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Raising It in Randolph: How Trinity Became the Birthplace of Duke University

Original Brown’s Schoolhouse Building January 12 th , 1841 Building Beginnings             Brown’s Schoolhouse was its first name. The second was Union Institute Academy. Then Normal College. Then Trinity College, and finally, Duke University. Duke University sounds familiar as it is famous for a variety of things and is known to be a prestigious institution. However, when we look back through those names again, one may also sound a little familiar, Trinity. …

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Best Patio Dining in the Heart of North Carolina

Fresh Air in Randolph County As temperatures warm into the next season, the best seat in the house is often outdoors. We have a few suggestions of local dining options with patios that welcome guests to have an al fresco experience in the Heart of North Carolina. Asheboro Don Julio Cocina…

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