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Govt Launches Heat.gov As 30 Million Americans Are Under Heat Advisories

Govt Launches Heat.gov As 30 Million Americans Are Under Heat Advisories

Weather
Heat.gov - Website Screenshot ASHEBORO N.C. (RCSVWX)- Today 38,308,317 Americans are under active National Weather Service extreme heat advisories, watches, and warnings. That number comes from the government's new heat.gov website. The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) officially launched the site today following an online webinar with news outlets from across the country. Heat.gov is a collaboration of NIHHIS’ federal government partners, including NOAA, CDC, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Occupational S...
[UPDATED] Asheboro Police Investigating Shooting

[UPDATED] Asheboro Police Investigating Shooting

News
[Scott Pelkey / Acme News] [ASHEBORO N.C.] July 7th 2022, 11PM - Investigators are gathering evidence and trying to piece together what led to a shooting in Asheboro this evening. Just after 8pm, police, firefighters, and paramedics were dispatched to Cross St for a call about a gunshot wound. Within minutes Randolph County 911 received a 2nd call for a gunshot wound on nearby Frank St. Randolph County EMS transported and unknown number of people from the scene. Randolph Hospital's emergency room was temporarily placed on lockdown with Deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff's Office stationed out front and on White Oak st. At this time we have no confirmed information about the number of people injured or if any one has been arrested. We have reached out to several agenc...
Female Arrested After Vehicle Chase End In Crash

Female Arrested After Vehicle Chase End In Crash

News
(Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. (ACME NEWS) - A woman was arrested Friday night on multiple felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic violations after police say she led them on a vehicle chased that ended in a crash in the Archdale/Trinity area. A press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says that on June 10, 2022, a deputy tried to pull over a driver near Trinity Road. That driver refused to stop and led police on a high speed vehicle chase. According to 911 radio traffic the driver of the vehicle turned on to Fairview Church Road and then on to Flora Mae Drive where the suspects vehicle lost control at the top of a hill on Flora Mae Drive leading to the vehicle rolling over. In radio traffic officers told dispatchers that they had to bust out the windows o...
Crews Working To Clear Downed Lines After Accident in Asheboro

Crews Working To Clear Downed Lines After Accident in Asheboro

News
ASHEBORO N.C. (ACME NEWS)- Repair crews are working to clear downed lines and poles at the intersection of Dixon St and Uwharrie St in Asheboro, after an accident involving a truck. Around 11am the Asheboro Fire Department was dispatched to a reported hit and run at Dixon St and Uwharrie St. Police on scene requested the fire department to respond to assist with traffic control and downed power lines. We are still waiting to hear back from the Asheboro Police Department about what exactly led to the accident. In the aftermath left behind 4-6 power poles were down along with power and cable lines across the roadway and in several peoples yards on Dixon St, Uwharrie St, and Cherry St. At this time power crews say that power has been restored to al...
Drugs, Dollars & Doctors | Pharmaceutical Company Spending in Randolph County

Drugs, Dollars & Doctors | Pharmaceutical Company Spending in Randolph County

Health
ASHEBORO N.C. (ACME NEWS) - One of the worst kept secrets in the healthcare industry is the relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Thanks to the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, every year since 2013 the steady flow of money from drug companies to doctors in the United States has been logged in a government database. The law requires “applicable manufacturers” of drugs, devices, biological or medical supplies to annually report to CMS certain payments and other transfers of value made to “covered recipients” (physicians or teaching hospitals). Those payments are recorded in a yearly database by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The most current data available is for the 2020 calendar year, and here is what it has to say about Randolph Coun...
No Injuries After Fire At Asheboro Furniture Plant

No Injuries After Fire At Asheboro Furniture Plant

News
Firefighters with the Asheboro Fire Department on the scene of a fire at a local Furniture plant on May 26th 2022.. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - Early this afternoon firefighters with the Asheboro Fire Department responded to a report of a pile of sawdust on fire at a local Furniture plant. According to Samantha East, Public Information Officer with the Asheboro Fire Department, at 11:46 am, crews were dispatched to a commercial fire at Jackson Furniture, located at 136 E Dorsett Ave. Crews arrived on scene to find sawdust on fire and were able to quickly extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported and firefighters cleared the scene at 12:55 pm. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
2022 Primary Election Results [FINAL]

2022 Primary Election Results [FINAL]

Government
FINAL RESULTS Precincts Reported: 100.00% (22 out of 22) Ballots Cast: 21.70% (20,455 out of 94,262) US SENATE (DEM) NAME ON BALLOTPARTYBALLOT COUNTPERCENTCheri BeasleyDEM1,55981.37%Alyssia Rose-Katherine HammondDEM804.18%James L. Carr, Jr.DEM643.34%Marcus W. WilliamsDEM432.24%Robert ColonDEM341.77%Constance (Lov) JohnsonDEM321.67%Rett NewtonDEM251.30%Tobias LaGroneDEM231.20%Chrelle BookerDEM221.15%B. K. MaginnisDEM201.04%Greg AntoineDEM140.73% US SENATE (REP) NAME ON BALLOTPARTYBALLOT COUNTPERCENTTed BuddREP9,81754.16%Mark WalkerREP5,12528.27%Pat McCroryREP2,41013.30%Marjorie K. EastmanREP2731.51%Kenneth Harper, Jr.REP1090.60%David FlahertyREP710.39%Jen BanwartREP590.33%Charles Kenneth MossREP530.29%Benjamin E. GriffithsREP420.23%Lichia SibhatuREP380.21%Dre...
Fight Between Employees at Asheboro Wendy’s Ends With Both Stabbed

Fight Between Employees at Asheboro Wendy’s Ends With Both Stabbed

Breaking News
ASHEBORO N.C. (ACME NEWS)- Police say a fight between employees at the Asheboro Wendy's ended with both employees stabbing one another, triggering a lockdown at the nearby high-school and middle school. According to a press release from the Asheboro Police Department, on May 16, 2022, at 10:22 am, officers and first responders were dispatched to a stabbing at Wendy’s, located at 623 West Dixie Drive Asheboro. According to the police department the incident started as a fight between two employees, which resulted in both employees stabbing one another. Taylor Shawn Tucker, 22-year-old, was still on scene when officers arrived. He was transported to a local medical facility for treatment of a stab wound. Initial information from witnesses suggested that the su...
Acme News Seeking Information From Randolph County Temp Workers

Acme News Seeking Information From Randolph County Temp Workers

Local
ASHEBORO N.C. (ACME NEWS) - Are you a temp worker in Randolph County? If so Acme News wants to hear from you! Our journalist are asking for anyone over the age of 18 who is actively employed by a temp agency in Randolph County to complete a short survey. All answers are confidential and anonymous and they survey only takes 5-10 minutes to complete. The answers will help us better understand the temp work industry in Randolph County for an upcoming investigative survey. You can complete the survey below at the link below (opens in a new tab): Start Temp Worker Survey
Driver Dies In Accident After Concrete Truck Overturned Last Week

Driver Dies In Accident After Concrete Truck Overturned Last Week

News
Emergency crews had to cut the driver of a cement truck free from the cab after the truck overturned on the entrance ramp from Salisbury Street onto I-73/74 in Asheboro on April 19th 2022. (Scott Pelkey/Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. (ACME NEWS) - A truck driver with Chandler Concrete was killed in an accident last week after his truck overturned while making a turn onto a highway entrance ramp in Asheboro. On Tuesday April 19th 2022, at around 11:30 am emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle accident on the I-73/74 NB entrance ramp at W Salisbury St. When crews arrived they found the driver in critical condition trapped in the cab of an overturned concrete truck. First responder worked for almost 10 minutes to cut the victim free from the cab before he was trans...