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Governor's Volunteer Service Award

The North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is a division within the Office of the Governor of the State of North Carolina that encourages community service and volunteerism as a means of problem solving across the state.

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North Carolinians have always shown their concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in local communities across the state. This proud tradition of volunteerism and community service was first recognized by the Office of the Governor in 1979. 
The Governor's Volunteer Service Award honor the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. Any person, group, or business from the public, non-profit and private sector may be nominated for an award. 
North Carolinians have always shown their concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in local communities across the state. This proud tradition of volunteerism and community service was first recognized by the Office of the Governor in 1979. 
The Governor's Volunteer Service Award honor the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. Any person, group, or business from the public, non-profit and private sector may be nominated for an award. 

Nomination Process

 

  1. Each NC county has a designated person who serves as the coordinator for the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards program.
         
    Randolph County
         Andrew Oliver, Volunteer Coordinator
         Volunteer Center
         United Way of Randolph County
         363 South Cox Street
         Asheboro, NC 27204
         336-626-6643
         aoliver@uwrandolph.org

  2. Each year, the county coordinator solicits for nominations.  Deadline to have to the coordinator is December 16th.
  3. Any individual, family, group/team from the public, nonprofit and private sector may be nominated.
  4. All nominations are submitted locally to the county coordinator.
  5. A local selection committee reviews and evaluates the nominations and forwards up to ten of the highest ranked nominations to the Commission.
  6. Upon nomination review by the Commission, recipients of the Governor's Volunteer Service Award are determined.
  7. A statewide panel reviews and evaluates nominations for the Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service and determines which volunteers will be an award recipient.

 

 

Department of Social Services

PRESS RELEASE: September 2017

 

“Leaving your child home alone. What’s the right thing to do?” 

Social Workers at Randolph County Department of Social Services often receive the question: “At what age can I legally leave my child home alone?” That question often comes either at the beginning, or end, of a new school year. It is understood that most parents will eventually face the decision to leave their child home alone for the first time...whether they are just running to the store for a few minutes or working during after-school hours. Children face real risks when left unsupervised and leaving a young child unsupervised may be considered neglect. However, being trusted to stay home alone can be a positive experience for a child who is mature and well prepared. It can boost confidence and promote independence and responsibility. 

This one question should be answered with many additional questions...and some planning. Parents should consider factors such as the child’s age, physical and mental abilities, and length of the parents’ absence. Also consider the home environment or any other combination of factors that could put the child at risk.  Here are some key things to consider.

  • Age vs. maturity:  In NC there is no “legally” defined age when children are allowed to stay home alone. The question really is: “When is it okay to leave a child at home alone?” Children mature at different rates and maturity is more of a factor than age. Therefore, parents should consider the child’s physical and mental abilities to take care of themselves. Do they obey rules and make good decisions? Are they comfortable, or are they fearful, of being alone?  
     
  • Circumstances:  When and how a child is left home alone can make a difference to his or her safety and success. How long will your child be alone?  Is it be during the day, evening or night? Is food in the home already prepared so the child does not need to use a stove? Do they know who, when, and how to get help during an emergency? What does the child consider an emergency?  How many children are being left alone? Children who are ready to stay alone by themselves may not be ready to care for other children. 
     
  • Safety Skills:  Does the child know where you are and how to contact you at all times? Does the child know how to lock or secure doors? Does the family have a safety plan and can the child follow it?  Does the child know what to do if a visitor comes to the door? Does the child know the full names of their parents...as well as their own full names? Are there trusted adults nearby that can help in an emergency...or if the child becomes afraid? 

Parents should consider having a trial period to see how it goes, establish some rules and write them down, discuss emergencies and check in while away. Don’t overdo it. Even a mature, responsible child should not be left home alone too much or for too long. Consider other options such as programs offered by schools, community centers, youth, or faith based organizations to help the child stay connected and involved. 

 

 

Annual Blood Drive

posted 8/30/2017

Armed Services Blood Program

They sacrifice more than what we could ever imagine, they answer a call that many of us ignore, but because of them, the US military, we are able to enjoy our everyday life. They don't ask for much, just to be supported and not forgotten.

On October 10, 2017, Randolph County Government will be sponsoring its annual blood drive to support the military. It will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the National Guard Armory located at 1430 S. Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC. 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 by scheduling your donation appointment online.

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. 

Many Randolph County citizens have served, or are serving, their country. 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.

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: 

If there are any questions about deferral criteria, you can go to the website at www.militaryblood.dod.mil and there’s a link on becoming a blood donor that lists out possible reasons that you could get deferred.

Medication list: http://pathology.ucla.edu/workfiles/Education/Transfusion%20Medicine/Armed-Services-Medication-List.pdf
Medical condition list: http://www.militaryblood.dod.mil/About/doc/ASBP_Medical_Conditions_List.pdf 

 

 


Meeting - Randolph County Fire Service Advisory Committee

The Randolph County (NC) Fire Service Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 pm, at the Randolph County Emergency Services Headquarters, located at 760 New Century Drive, Asheboro.



Opioid Crisis Icon

The Randolph County Commissioners hosted a County Leadership Forum on Opioid Abuse, Friday, August 18. If you were unable to attend the forum, a video of the forum is available for viewing on the County's YouTube channel. (agenda)


Randolph County Tax Department

Tax bills paid by 5pm, August 31, recieive 2% discount.


Randolph County Fire Service Advisory Council

The Randolph County (NC) Fire Service Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, July 20, 2016, at 6:00 pm, at the Randolph County Emergency Services Headquarters, located at 760 New Century Drive, Asheboro, for its regular quarterly meeting. 
 



Happy 4th of July!

posted 7/3/2017

The fourth of July is upon us, a holiday that signifies a meaningful moment in U.S. history, a date that marks our official independence as a nation. Over time, freedom and independence have come to take on very deep meaning for everyone.

“They sacrifice more than what we could ever imagine, they answer a call that many of us ignore, but because of them, the US military, we are able to enjoy our everyday life. They don't ask for much, just to be supported and not forgotten.”

Did you know? When the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) cannot collect enough blood, the military must purchase products from civilian agencies, such as the Red Cross (assuming that blood is available for purchase). The average cost of blood from outside sources is about $250 per unit.   THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE TO PAY MORE THAN THEY ALREADY DO IN SERVICE.

Since 1962, the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) has served as the sole provider of blood for the United States military. As a tri-service organization, the ASBP collects, processes, stores and distributes blood and blood products to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and their families worldwide. As with any blood collection agency, their mission is to make sure that they are collecting donors, but very distinct from their civilian counterparts. This program is devoted to the military services. So, the blood they collect is devoted totally for Department of Defense use, whether that’s the warfighters who are deployed or their service families, overseas or not. So, the distinction there is that the civilian community, of course, has to support our community hospitals, etc., but the Armed Services Blood Program is really there for the warfighter and his or her family.

To register to donate blood on October 10th: https://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&expand=77247&zc=27205


If there are any questions about deferral criteria, you can go to the website at www.militaryblood.dod.mil and there’s a link on becoming a blood donor that lists out possible reasons that you could get deferred.


Medication list: http://pathology.ucla.edu/workfiles/Education/Transfusion%20Medicine/Armed-Services-Medication-List.pdf
Medical condition list: http://www.militaryblood.dod.mil/About/doc/ASBP_Medical_Conditions_List.pdf 




Community Information Meeting Scheduled for Mega Site Water and Sewer Improvements 

posted 6/8/2017

The Greensboro-Randolph Mega Site is planned as the home for a major employer that would provide new manufacturing and supporting jobs, benefitting the entire region. As part of the Mega Site Project, the City of Greensboro will provide water and sewer system improvements to the Mega Site to further enhance and positively impact the local and state economy. 

You are invited! 

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Providence Grove High School, 5555 Mack Lineberry Rd, Climax, NC 27233 

The purpose of the meeting is to present the final design and discuss utility easements with property owners. Maps showing the Project area and water and sewer improvements will be available for review and the Project team will be available to answer questions. 

Over the past two years, the Project team completed preliminary field surveys and examinations of the properties along the proposed alignment of the water and sewer pipeline. Survey results were used to determine a final design and need for utility easements. Once easements are acquired and all permits are obtained, construction will begin.  

View press release http://greensboro-randolphmegasite.com/news/meetings
 


 

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

posted 3/6/2017

March 5-11, 2017 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina.

Visit National Weather Service for details - http://www.weather.gov/rah/2017ncswpw


Notice of Special Meetings - Budget

posted 2/8/2017

Historic Courthouse Meeting Room - 145 Worth St., Asheboro  

The Randolph County Board of Commissioners has set the following special meetings for the 2017-2018 budget planning process. They will be held in the meeting room of the 1909 Randolph County Historic Courthouse.  

 

Randolph County 2017-2018 Budget Schedule

Tuesday, May 30

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 8

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  

All County Departments

Monday, June 12

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 19

6:00 p.m.

Approve Close-out Budget Amendments for FY 16-17

Budget Discussion

Adopt School and Fire District Tax Rates

Adopt Fee Schedules

Adoption of Final Budget

  


Mega Site Duke Energy Study

 

updated 2/6/2017 

In June 2016, the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite Foundation announced its plans to partner with Duke Energy to conduct a comprehensive siting study to identify a new transmission line corridor that would minimize impacts to the community and provide a reliable source of electricity to the megasite. The siting study process is a first step to furnish the 1,500-acre megasite with a reliable and efficient source of electrical power. 

Duke Energy took great care to review and carefully consider all of the community input and expert analysis and, based on extensive evaluation, a final corridor has been selected for the future Greensboro-Randolph Megasite 100-kilovolt (kV) transmission line.  

Construction activities will not commence on the future transmission line until the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite Foundation has secured a customer for Duke Energy to supply with power. The timeline for securing a customer is unknown at this time. 

If you have questions or comments about a proposed route, contact Duke Energy at CarolinasTransmissionEnhancement@duke-energy.com  or at the toll-free phone number, 1-800-365-8979.

For more information or to see an interactive map for the Duke Energy study: http://www.power-viz.com/grmegasite/

 

 

posted 12/13/2016

Duke Energy has been conducting a siting study for a new transmission line corridor that they say will be needed to provide electricity from Duke Energy’s existing 100-kilovolt (kV) infrastructure to the megasite once a customer is secured. The study is performed by a team of scientists, planners and engineers who collect and analyze environmental, physical, real estate and land use information within the study area to identify potential transmission line corridors. The Alternate Corridor Evaluation and Comparison process is to select a corridor that will minimize impacts on homes, cultural resources, the community and the environment while meeting the legal and engineering requirements of the project.

Public involvement was an essential part of the transmission line siting study process. Community input at the public meetings helped to improve the process and provide a better result. Duke Energy expects to announce their selected route in the first quarter of 2017.

If you have questions or comments about a proposed route, contact Duke Energy at CarolinasTransmissionEnhancement@duke-energy.com  or at the toll-free phone number, 1-800-365-8979.

For more information or to see an interactive map for the Duke Energy study: http://www.power-viz.com/grmegasite/