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Revving up small-town roots: Cox’s Harley-Davidson celebrates 60 years as Asheboro business

Revving up small-town roots: Cox’s Harley-Davidson celebrates 60 years as Asheboro business

ASHEBORO – When the late Recil Cox traveled into Asheboro from the country to take a job in textiles, it led to much more. Now 60 years later, that legacy continues to flourish in what became Cox’s Harley-Davidson of Asheboro. “You surround yourself with good people,” said Stephen Cox, grandson of the founder. “If these people are good people, you’re going to get everything out of them every single day.” A 60th anniversary celebration of the business will take place Saturday at the store on N.C. 134 near Pinewood Country Club. The owner is Jan Cox, daughter of the founder.…
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Boutique adds to Ramseur business landscape

Boutique adds to Ramseur business landscape

RAMSEUR — Hannah Harper’s vision for a thriving boutique began to come together even during the challenging days of the pandemic. When she realized that expansion was feasible, she wanted that growth to happen in a place where she’s comfortable. So downtown Ramseur became the destination for Stella Laine Boutique. “We just grew so fast and we were looking for something much bigger,” Harper said. “I was trying to bring something like this here.” A grand opening for the business is scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Weatherly Square store. Harper, 24, began the business online in 2020.…
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Forty years of flowers

Forty years of flowers

Asheboro woman has designs on customer satisfaction for local shop ASHEBORO — For many of the big occasions for residents around Randolph County, Bettina Hunter has been a part of those. Even if she’s not present at a particular function. But it’s her work in floral design that has provided this form of outreach. “We see them from when they’re born and all the big moments – the happy moments, the sad moments,” Hunter said of customers at Burge Flower Shop. The Asheboro woman completed 40 years of employment at the shop in July – and she’s not ready to…
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