August 2016 Liberty Leader Newspaper

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August 2016

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The Liberty Leader

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Events Calendar Aug 7 Homecoming pg 2 8 Selling Car Class pg 2 8-10 Revival pg 2 14 Movie Courageous pg 28 15 Kids Seminar pg 7 18 Ribbon Cutting pg 3 20 Bikers Boobs pg 17 20 Customer Day pg 13 21 Comm Picnic pg 30 22 CTE Rally pg 7 23 Business After Hrs pg 20 27 Summer Concert pg 26 27 Free Haircut Day pg 29 27 Summer Concert pg 31 28 Homecoming pg 2 287 Sun School Kickoff pg26 28 Gospel Music pg 2 29-31 Revival pg 2

Sep 11 Health Fair pg 17 12/13 Auction pg 27 17 Harvest Fest pg 29 21 Business Expo pg 20

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Please watch for fundraising promotions during the month. See Story On Page 4

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FREE Seminar August 8th , 6-8pm. Liberty Town Hall

Selling Cars For Fun and Profit Topic: Trust Me – I’m A Car Salesman! High personnel turnover in the Automotive Sales profession is disheartening to Sales Professionals as well as to Dealers. One reason people don’t stay in the Car Business is they simply can’t afford to! Customers and Managers are confrontational and the Salesperson is always in the middle. By the time a new Sales Professional has learned their way around, their savings is depleted and they leave for a salaried job.

Annual Homecoming & Revival Services Sun Aug 7 - 11am Mon Aug 8 to Wed Aug 10 - 7pm St Stephen AME Church 705 S Kirkman St, Liberty Rev Milton Mattle, Pastor

How do some Automotive Sales professionals do so well? Tim Dannelly, seasoned Automotive Salesman and Sales Manager, believes customers are actually looking for that ‘insider’ in the Car Business and Managers are actually looking for that committed person who will take charge. Invest an evening on August 8th and learn some of the proven ways great Automotive Sales Professionals go about making a good living as they are building a loyal customer base. Find out why it’s important to sell with a plan and negotiate with confidence. Learn the source of perpetual leads. This Seminar is for Dealers and Automotive Sales Professionals who want to earn more money and have more fun!

To The Editor: I realize this isn't a crime but it will effect a local area that is heavily traveled, especially when school is in for the upcoming school year. This is at the intersection of Highway 22 New Salem/Wayne White Road and Randolph Church Road (near Climax). Countless wrecks happen here so after much study the D.O.T. will attempt to reduce the amount of wrecks with an all-way-stop. Please share to help spread the word!


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Smithwood Christian Church


Sunday August 28, 2016. 11am We will have dinner in the fellowship hall after the 11am service. Music 7pm on the 28th, the Swordsmen Quartet of Ramseur, NC will be in concert. All are welcome. A love offering will be accepted.

Revival Services

the following Aug 29 to 31- Mon to Wed at 7pm with Pastor Chris Bouldin from Dover Baptist Church in Seagrove, NC. Special music nightly. All are welcome. We look forward to this special opportunity to hear God’s Word preached in Spirit and in Truth. Our Theme Scripture: Numbers 23:19 NKJV “God is not a man, that He should lie,
 Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
 Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

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Month Of Guns Liberty Masonic Lodge #714

Patterson Cottage Hosts Black History Day

Story By Warren Dixon There was music, singing and a lot of reminiscing recently as the Patterson Cottage Museum hosted its first annual Black History Day. The event was part of Tickets and the early Patterson Cottage’s effort to collect Bird drawing is Sept & photographs, memorabilia and memories of Liberty’s black community. October and 30 guns will be “We could have had a bigger given away in November. 400 attendance,” said Patterson Cottage tickets will be sold and the are chairman Warren Dixon, “but for our first $100.00 each.The money the lodge makes try, I thought it was a success. We received a lot of information we didn’t goes to the Masonic Charities. Anyone have. For instance, Doris Headen and interested can call Cary McMaster at Lula Mae Brown provided us with 336-707-8177. They done this Raffle for Randolph High School yearbooks from 1954, ’57 and ’61 which we copied. We’d several years and it goes well. Okay never seen one. And we’ll do this again community support a great group and a great next year and hopefully have a bigger cause. turnout.” Eighty-one year old George “Toot” Coltrane on electric guitar and his daughter Rev. Gwen Daye, associate pastor of the Love in Action Church of God of Prophecy, entertained the group. Coltrane said that he wasn’t named for Openings For several years after he was born. Local store owner Dan Teague dubbed him “Toot” when he was five 1 year olds and and the name stuck. 4-5 year olds. Rev. Lucille Gilmer told of how her family didn’t have a car and at different times in her life, rode the train, buses and taxis, all available in Liberty. She remembered going to the movies when the Curtis Theater was across the street from its present location in the building now occupied by Liberty Beauty Shop. “Going to the movies in the ‘40’s, the house was small,” she related. “We had to go up from outside up steps to the attic. There were three benches—just boards—three or four people could sit on one. We tried to go an hour early before the movie started to get a seat. And Roy Reitzel had a store 336-622-3033 where the Reitzel Center is now. You could get a hotdog for ten cents and a soda for five.” Call Us Doris Headen told how her grandfather Whit Allison almost got himself shot during Liberty’s 304 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty most famous bank robbery in 1945. Allison was the only customer in the Chatham Bank of Liberty when a gunman grabbed him and told cashier Phoebe Beane “this is a stick-up.” The gunman ordered Allison to lie down on the floor but Allison, who was crippled, could not do it. “That’s when he almost got shot,” said Mrs. Headen. The robber got away with $6,700 and never was apprehended. p Mrs. Headen was also able to identify, with help from friends, two of four previously s H el u t e L unknown railroad workers in a 1920’s photograph that had long puzzled Patterson Cottage Yo ur With To committee members. Helen Phelps Headen started school in a one-room school house within walking Back air H distance of her home in Staley. Students from the first through eighth grades were taught there. ho ol c S The next year she went to Liberty where the school had just burned and classes were taught in Cuts four Army barracks. She attended school in the barracks for four years until Randolph High was built. Dixon said that since the Black History Day was held, several Liberty residents have left material for the Patterson Cottage in the Liberty Library. Some of his favorites, he said, were articles about the late A.J. Shoffner, a beloved local car salesman and member of the Royal Harmonizers. “I know more stories are out there,” Dixon said. “Hopefully we can gather more of them in February when we have our next Black History Day.” * * * * * * * * * * Carol Gregg Desautels of Gainesville, FL, granddaughter of the late Dr. J.D. Gregg, Liberty 514 N Greensboro St, Liberty mayor and dentist, recently visited the Patterson Cottage and donated copies of many of her family photographs to the museum. Among these are rare photographs of Kimesville Lake during the time it was a popular summer resort. Carol is also the great-granddaughter of Dr. George A. Foster of Foster Liver Kick fame, whose family owned the lake at the time. Let One Us ie These photos and others will be on display during the next Patterson Cottage open house, nn M Bring In A New Sus Saturday, August 20 from 11-2. Anyone having photos they would like to share with the museum is MegA an an dy Trend encouraged to bring them by or call Warren Dixon, 336-622-2731.

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Grade A 97.5

Dollar General Announces Purchase of 41 Former Walmart Express Stores Dollar General (NYSE:DG) announced today it has completed the purchase of 41 former Walmart Express locations across 11 states. Dollar General anticipates relocating 40 existing Dollar General stores into the purchased sites by October 2016 and entering one new market as part of the purchase. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Dollar General is excited to add these locations to our existing store base. We look forward to the opportunity to better serve our customers in these communities by continuing to provide the convenience and value they expect from Dollar General,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer.

766 S Greensboro St. Liberty Dine In - Take Out - Call In Orders Welcomed Hours Tue-Sat 7am to 2:30pm Sun 8am to 2:30pm

Special Ribbon Cutting Come Out And Celebrate Thursday August 18 @ Noon Raffles and Prizes (cutting at 12:15) New Life Ministries Will Be Praying For Our Students, Teachers and Staff For A Great School Year…….

Communities served by the newly-relocated stores will enjoy a fresh DG16 layout with additional sales floor square feet, complete with expanded offerings such as fresh meat and produce, all designed to make shopping easier for customers. Dollar General also intends to operate the fueling stations in 37 of these locations.

Welcome Home Home Town Hero - Kendal Harward We are proud to have you as a infantryman with the US Army Congratulation On Promotion to PV2 Special Welcome Home From Debbie and Jerry Coble, Cameron Howard and your son Brayden

Tim’s Barber Shop 520 N Greensboro St Liberty, NC

Tim Royal Owner 336-622-3100 Hours: Tue-Fri 8am to 6pm Closed On Wed Sat 8am to Noon

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2016 100 Man Project Fund Raiser Community Area Ride Service

August is our 2016 Fund Raiser for the year. This year we will be working toward replacing our aging 2004 Honda Civic with almost 200,000 miles on it. We have just had to replace the transmission in it. Please watch for other fundraising promotions during the month. For More Info Call 336-622-5774 We are a 50l© (3) Charitable Organization that is tax deductible. Please consider including us in your year’s donation as we assist those people in the Liberty/Staley area that do not have transportation to the doctor, hospital or appointments.

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What Happening at the Reitzel Center during the Month of August?

Commitment to Excellence

Carolyn’s 101 W Swannanoa Ave (Downtown Liberty) Phone 336-622-3120 Latest Ladies Fashions - Personal Attention Mon To Sat 10am to 5:30pm

Mondays: Tai Chi, cards & dominoes Tuesdays: Up & Moving exercise classes Wednesdays: Bible Club, Music, & Book Club luncheon Thursdays: Educational Programs, Simple Sewing, Quilting, and Watercolors Painting Fridays: Bingo Classes are open for adults 50 and older. The watercolor painting class is schedule for August 18 with a $5 fee. For more information, on dates and times, and to register for the painting class please call the center at 336-622-5844. A current listing of these activities can be found on the Liberty Town’s website and Randolph County Senior Adults Association’s website

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Mega Site Update

Story By Randolph County Economic Development Corp

Development of the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite project remains a top priority for Randolph County and our regional partners, and significant strides have been made in recent months. The NC Railroad made an initial commitment to purchase 875 acres within the megasite footprint, and announced on June 21 an agreement to purchase an additional 100 acres which are currently under option by the GreensboroRandolph Megasite Foundation. With this purchase, the full 1,500-acre footprint will be under the ownership of three megasite partners: Randolph County, the NC Railroad, and the GreensboroRandolph Megasite Foundation. In response to months of hard work and reams of documentation presented by the megasite team, the site has reached a major milestone with designation as a KPMG Certified Site. KPMG Global Location and Expansion Services has a proven site assessment and rigorous certification process for identifying and selecting large industrial sites for high-impact projects. Critical success factors include workforce availability and quality, utility and transportation infrastructure, site availability, and developability, all of which are very important to minimize risk and ensure expedited time to market for companies. In addition to KPMG certification, megasite partners are also seeking certification by the State of North Carolina. The goal of certification is to offer verification to prospective clients that any potential barriers to development have been removed and that full build-out can be achieved within 18 months of the site being selected for development. Dual certification by both the KPMG and the State should lend additional credibility to the site and further raise its profile. With most major development and certification hurdles cleared, the megasite team is focused on crafting a comprehensive marketing strategy. In addition to the website ( which has been live since last September, a professional marketing firm is now assisting with product messaging, development of high quality marketing collateral, and implementation of final improvements to the website. Design and engineering work for utilities and transportation are in the works. The City of Greensboro is nearing the completion of its water and sewer infrastructure planning process which, when complete, will include engineered drawings, permitting, and right-of-way acquisition. Using NCDOT standards, the Greensboro- Randolph Mega Site Foundation is funding the design of an interchange on US Hwy 421 to ensure safe and appropriate highway access to the site. The Greensboro-Randolph Megasite Foundation has also agreed to provide up-front funding for Duke Energy’s engineering plan to provide sufficient power to the megasite. Duke Energy will reimburse these project costs when a client commits to locating on the site. As a part of the transmission line siting study process, a community open house will be held July 12 at Southeast Guilford High School’s gymnasium. The megasite team will provide information, answer questions, and receive feedback from area residents. The megasite is continuing to gain outside recognition as a first-class location with great potential to land a large- scale manufacturing facility.





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Calling all parents of preschoolers!!!

CTE Rally Planned

On Monday, August 22nd, Randolph County Schools will host a CTE Rally from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Randolph County Senior Adults Center in Asheboro. The goal of the rally is to connect business leaders with the 80+ Career and Technical Education Teachers working across the county to prepare the future workforce for local business and industry. This promises to be a tremendous opportunity for businesses to share about products, services, workforce needs, and expectations for entry-level employees. To register or to gain more information, contact either Chris Atkins (; 336-865-0728) or Nancy Cross (; 336-318-6062).

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Sara Michael Awarded Retiree Scholarship from RCC Foundation

Science Fair At Library Story By Belle Windham On July 20th, the Liberty Public Library hosted it's very first STEM science fair. There were several hands-on experiments for the kids to do, observe, hypothesize about and write about. The children's librarian, Samantha, explained all of the experiments to the children and parents and journals were handed out to all the kids. They made the rounds of all the different experiments, touched, smelled and tried everything. Once their journal was filled out they turned it in and received a certificate of completion, signed by a famous scientist. There were pictures and descriptions of the scientists in the back of the room. On that display were several books about science, experiments and scientists. After all the experiments were completed, the children had the chance to compete for a prize by building with cardboard squares. They had to build a structure that was made of only 12 squares and strong enough to stand up on it's own. The winner of the building contest was a 12 year old boy who built a 2 foot high tower.

Sara Kathleen Michael of Liberty has been awarded the Randolph Community C o l l e g e Foundation R e t i r e e Scholarship for the 2016-2017 s c h o o l y e a r. The scholarship was established to honor retired RCC faculty and staff members. Michael, a graduate of Providence Grove High School, plans to study nursing at RCC. She was chosen from among the 2016-2017 Presidential Scholar applicants for the $1,000 scholarship. At PGHS, Michael was a swimmer and tennis player. She was also a member of the Beta Club and was active in Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA). Michael is the daughter of Robert and Kathleen Michael of Liberty. The RCC Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides a margin of excellence for Randolph Community College by building a strong relationship with the local community, acquiring and managing contributions, and funding activities that support the College. For information on contributing to the RCC Foundation, contact Lorie McCroskey, director of d e v e l o p m e n t , a t ( 3 3 6 ) 6 3 3 - 111 8 o r e m a i l

The experiments featured were; Can You Make Water Walk, What Is Magnetic?, Can You Make An Egg Bounce? and Homemade Lava Lamps. The children recorded their observations in their journals as they completed each experiment. All the experiments were done with household items and could easily be replicated at home. This first STEM fair was a huge success and made a big impact on the kids involved, encouraging them to be curious about science. The Liberty Library offers story time, a Culinary Kids program, craft time for adults and more. Come check something out at the library today!

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Pathway To Freedom

Story By Belle Windham On July 6th I was lucky enough to attend the press night for Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre's production of Pathway To Freedom. When I arrived, I saw paved paths leading through the woods and rustic little cabins nestled in the greenery. It is such a beautiful setting, you feel like you are in a park, not on the way to see a play. They have a ticket booth, ice cream shop, several bathrooms and a concession stand. We got there early to see the pre-show as well. The actors came out and sang several songs and talked about the productions for the summer. There are two children's plays at the theater right now, with one showing of each left for August. On the 3rd, The Golden Apple: A Fairy Tale Mystery will be performed at 7pm. The Pirate Prince is on August 6th at 10am. Pathway To Freedom has just 3 more performances this season; August 4th, 5th and 6th at 8pm. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for kids, $10 each for groups or 15+ and under 5 are free. Pathway to Freedom was a very moving historical drama about a troubled time in southern history. It is based on actual events in North Carolina during the time of the Underground Railroad. I was so impressed by the quality of the acting, the beautiful singing voices and touching musical numbers. Even the costumes were well done and interesting to see. My favorite character was Mama Harris, she had the most amazing voice and it echoed around the outdoor stage. The sets were all around us and looked so real, I got very into the story and I was emotionally invested in the characters. The ending was very poignant and I won't spoil it by revealing more. In 2017, The Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre will be bringing back the drama The Sword Of Peace. I will definitely be returning for one of the children's plays and next year for The Sword Of Peace. With so many talented individuals working on these projects, it's no wonder these plays turn out so well.

Too Many Hats ….A Little Help Story By Kevin Bowman We were so many hats these days, during the course of a week , have you ever thought of how many we where? .... Some days I feel the hats are stacked so high that trying to balance them all creates me to be anxious and exhausted and I feel they are all going to come toppling down. So I have been focusing on what GOD wants .... HE revealed to me all the hats must be put on top of ONE hat first and that is that HAT of a man (or women) of GOD. Sadly for us Christians that is sometimes the last hat we put on, but if we put that HAT on first, and seek HIM in ALL, the order gets back in check and HE will help us. .... Reminds Matthew 6 below..... So this week I will be focusing on each hat and what GOD wants, to continue to wear it, how to wear it, and so on.... Looking forward to being all that GOD wants me to be..... “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek fi r s t t h e k i n g d o m o f G o d a n d h i s righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:31-33

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Awesome Finds Gift Shop 129 W Swannanoa Ave, Downtown Liberty Open Tue to Sat 11am to 5pm Vintage, Thrift And Gift Shop

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Liberty’s Treasure Hunters Story By Belle Windham Step on into Awesome Finds, where the owners are as interesting as the history of the items on the shelves. Carol and Duane Wall are the faces behind Liberty's own vintage & thrift boutique, Awesome Finds, at 129 W. Swannanoa Ave. They are a husband and wife team of treasure hunters who are passionate about finding cool stuff and about living in the heart of North Carolina. When you walk into the shop you will notice a lot of color and a wide variety of items. From a vintage record player, a 1950's yellow fondue set, handmade local crafts and pottery, to my favorite piece in the store, a denim skirt that was actually worn at Woodstock! But the true treasure is Mama Carol. She is the most interesting and colorful person I have met in a long time. Carol welcomes every visitor to her store and to our small town, with a big smile and if she finds out they are new to the Liberty area, she will give them recommendations on where to visit next, along with brochures and maps to help them find their way. She did not grow up here but you would never guess it, she really knows a lot about this area and about Liberty. She has a love for people and for the awesome items they entrust to her to sell at her store. Carol and Duane search for treasures at estate sales and they know a lot of interesting people that pass through and bring them great stuff. A local NC potter who lives on a mountain regularly visits to bring in new and interesting pieces, a local man makes rustic wooden walking sticks and there are also handmade wind chimes that are beautiful to behold. Mama Carol loves to be involved in our community, she volunteers on committees, helps plan local events, stays up to date on all the Liberty news and she was the brains behind our new MayFest event. So stop by Awesome Finds, have a chat with Carol and Duane, pick up a new treasure and support a local mom and pop shop. You can also find copies of this paper in front of the store, day or night.

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August 2016 Calling all vendors and classic car lovers! Liberty Friends Meeting is looking for vendors and classic cars to participate in their upcoming “Fenders and Vendors” event that will be held on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The rain date for this event will be Saturday, October 15th, 2016. Fenders and Vendors is an excellent forum for vendors of all types of arts and crafts. This year we will also have classic and antique cars on display. To reserve a space for your classic or antique car, please email Felecia Blair at There will be no charge for the display of classic and antique cars. Space is very limited so reserve your space now. Vendor registration is $25.00. All art and craft vendors must sell items handmade by the artist. Booth space is 10’ x 10’. First come, first served as we have limited space available. If interested, please contact Felecia Blair a t for a registration form and additional details. Liberty Friends Meeting is located at 316 N. Greensboro Street in Liberty, North Carolina.

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The American Legion would like to thank all the folks that donated items and came out in support of our Yard Sale that was held in April during the Antiques Festival. It was a great success and money was raise to help support the many programs and project offered by the American Legion. We will once again be having a sale in S e p t e m b e r, A n t i q u e s F e s t i v a l Weekend. If you have anything you would like to donate, please get in touch with one of the following Committee Members, we will make arrangements to pick up if needed. Booth space will also be available outside again, 10’ x 10’ space $25.00 per day. Cary McMasters – 336-622-4639 Ritchie York – 336-215-2503 Guy Troy – 335-622-3375 Joe Morgan – 336-622-3720

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Prescription Discount Club Call or stop by store for more details.

Not all generics medications are $3.99 on the Liberty Family Pharmacy Prescription Discount Club, but over 100 are: Hydrochlorithiazide (HCTZ), Atenolol, Amoxicillin, Furosemide, and Lovastatin are just a few examples. But even if not $3.99, we are committed to saving you money. Give us a chance…we’ll make you smile.

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A Peak Into Sapphire Dance Studio

Story By Kevin Bowman I had the pleasure to tour the new location of Sapphire Dance Studio located at 125 S Greensboro St Liberty and my tour director was local owner April Straughn. The new building has numerous dance studio rooms and even a women only fitness gym. The Women’s Fitness Gym is open 24 hours a day to members with a separate entry by access code. Their is also group fitness classes starting Aug 15 with Dance Fitness at Mon 9am & 7:30pm, Wed 7:30pm and Step Class on Tues @8:15pm and Wed 9am. Coming soon will be yoga. The coolest part is the dance studio and something for all ages. Fall registration is now open and classes start on Aug 15. They also offer recreational to competitive level classes. Some of the classes are , Dance 101, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Ballet/Tap, Clogging, Shake N'Roll, Acro Jazz, Tumble, Leaps Turns & Lyrical, Cheer, Adult Beginner Clogging. Also classes start at (Ages 2+) Contact them today to set up registration, you can reach them at : phone 336-622-8986 or at their website No need to travel for your dance shop needs, you can shop local at their new Dance Shop that will open on Aug 15. Their hours will be Mon to Thur from 5 to 7pm. So buy your dance wear here. It is so awesome seeing a local business growing and thriving thanks to the locals that support this great business. They give so much back to the community. From being a part of Liberty Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, to leading the Liberty July Celebration Kids Parade and doing local demonstrations.


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August 2016

DENTISTRY Edward Scott DDS - Erin Scott DDS Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

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RC Computers

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We Now Offer Soldering

Locally Owned & Operated By

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Same Day Or Next Day Turnaround Randolph High School Alumni Reunion Sept.17,2016 Place:Sammy'.s Event Center(formally Miracle Valley) Play-Dinner- Prizes Time—6:00 to 10:00 Contact:Helen Headen(336)-622-4088 Annie Phillips(336)-879-3157 Jennie Andrews(336)-737-4091

Randolph Cancer Center Offers Free Breast Cancer Screening For 2016, it is estimated that over 246,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be detected in the United States according to the American Cancer Society. Besides lung cancer, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women in the United States. Luckily, the survival rate of breast cancer has been on a steady incline because women are detecting it earlier and thus able to receive treatments before the disease progresses. Because the threat of breast cancer is so prevalent among women over 40, Randolph Cancer Center and the Randolph Hospital Breast Center will offer free breast cancer screenings on Saturday, August 27th from 9 a.m. - Noon.The breast cancer screenings will serve un – and underinsured women who have gone at least one year without having an examination, women who are 35 years of age or older and women who do not have medical coverage for a mammogram, are encouraged to make an appointment for this free exam. Education materials will be provided. This exam does not include a mammogram. This exam will offer women an opportunity to catch the most common cancer in women before it’s too late. The American Cancer Society reports the 5-year relative survival rate for women with stage 0 or stage I breast cancer is close to 100%. For women with stage II breast cancer, the 5-year relative survival rate is about 93% and the 5-year relative survival rate for stage III breast cancers is about 72%.Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call Sherry Tate at Randolph Cancer Center at 336.328.4068.


“Short Stay Accommodations” Family or Friends Coming ? Business Associates Coming Into Town? Girls Get Away Weekend - Date Weekend Small Group Retreat Need a little extra space? Short Stay Accommodations now available in Liberty. Fully remodeled, completely furnished (2) Bedroom – (1 Full Size Bed, 2 Twin Sleigh Beds) - (1) Bath Cottage - Quaint and Cozy - Electric Fireplace - Central Heat & Air - Flat Screen TV - Wi-Fi - Wood Floors - Ceramic in Bathroom - Complete Laundry Room - Deck with Sitting Area - Privacy Fencing - Approx 1 Acre Lot. Fully Equipped Eat In Kitchen; Coffee Maker, Full Size Refrig, Electric Range,Microwave,Security System.

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327 Drama Rd, Snow Camp Ph 336-376-6991 Locally Owned & Operated By Bryan & Melodee Wilson Hours Thu, Fri 4:30 to 8:30 Specials Friday and Saturday Nights 4:00 to 5:30 Thu- Fri Sat 11:00 to 8:30/ Sun Noon to 8:00

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Thurs And Friday Special

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DISCOVER THE UNEXPECTED! Gently used and loved a lot clothing, household items & more. Your purchases & donations provide a new start for the community in many ways. Wednesday 10 - 5:00 Thursday 10—5:00 Friday 10—5:00 Saturday 10—2:00

Thrift store operated by the Liberty Association of Churches

329B W. Bowman Ave Liberty

Best Value in Town!

A Whole New Look

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Your dollars spent here help your neighbors in need

Cross Road Vending Scholarship Recipients 2016Cross Owner and operator of Cross Roads Vending, Don Herndon stated, “It is with great pleasure that we announce the recipients of our Turn to Education scholarship. Each year we try to convey our gratitude to all of the businesses and clubs that allow us to place our machines in their locations. Thank You!” Below is list of winners and their school. Alamance Southern Alamance Teddy Frisk Chatham Jordan-Matthews Kaitlin James Northwood Alex Parker Lee Lee Early College Jarkayla Jackson Randolph Asheboro Abbie Worsham Providence Grove Kara Luck Randleman Heather Sharpe

$200 $200 $200 $200 $200 $200 $200

Note: All of the scholarship proceeds gathered from my machines stay in the LOCAL AREA and go to LOCAL STUDENTS. If you would like to talk to Don about placing a vending machine in your business to help give back to the community you can reach him at phone 336-339-5146 or email Congratulation to local Kara Luck, daughter of Gill and Ellen Luck of Liberty. Pictured here.

(Call to discuss your storage needs)


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Teague’s Farm & Market 8912 Pleasant Hill Ch Rd,Snow Camp

We are a family owned farm & garden store. We sell garden plants, flowers, mulch, topsoil, animal feeds, animal health products, grass seed, fertilizer and farm raised beef. We look forward to seeing you.


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Reclaiming the Mind By: Andy Clapp

I maintained a pulse. My heart continued its rhythmic pattern and my breathing never changed. For nearly forty-eight hours, I turned off the television and remarkably, I survived. For months, my pattern was fairly consistent. Come in the house. Turn on the television. Work on things with the noise of the television in the background. I watched as the election ramped up leading to the conventions and before long, I had absorbed all the nonsense but could not handle another word of it. I sat down and did what I should have been doing all along. I read. I submerged myself into the Bible and into a great Christian author, Alton Gansky, entertaining myself with his book Wounds. The Scripture I read answered some questions I had about life and Gansky’s book was more thought-provoking and entertaining than what I normally indulge myself with on television.

The next day, I felt like a new man. I was certain my IQ had risen at least ten points overnight. I had the radio on as I drove to work, tuning in to sports talk as I drove. Within minutes, the host began inserting his political views and sharing the political views of others in sports world. I turned the station and turned down the volume. Initially, I felt intense irritation as every area of our lives have become politicized, from music to movies, and now even sports. The aggravation of that moment subsided when reality set in, the reality that I could turn it off.

We often forget we control much of what we absorb. We have a choice to listen to the nonsense and deception of this age or to be still and listen for the still, small voice of God. The chatter of this age brings turmoil and despair but the voice of God instills the peace of the soul for which we yearn. As we study Scripture, Paul tells the Colossians, “So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on what is above, no on what is one earth.” (Colossians 3:1-2 HCSB) Paul insists that the people should seek what is above and set their minds on heaven. The more focused we are on heaven, the more our souls are filled with peace in the knowledge that what we are experiencing is temporary but the Lord is eternal. If I focus on heaven, I place priority on the things of God rather than the fleeting things of this world.

Our time is now to reclaim our minds. We have been drawn into the age of the thoughtless, accepting what we are told rather than seeking wisdom to make decisions. Wisdom comes only from God and can only be acquired when we spend our time hearing from Him. The power to silence the noise is one of the greatest powers we hold as humans. The power to renew the heart and the mind is one of the great powers of God. The nonsense of the age only clouds the mind, but God gives the clarity needed to navigate a darkened world. Taking the initiative to turn off the television and turn down the radio will give us the chance to think and a person who uses their mind is a much greater force than those who do not.

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Call now for a free home comfort consultation. Swaim Electric Heat & A/C Inc. 336-685-9722 3743 New Salem Rd Climax, NC

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Liberty Veterans Memorial Update On behalf of the Liberty Veterans Memorial and Gardens 5K Color Walk/ Run 7/09/2016 Sub-Committee and Board of Directors thank you to all our sponsors and participants in our first 5K event. Thanks go out to the Randolph County Color Guard for posting the flags, Troi Coolidge Nance for her grand performance of the National Anthem, Pastor Randy Hand of Freedom Family Church for our Invocation, and Cleve Caviness for serving as our MC. WE had a total 164 participants and it would appear everyone had a great time. This was our first 5K fundraiser and based on comments from our participants there will be many more to follow. Our previous fundraiser was a Sagebrush Steak Dinner held on May 7th, 2016. That event was co-sponsored by JB Griffith III of Modern Woodman Financial providing a matching grant up to $2,500. We had a net profit of $2,959.91 from sponsors and ticket sales allowing LVMG to receive the maximum amount of JB's grant bringing the fundraiser total to $5,459.91 To save the best news for last our NC Senator Rick Gunn has been a strong supporter of our efforts to raise the $100,000 needed to build a Veterans Memorial in Liberty. Rick had the opportunity in this years budget to provide funds to a program he feels worthy of a contribution from the State of North Carolina. Of all the many organizations Rick had to pick from, Rick chose the Liberty Veterans Memorial and Gardens to receive a contribution of $25,000 from the state of North Carolina. Many, many, many thanks go to NC Senator Rick Gunn for his loyalty and friendship to our Veterans and the Town of Liberty. WE have always been able to count on NC Senator Rick Gunn. With these fundraisers and Rick's contribution from the State of NC we will be over 75% of reaching our goal. We plan to keep digging until our goal is reached and this memorial is built for our Veterans. Please keep supporting our mission through fundraising and contributions. Anyone can sponsor a Veteran's name to be engraved in our granite monuments for $150.00 per Veteran, $135.00 is tax deductible. LVMG is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Public Charity 170 (v) (1) (A) (VI) Internal Revenue ID#46-1508291 Contributions are 100% Tax Deductible of No Goods or Services are provided for the Contribution. We do return tax receipts for contributions. Look on Facebook under the The Liberty Leader Newspaper for photos of our 5K Color Walk/Run 7/9/2016 compliments of Kevin Bowman. Look also at Liberty Veterans Memorial and Gardens for all our fundraising events, photos, engraving forms and other information. Below is a link on U-Tube of our 5K event compliments of Paul Church of The CourierTribune newspaper in Asheboro Paul Church 336-626-6129 Thank you again for your continued support, Terry Caviness 336-339-2404

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The Liberty Leader Newspaper Local New Board Member To Board At Randolph Economic Development Corporation Billy Hardin has been the President of Units Moving & Portable Storage for the past nine years. He was the owner of Hardin's Wholesale Florist Supply in Liberty for 34 years before selling his business and s t a r t i n g a n e w. H e previously served on the Liberty Town Council and as past President of the Liberty Rotary Club.

Ramseur Resident Moves Up

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At Randolph Economic Development Corp At its June 21 meeting, the EDC Board promoted Kevin Franklin to the position of Vice President. Franklin has been with the EDC since January of 2013 serving as existing business and industry coordinator. He is a graduate of the NC Rural Center’s Rural Economic Development Institute and the Basic Economic Development Course at the UNC School of Government. He has completed two years of the Economic Development Institute, a three year professional program. Prior to joining the EDC, Franklin served as Town Administrator for the Town of Ramseur for six years. On June 23, Kevin Franklin attended a regional FutureWork Prosperity Tour session in Greensboro hosted by the NC State University Institue for Emerging Issues (IEI). The session focused on stark projections of technologyinduced job losses for the state and region by the year 2020. Although job losses are inevitable – particularly in sectors such as food service and retail – speakers and panelists e x p r e s s e d optimism in North Carolina’s ability to respond to the challenge and prepare for the c h a n g i n g economy.

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Volume 13 Issue 8 Liberty Chamber News Update

Business After Hours 
 Upcoming Schedule: 4th Tuesday @ 5:15-7:00pm
 August 23rd, September 27th, October 25th. 
 Gather a group from the office; leave the workload behind; have some fun and ….do a little BUSINESS AFTER HOURS! The Liberty Chamber is providing an opportunity for you to network with people from the business community here in Liberty. In a relaxed environment, you can catch up with former business acquaintances, meet new people, make business contacts, socialize and exchange business cards. Whether you are promoting your business, seeking employment, interested in becoming a Chamber Member or just want to interact with the business community ….please join us and invite your coworkers and employees too.

 This event is Free. August Business After Hours Event Get the Scoop! At our Ice Cream Social.
 Tuesday August 23. Stop by anytime between 5:15-7pm. Join the Liberty Chamber and the business community as we network and share some “Homeland Creamery” Ice Cream and all the fixins. This month we will be meeting at Nationwide 500 N Greensboro St.

This month’s featured sponsors are: HIGH TECH COLLISION

Fall Business Expo, Luncheon & Job Fair. 
 Save the Date: Wednesday September 21, 2016. Prepare now for the annual Liberty Chamber of Commerce Fall Business Expo, Luncheon & Job Fair. A special key note speaker this year will be Senator Rick Gunn. Make your plans now to have your business participate and get the much needed exposure it deserves. This annual event has gained in popularity and participation. Don’t miss out! Reserve your space early! For more information, please contact the chamber at or
 (336) 622-4937.Thank you for your investment, Involvement and commitment to the Liberty Chamber of Commerce.

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History Picture Of Liberty So Cool To Look At IT What All Has Changed. Don Herndon placed a picture Warren Dixon sent him of an aerial view of Liberty from around 1956. The old Chatham Bank is visible(it is where the gazebo is today). Note the LHS baseball field is reversed.That parking lot next to Dependable Hosiery is public parking today and is angled. Main St (Swannanoa Ave) is one block to the left.

Shout Out To 
 Liberty High School Class Of 1966

1956 Historic View Liberty

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Loflin Funeral Home Of Liberty Gives Back In So Many Ways

Story By Tabitha Schenkel On July 21, 2016 Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty held its annual Dignity Memorial LIFT program. LIFT™ is a social support program that helps widows and widowers adjust to the loss of their spouses. The program also gives members the opportunity to socialize with others who share similar feelings and experiences. Program activities may include luncheons, guest lectures, drawings and games. In addition to providing support for widowed individuals, the program also helps build relationships between widowed persons in our community. This encouraging program has more than 80 chapters throughout the country. Dignity Memorial providers began the program in support of widowed persons, who sometimes feel that loved ones do not understand what they are experiencing. Dignity Memorial LIFT provides a safe and upLIFTing environment with others who do understand! Please visit us to receive more information about our program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (336) 622-2256.

Great to see a local serving God‌ congratulations to Ritchie Carter for the pastors appreciation award. God needs all the soldiers HE can get. Keep up the great work .

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Immediate Openings For Before / After School And Summer Camp ( Summer Camp Special ) Family 2 For 1 Family Stimulus Package 2 For 1 Year Round Call 336-483-5397 For Info

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101 S Fayetteville St, Liberty 336-622-3844

Presents The Little Mermaid Movie With Live Appearance By

Ariel!! Cost $8 Sat Sept 17 @ 1pm Sun Sept 18 @ 2pm Also Photos Provided By CGT Photography $5 Gets (1) 4x6 Print & Free Digital Prints

Liberty Chamber Event Updates July’s Business After Hours Event
 30 plus business associates gathered at the Smokehouse Bistro for a time of great company, great, food, and great information. The Business After Hours Events are continuing to grow in attendance as the Chamber host these networking opportunities for the business community.
 We want to again, thank the sponsors of July’s BAH: 
 Ameriprize/Colleen Mitchell,
 Wells Fargo, 
 and a special thanks to
 Randolph Communications for the delicious hot food they provided from the Smokehouse. Another Great Year of Celebrating Liberty!!!
 More than 3000 people gathered in Liberty this year to attend our annual Liberty July Celebration. Thanks for joining the family festivities in our All American town of Liberty. It is a wonderful feeling to know that in this day and age, we can all come together and safely enjoy a summer evening of fun, music and fireworks! The patriotic July Celebration was held on Saturday July 9th, 2016. The streets of downtown Liberty came alive with music, art, crafts, fun, food and fireworks! A red, white and blue patriotic children’s parade, started the afternoon. Local art and craft vendors lined the streets to sell their wares. Live music provided listening pleasure throughout the afternoon and evening. A free Kidzone area entertained the children and provided a H2O relief from the hot, hot sun. An assortment of delicious festival food was available for all to enjoy. Many local shops and restaurants stayed opened for more shopping convenience. The night time sky came ablaze with a spectacular firework display concluding another wonderful evening of Celebrating Liberty! THANK YOU LIBERTY JULY CELEBRATION SPONSORS
 The Liberty Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Liberty Redevelopment Committee wants to thank the many sponsors of this year’s July Celebration festivities. It is loyal businesses, individuals, churches and civic organizations such as this, that take pride in their community. To those that were willing to show their commitment to Liberty, we commend you!! Thank you Again! We appreciate your support. If you, or your organization, have suggestions or are interested in participating in this event next year please contact the Liberty Redevelopment Committee at Volunteer and Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Bring the Family Together for Meal Time Between work and s c h o o l - y e a r commitments, it can be difficult to carve out time to sit down at the table and enjoy a home-cooked dinner as a family, but it is well worth the effort. In addition to offering an opportunity to bond, eating together and engaging in conversation can have a deeper influence on children. Follow these tips to bring the family together and create a lasting tradition.

Mark the Calendar Create a monthly calendar that incorporates a few meals a week in which everyone can be present when there are no sports, activities or after-work functions. Research shows that children benefit when the family eats together at least three times a week. In fact, reported improvements range from healthy eating habits to improved literacy and verbal skills, according to the Family Dinner Project. If three dinners is a stretch for your busy family, consider morning brunches or evening desserts. Create a Family-Friendly Menu Integrate family favorites to create excitement around supper, such as a weekly pizza night. Make homemade crust as a team and craft personal pies incorporating fresh toppings, such as bell peppers, onions, spinach, zucchini and tomatoes. To further maximize time, create dishes on a weekend to freeze and thaw when ready. Try a simple tortilla soup that can be prepared in minutes using a high-performance blender, such as a Vitamix. Have Hands-on Meal Prep Incorporate the kids into every step of meal prep in a safe and easy way. Drop vegetables into the blender to chop for pizza or salad toppings, tortilla soup or even a Taco Tuesday fiesta. Then, allow kids to add these veggies to the recipe. Engage your children further by having them set timers and watch for meals to cook. As a final step, allow them to add spices and fresh herbs before setting dinner on the table. Fast and tasty family recipe ideas that you can create together can be found at Turn Off Electronics Make the table an electronic-free zone. Turn off cell phones and television shows to make room for face-to-face communication. Removing cell phones from the equation can positively influence the quality of conversation, while helping kids to gain a better understanding of social cues, facial expressions and changes in tone that lead to more fruitful interactions, according to a study by researchers at Virginia Tech. Unplugged conversations can help create memorable family moments. Think of the kitchen and the dinner table as family gathering places to help instill good habits -- from great communication skills to healthier eating. If you look at meals as more than just food, your family will reap the benefits.

Gwen Taylor - Owner / Preparer 728 S Greensboro St, Liberty

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Randolph Community College Announces 2016 Summer Session Academic Standing Lists

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Randolph Community College announces the President’s List, Dean’s List, and Academic Merit List for the 2016 summer term. Curriculum students enrolled in 12 credit hours for the semester excluding college preparatory hours and proficiency hours who receive no incompletes and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 are eligible to be recognized on the following lists: President’s List - GPA of 4.00 Looking For A Great Sunday School Program and Church For Your Family? Look no further than Faith Baptist Church which is in Ramseur and located at 1382 Greenfield Dean’s List - GPA of 3.50-3.99 Curriculum students enrolled in at least six but less than 12 credi St, phone 336-824-4426 hours for the semester excluding college preparatory hours and Sunday School Promotion Sunday, August 28 proficiency hours who receive no incompletes and have a Is Sunday School important? I guess it depends on who you ask, but here are just a few reasons why you may want to commit to making Sunday School a part of your Sunday worship cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and earn a grade point average of 3.50 – 4.00 are eligible to be recognized on the Academic Merit for you and your family. ♦ Sunday School provides a forum for learning. Sunday School encourages spiritual interaction List. Congratulations to these students. between students and teachers and provides a way of learning as a group. ♦ Sunday School sets the stage for better understanding. It is a comprehensive way of learning (all cities are in our readers area - others not shown) from one another and of receiving encouragement to live by God’s Word. President’s List – Summer Session 2016 ♦ Sunday school is important because it provides additional opportunities in the fellowship for Franklinville: Carrie Craven. learning and getting to know one another better. Our new quarter will begin on Sunday, August 28. Children’s church for grades 5K-3 will resume Randleman: Robin Carter. that Sunday as well. Dean’s List – Summer Session 2016 Look for more information in the coming weeks about Siler City: Quincy Siler. WHAT’S NEW AT SUNDAY SCHOOL. Pee Wee/Patch/Youth Kickoff Wed, August 24 • Pee Wees: preschool-5K - Pee Wees, led by Ashley Langley, will be learning about “Jesus” Academic Merit List – Summer Session 2016 * Patch Club: 1st-5th grades - Patch Club, led by Tammy Moger, theme this year- “Ocean Climax: Lily Burgess, Sarah Latham, Zachary Taylor. Commotion-Finding Refuge in Christ” * Youth: 6th-12th grades -Youth Group , led by Kevin Franklin, are studying The Quest for More Franklinville: Caleb Barton, Christopher Hodge, Deborah Rapier, Wendi Stanley. which is about living for the kingdom of God Liberty: Jonathan Bautista Castro, Shakira Crittle, Marisol Come and enjoy a special “wet & wild” beginning to the new year. Galvan, Justus Harris, Austin Morrow, Taylor Pack, Shelby Routh Kirsten Stovall, Joshua Wilkerson. Ramseur: Michael Aamland, Aaron Avelino, Nicole Badeaux, Sydney Bartholow, Nicholas Bolick, Derek Brower, Brian Campos Vasquez, Keshia Davis, Lindsey Lunsford, Tanedra Powell, Debra Sutphin, Angela Threadgill. Staley: Tabetha Pendley, Sierra Price, Brandon Rancourt, Brittany Rancourt.

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Ramseur Community New Life Ministry Is Excited To Bringing The Big Screen To Thanksgiving, Praise & Worship In Siler City … See You There If your ministry would like to have New Life bring a big screen to your ministry let us know.

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RCC Foundation Announces 2016-17 Presidential Scholars Five outstanding Randolph County high school students have been chosen in a competitive process as Presidential Scholars at Randolph Community College for the 2016-2017 school year. Abigail Jordan Baynes of Asheboro, a home school graduate; Megan Esla Faulkner of Southwestern Randolph High School; Chasity Lou Hartke of Randleman High School; Alyssa Brook Hollady of Faith Christian School; and Morgan Rhae Kinney of Eastern Randolph High School will receive two-year RCC scholarships through the Presidential Scholars program funded by the Randolph Community College Foundation. High school students from public, private, and home schools throughout Randolph County were invited to apply for the scholarships. Students who met the preliminary requirements were invited to attend a Presidential Scholars Day at RCC on March 1, where they learned more about the College and were interviewed by a committee of faculty and staff members. Finalists were chosen and invited back for a second interview with RCC President Robert Shackleford Jr., who made the final choice of five recipients. Students’ academic records and extracurricular/community activities weighed heavily in the selection of recipients, as did the interviews. RCC Presidential Scholars receive a $2,500 scholarship for their first year of study ($1,250 for fall and $1,250 for spring) that is renewable for their second year of study. The students have the opportunity to participate in RCC’s prestigious Student Leadership Academy, serve as Ambassadors for the College, and meet regularly with President Shackleford. Abigail Baynes plans to study nursing at RCC with the ultimate goal of earning her B.S.N. She has already earned 18 college credit hours at RCC as a dual enrollment high school student and is an active volunteer with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Megan Faulkner plans to major in early childhood education and was a founding member of Reading Round Randolph. She is a Beta Club member and has been involved with the Richland Baptist Youth Group for 10 years. Chasity Hartke plans to begin her nursing career at RCC. She has served as a Student Government Association representative and also served as secretary for Randleman High School’s Health Occupations Students of America Club. Alyssa Hollady also plans to major in nursing. She has served as a volunteer for the Franklinville Community Christmas dinner since 2009 and has also been actively involved in community service projects at her school. Morgan Kinney plans to be a college transfer student at RCC with an intent to go into athletic training. She has been on the volleyball team for four years, involved with the Richland Baptist Youth Group for seven years and has also been on the Future Farmers of America floriculture team. The RCC Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides a margin of excellence for Randolph Community College by building a strong relationship with the local community, acquiring and managing contributions, and funding activities that support the College.

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Randolph Community College 2016 Presidential Scholars, shown here with RCC President Robert Shackleford (third from left), are (left to right) Morgan Kinney, Megan Faulkner, Chasity Hartke, Abigail Baynes, and Alyssa Hollady.

4th Saturday Aug/Sept/Oct FREE Yard Sales At Roller Hill Downtown Ramseur Sponsored By Ramseur/ Eastern Randolph Area Chamber There will be a community yard sale on Roller Hill Mill. This will be a first come first serve. Please call 336-824-2030 to sign up. There will be no charged for you to set up. Please share this with your friends.

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Ramseur Community Feeling Stretched as a Caregiver? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve selfconfidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Two experienced Class Leaders conduct the series (many are experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach). Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life. You will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. A donation of $25 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested, but not required to attend the class. In-Home Respite Care is available by certified nursing assistants so caregiver can attend this workshop. For more information on this respite, contact Randolph Hospital at 633-7706. Classes will be held at the Randolph County Senior Adults Association’s Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Adult REC at 347 W. Salisbury Street in Asheboro every Tuesday from August 16 through September 20 from 10:30am – 12:00pm. For more information or to register, contact Margie DiDona or Lisa Alley at 625-3389 or . Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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