Rock Hill Hospitality & Community Pride Sends out Hearty Welcome
Catawba River, Rock Hill, South CarolinaPhoto by the author. Hello readers. It’s been a while! I no longer reside in the Asheboro, North Carolina community, where I have lived, worked, and reported local news for the past year. Thank you to the residents of Asheboro for your friendliness in spite of a difficult time for many of you.Read full story
Randolph County – 7 Tips for Safe New Years
To have a safe New Year’s holiday you need to make safe choices for yourself and your family. As a refresher on New Year's safety tips, we’re here with a short-list to help Randolph County residents to keep safety in mind.Read full story
Asheboro Parties to Ring in 2022
If there’s one thing Asheboro peeps know how to do, it's party. And to ring in the year 2022, after two consecutive rough years for us all, Asheboro is gearing up to bring in the new year with a bang. If you aren’t sure where to go to celebrate the turning over of the year, consider these events and happenings around town – and above all, be responsible and safe for the New Year’s celebrations!Read full story
Asheboro Zookeepers Mourn the Deaths of Beloved Animals
Harbor sealsPixabay License Free for commercial use No attribution required. It’s never easy to lose an animal, whether a beloved pet or an animal you are caring for, like with those animals who live at Asheboro’s zoological park. Some 1800 animals call the zoo their home, residing on the over 500-acre expansive zoo property, nestled within 2600 wooded acres in Randolph county. These animals of over 250 species are cared for by a staff of over 600 people and over 300 volunteers and interns.Read full story
Snow this Winter for North Carolina?
The old folks say to watch the acorns and other wildlife predictors...here are some predictions for this year’s winter snowfall in North Carolina. Snow in North CarolinaFree for commercial use, Pixabay.Read full story
Have You Tried Asheboro's Laundry Lounge?
Asheboro small business, the Laundry Lounge, is bringing comfort and style to your boring laundry day. Have you been using a laundromat in the Randleman or Asheboro area and think maybe it's time to find a better place to do your laundry? Yeah, me too. And lucky for me (and you) I found it. Laundry doesn't have to be such a terrible chore, especially if there's a nice place, reasonably priced, in the area. I went for my first visit today and I thought I'd share the experience with you.Read full story
AT&T Sending Out Free Smartphones to Qualifying NC Customers
One network decision will affect North Carolina AT&T users. North Carolina AT&T users are in for a shock in February if they are using an older device. (Cell phones, tablets, smartwatches, etc.) Though this decision affects all AT&T users, we wanted to be sure North Carolina AT&T users are informed and have time to act. You may have even received a brand new phone from AT&T already— and you might be wondering if there's been some mistake?Read full story
Shyamalan Delivers Again with “Old” Now Showing at Cinemark Asheboro
If you are a big fan of the giggling awkward scariness known of M. Night Shyamalan’s work, “Old” does not disappoint. The film is now being featured at the Cinemark and other theaters nationwide, including our Cinemark Asheboro, located in the Asheboro Mall.Read full story
Head Over to America’s Roadhouse in Asheboro ─ Great Food and Excellent Service
If you’re looking for a great sit-down meal and you’re in the Asheboro area, may I recommend America’s Roadhouse? Being new to the area, I’ve been trying out some different eateries around here and this place has hit all my must-haves for a great meal out. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should get in your car and go there for dinner ─ like, today!Read full story
Asheboro Police: Tips for Harassment in Apartments
One thing that makes Asheboro a popular place to live is the availability of affordable apartment complexes. There are Madison Heights, Forest Ridge, Matthew Grande, Summers Run, Arlington Square Apartments, Ivy Terrace Apartments, Hanover Court, and many others. For a place that still has that small-town feel, Asheboro has a lot of affordable housing. And if you've ever lived in an apartment complex, you know that sometimes neighbors can be a real issue.Read full story
Impressive Delivery from Domino's Pizza, Ward Street, Asheboro, NC
I don’t often order delivery and it’s even less often that I am impressed with it. Especially when it comes to pizza. But this time, this hard-to-please customer was wow-ed. Here’s why Domino's Pizza in Asheboro (on Ward Street) has earned my business.Read full story
NC Faces Insect Swarms Following Storm
If you live in North Carolina you may have noticed a few changes since Tropical Storm Elsa came rolling through here last week. Aside from the dreary rain that lasted the better part of the day and the threat of flooding, how about those lasting swarms of insects? Have you noticed them buzzing all about?Read full story
Join the NC Zoo at Asheboro and Get More!
This article is written in honor and memory of Tommo, the grizzly bear. RIP July 2021. By now, surely you’ve heard that you can join the zoo. But why? What if you only want to visit the zoo once or twice a year? What if you don't live very close to the zoo?Read full story
Woman Declared Incompetent: Murder Charges Dismissed
Tonesha Tonyae Collins, 35, of Fir Street, Winston-Salem was indicted in August 2017 for the shooting death of J. Won Kim, 53, who lived on West Wendover Avenue in Jamestown. The shooting occurred in 2016 and Collins was captured on gas station security footage walking into the store and shooting Kim. The question hasn’t been whether or not Collins was responsible for the crime or even why the crime occurred, although the Kim family is deserving of those answers.Read full story
The Butterfly Exhibit at Asheboro Zoo: a Must-See!
I was unprepared for the beauty I’d experience in the Kaleidoscope Butterfly Garden at the Asheboro Zoo. Sure, it costs an extra $3.00. Sure, you have to walk over to the ticket booth to buy a ticket for it and then walk back. But trust me, it’s worth your 3 bucks and your time.Read full story
Visiting 311 Flea Market in Sophia, NC
Being new to the Asheboro area, I couldn’t wait to visit nearby 311 Flea Market in Sophia, NC. When you’re from the south, nothing kicks off a weekend better than an early Saturday stroll through the local flea market. And 311 did not disappoint.Read full story
Tips For Seeing More Animals at the Asheboro Zoo
When you go to the zoo at Asheboro, getting to see as many animals as possible seems a worthy goal. But there are a lot of factors that come into play. Sometimes it is too hot and many of the animals are either hiding or inactive. Sometimes you arrive at an exhibit and it is closed for renovations or the animals aren’t out in the viewing area.Read full story
NC Zoo at Asheboro: What You Need to Know Before Visiting
Entrance sign to the NC Zoological Park at Asheboro, NC,Photo by the author. Are you thinking of visiting the NC Zoological Park at Asheboro, NC? If you've never been or if it's been a while since your last visit, here's some helpful info for you as you plan your visit:Read full story
Jed’s Barbeque & Seafood in Asheboro, NC
This evening I paid my first visit to a barbeque place since moving into the Asheboro area, and Jed’s did not disappoint. If you’re from the south you know that a good barbeque place is worth its weight in gold. Most of the time these places are known for their down-home feeling and delicious southern food. Jed’s Barbeque & Seafood, I was hoping, would give me all of that southern comfort I am used to in a barbeque place.Read full story
What Is the Mystery Grave in Airlie Gardens?
In 2019 Wilmington, NC (WECT) news reported that “Volunteers from the Cape Fear Garden Club worked Friday morning to restore Airlie Gardens’ “Mystery Grave,” which suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Florence.” But what is this mystery grave? Who is buried there?Read full story