News & Announcements

Burning Ban for Randolph County

posted 11/220/2016

Due to extremely dry conditions across the area, a burning ban has been issued for Randolph County, and 46 other counties in Central and Western NC.

A burning ban means all previously issued burning permits are cancelled and all open burning is prohibited.


posted 11/22/2016

Randolph County has purchased a new mass notification system that we have named REACT (Randolph Emergency Alert Communication Technology). This system is an upgrade to the Nixle system we have used in the past. Some of the features of REACT are:

  • Automated weather alerts
  • Targeted alerts - You only receive weather alerts if you sign up for them and your registered location is within the path of the storm.
  • REACT can distribute voice calls to landlines and cell phones.
  • REACT can conduct question polls (Example: If we issue an evacuation recommendation, we can ask if you plan to evacuate, need help evacuating, or refuse to evacuate.)
  • REACT can call multiple numbers until it reaches you.
  • REACT will stop calling when you confirm you have received the message. - Much, much more.

If you haven’t, please sign up for this new system by visiting and clicking the REACT logo.

Fill the Ambulance

EMS will be hosting four dates for the annual “Fill the Ambulance” campaign, collecting non- perishable food, new clothing, new toys, and money. It will be held at the Randleman Walmart from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm each day:

  • Saturday, November 5th (benefits Operation Red Sleigh)
  • Saturday, November 12th (benefits Operation Red Sleigh)
  • Saturday, December 3rd (benefits DSS Foster Children and the Family Crisis Center (women/ children’s shelter)
  • Saturday, December 17th (benefits DSS Foster Children and the Family Crisis Center (women/children’s shelter)

This year, Lt. Andy Lane and Lt. Pat Voncannon will coordinate the campaign. Please consider volunteering a little of your time on one or more of these dates to help these children have a great Christmas!!

Last year, an overwhelming amount of donations were given by very generous citizens who wanted to help. All you have to do is stand by and collect the items. Everyone who has volunteered in the past has found it to be extremely rewarding and fulfilling.

To sign up, please contact Lt. Voncannon at 336.318.6999 or with the date and time you wish to volunteer.


Elections - One-Stop Early Voting

posted 10/5/2016

Thursday-Friday, October 20-21 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday, October 24-28  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, October 31-Nov. 1 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, November 2-4 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 5 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 LOCATIONS:  Early Voting Only    
  • Hillside Shopping Center *NEW LOCATION*
    1001 S. Fayetteville St., Asheboro  map
  • Randolph County Office Building   
    725 McDowell Road, 1st floor, Asheboro  map
  • Archdale Community Services Building
    213 Balfour Drive, Archdale  map
  • Randleman Community Center
    144 W. Academy St., Randleman  map 


Visit State Board of Elections to view your Sample Ballot -

Early voting Sites are not open Election Day - you must Vote at your Polling Place on Election Day - Find your Election Day Polling Place -



Armed Services Blood Drive

posted 9/7/2016

Randolph County Government is teaming up with The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) to sponsor the 5th Annual Military Blood Drive. The blood drive will take place on October 18, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory located at 1430 S. Fayetteville St, in Asheboro. All blood collected will go directly to support our military troops. Help our US Troops by giving the gift of life. To schedule your donation, go to  and use ASHE code to register or call 336.318.6340.

Many Randolph County residents have served in the military or are currently serving their country now. Some of those have benefited from blood donated through this valuable program. Our military has already given so much, so giving back to them is one way of saying thank-you for their service. Give this vital gift by scheduling your appointment today!

Department of Social Services Press Release

posted 7/7/2016


The State of North Carolina has budgeted $210,386,977 to pay providers for Medicaid covered healthcare services provided to Randolph County residents this fiscal year that began July 1, 2016. In Randolph County, over 33,000 individuals receive some sort of Medicaid benefits. An estimated 6,000 of those individuals are adults. The remaining are covered in the Family and Children’s Medicaid program areas.

In North Carolina, Medicaid for Adults is a health care program that serves low income seniors, people with disabilities, and Medicare recipients. Services provided by Medicaid are similar to those provided by health insurance companies and can include doctor visits, outpatient/inpatient hospitalization, medical supplies and equipment, prescriptions, and mental health visits. Medicaid, however, is not purchased and is only provided to eligible low income individuals. Medicare recipients who qualify can receive assistance with the payment of their Medicare Premiums, Deductibles, and Co-insurance. The program is funded by a combination of federal, state, and county tax dollars.

There has been, and continues to be, a lot of discussion in North Carolina of expanding Medicaid to cover more low income adults, especially those low income individuals that are not disabled between the ages of 22 and 64. If, or when, that expansion occurs, current projections show that the number of adults covered by Medicaid in Randolph County would increase by 9,000 to a total of 15,000.

To be eligible for current North Carolina Medicaid for Adults that covers low income seniors, people with disabilities, and Medicare recipients; income and resource limits apply and vary for each group. You must also be a resident of the State of North Carolina and be a US national, citizen, permanent resident, or qualified or special alien.

To receive Medicaid, you do not have to go through a physical or other type of exam. However, if you are applying because you are disabled, a medical exam may be required. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you are automatically covered for North Carolina Medicaid. You may apply in person at the County Department of Social Services (DSS) in the county where you live or on-line at .

For more information about Medicaid visit the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) website at  or call your local DSS. In Randolph County call 336- 683-8000 or visit


Download Press Release

Randolph County Board of Commissioners

posted 4/6/2016

Board of Commissioners proclaim April 16- April 30, 2016 as “Litter Sweep” time in Randolph County.

Litter Sweep is the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) statewide roadside litter removal initiative. Volunteers are requested to locally participate in the Governor proclaimed "Litter Sweep" to help beautify their communities by removing litter from North Carolina's roadways.

Volunteers are provided cleanup supplies such as orange trash bags, gloves, and orange safety vests from their respective local NCDOT county maintenance office. A phone listing of local NCDOT maintenance offices can be found in the "Forms" link below as can Litter Sweep safety and promotional materials.

For more information:

View proclamation


Department of Social Services Press Release

posted 4/5/2016

"We All Can Play a Part in Building Community, Building Hope."

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Randolph County Department of Social Services encourages all individuals and organizations to play an active role in making Randolph County a better place for children and families. By ensuring parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by making meaningful connections with children, youth and families in our communities.

Research shows that certain protective factors are present in healthy families. Promoting these factors is among the most effective ways to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. They are:

  • Nurturing and attachment
  • Knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development
  • Parental resilience · Social connections
  • Concrete supports for parents
  • Social and emotional competence of children  

The responsibility for the overall safety and well-being of community members lies within the community itself and April is a time set-aside to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children and strengthening families. When efforts to prevent child abuse or neglect have failed, then reporting is the next step. In North Carolina, the law requires any resident that suspects child abuse or neglect to report it to their local Department of Social Services. In Randolph County, you can call the child abuse hotline at (336) 683-8200 during regular business hours or call 911 at any other time. The child abuse reporting and response system is a part of local government social services within the community designed to stop and then prevent further abuse. 

Throughout North Carolina there are victims of abuse and neglect every day. In fiscal year 2015, Randolph County Child Protective Services investigated 1,017 reports of abuse or neglect and about 180 of those reports were substantiated as abuse or neglect. Substantiated reports result in further work with the families with In-Home Services or with Foster Care to provide the level of protection needed for the child(ren) while their parents or caretakers work toward developing protective factors present in healthy families. For more information about child abuse prevention see: and for NC, see the NC Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Social Services web site at: 

Visit Randolph County DSS website


Notice of Special Meetings - Budget

posted 3/17/2016

Historic Courthouse Meeting Room - 145 Worth St., Asheboro  

The Randolph County Board of Commissioners has set the following special meetings for the 2016-2017 budget planning process. They will be held in the meeting room of the 1909 Randolph County Historic Courthouse.  

Randolph County 2016-2017 Budget Schedule

Tuesday, May 31

6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

Proposed County Budget Presented to Commissioners

6:40 - 7:00 p.m.

Asheboro City Schools

7:00 - 7:20 p.m.

Randolph County Schools

7:20 - 7:40 p.m.

Randolph Community College

7:40 - 8:00 p.m.

Sandhills Mental Health

Thursday, June 9

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  

All County Departments

Monday, June 13

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Community Agencies Requesting Financial Assistance

6:30 p.m.

Fire Department Presentations

Public Hearing on County Budget

Monday, June 20

6:00 p.m.

Approve Close-out Budget Amendments for FY 15-16

Budget Discussion

Adopt School and Fire District Tax Rates

Adopt Fee Schedules

Adoption of Final Budget

Public Health

posted 2/25/2016

Zika Virus Information

The Randolph County Health Department  wants residents to be aware of the Zika virus and measures to prevent the spread of the  Zika virus.

Please visit our Zika Virus information page.

Randolph County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council - Request for Proposals

posted 2/18/2016

The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) has studied the risk factors and needs of Juvenile Court involved youth in this county and hereby publishes this Request for Proposals. The JCPC anticipates funds from the NC Dept. of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice in the amount of $319,622 to fund the needed programs. Such programs will serve delinquent and at-risk youth for the state fiscal year 2016-2017 beginning on, or after, July 1, 2016.

Download complete document

In order to apply for FY 2016-2017 JCPC funding, you must complete and submit your application online by accessing NC ALLIES. Please read and follow all instructions at the following link:,002476,002483,002482,002514.

After submitting the application electronically, print and submit hard copies to:

Suzanne Dale
725 McDowell Road
Asheboro, NC 27205

The application deadline is March 21, 2016 at 1:00PM.

Private non-profits are also required to submit No Over Due Tax forms, Conflict of Interest Statements, and proof of 501(c)(3) status. 

NOTE: For further information or technical assistance about applying for JCPC funds in this county, contact Rich Smith, Area Consultant, NC Dept. of Public Safety at (704) 603-6833.


posted 2/8/2016

Possible Quorum

The Randolph County Board of Commissioners has set Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 9 am, as a special meeting date in order to attend the Economic Development Board Annual Planning Retreat. The Board of Commissioners will not be taking any action during this meeting. This is merely a discussion of how the EDC can prepare and collaborate with others to market Randolph County.

This the 8th day of February, 2016.

Early Voting

posted 2/4/2016

2016 Primary Election – One-Stop Early Voting dates and Locations

Visit Elections Early Voting web page for more details

Early Voting

Randolph County Sheriff's Office

posted 1/13/2016

Due to the increased request for firearm purchase permits, and concealed carry permits we are forced to go to a scheduling system. Starting Tuesday, January 19, 2016, @ 8:30 AM we will be processing three (3) permits an hour and ask that you please call and schedule a time to complete the permitting process. We break for lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. We will then be processing permits up until 4:00 PM.

Because of changes in the law that took effect December 1, 2015, there is up to a fourteen (14) Day waiting period for firearm purchase permits. This includes extra paperwork and data entry that also has to be completed by the clerk’s office and the mental health system.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, but the surge in permit request has left us no alternative. We thank you for patience and understanding.

Please go to our website for the permit applications. You may fill the application out, but please do not sign and date the application until you come in for your appointment.

Please remember to bring your driver’s license, and proof of residence (Power Bill, Automobile Registration, Phone Bill).

To schedule a time to apply please call 336-318-6677 or 336-318-6727 between 8:00AM – 5:00PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Randolph County Sheriff Maynard Reid, Jr.

posted 1/7/2016

Sheriff Reid FlowersRandolph County Sheriff Maynard Reid passed away after a lengthy illness on January 5, 2016. Sheriff Reid has served in office since 2006. He was a 40 year veteran of law enforcement and his service to our Randolph County community will long be remembered and appreciated.

Our condolences and prayers are extended to his family, friends, and fellow officers of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department during this difficult time.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 8, 2016, from 4:00-9:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 2:00 pm at Sunset Avenue Church of God, 900 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, with Gary Mason and Chaplain Dwight Ayers officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.  

Lowering of North Carolina flags in Randolph County in memorial of Randolph County Sheriff Maynard Reid, Jr.

Governor Pat McCrory ordered all North Carolina flags on all state facilities in Randolph County to be immediately lowered to half-staff until sunset on the day of his interment, Saturday, January 9. This flag lowering is limited to Randolph County and is in memorial of Randolph County Sheriff Maynard Reid, Jr.

"Sheriff Reid demonstrated his deep commitment to his community, state and country through his public service as a Marine during the Vietnam War and as Randolph County Sheriff for the past 10 years," said Governor McCrory. "Ann and I ask North Carolinians around the state to keep the Reid family in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

For flag information, please contact DOA Public Information Officer Chris Mears at  or 919-807-2340. Please click on the following highlighted links to either join the North Carolina Flag Alert list serve, or view the North Carolina State Government Flag Guide.



posted 1/4/2016

Randolph County Board of Commissioners
Randolph County School Board of Education
Monday, January 11, 2016 4:30 p.m.

The Randolph County Board of Commissioners, at the request of the Randolph County School Board, has set a special joint meeting with the Randolph County School Board of Education on Monday, January 11, 2016, at 4:30 p.m., in the Randolph County School’s Board of Education Board Room located at 2222 S. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the needs of the Randolph County Schools. No formal action is expected.

This the 4th day of January 2016.

Download Notice

Animal Control Ordinance

posted 1/4/2016

It’s time to find another way to confine your dog in Randolph County. The County Animal Control Ordinance has changed and chaining your dog as the primary means for confining him/her to your property is no longer allowed.

View announcement from Public Health here.

View complete Animal Control Ordinance effective January 1, 2016.

We need your help!


Randolph County is currently engaged in a planning process to become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation is important to us!

The county, along with participating local jurisdictions and other participating partners, is now working to prepare a multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this Plan is to identify and assess our community's natural hazard risks and determine how to best minimize or manage those risks. Upon completion, the Plan will represent a comprehensive multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for the county.

This survey questionnaire provides an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impact of future hazard events.

Please help us by completing this survey by January 12, 2016.

If you have any questions regarding this survey or would like to learn about more ways you can participate in the development of the Randolph County Hazard Mitigation Plan, please contact Atkins, planning consultant for the project. You may reach Ryan Wiedenman (Atkins) at 919-431-5295 or by email at

Survey link

Contact Information
  • County Information Line
  • 336.318.6200
  • Hours:
    8am - 5pm M-F
    Randolph County Office Building
  • 725 McDowell Rd
    Asheboro, NC 27205   map