Meet thy neighbor ... Nathan Hunt He lived here before there were schools.
â€˘ Archdale Bass Club casts into cooler crankbait weather â€” page 3
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â€˘ Trinity approves cell phone tower with conditions â€” page 9
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
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Rains pound area
wo days of rain, as much as 61â „2 inches in the Archdale-Trinity area, revealed the effectiveness of stormwater flow.
BY DEBBIE HIGHTOWER
While stormwater may have looked like a â€˜floodâ€™ at Creekside Park, the system handled the 4 to 5 inches of rain in a reasonable time, said Archdale Photo by Marsha Ellison Stormwater Program Manager D.J. SeĂąeres.
A Trinity family was forced to leave their home about 4 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, but was able to return later in the day. Water did not enter the home of Samuel and Wanda Cumbie, of 6315 Twinwood Court, but the water was so high that the truck parked in the backyard was covered. Guil-Rand Fire Department assisted the
couple out of the mobile home and took them to safety. â€œFortunately, the water didnâ€™t come inside, but it almost did,â€? said Wanda Cumbie. â€œWe are waiting to find out if there is any damage to our duct work or air conditioning.â€? â€œThe residence wasnâ€™t flooded, but the possibility was there,â€? said Bobby Bingham, Firefighter III, of Guil-Rand Fire Department. Firefighters urged the Cumbies and their neighbors to watch the water levels. The heavy rains revealed that some areas need stormwater improvements. SEE RAIN ON PAGE 9
Candidates gear up for election door-to-door T
hree seats on the Randolph County Board of Education are up for grabs and the six candidates vying for those spots will spend the next month campaigning for your vote. BY ROBYN HANKINS
Two long-time Board members will not seek re-election. Grady Lawson of Ramseur is retiring after 40 years and Paul Guthrie of Trinity, who taught school for 31 years and served on the Board for eight years, has decided to step down. However, the six candidates who are running for office, including incumbent LaVerne Williams of Asheboro and for-
Forum Oct. 14 Questions may be submitted to the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerceâ€™s candidates forum set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Archdale United Methodist Church. The questions must be submitted prior to the start of the forum, said Chamber President Beverly Nelson. In addition to candidates for Board of Education, those running for municipal, county, state and federal offices were invited to participate. For more information about the forum, call the Chamber at 434-2073.
mer Board member Tommy McDonald of Randleman, will travel the county to talk with people door-to-door and speak at forums and events. â€œIâ€™ll be out there as much as I can, but this county is big,â€? Williams said. â€œI want to know if someone has something to say (about the schools).â€? McDonald, who lost his seat in 2008, also is gearing up. â€œIâ€™ve been getting back into the swing of things,â€? he told the NEWS. â€œWeâ€™re putting out signs, talking to people and have been asked to speak at some forums.â€? McDonald said he will not speak at all forums or events. He intends to avoid politically charged situations. â€œThe two times I was elected (to the Board) I did not speak at any of those events,â€? he recalled. â€œLast time I tried to hit them all and lost!â€? That doesnâ€™t mean, however, that heâ€™s not talking to people. â€œI felt like the Randleman area needed the representation on the Board,â€? McDonald told the NEWS. â€œIâ€™ve talked to a lot of people who feel the same, and I was asked to run again.â€? Newcomer Brian Biggs of Trinity said his entire campaign strategy rests on talking with people. â€œIâ€™ve been going to lots of festivals and Iâ€™ve done a couple of forums, but Iâ€™m mostly knocking on doors across the county,â€? Biggs said. â€œIf you see lots of my signs in peopleâ€™s yards, itâ€™s because Iâ€™m out talking to them.â€? Biggs hopes that meeting people will yield better results than spending a lot of money. He likes the forums because people have some of the same questions, even if he doesnâ€™t have all the answers. â€œIâ€™m just a dad, not a politician,â€? he told the NEWS. â€œWhen I go home I have to
Blessing of the animals
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Sophie gives a thank-you kiss to Angela Bennett for taking her to the first Blessing of the Animals held Oct. 3 by Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church at Creekside Park. Pastor Roger Weisner estimated 30 to 40 pets were blessed, mostly dogs, but one cat, too. The church provided refreshments for dogs and their owners, as well as door prizes for the smallest, oldest and best-dressed pet. Molly, pictured left, was among those who wore special attire for the event. More photos, by Lisa DeLuca McCarville, are on page 12.
After decades of waiting, the water is on! D
id you drink a glass of water or a cup of coffee this morning? If you live in Archdale, that water likely came from the Randleman Regional Reservoir. After decades of planning, construction and finally tests, the water was turned on Monday.
BY ELIZABETH SAUNDERS The John F. Kime Water Treatment Plant passed its state and federal tests with flying colors. A letter from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, released Sept. 21, gave permission for the plant to release water to the Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authorityâ€™s customers, including Archdale. A Sept. 14 test and many visits showed that the treated water exceeded safe requirements for drinking water and
that the plant has working operational systems, procedures and trained personnel in place. The plant, which has multiple treatment systems, has to use all of them for at least three months. After that, written permission from the ENR will be required to bypass any of the systems. As a supplier, the plant has to regularly test the water it sends out, but itâ€™s up to each customer, including Archdale, to test the water within the cityâ€™s system. Archdale was purchasing water from two suppliers, the city of High Point and Davidson Water Inc. Archdale turned off the valves from High Point two weeks ago. â€œWeâ€™re testing valves, turning valves off, making sure weâ€™ve got pressure,â€? City Manager Jerry Yarborough told the NEWS last week. The cityâ€™s water tower supplies pressure. Many residents noticed water â€œleaksâ€? during the past
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few weeks â€” including running water at a fire hydrant across from Holly Ridge Golf Links â€” as the city tested and flushed water lines. The plant started sending out water Oct. 4. As Archdale receives water from Randleman, the valves from Davidson Water will also be turned off. The SCADA (electronic monitoring) system has not yet been installed, but that wonâ€™t stop the flow of water, said Lewis Dorsett, city councilman and PTRWA Board member. City personnel will just have to read the meters manually. When SCADA is installed, pumps and meters can be monitored at an office or control center, without having to send out people in a truck. SCADA will also send alerts if something isnâ€™t working correctly.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
Panther teams praised for hard work T
he Archdale-Trinity Panthers are having a great year, say organizers. The community is showing support and the kids are learning through a priorities program, ‘Faith, Family, your Future and Football.’
Goalkeeper Jake Clodfelter gathers the ball as a Cosmos attacker approaches. BY TOM MCGEE
Rage loses close contest G
uil-Rand Youth Soccer’s 10-and-under team, the Rage, gave up three second-half goals to drop a hard-fought match to the Cosmos, 6-4, on Saturday in Triad Challenge League play.
The Rage, 1-3-1 for the season, took an early lead on a score by Kevin Dominguez, but the Cosmos struck back with three goals of their own. A second goal from Kevin and a goal by Leo Dominguez put the Rage back on equal footing by halftime. In the second half, the Rage regained the lead with Leo Dominguez’s second goal of the contest, but the Cosmos kept up the attack to knock in three more goals, including two in the last ﬁve minutes of play to put the game
away for good. The Storm continued to pepper the goal with shots, but the Cosmos turned back each offensive attempt. Jake Clodfelter and Omar Castrellon combined to make several saves in goal for the Rage, including a shot that Jake Clodfelter grabbed before it could cross the goal line. On defense, the Rage’s Jack McCroskey snuffed out several offensive challenges to keep the game within reach until late. The Rage plays at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at the YMCA ﬁelds on Turnpike Road in Trinity. Submitted by Guil-Rand Youth Soccer Association
Storm wins at Wilkesboro T
he Guil-Rand Youth Soccer’s Storm grabbed their second win of the Triad Challenge League season with a 3-1 win over the Explosion Blue on Saturday in Wilkesboro. Logan Parry struck ﬁrst for the Storm and followed up with a second goal when she put back her own rebound shot to give the Storm a 2-0 lead at halftime. Storm defenders Logan Welborn and Priscilla McCroskey preserved the ﬁrst half shut-out with defensive ﬁeld play. In the second half, Logan Welborn and Carson Brown continued to exploit seams in the Explosion Blue defense, but the Storm couldn’t ﬁnd the net until Lia Whitaker intercepted a pass and fed the ball to Lauren Welborn, who gave it to Logan Welborn to score her third goal. Only a late goal prevented the Storm’s Caitlin Swiggett from getting a shutout for the game. Rachel Hunt and Sarah Moran anchored the tough Storm defense, and Alexa Altizer and MacKenzie Allison contributed to the offensive attack as well. The Storm, who improved to 2-3-0 for the season, Storm attacker Carson Brown fends off a Wilkesboro are open this weekend before traveling to Wilkesboro Submitted by the Guil-Rand Youth Soccer Association defender. Oct. 16 to face another Wilkesboro squad.
The guest speaker for Saturday’s game was Trinity High School Head Football Coach Alex Mebane. The ﬂag football team, coached by Frank “Jo Pa” Smallwood, remains undefeated. The past weekend they were down 14-0 at halftime and made a big comeback. Christian Long, Blake Page and Garrett Moser all had scores. The entire team played well on defense to hold the Southwest Randolph team to 30 yards of offense in the second half. The ﬁnal score was 26-20. The rookie team, for ages 7-8, lost a tough game to Southeast Guilford 26-21. Christain Langendofer and Noah Hill had great games blocking. They led the way for Gabe Hernandez, who scored twice, and Luke Gentry, who scored once. Austin Biggs had ﬁve quarterback sacks and scored 3 extra points. The team was led in defense by Harrison Mofﬁt and Will Shores. The two made several big plays to keep the Panthers in the game. “Our kids are getting better each week,” said Head Coach Brian Biggs. The junior varsity team had a great game. After letting Southeast Guilford score ﬁrst, the junior varsity team scored 20 points and only allowed one ﬁrst down. Blake Reddick scored the ﬁrst touchdown, which was set up by a long pass from Tanner McGee to the talented Jake Grantham. Tanner scored the next two touchdowns on runs of 26 and 67 yards, and ended up with 156 yards rushing. Coach Tommy Davis said, “Defense is what wins championships. Today our defense really got better and played well. Tanner had two timely interceptions and a fumble recovery and Drew Davis had a nice interception to stop the Falcons at the end of the game. “Brendan Stevenson, Thad Mofﬁt, Jackson Powell, Chase McKinney and Tanner Ward all had big plays on defense. Our game captains Tyler Allen, David Braswell, Scott Tyree and Matthew Tinsley all played well. It was a great win for us.” The varsity team had two touchdown passes from McAllister Ingram to Matt Jarrett in a 26-12 loss. Joe Johnson had 22 yards rushing against a tough Southeast Guilford defense. The Panther defense was led by Jeffrey Byrd, Jonathan Linthicum and McAllister Ingram. Coach Josh Flenniken said, “We might have lost today on the scoreboard, but we improved today. Our team fought and played hard. We will learn how to win a game. Today. we learned how to ﬁght back and stay in a game which is just as important.”
YMCA soccer Sept. 28 8 and Under Galaxy 0, Bulldogs 0 The teams played to a shut-out in a very defensive battle. Coach Foster of the Galaxy recognized the efforts of Bailey Owens and Kenzie Kersey. Bulldog Maylee Miller stood out for her play and Coach Graves said his team gave a good effort.
scored the lone goal. Corey Hall was recognized for his play on defense.
play of Aaron Mounce, Emily Roach, Harrison Batten and Dakota Spruill.
11 and under
Wardogs 5, Storm 0 Wardog scorers were Hunter Neal 2, Carter Pollock 1, Ashton Todd 1 and Corey Hudgins 1. Coach Burgess was proud of the team’s passing and the play of Victoria Abate. Storm Coach Eaton recognized Logan Fleming for play in goal and Nick Henderson and Janelle Schultz for overall play. Firecrackers 5, Bulldogs 0 Austin Brand led the Firecrackers with 5 goals. Coach Brand recognized Jake Segers and Jarod Hartsoe for defense. The Bulldogs were led by the play of Cody Garrison in goal and Anna Hooper and Rachel Bolick on defense.
11 and under Storm 2, Strikers 2 Ben Owens led the Storm with 2. Coach Eaton recognized Connor Eaton on defense and Jacob Morales for hustle. For the Strikers, David Proano scored 2.
11 and under Firecrackers 4, Strikers 4 For the Firecrackers, Austin Brand scored 4. Coach Brand said Amber Barnhill, Eric Trehar and Henry Hodge played outstanding defense. The Strikers were led by Ethan Earls 2, Bryce Jernigan 1 and Drew Duke 1. Coach Ingram praised Drew for his play in goal as well.
Oct. 1 8 and under Giants 2, Galaxy 1 Harrison Batten and Aubrey Watson each scored for the Giants. Coach Batten praised his team’s defensive effort. For the Galaxy, Cooper Pollock
Oct. 2 8 and under Bulldogs 3, Dragons 1 Bulldog scorers were Samuel Younger 1, Jackson Tuggle 1 and Molly Graves 1. Coach Graves was proud of the team’s effort. For the Dragons, Alex Poplin scored the lone goal. Coach Poplin praised Aidan Blakely for his hustle and Austin Poplin for his play in goal Grasshoppers 1, Giants 0 Cameron McCarson of the Grasshoppers scored the lone goal of the match. Coach Nuzzo recognized Jada Kight for play in goal and Lilly Nuzzo on defense. The Giants were led by the
14 and under Panthers 5, Strikers 0 Panther scorers included Ryan Greene 1, Nick Greene 1, Tommy Boyers 1, Otto Benalla 1 and Nikolas Smith 1. The Strikers were led by the play of Miguel Castillo, Carly Stout and Aleah Clements.
Randleman aces in volleyball Randleman High School’s varsity volleyball team defeated East Davidson High School Sept. 27, with scores of 25-9, 25-11 and 25-8. Notable players were Brittany Rich with 12 kills, 3 aces; Raven Hayes with 6 kills, 7 aces; Julie Dennis with 5 kills, 1 ace, 2 blocks; Savannah Allen with 5 kills, 2 aces; Taylor Hussey with 3 kills, 1 ace; and Meka Hoover with 3 kills, 2 aces and 28 assists. The junior varsity Tigers won in 2 games, 25-9 and 25-10. Notable players were Amanda Hyatt with 5 kills, 1 ace; Cicely Broach with 3 kills, 4 aces; and Macie Steen with 2 kills, 12 aces and 6 assists. Randleman’s varsity team defeated Atkins High School in three games Sept. 28, with scores of 25-5, 25-12
Thunder splits games
and 25-9. Notable players were Cicely Broach, 2 kills, 14 aces, 5 assists; Hayes, 4 kills, 4 aces; Dennis, 3 kills, 3 aces, 1 assist; Rich, 3 kills, 2 aces; and Hoover, 2 kills, 3 aces, 7 assists. The varsity Tigers won against the Trinity Bulldogs Sept. 30, in 3 games with the scores of 25-12, 25-9 and 257. Notable players were Rich with 13 kills, 4 aces; Hayes, 6 kills, 2 aces; Dennis, 4 kills, 1 ace; Allen, 2 kills, 1 ace, 1 block; and Hoover, 4 kills, 1 ace, 1 block and 25 assists. Randleman’s record coming into this week was 17-1 overall, 6-0 in conference. They played against Carver Tuesday, Oct. 5, too late for this edition. Randleman’s JV players also won at Trinity, in two games with scores of 25-12 and 25-16. Notable players
were Amber Burford, 10 aces; Broach, 5 kills; and Hyatt, 1 kill, 5 aces. The JV Tigers stand at 15-1 overall, 4-0 in conference. They play tonight (Oct. 7) at T. Wingate Andrews, beginning at 5 p.m.
he ’98 Thunder, a 13-and-under boys challenge soccer team from the Guil-Rand Youth Soccer Association, split their games this past weekend, winning one and losing one. The Thunder played a home game Oct. 1 against the Twins Gold of Winston-Salem. The Thunder took a 1-0 lead on Brooks Peterson’s unassisted goal early in the ﬁrst half. Evan Allred made it 2-0 on a penalty kick at the 22-minute mark of the ﬁrst half. The Twins got on the board with a late goal in the ﬁrst half. Bailey Allred closed out the scoring in the second half with a goal that was assisted by Evan Allred. Julian Lopez served in goal for the winning Thunder. The Thunder took on the Ice from Iredell County on Oct. 3. The game was played at the Guil-Rand soccer ﬁelds. The Ice came out strong and took a quick 2-0 lead that the Thunder was not able to recover from. The Ice tallied two more goals in the ﬁrst half to take a 4-0 halftime lead. After an inspirational halftime speech by Coach Musgrave and players Gary Kight and Josh Albright, the Thunder came out ready to play in the second half. The Ice was able to tally a late goal to end up winning the game 5-0, but the Thunder played inspired soccer in the second half. This was the Thunder’s ﬁrst loss in 32 regular season games. Julian Lopez served in goal for the Thunder. The Thunder will return to action in Winston-Salem. They will play in the Challenge Fest soccer tournament at the Sara Lee soccer complex on Saturday and Sunday. Submitted by Guil-Rand Youth Soccer
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
Casting into cooler crankbait weather T
he Archdale Bass Club met for the third time this season to fish High Rock Lake on Oct 2. Anticipation was high, given this is the time of year High Rock typically “turns on” with its famous crankbait bite. Several local anglers went on to fame, if not fortune, because of this fall feeding blitz. When the weather begins to cool, for whatever rea-
son, bass on this lake can’t seem to resist little wood or plastic carvings resembling the real food they eat. This outing was no exception. One of our long-term friends in the local club tournament circles posted the win Saturday. Vernon Wilson had five fish weighing 14.79 pounds. His son and boat partner, Andy, while not placing in the top three,
Pictured from left are top three anglers, James Lewis, Vernon Wilson and Clayton Proctor. Photo submitted
also had a five-fish bag for 9.19 lbs. Both caught on crankbaits. Post tourney launch ramp rumors said they did not go very far to catch them either. Second place went to our most experienced, and this year’s consistent performer, Clayton Proctor. Clayton only had three fish for 11.11 pounds and second place, but he also had the big fish of the tournament at 5.12 pounds. Clayton’s boat partner, James Lewis, hauled in third with five fish weighing 10.50 lbs. With a couple of exceptions, weights dropped off pretty quickly for the rest of the field after the top three. Notably those exceptions were Ed Brady, Jack Elkes and Brian Sorrell. Clayton, Famous James, Ed, Jack and Brian are all above-average fishermen but did not divulge their tactics. Regardless, the take-away message here seems pretty straight forward. The rule of thumb in competitive fishing is that 90 percent of the fish are in 10 percent of the locations where you expect them. This tourney certainly bears that out. Three of the top seven competitors were split between two boats. Also, of the top seven competitors at this outing, five are well known for their crankbait skills. The last qualifying tournament for the 2010 Archdale Bass Club season will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Randleman Lake. Early reports are that the fish are starting to move towards shal-
Admission for the rodeo, set for Saturday, Oct. 16, is two cans of food per person. The food will be donated to Community Outreach of ArchdaleTrinity. Events kick off with a church service at 11 a.m., followed by a full day of activities. Rodeo events, including calf rid-
ing and mutton busting, will go on in different arenas. Activities for other kids will be interspersed, including a stick horse race. Bounce houses and children’s games will be free. Concessions will be for sale. “It’s like a three ring circus going on,” said Tiffany Davis. She added that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Church youth groups are especially encouraged to attend. The rodeo is open to anyone 19 and under. There are no entry fees. More than 50 buckles will be awarded, plus two all-around saddles, trophy bronc halters, chaps, leather Bible covers and more.
Archdale Bass Club
low water as this summer’s scorching heat begins to relent. The father-son team of Randy and Lucas Hutchins played hookie from club competition Saturday to fish with our old friends in the Ridgeway BassMasters open Oct 2 at Randleman. They won with more than 18 pounds of fish and had the lunker of the tournament at more than 7 pounds — if any added incentive is needed to show up for our event. It has certainly been a great year for fishing all around. As the days begin to get noticeably shorter, opportunities will begin to compete with high school events, hunting seasons and holidays. We recommend you take a deep breath, and get ready for a few more not-to-be-missed fishing trips on all our great Piedmont ponds. And we’ll definitely see you on the water.
Exercise class addresses back pain
‘He Paid Your Fees’ Rodeo Oct. 16 he annual ‘He Paid Your Fees’ Christian Junior Rodeo at the Davis Ranch Arena will benefit the community in two ways — a day of fun for all ages and food for the hungry.
With 360 entrants last year, Davis said, He Paid Your Fees is now the largest junior rodeo on the East Coast. Call-in registration for girls is from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. Boys’ call-in is from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11. The call-in number is 861-7673. This year, on Friday night, Davis Arena will host jackpot barrel racing. Anyone can enter. The 75 percent payback proceeds benefit the He Paid Your Fees event. For more information, call the Davis Arena at 861-7673.
The Fitness Center at High Point Regional Health System is offering a progressive exercise class to help individuals alleviate and or prevent low back discomfort. The class will be offered from 7:15 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Oct. 19, for four weeks. The cost is $65 for nonmembers. Call 878-6221.
Blue Crew seeks sponsors for program Archdale-Trinity “Blue Crew” Band Boosters seek sponsorships. Each sponsorship includes sponsor name, phone number and website address on a custom banner to be displayed in two parades, at band competitions, functions and four musical concerts, in addition to an ad in concert programs. Sponsorship options vary from $100, $250, $500 to $1,000. The Blue Crew Biggest Fans package, $1,000, includes logo and contact information displayed on the back cover of program as well as a full page ad inside, and three advertisements at every concert. For information, call Dawn Cutts at 410-4809.
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