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Thursday, September 2, 2010
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Trinity to revisit ETJ lines
GUIL-RAND FIRE DEPT.
rinity City Council may reconsider asking the Randolph County Commissioners for an extraterritorial jurisdiction south of the city after the wastewater treatment plant feasibility study has been completed. If so, they will likely request the same area for which they were denied ETJ authority in 2007. BY ROBYN HANKINS
Guil-Rand goes pink Guil-Rand firefighters prove that tough guys wear pink, at least those pictured above can — from left, Steve Barr, Carl Marano, Jake Mills, Matt Robertson, Shane Sample and Scott Spencer. High Point and Guil-Rand firefighters will don pink shirts for cancer awareness as part of the Pink Heals Tour coming through High Point on Saturday, Sept. 11. While some Guil-Rand firefighters will aid High Point in the event, others will show support by wearing the pink shirts at the Bush Hill Heritage Festival, set for the same day. The Pink Heals Tour includes a ride through High Point complete with a pink fire truck. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. on N. Main Street, between Montlieu Avenue and High Street in High Point. A 9/11 tribute to fallen heroes will be at 11 a.m. at the Showplace parking lot, 211 E. Commerce Ave. in High Point. A ride to the South Carolina border will begin at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per bike or $20 per bike with two riders. A similar event will be held in Laurinburg. For Photo by Betsy Feldman more information, visit pinkhealsnc.com .
An extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ, is an area directly outside of a city’s limits. N.C. General Statutes allow a municipality with a population under 10,000 to claim up to one mile of unincorporated area adjacent to the city limits in an ETJ. Residents in the ETJ are subject to the city’s zoning laws and fee schedules, but do not pay city taxes. City Manager Ann Bailie said the Council would likely wait to discuss the matter further. “If the Council chooses to discuss ETJ in connection with the wastewater treatment plant, it will be after the feasibility study is completed and presented,” Bailie said. “That will probably be around the end of this year or first of the next.” The feasibility study for a wastewater treatment plant is a joint endeavor funded by Trinity, Archdale and Randolph County. When complete, it will outline the various costs associated with construction of a wastewater treatment plant south of the Archdale-Trinity area. The cities collaborated with the county to determine whether or not the construction of a treatment plant would be less expensive than continuing to pay High Point and Thomasville to treat wastewater. SEE ETJ ON PAGE 3
Chamber Education Committee sets aggressive agenda T
he Education Committee of the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce in partnership with local schools has identified an aggressive agenda of involvement with students. STAFF REPORTS
“Our goals are to address student needs as they make career choices and assist them in preparing for the world of work,” says Committee Chairman Sandi Norman. “Staff and faculty at Archdale-Trinity
Middle School and Trinity and Wheatmore high schools have helped us identify needs and develop programs which we hope will prepare students for life.” Those programs include Reality Store, Job Shadowing Day and Career Day. Reality Store will take place at Wheatmore High School on Oct. 12. The financial literacy program is co-sponsored by Communities In Schools of Randolph County and offers freshman students a good dose of reality. Each student is given a profile which
includes marital status, number of children, job and income. Then they are given a check book register to use when recording their “expenses.” Students visit booths manned by local business representatives, where they purchase the essentials of life such as housing, food, clothing, transportation, insurance and child care. “They learn very quickly that there is little left for entertainment,” said Norman. High Point Regional Health System and First Bank are co-sponsoring this event. A Reality Store will be held in the spring at
Trinity High School. Job Shadowing Day will be held Oct. 26 for eighth grade students at Archdale-Trinity Middle School. Selected students will spend approximately three hours shadowing local businesses so that they will be better prepared to make career choices. Because this event has been so successful, the education committee will host this program twice at ATMS during the 20102011 school year with the second event to be held in the spring. Co-sponsoring this SEE AGENDA ON PAGE 3
Festival lineup aims to entertain, inspire T
he 25th annual Bush Hill Heritage Festival, presented by the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce and set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11, offers festivalgoers lots of free entertainment. egas Nash V
BY ROBYN HANKINS Friday night is the Bush Hill Bash with a stage set on Bonnie Place. Entertainment continues Saturday with three stages — the Main Stage on W. White Drive, the Gospel Stage at North State Communications on N.C. 62 and the children’s stage on Hillcrest Street at Archdale Elementary School. The Bush Hill Bash — sponsored by the Archdale-Trinity Merchants Alliance, Heart of NC Visitor’s Bureau, Allred & Co. Realtors and Crumley Roberts LLP — starts at 6 p.m. Nash Vegas will perform at 7 p.m. “We are a country rock band, with a smidgen of blues,” said lead vocalist Amanda Daugherty. “We are extremely excited about performing at Bush Hill.”
Part Time Party Time
There’s plenty of entertainment for the kids too — the Big Wheel race, CastingKids and a bike rodeo. Domino’s Pizza will be sold during the event with the booth manned by Wheatmore Athletic Boosters Club. Bluff Mountain will also provide food. Drinks will be sold by the Archdale-Trinity Merchants
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Alliance. For Saturday, the Part Time Party Time Band will headline the Main Stage at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The group, whose signature style is beach music, has performed throughout the southeastern United States and opened for stars such as The Four Tops, The Temptations and The Beach Boys. Some band members have strong ties to ArchdaleTrinity. Trinity High School graduate David Spell teaches at Archdale-Trinity Middle School. Brian Barfield teaches band at THS. The Main Stage also includes music by The Farlows, Easy Rhythm and Bad Situation, as well as Pride of Carolina Cloggers, Magic Feet Cloggers and the Archdale Boot Scooters Linedancing Group. The Gospel Stage, in the grassy area of North State Communications, is a longtime favorite of Phyllis East, a part-timer at the NEWS and moreSEE ENTERTAINMENT ON PAGE 10
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
Tigers net two wins R
andleman High Schoolâ€™s varsity volleyball team took two wins and a 4-0 record with them to play in the YMCA tournament in Asheboro Saturday. STAFF REPORTS
The Wheatmore student section was rocking with school spirit â€” they still supported the team even though they were losing. Photo by Connor Harris
WHS loses to Providence Grove
he Wheatmore Warriors hope to play better offense at home this Friday against West Davidson High School. After winning their first game in school history, the Warriors had a different outcome against the Providence Grove Patriots last week. BY CONNOR HARRIS WHS correspondent
At the beginning of the game Providence Groveâ€™s quarterback, AJ Lawrence, handed the ball off to Ernie Patterson for a touchdown to bring the score to 7-0. A little while later Wheatmoreâ€™s Garrett Rains threw a pass, but it was intercepted by Providence Groveâ€™s John Hodges, which led to another touchdown by the Patriots. The Warriors tried to come back in the
second half when Chris Clubb recovered the ball and Josh Rickert ran in for the touchdown. The Patirots won with a final score of 17-7. Both schools now have a 1-1 record. Rickert led the Warriors with 104 yards. â€œWe played very well defensively against Providence Grove. Dalton Albertson had an outstanding performance,â€? said Coach Eugene Everhart. â€œProvidence Grove also played very well defensively. We need to play more physically next week.â€? The varsity game starts at 7:30 p.m. â€œWest Davidson has a very explosive football team. Their quarterback, tailback and wide receivers are all very athletic and fast,â€? Everhart said. â€œWe need another great effort from our team to have an opportunity to win. We need to have more balance on offense. We hope to play as well offensively as we did against South Davidson.â€?
Bulldogs lose in double overtime
rinityâ€™s football team will try for their first win of the season at West Stokes Friday night, after a disappointing battle against East Davidson last week. STAFF REPORTS
The Bulldogs and the Golden Eagles both scored for a 12-12 tie at halftime. Each team poured on the defense and
nobody scored in the second half. An outstanding tackle by Bulldog Daulton Rogers stopped the Eagle advance within 5 yards of the end zone. East Davidson attempted the field goal and missed. But the Bulldogs couldnâ€™t make headway on their possession as they were pushed back into Eagle territory and then missed their own kick. East Davidson scored in the second overtime, for the win at 18-12.
YMCA sets registration for fall sports
egistration is open for fall sports at the Grubb Family YMCA of Archdale-Trinity. Youth baseball Registration for baseball is open through Sept. 5. This program is open to children ages 3-8. The cost for 3-year-olds is $25 for YMCA members and $40 for nonmembers. The cost for 4- to 8-year-olds is $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers. All practices and games will be played at Aldridge Field in Archdale.
Girls volleyball Girls in grades 6-8 are eligible. Registration is open through Sept. 30. The cost is $30 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Matches will be played at the Grubb Family YMCA. Flag football Registration for flag football is open through Oct. 9. The cost for ages 4 to 6 is $30 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Registration for ages 7 to 9 is $35 for members and $55 for nonmembers.The season will begin Oct. 16. All games and practices will be at Aldridge Park in Archdale.
YWCA offers yoga, swimming classes The YWCA at 112 Gatewood Ave. in High Point offers yoga classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The instructor is Kevin Little, a beginner level instructor and a licensed massage therapist. The High Point YWCA also offers
swimming lessons for children ages 6 months and older and for adults. For details, or to enroll in either program, contact Cathy Vernon at cvernon@ ywcahp.com or 882-4126. The YWCA is at 112 Gatewood Ave. in High Point.
The Tigers traveled Aug. 23 to Central Davidson for a non-conference match and came away with a 3-0 victory. The scores were 25-15, 25-12 and 25-18. The Tigers were led by Brittany Rich, with 12 kills and 2 aces, along with Julie Dennis with 6 kills, 2 aces and 3 blocks. Raven Hayes had 8 kills and 2 aces; Meka Hoover had 1 kill, 1 block, 28 assists, 9 aces and 11 service points; while Logan Douglas led the team in passing and had 16 service points with 4 aces. Randleman faced their rival, Providence Grove, Thursday and came away with a victory. Scores were 25-14, 25-19 and 25-13. Leading the Tigers were Rich with 11
kills and 6 aces; Rebecca Oakes with 7 kills and 3 blocks; Hayes with 6 kills, 2 aces and 5 digs; Taylor Hussey with 3 kills, 1 ace, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 10 digs; Douglas with 1 ace and 9 digs; and Hoover with 3 kills, 3 aces, 28 assists and 2 blocks. The junior varsity Tigers also went into the YMCA tournament with a 4-0 record. The games were held at Southwestern Randolph. The JV players won against Central Davidson 2-1, with the scores of 25-12, 21-25, 25-20. The leaders were Cicely Broach with 6 kills, 9 aces and 1 block; Amanda Hyatt with 4 kills and 4 aces; Amber Burford with 8 service points and 5 aces; and Macie Steen with 10 assists and 7 aces. The JV team also gained a victory against Providence Grove, with scores of 24-26, 25-17 and 25-22. Notable players were Hyatt with 9 kills and 1 ace, Broach with 14 kills and 3 aces, Brandy Rich with 3 kills and Steen with 4 aces and 27 assists.
Volunteer umpires needed for COAT
mpires are needed to donate time for the 2010 COAT Softball Tournament, to be held Nov. 10-14. Guil-Rand Fire Department will host the tournament at Creekside Park. Teams which represent local churches, businesses and organizations will vie for the championship during the five-day tour-
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nament. The tournament is a fundraiser for Community Outreach of Archdale-Trinity, a food pantry ministry. Certified umpires are needed to make the event a success. To volunteer, call 431-3663. Sponsors and teams can sign up at GuilRand Fire Department, 10506 S. Main St. in Archdale.
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The 12th annual Jerome Davis PBR Invitational will be held Friday through Saturday Sept. 3-4, at the Davis Ranch Arena, located at 5615 Elmer Beeson Road in Archdale. Events start at 8 p.m. both nights. Gates open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.jeromedavis.com. Adults pay $20 at the gate. Childrenâ€™s tickets are $5 Friday and $10 Saturday. For more information, call 861-7673.
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