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Everything you need to know about Monday’s total solar eclipse

Everything you need to know about Monday’s total solar eclipse

Local
https://youtu.be/2MJY_ptQW1o Watch the NASA livestream of the eclipse on April 8th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT ASHEBORO — On Monday, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, and while Randolph County isn’t in the path of totality, it will still be an astronomical event worth witnessing. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun. To fully witness a total solar eclipse, including seeing the “ring of fire,” you’ll need to be within a 115-mile-wide area stretching from Texas to Maine called the path of totality.   None of North Carolina is in the path, so no one in the state will see the moon fully cover the sun. In Randolph County, astronomers say the moon will cover around 80% of the sun, ma...
Piedmont Opera and shift_ed Offering Free Tickets to Randolph County Students

Piedmont Opera and shift_ed Offering Free Tickets to Randolph County Students

Events
ASHEBORO N.C. — The Piedmont Opera and shift_ed have partnered up to host Student Night at the Opera, providing free opera tickets to all Randolph and Guilford counties students. All students in Randolph County can receive a free general admission ticket to the final dress rehearsal of 'The Marriage of Figaro' on March 20th, 2024, at 7:30 PM at The High Point Theatre. Chaperones will need to pay $15 for their ticket. Students must call the Piedmont Opera box office at (336) 725-7101 to reserve their ticket. The performance lasts approximately three hours and students may leave at intermission as it is a school night. For more information, visit PiedmontOpera.org
Ready to ‘Spring Forward’? Daylight Saving Time Starts this Sunday

Ready to ‘Spring Forward’? Daylight Saving Time Starts this Sunday

Local
Daylight Savings Time (Stock Photo / Randolph News Now) ASHEBORO N.C. - Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday as most of the country 'springs forward' for the annual trade where we all lose an hour of sleep, in exchange for more daylight in the coming spring and summer months. When Does the Time Change Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday, March 10th, 2024, at 2 a.m. As clocks 'spring forward' 2 a.m. becomes 3 a.m. Daylight saving time for 2024 will end on Sunday, November 3, 2024, 2:00 a.m. According to a poll by the Assoicated Press in 2021, "Forty-three percent want to stay on standard time year-round, while 32% prefer to see the clocks remain on daylight saving time.  Only 25% percent like the existing state of affairs in most of the country, shifting back and f...
Health Diagnosis Signals ‘End of Watch’ for Sheriff’s Office K9 Ziva

Health Diagnosis Signals ‘End of Watch’ for Sheriff’s Office K9 Ziva

Breaking News
(Photo provided by Randolph County Sheriff's Office - Credit: Leigh Walther Photography) ASHEBORO N.C. – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said a difficult goodbye to one of its K9 officers today, following a grim health diagnosis. February 27th, 2024, was a difficult day, says the Sheriff’s Office. This morning, K9 Ziva and her handler were honored in an End of Watch ceremony with members of the Sheriff’s Office along with the agencies Honor Guard gathered to say goodbye to K9 Ziva before the pair were escorted to the veterinarian’s office. The Sheriff's Office released a video of the end of watch ceramony on YouTube, which can be viewed here. According to the Sheriff’s Office, in early February 2024, K9 Ziva was diagnosed with infiltrative lipoma. While the tumors are con...
Randolph County D.A. to Decide Charges in Accident Involving Ramseur Officer [UPDATED]

Randolph County D.A. to Decide Charges in Accident Involving Ramseur Officer [UPDATED]

News
ARTICLE UPDATEDClick here to see the latest update. ASHEBORO N.C. – Today, Highway Patrol investigators are scheduled to confer with the District Attorney’s Office to review potential charges stemming from a vehicle accident involving a Ramseur officer. According to a press release from the Highway Patrol, at 9:25 p.m. on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, Troopers responded to the report of a vehicle crash on US 64 at NC 49 in Ramseur. Investigators say 27-year-old Brandon Michael Schultheis was driving west on US 64 in a 2013 Dodge Charger police vehicle owned by the Town of Ramseur when he failed to stop at a traffic signal striking a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. Schultheis suffered only minor injuries and declined transport to a treatment facility. The driver of the Chevrolet Cru...
Vote for the NC Zoo for BEST ZOO in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards

Vote for the NC Zoo for BEST ZOO in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards

NC Zoo
(Image provided by the N.C. Zoo) ASHEBORO N.C. - The North Carolina Zoo is asking for your vote after being nominated to compete against twenty other zoos for the title of 'Best Zoo' as part of USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards for 2024. A panel of experts with USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards nominated their top 20 picks for the best zoos in the United States. Among those picks was the North Carolina Zoo. The nomination coincides with the Zoo's 50th anniversary this year. In a post on social media, the NC Zoo Soceity said that "chosen by industry connoisseurs and USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards editors, we're honored to be among the nominees." Now it's up to the public to vote. You may vote once per day through Monday, March 4 at noon ET. The top The 10 win...
NCDOT Needs Feedback on Proposed Trail Expansion Project in Randleman

NCDOT Needs Feedback on Proposed Trail Expansion Project in Randleman

Government, Local
Map of proposed expantion from Great Trails State Implementation Report. RANDLEMAN N.C. - The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking public input on plans to extend the Deep Rivier Trail in Randleman. The proposed project would extend the existing 1-mile Deep River Nature Trail in Randleman on both ends, creating a 5.6-mile trail segment along the Deep River that includes a scenic natural surface trail loop in a Deep River oxbow near Randleman Lake. The Deep River Trail expansion is one of 10 projects identified as part of the Great Trails State Implementation Report as having the most impact and being most ready for implementation. NC DOT says the projects were chosen for their equity benefits and connectivity to the larger state trails network. The project cost is est...
Two Airlifted After Head-On Crash on Hwy 49

Two Airlifted After Head-On Crash on Hwy 49

News
Photo Courtesy - Westside Fire & Rescue (via Facebook) ASHEBORO N.C. – Two people were airlifted after a on NC 49, near Oak Hollow Drive, early Saturday morning. At 6:53 a.m. West-Side Fire & Rescue along with Ash-Rand Rescue, and Randolph County EMS were dispatched to NC 49, near Oak Hollow Drive for a two-vehicle accident. First responders arrived to find a two-vehicle accident with multiple patients, including one patient who was pinned-in a vehicle. The North Carolina Highway was notified and responded to investigate the crash. According to a press release, Tracy Bryant Hill, 35, of Asheboro N.C., was traveling northeast in a 2015 Toyota passenger car when she crossed the center line and collided with a 2018 Jeep SUV head-on. Photo Courtesy - Westside Fire &...
Arctic Air Mass to Bring Frigid Temperatures and Threat of Winter Weather this Week

Arctic Air Mass to Bring Frigid Temperatures and Threat of Winter Weather this Week

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. – The National Weather Service in Raleigh is warning that an arctic air mass will bring frigid temperatures tonight and into Wednesday, with more dangerously cold temperatures and the threat of winter weather later this week. According to forecasters at the National Weather Service in Raleigh, a cold front will move across the region today bringing cold rain. Behind that cold front an arctic air will move into central North Carolina mass bringing frigid air and gusty winds of 15 to 20 mph tonight. Here in Randolph County, temperatures tonight and into Wednesday morning will plunge to 17 degrees, with windchill values reaching as low as 7 degrees, and that’s just round one. Round two comes Saturday night into Sunday morning when temperatures will again drop to as...
Two Charged in Assault on First Responders, Highlights Dangers

Two Charged in Assault on First Responders, Highlights Dangers

News
ASHEBORO N.C. – Two men are facing charges for assaulting first responders earlier this week and the dangerous incident highlights the hazards first responders can face. On January 7th, 2024, at around 6 a.m. Randolph County 911 received a 911 hang-up with yelling in the background. Operators were attempting to call the number back, when around three-minutes later, another 911 call came in from a neighbor stating that a male subject had come running into their residence covered in blood saying he had been assaulted by someone he lived with. As the phone call continued the 911 telecommunicator, learned the other male subject was attempting to get into the home and they could hear screaming. The 911 center notified deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office to respond and...