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Hicks Called For Immigration Agents To Police AHS Protests

Hicks Called For Immigration Agents To Police AHS Protests

Government
ASHEBORO NC - Over the weekend, in a now-deleted Facebook post, Erick Hicks, a potential candidate for Randolph County Sherriff in 2022, called for federal immigration agents to come to the protests being held for at Asheboro High School.  Those protest were in support of Ever Lopez, a student who was at the the center of a viral controversy after he was denied his diploma by Asheboro High School for wearing a Mexican flag at the graduation ceremony. Protest were held over the weekend ending Monday afternoon when Lopez walked out of a meeting at the school, diploma in hand. Afterwards, Lopez and his family held a press conference to answer questions from local and national media outlets. Hicks' post was referenced during that press conference along with the Randolph County Sheriff...
Ever Lopez Receives Diploma, But Situation Puts Spot Light On Immigration

Ever Lopez Receives Diploma, But Situation Puts Spot Light On Immigration

News
ASHEBORO NC - Just after 11 AM on Monday, June 7th, Ever Lopez walked out of a meeting with principal Crooks at Asheboro High School, diploma in hand. Just after 11 AM on Monday, June 7th, Ever Lopez walked out of a meeting with principal Crooks at Asheboro High School, diploma in hand [Scott Pelkey / Acme News] "I'm grateful, I got what I deserved like my mom said, it's not just mine, it's everybody's, the whole community that had my back," said Lopez at a press conference. The diploma was available to be picked up Friday, but the family said they waited as they discussed the option of taking legal action against the school. Ultimately they decided to pick up the diploma Monday, along with the involvement of activists, community advocates, supporters, and members of the press. ...
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, ...