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TRINITY — Wheatmore didn’t want to overlook its first playoff opponent. But with a strong performance, there wasn’t anything it couldn’t handle.

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ARCHDALE — The city of Archdale will soon be in search of a new mayor after Mayor Bert Lance-Stone announced last week at the city council meeting that she will be retiring at the end of June.

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TRINITY — An offensive explosion last week propelled Trinity to a 12-8 victory over East Davidson in a nonconference matchup between the two area schools.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — A number of administrative changes for the Randolph County School System were announced this month, as several familiar faces will be occupying new places in the coming year.

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TRINITY — An impressive display by a then-unbeaten team left Wheatmore on the wrong end of a 16-0 game with Eastern Randolph last week.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Nearing the end of the school year, the Randolph County Board of Education reflected on a run that began back in August, as the school system strove to make in-person learning a staple of pandemic education.

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HIGH POINT — If you had asked Thomas Built Buses worker Chris Pratt a week ago if he ever thought he’d meet Vice President Kamala Harris, he would have candidly replied, “No way.”

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ARCHDALE — During her brief 4 1/2 months of life in 2019, an Archdale girl suffered repeated, severe injuries throughout her body, according to medical examiner records released last Thursday.

TRINITY — The sale of alcoholic beverages gained yet another vote of approval from the city of Trinity on Monday, as the Trinity City Council voted to approve the city’s local ABC licenses and business regulation ordinances.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — The unemployment rate in Randolph County stands at 5.5% in February, down from 5.9% in January, according to information released by the N.C. Department of Commerce.

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ARCHDALE — Hunter Smith entered this school year thinking he would miss out on a beloved tradition of youth.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — After months of languishing as one of the most impacted counties in the state by the COVID-19 pandemic, Randolph County is finally seeing its situation reach a point of stability.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Confiscated drug money will go toward funding several projects to upgrade the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office after the Randolph County Board of Commissioners approved the use of monies Monday.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — In response to President Joe Biden’s repeated calls to increase gun control measures, Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt issued a statement via social media to offer that “warrantless gun confiscation” is not welcome in Randolph County.

ARCHDALE — On Saturday, March 20 Archdale McDonald’s closed temporarily to honor Tyler Gray, a beloved employee who died on March 15 after a traffic incident. Closing the restaurant was unprecedented, but as General Manager Brad Acquilin said, “There simply is no other way to accomplish this…

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ARCHDALE — Javier Padilla says he thinks he’s found the perfect location for his vision of a new venue that features local food trucks and craft beer in an interesting setting.

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ARCHDALE — Archdale City Council was updated last week on a series of developments occurring in 2020 as Beverly Nelson, president of the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce provided the organization’s annual report.

RANDOLPH COUNTY — The improvement in North Carolina’s COVID-19 numbers has been slowing, but conditions have improved enough that Randolph County stands out starkly in the most recent update of a map illustrating viral spread in the state.

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TRINITY – Imagine being a young, inexperienced nurse in a hospital’s intensive care unit, where life and death often wrestle for the patients who come there.

TRINITY — When the COVID-19 pandemic left North Carolina High School Athletic Association with little choice but to reschedule and relocate basketball championships for the 2020-21 season, the association was intent on reaching residents in the heart of the state.

RANDOLPH COUNTY — Case numbers in Randolph County are reaching manageable levels that haven’t been seen in months, as the March 12 update by Randolph County Public Health indicated an 8-% positive test rate.

RANDOLPH COUNTY — Five months after bringing elementary students back to a four-day weekly calendar, officials with the Randolph County School System have scheduled the return of its middle and high school students.

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ARCHDALE — Well, it’s been a long time, friends, and we apologize for it. Wires got crossed and we did not have the opportunity to visit with you in 2020, but that is not any more messed up than most of the rest of the year. Let’s get to it!

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TRINITY — A plan that would have brought 398 apartment units to Trinity was altered Monday night, as Scott Wallace, co-founder, co-owner and president of Keystone Homes, pulled a request to rezone property for resort-style apartments.

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TRINITY — A seemingly harmless kickoff to begin the second half turned into a huge momentum swing for Wheatmore Friday night.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — An update to the Randolph County Board of Commissioners detailed a more promising outlook on the COVID-19 pandemic than has previously been offered.

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RANDLEMAN — Having outperformed expectations throughout the season, the Wheatmore girls basketball team attempted to do so again to win a rubber match with a conference foe and advance to the third round of the NCHSAA 2-A state playoffs.

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Carson H. Frank, a freshman at Wheatmore High School, has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank achievable in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program.

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TRINITY — An upcoming meeting could help determine the future of a well-trafficked area in Trinity, as city council is preparing to discuss a project that would bring 396 apartment units to acreage near Interstate 85.

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ARCHDALE — It’s been almost two years since a young Archdale woman was nearly stabbed to death in a Taco Bell parking lot, and she’s still traumatized by it.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Eight current outbreaks of COVID-19 remain in local congregate living facilities in Randolph County, but the number of those affected have decreased over the course of the week.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) is pleased to announce that Randolph County Schools has agreed to host the 2021 NCHSAA Basketball State Championship Games at Providence Grove and Wheatmore High schools. The decision was made to pursue high schoo…

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TRINITY — A project that would bring 398 apartment units, as well as additional townhomes and single-family homes to Trinity, was tabled until March 8 by Trinity City Council last week.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Eight current outbreaks of COVID-19 in local congregate living facilities and an increase in individual cases continue to draw the attention of Randolph County officials, even as vaccines are being administered.

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ARCHDALE — A manufacturer with a local presence is seeking to prepare another large chunk of rural land to accommodate future expansion.

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ARCHDALE — A financial audit presented by a representative from Hickory-based Martin-Starnes at the January meeting of Archdale City Council indicated the city is in good financial standing.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Vaccine distribution continues in Randolph County, albeit far slower than health officials would like.

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TRINITY — At first it looked like Trinity would take control. Then, it was Wheatmore. In the end, the teams settled for a tie.

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TRINITY — A financial audit presented by an accountant from Winston-Salem-based Gibson and Company at the January meeting of Trinity City Council indicated the city is in good financial standing.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Eleven current outbreaks of COVID-19 in local congregate living facilities and an increase in individual cases continue to draw the attention of Randolph County officials, even as vaccines are being administered.

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TRINITY — Following a code enforcement report earlier this month during the regular January meeting of Trinity City Council, a council member confronted staff members regarding comments made about the city manager.

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TRINITY — Wheatmore, try as it might, couldn’t keep pace with McMichael and powerful hitter Cassidy Tanton.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — The Randolph County Board of Commissioners received a report on its reappraisal schedule, as the state continues to urge counties to move to shorter revaluation cycles.