News: Randolph County

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.

Jul. 12, 2013 @ 05:43 PM

Bridges withdraws Trinity candidacy

An incumbent Trinity City Council member withdrew her candidacy for re-election on the same day a challenger filed to run for her seat.

Jul. 11, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Few filers so far for Trinity seats

This year’s election season is expected to be an active one in Trinity, but you wouldn’t know it after the first few days of the candidate filing period.

Jul. 09, 2013 @ 10:42 AM

Archdale gets new, but familiar, police chief

Archdale has named one of it’s own to take the reigns as the city’s new police chief.
Shannon Craddock took the oath of office during the June 25 Archdale City Council meeting.

Jul. 05, 2013 @ 05:26 PM

Off and running by signing your name

The day after a holiday didn’t deter some local politicians from getting a quick start on their campaigns for this fall.

Candidates for mayor and city or town councils — both incumbents and challengers — signed up to run for office Friday afternoon on the opening day of the filing period for this year’s municipal elections.