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Historic Franklinville Church Comes Down – Members Plan to Rebuild

Historic Franklinville Church Comes Down – Members Plan to Rebuild

Local
Franklinville United Methodist Church is being torn down after one of its walls collapsed. (PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL) FRANKLINEVILLE N.C. - Members of the Franklinville United Methodist Church are saving what they can as the church is demolished following a wall collapse last week. On the night of July 6th, 2023, emergency crews responded to the Franklinville United Methodist Church on S. Main St after receiving a report of a commercial fire. Arriving units reported didn't find a fire, but rather a partial structure collapse of one of the walls of the church with a strong smell of gas. Initial reports of the collapse being caused by an explosion from a gas leak were dismissed as the cause. The gas leak was believed to have been triggered by an A/C unit falling onto a g...
Driver Taken to Hospital After Crashing into Side of Verizon Store

Driver Taken to Hospital After Crashing into Side of Verizon Store

Breaking News
[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - The driver of a grey SUV was taken to the hospital this evening after crashing into the side of the Verizon store in Asheboro. Just before 7pm on April 10th, 2023, Randolph County 911 dispatched emergency crews to 1304 E Dixie Dr, in Asheboro, for a report of a vehicle crash. Callers reported a vehicle had gone down an embankment and crashed into the side of the Verizon store on E Dixie Dr. Asheboro Fire and Police, Westside Fire, Eastside Fire, Franklinville Fire, Ash-Rand Rescue, and Randolph County EMS all responded to the scene. Rescue crews had to secure the vehicle in place before they were able to extricate the driver, who was transported to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. Witnesses on scene said the driver wa...
Sunday House Fire Sends 3 People To Hospital

Sunday House Fire Sends 3 People To Hospital

News
Fire hoses at a fire engine,(Семен Саливанчук/Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - Investigators with the Fire Marshal’s office are trying to determine what started a house fire Sunday that sent 3 people to the hospital. According to the Randolph County Fire Marshal’s Office, on Sunday at 11:35AM crews from Staley, Liberty and Franklinville Fire Departments responded to a call for a residential structure fire on White Lake Dr. When firefighters arrived they found a working fire at a single story home. At the time of the fire there were 7 adults in the home. All occupants were able to exit the structure. One occupant was transported to the hospital by Randolph County EMS with burns to the lower legs and two others were transported for smoke inhalation. The American Red Cross was called to as...
Firefighters Battle Semi-Truck Fire & The Heat

Firefighters Battle Semi-Truck Fire & The Heat

Breaking News
Tractor Trailer Fire - US Hwy 64 East, Franklinville (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Tractor Trailer Fire - US Hwy 64 East, Franklinville (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Tractor Trailer Fire - US Hwy 64 East, Franklinville (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Tractor Trailer Fire - US Hwy 64 East, Franklinville (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) – This afternoon firefighters battled a semi-truck fire and the heat. Just before 3:30 PM Randolph County 911 was notified of a semi-truck on fire. The vehicle was in the parking lot of the Deep River Rail Trail on Hwy 64 E, just prior to the Ramseur city limits. When the Franklinville Fire Department arrived they reported the truck was fully involved. The fire was knocked down within minutes. Once the fire was out the heat became the next problem. ...