Archdale

Archdale mayor wants to remain busy

Archdale mayor wants to remain busy

ARCHDALE — One year into serving as mayor of Archdale, Lewis Dorsett has a new appreciation for how much time the job consumes. He wants to stay busy doing that. Dorsett has filed to run for the office of one of Randolph County’s rapidly growing cities. “My role changed from being a councilman,” Dorsett said. “A lot more meetings. This takes more time, a lot of meetings. There’s a lot of development going on and a lot of potential going on.” Dorsett said the city’s growth was the biggest issue during the past year. He said the council approved the…
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Towns of Archdale, Liberty selected for rural communities Commerce Dept. program

Towns of Archdale, Liberty selected for rural communities Commerce Dept. program

A total of 19 rural communities from across the state have been selected to participate in a new program to increase their capacity to plan, implement, and manage economic development programs and opportunities. The Rural Community Capacity (RC2) program, a pilot initiative from the N.C. Commerce Department involving Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business, welcomed its first cohort of participants in Boone Tuesday. During an RC2 engagement, communities have direct access to Commerce’s Rural Planning team, who offer additional training and technical assistance to program participants, including a strategic planning process focused on identifying economic development assets and priorities…
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Archdale man claims lottery prize

Archdale man claims lottery prize

Malcolm Buchanan of Archdale turned up with the $1 million prize through the North Carolina Lottery. Buchanan became the second winner of the new sweepstakes. The 50X The Cash game launched in February with eight top prizes of $1 million. There are six unclaimed prizes in that mix among the $10 scratch-off tickets. Buchanan purchased his ticket from Speedway on West Fairfield Road in High Point. Upon claiming his prize, he had to choose between an annuity of $50,000 across 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum, and after required state and federal tax…
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Joint investigation yields fentanyl, meth charges

Joint investigation yields fentanyl, meth charges

ARCHDALE — An investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office resulted in a sizeable drug bust last week. Deputies who were part of the Vice and Narcotics Division collected “a trafficking amount” of fentanyl and methamphetamine from a Spencer Road home. Firearms and drug paraphernalia were also seized. The haul of drugs included: 1.7 pounds of Fentanyl and nearly a pound of methamphetamine. Deputies also seized bath salts and steroids. The investigation began at the home of Donald Robert Lynch located on Spencer Rd. in Archdale. After Randolph County deputies executed a search warrant at the home, the Chatham County…
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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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Randolph County School System announces STAR students

Randolph County School System announces STAR students

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Schools announced their "STAR 3" Students for September, 2021. STAR 3 students are recognized for being “Respectful, Responsible, and Doing the Right Thing.” The Board of Education recognizes these students and their accomplishments at a designated board meeting. A school-based committee handles the selection of each school’s awards recipient. Family members and school staff are invited to a student’s recognition at a Board of Education meeting. Three students per year, per school are recognized as STAR3 Students. Selection criteria for the STAR 3 program include passing grades in spite of obstacles, returning to school after…
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Wheatmore aims to sustain athletics excellence

Wheatmore aims to sustain athletics excellence

TRINITY – Wheatmore has set a standard in recent years for overall excellence in its athletics department. Now with a slightly different mix of conference membership, the Warriors want to keep it going. “We’ve been fortunate enough,” athletics director Rick Halo said. “You know this goes in peaks and valleys. When one program is down a little bit, there’s another that comes along and moves up.” Wheatmore was the past school year’s Wells Fargo Conference Cup winner for the PAC-7. It marked the fifth year in a row that the school was atop the Conference Cup standings for its league.…
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New Trinity Middle School to open in the fall

New Trinity Middle School to open in the fall

TRINITY — The opening of the new Trinity Middle School means the end of an era for one local school and a name change for another. When Wheatmore High School opened for the 2009-10, to alleviate overcrowding at Trinity High School, Braxton Craven School and Archdale-Trinity Middle School became the middle school feeders to both high schools. This August, Archdale-Trinity Middle School will become Wheatmore Middle School and Braxton Craven School will not reopen. The name change to Wheatmore Middle will also mean the school colors will shift to the red and white of Wheatmore.
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