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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Help Send a Kid to Camp … Majestic Floor Covering Golf Tournament

If you talk to any expecting parent and ask them if they are hoping for a boy or girl, most will tell you that the gender of their child doesn’t matter as much as the child being born healthy with “ten fingers and ten toes”.  Fortunately, most children are born exactly this way.  But, as we know, for some life begins with the challenge of having a chronic illness.  And, even though most children are born healthy, they might develop a chronic illness, like cancer, later on down the road. …

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Premiere Pediatrics – Celebrating 10 Years in 2017

Premiere Pediatrics Celebrating 10 Years in 2017 How do you celebrate your 10th anniversary in business if you are a busy pediatric office – you expand, of course! Premiere Pediatrics moved into their current space in April, 2014 right next door to Carolina Pharmacy, which offers their patients’ great convenience as the staff can call or fax over a prescription, and by the time mom walks in or puts the kids in the car and drives around the building to the drive-thru window, it’s ready. This month, Premiere Pediatrics began…

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North Meadows Mobile Home Community

The employees of North Meadows Mobile Home Community in front of the sign for the business.

North Meadows Mobile Home Community Offering Affordable Home Ownership   In 2003 Cory (North Meadows owner) bought his first 5 lot mobile home park. Throughout the years since, he has focused on buying distressed parks, fixing them up, filling them with good tenants and then selling them to buy larger parks. North Meadows Mobile Home Community is a thriving, well-maintained mobile home community that’s locally owned and operated in Randolph County where families and retirees alike are afforded a comfortable and safe environment to call home. Sprawling an impressive 50 acres,…

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Warren Coble & Associates – To Warren…Everyone is Family

I met Warren Coble at a committee meeting for the local Alzheimer’s Walk many years ago.  He was passionate about the cause, having learned firsthand how devastating the disease can be, not only on the person with dementia or Alzheimer’s but on the family members providing care for them.  At the time, he struck me as a remarkably caring individual, to whom family means everything. Warren was born and raised in Randolph County.  He has been happily married to Robbie Kinney Coble for 44 years, has three children, four grandchildren,…

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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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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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Nella Boutique – Faith, Family, Friendship & Fashion

Donna Allen opened a small booth, Nella & Co., inside Circa Gallery on Sunset Avenue in the spring of 2012.  With a few gifts, scarves and handbag items, it was a fun little side business.  When Circa Gallery closed, she brought all her items home and she approached her daughters, Gina, Emily and Jillian, about starting up a virtual store.  The girls thought it was a great idea and so it began. They sold out of the first items quickly, and put all of the money right back into buying…

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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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