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Randolph County – Around Town

Check out these smaller news stories that didn’t make the site on their own.

Asheboro Fire Dept to Host Citizen’s Academy

Asheboro Fire Department is pleased to announce the start of our Citizen’s Academy. The academy will start on October 12, 2022 and will meet every Wednesday for 6 weeks. Times are 5:30-7:30. The goal of the academy is to teach the public what firefighters face on emergency incidents and the training involved to make sure they stay prepared.

If you are interested in this program please contact Firefighter East at seast@ci.asheboro.nc.us or call 336-625-4244 ext. 6.

RCTDA Celebrates 25 Years – Dedicates Meeting Room

The Randolph County Tourism Development Authority (RCTDA), also known as the Heart of NC, is a is a public authority that is tasked with spurring tourism and development. On Sept 29th, 2022, the RCTDA was celebrating its 25th anniversary and holding an event with city, county and state government officials present for a ribbon cutting dedicating a meeting room to Phillip D. Kemp, a former board member.

A plaque on the wall in the meeting room said:

Sheriff’s Office & Beane Signs Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

Beane Signs has designed, donated, and placed vinyl graphics on a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Multiple agencies across the state are participating in this awareness campaign through October.

Breast Cancer does not recognize racial, socio-economic, or jurisdictional boundaries. According to statistics, about one in eight women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime and about one in 833 men will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is a key factor in offering more
treatment options and increasing survivability.

Many Randolph County Government employees or their family members have battled breast cancer as well as citizens across this great county. This is for you! Our deputies are very dedicated to the communities they serve. “No one fights alone.”

Source: Randolph County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release

Downtown Asheboro Now On National Register Of Historic Places

Earlier this year, historic downtown Asheboro was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes a total of 78 contributing structures that contain a combination of business, professional, institutional, retail, warehouse and residential uses and structures dating back to 1903.

The National Register of Historic Places recognizes districts, buildings, structures, objects, and sites for their significance in American history, archaeology, architecture, engineering, or culture, and identifies them as worthy of preservation. The National Register is a program of the U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and is administered in North Carolina by the State Historic Preservation Office

Described by the city’s application as an “intact and cohesive group of early-to midtwentieth-century commercial, institutional, ecclesiastical, and residential buildings associated with the city’s development during that period,” the downtown’s listing was awarded for the district’s important historical characteristics and embodiment of construction methods from the early 1900’s to the 1970’s.

Inclusion on the National Register comes with the potential for tax benefits. A contributing building in a National Register historic district may be eligible for a 20% federal income investment tax credit claimed against the costs of a qualified rehabilitation of the building. The federal credit applies only to income-producing, depreciable properties; the federal credit does not apply to owner-occupied residential properties. The listing of a property in the National Register places no obligation or restriction on a private owner using private resources to maintain or alter the property.

Source: City of Asheboro Website