AGRIBUSINESS NEWS – Founder’s Hemp

First, and perhaps most importantly, hemp is not marijuana. This is important because, if you grew up in the anti-marijuana days, you may have some preconceived ideas about marijuana and most likely, none of them are good. This article is about the facts and future related to hemp and how a local Asheboro businessman, Bob Crumley, has started a company, Founder’s Hemp, to achieve the ”reintroduction of hemp into the United States and the world while bringing you a diversity of high quality products.” Chances are, you are using or…

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I AM ASHEBORO – Eric Abernethy

Eric Abernathy is a local nature photographer. He has had several showings at the Randolph Arts Guild and you can often find him in a kayak on Lake Lucas. He usually has an art booth with his amazing photography for sale at the Fall Festival in October. I did not grow up in Asheboro. I grew up in Winston-Salem and in Jamestown when I was younger. I was first introduced to Asheboro while attending Randolph Community College from 1996-1998. I graduated majoring in the applied science of photography in photojournalism.…

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MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR – Artist Laura Thompson

“When artists give form to revelation, their art can advance, deepen and potentially transform the consciousness of their community.” ~ Alex Grey One of the many things that make Asheboro a great place to live is the vibrant art scene. From the various sculptures around town to the exhibitions that are sponsored and hosted by local businesses, art has become a huge part of our city’s charm and appeal. On any given day, you can walk into a number of businesses around town and find world-class art on display. It…

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R & D Automotive – Serving Asheboro and the Piedmont for over 35 years

In his bay at R & D Automotive, Rudy Jenkins, complete with headlamp and socket wrench, tightens the bolts on a new set of tires he’s just installed on a long-time customer’s car. The sight of Jenkins is not unfamiliar – he has now been serving Asheboro and the Piedmont for over 35 years with the same friendly smile and hearty laugh that has charmed and comforted his customers since day one. Jenkins worked for Klopman Mills until the late 1960s. In 1969, Ernest Singleton hired him to work in…

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