I am Asheboro – Kim Allgood

Born in Greensboro, we moved to Asheboro when I was 2 years old when my dad took a job at Acme McCrary. My mom was a nurse and signed me up for dance lessons at Candy Brooks Dance Studio and preschool at Central United Methodist Church where we were members. Those were special years that helped shape my beliefs and ground me in my dancing queen persona and Christian faith. I grew up in one of the best neighborhoods … Hamlet Lakes. Not best as in ultra-fancy but as in…

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Date Night – Pat & Linda Brown

1. How did you meet? L: My dad invited me to go to Lion’s Club with him for lunch. Pat was the guest speaker that day; he was the GM for the new professional baseball team in town. I introduced myself to him after the lunch as I was the county’s tourism director, and we were interested in helping promote the team as a new attraction in the area. A few months later, my son became one of the team’s batboys, so we got to know each other better. P:…

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Tot Hill Farm Golf Club

Ogburn Yates grew up in Asheboro. His dad managed the local Belk-Yates store, and he and his brother both eventually entered the family business. In the early 1940s, the family began searching the surrounding area for a farm. His father loved horses, having grown up around them in Monroe, NC. In the Fall of 1943 they traveled out of town one Sunday to have a picnic and look over a wooded site for sale. Later, they drove a mile or so down a winding dirt lane. To their left was…

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