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Everything you need to know about Monday’s total solar eclipse

Everything you need to know about Monday’s total solar eclipse

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https://youtu.be/2MJY_ptQW1o Watch the NASA livestream of the eclipse on April 8th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT ASHEBORO — On Monday, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, and while Randolph County isn’t in the path of totality, it will still be an astronomical event worth witnessing. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun. To fully witness a total solar eclipse, including seeing the “ring of fire,” you’ll need to be within a 115-mile-wide area stretching from Texas to Maine called the path of totality.   None of North Carolina is in the path, so no one in the state will see the moon fully cover the sun. In Randolph County, astronomers say the moon will cover around 80% of the sun, ma...
Firefighter Day Set to Wrap Up Fire Prevention Week This Saturday

Firefighter Day Set to Wrap Up Fire Prevention Week This Saturday

Events
EVENT POSPONED! This event has been postponed due to expected weather and has been rescheduled to Nov 4th, 2023. Photo provided by Randolph County Association of Fire Chiefs via Facebook ASHEBORO N.C. – Sunday marked the start of Fire Prevention Week, and departments throughout Randolph County will be posting information about fire safety leading up to the annual Firefighter Day this Saturday. The Randolph County Association of Fire Chiefs will be hosting its annual Firefighter Day this Saturday, October 14th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Randolph County Courthouse parking lot, located at 176 East Salisbury Street in Asheboro. Most fire departments that serve Randolph County will be present with information about fire safety, a chance to meet your local Firefight...
NC Zoo to Say Farewell to Flamingos

NC Zoo to Say Farewell to Flamingos

NC Zoo
Flamingo at the NC Zoo [Acme News Archive Photo] ASHEBORO N.C. - The North Carolina Zoo is planning to say farewell to its flock of Flamingos who are leaving for South Carolina at the end of September. The North Carolina Zoo announced yesterday that they will be transferring their flock of 15 Chilean flamingos to the Greenville Zoo in South Carolina sometime at the end of September. "While it is sad to see the flamingos leave the Zoo, we are happy to know they will join a flock of 19 Chilean flamingos already at the Greenville Zoo," said the Zoo on Facebook. "Flamingos are social birds that live in large flocks in the wild. We are very thankful to the Greenville Zoo for accepting the entire flock, as several of these birds have been together for over 25 years." View ...
Grady Lawson Memorial Baseball Classic This Saturday

Grady Lawson Memorial Baseball Classic This Saturday

Events
ASHEBORO N.C. - The third annual Grady Lawson Memorial Baseball Classic is schedule to take place this Saturday at Eastern Randolph High School. With sunny skies and a high of around 60, its going to be the perfect day to check out preseason local talent while supporting a great cause. Tickets are $5 and All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Click on photo to goto the event page Schedule 9:00 am -  Uwharrie MS vs Southeast Randolph Middle11:30 am -  Providence Grove vs East Davidson02:00 pm -  Lee County vs SouthWest Randolph04:30 pm -  Eastern Randolph vs Jordan- Matthews ???? Image Credits Poster - Contributed PhotoFeatured Image - jdoms / Adobe Stock
Volunteers Needed for Statewide Litter Sweep

Volunteers Needed for Statewide Litter Sweep

Events
Viacheslav Lakobchuk / Adobe Stock RALEIGH NC (NCDOT PRESS RELEASE) – The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Litter Sweep from Sept. 11-25. Each April and September, NCDOT asks volunteers to help remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers from local businesses, schools, nonprofits, churches, municipalities, law enforcement and community groups play an important role in keeping North Carolina’s roads clean. Joining this effort is easier than ever before as volunteers can now sign up by way of a convenient online form. “Since this year began, NCDOT and our partner organizations have picked up more than eight and a half million pounds of litter,” said State Roadside Engineer David Harris. “We need ev...
CHA Set To Hold 4th “Walk a Mile in Our Shoes” Event This Weekend

CHA Set To Hold 4th “Walk a Mile in Our Shoes” Event This Weekend

Events, Health
ASHEBORO NC - Community Hope Alliance (CHA) is set to hold its 4th annual "Walk a Mile in Our Shoes" this weekend.  The non-profit harm reduction organization works to save lives by providing resources & promoting substance abuse education, awareness, prevention, and safety.The walk was started in 2017 to promote awareness of the opioid epidemic that was sweeping through Randolph County. "Our shoes, includes loved ones of people who use drugs, people who are in recovery, people who have lost someone to drugs, people who want to save lives and keep people who use drugs alive and healthy," said Kelly Link - Co-founder/Executive Director of CHA. "We try to teach the community to treat drug users as humans, love and respect them cause treating them as worthless only makes them feel...