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Summer Enrichment Camp at Southeastern Randolph Middle School

The Summer Enrichment Camp at Southeastern Randolph Middle School is a 4 week STEM and career and technical education camp. Students get to choose from 1 of [...]

Liberty Shredding Day

Liberty Antiques Festival 2017

Liberty Antiques Festival 2017 Held just twice a year, 400 dealers from more than 25 states pack this 100-acre farm near downtown Liberty, North Carolina. [...]

Courier-Tribune

  • Two wrongs don’t make a right
    What is “gerrymandering”? Simply put, it is a practice by the political party that controls a state legislature to use the requirement every 10 years, when a new census is taken to realign congressional and legislative districts to reflect population changes, as an opportunity to “pack “ minority party voters ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-22-2017
  • State election/ethics board stays put, for now
    RALEIGH — A legal battle between Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican leaders in the General Assembly over the creation of the Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement is bypassing the Court of Appeals. The next stop is the North Carolina Supreme Court.An order signed by Justice Michael Morgan ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-21-2017
  • State pension fund gains driven by stock investments
    Powered by gains in its stock portfolio, the state pension fund reported a 2.7 percent investment return in the second quarter and a 10.6 percent increase for the fiscal year.The gains boosted the total pension fund’s assets to $93.9 billion as of June 30, its highest valuation ever, up from ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-20-2017
  • Cooper: No offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean
    North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday that his administration will oppose opening up Atlantic Ocean waters to offshore oil-and-gas drilling.Making his announcement from Fort Macon State Park in coastal Carteret County, Cooper said the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality will submit its arguments to the U.S. Department of ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-20-2017
  • N.C. GOP calls Charlotte council member ‘unhinged’ after ‘dangerous rhetoric’
    Fallout continued Thursday over comments critical of President Donald Trump by a Charlotte City Council member, with the North Carolina Republican Party calling Dimple Ajmera “unhinged.”Appearing on WCNC’s “Flashpoint” Sunday, Ajmera said, “Republicans that are supporting Trump … should have no place on city council whatsoever or in the mayor’s ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-20-2017
  • Rip current victims at N.C. beaches need help, but not the kind you think
    The 80-person human chain that formed on the Florida coast to save a family from rip currents on July 8 made for dramatic images and a happy ending. It could also have gone terribly wrong.One of every five victims of rip currents in the Carolinas over the past four years ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-20-2017
  • N.C. island’s mysterious birth appears on NASA satellite images
    NASA has released satellite images that show North Carolina’s newly formed Shelly Island was born in November.The photos, acquired by the Operational Land Imager on the Landsat 8 satellite, show the sands that grew into the island first registered in November 2016 in the shoal area off Cape Point.A second ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-20-2017
  • N.C. woman headed to work when snake danced across windshield
    A creepy moment that would given even the most stoic driver a scare has made a Zebulon woman an up-and-coming social media celebrity.Justyn Knox says she was driving to work on July 14 when a snake poked its head up out from under her car hood on the passenger side, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-20-2017
  • Parasite season
    As all small ruminant producers know, internal parasites are one of the biggest production issues faced and one of the most difficult ones to control. The USDA frequently publishes information regarding the total production losses resulting from predator and non-predator causes.In 2014, the USDA reported that a total of 34,782 ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-20-2017
  • Letter from Montgomery board asks Uwharrie FD to remove Confederate flag
    TROY — A letter to the Uwharrie Fire Department by the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners requests that the firefighters remove a Confederate flag flying over the station.The letter was revealed during the commissioners’ July meeting on Tuesday evening. It came out of a controversy that has erupted in the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-19-2017
  • Cooper vetoes newspaper bill
    RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would change the way local governments issue public notices. It was Cooper’s eighth veto this year.In his veto message, Cooper, a Democrat, said the Republican-led General Assembly “used the levers of big government to attack important institutions in our state ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-18-2017
  • Man drowns in High Rock Lake
    HIGH ROCK LAKE — A Massachusetts man drowned in High Rock Lake Tuesday afternoon, according to a press report from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.Sheriff David Grice said a witness observed the man go underwater and never return to the surface.At 2:35 p.m., the sheriff’s office was called to 545 ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-18-2017
  • Swimmers rescued twice on coast
    WILMINGTON — Rip tides pulled a mother and her 10-year-old daughter out to sea early Saturday evening from a beach near Bald Head and Oak islands, according to a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard.But, unlike other incidents involving rip currents in North Carolina earlier this year, this has ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-17-2017
  • Lightning strikes vacationers at island
    ISLE OF PALMS — Four people were taken to the hospital after a lightning strike at Isle of Palms, S.C., on Sunday afternoon.Three people, one of them holding a child, were struck by lightning, the Island Eye News reported.The child was dropped and suffered a head injury, while the adults ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-17-2017
  • Another ‘Normie’ sighting; another clue
    LAKE NORMAN — A report this month that yet another person saw a “dinosaur” in the murky waters of man-made Lake Norman has prompted someone else to step forward with a clue about what the creature might be.In a July 14 posting on the official LakeNormanMonster.com website, a diver from ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 07-17-2017
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Courier-Tribune Sports

  • North Carolina American Legion State Tournament Schedule/Scores
    At Pitt County Community College in WintervilleFriday, July 21Game 1 — Wilmington 5, Garner 4Game 2 — Randolph County 9, Shelby 5Game 3 — Rowan County 9, Cherryville 3Game 4 — Pitt County 6, Hope Mills 5Saturday, July 22Loser’s Bracket ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-22-2017
  • Post 45 opens state tournament with win over Shelby
    WINTERVILLE - There are times when the baseball looks like a beach ball to a hitter. It is one of those times for Randolph County Post 45’s Dawson Painter.Painter blasted two home runs, had four hits in all, and Post 45 opened the North Carolina American Legion State Tournament with ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-22-2017
  • Wondering why this man wants to buy the Canes? Here’s your answer.
    RALEIGH — No one can talk about Chuck Greenberg’s ownership of the minor-league Frisco RoughRiders without talking about the lazy river. The signature feature of the Class AA ballpark in suburban Dallas isn’t one of the biggest scoreboards in minor-league baseball or the array of food options. It’s the meandering ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-22-2017
  • Could Marvin Bagley, a five-star forward, leave high school a year early to play for Duke?
    DURHAM — Duke unleashes a major push to land a big piece for its basketball team today.The question remains whether it will be for this season’s team or the 2018-19 squad.Marvin Bagley III, an intriguing 6-11, 190-pound forward from Sierra Canyon High in Tempe, Ariz., arrived on campus Friday morning ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-22-2017
  • Tar Heels set non-league slate
    CHAPEL HILL — Reigning national champion North Carolina announced its schedule of non-conference men's ’s basketball games for the 2017-18 season Friday.There will be seven non-league games at home, including the opener No. 10 against Northern Iowa.There's also a neutral-site game against Davidson on Dec. 1 in Charlotte against Davidson.This ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-22-2017
  • Hayes grabs AHS girls basketball reins
    ASHEBORO - David Hayes said he couldn’t be more excited to be returning near his hometown and he couldn’t be more excited about being named the the new head varsity girls basketball coach at Asheboro High School.Hayes, a 2005 graduate of Trinity High School, will take over for Jeff Stutts.For ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-22-2017
  • Pitch perfect: Post 45 arms a big reason for late-season success
    ASHEBORO — After the first five games of the American Legion season, Randolph County Post 45 stood 1-4. To say the pitching was a disappointment would be an understatement. Post 45 had surrendered 50 runs in those first five games, including allowing 33 in back-to-back losses to Stanly County to ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-21-2017
  • North Carolina American Legion State Tournament Schedule
    At Pitt County Community College in WintervilleFriday, July 21Game 1 — Garner vs. Wilmington, 9 a.m.Game 2 — Randolph County vs. Shelby, NoonGame 3 — Rowan County vs. Cherryville, 4 p.m.Game 4 — Hope Mills vs. Pitt County, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, July 22Loser’s Bracket ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-21-2017
  • Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job.Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that the 24-year-old Bowman will replace one of the series' biggest stars in the No. 88 car next season after Earnhardt retires.Bowman has big shoes to fill. Earnhardt was named NASCAR's ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-21-2017
  • Panthers release ‘Blind Side’ tackle Michael Oher after he fails physical
    CHARLOTTE -- Michael Oher’s time with the Carolina Panthers has ended.The team announced the release of Oher on Thursday afternoon, after Oher failed his physical. Oher had been in the NFL’s concussion protocol since September and finished the 2016 season on injured reserve."The brain is a scary thing," Oher tweeted ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-21-2017
  • Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney wastes no time handing out a contract extension
    CHARLOTTE -- Marty Hurney’s first move in his second stint as the Carolina Panthers’ interim general manager did not take long to come together.Pro Bowl right guard Trai Turner tweeted Thursday afternoon that his contract had been extended, allowing him to be "a Panther for 4 more years!!!"Turner, a Pro ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-21-2017
  • This is a milestone: UNC, NC State, Duke football coaches still standing
    CARY -- Larry Fedora sat at one end, Dave Doeren in the middle, David Cutcliffe to his left. Thursday was the fifth time these same three coaches have appeared together at the Bill Dooley Pigskin Preview, an annual rite of preseason passage.Five years represents a rare moment of stability among ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-21-2017
  • Why more athlete freedom could come at the expense of intensified academic scrutiny from the NCAA
    Cameron Johnson will be allowed to play basketball at North Carolina next season, but NCAA critic Taylor Branch thinks Johnson's victory in his highly publicized eligibility battle is an example of a philosophical shift by the NCAA to focus more on academic integrity.Johnson would have been out of luck if ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-21-2017
  • An All-American start to the British Open
    SOUTHPORT, England -- The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes.The British Open began Thursday with an All-American flavor.Jordan Spieth, chomping away on gum as he watched one putt after another pour into the center of the cup, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-21-2017
  • Post 45 has special player in Morrison
    ASHEBORO — There’s something special about a baseball player who plays for the love of the game. There’s something special about a player who will do anything to help his team. There is something special about a player who is a positive influential force on his team, a player who ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 07-20-2017
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