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Asheboro Gas Price War Drives Price Down to $3.39

A gas price war in Asheboro has driven the price of unleaded regular to $3.39 per gallon.

According to the FOX8 Gas Tracker, the J&S Independent on North Fayetteville Street in Asheboro has the cheapest gas in the Piedmont. As of 7 a.m. Friday, the price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.39.

A gas station in Shelby, a small town in Cleveland County, was selling gas for $3.38 on Thursday.

For the latest gas prices, check out the FOX8 Gas Tracker.

Two Arrested After Home Break-in in Randolph County

Two men were arrested after deputies said they were caught after a home break-in in Randolph County.

Detectives responded to a Randleman residence Tuesday after a neighbor reported seeing a suspicious vehicle parked behind the home, deputies said in a news release.

Soon after, detectives stopped the suspect vehicle on Old Liberty Road and found several stolen items from the home where it had been parked.

Jose Antonio Larios Lara, of 524 Peachtree St. in Asheboro, and Edwin Edwardo Palma, of 218 Peachtree St., were both inside the vehicle. They were each charged with breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, possession of a stolen firearm, felony larceny and larceny of a firearm.

Palma was jailed under a $50,000 secured bond and Larios Lara was jailed under a $10,000 secured bond.

Over $4,000 worth of property was returned to the owners of the home, deputies said.

Tighter Fishing Restrictions Proposed for Randleman Reservoir

Fishermen at Randleman Reservoir may soon be asked to throw more big fish back into the water.

The Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority is considering limiting fishermen to catch only one bass 23 inches or longer.

Darrell Frye with the Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority said fishermen would still be able to catch five total bass 14 inches or greater per state regulations, but only one of those could be larger than 23 inches.

When Fish and Wildlife stocked the lake with largemouth bass a few years ago, some of them measured close to 30 inches, Frye said.

However, some regular anglers said it has recently become more difficult to find the bigger "trophy" fish.

"There are not many big ones left in here compared to last year. They about got them all last year," said Larry Inman, who fishes the reservoir a couple of times a week.

Zoning for Proposed Motocross Facility Delayed

Zoning for Proposed Motocross Facility Delayed

Randolph County Commissioners voted unanimously to postpone a decision on rezoning for a motocross riding facility in Asheboro, according to the Asheboro Courier-Tribune.

The decision was postponed to give the planning board staff more time to work restrictions for the project, the paper reported.

The zoning request has motocross enthusiasts opposing supporters Camp Keyauwee Girl Scout Camp that borders the motocross facility, the paper reported.

“Both sides have told us what kind, considerate, polite and courteous people they are,” Commissioner Darrell Frye said, according to the paper. “We should be about to work this out.”

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Girl Scouts Say Neighboring Motocross Track Is Too Noisy

Staffers of a Randolph County Girl Scout camp are showing concern for excessive noise at a neighboring motocross track.

Twin Oaks sits in the countryside of Randolph County. Intended as a practice track designed for a handful of people, the track recently had 45 riders show up.

"We started a few jumps and made a trail. Friends started coming over, and they told their friends. Before we knew it we had a lot of people," said Ricky Loflin, owner of Twin Oaks.

The track has grabbed the attention of not only nearby tracks but county commissioners and a nearby girl scout camp for completely different reasons.

Camp Keyauwee sits through the woods only about 1/4 mile from the track. Staffers and campers said the track has a history of making too much noise, especially at night.

"This is a camp for girls to come out and enjoy nature and provide education, so to have the bikes riding at night is a nightmare," said Charlotte Elliott, program manager of Camp Keyauwee.

Update: Homicide Suspects Arrested in Candor

Police in Candor said two men wanted in connection with a homicide that happened on Sunday are in custody.

The alleged incident occurred around 2:15 p.m. on Whiskey Road in Candor.

Police did not provide any details about the homicide investigation.

Officers arrested Reggie Moore and Tony Quick in connection with the homicide.

Asheboro Public Library Expanding Parking Lot

Asheboro Public Library Expanding Parking Lot

Additional parking spots are currently being added to the Asheboro Public Library at 201 Worth St. in Asheboro, according to the library's website.

The lot is expected to open in mid-summer with 35 more parking spaces and four handicapped spaces, two-way access via the Cox Street driveway and two drivers-side book drops.

Pavement in the driveway and on the west side of the current parking lot is being taken up first.

The driver’s side book drop will be temporarily relocated to a space beside the other book drop.