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Friday Night Bluegrass presents “Never Too Late”

Friday Night Bluegrass presents “Never Too Late”

Events
ASHEBORO N.C. - This month's Friday Night Bluegrass will be taking place later this week on Friday, August 19th with the return of Never Too Late. Tickets for this performance are $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. There will be no will call available. Advance tickets are available at the Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services office located across the street from the Theatre at 241 Sunset Avenue. For more information please call the Cultural & Recreation Services office at (336) 626-1240. Concert begins at 7:00pm. The Sunset Theatre, located at 234 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro. Friday Night Bluegrass “Never Too Late Bluegrass Band” August 19 @ 7:00 PM | $10 VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Save the date for Asheboro Field of Honor, November 11-13

Save the date for Asheboro Field of Honor, November 11-13

Events
Field of Honor Asheboro (Scott Pelkey / Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO N.C. (ARCOC) – The Asheboro Rotary Club and the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce are joining together again to present the Field of Honor during Veteran’s Day weekend this year. From Friday, November 11, through Sunday, November 13, the baseball field at South Asheboro Middle School will be transformed into the Field of Honor with U.S. flags posted in perfect rows and columns in tribute of heroes. The public will be able to sponsor flags in recognition of their heroes, including veterans, active-duty service men and women, first responders, and any personal heroes. More information about buying flags, the opening and closing ceremonies, and sponsorships will be provided in the coming weeks.
Current & Former Patients Speak Out Against Atrium Mental Health Clinic

Current & Former Patients Speak Out Against Atrium Mental Health Clinic

Health, Investigative
Emerywood Behavioral Health Clinic (Google Street View) ASHEBORO N.C. - Current and former patients of a local mental health clinic spoke with our reporters about their concerns regarding the staff, the care they received, and Atrium / Wake Forest Health Network’s failure to address these concerns over the last several years. EDITOR'S NOTEDue to the sensitive nature of the topic of this article all patients who spoken with news staff were promised confidentiality. Names in this article have been changed to protect the identity of those involved. Readers who may be triggered by topics of mental health should use their discretion when deciding to read further. Almost a dozen current and former patients who all went to the clinic over the last 5 years spoke with our reporters. What ...
No One Injured In House Fire – Blamed On Smoker Grill

No One Injured In House Fire – Blamed On Smoker Grill

News
Asheboro Fire Dept (via Facebook) ASHEBORO N.C. - No one was injured after a smoker grill on a deck led to a house fire in Asheboro earlier this week. The Asheboro Fire Department says on Sunday July 17th 2022 just before 5pm, fire crews were dispatched to a home on Heritage Court for a residential fire. An officer with the Asheboro Police Department arrived on scene and spoke with witnesses who said no one was home at the time of the fire and reported that the dog inside the home had been escorted out by a neighbor. Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control by around 5:30pm. In a press release Samantha East, Public Information Officer with the Asheboro Fire Department confirmed that they believe the fire started on the deck of the home and was caused by an unattend...
Randolph Public Health Offering Free At Home COVID-19 Test

Randolph Public Health Offering Free At Home COVID-19 Test

Health
ASHEBORO N.C. - Today the Randolph County Department of Public Health announced they are now offering no-cost at-home COVID-19 antigen tests for the general public. Individuals may get one box of 5 tests per household. The at-home tests may be picked up between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday – Friday, at the Randolph County Public Health Department: 2222-B South Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, Should you have questions, call the COVID-19 hotline at: 336-318-6227.
Online Threat to Randleman High School A Hoax Says Sheriff’s Office

Online Threat to Randleman High School A Hoax Says Sheriff’s Office

News
(Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - An online threat posted to social media this weekend against Randleman High School turned out to be a hoax, says the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. According to a press release, on June 4th, 2022, at 7:30 pm, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says it received a report of threatening statements made towards Randleman High School on social media. The Department brought in investigators from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit who were able to identify the address where the messages were sent. Patrol units and detectives responded to the address and were able to identify the individual, a juvenile, who sent the messages. The juvenile, who will remain unnamed, admitted to making the statements and investigators say the j...
Forecasters Warn Of Chance Of Severe Storms Thursday Evening Into Friday

Forecasters Warn Of Chance Of Severe Storms Thursday Evening Into Friday

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - Forecasters with the National Weather Service office in Raleigh are warning of the possibility of severe thunderstorms starting this evening and continuing into Friday. Credit NOAA/NWS In the latest weather briefing the NWS say that showers and thunderstorms, will mainly impact the western part of the state, with some weaker storms reaching the Triad this evening. Strong to severe showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rain, will move across the area in multiple rounds on Friday and Friday evening. Damaging winds, large hail and even a few tornadoes are possible along with localized flooding. The greatest risk is from near U.S. route 1 east. Officials are urging citizens to stay #weatheraware by having a way to receive severe weather alerts. In Randolph Cou...
Primary Election Day – What you need to know.

Primary Election Day – What you need to know.

Government
[Scott Pelkey / Acme News] ASHEBORO N.C. - Citizens across the state are heading to the polls to vote for their picks for their party's' nominee. In Randolph County over 10,000 citizens cast their vote early. Lines at polling places so far today have remained short, with most voters telling us they were in and out in less than 10 minutes. If you haven't voted yet, here's what you need to know: Voting Hours Polls will remain open until 7:30pm Finding Your Polling Place If you are not sure where your polling place is, you can look it up online before you leave: Lookup Your Polling Location View A Sample Ballot You can view sample ballots for both the Republican and Democrat Primaries at these links Republican Party Sample Ballot Democratic Party Sam...
National Weather Service Calls For Thunderstorms This Weekend

National Weather Service Calls For Thunderstorms This Weekend

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma is calling for thunderstorms across all of North Carolina over the weekend. According to forecasters a stalled offshore low pressure system will finally begin to move inland bringing showers and thunderstorms across all of North Carolina over the weekend. A cold front system is expected to follow the low pressure system moving though the area on Monday, also bringing with it a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. Currently none of the storms are expected to be severe, but citizens should stay #WeatherAware over the next several days as the situation changes FRIDAY 74/61 Chance of rain before noon,and 2pm, then showers and thunderstorms after 2pm and before 11pm SATURDAY 78/60 Showers and t...
Early Voting Number Pass Pre-Pandemic Turnout With 3 Days Still Left

Early Voting Number Pass Pre-Pandemic Turnout With 3 Days Still Left

Government
ASHEBORO N.C. - The number of people who have chosen to vote early this year has officially passed the pre-pandemic levels with another 3 days still left. With hotly contested seats for the house and senate at both the state and federal level as well as incumbents being challenged for register of deeds and Randolph County Sheriff, the rise in early voting comes as no surprise. So far this year 6,923 voters have chosen to vote early, just passing 2018 totals (6.376), and the number is expected to continue to rise with three more days left to vote early. After early voting ends on Saturday May 14th 2022, voters will only be able to cast their vote during the 2022 primary election held on May 17th this year. That date is later than normal after the state was forced to susp...