News & Announcements
Randolph County Emergency Services
and Department of Social Services employees are having a
“Fill the Ambulance”
toy, food and clothing drive. All proceeds will go to foster children and
families under the care of DSS this holiday season. An ambulance will be set up
at the Asheboro and Randleman Wal-Marts to collect new (unwrapped) toys, new
clothing and non-perishable food & drink items.
Saturday, December 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Items needed include new toys, toiletries, and clothing for children ranging from newborn to 18 years old, and non-perishable food & drink items.
You can also drop off items at Flip-Flops, 323 NC Hwy 49 South, in Asheboro. Flip Flops is open 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Canvass of election results by the Randolph County Board of Elections will be 9 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012.
Your Vehicle Registration Notice is Changing!
The new Tag & Tax System makes it easier to
manage your vehicle registration and taxes.
Learn more about HB 1779 - NC DMV's new Tag and Tax System.
Transportation Corridor Official Map Act Public Hearing
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Informal Open House 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Formal Presentation 7:00 p.m.
Southmont Elementary School
2497 Southmont Drive
Asheboro, NC 27205
Randolph County Supports the Military By Donating Blood
Fort Bragg, N.C.— On December 11, 2012, Randolph County Government will be sponsoring a second blood drive to support the military. It will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the National Guard Armory located at 1430 S. Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC.
Donations will support deployed military, Womack Army Medical Center, and other military treatment facilities within the Department of Defense. The Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center is one of more than 20 Armed Services Blood Program blood donor centers worldwide. The Armed Services Program is the official military blood program of the United States and provides a direct connection between those who give and military service members in need of life-saving blood.
Make your appointment today by one of the following:
- Using our online scheduling system located at: https://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm
- Sponsor Code: ASHE
- Contacting 336-318-6340
- Contacting Amanda Varner at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about the Armed Services Blood Program or to make an appointment, visit us online: www.militaryblood.dod.mil. To interact directly with some of our staff or to get the latest news, visit us here: www.facebook.com/militaryblood.
Support our troops. Give blood.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
October 2012 is National Cyber Security Awareness Month Let’s make our online lives safer and more secure!
Details at http://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/.
Randolph County Elections - Voter Registration
Friday October 12, is the last day to register, change
party affiliation or change your address for the 2012
Check your Registration at the State Board of Elections Website.
National Preparedness Month
September is National
Visit FEMA's Emergency Preparedness web page for more information.
Randolph County Blood Drive
On August 21, the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center traveled to
Click here for complete article.
Watch website for future blood drives.
Randolph County 2012 Community Health Opinion Survey
The Randolph County Health Department in collaboration with Randolph Hospital is interested in your opinions about the health and quality of life in Randolph County. The results from this survey and other information will be used to identify and address Randolph County’s most pressing health problems.
All responses are voluntary and anonymous.
The Animal Shelter will have an adoption fair, on Saturday, August 18 at Tractor Supply in Asheboro! They will have some wonderful adoptable dogs for you to meet and will be raffling off a couple of gorgeous dog beds generously donated by the Girl Scouts!
The day begins at 10am and goes until 2pm.
They will also be accepting donations, so if you're feeling generous, be sure to stop by. In case you need to know what items are needed most:
- Dog, Cat, Kitten, Puppy food (dry and canned)
- Cat Litter Flea Prevention
- New and Gently Used Collars and Leashes
- Cash Donations for Veterinary Procedure
Randolph County Health Department
The Randolph County Health Department has joined Facebook in an effort to make staying connected to the community easier. By “Liking” and “Following” the health department’s Facebook page, residents of Randolph County and beyond can stay informed on the latest events, news and new services offered by the health department. Information shared will include important health statistics, a “did you know” feature and tip of the week.
The Health Department and some local Randolph
County veterinarians will co-sponsor a Rabies Clinic at the office of participating vets on
The cost is $10.00 per dog or cat.
Call 318-6198 for more information.
Visit the Animal Control/Animal Shelter page.
posted 7/3/2012 from NOAA's National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water & Weather Services website
Each year, dozens of children left in parked vehicles die from hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an acute condition that occurs when the body absorbs more heat than it can handle. Hyperthermia can occur even on a mild day. Studies have shown that the temperature inside a parked vehicle can rapidly rise to a dangerous level for children, pets and even adults. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate. The effects can be more severe on children because their bodies warm at a faster rate than adults.
Lightning Safety Awareness Week
When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! Lightning Safety Awareness week is June 24-30.
2012 Blood Drive
Randolph County Government has hosted an annual blood drive for many years administered by the American Red Cross. After hearing about the Armed Services Blood Program, Administration discussed and approved the possibility of hosting the 2012 blood drive to the benefit the Armed Services. We have gone through military evaluations and approvals to be accepted as host of this event for our county. To be able to have a drive, the event either has to be held at a federal building or military facility. We are fortunate that the personnel at our local National Guard Armory were willing to partner with us to be the location host.
The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) is the official U.S. military blood program. Providing an opportunity for service members, their families, and civilians to support our military in a definitive, meaningful way, the ASBP is a direct connection between those who give and the sick and injured who need their help. You’ve got what it takes to save three lives with a single donation.
Randolph County has many citizens who have served their country and are currently serving. Some of those possibly have benefited from blood donated via this program.
Blood donated directly to the ASBP equates to fewer units they have to purchase from an outside source. Yes, “purchase.” Other sources of blood are sold to agencies that need the supply, including to the military. Our military has already given so much; giving back to them is one way of saying thank-you for their service.
In the last year and a half, Randolph County has lost two young men while they were serving our country, and over the years, others have been injured. We hope that you will consider to giving during our annual blood drive.
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 21, 2012, and schedule your appointment to donate blood between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m at the Asheboro National Guard Armory. It’s easy to save lives! By committing to give blood, you help ensure that blood is available when it is needed most. Give blood now by scheduling your donation appointment online.
Sponsor Code: ASHE
The New Leash on Life Graduation will be Friday, 6/1 at 2 pm. It will be held at the Randolph County Office Building. Stop by to see Fozzy and Maggie demonstrate the tricks and skills they've learned.
Randolph County Health Department
Safe Kids Randolph County will offer a free Car Seat Safety Event Thursday, June 7. It will be held at the Randleman Wal-Mart from 9 am until 1 pm. Stop by to have your car seats check for correct installations from certified technicians.
Hurricane Preparedness Week
This week has been declared North Carolina's Hurricane Preparedness Week. Quite appropriate given that there have already been two named storms in the Atlantic and the official hurricane season will not start until June 1st! Visit the National Hurricane Center Website for details.
The wireless industry, The FCC, and FEMA will roll-out the WEA's (Wireless Emergency Alerts) system nationwide this year.
The NWS will start utilizing this by pushing extreme weather warnings over the system in June 2012.
Tornado warnings, flash flood warnings and several other high-end warnings will go direct to wireless users in an affected county automatically if their device is compatible.
Ticks are commonly found in shady areas, moist ground litter, tall grass, brush, low tree branches, and along trails in the woods. They can also be found in backyards that back up to woody areas. If you spend time outside you are at risk of getting bitten by a tick and catching a tick-borne disease. It is easy to unknowingly be bitten by a tick because bites are usually painless. Not all ticks carry diseases, but see your doctor at the earliest signs of any of symptoms of tick-borne disease(download informational poster) within one to four weeks after a tick bite or exposure to tick habitats.
If you find a tick attached to you, you should remove it promptly. The tick can be saved in a sealable plastic bag, placed in the freezer for later identification should you become ill.
Visit the NC Division of Public Health website at http://epi.publichealth.nc.gov/cd/diseases/ticks.html for more information about tick-borne diseases.
Visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/ for more information
We are extremely proud of the hard work, dedication and life-saving skills our EMT's provide to the citizens and visitors of Randolph County. Our Paramedic's work long 24-hour shifts, dealing with all kinds of situations - ...in the rain, snow, thunderstorms, ice, etc... Here to respond to the 140,000+ citizens and over 1 million visitors each year.
We cover more than 800 square miles, responding to over 18,000 calls and providing advanced life support pre-hospital care and transport for over 10,000 patients each year. When you call 9-1-1 in Randolph County because you have an illness or injury, our Emergency Medical Dispatcher's get the ball rolling by providing instructions to the caller and quickly dispatching the appropriate care. Our Paramedics respond as quickly and safely as possible, usually along with EMT's and medical responders from one of the 19 fire departments.
It takes a very special person to work in the emergency services field. That's why this year's theme for EMS Week is so appropriate. "More than a Job. A Calling."
National Severe Weather Preparedness Week
National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is April 22 to April 28. This initiative highlights the importance of planning and practicing how and where to take shelter before severe weather, such as tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, strike.
Visit Ready.gov for details.
We are pleased to announce our Farmer’s Market will be returning for the 2nd year. The Farmer’s Market will begin Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 11 am until 2 pm 1pm (time change beginning May 23rd) and continue every Wednesday until the season ends. Please view flyer for more information on items to be sold.
Poison Prevention Week is just around the corner and once again there will be several Operation Medicine Drop events around the county. Operation Medicine Drop offers the public a free and convenient option for disposing of prescription and over-the-counter medications to protect their families and the environment.
The following is a list of dates, times, and locations for each of the events in Randolph County:
- Monday March 19, 2012 from 10 am - 3 pm at Safe-T-Works 624 S. Fayetteville Street in Asheboro
- Tuesday March 20, 2012 from 10 am - 3 pm at the Lowes Foods 135 Brady St. Extension in Ramseur
- Thursday March 22, 2012 from 10 am – 3 pm at CVS Pharmacy 215 S. Main Street in Randleman
- Friday March 23, 2012 from 10 am – 3 pm at Archdale Parks and Recreation 214 Park Drive in Archdale
- The Randolph County Sheriff's Office has a medicine drop box for prescription pills. The drop box is located in the first floor elevator entrance at the Sheriff’s Office. (details...)
Come on out and visit our adoptable cats and dogs! The shelter will be open Sat. March 17th from 10:30am until 1:30pm for adoptions only. Please, no trap requests, or surrenders. Outcalls will follow their usual emergency only weekend schedule. We do welcome non-adopters though, especially if you'd like to volunteer to walk a dog or cuddle a cat. We will also accept donations, if you're feeling generous. We hope to see you on Saturday!
Make plans to join us this weekend as Books-A-Million puts on another book fair to benefit shelter pets. On Saturday, March 17 and Sunday March 18 from 12pm until 4pm, a portion of book sales at the Randolph Mall Books-A-Million will benefit the animals of the shelter. We’ll be there on Saturday afternoon, showing off photos of adoptables and answering questions, so we hope to see lots of friendly faces.
Randolph County Animal Shelter
The Randolph County Animal Shelter will be closed to the public for maintenance on March 29, June 28, September 27 & December 27. (Animal Shelter webpage)
Randolph County’s Primary Election will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2012, and that means One-Stop Early Voting is soon approaching. Make sure you are registered to vote by April 13 to be eligible to vote in the Primary Election. Offices on the ballot in 2012 include: President, U.S. House of Representatives, N.C. State Senate and House, County Commissioners, District Attorney, District Court Judge and County Board of Education. The Primary Election will also include a N.C. Constitutional Amendment Referendum.
Below are the County’s One-Stop Early Voting sites, dates and times they will be open for the 2012 Primary:
|Thursday, April 19 – Friday, May 4||Saturday, May 5|
|8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday – Friday)||9 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
One-Stop Early Voting Locations:
- Randolph County Board of Elections
158 Worth Street, Asheboro, NC 27203
- Randolph County Office Building
725 McDowell Road, Asheboro, NC 27205
- NEW SITE!! Archdale Community Services
(also the site of the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce)
213 Balfour Drive, Archdale, NC 27263
Watch the Board of Elections webpage at
www.co.randolph.nc.us/elections for more details on the 2012
elections, as well as sample ballots. Give the Board of
Elections a call at 318-6900 if you have any questions.
Randolph County Board of Commissioners
The Randolph County Board of Commissioners’ March regular meeting will be held on Monday, March 12. Please see 2012 meeting schedule: (2012 Schedule)
NC Severe Weather Awareness Week
March 4-10, 2012
NC Severe Weather Awareness Week
Visit National Weather Service Website for details
posted 2/27/2012 @ 5:00 p.m.
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 2012-2013 beginning on, or after, July 1, 2012.
In order to apply for FY 2012-2013 JCPC funding, you must complete and submit your application online by accessing NC ALLIES. Please read and follow all instructions at the following link: http://www.juvjus.state.nc.us/jcpc/forms_agreements.html.
After submitting the application electronically, print and submit hard copies to:
725 McDowell Road
Asheboro, NC 27205
The application deadline is March 30, 2012 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.
Randolph County Health Department
posted 2/20/2012 @ 3:30 p.m.
The Health Department and some local Randolph County veterinarians will co-sponsor a Rabies Clinic at the office of participating vets on 3/27/2012. The cost is $10.00 per dog or cat. Call 318-6198 for more information. Visit the Animal Control/Animal Shelter page.
Randolph County Emergency Services
posted 2/17/2012 @ 5:30 p.m.
Winter Weather Expected Sunday Evening February 19, 2012.
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Randolph County Elections
Randolph County Office Building Closed
posted 2/10/2012 @ 2:20 p.m.
The Randolph County Office Building located at 725 McDowell Road, Asheboro has closed for the day due to a sewer line problem. The Tax Department and Randolph County Information Technology Department are scheduled to reopen Monday, February 13 at 8:00 a.m.
RANDOLPH COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Make plans to go book shopping on Feb 18 or 19 from 12-4pm! A percentage of proceeds from sales at Books-a-Million in Asheboro will benefit the Randolph County Animal Shelter!! We'll have a table set up at the entrance on Saturday from 12-2pm to talk to you, show off photos of our adoptable pets, and answer questions. We hope to see lots of you there!
2012 RANDOLPH COUNTY TAX LISTING
Beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2012
All persons, farms, business firms and corporations in
Randolph County are required by North Carolina Law to list
all personal property except tagged (registered) vehicles for
taxation before midnight, January 31, 2012.
Please note that tagged (registered) vehicles will be listed for you by the Tax Department.
Fill out your listing form at home and return in an envelope by mail to avoid standing in line or drop it in our night deposit box located outside the office building. Mail before midnight, January 31, 2012 to avoid a 10% late list penalty on personal property, with the exception of tagged (registered) vehicles. Late list penalty begins February 1, 2012.
YOU MAY LIST AT THE RANDOLPH COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING
725 MCDOWELL ROAD, ASHEBORO, NC 27205
Monday thru Friday, beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2012 thru Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
PLEASE BRING YOUR LISTING FORM
NOTE: The schedules and guides for personal property values will be available for public review during the month of January at the Randolph County Tax Department.