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TRAFFIC ALERT – I-73/74 Both Directions near Exit 66 (New Hope Church Road)

TRAFFIC ALERT – I-73/74 Both Directions near Exit 66 (New Hope Church Road)

Traffic & Roads
A vehicle crash has shutdown I-73/74 in both directions near exit 66 (New Hope Church Rd). Map from DriveNC According to drivenc.gov a vehicle crash between mile-marker 68 and 69 has shutdown traffic on I-73/74 in both directions in Randolph County at Mile Marker 12, Near Seagrove / New Hope Church Road. Current estimates say the interstate may not reopen until 5 p.m. We are still reaching out to authorities for details of the crash and no information is currently available. According to photos published by Alex Perdue News on Facebook traffic is being diverted off the highway at exit 68 New Hope Church Rd on the southbound lanes. Have photos or information about this incident - email us at newsdesk@randolphnewsnow.com
Man Facing Murder Charge in Seagrove Death

Man Facing Murder Charge in Seagrove Death

Crime
SEAGROVE N.C. - A suspect is being held without bond at the Randolph County Jail facing a felony murder charge, according to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. On January 23, 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) responded to Osborn Mill Rd., Seagrove, in reference to a reported trespassing. Upon arrival, a male subject was located with obvious injuries; including gunshot wounds. The responding deputy began CPR and requested Randolph County EMS. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene and RCSO Detectives began a death investigation. The victim was identified as Richard Andrew Green, II. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators collected evidence and conducted interviews as part of the death investigation. Tony Elroy Johnson, was detained, and later 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...
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 ...
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. ...
What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Municipal General Election

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Municipal General Election

Government
Credit - 24K-Production / Adobe Stock ASHEBORO N.C. - The 2023 Municipal General Election is coming up soon and there are new polling locations and changes to voter ID requirements you need to know if you plan to vote. The Municipal General Election which includes include the mayor and members of the municipality’s governing board for Asheboro, Franklinville, High Point, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley and Thomasville, as well as the Asheboro Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023. Registered voters who live within the boundaries of these municipalities and the Asheboro City Schools district may vote in the municipal election. Municipal contests may include the mayor and members of the municipality’s governing board.  Voter ID ...
Narcotics Investigation Leads to Seizure of 8 lbs of Cocaine One Arrest

Narcotics Investigation Leads to Seizure of 8 lbs of Cocaine One Arrest

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office says a recent narcotics investigation in Seagrove led to the seizure of eight pounds of cocaine and the arrest of one suspect. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, on September 11, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit concluded an investigation related to the distribution of Cocaine in the Seagrove area ofRandolph County. That investigation led to Detectives locating and seizing approximately eight pounds of Cocaine and arrested Octavius Cornelius Spinks at a residence on Osborne Mill Rd. Spinks was transported to Randolph County Detention Center where the magistrate found probable cause for the charges of two counts of felony trafficking in cocaine. He received a $100,000 secur...
Tracking Hurricane Idalia [UPDATED]

Tracking Hurricane Idalia [UPDATED]

Weather
Last Update: 8/30/23 1:30pm ASHEBORO N.C. - Idalia made landfall around 7:45 a.m. Eastern time along Florida's Big Bend, near Keaton Beach, and is currently moving at 30 mph up the southeast coast. Here is everything you need to know about local impacts. Confidence / Expected Changes As of Aug 30th, 11:30 a.m. briefing by the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh there have been no significant changes to the forecast for Randolph County. Forecasters say confidence is HIGH that the event will occur and MODERATE regarding impacts. Timeline Impacts in central North Carolina, including Randolph County, are expected to start as soon as Wednesday afternoon and continue through Friday afternoon. Local Impacts Heavy rainfall and gusty winds wil...
K9 Locates Wanted Suspect Who Fled in Crawlspace of Home

K9 Locates Wanted Suspect Who Fled in Crawlspace of Home

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - Charges are stacking up against a suspect with several active warrants who fled on foot from deputies and was located hiding in a crawlspace by a police K9. According to a press release, on July 13th, 2023, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Detective in the area of Erect Rd., Seagrove, observed a male subject acting suspicious. Upon the detective pulling into the driveway of the residence the male fled on foot. The detective was advised that the male was James Henry Bolton-McKee, who had active warrants for his arrest. The Sheriff's Office called in K9 Sarge and his handler responded and Bolton-McKee was located hiding in the crawl space of the residence.  Bolton-McKee was taken into custody on outstanding warrants out of Randolph, Chath...
Sheriff’s Office Charges Two Dog Owners with Felony Animal Cruelty

Sheriff’s Office Charges Two Dog Owners with Felony Animal Cruelty

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office has charged two individuals with nine counts of felony cruelty to animals after Animal Services allegedly found malnourished and dead dogs on their property. According to a press release by the Sheriff's Office, On July 12th, 2023, the Sheriff’s Office responded to assist Randolph County Animal Services who had responded to a call about an aggressive dog on Searcy Rd. Ext, in Seagrove. Animal Control Officer had located abandoned and malnourished dogs outside of the home; two of which were deceased. The caller had also reported there were multiple dogs inside the residence that no one was taking care of. Officials were able to contact the homeowner who allowed officers to enter the home where they found several puppies and th...