Auction Baskets – Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala

We thought you might like a preview of the baskets we will be auctioning at the Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala. This is what we have so far, but we reserve the right to add more goodies to the baskets if we receive them between now and the banquet.

I Love North Carolina Basket

NC Basket

Childress Vineyards Muscadine Wine Childress Vineyards Dessert Wine 2 Childress Vineyards wine glasses Made in NC products Lance Crackers Carolina Nut Co. peanuts Samson’s BBQ sauce Texas Pete hot sauce Salem Baking cheese straws Mt. Olive pickles Moss corn meal Trinity Furniture tote NC magnet Jeremy Sams hand painted ornament McNeill Pottery cornbread pan Great White Oak Gallery I Love NC ornament Great White Oak Gallery dogwood tray NC burlap tote Cork puller

I Love Entertaining Basket

Entertaining Basket

DK Pottery pitcher J. Beaumont pie plate $50 Positano Italian Restaurant gift certificate Oneida flatware service for 8 Antipasto serving plate & bowls Crudité platter Childress Vineyards Dessert Wine – Blueberry


Tea Lovers Basket

Tea Lovers Basket

Brightside Gallery teapot, tea, and treats Autographed Book – Hallelujah: The Welcome Table – Maya Angelou Owl whistle teacups Shady Grove Arts watercolor glass tile necklace Hickory Mountain Weavery dyed silk scarf Hand-sewn Marmot pillow by Martha Crotty

Yes, I’d Love Some Wine Basket

Wine Basket

Bottle of Golden Warrior wine with Sangria mix package Bottle 19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon Wine caddy Oneida corkscrew Book – What to Drink with What You Eat by Andrew Dornenberg and Karen Page Hickory Mountain Weavery blue woven scarf

I Love Christmas Basket #1

Christmas Basket #2

Lennox butter knives Nordic Noel napkins (4) Christmas snowman bell Owens Pottery chip & dip set

I Love Christmas Basket #2

Christmas Basket #1

Piney Woods Christmas Holly Bowl Piney Woods Christmas Pie Plate Christmas plaid napkins (4) Wooden Utensils Great White Oak Gallery leaf tray Great White Oak Gallery I Love NC ornament Kristall Kugel 2000 Ornament

I Love Christmas Basket #3

Christmas Basket #3

Piney Woods pie plate Nordic Noel napkins (4) Poinsettia Coasters Coffee Xchange gift certificate $15 2 Christmas snowman bells

Four Saints Brewery Growler Basket

Growler Basket

4 Saints Brewery refillable Growler bottle 2 Latham’s Pottery mugs 4 Saint Brewery gift card $15 Great White Oak Gallery leaf trays


Antique 1930s Fenton Hobnail Glass

Antique Fenton Hobnail

1930s Fenton Hobnail Moon Glass Slipper Blue Fenton Hobnail covered glass shoe Blue Fenton Hobnail ruffled dish Shady Grove Arts watercolor glass tile necklace

Dwight Holland Pottery Auction

The Randolph County Democratic Party will be auctioning this piece of pottery made by well-known local potter Dwight Holland. Thrown in 2011, this piece was fired just last week. We feel very fortunate that Mr. Holland chose to donate one of his pieces of pottery for us to auction, as he doesn’t produce many for sale lately. Please make plans to attend our Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala to make a bid on this beautiful piece of artwork.

We will also have gift baskets in various sizes which we will be offering via blind auction. Pictures of these baskets will be up by the end of the week.

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Voting Call to Action – August 16, 2016


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On Tuesday, August 16th, the Randolph County Board of Elections will meet to adjust its early voting plan in response to the 4th Circuit’s recent ruling on North Carolina’s regressive election laws. The Court restored the original 17-day early voting window, but along with that removed the mandatory minimum hours County Boards were required to provide under the 2013 law. As a result, many County Boards of Elections across North Carolina have dramatically reduced the number of early voting sites, or are cutting back significantly on hours of operation at those sites.

Because an increasing percentage of voters are choosing to cast their ballots during the Early Voting period, we need to keep early voting as accessible as possible. Guilford County was able to get a favorable early vote plan because the community showed up. We need you to show up Tuesday, August 16 at 5pm to voice your support for a robust early voting plan.

The location is:

Randolph County Board of Elections

158 Worth Street

Asheboro, NC 27203


The Randolph County Democratic Party will ask the Board to consider the following:

  • Keep the four previously approved early vote locations (two in Asheboro and one each in Archdale and Randleman) and add a fifth location in Ramseur.
  • Stagger hours as needed so that we have accessible morning hours, as well as accessible evening hours;
  • Extend hours on days data shows are popular days to vote, such as weekends, and the last few days of the Early Voting period;
  • Designate one Sunday afternoon  of “Souls to the Polls” at one of the Asheboro locations.


Please come to the Board of Elections meeting Tuesday, if you can, and voice your support for the above plan. We need as many Randolph County residents present as possible so that we can make a strong and compelling case for open and accessible early voting in our community.



Jim Meredith,

Chair, Randolph County Democratic Party

Community Cleanup August 20, 2016

Asheboro Litter Pick-up

Church St.

Saturday, August 20, 2016
9:30 am

Meet at 118 North Church St. (Democratic Headquarters)

Followed by a free cookout for all volunteers at 11:00 am

To sign up, you may email, leave a message at (336) 629-9003 or sign up online at the following link: Click here to sign up!

For more information see our website at

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Convention Watch Party

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Fellow Randolph County Democrats, you are invited to a Convention watch party this Thursday, July 28, 6:30-10:00 pm at Randolph County Democratic Party Headquarters, 118 North Church Street in Asheboro.  Since it’s going to take place around supper time, if you are able, please bring a snack item or your favorite dish to share with the rest of us.  We will probably also order in some pizza.

Deborah Ross, Democratic Senatorial Candidate, to Visit Randolph Headquarters

drossThe public is invited to a reception for Deborah Ross, Democratic Candidate for United States Senate,  at Randolph County Democratic Party Headquarters, 118 North Church Street, Asheboro, NC, from 2 pm to 3 pm this coming Sunday, July 24. The reception is hosted by the Randolph County Democratic Party.  Light refreshments will be served.

Deborah Ross graduated from Brown University and earned her law degree from UNC at Chapel Hill. Before serving in the NC General Assembly (2003-2013), Deborah was Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. She also taught at Duke Law School. After leaving the State House, Deborah joined GoTriangle, a regional authority providing transportation services that connect Wake, Durham, and Orange counties, and ensuring access to high-quality public transit to workers, students, and visitors. She and her husband Steve have been married since 1994 and live in a home they renovated in a historic neighborhood in Raleigh. Steve is an engineer who works in risk management. He enjoys camping, backpacking, and fishing.