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Asheboro firefighters battle blaze at Hedgecock Builders Co.

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Asheboro firefighters are on the scene of a fire at Hedgecock Builders Supply Co. in Asheboro.

The building, located at 251 Ross St., was engulfed in flames around 12:19 p.m. but has been “under control” since 12:58 p.m.

Officials say one person was injured and taken to the hospital.

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Second suspect arrested in connection with Asheboro home invasion

ASHEBORO, N.C. — A second suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection with a home invasion on Burmil Road in Asheboro last week.

Travis Monroe Turner, 25, 1535 Miles Moffit Road, Unit 3, was arrested in Rutherford County by Asheboro Police.

He was charged with first degree burglary, two counts of robbery with dangerous weapon and felony probation violation.

Turner is in the Randolph County Jail under a $250,000 bond.

Police responded to 1713 Burmil Road on Oct. 16, where two victims said three men armed with pistols forced their way into the home.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken, along with medication and a key to a vehicle. One of the victims was injured in the invasion, but was treated and released.

One of the suspects, Donald Lee Tincher III, was arrested a day after the invasion and placed in the Randolph County Jail under $250,000 secured bond.

Female lion protects pumpkin treats at the NC Zoo

The lions at the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro had a little treat Thursday – pumpkins with an added bonus of a meaty bone.

But, the female lion was adamant about deciding when the male would get his treat.

Watch as the female lion protects both pumpkins until deciding that it’s okay for the male to have his treat.

Ramseur man accused of stealing car, running over witness

ASHEBORO, N.C. — A Ramseur man is accused of stealing a car and running over a witness, according to Asheboro Police.

Officers responded to the Lakeview Road area around 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, where they found a man lying in a ditch with a head injury.

Police said the victim, Rolando Morales of Asheboro, saw Jorge Antonio Hernandez-Rivera, of 989 Christopher Way, Ramseur, steal a 1999 Dodge Durango.

There was an altercation between the two, which resulted in Morales being hit by the SUV.

A short time later the stolen vehicle was recovered on Glovinia Street, but no one was in it.

 

Police processed the vehicle and after an investigation, they issues warrants for Hernandez-Rivera including felony larceny of a motor vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Local health website problems slowly improving

ASHEBORO, N.C. — In a speech today, President Obama addressed ongoing technical concerns with the affordable health care website, healthcare.gov.

Obama called the website glitches inexcusable, adding, “There’s no sugarcoating it. The website has been too slow, people have been getting stuck during the application process, and I think it’s fair to say nobody is more frustrated by that than I am.”

He also shared several success stories and said in the end, providing affordable health care to all Americans will be worth working through technical problems.

“We’ve had some of the best IT talent in the country join the team, and we’re well into a tech surge to fix the problem,” he explained.

Local Navigators and Certified Assistance Counselors say they are slowly but surely seeing progress with the website.

Randleman unveils new park, police building

RANDLEMAN, N.C. — The city of Randleman is unveiling a new park and a brand new police building.

The park was 10 months in the making and was once an old parking lot. Donations to build it came from the community.

The park will have fountains, benches and a pavilion. It will be the first of three phases for a downtown revitalization.

The city also opened the doors of its new police building on Hillary Street to show off everything the building has to offer, including technology.

Asheboro man charged with sex offense involving child

ASHEBORO, N.C. — An Asheboro man was arrested Friday on charges involving the sexual assault of a child, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

Authorities said 19-year-old John Matthew Dalton faces four counts of first degree sex offense with a child and three counts of indecent liberties with a child.

The paper reported that the allegations stem from an alleged incident in June.

The suspect was placed in the Randolph County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond and has court planned for Oct. 21.

Source: The Greensboro News & Record