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Randolph Arts Guild seeking sculptors

The Randolph County Arts Guild is seeking sculptors to participate in the sixth Downtown Sculpture Exhibition, set to open this fall.

The Pilot reported that the Asheboro Downtown Sculpture Exhibition features work of area sculptors to highlight and enhance the revitalization of downtown Asheboro.

For more information visit www.RandolphArtsGuild. com or call (336) 629-0399.

Read more: The Pilot.


Driver charged after accident on Hwy. 64 in Asheboro

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Highway 64 west near the Highway 220 exit has reopened after an early-morning accident that involved a tractor trailer.

According to Asheboro police, all westbound lanes on Highway 64 were closed for nearly 7 hours while crews removed a tractor-trailer that was transporting nearly 80-thousand pounds of sand from the roadway.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Edward Lee Brewington, of Rockingham, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Randolph County Hospital after EMS removed him from the vehicle.

Brewington has been charged with exceeding a safe speed.

No other information is available.

Classic car event coming to downtown Asheboro

ASHEBORO, N.C. -- Cruis'n Asheboro, an event featuring cars, takes place from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 on Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro.

Visit www.chamber.asheboro.com for more details.

'The Holiday Band' to perform in Asheboro

"The Holiday Band" will perform Sunday, Aug. 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bicentennial Park in Asheboro as part of the Summer Concert Series.

Call 336-626-1240 for more information.



Retiree Attraction Committee Meeting takes place Monday

ASHEBORO, N.C. -- A Retiree Attraction Committee Meeting takes place from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday at the Public Works Conference Room in Asheboro.

3-year-old child killed in Randolph Co. wreck

RAMSEUR, N.C. — Officials said a 3-year-old boy was killed in a single-vehicle car wreck after his father lost control during heavy rain Monday afternoon near Ramseur.

The Asheboro Courier-Tribune reported that Joseph Barry Presnell, 30, was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer east on Wright Country Road when the SUV slid off the highway, slid down an embankment and sideswiped a utility pole.

The paper reported 3-year-old Jackson Watson Presnell was sitting in the right rear passenger seat and reportedly struck his head on the pole.

He was reportedly in a booster seat with no back and was not properly restrained.

The paper reported two other passengers were treated and released for injuries. The child’s 1-year-old sister was reportedly sitting in the left rear seat and was taken to Moses Cone Hospital.

Brubaker’s NC House replacement chosen by GOP

ASHEBORO, N.C. — The retired chief deputy in the Randolph County sheriff’s office will replace a longtime legislator in both the North Carolina House and on the November ballot.

Local Republican leaders voted unanimously to choose Allen McNeill to fill out the unexpired term of Rep. Harold Brubaker, a former House speaker and chief budget-writer.

McNeill also was picked Tuesday night to replace Brubaker as the Republican nominee in the 78th District for another two-year term. McNeill will take on Democrat Gerald Parker in the fall election.

Gov. Beverly Perdue is obligated by law to appoint McNeill to complete the term that expires at the end of the year.

Brubaker was the first and only Republican House speaker of the 20th century. He resigned last month after 35 years in the House.

Credit: The Associated Press.