Asheboro City Schools

Asheboro district shifts principals at several schools

Asheboro district shifts principals at several schools

Reassignments impact nearly every location in city   ASHEBORO – Four elementary schools and South Asheboro Middle Schools will have new principals when the 2024-25 school year begins. The Asheboro City Board of Education approved the changes at last week’s meeting. Balfour Elementary School’s new principal will be Nikia Domally, who moves from that role at Lindley Park Elementary School. She has been with the district since 2004, when she taught Spanish at the high school. She has been principal at Lindley Park since 2016. Lindley Park Elementary School’s new principal will be Keisha Dawalt, who has been North Asheboro…
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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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Welcome!

Welcome!

Asheboro City School board members cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Asheboro High School Welcome Center in Bear Creek on Feb. 7. The Welcome Center will serve as a community hub for learning, collaboration, and innovation. Located within the newly renovated Global Innovation Center, the Welcome Center will provide a wide range of information and resources including school supplies, computer access, and material about community resources useful for families. The Welcome Center has two rooms for community use: the Welcome Center room and the Comet Community Corner room to be used for classes and educational sessions for…
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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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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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Robot knows way around Asheboro fields

Robot knows way around Asheboro fields

A robot named “Comet” lines the stadium fields at Asheboro High School. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) School saves time in lining up for competition ASHEBORO – Everything is lining up just right for fields maintained by Asheboro City Schools. A robot is used to paint lines on the fields. “Once they came in and demo-ed for us, we saw it as a time saver and a cost saver,” said Jody Cox, interim director of maintenance and facilities for the school system. The robot is produced by Turf Tank, a Danish company that has taken the lead on lining fields around the…
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Bomb threat turns out to be hoax at Asheboro High School

Bomb threat turns out to be hoax at Asheboro High School

An officer walks outside Asheboro High School after it had been evacuated. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record)   ASHEBORO – A bomb threat Friday morning at Asheboro High School turned out to be a hoax. A call received by Asheboro Police Department at 9:21 a.m. claimed bombs were inside the school and the call also claimed to be armed with a weapon with the intent to enter the school. The school was evacuated and students were moved to locations off school property. People on all other Asheboro City Schools campuses were sheltering in place. Shortly before 1:30 p.m., the search of the…
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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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Ten file on first day for fall elections

Ten file on first day for fall elections

ASHEBORO – Ten Randolph County residents filed to run for office during the first five hours of filing. Three of those are seeking to retain spots on the City of Asheboro’s city council. Filing opened at noon Friday and continues through noon July 21. Incumbents Eddie Burks, Jane Hughes Redding and Charles Swiers signed up for the candidate list for Asheboro’s city council. Gidget Kidd and Ryan Patton are bidding to keep their seats on the Asheboro City Schools board of education. For Randleman’s city council, first-day filers were Mike Dawkins (at-large), Steve Grooms Jr. (Ward 1) and Lee Hinson…
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Asheboro, county schools take precautions from social media threat

Asheboro, county schools take precautions from social media threat

ASHEBORO – Schools throughout Randolph County continued with classes Friday with increased law enforcement presence because of threats stemming from social media. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office deployed extra deputies to all school campuses, according to the department. “As in any instance of a threat, precautions are being taken. Additional law enforcement are present on school campuses in Randolph County," according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. A Snapchat threat was sent throughout the state and to other parts of the country, according to several reports. Asheboro City Schools continued operations, though advisories were sent to parents. As part…
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