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Multiple Fire Departments Working Fire at Worthville Mill in Randleman

Multiple Fire Departments Working Fire at Worthville Mill in Randleman

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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...
Emergency Crews Rescue Driver Stranded in Flood Water

Emergency Crews Rescue Driver Stranded in Flood Water

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Stock Image (ungvar / Adobe Stock) FARMER N.C. – In the early morning hours emergency crews were called to rescue a driver who had become stranded in three feet of water off Old NC Hwy 49. Just after 3 a.m. Randolph County 911 dispatched Farmer Fire Department and Ash-Rand Rescue to the intersection of Moore Rd and Old NC Hwy 49 for a report of a vehicle trapped in three feet of water. Dispatch advised a short time later that the call was plotting closer to the intersection of Moore Rd and Golden Meadow Rd. The first unit from Farmer Fire Department arrived on scene at around 3:16 a.m. and an Ash-Rand Rescue unit was departing its base with a boat at around the same time. At 3:20 a.m. first responders on scene advised that Ash-Rand Rescue could cancel as the driver was out ...
Asheboro Police Confirm Two Injured in Shooting, One Arrested [UPDATED]

Asheboro Police Confirm Two Injured in Shooting, One Arrested [UPDATED]

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Saray Hernandez Torres via Facebook ARTICLE UPDATEDThis article covers a developing story. Click here to see the latest update. ASHEBORO N.C. - Police have confirmed two people were injured and one arrested after a shooting in Asheboro earlier today.  According to the Asheboro Police Department, at approximately 12:50 p.m. Officers responded to Lowe Body and Glass, located at 201 Saunders Drive in Asheboro, for a reported shooting. Arriving officers located two victims at the scene who had suffered gunshot wounds. The officers applied direct pressure and tourniquets on victims at the scene to control bleeding until EMS personnel arrived. According to Asst. Chief of Police Brown, both victims were transported by EMS to out of county medical facilities for advanc...
Pedestrian in Critical Condition after being Struck by Vehicle on US-64 [UPDATED]

Pedestrian in Critical Condition after being Struck by Vehicle on US-64 [UPDATED]

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ARTICLE UPDATEDClick here to see the latest update [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO, N.C.- A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle on US-64 at Mack Road tonight. Just before 6 p.m., Randolph County 911 dispatched Westside and Asheboro Fire Departments along with Randolph County EMS to US Hwy 64 W at Mack Rd, for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in front of the Citgo. According to officials with Randolph County EMS, one patient was reported to have sustained critical injuries and was being temporarily transported to Randolph Hospital as emergency crews awaited a helicopter. At around 6:30 p.m., UNC AirCare landed at Randolph Hospital to pick up the patient. https://youtube.com/watch?v=Qfye9ijuyQ4 The identity...
Police Response Through Randolph County Linked to Cary P.D. SWAT Team

Police Response Through Randolph County Linked to Cary P.D. SWAT Team

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ASHEBORO N.C. - More than half a dozen police vehicles speeding east on U.S. Hwy 64 drew the attention of drivers across Randolph County resulting in multiple news tips and calls. At around 2 p.m. on Wednesday November 1st, drivers and residents noticed approximately 9-10 police vehicles responding in a group with lights and sirens going heading East on U.S. Hwy 64. Screenshot of Reel from Facebook (Click or tap to open in a new tab) In a video shared to the ‘What’s happening Asheboro?”‘ group on Facebook, nine Police and other vehicles can be seen traveling down US Hwy 64 E near the Randolph Mall. The large number of vehicles resulted in multiple news tips, messages, and phone calls to news outlets and law enforcement in Randolph County from curious residents and drivers. So...
[UPDATED] Vehicle Fire at Asheboro Mechanic Shop Triggers Commercial Fire Response

[UPDATED] Vehicle Fire at Asheboro Mechanic Shop Triggers Commercial Fire Response

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ARTICLE UPDATEDThis article has been partially re-written with updated information. ASHEBORO N.C. - Just before 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, fire crews with the Asheboro Fire Rescue Department responded to 1233 N Fayetteville St for a report of a vehicle on fire inside of a bay at a mechanic shop. According to a press release, AFRD units arrived on scene at 3:50 p.m. to find a truck on fire inside a building. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and set up ventilation to clear the building of smoke. The cause of the incident was unintentional, and damages were estimated at $3,000. Reports indicate there were no injuries. Both southbound lanes of N Fayetteville St, were closed and vehicles were detoured onto the turning lane while crews were on-scene. ...
All Clear – No Threat Found at Asheboro High School

All Clear – No Threat Found at Asheboro High School

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An officer with NC Probation and Parole blocks off W Walker Ave as students return to the high school after the all clear. [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Police have given the "all clear" and reported no one was injured after a threat to Asheboro High School triggered an evacuation of the school and a lockdown of all Asheboro City Schools this morning. According to a press release from the Asheboro Police Department, at 9:21 a.m. this morning an individual called the police department's headquarters and stated they "had placed bombs inside Asheboro High School," and that they were "armed with a weapon and would enter the school." School resource officers at the high school were notified and law enforcement personnel from Asheboro Police Department, Randolph...
Police Investigating Shooting in Asheboro [UPDATED]

Police Investigating Shooting in Asheboro [UPDATED]

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THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATEDClick here to go to the latest update [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Police are on the scene in Asheboro, trying to determine what led to a person arriving at the Emergency Room with a gunshot wound. Just before 5 p.m. Randolph County 911, dispatched an EMS unit to the intersection of N Elm St and Brewer St, in Asheboro, for a standby for a possible gunshot wound. Initial unconfirmed reports indicate that an individual arrived at the Emergency Room suffering from a gunshot wound, which may have occurred at a home near the intersection of N Elm St and Brewer St Police locked down the area where they believe the victim was shot and began a search for a second victim as well as evidence. The Emergency Room at Randolph He...
Asheboro Fire Responds to Vehicle Fire at Energizer Plant 1

Asheboro Fire Responds to Vehicle Fire at Energizer Plant 1

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Firefighters put out a vehicle fire at Energizer Plant 1's employee parking on Aug 25th, 2023. [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Asheboro Firefighters are on the scene of a vehicle fire in the employee parking lot at Energizer Plant #1 that triggered an evacuation of the plant after the fire alarm was triggered. At around 6 p.m. on Friday Aug 25th, 2023, Firefighters with Asheboro Fire/Rescue responded to Energizer Plant #1, located at 800 Albemarle Rd, for a vehicle fire in the employee parking. The fire alarm at the plant was triggered and employees were evacuating as firefighters worked to extinguish the vehicle fire. It's unknow at this time if there are any injuries or what may have sparked the fire. This is a developing story, and more information ...
Black Bear Sighted Roaming Around Asheboro

Black Bear Sighted Roaming Around Asheboro

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Screenshot of Ring doorbell camera video shared to Facebook showing the bear in a front yard. (Lisa Marie Brookes via Facebook) ASHEBORO N.C. - A black bear was spotted in Asheboro this morning and has been the talk of the town on social media. Here is what you need to know. This morning, Lisa, a local resident in Asheboro who lives near Cliff Road, received a notification on her phone that her ring camera had spotted an animal. "I said to my husband I think there is a bear in our yard! He thought I was crazy at first, then he looked and said holy cow you are right," she said in a message to a reporter. Randolph County Emergency Services says that they received a call at 7:03 am on Gardiner Rd in Asheboro. That caller reported a bear walking toward Shannon Rd. Animal Cont...