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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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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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 – 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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I Am Asheboro: Toby Page

I grew up here, went to Southwestern Randolph High, went to Randolph Community College, married my high school sweetheart here, live here, and work here—so I am Asheboro! I would not trade growing up and living in Normal Small-Town USA for anything. I experienced the best of two worlds—the community feeling of a small town and the benefits of being right down the road from bigger cities. I have been employed with Steve Scarboro, CPA since 1987. I love what I do, and I love my clients. On any given…

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I Am Asheboro – Marlo Francis

I have a cross-stitch hanging in my house that perfectly sums up how my life began, “I wasn’t born in North Carolina – but I got here as fast as I could!” My parents ended up in the Midwest when my father was hired by B.B. Walker Shoe Co. and was sent to win Chicago over with his sample cases brimming over with work boots stitched right here on Dixie Drive. When I was 2 months old, Daddy got a promotion we relocated our family of 5 to Asheboro, where…

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I Am Asheboro – Jacquie Reininger

My family moved here from a tiny community in upstate NY.  People asked us if we experienced culture shock, and I would respond that we had, this city was so BIG! Ken had been offered a career boosting job at the NC Zoo and I figured I’d come along as well. We packed up our two kids, the dog and the Leopard Tortoises and drove straight to a rental house, sight unseen in July of 1993. The power had not yet been turned on and that week, temperatures had peaked…

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I Am Asheboro: Lane Ragsdale

I am Lane Ragsdale and I am Asheboro through and through.  I love New York City and am blessed to perform there, but Asheboro is my heart. Asheboro echoes in my fondest memories and her people resonate with my soul, offering happiness and home. When I think of Asheboro, my mind’s eye returns to my youth…winter snows that would close schools for a week and brought deep peace in the carless quiet. The Valentine’s Day heart shaped box of candy my Mother lovingly purchased at Kearns Service Drug Store while…

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