Welcome to The Randolph Bulletin

Local News, History, and Events for Eastern Randolph County.

  • Pottery of North Carolina
    Like many towns on the Deep River, one cannot imagine how busy Franklinville was and how many potters it could support. One of the oldest was Enock Spinks Craven {1810-1893). Craven produced salt-glazed utilitarian stoneware and taught his nephew James Madison Hayes (1832-1922) to make pottery in his shop. Hayes madepottery in Franklinville before moving […]
  • Ramseur Fall Festival Article from 1989
    The following article is of the very first Ramseur Fall Festival and is taken from the Ramseur Bulletin on Wednesday, October 25th, 1989. Merchant Pleased with First Effort: Festival Crowd Likes The Main Event Main Street put its best foot forward and came away a win­ner last Saturday as the first Ramseur Fall Festival was […]
  • The Ramseur Fall Festival – “A DAY ON MAIN STREET”: The First Festival
    by WT Cox This year marks the 33rd year of the Ramseur Fall Festival. An event that has become a tradition in our small town. But how did this festival get started and why. I can answer those questions because I was one of the original founding members. Here is a brief history: Back in […]
  • TEA TALK: Yerba Mate (What is that?)
    By, Mary Murkin What has the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate all in one beverage?  That would be Yerba mate (pronounced Yer-bah mah-tay)—naturally caffeinated and nourishing leaves of the South American rainforest holly tree.  Tribes from South America have sipped Yerba mate for centuries.  These rainforest people experienced effects of nourishment, focus, and invigoration from drinking this […]
  • Swimsuit Dilemma
    by Debra Vernon I am blessed to have many friends and acquaintances to share this thing called “life”. And there are two I know I can count on through thick or thin. We refer to ourselves as the “YaYa’s” and we have a grand old time when we are in each other’s company. A couple […]
  • NC 22: The Pottery Capital of North Carolina’s Past
    This is our second issue on Pottery in Randolph County, “NC Highway 22, the first “Potter’s Highway”. Renowned potter and historian Robert (Bob) Armfield highlights some of the most distinguished potteries from on and around NC Hwy 22 from Coleridge to New Salem. Before Seagrove and NC705 became famous for the pottery shops from that […]
  • Swimsuit Dilemma
    by Debra Vernon I am blessed to have many friends and acquaintances to share this thing called “life”. And there are two I know I can count on through thick or thin. We refer to ourselves as the “YaYa’s” and we have a grand old time when we are in each other’s company. A couple […]
  • The Joy in Beekeeping
    by Christina Zink Being a beekeeper is a rewarding job. Honeybees are fascinating creatures and their social structure is much more complex than some can imagine. The female honeybee has many roles in a working hive. She puts on the hat of a nurse bee when first born then grows into a guard bee by […]
  • Insurance, Heal Thyself
    by Debra Vernon Recently, I experienced some abdominal distress which would come and go, but never entirely go away.  After one eventful morning full of pain and unpleasant side effects, I figured I had better have it checked out.  This is when I entered the world of “healthcare insurance hell” and it has been quite […]

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The Ramseur Bulletin is a publication of the Free Spirit Press, which is owned by Leather & Brass Inc.,  also the owner of Zack White Leather Co and Cox Farm Mart and Home Center. Mail is PO Box 315, Ramseur, NC  27316. E-mail is info@ramseurbulletin.com. Our editor is Mrs. Oliva Pemberton. Our office is open Thursday and Friday from 8:30 till 5:00. We are located in the Zack White Leather Building in Ramseur at 809-A Moffitt Street. Phone 336-824-4488, ext 213 or at 336-685-1424. 

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W.T. Cox

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Oliva Pemberton

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