County’s veterans

Commissioner says film’s impact can help Randolph County’s veterans

ASHEBORO – “The Veteran’s Battlefield” is a documentary that focuses on challenges for North Carolina veterans and it’s a valuable production as it relates to Randolph County, Hope Haywood said. “We’re working to have healthier veterans right here in our communities,” said Haywood, a county commissioner. The first of the documentary’s three screenings in Randolph County drew four dozen attendees Sunday to Sunset Theatre in Asheboro. Haywood, who’s the county’s liaison for the documentary, said among the goals is to bring awareness to the plights of veterans in the county. She said it’s the responsibilities of officials on the county…
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In surprise event, NC awards nearly $30M to renovate South Asheboro Middle School

In surprise event, NC awards nearly $30M to renovate South Asheboro Middle School

ASHEBORO — Asheboro City Schools (ACS) board members and executives were surprised by representatives from the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the General Assembly today with the announcement of a $29.7 million needs-based grant award to revitalize the 62-year-old South Asheboro Middle School. The award comes after more than 100 applications from over 50 school districts were sent to the DPI for awards out of the $400 million Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund, a capital expenditure-focused program funded by the General Assembly with proceeds from the lottery. Applications closed in early January, and this was the third award…
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New councilman reconnects Trogdon family to Asheboro city hall

New councilman reconnects Trogdon family to Asheboro city hall

Joey Trogdon (Courtesy photo) ASHEBORO – With a family legacy of involvement in City of Asheboro government, Joey Trogdon figured if he was going to participate this might be the last chance. So he ran for a spot on the Asheboro city council and won in November. “I thought about it in the past,” Trogdon said. “Then (around 2008) with the recession it was kind of all hands on deck to keep the business. Now seemed like a good time.” His father, Joe Trogdon, spent about three decades in Asheboro politics, first on the city council and then as mayor.…
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Asheboro City Board of Education Candidate Profile: Gwendolyn Williams

Asheboro City Board of Education Candidate Profile: Gwendolyn Williams

Educational Background: BS in Mathematics and Science, MS in Curriculum and Supervision, EDS in Supervision    in Education and Curriculum Occupation: Retired from a career in education. What area of public policy are you most passionate about and why?  Highly qualified staff because they will provide the tools our students nee What makes you uniquely qualified for the office you seek? My experiences as a teacher, team leader and school administrator. What is the primary change that you will seek if you are elected to public office? Closing the achievement gaps and reading on grade level. Why are you running for…
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Asheboro City Council Candidate Profile: Joey Trogdon

Asheboro City Council Candidate Profile: Joey Trogdon

Educational Background: Asheboro High School; C. State University BA - Economics, BA-Business Management Occupation: General Contractor - NC Real Estate Broker What area of public policy are you most passionate about and why?  Our outdated infrastructure must be addressed for future projected growth. What makes you uniquely qualified for the office you seek? Life long resident, local business owner, belief in common sense solutions. What is the primary change that you will seek if you are elected to public office? Practice financial discipline and promote transparency of expenditures. Why are you running for office? The council's decisions should always be…
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Asheboro City Council Candidate Profile: Harry Okeke

Asheboro City Council Candidate Profile: Harry Okeke

Q. Please list your educational background A. Graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Human Services with a 3.5 GPA at UMASS Boston Q. What is your occupation? A. Social Work Q. What area of public policy are you most passionate about and why? A. Housing, Mental health, Healthcare, Security, Creating jobs etc Q. What makes you uniquely qualified for the office you seek? A. Understanding of local issues, commitment to community service & leadership Q. What is the primary change that you will seek if you are elected to public office? A. I will tackle the issue on Housing and…
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Asheboro City Council Candidate Profile: Eddie Burks

Asheboro City Council Candidate Profile: Eddie Burks

Q. Please list your educational background A. BS RTV Communications WCU - MEd Speech Communication UNCG Q. What is your occupation? A. Owner of The Burks Agency, LLC Q. What area of public policy are you most passionate about and why? A. Creating an environment necessary to attracting new industries and jobs. Q. What makes you uniquely qualified for the office you seek? A. Being a leader in my field has given me experience and grown relationships. Q. What is the primary change that you will seek if you are elected to public office? A. Let’s stay the course. We’re…
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Asheboro City Council Candidate Profile: Jane Hughes Redding

Asheboro City Council Candidate Profile: Jane Hughes Redding

Q. Please list your educational background A. Asheboro High School; Queens University of Charlotte Bachelor of Arts degree; University of North Carolina School of Law Juris Doctorate degree Q. What is your occupation? A. Attorney in private practice Q. What area of public policy are you most passionate about and why? A. Strategic planning:  I enjoy imagining all the possibilities that exist. Q. What makes you uniquely qualified for the office you seek? A. Lifelong resident of Asheboro; Interact with all types of people daily Q. What is the primary change that you will seek if you are elected to…
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