Economics of Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp has been grown in the United States since our forefathers founded the country.  The first drafts of the Declaration of Independence were written on paper made from hemp.  Hemp is easy to grow, requires very little maintenance and no harmful chemical treatments, and it can be used for a number of things. Hemp’s downfall in the United States can be traced back to the 1937 Marihuana Act, which imposed taxes and bureaucratic burdens on farmers. The culprit was the First Federal Bureau of Narcotics commissioner, Harry Anslinger, whose…

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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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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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Business Buzz – Turnleaf Designs

Suzanna Chriscoe has always been creative.  She grew up in a very business oriented family. Her grandfather owned coal mines as well as other collateral businesses and her dad and sister have created several successful small businesses throughout her life.  Though she inherited her business sense from her dad’s side of the family, her creative side certainly came down through her mom. When she graduated from high school she attended UNCG, working towards a Biology Degree.  During class, she would doodle on her margins of her papers to make classmates…

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Logo of Love

Sometimes, the best ideas come to us in the least likely places. Brandi Crumley, owner of Ennobra Bloom Boutique, was driving to Lexington one day last summer, listening to K-Love and they were talking about how Romans built the cross, and it was their symbol.  They continued on to say that God was able to turn that symbol into one of love.  In an instant, the road faded to the background and the Logo of Love image popped into her brain, perfectly formed and she quickly pulled over to the…

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Cross Road Retirement Community Contracts With Sunstates Security

Sunstates Security has contracted with Cross Road Retirement Community to provide security services on their campus seven nights a week from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. “We felt it was time for us to look at doing more for the safety of our residents,” said Steve Rumbley, Executive Director.  “Our world has changed and continues to change.  We want to be proactive in responding to the needs of our residents and believe this is a good first step.  In the future, additional security services may be added as we continue…

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First Time Home Buyers

The real estate industry has seen the greatest amount of sales in the past year since the market crash in 2008. This tremendous economic change has Americans believing the “dream” of home ownership is attainable again. In fact, Bankrate.com stated “59 million Americans are looking to buy a house in the year of 2017.”  With the National Association of Realtors reporting that 6 million homes were sold in 2016 nationwide, a similar outlook for 2017 would mean 59 million, or 1 in 4 adults, are competing for a chance to…

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Lara’s Greenhouse & More Opening April 1st

If you know me, you know that I love plants—all kinds, shapes, sizes, and colors! Dave once sat on the couch in our living room back in Maine and counted 33 house plants just within his line of sight! So when I saw a pop-up on my Facebook feed recently that announced a new greenhouse opening soon in Asheboro—I had to contact them.  Rosa and Noe Lara both grew up in Asheboro, after moving here with their parents from Mexico. They met in 2014. Their first date was July 4th…

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Tax mistakes: Are you really trying to deduct your designer clothing as a work expense?

Read these 3 simple tips to find out what you can and can’t do on your taxes There are lots of tax advisors out there. I’m not talking about legitimate tax pros; I’m talking about the people you come across in your life who bestow their unsolicited tax “knowledge” on you. You know– your neighbor, your co-worker… your best friend. Of course there are many people who might actually know what they are talking about, but this wisdom is to be taken as one would take medical, legal or investment…

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Sugar Daddy’s Bakery & Deli Opens for Business

Sugar Daddy’s Bakery and Deli LLC located at 177-G NC Highway 42 North in Asheboro celebrated the opening of their business with a Ribbon Cutting on January 6th. Attending the event were (left to right) Asheboro City Councilman Charles Swiers, Asheboro Mayor David Smith, Owner & Chef Jason Breland, Chamber Incoming Chairman Al LaPrade, Asheboro City Councilmen Walker Moffitt and Eddie Burks. Sugar Daddy’s Bakery and Deli LLC offers a variety of baked goods and desserts, fresh soups, burgers, sandwiches and subs. Stop by and give them a try!

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