I Am Asheboro – Randy Beane

I grew up in Asheboro, on Beane Street no less, surrounded by family. My brother Bill and I were best friends in our small neighborhood. I attended Guy B. Teachey Elementary, South Asheboro Middle School-Class President 1979, and on to Asheboro High School class of 1982. My absolute passion was competitive sports. Baseball and basketball were the best memories of my youth and young adult life. Life in Asheboro has been an amazing journey. I love the small town atmosphere, like walking into a restaurant and talking to your neighbors.…

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Date Night – John & Nan Revell

Date Night Asheboro Magazine

How did you meet? We were in a bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans on New Year’s Day evening in 1972 celebrating following the Auburn vs. Oklahoma Sugar Bowl. (Auburn lost the game, but won the party!) Nan: John was with his college roommate and I was with friends from work. We had one friend in common so wound up meeting each other. John: I bought Nan a drink and asked her to dance. Nan: John walked me back to my hotel later and I didn’t think I’d ever…

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I Am Asheboro – Karie King

Karie King

I was born in High Point NC and spent my youth moving around the piedmont. I’ve lived in Sophia, Randleman, Seagrove, Stokesdale, and Ramseur before planting my flag in Asheboro when I was 21. What I like most about Asheboro is the small town feel and room for growth. The location is perfect to raise a family, yet not too far from bigger cities, the coast and the mountains. I have been a small business owner in Asheboro for almost 16 years. My husband Scott and I owned and operated…

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Date Night – Eddie & Renee Voncannon

  How did you meet? Eddie: I first set eyes on Renee in the summer of 1974 at the Memorial Swimming Pool in Asheboro (It was all about that white BIKINI!!) It was surely Love at First Sight! I saw her, but she did not see me. I was smitten with her! Renee: As fate would have it, I went to Asheboro High School in the Fall of 1974 as a sophomore, and this guy Eddie had the locker right beside mine. We were in the same homeroom class, and…

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I Am Asheboro – Amanda Varner

I grew up in the Grantville community and graduated from Eastern Randolph High School in 1984. I have never wanted to live anywhere else. When my grandmother passed away and my parents inherited her house, I bought their house and moved back into my childhood home. I attribute my love for volunteering to having grown up with my sister, Cathy Sherman, through the ranks of the Girl Scouts, as well as having parents who were scout leaders, church youth leader, role models and mentors. Additionally, my grandparents were always doing…

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Date Night – Dave & Julie Fowler

How did you meet? Julie: We both worked at Lafayette National Bank in Lafayette, Indiana. Dave worked in the Mortgage Department and I worked as a teller during college. Dave: We both worked at Lafayette National Bank. Julie worked at the bank while attending Purdue and I was a loan officer at the bank. I remember she put a note on my car as an ice breaker. Was it love at first sight? Julie: Pretty much. But, it took Dave 2 years to ask me out on a date. Dave:…

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Date Night – Wendel & Tammy Lamason

How did you meet? Wendel: We met when Tammy was in elementary school and I was in middle school. My dad was the associate pastor at the church we attended in Clearwater, Florida. Tammy was my brother’s childhood sweetheart. She was 9. Tammy: We met in Clearwater, Florida when his family moved from Minnesota to Florida. His dad was our associate pastor. Wendel was 12 and was in middle school. I was in 9 and in the 4th grade. Was it love at first sight? Wendel: Not love at first…

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I Am Asheboro! – Mary Murkin

  Being born in the Midwest in the early 1960’s gives me a little different view on everyday life. In the Midwest, farming is our greatest commodity—and in Illinois, that is predominantly corn. (Note: The “s” is NOT pronounced at the end of Illinois.) You learn to work with corn, you learn to eat corn, you learn to appreciate corn, and you learn to have festivals honoring corn, just to scratch the surface. Some folks also learn to make their living from corn. You know how in this part of…

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I AM ASHEBORO – Eric Abernethy

Eric Abernathy is a local nature photographer. He has had several showings at the Randolph Arts Guild and you can often find him in a kayak on Lake Lucas. He usually has an art booth with his amazing photography for sale at the Fall Festival in October. I did not grow up in Asheboro. I grew up in Winston-Salem and in Jamestown when I was younger. I was first introduced to Asheboro while attending Randolph Community College from 1996-1998. I graduated majoring in the applied science of photography in photojournalism.…

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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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