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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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Early voting launches for primary in Randolph County

Early voting launches for primary in Randolph County

ASHEBORO – Early voting for the March primary begins this week in Randolph County. The early voting window runs Feb. 15 through March 2. There are national, statewide and local contests on the primary ballot. In Randolph County, there are three Republicans on the primary ballot for the board of commissioners in District 5. They are incumbent Maxton McDowell of Asheboro along with Chris McLeod of Denton and Lester Rivenbark of Asheboro. Jane Ledwell-Gant was the lone Democrat to file for the District 5 seat, so she advances to the November ballot. Voters will be asked for a valid photo…
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RCSS board incumbent Sink won’t be on ballot

RCSS board incumbent Sink won’t be on ballot

Photo: Mike Sink ASHEBORO – There will be at least one new member of the Randolph County School System’s board of education after the 2024 voting with incumbent Mike Sink choosing not to seek re-election. There are four spots on the 2024 ballot for the seven-member board. Board chairman Gary Cook and fellow incumbents Sharon Petty Farlow of Sophia and Tracy Boyles of Denton have filed to keep seats. Farlow is the board’s vice chair. Rana Gantt of Trinity and Todd Cutler of Asheboro are the other candidates to file by last week’s deadline. Sink, who turns 75 in January,…
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Randolph County incumbents file to keep seats

Randolph County incumbents file to keep seats

ASHEBORO – Two incumbents on the Randolph County Board of Commissioners have filed paperwork to run for re-election. Kenny Kidd of Asheboro and Maxton McDowell of Asheboro are seeking to retain their seasons. The filing period for the March primary opened Dec. 4 and closes at noon Friday. The filings include federal offices, numerous statewide positions along with seats on the county level. Also filing for a Randolph County commissioner seat are Christopher McLeod of Denton and Lester Rivenbark of Asheboro. Both challengers filed on the day that filing began. Like the two incumbents, McLeod and Rivenbark are listed as…
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Municipal elections: Challengers displace two incumbents in Asheboro; New mayor picked in Ramseur

Municipal elections: Challengers displace two incumbents in Asheboro; New mayor picked in Ramseur

ASHEBORO – Not all incumbents were re-elected in Asheboro in the municipal elections. Joey Trogdon received the most votes for a City of Asheboro council seat and that means only two of three incumbents will stay on the boards. With three seats open, Trogdon pulled in 1,079 votes. Eddie Burks with 1,049 and Charles Swiers with 977 will keep their seats. But Jane Hughes Redding was knocked off the council by finishing fourth with 924 votes. Harry Okeke had 381. In the race for the Asheboro City Schools board of education, there was a similar pattern. Melissa Calloway received the…
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Early voting begins in Randolph County for municipal races

Early voting begins in Randolph County for municipal races

ASHEBORO – In-person early voting begins Thursday (Oct. 19) for next month’s municipal elections. The one-stop early voting period for Nov. 7 elections across North Carolina begins Thursday, Oct. 19. Voters must show identification at polling places this year. On the ballot in Randolph County this year are contests for Asheboro City Schools board of education, Asheboro city council, High Point mayor and city council, City of Randleman aldermen, Thomasville mayor and city council, Franklinville town commissioner, Liberty mayor, Ramseur mayor and town commissioner, Seagrove town commissioner, and Staley mayor and town commissioner. Randolph County’s early in-person voting location is…
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Two polling sites change in Asheboro

Two polling sites change in Asheboro

ASHEBORO – There will be two new polling sites in use for this fall’s municipal elections. Both will be at Asheboro locations. The National Guard Armory on South Fayetteville Street and Asheboro Recreation Center on North Fayetteville Street are the new locations. The municipal general election for Asheboro Board of Education, Asheboro, Franklinville, High Point, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley and Thomasville will be held Nov. 7. The Asheboro South precinct will be the National Guard Armory instead of Teachey Elementary School. Asheboro Recreation Center is the new site for the Asheboro West precinct, replacing Sunset Avenue Church of God.…
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Candidates secure spots for November ballot in Randolph County

Candidates secure spots for November ballot in Randolph County

ASHEBORO – There will be five candidates for three spots on the City of Asheboro City Council. Candidates to file by Friday’s deadline are Eddie Burks, Jane Hughes Redding, Charles Swiers, Harry Okeke and Joey Trogdon. Burks, Redding and Swiers are incumbents. ** For the Asheboro City Schools Board of Education the candidates are incumbents Gidget Kidd, Ryan Patton and Gwenn Williams along with Melissa Calloway and Todd Dulaney. ** Mayor Filmore York will run unopposed in Liberty. Greg Carpenter and incumbent Don Herndon are the filers for Liberty town commissioner. ** In Franklinville, Priscellia Dunn and L. McKay Whatley…
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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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