Inside • Archdale’s stormwater manager takes top awards, again — page 4 • Randleman man faces 16 charges in child pornography case — page 8
Grannie ain’t messin’ around. Read why on page 12.
Church news......5 Obituaries...........10 Classifieds........11 Police report.........8 Fire report..........8 Sheriff’s report......8
Train collides with truck stalled on tracks in Sophia Page 8
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Archdale’s budget includes fee increases, but no tax increase
Law prepares for the unthinkable
ust for a moment, as shown in the photo at left, things seemed all too real for volunteers in a mock school invasion, organized by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.
rchdale’s proposed budget keeps property taxes and some fees at the current rate, but water and sewer fees will increase. City Council will vote on it at their June 22 meeting.
BY ELIZABETH SAUNDERS City Manager Jerry Yarborough presented the proposed 2010-2011 budget of $10.5 million. He said it had been a challenge to balance the budget with an increase in government employer-required contributions and insurance, and an estimated 6 percent decrease in sales tax revenue for the coming year. The $10.5 million “The economy’s beginning to recover, but we’re budget is on page 4. not seeing it on the local A detailed budget is level,” he said. available at City Hall. Last year’s budget was approved at $11.35 million, but later was amended to $9.9 million. Ad valorem taxes will stay the same — Archdale’s rate is 29 cents per $100 property value. City staff recommended an increase in water and sewer fees. The minimum for water, up to 2,000 gallons, would increase from $12.50 per month to $13.40; each additional 1,000 gallons of water from $3.75 to $4; sewer minimum from $15 to $16; and each additional 1,000 gallons for sewer from $5 to $6. City Council changed the minimum rate for water to $13.30 and for sewer, $16.10. The rate changes will be effective in July and will appear on August bills. The Randleman Water Treatment Plant will come online this summer and those costs were included. Archdale purchases some of its water from High Point, who will increase charges by 4.9 percent. Davidson Water also may increase their rates. High Point’s sewer rates, however, may decrease in the fall. Yarborough explained that Archdale’s rates still need to go up to pay for construction of lines, engineering for a future wastewater treatment plant and the purchase of some of Davidson Water’s assets. Finance Director Lori Nurse added that as part owner of High Point’s Eastside Wastewater Treatment Plant, the city has to pay its share of last year’s improvements. Stormwater fees will remain the same, as will solid waste (trash) and recycling. Yarborough recommended that a vacuum truck be purchased for yard waste removal. “Our leaf program is terribly inefficient,” he said. Funding for the truck will come from the stormwater fund. Two full-time staff positions will be added, an information technology director and a park ranger. The budget also allows for training and up to 3 percent merit raises. The fee for Parks and Recreation programs will be increased by $10 for nonresidents. SEE BUDGET ON PAGE 4
Photos by Debbie Hightower
The sheriff’s office enlisted the Archdale Police Department, Guil-Rand Fire Department and Randolph County Emergency Services in two “situations” at Wheatmore High School. Such training exercises are held at a different school every year. In the photo left, Betty Denny grimaces as Tyler Harvey is threatened by the invaders. Nevertheless, participant Morgan Sears said, “This was like the best experience ever.” Like the other 20 adults and students who volunteered, they came away with a new understanding of how lawmen prepare for the worst. “We make it as real as we can make it,” said Chief Deputy Fred Rutledge of the sheriff’s office. In an exclusive report, the NEWS outlines the scenarios on page 7, with additional photos on page 9. The story offers an understanding of how the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and other emergency personnel “protect and serve.”
Randolph County Chief Deputy Fred Rutledge, far left, thanks the volunteers who participated.
Trinity to continue hearing on telecom ordinance T
he public hearing on Trinity’s proposed telecommunications ordinance remains in recess until the June 15 meeting. The recess was called because the City Council did not receive a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Board, nor were there any citizen comments during the public hearing. BY ROBYN HANKINS A special called meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board on May 11 failed to produce the quorum needed for the Board to consider the ordinance. However, the Council opened the public hearing on the telecommunications ordinance at the May 18 meeting because it had been advertised according to law. On May 25, the Planning Board voted to recommend the ordinance. The need to amend the ordinance was prompted by an incomplete application for a tower from American Towers
Inc. The city contacted the Center for Municipal Solutions, who suggested the new 30-page ordinance and is reviewing the current application. L.S. “Rusty” Monroe with CMS said that Trinity’s current regulations are “woefully inadequate given what’s coming,” a reference to the area’s growing use of cell phones and wireless networks. “One thing we will guarantee is that this will put (Trinity) in control,” he said. However, Monroe added that the city would need to tweak the ordinance in places to tailor it to their specific needs. “It is a model and it doesn’t fit everyone,” he told those at the May 11 meeting. “The right decisions are the ones you take. You don’t have to give a carrier everything they want, but you do have to treat all applicants the same.” A special use permit would be required to construct and operate a tower or facility. The city reserves the right to inspect the placement, construction and maintenance of
towers of facilities. The ordinance includes strict setbacks or fall zones. Towers or facilities must be set back from abutting parcels, rights-of-way and street lines by a distance equal to the height of the tower or facility plus 10 percent, or the existing setback required by that zoning district, whichever is greater. No habitable development will be allowed within the fall zone. The ordinance also allows the city to determine what a tower looks like, requires that the holder of the special use permit maintain adequate liability insurance and outlines who pays for tower or facility removal. The public hearing will resume during the next regular Council meeting, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. American Towers Inc. may be required to reapply if the new ordinance is passed.
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Motorcycles, not thunder, rumble through Randolph
he deep rumble heard throughout Randolph County the morning of May 22 was motorcycles, not thunder, as the ﬁfth annual Readin’, Writin’, and Ridin’ poker run for Communities In Schools of Randolph County made its way through. STAFF REPORTS
Although the threat of rain kept many past-year participants at home, 24 bikes, escorted by four Randolph County Sheriff’s deputies, made the run. Upon returning to the Guil-Rand Fire Department in Archdale, James Will of Winston-Salem won the best hand and Michael Jarrell of High Point had the worst hand. Kim Cates won the split-the-pot. Cates donated all of her prize back to CISRC and Will donated most of his. CISRC Board Chairman Keith Lam-
beth commented, “The ride did not raise as much as past years because of inclement weather, which we couldn’t control, and as a result our income and the ability to expand programs is affected.” To make a donation, contact Communities In Schools of Randolph County at 625-0008 or visit http://communitiesinschools.org/afﬁliates/randolph/. CISRC also held a rafﬂe. Jeanette Ritch of Asheboro won the 55” Samsung TV and Mike Whitehead of Asheboro won the Toshiba netbook.
David Whitt and daughter Madison of Archdale rode in the event for the ﬁfth time. They are shown with Kimberly Cates, at right, ride organizer and owner of the local Domino’s Pizza franchise, who helped sponsor the event. Photo submitted
Outdoors Club tourney nets more than 500 pounds W Billl
hat do you get when you take 22 highly self-motivated youth in a traditional rural community, a very committed coach and a lake developing a regional reputation for spitting out large ﬁsh?
Club. These young people took a look at themselves and their community and said, “Hey, we have all the academics, team sports and opportunities. We’d like to have more hunting and ﬁshing in the mix.” Their plan was to stage an outdoor You get ... the Randleman Outdoors expo of businesses and community leaders by kids for kids and their city cousins and others. But being the practical, well grounded youngsters that I’ve quickly come to know, they knew they needed funding. So, they went to Randleman High School Coach Willie Duvall and hatched the plan to have a ﬁshing tournament at the new lake in their community. The learning curve was steep for club members and Duvall. They spent a lot of time seeking and talking with ﬁshermen as well as many hours on the hoof posting and handRyan Vickers caught the second largest ﬁsh of ing out ﬂyers. They dePhoto by Bill Frazier veloped a logo and had the tournament at 6.39 pounds.
shirts and hats made for themselves and their adult support network. For someone who has been ﬁshing tournaments for 26 years, I cannot convey how amazed I was at their tenacity to make this happen. It is a great example of how a genuine love of what they wanted to do for their community and fellow youth powers itself. Some 62 teams registered to ﬁsh, most of them in the last week. If you were fortunate enough to be around U.S. 220 in Level Cross at 4 a.m. Saturday morning, you would have seen the long lines of very patient competitors waiting to launch into this venture with the Randleman Outdoors Club. And now for the winners ... Third place went to Jim Long and Chris Coble with a weight of 18.99 pounds. Second was the team of Mike and Aaron McDonald with 19.30 pounds. First place honors were for Howie Snotherly and Jerome Crews with 21.69 pounds. This team also netted big ﬁsh for the tournament with a hawg weighing 8.29 pounds. The total weight of ﬁsh brought to the scales was an eye popping 511.86 pounds. Many of the club members stayed around to ﬁsh. I had the pleasure of ﬁshing with Ryan Vickers of the Outdoors Club. Coach told me he placed him in my boat because all he cared about was ﬁshing.
Archdale Bass Club
Good choice. I got to meet a fellow ﬁshing fanatic and the results reﬂected it. Our total weight was 14.59 pounds placing us somewhere around the top 10 for the tournament. Ryan caught the second largest ﬁsh of the tournament at 6.39 pounds. He said it was the largest one he’d ever caught. It was certainly my pleasure to ﬁsh with this future ﬁshing leader. The Club hit all of their fundraising goals so the expo is a go, but no date has been set. The most remarkable contribution was that the winners. Snotherly and Crews donated the money they won back to the club to further support their efforts. Ladies and gentlemen, many thanks to all who supported these intrepid future leaders in our community, especially the good folks at Randleman Regional Reservoir for their efforts. We’ll look forward to bringing you more good news of their progress.
Sports camps LA Wrestling Camp set for June 14-17 Trinity High School will host its eighth annual wrestling camp for kids age 6 and up. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon June 14-17. According to Kyle Spencer, head wrestling coach at Trinity, the LA Wrestling Camp “is a great opportunity for young athletes to be exposed to the great sport of wrestling and some of the best camp staff in the state. The camp is designed to appeal from the beginning level wrestler to the more advanced. “The camp goal is for all participants to come away with a great experience and a good time.” Items needed for camp include T-shirts and shorts, wrestling or tennis shoes and
money for snacks. The cost for middle school and high school students is $60 if sent in before June 7, or $70 on the ﬁrst day of camp. The cost for kindergarten through ﬁfth grade is $40 if paid before June 7, or $50 on the ﬁrst day of camp. Make checks payable to Trinity High School and mail to 5746 Trinity High Drive, Trinity, NC 27370. Spencer will serve as camp director. Others who will assist include Daren Burns, assistant coach at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Tony Hairston, assistant THS coach; and Ronnie House, head coach at Wheatmore High School. For more information, call 880-1420 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Bulldog camp offered June 21-24 Trinity High School Head Coach Alex Mebane will lead a youth football camp Monday through Thursday, June 21-24, at THS. The cost is $60 or $15 per day. The camp is open to rising ﬁrst through eighth grade students. Forms may be obtained at any school in the attendance area or at www.randolph.
k12.nc.us/schools/ths/Athletics/Football. Mail forms to Alex Mebane, 411 Walnut Grove Road, Archdale, NC 27263. Checks should be made out to Trinity High School Football. For more information, call Mebane at Trinity High School, 861-6870, ext. 235; home, 861-5422; or cell, 655-5311.
Warrior camps scheduled in June Wheatmore High School will hold Warrior Summer Basketball Skills Camp, designed to instruct participants in the fundamental skills of basketball. Two camps will be offered. The ﬁrst camp will be held June 14-17 for any rising third through ﬁfth graders. This camp will feature 8-foot goals and regulation-size basketball. The second camp, June 21-24, is for rising sixth through eighth grade students.
Both camps will run from 8 a.m. to noon. Head Varsity Basketball Coach David Spell will serve as the camp director. . The $65 price includes a T-shirt and a pizza lunch on the last day. Multiple family registrations will receive a price break. Registration forms are available at Wheatmore High School or at ArchdaleTrinity Middle School or by contacting David Spell at 687-1233, 431-8832 or email@example.com.
Boys and Girls Club open for summer The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club is accepting registrations for its summer session. The Club is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 16 through Aug. 20 for ages 5 to 18. The cost is $60 per week and $50 per week for each additional child in the family. Registration is $20. Activities include sports, arts and crafts,
Bible study, computers, swimming and ﬁeld trips. Lunch and a snack are provided. Families are welcome to tour The Salvation Army facility at 121 S.W. Cloverleaf Place in High Point. For more information, call 881-5444 or visit www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/highpoint.
Football camp set June 14-17 The Panthers League, afﬁliated with Youth Sports of America, will offer a football camp June 14-17 for players 6 to 12 years old. The “Future Champions” youth football camp will be coached by Youth Sports of America certiﬁed coaches. Each day, the camp will offer special speakers — a former Super Bowl champion, an NCAA champion and a North Carolina high school
state champion. Instructional topics include offensive, defensive and special teams skills as well as an age speciﬁc razzle dazzle league and a skills competition. The cost is $50 with a discount for multiple family members. Each camper will receive a “Future Champions” T-shirt. For more information, visit atpanthers.com.
At the rec center ... Kelly offers basketball camp at rec center Trinity High School champion coach Tim Kelly will lead a basketball camp June 14-18 at Archdale Parks and Recreation. The morning session, from 8 to 10 a.m., is for rising third through sixth grade students. The session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. is
Girls fast-pitch season to begin Archdale Parks and Recreation Department will begin registration for girl’s fast-pitch softball on June 4 at the Recreation Center in Creekside Park. The league offers two divisions: 8- to 10-year-olds and 11- to 13-year-olds. The cost is $30 for Archdale residents and $40 for nonresidents. For more information, call 434-7313 or 434-7315.
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for rising seventh through ninth grade students. The cost is $65. Make checks payable to Tim Kelly and deliver to Archdale Parks and Recreation in Creekside Park. For more information, call 431-1117.
Men’s basketball offered Archdale Parks and Recreation Department will begin registration for men’s basketball teams at 8 a.m. June 5. The games will be played at the recreation center at Creekside Park. The deposit for a team is $250. The total cost is $450. For more information, call 434-7313.
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Teachers honored for certiďŹ cation
ive teachers were honored as 2009 National Board recipients at the April 19 meeting of the Randolph County Board of Education meeting.
Those honored included Amy Henderson of Trindale Elementary School, Suzanne Finch of Hopewell Elementary School, Kathleen Saunders of Wheatmore
ATMS champs honored Representatives from Archdale-Trinity Middle Schoolâ€™s Battle of the Books team were honored by the Randolph County Schools Board of Education at the April 19 meeting. The team competed with six other Randolph County middle school teams. Correct answers on the 27 assigned books earned them 102 points in the competition. Pictured from left are Hailey Vick, Lilly Thornburg, Grace Talbert and David Ryu. Team members not pictured are Sydney Boyle, Aleah Clements, Mia Cole, Callie Daniel, Olivia Doane, Renee Hapeman, Adam Ludwig, Callie Mathis, David Ryu, Nicole Southern and Mary Photo by Debbie Hightower Furr.
High School, Chris Tuft of Archdale Elementary and Erin Starr of Trindale Elementary School. Teachers who also earned the distinction but were not at the meeting include Chris Atkins of Trinity High School, Robin Hevner of Archdale-Trinity Middle School and Erin Stolp of Hopewell Elementary Photos by Debbie Hightower School.
Local educators attend seminars Several area educators recently attended seminars held at the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development. Educators from Randolph County Schools who attended include Sarah A. Fuller of Archdale-Trinity Middle School,
and Mandy J. Limbo and Juanita S. Ray of Randolph Early College High School. Courtney A. Page of Wheatmore High School attended a support seminar for teachers pursuing certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Sunset Garden ladies and the hats they wear
he Sunset Garden Club met May 14 at Colonial Country Club. Members wore beautiful theme hats.
Each member was asked to recall memories of the different hats they wore in the lives of their children â€” mentor, nurse, chaperone, teacher, etc. New officers were installed for the years 2010-2012. The new officers are Earlene Newton, president; Sharon Clodfelter, vice president; Lib Harris, treasurer; Martha Reid, secretary; and Mary Peele, corresponding secretary. Each officer was given a hat as she accepted the role of her office. Everyone was wished a â€œHappy Summer,â€? since the club will not meet again until September.
Sunset Garden Club officers, pictured from left, are Treasurer Lib Harris, Corresponding Secretary Mary Peele, Secretary Martha Reid, Vice President Sharon Clodfelter and President Earlene Newton.
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Randolph Arts Guild sets camps for kids
he Randolph Arts Guild will host week-long summer camps with artistic themes.
Abstract Expressions for ages 3-5 will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. June 14-18, $55 per child. Brushstrokes for Kinderfolk for ages 4-6 will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 14-18 and July 12-16, $55. Printmaking for ages 4-6 will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 21-25 and July 19-23, $55. Global Art for grades 2-4 will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. June 28 to July 2, $90. Learning about Instruments for grades 2-4 will be from 9:30 to noon, July 5-9, $75. Sculpture Camp for grades 2-6 will be from 10 a.m. to noon, June 21-25, $60. Rock and Roll for grades 4-5 will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. July 5-9, $75. German Expressionism for grades 4-6 will be from 10 a.m. to noon July 12-16, $60.
Beginning Drawing for grades 4-8 will be from 10 a.m. to noon July 19-23, $60. Vocal Sight-reading for grades 5-7 will be from 1 to 2 p.m. June 28 to July 2, $50. Paper Crafts for grades 5-8 will be from 10 a.m. to noon July 26-30, $60. Jewelry Making for grades 5-8 will be from 2-4 p.m. July 26-30, $75. Photography for grades 6-9 will have multiple sessions that meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Southwestern Randolph Middle School except for one day at the N.C. Zoo. Weekly sessions start June 14. The cost is $120. Play Production for grades 8-12 will be from 3 to 5 p.m. June 28 to July 2 at Asheboro High School, $60. Preregistration with payment is required one week before classes. RAG members get a discount. Limited scholarships are available. For more information, call 629-0399 or visit www.randolphartsguild.com.
The Archdale Soda Shop will host a fundraiser for Joseph Turner, an 8-year-old with autism. The benefit will be held from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6. Proceeds will benefit Josephâ€™s therapy. His mother Tara says Joseph is now talking, a recent turnaround from his therapy. Prices are $1 for a hot dog, $1 for fries, $1 for a drink and $3 for a milk shake. For more information, call Tara Turner at 434-0280.
Play bingo in Fair Grove
The Fair Grove Lions Club will host bingo from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at the clubhouse, 502 Willowbrook Drive in Thomasville, to raise money for the White Cane fund. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be sold. A 50/50 drawing will be held.
Party on the Plank on Thursdays
Free concert June 12 The Piedmont Triad Wind Ensemble, formerly the Archdale-Trinity Community Band, will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Creekside Park. The band will be located beside the gym, facing the playground.
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New protections set for credit card holders
pproximately 181 million Americans have a credit card, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you’re one of them, then you need to know about a new law designed to protect people with credit cards. Credit card companies will have to change their ways to give more notice about changes to your account, better protection from sudden rate increases and fairer billing and payment practices. The protections are part of a new law, the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009, which took effect Feb. 22. Nearly 600 North Carolina consumers complained to my ofﬁce last year about credit card interest rates and fees. People told us about unexpected interest rate hikes, which applied not just to future purchases but also to any existing balance. They complained about bills sent to them so late it was nearly impossible to get their payment in on time, and ever-changing due dates. While the Credit CARD Act won’t solve all of your credit card woes, it will help with some of these common complaints. If you have a credit card, here’s what the new law means for you: • Advance notice of changes to your credit card agreement.
Awards Shackleford named distinguished alumnus Randolph Community College President Robert S. Shackleford Jr. was presented with the 2010 School of Human Environmental Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The ceremony was held May 13. Shackleford earned his Master of Science in Child Development and Family Relations in 1989 and his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies in 1993 from UNCG. He also holds a M.Div. in Theology and Pastoral Care from Southeastern Baptist Theology. The selection process is through a special awards committee. The award was presented to Shackleford at the school’s departmental graduation, where he also delivered the graduation speech. Shackleford has been president of Randolph Community College since January 2007.
Dr. Bob Shackleford Jr.
Señeres wins award for second consecutive year avid “D.J.” Señeres, Archdale’s stormwater program manager, has been chosen for a national honor from the American Public Works Association for the second year in a row. Señeres will be presented with the Charles Walter Nichols Award for Environmental Excellence Aug. 16 at the National APWA Congress in Boston, Mass. Russell Byrd, of the N.C. Chapter of APWA, presented him with a certiﬁcate commending his municipal service and congratulating him for the national environmental honor at the Archdale City Council meeting May 25. Keith Pugh of N.C. APWA, who presented Señeres a certiﬁcate for the Manager of the Year (Water Resources) award last year, attended the Council meeting to congratulate him again. Byrd said, “This is the ﬁrst time I’ve come to the same place to recognize the
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saddled with debts they can’t afford, people under 21 years old will have to show that they can make the payments or have a cosigner in order to get a credit card. Keep in mind that the new law won’t wipe out your credit card balance, lower your monthly payments or lock in your current interest rate forever. If you owe more in credit card debt than you can afford to pay, seek help from a nonproﬁt credit counselor. Never pay money upfront for debt relief help. To ﬁnd a reputable nonproﬁt consumer credit counseling service, contact the National Foundation for Credit Counseling at 1-800-388-2227 or www.nfcc.org. This new law is a start, but Congress still needs to do more to protect consumers from unfair practices by credit card companies, banks and other ﬁnancial institutions. Creating an independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency to set national rules for the ﬁnancial services industry would help consumers and our economy.
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In addition to tweaking the water and sewer fees, Council decided to fund requests from the Piedmont Triad Partnership at $2,000 and the Piedmont Triad Wind Ensemble at $1,000. Those amounts will come out of the recommended $75,000 for the contingency fund. A recommended $237,740 will be transferred from the fund balance to cover repairs to the Police Department building, ﬁnish the Creekside entrance renovation, design City Hall, continue Creekside
greenway work and purchase Planning Department equipment. Archdale keeps at least six months’ operating expenses in its fund balance, which contained more than $5 million last year. No one spoke at the public hearing, held May 25. Council directed city staff to make the ﬁnal adjustments and tabled the budget for a June vote. The city budget has to be ﬁnalized by July 1 each year. A copy of the proposed budget can be reviewed at City Hall on Balfour Drive.
Archdale’s proposed 2010-11 budget
Archdale Stormwater Program Manager, “D.J.” Señeres, right, accepts his award from Keith Pugh of the American Public Works Association.
You’ll get 45 days’ notice before your interest rate rises or fees such as late fees, cash advance fees or annual fees increase. No interest rate hikes during the ﬁrst year you have the card, unless you signed up for a promotional interest rate which is set to expire. Promotional rates must last at least six months. Interest rate increases apply only to new purchases — not your existing balance — unless you fail to make at least the minimum monthly payment for 60 days. Also, your rate can’t rise because of unrelated bills you haven’t paid, such as utility bills. • Better billing practices. Your credit card bill must be sent 21 days before it’s due, and it will be due the same time each month. Payments received up to at least 5 p.m. on the due date will be considered on time. • Better information about how long it will take to pay off your card. Your bill will tell you how long it will take to pay off your balance if you make only the minimum payment each month, and how much you’d have to pay per month to pay it off in three years. Payments must go to high interest balances ﬁrst. Anything you pay beyond the minimum payment must be applied to your highest interest balances ﬁrst. To prevent young consumers from being
same individual.” He commended Señeres not only for his work for the city of Archdale, but also for his involvement in the local chapter of APWA. Señeres is the newsletter editor. Señeres credited the city’s leaders, employees, the Stormwater Advisory Board and the Community Appearance Commission for their dedication to environmental consciousness. City Manager Jerry Yarborough congratulated Señeres for the honor. Yarborough recognized two other city employees for recent accomplishments. April Campbell, budget operations manager, ﬁnished a nine-month administration course. Rob Welborn, human resources ofﬁcer, earned his master’s degree in public administration from Appalachian State University. “We are so fortunate to have the staff that we have,” said Mayor Bert LanceStone.
GENERAL FUND Revenue Property tax ................................... $2,447,500 Sales tax ........................................ $1,472,000 Vehicle tax ........................................ $234,800 Licenses, interest, fees and misc. ....... $640,445 Recreation ........................................ $178,000 Powell Bill, grants and reimbursements ...... $377,600 Police grant and drug seizure ............. $85,229 Trash ................................................. $587,800 Recycling .......................................... $144,600 Fund transfers .................................. $378,896 State (library) ...................................... $10,000 Subtotal ........................................ $6,556,870
Expense Governing body ................................... $46,640 Administration .................................... $359,345 Finance Department .......................... $364,070 Legal .................................................... $50,000 Building (utilities, grounds, fire inspection) .................................... $217,967 Police Department .......................... $2,249,230 Planning & Zoning .............................. $272,525 Streets ................................................ $621,645 Powell Bill ........................................... $340,060 Trash & Recycling .............................. $712,000 Parks and Rec .................................... $948,115 Senior building ..................................... $13,005 Library, including building debt ........... $222,890 Community (Bush Hill Festival, EDC, Chamber & more ................................................. $64,378 Contingency ......................................... $75,000 Subtotal .......................................... $6,556,870
Total revenue ............. $10,511,802
WATER AND SEWER Revenue Billing & fees .................................. $3,630,200 Fund transfer ................................... $-238,319 Subtotal ........................................ $3,391,881 Expense Employees ........................................ $432,820 Building & maintenance .................... $215,200 Construction & capital ...................... $364,760 Contract services .............................. $139,000 Billing and fees ................................... $19,500 PTRWA Operation .............................. $45,615 High Point sewer reimbursement ....... $68,540 Davidson Water .................................. $12,845 Guilford County .................................... $6,600 Water purchase ................................ $472,000 Sewer treatment ............................... $408,000 Fees & misc. ....................................... $10,300 Fund transfer .................................... $110,000 Debts & interest ............................. $1,086,701 Subtotal ........................................ $3,391,881
STORMWATER Revenue Interest .............................................. $140,300 Billing and fees ................................. $457,000 Transfer assets .................................. $-34,249 Subtotal ........................................... $563,051 Expense Employees ........................................ $151,690 Office & vehicle ................................... $54,300 Advertising & misc. ............................... $2,500 Contract services ................................ $57,800 Equipment ......................................... $210,000 Fund transfer ...................................... $31,156 Debts & interest .................................. $55,605 Subtotal ........................................... $563,051 Total expense ............ $10,511,802
High Point Regional receives excellence award High Point Regional Health System has been recognized by VHA Inc., the national health-care network, as a leader in clinical quality and patient safety for its efforts to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired infections, speciﬁcally Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA. High Point Regional was one of only 13 hospitals in the region to be recognized by VHA’s regional ofﬁce in Charlotte. For 2009, the Health System’s rate was .07 or less for hospital-acquired MRSA infections per 1,000 patient days.
“High Point Regional has demonstrated a signiﬁcant commitment to patient safety through its infection prevention efforts, which help improve the quality of care while also reducing costs,” said Terri Bowersox, director of performance improvement for VHA’s Central Atlantic region. Bowersox noted that essential elements for sustaining superior clinical quality levels are CEO leadership and commitment as well as a willingness by the nurses and physicians to learn from the best practices that are in place in other high-performing hospitals.
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THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
Church news High Seas Expedition begins June 14 Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church will offer its vacation Bible school, â€œHigh Seas Expedition: Exploring the Mighty Love of God,â€? from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 14-18. Kickoff will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 13. Classes are available for children ages 3 through fifth grade. A closing ceremony will be held during the 11 a.m. service Sunday, June 20, followed by a free hot dog lunch. For more information, contact Donna Murphy at 6500561 or Pastor Crawford Crenshaw at 431-7238. The church is at 5814 Surrett Drive in Archdale.
Archdale Methodist seniors visit Mt. Airy
Church co-sponsors basketball camp Crossover Community Church (formerly Reavis Memorial Baptist Church) and the Carl Chavis YMCA will host â€œSkills in Motion,â€? a basketball camp, Monday through Friday, June 14-18, at the YMCA. The camp is for rising first through eighth grade students. The cost is $20. To register, call the YMCA at 434-4000, Crossover Community Church at 431-7113 or fill out a form on the churchâ€™s website, www.crossovercommunitychurch.com. For more information, contact Brent Johnson at 8806866. The Carl Chavis YMCA is at 2757 Granville St. in High Point.
Friends golf tourney June 12 The Seekerâ€™s Sunday school class of Springfield Friends Meeting will hold its annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 12, at Blair Park Golf Course. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and tee time begins at 12:30 p.m. This yearâ€™s tournament will honor Springfieldâ€™s member and friend, John Haworth, for his long time support of the meeting and the tournament. The cost is $200 per team or $50 per player. Lunch is included. First prize is $300 and second prize is $200. To sign up, call Ken Hill at 495-0672 or Tommy Bryant at 431-4362. Proceeds will benefit outreach programs at Springfield Friends Meeting.
Saddle Ridge Ranch begins June 13 Colonial Baptist Church will hold its vacation Bible school, â€œSaddle Ridge Ranch,â€? from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, June 13-17. Classes are for age 2 to sixth grade. Adult classes will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 and 16. The church is at 6792 Welborn Road in Trinity.
Seniors from Archdale United Methodist Church took a trip to Mt. Airy on May 12. While there they toured the Andy Griffith Playhouse and Museum, lunched at the Snappy Lunch and bought candy in Opieâ€™s Candy Store. They also visited the N.C. Granite Corporation, Shelton Vineyard and Winery and The Depot Restaurant. Above, a few seniors pause for a picture in front of the downtown directory. Pictured from left are Hoyt Nichols, Jean Presswood, Kay Nichols, Betty Roach, Juanita Johnson and Wesley Johnson. Photo by Ronnie Hines
Community fair June 5
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Blood drive June 6 Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 6. Donors will be entered in a drawing for a free cruise for two. To schedule an appointment, call 861-5026. The meeting is at 3673 Hoover Hill Road in Trinity.
Yard sale June 5 Highland United Methodist Church will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 5. Proceeds will benefit church projects. Sausage biscuits, coffee, water and drinks will also be sold. For details, call 882-2136. The church is at 1015 Mill Ave. in High Point.
Pleasant Union United Methodist Church will host a concert and speaker to raise money for the Impact Hunger campaign from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 4. The cost is $5 per person. The Impact Hunger campaign is sponsored by the Greensboro District of the United Methodist Church. Hudson Band will perform. The group is composed of brothers Brad and Shapiro Hudson, along with Nick Adams and Jay Smith. Organizers say their goal is to lead people in an unbelievable worship experience. The guest speaker will be Dana McKim, minister to Pfeiffer University and former pastor of Archdale United Methodist Church. The church is at 5929 Coble Church Road in Liberty.
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THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
Trinity’s ROTC program honors cadets T
rinity and Wheatmore high school cadets in the Air Force Junior ROTC were honored for their achievements during the school year. Instructors Lt. Col. Ray Carter (senior aerospace science instructor) and Senior Master Sgt. Jim Hedgecock (aerospace science instructor) presented almost 500 individual awards. Approximately 200 parents, guests, and staff also attended. Trinity High School Principal Denise Lackey ofﬁciated at this 16th annual ceremony. During the ceremony, Hedgecock surprised the jubilant crowd with an annoucement that the program was named a Headquarters Outstanding Organization for the 2009-2010 School Year. Cadet Col. Alexandra Sechrist (group commander) and Hedgecock presented the individual awards. Shane Chotos (former “B” ﬂight commander) and Emily Fields (“D” ﬂight commander) led their respective ﬂights to outstanding honors for the fall and spring semesters. Johnathan Shaver and Cody Dalton earned Most Improved Cadet. Jesse Peele was recognized as the April Cadet of the Month. Greg Gillean and Preston Rich received certiﬁcates for completion of at least 50 miles during the semester. Ashley Bodenheimer earned a special ribbon from the Tuskegee Airmen for academic and AFJROTC excellence. Devon Conder received the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Celebrate Freedom award. The Aerospace Education Foundation award for academic excellence went to Shane Chotos, Emily Fields, Lori Ross, Jorge Soto, Matthew Storie and Austin Wood. Preston Rich earned the Distinguished Cadet award for outstanding professionalism and leadership. Josh Peele achieved the Air Force Sergeant’s Association award, which was presented by TSgt Steve Miller from Pope Air Force Base. David Cash received the Military Order of the Purple Heart from (Retired) Col. David “Bulldog” Smith. Angel Gerringer received The Scottish Rite award from the Southern Jurisdiction. Zach Terwilliger garnered the Sons of American Revolution award from Jim Severs.
National award winners top row from left are Jesse Peele, Krista Keith, Devon Conder, Zach Terwilliger, Charles Bodenheimer, Brandon Akins, Garrett Smith, Zach Scott, Angel Gerringer, Ashley Bodenheimer and Preston Rich; bottom row from left, Lori Ross, Emily Fields, David Cash, Alexandra Sechrist and Josh Peele.
Other award winners include the following: Lori Ross achieved the National Sojourners award. Commander Robert Moore of VFW Post 9899 in Archdale presented the Veterans of Foreign Wars award to Zach Scott. Jesse Peele was acknowledged by Lt. Col. Carter with the Military Ofﬁcers Association of America award. Brandon Akins received the Military Order of the World Wars award and Charles Bodenheimer, an award from the Reserve Ofﬁcers Association. Krista Keith was surprised to learn that she had received the American Veterans (AMVETS) award. Emily Fields captured the prestigious Daughters of the American Revolution medal and a certiﬁcate from the Alexander Martin DAR Chapter Regent, Suzie Phipps. Retired Master Sgt. Tim Gulledge, commander of Post 87 and a 1977 THS graduate, presented the American Legion General Military Excellence Award to Preston Rich. He also presented the American Legion Scholastic award to Alexandra Sechrist. Sechrist also earned the prestigious Cadet of the Year award for superior achievements.
Garrett Smith garnered the Air Force Association medal and certiﬁcate, presented by Lt. Col. Carter. Seniors David Cash, Mike Devriend, Angel Gerringer, Austin Hayes, Alexandra Sechrist and Logan Stemple will wear senior cords during graduation. Flying Bulldog supporters received accolades for service. Certiﬁcates went to Angela Agner, Tina Bodenheimer, Cassie Bryalko, Rhonda Waynick and David and Kathy Fields. Tina Bodenheimer provided a cake for the event. Special gratitude was additionally extended to Tom and Donna Stevenson for faithfully organizing and serving refreshments after the ceremony. Cadet Lt. Col. Garrett Smith, promoted to Cadet Colonel, will replace Sechrist as the group commander. Parents and staff commented that the entire ceremony was a “superb reﬂection” of the teamwork displayed between Trinity and Wheatmore high schools. Lt. Col. Carter and Senior Master Sgt. Hedgecock offered a ﬁnal heartfelt “well done” to the entire team plus those who support the AFJROTC program.
Director Tammy Hill, center, and staff of First Church of God Day School in Archdale attended the 2010 Night of the Stars.
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ocal child-care professionals know how to Hopewell Elementary School in Trinity, Jenny Ring of My shine. So do others throughout Randolph Circle of Friends in Archdale and Deborah Fellers of TrinDale Children’s Center in Trinity. County. The emphasis placed on education has had signiﬁcant STAFF REPORTS
To honor the educational achievements of child-care professionals, the Randolph County Partnership for Children held its annual Night of the Stars event on May 20. Increasing the education levels of the child-care workforce has been a priority focus for the Randolph County Partnership for Children. The annual Night of the Stars event recognizes those early childhood professionals who have pursued higher education in the form of associate or bachelor degrees or additional coursework and certiﬁcations. This year’s event boasts the highest number of early childhood professionals ever to be recognized for receiving degrees in early childhood education. Four of the 18 honored for this accomplishment include Cheryl Brazeil and Shirl Sumner of Honeycomb Kids at
impact, according to the Partnership. Ten years ago, 11 percent of lead teachers held a degree in early childhood education and 88 percent of the early childhood workforce had a high school degree or less. Today, more than 29 percent of lead teachers have an associate or bachelor degree and 65 percent of teachers have earned college credits in early childhood education. Ten years ago, 36 percent of directors held an associate or bachelor degree. Today, that number has increased to 83 percent. Also honored at this year’s event was Charlotte Routh of the Randolph County Public Library. Better known as the “library lady,” Routh often visited child-care centers in the Archdale-Trinity area. Routh, who retired this year, was presented with a certiﬁcate of recognition for her years of service. www.randolphkids.org
Rep. Pat Hurley was recognized by the N.C. Federation of Republican Women during its spring meeting. Women making history was the theme of the banquet. Hurley was honored as the ﬁrst Randolph County woman elected to a state ofﬁce. Pictured left are N.C. Federation of Republican Women President Dena Barnes, Hurley and Congresswoman Sue Myrick.
Tom Robins presents Cheryl Brazeil, lead teacher of 1- and 2-year-olds at Honeycomb Kids at Hopewell Elementary, with a pin in recognition of achieving an associate degree in early childhood Photos submitted education.
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Law prepares for the worst:
SCHOOL RAMPAGE Archdale Police Department Detective David Jones, far left, ﬁlls in the ‘situation board’ while Randolph County Sheriff’s Detective Anthony Tuggle, right, talks to the invaiders on the radio.
arge-scale emergencies like Columbine are unlikely in most communities; yet the Randolph County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce knows that preparation for such a rampage is still essential. BY DEBBIE HIGHTOWER Working with the Archdale Police Department, Guil-Rand Fire Department and Randolph County Emergency Medical Services, the Sheriff’s ofﬁce coordinated an exercise after school May 27 on the campus of Wheatmore High School. “They do a training exercise at a different school every year so that they can become familiar with the school layout,” said Ofﬁcer Chris Phillips. In this event, the agencies handled twoscenarios that included multiple shooters, wounded victims and a hostage situation. In an exclusive, the NEWS was allowed access to the campus, the ofﬁcers, the students and the command center. Twenty Wheatmore students and a few parents volunteered for the training exercise. Sgt. Scott Hicks, Sgt. Tom Immel and Cpl. Wayne Faircloth, all of the sheriff’s ofﬁce, organized and coordinated the exercise. The Sheriff’s ofﬁce holds monthly training events. Two scenarios played out. In the ﬁrst, hostile relations between two groups fueled a bad situation. Armed suspects invaded the school and began to shoot people. When the students heard gunshots, they scattered and hid throughout the building. The invaders created a diversion with two pipe bombs. “Good guy” snipers performed rapid entry deployment. Some of the emergency response team took their position in Wheatmore’s front lobby, while others moved stealthily throughout the building to locate the multiple suspects. The snipers remained focused on their task. They passed by “injured” students to neutralize the armed suspects as quickly as possible. But the injured weren’t ignored. GuilRand ﬁreﬁghters coordinated with the
emergency response team and moved in at their command to extract the civilian casualties using a mega-mover, something like a body bag but designed to carry the wounded. A radio message blared, “All the bad guys are dead.” One of the sheriff’s snipers, a ﬁve-year veteran, was skeptical of the “announcement.” He raised an eyebrow but never moved from his position. “How do they know all the bad guys are dead?” he mumbled. He wasn’t the only skeptic. The response team combed every classroom and stairwell and took no one, not one person, for granted. Nobody wore “bad guy” hats that day. Every person found in the building marched out at “gunpoint” with hands behind their heads. They would sort out the good guys and bad guys later. Just clearing the building took an hour. While further injuries were prevented, the event did not go well for some participants. Darren Autry was “mortally wounded.” Morgan Sears had a “gunshot wound” and Madison Drye suffered a “fractured hip.” Following the scenario, sheriff’s personnel interviewed the hostages to evaluate the performance of the emergency response team. Casey Hilliard, a student, said she was a little bit frightened at one point during the exercise. “We were hiding out in the guidance ofﬁce,” she said. “When the cops came in, we didn’t know who they were. We thought maybe they were more bad guys. Then he got us out, and it was like, praise Jesus!” After a cold drink and a meal, participants prepared for the second scenario. Here’s the scene: the Wheatmore school resource ofﬁcer had been shot and an unknown number of armed suspects were using his radio to communicate their demands. Students were being held hostage. Unlike the ﬁrst scenario, this was not a situation where the sheriff’s ofﬁce would rush in. A suspect on the radio had threatened to kill hostages if they so much as saw a sniper.
Ofﬁcers continually monitor the radio. In an upstairs classroom, students sat in chairs as one of the captors stood with a gun near the door and another was seated behind them. Without the lights on, the classrooms were virtually dark. The suspects ordered the hostages not to utter a sound. This scenario prompted two actions by the sheriff’s ofﬁce. Unseen by the suspects, ofﬁcers prepared for an order to enter. Ofﬁcers in the mobile command unit set up for full negotiations to unsnarl the volatile situation. Everyone in the command unit had a different job, but worked in sync. While negotiators set up a banter, Detective Sgt. David Jones of the Archdale Police Department wrote every tidbit of information on a dry-erase “situation board.” The situation board revealed that the suspects were part of an antigovernment group. “They were actually wanting things from the government, but were using the hostages to draw attention to their cause,” said Hicks. Detective Ed Blair acted as an on-thescene observer. “The negotiator has to use their active listening skills to establish that link, iden-
tify the problem and work on a solution,” Blair said. That’s exactly what negotiator Detective Anthony Tuggle did when he asked the suspects if there was anything that he could do to help. “I’m hot, I’m hungry and I’m thirsty,” admitted the bad guy spokesman, who offered to trade a hostage for eight bottles of cold water. The situation escalated right along with the temperature. When hostage Tyler Harvey was sent at gunpoint down the hall to get the water for the kidnappers, he was grabbed away by ofﬁcers. Aggravated, the kidnapper “shot” hostage Betty Denny. Wounded in the right thigh, she limped halfway down the hall and collapsed. She screamed for help and was dragged away to safety by team members. While deputies questioned Harvey for a description, radio communications ceased. Negotiators could only wonder what had happened. With information from Harvey and according to procedure, the response team made rapid entry. Within a short time, responders escorted the hostages out to the command vehicle. Sighs of relief could be heard from negotiators, response team and hostages alike. Those sighs not only signaled relief from the day’s work, but also of “thank God, this wasn’t real.” “We just want to be better prepared for any situation that should arise,” said Hicks. “It gives us an opportunity, where if you make mistakes, it’s during training and not in real life so you can correct them next time.” Charles Cardwell, who serves as the training ofﬁcer for Guil-Rand, pointed out that if there had been an actual shooter, ﬁreﬁghters would have staged equipment at a distance and would not enter until the suspects were in custody. “Just getting in there to see how they operated and coordinated the situation was helpful,” he said. “We learned a lot from seeing how things work from the law enforcement point of view. It will help us to work with them better in the future.” Archdale Police Chief Darrell Gibbs also counts this as valuable experience. “When everybody comes together, everybody knows the protocol and what is expected of them,” he said. “It makes what we do easier and more efﬁcient.” Even the students found reassurance in the exercise. In spite of a “gunshot wound,” Morgan Sears said, “This was like the best experience ever.” “We make it as real as we can make it,” said Chief Deputy Fred Rutledge of the Sheriff’s ofﬁce. Rutledge evaluated his department’s personnel performance. Hicks thanked everyone who participated. “I am tickled at all the students who agreed to participate,” he said. “I hope that it will alter their outlook to give them a better understanding of what we do.” In the photo far left, ofﬁcers troll the stairwell looking for the ‘bad guys’ while above an ofﬁcer studies an aerial map in the command center. The sheriff‘s Mobile Command Unit serves as the hub of such an operation. Photos by Debbie Hightower
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THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
Man arrested following pursuit
A High Point man was arrested following a pursuit from Archdale to Thomasville on May 21. An Archdale police ofﬁcer noticed that a blue Honda Civic traveling north on Archdale Road had failed to stop for the red light at the N.C. 62 intersection. The ofﬁcer attempted to stop the Honda at the stoplight at Archdale Road and Main Street. The Honda ran the light and a pursuit ensued to Thomasville, where the vehicle was stopped in the 200 block of Arthur Drive. In connection to this incident, Jason Daniel Bingham, 35, of 5250 Brook Circle, High Point, was charged with maintaining dwelling for the sale of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting, obstructing and delaying an ofﬁcer, speeding to elude arrest, stoplight violation, driving left of center and aggressive driving. Bingham was placed in the Randolph County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond.
A/C UNITS STOLEN A representative of HMBI of Charlotte reported May 27 that someone removed a Goodman heating and air conditioning unit, valued at $1,800, from a residence in the 300 block of Playground Road. A Trinity resident reported May 24 that someone removed the window air conditioner, valued at $254, from her rental property in the 100 block of Cloverdale Court. FRAUD A Thomasville resident reported May 24 that sometime between May 3 and 13, someone removed a check from his mailbox and cashed it at a convenience store. THEFT An employee of Splash and Dash Car Wash, 10454 N. Main St., reported May 26 that someone stole a steel drainage grate, valued at $300, from a wash bay. WASHER STOLEN A representative of Archdale Insurance Planning, 3201 Archdale Road, reported May 22 that while he was mowing the backyard someone pulled into the driveway and removed a Honda pressure washer, valued at $350,
that was beside his utility trailer. VEHICLE DAMAGED A resident of the 300 block of Crescent Drive reported May 21 that while she was paying her electric bill she noticed scratches on the passenger side front and rear doors of her 1998 Lexus. Damage was set at $300. VEHICLE ENTERED A resident of the 5000 block of Westhaven Lane, Trinity, reported May 23 the theft from the glove compartment of her unlocked 1990 Lexus of a diamond and gold ring, valued at $2,859. HOME ENTERED A resident of the 10800 block of N. Main Street reported May 23 the theft from his residence of a Samsung television, valued at $200; assorted Sony video games, $250; DVD player, $30; and $140 in currency. ASSAULT A Lexington man reported May 27 that he saw a blue BMW run the red light at N. Main Street and Balfour Drive. According to the report, the driver of the BMW pointed a ﬁnger at the man as if it were a gun. When the Lexington man went into McDonald’s in Archdale, he noticed the blue BMW parked outside. While in line to purchase food,
he asked the driver what was the problem. The driver pulled out a large knife. Both men exited McDonald’s. The driver entered his vehicle, took off and hit the Lexington man on his lower back with the driver’s side mirror and fender. The BMW was last seen heading south on Interstate 85. The driver was described as an older white man, 50 to 60 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 210 pounds and with gray hair and balding. A witness at the scene conﬁrmed the report. The Lexington resident refused treatment for his injury. WRECKS Larry Scott Kinley, 32, of 5000 Cashatt Road, Trinity, was driving south on Interstate 85 at 10:04 p.m. May 22 when a deer ran from the right side of the highway and hit the front of his 2008 Pontiac. Damage was set at $1,500. CHARGES FILED Brandon Edward Fields, 23, of 4418 Meadowbrook Drive, Trinity, was charged May 25 with injury to personal property and served three orders of arrest for failure to appear and an arrest warrant for second degree trespassing. Robert Gene Lackey, 28, of 3708 Hudson St., was charged May 21 with second degree trespassing. Jerome Goodman, 53, of 116
Terrace Trace Court, was charged May 21 with selling schedule VI controlled substance, sell and deliver schedule VI substance and conspiracy to sell and deliver schedule VI substance. He was placed in the county jail under a $15,000 secured bond. Jodie Leigh McCrackin, 20, of 604 South Road, High Point, was charged May 26 with failure to appear. Noah Seth Caviness, 17, was charged by citation May 21 with graduated driver’s license violation. Thomas Joel Hobson, 24, was charged by citation May 25 with driving while impaired and speeding. Miguel Hernandez-juarez, 31, was charged by citation May 25 with driving while license revoked. Jerry Dean Neal, 48, was charged by citation May 25 with driving while license revoked. Heriberto Carmona Rios, 35, was charged by citation May 25 with driving while license revoked. Patrick Debuvie Spinks, 24, was charged by citation May 25 with driving while license revoked. Toby Wayne Hiatt, 23, was charged by citation May 25 with permitting unlicensed to drive.
Randleman man faces 16 child porn charges A Randleman dai Sonata, valued man faces chargat $8,000; cigaes after a May 6 rettes, $40; two search of his home Nintendo systems, by detectives with $300; stethoscope, the Randolph $200; assorted County Sheriff’s sports items, Ofﬁce. $300; and speed The ofﬁcers skates, $600. The were acting as vehicle was reWilson part of the covered. Piedmont InFRAUD ternet Crimes A Trinity Against Chilman reportdren Task ed May 20 Force, a multithat somecounty task one used his force that deals Social Secuwith crimes rity number that include the illegal trade to obtain employment. of child pornography on the GAS STOLEN Internet. They were assisted An employee of Mounby the Randleman Police tain View Market, 3712 Department. Caraway Mountain Road, During the search, de- Sophia, reported May 22 tectives seized one desk- the theft of $5 worth of gas. top computer and multiple HOMES ENTERED forms of electronic media. A resident of the 4800 Digital ﬁles of known child block of Fairview Church pornography were found Road, Trinity, reported on the computer. May 20 the theft from his In connection, JamesAlan residence of a diamond ring, Wilson, 28, of 220 Windsor valued at $900; emerald and Place Circle, Randleman, diamond ring, $500; and was charged with 16 counts emerald earrings, $800. of second-degree sexual exA digital camera, valploitation of a child and one ued at $120, was reported count of simple possession stolen May 20 from a resiof a schedule IV controlled dence in the 8300 block of substance. Harlow Road, Archdale. He was placed in the THEFT Randolph County Jail under A Thomasville resident a $160,000 secured bond. reported May 21 the theft The Piedmont Internet from a yard in the 1300 Crimes Against Children block of Oakmont View Task Force is still investi- Road, High Point, of a mogating this case. bile home axle, valued at $600; lamp post, $500; and VEHICLES STOLEN A resident of the 7100 assorted metal, $125. block of Waterbury Drive, VEHICLES ENTERED Archdale, reported May 20 A resident of the 6100 the theft of her 2007 Hyun- block of Kennedy Road,
Trinity, reported May 20 the theft of a medication from her 1999 Chevrolet. Damages were set at $300. CHARGES FILED Jeremy Del Hughes, 22, of 2873 Hughes Drive, Sophia, was charged May 21 with assault on a female. Nadaina Tamora Lambert, 18, of 7263 Birch Drive, Randleman, was charged May 22 with failure to appear on a charge alleging disorderly conduct and failure to appear. Joseph Garnett Lawson, 32, of 3170 Old Flint Hill Road, Sophia, was charged May 22 with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense, giving a false report to police, two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of possession of stolen property, felony larceny and larceny after breaking and entering. Justin Wayne McDowell, 27, of 3406 Hilltop Drive, Archdale, was charged May 21 with injury to real property and breaking and entering. Albert Glenn Overman, 48, of 2988 Woodale Court, Thomasville, was charged May 26 with misuse of 911 system. Danny Ross Smith, 36, of 3332 Marcal Circle, Sophia, was charged May 26 with assault on a female. Brandon Ross Wolford, 19, of 2915-A Archdale Road, Archdale, was charged May 24 with two violations of probation. Reports are incomplete due to space constraints. The remainder will appear in a future edition.
sworth Drive, cancelled en route. 7:07 p.m. 11143 Archdale Road, vehicle ﬁre. 7:58 p.m. 5118 Jordan Valley Road, assist EMS. 8:02 p.m. I-85, rubbish ﬁre. 9:10 p.m. 1009 Bradford Lane, assist EMS. FRIDAY, May 28 5:49 a.m. 4816 Poplar Ridge Road, assist EMS. 6:06 a.m. 10413 S. Main St., assist EMS. 11:59 a.m. I-85 at mile marker 106, car ﬁre. 1:55 p.m. 712 Eden Terrace, auto accident involving motorcycle. 11:47 p.m. 5118 Jordan Valley Road, Lot 4, assist EMS.
SATURDAY, May 29 1:43 a.m. 116 Lane Drive, assist EMS. 2:30 a.m. 7543 Flint Hill Road, auto accident with injuries. 10:31 a.m. 3334 Old Flint Hill Road, assist EMS. 10:56 a.m. 5496 Uwharrie Road, Lot 9, assist EMS. 1:02 p.m. 6418 Kennedy Road, assist EMS. 2:45 p.m. 5909 Mendenhall Road, assist EMS. 4:25 p.m. 114 Linda Drive, assist EMS. 10:29 p.m. 1412 Forest Shade St., assist EMS. 11:53 p.m. 220 Robin Circle, assist EMS.
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The Norfolk Southern engine’s cow catcher was damaged after hitting a truck owned by Cranford Iron and Metal. Photos by J.R. Ewing
Man still in hospital after train wreck
s of Tuesday, an Asheboro man remains in the hospital in good condition after sustaining injuries when a Norfolk Southern train struck the truck he was driving. The accident occurred at 10:40 a.m. May 28 on U.S. 311 in Sophia near Cranford Iron and Metal. North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Greg Ingram said Gilbert Eugene York,
53, pulled the Mack roll-off container truck he was driving onto the railroad tracks. The train attempted to stop before hitting the truck, which belonged to Cranford Iron and Metal, but the truck overturned and came to rest upright. York was treated at the scene by Randolph County Emergency Medical Service and airlifted by helicopter to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical
Center in Winston-Salem. According to the report, three employees of Norfolk Southern were taken by Randolph County EMS to Urgent Care in Greensboro with possible injuries. Trooper Ingram noted that there are no crossing arms at the intersection, only a sign warning drivers to look both ways. The truck, below, was crushed by the train.
Fire report Guil-Rand Fire Department responded to 56 calls during the week of May 23-28. Since July 1, 2009, ﬁreﬁghters have responded to 2,323 calls. SUNDAY, May 23 5:43 a.m. 4048 Wood Ave., assist Emergency Medical Services. 9:14 a.m. 10106 N. Main St., assist Archdale Police. 1:06 p.m. 6975 Gilbreth Lane, assist EMS. 1:59 p.m. 322 Tarheel Drive, power lines down. 5:14 p.m. U.S. 29/70, auto accident with injury. 6:06 p.m. 5118 Jordan Valley Road, assist EMS. 6:46 p.m. 303 Aldridge Road, assist EMS. 7:07 p.m. 1430 Jackson
Lake Road, assist EMS. 9:03 p.m. 3230 Alamo Drive, assist EMS. MONDAY, May 24 1:09 a.m. 9140 Hillsville Road, assist EMS. 8:50 a.m. 6418 Kennedy Road, assist EMS. 12:34 p.m. 6237 Old Mendenhall Road, assist EMS. 1:42 p.m. 306 Englewood Drive, assist EMS. 2:40 p.m. 5948 Muddy Creek Road, assist EMS. 2:43 p.m. 1430 Jackson Lake Road, assist EMS. 3:42 p.m. 5162 Osborn St., cancelled en route. 3:55 p.m. Tom Hill Road, service call. 6:10 p.m. Interstate 85, false call.
7:04 p.m. 303 Aldridge Road, electrical short. TUESDAY, May 25 1:07 a.m. 3887 Hillsdale Park Drive, assist EMS. 1:17 a.m. 5275 Glenola Industrial Drive, controlled burn. 5:15 a.m. 5231 Osborn St., cancelled en route. 11:14 a.m. 6995 Albertson Road, assist EMS. 3:31 p.m. 921 Liberty Road, assist EMS. 4:35 p.m. 2780 Youth Unlimited Drive, assist EMS. 9:16 p.m. 202 Wedgewood St., assist EMS. WEDNESDAY, May 26 6:23 a.m. 6429 Weant Road, assist EMS. 9:45 a.m. 106 Park Drive, smoke detector ac-
tivation. 12:18 p.m. 7108 Prospect Church Road, assist EMS. 3:50 p.m. Millers Mill Road, false call. 6:26 p.m. 1037 Springwood Lane, cancelled en route. 6:28 p.m. 306 Tarheel Drive, assist EMS. 10:07 p.m. 3761 Lakeside Drive, assist EMS. 10:34 p.m. 10057 N. Main St., assist EMS. THURSDAY, May 27 8:12 a.m. 3678 Finch Farm Road, assist EMS. 10:45 a.m. 4910 Archdale Road, smoke detector activation. 12:47 p.m. 107 Lonita St., assist EMS. 6:05 p.m. 6993 Chap-
Compiled by Ginger Harmon Guil-Rand Fire Department
THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
MOCK SCHOOL INVASION
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