News & Announcements


November is National Adoption Month

Posted November 5, 2019

Randolph County DSS has scheduled an informational session on December 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Randolph County Social Services, 1512 North Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC to promote awareness and the need for foster and adoptive homes. We hope that those interested will attend the session to find out more about this ever-growing need in the community and eventually accept the challenge of becoming a Randolph County foster/adoptive home. 

Adoption awareness ribbons and informational materials are available at Randolph County DSS. Anyone interested in these materials or setting up a display should call 336-683-8036. 

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent? Contact a Foster Care Licensing Social Worker at your local DSS. In Randolph County call 336-683-8062 or email foster.adopt@randolphcountync.gov today. For more information, visit: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/ or the Randolph County website at: http://www.randolphcountync.gov/Departments/Social-Services

 


 

 

Trunk or Treat

PLAN B-reminder: We will be using the Sheriff’s Office and Meeting Room A on the first floor for trick-or-treating (inside).

 





JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICE 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and North Carolina Emergency Management have received the following applications for Federal grant funding. Notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s consideration to provide funding in the form of a Hazard Mitigation Grant. 

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and provide public notices of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12892 also requires FEMA to provide an opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations. 

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions. 

  1. Applicant: Randolph County, North Carolina
    Project Title: Randolph County Acquisition Project
    Location of Proposed Work: The area affected by this project consists of potentially two (2) properties located on the following streets in Randolph County: Shean Drive and Ashland Drive.

    Maps of the project areas associated with the grant applications can be reviewed by contacting Mr. Evan I. Grady at 336-318-6978. 

  2. Proposed Work and Purpose: This will be a voluntary acquisition program. For all property owners who decide to participate in this voluntary program, the properties will be acquired using HMGP grant funds. The properties will be deeded as open space in perpetuity and will be allowed to revert to their natural state.  

  3. Project Alternatives: Not taking a mitigation action is an option, but not an acceptable one. The reasoning for rejecting the No Action Alternative is that doing so will not mitigate any risks. The entire project area would remain in danger from future flood events. Without acquiring these structures, damages and the risk of potential loss of life will continue to be a threat. The second alternative is to elevate the structures. However, the most effective mitigation action is to remove the structures completely from the high-risk area, thereby eliminating any future risk to the structure. These homeowners prefer acquisition and complete elimination of their risk, so elevation is considered a less preferable option. 

  4. Comment Period:

    Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to Randolph County, Attn: Mr. Evan I. Grady, or emailed evan.grady@randolphcountync.gov by Oct. 31, 2019

    Download Notice 
     



    Apps You Want To Know: 
    A Parent’s Guide to What You May OR May Not 
    Want to Know About Your Child’s Social Media Life.
    .. 

    When it comes to your children, they are looking for you to have an open conversation with them. You may think you are invading their privacy, but you are looking out for their best interest. Don’t be scared; it will all be okay. You might end up surprising yourself on what your child tells you.    Download flyer



    2019 Randolph County Municipal Election

    Early Voting dates and times
    Early voting will be held at the Randolph County Board of Elections NEW location
    1457 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC 27203

    Dates and Times:
    Wednesday, October 16 – Friday, October 18 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Monday, October 21 – Friday, October 25 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Monday, October 28 – Friday, November 1 8:00am – 5:00pm


     

    Annual Blood Drive 

    posted 7/29/2019

    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, 2019, Randolph County Government will be sponsoring its 10th 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: 

    • Using our online scheduling system located at: www.militarydonor.com and Sponsor Code: ASHE
    • Contacting 336-318-6340 
    • Contacting Amanda Varner at amanda.varner@randolphcountync.gov

    If there are any questions about deferral criteria, you can go to the website at https://www.militaryblood.dod.mil/Donors/can_i_donate.aspx .

    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 

     

     


    Department of Social Services

    PRESS RELEASE

     

    NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE ENROLLMENT BEGINS JULY 15TH

    If you are one of the 24,000 individuals in Randolph County that receive Medicaid or help those that do, please be aware. Most people will get the same Medicaid services in a new way --- through health plans. This is called Medicaid Managed Care.” The majority of the individuals in Randolph County who receive Medicaid benefits will be mailed enrollment packets beginning June 28, 2019. The packets will include information on the new managed care system and educate beneficiaries on how to choose a Prepaid Health Plan (PHP) that will administer their services. To be clear, most Medicaid beneficiaries will need to take action and choose a health plan. If you do not choose a health plan by September 13th, a plan will be chosen for you by the enrollment broker. The enrollment packets will have the information needed to choose and enroll.

    There are new players in Medicaid Managed Care. These new players are the Enrollment Broker and the Prepaid Health Plans (PHP). A PHP is a group of doctors, hospitals and other health care professionals. They work together to provide needed care for patients. Each PHP has its own network of qualified doctors and health care professionals. The local Department of Social Service’s basic role in determining eligibility for Medicaid does not change, but beneficiaries will need to add these new players to their contact list.

    Only the Enrollment Broker (which is a separate entity from your local DSS) can answer questions and enroll beneficiaries in a PHP. In order for a Medicaid beneficiary to keep their current doctor they should contact the Enrollment Broker, called Maximus. Maximus can help determine which plans the doctor works with, then enter the beneficiary’s choice of one of those plans. Medicaid beneficiaries can call the Enrollment Broker at 1-833-870-5500 (TTY 1-833-870-5588) between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. 7 days a week. The call is a free call. Enrollment is also available online at ncmedicaidplans.gov.

    A Medicaid family should receive one enrollment packet per household. The packet will explain which family members need to choose a PHP and Primary Care Provider (PCP).

    After a beneficiary enrolls in a plan, the PHP will send them information and a new Medicaid card. That card will be used to get health care services. For those who live in Randolph County, the deadline to enroll is September 13, 2019. On September 16, 2019, PHPs and PCPs will be automatically assigned for those that did not select a PHP or PCP with the Enrollment Broker.

    For information about Medicaid eligibility, contact your local DSS. For more information about choosing and enrolling in a health plan, call Maximus directly at 1-833-870-5500.

    What do you need to do?

     

 

 

 

     


The Randolph County Register of Deeds Office, Board of Elections and Veterans Services Office will be closed Monday, July 29, 2019 for building maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Randolph County Fire Service Advisory Council

The Randolph County (NC) Fire Service Advisory Council will hold its regular (quarterly) business meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 6:00 pm. 

The meeting will be held at the Randolph County Emergency Services Headquarters, located at 760 New Century Drive, Asheboro.

All meetings are open to the public.



Tax Listing

Beginning Wednesday, January 2, 2019 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, 2019. 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, 2019 to avoid a 10% late list penalty on personal property, with the exception of tagged (registered) vehicles. Late list penalty begins February 1, 2019.

Extensions must be requested before January 31, 2019. Extensions are granted until April 15, 2019. Extension requests may be mailed to taxextension@randolphcountync.gov.

YOU MAY LIST AT THE RANDOLPH COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING AT:
725 MCDOWELL RD—ASHEBORO, NC 27205
Monday thru Friday, beginning Wednesday, January 2, 2019 thru Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 9am to 5pm

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.

Tax website

 

 


2018 News


Governor's Volunteer Service Award - Deadline 12/14/2018   

NC Commission Volunteerism community service

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.

 

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
         
         United Way of Randolph County
         363 South Cox Street
         Asheboro, NC 27204
         336-626-6643
         emitchell@uwrandolph.org

  2. Each year, the county coordinator solicits for nominations.  Deadline to have to the coordinator is December 14th.
  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.

Here you will find the 2019 Governors Awards application, it is in a fillable PDF format, it explains the eligibility and the submission requirements, please complete and save the PDF.  Email the completed form as an attachment to emitchell@uwrandolph.org.

 



Come Hike and Walk with Healthy Communities A3

Walks will begin at 9 a.m. at the designated park.

  • Saturday, Oct. 20: Walk at Creekside Park, 214 Park Drive, Archdale.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27: Walk at Presnell Park, 5129 Seagrove Plank Road, Seagrove (address is considered Asheboro but is in the Seagrove area)
  • Saturday, Nov. 3: Walk at Freedom Park, 800 Hamilton Drive, Liberty.
  • Saturday, Nov. 10: Walk at Bicentennial Park, 151 Sunset Ave., Asheboro.

Hikes will meet at the Asheboro Downtown Farmers’ Market, 134 S. Church St., at 1:30 p.m. to car caravan to the site of the hike.

  • Sunday, Oct. 14: Hike in the Birkhead Wilderness in Asheboro to Cooper Cemetery.
  • Sunday, Oct. 21: Hike to the Gold Mines in the Birkhead Wilderness in the Uwharrie Forest.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28: Hike at Ridge’s Mountain Nature Preserve maintained by the N.C. Zoo.
  • Sunday, Nov. 4: Hike at Franklinville Rail Trail to the historic Faith Rock.
  • Sunday, Nov. 11: Hike at Mount Shepherd Retreat Center to the highest point in Randolph County.

For all events, dress appropriately for an outdoor walk or hike over rolling hills and potentially rough terrain on hikes. Bring water to drink and wear closed-toed shoes for comfort. If it is raining at the time of the event, the walk or hike will be cancelled.

Visit http://healthycommunitiesa3.com/ 


Hurricane Florence - posted 9/13/2018

The forecast for Randolph County has winds increasing this afternoon and tonight to 25-30mph, with gust between 35-40mph. Rain is expected to begin Friday. These conditions will last through the weekend. In total, we could see 4-7 inches of rainfall. As this time, we are not anticipating life-threatening conditions, but we are still planning for scattered trees down and power outages. The heaviest rain, thus the chance for flash flooding, could occur Saturday and Sunday. 

Randolph County will open an safety shelter at the First Baptist Church in Asheboro (133 N Church St) which is across from Asheboro City Hall. The shelter will open at 8:00PM on 9/13/2018 for any resident that does not feel comfortable sheltering at home. If you decide to come to the emergency shelter, please bring the following items:
 - Identification
 - Any prescription medications that you must take
 - Personal hygiene items
 - Pillow and blanket
 - Cards, games, entertainment
 - Any special food and snacks you may want

At this time, daily meals will not be provided unless local food establishments close due to power outages.

Although pets will not be allowed to stay in the shelter with you, we can accommodate your dog or cat in a safe, nearby location. Please bring a crate, pet food, collar, leash, and proof of vaccine. You will be responsible for the walking and feeding of your animal.


 

 


November 6, 2018 General Election 

Early Voting Dates

Wednesday, October 17 - Saturday, November 3

Asheboro – North Gate Plaza 1463 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro

Archdale - Archdale Community Services Building 213 Balfour Dr., Archdale

Franklinville - Franklinville United Methodist Church - 227 West Main St., Franklinville

Randleman - Randleman Community Center 144 W. Academy St., Randleman

Times are the same for all locations:    
Monday through Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 20 8:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, October 27 8:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 8:00am - 1:00pm

 

 

 


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING
 

Monday, August 13, 2018 
6:00 p.m. 
1909 Randolph County Historic Courthouse
Meeting Room 145-C
Worth Street, Asheboro 

On July 9, 2018, the Randolph County Board of Commissioners set a special meeting for Monday, August 13, 2018,at 6:00 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse meeting room, 145-C Worth St., Asheboro, NC.  

The purpose of this meeting is to hold a public hearing upon a “BOND ORDER AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $58,000,000 AGRICULTURAL CENTER BONDS OF THE COUNTY OF RANDOLPH.”

On behalf of Chairman David Allen and the Randolph County Board of Commissioners
Amanda Varner, Clerk
Randolph County Board Commissioners 

Notice of Public Hearing BOND ORDER AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $58,000,000 AGRICULTURAL CENTER BONDS OF THE COUNTY OF RANDOLPH


NC Real ID

The identification requirements in North Carolina are changing and Randolph County has partnered with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles to help spread the word. 

Congress passed the REAL ID Act requiring states to issue identification that meets higher security standards. REAL ID is a single form of identification that meets those standards.

In 2020, travelers without a REAL ID must provide additional identification to enter airport security checkpoints and visit most federal facilities.  In fact, some military installations have already begun to require REAL ID or alternative forms of identification to access the facility.

To avoid overwhelming lines, wait times or future delays in 2020, Randolph County and the NCDMV encourage you to schedule an appointment to obtain your REAL ID now.

To obtain a N.C. REAL ID, you must bring documentation to any driver license office that verifies your identity and current N.C. address. The complete list of requirements are available online here. You can schedule an appointment at any North Carolina driver license office by calling 919-715-7000.

If your license or ID card expires in 2020, you can renew your card as a REAL ID six months before it expires. The cost is the same as your regular renewal fee. If your card expires after Oct. 1, 2020, you can get a REAL ID for the cost of a duplicate ($13). Your expiration date will not change, but you will be able to renew your next driver license online and the gold star will remain on your card.

If you have any questions, please visit NCREALID.gov or contact Patrice Bethea at pbethea1@ncdot.gov or 919-604-1375. 

 


Randolph County Fire Service Advisory Council

Fire Service Advisory Council

The Randolph County (NC) Fire Service Advisory Council will hold its regular (quarterly) business meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 6:00 pm.   The meeting will be held at the Randolph County Emergency Services Headquarters, located at 760 New Century Drive, Asheboro.

All meetings are open to the public.


Social Services

The Community Partner Forum on Child Abuse is scheduled from 9 – 11 AM on April 24, 2018 at Northridge Church. In person attendance is by invitation only due to the amount of people we can accommodate and the space available. Therefore, the event is not open to the general public.

For the general public and those interested, the event will be broadcast live on the Randolph County YouTube Channel (updated 4/24)  

We have invited over 100 of our community professional partners including School(s), Child Care(s), Law Enforcement, Judicial, and Medical Professionals.

Presenters, in addition to DSS, will include:

  • Sara DePasquale, Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government at the UNC School of Government
  • Honorable Rob Wilkins, District Court Judge
  • Andrew Gregson, District Attorney  
  • Dr. Kathleen Riley, Child Medical Evaluation Pediatrician
  • A Child Abuse Survivor (now an Adult) that will share their story.

 


 


Do you ever wonder what there is to do around here? 

The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau has all of the answers.
The 2018 Visitors Guide is available at  www.heartofnorthcarolina.com
Or request a copy here: http://www.heartofnorthcarolina.com/travel-tools/request-form.htm

 


 
Randolph County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council - Requests for Proposals

posted 2/16/2018

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 Adult Corrections and 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 2018-2019 beginning on, or after, July 1, 2018.

Download complete document

In order to apply for FY 2018-2019 JCPC funding, you must complete and submit your application online by accessing NC ALLIES. Please read and follow all instructions at the following link: https://www.ncdps.gov/index2.cfm?a=000003,002476,002483,002482,002514

After submitting the application electronically, print and submit hard copies as indicated below. Private non-profits are also required to submit No Over Due Tax forms, Conflict of Interest Statements, and proof of 501(c)(3) status. 

Suzanne Dale
725 McDowell Road
Asheboro, NC 27205  

 

The application deadline is March 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM.

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.  

 



Attention Veterans
posted 2/8/2018 

Veterans Officer
Do you or does someone you know need qualified representation and assistance in obtaining benefits administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs? Randolph County Veterans Services works to ensure the highest quality of claims preparation and development for veterans and their dependents with the intent of affording the claimants the benefits to which they are entitled.

Contact the Randolph County Veterans Service Office at 336-318-6909

Staff attempt to reach out to disenfranchised and unserved veterans as well as those readjusting from military to civilian life to establish working relations with local, state, and federal organizations to assist veterans and their families who are in need of medical, mental health, educational, or other services.

 

 

 

 

 


 

2017 News

Interested in Foster Care or Adoption?

Randolph County DSS has scheduled two informational sessions in November to promote awareness and the need for foster and adoptive homes. The first is on November 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Archdale Public Library located at 10433 South Main Street, Archdale, NC 27263. The second informational session is on November 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm at The Exchange located at 204 South Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC 27203. We hope that you will join us at one of the sessions to find out more about this ever-growing need in our community.

Download the "November is National Adoption Month" Press Release


For more information, visit: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/  or the Randolph County DSS Aadoption / Foster Care webpage.


  

Governor's Volunteer Service Award - Deadline 12/16/2017

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.

Resources

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. 

 

 

 


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/