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What concerns District 29 the most?

• Wheatmore cross country team claims first victory for school — page 2 These two may have the answer.

• Meet your Bush Hill neighbors — pages 7, 9 and 10

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Mark Ligon and Terry Newman

Church news......5 Classifieds........13 Fire reports.........8

The results of Sen. Jerry Tillman’s survey are on page 14.

Obituaries..........11 Police report......8 Sheriff’s report...12

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School redistrict meeting offers options T

here was a plan in place to build a middle school to feed into the newly constructed Wheatmore High School. However, an economy in recession has forced the Randolph County Board of Education to present new options, one of which keeps the current configuration. BY DEBBIE HIGHTOWER

Bush Hill highlights community


heers at the finish line, oohs and ahs, slurps, children screaming in fun — all were the sounds of Bush Hill Heritage events held Friday and Saturday. The sounds were an affirmation for Beverly Nelson, president of the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce, that Saturday’s Festival and Friday’s Bush Hill Eve were a great success. While specific attendance numbers are unknown, Nelson believes more people came this year. Last year, the estimate was between 20,000 to 25,000. More than 200 vendors lined the streets Saturday and Friday’s heritage meal held at Guil-Rand firefighter Clint Whitten, left, safeguarded Michael Hill as he climbed the ladder to take the above panoramic view of the festival. More photos are on pages 7, 9 and 10.

Archdale Friends Meeting was a sellout. Bush Hill Eve also included children’s games, music, historical displays and the Big Wheel race. “The children’s games, demonstrated by people from High Point Museum, were eye-opening for some of our children, and the heritage meal was delicious,” Nelson said. As for the Festival, “We provided quality programming, with a good variety of entertainment for all ages,” she said. “There was wonderful entertainment for those who had children, as well as opportunities to shop, eat and talk to neighbors.” The Festival highlighted what’s good about the community, from Anna Farlow singing the National Anthem and quilters displaying their talents to local businesses and nonprofits providing information. “It was a good way to reacquaint yourself with what this community has to offer,” Nelson said.

A forum, held Sept. 10 in the Trinity High School theatre, had been on the school board’s agenda since spring, but most parents said they found out about the meeting only three days before through Connect Ed, the school’s telephone messaging system. About half of the 120 people who attended were parents and the other half were employed in the education system. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss options to reorganize kindergarten through eighth grades in the Arch-ddale-Trinity attendance area. Those who spoke at the forum were divided over ways SEE FORUM ON PAGE 4

Carol Ann Robles, Greg Allen and Rebecca Moffitt discuss their ideas on school district lines with Randolph County Schools Superintendent Photo by Debbie Hightower Donald Andrews.

New downtown Trinity would correct ‘freak occurrences’


rinity’s Center City plan would create a new downtown area in Old Town, which runs along N.C. 62 between Sealy Drive and Trinity Community Park. This would not only protect the city’s rural character, it would correct two ‘freak historical occurrences.’ BY ROBYN HANKINS “Two freak occurrences are all that stopped Trinity from developing like many other small towns,” Craig Lewis, lead planner for The Lawrence Group, told the Trinity residents at an informational meeting Sept. 8. “If Trinity College had stayed five more years or if the train station had been a more permanent stop, this would have happened 100 years ago.”

“This” refers to the Center City plan that could create a traditional downtown area in Old Town, which extends along N.C. 62 between Sealy Drive and Trinity Community Park. According to the Lawrence Group, a firm of architects and town planners contracted to design Trinity’s future downtown, the plan will affect only that area of the city. Included in the Center City area is the city’s 27-acre property. While the land will eventually be home to more city government buildings, a public park will include bike and walking paths, a veterans’ memorial, preservation of the bathing rock used by Trinity College students and an ampitheatre. On Sept. 8, Lewis presented an overview and answered questions about the Center City plan. Approximately 30 people attended, but few voiced comments or

asked questions. However, some residents grumbled softly about wanting Trinity to remain a rural community, while others smiled or nodded to show support. Lewis assured the audience that the plan would not be overwhelming to the city. Properties outside of the Old Town area will not be affected at all. “How does this (new downtown plan) help taxpayers?” resident Steve Lawing asked. “Because development keeps the residential tax burden low, while allowing property values to increase,” Lewis responded. It’s all about managing growth, Lewis told the audience. More growth means more businesses, which translates into more sales tax revenue for the city. That allows residential property taxes to remain low, or even decrease. “The plan is part of a long-term invest-


hades of blue and white will clash Friday night when the Blue Comets of Asheboro visit the Trinity Bulldogs. Previous meetings between these two rivals have proven Trinity to be the underdog as Asheboro has chalked up wins for the past three seasons.

he Warriors will take on the Golden Eagles at East Davidson this Friday.





’Dogs 3-1, ready for the Blue Comets

Warriors to play Eagles T

The Golden Eagles squeaked by with a 16-14 win last weekend, while Wheatmore High School still struggles with a 0-4 season. Even with last week’s loss to East Montgomery,

ment (growth) strategy for one area of the community,” Lewis explained. “The changes proposed by the plan will define how part of the city will grow over the next 25 to 50 years. “Sheetz went to Finch Farm Road for three reasons — money, houses and traffic. Growth follows sewer, and it’s already happening all around you. This plan is about managing that growth.” The area along N.C. 62 from Sealy Drive to Hopewell Church Road will have sewer in the ground by 2011, he continued. This will make the area more attractive to businesses while preventing haphazard growth. City Manager Ann Bailie agreed. “Once the sewer system is in the ground, growth will follow — there are no ifs, ands or buts about it,” Bailie told the NEWS.

No. 12 Rhyne Kivett holds the ball for No. 22 Ron Griffin as he kicks for the extra point. Photo by Lisa Motley

But the tides have turned, because there’s a new ’Dog in town! The Comets, who are down 1-3 for the 2009 season, will face a much more unified, confident pack of ’Dogs. Trinity, after their victory over Surry Central last week, now stands 3-1. Under rainy conditions and dark ominous skies, Trinity came on strong with the opening drive last Friday night as the ’Dogs rumbled past the Golden Eagles of Surry Central High School. Quarterback Rhyne Kivett rushed 74 yards SEE BULLDOGS ON PAGE 3

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Team members seated from left are Lexa Wall, Kendra Smith, Taylor Walker, Samantha Goodrich, Shay Pencola, Hannah Johnson, Leah Wright, Claire Webb and Andrea Fields; middle row, kneeling from left, Jacob Gulledge, Matt Beeson, Thomas Carota, Michael Hill, Michael Turnbill, Wesley Wright, Taylor Minton and Chad Mann; top row from left Kaitlyn Johnson, Dakota Patterson, Jordan Fulp, Shane Wise, Justin Pang, Brett Ozment, Ray Edwards, Dylan Fulp, Jacob Self, Seth Vickers, Jason Ozment and Courtney Smith. Photo submitted

Cross country ďŹ rst WHS team to claim victory Wheatmore High School’s cross country team is off to a great start this season, said Coach Misty Wolfe. With only two returning runners from Trinity last year, the 31-member team consists of mostly freshmen who are working hard to build a solid foundation for a successful program. Wheatmore’s runners took on the Cougars of Southwest

Randolph in their first meet of the year. The Lady Warriors earned a spot in the history books as Wheatmore’s first victory in a varsity sport. Lexa Wall, a freshman, recorded the first individual win with a time of 24:55 for the 3.1-mile course. Other top runners include Hannah Johnson, Taylor Walker, Kendra Smith, Leah Wright and Shay Pencola.

Top runners for the men’s team include Chad Mann, Thomas Carota, Jordan Fulp, Jason Ozment, Brett Ozment, Wesley Wright, Seth Vickers and Dylan Fulp. The Warriors will face Trinity in the first conference meet of the season at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Creekside Park.

All four Panther teams open season with wins T

he Archdale-Trinity Panthers football team opened its first season with some great action Saturday at Trinity High School. BY TOM MCGEE Archdale-Trinity Panthers

The new team is part of an expanded area of youth football teams in the seven-county Central Piedmont football league. The Panthers, supported by board members, coaches and players from the longtime successful Archdale-Trinity Youth Football league, were started to offer a more competitive travel style football opportunity for local youth. The organization began as the vision of Kevin Flenniken, who had the goal of creating a team of accelerated atheltes to play in the highly competitive Western division. The Central Piedmont league is made up of more than 60 youth football programs and offers a high school state playoff type of system. The Panthers will play against familiar teams that are feeder programs for successful high school programs such as Ragsdale, Randleman, Southern and Southeast Guilford. The new team has the full support of Trinity High School Coach Alex Mebane, who also saw a need for an accelerated, more competitive area team. Mebane hosted coaching clinics for all the Panther coaches and offered the use of Trinity High School facilities. Mebane shared his knowledge of the game and took time to get the Panthers started, which was greatly appreciated. The Panther coaching staff emphasizes kids first, said Flenniken, who organized coaching clinics led by Coach Todd Gibson of Archdale-Trinity Middle School and Dave Mizell from High Point. In addition to the clinics, coaches were required to have background checks and undergo rigorous testing and certification from the National Youth Sports Coaching Foundation, which offers specific training in all phases of injury, first aid, hydration and heat re-

lated injuries. Saturday’s results demonstrated the organization’s attention to detail, with wins for all four teams that the Panthers are fielding this year. The four age groups are a flag league for 5- to 6-yearolds, a rookie league for 7- to 8-year-olds, a junior varsity league for 9- to 10-year-olds and a varsity league for 11- to 12-year-olds. In the flag league, the Panthers won 31-20 against Southwest Randolph White. Garrett Meadows led the team with four touchdown runs and a PAT. Blake “Sportspage� Paige also added a touchdown scamper. Austin Hethcox and Joshua Tryler combined for seven touchdown-saving tackles to secure the first official win for the Panthers. In the rookie division, the Panthers defeated Ragsdale 13-6. Head Coach Brian Biggs and staff saw the results of some hard work by both players and coaches. Blake Sheets scored a touchdown and an extra point. Jackson Powell ran hard all day and also had a touchdown. The Panther defense had a lot of important stops, with Conner Stanley leading the way with some great tackles. The junior varsity game was a thriller. Head Coach Jamie Stevens said “The whole Panther team played well, having over 100 yards of rushing, no turnovers and only a couple of penalties.� Tanner McGee scored the team’s first touchdown on a 3-yard run after Jake Grantham broke the game open with a 50-yard run on the Panther’s first pos-

session. The Ragsdale team played well also, holding the Panthers on several key drives and finally scoring with just one minute remaining in regulation. The Panther defense was led by Blake Reddick, Steven Mor, Hayes Hardin, MacAllister Ingram and Benjamin Clements. They stopped the Ragsdale Tigers on the point after attempt. It would take overtime to decide the winner. The Panthers won the toss and took possession of the ball first. After another nifty run by Grantham, McGee scored on a bootleg run of 8 yards. The defense then stopped the Ragsdale team from getting into the end zone on all four downs and celebrated its first victory. Varsity Head Coach Kevin Flenniken said, “We were pleased with the victory and team effort but we have a lot of work to do to get this team to its full potential.� The varsity Panthers didn’t take very long to take control of the game, with Jaren Barnes taking the opening kickoff back 65 yards for a touchdown. Kaegan Westfall scored the PAT. After a great defensive stop in the second quarter, Barnes scored again, this time from 30 yards out. Kaegan Westfall kicked the extra point. Late in the fourth quarter Hunter Sheets scored on a 18-yard touchdown scamper to end the game 21-0. The entire varsity team played well on defense getting a shutout in the first game. The Panthers’ next game is at Randleman High School on Saturday. Visit

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To catch the bass, follow the bait


a’ll know the routine. The alarm goes off, you fumble around for the switch, try to focus bleary eyes and eventually manage to get to your feet. One of the first things on your mind is finding some food to fuel you headlong into whatever you’ll face that day.

What if, after the many years you’ve started your day this way, you got up and stumbled to your kitchen and it was gone? That’s what the fall transitional season

is like for a bass. Their cozy little haunts, where they’ve been hanging out all summer basking in the sun, are beginning to radically change. Sure, the days are getting a little shorter. Even if they remain as hot as they have been, the nights are a little cooler. I’m like the bass — I want it to stay this way. The trigger that changes the whole equation is the bazillions of tiny baby bait fish that have hatched out and are meandering aimlessly in huge pods all over the lake. A wandering kitchen if you will. So go the

Tournament winners from left are Freddie House, ďŹ rst place; Jamie Dennison, second place; and Butch Rhymer, third place. Photo submitted


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race with Carl Simmons in second, Jamie in third, Freddie in fourth and Butch in fifth. Top weight contenders continue to draft along with Jamie in the lead, followed by Ed, Carl, Butch and Freddie. There are two qualifying tournaments left in the season. The next one will be at Tuckertown Saturday, Oct. 3. Fishing should be more stable and weights are likely to double from the last two outings. In parting, we always encourage you to get out and enjoy whatever outdoors sports you can. Now that opening day dove season is past us and deer season is getting wound up, what little recreational time we can glean out of our busy schedules becomes more strained. However, we’d consider it a personal favor if you’d consider the Benjamin Moye Classic Youth Fishing Tournament. Sportsmen for Christ and Green Street Baptist Church will team up with the Mills Home in Thomasville to provide a fun day of fishing for some very deserving kids. It will be at High Rock Lake’s Tamarac Marina Saturday, Sept. 19. This may be a little last minute, but they still need volunteers and the need is great. For more information or to volunteer, contact Rick Norman at 841-4334, ext. 176 or We’ll look forward to seeing you on the water.

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on two carries and crossed easily into the end zone less than one minute into the game. The kick by No. 22 Ron Griffin sailed through the uprights and the score was 7-0. Kivett’s long pass to No. 7 Ryan Spencer, less than 4 minutes later, proved that Trinity meant business, as Spencer claimed another 6 points for the visiting team. No. 3 Adam Lacombe ran the ball in for two more points with the conversion. But the home team proved they had staying power and with the ball on the 10-yard line, with just 24 seconds left in the first quarter, Surry Central found the end zone. The Golden Eagles continued to cut the deficit and later intercepted a pass from Rhyne Kivett with just a minute left to play in the half. As the final seconds ticked, Surry Central claimed another touchdown and an additional point with the extra kick.

“We let up a little bit after we scored early in the first quarter,� explained Trinity Coach Alex Mebane. “They whipped our offensive line, but we challenged our kids and in the second half they did better.� The Bulldogs took Mebane’s challenge seriously and came on strong during the second half of play. Trinity racked up a total of 325 yards for the night, 195 of those during the last two quarters. Midway into the third quarter, with the ball on the 33-yard line, Spencer snagged a beautiful long pass from Trinity’s Mario McInnis and hit pay dirt once again. Less than three minutes later, No. 34 Kris Frazier took a handoff from Kivett and plowed through Surry’s Defense for another touchdown. The extra kick by No. 2 Scheynen Loeffler was good, bringing the score to 28-13. The ’Dogs recovered a Golden Eagles’ fumble on the 48 and continued to rack up the points. With 54 seconds

left in the third quarter and the ball on the 43, Kivett, who had 12 carries for 172 rushing yards, came through with a quarterback keeper, effectively putting any hope of recovery out of the Golden Eagles’ grasp. With two minutes left to play, McInnis ran in the pigskin from the 33, tacking on the last touchdown of the night. Griffin’s extra kick was good. The final score was 41-13. Minutes after the victory, Mebane smiled and said, “They came through. I’m very proud of them.� Victory came with a price, however. At the conclusion of the game, two players needed medical attention. Surry Central’s Jason Esparza left the field earlier in the fourth quarter due to an apparent injury to the ankle. And Bulldog Ron Griffin collapsed after the game due to a brutal collision with Golden Eagle Luke Harris in the final seconds of play. He was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where he was treated for a concussion and released. As of Monday, Griffin’s ability to play in Friday’s game had not been determined.

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Wheatmore fans were all smiles Saturday because their young team scored an all-time high of 26 points. EM’s Eagles completed passes for two touchdowns in the first quarter, then scored again on a short pass for a bleak 20-0. Josh Rickert ran the ball for 76 yards to put the Warriors on the scoreboard. The Eagles rebutted with

three more touchdowns by the end of the third quarter. Wheatmore’s offensive line made room for Rickert to push two yards into the end zone, for a score of 40-13 with the extra point. The Eagles pushed through a one-yard run in their own end zone. Warrior Dalton Albertson caught a 30-yard pass from quarterback Van Peedin for a third

touchdown. EM scored on a 39yard run. Rickert and the Wheatmore offense pushed through again for the final score of the night, 53-26. EM ran and passed a total of 548 yards, with Wheatmore totaling 336 yards. Rickert rushed 142 yards in the game and Peedin, 126.

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Continued from front to implement the redistricting plan. Figures for this plan would easily accommodate According to Randolph County Schools, the grades seven through eight at Braxton Craven and need to reorganize was prompted by the construc- ATMS, but four of the five elementary schools’ tion of a second high school, Wheatmore. The populations would exceed their capacity. Under original plan called for construction of a middle this plan, Trinity Elementary would serve 549 stuschool near Wheatmore, where additional land dents with a capacity of 480. was purchased for that purpose. Carol Ann Robles, a teacher and a parent, does “That was the general plan,” said Andrews, not feel adding a sixth grade to elementary schools “but the problem was that there were no additional would accommodate athletic programs now offunds available to construct the middle school at fered in the sixth grade. this time.” “For Brian [her son], academics will always be Statistics and options were presented at the fo- top priority,” Robles said. “My concern is, that if we rum. All solutions focused on the use of existing don’t split them at the middle school, I think that we facilities. are going to lose some students. School pride has a The first option, which had been presented ear- lot to do with academics. If we don’t split them, then lier this year, is the conversion of Archdale Ele- we are going to lose some of that pride.” mentary School into a sixth grade school, which Three options drew little discussion. They inwould be linked to Braxton Craven School, where clude the following: the seventh and eighth grade students would be • Convert Trindale Elementary School into housed. Together the schools would form a middle a sixth grade school. This plan would lead to school feeder for Trinity High School. Archdale- 293 overcrowded seats among the elementary Trinity Middle School would serve as the feeder schools. for Wheatmore. • Convert Trindale Elementary into a sixth Earlier this year, the Archdale Elementary through eighth grade school. Braxton Craven School PTA on behalf of its membership said they would become a kindergarten through fifth grade did not support this option. school. “Just look at the figures,” said Randolph Coun• Reconfigure Braxton Craven and ATMS ty Schools Board of Education Chairman Becky so both would serve grades six through eight. Coltrane at the forum. “If you have a better option, ATMS could easily accommodate the 616 projectwe’re listening.” Also attending the meeting were ed membership, but Braxton Craven would be 202 Board of Education members Gary Cook and Paul students over capacity. Guthrie, both residents of the Archdale-Trinity atLast on the list was the option to leave Braxton tendance area. Coltrane also resides in this atten- Craven as a sixth grade school and ATMS as a dance area. seven through eighth grade school. This option Marty Trotter, assistant superintendent of op- would leave both schools over capacity, Braxton erations for Randolph County Schools, presented Craven by 78 students and ATMS by 24. additional options. Dr. Darrell Saunders, former THS principal, The conversion of Archdale Elementary into a does not think this is a viable option. sixth grade school is the best fix, said Trotter. The “Having a clean route, at least from the seventh 408 students would be redirected to the other four grade on, is very important,” Saunders said. “It elementary schools in the area. Although Archdale may be a hard pill to swallow, but it is important could easily accommodate the 198 projected sixth- for those high schools to do their job to go ahead grade students, three of the four remaining elemen- and make a change right now and a change that tary schools would then be over capacity. In this everybody can agree on.” case, mobile units would be used, said Trotter. In contrast, Mark Hyde advocated keeping the This option drew the concern of Rebecca Mof- current configeration.. fitt, who believes that the campuses would be more “I am not advocating that we keep the status overcrowded than the numbers indicate. “I see the quo just so that we can keep the status quo,” Hyde numbers that you are throwing up there,” she said. said. “We have great elementary schools, and a “Are you not projecting any more growth?” good middle school as well. All our schools met Patricia Hyder, the mother of a sixth grade stu- their AYP goals. It seems like it may not be the dent at Braxton Craven, felt that Braxton Craven’s best decision to spend money to change schools facilities are not sufficient to accommodate grades that are performing in the way that we want them seven through eight. The school currently houses to perform. just sixth grade students. “If it takes several years to come up with the “Braxton does not have the athletic facilities money to build that middle school on the property that you are accustomed to,” said Hyder. “The at Wheatmore, then if we delay doing something main thing that concerns me is this, are you going significantly different, I don’t see that it would to overcrowd the middle school or are you going hurt anything.” to overcrowd the elementary school? This year Greg Allen echoed Hyde’s remarks. some [Braxton] students didn’t have a desk on “I teach at ATMS, but I am here as a parent,” the first day of school. Where will they practice? said Allen. “I’ll teach wherever you send me. I Where will their lockers be?” think that we should take any funding that it would Another option called for the addition of a take to reconfigure these schools and put it toward sixth grade to all of the elementary schools. a new middle school.”

Leah Price and Jan Samet

Business leader to head 2009 United Way campaign Leah Penry Price will lead the fundraising campaign of United Way of Greater High Point. Price is a longtime resident of High Point and works as senior vice president and High Point market executive for Premier Commercial Bank. In addition to her volunteer leadership with United Way, Price serves on the board of directors for High Point Economic Development and the High Point University Board of Visitors. She is also past board chairman for the High Point Chamber of Commerce, and was named the Chamber’s distinguished citizen of the year in 2006. “We are honored to have Leah at the helm of our 2009 fundraising campaign,” said Bobby Smith, president of the United Way of Greater High Point. “She is a tireless community volunteer and advocate, and has always been a loyal supporter of our United Way. We are confident that her experience and leadership will help ensure our success.” The 2009 campaign will officially kick off this month. In addition, Jan Samet, an attorney with Keziah, Gates and Samet, will serve as 2010 campaign chairman. Samet is a former chairman of the United Way Board of Directors and a longtime volunteer. The United Way of Greater High Point funds programs at 29 partner agencies, serving approximately one of every three residents of High Point, Archdale, Trinity and Jamestown.


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“Trinity voters approved a referendum in 2004 to continue sewer expansion. If the city did not want to grow, we should not be spending $20 million for sewer. “Trinity needs growth. If we do not have growth, property taxes will go up.” Trinity’s sewer system is being funded through grants and loans. Sales tax revenue, not property tax dollars, funds the sewer loan repayments. Kevin Varner, who lives on N.C. 62, agreed that a plan was needed to manage future growth in the Old Town area.

“Plenty of people who own land in this area want to build anything, and as soon as sewer goes up they will build anything,” Varner commented. “I live in a beautiful old house, and if they tear down the woods (next to me) I want to know that what goes up will be something I can stand to look at.” Trinity’s Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing to consider the plan at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at City Hall. Residents are encouraged to attend. The Sept. 8 meeting was informational only and was not required by law.


Cub Scouts recruit during Festival and beyond

Church news Love Dare begins Oct. 7


uring the 2009 Bush Hill Heritage Festival, several area scouting troops recruited new members, and will continue to do so at an event Sept. 20.

Trinity Memorial United Methodist Church will offer Love Dare from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Oct. 7. Love Dare is an eight-week marriage enrichment experience based on the movie “Fireproof.� The cost for a couples’ book is $10. For more information or to register, call the church office at 431-4759. The church is on the corner of N.C. 62 and Braxton Craven Road in Trinity.

Cub Scout packs 19, 25, 52 and 72, all in the Archdale-Trinity area, will hold a recruiting event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Archdale Parks and Recreation Center. Cub Scouts is for boys first grade through fifth grade. Activities range from camping and the Pinewood Derby to field trips. “We would like to invite parents and their sons to come to the recreation center to learn more about Cub Scouts and the local Cub Scout packs,� said Eric Miller, Cub Master of Pack 25 at Archdale United Methodist Church. “We will have applications on hand for anyone wishing to join Scouting,� Miller added.

Gospel music at Carter Brothers Southern gospel performer Dalton Harmon will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Carter Brothers in Archdale. The restaurant is at 10210 N. Main St. in Archdale.

Blood drive Sept. 20

Cub Master Tommy Riggins, left, Assistant Cub Master Arch Hamilton and Bear Scout Andrew Hamilton, all of Pack 19, recruited members from the shade of Archdale United Methodist Church’s hospitality tent at the Bush Hill Heritage Festival.

Marlboro Friends Meeting will hold a blood drive from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. To schedule an appointment, call Gary Dodson at 495-6790. The meeting is at 2668 Marlboro Church Road in Sophia.

Camp meeting Sept. 20-24

Country breakfast Sept. 19

Thomasville First Pentecostal Holiness Church will hold a camp meeting style revival Sunday through Thursday, Sept. 20-24. Sunday services will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Services Monday through Thursday will begin at 7 p.m. Homecoming will be held Sunday, Oct. 4, with the Rev. Billy Taylor. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. For more iformation, call 431-9274. The church is at 509 Cloniger Drive in Thomasville.

Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold a country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. The menu includes eggs, grits, biscuits, gravy, pancakes, bacon, sausage, ham and a choice of beverage. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children age 5 and under. All proceeds will go to the building fund. For more information, call 431-9507. The church is at 4540 Hopewell Church Road in Trinity.

‘Singing on the Farm’ Sept. 19

Filipino luncheon, supper Sept. 19

The Randleman Ministerial Association will hold “Singing on the Farm� from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Food will be available for purchase and musical groups Messengers 3, FaithWalkers and Called Out will perform. The gate opens at 3 p.m. Outside beverages will not be allowed. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under. The event is a fundraiser and proceeds will help buy food, clothing and fuel for people in need. For more information, call Rusty Parsons at 209-2635. The church is at 4722 Old Walker Mill Road is Randleman.

New Covenant Lutheran Church will hold a lunch and dinner with authentic Filipino food Saturday, Sept. 19, to raise money for their 2010 mission trip to the Philippines. The luncheon will be served at 1 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Take-out plates will be available. Tickets are $10 for adults and children. All proceeds will benefit Worlds Apart-One Heart Inc., a medical mission in rural areas of the Philippines. Advanced tickets may be purchased by calling the church at 431-7491 or Margaret Solomon at 434-3146. The church is at 10445 N. Main St. in Archdale.

Yard sale Sept. 19

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Trindale Baptist Church will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Vendor spaces are available for $10 and proceeds will benefit the children’s ministries. For more information, call 431-2318. The church is at 10407 Archdale Road in Trinity.

The NEWS welcomes submissions of church news, guest columns and photos. Submit news in paragraph form to atn@ and put the church name in the subject line. Photos should be submitted in .jpg format. Please provide the names of people in the photo and any relevant background information. The only attachments that will be accepted are photos. Please do not send fliers. The deadline is noon Thursday for the next Thursday’s Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church will offer “Food edition. Announcements will run two to three weeks prior for Friends,� a free supper, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every to the event, with the exception of vacation Bible schools. Wednesday at the hut. If your event needs to run longer, consider purchasing The meals are available to everyone. display advertising. For details, call Donna Prawel at 888For details, call 431-7217. 3596 or 847-9831. The hut is at 9429 Archdale Road in Trinity. The NEWS does not accept announcements by fax.

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andolph Community College opened the 200910 school year with a record number of students.

As of the fall semester census date, some 3,022 students had enrolled in college credit classes. That number is an all-time high for RCC and is a 13.4 percent increase over last fall’s enrollment of 2,664, according to Karen Ritter, director of institutional effectiveness. Ritter noted that the largest growing technical pro-

grams were health-care management technology (89 percent), basic law enforcement technology (84 percent), autobody repair (57 percent), automotive systems technology (51 percent), and biocommunications photography (50 percent). The general education majors (many used as holding cells for limited enrollment programs while students try to get into a program) grew 60 percent. RCC’s overall pool of applications more than doubled this fall over last fall — from about 1,300 to nearly 2,800.

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Dietz-Clark couple to wed Courtney Caroline Dietz and Christopher Allen Clark will marry Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at Archdale United Methodist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rick and Karen Dietz of Archdale and Yosi and Netta Cohen of Raleigh. She is a graduate of Trinity High School and Cape Fear Community College. She resides in Twentynine Palms, Calif. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Fred and Cindy Knight III of Watervliet, Mich. He is a graduate of Watervliet High School. He is a military police K-9 handler in the United States Marine Corps and resides in Twentynine Palms.

The Archdale-Trinity Rotary Club recently welcomed Russell Allred, left, owner and operator of American Graphics in Trinity, as their newest member. He is pictured with District Governor Mike Conrad, center, and Rotary President Larry Warlick. Assistant District Governor Brant Burgess also attended the regular meeting. The club meets at noon Wednesdays at Archdale United Methodist Church, at the corner of Main and Petty streets. Photo submitted

Partnership seeks ‘Champions for Children’ The Randolph County Partnership for Children will host a 10th anniversary dinner and community report at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at AVS Banquet Centre. Partnership officials said one goal of this special event will be to recognize the most outstanding individuals or organizations in the past 10 years who have improved the lives of young children and honor them as “Champions for Children.� All members of the community are invited to join the Partnership in the selection of Randolph County’s Champions for Children. A Champion for Children educates, advocates and activates initiatives to improve the lives of

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Gary is the son of Jimmie. The screening will be held in late September. Lewallen encourages anyone who participated in the production of the movie to e-mail a request for an invitation to Only e-mail confirmations from that address are valid as invitations. The screening is to show appreciation for everyone who participated in the film and to raise money for the Racing Legends medical fund, Lewallen said.

BeneďŹ t breakfast Sept. 19 VFW Post 9899, 2923 Archdale Road, High Point, will host a breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Proceeds will help with expenses related to the Sept. 22 surgery of Jeffrey Lewallen, an Archdale-Trinity Middle School student. Breakfast includes gravy, grits, pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and juice, coffee or tea. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Donations are still needed to help with medical expenses, and can be sent to VFW Post 9899, 2923 Archdale Road, High Point, NC 27263.

School menus Sept. 21-25 Fresh fruit and milk are available daily. MONDAY — Nachos, cheese quesadilla, shredded lettuce and tomato, pinto beans, veggie cups with ranch and baked apples. TUESDAY — Country style steak with roll, chicken tenders with roll, mashed potatoes, oven-fried okra, sliced peaches. WEDNESDAY — Spaghetti with whole wheat breadstick, ham deli sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, salad, green peas and mixed fruit. THURSDAY — Pizza, meatball sub, salad, buttered corn, fruit crunch. FRIDAY — Toasted cheese sandwich, loaded baked potato with roll, tuna salad sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, tomato soup, broccoli with cheese and sherbet.

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contribution of $2,000 to the BackPack Program of Community Outreach of Archdale-Trinity was a godsend and so were other donations of money and food. For the past four weeks, the NEWS has challenged businesses, churches, civic clubs and individuals to meet the needs of more than 200 children who need food over the weekend. In total, $2,500 was donated along with 2,200 food items. “We are delighted that a local business and other donors rose to the challenge,� said Kathy Stuart, editor of the NEWS and a COAT board member. “Although the business wishes to remain anonymous, we feel honored that the NEWS helped to publicize the needs of the children.� COAT will continue its campaign throughout the school year. Three locations serve as drop-off sites — the COAT office, the NEWS and the COAT thrift store. COAT accepts donations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 10607 N. Main St., First Baptist Church of Archdale. Food also may be dropped off at the NEWS office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The NEWS is at 3407B Archdale Road in Archdale Plaza. The COAT thrift store is at Archdale Commons. Hours run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Food items that are needed include microwave meals, Vienna sausages, Pop Tarts, cereal bars, fruit cups, pudding cups, juice boxes, packs of peanut-butter or cheese crackers and Cup of Noodles. About $700 is needed weekly and more will be needed if the number increases for the 2009-10 school year. For more information, call COAT at 431-3663 or the NEWS at 434-2716.

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The following educational programs are scheduled to begin Sept. 20-26 at the Archdale Center of Randolph Community College. Call 862-7980. Introduction to housekeeping: from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 21 through Oct. 19. The fee is $65. Google applications: from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 through Oct. 29. The fee is $65. Notary public education: from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Fees total $72.74. Ed2go online classes are offered each month. Visit GED classes begin each month for both morning and evening sessions. Call for a schedule. Enrollment is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Students do not have to be Randolph County residents.

Miss Trinity pageant Oct. 24 The Miss Trinity Scholarship Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in the theatre of Trinity High School. Tickets will go on sale the first week of October. The pageant is a fundraiser for the high school’s PTSO. The winner will represent the high school. The pageant is open to girls who attend THS. According to the Wheatmore High School PTSO, no plans are yet in place to hold a Miss Wheatmore pageant.

Little Miss Trinity Sept. 26 The Trinity High School Booster Club will host the 26th Little Miss Trinity and Youth Pageant on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Trinity High School gym. Applications are available at each school in the Archdale-Trinity area. For more information, contact Pat Bodenhamer at 431-7559.


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he private screening for ‘Red Dirt Rising,’ a film which highlights the life of racing pioneer Jimmie Lewallen, is by invitation only, said Gary Lewallen, executive producer of the movie filmed mostly in Archdale and Trinity.

young children. Partnership officials said it is important to honor those unsung heroes who work toward improving the lives of young children and their families. A community or business leader, a volunteer, a business, a civic organization, or individual are eligible for nomination. The recognition will focus on someone who has served in a volunteer or leadership role to benefit young children. The Partnership will select honorees. To nominate a candidate, click on at for the nomination form or visit the Partnership office at 349 Sunset Ave. in Asheboro. Nominations are due by Tuesday, Oct. 27.



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Bush Hill parade includes beauty queens, dignitaries The Blue Crew set the pace as beauty queens and dignitaries opened festivities at the Bush Hill Heritage Festival Saturday. The parade featured the reigning Miss Bush Hill Princesses. Entry forms for the Bush Hill Festival Princess Pageant are available on the Web site at The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Trinity High School theatre. Each contestant will receive a trophy or crown. Princesses crowned at that time will rule over the 2010 festival. There is a nonrefundable entry fee of $75, which may be paid by parents or sponsors. For more information, call 434-2073 or visit

Reigning Princesses clockwise from bottom center are Carlee Macaluso, Mini Miss Bush Hill; Lexi Gerlock, Little Miss Bush Hill; Taylor Cuthbertson, Miss Bush Hill; and Savannah Kirkman, Junior Miss Bush Hill. Photo by Gayle Cuthbertson

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Katherine Puryear, Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen, was introduced on stage. She is pictured with an admirer, Pagnan Safriet.

Photo by Marsha Ellison

Neighboring queens, including Miss Trinity, also joined the parade.

RCC adopts new logo RCC began its first full academic year under a new brand, “Creating Opportunities, Changing Lives.” A new logo was created through an extensive process of focus groups and meetings with students, faculty and staff. “Our new institutional image is the visual aspect of the experience that we create for students,” said Shelley Greene, senior director of marketing for RCC. The new logo and look is being incorporated slowly in college publications, stationery, and business cards to reduce waste and maximize promotional money during a tight budget year.



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the More at Four program. Trindale Elementary School summer camp raised $1,000 for St. Jude’s with a bike-a-thon on Aug. 12. After the event, the Pioneer Family Restaurant provided a free lunch for all the participants.

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From left, Sen. Jerry Tillman, Archdale Mayor Bert Lance-Stone (a member of the Bush Hill Heritage Festival Committee), Trinity Mayor Fran Andrews and Rep. Pat Hurley participated in the parade. Photo by Marsha Ellison

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Trindale launches fundraiser The PTSA of Trindale Elementary School kicked off its fall fundraiser at an assembly on Sept. 9. Catalogs and instructions went home with every child. Students who sell at least 10 items will receive a wristband at the fall festival Nov. 7 for free unlimited access to six giant inflatables. At the assembly on Sept. 9, teachers presented a short skit to introduce a new schoolwide behavior

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Handgun safety class Sept. 19

Moving truck hits Kangaroo gas station An employee of Kangaroo, 11315 N. Main St., reported that a U-Haul truck hit the corner of the business at approximately 10 p.m. Sept. 6. According to the report, when the employee confronted the three men, described as Hispanic, they got into the truck and left the parking lot. Damage was set at $500. WALLET FOUND A wallet was found Sept. 12 in the area of N.C. 62 and U.S. 311. To claim the wallet, call Shirley Dunkley at 434-3134. GUN STOLEN A Ruger .22 caliber pistol, valued at $200, and $70 in currency were reported stolen Sept. 9 from a resident in the 500 block of Brittany Way. GARAGE ENTERED A resident of the 100 block of Dove Meadows Drive reported Sept. 7 the theft from his garage of

two pressure washers, valued at $600; three buffers, $729; tool set, $120; two heat guns, $140; and skill saw, $100. VEHICLE DAMAGED A resident of the 500 block of English Court reported Sept. 9 that someone damaged the left sliding door and window on his 2006 Chrysler van. Damages were set at $400. THEFT An Archdale man faces multiple charges following a breaking and entering Sept. 4 in the 100 block of Dove Meadows Drive. The resident told officers that sometime between 7 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Sept. 4, someone kicked open the back door of her residence and stole a gold ring, valued at $350; class ring, $400; and digital camera. The gold ring was recovered. Damages were set at $400. In connection to this in-

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cident, Jason Christopher Arriel, 17, of 1028 Bradford Lane, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, larceny, two counts of possession of stolen property and injury to real property. He was placed in the Randolph County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond. Arriel has also been linked to the theft of an iPod, valued at $150, from a residence in the 1000 block of Bradford Lane on Sept. 5. CHARGES FILED Roy Shelly Fowler, 39, of 2510 Brookwood Circle, was served Sept. 4 with a warrant for arrest alleging simple assault. Elizabeth Chandler Hill, 31, of 203 Brighton Village Lane, was charged Sept. 7 with failure to appear. Wendy Lynn Smith, 44, of 4910 Robbins Country Road, Trinity, was charged Sept. 7 with driving while impaired and driving left of center. Christina Stilley Spain-

hour, 36, of 133 W. White Drive, was charged Sept. 6 with domestic simple assault. Randall Brian Quesenberry, 39, of 133 W. White Drive, was charged Sept. 6 with assault on a female. Kevin Michael Daniels, 18, of 413 Denny St., High Point, was charged Sept. 6 with simple possession of marijuana. Richard Aaron Hillman, 19, of 303 Don Ave., was charged Sept. 5 with failure to appear. Jorge Miguel Deltourre, 38, was charged by citation Sept. 4 with driving while license revoked. Bradley Scott Safriet, 19, was charged by citation Sept. 5 with driving while license revoked. Jennifer Bofinger, 19, was charged by citation Sept. 6 with provisional licensee violation. Jamie Alberto-lopez Quijano, 31, was charged by citation Sept. 7 with driving while license revoked and expired inspection.

1:26 a.m. 404 Brookwood Circle, assist EMS. 1:45 a.m. 4377 Jerry St., assist EMS. 3:52 a.m. 5115 Prospect St., building fire, out on arrival. 10:36 a.m. 5675 Old Thomasville Road, assist EMS. 1:11 p.m. 3293 Evelyn St., cancelled en route. 3:11 p.m. 317 Gregg St., assist EMS. 4:22 p.m. 2845 Stanley Road, trash fire. 7:32 p.m. 2845 Stanley Road, trash fire. Compiled by Ginger Harmon

FAIR GROVE Fair Grove Fire Department responded to eight calls in Randolph County during

the week of Sept. 6-12. SUNDAY, Sept. 6 7:49 p.m. 2762 Gumwood Road, residential structure fire. 10:52 p.m. 3698 Courtland Circle, assist EMS. 11:05 p.m. 2993 Woodale Court, assist EMS. MONDAY, Sept. 7 10:14 a.m. 2762 Gumwood Road, smoke investigation. TUESDAY, Sept. 8 8:45 a.m. 3809 Azalea Lane, assist EMS. 9:53 a.m. 4619 Finch Farm Road, grass fire. 7:49 p.m. 6438 Starlette Lane, assist EMS. THURSDAY, Sept. 10 10:41 a.m. 3678 Finch Farm Road, fire alarm. Compiled by Mike Pittman

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8:10 p.m. 4172 Dawnwood Drive, assist EMS. THURSDAY, Sept. 10 2:13 a.m. 4687 Pliney Farlow Road, assist EMS. 7:36 a.m. 1662 Steed Road, assist EMS. 9:03 a.m. 3642 Boles Ave., assist EMS. 10:44 a.m. 3678 Finch Farm Road, smoke detector activation. 2:41 p.m. 3826 Level Plains Road, service call. 2:44 p.m. 5416 Meadowbrook Drive, assist EMS. 4:06 p.m. 1309 Chesapeake Lane, assist EMS. 6:54 p.m. 6294 Welborn Road, smoke detector activation. 7:49 p.m. 5622 Albertson Road, cancelled en route. 9:19 p.m. 1651 Kersey Valley Road, assist EMS. 10:31 p.m. 10102 S. Main St., assist EMS. FRIDAY, Sept. 11 12:35 a.m. 6068 Suits Road, auto accident with injury. 12:49 a.m. 4162 Carlton Drive, assist EMS. 7:16 a.m. 5493 Tobacco Road, assist EMS. 8:03 a.m. Ronniedale Road at Fairview Church Road, good intent. 9:53 a.m. 7707 Turnpike Road, assist EMS. 12:16 p.m. I-85, good intent. 2:15 p.m. 5082 Meadowbrook Drive, good intent. 6:48 p.m. 5166 Prospect St., assist EMS. 6:58 p.m. 599 Robin Lane, assist EMS. 9:44 p.m. 7037 N.C. Hwy. 62, assist EMS. SATURDAY, Sept. 12 12:21 a.m. 6920 Welborn Road, auto accident with property damage.

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Fire reports The Guil-Rand Fire Department responded to 51 calls during the week of Sept. 6-12. Since July 1, firefighters have answered 466 alarms. SUNDAY, Sept. 6 7:21 a.m. 259 Linda Drive, assist Emergency Medical Services. 8:46 a.m. 6413 Lewis Davis Road, assist EMS. 12:22 p.m. 108 Winchester Court, service call. 5:51 p.m. 511 Baker Road, assist EMS. 7:33 p.m. 1713 Market Drive, assist EMS. MONDAY, Sept. 7 12:09 p.m. 302 Sterling Ridge Drive, smoke detector activation. 3:39 p.m. 203 Davidson St., water leak. 5:08 p.m. 3939 Hillsdale Park Drive, false alarm. 5:55 p.m. 7136 Suits Road, assist EMS. TUESDAY, Sept. 8 12:43 a.m. 4014 Meadowbrook Drive, assist EMS. 6:48 a.m. Interstate 85, auto accident with property damage. 8:49 a.m. 5675 Old Thomasville Road, assist EMS. 9:50 a.m. 1204 Westbrook Court, assist EMS. 2:19 p.m. 1008 Liberty Road, assist EMS. 3:45 p.m. 303 Aldridge Road, false alarm. 6:48 p.m. 7136 Suits Road, assist EMS. 8:34 p.m. 10506 S. Main St., assist EMS. 10:06 p.m. 4734 Parkway Drive, assist EMS. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9 8:01 a.m. 2770 Devie Canoy Drive, assist EMS. 10:19 a.m. 5673 Robbins Country Road, assist EMS.

A concealed carry handgun class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Guil-Rand Fire Department in Archdale, 10506 S. Main St. The instructor is retired police chief Gary Lewallen. The cost is $70 per person. In addition to a handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition, students should bring ear and eye protection and a hip holster that goes through a belt. No cross draw or inside the pants holster will be allowed. Register at Archdale Ammo & Arms on N. Main Street or call 434-1522.

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he photos on this page were taken by Marsha Ellison and Michael Hill, both of whom volunteer their time and allow free access and download of their pictures. Ellison’s photos of Bush Hill Eve are on her Flikr page at N04/sets/72157622347158378/ Photos of Saturday’s festival are at http:// w w w. f l i c k r. c o m / p h o t o s / 2 2 8 3 6 5 0 6 @ N 0 4 / sets/72157622351838484/. Michael Hill’s photos are available at The NEWS offers its thanks to the two outstanding photographers. Enjoy! In the photo left, Zachary Sumner of Bryan Hebert’s JuJitsu breaks a board.

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Garner Produce was among the vendors.

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The car show was held in the Sechrest parking lot. Photo by Marsha Ellison

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Above, two soldiers from the encampment take the time to read the Archdale-Trinity News. Left, the quilt contest was held in the Hammond-Ragan house.

Bush Hill Eve Friday, Sept. 11

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The Big Wheel Race, the Civil War encampment and pony rides were a big hit.

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LemPossible students perform in the Children’s Area.

Jerry Neal made ice cream using his John Deere hit-and-miss engine. Ready to scoop it up are Jessica Trivette, top, and Zoie Hembree. Neal is the author of two books, ‘Fire in the Belly’ and ‘Built Photo by Marsha Ellison on a Rock.’

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Lizbeth Garcia of Archdale enjoys the pony rides.

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Amelia and Joe Moné wear United Way of Greater High Point’s T-shirt, ‘Live United.’

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The remains of a cookie dot the face of Logen Sexson of Trinity.

Carl Allred loves deep fried bologna and he really loves his daughter Alison McGee, but he identified one more of his loves — the Archdale-Trinity News. He’s a big NEWS fan and an avid reader.

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Archdale Chief of Police Darrell Gibbs, left, and Randolph County Sheriff Maynard Reid

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Traditional mountain music welcomed Bush Hill Eve attendees.

Dave Mercadante, left, pastor at Archdale Friends, stops to chat with the ATN news team while his wife Emily looks on. Watch on

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‘Mighty Donor,’ aka Bolen Young of High Point, donated blood at the Red Cross station.


Obituaries Peggy Auman ....... Archdale Robert Corn ....... High Point Margaret Elkes .. High Point Johnny Hinson ... High Point Dorothy Hornady .. Archdale James A. Meetze ... High Point Geraldine Norris ... High Point

James A. Meetze James Allen Meetze, 76, of High Point, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at High Point Regional Cancer Center. He was born June 2, 1933, in Fort Benning, Ga., the son of Daniel Reuben and Florence A. Turkett Meetze. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was employed as a steel worker for more than 50 years. He was a member of South Elm Street Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father and his wife, Lois Meetze, who died in 2007. Surviving are sons, James “Brent” Edge and wife Janice of Archdale and Ken Edge of Greensboro; daughters, Denna Kennedy and husband David of Thomasville, Jean Goodson of Trinity, Susan McLaughlin of Fall Brook, Calif., and Vicki Tuttle of Greensboro; mother, Florence T. Meetze of High Point; a brother, Dan Meetze Jr. of Winterville; a sister, Kaye Fasick of Atlanta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 11, at South Elm Street Baptist Church, with Dr. Lawrence Clapp and the Rev. Ken Barnett officiating. Burial with military rites was held at Guilford Memorial Park. Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel assisted the family. Memorials may be made to the Children’s Camp Fund, c/o South Elm Street Baptist Church, 4212 S. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27406. Online condolences may be made at

Peggy Auman Peggy “Pgee” Frazier Auman, 72, of Archdale, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at the Cancer Center of High Point Regional Hospital. She was born Aug. 22, 1937, in Randolph County, a daughter of Claude Shuford and June Holbrook Frazier. A lifelong resident of Randolph County, she was a retired employee of Triad Employment Staffing. She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church and was a former judge of the state FBLA conference. She was preceded in death by her father. Surviving are her mother, June H. Frazier of High Point; a daughter, Lori A. Cox and husband Tony of Archdale; twin grandsons; a sister, Betty F. Bundy of Archdale; and a brother, Jerry L. Frazier and wife Glenda of Sophia. The funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 11, at Prospect United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Roger Weisner, the Rev. Marty Frazier and the Rev. Tammy Talbert officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale assisted the family. Memorial contributions may be sent to Love Line of High Point Regional Cancer Center, 601 N. Elm St., High Point, NC 27262; or to Prospect United Methodist Church, c/o Judy Tysinger, 139 Hillcrest Road, Thomasville, NC 27260. Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral. com.

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Margaret Cheek Elkes, 75, of High Point, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was born Feb. 26, 1934, in Alamance County, a daughter of the late Dorse Jerome and Wanda Lucille Robbins Cheek. She was vice president of both Elkes Carpet Outlet in High Point and Rug Décor of Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was a member of the Republican Women’s League She was a member of Christ Temple Church in Winston-Salem. She was married to Robert Lee Elkes Sr., who survives of the residence. Also surviving are three children, Robert L. Elkes Jr. and wife Janice of Thomasville, Marty Elkes and wife Teresa and Leisa Elkes Rollins and husband Robbie, all of High Point; two brothers, Lewis D. Cheek and wife Debbie of Randleman and Harrell Cheek of Sophia; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Sunday, Sept. 13, at Christ Temple Church in Winston-Salem, officiated by Pastor Leroy Kelly and Bishop Robert Williams. Interment followed in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery in High Point. Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale assisted the family.

Robert Lewis Corn, 69, of High Point, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at High Point Regional Hospital. He was born July 21, 1940, in Guilford County, a son to Will i a m a n d Pearl Smith Corn. He was owner of Corn Oil Company, now Quality Barns. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a baseball coach at the little and pony league levels. In 1961 he married Carlene Petty, who survives of the home. Also surviving are a daughter, Belinda Gregory of Asheboro; a son, William Lewis Corn and wife Kimberly of Sophia; a sister, Mary Ruth Pegram of High Point; and three grandchildren. A graveside service with military honors was held Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Floral Garden Memorial Park cemetery. Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale assisted the family. Memorials may be directed to Heart Strides at High Point Regional Hospital, 601 N. Elm St., High Point, NC 27262.

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Johnny Hinson Johnny Luckeydo Hinson, 83, formerly of High Point, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at the Brian Center in Lexington. Born Jan. 10, 1926, in Dallas County, Ark., he was a son of the late Rufus N. and Mary Annie Robinson Hinson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Hinson Insulation and Grading. He was a member of Green Street Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Donald Johnny Hinson and wife Maude of Ansonia, Conn.; two daughters, Patricia Darlene Williams of Belmont and Brenda Hinson Crotts and husband Ricky of Archdale; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 12, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point, officiated by the Rev. Johnny Hinson. Interment followed in Holly Hill Memorial Park cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral. com.

Geraldine Norris Verlia Geraldine “Gerry” Miller Norris, 70, of the Sheraton Towers, 400 N. Main St., High Point, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Hospice Home of High Point. A native of Surry County, she was born Sept. 25, 1938, in Pilot Mountain, a daughter of the late Herman G. Miller and Anna L. Wood Miller. She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church and had been employed by Direct Transport. Surviving are a daughter, Debbie Caswell of Trinity; three sons, Tony Caddell of Trinity, Joe Caddell of Cameron and Toby Caddell of Trinity; four sisters; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale, with the Rev. Hoyt Mason and the Rev. Amos Mashburn officiating. Burial was in Floral Garden Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral. com.

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Hospice barbecue set for Oct. 24 After 24 years, Hospice of Randolph County’s auction and barbecue event is still going strong. The annual event will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, at Southwestern Randolph High School. This year, Hospice of Randolph County offers a special incentive to purchase barbecue tickets early. From now until Sept. 30, with every four tickets purchased, the buyer will receive a fifth ticket free. Tickets are $7 each. This year’s event will feature barbecue prepared by the Qualiteers. Formed by a group of co-workers from the former Black and Decker plant in Asheboro, the Qualiteers now exclusively prepare their barbecue for the annual Hospice event.

Three options will be available: eatin, take-out or drive-through. Each dinner includes barbecue, sides and a dessert. A beverage is included for dine-in guests. Hospice of Randolph County still needs the donation of items for the auction. All goods are welcome, but the organization requests that items be in new or desirable condition. A silent auction will take place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The live auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Proceeds will support the construction of a hospice home in Asheboro. To donate items or purchase tickets, call 672-9300 or visit www.hospiceofrandolph. org.

Foundation golf classic set for Oct. 8 The Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation Golf Classic is set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. This event will give beginning and avid golfers the opportunity to play Pinewood Country Club, one of the best private golf courses in the region, and will include an exclusive amenities package. The entry fee of $150 for individual golfers and $600 for a four-member team includes green fees, free range balls, golfer gift, lunch, refreshments on the course plus an evening gala with dinner and live music. Spouses may attend the gala for an additional $50.

The Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation Golf Classic offers three levels of sponsorship packages which range from $1,250 to $5,000. Proceeds from the tournament will support the Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation, an endowment that funds health and wellness projects in Randolph County — such as QuitSmart stop smoking program, fitness equipment for area schools and training for coaches. To participate, contact Lauren Ingold at 633-7755 or or visit

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Dorothy Hornady Dorothy Willard Hornady, 84, of the Archdale-Trinity area, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro. She was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Guilford County, a daughter of Charles Edward and Ila Mae Jackson. She was employed with Burlington Industries for 37 years before retiring. On April 10, 1941, she was married to Darrell Alexander Hornady Sr., who died July 23, 2001. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Linda Faye Stiles and her husband Ray; a son, Darrell Alexander “DJ” Hornady Jr.; a granddaughter; a brother, Charles “Chuck” Willard; and a son-in-law, Howard “Butch” Noah. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley J. Hornady and husband Gene Hight of Trinity; a son, Terry Hornady and wife Kathy Lynn of Trinity; a brother, Joe Don Willard and wife Carolyn of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and six grandchildren. No service was scheduled. Sechrest Funeral Service of Archdale served the family.



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Seven face attempted murder charges Seven people face charges of attempted first degree murder following the assault of two men in Trinity. On Sept. 7, deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to 5985 Jim Pierce Road, Trinity, because of an assault. Deputies found two wounded men — Toby McDowell, who had been shot, and Trevor Kindley, who had been cut. On Sept. 7, two men were identified as suspects: • Dustin Gray Gordon, 22, of 1044 Harvest Drive, Thomasville • Charles Gray Gordon, 41, of 603 Pennington Ave., Thomasville. Dustin Gordon and Charles Gordon were charged Sept. 11, as were five more people: • Scott Alan Casad, 46, of 7073 Canaan Church Road, Denton • Joshua Richard Harris, 19, of 717 Fields St., Thomasville • Chandra Hill Thrift, 35, of 698 Myrtle Drive, Thomasville • Rodney Ford Duke, Jr., 31, of 1297 Kanoy Farm Road, Thomasville • John William Bice, 44, of 265 Meryl Drive, Thomasville All were charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, first degree burglary and impersonating a law enforcement officer. All were taken before the magistrate at the Randolph County Jail. Bonds were set at $250,000 for Dustin Gray Gordon; $750,000 for Charles Gray Gordon; $750,000 for Bice; $500,000 for Harris; $500,000 for Casad; $50,000 for Thrift; and $75,000 for Duke. The Thomasville Police Department assisted with this investigation. HOMES ENTERED A resident of the 5600 block of Wagoner Road, Trinity, reported Sept. 9 the theft from his residence of a Grendel .22 caliber pistol, valued at $300. A resident of the 7200 block of Vermont Drive, Randleman, reported Sept. 2 the theft of a Nintendo Wii system, valued at $250; two Nintendo games, $40; and $8 in currency. A resident of the 4400 block of Dawnwood Drive, Trinity, reported Sept. 2 that someone entered

his residence. Damage was set at $50 to a window screen. A BB gun, valued at $50, and house and car keys were reported stolen Sept. 4 from a residence in the 100 block of Holder Inman Road, Randleman. Damage to a door was set at $500. A resident of the 3600 block of Old Mountain Road, Trinity, reported Sept. 7 that someone entered his residence. Damage to a garage door was set at $800. A Trinity resident reported Sept. 8 that while she was at a residence in the 3600 block of Shady Lawn Court, Archdale, someone stole her driver’s license and digital camera, valued at $200. The driver’s license was recovered. A medication was reported stolen Sept. 5 from a resident in the 5500 block of Godnick Lane, Archdale. BUILDINGS ENTERED A resident of the 300 block of Circle Drive, Archdale, reported Sept. 7 the theft from his outbuilding of a bench saw, valued at $90; miter saw, $125; and air compressor, $300. Damage was set at $15. A resident of the 4300 block of Forest Manor Drive, Trinity, reported Sept. 7 the theft from his outbuilding of a miter saw, valued at $100; redacting saw, $100; staple gun, $150; two finishing guns, $300; two golf bags, $150; assorted golf clubs, $500. A resident of the 4200 block of Fairwood Drive, Trinity, reported Sept. 4 the theft of a speaker, valued at $390; miter saw, $700; chainsaw, $150; and air compressor, $300. Assorted tools, valued at $400, and four fishing rods, $100, were reported stolen Sept. 5 from an outbuilding in the 2900 block of Stanley Road, Archdale. A resident of the 2800 block of Stanley Road, Archdale, reported Sept. 6 the theft of a generator, valued at $500, from his outbuilding. Damage was set at $200. TRAILER STOLEN A representative of Inland Traffic Control, 476 U.S. Hwy. 311 Extension, Randleman, reported Sept. 3 that someone stole a 2007 Utility trailer, valued at $3,700, from his business. The trailer contained an air compressor, valued at $2,700; welder, $2,299; two reels of hoses, valued at $478.

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‘Booze It & Lose It’ arrests totaled State and local law enforcement officers cited 3,514 motorists for driving while impaired during the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, Aug. 21 through Sept 7. A total of 105,370 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide. Officers statewide conducted more than 10,500 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations include: Wake (254), Mecklenburg (229) and Guilford (149). Officers also issued 10,416 safety belt and 1,533 child passenger safety violations, 30,830 speeding violations and 1,819 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 829 fugitives from justice and recovered 120 stolen vehicles.

BOAT DAMAGED A resident of the 2800 block of Briar Patch Lane, Thomasville, reported Sept. 3 that someone had stolen three brass boat tanks, valued at $3,000; two engine blocks, $100; and three buckets of brass nuts, bolts and screws, $900. Damage was set at $1,000. CHURCH ENTERED A representative of Faith Baptist Church, 2984 Rob Cruthis Road, Archdale, reported Sept. 5 that someone entered the church. Nothing was reported missing. TOOLS STOLEN A resident of the 4300 block of Jerry Street in Trinity reported Sept. 8 the theft from his yard of a toolbox and assorted tools, valued at $200. VEHICLES DAMAGED A resident of the 2900 block of Old Mountain Road, Trinity, reported Sept. 9 that someone damaged the rear window in her 1991 Toyota. Damage was set at $200. CELL PHONE LOST An Archdale resident reported Sept. 9 that he lost his cell phone in the 3800 block of U.S. 311, Randleman. THEFTS A resident of the 5800 block of Old Mendenhall Road, Archdale, reported Sept. 7 the theft of a red Next bicycle, valued at $119; yellow BMX bicycle, $70; and pink Barbie bicycle, $80. The red and yellow bicycles were recovered. A Murray push mower, valued at $50, was reported stolen Sept. 7 from a resident in the 300 block of Circle Drive, Archdale. VEHICLES STOLEN A 1991 Mercury Topaz, valued at $500, was reported stolen Sept. 9 from a resident in the 6200 block of Kennedy Road, Trinity. A Randleman resident reported Sept. 3 the theft of his 2002 Ford truck, valued at $20,000, from the 100 block of Holder Inman Road, Randleman. FRAUD A Trinity resident reported Sept. 9 that she was a victim of fraud. An Archdale man reported Sept. 3 that someone used his personal information without his permission. CHARGES FILED Timothy Paul Bradley, 45, of 4990 Fairview Drive Extension, Trinity, was charged Sept. 4 with assault on a female. Nicholas Alexander Fabris Sr., 34, of 4110 Skyview Court, Trinity, was charged Sept. 5 with fail-

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Shannon James Nance, 36, of 1010 Mt. Zion Church Road, Thomasville, was charged Sept. 10 with possession of stolen property and misdemeanor larceny. Tonya Laynette Payne, 35, of 701 Edgewood Ave., Thomasville, was charged Sept. 8 with making a harassing phone call. Benjamin Lee Pyrtle, 17, of 3636 Shady Lawn Court, Archdale, was charged Sept. 8 with possession of stolen property and misdemeanor larceny. Madonna Carol Soles, 33, of 12 London Court, Thomasville, was charged Sept. 10 with possession of stolen property and misdemeanor larceny. Christine Lynne Vesely, 18, of 5069 O’Neal Farm Road, Trinity, was charged Sept. 10 with possession of stolen property and misdemeanor larceny. Jonathan Antron Wilson, 20, of 910 Park St., High Point, was charged Sept. 5 with assault on a female. David Wayne Woolard, 39, of 439 E. Pritchard St., Asheboro, was charged Sept. 4 with second degree trespassing and two counts of communicating threats. Megan Elizabeth Zurbriggen, 18, of Wisconsin, was charged Sept. 6 with assault and battery.

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ure to appear on a charge alleging second degree trespassing. Crystal Marie Grimes, 29, of 4964 Hoover Hill Road, Trinity, was charged Sept. 10 with possession of stolen property; misdemeanor larceny; unauthorized use of motor vehicle; and failures to appear on charges alleging simple assault, misdemeanor larceny, and five counts of writing worthless checks. Joseph Anthony Herring, 19, of 6630 Maple Leaf Court, Trinity, was charged Sept. 8 with cyberstalking threats. Matthew Thomas Herring, 19, of 4134 Oak Haven Drive, Trinity, was charged Sept. 8 with communicating threats. Rashawda Laquel Holloway, 26, of Charlotte, was charged Sept. 6 with failure to appear on charges alleging driving while license revoked, no insurance and unsafe tires; allowing fictitious registration; and driving while license revoked. Erica Elaine Kiser, 37, of 5447 Kimberly Lane, Trinity, was charged Sept. 9 with writing a simple worthless check. James Kelly Nance, 34, of 5069 O’Neal Farm Road, Trinity, was charged Sept. 10 with possession of stolen property and misdemeanor larceny.

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survey conducted by the office of Sen. Jerry Tillman (R-District 29), who represents Randolph and Montgomery counties, shows that most citizens are concerned about government spending. In fact, 72 percent of survey responders feel the state’s budget crisis is not from a slow economy, but from too much wasteful government spending. Moreover, Tillman noted, they feel like government is ignoring them. BY ROBYN HANKINS “I am not at all surprised by what’s on their minds,” Tillman told the NEWS. “What is surprising is that so many are all concerned about the same things.”

That’s surprising because the survey response rate was tremendous. People are really paying attention to the issues, he explained. Approximately 6,500 people across the state took the five-question survey. This includes 1,030 people from District 29. Government spending was the top economic issue for 35.3 percent of District 29 survey responders, followed by taxes and education. The cost of health care is only the top issue for 12.7 percent. Immigration and annexation concerned less that 10 percent of respondents. However, another thing that did surprise Tillman is the level of negativity about government. “What I’m hearing is that people think their voices are

not being heard,” Tillman said. “This is not partisan, not a Democratic or Republican thing — people believe that their government is not paying attention to them.” Tillman said he didn’t have access to the survey results of other districts, but he has heard the results are similar across the board. “Randolph and Montgomery are more conservative counties, but even in more middle-of-the-road places like Wake County we’re seeing the same responses,” he pointed out. Even with all the surprises, Tillman said he likes knowing what his constituents think. “This helps me make decisions when I’m in Raleigh,” Tillman added. “I need to know what’s on people’s minds.”

Survey Results Below are the results of the survey, broken down by question. Only the 1,030 District 29 responses are included in these results. According to Jeff Tillman, the survey designer and son of Sen. Jerry Tillman, the questions were chosen because they are not politically divisive and do not reflect partisan affiliations. Do you think North Carolina’s economy is improving or getting worse? Improving: 6.6 percent Getting worse: 68.1 percent About the same: 25.2 percent

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What economic political issue concerns you the most in North Carolina? Annexation: 8.7 percent

Cost of health care: 12.7 percent Education: 16.9 percent Government spending: 35.3 percent Immigration: 11.1 percent Taxes: 15.2 percent

Television, radio or direct mail ads: 22.6 percent Percentages for this question are composites of the number of respondents who marked “most important” or “somewhat important” for each factor.

Do you think the budget crisis in North Carolina is from a slow economy or from too much wasteful government spending? Slow economy: 22 percent Wasteful spending: 72 percent Other: 6 percent

How often do you vote? Every election: 86.6 percent Most elections: 11.4 percent Some elections: 1.2 percent Don’t vote very often: 0.9 percent What is the most important factor in deciding who gets your vote? Experience: 88.5 percent Honesty: 99.8 percent Issues: 99.3 percent Party affiliation: 41.8 percent

The entire survey results are located online at http:// concerned_citizens_final_results.pdf.

Help decide transportation priorities rinity and Archdale residents have the opportunity to weigh in on transportation priorities, but comments are due by Monday, Sept. 21. The High Point Metropolitan Planning Organization, who plans roadwork that includes the Archdale-Trinity area, is finalizing its Priority Needs List. Draft priorities for work in this area include Finch Farm Road widening, priority 1; widening Archdale Road, 5; the inter-

change of Interstate 85 at Main Street, 6; widening Surrett Drive from Eden Terrace to I-85, 13; widening N.C. 62, 14; and widening Surrett Drive from Eden Terrace to Market Center, 23. The draft list can be viewed at Trinity City Hall, Planning Department; Archdale City Hall, Planning Department; and Archdale Public Library. Mail written comments to David Hyder at P.O. Box 230, High Point, NC 27261 or e-mail to

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The Trinity Historic Preservation Society believes that they may have discovered the second school in Trinity, and they could use help to authenticate that discovery. In 1839, Allen Frazier built a two-room schoolhouse on his farm, which was located on what is now Turnpike Road in Trinity. Owners of a building in that location have given the Society permission to remove the debris and take down the drywall. Once the drywall is removed, an expert from Greensboro will examine it to determine if it is a building dating from 1839 or 1840. If the building is truly that old, it is the second school in Trinity. Members of the Historic Preservation Society and Friends of Trinity will be cleaning out the building on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22-23, but additional help is needed. Those who have an hour or two to spare and would like to take part in what may be a historic discovery are requested to call 431-9456 or 476-6498. This clean-up was scheduled to coincide with the City’s next City Haul so that we can properly dispose of the discarded material.

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