News

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Small farmers pursue local, organic philosophy

Yellow bells and daffodils bloom in the front yard of the Sophia farmhouse where Peterson Farm owners Joe and Jean Peterson live and produce their organic, non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) vegetables.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Vietnam veteran is still fighting

Back in 1970, U.S. Army Specialist 4 Melvin Rogers was part of a combat tracker team who used his faithful partner Blackie, a Labrador retriever, to take away “Charlie’s” advantage in the jungle near Chu Lai, Vietnam. 


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

GEMS club builds excitement, fun into learning

Tessa Snow, 11, likes hanging out with her girlfriends after school spending time talking, laughing, playing and designing roller coasters.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Trinity Furniture

Trinity Furniture owners Jorge and Megan Lagueruela share more than DNA — they share a commitment to produce quality commercial furniture at a good value with a high level of customer service. The father and daughter team up to produce contract furniture for healthcare, universities, corporate environments and the government.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

County to help oversee megasite project

As Randolph County moves closer to construction of a megasite, the next steps will involve securing two additional board members for a non-profit foundation that will manage the project.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

APD sees student safety as team effort

In light of frightening child luring cases in other parts of the country, the Archdale Police Department is hoping residents will team up locally to inform and protect their children from any potential dangers.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Early blooming shrubs boast colorful charm

Tomorrow marks the first day of spring and with temperatures on the rise, so is the excitement of many do-it-yourself landscapers who’ve already dusted off their gardening tools and readied themselves for the glorious task of giving their yard a warm-weather makeover.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Coyotes sightings increasing

If you hear howling at night, it could be a dog, but odds are also favorable that it’s a pack of coyotes. According to North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, coyote sightings are now on the rise in all 100 counties of North Carolina.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Trinity council considers ‘In God We Trust’ display

The words “In God We Trust” could soon be emblazoned on the walls of city hall.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Cursive handwriting experiences a renaissance

Two years after “Back to Basics” was signed into law, elementary students in Randolph County Schools are part of a renaissance — learning to read and write cursive handwriting.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Projects require increased spending

City staff has proposed a capital improvement plan that would involve more than $3 million in spending over the next five years.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Students bring awareness to human trafficking

Human trafficking is more than a worldwide problem. It exists in all 50 states, spans all ages, races and economic levels and Trinity resident Rachel Chadwell wants to do something about it. 


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Thomasville terminates wastewater contract with Trinity

The City of Trinity remains mum on how it will proceed in ongoing negotiations with the City of Thomasville after Thomasville City Council voted unanimously Feb. 23 to dissolve a system maintenance contract with Trinity.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

School report cards show 'average'

The School Performance Grades were handed out a little over three weeks ago and nearly half of the schools in Randolph County earned a C or better. Only one school, Randolph Early College High School, achieved A status.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Head-on collision kills one

One person was killed and another seriously injured Saturday in a head-on collision involving a car and truck.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 09:27 AM

Owner educates about service animals laws

Librarian Matt Shaw of Archdale Public Library was among those who learned a great deal from Ashley Auman’s presentation on laws which pertain to service animals. 


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 09:22 AM

Leads sought in 2012 stabbing

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is seeking new leads in a cold case that dates back more than two years ago.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

Archdale Police look to purchase body cameras

A badge and a shield may not be the only items issued to future members of Archdale Police Department, as integrating technology becomes a greater focus for administration.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 09:13 AM

Young students make a splash at Special Olympics

It might be the middle of winter, but for seven students from Trinity Elementary who competed in the Special Olympics swimming event held at Randolph-Asheboro YMCA on February 10, it was perfect weather for taking a dip in the pool and taking home top prizes for their outstanding performances.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Star Struck

It was a celebration of celestial proportions last Friday as third-graders from Trinity Elementary School journeyed through the universe and beyond with the help of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s portable planetarium.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Looking out for loved ones

Families are often overwhelmed when they reach the realization that an aging or disabled family member requires something more than home care.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Complaints, support weigh in commissioners’ decision

Even as Randolph County Commissioners voted to make a $4.2 million land purchase, recourse from residents in favor of and in opposition to a proposed mega-industrial site north of Liberty were heard loud and clear.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Questions still surround deaths

Two suspicious deaths in Randolph County once connected by proximity and time now remain linked only by the day on which they were both committed.

 

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

Unemployment continues downward trend

The unemployment rate dipped once again in Randolph County in the month of December, falling .2 percentage points in the final month of 2014.


Feb. 11, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Always In Bloom ready for Valentine's Day

Business owner Becky Bevan is in high gear for a very busy day — Valentine's Day.