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Football Friday Highlights: Randleman vs. Eastern Randolph

Randleman versus Eastern Randolph, Aug. 17.

Trinity man dies in bicycle crash

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Police say a Trinity man died in a bicycle crash Thursday evening in Thomasville. 

Leroy D. Lerch was found unresponsive by police who responded to the crash around 5 p.m. at 1347 Unity St. 

Police believe Lerch was riding his bicycle south on Unity Street when he traveled off the right side of the road and struck a concrete pipe inside a ditch. 

Thomasville police are investigating the accident. No other details were provided. 

Amy Coleman said she Lerch was a volunteer with the Boy Scouts and the Red Cross.

“He wasn’t just some guy riding a bike,” she said. “He was a remarkable person.”

Woman reported missing in Randolph County found safe

RALEIGH, N.C. — Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert issued for a woman who was reported missing early Friday in Randolph County. 

According to the N.C. Center for Missing Persons, the alert was issued shortly before 1:30 a.m. for 76-year-old Mavine Garner Yow, who was last seen at 2592 Pottery Road in Seagrove. 

Lt. Hill with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said Yow was found unharmed in Pender County near Wilmington. 

The alert was canceled around 12:30 p.m. 

Officials previously said Yow was driving a white 2003 Ford Ranger. 

Blood drive in Randpolph Co. to support military

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Randolph County Government will sponsor a blood drive to support the military in August.

On August 21, the blood drive will be held at the National Guard Armory located at 1430 S. Fayetteville Street, in Asheboro, from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Donations will support deployed military, Womack Army Medical Center, and other military treatment facilities within the Department of Defense. 

Donors can schedule an appointment to donate by calling Amanda Varner at 336-318-6340 or by email at awvarner@co.randolph.nc.us.

For more information visit https://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm and enter the sponsor code: ASHE.

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.