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 @ 09:27 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 @ 09:13 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.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 04:06 PM

Commissioners approve megasite land purchase

Following a public hearing that lasted more than five hours, Randolph County Commissioners voted last week to purchase 255 acres of land for a sum of $4.2 million.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 04:04 PM

Meyer spells her way to success

Despite the bright lights of center stage at Asheboro’s Sunset Theatre, sixth-grader Hannah Meyer from Braxton Craven Middle School looked cool under pressure as she spelled her way to the top during the Randolph County School System’s 2015 Spelling Bee held last Tuesday afternoon.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 06:24 PM

Randolph County EDC presents annual report

Bonnie Renfro, president of the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation, highlighted what she referred to as a year of substantial economic strides at the Jan. 24 meeting of city council.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 06:22 PM

Hopewell student wins national contest

Cindy Fuentes of Hopewell Elementary recently won Achieve3000’s “Make the Break” winter holiday contest for North Carolina. 

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 06:17 PM

Mobile screening unit visits Trindale Elementary

Trindale Elementary School routinely schedules an annual screening to detect children who have eye problems that would interfere with their ability to learn. The Archdale-Trinity Lions Club is on a mission to educate people about the importance of regular eye exams. The two missions came together during a Jan. 30 visit of the mobile screening unit at Trindale Elementary School.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 06:11 PM

Audit reveals clean opinion for Archdale

A financial audit presented by Winston-Salem-based Cannon and Company accountants at last month’s meeting of Archdale City Council revealed the city is in “good financial standing.”


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Councilman hurls accusations during meeting

Councilman Ed Lohr publicly accused a fellow council member of attempting to intimidate him during a regular meeting Jan. 20.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Forum gives insight to public spending

Local and state government officials gathered at Randolph Community College on Friday for a strategic infrastructure planning forum that sought to mobilize funding for the expansion of existing public utility infrastructure.


Feb. 02, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

Friends remember Beeson

Those who knew Connor Beeson remember him as someone who loved life and lived it to the fullest.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Communities in Schools thanks mentors, volunteers

Ann Trogdon and Kathryn Johnson aren’t on the payroll at Trindale Elementary School, but Communities in Schools coordinators feel that they deserve recognition for 316 volunteer hours logged at the school during the months of November and December.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Making a Cuban contact

President Barack Obama’s recent push to loosen America’s tight rein on the 54-year-old trade embargo against Cuba has many in the U.S. clamoring to make the 93-mile trek from the southern tip of Key West for the weekend to partake in the communist island’s cultural fare that includes visiting family, dining, shopping and relaxing on miles of tropical beaches.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

State of the economy encouraging this year

With both gas prices and unemployment figures going down and the stock market doing well, economists are encouraged about the state of the economy headed into 2015.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Amidst rivalry game, fans pay tribute

When Trinity and Wheatmore compete on the hardwood, the two typically find very little common ground. Love for community transcended the bragging rights at stake Friday night, however, as a packed house at Trinity High School dressed in camouflage and donned orange ribbons as a show of unity to honor a fallen classmate. 

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Mayor among champions of business

Cultivation of small business and the improving economic climate in the community continues to merit the attention of business owners, residents and elected officials.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 08:34 AM

Hopewell Elementary buzzes with technology

Judging by the size of their smiles and limitless enthusiasm for all things computers, it’s hard to tell who’s more excited about the all educational technology happenings going on at Hopewell Elementary—fifth-grader Lilly Nuzzo or Library Media Specialist Cathy Wray.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 08:29 AM

Hearing to determine stake in megasite project

An upcoming public hearing on Feb. 2 before the Randolph County Board of Commissioners could help facilitate the location of the state's first automobile manufacturer within mere miles of Archdale and Trinity.