Online is a book called Reminiscences of Randolph County, [North Carolina] written by J.A. Blair in 1890.
This book is available for free online at the Internet Archive and can be read page by page on the archive.org website.
It can be very helpful in researching Randolph County ancestors, especially since it was published the same year of the missing federal censuses of 1890.
In the upper right corner of the website, you can search any text or by surname, taking you directly to the ancestors you seek. After your text search, be sure to notice the bar at the bottom of the page pointing out all of the instances of your search. This allows you to quickly scroll through your search results.
Lastly, you can download a copy by PDF or ePub version of this book.
This is a true Randolph County treasure!