County seeks to fill spot on planning board

Randolph County Commissioners

ASHEBORO — There’s an opening on Randolph County’s planning board and zoning board of adjustment after the passing of Ralph Modlin.

Modlin, 69, was an Archdale man. He died Oct. 26.

Commissioners praised his dedication to the planning and zoning board along with his impact.

Commissioners chairman Darrell Frye said suggestions regarding a replacement for Modlin on the board should be submitted to county manager Hal Johnson.

“He was always very diligent and had a great personality,” county attorney Ben Morgan said of Modlin.

Frye said funeral services for Modlin were among the highest attended that he could recall at Fairfield United Methodist Church.

There are eight members of the planning board and zoning board of adjustment. Each term is for three years. Members may serve unlimited terms.

In other recent actions by county commissioners:

• The county commissioners honored the retirement of Capt. Chris Maness from the sheriff’s department. He served 29 years and 10 months for the county. He’ll take a role as an active reserve deputy for the department.

• In October, the board celebrated the career of Traci Williams, who’s retiring from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department with 28 years of service to the county. Williams began her career with law enforcement agencies in 1991 as a telecommunicator with the Asheboro Police Department. She became a full-time deputy with the sheriff’s department in 1999.

• Commissioners amended the 2002 meeting schedule to move the July meeting to July 11 instead of during the week of Independence Day.

By Randolph Record

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