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Thursday, April 1, 2010
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N.C. 62 dangerous for pedestrians P
edestrians on N.C. 62 walk at risk on the highly traveled road. A 13-year-old was seriously injured March 23 near the same site another youth was killed more than 10 years ago.
BY KATHY STUART
According to an accident report from Archdale police, the youth was attempting to cross from 229 Liberty Road at Archdale Holiness Church of God about 2:53 p.m., possibly to visit a friend who lived across the street, said a witness. A vehicle traveling west struck the youth on the left leg. “He went up into the air,” said Brenda Corders of Liberty, who stopped to help the boy. “He jumped up and picked up his left leg, which gave way.” She supported his neck while a passenger in her vehicle called 911. He was transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. As of last Thursday, he was listed in good condition. The driver of the vehicle which hit the youth was not charged. In the fatal accident near Liberty Road Apartments, a youth, hidden from view by a passing truck, attempted to cross. The vehicle hit the boy, who was knocked to the ground and became tangled up underneath the vehicle. The boy was dragged for several feet before the driver stopped. Another fatal accident occurred about 15 years ago on Halloween night when a youth on a bicycle was struck near Brookwood Apartments. With increased traffic since the fatal accidents, pedestrians on N.C. 62 should be cautious, warned Archdale Chief of Police Darrell Gibbs. As of 2007, the traffic count was about 6,700 between Main Street and Brookwood Apartments. The road lacks sidewalks and pedestrians often have to walk on the roadway because the narrow shoulders drop into a ditch. Officers sometimes stop pedestrians to make them aware of the dangers, said Gibbs.
Show to feature pre-1974 vehicles The Hillsville Ruritan Club seeks competitors for its first pre-1974 car, truck and tractor show. The event will take place at the Hillsville Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 10. The entry fee is $10 per vehicle. Registration will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Judging will take place at 1 p.m. Trophies will be presented to the top three cars, top three trucks and top three tractors. The awards presentation will take place at 2:45 p.m. followed by a 50/50 drawing. The event includes free admission, food and drinks available to purchase, a deejay and live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit needy families in the ArchdaleTrinity area. For more information, call 431-6248, 472-3669 or 4422796. The Hillsville Community Center is at 9078 Hillsville Road in Hillsville.
Photos by Elizabeth Saunders
Much of the movie was shot on the English Farm in Archdale.
Movie premier May 15 T
he world premier of the movie ‘Red Dirt Rising,’ which was filmed in Archdale, will be held in North Carolina at a historic racing track Saturday, May 15. BY ELIZABETH SAUNDERS The premier, at North Wilkesboro Speedway, will feature a full day of events to commemorate the racing history featured in the film. Gates will open at noon. The Buck Baker Driving School will offer folks a chance to drive on the historic North Wilkesboro track. For more information, visit www.buckbaker.com. Cars featured in the movie and antique “moonshine cars” will be on display. The “checkered carpet” will be rolled out as members of the movie’s cast and crew will be on hand to meet people and sign autographs. In the evening, North Wilkesboro Speedway will crank up its first race of the Legendary Flathead Ford Racing Series. “This is the first time these cars have been on that track since the ’50s,” said Gary Lewallen, a driver in the 20-lap race and son of racing pioneer Jimmie Lewallen, who raced at North Wilkesboro during his career. “It’s going to be a historical event for me,” said Lewallen. The last time he was at the track with his father was SEE MOVIE ON PAGE 4
Matt Dylan, performer and writer for the Red Dirt Rising song ‘Carolina Moonshine,’ will perform at the premier. The video, shot in Archdale, is on the Web site www.archdaletrinitynews.net.
One truck, yes. Two trucks, maybe, says Trinity T
rinity leaders are still unsure if they will allow truck drivers to park more than one tractor-trailer rig on their property, even if they applied for a permit within the 30-day deadline. BY ROBYN HANKINS The Council discussed the permits at a special meeting held March 25, but took no action. Public comment was not allowed at the meeting. In September, the Council passed an ordinance which banned tractor-trailer parking in the city, except for zoned areas. That ordinance was placed under an enforce-
Proposed criteria as of March 25 • Property where the truck is parked must be owned by the trucker or a family member who resides at the home. • The truck cannot be a leased truck. It must be owned by a trucker or a
ment moratorium in October after truckers protested that they could not park at their homes. At the Feb. 16 meeting, Council members set a stipulation that all truck drivers must obtain a permit to park at their homes. Drivers had until March 18 to apply for the
family member who resides at the home. • The trucker must have applied for the permit by the March 18 deadline. • The truck driver must have a valid CDL.
permit. However, the city could not issue permits to the 46 people who applied because the permits were not defined by ordinance. At the special meeting, Council discussed what the permits should and should not allow. The consensus was to allow all
previously existing truckers who applied for a permit to continue to park at their homes. Questions arose over whether to allow two or more trucks to park on the same property — even if both trucks are owned by the property owner. City Manager Ann Bailie told the NEWS the Council’s consensus was to permit the property owner regardless of the number of tractor-trailer rigs on the property, with no distinction between residential zones and elsewhere. That includes trailers, she added. SEE PERMITS ON PAGE 4
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Swaim high in track standings
ravis Swaimâ€™s great start to the team won the track championship. With three races completed in the 2010 season finds him already first two weekends of the season, Swaim with a victory and atop the track point was able to race from the eighth startstandings at Caraing position â€” in way Speedway. the seasonâ€™s second This weekend the Want to follow Travis Swaim? feature race for the Visit www.tswaim.com. Archdale native will NASCAR Whelen do double duty as he travels to Tri-County Motor Speedway for the season opener on Friday, April 2. He will be in action again at Caraway on Saturday, April 3. In 2009, Swaim and his Ronald Fox-led
All-American Series Late Model Stock Car division at Caraway Speedway â€” to pick up his first win of the new season.
YMCA soccer H
ere are the match results for soccer games played at the YMCA Soccer Complex on March 27.
BY LYNN WALDEN Carl & Linda Grubb Family YMCA
Division 8U Bulldogs 5, Dragons 0 Sabrina Taylor led scoring for the Bulldogs with 2 followed by Evan Foster 1, Molly Graves 1 and Jairo Pulido 1. Coach Ron Graves thanked the team for great hustle. Coach Owens thanked the Dragons for good team effort. Tornadoes 1, Steelers 0 Logan Fleming scored the game-winning goal for the Tornadoes. Coach Eaton recognized Skylar LaPradd for hustle and Jack Wheat for his efforts on defense. Coach Gallimore thanked the Steelers for playing hard in their first game. Strikers 4, Panthers 0 Harrison Moffitt led the Strikers to a shut-out win scoring 3 followed by Garrett Moser 1. Gavin Foster did a great job on defense for the Strikers. Predators 4, Lightning 2 Franklin Cox scored 2 for the Predators. Colby Short and Davis McMahon each scored singles. Leonel Dominguez scored both goals for team Lightning. Both teams showed great hustle and teamwork.
Division 11U Bulldogs 2, United 2 Juan Pulido scored both goals for the Bulldogs. Bulldog coach Jeff Painter thanked the team for their hustle and efforts on defense. Scoring for team United were Reece Duke and Dylan Honeycutt. Coach Duke of United recognized Steven Moore and
Shelby Ocmand for great defense. Tigers 4, Hurricanes 1 Austin Webb scored 3 for the Tigers, followed by Ryan Smith 1. Coach Spruill recognized Randy Owens for excellent hustle. Ashley Steffey scored the shut-out saving goal for the Hurricanes with help from teammate Calvin Sowers. Firecrackers 8, Tsunamis 4 For the Firecrackers, Austin Brand scored 5, Ethan Earls 1, Joshua Mayfield 1 and Hunter Neal 1. Coach Brand recognized the strong defense of Jared Hartsoe. For the Tsunamis, Ben Atkinson and Benjamin Clements each scored 2. They were assisted by hustle from Joy Dodd and Priscilla McCroskey and Krystal Lamb on defense. Arsenal 1, Tornadoes 0 Jake Tuggle scored the only goal of the game for the Arsenal. Coach Moran recognized Sarah Moran on defense, Ashton Todd for passing and Ryan Bradley for teamwork. Tornado Coach Wright recognized Iv Wright for hustle and Cierra DiPilato for defense.
Shoe ďŹ t program topic Proper shoe fit and selection are the topics of the â€œMedical Mattersâ€? program set for noon Friday, April 9, at the Fitness Center at High Point Regional Health System. Participants will learn how the connection to the ground impacts feet and other parts of the body. A number of different types of athletic shoes, common injuries and injury prevention will be discussed. The program is free. To attend, call 878-6221.
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Travis Swaim in the winnerâ€™s circle
J MICHAEL FINE JEWELRY IN RESPONSE TO A RECENT CUSTOMERS QUESTION
â€œIS GOLD BUYING REGULATED?â€? WE ARE A FULL SERVICE STORE WITH SALES, CUSTOM DESIGN AND EXPERT REPAIR ON SITE. WE ALSO PURCHASE PRECIOUS METALS UNDER (NC LAW GS 66-164170.) THIS IS A STRICTLY REGULATED AND LICENSED INDUSTRY REQUIRING BONDING, INSURANCE, BACKGROUND CHECKS, STATE APPROVED RECORD KEEPING AND MONITORING BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. VALID DEALERS CANNOT CONDUCT BUSINESS OUTSIDE THEIR BRICK AND MORTAR ESTABLISHMENTS WITHOUT SPECIAL OCCASION PERMITS APPLIED FOR 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE WITH THE SAME STIFF REQUIREMENTS AS THE PRECIOUS METALS LICENSE. YES WE ARE STRICTLY REGULATED! FROM THE NC LEGISLATURE TO THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, I SALUTE ALL COMPLYING DEALERS FOR THEIR DILIGENCE IN MEETING THESE STRICT STANDARDS AND CONDUCTING BUSINESS WITH PRIDE AND INTEGRITY, PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH A PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT TO CONVERT THEIR PERSONAL VALUABLES. IT COSTS TIME, MONEY, EFFORT, CLEAN CREDIT AND CHARACTER TO QUALIFY! LET THERE BE NO EXCLUSIONS TO NC LAW GS 66-164-170 7 RATIFIED NC HOUSE BILL 1637. -Jim Blackburn
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WEEK of the YOUNG CHILD Schedule of Events Archdale-Trinity April 10 - 17, 2010
Division 14U Hurricanes 2, Chelsea 0 Hurricane scorers were Mitch Evans 1 and Stoney Baker 1. Coach Evans thanked the team for their great defensive game. West Ham 1, Liverpool 0 Michael Johnson scored the only goal of the game. Galaxy 5, Arsenal 0 Galaxy scorers were Eric Ledezma 3, Isaac Lewis 1 and Matt Witcher 1.
Photo Courtesy of Caraway Speedway
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Special related events ( Art Explosion â€“ Artwork of young children will be displayed throughout the month at selected locations in Archdale and Trinity. ( Partnership Gala for the Children â€“ Barnyard Dance â?š Saturday, April 10, 2010 â€“ 6:30 p.m. â€“ 11 p.m. â?š Farm of Kyle and Pattie Petty in Trinity â?š An evening of barnyard fun featuring dinner, dancing and live music, as well as a live/silent auction â?š Tickets are $50 each and must be purchased in advance from the Partnership for Children â€“ for more information, call Elizabeth Glessner at 629-2128, ext. 12. Monday, April 12, 2010 ( Parade and Family Appreciation Day â€“ Itâ€™s a Parade! Activities begin at Creekside Park Recreation Center in Archdale at 10 a.m. with a performance of â€œStone Soupâ€? by Durhamâ€™s Rags to Riches theatre troupe, followed by a parade and picnic in the park. All parents and preschool age children are invited. Grand Marshalls of the parade are Mayor Bert Stone and Mayor Carlton Boyles. Tuesday, April 13, 2010 ( Community Spirit Day* - Show community spirit by involving children in a service project. Pull weeds, sweep, clean â€“ teach children the importance of service. Wednesday, April 14, 2010 ( Clowning Around Day* - Make a clown town, tell jokes, or have your own imaginary circus. Thursday, April 15, 2010 ( Nature Day* - Enjoy the outdoors! Take a nature walk, make a leaf collage, paint outdoors, or plant some seeds in your indoor or outdoor garden area. Be especially eco-friendly today â€“ GO GREEN! Friday, April 16, 2010 ( Pajama Day* - Wind down the week with a pajama day. Have children wear their pajamas all day and spend the day reading their favorite books.
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*Indicates events to be held at or for area child care centers, private church-based preschools, family child care homes, and public school Pre-K classrooms. Parents and preschool age children are also encouraged to participate in these activities at home. Special thanks to the following businesses, organizations and municipalities for their support: City of Archdale â?š City of Trinity â?š Archdale Police Department â?š Archdale Public Library â?š Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce â?š Pioneer Family Restaurant â?š Northwestern Randolph County Arts Council
The Randolph County Partnership for Children is a United Way of Randolph County agency.
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For more information about these selected events, contact the Randolph County Partnership for Children at 629-2128. 349 Sunset Avenue â?š Asheboro, NC â?š 27203 www.randolphkids.org
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Ronda Skeen Memorial golf tournament May 6 The Trinity High School Bulldog Boosters will host the annual Ronda Skeen Memorial golf tournament Thursday, May 6, at Holly Ridge Golf Links. Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The rain date is May 13. The entry fee of $50 per player or $200 per team includes cart and green fees as well as lunch. Team and individual prizes will be awarded. Gold and silver sponsorships are available. All proceeds help support athletic programs, scholarships and projects for Trinity High School. For more information, contact Ty Townsend at 848-4210, Charlie Dean at 202-2705 or Mike Washburn at 689-2974; or visit the school Web site at www.randolph.k12.nc.us/schools/ths/Athletics.
Boys & Girls Club seeks players
Registration for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club baseball program is open. The program is open to Archdale-Trinity youth. The program includes T-ball for ages 4-6 and coach pitch for ages 7-8. Practice begins the week of April 19 and games will start Monday, May 3. For more information, call Rebecca Marshall at 881-5444.
The future looks bright at Randleman Lake Lucas Hutchins of Archdale Bass Club shows off the 8- and 6.5-pound bass he caught at Randleman Regional Reservoir this week with his dad, Randy. Their best ﬁve ﬁsh weighed 23 pounds. The Club plans to ﬁsh at Randleman Saturday, April 3. Photo submitted
Rec camp registration opens Camp Creekside registration is open for two divisions — rising kindergarten through third grade and rising fourth through seventh grade students. Camp hours run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $60 a week for Archdale res-
idents and $70 a week for nonresidents. For more information on the kindergarten through third grade camp, call Tanya Work at 434-7316. For more information on the fourth through seventh grade camp, call Mandy Gooch at 434-7312.
Kivett golf tourney April 25 High Point Regional Health System, City of High Point and presenting sponsor SmartChoice® will host the 34th Bud Kivett Memorial Golf Championship Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25. The event is held annually in memory of Bud Kivett’s early death from heart failure. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Heart Strides Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Program which provides cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation to patients who could not otherwise afford treatment. The tournament will be held at Oak Hollow and Blair Park golf courses. The 36-hole stroke play event is open to amateurs 16 years of age and older and is open to the first 216 golfers who enter. The entry fee is $35. Green and cart fees are separate. All entry forms are due by April 16. For more information or for sponsorships, contact Julie Samuels at 878-6292 or visit www.budkivettgolf.com.
YWCA camp registration open The YWCA offers a summer camp. Participants will be exposed to new experiences, activities and skill sets while learning more about the people around them and the person that they want to be. Youth will do this through group activities, field trips, focus groups, Bible study, leadership development, fun educational activities, sports, arts and crafts and more. For more information, contact ebrannock@ywcahp. com or call 882-4126.
Basketball team seeks players High Point Lady Star’s 13 and under, eighth grade basketball team needs three more players. For more information about the AAU team, contact Aaron Grier at 991-0597 or visit www.eteamz.com/highpointstarsbasketball.
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Does Congress know what they voted for? ArchdaleS Eddie Trinity en. Kay Hagan disappointed with bickering. Well, doesn’t that headline just say it all!
News Founded in 1978 Kathy Stuart Editor Phyllis East Reporter Betsy Feldman Reporter Robyn Hankins Reporter Debbie Hightower Reporter Elizabeth Saunders Reporter Lynn Wagner Advertising Director 888-3545 Elizabeth Hyde Advertising Manager 888-3567 Donna Prawel Ad Sales 888-3596 firstname.lastname@example.org 3407B Archdale Road Archdale, NC 27263 Phone: 434-2716 E-mail: email@example.com www.archdaletrinitynews.net Submit letters to the editor at the above address. Please include a local address and telephone number.
With all this talk about health-care reform, I decided to do my own research. In a newspaper article, Sen. Hagan said she was disappointed about health care bickering and that it could be easily be solved if representatives would spend more time in D.C. and less time in their home states. Apparently she wants less time here in North Carolina. In an e-mail to Hagan, I wrote that I don’t want more Washington inﬂuence here at home, I want less. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, H.R. 3590, is a ﬁscally responsible plan that will reduce the deﬁcit by nearly $132 billion in the next 10 years,” her e-mail reply stated. She wrote nothing about the cost, $848 billion over the next 10 years, which will be offset by new taxes and revenues. Hagan reiterated that the cost of malpractice insurance would save money, that no rationing of health care would occur, and I should go to http://thomas.loc.gov/ for a better understanding of the facts. Well how about that! All this time I thought that we were still under a representative government! The majority of North Carolinians never backed this bill and the facts were never dis-
Constituent praises Coble’s stand To the editor, I want to thank my Congressman Howard Coble for standing up against the Obama Healthcare Plan this past weekend. At a time when Americans are outraged at their government because it seems the majority of our legislators do not listen to the people they are supposed to represent, I am proud that Congressman Coble listens to his constituents and votes accordingly. Congressman Coble comes home every weekend to be with the people he represents so well. He can be found
at parades, barbeques, town meetings, grand openings, meeting with constituents, eating breakfast at the local restaurant, and he is never too busy to say hello and ask how you are doing. He cares, at a time when it feels like no one else does. I wish we had 434 Representatives just like him. I am pleased and honored to call Howard Coble my Congressman, and that is why I will vote for him on May 4.
to the editor
Kathy Huffine Greensboro, NC
closed. Many representatives voted for this bill without reading it, because the bill was held back in Congress. I called and talked with Rep. Howard Coble, Sen. Richard Burr, as well as others in Congress and all said that this was a bad bill! Reform is needed, but this was not the way to do it. The bill is too expensive, it is not well thought out and just not the right time. This nation is in the middle of hard times. Neighbors are out of work and losing their homes and beneﬁts. The nation’s deﬁcits are astronomical and ballooning out of control to the point of destruction. Spending another trillion at this time is criminal. The number of unemployed is hovering around 12 percent in North Carolina. However, that number does not give a clear picture. People have run out of beneﬁts and have given up trying to ﬁnd a job. Some are underemployed, and are no longer counted as being unemployed. A more likely number is about 20 to 23 percent. Who will pay their insurance premiums? It will probably take two to three years to regain the employment numbers that we had, but without employers like GM, Ford and the aircraft industry, all the manufacturing jobs will never come back, and that’s where wealth was made. My job is in transportation. The company has fewer employees and has no intention of hiring in the near future. Until trucking picks up, our economy will not, and unem-
Hightower My View
ployment will not improve. And, well, I don’t feel that requiring small businesses to provide insurance beneﬁts for their employees is going to stimulate job growth. Like many good southerners, I like to drink tea but I am not at all interested in attending a tea party. My belief is that the proper way to communicate my opinion is to contact my representatives. Their recent decision takes Congress from a representational government to a dictatorial government. I want my country back and our jobs back from China, Mexico and other countries. Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening. I’m done. I’m getting off my soapbox. I know that there are no easy answers. Now I have something in common with Kay Hagan — I’m disappointed, too.
Archdale-Trinity Chamber’s ‘Lunch with Lawmakers’ April 12 ‘D
o you have questions for your lawmakers?’ asks the ArchdaleTrinity Chamber of Commerce. ‘Then join them for lunch.’ The Chamber will host “Lunch with the Lawmakers” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, at Crossroads Family Restaurant, 10210 N. Main St. in Archdale. The lunch provides an opportunity to meet elected ofﬁcials in the N.C. Legislature — Rep. Pat Hurley, Rep. Harold Brubaker and Sen. Jerry Tillman — and ﬁnd out what is happening in the state government.
Rep. Hurley represents District 70, which includes Archdale. Rep. Brubaker represents District 78, which includes Trinity. Sen. Tillman represents District 29, which includes Randolph County and part of Montgomery County. The cost is $10 per person for Chamber members and $15 for non-members, which includes lunch. The event is open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, call the Chamber at 434-2073 by Wednesday, April 7. For more information, visit www.archdaletrinitychamber.com.
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about 1960, when he was little. “I remember him setting me up on the hood of Joe Weatherly’s Pontiac.” Gary Lewallen had looked around at Fred Lorenzen, Richard Petty and a bunch of other drivers. “I looked up and said, ‘I’m having a good time!’” Lewallen, who is also executive producer of Red Dirt Rising, hopes that everybody has that kind of good time at the premier. After the race, Matt Dylan will perform a live concert. His song “Carolina Moonshine” is featured on the movie soundtrack and on the Archdale-Trinity News Web site at www.archdaletrinitynews.
net. At dusk, the movie will be shown on the track. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.historicnws. com/tickets. The cost is $18.25 for adults ($15 plus online fee), $11.25 for children age 6 to 15 ($8 plus fee). Tickets include all the day’s events except for the driving school. Tickets at the gate will be $20 for adults and $8 for children 6 to 15. Children under 6 get in free. Red Dirt Rising’s producers and marketing team are ﬁnalizing theatrical release and DVD release with distribution companies.
Gary Lewallen races in the No. 56 car, in the ﬁrst race of the Legendary Flathead Ford series at South Boston Speedway, March 20. Photo submitted
Landﬁll proposal could save taxpayers some ‘cha-ching’ I
f the Randolph County landﬁll becomes a regional facility, it could mean a 2- to 3-cent tax decrease.
BY ROBYN HANKINS The Randolph County Commissioners discussed the possible ramiﬁcations of expanding the landﬁll and accepting solid waste from other counties at their annual retreat, held March 20 at Randolph Community College in Asheboro. Public Works Director David Townsend broached the subject of expanding the county landﬁll off of Henley Country Road. “It may be time for Randolph County to consider opening a regional facility,” Townsend told the Commissioners. “We’re only using 275 acres out of 600. There are not a lot of neighbors, no subdivisions, it has lots of natural buffers and is downstream (from residences).” Townsend added that typically the host county pays no tipping fees, and that he knew Chatham County and the city of Greensboro were looking for a new place to ship solid waste. “Internally, we don’t have enough to make (expansion) cost effective,” he added. “But if we accept out-of-town waste, that
changes everything.” “We could reduce taxes by 2 to 3 percent,” mused Commissioner Phil Kemp. “It’s already going past us,” said Commissioner Darrell Frye, who represents Archdale and Trinity. “Asheboro is the center of the state, the highways go north to south and east to west. The trucks (carrying other counties’ waste) are already passing us.” Kemp pointed out that nearby residents concerned about well contamination could be easily connected to municipal water because the pipes are in place. Those counties could save on fuel costs and vehicle maintenance by delivering their trash to Asheboro, Frye added. Moreover, by becoming a regional facility, Randolph County would not only make money, it would save money. According to its 2009-2010 budget, Randolph County pays $44 per ton, more than $2 million per year, in tipping fees. Most of this money is paid to Montgomery County, which is where Randolph County sends its 250 tons of garbage each day. The state also charges $2 per ton for administrative costs. Waste is transported out of county because Randolph County’s
landﬁll, closed in 1997, is unlined. The state requires landﬁlls be lined to protect the environment, and landﬁlls across the state had to convert to transfer stations unless they spent the money to upgrade their facilities. Townsend said to break even the county would need to receive 750 tons of garbage per day, but that as a regional facility it could make signiﬁcantly more money if it took in closer to 2,000 tons per day. The permitting process for a lined landﬁll can take up to four years. However, Townsend said the actual construction would only take six to eight months. “We need to think 20 to 30 years down the road,” he added. “Garbage is not going away and locating landﬁlls is getting harder.” As a regional facility, Randolph County could also produce enough methane gas to sell. “Sixty percent of Randolph County’s waste is industrial and does not create methane,” he explained. “But if we become a regional facility, it’s a whole new ball game.” The Commissioners want citizen input on this issue. To submit an opinion, call 819-3300 or visit www.co.randolph.nc.us.
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“The question is, can we continue to allow more than one truck? That violates our existing zoning ordinance,” Bailie explained. According to the city’s zoning ordinance, parking two or more tractor-trailer rigs on one property constitutes a trucking terminal — which is not allowed in residential areas. Bailie said City Attorney Bob Wilhoit was investigating the city’s options. “We’re either gonna allow this or not,” Councilman Robbie Sikes pointed out during the nearly two-hour long meeting. “Let’s move ahead, we’ve tied up too much time with it already.” “If we stay with the motion I made and answer the questions asked about tractors and trailers (provided by city staff), to me that’s the simplest way,” said Councilman Kelly Grooms. Grooms later added that a neighborhood can enforce restrictive covenants where tractor-trailer rigs are prohibited. Grooms’ motion, made at the February meeting, to permit existing truckers only, required that the trucker own the property and the truck. At the meeting, however, Council agreed that trucks owned by spouses or children, who can prove residency at the property and who have a valid commercial driver’s license, are eligible for a permit. The Council also agreed that leased trucks are ineligible for a permit, but trucks and trailers can be replaced. The city’s stormwater ordinances already prohibit illicit discharge or motor oil, anti-freeze and other substances, said Stormwater Administrator Rich Baker, but Council agreed to duplicate the language in the ordinance. This means that truckers cannot perform major maintenance on their trucks while parked at the residence. Baker also pointed out that trailers containing hazardous material are not allowed to park outside designated areas by federal law, so it is not necessary to include that in the ordinance. According to Bailie, the permits will have to be renewed every year. Permits will not be renewed if the driver does not own a truck at the time of renewal, if the property where the truck is parked changes ownership, if the driver loses his or her CDL or if the property owner receives two or more city zoning citations. Council will hold a public hearing on this at its next regular meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
Church news Pine needle sale continues The Quaker Men of Archdale Friends Meeting are selling long-leaf pine needles. the cost is $4.95 per bale. Local orders of 10 or more bales will be delivered. To order, contact the meeting office at 431-2918 or Bill Farlow at 431-2495. The meeting is at 114 Trindale Road.
Free community supper April 9 Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold a free community supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 9. The menu includes chicken tenders and macaroni and cheese. The meal is free, but donations will be accepted. Organizers say the goal is not to make money, but to share a meal. For more information, call 431-9507. The church is at 4540 Hopewell Church Road in Trinity.
Yard sale April 10 Women on Mission of Glenola Baptist Church will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10. The church is at 8330 U.S. Hwy. 311 in Archdale.
Pancake breakfast April 17 The Quaker Men of Archdale Friends Meeting will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, in the Family Life Center. The menu also includes fruit toppings, sausage and choice of coffee, milk or orange juice. The cost is $5 for adults. Children ages 7 and under eat free. The meeting is at 114 Trindale Road.
Chicken dinner supports mission The youth mission team of Archdale United Methodist Church will hold a fried chicken dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17. The cost is by donation. In the summer, the mission team will travel to the inner city of Atlanta, Ga. For more information, call 431-7111. The church is on the corner of Main and Petty streets in Archdale.
â€˜Quake, Rattle & Runâ€™ April 24 Archdale Friends Meetingâ€™s youth enrichment program will hold a 5K run, walk, fun run and diaper dash Saturday, April 24. The races will be held in conjunction with Wee Friends Preschoolâ€™s spring fling, which will begin at 10:30 a.m., following the races. The event also includes an auction, class projects, theme baskets, bounce houses, face painting, prize drawing, a hot dog lunch and bake sale. To register for the race, call the meeting office at 431-2918 or visit www.archdalefriends.com. To donate items for the auction, call the youth enrichment office at 431-4147. The meeting is at 114 Trindale Road in Archdale.
Tables available for yard sale The Wesleyan Women of Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church will rent tables for a May yard sale at the church. The cost is $20 per table. For more information or to reserve a table, call Patti Furr at 434-1912 or Denise Lohr at 861-3077. The church is at 5814 Surrett Drive in Trinity.
hurches in the Archdale-Trinity area will hold Easter services and special events.
Egg hunts Archdale United Methodist Church will hold an â€œeggstravaganzaâ€? from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 3. Children may bring their baskets and join the Easter bunny for an egg hunt. Eggs will be filled with candy and special prize coupons. The event also includes games, sidewalk art and snacks. For details, call 431-7111. The church is on the corner of Main and Petty streets in Archdale. Trinity Baptist Church will hold an Easter egg hunt for children from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3. Crafts will be made and lunch will be provided. For more information, call 434-1998. The church is at 6499 N.C. Hwy. 62 in Trinity.
Maundy Thursday services Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold its Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m. today (April 1). Childcare will be provided. For details, call 431-9507. The church is at 4540 Hopewell Church Road in Trinity. Archdale United Methodist Church will hold a communion service at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 431-7111. The church is on the corner of Main and Petty streets. Trinity Baptist Church will hold its Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. Communion will be served. For more information, call 434-1998. The church is at 6499 N.C. Hwy. 62 in Trinity.
Sunrise and Easter services Archdale-Trinity area churches have joined efforts in a community sunrise service, â€œCelebrating the Ressurection,â€? at 6:30 a.m. at the Carl Chavis YMCA, 2757 Granville St. in High Point. Donuts and coffee will be served. The guest speaker will be Pastor Randall Baldwin. Colonial Baptist Church will hold a sunrise service at 7 a.m. followed by breakfast. Sunday school will begin at 9 a.m. Worship with communion will be held at 10 a.m. The church is at 6792 Welborn Road in Trinity. Cloverdale Church of the Living God will hold a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday school is set for 9 a.m. and
Divorce Care series begins Archdale United Methodist Church offers a 13-week Divorce Care recovery class. It is designed to aid the newly divorced as well as those currently going through separation or divorce. The series began March 1 and will continue to meet at 7 p.m. Mondays in the Wesley Room. For more information, call 431-7111. The church is on the corner of Main and Petty streets.
worship service at 10 a.m. For details, call 886-4963. The church is at 1919 S. Elm St. in High Point. Old Union United Methodist Church will hold a sunrise service at 7 a.m. followed by breakfast and Sunday school. The 11 a.m. service will be held at Worthville United Methodist Church in Randleman. An Easter egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3. The church is at 5077 Walker Mill Road in Sophia. Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church will hold a sunrise celebration at 7 a.m. followed by breakfast. The church is on the corner of Archdale and Robbins Country roads in Trinity. Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold a sunrise service at 7 a.m. in the cemetery, followed by a Sonrise breakfast in the fellowship hall. Worship will be held at 11 a.m. There will be no Sunday school. For details, call 431-9507. The church is at 4540 Hopewell Church Road in Trinity. Archdale United Methodist Church will participate in the community sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the Carl Chavis YMCA. Three worship services will be held â€” 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. For details, call 431-7111. The church is on the corner of Main and Petty streets. Sophia Church of God will hold its Easter Service at 10 a.m. There will be no Sunday schoo. A brunch and egg hunt will follow the service. The church is at 4895 Beeson Farm Road in Sophia. Ebenezer United Methodist Church will hold a sunrise service at 7 a.m. with the Rev. Fran Adams. A breakfast will be held following the service. The church is off Harlow Road, near Cedar Square. Trinity Baptist Church will host a sunrise service at 6:55 a.m. on the front lawn. Special music will be provided by the adult praise team. Breakfast will be served in the fellowship hall following the service. Bible study by age group will be offered at 9:45 a.m. and worship service will be held at 11 a.m. For more information, call 434-1998. The church is at 6499 N.C. Hwy. 62 in Trinity. Caraway Baptist Church will hold a church assembly at 7 a.m., followed by a sunrise service at the tomb at 7: 15 a.m. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. A special singing service will be held at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. No evening services will be held. The church is at 2928 Beeson Farm Road in Sophia.
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Minnie Jane Peace Hutchenson celebrated her 101st birthday March 16, with visits from family and friends throughout the day. She is the oldest living member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. She resides at Cross Roads Retirement Center in Asheboro. Photo submitted
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Chili cookoff April 17 in Asheboro Food vendors, chili cooks and volunteers are needed for the Old Time Chili Cookoff set from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 17. The event will be held in Bicentennial
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he Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce will host an administrative professionals day luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Messiah Too!! The guest speaker will be Dr. Sherry Sherrill with Sherrill Communications. Her topic, â€œEtiquette, Manners and You,â€? will address how a personâ€™s actions should ease the way for those around them, whether at work, at school, at church or in social occasions.
The cost is $25 per person for Chamber members and $35 for nonmembers. The cost includes lunch, a fashion and jewelry show, door prizes and more. The event is open to the public, but space is limited. The deadline for reservations is Friday, April 9. For more information or a registration form, call the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce at 434-2073, or visit www. archdaletrinitychamber.com. Messiah Too! is at 101 Bonnie Place in Archdale.
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Arnette completes basic training Navy Seaman Shannon N. Arnette, daughter of Doris F. Arnette of Archdale and Charles W. Arnette of Greensboro, recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Arnette completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is â€œBattle Stations.â€? This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. â€œBattle Stationsâ€? is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Its distinctly Navy flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor. Arnette is a 2009 graduate of Trinity High School.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
St. Francis book sale starts April 29 St. Francis Episcopal Church will hold its 52nd annual book sale Thursday, April 29, through Saturday, May 1. The church is at 3506 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. More than 70,000 books, sorted into categories, will be available for purchase. The church also will sell movies and CDs. For more information, call the church at 288-4721 or e-mail darleneball@triad. rr.com.
ATMS Environmental Club to build rain garden at Creekside Archdale City Council at the March 23 meeting approved a request by Archdale-Trinity Middle School Environmental Club to build a rain garden at Creekside Park. Club members Mallory Lowe, center, and Amelia Smith, far right, explained that the rain garden project will help handle parking lot runoff near the library and alleviate pollution in Muddy Creek. Other members of the club who attended were Amelia Smith, Michael Guenn, Callie Mathis, Shelby Monroe, Paul Osborne, Austin Byerly, Laura Martin, Leandra Meachum and Deniz Agar, with faculty advisers Sarah Fuller and Stacy Schaefer. The students have scheduled a ribbon cutting and environmental activities for April 17, near the Archdale Public Library. The Club has built gardens at Trinity City Hall and on the ATMS campus. Photo submitted
Blue Bag Event promotes reading P arents and their children at two Archdale child-care centers are participating in Raising a Reader, a program to increase the amount of time parents read to their children.
More than 220 children and their families are participating in the program this year. Children whose families participate in the Raising a Reader program are loaned a bag of award-winning childrenâ€™s books each week for 26 weeks. The Randolph County Partnership for Children, in collaboration with the Randolph County Public Library extension services, recently hosted a special event at each of the participating Archdale centers â€” My Circle of Friends and First Church of God Day School. Known as the Blue Bag Event, parents and their
Autumn Gentry and her father participated in the Blue Bag Event at My Circle of Friends EnrichPhoto submitted ment Center in Archdale. children receive a blue bag gram. Funding to pilot the to carry library books. program was provided by Randolph County Part- the Duke Energy Foundanership for children was tion. one of five partnerships www.randolphkids.org selected to launch this pro-
YWCA seeks award nominations The High Point YWCA seeks nominations for its Administrative Assistant of the Year award, to be presented at the sixth annual appreciation luncheon set for Wednesday, April 21, at the High Point Country Club. The luncheon pays tribute to administrative assistants and professionals and highlights their importance within the workplace. To nominate an administrative assistant or professional for the award, visit www.ywcahp.com or call 882-4126.
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