Randolph County Board of Commissioners

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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Randolph approves funds for RCC Liberty campus

Randolph approves funds for RCC Liberty campus

The Randolph County Board of Commissioners met Monday, March 4, considering utility funding, real estate purchases for Randolph Community College (RCC), and other issues. RCC was seeking $1.5 million to acquire a 22-acre tract of land for the college’s new Liberty Center, designed for workforce development and expansion. It would be funded through accumulated Article 46 sales tax funds, according to interim county manager Will Massie. “We want to be at the center of where the action is at this point and get closer to the megasite and other corporations that are going to be around that area,” said Richard…
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Randolph Community College gears up for growth with strategic plan

Randolph Community College gears up for growth with strategic plan

Linda Brown of Randolph Community College makes a presentation to Randolph County commissioners, from left, Kenny Kidd, interim county manager Will Massie, chairman Darrell Frye, David Allen and Hope Haywood. (Courtesy photo) ASHEBORO – Randolph Community College could be on the move in a variety of ways. RCC’s strategic plan includes the possibility of an additional campus and offering of emerging programs. “We believe that by aligning our instruction and training with the evolving needs of industries, we can empower our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing job market,” RCC president Shah Ardalan…
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Early voting launches for primary in Randolph County

Early voting launches for primary in Randolph County

ASHEBORO – Early voting for the March primary begins this week in Randolph County. The early voting window runs Feb. 15 through March 2. There are national, statewide and local contests on the primary ballot. In Randolph County, there are three Republicans on the primary ballot for the board of commissioners in District 5. They are incumbent Maxton McDowell of Asheboro along with Chris McLeod of Denton and Lester Rivenbark of Asheboro. Jane Ledwell-Gant was the lone Democrat to file for the District 5 seat, so she advances to the November ballot. Voters will be asked for a valid photo…
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Randolph County hires Archdale’s Holden as next county manager

Randolph County hires Archdale’s Holden as next county manager

ASHEBORO – The next county manager for Randolph County will come from a city within the county. The county’s Board of Commissioners announced the hiring of Archdale city manager Zeb Holden. He has been in that position in Archdale since 2016 for part of a total of 19 years in local government. The county commissioners reported that there was a pool of 37 applicants from eight states. “The board wishes to express its sincere gratitude to Mayor (Lewis) Dorsett and the Archdale City Council for their cooperation and understanding throughout this process,” said Darrell Frye, chairman of the county commissioners. “We…
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Commissioner says film’s impact can help Randolph County’s veterans

Commissioner says film’s impact can help Randolph County’s veterans

ASHEBORO – “The Veteran’s Battlefield” is a documentary that focuses on challenges for North Carolina veterans and it’s a valuable production as it relates to Randolph County, Hope Haywood said. “We’re working to have healthier veterans right here in our communities,” said Haywood, a county commissioner. The first of the documentary’s three screenings in Randolph County drew four dozen attendees Sunday to Sunset Theatre in Asheboro. Haywood, who’s the county’s liaison for the documentary, said among the goals is to bring awareness to the plights of veterans in the county. She said it’s the responsibilities of officials on the county…
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Randolph board honors retiring county manager, interim appointed

Randolph board honors retiring county manager, interim appointed

ASHEBORO – The Randolph County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Jan. 2. To start the meeting, the board recognized the official retirement of long-serving county manager Hal Johnson, who served the county in different positions for 48 years. “Getting ready for today, I just wondered how you sum up in a few minutes, 48 years of a person’s life?” said Chairman Darrell Frye. “And the 48 years of the life that Hal has lived, worked and served among us to the taxpaying citizens of this county. It is something that has never happened before in this county – and I…
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Randolph County incumbents file to keep seats

Randolph County incumbents file to keep seats

ASHEBORO – Two incumbents on the Randolph County Board of Commissioners have filed paperwork to run for re-election. Kenny Kidd of Asheboro and Maxton McDowell of Asheboro are seeking to retain their seasons. The filing period for the March primary opened Dec. 4 and closes at noon Friday. The filings include federal offices, numerous statewide positions along with seats on the county level. Also filing for a Randolph County commissioner seat are Christopher McLeod of Denton and Lester Rivenbark of Asheboro. Both challengers filed on the day that filing began. Like the two incumbents, McLeod and Rivenbark are listed as…
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Veterans Treatment Court approved by commissioners

Veterans Treatment Court approved by commissioners

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Board of Commissioners, during their meeting on Monday, Nov. 6, approved the Veterans Treatment Court Project and revisited funding for opioid crisis assistance, among other budgetary matters. Sheriff Greg Seabolt highlighted the need for the Veterans Treatment Court Project, noting the growing mental health issues among the county’s estimated 10,000 veterans. The program is tailored for military veterans and service members who have run afoul of the law due to substance use, mental health disorders, or trauma, offering them an alternative to incarceration. The Veterans Treatment Court is structured as a five-phase, 16-24 month program…
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New fee schedule implemented for COVID-19 vaccines at Public Health 

New fee schedule implemented for COVID-19 vaccines at Public Health 

ASHEBORO – The Randolph County Board of Commissioners met Monday, Oct. 2, with various updates on waste management and fee schedules.  The board was presented with an update on their partnership with Waste Management through an annual report.  “Our original contract called for an upfront payment of $3.5 million, and that money was used to buy property at the mega site,” said Chairman Darrell Frye. “Our first full year, the contract called for a minimum annual payment of $1 million, and our first check was for $1,007,000. This year, in July, we received $1,742,616, and that money has been used…
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