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Liberty Police Officer Charged with DUI After Crash Resigns

Liberty Police Officer Charged with DUI After Crash Resigns

Crime
Liberty Police Department Patrol Vehicle (Stock Photo / Acme News Archive) LIBERTY N.C. – A Liberty Police officer resigned from his position with the department last week after being charged with DUI following a crash while pulling into the police department to start his shift. On February 14th, 2024, just before 6 p.m. Troopers with the N.C. Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Old Liberty Rd, in front of the entrance to the parking lot for the Liberty Police Department. According to the accident investigation, 50-year-old Kevin Robert Carey of Siler City, while making a left turn into the parking lot of the Liberty Police Department, crossed into the path of an oncoming vehicle in the opposite lane of travel, resulting in both vehicles colliding. No serious injuries were ...
Authorities Searching for Hit and Run Suspect in Deadly Collision (Updated)

Authorities Searching for Hit and Run Suspect in Deadly Collision (Updated)

Breaking News
ARTICLE UPDATEDClick here to go to the latest update https://youtu.be/3uImhTygHAs Video provided by NC SHP LIBERTY N.C. – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is asking for help searching for a suspect vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run earlier today. At 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024, Troopers with the State Highway Patrol responded to the report of a crash that occurred on County Line Road near Oak Tree Lane north-east of the town of Liberty in Alamance County. According to a press release, Darrin Alston Swann, 19, of Liberty, N.C. was traveling south on County Line Road when a vehicle traveling north sideswiped his vehicle. Swann traveled off the roadway to the left and struck a ditch. Swann was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigator...
Man Arrested on Child Exploitation Charges in Liberty

Man Arrested on Child Exploitation Charges in Liberty

Crime
LIBERTY N.C. -  Several law enforcement agencies as part of the Invictus Project Task Force arrested a Greensboro man who allegedly traveled to Liberty to meet a child. On January 12th, 2024, the Liberty Police Department along with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office SERT and investigations units, members of The Invictus Project Task Force, NC SBI, Davie County Sheriff's Office, Roxboro Police Department, and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, assisted Gaston County Police Department in the conclusion of a multi-agency investigation by arresting an individual by the name of William Russell Gaffney, 62 years old, of Greensboro, NC, according to a press release. Gaffney was charged with felony solicitation of a c...
Arctic Air Mass to Bring Frigid Temperatures and Threat of Winter Weather this Week

Arctic Air Mass to Bring Frigid Temperatures and Threat of Winter Weather this Week

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. – The National Weather Service in Raleigh is warning that an arctic air mass will bring frigid temperatures tonight and into Wednesday, with more dangerously cold temperatures and the threat of winter weather later this week. According to forecasters at the National Weather Service in Raleigh, a cold front will move across the region today bringing cold rain. Behind that cold front an arctic air will move into central North Carolina mass bringing frigid air and gusty winds of 15 to 20 mph tonight. Here in Randolph County, temperatures tonight and into Wednesday morning will plunge to 17 degrees, with windchill values reaching as low as 7 degrees, and that’s just round one. Round two comes Saturday night into Sunday morning when temperatures will again drop to as...
Winter Weather Advisory – What to Expect in Randolph County

Winter Weather Advisory – What to Expect in Randolph County

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C.  – The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of central North Carolina, including Randolph County. Here is what you can expect. A period of light freezing rain is set to impact the northern Piedmont, mainly along and north of I-85, from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Here in Randolph County, forecasters are predicting around 0.02” of ice accumulation. Temperatures will remain right near the freezing point through the morning hours on Saturday and any freezing rain is expected to transition to rain by 4 a.m. Total rainfall for Saturday is expected to be around half to three quarters of an inch. The risk of isolated flash flooding cannot be ruled out from Saturday morning through early afternoon. Combined with...
Town of Liberty to Conduct Sewer Smoke Testing Thursday

Town of Liberty to Conduct Sewer Smoke Testing Thursday

Government
LIBERTY N.C. - The Town of Liberty has announced they will be conducting sewer smoke testing this Thursday (Jan 4th, 2024). The town announced the testing on Facebook. According to post, "smoke testing consists of injecting a harmless, non-toxic fog into a manhole, which will then spread throughout the path of the piping and will take place in the south and east portions of the town. Map - OpenStreetMap® The testing is taking place to detect potential issues and defects throughout the sewer collection system resulting from inflow and infiltration (l & l) from rain water and other liquids that may enter the sewer collection system and have to be treated at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)." For more information and/or questions, please call 336-622-3955.
Much Needed Rain on the Way, Bringing Threat of Severe Weather

Much Needed Rain on the Way, Bringing Threat of Severe Weather

Weather
Fire fighters on the scene of an out building fire on Oakland Ave on Sat Nov 18th, 2023. [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Fire crews have been dealing with brush and forest fires locally and across the state this month and much-needed rain in the forecast should bring some relief, along with the threat of severe weather.  A local weather station, part of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), recorded only 0.06” of rainfall since the beginning of November. Going back to October 1st, only around 1.5” of rainfall has been recorded in Randolph County. Those dry conditions have kept local firefighters busy. According to officials at Randolph County Emergency Services, as of Nov 13th, firefighters in Randolph County had responded to ove...
2023 Municipal Election Results

2023 Municipal Election Results

Government
Results: UNOFFICIALPrecincts Reported: 100.00% (17 out of 17) ASHEBORO CITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION NAME ON BALLOTBALLOT COUNT✅ Melissa Calloway1,308✅ Ryan Patton1,253✅ Gidget Kidd 1,208Gwen Williams945Todd Dulaney650Write-In (Miscellaneous)15 CITY OF ASHEBORO CITY COUNCIL NAME ON BALLOTBALLOT COUNT✅ Joey Trogdon1,079✅ Eddie Burks1,049✅ Charles Swiers977Jane Hughes Redding924Harry Okeke381Write-In (Miscellaneous)19 TOWN OF FRANKLINVILLE MAYOR NAME ON BALLOTBALLOT COUNT✅ A. C. Hurley30Write-In (Miscellaneous)7 TOWN OF FRANKLINVILLE TOWN COMMISSIONER NAME ON BALLOTBALLOT COUNT✅ Priscilla Dunn31✅ L. McKay (Mac) Whatley25Write-In (Miscellaneous)10 TOWN OF LIBERTY MAYOR NAME ON BALLOTBALLOT COUNT✅ Filmore York108Write-In (Miscellaneous)9 ...
Temporary Traffic Signal Coming to Highway Intersection Near Megasite

Temporary Traffic Signal Coming to Highway Intersection Near Megasite

Traffic & Roads
JULIAN N.C. - The N.C. Department of Transportation will be installing a temporary traffic light on the southbound exit ramp for U.S. 421 at Hwy 62 in the coming weeks to help relieve traffic from the Megasite.  In the coming days crews working for N.C. DOT will install a temporary traffic signal at the U.S. 421 Southbound exit ramp with N.C. 62. On Nov. 20th, the new signal will be activated to help mitigate traffic congestion associated with construction at the Greensboro Randolph Megasite. The signal will remain in place until the new interchange at U.S. 421 and Julian Airport Road is completed in August of next year. Motorists are advised to stay alert when approaching the new traffic pattern.
NWS Warns of Freezing Conditions in Randolph County for Tuesday Night

NWS Warns of Freezing Conditions in Randolph County for Tuesday Night

Alerts, Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - The National Weather Service Office in Raleigh has issued a Freeze Watch for Randolph County for Late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with temperatures expected to dip into the low 30's. According to forecasters at the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh, a cold front will move through the region tonight, followed by light rain from an upper disturbance overnight through Tuesday evening. High pressure will then build into the area behind the cold front, bringing the coldest air so far this season. Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 possible in Randolph and surrounding counties late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. ...