News: Randolph County

Feb. 25, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

2 area counties GOP red in filings

In Davidson and Randolph counties, this election season is lining up as a virtually all-Republican affair.

Feb. 05, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

UPDATED: Clay Aiken will run for Congress

Former “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken just took what would have been a routinely covered local congressional race and turned it into what promises to be a national political affair.

Feb. 04, 2014 @ 09:13 AM

For commissioner Frye, 32 years at post just a start

Republican Commissioner Darrell Frye, one of the longest-serving elected officials in the Piedmont, will seek another term to the seat he first captured 32 years ago.

Feb. 01, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

Zoo reopens today after inclement weather

The North Carolina Zoo reopened Saturday morning and resumed its regular schedule after being closed to the public since Tuesday in the wake of this week’s winter storm.

Jan. 06, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Clay Aiken for Congress? Locals may decide

Singer Clay Aiken, the performer first made famous on “American Idol” 11 years ago, may run for Congress this year in a district that includes voters in the greater High Point area.

Dec. 10, 2013 @ 08:06 PM

Lawsuit could cost Randleman Lake up to $5 million

The Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority received a solid report from its outside auditor, though the document also details a potential financial setback for the agency operating Randleman Lake that could total up to $5 million.

Nov. 12, 2013 @ 04:34 PM

Still counting votes in Trinity

Both candidates who lost by razor-thin margins in last week’s Trinity city election have requested recounts in the pair of races that were each decided by vote counts in the single digits.

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.