News: Randolph County

May. 14, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

Sheriff Reid wins in primary

In the May 6 primary, Randolph County Sheriff Maynard Reid emerged victorious over challenger Eric Hicks. Reid captured 6,494 or 65 percent of the vote, besting Hicks' 3,561 or 35 percent.


May. 13, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

Property tax increase possible

Randolph County property owners may find an increase in rates on their property tax bills this year. The decrease in property values met by the 2014 revaluation may force Randolph County commissioners to increase property taxes from 61 cents to 63.61 cents per $100 valuation.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 12:47 PM

Recycle electronics Saturday

Don't know what to do with your old television, computer or other electronics? Bring them to Randolph County Electronics Recycling Day from 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, April 26, at Randolph Mall, at 345 Randolph Mall in Asheboro.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

It was a 'blast' at Hardee's Retreat

The house had been taken. It was time to take it back. Mortars fired leaving a cloud of obscuring smoke as Confederate forces emerged from where they were hiding in the trees to face the Union soldiers.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

Randolph County has the highest incidence of domestic violence in N.C.

WFMY television news reporter Faith Abubey has covered one too many domestic assault stories. As she addressed a group of women at the second annual Randolph County Family Crisis Center leading ladies luncheon, Faith described what it was like on Jan. 22 to knock on the door of a home where a domestic assault had happened the night before.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 12:54 PM

Program leads some students to tell parents 'I love you'

Some students were in shock, others moved to tears following a realistic dramatization of a fatal car crash as part of the Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person April 3 at Wheatmore High School.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Local historians to discuss Civil War books

Local historians Mac Whatley and Brad Foley will discuss two new books about Randolph County during the Civil war at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23.

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Even at 70, you don't have to sit on the bench

A high spirited group of athletes practice their basketball techniques each Tuesday morning in the Archdale Parks and Recreation Creekside Park gymnasium. Many members of the team, called The Flames, have had knee replacements or are cancer survivors. Most of them are more than 70 years old.

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 02:38 PM

Cox believes fires were deliberately set

Guil-Rand firefighters responded to three early-morning fires on Monday. Investigators have already ruled that one of the fires recorded during that time period within a 12-mile radius was as a result of arson.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 10:18 AM

Appalachian Provisions to invest in area

Appalachian Provisions Company LLC, operated by Greg Wright of Wright of Thomasville, will pursue a physical location for its wholesaling and warehousing operation in Thomasville or Archdale.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Applications sought for high school leadership program

The Randolph Community College Foundation has established a high school leadership development program for rising ninth graders, The program is modeled after RCC’s Student Leadership Academy.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

Northern Randolph County woman dies in wreck

A 59-year-old woman from northern Randolph County died about a mile from her home when her car struck a box truck Saturday, March 22.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Trinity woman dies in east High Point crash

A woman from Randolph County, who was traveling in a minivan on E. Kivett Drive, died March 19 when the vehicle collided with a truck and was pushed into a utility pole at the intersection with Triangle Lake Road.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

RCC Fire and Rescue College rescheduled

Numerous courses in firefighting, emergency care, rescue, safety and leadership skills are scheduled for April 11-13 at RCC’s Asheboro Campus and at the Emergency Services Training Center.

Mar. 18, 2014 @ 03:21 PM

Randolph property values fluctuate

March is coming in like a lion in more ways than one. Another round of winter weather was one thing, but if you haven’t yet, expect to receive your property reappraisal notice this month.

Mar. 18, 2014 @ 01:07 PM

Miss Pauline may be oldest in Randolph

Archdale resident Pauline Cavin, 106, may be the oldest resident in Randolph County.

Mar. 17, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Applications sought for RCC's high school leadership program

The Randolph Community College Foundation has established a high school leadership development program for rising ninth graders, modeled after RCC’s Student Leadership Academy.

Mar. 17, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

Burning allowed outside city limits under certain conditions

Open burning is not allowed within Archdale city limits, but Trinity and Randolph County residents in unincorporated areas are allowed to burn under certain conditions.

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Crews, residents cope with storm fallout

A late-winter ice storm accompanied by high winds March 6 brought down trees and limbs causing massive power outages lasting several days.

Mar. 03, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Report shows progress for Randolph County children

Since 2007, Randolph County children have experienced improvement in key health indicators, including insurance coverage, dental care, teen pregnancy, child deaths and even high school graduation rates. 

Mar. 03, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Sheriff: irate driver nearly strikes Trindale principal

During student pick up time, a woman drove her vehicle over the curb at Trindale Elementary School, through the grass in reckless fashion and nearly struck a school staff member, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office reported Feb. 27.

Feb. 28, 2014 @ 07:36 AM

Randolph Democrats to hold precinct level meetings

The North Carolina Democratic Party will hold annual precinct organizational meetings in Randolph County during the first week of March 2014.

Feb. 24, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

Most state, county races uncontested

The field of candidates seeking state and county offices is sparse. As of Feb. 21, only three races were contested. The filing period ends Feb. 28.

Feb. 24, 2014 @ 02:26 PM

Food stamp logjam shows signs of clearing

Randolph County residents who have applied for food and nutrition services, also known as SNAP, formerly food stamps, join many others in North Carolina who have experienced delays in receiving an answer on their applications.

Feb. 24, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

Randolph students keep spring break

At a special called meeting on Friday, Feb. 21, Randolph County Schools decided not to use days previously designated as spring break to make up those missed due to inclement weather.