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News in Randolph County, North Carolina

Building on solid ground: The county’s potential future is bright
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:52:53 -0800

Editor’s note: The start of a new year is the chance for people to start afresh, to boldly resolve to be better and plan for a brighter future. The same holds true for cities and counties. The following articles, originally published in the January 2015 issue of Thrive: Life in Our Town and Beyond , paints fantastical descriptions of Asheboro and Randolph County. With a little work, these dreams ...

Jury duty: Every citizen’s responsibility to protect the rights of the accused
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:12:44 -0800

Editor’s note: Today’s Focus piece examines what it means to serve on a jury.

Breaking the rules for all the right reasons
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:48:30 -0800

When you become a sports writer, there are rules to follow — some of them unwritten.

Chamber recognizes individuals, businesses for community contributions
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:37:42 -0800

ASHEBORO — Sam Ramsey was honored as 2014 Citizen of the Year at the 89th annual Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony Friday night at Pinewood Country Club.

RCC introduces high school fire academy
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:22:49 -0800

ASHEBORO — Randolph Community College (RCC), in collaboration with the Randolph County School System and Randolph County fire departments, will start a high school fire academy next month, according to Paul Goins, director of RCC’s Emergency Services Training Center.

Steinbacher helped turn UNC around
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:03:07 -0800

CHAPEL HILL — Being a part of a major turnaround at a prestigious Division I football program is something that can help a person deal with so many things later in life. Rick Steinbacher experienced that turnaround as a football player at the University of North Carolina and the lessons he learned during those years have guided him in his life after graduation.

Reid establishes new Sheriff’s Office division
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:37:58 -0800

ASHEBORO — Randolph County Sheriff Maynard B. Reid Jr. has announced the formation of a new division within the sheriff’s office to be known as the Intelligence/Professional Standards Division.

A New Year brings new laws
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 18:37:40 -0800

Editor’s note: Several new laws went into effect Jan. 1, many of them geared toward law enforcement and emergency responders. Today’s Focus piece takes a look at those that will affect Randolph County and others that will not.

The Randolph Guide closes after 61 years
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:12:44 -0800

ASHEBORO — The Randolph Guide, a weekly newspaper in Asheboro since 1954, alerted its readers Wednesday that it has published its final issue. It will also close the paper’s website at randolphguide.com.

Randolph sees unemployment rate drop
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:52:44 -0800

RALEIGH — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 72 of North Carolina’s counties in November, including Randolph County.