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Enjoy the 5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the YMCA

Name: Holiday Craft Fair Date: November 11, 2017 Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST Website: http://randolphasheboroymca.com/ Event Description: 5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair – [...]

2017 Field of Honor

The baseball field at South Asheboro Middle School will be transformed into a Field of Honor with 500 U.S. flags posted in perfect rows and [...]

Veteran’s Day Parade

Date: November 11, 2017 Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST Event Description: November 11 Veteran's Day Parade, Downtown Asheboro-Come out to celebrate Veteran's Day [...]

Millstone Creek Apple Cider 5K/10K

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4: 9am...REGISTER HERE: http://millstonecreekapplecider5k10k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9656 Celebrate fall at the Millstone Creek Apple Cider 5K & 10K. Enjoy the beauty of the Orchard as you [...]

Courier-Tribune

  • GOP leaders reach deal to cut corporate rate to 21%, lower top individual rate to 37%
    WASHINGTON — Republican leaders on Wednesday agreed on a final tax cut plan that would lower the corporate rate to 21 percent and drop the top individual rate to 37 percent, according to a Republican source briefed on the deal.Earlier House and Senate versions of the measure would have lowered ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-13-2017
  • Fed hikes key interest rate again
    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve monetary policymakers on Wednesday nudged up their key interest rate again and sharply increased their forecast for the economy’s performance in 2018 as Congress neared passage of a large tax cut package.Fed officials voted 7-2 after a two-day meeting to increase the rate by a quarter ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-13-2017
  • No prison time for N.C. mom whose son, 3, froze to death on her porch
    A Morganton woman received no prison time on Monday after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the freezing death of her toddler son.Landyn Melton died of hypothermia on the front porch of his family’s home the morning after his third birthday celebration in March, prosecutors said.His mother, 24-year-old Jamie Lyn ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-12-2017
  • UCA gets initial approval for K-4
    ASHEBORO — The N.C. Charter Schools Advisory Board approved the expansion of Uwharrie Charter Academy (UCA) to include grades K-4 during a regular meeting held Dec. 12. The board will recommend the expansion to the N.C. State Board of Education next month.Upon approval, UCA will be able to enroll up ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-12-2017
  • Thrift shop donates to Moore County Animal Shelter
    WHISPERING PINES — The Whispering Pines Thrift Shop recently made a donation to Sheriff Neil Godfrey for the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter.In 2017, the thrift shop and its volunteers raised and donated $40,100 to the following organizations: Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services, Bethany House, Boy & Girls ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-12-2017
  • PTI works on Uber deal
    GREENSBORO — Eddie Shi usually spends just a couple of days out of town when he flies from PTI.So he doesn’t mind the airport’s $8 to $10 daily parking fees.But he’s also an Uber driver and understands that many of his passengers would rather pay $25 or $30 for a ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-11-2017
  • WFU president highest paid in U.S.
    WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch received $4 million in 2015, making him the highest paid college president in the United States, according to data released Sunday by the Chronicle of Higher Education.Of his total compensation of $4,004,617, Hatch’s base salary was $839,944 in 2015. He was ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-11-2017
  • Great white cruises coast
    HYDE COUNTY — A great white shark has now been detected three times near the North Carolina coast this week, and each time it has been closer to the mainland.The tagged shark, named Bruin, most recently pinged in the bay at the Swan Quarter Ferry Terminal, near the point where ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-09-2017
  • Court to decide who’s in charge of schools
    RALEIGH — The State Supreme Court has agreed to hear a court case to decide who should have control over North Carolina’s public schools.The State Board of Education is appealing a lower court ruling in July that upheld a state law that shifts more control over public education operations to ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-09-2017
  • Uwharrie forest partners on road maintenance
    TROY — The Uwharrie National Forest has partnered this year with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) for the largest roads maintenance contract in recent history.This year’s contract included 21.7 miles of road grading and ditch pulling as well as ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-08-2017
  • Thousands of N.C. students exempt from vaccines
    RALEIGH — The number of N.C. kindergarteners opting out of required childhood vaccinations on religious grounds more than doubled in the five school years from 2012 to 2016. And both public health officials and anti-vaccine advocates agree that the exemption is being claimed by parents whose true objection to the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-08-2017
  • UNC Health Care patients affected by breach
    CHAPEL HILL — Health Care is notifying 24,000 patients about a potential security breach at a UNC dermatology practice in Burlington.UNC said Friday that personal patient information was contained on a hard drive of a laptop computer that was stolen from UNC Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center in October. The ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-08-2017
  • Good Samaritan gives attacker a beat-down
    WILMINGTON — A North Carolina man who allegedly threatened to kill a woman with a knife ended up severely beaten this week after a passerby intervened with fists flying.Wilmington police said 41-year-old Devin Michael Healey of Wilmington was pinned to the ground by the Good Samaritan when they arrived Tuesday ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-08-2017
  • NAFTA repeal could hurt some N.C. industries
    RALEIGH — If the U.S. withdraws from the North American Free Trade Agreement, North Carolina’s economy would see some losses, according to two studies released late last month.A report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranks North Carolina as the 12th most vulnerable state if NAFTA is repealed. Meanwhile a ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-08-2017
  • N.C. pipeline blows another deadline
    RALEIGH — The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, already more than a year behind schedule, missed another deadline Wednesday when North Carolina regulators said they would not issue an environmental permit by Dec. 15 as had been expected.The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality sent the pipeline’s developers a request for more ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 12-07-2017
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Courier-Tribune Sports

  • Local sports: SWR records varsity sweep over ER
    RAMSEUR — The Southwestern Randolph High School boys varsity basketball team withstood a torrid start from Eastern Randolph to record a 53-43 victory over the Wildcats in nonleague action Wednesday night at ERHS.The Wildcats hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter to grab a 21-10 lead after eight minutes, but ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-14-2017
  • Randleman records PAC sweep over Wheatmore
    RANDLEMAN — The Randleman High School varsity boys basketball team has yet to see a game that wasn’t a nailbiter.Wednesday night’s contest against a one-loss Wheatmore squad was no different, but, unlike the night before, the Tigers picked up a 48-45 Piedmont Athletic Conference win. In the early game, RHS ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-14-2017
  • Panthers have been practicing for Rodgers
    CHARLOTTE - No disrespect to the future Hall-of-Famer they’re facing Sunday, but the Carolina Panthers aren’t getting all worked up about the return of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Part of their indifference is rooted in the fact that they’ve been preparing for this scenario since Rodgers’ recovery timetable from ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-13-2017
  • Goodell will retire after current contract runs out
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who signed a five-year contract extension last week, intends to retire at the completion of his new deal in 2024. Spokesman Joe Lockhart, the NFL's executive vice president of communications and public affairs, confirmed at league winter meeting in Irving, Texas, on Wednesday. "The commissioner has been clear ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-13-2017
  • Local sports: AHS boys, girls open MPC with win
    ASHEBORO — The Asheboro High School varsity boys basketball team limited the turnovers after the first quarter and the result was very pleasing. Some hot shooting from sophomore Jamel Carl also helped.The Blue Comets fought back from a double-digit deficit and opened the Mid-Piedmont Conference season with an 81-68 victory ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-13-2017
  • WHS boys top Trinity in PAC sweep
    TRINITY — It was tough to find an open seat in the gym Tuesday night as Randolph County and Piedmont Athletic Conference rivals Trinity and Wheatmore faced off for a cross-town varsity basketball doubleheader and the league opener for the schools.In the end, the younger Tim Kelly won the father-son ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-13-2017
  • Here’s where the Panthers stand with playoffs
    CHARLOTTE -- The race is on.The Carolina Panthers (9-4) findthemselves in the thick of things as the complicated playoff chase unfolds within the NFC South.The Panthers know their best shot at the postseason is winning their final three games. But aside from that, they don’t have much control."I think we ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-13-2017
  • Local sports: SERMS, SWRMS split in hoop action
    ASHEBORO — Southeastern Randolph Middle School earned a 35-30 boys basketball win over Southwestern Randolph.Jayden Moffitt and DelonteGlover led the way for the Wildcats with 10 points each. Brody Gardner added seven.n In the girls game, SWRMS recorded a 48-16 win. Alexis Maness had 17 points, Katie Mull had 13 ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-12-2017
  • Girls brackets set for C-T tourney
    ASHEBORO — There are so many great traditions when it comes to the holiday season.Buying and trimming a Christmas tree, spending quality time with family and friends, writing a wish list to Santa Claus, preparing and hopefully fulfilling a list of resolutions … and, for the past 26 years, enjoying ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-09-2017
  • Unranked Boston College knocks off No. 1 Duke
    BOSTON -- Boston College coach Jim Christian says there will be a new poster on the wall outside the basketball office at Conte Forum."When you walk down the hallway (outside) our office, they have posters of the greatest moments, all the big wins, the conference championships, the beating No. 1 ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-09-2017
  • N.C. State runs away to big lead, holds on in second half to beat Missouri-Kansas City
    RALEIGH -- A sterling stretch of basketball just before halftime allowed N.C. State to turn Saturday’s return to Reynolds Coliseum into a runaway.While Missouri-Kansas City missed 11 consecutive shots, the Wolfpack reeled off 16 points in a row to build a 25-point lead and post a 88-69 win in the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-09-2017
  • Vikings, Panthers focus on each other, not standings
    CHARLOTTE -- The Minnesota Vikings are trending toward one of the top spots in the NFC, but the Carolina Panthers haven't given up on that thought either.The teams meet Sunday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium, insisting their focus is on each other and not the big picture with four ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-09-2017
  • Duke set for ACC opener
    There’s no reason for top-ranked Duke to change at this stage, but it’s about to be different for the Blue Devils.Atlantic Coast Conference play begins this afternoon for them with a game at Boston College."I don’t know what it’s like to be in the ACC (part of the schedule), but ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-08-2017
  • NHL’s Hurricanes sold to Dallas billionaire
    RALEIGH — Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon has signed a purchase agreement to buy a majority stake in the Carolina Hurricanes from longtime owner Peter Karmanos.The team announced the agreement Thursday, and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the team would not move.The move marks the latest step toward the end of ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-08-2017
  • Local sports: Wintry weather forces cancellations
    Friday’s rain, sleet and snow forced area high schools to postpone and cancel events that were scheduled both Friday night and today, meaning the local basketball teams will have to wait a few more days before the start of conference play.In Mid-Piedmont Conference hoops, the Asheboro varsity games at Southeast ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 12-08-2017
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