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  table of contents    december 2010

features departments
library celebrates 75th year 6    letters
from the publisher
The library was always a special place for me. Growing up, we
did not have a lot of extra money so our entertainment needed 7    letters
to be inexpensive. from the mayor
8    editorial

18
dave 2.0 beta
14 community news
readers digest-we hear you america
16  community news
earn it, value it, love it us figure skating championships
It’s another New Year and along with the promise of a new 17  natures nuances
body, a new car or even a new relationship, has the thought of in a winter wonderland
a new focus on your finances come to mind? 22  community news briefs
For some, no. But for many, the hopes of getting it together the razure of oblivion: new work

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financially has not only been a dream, but even a life-long by ross holt
struggle. homemade valentine class
23    community character
mark joyce
sojourney 26    music: local artists
nu-blu
If you’re the kind of person that can’t let a New Year pass
without making a really interesting resolution, and you have 31    cool kid
determined that this is the year that you will fully understand kayla lewallen
man and his place here on earth, do yourself a favor and get a 32  the cellar
fresh copy of Handel’s Messiah. life is like a box of chocolates

28 33  wine pairing recipe


beef and mushroom ragu
36    daily devotion
i believe i have a vacuum leak... powerless
37    community news
G&G Automotive is an auto repair shop and state inspection operation red sleigh, inc
station on Old Liberty Road in Asheboro, opened by Gil and Rosie
Goldstein in August, 2009. Customers come in everyday with all
38  zoo zeal
zoo loses one of its oldest & most popular
types of issues, from a tire going low to major engine problems.
animals

34 40  restaurant review


magnolia 23
42  ask the expert
rejuvenation medspa
44  community events
46  family matters
all about couponing with mrs. happy homemaker

fashion
reduce, resell,
reuse
Kara Newton (born Geise)
always wanted to be
in retail. Growing up in
Burlington, her dad, Tim
Geise, owned a donation-

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Outreach Thrift Store.

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PUBLISHER New Haven, Connecticut and with a B.A. in English
Sherry B. Johnson, ext 802 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. St.
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lauren@asheboromagazine.com Tom Gillespie
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CREATIVE DIRECTOR & public affairs specialist at the North Carolina Zoo.
production@asheboromagazine.com After 20 years as a U.S. Coast Guard photojournalist
& pubic-affairs specialist, Tom retired from the military
in 1996 to work as senior editor & photo editor for
Outdoor Traveler magazine in Charlottesville, VA, before
Asheboro Magazine’s printed coming to the zoo. Tom earned a photography degree
distribution is 3,000 copies. It from Randolph Community College & a photojournalism
is hand-delivered to the upscale degree from Syracuse University. He has won national
neighborhoods in Asheboro & international awards with his photography. His work
which is roughly 1,500 homes. has appeared in Time, National Review, USAToday, The
The other 1,500 editions are Washington Post, The New York Times & in almost all
distributed through high-end major East Coast newspapers. Tom’s column Zoo Tales
retails locations, the library, appears in about 25 newspapers across the state. He &
hotels and other high-traffic his wife Debra live in Trinity, NC
areas. Additionally, Asheboro
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  from the mayor   letters

The extreme cold weather of


December was a challenge for
each of us.
David H. Smith
Mayor, City of Asheboro

There are many people who take thaw cycles played havoc with the water/ all night on three occasions. Consider
on especially harsh winter conditions sewer infrastructure, much of which is how miserable it must be digging in the
to make lives easier for the rest of the over 80 years old. Water and Sewer frozen ground, outside temperatures
community, and I want to take this Maintenance Department repair crews approaching single digits, wet, cold,
opportunity to thank them. are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the dark, working to minimize the
When you turn on the faucet or flush and 365 days a year. In December alone, inconvenience to citizens.
the toilet, do you ever stop to consider repair crews logged 136 hours attending During winter storms the police
the effort behind the delivery system? to 34 breaks – including 76 hours after continue to patrol, the fire department
How about getting to work after a winter the regular work day ended and working is on the job, employees of the
storm like the one Christmas street department, fleet
weekend? We take these maintenance, grounds
things for granted, as we and facilities maintenance
should in a well-run city. departments and many
I want to share with you others leave the comfort of
some information about city their homes and families to
operations during winter attend to our city. It’s all part
weather. During snow/ice of the job, but I believe they
storms street department still deserve our thanks. I
employees (many of whom believe we have the best city
volunteer to be on call) work employees anywhere. To the
12 hour shifts. They prepare street department and fleet
for each predicted winter maintenance employees who
weather event by spraying were called in around 5:00
brine (a saltwater mixture) p.m. on Christmas Day and to
onto the streets. When ice all the public safety workers
and snow begin to accumulate who spent the holiday away
they begin to salt and from their family and loved
plow the city streets. Fleet ones, I want to say a special
maintenance staff is on hand thank you.
to keep the rolling stock on the Remember, citizens –
road. The hours are long; the it’s only January. We can
weather miserable – but your only guess what challenges
dedicated city employees the next three months will
step up to get the job done. present. Pray for an early
Photo submitted by Darwin Smith, Asheboro Fire & Security
The December freeze and spring! 
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mother where I was at any given time, Mark Zuckerburg, became a billionaire
she couldn't have told you. at age 23 only four years after launching
Fast forward 35 years (just typing his company. He is now 26 and is the
that number makes me feel old). My 35th wealthiest person in the United
kids have friends they have never met States. My point is, technology is not
in person. My daughter has a friend in only moving information along at an
Delaware who she met through a friend unprecedented pace, it is also moving
of a friend and they have only ever seen wealth northward at mind-blowing
each other on Skype. She has other speeds.
friends all over the country that she has 2008 brought the beginning of
met and communicates with the same the worst recession our country has
way. She has a few local friends too, ever experienced. Many financial
but most of the interaction she gets with professionals much smarter than
people her own age is online. If you had me indicated that it was actually a
told the child version of me that in the depression and was the worst time
not too distant future, I would be able to financially for our country, ever. Although
talk to someone face to face for free on many argue we are on the other side,
a notebook-sized device, I wouldn't have economic indicators paint a different
believed it. And yet, here we are. picture. What is certain is the economic
Reflecting on the past decade, impact of these past three years will be
Dave Johnson I am amazed how much the world felt for many more to come. It has also
VP, Business Development has changed. I think the big changes been suggested that the impact of the
www.dave20.com began in 2001 when the World Trade recession would not have been as great
Center was demolished. At the time, I even ten years ago. Many are blaming
was working for a regional technology the speed, availability and volume of

H
appy New Year. I can't publication selling advertising. Shortly information for the length and strength
believe it is 2011 and after the rubble cleared, the technology of the recent faltering economy.
another year and decade bubble burst and promising young It is now 2011. In three years,
have passed us by. It seems technology companies were going out technology has changed and grown at
like just yesterday when I was hanging of business left and right. I lost 70% of unprecedented speeds. That you may
out with my friends in the elementary my account base in less than a month. be reading this information, online or on
school yard in Fayetteville talking about I attributed this to the speed at which a hand-held device before the printed
how old we'd be in the year 2000. That information moved. As fast as it moved edition hits the streets is more evidence
was 1976, our country's bicentennial. then, think about how much quicker it of this. In 2008, most of us did not
I remember because the bicentennial would circulate today. Ten years ago, have Facebook pages. Today, most of
quarters had just come out and having cell phones were not as prevalent as us do and those that don't soon will or
one elevated your status from regular they are today and hardly anyone used they'll get left behind. What took people
kid on the block to super cool. If you had text messaging. Not having a cell weeks or months to discover in the
enough of them to pass around (which phone in 2001 was fairly common and 1950s takes minutes (if not seconds)
I did because I had a newspaper route) it was only the teenagers of affluent to become known today. If there is an
you became everyone's friend real fast. parents that had them. Today just about accident on East Dixie, you can bet the
Times were much simpler then. We everyone has a cell phone. According to story with pictures and video will be
would stay outside until 9 or 10 o'clock the CTIA, the international association on Facebook almost before the police
at night playing kick the can. We didn't for wireless telecommunications arrive on scene. And, by the time this
worry about getting abducted because industry, in the year 2000, 34% of the news is published in the newspaper,
that kind of thing didn't happen or, if it US population had cell phones. In June its not only old, it has been discussed
did, we didn't hear about it. Not that of 2010, that number was 93% with and public opinion formed hours earlier
it happens much today (it actually almost 25% of US households having online. If you have a bad experience at
happens far less according to current wireless telephone service only. a restaurant, everyone knows about it in
crime statistics), we are just led to In August of 2004, Google went minutes and because many people get
believe it does with all the media hype public and was valued at over $26 their information on a hand-held device,
and the different color alerts. Don't get billon. It was about this time when being this information influences decisions
me wrong, when it comes to kids, I am a millionaire became unfashionable and faster than ever.
all for expeditious public notification today, if you aren't a billionaire, you won't I don't have a crystal ball and I have no
when one goes missing. What makes even show up on Fortune's Wealthiest idea what the next year, let alone decade,
me a little sad, is that you don't see 400 list. And of course, the person will bring. I do know that the speed at
kids outside playing like you did back in topping this list is Bill Gates of Microsoft. which information flows will continue to
1976. And if they are out playing, it is It took Bill gates 11 years to become a increase as will the availability of it. The
usually under close supervision. Back billionaire, and at the age of 31 he was magazine industry is changing at a rapid
when I was a kid, had you asked my the youngest ever. Facebook's founder, pace and more and more people will be
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reading our magazine online or their handheld device. I would
not be surprised if in 2021 we are not printing any magazines
at all. With the strength and popularity of Facebook and other
social media sites growing daily, there simply won't be a need
for a printed magazine. I would almost go as far as saying that
the way we organize the information will be entirely different
then, too. That is, our page-turning version of the magazine
will be obsolete, also. I don't know what is going to replace
it, but I know I am going to position my company so that I am
at the beginning of the curve rather than chasing those that
were.
One thing is certain. If you are not an outside-the-box
thinker and doer, and you own a business, you will have a very
hard time competing in the years to come. The automotive
industry learned this the hard way. The dealerships that
are prospering are the ones that jumped onto the technology
bandwagon early and continue to innovate. The last several
years have seen hundreds of dealerships go out of business
simply because they decided to do the same thing over and
over again while expecting different results. The culling of the
herd will continue across every industry. The good news is,
now is the time to be a nimble, forward thinking, innovative
small business person. Technology is only going to make it
easier and easier to compete with the big guys and as we all
know, turning a ski boat is way easier than turning an aircraft wharaj@triad.rr.com
carrier. I am looking forward to the exciting times ahead. I
look forward to writing this article ten years from now and
reflecting back on the previous decade. There is so much
opportunity in our world today and the future is equally bright. w w w. w a y n e t t e a r a j . c o m

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two sons’ clothing, shoes, and toys. The shop is always clean, the staff is
always friendly, and I can always find what I need...and more! As a 4-year
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Reduce, Resell, Reuse


Photos & Story By Sherry Johnson

K
ara Newton (born Geise) market” type store. I wanted it to be a Asheboro.
always wanted to be in retail. place where people could come in and When they relocated to Asheboro in
Growing up in Burlington, get high quality items at an affordable late 2006, she worked at Chili’s, while
her dad, Tim Geise, owned price. When I moved here, I realized scoping out the area and surrounding
a donation-based second-hand store, that Asheboro did not have an upscale communities, looking for just the right
Outreach Thrift Store. His brother was ladies consignment store and I decided location for her store. There was a
a missionary in Guatemala, and Geise to open one and give us ladies a place kids’ consignment store in the Village
was able to support the mission work his to shop and find fashionable clothing, as Marketplace, All About Kids and she
brother did with proceeds from the store. well as accessories.” looked into renting the space next door
Kara would get up early on Saturday Kara met her future husband, to open her ladies consignment store,
mornings and go to the store with her Jonathan Newton, at a private church wanting to tap into the existing foot
Dad. She loved spending time there school in Graham, NC. They dated for traffic All About Kids generated. She
organizing the shelves, and unpacking two and a half years, and the very day found out through a friend of a friend that
merchandise. She dreamed of the day after graduation from high school he the owner was actually looking to sell the
when she would open her own store asked her to marry him. They were business. Kara spoke to the woman, and
and planned all the details in her head engaged for six months, before getting when she suggested that Kara spend
to pass the time. When she graduated married in December, 2002. some time working for her while she
from high school, she knew she wanted They settled in Staley, NC for the was considering the opportunity, she
to open a second-hand store with high first three years where Kara managed agreed. She began work at All About
quality items, where mothers could a tanning salon and also worked at the Kids on August 29, 2007, and the sale
come in with their children in strollers Curves franchise next door in Burlington, of the business was final on October 1st
and browse the aisles. NC. Her husband worked at his family’s – her lifelong ambition to open her own
“I did not want a crowded “flea company, Steel Supply & Erection in store had become a reality.

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She closed the store for five days in embracing a thriftier way of shopping.
November to completely remodel the It’s good for the environment, too, as
inside – tearing out counters, removing millions of pounds of household goods
walls, painting, carpeting the entire are kept out of landfills by donating or
space and changing the name to All consigning at local stores like All About
About Fashion Upscale Consignment. Fashion.
She re-organized the existing stock and If you prefer to have your money up
took new consignments to increase the front and not wait for the item to sell,
offerings of the store. While her main Kara also pays cash on the spot for
focus at that time was on children’s baby equipment, as well as top brands
clothing and everything that goes with like Abercrombie, Hollister, LaCoste,
having a baby, she added an upscale American Eagle, Aeropostale, and Ralph
ladies consignment section as well. Lauren. Young people especially like to
There was nothing like it in Asheboro always have new and exciting pieces
at that time, and she has never looked in their wardrobe at all times, and this
back. offers them a way to get the cash to go
You will find brands like Coldwater out and buy the latest styles and always
Creek, Ralph Lauren, Gap, Ann Taylor, be in fashion.
and Talbot’s to name just a few in the She is expanding her product
ladies section. Everything in the store offerings to include Men’s clothing up
is organized and it’s very easy to shop – to size 40” waist, and better brands of
items are categorized by type and then shoes – Johnston & Murphy, Cole Haan;
by size. You can easily look through the as well as watches and accessories.
sweaters in Medium, or pants in size All About Fashion had 740 existing
6. It is pleasantly merchandised and consignors when Kara took over the
constantly changes, due to the nature business, and she has grown that
of the business - every time you visit the number to over 1,760 consignors.
store, you will find something new. She There is new fresh merchandise coming
expanded her second room to include in the door every day. If you are on
furniture consignment, sofas, tables, Facebook, become a fan of the store at
chairs, desks, lamps, & other nicer home www.facebook.com/aafconsignment
furnishings. In the children’s section, she and you will get updates when special
consigns clothing, furniture, strollers, items come in. If Kara and her wonderful
high chairs, exersaucers, toys, bouncy staff know you are looking for something
seats, pack and plays, and baby gates. in particular, they will let you know that
Why travel to Greensboro when you can something that might appeal to you has
get cash for your gently used items right just come in. It’s like having your own
here in Asheboro? personal shopper!
With the recent economic situation In addition to the gently used
in this country – thrift & consignment pieces, she carries a number of new or
stores have flourished, and this trend handmade items by local people. You
is likely to continue with consumers can buy handmade bows, crocheted

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hats, and a boutique selection of from designers like Kathy Ireland, DMI,
pillowcases dresses made by a local Lazy Boy, HON and Miller @ Work at40
seamstress, as well as car seat privacy to 70% off retail prices. She is now
blankets, designer nursing wraps, and bringing this concept to Asheboro with
burp clothes. These are hand stitched the newest expansion of the store this
by Oh So Cute Fashionz and Princess month. All About Fashion will now have
Ree Designs. She also carries a line of 3,000 sq. ft. dedicated to clothing from
polka dotted & paisley trendy luggage infants to men’s & ladies; and 3,000 sq.
in several sizes; garment bags, small ft. for home and office furnishings.
and large duffel bags, lunch boxes, back In addition to the businesses, Kara
packs, make up cases and diaper bags. has three children: Jacob, seven; Megan,
These items make great baby shower five; & Morgan, who just turned two in
and birthday gifts. November. All of them are active and
Kara learned by trial and error what keep Kara’s mother-in-law very busy, as
works best for her business. Keep your she is their caregiver when Kara and Jon
pricing real, stick to the policies you set are working.
and always offer quality merchandise at Kara loves to shop, her favorite local
reasonable prices. If you are interested store being Maurice’s. That is one of the
in consigning items, bring them to the reasons that her store is so successful,
store in a large plastic tub with a lid, your she studies the way other stores are laid
name and phone number clearly marked out and managed, and strives to improve
on it. Items must be freshly laundered, all the time. Jon is an avid hunter and
neatly folded, with no stains, rips, loves to hunt deer, duck, and turkeys; as
missing buttons, etc. The items should well as spend time fishing.
be less than 3 years old so the style is As a family, they love spending time
still current, and she will only accept 50 with their kids at the lake, tubing, skiing
items per month from each consignor. and swimming. In the winter months,
Each consignor receives 50% of the the Newtons love to take family trips
selling price on clothing and accessories, to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It is so
and 60% on furniture and home décor. In beautiful there and the children love it.
the next few months, Kara is launching When they are at home, Megan loves
a consignment VIP Discount Card. Stay dancing and is enrolled in a local dance
tuned for more details on that program. studio; while Jacob is into baseball.
Her tag line for the newly improved Morgan loves eating and getting into
All About Fashion is Asheboro’s Largest everything. They keep their mom and
One-Stop Upscale Consignment dad very busy!
Shop. If you haven’t had a chance to stop in to
In July, 2008, Kara and her husband, All About Fashion, 1520 E. Dixie Dr. ,
Jonathan, purchased Wholesale Office please stop in, browse the racks and say
Furniture Direct in Burlington. Her “Hello” to Kara or call her at (336) 625-
father manages that business for them. 2742. You will be glad you did. 
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maga- “We can’t think
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November 8, 2010 as a way to help towns struggling with to tell their stories and to help their communities get back on
reduced municipal, recreation and tourism budgets. Every their feet again.”
day through February 7, 2011 residents of the Continental Some of the great ideas that Asheboro residents have post-
United States can “cheer” up to ten times daily online to try ed on the website highlight the needs of the area, and tie in
to get their town a share of the prize money. The top 10 will to the efforts the City, the Chamber of Commerce, Asheboro
receive monetary awards from Reader’s Digest, as well as a Cultural and Recreational Services and the North Carolina
write-up in the magazine’s May issue. Reader’s Digest also Zoo are already implementing. This contest would generate
plans a 100-city road trip to disburse the money, spokes- a lot of interest in and publicity for those efforts and help to
woman Karen Reynolds said. put Asheboro, NC out there as a great destination. Please go
In addition to the municipal prizes, each time a person votes, to www.wehearyouamerica.readersdigest.com and vote 10
he/she is automatically entered to win a family road trip in a times daily from now until February 7, 2011.
brand new car worth $35,000. No purchase, subscription or
payment of any kind is necessary to participate.
With the top monetary prize being $40,000 — second
place $25,000 and the other runners up $10,000 — get-
ting a write-up in Reader’s Digest may be of more value to
Asheboro. A total of 10 municipal prizes will be awarded.
The publicity it will create will be valuable to the area. We
can build on the fact that we placed in this contest, over
1,000s of other cities in North Carolina and the United
States! When Asheboro Magazine went to press, Asheboro
sat firmly in 6th place, with a real shot at retaking 5th place
and possibly taking over 4th. When we first learned of this
contest and everyone started promoting it on Facebook back
in November, Asheboro sat in 44th place, and the town has
pulled together and steadily risen from there. If everyone A Sampling of the Asheboro Resident’s Ideas
that reads this would go on the website once a day and cheer for the Use of the Contest Winnings:
10 times (it takes three minutes a day) until February 7th,
we could easily win this. You can vote by typing in Asheboro, Green Way Needed!!
NC or by using the corresponding zip codes – they all funnel Roxanne Thomas, January 03, 2011
to Asheboro, NC.
“We Hear You America is all about giving back to the people, Our town desperately needs a walking/running/biking trail. I
towns and cities across the country that have meant so believe that I am echoing many avid bikers, walkers, and run-
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ners in saying this. We have several parks, but none of them Asheboro
provide a longer distance place like a green way. We also do Diane Bell, December 14, 2010
not have any bike lanes, making it quite the adventure should
you choose to bike on many of our two-lane roads. There are Asheboro needs a "play" ground for our community with
so many people in town, including myself, that would love our multi-use athletic fields, an aquatic center and a perform-
town to improve its park system!! ing arts center. This would certainly enhance the lives of the
citizens of Asheboro and our visitors .
Public Park Facelift
Scott Lilly, December 30, 2010 Soccer Complex
Leila Walker, December 12, 2010
Our little town has such great potential for expanding our
Arts programs. A small group is trying to organize free Asheboro has a need for a soccer complex. With the land
weekly Shakespeare in the Park performances downtown; already acquired we could make this a money making GOAL
just a little something to bring the community together and if we had the fields. Look at all the revenue Burlington, Green-
innovate our standing theatre scene. Unfortunately finances sboro and surrounding towns are making with soccer tourna-
are tight and they need an initial investment to get off the ments. It would be beneficial to the zoo, hotels, restaurants
ground and help bring Art and culture to those who could use and many retail stores. Soccer is Asheboro's future, hand in
it most! hand with the Zoo, Seagrove potteries and other sites.

Community Center Small Town Big Heart


Richard Morgan, December 22, 2010 Melody McNeill, January 08, 2011

We need to complete renovations on the Sunset Theatre, Our little town had been reported as one of the fastest dying
and build a community center not unlike the community cent- cities but our community is growing with small town shops
ers in Greensboro and Winston-Salem. They have numerous and restaurants. The locals have loyalty to their roots and our
standing events at those centers such as line dancing, bridge city has the NC Zoo which is one of the best in our nation!
games and lessons, kid's activities, safety programs, etc. We need to bring in more attractions to promote the beauty
of our state and kindness of our small town. I would love
We Need a DOG PARK! more trails/outdoor activities because of the natural sim-
Karla Rush, December 20, 2010 plicity in our area or educational attractions like Discovery
Center, an aquarium or museums, that could tie into the zoo.
Asheboro needs a Dog Park. We have several areas that are Recently a Frisbee golf course and zip line were added and
not being used that could be converted to a dog park. Please the possibilities are endless!! It would be an honor to see our
Cheer to help reach this goal. town foster growth! 

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community news
David Raith stated in a news release. "We're very excited
about the opportunity to bring this event to the fans of figure
skating in Greensboro and throughout the state." Recent U.S.
Championships have been held in Spokane, Wash. (2007,
2010); Saint Paul, Minn. (2008); and Cleveland, Ohio (2009).
Securing the skating championships is a coup for this area,
which USFSA officials say could provide up to a $30 million
infusion to the local economy. More than 4,000 skaters,
coaches, trainers, media members and fans are expected to
come to Greensboro for the eight-day spectacle.
Five skaters with ties to North Carolina qualified at
the 2011 Eastern Sectional Championships in Aston,
Pennsylvania that took place November 10-13.
Ana Draovitch, 1st, Novice Ladies. Draovitch spends time
between home in Raleigh, North Carolina, and training with
the Skating Club of Northern Virginia.
Kay Bergdolt & Miles Addison, 3rd, Novice Pairs. Bergdolt
and Addison live in Raleigh, North Carolina and are affiliated
with the Skating Club of North Carolina.
Haley Dunne, 2nd, Junior Ladies. Dunne grew up in Raleigh,
North Carolina and trained many years in Greensboro, North
Carolina. Dunne now lives in the Washington DC area and is
affiliated with Washington FSC.
Alexander Aiken, 2nd, Junior Men. Aiken trains under Paul
Wylie in Charlotte, North Carolina and is affiliated with the
Atlanta Figure Skating Club.
FanFest will feature a variety of activities, entertainment,

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and interactive booths in an area adjacent to the 2011 AT&T
he U.S. Figure Skating Championships, held annually U.S. Figure Skating Championships. In fact, you don't even
since 1914, is the nation’s most prestigious figure need to step outside to attend! FanFest is free and open to
skating event and one of the most televised and the public. Check the website for schedules for autograph
most-watched annual sporting events in the country. sessions, concerts, demonstrations on our mini-sheet of ice,
The event will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, and more!
where all three major components of the event – competition, All-Event, Weekend, Matinee and Evening packages, along
practice and FanFest will be featured. with individual session tickets, are now available by visiting
"This is the first time the U.S. Championships have taken www.northcarolina2011.com.
place in North Carolina," U.S. Figure Skating executive director

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natures nuances
WINTER ANNUALS In a Winter Wonderland
Maintaining a beautiful winter landscape and
Colorful Winter Bed Fillers preparing your gardens for spring planting.
Pansy (Viola) - The most recognizable cold weather By: Faylene Whitaker
annual. Available in many varieties and colors,

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pansies provide striking interest when planted in he snow has fallen and left your yard in the glorious
winter beds, window boxes, and mixed containers. state of glistening bliss. But what happens when
Sun/Shade (at least five hours of consistent sun- all that snow melts. The view can leave much to be
light will produce more blooms), Regularly Water/ desired. Never fear. There are ways to make even
Well Drained Soil the coldest and dreariest of landscapes spring to life in the
Ornamental Cabbage (Brassica oleracea)- A very winter.
popular winter annual. The plants have tight, well The easiest way to improve your winter landscape is to clean
rounded heads and ruffled foliage. Their colors up and highlight the existing natural space. Blow the leaves off
range from white to red, with tones of pink, purple, all the naturally beautiful rocks and trees. You can use large
and green. Perfect for bed planting and container rocks and drift wood to create a point of interest in your yard.
gardens. Full Sun, Consistently Wet/Well-Drained Shake conifers to remove excess snow and prevent bending
Soil and breaking. Mulch your planting beds. Laying mulch not only
Kale (Brassica Napus)- Similar to cabbage except makes the beds more pleasant to look at, but also prepares
leaves do not form head. Used as a decorative the soil underneath for spring planting. Now is the perfect
landscape plant in some gardens. The leaves of the time to send in soil samples to the Randolph County extension
plant vary in color and texture depending on spe- office. Find out what nutrients your soil needs to grow those
cies, but many are deep green, red, and purple in spring flowers and vegetables. Remember to install upward
color. Full Sun/Part Shade, Regularly Water/ Well lighting to show off your masterpiece. Perhaps you have a
Drained Soil statue or fountain in need of lighting. Winter is a great to time
Ornamental Mustard (Brassica Juncea, Red Giant)- to invest in a hardscape for your yard. Rock patios, waterfalls
Put it in every garden and on every table of garden- and ponds provide year-round interest and beauty. Feed
ers who love bold colors and fresh flavor. Red Giant your native birds. Nothing makes a winter landscape more
is a brilliant maroon with deep green midribs. Full beautiful than those cardinals and sparrows coming by for
Sun/Part Shade, Regularly Water/ Well Drained visit. Provide birdhouses, full bird feeders, and shallow water
Soil baths for your feathered friends and they will return the favor
by frolicking about in your winter wonderland.

Ornamental Cabbage Ornamental Mustard


Pansy (Viola) Kale (Brassica Napus)
(Brassica oleracea) (Brassica Juncea)

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Library
Celebrates
by Dave Johnson
75th Y e a r
T
he library was always the community's need for one
a special place for me. The richest person in the world - in that they put the necessary
Growing up, we did
not have a lot of extra
fact all the riches in the world - steps in motion to not only
ensure Asheboro had a public
money so our entertainment couldn't provide you with anything library but also that Randolph
needed to be inexpensive. The like the endless, incredible loot County had a Library System
library afforded us countless that would endure long into
hours of priceless enjoyment available at your local library. the future, if not forever.
for free and thus we spent a -Malcolm Forbes Today, the Randolph Public
great deal of time there. So Library System has libraries in
much time in fact, that we were on first name basis with the Asheboro, Archdale, Franklinville, Liberty, Randleman, Ramseur
librarians and many of the volunteers that worked there. and Seagrove.
As an adult, I still enjoy the library quite a bit although I don't To move the discussion of a library for Asheboro forward, the
have the time to spend there that I would like. It is so important nine-member bridge club formed the Randolph Library Club.
to me that one of the first things I did when moving to Asheboro, With little red wagons in tow, they went door-to-door and collected
after having the power and water turned on, was get a library books and funds from the community to help make their vision a
card. Additionally, I attribute my children's love of reading to the reality. To raise the necessary funds for library cards and labels
value we've placed on the Library. for the books, the club sponsored a Halloween Carnival. The only
On February 10, 2011, the Asheboro Public Library will thing they were missing was a space to house the books.
celebrate its 75th year of serving the community. On that day One of the members, Mrs. W.A. Underwood, Sr. secured a rent-
75 years ago, Asheboro acquired one of its most precious assets free space above the drug store which gave the club everything it
in two rooms above Standard Drug Store in downtown Asheboro. needed to open the library. After cleaning the two rooms, making
The Asheboro Public Library started as the vision of nine curtains and having shelves built and installed, the Asheboro
members of a bridge club. Although, they had no books, money Library opened on February 10, 1936 despite the eight inches
or a location to establish the Library, they felt so strongly about of snow on the ground!

  Meet the Library’s New Director-Ross Holt by Dave Johnson


ease. He listens attentively and doesn't time. He had all the facts and figures
answer questions offhandedly, but gives committed to memory and never used
each one the thought it deserves. In short, notes to answer any of my questions. It
he is the type of guy you would like to have was obvious that Ross knows as much
a substantive conversation with. about the Asheboro Library as any
Ross Holt, an Asheboro native, began person can know. Here are some of the
working at the library in 1986. Prior to questions I asked and his answers in no
that he had spent nine months working particular order.
as a reporter. While he liked many of
the duties related to being a journalist, he Q: What is your favorite book of all time?
realized the research end of the business A: Just one? If I have to limit it to just
was more interesting to him, making a one, it would have to be The Eagle Has
job at the library a perfect fit. He was Landed. It is a fascinating book set in
appointed head of Reference in 1994, and World War II and Hitler’s idea to kidnap

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Assistant Director in 2006. In addition Winston Churchill as a show of Nazi
oss and I have been friends to public service and Reference duties, he strength. I first read it in 8th grade and
on Facebook for several shepherded the library’s transition from it was so good it made me want to keep
months and we've had short paper records to automation, and managed reading. I read the book six times before
conversations at various implementation of public Internet service. the end of high school.
local events over the same time, but I've The first thing I noticed about Ross
never had a lengthy discussion with him. during the interview was his passion for Q: What is one of the biggest differences
That is, until we sat down to discuss the his work. He shared the history of the between the library today and when you
library's 75th anniversary. The first time Library's beginnings with me with the started in 1986?
I met Ross, I noticed he is very likeable type of enthusiasm you would expect A: There are many differences, but
and has the gift of making people feel at from someone telling the story for the first the biggest has to be the availability of

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It was so well received that almost all of the original 384 books existing Library.
were checked out. The Library has meeting rooms that local groups can use free
Over the next few years, under the direction of Blanche Walker, of charge. The facilities are open to public, private and business
an assistant hired by the club to help manage the library,as the groups; although reservations must be made in advance.
first official librarian, members of the club volunteered their time The Library and the Friends sponsor programs throughout the
in order to keep the library humming along. In 1937, the City year for those of all ages. From discussion groups, storytellers,
of Asheboro, seeing the value of this new community asset, musicians, and the Holiday Cabaret with Lane Ragsdale and
allocated $25 a month to support the library. In 1940, the friends, they offer something for everyone.
Randolph County Commissioners appointed a Board of Trustees The Library has come a long way since nine women meeting
and allocated $50 a month to the library, so it qualified to receive for a game of bridge decided Asheboro needed one. It is now
state funds. a staple in the community and one of the many services that
The Library has been relocated several times over the years, makes Asheboro a fantastic place to live. It now contains
before finding its current home on Worth Street in 1964. It was over 200,000 books, audio books, tapes and DVDs; there is
housed at the Asheboro Armory, the Municipal Building and something for everyone. 
in the basement of the Randolph Courthouse. In 1993, a City
bond referendum provided the funds to completely renovate the

information. In 1986 we were only wanted music on CDs. This year, the from 0 to 99. We have Movie Mondays
able to answer 45-50% of the reference Kindle was Amazon.com’s top selling item. twice a month where we show a movie
questions. Today, we can answer 99%. As a library, we have to keep up with the for free and of course we have free Wi-Fi.
I would have said 100%, but there is demand for digital information. Obviously, Additionally, we are going to be the city’s
always the impossible question. With this can be very expensive. after-hours help desk for the school’s
most people having access to most 1-to-1 laptops and virtual classroom
information on the Internet, nowadays, Q: What are some of the things the library system, moodle (an open source course
libraries are about the personal touch. is doing to meet that demand? management system).
A: In a consortium with other North
Q: What is the best part of your job here Carolina libraries, through our site My head was spinning after my
at the library? randquest.org, we offer downloadable meeting with Ross. It is obvious to me
A: The People. I love seeing and talking audio books. We also have a complete that the library is in great hands and that
to the people as they come through the online auto repair database, online foreign there is no better person suited to be the
door every day. And, the kids that grow language tutorials, and online career new Director. I also gained a new found
up in the library. I enjoy hearing back resources including a virtual guidance respect for the library and the challenges
from them over the years. center. Plus, we’ve partnered with it faces in the future to stay current
wowbrary.com so folks can get free alerts as a resource of information services.
Q: What do you see as the library’s and reserve newly released books, movies It’s come a long way since its humble
biggest challenge moving forward? and music. Randquest.com has a stunning beginnings in 1936, and I have no doubt
A: The shift in format from print to digital variety of research resources. that Ross will build upon the momentum
and being able to keep up with it. For it has gained over the years to continue
example, in the 70s and 80s we had the Q: Is there anything else you’d like people to provide the community with one of the
strongest record collection in the State to know about the library? best libraries available.
up until 1986. Then in 1987 it was like A: There is a lot for people to discover
someone flicked a switch and everyone and there is something here for all ages

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Earn it, Value it, Love it
By Bianca Tyler

I
t’s another New Year and along with the promise of a new Even the Scout handbook points out that a good Scout helps
body, a new car or even a new relationship, has the thought out around the home as a productive member of the family unit.
of a new focus on your finances come to mind? One evening we had a couple and their son over for a visit.
For some, no. But for many, the hopes of getting it together Later that night we went upstairs to say hi to the boys who were
financially has not only been a dream, but even a life-long struggle. engrossed in a video game and the father pointed at the chart.
Why is it that our grandparents, and “What’s that!” he laughed sarcastically.
even parents, had a knack for saving, When we explained that our son had
maintaining the household and family and earned and saved over $1,000 of his
even building a nest egg? And why does it allowance and birthday/holiday money
seem that there’s a whole new generation over the last couple of years, he burst out
where many feel entitled to anything and laughing and said, “That’s nothing! Our kid
everything? Again, I believe, it comes has over 5 grand in the bank and we just
down to parenting. give it to him!”
I remember a specific incident many Our son’s beaming smile vanished
years ago when our son was around 10 instantly as his buddy sniggered at him
years old. He had a dry-erase chart in his with a mocking grin equal to his dad’s.
room and actually earned his allowance. Earning does more than add to one’s
GASP! Yes, we didn’t just hand him cash bank account. It builds self-esteem,
at the end of the week, he had a list of age- “He had a dry-erase chart in his young or old, teaches independence and
appropriate chores, like feeding the pets room and actually earned his dependability and, I can almost guarantee,
and giving them fresh water daily. allowance. “ if a devastating financial crisis hit these

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two boys in the future, one would handle it much differently than cat.
the other and be able to save and survive economically because (Note: To alleviate a potential “learning moment catastrophe,” I
he was given the tools at a young age. had covertly purchased one of two kitties and had the store owner
Fast cash in the bank has neither sweat nor personal hold it just to make sure it was there on the big day! So when our
investment in it; it is valued differently by the person who actually daughter went to the store to “visit kitty,” one was on the shelf and
earned it. one was tucked safely away behind the counter.)
Which brings me to the next point. How young is too young for On the final day, we took the entire chart to the store and
“The Chart?” Our 5-year-old does not have a chore’s chart and she she picked up her sweet little kitty and then gave the clerk “her
does not earn allowance yet. monies.” People at the nearby village stores had routed her on day
However, a year ago I just could not see giving in to another by day as everyone heard her proud story of how she was saving
small stuffed animal – and $12.00 at that. I gently explained “it up for her kitty.
was many, many monies…” which, of course, meant absolutely
nothing to our preschooler, so we agreed to make a chart and The Bright Spot - the ability to earn is a real gift you can
“earn” it. give your child that will last a lifetime. 
She had to do 5 things each day like say her “pleases” and
“thank you’s,” listen to her teachers, sleep through the entire night
without waking us up, etc. By day’s end, we would give her one
dollar.
The outcome was simply fantastic. She took ownership of the
chart, decorated it as she wished, taped each dollar on herself, and
understood it took a long 12 days to earn that small, black kitty

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community news briefs
Sara Smith Self Gallery Presents
“the razure of oblivion:
new work by Ross A. Holt”

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he Randolph Arts Guild is set to feature an exhibition
of new work by artist Ross A. Holt in its Sara Smith
Self Gallery during the month of January. An Open-
ing Reception will be held on Tuesday, January 4th
from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ross A. Holt is a poet with the camera. In his work there is
a subtle beauty that far transcends the photographic medium.
He finds and collects images, never staging, never lighting,
and aside from some occasional cropping, the final image is
presented essentially the way that he and the camera saw it.
This speaks to the true skill of Holt’s eye as an artist.
Ross states, “I seek to make images that, as T.S. Eliot said
about good poetry, communicate before they are under-
stood...”, and therein lies the strength and subtle beauty of
Holt’s work. One need not know the objects from which the
photos are taken or even that they’re photos in the first place
to enjoy the bounty of their harvest.
In addition to the exhibition, Holt will join the Guild for a
“Lunch and Learn” on Tuesday, January 25th, from noon to
1pm. This monthly event features an informal opportunity
for the public to interact with the artists featured in the Sara
Smith Self Gallery. The event is free and the public is encour-
aged to bring a bag lunch.
Ross A. Holt’s work has been featured in numerous solo
and exhibitions from around the state and region. For more
information please call the Randolph Arts Guild at 336-629-
0399 or email arts@asheboro.com for more information. The
Guild is located at 123 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203.
Hours: M-F 10am -- 5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm. 

Handmade Valentine Class

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id you know handmade valentines are good for
the heart? Jacquie Reininger is here on Saturday
February, 5th from noon -- 3pm to show you
how to make one-of-a-kind simple paper craft
stationery. Jacquie's Valentine Class is spirited and lively as
she guides everyone through a variety of card designs. Many
cards have a unique feature that really make them pop. You'll
have an opportunity to embellish the cards with included
materials. Then it's up to you to compose a sonnet or letter, or
include a token of your affection to make each card a perfect
valentine. All supplies and tools are provided. The class is
$25. Pre-register by Friday, January 28th. Bring a bag lunch.

For more information and to register for the class, contact the
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Registration Deadline:
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Event Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011
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people.
M
ark Joyce is a well known Fund. COMMUNITY
character around Asheboro. “I don’t think people knew how much CHARACTER
As the General Managing we gave back to the community.”
Partner of Rockola Café for Mark was surprised and humbled
the past eleven years, he spent a lot of time by the outpouring from the Facebook by Sherry Johnson
getting to know the citizens of Asheboro, community this week in support of his new
and getting involved in community events
and fundraisers through that role.
venture. Some of my favorites are listed
here: mark joyce
Mark was born in Winchester, VA, but
grew up in Charleston, SC. During the Mark, I just heard … Randy and I are
summers, he worked at a summer church devastated! Please tell me that you are
camp on Seabrook Island. He spent some going to stay in Asheboro you always
time backpacking through Europe, and have made me feel so welcomed there
when he returned, worked as a General and you will certainly be missed! I am so
Manager in the hotel industry for several blessed to have had the opportunity to
years. His ex-wife grew up in Liberty, so get to know you over the years! Keep us
when they relocated they chose to live posted on what you will be doing! Melissa
close. In 1994, Ann worked for Enterprise B.
Rent-A-Car. The Human Resources
Manager for Battleground Restaurant I will miss you Mark. I am so glad I had a
Group (BRG) rented a car from her. After chance to get to know you and work with
a conversation, Mark submitted a resume you. You made coming to work every day
to him and when one thing led to another, more enjoyable. I hope you come see us
on July 5, 1994 Mark started working for again one day, you were the best manager
them. ever!!! :Katy C.
Mark opened the Asheboro Rockola
Café in 1999. Over the course of several Good luck, Mark. It was always a pleasure
years, he made the restaurant one of seeing you when I visited the Rock. Hope
the crown jewels of BRG. Mark loved to be able to help you with any new
the interactions with his customers at opportunity that comes your way. Tony W.
Rockola. He watched the local kids grow
up from 5 and 7 years old to working I have enjoyed getting to know you over
for him in the restaurant. He is a tough the last twelve years. I still remember
taskmaster, but more than fair. In fact, he sitting down with you before the doors
became somewhat of a father figure to the even opened to the public. You have been a
staff and they looked up to him. While it wonderful community supporter and made
was great to have fun, at the end of the day Rock Ola a great place to eat in Asheboro
it was all about the customer. and always went above and beyond for the
“Our job is making the customer feel customer. Thanks for the memories friend!
they have been taken care of. If I’m cranky, Stephanie B.
there is a guest that is less than satisfied,
and that’s just not acceptable.” Mark just wanted to let u know that u
Many years ago, Patrick O’Hara from helped me through a lot when i needed it
the YMCA and Mark sat down and putting the most and that will always mean the
their heads together came up with the world to me and u are the best...no doubt
annual Father/Daughter prom in April. about it!!! Amber C.
They put together a great night for fathers
to take their daughters out for a special Mark looks forward to what’s coming in
evening. Mark also supported many of the the future, and is even now looking into
school and church organizations through opportunities in Asheboro to open his own
the use of the parking lot for car washes, place. He’s anxious to get started and get
gift cards for raffles and fundraisers. They back to the business of making customers
also fed all the volunteers at the JV Holiday feel like they are welcome and part of the
Classic Basketball Tournaments, which family. 
raised money for the YMCA Scholarship

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magazine: Angie Kahn, Ginger Jordan, Darwin Smith & Edward Arroyo.

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music. LOCAL
ARTISTS

by Dave Johnson

Nu-Blu

I
recently received a press release about known) to the Grand Ole Opry. I guess if you
a local bluegrass band, Nu-Blu, playing are going to get introduced to Bluegrass Music,
at the Sunset Theatre on January 29, there are worse ways to go about it. I can’ t tell
2011. Because it is one of our goals to you who was playing on that particular day,
promote local artists and musicians, instead what songs were sung or much else about
of publishing the press release, I contacted the the experience except that it was on this day I
band members to set up a lunch and interview became a bluegrass music fan.
them for the January edition of Asheboro Whether you realize it or not, you’ve most
Magazine. likely been exposed to bluegrass music at one
When I was a kid living in Fayetteville, my time or another. Although it is known as a
mom dated a man from Benson named Leroy. sub-genre of country music, its heritage can
Leroy was a nice enough man who drove a be traced back to the English, Scottish, Welsh
burgundy Cutlass Supreme. His CB handle and Irish emigrants. But the way the father
was Cutlass Kid. Try as he might, he couldn’t of bluegrass, Bill Monroe, describes the genre
convince my mother to marry him which was says it best; “Scottish bagpipes and ole-time
OK for me because I was the beneficiary of fiddlin’. It’s Methodist and Holiness and Baptist.
his efforts. I guess he figured if he showed my It’s blues and jazz, and it has a high lonesome
mother what a great father he could be to me, sound. It’s plain music that tells a good story. It’s
she might give in and become Mrs. Cutlass Kid. played from my heart to your heart, and it will
Leroy lived by the philosophy, “Go Big or Go touch you. Bluegrass is music that matters.”
Home” even though this popular saying was not Nu-Blu was formed in September, 2003 by
part of the vernacular back in seventies. When Carolyn and Daniel Routh, a husband and wife
he failed to impress my mom with an idea, he team from Siler City. They met through their
came back with something bigger and better. music, and when Daniel ran into Carolyn at
This kept life interesting because I never knew Wal*Mart one day and found out that she was
where we might end up on any given day. And looking for a bass player – he agreed to learn the
this is how I got introduced to Bluegrass Music instrument to fill the role. They worked together
- a Leroy trip (as they became affectionately and became best friends. During Thanksgiving

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weekend in 2003, Carolyn suffered two strokes and nearly lost her life. capacity venues, and get up close to the people they are performing for.
Daniel never left her side through the months of rehab that followed. Bluegrass fans are dedicated, and you always know where you stand.
They got married on June 16, 2006. They also play several festivals through the year both in North Carolina
Carolyn, on bass, provides lead vocals with an impressive clarity and and throughout the states. They have been booked for a Canadian Tour in
range. Daniel, on guitar, brings his songwriting and vocal talents to the July, and have had some interest in an Ireland tour.
group. They added Kendall Gales They launched a Christmas

“It seems like bluegrass


on mandolin and Levi Austin on single the last week of November,
banjo and vocals to round out the and it shot straight to #1 on the
group. AirPlay Direct Local Music Chart.
As a team, they work
tremendously hard at their craft. people have more This service also plays music
submitted by Taylor Swift and

great stories to tell than


They work out of Daniel’s state Tim McGraw. They are currently
of the art home studio. Carolyn working on a new CD, and are
and Daniel attribute the success hoping for a mid-summer release.
of the band to the hard work and
dedication of the amazing team other musicians.” They are kicking off their 2011
touring season with a local concert.
they have put together over -Dan Fogelberg On January 29, 2011 they are
the past year. It’s amazing the playing at the Sunset Theatre with
people you need if you are going Darrin & Brooke Aldridge. Tickets
to be successful, and to the Rouths, this is a business. They have their are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the Asheboro Cultural and
manager, Steve Johnson with Mountain Music Entertainment; their Recreation Services office across the street at 241 Sunset Avenue, or by
media liaison, Penni McDaniel with Hope River Entertainment; Karen calling 336-626-1240, ext. 1.
Kouns, their booking agent with Main Street Entertainment; and tour After the Cutlass Kid and my mom went their separate ways, I drifted
support, to name a few. away from listening to Bluegrass on a regular basis. I’ve spent most of
They launched the Nights CD this year, and the airplay from that has my adult life living in Maine where they have a few Bluegrass festivals
ks... been phenomenal. It was on Roots Music Report for six months, and was each year but they’re easy to miss because the folk music scene is so

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as high as #7 at one point. It was on the Americana charts for over five vibrant. One of the commitments I made to myself, along with eating as
weeks, which is unheard of for a local band. The album also debuted on much bar-b-que as humanly possible, was to pick up where the Cultass
the EuroAmericana charts at #10. Kid left me as far as Bluegrass is concerned. After meeting Nu-Blu and
Nu-Blu enjoys playing small venues, and one of the most memorable listening to their album online, I can tell you the transition is going to be

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shows was in Asheville, at Jack of the Woods, where the crowd was easier than anticipated. Nu-Blu is just one more hidden gem in the area
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SOJOURNEY
By David Lowa
January. The former guidelines concerning solitude apply in
this scenario as well. Take one of those folding lawn chairs
with the webbing and a cooler with two of those little chemical
hand warmers wrapped around a pair of country ham biscuits.
Set up the chair facing east, put your feet up on the rail and
peel the wrapper off your first biscuit.
As the sun just starts to crack the horizon punch the play
button on your iPod and ingest the original cut of the Beatles
singing Hear Comes the Sun. Make sure your mouth is empty
as the sun continues to climb, its impolite to eat biscuits with
your mouth open while looking into the source of life.
It easy to come to the conclusion that there is very little
redemptive to be said about our human companions on this
globe, and in truth that conclusion is often well proved by our
everyday contact with each other. However, no matter what
your theological/spiritual conviction it cannot be denied that
there is a more than beautiful order to things unlikely to be of
our making.
Here’s another example: Get in the car and run out to the
coast, someplace on the Pamlico Sound. Rent a big enough
boat that you can stretch out on the deck, take a sleeping bag
and plenty of bug repellant. You will want to do this example in
the warmer months, but it’s easy to remember as a resource
in the colder months. Don’t be tempted to point the bow at
the open sea rather do just the opposite. Run up or down the
coast until you are completely out of sight of any habitation
and find a small creek to run up. You will shortly find yourself
surrounded by weedy marsh and black smelly mud flats.
Throw out the anchor and lower a crab trap with a good sized
fish head in it. Dip a galvanized bucket into the water and draw
about half a bucket full. Put the bucket on the camping stove
with the handful of clean seaweed that you have found out in
the open water. Open your first brew and sit in the sun and
listen.
At first you will notice only the wind in the rushes and the

I
f you’re the kind of person that can’t let a New Year
pass without making a really interesting resolution,
and you have determined that this is the year that you
will fully understand man and his place here on earth,
do yourself a favor and get a fresh copy of Handel’s Messiah.
Try to find one with which you can follow the music, one with
the complete choral accompaniment. Wait till everyone is out
of the house and you are alone, I don’t mean simply without
people or pets, I mean that alone place where it’s just you
and your questions. Believe me; we all have a place like that.
It’s that place just about where your belly button is that tells
you that something’s not right. You know, where the warning
animal lives.
Good, now that you are sure that you have arrived in the
new alone, slide the diskette into the player and crank the
volume to supersonic. Please resist the urge to dance; to some
people this is sacred music. The origin of man will become
clear before this piece of music ends and when your family
returns you will seem remarkably changed to them.
Here’s another method: You know that fire tower over
on Dave’s mountain? The one with all the antenna sticking
out of it. Find out who controls it, I would start with the fire
department, and get permission to climb it. Make your ascent
at 4:30 AM on any week day just as long it is the month of

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boat is still afloat. If you have tried this experiment on a moon
tide you may find yourself sitting on the bottom. It makes no
real difference, you will be here a while anyway and the water
always comes back. The first thing you might notice is how
cold it is. It’s not really cold; it was just real hot the day before.
All of the noises that you listened to as you fell asleep are
gone now. The wind is beginning to stand up and the tops of
the reeds are moving without the unison they will acquire
after sunrise.
Off in the east, the Banks are just now beginning to be
silhouetted like finely clipped faces in black construction paper
in a Victorian frame. As your gyro begins to spin up you have
the natural tendency to try to locate yourself by defining what it
is you are looking at on the horizon. “Ah, yes,” you say, “there’s
the Hatteras Inlet light”, and at that instant your navigational
system aligns, your gyro hits operational speed and hunger
explodes in your stomach. Some fresh water goes on the
stove for face washing and coffee and a tuna fish sandwich,
packed just for the coming of the sun, comes out of the cooler.
Now there is a rosy glow in the east. All of the sea birds
on the sound seem to be flying directly into it, modern day
Icarus’ all ready to die for the warmth and promise the glow
represents. It won’t be long before they disappear into the
furnace.

slap of water against the side of the boat as it swings with


the tide and the breeze. As the sun goes down and it begins
to get dark you will lose your frame of reference and the boat
will swing without you noticing it. Try not to forget that it is
swinging; try to imagine where it is in relation to the anchor
that is holding it. This exercise will help keep your gyro fairly
stable and give you courage. Bring up the Crab trap and put
the six blue claws that have committed suicide in the name
of your awakening into the now boiling bucket of water and
seaweed. When they have turned from sea greenish blue to
red, dinner is ready. Open your second brew.
When the stove is turned off and the munching has
stopped and the crab bodies have been returned to the sea, a
new silence will invade your senses. The world that you never
see will begin to come to life all around you. The things that
live in the mud will become apparent because you will be able
to hear them breath. Animals that live on crustaceans will be
heard crunching their way through the night and the wind will
stop entirely. You would think that everything would grow
silent, but in fact the world becomes quite noisy as nocturnal
life scurries along visiting with or eating one another.
Open your third brew and unroll you sleeping bag. As you
hunker down and your center of gravity settles your gyro will
send a message to your circadian center to shut down. That’s
the last thing you will remember of that day.
If you are lucky the sea birds will find you in the morning
before the sun makes its appearance. Sea birds are creatures
of routine. They dislike anything that appears out of order
and a small boat shoved up in the marshes at day break is
certainly not what they will be expecting. If by chance you did
not clear the fragments of last night’s repast completely out of
the boat, they will come and investigate the crime scene and
steal away with the evidence, squawking their report to any
others that are willing to listen. It is this reporting that will
slowly bring you to your senses. If you have been lucky the
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Suddenly, actually suddenly, a small crescent of fire
breaches the horizon. For an instant everything stops and
bows towards this phenomenon. It is the source of warmth
and sustenance for the world. It brings with it a new promise
filled with opportunity and renewal. As it rises it stretches out
its hand and reaches across the sound, its path streaked with
fire and color. Nothing will stop it from finding you and as it
does you feel it enter your chest and teach you all about the
Alpha and Omega. This is today’s Alpha.
The boat returned, you get in the car and drive wide eyed
the 150 miles or so to home, your mind ablaze with the
experience of the last 24 hours. You’re there before noon and
you figure you will stop at the local diner for a belated pile of
bacon and eggs. The waitress, who has known you all of your
life, brings you your coffee and gives you a once over and asks,
“Where have you been”? “To Church,” you reply. “Looking like
that?” she says. “No Church I know would let you in”.
And there’s the point. Emanuel Swedenborg, an 18th
century scientist, philosopher, Christian mystic and theologian
in his written works alludes to the fact that we are living the
heaven that we will inherit when we meet our own personal
Omega. The life we are living and the heaven we inherit are one
in the same, so it just simply makes sense to live a good full
life. Now, it’s easy to slide off into the definitional arguments
that have to do with full and good. Let’s not do that.
So here’s the fulfillment of your resolution: simply look for
all that is your good and your full in all living and miraculous
things, and be comforted by the fact that we are all looking for
the same thing. 

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people.
COOL
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by Sherry Johnson

K kayla lewallen
ayla Lewallen is not your typical seasoned professional. At Kayla’s level,
nine year old. Yes, she likes she rides the course as fast as she can and
Justin Beiber and watches the then dismounts to shoot her targets. For class at Hopewell Elementary. She loves
Wizards of Waverly Place on each balloon she misses, five seconds gets school, adores her teachers, and she is the
Disney, but aside from that – she is far added to her “run time.” first one to the barn every morning to start
from typical. Kayla is the 2009 & 2010 Her brother Trevor was the 2007 the chores in the summer!
Limited Wrangler National High Points Limited Wrangler National High Points Kayla is interested in becoming a
Champion, and the 2010 Wrangler World Champion. At age 10, he became North veterinarian when she grows up. She loves
Reserve Champion. She competes in Carolina’s 1st Limited Wrangler National animals and wants to own her own Animal
cowboy mounted shooting events. High Points Champion. Hospital.
Kayla has been riding horses since she In 2006 at the age of six, Kayla She loves to dance and act, and has
was 4 years old, and can ride any size horse. auditioned for a part in a very special movie, plans to audition for Randolph Youth
Her parents own 14 horses, and the whole filmed in Randolph County. It was the story Theatre Company productions as time
family competes in the shooting events. of her great grandfather, Jimmy Lewallen, permits. She has also been approached
They have participated in several hundred and the early days of NASCAR. Even though about auditioning for other upcoming
competitions over the years, racing in more she was related to the main character of movies, so who knows where we will see
than 12 states, including Texas, North the movie, she went through round after Kayla popping up next! 
Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, round of auditions, just like any actor and
Maryland, Delaware, Indiana, Georgia, made it through all three cuts against some
Tennessee and Alabama. very experienced competition. She was
Cowboy Mounted Shooting is one of the selected for the part of Rita in the movie,
fastest growing equestrian sports in the and spent several months on and off the
Nation. Mounted contestants compete in set in Archdale during filming. The movie
this fast action timed event using two .45 released on January 11th, and can be
caliber single action revolvers each loaded rented or purchased at Blockbuster, Netflix,
with five rounds of specially prepared RedBox, Wal*Mart, Amazon and iTunes or
black powder ammunition. The Cowboy go to www.reddirtrising.com.
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the cellar life is like a box of chocolates
by Dave Johnson
especially creative from a marketing standpoint and it is in
my price range, I will try it at least once. The pin-up girl that
grace the Chocolate Box label is reminiscent of a simpler time
when a box of chocolates would have been an appreciated gift
by most women. And, I have always said there is beauty in
simplicity; I am not sure why we feel the need to complicate
things.
Chocolate Box is a simple wine that drinks like something
much more complicated. It is made from 100% Shiraz
(Australian for Syrah) grapes, basket-pressed and fermented
to 14.9% apv, then aged for 18 months in new and second-
use American and French oak hogsheads. The wine is a clear,
deep garnet with a magenta edge, with decent aromas of dark
plums, blackberries, and cracked peppercorn on the nose,
nuanced by mocha espresso and eucalyptus. It is medium
to full-bodied in the mouth, very fruit forward, but with some

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acidity and mild, ripe tannins keeping things in line. There are
think I am starting to get the hang of writing these wine certainly chocolate flavors here, but not as dominant as the
reviews. I have even started using some of the snooty label might suggest. In other words, in an era where blending
terminology like tannins. It isn't as tedious as I thought grapes is not only trendy but becoming the norm, Chocolate
it would be. In fact, it is quite fun and I would recommend Box is what it is and that is what makes it simple.
that everyone that enjoys wine do a little research about the Another trait of simple wines is that they drink well with
bottle that you are about to drink. After a while, you will be just about everything. Certainly chocolate would be one of
able to speak wine with the best of them if that is your desire. the things you drink the bottle with. For me, it made the Lindt
If not, at least you'll know a little more about the wine you are Chocolates in my Christmas stocking taste somehow more
drinking than you did before you popped the cork or unscrewed gratifying, as if chocolate could be anything but. It also made
the cap. the lettuce in a grilled chicken salad taste more, like lettuce and
This month's wine comes to us from the Barossa Valley less like the bag in which it was packaged. And finally, it made
in Southern Australia which is a major wine-producing region for a great glass of drink-it-by-itself-after-a-long-hard-day-at-
and tourist destination about 60 kilometers (37 miles) from work wine. This is, by far, one of the most versatile wines I
Adelaide. The vineyard, Rocland Estate, is family owned and have had the pleasure of drinking. If you like Shiraz, get away
one of the more progressive from the region. The bottle, 2007 from the Yellow Tales and the other ubiquitous vintages sold
Chocolate Box Shiraz, is as good as the hype and marketing in grocery stores all across the planet and give your taste
behind it. So much so it was given a score of 90 by Wine buds the treat they deserve. You won't be sorry.
Enthusiast Magazine. All for under $15 per bottle. I could Locally, you can purchase 2007 Rocland Estate Chocolate
stop here, but this wine has a great story that needs to be told. Box at Lumina Wine and Beer for $13.99 a bottle (we suggest
Let's start with the label. I tend to try new wines by how a case) until February 14th. While you're there, tell them the
the label speaks to me. That is, if it is artistically appealing or wine snob from Asheboro Magazine sent you. 

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Beef and Mushroom Ragu
Ragu or Ragout in recipes is a meat based sauce, Our TEAM wins by
canned or fresh tomatoes usually not added
By Devin Allen
making sure YOU do.
Ingredients THE WORLD-CLASS PHYSICIANS AT
- ¼ pound mushrooms, cleaned and THE HUMAN MOTION INSTITUTE ARE
coarsely chopped (wild, porcini, DEDICATED TO PROVIDING EVERYONE
button, any) IN OUR COMMUNITY THE VERY BEST
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
IN SPORTS MEDICINE. Sports medicine
- 8 tablespoons vegetable oil
isn’t just for athletes. It’s for any patient requiring
- ¼ pound pancetta, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped treatment or repair for pain in a shoulder, elbow, hand,
- 2 tbsp parsley, chopped hip and knee including general orthopedic problems
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme such as fractures, tendonitis,
FRACTURE CARE
- 1 ½ pounds ground beef, 80/20 or 85/15 arthritic joints and bursitis.
- 1 ½ cups red wine (Frank’s Retaggio if you can spare JOINT CARE Our team of physicians,
it. If not, something more on the dry side) REHABILITATION including fellowship-trained
- 2 small cans tomato paste (3/4 pound give or take)
SPINE CARE specialists, promises you the
- 2 ½ cups water
most sophisticated therapies
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt SPORTS MEDICINE
available should you ever
- 1 pound penne, fettuccini, ziti, or lasagna if you are so
inclined strain, twist, or break something as you’re pushing
yourself to the limit. Offering expert assessment
Preparation and comprehensive, personalized treatment plans,
1. Heat olive oil to medium heat. Add the pancetta and the physicians at the Human Motion Institute have
sauté until golden (2 minutes). Add garlic, onions, the experience you need—and the compassion you
mushrooms, parsley, and thyme. Saute until soft, deserve—to assure a safe and speedy recovery.
about 5 minutes.
2. Reduce heat to medium low, add beef and sauté,
breaking apart as it cooks, until lightly browned
(2-3 minutes)
3. Stir in the red wine and let reduce slightly (3 min-
utes), then add the water, tomato paste and salt.
Mix well. Bring to a light boil then lower heat to a
simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes.
4. Toss with your pasta of choice (thick cuts work
best) or let sauce cool and layer it in lasagna.
5. Enjoy with a glass of Retaggio.
DR. JEFFREY YASTE, our new Sports Medicine
fellowship-trained surgeon, joins our skilled team of
local orthopedists: Drs. Ranbir Singh, Lance Sisco,
Gurmukh Walha and Megan Swanson.

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”I Believe I Have a
Vacuum leak...”
By Rosie Goldstein

When Gil made a few comments on small,


specific details about the car that he would
change, Mike knew he had found his guy.
Something that most people do not know

G
&G Automotive is an auto repair about Gil Goldstein, the owner of G&G,
shop and state inspection is that although he has run many auto
station on Old Liberty Road repair shops throughout the years, his
in Asheboro, opened by Gil automotive career started in the early
and Rosie Goldstein in August, 2009. 1970’s when he worked building and
Customers come in everyday with all tuning muscle cars and drag racing cars.
types of issues, from a tire going low to You know - Mustangs, Cudas, GTOs, specialty parts, and custom machine
major engine problems. In November Roadrunners, Chevelles, Camaros, work. At the time, Gil was just finishing
2009, a customer came in with a car that Firebirds - all the great cars. He worked up a 1933 Ford Hot Rod project for his
was just not running right. Mike Moore for Super Cars LTD, a performance/speed brother, who lives in Florida. Also there are
met Gil Goldstein for the first time when he shop in NY, then purchased the business the regular daily auto repairs that are the
said, “I believe my 1995 Mustang GT has where he continued to build high quality main business at G&G.
a vacuum leak. Can you fix that?” This is vehicles, making lots of guys and gals As Gil began taking the car apart, he
where the story begins…………. happy with their special cars. found more things that needed fixing,
Mike, who owns Sentry Fire Protection On that day in November when Mike and or that could be changed to improve the
Co. here in Asheboro, bought the bright his yellow Mustang stopped by and said end result. As the engine project was in
'screaming yellow' car in March of 2009 “ its just not running right”, they began a progress, he turned his attention to the car.
with the idea of having a nice, sporty car wild ride! In collaboration with Mike, they developed
that he could tinker with and squeeze Gil listened to the car and the customer, as a plan of enhancements that created
some extra horsepower out of. Mike had he always does. Gil realized this customer a complete package designed around
originally set out to find his dream car, a wanted a little more than just making the new engine. Upgrades of the brake
1989 Mustang GT when he came across the car run right. Mike was right in his system, fuel system, ignition system,
the ‘95 beauty. Although it wasn't the car first assessment, the car did have some suspension, and more. This would create a
he was looking for, it had the potential, Mike major vacuum and oil leaks. A careful matched package that would compliment
thought, to be a strong street car. He had inspection revealed the intake manifold and work in unison with the designed
made a few minor upgrades in the short was leaking badly in more than one place, engine upgrades.
time he had owned the car, but knew there the transmission and the rear axle were One day, Mike walks into the shop to see
was much more potential lurking under both leaking oil. Mike gave the go ahead to not only the engine out of his car, but
that bright yellow hood. Having never remove the engine and transmission, do a every single thing out from under the hood
really taken on a project car, the search thorough tear down and inspection of all (which of course was off!), every wire, bolt,
began for someone who could guide him components. Over the next few months, seat, console, transmission, brakes, and
and help him out with some of the issues they developed plans to rebuild the rear end, out of the car! One by one, all the
he was encountering. Mike talked to and complete engine. The plan was to tear the new systems were designed, and custom
met with a few other professionals in motor down, and put it back together with parts were ordered or fabricated. Over the
and around town before he ran into Gil. all carefully selected high performance course of the next 8 months, Gil worked

34  ASHEBORO Magazine  January 2011 Happy


to get these new systems installed. Many performance V-8 that, as Mike said, would jumped to life, and the world sighed! Mike
so called “bolt on” parts did not fit or work be able to be driven daily on the street, was called, and finally heard his baby run!
as manufactured, and this required many and still go to the races on the weekend So, the car was running, but there were
hours of reengineering, or designing and and provide outstanding performance, and still some things to do, before Mike could
manufacturing from scratch. Mike had durability. The internal parts were carefully take his Mustang, which was now named
decided to keep the car fuel injected, as it selected to provide that driveability and “Christine” ( for those of you who may
had been from the factory, and of course, performance, and are unique to this engine. remember the Stephen King movie about
this was a computerized car, adding to the This was no “off the shelf’ package. It was the car “Christine”). Two weeks later, Mike
complexity of the project. The complete designed and assembled completely by was able to take the Mustang home and
fuel system was removed from the car and Gil. All custom machine work was done by prepare it for its debut at Asheboro’s final
an all new, aircraft quality, high volume Victory Racing Engines of Trinity. cruise in for the summer. It was parked
system was installed. This included a Final assembly of the car again required there on display with the other G&G
complete custom design and fabricated adding and matching of parts and some vehicles at our location in Bicentenial park.
fuel injection system on the engine. All additional creativity to make everything Many people stopped by to admire it, not
the brake lines in the rear of the car were work together. This included a complete having any idea what it had taken to get
removed and replaced with all new lines custom exhaust system fabricated and the car to that point.
and hoses. The complete brake system installed by G&G, designed to Mike’s Mike and his family finally enjoyed cruising
was gone through, replacing any parts requirements. And, after 2 sets of mufflers the town in the Mustang.
considered worn or not up to the coming were tried, Mike could actually hear Mike is a stickler for details, and
task of slowing this beast down! The high himself think in the car, and hear his sound appreciates that same attention to detail
performance Gel Battery was relocated system! that Gil provides. "It's Gil's focus and
to the trunk, with all new race quality Since this was a project that took special attention to the little things that made the
cables installed to carry the current. This attention and care, Gil worked on it after decision to go with him such an easy one.
allowed room up front for the competition hours and mostly weekends when he had He and I share a lot of the same approach
ignition system. The rear suspension was the quiet time to get into what he really to our work and how our customers are
replaced to handle the new power. The loves to do, without interruption. taken care of," says Mike who understands
front suspension was upgraded with all Of course that means there were days that the value of good communication and
new parts where necessary. The front the car was not touched at all. Mike, as an customer service.
chassis crossmember was removed and expectant father, was anxiously awaiting From the factory, these cars came with
modified to accommodate the new race car the day he could drive his car. Spring came about 185 horsepower to the wheels, and
style oil pan installed on the engine. When and went, and there was still much to do. about 270 foot pounds of torque (torque
all that was done, the engine compartment Summer came to an end, we passed the is what plants you in your seat). Gil and
and complete front chassis was painted by 9 month point, and we were getting closer. Mike are well on their way to doubling the
Tim Freeman at Kustom Body and Paint, Now that it was starting to look more like horsepower output which currently sits
and all the wiring and underhood parts a car again, Mike was at the shop almost around 380, and increasing the torque
were reinstalled, paying close attention to every day. Mike kept asking “Can we start output to the 400 foot pound range. Mike
fit and finish. the car now, can we start the car now?” says "I am certain there are other things
Then, attention turned to the rear axle. It Gil was still about 2 weeks away from we could've done to increase the output
was completely disassembled and rebuilt starting the car for the first time. The final and power, but Gil came up with the perfect
with all new parts, including the gears Asheboro Cruise In was getting close, and combination to make this car super strong,
which had to be changed to a new ratio to the goal was to be there! Ironically, when and still have the street manners to offer a
work with the new engine package. the moment finally arrived to start the car, comfortable ride. This is a modern muscle
Finally, the transmission was taken apart, Mike was out of town on business! Gil car that you could drive to the strip, run
inspected, and new parts were installed turned the key, and nothing! The engine competitively, and then drive back home."
to complete the rebuild of the entire would not crank over! As it turned out, Mike and Gil have lots of future plans for
drivetrain! there was an electrical connection that had the yellow Mustang, but there is no more
The engine was more of the same, with never been touched, that failed. So once vacuum leak! 
many special parts selected and custom that was found, a quick snip of the pliers
machined to create a 347 cubic inch high - connect two wires, turn the key, the car

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spirit. DAILY
DEVOTION

by Rev. Peter Panagore

Powerless
I
t was 4:55 AM when Sean arrived at the end of a long line of passengers waiting to
show their airline tickets and IDs, and then to pass through security. His flight was
at 6:11. A security guard announced, “Display liquids in a quart-sized see-through
bag. All liquids must be no more than 4 ounces and in their original containers. For
each person who does not follow the rules, the line slows down by 5 minutes.” At 6:05,
Sean reached the first level of security and showed his ID and ticket to the woman attend-
ant, and then put his coat, luggage, shoes, pen, glasses, and laptop into the gray plastic
bins. He walked through the metal detector. “Stop!” ordered the metal detector guard, add-
ing “Ticket and ID!” “I just showed them to that woman five feet away. They’re inside my
coat in the x-ray machine.” “Step back out, and out of the way!” ordered the guard. Sean
respectfully stepped back. “Ticket in a coat pocket!” announced the guard. Meanwhile,
several travelers passed through the metal detector. After retrieving his ticket, Sean pro-
ceeded. “STOP!” shouted the guard. “STEP BACK!! YOU WALK TOO QUICKLY. DO YOU
HAVE ON YOUR PERSON A CELL PHONE, MONEY, OR A BELT?” Sean humbly re-
moved his belt and stepped hesitantly through the detector. “STOP!!!” shouted the guard.
“BACK UP!! WALK THROUGH LIKE A NORMAL PERSON!!!” Thoroughly humiliated,
Sean dashed and caught his flight.

To live humbly is different than being humiliated by power.

Let’s Pray: Dear God, forgive those who abuse their positions of power. Teach them hu-
mility. Amen.

Today’s Thought Is: Do nothing from self-satisfaction, but in humility regard others as
better than you. 

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community news
Tots, Christmas Cheer, Salvation Army, DSS Foster Care, the
individual schools and area churches for being a partner in this
process. It had been great to see each of us crossing lines to
help each other with the ultimate goal.
On behalf of Operation Red Sleigh, Inc. we want to thank
everyone for helping us pray about the needs (and wants) of
the children in Randolph County as well as ORS. A big thank-
you goes to the people that are part of Christians United of
By Amanda Varner, President, Operation Red Sleigh, Inc. Southern Randolph County for providing a wonderful lunch for

A
close to 800 people and for cooking the lunch for the cyclists
s you read my “thank-you” each year, you know at our July event. We also would like to thank the Gospel and
the Lord always gives us a challenge, and this Bluegrass groups who gave of their time and talents in 2010
year was no different. The economy has been a for fundraiser concerts, area cyclists for their participation in
challenge for the last three years. This year we the annual Sleigh Ride, the sponsors of all of our events, Cox’s
saw 746 applications initially. Again, we did shopping dollar Harley Davidson and the Asheboro Harley Owners Group
amount tiers in 2010 by age but still were able to assist only for the assistance with our very successful first motorcycle
447 children (177 families at the time of this printing). [2009: ride, and many who helped make the gift distribution on
399 children from 159 families, 2008: 346 children]. THANK Saturday, December 11, a success. There are so many to
YOU to Toys for Tots for taking the ones we couldn’t. thank. Whether you donated an item or made a monetary
For about six years, the local Gideons have passed out little donation, participated in a fundraiser or volunteered your time
testaments at the ORS Christmas lunch and gift distribution or services to help with any event or project during the year, or
day. This year, their headquarters in Nashville, TN turned even attended an event, gave us discounts on purchases, or
down their request and would not ship them the requested just said a prayer, you are an important part of why our “cause”
Bibles. All of a sudden, we felt like we were in a foreign country came to fruition and we couldn’t do it without you each year.
and unable to share God’s word. The local group we use is very So many volunteered whose names we never knew. It is such
upset as this was a big opportunity to get the word into hands of a blessing to see it all come together and to have everything
as many as they could; especially, since they are not allowed to work out.
pass them out at school any longer. If you read my letters each You can keep up with our progress and events or even
year, you will remember that the devil tries to throw something make donations on our website, www.operationredsleigh.com.
in our path and our faith gets tested each year. Again, 2010 is You can make a donation in memory or in honor of someone
no different and this became our additional challenge. to the regular Christmas fund or now, the additional Bible fund.
I shared the Gideon story with a co-worker. His words… Can’t give financially to support ORS? Give the gift of
“Don’t lose faith. God will work it out.” I said, “You are right. a prayer or your time and volunteer somewhere in your
He always has.” I just needed a reminder because that was community. It may be only a small thing you do, but it could
what I had written about for the last two years. make a difference in someone’s life.
On Thursday, Dec. 9th, I went to Faith Book Nook and told No matter the project, we always get stories to share and a
Ms. Doris the story. She offered a specific donation toward our huge blessing. Thank you for your continued support of ORS.
purchase of Bibles and at a good deal. As I went out the door, I 
told her, I’m not going to let the devil win this one either and told
her I needed to make some calls and I’d call her back. I thought
and prayed about it for a little while and talked about it some
more with the ORS Board of Directors, and we decided to step
out on faith again and we ordered 438 bibles that were Spanish
and English paperback New Testaments. Before six o’clock
Friday evening, we had enough money and commitments to
pay for the Bibles we ordered and a donation of an additional
80 Bibles from Sawyersville Wesleyan Women’s group, who
had some on hand. We had close to 800 people at the luncheon
(children with parents). We feel this is also an important part of
our ORS ministry. It was such a blessing and heart wrenching
at the same time, to have people still asking for a Bible long
after we ran out. Additional donations have come in for this
purpose, and we have established a fund specifically for the
purchase of Bibles each year.
In 2009, many of the local organizations that provide
Christmas for children partnered in order to find a way to
serve more during these tough economic times. We shared a
web-based program that allowed us to do just that. Between Success! 742 were fed today and 447 children received Christmas
all of these local agencies, we’ve been able serve over 2,300 gifts. Thanks to all the volunteers, that made this day happen.
children at the time of this printing. Thank you to Toys for
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zoo zeal

O
n January 4, the North Carolina Zoo lost one of its
oldest and most popular animals when Alice, the
zoo’s 41-year-old southern white rhinoceros, was
euthanized after a lengthy illness.
For the past three years she had been under treatment for
chronic foot infections that had progressed in the last few
months to a point at which she was in constant pain. Vet staff
members had simply run out of options. No further medical or
surgical therapies were available.

Zoo Loses One of Its


Born in the wild in South Africa in 1970, Alice had come
to the N.C. Zoo in 1976 as one of two southern white rhinos
exhibited initially at the park’s Interim Zoo across the street
from the zoo’s present location. She was pregnant when she

Popular Animals
arrived and gave birth, after a normal 15-month gestation pe-
riod, to the zoo’s first--and still only--baby rhino.
“What can I say; everybody loved Alice,” observed vet-
eran keeper Jim Small, who recalled when Alice and a male
rhino named Ted beat him to his first day on the job by just 12
hours. “She arrived here at 8 p.m. on September 30, 1976,
Loss Brings to Light Growing Problems
Story & photos by Tom Gillespie, NC Zoo Staff
and I started October 1 at 8 a.m.”
Rhinos typically live into their mid-30s in captivity, but in Although zoos have always faced the problems of aging
the wild, that period is often drastically shortened by illegal animals, today it has become an evolving part of their ani-
poaching. mal husbandry--learning how to care for older animals and to
Alice’s death illustrates a growing concern for zoos in meet their needs. Similar to human populations, it’s not that
America and throughout the world: captive animals are liv- zoos have never dealt with aging animals; it’s that aging ani-
ing longer and their extended care into old age has become a mals are now in greater numbers proportionally.
growing concern for most zoos and other institutions housing Animal welfare groups would say that it’s good that ani-
animals. mals are living longer in zoos and facilities--it illustrates how
Just as with humans, animals are living longer because of zoos are doing their job well. But it also means zoos must now
such things as improved nutrition, better veterinary care and deal with increasingly difficult aging problems.
medical breakthroughs. Also, as they age, animals in the wild Although zoos could simply move the aging animals off ex-
usually die off naturally or are killed by other animals. But in hibit, it is often necessary to maintain diversity in the ages of
zoos, they have no predators, so they live longer, creating the animal collections. Younger animals are typically more active
need for zookeepers to learn how to accommodate these ag- and are of more interest to visitors, but older animals are nec-
ing populations.
38  ASHEBORO Magazine  January 2011 Happy
Rhinos’ Horns Nearly Led to
Their Extinction

B
y the turn of the 20th century, the uncon-
trolled killing of southern white rhinos for
sport and for their horns had reduced the
population nearly to extinction. But luck-
ily, through sound conservation management and
the elimination of much of the poaching, the South-
ern whites today number about 7,500 and are in-
creasing. About 95 percent of those are found in
South Africa.
Rhino horn is still highly prized in many parts of the
world, particularly in the Orient, where it is thought to
hold medicinal powers, and in the Middle East, where

of Its Oldest & Most


rhino-horn dagger handles can sell for as much as
$1,200.
Unlike the horns of cattle, sheep and antelopes,

als
the horns of the rhino are not made of bone but are
actually a mass of fibers similar to human hair and
fingernails. A rhino’s horn grows about three or four
inches per year for the first seven years, then growth
Problems With Aging Animals in Zoos slows substantially.
ff
essary, too, particularly in species that develop social groups. aging animals.
The older animals are, in a sense, role models for younger Adding to the aging dilemma is the emotional complexities
animals, teaching them proper behavior within their social brought on when both visitors and keepers grow to love the
groups. institution’s animals over the years and decades. And, as with
Often zoo animals, just like household pets, grow weak with companion pets, the choice to finally euthanize a zoo animal
age but are not old or sick enough to be euthanized. Suffering can be difficult and emotional.
from typical aging maladies such as hearing and sight loss, Simply put, zoos and other animal institutions are respon-
cancer and dementia, zoo animals often have to be treated sible for the well-being of their animals for as long as those
with expensive painkillers and other medications. Often, zoos animals live—no matter how long that might be. But the new
simply have not budgeted for these higher, long-term health- problems facing zoo staffs are taking them—and the animals—
care costs. into an area of limited experience and many unknowns.
It would be easier for zoos to euthanize aging animals once Six other rhinos in the N.C. Zoo’s collection, including two
they become too old to be exhibited, but as long as their qual- over age 40, remain in good health and on exhibit daily in the
ity of life is good, zoos have a moral obligation to care for their park’s Watani Grassland Reserve exhibit. 

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food.
RESTAURANT
REVIEW
Story by Sherry Johnson
Photos by Lauren Johnson

magnolia 23

M
agnolia 23 opened in August, Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, or Stew Beef and top, which is not the way my homemade
2010 to very little fanfare. two vegetables. ever comes out, no matter how hard I try.
Don and Doris Simmons own We ordered drinks while we looked at the The candied yams were just that, like eating
Magnolia on Worth, a large menu and when they arrived, they were candy they were so delicious. The stew beef
beautiful space on Worth Street that holds served in short Mason jars. The lemonade with gravy over rice was tender and easily
weddings and events of all kinds. They was a table favorite. They add frozen came apart with a fork. The field peas were
offer full service catering, but had to prepare strawberry and orange soda shaved ice to just what you would expect if you knew
the food north of town and drive it down to it for color, and to add an interesting flavor! what you were ordering, I am not a huge
the hall. When the space for Magnolia 23 We definitely ordered extra glasses of that! fan, but they weren’t bad.
became available around the corner, they My kids both chose to order the Fried While we were eating, I overheard a lady
felt it was the perfect opportunity. They are Chicken (although one likes dark meat and checking out mention how delicious the
now conveniently located and can literally one white, they were pleasantly surprised Blackberry Cobbler with Lemon crust was
wheel the food in covered trays across the to find you could order your meal that way). for dessert. I mentioned to our waitress
street and it will arrive piping hot and ready They each ordered two sides of macaroni that we would be interested in trying that
to serve. and cheese as their vegetable. Dave loves for dessert and she was disappointed to
The restaurant is much larger in size than Meatloaf, and since I refuse to make it (if tell us that they were all out! All desserts
it looks from the outside. When they took you ever tasted the meatloaf my step-mom are handmade daily from scratch and once
over the restaurant, there was memorabilia made, you’d understand!), he ordered that they are gone, they are gone. If you happen
from the days when it was The County Seat, with candied yams, rice and gravy. I wanted to eye a delicious looking creation in their
with old pictures of Asheboro adorning to be different so I chose the Stew Beef, dessert case, you might want to order it
the walls. Doris has decorated with wall which came with rice and gravy, so my two with dinner so that you aren’t disappointed.
sconces and carried the magnolia theme sides were macaroni and cheese and “field” Once we had cleared our plates, we did
throughout. Ceiling fans suspended from a peas. Now, we’ve established that I’m not order a slice of Red Velvet Cake and Lemon
beautiful tin ceiling lazily stir the air fragrant from the South – so I thought field peas were Pound Cake with strawberries and drizzled
with the smells reminiscent of grandma’s green peas grown in a field. Okay, now that with strawberry sauce. Delicious!!
kitchen. you’ve stopped laughing – I had no idea they If you are looking for honest value, a great
Michael, the head chef, has been there since are like black eyed peas, which I have never meal and nice atmosphere – this is the
the day the restaurant opened. He takes had before. place. All dinners were $6.50 for the meat
pride in serving great food and lots of it. He After taking our order, Don delivered a and two vegetables, $7.25 if it was a night
had been about to relocate to High Point, basket of fresh raised rolls straight from the they were serving their Pork Chop dinners.
but Don convinced him to come work for oven. They were gone almost before he got Magnolia 23 is open for lunch too and
him and he isn’t sorry that he did. back to the kitchen, they were that good! offers a variety of sandwiches, soup,
The menu is very simple, and offers a choice Our meals arrived quickly thereafter and we salads, hotdogs and hamburgers. All very
each night of one or two meats, and fried dug in, sharing and passing each dish and reasonably priced and well within the
chicken (touted on their new Facebook page side so that everyone could taste all the budget. If you haven’t had a chance, you
as the best around)! We were there on a different choices. The macaroni and cheese should definitely make it a plan to stop in
Wednesday evening, so the offerings were was perfectly cheesy and browned on the and see Don and Doris one night soon! 

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Umbreen Chaudhary, M.D. of the lips. This treatment will restore the natural shape of the lips
is Board Certified in Internal
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the American Society for La- deeper, I will inject the filler directly into the line which fills the wrinkle
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Community Events
January & February

January 19, 2011 – Emergency Preparedness Seminar, The Mill, 130 Church Street, Asheboro, 1-3:30p. We prom-
Randolph County SALT Council and Randolph County Emer- ise you will feel this event the next day! Find your inner Diva,
gency Services, Randolph County Senior Adults, 133 W yes guys – you have one too! $30 for two and a half hours
Wainman Avenue, Asheboro, 2p. What is Emergency Serv- of shaking and shimmying! Register now – space is limited –
ices? What happens when someone calls 911? What in- 336-302-8494.
formation do you need to have available when calling 911?
What can you do to help emergency workers? When should January 29, 2011 – Wintergrass, Sunset Theatre, Ashe-
you call 911? What is a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate)? What boro, 7-8:30p – Concert feature local bluegrass artists, Nu-Blu
is a living will? Do you need one? What is a 72-hour disaster from Siler City and Darin & Brooke Aldridge from Cherryville
kit; do you need one? All of these questions, and more will be will be performing. Tickets are $15. For more information,
answered. For more information, contact Margie DiDona at please call 336-626-1240.
336-625-3389 or Myra Gaddy at 336-318-6835. For more
information, contact Margie DiDona at 336-625-3389 or February 10, 2010 – Shop for Your Sweetheart, Picket
Myra Gaddy at 336-318-6835. Fence Interior & Gifts, West Pointe Shopping Center, Hwy 49,
Asheboro – Guy’s night out – shop for your valentine on – open
January 21, 2011 – 100 and growing…, Circa Gallery, Ashe- extended hours until 9:00 pm – Gift baskets & specials. Joan
boro - Circa Gallery will host an exhibition displaying artwork will help you pick out just the right gift for your special some-
from represented Circa Gallery Artists on January 21, 2011. one!!
This show entitled “100 and growing” will display a variety
artwork from North Carolina that the gallery currently rep- February 11,12 & 14, 2011 – Valentine’s Dinner, Brew-
resents. Sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry and other Bakes, West Pointe Shopping Center, Hwy 49, Asheboro –
handmade pieces of artwork will be available for the public Homemade Lasagna Dinners for 2, no reservation required
to view. The show will run from January 21 to February 8, – Tracey is making up her “to die for” lasagna for dinner. Treat
2011. The opening reception for the Artists and Patron Pre- your sweetheart to a yummy dinner at an affordable price!!
view will be held on Friday, January 21, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. All $10 purchases all three days are entered into a drawing
This event is free and the public is invited to attend. Refresh- for a fabulous Valentine’s Day Cake – drawing held on Mon-
ments will be served. For more information about the exhibi- day, February 14th at 5:00 pm.
tion please email circagallery@gmail.com or call the gallery
336-736-8015. February 11-12, 2011 – 26th Annual Heart and Soul Jazz
Event, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC - February will again
January 21, 2011 – Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Com- bring some of the worlds’ most renowned Jazz artists to Pine-
merce Annual Meeting, Pinewood Country Club, January 21, hurst for the 26th Annual Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz. Sponsored by
2011 – Friday Night Bluegrass, Sunset Theatre, Asheboro – Pinehurst Resort and the Arts Council of Moore County, the
Tickets $5 in advance, $7 night of show. 7-8:30p. event will feature the Original Dixieland Jazz Band performing
January 29, 2011 – Belly Dance with Ayla at Santosha Yoga, on February 11, and Simone, daughter of noted artist Nina

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Simone, on February 12. The event will take place in the Car- es of signed and numbered prints Silent Auction will be held
dinal Ballroom of The Carolina Hotel and will feature a Meet for dog and Valentine related items . (Examples: Wine Basket,
The Artists Dessert Reception following each performance. Chocolates, Flowers, Massage Certificate, etc). Come out and
Doors open at 7pm and performance starts at 8pm. Cabaret celebrate a great cause! Purchase your raffle tickets soon via
seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tables of 10 can our website! Four Seasons Boxer Rescue, PO BOX 86, Cli-
be reserved in advance. Cocktail attire/black tie optional is ex- max, NC 27233 or www.FourSeasonsBoxerRescue.com
pected dress. Individual concert tickets are on sale for $65
per event or $110 for both performances. Individual tickets February 19, 2011 – Memorial Benefit for Owen Roberts,
also include admission to the post-event reception. Individual “His Place” (across from Wachovia), Randleman, NC, 12-
ticket holders can also purchase tickets to the pre-event din- 7p. Randolph County people’s choice award winner Charlie
ner for $40 inclusive of tax and service charge. Individual tick- Fowler will be cooking his famous chili for $5 a bowl, bread
ets can be purchased online at http://shoppinehurst.com/. & beverage included (take home also available). Owen was
born last February with a rare heart condition called Ebstines
Anomoly. Unfortunately his condition was far worse than ex-
pected and he passed away the day after his birth. This benefit
is to raise money to help other children with serious illnesses
in his name.

February 19-20, 2011 – Winterfest, Seagrove, NC - Winter-


fest is a good time to break the grip of cabin fever with a visit
to Seagrove, the largest potter’s community in the Southeast.
Participating potters’ shelves will be newly stocked following
the busy holiday season with many shops debuting exciting
new shapes and colors for the coming year. Participating pot-
ters may also serve refreshments and give demonstrations
of pottery production. For more information, visit www.sea-
grovepotteryheritage.com. 

February 12, 2011 – Art for the Heart, Southern Tails Dog
School, N Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, 1-6p - Art for the
Heart, Four Seasons Boxer Rescue , Past, Present & Future
Adoption Fare & Reunion. If you have adopted from FSBR,
support FSBR, or just want to join us for a good time, please
bring your friendly dog and enjoy the afternoon while raising
money for Four Seasons Boxer Rescue. Only 1000 Raffle
Tickets will be sold for $5 each. 4 Grand Prizes to be drawn
for each of the 4 original pieces of art. 100 Second place priz-

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family matters couponing

By Crystal Light Faulkner, MrsHappyHomemaker.com

I
t seems with the price of everything from gas to milk going coupon for each of the two items, which means an outstanding
up, we are all trying to pinch pennies in as many ways as we deal for you! Don’t ignore the drug stores either. They often have
can. Personally, I have taken up couponing and I am happy great sales on a variety of items. Personally, I have not paid for
to report that I am saving a bundle. A lot of people don’t dish detergent, body wash, or shampoo in over 2 years because
realize how much you can actually cut down on your grocery bill of the deals I have found there.
just from using those little gems in the Sunday circulars. Just this Planning is the biggest tip I can give for effective couponing. If
past month, I have saved over $600 using coupons alone. I get you go to the store without having a game plan, don’t expect to save
asked all the time about how I save so much money. Well, I’m as much money as you would like. Before my shopping trips, I do
here to help! some research online. I personally recommend SouthernSavers.
I buy at least 4 Sunday papers, and always check to be sure com, WeUseCoupons.com, and MyCouponTeacher.com. They
all the coupon inserts are there before checking out with them. I really help take the guesswork out of everything for you by listing
also check all my magazines for them because they are becoming the deals each week. They tell you what coupon to pair with which
more and more prevalent. In fact, AllYou magazine has multitudes sale item to get it for the lowest price possible. When items are
of coupons in each issue, and is by far my favorite magazine super cheap or free is when the multiple papers really come in
resource for saving money. There are also a ton of websites on handy because you can buy a larger quantity, and save even more.
the internet for printable coupons such as SmartSource.com and I hope that I have helped and inspired you to clip those
CoolSavings.com. Before printing, be sure to factor in the cost of coupons, and start saving more money on your grocery trips! If
the ink. I only print out higher value coupons that I know I am going you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me through
to use for this reason. Also, don’t throw away the coupons that the email links on my website at MrsHappyHomemaker.com . 
print out with your receipt! Those are referred to as ‘Catalinas’,
and you can stack them with manufacturer coupons and end up
with free, or really cheap, products..
To organize everything, I use a zip up style binder and fill it
with baseball card plastic inserts. The size of the pockets are the
perfect size for holding coupons, and the transparency makes it
very easy to find what you are looking for with just a flip of a page.
I have tabs set up in my binder so I can organize by categories,
such as frozen foods, pantry items, and dairy products.
Stacking coupons is one of my favorite ways to save.
All this means is combining a store coupon (Catalina) with a
manufacturer’s coupon to buy one particular item. That is the
only time you may use two coupons for one item, and you will be
surprised how many free or nearly free items you can get this
way! Another of my favorite ways is when a store has buy 1 get
1 free sales, and I have coupons for those items. You can use a
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