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Wednesday’s internet outage linked to fiber lines damaged by construction crews

Wednesday’s internet outage linked to fiber lines damaged by construction crews

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Underground fiber line - Stock Photo (Christian Schwier / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO — An internet outage on Wednesday, affecting a large portion of Randolph County, has been linked to fiber lines damaged by construction crews. At about 3 p.m. Wednesday, an internet outage began to affect large parts of Randolph County. By 6 p.m., Randolph County Emergency Services had posted to Facebook that it was experiencing a “degradation in the phone and internet services affecting Brightspeed and AT&T customers.” The same outage also affected internet and telephone services at the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, which also notified the public through social media. Randolph News Now learned Thursday the outage was related to damage to two fiber lines, owned and operated by Brightspeed, tha...
Randleman man airlifted after single vehicle crash in Level Cross

Randleman man airlifted after single vehicle crash in Level Cross

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Photo provided by Level Cross Vol Fire Department (via Facebook) LEVEL CROSS  — A Randleman man was airlifted yesterday morning after sustaining serious injuries in a single vehicle crash in Level Cross. At around 6:17 a.m. emergency crews responded to a single vehicle accident on Providence Church Road near Oxendine Road. First responders with the Level Cross Volunteer Fire Department reported one person was pinned in the vehicle and preformed a quick extraction before transferring care to Randolph County EMS. Troopers from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to investigate the crash. According to a press release, 72-year-old Billy Ray Golden of Randleman was traveling east in a Dodge Ram truck when he crossed the center line, traveled off the roadway to th...
Randolph County Social Services Partners with Local Agencies to Host Child Abuse Prevention Walk

Randolph County Social Services Partners with Local Agencies to Host Child Abuse Prevention Walk

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Photo provided by Randolph County Government ASHEBORO N.C. (RANDOLPH COUNTY)- The Randolph County Department of Social Services (DSS), in partnership with Randolph Partnership for Children, Randolph County Emergency Services, Randolph County Public Health, Emmy's House Children's Advocacy Center, and Randolph County Guardian Ad Litem, will be hosting a Child Abuse Prevention "Walk" in downtown Asheboro on April 14, 2023, from 9:00 am -11:30 am, to raise public awareness during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The event will begin with an opening ceremony at 9:00 am, followed by a mile walk that will focus on advocating for prevention, building community capacity, and raising awareness to prevent child abuse and neglect, strengthen families, and foster healthy children and yout...
911 Telecommunicator Recognized After Call with Juvenile Midst Crisis

911 Telecommunicator Recognized After Call with Juvenile Midst Crisis

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READER DISCRETION ADVISEDThis article contains accounts of mental health issues including suicide and may be triggering or upsetting to some readers. Credit: Randolph County Sheriff's Office ASHEBORO N.C. (RCSO) - On December 29, 2022, a thirteen-year-old female of Asheboro called 911. The juvenile was experiencing an emotional crisis and threatening to jump off of a bridge near her home. Telecommunicator Cheyanne Allred remained calm and professional during the entire thirteen-minute call. The juvenile female was distraught and crying and during the phone call, she made additional comments that sitting on that ledge was “peaceful” and made additional threats to jump. TC Allred was able to divert the female’s focus on jumping off the bridge by talking about her pets, her sch...
Federal Ambulance Crews Help Relieve Strain On Randolph County EMS

Federal Ambulance Crews Help Relieve Strain On Randolph County EMS

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Acme News Archive - Stock Photo (Scott P.) ASHEBORO N.C. - The arrival of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ambulances and paramedics is helping to ease the strain Randolph County EMS is feeling from high call volumes and staffing problems. Three ambulances with a total of 6 crew of EMTs and paramedics arrived in Randolph County late last week on February 3rd. “We applied a month or so ago when we found out there was another allocation being sent to the state.” Said Jared Byrd, Deputy Director at Randolph County Emergency Services in an email. Currently those crews have responded to 65 emergency calls since their arrival. “They are only running 911 calls. They each have a paramedic and EMT. We try our best to add an EMT to their ambulance with local knowledge of hospital...
Fallen Heros: Joey Thompson

Fallen Heros: Joey Thompson

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ASHEBORO N.C. - This week family, friends, and fellow co-worker are mourning the loss of Joey Thompson, who passed away peacefully at High Point Regional Hospital on Monday January 24th 2022, after a long and hard fight, with COVID-19. Thompson began working at the Randolph County 9-1-1 center in 2013 where he was known for his unique deep voice and playful sense of humor. Due to COVID restrictions the family decided to do a virtual service so all may honor him. The family respectfully ask that in lieu of flowers, money be sent to Caleb Thompson, his 9-year-old son in order to help with his education. . Please make out all donations to First National Bank C/O Belinda Culler savings on behalf of Caleb Thompson. #JoeyStrong Today, we mourn the loss of a dear friend ...