Archdale

Filing period opens for Archdale, Trinity

Filing period opens for Archdale, Trinity

ASHEBORO – The filing period opened for municipal elections in Archdale and Trinity, with several incumbents filing on the first day. In Archdale, mayor Lewis Dorsett’s two-year term ends, and he filed Friday to keep his seat. Meanwhile, there are three four-year spots on the ballot on the Archdale City Council. Those are Ward 2 (with incumbent Roger Blackwell), Ward 3 (with incumbent Trey Gray III) and at-large (with incumbent Tim Williams). Blackwell and Gray made first-day filings, while Alvin Battle entered the race for the at-large council race. In Trinity, three council spots are on the board – all…
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Area Golf: Raleigh man wins tourney at Holly Ridge Golf Links

Area Golf: Raleigh man wins tourney at Holly Ridge Golf Links

ARCHDALE – Dale Fuller of Raleigh was the winner in the North Carolina Senior Amateur held earlier this month at Holly Ridge Golf Links. Fuller’s three-round total of 7-under-ar 209 was good for a three-stroke edge on Pinehurst’s Daniel Neveu. Paul Simson, a multi-time champion on the Carolinas Golf Association circuit, from Raleigh, Tee Burton of Shelby and Jonathan Sielsky of Huntersville tied for third place at 3 under. Liberty’s Steve Kidd tied for 20th at 4 over and Gary Pugh of Asheboro was among a three-way tie for 25th at 6 over. Randleman’s Andy Routh didn’t make the cut,…
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Holden sworn in as Randolph County manager

Holden sworn in as Randolph County manager

Zeb Holden, left, was sworn in as Randolph County manager earlier this month as county commissioners look on. (Photo courtesy of Randolph County) Zeb Holden was sworn in as Randolph County manager by the Randolph County Board of Commissioners at its May 6 meeting. “We have always promoted a county manager from within,” said board chairman Darrell Frye. “This time, we did a search. This was the first time we’ve ever posted a job and did a search for a county manager.” The county received some 37 applications from more than a half-dozen different states, including from as far away…
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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. “The board wishes to express its sincere gratitude to Mayor (Lewis) Dorsett and the Archdale City Council for their cooperation and understanding throughout this process,” said Darrell Frye, chairman of the county commissioners. “We…
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Archdale bags one form of yard waste collection

Archdale bags one form of yard waste collection

ARCHDALE – Bagged yard waste collection services in Archdale are being suspended by the end of the month. City manager Zeb Holden said that the change in policy impacts a small percentage of residents but solutions are being sought. Holden said the facility where bagged yard waste has been going discontinued accepting plastic bags. “I know some folks are going to be disappointed,” Holden said. A notice from the city reads, in part: “City staff continue to evaluate options for the possibility collecting yard waste in the future. … The City understands the inconvenience this suspension may cause and encourages…
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Archdale lands packaging company

Archdale lands packaging company

ARCHDALE — Archdale has another manufacturing operation coming that should boost jobs in the area. Axium Packaging, a manufacturer of packaging and containers, will create 118 jobs in Randolph County across a three-year period, according to last week’s announcement from Gov. Roy Cooper’s office. The company will invest $32 million to build a manufacturing facility in Archdale. “We’re really happy to see it,” Archdale mayor Lewis Dorsett said. “We’ve been working on getting that site ready for more than a year.” Headquartered in New Albany, Ohio, Axium is a manufacturer of packaging for personal care, household chemical, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, and…
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Manufacturing jobs coming to Archdale

Manufacturing jobs coming to Archdale

ARCHDALE — Archdale should receive a boost on the jobs front, with Sumitomo Forestry America establishing a manufacturing facility in the city and other businesses also potentially adding to their workforces. The investment of $19.5 million should result in the creation of 129 jobs with Sumitomo Forestry based on an announcement from Gov. Roy Cooper’s office last week. That’s not the only potential boost that could impact the Archdale area. Officials at Thomas Built Buses in Archdale announced earlier this month that 150 new workers might be needed for the company. The uptick at Thomas Built Buses comes as the…
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Spooky Woods scares up attention for Archdale

Spooky Woods scares up attention for Archdale

Kersey Valley has become a must-visit attraction for many thrill seekers each autumn. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ARCHDALE – While Kersey Valley’s Spooky Woods has grown to become more technical with special effects, owner Tony Wohlgemuth said he understands the grassroots nature of the themed venue. Now the Archdale business has gained considerable national attention. “This particular year, it got picked up a lot,” Wohlgemuth said of listings among the best haunted attractions nationally. “It puts Archdale on the map with a lot of big cities.” The scene is a fictional town called Kersey Valley. The oldest attraction at Kersey Valley…
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Rabid foxes create concerns in Archdale

Rabid foxes create concerns in Archdale

ARCHDALE – Randolph County officials put out a notice about three rabid foxes in Archdale late last week as a precaution, county health director Tara Aker said. “We don’t know if there’s any relationship with these three cases,” Aker said. “Do we have a group of foxes and they have the same den?” The foxes have been killed after biting people last month in Archdale, according to information from Randolph County Public Health. The people bitten have been treated. The cases stemmed from incidents on Fernwood Drive, Kreamer Drive and West White Drive. Aker said the bites happened within a…
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