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Randolph Co. Planning Board considering new campground resort
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:08:45 -0700

RANDOLPH COUNTY, NC — The Randolph County Planning Board is considering a proposal to build a new RV resort and campground near the North Carolina Zoo. Jelly Stone Park Camp Resorts hopes to develop a 100 acre plot of land on Crestview Church Road into the largest campground in the county. The resort will be […]

Randolph County Health Department achieves accreditation status
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:04:27 -0700

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Health Department has announced that they have achieved accreditation status with the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation (NCLHDA) Board. The focus of Accreditation (NCLHDA) is on the capacity of the local health department to perform at a prescribed, basic level of quality the three core functions of assessment, assurance and policy development.

Why we have state-maintained roads
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:50:01 -0700

Editor’s note: The second part of a Focus piece on roads in Randolph County continues today, examining the history of state-maintained roads and the down and dirty on county roads.

Right to farm is right to pollute
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:12:42 -0700

You might have been forgiven for thinking pigs were flying last week. That, at any rate, was the effect of Judge Marianne Vorhees’ ruling that Indiana’s so-called “right to farm” law is constitutional and that a North Carolina-based pig factory, run by Maxwell Foods, is the law’s beneficiary. It seems Maxwell started setting up shop in Randolph County in 2007.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the ...

Grassroots grants available for Arts programs
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:11:57 -0700

ASHEBORO — Grassroots Grant applications are currently being accepted for arts projects taking place in fiscal year 2014-2015. Grassroots Grants is a program of the North Carolina Arts Council which is administered locally by the Randolph Arts Guild. Last year, more than $15,000 was distributed to Randolph County non-profit groups for arts projects and events.

Registered sex offender faces child exploitation charges
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:47:43 -0700

A man convicted of sex crimes faces new charges after being arrested Friday by Raleigh police.

The future … Director-elect ready for new opportunity
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:25:57 -0700

Editor’s Note: The N.C. Zoo is celebrating its 40th anniversary in August. Today’s Focus, a look at the future role of the state zoo and its new leadership, is a companion piece to the Lifestyles feature on the park’s early beginnings and how it came to be located in Randolph County.

Mary Joan Pugh selected 2014 UW Campaign Chair
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:04:54 -0700

ASHEBORO — The United Way of Randolph County Board of Directors has announced that Mary Joan Pugh will be serving as the 2014 Campaign Chair.

Subdivision’s paving woes highlight gray area in enforcement
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:49:55 -0700

Editor’s Note: A two-part Focus piece on roads begins today with a look at who is responsible for maintenance and what happens when a road falls into that “gray area” of enforcement. Part two will run on Tuesday, examining the history of state-maintained roads and the down and dirty on county roads.

Local student receives statewide recognition
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:04:21 -0700

RALEIGH — North Carolina Farm Bureau’s Peter Daniel and North Carolina State University’s Dr. Jim Flowers congratulate Randolph County student Jonna Nance upon earning a certificate of completion for participating in the N.C. Farm Bureau Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).