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Construction Suspended for Holiday Travel

Construction Suspended for Holiday Travel

Traffic & Roads
Photo by: suwichan / Adobe Stock RALEIGH N.C. (NCDOT) –The N.C. Department of Transportation will suspend most construction activity on major highways to make travel easier during the upcoming holiday season. Most work along interstates, U.S. and key state routes will be suspended starting Friday morning and will resume Jan. 2, 2024. Exceptions include bridges being replaced, long term lane construction that cannot be temporarily removed and highway work that does not impact travel.  One such spot is Interstate 40 in Haywood County, where lane closures will stay in place for safety reasons. Before you hit the road, be sure to visit DriveNC.gov for the most up-to-date information.AAA forecasts 3.5 million North Carolinians will travel by automobile this holiday season. These sa...
Tickets Selling Fast for Asheboro Christmas Events

Tickets Selling Fast for Asheboro Christmas Events

Events
ASHEBORO N.C. - Tickets are going fast for upcoming Christmas events being hosted by the City of Asheboro including the Christmas CAROL-ing Trolley Tour and the Bantum Rooster's Rockin' Christmas Concert. Christmas CAROLing Trolley Tour Chick-fil-A and Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services wants to get you in the holiday spirit with the Christmas CAROLing Trolley Tour! This event features a retelling of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” while singing carols, enjoying games and touring the lights and sights of the downtown Asheboro area onboard our climate controlled Christmas Trolley! Tickets for this event are $35 per person, and tours are offered twice per night on December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Showtimes are 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Tickets can be ...
Asheboro’s ‘The Gifting Tree’ Project Starts This Week

Asheboro’s ‘The Gifting Tree’ Project Starts This Week

Events
ASHEBORO N.C. – The city of Asheboro has announced its third Annual Gifting Tree Project, and registration is underway for a limited number of trees. Organized by the City of Asheboro's Cultural & Recreation Services, the Gifting Tree Project transforms Bicentennial Park into a dazzling Christmas tree display. Local families, schools, and organizations decorate their trees in a competition to win a donation (provided by Modern Toyota) to the nonprofit of their choice. Want to participate? Registration for The Gifting Tree Project opened Monday, October 23rd, with a limit of 25 trees. $45 entry fee includes one (1) Christmas tree with stand, approximately six feet tall, and set up for your tree with a printed sign indicating the name of your family, school, or or...
White Christmas? Probably Not, Say Forecasters

White Christmas? Probably Not, Say Forecasters

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - An arctic air system will move into the U.S. this week as forecasters become more confident that there won't be a white Christmas for the Triad. What's Happening? Cold artic air from Siberia will make its way down from Canada thanks to a high-pressure system sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday, reaching the Triad sometime on Friday. Meanwhile, a coastal low-pressure system tracking up eastern/coastal sections of the Carolinas will bring widespread moderate rain into the area Wednesday night and Thursday and into Friday. Credit F5 Weather (https://www.f5wx.com/) In models the arctic low-pressure system is tracking to the north and west of our state with the mountains blocking some of the coldest of the air (and moisture needed for heavy snow) but expect ...
Holiday & Christmas Events in Randolph County

Holiday & Christmas Events in Randolph County

Events
Here is a list of the Christmas and Holiday events we have on our calendar for this year. Know of an event we missed? Let us know by either sending us a message or submitting it to our calendar. Parades & Festivals Randleman Christmas Parade December 1 @ 7:00 PM | Downtown Randleman View Event Details Asheboro Christmas Parade December 2 @ 7:00 PM | Downtown Asheboro View Event Details Christmas on Main St December 3 @ 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Downtown Ramseur View Event Details Liberty Chamber Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Festival December 3 @ 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Downtown Liberty (Depot St) View Event Details Archdale Christmas Parade December 4 @ 3:00 PM | Downtown Archdale View Ev...

Christmas Carol-ing Trolley Tour 2022

Events
Get you ticket’s beginning on November 1 for the second season of this magical Christmas event!!! The City of Asheboro and our local Chick-Fil-A invite you to join in a rollicking trolley tour full of bah-hum-buggery and a presentation of Charles Dickens's “A Christmas Carol.” While riding on the trolley route, viewing decorations, and singing Christmas carols, you will make stops where actors board the trolley and present you with each scene from the play. The evening will conclude with a gift bag full of treats provided by Chick-Fil-A, Central Bakery and Carriage House Tea. This is a family-friendly event. Show dates and times: December 4, 11 & 18 at 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm & 8:00 pmDecember 20, 21, 22 at 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm & 9:00 pm Ticket price: $30 per person Pu...
Tranquil Time with the Clauses’ – Sign Up Now

Tranquil Time with the Clauses’ – Sign Up Now

Events
Adobe Stock ASHEBORO N.C. - The Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services has announced the deadline and price to sign-up for their annual Tranquil Time with the Clauses’ holiday event. According to a press release from the city, Tranquil Time with the Clauses’ is designed for individuals with an intellectual disability to visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus in a "calm, low sensory environment that will allow the individual to have a magical one on one experience." Direct family members are welcome to attend the event with the participant. By using assigned time slots the Cultural & Recreation Services office has eliminated long unforgiving lines seen at most Santa appearances. Each participant will get to enjoy a small snack, open a personalized present, and get their picture ta...
SHP Urges Travelers To Use Caution And Drive Sober While Traveling This Christmas

SHP Urges Travelers To Use Caution And Drive Sober While Traveling This Christmas

Traffic & Roads
GREENSBORO N.C, (NCSHP) - The State Highway Patrol is preparing for increased traffic across our State during the Christmas Holiday period. Accordingly, members of the State Highway Patrol will increase visibility on highly traveled corridors to promote safe driving habits and assist stranded motorists. The Patrol will proactively target dangerous driving behaviors to include speeding, aggressive driving and impaired driving. Additionally, members will increase patrols in and around our rest areas. The Highway Patrol is also once again partnering with the North Carolina Governors Highway Safety Program for the 2021 Christmas and New Year’s “Booze It & Lose It” campaign. Recognized as one of the nation's most effective anti-drunk-driving campaigns, “Booze It & Lose It” has cr...
Operation Red Sleigh Prepares For Its 21st Annual Cycling Event

Operation Red Sleigh Prepares For Its 21st Annual Cycling Event

Events
Photo provided by Operation Red Sleigh ASHEBORO NC- Operation Red Sleigh has announced its 21st annual charity cycling event, The “Sleigh Ride” is set for July 17th.   Operation Red Sleigh is a non-profit organization that began in 2000. Local law enforcement, including NC Highway Patrol, started the organization to assist families in Randolph County who were in need. "Our organization is given names of children in need by both school systems’ counselors/social workers. We then help Santa shop for those children in Randolph County who will not have a Christmas. We raise money throughout the year and normally provide a hot meal for the children and their family on the day the presents are distributed. In 2020 we were unable to provide the lunch but were able to provide gifts for 340 ...