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Accident near Eastern Randolph High School results in airlifting injured woman (updated)

Accident near Eastern Randolph High School results in airlifting injured woman (updated)

Traffic was backed up on N.C. 64 following an accident near Eastern Randolph Road. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) RAMSEUR – A Siler City woman was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill from an accident scene near Eastern Randolph High School early Wednesday afternoon. Asjiah Salome Rivera, 21, suffered serious injuries, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred on U.S. 64 at Lee Layne Road in Randolph County. Rivera was traveling west on U.S. 64 in a 2010 Honda car and failed to stop for the red light, according to the highway patrol report. The vehicle collided…
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Ramseur water treatment funding approved

Ramseur water treatment funding approved

The Randolph County board of commissioners approved additional funding for the Ramseur water and sewer improvements capital projects at its April 1 meeting, funded through directed grants from the state. The funding will be used to replace the sludge removal system and improve the disinfection system by adding an ammonia-feed system for the creation of chloramines at the town’s water treatment plant. The board also approved the establishment of a new soil and water environmental education coordinator position, as well as the reclassification of the existing soil and water environmental education and support coordinator to environmental education and office administrator.…
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Spivey riled up to return as Ramseur’s mayor

Spivey riled up to return as Ramseur’s mayor

RAMSEUR – Hampton Spivey is coming back to the mayor’s post in Ramseur and it’s not likely to be a quiet return. The former mayor is mostly concerned with the available drinking water for town residents and making sure the town is fiscally responsible. “Water is the whole reason I ran,” Spivey said. “Just about every issue I’m involved with involves drinking water. If you don’t have clean drinking water, you don’t have anything.” Spivey, 79, won November’s election, ousting incumbent Vicki Caudle. The vote count was 97 to 66. Spivey was mayor from 1995-2010, filling terms that were both…
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Power restored after storms strike Ramseur area

Power restored after storms strike Ramseur area

RAMSEUR – More than 1,000 power outages were reported in Randolph County after severe thunderstorms rolled through late Saturday afternoon. The hardest hit area was in Ramseur, where the total outages exceeded 950. By Sunday afternoon, there were no outages in the county listed on Duke Energy’s “Outages in the Carolinas” map. Flood advisories were also issued by the National Weather Service for parts of Randolph County stemming from the line of storms. Locations in Guilford County and Alamance County also reported power outages.
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Tears flow at Senior Night ceremony

Emotions flowed in a special manner on Senior Night at Providence Grove. Thursday night’s ceremony between the girls’ and boys’ basketball games against Wheatmore included recognition of senior basketball players and cheerleaders. Cheerleading and boys’ basketball seniors were honored before the girls’ basketball seniors. The final of those recognitions drew a tearful standing ovation. That’s when the parents of the late Lily Butler came onto the court. Butler, who had been a member of the girls’ program, died in July at age 17. She also had been on the cross country team. Her parents, Chip and Carol Butler, received numerous…
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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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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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Scoring big for Faith Christian

Scoring big for Faith Christian

With more than 2,000 points, Brunson reached new heights RAMSEUR — By the time Trevor Brunson reached the high school grades at Faith Christian, he was well-known on and off the basketball court. His name figures to last in the athletic department’s record books for quite some time. Brunson finished with 2,045 career points, averaging about 23 points per game in the process in a four-year varsity career. This was in the works for quite some time since he moved up to the junior varsity while still in eighth grade. “I got a lot of experience playing against older guys,”…
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