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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Both incumbent Republican Randolph County commissioners and the incumbent sheriff won their respective primaries last week after a slate of challengers mounted significant campaigns.

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TRINITY — East Davidson made things difficult, but eventually Wheatmore fought its way through to the third round.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Law enforcement from throughout Randolph County will reconvene this week for one of the customs established prior to the pandemic which has endured.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Another step toward dispersal of funds in the ongoing battle against opioid manufacturers was taken by Randolph County Commissioners this month when they unanimously approved an ordinance to establish an opioid settlement project fund.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — A conversation at the regular May meeting of Randolph County Board of Education regarding teacher turnover results for the 2020-21 school year brought to light concerns over recent state legislation.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Residents were on hand for the regular May meeting of Randolph County Board of Commissioners for a public hearing on proposed changes to the structure of the county’s fire districts.

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TRINITY — A proposed moratorium on major subdivisions in Trinity was replaced this week with a commitment by City Council to install a new land development plan.

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DAVIDSON COUNTY — One-stop early voting continues at Braxton Craven School this week, as voters in Randolph County resume a steady showing of residents who have turned out to submit their ballots.

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TRINITY — Nearly three weeks into his new position, new Trinity City Manager Stevie Cox is helping to build a budget, a plan and, perhaps most importantly, a team.

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ARCHDALE — Archdale City Council was updated last week on a series of developments occurring in 2021 as Debi Lagueruela, board chairperson for the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce, provided the organization’s annual report.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — It should come as no surprise in the era of overnight deliveries for merchandise orders and just-in-time inventory for businesses that early voting has surged in popularity.

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TRINITY — The picture is starting to come into focus for Wheatmore, and it’s looking pretty good.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — A third-quarter update at the April meeting of Randolph County Board of Education indicates that the county’s schools have capacity to accommodate projected growth expected to accompany Toyota’s operations at the Greensboro Randolph Megasite.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — A local school board member and a long-time incumbent representative of Randolph County in the state legislature will square off in next month’s primary for a seat in House District 70.

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TRINITY — Four months after a longtime city manager departed her post, Trinity City Council elected to hire Stevie Cox as its new city manager at the regular April meeting, replacing interim manager Jerry Rothrock.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — A group of county leaders will soon determine how the money Randolph County acquires from an opioid lawsuit will be used to combat addiction.

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ARCHDALE — In an effort to create a development-friendly environment, officials in Archdale discussed potential alterations to the city’s zoning ordinance and the board of adjustment at a recent meeting of City Council.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — A new, in-depth economic impact analysis found Randolph Community College has a $101.4 million annual impact on the regional economy — supporting more than 2,350 jobs or one out of every 27 jobs across Randolph County.

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TRINITY — A home which dates back to the early 19th century was recently announced as just the second property in the last 13 years to receive a special recognition by Trinity City Council.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Jobless rates in the Triad saw their descent come to an end at the beginning of 2022, when unemployment rates statewide increased in all 100 counties in January.

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TRINITY — A month after a potential moratorium on any future major subdivisions was tabled pending further review by planning and zoning, Trinity City Council will again wait another 30-day period before reaching a resolution.

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ARCHDALE — The new owners of a hotel in Archdale that was known for being a dangerous place are trying to change that reputation by welcoming the community to see the newly renovated property.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — As counties continue to brainstorm ways to make use of federal funding provided to assist in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Randolph County Board of Commissioners approved the first of their American Recovery Plan Act strategic funding allocations.

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ARCHDALE — In light of a domino effect that continues to threaten the workforce of city government, Archdale City Council approved a pay increase across the board for employees last week.

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TRINITY — Trinity head baseball coach Ryan Spencer was surprised by his margin of victory last Tuesday.

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TRINITY — A looming agreement with the city of High Point to treat sewer prompted council members in Trinity to renew ongoing conversation over what comes next for the community.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Filing for candidates in North Carolina primary races wrapped up last week, as the election remains on track for mid-May.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — In response to a looming disturbance at the regular March meeting of Randolph County Board of Commissioners, the board voted unanimously to preserve the Confederate statue in front of the Randolph County Courthouse ina its current location.

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DAVIDSON COUNTY — Filing for candidates in North Carolina primary races resumed last week, as the state Supreme Court refused to delay the use of redistricting maps endorsed by trial judges.

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The 2022 J. Elwood Roberts/Mars Hill University Choral Festival returned to the campus of Mars Hill University on Saturday, Feb. 19. The festival choir was conducted by renowned conductor and composer, Rollo A. Dilworth. Dilworth serves as the vice dean and professor of choral music educatio…

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — At the regular meeting of Randolph County Board of Education, chairman Gary Cook opened the gathering with a scathing review of what he said amounted to “holding schools hostage.”

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TRINITY — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released state playoff brackets for basketball on Saturday, setting the stage for several local programs to compete for the right to advance in the postseason.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is again offering the Sheriff’s Citizen Academy to Randolph County residents who are interested in learning more about law enforcement operations and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office internal processes.

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TRINITY — At the regular February meeting of Trinity City Council, a potential moratorium on any future major subdivisions was tabled pending further review by planning and zoning.

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TRINITY — An unusual twist in scheduling this season left Wheatmore girls basketball with the daunting task last week of taking on the second-place team in its conference twice in 48 hours.

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DAVIDSON COUNTY — Jobless rates in the Triad continued their descent at the end of the year, when 90% of North Carolina fell below the 5% threshold.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — An annual report on behalf of the Randolph County Child Fatality Prevention Team revealed 23 total child deaths throughout the county in 2021.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Four current outbreaks of COVID-19 in local congregate living facilities and an increase in individual cases have health officials concerned.

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ARCHDALE — After receiving concerns from residents on what some would consider blights on the city’s appearance, Archdale city staff stated at the January meeting of City Council the intention to address rundown houses along main corridors.

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The Bulldogs, after watching their double-digit lead in the first half turn into a deficit in the second, turned the tide back their way late to beat rival Wheatmore 54-46 in Piedmont Athletic 1A/2A Conference boys basketball in front of a large crowd last week at Wheatmore.