You can even call us ’The Cup,’ just read us

Ray Criscoe
Ray Criscoe

It’s been an interesting first few weeks in the life of the Asheboro HUB. It’s almost like having a real baby: There are some growing pains, of course, but mostly, there’s a lot of “oohs” and “aahs” whenever anybody sees your baby.

There have been many compliments that stand out for various reasons, but there have been some strange shares, as well. Continue reading You can even call us ’The Cup,’ just read us

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Joyce Spoon gets into finer detail about the annual Arts Guild Rummage Sale, and her ‘empress’ title

The Randolph Arts Guild’s Annual Rummage Sale is nigh: Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28.

Friday night entry costs $5 and the doors are open from 6-8 p.m., although the line typically starts forming as early as 4 o’clock.

There’s no cost on Saturday, when the doors are open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. In the middle of the day, the workers will take a lunch break and chase everybody out. When they reopen the sale about 30 minutes later, everything remaining will be half price. Continue reading Joyce Spoon gets into finer detail about the annual Arts Guild Rummage Sale, and her ‘empress’ title

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Debra Spinks, painter and multimedia artist

HUB: How did you get started on your artistic journey?

DEBRA SPINKS: “When I was a kid, I was told that I had no artistic talent. Although I enjoyed doing creative arts, that was a powerful message for me, and so I stopped making art.

“Living in California, I had children at a relatively young age, and most of my energy went towards raising a family. When I turned 40, my daughter, Elizabeth, was old enough at that time to be left more on her own. It was around that time that I began to take community art education courses, watercolor and drawing workshops. Continue reading Debra Spinks, painter and multimedia artist

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Is perception the problem?

Ray Chapuis
Ray Chapuis

This article will touch on the public perception of corrections and law enforcement.

These professions have always been a tough business. Over the course of a career, officers see the best and the worst in humanity. They may be thanked for what they do, then be spit upon not an hour later.

Continue reading Is perception the problem?

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Hospice of Randolph County celebrates 32 years!

By David Caughron, Director of Marketing and Development

Hospice care helps patients and families focus on living. Coping with a serious or life-limiting illness is not easy. In fact, it might be the hardest work you’ll ever do. Working with doctors and hospitals, navigating the maze of care needs, figuring out insurance coverage — all in addition to taking care of your family — can be overwhelming.

At Hospice of Randolph County, we want the community to know that there’s help available that brings comfort, love and respect when they are most needed. The time a family might need us doesn’t follow a calendar or occur only during certain seasons, so our message must make an impression that stays with people throughout the year.

Continue reading Hospice of Randolph County celebrates 32 years!

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Asheboro saw its own ‘Gentleman Tramp’

Nancy Harding Klepacki
Nancy Klepacki-Harding

The fall of 1905 brought a vagabond to Asheboro. It wasn’t Charlie Chaplin, but rather one L.D. Snow, “The Gentleman Tramp” announced by small silver-colored coins he handed out, engraved with that lofty title.

In exchange for a “souvenir,” he asked only for a signature for his “fact book” (a huge, dirty and overflowing bundle by the time he arrived here, already containing nearly 2,000 signatures) and whatever price the recipient cared to pay.

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Finding The Perfect Low-Maintenance Pet

A RISING INTERNET STAR – Marutaro is an adorable pygmy hedgehog and rising Internet star behind the popular Twitter account @Hedgehogdays. (PHOTO: twistedsifter.com)

Pets can be a fun and joyful addition to any family, although it can be very tricky to figure out the best pet for you and your lifestyle. Whether you are busy, live in a small space, have allergies that make having a pet difficult, or simply want a low-maintenance pet, here are some suggestions for pets that are fun, make great companions and are easy to care for.

Aquarium fish have a much higher survival rate than fish that live in a fishbowl, yet do not require much more attention or different care. There can be a higher initial cost for the setup of an aquarium, but once it is properly set up, the only requirements of the owner are regular feeding and cleaning of the tank. And if you have a good, working filter, cleaning only has to happen about once every month. An additional benefit of having a well-maintained aquarium of fish is that it can be decorative in your home, doubling as a centerpiece or conversation starter when you have guests. Continue reading Finding The Perfect Low-Maintenance Pet

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How many gifts can be expected?

Illustration by Melanie DeLoach.
Illustration by Melanie DeLoach.

Dear Aunt Lil,

Please help!!! In the small company I work for, there are 8 ladies who are expecting in the next few months— we do not do company baby showers for co-workers. I only know a couple of them well enough to give them gifts for their upcoming arrivals. However, you know that all of the ladies will show each other any gifts they might get at work, and it would be known if I gave to a couple of them and not the others. Do I go with the give to all or the give to none policy when I really would like to give something to the couple of co-workers who I do feel closer to? Thank you for your help with this!

Signed,

To Gift or Not to Gift?

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A tale from USS North Carolina

I have had the pleasure of working with a local paranormal group called Positively Paranormal.

They are just a group of local people that have their own take on the para-normal and want to learn through investigations and research what paranormal activity really is.

Two of the team leaders are Matt Shelar and Brian Martin. They have included me in a few investigations.

Continue reading A tale from USS North Carolina

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