Asheboro, NC – Randolph Community College’s Cultural Arts Series embarks on its seventh season on Thursday, Sept. 25, with a lecture on censorship by local journalist and author Jerry Bledsoe as a part of Randolph Reads: Invisible Man. Bledsoe is known for several true crime titles based on murders in North Carolina. His journalism career, which spanned over 20 years, included newspaper work in the North Carolina cities of Kannapolis, Charlotte, and Greensboro, and work at Esquire magazine.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center auditorium on the Asheboro Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Additional events this season include the annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, featuring the First Presbyterian Bell Choir; “Pinocchio” presented by UNCG’s North Carolina Theatre for Young People at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, both at the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center; and the Salem College Dance Concert of Student Choreography at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015, a part of the 2015 Sunset Theatre Cultural Series, which will be held at Sunset Theatre in downtown Asheboro.

Seating for the Cultural Arts shows is limited, so reservations are encouraged. Free tickets can be reserved at the following link:

RCC’s Asheboro Campus is located at 629 Industrial Park Avenue. Take the McDowell Road exit off of U.S. 220 Bypass/I73-I74 and follow the signs.