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Two Charged in Assault on First Responders, Highlights Dangers

Two Charged in Assault on First Responders, Highlights Dangers

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ASHEBORO N.C. – Two men are facing charges for assaulting first responders earlier this week and the dangerous incident highlights the hazards first responders can face. On January 7th, 2024, at around 6 a.m. Randolph County 911 received a 911 hang-up with yelling in the background. Operators were attempting to call the number back, when around three-minutes later, another 911 call came in from a neighbor stating that a male subject had come running into their residence covered in blood saying he had been assaulted by someone he lived with. As the phone call continued the 911 telecommunicator, learned the other male subject was attempting to get into the home and they could hear screaming. The 911 center notified deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office to respond and...
No Serious Injuries after Multiple Accidents Closed I-73/74 Monday Night

No Serious Injuries after Multiple Accidents Closed I-73/74 Monday Night

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Photo from Westside Fire & Rescue via Facebook ASHEBORO N.C. - No one was seriously injured after several accidents, involving more than a dozen vehicles, resulted in I-73/74 south being temporarily shut down overnight.  According to a post by Westside Fire & Rescue on Facebook, at 5:44 p.m. on Monday, November 27th, 2023, emergency crews responded to assist Highway Patrol after debris fell off of a truck on Interstate 73/74 south, near Vision Drive.  When the first units arrived, they located a four-vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of I-73/74 at Spero Rd with only minor injuries.  That accident resulted in the southbound lanes being shut down.  Westside Fire & Rescue’s unit Rescue 13, which was also responding to the initial accident...
Rollover Accident on I-74 Leaves One Dead, Injures Two [UPDATED]

Rollover Accident on I-74 Leaves One Dead, Injures Two [UPDATED]

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THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED Click here or scroll down to see the most recent update. Credit - Guil-Rand Fire Dept via Facebook ASHEBORO N.C. - Crews are working to clear the scene of a serious rollover accident on I-74 that is causing delays. This morning at around 10 a.m. emergency crews from Guil-Rand and Sophia Fire Departments along with Randolph County EMS responded to I-74 E near Cedar Square Rd for a report of a vehicle off the roadway. According to a post on Facebook by Guil-Rand Fire Department, crews arrived to find a rollover accident down an embankment involving three patients. "Crews worked swiftly together to extricate patients and transfer care over to EMS," said the department in the post. Photos from the scene indicate at least one person may have been a...
One Airlifted After Vehicle Strikes Pedestrian on E Dixie Dr

One Airlifted After Vehicle Strikes Pedestrian on E Dixie Dr

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[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - One person was airlifted with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle on E Dixie Dr last Friday. On Friday, July 28th, 2023, at around 7:30 pm, emergency crews were called to the scene of a vehicle collision where a pedestrian was struck on E Dixie Dr near Zaxby's. According to an accident report from the Asheboro Police Department, a 2005 Nissan SUV was traveling west on E Dixie Dr near Executive Way when a pedestrian stepped into the roadway and was struck by the vehicle. The 28-year-old male victim sustained serious injuries and was transported by the scene by Randolph County EMS to the helipad at Randolph Hospital where they were air-lifted by Baptist AirCare to a local trauma center. The driver of the ve...
One Injured in Asheboro Officer Involved Shooting

One Injured in Asheboro Officer Involved Shooting

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[Scott Pelkey | Acme News] ASHEBORO N.C. - An armed man was taken to the hospital this evening after being shot by deputies who had responded for a welfare check. According to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 5:00 pm deputies responded to awelfare check on Cable Creek Rd., in Asheboro. A press release says when deputies arrived a male subject exited the residence with a firearm before retreating into the residence, then fleeing out the back on foot, still armed. Deputies set up a perimeter and residents within a mile radius were alerted by Randolph Communication’s community notification system that the Sheriff’s Office was searching for an armed subject in the area, giving a description and warning to use caution. The Sheriff's Office says that at approx...
Bicyclist Hit By Car in Randleman – Airlifted In Critical Condition

Bicyclist Hit By Car in Randleman – Airlifted In Critical Condition

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RANDLEMAN N.C. - A bicyclist was airlifted in critical condition this evening after being struck while crossing the street in front of Sir Pizza in Randleman. According to officials on the scene at 6:42 pm Randolph County 911 dispatched the Randleman Police and Fire Departments along with Randolph County EMS to 413 S Main St. A 911 caller reported a bicyclist who was crossing the street was struck by a vehicle. Randleman firefighters arrived on scene at 6:45 pm, just 3 minutes after they were dispatched, and the victim was transported to the practice field located behind Randleman High School where UNC Air Care landed to pick up the patient. S Main St was closed between Sunset St and W Brown St for several hours as police gathered evidence and investigated the accident. ...
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...
Resident Dies At Asheboro Nursing Home, Found Outside Collapsed In Snow

Resident Dies At Asheboro Nursing Home, Found Outside Collapsed In Snow

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Snow (Vladimir Sazonov/Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - Family members are mourning the loss of a loved one after she was found deceased in the snow Saturday morning outside of Northpointe Assisted Living Facility in Asheboro. On the morning of Saturday January 29th 2022, a winter storm dropped 1-2” of snow across Randolph County and plunged temperatures into the teens. At around 07:00 am, a worker at Northpointe Assisted Living Facility on Pineview Rd in Randleman called 911 after finding 89-year-old Thelma Lorraine Armstrong Wray collapsed on the ground outside. She had no pulse and was not breathing. Randolph County EMS would pronounce her deceased at the scene. “This isn't the 1st time a resident has been found outside….but the first that's ended up in death” said Uve Robbinson, ...
One Arrested For Arson In Sunday Fire

One Arrested For Arson In Sunday Fire

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ASHEBORO N.C. (ACME NEWS)- This morning we are learning more about a mobile home fire Sunday that police believed was set intentionally. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release today that on the morning of Sunday November 21st, 2021, a deputy in the area of US 220 Bus S, near New Hope Church Rd saw a large amount of black smoke coming from Drum St. When that deputy arrived they reported a mobile home was on fire. Fire crews from several departments responded including Ulah and Westside along with Randolph County EMS responded. 9Scott Pelkey / Acme News) The Sheriff’s Office says they received evidence that indicated Robert Daniel Pugh, who lived at the home, had intentionally set the fire. While fire crews were working to put out th...
Seven Injured In Head On Crash – Police Looking For Driver Who Fled

Seven Injured In Head On Crash – Police Looking For Driver Who Fled

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ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) – A head on collision sent several people to the hospital and now police are looking for a the driver of one of the vehicles who fled the scene on foot. At 5:39 PM on Friday October 15th 2021, Randolph County 9-1-1 received more than half a dozen calls about a vehicle crash between two vehicles on Old Liberty Rd near Central Falls Rd. Asheboro Police and Fire departments along with Randolph County EMS and later Ash-Rand EMS were dispatched. In total 4 Ambulances (3 from Randolph County EMS and 1 from Ash-Rand) responded to the accident. Baptist Air Care was notified and took off heading to Randolph Hospital to pick up one of the patients but after that patient regained consciousness they were diverted to another accident in Climax where...