Founder’s Hemp Launches Hemp Excellence

Founder’s Hemp has launched a new series of health and beauty products.  Hemp Excellence is a new, breakthrough and innovative collection of essential body oils, lotions and extracts.  Hemp Excellence products are: Not tested on animals 100% vegan Gluten-free Paraben Free THC Free Made in America Segmented Marketing Services (SMSi) in Winston-Salem has teamed up with Founder’s Hemp to collaborate on the pricing, packaging, marketing and distribution of this new line of products. SMSi’s corporate mission is to bring high quality healthy products to consumers, and the Founder’s Hemp line…

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Studio J Dance Center – For the Love of Dance

Dance Studio in Asheboro

Laura Thornburg grew up dancing. She started lessons at age 5 in Greensboro, graduated from Guilford College with a Sports Management degree and came to Asheboro to work at a local dance studio. She met and married Zack Thornburg and stayed in Asheboro. She wanted to do her own thing, artistically, so in 2001 she opened Studio J Dance Center. For the first several years she was located at 105 Worth Street, until she moved to their current space on Taft Street. She chose Guilford College because her dad coached…

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CIS Tacky Christmas Sweater Party

Communities in Schools in Randolph County

Get on your ugliest, most creative Tacky Christmas Sweater & gather your friends for some drinks & music & dancing! Yes, we are talking about the Communities in Schools infamous annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party.The event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Cetwick, 162 N. Cherry St., Asheboro, for what has become an annual holiday tradition. 2017 Planning Committee include Shannon Foster -Chair, Mark Strider, Beth Knott, Kurt Sullivan, Robin Necci, Laura King, Kelly Shipley, Isai Robeldo, and Aimee Scotton. Mary Lisk is spearheading the…

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And Your New Miss Randolph County Is…

Miss Randolph County, Miss North Carolina, Miss America

  “Shocked!” That’s best way Shyquel Allison can describe the moment her name was called the night of October 21st. After receiving the preliminary Talent and Lifestyle and Fitness awards, the 20 year old junior at High Point University captured the 2018 Miss Randolph County title and says it was a “humbling experience.” Shyquel entered her first Miss America Organization affiliated pageant in 2016 in the Miss High Point pageant, but it was her earlier pageant experience at High Point Central High School that she says she “caught the pageant…

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New Salvation Army leaders prepare for Christmas

As a 10-year old, Luis Viera worked in the Puerto Rican family furniture business, twisting and bending rattan. Around the same time, Lucy Luz was helping her mother care of her three younger brothers and was very busy in her church. Today, the 60-year old Luis joins his wife, Lucy, 57, as the new officers and pastors of the Salvation Army in Asheboro. They were sent here in January to make significant changes to the local operation which serves Randolph, Montgomery and Richmond counties. They have been overhauling the entire…

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“Snakes and the California Boy” by Nils Skudra

Before coming out to Greensboro for graduate school at UNCG, my Virginia-born god-mother sat me down and painted a vivid picture about what to expect in NC: different social traditions from those of the West Coast, a phenomenon famously known as “southern hospitality”, food the likes of which I’d never heard of: pulled pork, vinegar-based fried chicken, and  chocolate chess pie. I would be greeted by the slow drawl of speech mixed with expressions of gentility (‘bless your heart”) and life would be infinitely slower and simpler.  At every turn…

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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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