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2023 Municipal Election Results

2023 Municipal Election Results

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Results: UNOFFICIALPrecincts Reported: 100.00% (17 out of 17) ASHEBORO CITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION NAME ON BALLOTBALLOT COUNT✅ Melissa Calloway1,308✅ Ryan Patton1,253✅ Gidget Kidd 1,208Gwen Williams945Todd Dulaney650Write-In (Miscellaneous)15 CITY OF ASHEBORO CITY COUNCIL NAME ON BALLOTBALLOT COUNT✅ Joey Trogdon1,079✅ Eddie Burks1,049✅ Charles Swiers977Jane Hughes Redding924Harry Okeke381Write-In (Miscellaneous)19 TOWN OF FRANKLINVILLE MAYOR NAME ON BALLOTBALLOT COUNT✅ A. C. Hurley30Write-In (Miscellaneous)7 TOWN OF FRANKLINVILLE TOWN COMMISSIONER NAME ON BALLOTBALLOT COUNT✅ Priscilla Dunn31✅ L. McKay (Mac) Whatley25Write-In (Miscellaneous)10 TOWN OF LIBERTY MAYOR NAME ON BALLOTBALLOT COUNT✅ Filmore York108Write-In (Miscellaneous)9 ...
Asheboro to Conduct Sewer System Smoke Testing Starting Today

Asheboro to Conduct Sewer System Smoke Testing Starting Today

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ASHEBORO N.C. - The city of Asheboro has announced they will be conducting smoke testing of the Sanitary Sewer System in Dixieland Acres and Surrounding areas starting today. In a notice on the city's website, the City of Asheboro says city personnel will be performing sanitary sewer system inspection tests in the Dixieland Acres and surrounding area beginning the week of October 23 (weather permitting). Affected areas generally are between E. Dixie Drive, Zoo Parkway from Atlantic Avenue to Pine Grove Drive, and extending northeast to Timber Lane and Mackie Avenue. Buildings and homes in the area are being notified of this upcoming testing by door hangers. According to the notice, "testing involves injecting non-toxic smoke into sanitary sewer manholes. Smoke should be pre...
Early Voting for the 2023 Municipal Election Begins Today

Early Voting for the 2023 Municipal Election Begins Today

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ASHEBORO N.C.- One-stop early voting is now available at the Randolph County Board of Elections, 1457 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Municipal General Election is held to elect mayors and members of the local cities and towns governing boards for Asheboro, Franklinville, High Point, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley and Thomasville, as well as the Asheboro Board of Education. The Randolph County Board of Election would like to remind voters of the following important information: Photo ID is required in North Carolina, beginning with the 2023 Municipal Election. Voters can still fill out an absentee ballot request to vote by mail at votebymail.ncsbe.g...
What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Municipal General Election

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Municipal General Election

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Credit - 24K-Production / Adobe Stock ASHEBORO N.C. - The 2023 Municipal General Election is coming up soon and there are new polling locations and changes to voter ID requirements you need to know if you plan to vote. The Municipal General Election which includes include the mayor and members of the municipality’s governing board for Asheboro, Franklinville, High Point, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley and Thomasville, as well as the Asheboro Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023. Registered voters who live within the boundaries of these municipalities and the Asheboro City Schools district may vote in the municipal election. Municipal contests may include the mayor and members of the municipality’s governing board.  Voter ID ...
Invasive Zebra Mussels Now Confirmed in North Carolina

Invasive Zebra Mussels Now Confirmed in North Carolina

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Image Credit - N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (via Website) RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 22, 2023) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) announced today that zebra mussels, a harmful invasive aquatic species, have been identified in an Iredell County waterbody. This is the first time this species has been identified in the wild in North Carolina. On Thursday, September 21, 2023, NCWRC, with assistance from scuba divers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, investigated and confirmed a report of zebra mussels in a quarry on private property. NCWRC believes the mussels are contained to the quarry and is working on options for treatment while continuing its investigation. Zebra mussels are prolific. Adult mussels can move to other water bodies by attaching themselves to bo...
Impaired Driving Campaign to Include More Law Enforcement Patrols

Impaired Driving Campaign to Include More Law Enforcement Patrols

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Credit: NC DOT RALEIGH N.C. (NC DOT) – State and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the next two weeks as part of the “Labor Day Booze It & Lose It” campaign, officials announced at a campaign launch Monday in Davidson County. Increased patrols and checkpoints will be conducted statewide starting today through Sept. 10, to keep impaired drivers off North Carolina roads. North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein helped lead Monday’s kickoff event at the Davidson County Rest Area off Interstate 85 South. “Keeping people safe has to be job one for all of us,” Stein said. “If you drink and drive, you will get caught. Protect yourself and others – never operate a motor vehicle if you’ve been drinking.” The “Booze It & Lose It” campaign aims to elimina...
RANDOLPH COUNTY: Candidates Who Filed for Upcoming 2023 Municipal Election

RANDOLPH COUNTY: Candidates Who Filed for Upcoming 2023 Municipal Election

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Candidate filing for the 2023 Municipal Election ended today at noon and the Randolph County Board of Elections has released its final list of candidates who filed for each office. City of Asheboro Asheboro City Schools - Board of EducationGidget KiddRyan PattonMelissa CallowayGwen WilliamsTodd Dulaney City CouncilEddie BurksJane Hughes ReddingCharles SwiersHarry OkekeJoey Trogdon Town of Franklinville MayorAC Hurley Town Comissioner Priscilla DunnL. McKay (Mac) Whatley Town of Liberty MayorFilmore York Town ComissionerGreg CarpenterDon Herndon Town of Ramseur MayorHampton SpiveyVicki Caudle Town ComissionerJ. C. ParrishJay HubbardTresa Cheek Hatchett City of Randleman Alderman At-LargeMike DawkinsMarty LeonardKim Grooms Keato...
State Board Approves Student and Public Employee ID Cards in Upcoming Elections

State Board Approves Student and Public Employee ID Cards in Upcoming Elections

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ASHEBORO N.C. — The State Board of Elections has approved almost a hundred student and employee ID cards for use in the upcoming 2023 municipal and 2024 primary and general elections in North Carolina. With the passage of Voter ID laws in North Carolina, voters will be asked to show photo ID when voting in state starting with the municipal elections this fall. While most voters will simply show their driver’s license, for those who don't have a driver's license there are many other acceptable photo IDs, and that list is growing with the approval of ninety-nine student and employee IDs. These newly approved IDs, which can be used to confirm a person’s identity when they check in to vote, include student IDs for all UNC system schools, as well as other public and private colle...
Asheboro ABC Board Announce Availability of Quarterly Grant Funds

Asheboro ABC Board Announce Availability of Quarterly Grant Funds

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ASHEBORO N.C. (ASHEBORO ABC) - The Asheboro ABC Board is pleased to announce the availability of 3rd and 4th quarter 2023 grant funds for the treatment of alcoholism or substance abuse or for research or education on alcohol or substance abuse.  Available funds are dependent upon sales and cannot be determined at this time.  Based upon past revenues, estimated 3rd quarter funds will total $10,000 (available in late October 2023) and estimated 4th quarter funds will total $15,000 (available in late January 2024).  Applicants may apply for these funds by submitting the below information to the Asheboro ABC Board, 700 S. Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC, 27203, no later than 1:00pm, Friday, August 4, 2023.  Organization Name, Address, Phone Number, Email/Web address (if availabl...
Be Safe, Don’t Drink and Drive — On the Road or the Water

Be Safe, Don’t Drink and Drive — On the Road or the Water

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Mark Ezzell, director of the N.C. Governor's Highway Safety Program, encouraged people during Wednesday's event to enjoy the Fourth of July responsibly and if you're going to drink, don't drive any vehicle. (Provided by NC DOT) RALEIGH N.C. (NCDOT) – People should celebrate and have fun this Fourth of July, but if you drink don’t operate an automobile or boat. That was the message from traffic safety officials and law enforcement officers at Wednesday’s launch in Raleigh of anti-drunk driving campaigns aimed at automobile drivers and boaters.  Officials were at the Falls Lake Upper Barton Creek Boating Access Area in Raleigh for Wednesday morning’s launch of the “Operation Firecracker Booze It & Lose It” and “Operation Dry Water” campaigns.  “We want people to ha...