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Tropical Storm Nicole Takes Aim at South-East Local Impacts Expected Tomorrow

Tropical Storm Nicole Takes Aim at South-East Local Impacts Expected Tomorrow

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - As Tropical Storm Nicole is nearing Hurricane strength off the coast of Florida forecasters are warning of heavy rains and the risk of tornadoes locally starting as soon as tomorrow afternoon. Timing After moving into Florida, Nicole will eventually turn northeastward and move up across the Carolinas with impacts expected to be felt locally as soon as Thursday afternoon. According to models the first of several bands from Nicole should move across central North Carolina late Thursday afternoon with rain and gusty winds expected to continue and off through Friday night. Impacts Rain will be possible from Thursday evening through Friday evening. The heaviest rain is likely duringFriday morning and Friday evening. For Randolph County 1 to 2 inches of rain ar...
2022 Veterans Day Events in Randolph County

2022 Veterans Day Events in Randolph County

Events
Here are events happening across Randolph County for Veterans Day this year. Want to know what local businesses are offering discounts and freebies for veterans? Check out this post. UPDATEDue to Tropical Storm Nicole the Veterans Day Parade and Luminary service have both been rescheduled to Nov 19th 2022. We have updated the events on our calendar and below with the new dates and times. Field of Honor Nov 11th - 13th 2022South Asheboro Middle School Opening Ceremony - Nov 11th 12pm Closing Ceremony - Nov 13th 3pm VIEW EVENT DETAILS Veterans Day Parade November 19 @ 10:00 AMDowntown Asheboro VIEW EVENT DETAILS Veterans Day Luminary Service Nov 19th - Following Veterans Day ParadeAt the Historic Randolph County Courthouse ...
Forecasters Watching Subtropical Storm Nicole as Forecast Tracks Target East Coast

Forecasters Watching Subtropical Storm Nicole as Forecast Tracks Target East Coast

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - Forecasters with the National Weather Service are keeping a close eye on Subtropical Storm Nicole as forecast models show the storm on track to impact the south-east coast by the end of the week. Subtropical Storm Nicole is currently located 465 miles to the north and west of the east of Bahamas and is expected to reach the Florida's coast by Wednesday night. The storm is expected to strengthen into a hurricane prior to landfall which is currently projected somewhere along the east-central Florida coast either late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Today, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has already declared a state of emergency and coastal areas are preparing this week. According to the NWS office in Raleigh, if current models hold, central North Carolin...
Early Voting Coming to an End, Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

Early Voting Coming to an End, Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

Government, News
ASHEBORO N.C. - There is just a little over a day left to vote ahead of the 2022 mid-terms elections scheduled to take place on November 8th, 2022. Early voting in Randolph County runs today through 7:30pm and Saturday Nov 5th from 8am to 3pm. (View Early Voting Schedule Here) There is no early voting on Sunday Nov 6th or Monday Nov 7th as North Carolina Statute requires a break on those days, between the end of early voting and the start of the election. If you were hoping to vote by mail instead, the deadline to request a ballot ended on November 1st. So far since early voting started on October 20th, 2022, over 22,000 residents of Randolph County have voted early. Thats on par with the last mid-terms in 2018 where 26,000 residents voted early. The biggest question we're...
Government & Groups Work to Promote Election Security for the 2022 Mid-Terms

Government & Groups Work to Promote Election Security for the 2022 Mid-Terms

Government
Stock Photo - 2020 Election Setup (Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - With the challenges, lawsuits, controversy, and conspiracy theories from the 2020 election still lingering, officials and politicians on every level of government, federal law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and bipartisan groups are all working to ensure the upcoming midterms are a smooth and secure election. At a federal level, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have published a joint public service announcement seeking to calm fears of hacking and miss-information ahead of the upcoming 2022 midterms.  The joint statement seeks to make it clear that malicious hackers targeting the election are unlikely to result in either large-scale disr...
Asheboro Easter Eggstravaganza Scheduled For April

Asheboro Easter Eggstravaganza Scheduled For April

Events
ASHEBORO N.C. - Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services has announced a date for this year's Easter Eggstravaganza. The annual Easter Eggstravaganza is a free family friendly event hosted by the City of Asheboro's Cultural & Recreation Services. Children ages 1-10 can participate to find eggs with a special appearance from the Easter Bunny and goody bags for everyone. This year the event is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Bicentennial Park in downtown Asheboro. The event will be held rain or shine. Please note that parents are asked to remain outside of the egg hunt area while children are collecting the eggs. The egg hunt times are: 1-2 year olds at 10:00am3-4 year olds at 10:00am5-7 year olds at 11:30am8-10 year olds at 1:00pm For fu...
SBI Investigating Campaign Complaint Against Sheriff Seabolt

SBI Investigating Campaign Complaint Against Sheriff Seabolt

Government
ASHEBORO NC - Earlier this week the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) confirmed they had opened an investigation into allegations of misconduct made against Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt. The investigation was requested on May 5th by Randolph County District Attorney Andy Gregson. Gregson said he received complaints that Sherriff Seabolt was using a county-issued vehicle to haul campaign signs. One of those complaints was filed by former candidate for Randolph County Sheriff Erick Hicks. The Randolph County Board of Elections confirmed that Mr. Hicks is one of four individuals who have opened candidate committees in preparation for the 2022 Randolph County Sheriff's Office. race Photos shared with Randolph News Now by Mr. Hicks show a county owned vehicle, ...