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News in Randolph County, North Carolina

AFP mailers turn up in Randolph County
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:07:32 -0700

ASHEBORO — The N.C. Democratic Party filed a formal complaint with the state board of elections Monday, alleging the conservative group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), is attempting to utilize “misleading, incorrect and confusing voter registration mailers as a means of discouraging or intimidating voters in the 2014 General Election.”

Outdoor learning initiative expands to elementaries
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:07:44 -0700

ASHEBORO — The outdoor learning environment initiative in Randolph County is expanding from child care centers to elementary schools.

Deep River Muddogs to join CVCL in 2015
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:28:59 -0700

RAMSEUR — Nestled behind Ramseur Elementary School located on U.S. 64 stands a baseball field that used to play host to some of the top players in Randolph County.

Medicaid expansion: 9,000 Randolph residents fall in coverage gap
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:23:01 -0700

Editor’s note: North Carolina chose not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. What does that mean for individuals, service agencies and hospitals? Today’s Focus piece answers those questions.

Locals react to Court of Appeals voting decision
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:07:39 -0700

ASHEBORO — A decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstating same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina ahead of the general election in November has election officials worried and local GOP officials angry.

BP, Randolph Oil team to offer local grants
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:07:32 -0700

ASHEBORO — At least one lucky Randolph County non-profit will be enjoying a surprise grant this year.

Schools maintain close watch on weapons
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:53:34 -0700

Editor’s Note: Today’s Focus piece examines the type of weapons which are prohibited in local public schools and how prevalent they are.

Randolph legislators talk Medicaid
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:22:32 -0700

North Carolina has not expanded Medicaid, as allowed under the Affordable Care Act. An estimated 440,000 adults in the state, including about 9,000 in Randolph County, would have qualified had expansion taken place.

Randolph is NC’s most heavily armed county — and ninth in the country, list reports
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:39:33 -0700

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — If you live in Randolph County, turns out you’re more likely to own a gun than to not own one. A new list put out on website blaze.com says Randolph County is the ninth most armed county in America, with 51.1% of its residents owning a firearm. The owner of PCC Guns […]

Most teams get one final tuneup before league play
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:43:32 -0700

ASHEBORO — Week 6 of the North Carolina high school football season gives most Randolph County teams one last chance to tweak things before the conference slate starts.