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TRAFFIC ALERT – US-64, Near Albemarle Rd Set to Close on Feb 1st

TRAFFIC ALERT – US-64, Near Albemarle Rd Set to Close on Feb 1st

Alerts, Traffic & Roads
ASHEBORO N.C. - The N.C. DOT will close US-64, near Albemarle Rd on February 1st, 2024, for road maintenance. Starting Thursday, Feb 1st, 2024, 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. a stretch of US-64 near Albemarle Rd will be closed for road maintenance. Detours will be in place. For US-64 westbound - Turn right on Brookway Rd, turn left on Albemarle Rd take US 64 W Exit For US-64 Eastbound - Turn right on Mack Rd then turn left on Albemarle Rd take US 64 E Exit To view the alert on the NC DOT TIMS site, visit this link: https://drivenc.gov/?type=incident&id=688857
No Injuries After Fire at Georgia Pacific Plant in Asheboro

No Injuries After Fire at Georgia Pacific Plant in Asheboro

News
(Stock Photo / Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO N.C. – No one was injured after a reported commercial fire at the Georgia Pacific Plant in Asheboro earlier this week. On January 29th, 2024, at 1:01 p.m. Asheboro Fire and Rescue Department (AFRD) was dispatched to a commercial fire at 200 McDowell Rd. The first unit arrived on scene at 1:04 p.m., reporting nothing showing from the exterior of the building. A representative with the company told fire crews there was a fire in one of the machines at the plant. Firefighters were able to locate and extinguish the fire and the incident was under control at 1:20 p.m. All personnel from the plant had been evacuated prior to the arrival of the fire department, and no injuries were reported. In total, 8 AFRD apparatus with nineteen per...
Man Facing Murder Charge in Seagrove Death

Man Facing Murder Charge in Seagrove Death

Crime
SEAGROVE N.C. - A suspect is being held without bond at the Randolph County Jail facing a felony murder charge, according to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. On January 23, 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) responded to Osborn Mill Rd., Seagrove, in reference to a reported trespassing. Upon arrival, a male subject was located with obvious injuries; including gunshot wounds. The responding deputy began CPR and requested Randolph County EMS. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene and RCSO Detectives began a death investigation. The victim was identified as Richard Andrew Green, II. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators collected evidence and conducted interviews as part of the death investigation. Tony Elroy Johnson, was detained, and later c...
Authorities Searching for Hit and Run Suspect in Deadly Collision (Updated)

Authorities Searching for Hit and Run Suspect in Deadly Collision (Updated)

Breaking News
ARTICLE UPDATEDClick here to go to the latest update https://youtu.be/3uImhTygHAs Video provided by NC SHP LIBERTY N.C. – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is asking for help searching for a suspect vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run earlier today. At 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024, Troopers with the State Highway Patrol responded to the report of a crash that occurred on County Line Road near Oak Tree Lane north-east of the town of Liberty in Alamance County. According to a press release, Darrin Alston Swann, 19, of Liberty, N.C. was traveling south on County Line Road when a vehicle traveling north sideswiped his vehicle. Swann traveled off the roadway to the left and struck a ditch. Swann was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigator...
Landlord Facing Felony Charges for Shooting Dog

Landlord Facing Felony Charges for Shooting Dog

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. – A landlord is facing a felony charge of cruelty to animals after he shot a dog late last week, according to the Sheriff’s Office. On January 19th, 2024, the deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Whitt Hunt Rd., in Pleasant Garden, for a call about shots being fired. While enroute, Randolph County 9-1-1 advised that the caller reported that a dog had been shot by their landlord John David Whitt, said the Sheriff’s Office in a press release. Upon arrival, the Deputy observed the dog, which was still alive, lying in a driveway. Randolph County Animal Services responded to assist in the investigation. However, on January 20, 2024, Animal Services advised that the dog had succumbed to its injuries and that their investigation was complete. ...
Fire at Asheboro Home Leaves One Dead, Police Say

Fire at Asheboro Home Leaves One Dead, Police Say

Breaking News
ASHEBORO N.C. - Police are investigating a fire at an Asheboro home that left one person dead. According to the Asheboro Police Department, on January 23rd, 2024, at around 3:30pm, officers were dispatched to 308 South Park Street at the request of the Asheboro Fire Department. When officers arrived, they learned the victim was sitting in a wheelchair on the front porch of a residence when a fire started in, or around, the wheelchair.  The victim was transported to a local medical facility where he died from his injuries.  Officers identified the individual as Roman Aleksander Stobnicki and say detectives from the department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the case to determine the origins of the fire and the circumstances surrounding the inciden...
Five Squatters Arrested in Trinity Facing Multiple Charges

Five Squatters Arrested in Trinity Facing Multiple Charges

Crime
Mugshots provided by the Randolph County Sheriff's Office TRINITY N.C. – Five individuals are facing multiple charges after the Sheriff’s Office says they were found squatting/trespassing at a home in Trinity. On January 21st. 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Millers Mill Rd., Trinty, in for a report of trespassing. When deputies arrived, the caller told them that several individuals were living inside the vacant residence without authorization and wished them to be removed. According to a press release, after several announcements requesting occupants to exit, the property owner provided the key for entry. Upon entry, the deputies continued to announce their presence and requested the occupants exit. During this time one male occupant, identified as Jeffre...
Man Arrested on Child Exploitation Charges in Liberty

Man Arrested on Child Exploitation Charges in Liberty

Crime
LIBERTY N.C. -  Several law enforcement agencies as part of the Invictus Project Task Force arrested a Greensboro man who allegedly traveled to Liberty to meet a child. On January 12th, 2024, the Liberty Police Department along with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office SERT and investigations units, members of The Invictus Project Task Force, NC SBI, Davie County Sheriff's Office, Roxboro Police Department, and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, assisted Gaston County Police Department in the conclusion of a multi-agency investigation by arresting an individual by the name of William Russell Gaffney, 62 years old, of Greensboro, NC, according to a press release. Gaffney was charged with felony solicitation of a c...
Multiple Fire Departments Working Fire at Worthville Mill in Randleman

Multiple Fire Departments Working Fire at Worthville Mill in Randleman

Breaking News
Fire at the Worthville Mill in Randleman. (PJ Ward-Brown / North State Journal) RANDLEMAN N.C. - Fire crews from across Randolph County are working to control a fire at the old Worthville Mill on Russell Walker Ave in Randleman as well as a woods fire near Worthville Beach. At 3:57 p.m. fire crews from several departments were dispatched to the Worthville Mill, located at 216 Russell Walker Ave in Randleman for a commercial structure fire. The three-story mill, which has been abandoned for several years, was fully involved. Randolph County Emergency Services reports that around twelve departments are on scene currently. Units are also working to control a woods fire near Worthville Beach, believed to have been started as a result of the fire at the mill. Law enforcement has cl...
Asheboro Police Department Taking Applications for Spring Citizens Academy

Asheboro Police Department Taking Applications for Spring Citizens Academy

Government
Participants with Asheboro Police Department's Citizens Academy see a demonstration of arrest techniques during one of the classes. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO N.C. – The Asheboro Police Department is taking applications for its Citizens Academy set to start in March. The Asheboro Police Department’s Citizens Academy is designed to educate members of the community on how the department operates, its programs, as well as a chance to get to know the officers who work in the community. Citizen’s academy classes that meet once a week, usually in the afternoon/evening, for nine weeks with each class focused on a specific topic. Those topics include arrest techniques, traffic stops, DUI Investigations, police K9 use and demonstrations, crime scene investigation, and an...