Dec. 18, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Unemployment rate falls to lowest point in seven years

The unemployment rate in Randolph County plunged to 5.1 percent in October, its lowest point since November 2007.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

THS DECA members prepare meal, gift bags for homeless shelter

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, Trinity High School DECA members and advisors visited Leslie’s House in High Point and brought dinner to the women who are currently living at the shelter.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Davis is Miss Trinity

Wearing a crown and sash Miss Trinity Reagan Davis smiled and waved as she rode in the Archdale Christmas Parade. It was hard to tell who was prouder, Reagan or her dad Earl Davis, driver of the Mustang.
Mom Kim Davis was beaming with pride while Davis’ brother Connor Davis made a video of Reagan’s parade appearance.

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

Council to receive audit report

After a month that focused primarily on construction for a new maintenance/storage building on which the city broke ground in late November, Trinity City Council will turn its attention Monday to the city's annual audit report for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Local retailers find sustained success in new economy

Mark Rumley is one of is one of several merchants in Archdale enjoying dividends from the busiest shopping season of the year.

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Going green this Christmas

When it’s time to deck the halls, as 20 percent of holiday decorators feel that nothing but a real Christmas tree will do.

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Celebrating Christmas ‘Gotcha Day’

According to the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) there are an estimated 397,122 children in America living without permanent families in the foster care system. In North Carolina, when the county Department of Social Services finds that a child cannot be cared for by their birth family or that the child is in danger, they obtain permission from the court to take the child into custody and place them in foster care. Children waiting for adoption include:
Children with special needs, such as physical, mental and emotional disabilities
Sibling groups and teenagers
Minority children, especially African-American males

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

A Powerful Partnership

Terence “T-Bone” Garrison is a certified police K9 Trainer and instructor who teaches his four-legged partners how to walk the “thin blue line” and gives new meaning to the phrase, “Bad to the Bone.”

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Council approves sweepstakes moratorium

The Archdale City Council unanimously approved a 60-day moratorium following a public hearing Nov. 25 that will prevent new Internet sweepstakes businesses from locating within the city limits during that time.

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Presenting the grand marshals

Stan Byrd Sr. and Mike Liner will be Grand Marshals of the Archdale Christmas Parade, set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Motorcyclist dies after being hit by car

A motorcyclist died Sunday afternoon after he was struck by a car around 1:32 p.m. at the intersection of Archdale and Trinity roads.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 12:21 AM

Garden Help with Modlin

Last week, Ralph Modlin of Modlin Nursery and Landscaping in Archdale gave helpful tips on planting shrubs in winter. This week’s topic: pruning back dwarf Burford holly bushes.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 12:15 AM

Council breaks ground on building project

Members of the Trinity City Council braved the cold last Tuesday to break ground on the site of its new maintenance/storage building that will be located adjacent to City Hall.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 12:13 AM

Painted to perfection

Walking into Cara Bevan’s home art studio for the first time — tucked away just off Hoover Hill Road — is a bit overwhelming.  This secluded, rustic retreat nestled in the woods on her parents’ 128-acre farm offers the perfect setting for Bevan’s creative genius to quiet itself and settle in devoid of modern-day distractions allowing her to paint and sculpt with great concentration.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 12:07 AM

Trinity High graduate heads to the Big Apple

Look for some familiar faces if you, like 50 million other viewers, plan to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Garden Help

Even though it’s November and the leaves and temperatures are falling, everywhere Ralph Modlin looks he sees signs of spring. A fourth-generation farmer turned nurseryman, he holds a degree in agronomy from North Carolina State University and operates a thriving retail location at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market off Sandy Ridge Road in Colfax where he sells a variety of woody ornamentals and flowering shrubs throughout the year.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

City council members call for more accountability

Members of the Trinity City Council are taking measures to improve the efficiency and accountability of its contingent.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

City manager could see reduced workload

A Nov. 10 pre-agenda meeting of the Trinity City Council concluded with councilman Ed Lohr lobbying for an investigation of ways to minimize what is expected of city manager Debbie Hinson.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

The Real Deal

When it comes to achieving her goals, 17-year-old Georgia Garrison always has her head in the game — both academically and athletically.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Local election look-back

Voting week was a busy one for Archdale-Trinity candidates, voters and campaigners alike.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Students learn Parenting 101

Archdale-Trinity schools have joined other North Carolina communities in their efforts to further lower the area’s teen pregnancy rate. One method is to show teenagers up close and personal what parenthood is really like.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Ellmers tops Aiken in House race

U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers was elected for a third term Nov. 4 by defeating former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken in the race for House of Representatives District 2.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Fire in Trinity claims lives of two

A fire Saturday in Trinity resulted in the deaths of two people and injured a third, according to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office.

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 01:41 PM

THS Principal resigns

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, Brad Phillips resigned as principal of Trinity High School. 

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 01:38 PM

September unemployment rate dips in Randolph

The unemployment rate in Randolph County fell to 5.8 percent in the month of September, according to statistics released at the end of last month by the N.C. Department of Commerce.