Asheboro Magazine begins publishing “Website-only content”

At Asheboro Magazine, we’ve made a real effort to focus on upbeat, positive, hyper-local and community focused content. There are things that are worth writing about that fall outside that criteria.  Because of this,  we’ve decided to add a new category to our website titled ‘around the web’.  Here we will write about interesting things that we discover on the Internet that we think will add value to your day.  New Health & Wellness Content We are also going to be adding a comprehensive health and wellness section to the magazine…

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Randolph Health and Cone Health Sign Non-Binding Letter of Intent

The chairs of the governing boards of Randolph Health and Cone Health have signed a non-binding letter of intent. The agreement does not commit either organization to a future affiliation. However, it is the next step in a due diligence process that began in January. The letter comes after extended discussions over the framework for a potential integration. The non-binding letter of intent spells out several initial points: Cone Health would commit to a more than $100 million investment, including upgrading facilities and technology at Randolph Health. The core health…

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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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Business Buzz – Turnleaf Designs

Suzanna Chriscoe has always been creative.  She grew up in a very business oriented family. Her grandfather owned coal mines as well as other collateral businesses and her dad and sister have created several successful small businesses throughout her life.  Though she inherited her business sense from her dad’s side of the family, her creative side certainly came down through her mom. When she graduated from high school she attended UNCG, working towards a Biology Degree.  During class, she would doodle on her margins of her papers to make classmates…

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Reverse Culture Shock

It is amazing how easily we, as human beings, adapt.  Most people, mental illnesses aside, can and do adjust to their surroundings very quickly.  After living in Ecuador for two years, I had all but forgotten about the conveniences in the United States that I missed when I first arrived.  Things like getting a hot cup of gourmet coffee just about anywhere, super stores that carry everything from artichokes to zinc, and fast food restaurants open until the wee hours of the morning were quickly forgotten as I adjusted to…

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Publisher’s Letter

Dave has been back in the States for over two weeks now and it’s been so much fun introducing him to the new businesses that have opened since he left for Ecuador, and revisiting many of the restaurants and businesses that he missed while he was away. It’s great to have him home! Check out his story on reverse culture shock this month. There are some memories that stay with us through the years more than others. No matter how old you get, that one moment in time is always…

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Macular Degeneration Prevention

Although macular degeneration prevention is possible, there isn’t a foolproof method of avoiding the disease.  There are, however, steps you can take to help reduce your risk. Pay special attention to prevention if you already have a diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or if the disease runs in your family. AMD is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss among people older than 60 years of age.  In time, a person with macular degeneration may find it difficult or impossible to read, drive or recognize familiar faces. Guidelines to…

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Date Night: Jeff & Shanna Hodgin

1. How did you meet? Shanna: We lived in the same 3755 Student Squadron on Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX. Jeff: 3755th Student Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX. 2. Was it love at first sight?  Shanna: Don’t tell him but I’m afraid so. Jeff: I’m not sure I believe in love at first sight, but it was close. When did you know that this was the “one” and you were going to get married? Shanna: When I went to Okinawa to visit him. Jeff: Around six months after…

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