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9/11 – Remembrance Events in Randolph County

9/11 – Remembrance Events in Randolph County

Events
ASHEBORO N.C. - It's been 22 years since terrorist hijacked and crashed planes into the world trade center, pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. This year, as with all years, we gather to remember those lost on that tragic day so that we may never forget. Asheboro 9/11 Memorial Ruck Asheboro Fire Department - Sept 11th, 2023, 8 AM Every year since 2016 firefighters with the Asheboro Fire/Rescue Department have gathered on 9/11 for a 9.11 mile ruck to honor and remember those lost on 9/11. This year is no different. Open to the public, anyone is welcome to come make the long walk through the streets of Asheboro (with or without a Ruk or weighted vest), or just to come out and support local heroes. View event on our Event Calendar YMCA - 9/11 Tower Challenge ...
Juneteenth Events in Randolph County

Juneteenth Events in Randolph County

Events
ASHEBORO N.C. - Juneteenth, the oldest national holiday celebrating the ending of slavery in the United States takes place this month, and there are several events planned in Randolph County. Historian Smallwood returns to Asheboro library for Juneteenth talk Dr. Arwin Smallwood The history and importance of Juneteenth, which commemorates the 1865 proclamation announcing the end slavery in the United States, is the topic of a talk by Dr. Arwin Smallwood at the Asheboro Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15. Smallwood, chair of the History Department at North Carolina A& T State University, will talk about the impact of enslavement not just on African Americans, but on all Americans, and the historic effort require to abolish it. He will draw attention to slavery...
Fountain ‘Soaping’ Prank, Not Harmless, Can Land You In Jail

Fountain ‘Soaping’ Prank, Not Harmless, Can Land You In Jail

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Photo provided by Randolph County Public Library ASHEBORO N.C. - Several people have learned that throwing soap in local fountains can end up being a very expensive practical joke, and officials say it's no laughing matter. On May 5th 2022, officers with the Asheboro Police Department responded to Bicentennial Park in downtown Asheboro after an unknown suspect threw soap into the fountain causing it to overflow with bubbles. The fountain at Bicentennial Park is not the only fountain that’s been vandalized this year. According to Ross Holt, Director of the Randolph County Public Library, the fountain at the Asheboro Public Library has been a target of pranksters four times since just since Christmas of last year. “The fountain and the parking lot landscaping make for such a welcom...