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City of Asheboro Authorizes Offer on Land for New Fire Station / Emergency Center

City of Asheboro Authorizes Offer on Land for New Fire Station / Emergency Center

Government
Ladder 1 at Asheboro Fire & Rescue Station 1 in 2020 (Archive Photo / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - The City of Asheboro has authorized an offer to purchase land on Zoo Parkway for a new Fire Station and Emergency Operations Center with construction set to start as soon as next year.  At the City Council Meeting held on November 8th, 2023, council members voted unanimously to authorize $120,000 from the city’s general fund to make an offer to purchase 3.25 acres of land on Zoo Parkway at Crestview Church Rd.  That land would be used to build a new Fire Station and Emergency Operations Center which is needed to help keep up with increasing call volume and to ensure response times stay at or under five minutes now and into the future.  Those goals are especially ...
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...
Halloween Events in Randolph County

Halloween Events in Randolph County

Events
ALL EVENTS PASSED JUMP TOHaunted AttractionsTrunk or Treat EventsFamily Friendly EventsLibrary EventsEverything Else CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL HALLOWEEN EVENTS BY DATE Click on the date, location, or photo to go to the event calendar page for each event. Haunted Attractions Kersey Valley Spookywoods WHEN: The event spans from September 23rd to November 4th on selected evenings. Operating hours are extended until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, concluding at 10 pm on Sundays. WHERE: Kersey Valley Spookywoods - 1615 Kersey Valley Rd, Archdale COST: Ticket prices range from $25 to $45, depending on the chosen date. On average, the wait time is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, and groups of 20 or more individuals receive a $5 discount per tick...
Kyle Petty to Share Songs & Stories in September Sunset Series

Kyle Petty to Share Songs & Stories in September Sunset Series

Events, Local
ASHEBORO N.C. - Kyle Petty is scheduled to share his own original music and probably a few remarkable stories at the Historic Sunset Theater in early September, as part of the Sunset Signature Series. Kyle Petty is best known for his NASCAR career, either through his work as an analyst and cast on ”NASCAR America,” pre- and post-race NASCAR Cup and Xfinity coverage on NBC and USA Network; his weekly radio show, "Fast Talk" on the Performance Racing Network, or his past as a NASCAR Driver with eight wins and 173 top ten finishes in the NASCAR Cup Series. He also leads his annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, one of the country’s most popular charity motorcycle rides, which raises money and promotes Victory Junction – a camp for children with chronic and seri...
Registration Open for Asheboro Junior Amateur Golf Tournament

Registration Open for Asheboro Junior Amateur Golf Tournament

Events
ASHEBORO N.C. - Registration is now open for the annual Junior Amateur Golf Tournament in early August. The Asheboro Municipal Golf Course will be hosting the annual Junior Amateur Golf Tournament on August 5th and August 6th, 2023.  The tournament is open to any junior golfer between 7-18 years of age.  Participants will be divided into three age divisions that will be determined based on the number of entrants.  The entry fee is $25 for all players, which includes two rounds of golf (the number of holes in each round will be proportional to each age group) and winning trophies. All participants need to register in advance at the Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services office, located at 241 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro.  Participants can also ...
Work Crew in Asheboro Installing Sidewalk Hit Gas Line

Work Crew in Asheboro Installing Sidewalk Hit Gas Line

Breaking News
ASHEBORO N.C. - A city crew installing new sidewalk on E Academy St in Asheboro struck a gas line this afternoon, prompting a response from emergency crews. At around 2:30 PM on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023, firefighters with the Asheboro Fire Department were dispatched to 205 E Academy St for a report of a gas leak. According to an official on the scene, as crews were working to install a new sidewalk, city employees were driving a wooden steak which caused a gas pipe to break. The Asheboro Fire Department closed off E Academy St between S Cox St and S Main St, for around fifteen minutes. Piedmont Natural Gas arrived on scene within only a few minutes and were able to shut off the leak. Emergency crews were able to re-open the road just before 3PM. No one was injured i...
Friday Night Bluegrass presents “Never Too Late”

Friday Night Bluegrass presents “Never Too Late”

Events
ASHEBORO N.C. - This month's Friday Night Bluegrass will be taking place later this week on Friday, August 19th with the return of Never Too Late. Tickets for this performance are $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. There will be no will call available. Advance tickets are available at the Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services office located across the street from the Theatre at 241 Sunset Avenue. For more information please call the Cultural & Recreation Services office at (336) 626-1240. Concert begins at 7:00pm. The Sunset Theatre, located at 234 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro. Friday Night Bluegrass “Never Too Late Bluegrass Band” August 19 @ 7:00 PM | $10 VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Idea For Access Road to McCrary Ballpark DOA

Idea For Access Road to McCrary Ballpark DOA

Local
Drone photo of the renovations of McCrary Park from March of 2022 (Scott Pelkey / Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO N.C. - Homeowners around the newly renovated Historic McCrary Ballpark have been vocal against a now dead set of ideas for improving access to the ballpark. On July 26th, 2022, the City of Asheboro held a special meeting to discuss ideas for improving access to the newly renovated Historic McCrary Ballpark. Among those ideas, an access road nicknamed "Power Alley" which would have connected Lexington Rd to Southway Rd, which received vocal opposition from nearby homeowners. Now, just a week after that meeting, any plans the city had to improve access from Lexington Rd are dead. The McCrary Mill built the ballfield in 1946 as a home for the company's Industrial League tea...
Sheriff’s Office Patrol Car and City Vehicle Crash in Asheboro

Sheriff’s Office Patrol Car and City Vehicle Crash in Asheboro

News
ASHEBORO N.C. - On July 6th a marked patrol vehicle from the Randolph County Sheriff's Office and a City of Asheboro utility vehicle were involved in a crash in Asheboro. On July 6th 2022, just before 11:30am, Asheboro Police and Fire Departments were called to the scene of a vehicle accident on N Fayetteville St near the Big Dipper restaurant. In that accident a marked patrol car from the Randolph County Sheriff's Office and a pickup truck belonging to the City of Asheboro had collided as the patrol car was making a left hand turn across traffic. According to an accident report from the Asheboro Police Department, the deputy driving the patrol car said she did not see the oncoming pickup truck when making the left hand turn. The truck impacted the passenger side of the pa...
Fourth of July Events – Where To See Fireworks!

Fourth of July Events – Where To See Fireworks!

Events
ASHEBORO N.C. - The 4th of July landed on a Monday this year, meaning get ready for a three day weekend. If you are looking for fireworks or just something to do with all your time off here is a list of events in Randolph County. Know of an event we missed? Let us know by emailing events@randolphnewsnow.com Fireworks and Food Trucks July 4 @ 6:00 PM (FREE) - Food Trucks and music by Walden Sound Systems will begin at 6 pm for those who want to come grab some treats and enjoy great music before the fireworks show after dusk. View Event Details ZooKeepers at McCrary Park July 4 @ 7:00 PM - Join the newly named Asheboro ZooKeepers for a fireworks display following their game - celebrate the USA at McCrary Ballpark. View E...