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Treasure World, Inc. Celebrating 40 years!

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Community News

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06 Moonlight Painting with Ken Hobson 12 The Power of Pink from the Inside Out 14 Zooland Civitan Club’s 6th Annual “Taste of Tables” 18 Randolph Arts Guild A-Team Summer Camps 36 Relay for Life 42 3rd Annual Randolph Treasures RC Health Department Community Health Needs Assessment Song Spar at the Sunset 47 W.I.S.H. Society 60 RCC Instructor Wins 3rd in National Photo Competition 62 Build Your Own Bird Bath or Bird Feeder with Brooke Avery

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Your Eyes Your Feet Your Taxes Your Hearing Your Money

Citizen Journalism 48

Lightly Turning to Love

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Planned Giving at the NC Zoo

At the YMCA 56 Summer Day Camp 2014 Discover the Fun!

Friendly Faces Prom 2014

26 Travel Feet: Jonesborough, TN 31 Agape Christian Academy Where Children Shine 40

Zoo Zeal

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The Bee Cause Project


am pleased to announce that Sally Carre has joined the Positive Community Magazines team and will be assisting me with all aspects of getting the magazines ready to read every month. Please introduce yourself if you get the opportunity, she just moved here from Nashville, Tennessee and is looking forward to getting to know the community. She is also my sister-in-law so I think she’s just fabulous! Dance rehearsal is heating up in the Dancing with the Randolph Stars Competition, which is only one month away! If you have the chance, attend a fundraiser or go to the website and support your favorite dancers (AHEM - see page 16 if you are not sure who to vote for!). All the proceeds raised go to support student scholarships to Randolph Community College. There is nothing more important than the opportunity to receive a quality education, except maybe the opportunity to help provide one. If you have lived in Asheboro for any length of time, you have driven by our cover story, Treasure World, Inc. a thousand times. It’s a fascinating store, and the inventory changes constantly. We have a new monthly feature starting this issue Travel Feet, written by local author Micki Bare. She will be offering ideas and tips for travel near and far. If you are unsure if your child is ready for public school, you should check out Agape Christian Academy in Asheboro. Their teachers offer a nurturing faith based learning environment that allows children to develop leadership skills to prepare them for life. With the nice weather finally here to stay, there is a ton of outdoor activities going on: 5K runs, BBQ fundraisers, Art Shows, Oyster Roasts, and soon the summer concerts will begin in Bicentennial Park. Enjoy the beautiful weather and as always, support local businesses whenever possible. Thanks for reading,



Issue 44 Publisher Sherry Johnson

Advertising Sales Sally Carre

Contributors Jordan Willis, Greg Smith, Micki Bare Ryan Dodson, Dr. Richard Sikora, Celena Fleming Brooke Miller, AuD, jacquie Reininger Nancy Harding

Cover Photo Donna Allen Photography Asheboro Magazine is published by Asheboro and More Marketing, Inc d/b/a Positive Community Magazines. Any reproduction or duplication of any part thereof must be done with the written permission of the Publisher. All information included herein is correct to the best of our knowledge as of the publication date. Corrections should be forwarded to the Publisher at the address above. Disclaimer: The paid advertisements contained within Asheboro Magazine are not endorsed or recommended by the Publisher. Therefore, neither party may be held liable for the business practices of these companies.

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“Moonlight Painting” Workshop with NC Artist, Ken Hobson


he Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) announces the return of North Carolina visual artist, Ken Hobson with a fun opportunity to further your visual art skills. His upcoming watercolor paint workshop is titled “Painting Landscapes with a “Full Moon”. Ken will teach you how to create night-time landscapes that feature images of the moon. This class meets on Saturdays, May 3 & 17 from 10:30 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m. at the Moring Art Center located at 123 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro. The class is designed for ages 16 and up and costs $60 for RAG members, and $70 for non-members. A complete list of materials students are to provide is available upon request. Bring a lunch too. Payment and completed registration are required for enrollment. The enrollment deadline is Wednesday, April 23. For more information and to register for this class, contact the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629-0399. For more of Ken’s work visit: .

in Tarrytown, NY. He was a six-year member of the Art Advisory Council at Ferris State College in Big Rapids, Mich. He is a former art instructor at Caldwell Academy in Greensboro, NC. Ken built a strong national reputation while working for advertising agencies and design firms as an Illustrator and later worked as a Senior Artist at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., before moving to Greensboro in 1987. Over the years, he has painted more than 1,500 paintings and has donated many paintings and prints to charitable organizations. Ken has exhibited in more than 20 shows, including The Society of Illustrators Traveling Exhibition to Japan and China, The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, The Saginaw Art Museum, The Henley 14th Annual Southeast Spectrum, The Center for Creative Leadership, The Illustrators Annual, New York and the Watercolor Society of North Carolina Juried Exhibition. Ken’s paintings and prints are in private and corporate collections throughout the world. His collectors have used Ken has been drawing and painting words such as sensitive, meticulous, since he was a child, so it is no surprise whimsical, spontaneous and moody that this led to a career in art. Ken is to describe his work. Ken says, “My ability as an artist is a gift from God a native of Michigan and a graduate that hopefully affects the viewer in a of Kendall College in Grand Rapids, positive and uplifting way.”  Mich., and the Illustrators Workshop

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Treasure World, Inc. Celebrating 40 years!


eo Hammer grew up in Asheboro. After high school he joined the Coast Guard, and was stationed in Massachusetts, where he met his wife, Ann. For Christmas in 1968, his dad sent him a metal detector. He thought it was kind of a cool gadget, and took it out on the beach to test it out. The first thing he ever found was a silver quarter and from there on - he was hooked! When he left the Coast Guard, he and Ann moved back to Asheboro. He entered into real estate with his dad and brother, who had a successful statewide business. After a while, Leo realized real estate wasn’t for him and he looked around for something else. He rented the old Phillips 66 Gas Station on Highway 64 from his father, cleaned out the garage bays, and opened Treasure World of NC. In the early days, he sold metal detectors and accessories to local enthusiasts. Metal detecting was just getting started in those days and many people enjoyed it because it was a fun hobby that could actually pay you back, sometimes handsomely! He spent the next three years building up a nice little business with the metal detectors, but he realized that it was going to be a finite market and would reach saturation with no room to grow. A friend suggested he look into selling hand guns. He had never owned a gun, so he began to research the subject to learn more about firearms. He enrolled at Guilford Technical Community College and completed courses in Law Enforcement through their BLET program. At the time, he thought he might want to

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go into a career in law enforcement, and became a reserve deputy under Sheriff Carl Moore in Asheboro. While taking additional courses at GTCC, he handled many firearms and became more familiar with them. In 1983 he hired Eric McNeill. Eric was a very knowledgeable gun enthusiast and after 31 years of employment and now over 100,000 guns sold Corporate Officer, McNeill, proved to be ‘right on target’ for the company. However, guns sales alone were not going to provide the cash flow needed to maintain and grow profitability. With a growing family at home, Leo needed to increase company profits. He surveyed other options. A local pawn shop had opened two years before, just north of Asheboro. Leo determined that this type of business could be the answer as well as being a service to the community. He began visiting the many pawn shops in Fayetteville to buy items to stock the shelves of the store so when people came in, there would be merchandise to purchase. The company was blessed in those early years, and every extra penny made was put back into the business. They were lean years, but Leo trusted that it would pay off down the road. There was an adjacent area in the store where jewelry business was conducted. It was quickly realized that discount jewelry sales could be a larger part of the business. They expanded the jewelry section --constructing a completely separate entrance to provide a comfortable feeling detached from the pawn sales area.

posting hard to sell items on eBay. Often, people pawn things that do not have a large demand here in Asheboro by Sherry Johnson and to reach a much broader audience eBay was the perfect Photos by Donna Allen solution. Son, and Corporate Officer, Christian Hammer, leads this department. “You never know what item might walk through the door next.” The most popular items people bring in to the store are guns and jewelry, but TVs, newer electronics, tools, guitars and other musical instruments also top the list of hot items. They once had someone try to pawn a used electric toothbrush, but they politely refused to accept it. A pawn shop really does serve the community! It provides small collateralized loans. 20% of Americans do not use any form of traditional bank or credit union If you find yourself short of cash, and just need a quick loan you can take items of value into the pawn shop and they will loan you money against the item. The interest rate is set by the state, and as long as you make monthly payments towards your loan, the 90 day contract renews indefinitely. If no payments are made within the contracted time, the ownership of the items reverts to Treasure World. In addition to loans, Treasure World will also purchase your item outright. They are legally required to hold it for 10 days. Pawn shops work closely with local, state and national law enforcement agencies to make sure that all items they handle are not stolen property. Less than 1% of all stolen merchandise in the United States will show up in a pawn Approximately 11 years ago,Linda Thornburg was hired shop. These days, everything is computerized so the minute something is entered into their system a copy of the item is to manage a new addition to the pawn shop – a payment station for people to pay their Randolph Electric bills. They sent to city and county agencies to compare to their list of currently accept payments for many local companies which stolen goods. The internet has made pricing items much easier. A makes it very convenient for their customers. Payments may quick internet search will determine the true value of most be made for Direct TV, Belks, Piedmont Natural Gas, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Drive Time, Duke Energy and merchandise. Treasure World, Inc. belongs to several agencies who set standards for the industry, including the many others.. North Carolina Pawn Brokers Association and the National About four years ago, sales were expanded to include | 9

Pawn Brokers Association. It’s like having a Better Business Bureau rating in the world of pawn shops. They govern themselves within the industry, and make sure that they are adhering to the highest standards. Treasure World, Inc. Is a Bonded buyer of precious metals and diamonds. Your broken or unwanted jewelry is worth more than you think! Now is the time to turn it into cash. Contrary to popular belief and advertising claims, gold and silver prices fluctuate by the hour and a legitimate pawn broker will often top the large newspaper ads. Leo incorporated the business in the early 1980s, changing the name from Treasure World of NC to Treasure World, Inc. It’s a true family business. Leo and Ann’s daughters, Jennifer and Rachel, are both employed in the jewelry department, as well as assisting in other areas of the business. Their son, Christian, has been employed since he graduated in 1992. Son-in-law, Kevin Leonard is Treasure World’s Office Manager. Eric McNeill’s wife, Lori, also works in jewelry and their son, Grayson is the company’s Floor Manager. Most are long term employees with 10 to 20 years. Recent employees added to the ‘team’ are Josh Thayer and Ever DePaz. “It’s been a blessing that everyone that works here shares the same Christian values that we do. If you have good people, they work hard for you and are extremely trustworthy.” Celebrating 40 years in business this year, Treasure World, Inc. is possibly the only building on Highway 64 in Asheboro that has been in continuous operation by the same owner since it started. With TV shows like Pawn Stars and Storage Wars

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bringing “treasure hunting” new life, pawn shops have enjoyed a rise in popularity once again. You can find just about anything you are looking for at Treasure World, Inc., located at 823 E Dixie Drive, Asheboro. The Treasure World family looks forward to serving you! 


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The Power of Pink From the Inside-Out

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by Sherry Johnson

“Our mission is to empower girls and make them feel beautiful from the inside out!”


ave you ever looked around your neighborhood or school and wondered how you could make a change for the better? Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—gives you the chance to show that you are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community. Local Girl Scout Troop 40420 is currently working on earning their Girl Scout Silver Award. Samantha McCrary, Sara Bullins and Sadie Richau, the members of Troop 40420 are in middle school and they feel strongly that girls their age need something to make them feel good about themselves. There is so much pressure to be pretty or thin or athletic. What they hope to accomplish is for girls to be happy with themselves.

They are holding a FREE Self-esteem and Empowerment Day on May 17, 2014 at South Asheboro Middle School where they attend classes from 2 to 5 pm for all middle school aged girls. Various speakers will be presenting topics ranging from skin care, fitness, nutrition and fashion, to healthy relationships and bullying. They are excited that speakers from UNC Dermatology Clinic and Macy’s will be present to answer questions and help girls navigate the pitfalls of middle school and gain self-esteem. “Our mission is to empower girls and make them feel beautiful from the inside out!” Sadie Richau shared with me. The girls are hoping to have door prizes and giveaways throughout the afternoon.  | 13

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Casino Night at Santosha Yoga to Benefit Randolph County Family Crisis Center


n June 20th, 2014. Santosha Yoga studio and the second floor of the Mill will be transformed into the floor of a Casino, bigger and with twice as many tables as last year! I know you won’t want to miss the party this time around, so mark your calendars now, and make your promises to have fun and make a change in our community at the same time! Professional dealers coming in from Raleigh will set up Craps, Black Jack, Roulette and Poker tables. There will be Sassy and Classy Cocktail Waitresses (some very special new guests this year) serving the players heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Live jazz will float throughout the 2nd level of this beautiful building, setting the perfect mood for a fun night of fundraising for your local Family Crisis Center! Brush off your tux and freshen up your evening gowns, this is going to be Classy! (Dressing up is optional but appropriate!) The FCC saves lives. The Family Crisis Center was founded in 1978 by a group of area women as a battered women’s shelter called Women’s Aid and has since grown to include: • Two residential shelters – one in Asheboro; one in Archdale • Parenting classes twice a week (English & Spanish) • Protective order assistance • Victim Support Groups twice a week (English & Spanish) • Abuser treatment programs • Rape Victim companions • Children’s programs • Extensive community education programs • Court Advocacy programs • Resale store (clothing & home goods) in Asheboro • Crisis & therapeutic counseling • Bilingual advocates 14 | Asheboro Magazine - Issue 43

• 24-hour crisis hotline • Transition counseling for women preparing to leave the shelter • Mentoring program for children ages 8 – 12 There are a few handfuls of people doing really good work in this organization, run by Executive Director Dare Spicer and I want to help them out. Will you help me help them? Please join us on June 20th to show you are concerned about local domestic violence and want to support the Center’s efforts! Tickets are on sale now, you can go to …… order yours! We are also looking for sponsors – would you or your business consider sponsoring one of the tables or one of our personalities and help make our benefit a success! We are accepting prizes that people can win with their chips at the end of the night. We ALL benefit when we reduce local domestic violence in our community! Be the Change~And Thank you~

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Zooland Civitan Club’s 6th Annual “Taste of Tables”


he Zooland Civitan Club is holding its 6th Annual “Taste of Tables” fundraiser on May 3rd at the Asheboro Friends Meeting Fellowship Hall in Asheboro. This year, the speaker for the event will be Rod Hackney, Public Relations Manager at the NC Zoo, and gospel music provided by the “The Moon Family.” The theme of this year’s Taste of Tables is “Zooland Jungle” and each table will be decorated in a variation of the jungle theme by members of the club. Each guest will sample many dishes prepared by the club members and receive a booklet compiled with all the recipes for those dishes at the end of the event. Last year’s theme was “A Red Carpet Affair”, and as you can see from the photos they really rolled it out! Tables were beautifully decorated – from “Old Hollywood Glam” to “Enchanted Evening.” “Taste of Tables” is a fun event and the $15 price of a ticket supports the Civitans’ many community projects, including Special Olympics. In addition to the recipe booklets, presentation, entertainment, and delicious food, you can also

win great door prizes! Each year the club has been extremely pleased with the turnout. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into the event by the members of the club, and each table will be decorated to the max, all unique and different. You can purchase tickets from any Zooland Civitan member for a limited time. The cost to attend this event is only $15.00. Those interested may contact one of the co-chairs of this year’s event; Linda Bean at 336-465-1874 or Vickie Whitaker at 336-302-2055. Seating is limited and the event historically sells out. The Zooland Civitan Club meets in Asheboro at the Asheboro Friends Meeting church two Wednesdays a month. The club works hard in this community to help those in need, with a particular focus on children. They hold many fundraisers throughout the year, and their Annual “Taste of Tables” event is one of their largest. Anyone interested in club membership should contact the President of Zooland Civitans, Linda Bean.  Randolph Community College Foundation presents

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Randolph Arts Guild

A-Team Summer Art Camps


he Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) has developed a brand new team to keep the creatively curious kids active during the summer. The 2014 RAG Summer Art Camp theme is A-Team. The “A” stands for artstar. RAG offers two week long summer day camps sure to help make an art-star out of your children. Each day unfolds with three classes of visual art lead by super star art instructors. There’s also a lunch period and an “art PE” period. Of course with all the artful activity a full day of camp would not be complete without a rest period too. You have your choice: the week of June 23 -- 27 or July 21 -- 25 from 10 a.m. -- 3 p.m. each day (an early drop-off option is available too). Each camper will finish the week with an armload of projects and positive experiences. Each week-long day camp is $170 per RAG member child or $190 for non-members. The age groups available are 5 -- 7, 8 -- 10, and 11 -- 13. All camps commence at the Randolph Arts Guild located at 123 Sunset Ave. in downtown Asheboro. More details are available including online registration via our website: http:// or contact the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629-0399. RAG A-TEAM Summer Art Camp Instructors: Kerry Loewen is the Braxton Craven Middle School’s art teacher. She is a recipient of the 2009 “Teacher of the Year” for Braxton. Her classes explore the hustle and bustle of the urban streets. Architecture and city-scapes fill the projects during her class. Printmaking, mixed media, batik, sculpture, and collage are all included. Rodney Bennett is a Quality Education Academy Art Instructor over in Winston-Salem. He recently unveiled his first solo exhibition of comic art at the Randolph Arts Guild. His drawing classes are packed with can-do and bunches of Kung Fu-themed dynamic, comic book art style. Leigh Blanchard is the Department Chair and Art Teacher over at John Lawrence Elementary in Archdale. She is a recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Educator Award. She’s offering plenty of clay projects, tempra & acrylic painting, and other drawing projects with a focus on animals and nature. Brooke Avery is the resident potter at the RAG. She’s offering loads of all-clay projects for all our art-stars. From self-portraits to musical instruments and everything in between her camps will definitely get your hands in the mud. Jennifer Pfeiffer is the Ragsdale High School Art Teacher in Jamestown. Her art camps include a variety of star themed projects. Campers will enjoy a variety of 2-D and 3-D projects -- from art trading cards to super hero masks. Bonus – all the students will also collaborate to create a mural on the wall! Brianna Scott is the Art Teacher over at Lindley Park Elementary. Her younger camps feature painting and drawing projects that feature famous artists. Campers also get to make summer self-portraits. Her older camps also feature a collaborative chalk drawing project and Zentangle watercolor paintings.  18 | Asheboro Magazine - Issue 43

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o the April 15th has come and passed. Let’s address what to do if you still owe the IRS. If you owe or believe you owe and have not filed your return, you need to come see me now. No seriously, now. The IRS imposes a 5% failure to file penalty each month on the amount due. This penalty goes up to 25% of the amount due. So a $4,000 balance due to the IRS would quickly rack up $1,000 in penalties just by September. You could save a lot by spending a little with us to save thousands with the IRS. It is not all bad news with owing the IRS. Say you did file your taxes on time; however you can’t pay them quite yet. The IRS allows individual taxpayers who owe up to $50,000 to pay through monthly direct debit payments for up to 72 months (six years). The easiest way to apply for a payment plan is to use the Online Payment Agreement tool at If

you don’t have web access you may file Form 9465, Installment Agreement, to apply. The costs for doing so: There will be a fee to set-up the installment agreement of $105 or $52 if you let the IRS direct draft from you banking account. There will also be a Failure to Pay Penalty of ½ of 1% per month (6% per year) and Interest that is currently 3% per year, so 9% per year. Taxpayers in need of installment agreements for tax debts more than $50,000 or longer than six years still need to provide the IRS with a financial statement. In these cases, the IRS may ask for one of two forms: either Collection Information Statement, Form 433-A or Form 433-F. The last option is an Offer in Compromise. While these are granted only in extreme circumstances, an Offer in Compromise is an agreement that allows taxpayers to settle their tax debt for less than the full amount. Fresh Start expanded and streamlined the

OIC program. The IRS now has more flexibility when analyzing a taxpayer’s ability to pay. This makes the offer program available to a larger group of taxpayers. Generally, the IRS will accept an offer if it represents the most the agency can expect to collect within a reasonable period of time. The IRS will not accept an offer if it believes that the taxpayer can pay the amount owed in full as a lump sum or through a payment agreement. The IRS looks at several factors, including the taxpayer’s income and assets, to make a decision regarding the taxpayer’s ability to pay. Use the Offer in Compromise PreQualifier tool on to see if you may be eligible for an OIC or come into our office. So if you still owe the IRS, we can assist you. Our Liberty Tax location is at 405 East Dixie Drive, Suite J, in between di’lishi and Jimmy Johns or call us at 336-629-4700. 

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Travel Feet Story & Photos by Micki Bare

My Sicilian great grandfather lived on three different continents during his lifetime. That just might be why wanderlust flows rampant through my veins. It is difficult for me to sit still for too long. That’s why I follow my feet on adventures whenever the opportunity arises. On my blog, Navigating Hectivity, I began chronicling some of my adventures under the title “Travel Feet.” The first Travel Feet blog described my adventures in Ecuador from the perspective of my feet. More recently, I decided to head down to Florida and meet up with my mid-western aunt and uncle who were winter vacationing in the Sunshine State. The resulting blog was entitled “Travel Feet: Snowbird Edition.” 26 | Asheboro Magazine - Issue 43

Travel Feet: Jonesbourough, TN


n the spirit of following our hearts and feet on new adventures, let’s stick our math compass pins in Asheboro, reach out 300 miles, and draw a circle. The parameter of our 300-mile radius only takes about half a tank of gas to reach. Our destinations, therefore, will require no more than a tankful of gas round trip. To begin, I decided to burn a full tank of gas by heading to Jonesborough, Tennessee. Of course, whenever you decide to burn a full tank, expect gas prices to rise before you head home. It’s one of those Murphy’s Laws of Travel. Thankfully, Tennessee offers fuel at a few cents less than North Carolina, so we went ahead and topped off the tank before heading home. But I’m getting way ahead of myself. Let’s rewind. This particular adventure was one on which Hubby accompanied me. Every now and again, it’s good to duck away from the predictable, rut-like routine with your significant other. Not that we always travel together. We’re not always so bold as to leave the pets and Grams in the care of our young adult sons. But we did for this adventure. Therefore, Hubby requested some time off and we made our plans. Rather than drive straight through, we selected a place along the way to rest and enjoy a picnic lunch. While a roughly three and a half hour ride does not require a stop, it adds to the adventure while also saving money. We packed cheeses, homemade bread, hummus, and fruit for the trip. The snacks in our picnic lunch paired well with the glasses of Montepulciano Riserva we bought after a wine tasting at Raffaldini Vineyards. We also picked up a couple of bottles for our getaway during our picturesque stop. Exit 267 off

My feet led us to a beautiful view of Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery

Highway 421 is one of our favorite North Carolina exits. In addition to Raffaldini Vineyards, this exit also leads to the rest of the Vineyards of Swan Creek, some of the best on the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail. We arrived at our destination, Storybrook Farm Bed and Breakfast, in plenty of time to settle in, find a place for supper, and then relax on the second-story porch of the log cabin. Considering we are big fans of the ABC series Once Upon a Time, we could not resist staying at a B&B with a similar name and the tagline, “Where you are the author of your getaway.” The difference between this B&B and the television show is simple. The characters in Storybrooke want to leave but cannot. The guests at Storybrook Farm can leave, but, if given the choice, would not. We strolled along the 25-acre farm, fed our new horse friends, Chase and Molly, coaxed kisses out of my new love Christian, a 17-year-old llama, and thanked the chickens for their delicious eggs. We spent lots of time simply relaxing on the porch, enjoying the magnificent views of the Tennessee My feet had no cares in the mountains and a broad sky world while they relaxed at Storybrook Farm B&B. filled with puffy clouds and sparkling stars. We did not miss television or Facebook at all. It was the kind of relaxed that causes you to temporarily forget you have jobs, bills, and responsibilities. While in Jonesborough, we had to explore its historic downtown. As the oldest town in Tennessee as well as its notoriety as the storytelling capital of the world, there was much to see and learn. And while it would have been wonderful to simply plant our hind ends on the porch and rock away our cares overlooking Storybrook Farm, we would have missed out on quite a bit. And let’s face it, there is only so much you can write in a travel journal about sitting on the porch, even if your hubby is playing his guitar and your hosts made you homemade chocolate chip cookies that rock your world. We took lots of pictures in Historic Jonesborough. Our album of snapshots includes the Christopher Taylor House, a log cabin built in 1777, where Andrew Johnson lived from | 27

1788-1789, as well as the International Storytelling Center, where storytellers from around the globe converge annually during the first weekend of October. While at the visitor’s center, we were encouraged to purchase tickets to hear Donald Davis in concert. He is a renowned storyteller who happened to be appearing in Jonesborough on one of the nights during our stay. The tickets were only $12 each. For such a modest price, we enjoyed an evening of animated, humorous storytelling that could rival a Bill Cosby concert. Before we could attend the evening storytelling event, we had to nourish our bodies with some local cuisine. That was the night we discovered, thanks to a suggestion from our B&B hosts, Scratch. Whenever my feet leave Asheboro, they do their best to steer me toward a locally owned restaurant I cannot experience back home or on the main box store business drag of Everytown, America. My feet are repelled like opposite ends of a magnet from chain restaurants. Rather, they crave unique experiences. Scratch certainly offered a unique dining experience. It was a wood fire pizza place that offered a few price points, a list of sauce and topping selections, and several crust options. You could build your own pizza or you could order a “Trust.” A Trust was a pizza you allowed the pizza artisans to create for you. If there were options you wanted to opt

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out of while still allowing professional pizza artists to create something new and exciting for your palate, you could order a “Limited Trust,” which gave you the power to cross off the list any toppings you did not want on your pizza. This establishment did not offer alcoholic beverages to take the edge off of committing to a Trust for the first time. They did have an excellent selection of vintage soft drinks by the bottle. When we received our Limited Trust, any residual fears of ordering blindly melted away as the aroma hit our faces when Hubby opened the box. Our pizza, which included apple slices among lots of other delicious morsels, was incredibly delicious. To top off the experience, we were given a tour of the brick oven area and had the pleasure of meeting the pizza baker, who was a storyteller, as well. Scratch is my first official inductee to a new page on my Navigating Hectivity blog, called “Hole in the Wall Hall of Fame.” Our enchanting trip to Tennessee ended much too soon. In an effort to stretch our getaway out just a little more, we stopped in Winston-Salem on our way home. We arrived just after 4:00 p.m. on a Tuesday, which meant we could park for free on Trade Street and meander in and out of shops until dinner time. A leisurely, light supper at Finnigan’s Wake provided the perfect wrap up for our mini vacation. 

• Plan your getaways on weekdays. Accommodation rates are lower, you don’t need to plan so far ahead to find accommodations, and there are fewer tourists, which means you get to mingle with the locals, who are quite interesting and informative. • Before heading out on a travel adventure, buy an inexpensive journal. During your trip, write about your experiences and collect mementos. After the trip, print some of the pictures for inclusion in the journal. Someday, your kids will happen upon your journals and realize you were an interesting person after all. • Find out where the locals eat and experience unique, locally-owned restaurant cuisine when you venture out. When visitors come to Asheboro, direct them to our town’s unique tastes and dining venues.

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Agape Christian Academy was formed in 2007 by director, Karen Buhrman as a non-denominational educational alternative for the families of Randolph County. Mrs. B, as she is known to her students, had taught in public and private schools for many years. Over the years, the parents of her students were so impressed with her teaching skills that many encouraged her to open her own private academy. With her love of children, and a sincere desire to see a love of learning return to the schools, she began developing a curriculum and searching for a location for the school. Her educational philosophy is learning should be genuine, meaningful, and ‘FUN’ctional. The first year she opened, in the 2007-2008 school year, she taught kindergarten through second grade. The next year, she hired more teachers and was able to expand to fifth grade. They met for classes at the New Life Family Fellowship Church on Allred Street before moving to their permanent location in 2009. | 31


here are four full-time teachers at the school for approximately 40 students. With small class sizes, they are able to work closely with students, fostering a lifelong love of learning. The teachers have many years of experience between them and this provides a wealth of experience in what works best in motivating and teaching children. At Agape, grades are combined so the younger children can strive to achieve and learn from their older peers and the older students can help mentor the younger ones. Mrs. B teaches a combined class of kindergarten and first grade. She believes that all children have the right to a challenging curriculum that is flexible enough to meet each individual’s needs. Pam Graham spent 20 years in the Randolph County School System before transferring to Asheboro City Schools where she taught until retirement. She joined Agape to teach second and third grade in 2009. Mary Carol Forkner spent many years at Asheboro City and Randolph County Schools, before retiring from public school life to teach 4th and 5th grade. “I love what I do, and I cannot imagine being in any other profession. My goal is to

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inspire children and help them become life-long learners.” To round out the teaching staff, Mrs. B hired Sue Walker, a middle school teacher from Asheboro City Schools. She has received many awards for her work over the years, and was awarded South Asheboro Middle Schools’ Teacher of the Year in 2010-2011. She began teaching middle school at Agape in 2012. Connie Burrows teaches art, as well as serves as Business Administrator for the school. Elaine Campbell teaches music and band. Each of these teachers brings something to the table, and they are at Agape because they truly have a desire to inspire young minds. There are teachers just waiting in the wings to apply because it’s truly an environment that fosters learning and the student above everything[I don’t understand this sentence] At Agape, students are taught more than just lessons from textbooks. In addition to regular classes in math, reading, science and social studies, the students learn about how everything connects with the world – the teachers relate lessons to biblical verses and leadership skills. In addition to their regular classes, students have Specials where they

at Agape, sends his son to Agape. “I am really impressed with the individualized attention our son has received at Agape. Our son’s favorite class is robotics on Wednesdays.” In Robotics class, students work together in teams to build robotic models to perform simple tasks like cracking an egg. Students are also required to take turns presenting daily news to classrooms. “Our son also enjoys reporting on sporting events and the weather to his class,” Morgan explained. Many projects at the school are parent funded, because it is a private, not-for-profit, school and they do not receive any public money. The playground was provided by Susan and Craig Nixon, whose son Blake attends Agape, and who felt called to raise the funds in memory of their son Jeremy, who was hit by a car on his way to school one morning.

can learn about Robotics, Art, Music, Bible, Spanish, PE and Etiquette. Each morning at Agape starts with Prayer Circle at 8 am. All students and teachers, and any parents who are on campus gather together. It’s a very uplifting and positive way to get the day started.. In addition to prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and songs, they celebrate birthdays at that time and offer up prayer requests to the group. In good weather they hold prayer circle in the courtyard surrounded by nature. It’s very inspiring to participate and you leave with a lighter heart for the day. Students of all ages lead worship. “I am happy with the education offered at Agape; it is a very nurturing environment. All the teachers know all of the students’ names, and parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in the classes.” Aggie Ingold, whose daughter just started at Agape this year, explained. At Agape Christian Academy, students are not ‘herded’ from one class to the next, but are responsible for getting themselves from one place to the other in a timely manner. Class size is small so as a student, you can’t hide in the back corner and hope to go unnoticed. Here you have to interact and participate, and this teaches students accountability for themselves and their work. Ben Morgan, a local attorney and Vice President of the Board of Directors | 33

There are many projects around the school that parents have put in their ‘sweat equity.’ There is a family camp out in the Spring on the grounds of the school. The PTA cooks, there are family activities and everyone participates in the annual clean up around the property. The parents, students and teachers work together mulching, pruning, mowing and raking to make the school grounds beautiful. At Thanksgiving, the entire school has a feast together. During Christmas, the children perform a faith-based pageant. The play involves everyone and everyone has lines. It’s another tool to teach the students team building and presentation skills. At Agape teaching happens the way it is supposed to happen. There is no stress, and when it’s “test week,” the teachers have given the students the confidence they need to succeed. Children learn and are taught at a much higher level. The entire school is afforded the opportunity to go on a three to four day long trip each year. The trip is open to moms, dads and siblings as well. Last year they went to an

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environmental camp in Pine Knoll Shores, NC and this year they will be going to Chattanooga, Tennessee for a geology study. In the past they have gone to Washington D.C. and Williamsburg, VA I think their mission statement sums it up best: “The mission of the Agape Christian Academy is to provide students with a high quality education in a nurturing Christian environment that will allow each student to excel and reach their full potential as students, citizens, and caring Christians regardless of sex, race, national origin, or church affiliation.” Located at 1627 Browers Chapel Road in Asheboro, Agape Christian Academy sits on 21 acres of land and has room for expansion. If you are concerned about your child getting lost in the system or just want to see them flourish in a smaller class environment, Agape has several open houses coming up in the next few weeks. The staff and students can’t wait to show you what they have to offer! 

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Relay for Life


elay for Life of Randolph County has announced its schedule of events for the 19th annual Relay for Life. The 2014 event will be held Saturday, May 17 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Bicentennial Park in downtown Asheboro. “Relay is a community-wide event that celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those who have battled the disease and raises money in the fight to find a cure,” said Mark Vuncannon, co-chair for the Relay for Life of Randolph County organizing committee. “Nearly everyone has been impacted by cancer in some way. For one night, our community gathers together to celebrate the fight that continues.” Relay for Life will include food, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and many other family-friendly activities with all proceeds going to support cancer research. A few of the evening’s scheduled highlights include: Entertainment for the Young, and Young at Heart Three bands will take the stage at this year’s Relay for Life event with music lineup that promises something for everyone. Mercy’s Well, a gospel quartet, will open the evening, followed by Randolph County’s own Southbound 49. This year’s headline entertainment is The Swingin’ Richards who will take the stage around 7:45 p.m. The band’s upbeat, high-energy style will entertain both the young and young at heart. Survivor Activities: Survivors Lap and Dinner Any cancer survivor interested in participating in Relay can register online, at the event or at Purple Ribbon Day, which will be held April 24, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Randolph Mall in Asheboro. Survivor registration is free and will include dinner at Relay. Randolph Hospital and the Randolph Cancer Center will sponsor dinner for all cancer survivors at the event. Dinner will begin at 3:30 p.m. and run through 7 p.m. The survivor meal will be in the parking lot beside the CUOC and the entrance to Bicentennial Park off of Sunset Avenue. 36 | Asheboro Magazine - Issue 43

At 4 p.m., the celebratory Survivors Lap will begin. Any cancer survivor is encouraged to participate in this special tribute. Luminaria Ceremony – 10:00 p.m. The Luminaria Ceremony will begin at 10 p.m. The Luminaria Ceremony is a special time for Relay For Life participants, survivors, and caregivers to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to honor those whose fight continues. Closing ceremonies and the final lap will immediately follow the Luminaria Ceremony around 10:20 p.m. Anyone interested in dedicating a Luminaria bag in honor or memory of someone can purchase one online or by contacting Pam Miller at Luminaria bags will also be available for purchase at Purple

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reekridge Farm was formerly a privately held show training facility for Tony McMaster’s family. The farm is nestled in the rolling hills of Coleridge, NorthCarolina just off Highway 64. Tony’s family moved to the estate many years ago, and found the inspiration to share the facility with others and offer the locals a place to come and enjoy their horses in this peaceful atmosphere. In 2009, he opened the gates to the public and since then, his families’ hard work and dedication have made the farm one of the best boarding facilities in the Piedmont area. Boarding clients travel from all over North Carolina to enjoy lush pastures, guided trail rides, show preparation, lighted arenas, and expert care. The farm is located just minutes away from Asheboro, Liberty and just a short drive away from national forests, local show arenas and fairgrounds. For these many reasons the farm is perfectly situated to accommodate the needs of the horse community. 38 | Asheboro Magazine - Issue 43

by Sherry Johnson

Owner, Tony McMasters, has a lifetime of experience with horses and mules. He has bred, raised, trained, shown, transported, and sold many horses and mules in his life. He has been an active member of the Carolina Mule Association since 1995, and has previously served on the Board of Directors. When time allows he tends to his love for riding which leads him out to the trails whenever possible. His attention to detail, craftmanship, and servant’s heart have led him to develop this quality boarding facility. Whether you are looking to board your horse for a short or long term, Creekridge Farm offer a beautifully maintained facility. Tony and the staff personally tend to the every day needs of the boarders and clients with special attention to personalized care. Each stall has full eight foot tall walls with concrete footings under the walls only, rubber matted walls, sliding doors complete with individual lighting and outlets for Summer fans. In additionto the care and attention the animals receive, the horse owners have the use of a great lounging area complete with heat and air conditioning,

refrigerator and microwave so that while visiting their horses, they still have the amenities of home. The lighted riding arena is 60 ft wide x 160 ft long with natural dirt footing, great for schooling or practicing for shows. They maintain their pastures by grooming them yearly with lime and fertilizer to ensure proper forage for the horses, and promote healthy digestion. Mares and geldings are pastured separately to minimize herd dominance. In order to board your horse, the McMasters require that all horses have a negative Coggins test, and be vaccinated against Rabies, Tetanus, Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis, West Nile, Influenza, and Equine Rhinopneumonitis. Any

other vaccines are optional and given at the owner’s discretion. They have a working relationship with a reputable veterinarian, Scarlett Large Animal Veterinary Service for almost 15 years and are available for all routine and emergency care at the farm. The farm maintains an easy-going, serene atmosphere which nourishes the souls of the clients and their horses, while maintaining a safe facility. If you are looking to board your horse full or part-time, there is no better time or place than Creekridge Farm in Coleridge. Check them out at www. or call Tony at 336.302.6853. | 39

Community News by Micki Bare


ed Dennard and Tami Enright are master beekeepers working diligently to educate communities about the importance of honey bees in the ecosystem. Per their website, thebeecause. org, the mission of their non-profit is to “Stimulate curiosity in young people about the importance of honey bees in our lives and the need to understand and embrace them and to care about their well-being through the installation of beehives in 1,000 schools.” Their organization, called The Bee Cause Project, works with the Savannah Bee Company as well as two other corporate sponsors, Fuzzco and Whole Foods Market. Since its inception, the project has installed hives in schools in Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina. Tami Enright, executive director of the project, explains, “Our goal is to install bee hives in 1000 schools in Southeast, with plans to eventually expand nationally. The Table Farmhouse Bakery, on Church Street in Asheboro, is now selling jars of The Bee Cause Honey. Owner Dustie Gregson stocked Savannah Bee honey

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in the market area of her restaurant last year. “When I looked into stocking the honey again, I discovered the project,” explained Dustie. Her vision is for the project to expand into North Carolina with the support of our local community. She would like to see The Bee Cause Project beehives installed in Asheboro and Randolph County area schools. According to Ms. Enright, Savannah Bee Company as well as her non-profit project pay the full cost of beehive installations. There is no cost to the school to receive a hive. What is expected once a school accepts a hive is for students and families to participate in fundraising to pay it forward. The pay-it-forward model was designed to expand the program as well as provide communities with information about bees and their role in the ecosystem. Each installation, including coordination between The Bee Cause Project staff, the recipient school, and local beekeepers, as well as curriculum materials and support, costs about $2000. Some schools raise more than $2000, some less. “We have had schools in communities that

lack the resources to raise that much money plan events to share information and provide outreach about bees in their community in lieu of raising funds,” explained Ms. Enright. And while it began in elementary schools, The Bee Cause Project recently completed installations in two high schools. The project provides curriculum materials for pre-kindergarten through college and welcomes requests for hives from all educational levels. The Table does not make any money from sales of The Bee Cause honey. Rather, 100 percent of the money goes toward The Bee Cause Project. Knowing every jar you purchase at The Table supports the growth of the bee population, honey bee education and outreach, and the enrichment of local students makes every drop that much sweeter. And thanks to Dustie’s vision, our community is already ahead of the game paying it forward. Now we just need schools to step up and request hives. Public, magnet, charter, and private schools are all eligible to submit requests. Local area schools interested in receiving a beehive to enhance their science and math curriculums are encouraged to contact Tami Enright at or 703.400.4473.  | 41

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he Randolph County Health Department in collaboration with Randolph Hospital has completed the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment. Every three years the State of North Carolina requires every local health department to conduct a community health assessment. A community health assessment is a process that allows the members of the community and stakeholders to gain a better ANDOLPH COUNTY SENIOR ADULTS understanding of the health needs ASSOCIATION will hold its third annual and concerns of the community. Randolph Treasures event on Saturday, August During the two interim 23, 2014 at its new home, 173 North Church St., years, the local health in Asheboro, NC from 9:00am to3:00 pm. department is responsible for issuing the State of the County Time once more to raid the attic, barn or Grandma’s trunk Health (SOTCH) report. A copy of Randolph County’s to find out what that “whatzit” really is! 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment, the Executive RCSAA welcomes members of the general public to Summary and the Community Resource Guide, as well as take advantage the 2012 SOTCH Report can be found on the Randolph of the knowledge County website,, under the Public of local experts of Health homepage. If you would like a paper copy of these furniture, art and reports, please call 336-318-6196. sculpture, militaria, coins, photos, prints, jewelry, clocks and watches, textiles, glassware, silver, pottery/ porcelain, and dolls. Please do not bring toys and games, rare books, collectibles such as beanie babies, comic books, Asian art or sports memorabilia. The public is invited to bring up to five items to be identified and provided with historical or general information about them. An admission fee of from $10 to $25 will be charged, depending on the number of items to be evaluated. All proceeds will benefit programs of the Randolph County Senior Adults Association, Inc. For additional information, please contact Bill Craig at the Asheboro Senior Center at 336-625-3389 or 1-800-2522899. Contact: Bill Craig, Randolph County Senior Adults Association, Inc., 133 West Wainman St. PO Box 1852, Asheboro, NC 27204-1852. Phone: 336-625-3389 or 1-800-252-2899.



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COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS QUESTION: I have difficulty communicating with my husband who suffers from hearing loss. Our children and the grandchildren are getting frustrated as well. Help! ANSWER: Think about the last time you were in a crowded room with kids running around making noise, music in the background, and people chatting. Did you find it hard to focus on what was really being said to you? Did you find you had to work to hear the conversation? Was it difficult blocking out the other noises that were either distracting or overpowering the voice of the person speaking to you? Now imagine you have a hearing loss. For those with even mild hearing loss, even a one-on-one conversation in a quiet room can be difficult. Phone conversations, which do not allow us

the benefit of some body language or unconscious lip reading, can also be challenging for someone with a hearing loss. It is important for all of us to become sensitive to those who have hearing loss when we are communicating with them. Being proactive in modifying your communication will make it easier and more fulfilling for everyone involved. Remember, given the gradual progression of hearing loss and our body’s ability to accommodate, many people do not even realize they have a hearing loss and because many are embarrassed to admit the hearing loss, they continue to struggle to hear. To enhance communication and make speaking with those who have hearing loss easier, here are some communication strategies for you to

use: • Face the person with hearing loss directly so he or she can see your lips. • Avoid sitting or standing with a bright light behind you. • Slow down your speech, making an effort to enunciate each syllable clearly. • Move your conversation to a quieter area, away from heat vents, noisy or humming appliances. • If you are in a restaurant with someone who has hearing loss, ask for a table that is in a quiet area. • Avoid speaking to someone with hearing loss in wide-open rooms that have hard floors and hard furniture. • If a piece of the conversation is not understood, try to rephrase what you are saying rather than repeating it. • Consider assistive listening devices

Brooke Miller, Au.D. - A native of the Piedmont Triad, Dr. Miller received a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a doctor of audiology from James Madison University. She has worked at the University of Virginia and the Martinsburg (WV) Veterans Administration, and has volunteered with the Special Olympics. Dr. Miller’s specialties include diagnostic hearing, balance and vestibular testing. She has a personal interest in other musicians with hearing loss and hearing protection, as well as long-term management of hearing loss in both the adult and special needs populations.

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such as television ears and phone amplifiers to assist someone in these specific situations. • When choosing a cell phone, ask the cell phone dealer for the models with hearing aid compatibility. You can also visit • Get the grandchildren involved. Explain to small children that they should gain the attention of, as well as, face the person while speaking. Grandchildren can be encouraged to make grandparents’ listening much easier. • Stay patient and do not raise your voice or yell. • Make sure you are in the same room with the person with hearing loss; yelling from a different room creates frustration for both of you. • Get hearing protection for yourself and your loved ones. Research indicates that more than 70 percent of all hearing loss is preventable. In addition to communicating more effectively with someone with hearing loss, consider being even more proactive. If you have a loved one or even a close friend with hearing loss, encourage him/her to get regular checkups from The Hearing Clinic and one of our Doctors of Audiology. Our audiologist will monitor any changes in his/ her hearing and can recommend treatment options based on individual lifestyle. A special thank you to Jennifer Bentley, Au.D. for her contributions. 

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ompany-owned life insurance is one way to help protect a business from financial problems caused by the unexpected death of a key employee, partner, or co-owner. If the covered individual dies, the proceeds from this type of insurance can help in several ways. Here are some examples.

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If a business owner has family members who depend on the income from a business, which simply could not continue if he or she were suddenly gone, the proceeds from company-owned life insurance could help replace Fund a Buy-Sell Agreement the lost income and help protect the family’s quality of A buy-sell agreement typically specifies in advance life while they adjust and move on. what will happen if an owner or a key person leaves The appropriate coverage amount will depend on the company, either through a personal decision or several factors. It could be a multiple of the business because of death or disability. The death benefit from owner’s annual salary or the company’s operating a company-owned life insurance policy can be used to budget. Don’t forget to factor in such details as the cost purchase the decedent’s interest in the company from his of hiring and training a successor, where applicable, and or her heirs. any debts that the family may have to repay. A thorough examination of a business and the related Keep the Business Going personnel should be conducted before the exact amount If a decision is made to continue the business, of coverage is determined. there may be a period when operations cease while the The loss of an owner can be devastating to a small survivors develop a plan to move forward. The death benefit can be used to help replace lost revenue or to pay business. A company-owned life insurance policy may costs associated with keeping the doors open, including help reduce the financial consequences if such a loss rent, utilities, lease payments, and payroll. It may also were to occur. 

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n November 4, 2014, Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina will hold its second annual W.I.S.H., Women Inspiring Strength and Hope, Society Luncheon to honor 30 outstanding women in the Charlotte region for their career success, significant contributions to the community or their personal passion and/or commitment to Make-A-Wish. Inspired by the Society’s success last fall, Make-A-Wish is thrilled to introduce the W.I.S.H. Society to the Triad region where 20 women will be recognized during an inaugural Luncheon on October 21, 2014. The W.I.S.H. Society offers a unique opportunity to not only network with other incredible individuals, but to also inspire women in our community to make a difference in the lives of local children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions, thus enriching their lives with hope, strength and joy at a time they need it most. Honorees join forces with Make-A-Wish® to grant the wishes of central and western North Carolina’s bravest, most inspiring children. The campaign culminates with the inspiring Honoree luncheon recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of each woman and their partnership in our mission. The woman who raises the most funding, granting additional wishes, is named the W.I.S.H. Society Woman of the Year. For Triad Honorees, the W.I.S.H. Society will officially “kick-off” with a cocktail social on September 9, 2014 to formally introduce the 2014 Honorees and other special guests. Charlotte Honorees and Alumnae will “kick-off” in similar fashion on September 11, 2014. We humbly invite you to nominate a friend, family member, colleague or even nominate yourself to be an Honoree and exclusive member of the W.I.S.H. Society. Call 704.339.0334 or visit to learn how you can get involved. Nomination deadline is May 1. Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of local children battling life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. 

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Lightly Turning to Love


pring in Asheboro; that season when young men’s fancies “lightly turn to thoughts of love.” Ask any Randolph County man of a certain age about his first such love and like as not, his first misty-eyed memories are not of “Alice” or “Tammy” or “Opal” but names of Pennwood, Haskett’s, Polecat, Vestal, Carraway, Dutchman’s and Back; countless creeks and swimming holes to be found along those curving stream banks and meandering waterways. As long as there have been boys and creeks, this love affair has carried on through countless generations, documented in written word, reminiscences told by our fathers, grandfathers and their forebears, documented in fading photos, now grayed with peeling emulsions, whose backs read, “Joe and Tommy, 1943”, “Woods place, 1917” or “Church group at Henley’s 1908”. Sidney Swaim Robins, in “Sketches of My Asheboro”, wrote of his boyhood exploring streams and fields once 48 | Asheboro Magazine - Issue 43

encompassed by the Worth, McAlister and Pritchard estates long before they became subdivisions named “Greystone” “Ridgecrest” and “Worth Ext” as he followed Pennwood Branch all the way from “Walker’s line” (near Lindley and Glenwood) past “Eck’s (Alexander McAlister) Dam near Elm and Cliff, to Haskett’s creek, catching sunfish, striped bass, wading and, I’m sure, learning the dexterity required of handling the business end of a crawfish. Guylas Pond, now long gone was another summertime favorite of Asheboro boys and families in the early twentieth century. Located out “Guylas Pond Road” (now Sunset) west of town, it was a sure draw for a warm spring day’s fishing or relief from the “Dog Day” heat of July and August. Richard Petty, it is said, learned to swim in the waters of Polecat Creek, while members of our Julian, Kennedy and Wood families gathered at the millpond above Worthville’s dam for an afternoon of boating, swimming, fishing and adventures such as brazenly braving a slippery,

dangerous ‘tightrope walk’ across the top of the dam if the water were low enough. Asheboro natives, Mike Gaddis and Joe along with my brother, Michael, grew up right on the banks of Pennwood. Mike Gaddis recalls boyhood gatherings with family at Ashworth’s swimming hole, near Cedar Grove and another on Taylor’s Creek. For his and families all over Randolph, the creek and swimming hole groups commenced in early spring, running right through Indian summer into the fall of the year. “Nearly everyone had a creek or swimming hole on their property, or had family with one; we’re a ‘water’ people. Those creeks and swimming hole provided for us and also became community gatherings that lasted all day, at least two weekends a month, or just about every weekend. Folks would start arriving late morning, the women bringing fixings, pies, cakes in summer and ‘simmon’ pudding in the fall. They’d set up on rough wooden tables while the menfolk went about setting up for a fire in the old stone fire

pits, so we could roast weenies later on. We boys would gravitate to the creek; set our poles for fish at the swimming hole, to come back later and see if we’d been lucky. Meantime, we’d wade, horse around, build sail boats out of pieces of board and bark, fashion water wheels to run along the small rapids. We all learned to swim in those creeks and water holes – dogpaddling at first, then working up to harder maneuvers; there was no higher embarrassment to getting out in the water and having to ask an older brother or uncle to come to your rescue. The older boys would bring their sweethearts and carve their names or initials in the bark of beech trees. Sometimes we had the excitement of a snake or two and leeches; oh they’d bleed you a bit, make the girls squeal but they wouldn’t kill you. An older male with a cigarette could easily burn them off and you’d go right back in, ready for more. We’d eat mid-afternoon, but the menfolk would keep that fire burning. As it got dark, we’d shrink back from the creek | 49

and Jimmy Croom used to join Grandad for swimming and hijinks, each taking turns as ‘lookout’ for approaching females, whose delicate sensibilities might be shocked at the site of a dozen ‘jaybirds’ frolicking and sneaking cigarettes. One such schoolgirl confronted Reitzel at the Graded School, “What do you boys DO down there, nekkid?” she demanded, “The Australian Crawl” was his reply. Bill Rafferty, laconic answer to “Why on Earth do you boys have to swim without your drawers?” was “Co-efficiency of drag, my dear.” The love of a man remembering youthful days on the ‘crick’; spans lifetimes, decades, centuries. The “Joes” “Mikes” “Foys” “Sidneys” et al, remembering themselves at the cusp of manhood, when summers never seemed to end. I must confess to being an oddity, as I’m sure there are some other Randolph County ‘tomboy’ girls, wishing we’d toward that fire, to roast weenies and marshmallows while had the latitude for behavior and freedom afforded our male the grownups told stories. As it got later, some of the men would start telling the ghost stories we shivered at but loved. counterparts. I, too, embrace the nostalgia which making Mike Gaddis choke up a bit, Tommy Sellers wax poetic, Those creek and swimming hole days were community, and June Allred’s eyes growing misty in remembrance of family and the bonds we shared. If someone were to go times past at places long gone, or still remaining, waiting back and look at ‘our’ hole, they might not think much of it now but it was sacred to us. I don’t know if I’d ever want to to be discovered again, keeping their bark- carved secrets go back, perhaps I’d just rather keep it alive in memory as I and proclamations of love as long as memory serves or once knew it and the faces of those dear to me.” weathering of time allow.  C.H. Wood, our maternal grandfather, shared Sidney Swaim Robins love of Henley’s Pond, some four miles south of Asheboro, down “Old Cox Road” From the 1890’s well into the 1940’s, Henley’s drew groups of up to a hundred for a day of swimming and feasting. The former Asheboro Courier, Statesville NC Landmark and other papers made frequent note of the festivities, baptisms and church gatherings at ‘Lizzie Henley’s Swimming Hole” June Allred and Don Bristow remember the long walk down a then-unpaved Cox Road, stopping in the ‘hollow’ at a small grocery for “Cheese nabs and a Co-Cola” and perhaps a few ‘for the pond’. The late Donald Chisholm, Reitzel Smith

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Zoo Zeal

by Sherry Johnson Photos NC Zoo Staff

Planned Giving at the NC Zoo


he NC Zoological Society is a private, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports the conservation, education, research and recreation missions of the North Carolina Zoo. The NC Zoo Society funds Zoo programs that conserve wildlife, protect wild environments, conduct research and provide recreational experiences that strengthen the bonds between people and wildlife. The Society also funds Zoo programs that protect the well-being of animals that live in zoos or in the wild here and abroad. Russ Williams joined the Zoo Society in 1985 to run the private sector fundraiser for the North America project, and is now the Director of Planned Giving. “It’s been very nice to see there are a good number of families who support the Zoo through planned giving campaigns.” Russ said. The N.C. Zoo Society has been around long enough to have had families be members for 20, 30 and almost 40 years. Many families have left money to the Zoo Society in their wills. Sometimes it’s a specific amount, or % of their assets, and some have left the remainder of their estate

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after other specific gifts have been given out. As of 2012, over 295 families have pledged to leave money in some form or another to the Zoo Society for the preservation and conservation of the animals. One of the questions Russ asks when he meets with a potential donor is “Why Us.” The answers vary greatly. Some are obvious – they love animals, they came to the Zoo on a perfect day and had the best time and wonderful memories. They want to see that legacy continue for many years. In the 90s, Russ was contacted by a woman from Greensboro who was not a member of the Zoo, but wanted to learn more about its conservation efforts. He asked David Jones, N.C. Zoo Director to join him on the visit. They had a lovely afternoon at her modest apartment, located near the Arboretum and seven years later discovered she had left the Zoo Society $1.3 million to preserve the North Carolina habitat for its wildlife. One of the most surprising gifts the Zoo ever received was when Dr. Addison G. Magnum passed away in 2012. This Albemarle resident left the Zoo Society an office, three homes and their contents, cars and motorcycles. He wanted to leave something to the children of North Carolina. In 1988 the Society created the Lion’s Pride program, a way to thank families who have pledged to donate funds to the Zoo in their will. Lion’s Pride honors donors who have taken steps to ensure the Zoo’s future. The Zoo Society recognizes their generosity by presenting Lion’s Pride members with a commemorative lion and by inviting them to a private Lion’s Pride event each year. The meeting includes a behind-the-scenes tour for members and guests and offers them the opportunity to hear firsthand about the Zoo’s programs and plans. Your Lion’s Pride membership thanks you for the benefits your gifts will ensure tomorrow.

Another way you can help the Zoo is to purchase a bench in honor or memory of a loved one, or with your family name on it. If you have a favorite exhibit, you might request that the bench be placed near the observation area for that exhibit. Once the Zoo Society receives your donation or gift, unless it is earmarked for something specific, the Zoo Director and Society board will determine where the money is best spent on immediate needs and long term planning. Russ enjoys being the champion for the donor and he polices the “donor intent” to make sure the wishes of the donor are honored and followed to the letter. You can make a world of difference for wildlife and conservation by including the North Carolina Zoological Society, Inc., in your long-term estate planning. You should always consult a trusted financial and/or legal adviser before finalizing any estate plans. A planned gift to the North Carolina Zoological Society, Inc., allows you to sustain a lasting charitable relationship with the Zoo and its programs while addressing other aspects of your financial, tax and estate planning goals. And, your planned gift will solidify your connection with the Zoo Society by supporting the North Carolina Zoological Park and its contributions to wildlife and wild places —for now and for years to come.

If you are interested in learning more about planned giving and how it can benefit the Zoo, contact Russ Williams at 336.879.7252 and he can help you with: • Discussing gift plans that can benefit you and your family, • Discussing gift plans that can provide immediate and deferred tax advantages to you and your heirs, • Explaining how your gift can carry on the Zoo’s good works beyond your own lifetime and far into the future. The NC Zoo Society welcomes you into a family that shares your concerns for wildlife! 


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Summer Day Camp 2014 Discover the Fun!


Ith th spring upon us, summer is just around the corner! Preparations are almost complete for the Summer Day Camp & Counselor In Training (CIT) Programs at the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA. Y Camp will have 10 weeks packed full of fun, excitement, and adventure. Each week has a different theme with a variety of activities to enhance each of those themes. Hoop Dreams, Mostly Grossly, Decades of Fun and Under the Big Top are just a few of the weekly sessions offered through the YMCA. Summer Day Camp begins Monday, June 16th and the entire month of April is dedicated to promotional savings when registering for camp! Below are just a few reasons why YMCA camp programs are not only beneficial for your child, but for you as well!

YMCA Summer Camp Key Messages

• Camping at the Y is a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to discover their full potential, meet new friends, play and create memories that last a lifetime. • With so many distractions, youth aren’t spending enough time outdoors. Through camping children and teens explore nature, become a community and develop confidence, independence, leadership and social skills. • The Y has been a leading provider of summer camp for over 125 years and continues to provide youth with an enriching experience, ensuring campers are in a safe environment with caring YMCA staff who instill positive 58 | Asheboro Magazine - Issue 42

values that help build their kids’ character. • Every summer, the Y encourages parents to give their kids the gift of summer camp. As a leading nonprofit for strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y has a financial assistance program to help parents in need send their child to camp. To “discover all the fun” in the YMCA Summer Day Camp and CIT Programs, see the front desk for a registration packet. Scholarships are available! Contact Celena Fleming or Karen Oakley, 625-1976 or visit for more information. 

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Five Reasons Why Kids Should Experience Summer Camp 1. FOR ADVENTURE: Summer camp is all about fun adventures in the outdoors. YMCA camps have a new adventure for every child and teen. Visit for details. 2. FOR NEW EXPERIENCES: Day and resident camps are about learning outside of school, exploring and appreciating the outdoors, developing new skills, making friends and showing leadership. 3. FOR PERSONAL GROWTH: While being away from the routine back home, youth have a chance to develop confidence and independence by taking on new responsibilities and challenges. 4. FOR NEW FRIENDSHIPS: Amidst the fun of camp games, songs, swimming, canoeing and talent shows, campers meet new friends. 5. FOR MEMORIES: Summer camp is an unforgettable experience that will give each camper memories (and campfire stories) that will last a lifetime.

YMCA Camping Facts The Y is one of the largest providers of camping programs, giving youth multiple options to go to camp. There are 1,920 day camps across the country, 335 resident camps and 902 specialty camps that meet the diverse needs of children and teens, such as youth with disabilities and illnesses. • Ys nationwide serve 800,000 kids and adults through YMCA parent/child, scouts, churches and other non-YMCA group camping overnight programs. • The Y gives youth early work experience, employing 61,000 college-aged young adults as summer resident camp leaders each year. • Tens of thousands of teens are annually enrolled in “Leader in Training” and “Counselor in Training” every summer at YMCA day and resident camps.

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RCC Instructor Wins Third in National Photo Competition


andolph Community College’s Photojournalism instructor Jay Capers won third place in the Environmental Single category of the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism contest

recently. Final judging in this year’s Best of Photojournalism contest was completed in late March at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communications in Athens, Ohio, coordinated by Terry Eller, NPPA Best of Photojournalism Contest Committee chair, and Stan Alost, Ohio University associate professor of visual communications. Capers won for his photo of the Northern Lights dancing off a tepee in Yellowknife, the capital city and largest community of the Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada. 60 | Asheboro Magazine - Issue 43

This is Capers’ second win in the NPPA contest; he earned an honorable mention in 2001. Capers joined RCC’s Photographic Technology faculty in March 2011. Originally from Kileen, Texas, he earned a B.S. in Mass Media/Communications from Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Mass. Before coming to RCC, he was a staff photographer at the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., for 10 years. Prior to that, he worked as a staff photographer at the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer for six years and the Florence (S.C.) News for two years. RCC’s two-year Photographic Technology curriculum attracts students from across the country and the world. For more information, visit or http://

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Build Your Own Bird Bath or Bird Feeder with Brooke Avery


he Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) offers a simple clay course with our new resident potter, Brooke Avery. The class is called “Build Your Own Bird Bath or Bird Feeder”. Students ages 15 and up will learn how to make a bird bath or feeder out of clay. Students are free to come up with their own designs to create their own unique piece of pottery. Once glazed and fired, students will take the project home for both them and the birds to enjoy! All materials provided. Brooke’s course meets upstairs in the clay studio of the Randolph Arts Guild located at 123 Sunset Ave., in downtown Asheboro. The class meets on Wednesdays, May 7 & 14 from 6 p.m. -- 8 p.m. and costs $40 for RAG members, $45 for nonmembers. Payment and completed registration are required for enrollment. The enrollment deadline is Wednesday, April 30. To enroll contact the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629-0399. Brooke Avery is a ceramic artist and a pottery instructor. She grew up in the quiet little town Trinity, NC and currently resides there. She graduated in 2008 from UNCG with a B.F.A. in Design and is passionate about creating art, teaching and sharing what she knows with others. She teaches all age groups ranging from children as young as five to senior citizens. When a kid cannot wait until school is over with to come skipping to pottery class, then she knows she is doing something good! Her work is mainly functional and decorative pottery created on the wheel. Its whimsical and takes on a character of its own. She prefers to create using odd shapes, with 62 | Asheboro Magazine - Issue 43

different patterns and textures. Her favorite thing to make is ceramic wall art and throwing miniature shapes. She has a fascination with putting clay on the wall, taking it away from the dinner table. She makes teapots, clay jewelry and hand carved stamps. In her spare time, Brooke enjoys spending time with friends and family either relaxing at home or watching a movie. In addition to pottery she enjoys other mediums such as photography, illustration and painting. If she is not in the studio, you might find her hanging out in antique stores, listening to music or walking through the park. 

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