Aug. 28, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Business closures prompt finger pointing

Following the loss of two businesses in Trinity, some residents are blaming the Trinity City Council for thwarted economic development.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

Guil-Rand holds annual meeting

In his annual report, Fire Chief Brian Cox revealed the best possible news — for the sixth straight year there were no fatalities due to fire in the district. Property value exposed to fire during the year amounted to $19,723,637 — 96.67 percent or $19,067,642 was saved.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 11:32 AM

Kid's Health Tips 101

As a parent, it’s easy to be carried away by the back-to-school whirlwind that blows in this time each year. In the mad dash to buy backpacks, pencils and glue-sticks, as well as fill out endless stacks of permission forms, some basic health-related necessities your child needs to start the school year off right such as vaccinations and a physical exam may go overlooked.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Trinity musician 'not afraid' to think outside of the box

The themes of life, death, marriage, home and family are featured in Trinity songwriter Donna Hughes’ upcoming music video release.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Construction underway at Dollar General

Construction for the new Dollar General store, which will occupy the space formerly leased by Leach & Wagner grocery store, is underway at 7218 N.C. Hwy 62 in Trinity.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:30 PM

Linbrook Hall

As the huge iron gates mounted to two stonework pillars beside Snyder Country Road swing open, visitors to Linbrook Hall may be overwhelmed with the feeling they are stepping back into another era. The driveway is only three-quarters of a mile but it may as well be three thousand.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:24 PM

Eyes on education

For the first time in five years, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr was at Randolph County Community College to brush up on what students currently entering the workforce are learning.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

Local law enforcement emphasize school bus safety

As area schools draw closer to the first day of classes on Aug. 25, local law enforcement agencies are prioritizing children’s safety and urging motorists to keep safety at the forefront of their minds.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

State budget affords teacher pay increase

Public school teachers across the state will receive pay raises as a part of a $21 billion budget passed by the Republican-led N.C. House of Representatives.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:21 AM

History preserved at Hoover Home

Jerry Neal spent some of the happiest hours of his life walking with his great-grandfather Edd Hoover on the property surrounding his home on Snyder Country Road. During those walks, Neal learned just how tight the bond was between his family and the land where they walked and lived.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Stewards of the Land

Bouncing along in the backseat of Beth Koonce’s tiny pick-up truck, down a well-worn dirt path that snakes through her family’s 938 acre Uwharrie River Farms, there is no trace of the 21st century.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

Annual United Way meeting held

The impact of United Way of Greater High Point on Archdale-Trinity residents was evident at their annual meeting held July 30 at High Point Country Club. Many of them were there to extend their thanks and support.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

Trinity sewer project moving forward

As completion of a renovation project to a 25,000-square-foot facility in the Turnpike Industrial Park nears, the Trinity City Council voted at their July meeting to approve an engineering service agreement with Davis-Martin-Powell & Associates to extend sewer to Ennis-Flint.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 12:31 PM

Private roads or orphan streets?

Complaints from residents regarding road conditions in Trinity continue to be a source of contention between current and former city officials.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

A rare collection

The rare collection of Jerry and Linda Neal is housed in the Neal Vintage Tractor and Industrial Museum in Trinity.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Council reviews partnership with Randolph County

Members of the Trinity City Council reviewed the city's animal control contract with Randolph County during its regular meeting July 21.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

Local teen on a roll

Kit Bjerk doesn’t have much to say. He prefers to let his actions do the talking.  At 16-years-old, this rising junior has the quiet self-confidence of a born champion, backed by a humble nature that allows him to virtually fade into the background, not to be seen until he flashes by, crossing the finish line in first place.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Finally resolved?

Less than a year after Archdale thought it solved a noise problem related to outdoor entertainment, Police Chief Shannon Craddock was back before City Council looking to extend the time restriction on loud noise.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Calling their own shots

Archdale residents Grace Ballard and Carson Elliott like to dig in the sand. There are no pails or shovels involved -- the pre-teen athletes recently earned a spot in the history of an up-and-coming sport.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 08:22 PM

Allen wins District 3 runoff over Craven

David L. Allen will face Elworth Cheek and Kyle Dixon in November’s general election after winning the Republican Board of Commissioners District 3 runoff Tuesday over Dave Craven.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 08:20 PM

New teacher has a good thing growing

When it comes to agriculture, the environment and all things nature, Caroline Sheffield’s roots run deep. “Both my grandfather and father were agricultural education teachers,” she said smiling a bright, wide smile. “I guess you could say it just comes naturally—no pun intended.”

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 08:13 PM

Mayor, City Councilmen unopposed

The deadline to file for the Archdale’s Nov. 4 general election came and went Friday at the Randolph County Board of Elections office without newcomers in any of the four city races.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 08:09 PM

Archdale rates high among NC safe cities

Archdale weighed in at number 15 on a list of the safest cities in North Carolina, according to a list published by SafeWise is a company that specializes in home security monitoring systems.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

Archdale's new city manager should feel right at home

Zeb Hanner appreciates what he is leaving behind. He is also ecstatic about the opportunity that lies ahead. Having spent 13 years in Davidson County government, including the last 10 as assistant county manager, Hanner will embark on the newest chapter of his career not far from where he has always called home. Currently serving as assistant county manager, the Thomasville High School graduate will become Archdale's city manager Aug. 1.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

Mayor, city councilman file for re-election

Three incumbents, including Mayor Bert Lance-Stone, filed July 8 for re-election in the Nov. 4 municipal race in the City of Archdale.