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Coldwell Banker Leaves Lexington

Coldwell Banker Leaves Lexington

One of the leading realtors in the Piedmont-Triad is closing. Coldwell Banker will close its Lexington office on December 31, 2010. The company is struggling to keep up as many homeowners face foreclosure. The Lexington location was over 2,000 square feet.  But it isn't the only office to say goodbye to the area.

General Manager for Coldwell Banker Triad Jodie Tate confirmed the Davie County office in Advance, and the Clemmons office will close as well. In addition to the closures, one administrative position in each of the two offices will be eliminated, and agents will have the option to stay at the firm. Tate said realtors in the Lexington office would be based out the High Point, Kernersville, or Winston-Salem office. Davie County Realtors would likely go to Winston-Salem as well.

"The goal of all this is not only to streamline expenses, but to move in the direction the national real estate business is going,” Tate said.

Randolph Co. Animal Shelter: abused dog owner to face charges


Interview: Josh Craven Visits FOX8 Studios


Josh Craven, a soldier from Asheboro who lost his leg, visited FOX8 to talk about his recovery.

Craven was wounded earlier this year in Iraq and has been recovering after he lost most of his left leg and his right leg was severely wounded by a roadside bomb on Aug. 4 ? just weeks before he was supposed to return home.

Craven was awarded the Purple Heart by President Obama earlier this year.

Josh receives physical therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, though both said they could use the break from big-city life.

Company Bringing Manufacturing Facility, 71 Jobs to Randolph Co.

Company Bringing Manufacturing Facility, 71 Jobs to Randolph Co.

A company is placing its new manufacturing facility in Randolph County, creating 71 new jobs. 

Americhem, a global provider of custom color and additive solutions for the polymer industry, will locate the new facility in Liberty, Governor Bev Perdue announced in a release on Monday.  The company plans to invest $22.6 million over the next three years. 

“Manufacturers from around the world are coming to North Carolina.  They see the immeasurable value of our skilled workforce, custom-training programs and top-rated business climate,” said Gov. Perdue.  “Not only will Americhem’s new campus in Randolph County create needed jobs, it also has the potential for future growth.” 

Americhem will establish a campus site for multiple manufacturing facilities in Randolph County to enable it to grow its North American business. 

New Hospice House in Randolph Co.

The Randolph Hospice House held its official ribbon-cutting event on Sunday.

The house, located on Vision Drive in Asheboro, will soon offer more options for families looking to make their loves ones comfortable in Randolph County.

Officials at the house said the facility can hold up to 10 patients and it's the only place of its kind in the county.

"One of our goals and one of the requirements for the facility is that it's home-like in nature. We've made every effort to make it a beautiful, comfortable and functional space,' Said Rhonda Moffitt, CEO and President.

The house will begin accepting patients in mid-January.

1,500 Run in Fifth Annual Run to Victory

Over 1,500 people braved the cold on Sunday to run, walk and wheel their way to the finish line in the fifth annual Run to Victory.

The race benefits Victory Junction, a camp for children with serious and chronic medical conditions. The camp was founded by Kyle Petty and his wife.

Supporters could choose to do either a half-marathon or a 5-k race that started and ended at the camp.

"It's a testimony that they are proving they are going to overcome the adversity. A little rain, a little cold, a little sleet... because our children at Victory Junction overcome adversity," said Patty Petty.

In the past few years, the race has raised more than $500,000 for camp activities.

Pit Bull Left in Cold, Tied to Tree for Weeks

The owner of a pit bull was left in the cold for weeks is a free man Friday night. However, the owner may not be free for long thanks to Susie's Law.

Leigh Casaus, supervisor for the Randolph County Animal Shelter, said the dog, whom she named Max, had no food, shelter, or water. Max weighed only 25 pounds, which is less than half the ideal weight for that breed of dog.

A tip led officers to a home in Asheboro, where Max was found chained to a tree. Casaus described it as the worst case of animal cruelty she has ever seen.

"We were scanning him for microchips and he collapsed. He started having seizures and I wrapped him in blankets to keep him warm because he was cold to the touch," Casaus said.

The owner said Max came up to the property as a stray two weeks ago, and he was chained to the tree to keep him from getting run over. However, Casaus said Max was chained much longer than that.