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Water Main Break Causes SinkHole

Water Main Break Causes SinkHole

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJj5LGrDqI8 ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS)- A water main break early Monday morning caused the tower on Church St to drain its more than 500,000 gallons in less than 30 mins.  City officials say they were made aware of the issue around 5:30 AM. The water main break caused a 5ft sinkhole to form at the base of the tower. That sinkhole formed directly under a cell tower utility building which caused it to fall into the hole. Crews were still pumping water out this afternoon and were waiting on a crane to come to remove the building.  The flowing water carried mud down onto Church St and Academy St. S Church st is closed between Sunset Ave and Wainman Ave. Several homes are without water and while city officials do...
Asheboro Shooting Triggers School Lockdown

Asheboro Shooting Triggers School Lockdown

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ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) - Police are investigating a shooting that occured in earlier this afternoon in Asheboro. Police, CSI, and detectives are actively investigating the scene of a shooting at the intersection of S McCrary St and Dixon Ave. According to an official with the Asheboro Police Department two males had an argument on Dixon Avenue in Asheboro after approaching each other on the street.  Police say one of the males produced a gun and fired multiple shots at the other.  The victim fled the scene and officers say they do not believe he was hit. Officers have a juvenile suspect detained and they say they are continuing to gather information. The incident led to two schools going into lockdown. “Out of an abundance of caution, the Asheboro Poli...
Vehicle Chase Down Interstate Ends In Arrest

Vehicle Chase Down Interstate Ends In Arrest

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Acme News ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) - A vehicle chase which started in Asheboro ended in an arrest this evening. The Asheboro Police Department was not immediately available to comment. From 911 radio traffic we know the chase started in or near Asheboro and wound up on I-73/74 SB going for over 20 miles into Montgomery County, and reaching speeds of 120mph. Asheboro Police Department, Deputies with the Randolph & Montgomery County Sheriffs Office, and State Troopers with the NC Highway patrol were all involved. No word on the identity of the suspect, why they ran, or charges were available at the time of publication. We will post updates as more information becomes available. UPDATE Aug 24th 2:45 PM - This afternoon we received information about the vehicle chase yesterday that...

I-85 Shutdown Due To Multi-Vehicle Accident

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(Map by Open Street Maps) ASHEBORO (ACME NEWS) - I-85 NB is shutdown between Liberty Dr. and Finch Farm Rd due to a multi-vehicle accident. Randolph County 911 Guil-Rand Fire and 3 EMS units to the crash involving two tractor trailers and three other vehicle. Davidson county crews have also been notified and are responding. Emergency crews have called for NC DOT to help shut the highway down. This is a live news story and will be updated as more information is made available.
Delays on I 73-74 After 3 Car Accident

Delays on I 73-74 After 3 Car Accident

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(Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS)- Motorist should expect delays on I 73-74 near Pineview and on US 220 on the north side of Asheboro. A minor 3 car accident closed the northbound lanes of I 73-74 at the Pineview exit. All traffic was detoured off onto Pineview st and down to N Fayetteville st causing congestion on the road as far down as Vision Dr. Emergency crews cleared the scene moments ago but lingering traffic may still be causing delays.
Firefighters Battle Semi-Truck Fire & The Heat

Firefighters Battle Semi-Truck Fire & The Heat

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Tractor Trailer Fire - US Hwy 64 East, Franklinville (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Tractor Trailer Fire - US Hwy 64 East, Franklinville (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Tractor Trailer Fire - US Hwy 64 East, Franklinville (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Tractor Trailer Fire - US Hwy 64 East, Franklinville (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) – This afternoon firefighters battled a semi-truck fire and the heat. Just before 3:30 PM Randolph County 911 was notified of a semi-truck on fire. The vehicle was in the parking lot of the Deep River Rail Trail on Hwy 64 E, just prior to the Ramseur city limits. When the Franklinville Fire Department arrived they reported the truck was fully involved. The fire was knocked down within minutes. Once the fire was out the heat became the next problem. ...
Thomasville Man Found Dead Behind Asheboro Home

Thomasville Man Found Dead Behind Asheboro Home

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Detectives and CSI Investigate a body found behind an Asheboro home. (Scott P / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) - Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a backyard of an Asheboro home earlier this weekend. According to a statement by the Asheboro Police Department, on Sunday, July 4th, 2021 at 3:15 PM, officers with the Department’s Patrol Division were dispatched to 1214 Uwharrie Street for a call about an unknown medical situation. The officers found a white male laying on his back in the back yard of the residence. Officers inspected the body and couldn’t locate any signs of life. The male was pronounced deceased by Randolph County EMS. That male was identified as Verlin Lynn Powers, 29-year-old white/male from Thomasville, NC. This incident is under invest...
One Dead, One Injured In Franklinville Shooting

One Dead, One Injured In Franklinville Shooting

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https://youtu.be/OZLJjSlQgPU FRANKLINVILLE NC (ACME NEWS) - A shooting in the early morning hours at a local mobile home park has left one dead and one injured. Around 1 AM, Randolph County 911 received a call about several shots being fired on Arrow St at the Town and Country Mobile Home Park on Hwy 64 West. According to police radio traffic, the caller reported someone was laying on the ground. Deputies from the Randolph County Sherriff's office and emergency crews from Randolph County EMS and Franklinville Fire department were dispatched to the scene. Firefighters and EMTs prepare a woman to be transported following a shooting at a mobile home park in Franklinville [Scott Pelkey / Acme News] When they arrived they discovered two people had been shot while sitting in a veh...
Diploma Controversy Leads To Threats, Police Investigating

Diploma Controversy Leads To Threats, Police Investigating

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Supporters gather outside Asheboro High School to protest Ever Lopez being denied his diploma for wearing a Mexican flag at graduation. [Scott Pelkey / Acme News] ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS)- The Asheboro Police Department says they are investigating multiple threats against the school system following the viral controversy from Asheboro High School denying a student his diploma after he wore a Mexican flag during the graduation ceremony. Over the weekend the incident went viral with students, recent graduates, and members of the community gathering Friday and Saturday in front of the high school to protest with signs saying "Free Ever's Diploma." Videos of the incident were trending on TikTok’s "For You" page gaining more than 12.5 million views. An online petition received titled ...
Pedestrian Struck In Highway Accident

Pedestrian Struck In Highway Accident

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A woman was airlifted Friday evening in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle while trying to cross the highway. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) - A woman was airlifted Friday evening in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle while trying to cross the highway.  According to Asheboro Police Department On Friday, May 28, 2021, at 6:22 PM, first responders were dispatched to the area of I-73 near the Albemarle Rd overpass for an accident involving a pedestrian. When first responders arrived on the scene they found an unidentified female laying on the highway in a northbound lane of I-73 with serious injuries.   An investigation was conducted by the Asheboro Police Department which found that the woman was a pedestrian who was trying to cross...