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Original ownership group sells Tot Hill Farm Golf Club

Original ownership group sells Tot Hill Farm Golf Club

Tot Hill Farm Golf Club has become a course that attracts golfers from a wide area. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – It was more than a foursome, but it was a partnership that worked so well that breaking up was hard to do. But Ogburn Yates, whose family has owned the land for more than 80 years, said it had come time for Tot Hill Farm Golf Club to be sold. “It has been an interesting run,” said Ogburn Yates, 88, a member of the ownership group. “Very glad we did it and took part in a project that turned…
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Randolph Board of Education approves SRO contracts for additional elementary school support

Randolph Board of Education approves SRO contracts for additional elementary school support

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Schools Board of Education met Monday, November 21, where they were given an update on SRO contracts, school improvement plans, and a potential calendar plan for future school years. The board was given an update on the school system’s new SRO contracts.   “It’s been in the works for a while to add some SRO presence at the elementary schools,” said Superintendent Stephen Gainey. “We wanted to make sure we could get the officers trained and recruited, and that was handled by the Sheriff’s Department. Just the need to have some presence there. Right now,…
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Asheboro police patrol vehicles targeted in vandalism

Asheboro police patrol vehicles targeted in vandalism

Several patrol vehicles which belong to the Asheboro Police Department were vandalized with spray paint over the weekend. Police say that the patrol vehicles in the lot were spare vehicles and that the Criminal Investigations Division is currently investigating the case. At this time, no information on a suspect(s) or a motive has been released. 
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Furniture company cuts employees with no notice

Furniture company cuts employees with no notice

WINSTON-SALEM – United Furniture Industries terminated all its employees last week just days before Thanksgiving in a move that drew considerable backlash in the Triad. Workers based in Winston-Salem were among those impacted. The Mississippi-based company sent an email overnight just two days before Thanksgiving notifying staffers it was terminating all employees due to “unforeseen business circumstances” and telling them not report for their shifts. The immediate termination applies to all employees with the exception of “over-the-road drivers that are out on delivery,” the memo said. “Your layoff from the Company is expected to be permanent and all benefits will…
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Asheboro man cashes in on lottery

Asheboro man cashes in on lottery

ASHEBORO — An Asheboro man bought a Powerball ticket at the last minute and won $150,000, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. Strickland, a 29-year-old welder, bought a Quick Pick ticket for the Nov. 5 drawing using Online Play on his phone. He matched numbers on four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000 on his $3 Power Play ticket. The prize tripled to $150,000 when the 3X Power Play multiplier hit. “It was just a day of disbelief because I’ve never won anything before,” Strickland said. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home…
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Sidewalks to be constructed on stretches of US 64

Sidewalks to be constructed on stretches of US 64

ASHEBORO — The Asheboro City Council met this past Thursday, where they approved the expansion of the Social Alcohol District and voted on multiple property matters. The council received a request from Little River, LLC. to extend the Social Alcohol District south to include the property. After hearing the request, the council authorized the staff to draft a proposal in order to properly include the requesting property in the district, essentially approving the extension of the Social District boundary south to include 130 Church Street. “They are an alcohol permit holder, and they were kind of disappointed they were not…
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Board of Commissioners approves funding for four SRO positions for elementary schools

Board of Commissioners approves funding for four SRO positions for elementary schools

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Board of Commissioners met Monday to deliver their decision on how to allocate $600,00 in state funding. In addition, the board also approved four new SRO positions for the county elementary schools. First up on the agenda for the board was a presentation on the Children’s Home Society Study results. “Back in November of 2021, the Randolph County Partnership for Children requested funding for an early childhood community survey in order to more effectively identify the needs of children and caregivers in Randolph County,” said commissioner Hope Haywood. “The partnership used for this survey was…
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Richard Hudson wins in new Congressional seat

Richard Hudson wins in new Congressional seat

ASHEBORO -- Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC08) will return to the U.S. House as the representative for North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District based on unofficial results Tuesday night. With about two-thirds of the precincts reporting, Hudson had more than 80% of the vote in a lopsided victory over Democratic candidate Ben Clark. After a three-judge panel redrew Congressional maps for North Carolina, Hudson announced he would run in the new ninth district that includes Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, and Scotland counties. Hudson is in his fifth term in the U.S. House serving the N.C.’s eighth congressional district.…
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Seabolt to remain sheriff in Randolph County

Seabolt to remain sheriff in Randolph County

Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt was an overwhelming winner to keep his position. Seabolt was racking up more than 80% of the votes compared to opponent Sean Walker. In the Randolph County Board of Commissioners race in District 4, Hope Haywood was a huge winner. Kimberly Walker was the opponent. Commissioners chairman Darrell Frye and David Allen, who withstood a primary challenge, were unopposed in keeping their positions. The top vote-getter for Randolph County School System’s board of education was Shannon Whitaker. Three spots were at stake, with Phillip Lanier and Fred Burgess in good positions to secure the other…
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