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Board of Commissioners approves funding for four SRO positions for elementary schools

Board of Commissioners approves funding for four SRO positions for elementary schools

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Board of Commissioners met Monday to deliver their decision on how to allocate $600,00 in state funding. In addition, the board also approved four new SRO positions for the county elementary schools. First up on the agenda for the board was a presentation on the Children’s Home Society Study results. “Back in November of 2021, the Randolph County Partnership for Children requested funding for an early childhood community survey in order to more effectively identify the needs of children and caregivers in Randolph County,” said commissioner Hope Haywood. “The partnership used for this survey was…
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A look back at 2021’s top stories

A look back at 2021’s top stories

ASHEBORO — As 2021 draws a close, Randolph County’s year is going out with a bang in terms of major news stories. While the year was filled with important news stories from Randolph County, the biggest story of the year came in the last month. Toyota Motor North America announced on December 6 that it will build a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in Randolph County, bringing 1,750 jobs to Liberty. While the Toyota story was felt worldwide, there were many other important news stories in 2021 in Randolph County. Here’s a look back at what transpired on the pages of…
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