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Victim and drivers in fatal crash identified

ASHEBORO — The victim and drivers involved in a three-vehicle crash that took the life of a 10-year-old boy Wednesday have been identified. David Pulido, 10, of Asheboro, was fatally injured in the crash.


Family mourns loss of 10-year-old son killed in crash days before his birthday

ASHEBORO, N.C. -- An Asheboro family is heartbroken. Instead of planning a birthday party, they are preparing for a funeral. David Pulido’s 11th birthday was going to be on Saturday, but he died in a car crash on Wednesday.


‘Just Plowboys’ premiere postponed to September

By Larry Penkava lpenkava@courier-tribune.com Twitter: @larrypenkavaCT ASHEBORO — Due to post-production delays, talent availability and the need to shoot additional footage, the premiere of “Just Plowboys” has been postponed from March 9 to Saturday, Sept. 14, according to word from the producer/di


Spitting in officer’s face nets charge, higher bond

ASHEBORO — A woman being arrested received an additional charge when she spit on a detention officer Friday. According to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Amanda Brooke Howard, 29, of 1841 Poole Town Road, Asheboro, was being processed for an arrest by the Randleman Police


Adopted daughter gives North Carolina pastor transplant

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — Billy Houze is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lawndale. An area of the state that’s in desperate need. “We’re in the upper part of Cleveland County, which is the poorest part of the county,” Houze said.


Search of hotel room results in drug arrest

ASHEBORO — A man was arrested on drug charges following a search of a hotel room Thursday. According to an incident report from the Asheboro Police Department, the Vice Narcotics Unit and the Special Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at Superstay Plus Hotel, 242 Lakecrest Road, Asheboro, in


Asheboro man arrested for assault

ASHEBORO — A man was arrested after deputies were called to the scene of an assault Thursday. According to a press release, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Staley Farm Road area in reference to a family fight.


1 killed, 1 injured in Randolph County crash

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — One person was killed and another was injured in a crash in Randolph County Thursday night, according to Highway Patrol Master Trooper Brandon Baker. The crash was reported at 8:03 p.m. on Lanes Mill Road near Willie Wright Road.


Man looking for sex loses his pants

RANDLEMAN — Police are searching for the second suspect in an alleged robbery and assault that began in a bedroom closet and ended with a man losing his pants with $10,000 in the pocket.


Randolph County man inappropriately touched a child, sheriff's office says

ASHEBORO — A Franklinville man is in a Virginia jail without bail after authorities say he inappropriately touched a minor in January. Lonnie Dale Woods Jr., 46, of 1540 Whites Memorial Road, is accused of touching a child under the age of 16 while the child was staying with a friend at a residence


Asheboro Police vehicle hit on highway

ASHEBORO — An Asheboro Police Department vehicle was struck in a minor two-vehicle accident Wednesday evening. According to a press release, the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to the report of the two-vehicle crash on Interstate 73 near U.S. Highway 64.


N.C. Zoo loses Stan the rhino

Stanley the southern white rhinoceros was euthanized today at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. The 49-year-old rhino, known as Stan to those who loved him and his big, friendly personality, had been at the zoo since 1987. He was born in 1970 at the South African Umfolozi Park.


Tennessee man, wanted for trying to kill officer, arrested in Thomasville after multiple-state manhunt

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Officers arrested a man, wanted for attempted murder of a police officer, in Thomasville on Friday, according to police. Billy Alexander Stratton, 26, of Kingsport, Tennessee, was arrested and faces charges relating to the chase, a recovered stolen vehicle, a firearm and narcotic


Black Widow Killer is North Carolina's oldest woman on death row

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Second suspect in Feb. 8 burglary arrested

ASHEBORO — The second suspect in a residential burglary is now in custody at the Randolph County Jail. Danny Lee Minor, 24, of 1108 Williams St., Ramseur, was arrested Wednesday by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.


Child in critical condition after wreck on US-220 Business in Asheboro

ASHEBORO, N.C. — US-220 Business, North Fayetteville Street, was closed in both directions after a wreck left a child, about 10-years-old, in critical condition, Asheboro police report.


11-Year-Old Boy Killed In Three-Vehicle Wreck In Asheboro

ASHEBORO, N.C. — An 11-year-old boy died from injuries he got in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Asheboro. The boy was a passenger in a Black Nissan four-door car, according to Asheboro Police, and one of three children in the car. His name has not been released.


North Carolina woman convicted of DWI in fatal crash ordered to speak about dangers of drunk driving

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A judge sentenced Trisha Thompson to 120 days in jail after she was convicted of two felonies connected to a deadly crash in April 2018 that killed 911 dispatcher Nicole Schieb, WSOC reports.


Pair arrested on drug charges

ASHEBORO — A pair was arrested on drug charges after a search of a vehicle and residence Monday. According to a press release, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Kindley Farm Road in Asheboro in reference to an escort.


Friday Law Log, 2-15-19

* Joshua Lyn Fields, 21, 170 N. Bingham St., Denton, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. * Lara Diane Hall, 30, 7245 Birch Drive, Randleman, driving with license revoked, operate a vehicle with no insurance.