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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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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Five Things to Know About Kids Who Bully

“Bullying is, at its core, a human rights violation. […] We must instill in our youth the ideals of civility and respect.” – Kerry Kennedy , Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human R ights We needn’t look far for stories of a child being bullied on the bus or harassed on Facebook. These stories, and what they mean for kids who are bullied, are widely reported and, for many adults, stir painful memories of childhood and concern for their own children. But who are the young people who…

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How to Put an End to Bullying

Note from Editor: Last month, we tackled the topic of teen suicide.  This was a huge departure from anything we have ever published.  Our mission statement is clear.  We publish upbeat, positive, hyper-local and community focused editorial.  That said, after long and heartfelt deliberation, we decided that there are topics that are not positive that need to be discussed and ignoring them is irresponsible.  By bringing these topics to the forefront, it is our goal to affect positive change and we believe bullying is a big problem that needs to…

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When Weight Loss is a Perennial Problem, Weight-loss Surgery May be an Option

“A spouse needs to know as much about the surgery as the patient, because the program is intense, especially the first month following surgery. I feel that having an informed support person is vital to the success of the weight-loss process.” Lynn Wainwright had lots of cheerleaders for the FirstHealth of the Carolinas surgical weight-loss journey she started in 2015. Her husband, Rich, captained the squad. Married for 31 years, the Wainwrights have been a team for a long time and Rich was determined to continue their tradition of shared…

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Angel’s Home Care, Inc.

  Sarah Upchurch opened Angels Home Care in September 2003 because she wanted to take care of her mother, who was under the care of another agency. Her mother was a CAP (Community Alternative Program) home health care client and had been through several agencies. Sarah decided after having had to make several changes to her Mom’s caregivers over a few months to launch her own agency, and provide the quality care that her mom deserved. When people in the community found out she was opening a home health care…

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