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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I am Asheboro – Kim Allgood

Born in Greensboro, we moved to Asheboro when I was 2 years old when my dad took a job at Acme McCrary. My mom was a nurse and signed me up for dance lessons at Candy Brooks Dance Studio and preschool at Central United Methodist Church where we were members. Those were special years that helped shape my beliefs and ground me in my dancing queen persona and Christian faith. I grew up in one of the best neighborhoods … Hamlet Lakes. Not best as in ultra-fancy but as in…

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You are Never Too Old to Play

Betty Jean LaGrange is not your typical 91-year old. She grew up in Berne, New York on a farm, and her favorite pastime was playing in the woods.  When her daughter married Tom Deck and moved down to North Carolina, she relocated to Grantville to be closer to them and her other daughter, Barbara, about twenty years ago. Always an active person, she moved to Cross Road Retirement Community five years ago and often participates in their activities and trips.  While attending a recent seminar held at the facility, the…

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Mount Shepherd Retreat Center Welcomes New Director

Mount Shepherd Retreat Center saw a change in leadership over the winter. Kent Shrader, long time Director and caretaker at the Center retired after 27 years of service in October, 2016. He laid a great foundation over the past twenty-seven years, building and expanding on the 542-acre property and existing facilities, modernizing them and adding new features such as a ropes course, renovating the lodge building, and maintaining the summer camp cabins. The Board searched for and found a replacement in Josh Britton, a North Carolina native. Josh grew up…

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