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Pink A Boo 5K Walk/Run

Grab your running shoes and your best pink attire and join us for a special 5k event! We encourage you to let your creative juices [...]

Fourth Annual Disability Awareness Day and Parade

Randolph County Mayor's Committee will host the fourth annual Disability Awareness Day & Parade on Friday, October 20, 2017. The day will begin at 10 [...]

International Walk to School Day

Asheboro – Students, families, teachers, and administrators from Donna Lee Loflin Elementary School will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to [...]

Middle School Tours for Current 5th Grade Families

Date: September 27, 2017 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Website: http://asheboro.k12.nc.us Asheboro City Schools will offer school tours and information sessions at North Asheboro [...]

Courier-Tribune

  • Randleman man’s pumpkin sets State Fair record: 1,458.5 pounds!
    RALEIGH — A 1,458.5-pound pumpkin grown by Elijah Meck of Randleman and a watermelon weighing 316 pounds grown by Todd Dawson of Garner took the top prizes in the Great Pumpkin and Watermelon Weigh-Off at the N.C. State Fair.Both entries shattered the previous state records of 1,404 pounds for a ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-18-2017
  • Tillis-sponsored bill would ease some barriers slowing marijuana research
    RALEIGH — Medical researchers should be allowed to dive “into the weeds,” a handful of U.S. senators who want to roll back regulations for marijuana studies say.The Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, would simplify rules for scientists who want to learn more ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-17-2017
  • Does ‘War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast’ hold some relevance for today?
    Remember! In the beginning of mass electronic communications, there was only AM radio. Households, each morning, put the coffee and the morning man on each day. Radio was music, information, entertainment, a center of family attention. And radio would not lie to you.An announcer would tell you what to expect, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-17-2017
  • Cross Road responds to two cases of Legionnaires’ disease
    ASHEBORO — After officials were made aware on Saturday, Oct. 14, that both a former and a current resident at Cross Road Retirement Community tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease, the Randolph County Health Department has advised Cross Road to take precautionary measures.The former resident had tested positive after moving out ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-16-2017
  • A big hit at the NC State Fair: hopping rabbits
    Sometimes your bunny just doesn’t have the get up and go.That’s what a few rabbit-hopping contestants found out Sunday afternoon at the N.C. State Fair.It was hot and sticky inside the rabbit barn, with noisy people shuffling by. Some of the rabbits stared down the tiny versions of steeplechase-style jumps ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-16-2017
  • Oldest woman to ever run a marathon dies at 94
    Harriette Thompson — a three-time cancer survivor who ran her first marathon at age 76, then 16 years later became the oldest woman ever to complete one — died early Monday in Charlotte. She was 94.Her son, Brenneman Thompson, said she was placed into hospice care after being injured in ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-16-2017
  • ‘Optimizing’ Bank of America reports $5.6B profit
    Bank of America on Friday reported larger profits in the third quarter, as the Charlotte-based company further reduced its headcount and continued to slash expenses.The bank said profits totaled $5.6 billion, an increase of 13 percent from the same period last year. That came as it increased revenues 1 percent ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-13-2017
  • Does Charlotte really have a shot at winning Amazon’s second HQ?
    The city of Charlotte is something like a nervous job candidate right now, putting the finishing touches on its resume, gathering its best work samples and getting ready to hit “submit” on the biggest application of its life.The deadline to apply for Amazon.com’s second headquarters location is Oct.19. The winning ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-12-2017
  • N.C. boy’s message in a bottle washes up in France
    WINSTON-SALEM — One year after it was set adrift off the North Carolina coast, a boy’s message in a bottle has been found in France.Ben Geren, 10, sent the letter in March 2016 as part of a second grade class project at the Summit School in Winston-Salem.“I was excited, but ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-12-2017
  • Another copperhead bite reported in Charlotte
    CHARLOTTE — For the second time in five days, a venomous copperhead bite is being reported in Charlotte.The latest occurred Monday and involved 10-year-old girl named Summer Boyd, according to TV station WCNC.“She was pushing her bike up the hill, and there was a copperhead, small one, in the center ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-11-2017
  • ‘Ear-splitting boom’ rattles Winston-Salem
    WINSTON-SALEM — An “ear-splitting boom” that shook homes in Winston-Salem has prompted an official investigation into the mysterious source of the noise.Police said they received numerous calls around 10:45 p.m. Saturday about an “explosion” that rattled windows and shook homes, reported Fox8 WGHP. The reports came from people living in ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-11-2017
  • Cooper vetoes bill that may signal push for judicial-selection change
    RALEIGH — Senate Republicans sent strong signals with Thursday’s passage of the Electoral Freedom Act of 2017 that they may still seek to scrap judicial elections in exchange for some form of merit selection for judges.Senate Bill 656 is a wide-ranging electoral reform package that Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed on ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-10-2017
  • He was wrongfully convicted; now he’s getting $4 million
    Joseph Sledge, who spent nearly four decades in prison for two murders for which he was wrongfully convicted, has settled a lawsuit against the Bladen County sheriff’s office for $4 million.The agreement was outlined in documents filed Monday in federal court.Other lawsuits filed by Sledge against the State Bureau of ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-10-2017
  • Creepy ‘house that disappeared’ saved from bulldozers
    There are haunted houses and then there are houses that are haunting.The sinister looking McCanless-Busby-Thompson mansion in Salisbury is among the latter, with a title to match: “The house that disappeared.”“You can walk or drive by and not even know it’s there,” said a 2016 article in the Salisbury Post. ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-10-2017
  • New website launched to lure Amazon’s HQ2 to Charlotte
    In the nationwide race to lure Amazon’s second headquarters, Charlotte economic developers have launched a new website: www.CharlotteIsPrime.com.The site goes along with #CLTisPrime and @CLTisPrime, the hashtag and Twitter handles Charlotte has been using to promote the bid. Seattle-based Amazon said bids for its second headquarters, a $5 billion project ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 10-10-2017
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Courier-Tribune Sports

  • It’s back to quarterback shuffle at UNC
    CHAPEL HILL — Brandon Harris insists the positive approach works best, so even with the North Carolina offense in the doldrums the quarterback is upbeat."I know how it works, so I just try to be positive," Harris said. "We just have to continue to be positive because positive energy, I ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-18-2017
  • RHS pulls off upset of Pats to reach PAC Tournament finals
    CLIMAX — A large part of sports is from the neck up.If players want something bad enough and believe they can win, it can mean the difference between a win and a loss — or an upset.Tuesday night, the third-seeded Randleman High School varsity volleyball team upended second-seed Providence Grove ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-18-2017
  • Local sports: WHS, AHS spikers win to reach tournament finals
    TRINITY — The Wheatmore High School varsity volleyball team remained undefeated on the season and advanced to the Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament finals with a 25-16, 25-13, 25-15 win over Trinity Tuesday.Carson Elliott had 20 service points, 14 digs and seven kills, Hope Turbyfill had 10 digs and 16 kills ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-18-2017
  • NFL, NFLPA have productive meeting
    The NFL and the league's Players Association issued a joint statement Tuesday afternoon after their meeting earlier in the day to discuss the ongoing national anthem protests at the league offices in New York. Among the 29 listed attendees were 13 current and former NFL players, 11 owners, three NFLPA representatives ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-18-2017
  • Big kid at heart Howard has big vision for Hornets
    CHARLOTTE — If you want to make Dwight Howard glow, put him amidst kids — pretty much any kids anywhere.Howard, the Hornets’ new starting center, has adopted Charlotte’s Starmount Academy, an elementary school on Brookdale Ave. Howard is contributing $100,000 to the operation of a Boys and Girls Club there, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-18-2017
  • AHS spikers roll into MPC Tournament semifinals
    ASHEBORO — Like many coaches, Asheboro High School varsity volleyball coach Karen Blanchard doesn’t like looking ahead.She can now as the second-seeded Blue Comets swept No. 7 Eastern Guilford 25-9, 25-15, 25-16 in the first round of the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament on Monday at AHS. The Blue Comets (18-4) move ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-17-2017
  • Local sports: AHS soccer team tops SG; FSCS wins league tournament title
    The Asheboro High School varsity soccer team recorded a 3-0 Mid-Piedmont Conference win over Southern Guilford Monday.Jovan Cotton, Omar Aboutaleb and Scott Villagrana each scored one goal for the Blue Comets (8-2, 15-2-1).Jose Garcia, Will Clausser and Cotton each had an assist, while Junior Cambronand Evan Lucas combined for the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-17-2017
  • Locked-in N.C. State clears Pitt trap, reaches No. 16 in AP poll
    RALEIGH -- Here’s where N.C. State is in the national polls: No. 16 in the AP Top 25 and No. 17 in the USA Today Top 25.Here’s where N.C. State is mentally: locked in enough to get away with a mistake-filled performance.N.C. State (6-1, 4-0 ACC) heads into the open ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-17-2017
  • Pitino officially fired amid FBI probe
    The University of Louisville's athletic board voted unanimously Monday to fire Rick Pitino as men's basketball head coach in the wake of an FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball.The University of Louisville Athletic Association voted to terminate Pitino's contract "with just cause" despite an argument from Pitino's ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-17-2017
  • Oh, Legion ball is a-changin’: New rules don’t sit well with local coaches
    ASHEBORO — There were a number of aspects about American Legion baseball that set it apart from other summer leagues and options players had. American Legion used Major League rules, meaning nine-inning games, no re-entry rule and no courtesy runners.All that is going to change this summer and local coaches ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-15-2017
  • Local sports: League volleyball tourneys set
    Brackets for the Mid-Piedmont and Piedmont Athletic conference tournaments were released Saturday as both get under way Monday.In the MPC, second-seeded Asheboro hosts No. 7 Eastern Guilford at 6 p.m. in Monday’s first round, while No. 3 Southwestern Randolph welcomes No. 6 Burlington Williams at 6 p.m. and No. 4 ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-15-2017
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes pole for final Talladega race
    TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won the pole for his final scheduled Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.Earnhardt is retiring from full-time competition at the end of the season, and the Alabama crowd has always embraced NASCAR's most popular driver. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has declared race day "Dale ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-15-2017
  • No. 20 N.C. State pulls away from Pitt
    PITTSBURGH -- North Carolina State and Pittsburgh don't play often, despite being conference opponents. The Wolfpack met the Panthers on Saturday for the first time since Pitt joined the Atlantic Coast Conference, playing at Heinz Field.N.C. State had a Hines, too.And Nyheim Hines was the difference-maker with two electric touchdowns ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-15-2017
  • Virginia sinks Tar Heels to lower spot
    CHAPEL HILL – Now North Carolina’s football team can’t even beat Virginia.Another Saturday of frustration accompanied the Tar Heels in their 20-14 loss at Kenan Stadium."When things aren’t going your way, they’re magnified," coach Larry Fedora said. "There’s no margin of error for our team right now."A quarterback change didn’t ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-15-2017
  • Florida State beats Duke 17-10 on Akers’ late TD
    DURHAM — Freshman Cam Akers ran 42 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 8:23 to play, and Florida State held on to beat Duke 17-10 on Saturday.Akers finished with 115 yards while James Blackman threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Auden Tate on the opening drive for the Seminoles (2-3, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 10-15-2017
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