This is a section in our paper that will highlight the life and accomplishments of people in our community, either past or present.  We believe that our greatest assets are our neighbors, friends, and people who call this portion of North Carolina home.    

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Grace Saunders Kimrey: “Poet Laureate of Liberty Street”

Grace Evelyn Saunders Kimrey (1910-2001) was the “Poet Laureate of Liberty Street.” I called her “Miss Grace” in deference, and to flatter her, I once asked if she thought her books would become a “best seller” — to which she replied “it would be nice, but poetry rarely sells!” Another reflection on Miss Grace’s wit […]

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Tony Williamson

One of the most talented artists to come from Randolph County is Tony Willimason.  He is a world class mandolin player and musician.  If you Google Tony Williamson, you will see a list of his many accomplishments and notice that he is almost always listed as a native of Chatham County. Chatham County is where […]

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Tommy Edwards

I was saddened to learn that Tommy Edwards, a much loved  traditional bluegrass musician and teacher, passed away on Saturday morning, May 22, 2021.  Tommy was an exceptional musician who will long be remembered by the people who knew him.   He was 75 years old and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this […]

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Ramseur Dry Cleaners

A FAMILY TRADITION Friendly and reliable service is a trademark for many businesses in Randolph County. The folks around Ramseur have depended on the Mace family for dry cleaning services for almost nine decades and their family-run business spans three generations.  Ramseur Dry Cleaners is one of the oldest continually operated, family-run business in Randolph […]

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No One Saw It

by Debra Vernon A new year has come upon our community.  Gone are the harried and fretful days of 2020 – the year that changed us.  COVID became the grim reaper, and new phrases and known words became sinister – social distancing, flattening the curve, quarantine, curfew.   Family gatherings were impacted, as well as worship.  […]