News: Randolph County

Nov. 06, 2013 @ 08:37 AM

Andrews appears to edge out Boyles for mayor

Former Mayor Fran Andrews appears to have narrowly won back her seat against current Mayor Carlton Boyles Tuesday.

Oct. 24, 2013 @ 02:08 PM

Council mum in wake of embezzlement arrest

At the first meeting since one of its former employees was arrested for embezzlement, Archdale City Council members didn’t discuss the case.

Oct. 04, 2013 @ 05:27 PM

Candidates have civil exchange in Trinity

Elected officials in Trinity have had their share of testy and raucous exchanges in the past few years, but they were civil and open about their points of view during a candidates’ forum Thursday night.

Sep. 27, 2013 @ 05:18 PM

Randolph reverses book ban

The Randolph County Board of Education has had a change of heart about its decision to ban the book “Invisible Man” from school libraries.

Sep. 18, 2013 @ 05:37 PM

Pot bust nets $121,600 worth of plants

Two men and a woman were arrested this week and charged in a marijuana bust in Sophia that involved 152 pounds of pot with a street sale value of $121,600, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Sep. 14, 2013 @ 05:23 PM

Perfect weather brings large crowds to Bush Hill Fest

Walking shoulder to shoulder along Trindale Road, Bush Hill Heritage Festival attendees came out in droves.

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 07:30 PM

Expensive strike - lightning fries Water Authority equipment

Talk about a lightning strike with some hellacious punch.
Employees of the agency that operates the Randleman Regional Reservoir are coping with the fallout from a lightning strike during a storm Friday afternoon that hit an above-ground water tank and took out eight units of equipment.

Aug. 05, 2013 @ 08:06 PM

Costing more to learn

The head of Randolph Community College, where GOP Gov. Pat McCrory signed his first bill six months ago on education, is warning of unwelcome consequences for his school because of the recent Republican state budget.
RCC President Robert Shackleford Jr. said the community college system portion of the budget will lead to higher costs for courses and probably cutbacks in classes.

Jul. 28, 2013 @ 04:36 AM

Test will make a flare in the air

Piedmont Natural Gas to inspect pipeline at Old Hopewell Church Road

Jul. 26, 2013 @ 05:10 PM

Company eyes expansion in Trinity

Economic developers have asked the city of Trinity and Randolph County to assist a local business with an expansion.

Jul. 19, 2013 @ 04:10 PM

Voters get ready - contested races in Trinity

If voters in Trinity want to go to the polls this fall to express their support or displeasure with the direction of the northern Randolph County city, they’ll have plenty of opportunity to make their opinions count.
The race for mayor and four seats before voters on City Council all will be contested after the candidate filing period for this year’s municipal elections concluded at noon Friday.

Jul. 17, 2013 @ 06:21 PM

State: Trinity audit showed “signs of financial weakness”

The Trinity City Council took action on Tuesday aimed at addressing concerns of state officials about Trinity’s financial condition.

Jul. 18, 2013 @ 08:49 AM

Andrews files for Trinity mayor

Former mayor Fran Andrews filed Wednesday to regain her old seat as Trinity’s top elected official.
Andrews’ filing sets up a potential rematch between her and Mayor Carlton Boyles, who filed for re-election earlier this month. Boyles defeated Andrews in the general election four years ago. Boyles, who’s also a former Trinity City Council member, won a three-way race for mayor in 2009.

Jul. 14, 2013 @ 08:22 PM

Trinity Sinkhole Causes Detours

Jul. 13, 2013 @ 09:02 PM

Two children die in fire

Two adults also injured in the blaze.