2009 News




Randolph County Health Department

Released December 15, 2009

The Randolph County Health Department will be offering the H1N1 flu vaccine to the general public at Randolph Mall on the following dates:

Thursday, December 17
     10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 18
     10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 19
     9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

For questions regarding other dates and times the H1N1 Flu Vaccine will be offered, please call 318-6FLU.

In addition, the Randolph County Health Department has a limited supply of the Seasonal Flu Vaccine available; while supplies last.  For information, please call 318-6FLU.


 


Randolph County Health Department

Released December 2, 2009

The Randolph County Health Department will be holding a free “seasonal” flu clinic on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Flu shots and Flu Mist, for regular seasonal flu (not H1N1), will be given to children aged 2 years - 18 years. The flu clinic will be at Balfour Elementary School, 2097 North Asheboro School Road, Asheboro, from 3:30 to 7:00 P.M.

No appointment is necessary and there is no cost for the vaccine.

If you have any questions, please call the Randolph County Health Department flu-line at 318-6358 from Asheboro, 218-4358 from Liberty, and 819-3358 from Archdale/Trinity.





PUBLIC WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS TRANSPORTATION NEEDS FOR RANDOLPH COUNTY

Released November 19, 2009

Meeting Date - Tuesday, December 1st, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Asheboro, NC – Are you concerned about traffic on US 220? Interested in multi-use trails? What about intersections with high crash rates? On December 1st you will have a chance to share your traffic concerns and ideas for transportation improvements in Randolph County with local, regional and state planners.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Randolph County and the communities of Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove and Staley are embarking on a comprehensive transportation plan for the county. This longrange plan will identify major transportation improvements that will be needed for highways, public transportation, and non-motorized facilities over the next 25 to 30 years. Asheboro’s thoroughfare plan, completed in 2001, will be updated in conjunction with the county-wide planning effort.

To kick-off this planning process, a hands-on public workshop has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 1st, from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the County Commissioners meeting room of the Randolph County Administration Building located at 725 McDowell Road in Asheboro.

Everyone with an interest in transportation is encouraged to participate. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to identify their current and future transportation needs for highways, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and transit, as well as establish priorities in each of these categories for the plan.

If you can’t participate in the workshop, consider completing the transportation needs survey being conducted in conjunction with the workshop. The survey helps to identify the transportation issues that are important to citizens and business owners of Randolph County. Print copies of the survey will be available in public buildings across the county and on-line @:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=Ci10vGUnF0Gnj_2bxZuIb2xQ_3d_3d

The Piedmont Triad Rural Planning Organization (RPO), established in 2002, provides transportation planning services and technical assistance to five rural counties in the Triad, including most of Randolph County. The RPO provides staff support for the comprehensive transportation planning process.

For More Information, Contact:
Hanna Cockburn
Piedmont Triad Rural Planning Organization
Piedmont Triad Council of Governments
2216 West Meadowview Road, Suite 201
Greensboro, NC 27407-3480
336.294.4950


 

The Randolph County Health Department now has a limited supply of H1N1 FluMist vaccine available for individuals in certain target groups.  The H1N1 FluMist vaccine is a live vaccine that is sprayed into the nose.  It is made in the same way as the seasonal FluMist vaccine and is expected to be just as safe and effective.  FluMist vaccines are approved for people 2 through 49 years of age who are not pregnant and do not have certain health conditions.

Visit the Health Departments Community Health page for more information on the vaccine.

For more information on the flu visit Flu.gov


 


RANDOLPH COUNTY HISTORICAL LANDMARK PRESERVATION COMMISSION TO CONDUCT MARKER DESIGNATION CEREMONY

The Monument Will Mark the Spot

ASHEBORO, October 9, 2009  On Wednesday, October 28th at 4:30 p.m., the Randolph County Historic Preservation Commission (HLPC) will conduct a marker designation ceremony to identify the first historic landmark designated in Randolph Countythe 1909 Randolph County Courthouse located on 145 Worth Street, Asheboro, NC.  The general public is invited.  

In the front of the 1909 Courthouse, a marker has been set, to the right side facing of the building, along the sidewalk.  The monument, constructed from Mt Airy white granite, will tell the history of the Randolph County Courthouses and the construction details of the seventh. 

The building that is the seventh courthouse for the County was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 10, 1979, and was listed as a significant building in the growth and development of the City of Asheboro and the County of Randolph.

The Randolph County Historic Landmark Preservation Commission took into consideration all information contained in the September 27, 2008 request that was filed by the Randolph County Board of Commissioners on the Historic Landmark Designation Application for the “exterior” of the 1909 Randolph County Courthouse to be considered as a historic landmark. The HLPC determined that (1) it is a critical part of the county’s heritage by having value as an example of the cultural, economic, historic, and social heritage of Randolph County; (2) that it exemplifies an architectural type distinguished by overall quality of design, detail, materials, and craftsmanship; (3) the location of the 1909 Courthouse provides a unique and distinctive structure representing an established and familiar visual presence in the City of Asheboro and Randolph County.

On November 3, 2008, the Randolph County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution recommending the 1909 Randolph County Courthouse (#7) be designated as a historic landmark, and the Asheboro City Council approved the Ordinance on December 4, 2008.

Contact:  Hal Johnson
336-318-6556



Hurricane Preparedness week

May 26, 2009

Hurricane Preparedness Week during 2009 will be held May 24th through May 30th.

You should be able to answer the following questions before a hurricane threatens:

  • What are the Hurricane Hazards?
  • What does it mean to you?
  • What actions should you take to be prepared?  

Visit the National Hurricane Center website or the National Weather Forecast Office website for more information.

 



Swine Flu and You

May 1, 2009

The Randolph County Health Department’s Public Health Response Team along with personnel from Emergency Management, Randolph Hospital, RCC and local law enforcement are participating daily in conference calls provided by the NC Division of Public Health.  Please read the information provided for helpful hints to keep you safe and healthy. 

At this time the Randolph County Health Department is serving as the lead agency.  There are many different sources of information on the swine flu circulating the news and internet.  Please be advised that any new information that Public Health personnel feel is vital to your health will be distributed by the staff of the health department. 

What is swine flu?

Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person-to-person.

What are the signs and symptoms of swine flu in people?

The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. In the past, severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been reported with swine flu infection in people. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.

What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?

  1. Avoid close contact.
    Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  2.  Stay home when you are sick.
    If possible, stay home from work, school and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
  3. Cover your mouth and nose.
    Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  4. Clean your hands.
    Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
    Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  6. Practice other good health habits.
    Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

For the latest and up-to-date information visit the CDC website at:  www.cdc.gov/swineflu 


 

Census 2010    Visit 2010.Census.gov for more information

  • The census is a count of everyone living in the United States every 10 years.
  • The census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
  • The next census is in 2010.
  • Your participation in the census is required by law.
  • It takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
  • Federal law protects the personal information you share during the census.
  • Census data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states, to make decisions about what community services to provide, and to distribute $300 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year.
  • The Census Bureau will mail or deliver questionnaires to your house in March 2010. A second form will be mailed to households that do not respond to the initial questionnaire.

Households that still do not respond will be called or visited by a Census worker. 

  • Official Census takers will not ask to enter your home.
  • Official Census takers will not ask for Social Security numbers or financial information.
  • Official Census takers will carry special identification, large black tote bags that are clearly labeled "Census 2010" and hand-held GPS devices.

Visit the US Census Bureau website to learn more

2010 Census Timeline: Key Dates

  • Fall 2009: Recruitment begins for census takers needed for peak workload in 2010.
  • February – March 2010: Census questionnaires are mailed or delivered to households.
  • April 1, 2010: Census Day
  • April – July 2010: Census takers visit households that did not return a questionnaire by mail.
  • December 2010: By law, Census Bureau delivers population counts to President for apportionment.
  • March 2011: By law, Census Bureau completes delivery of redistricting data to states.

 


Request for Proposals

February 27, 2009

The Randolph County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) anticipates receiving funds of $336,444 from the State to fund the program types specified below. Such programs will serve delinquent and at-risk youth for the fiscal year 2009-2010 beginning on, or after, July 1, 2009. JCPC funds require a local cash or in-kind match of 30%. Based on the JCPC planning process conducted to date, the JCPC will consider proposals for the following needed programs:

  1. Psychological Evaluations
  2. Structured Day Programs
  3. Restitution and Community Services
  4. Counseling (Family, Individual, Group)
  5. Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
  6. Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
  7. Parent/Family Skills Programs

Local public agencies, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations and local housing authorities are invited to submit applications (Program Agreements) for programs addressing the above elements. Application forms and other necessary information may be obtained from Wendy Kennon at 336-318-6196 by calling Rich Smith at the Area Office of the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at 704-788-2941 ext 22. Program Agreements are due to Wendy Kennon, 2222-B South Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC 27205 by 1:00 p.m. on April 1, 2009.



Announcement from the Randolph County Health Department

Foods containing peanut butter are being recalled nationwide due to the potential for Salmonella contamination. For a list of recalled products, visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's searchable list of recalled peanut products.



 

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