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  • Reidsville man charged with shooting at social worker files lawsuit against Sheriff Page

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — A Reidsville man who allegedly shot into the car of a Rockingham County social worker has filed a $23 million federal lawsuit against Sheriff Sam Page, the sheriff’s department and department of social services. Christopher Lee Neal, 42, mailed the filing to the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina from the Alamance County Detention Center on July 12. The verified complaint and swearing of obligations was signed on June 30. The complaint […]

  • Cat cafe coming to downtown Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Hold onto your whiskers, cat lovers, have we got mews for you! The Crooked Tail Cat Cafe will open later this year at 604 S. Elm St. in downtown Greensboro, providing a place for patrons to sip coffee while playing with adorable — and adoptable — cats. It will be the city’s first cat cafe, a concept that originated in Taiwan in the late 1990s as spaces where people could pay a small fee to enjoy a […]

  • Mystery chemical discovered in Greensboro city drinking water

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Water-supply managers here are battling a chemical contaminant from the same family of man-made compounds as the GenX substance that made headlines recently by infiltrating the drinking water in North Carolina’s southeastern region, according to the Greensboro News & Record. During the past three years, scientists have found water from Greensboro’s Mitchell Water Treatment Plant with relatively high levels of an industrial chemical known as PFOS — short for perfluorooctane sulfonate — which is suspected of causing […]

  • Hop’s Burger Bar opening third restaurant

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Hops Burger Bar of Greensboro is opening a third restaurant at 140 W. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill, according to the Greensboro News & Record. “We believe Chapel Hill is perfect for Hops Burger Bar,” said Chris Martin, owner of Hop’s. “We just love the interesting variety of people and the wonderful history of Franklin Street and Chapel Hill.” The new location will be about the same size as the two Greensboro restaurants. It will feature […]

  • Former DA Blitzer pleads guilty but other investigations delay sentence

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Former Rockingham County District Attorney Craig Blitzer placed his hand on a Bible and under oath pleaded guilty Monday to failure to discharge the duties of his office, the Greensboro News & Record reports. His admission of guilt came more than one year after the State Bureau of Investigation launched a probe into allegations that he and former Person/Caswell County District Attorney Wallace Bradsher hired Craig Blitzer’s wife, Cindy Blitzer, in a scheme to collect 15 months […]

  • Greensboro restaurant unexpectedly closes after 15 years of business

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Romano’s Macaroni Grill at 3120 Northline Ave. unexpectedly closed its doors on Wednesday, according to the Greensboro News & Record. “Romano’s Macaroni Grill regularly reviews its portfolio of restaurants and made the tough decision to permanently close its Greensboro location,” said a spokesperson for the company. “The company appreciates its team members’ hard work through the years and enjoyed being a part of the Greensboro community. Macaroni Grill thanks all of its loyal guests for their patronage […]

  • Greensboro Grasshoppers dog Yogi’s cancer diagnosed as inoperable

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s bad news. The cancer has spread and the tumor is inoperable, according to the Greensboro News & Record. It appears the rest of Master Yogi Berra’s joyous, happy-go-lucky life will be measured in months rather than years. The beloved 9-year-old black Labrador retriever, a fixture at Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball games since he was a puppy, underwent tests including a CT scan at N.C. State’s College of Veterinary Medicine this morning. “I’ve been a basket case,” said […]

  • Master Yogi Berra, Greensboro Grasshoppers dog, battling cancer

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Master Yogi Berra, the popular black Labrador retriever who is one of the faces of the Greensboro Grasshoppers franchise, has cancer, the News & Record reported. The 9-year-old dog is undergoing treatment at N.C. State’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh for a malignant tumor in his neck.  Veterinarians there plan to run a CT scan Friday to determine whether the tennis-ball-sized tumor is operable, said Donald Moore, Yogi’s owner and the Hoppers’ president and general manager. […]

  • Extended drink hours for Guilford County brunches one vote away

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Pop, fizz, clink: Guilford County is one vote away from freeing the mimosa. The Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 at its meeting Thursday to amend the county’s alcohol ordinance, allowing stores and restaurants to sell beer, wine and spirits beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays, the Greensboro News & Record reports. Because the vote was not unanimous, commissioners will have to vote a second time before the new ordinance can take effect. The board’s next meeting is […]

  • Woman says argument over chicken nuggets leads to attack at a Greensboro Wendy’s

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Instead of getting her value meal and extra chicken nuggets, a Greensboro woman says she got a knot on the back of the head and a sprained neck, according to the Greensboro News & Record. Carla Dunlap says she was punched in the back of the head by an employee at the Wendy’s at 913 Summit Ave. after an argument the afternoon of June 28. Greensboro police spoke with Dunlap but did not make an arrest, according […]

  • State plan: Widen I-40 to 6 lanes between Winston-Salem, Guilford

    An updated highway construction plan calls for widening Interstate 40 to at least six lanes between Winston-Salem and Guilford County, as well as widening a section of Business 40 to six lanes in eastern Forsyth County, N.C. Department of Transportation officials said. The plan, an update to the Draft 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program, would also move up the timetable for construction on some of the western segments of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway, highway officials said. The draft plan was […]

  • Lives drastically change for district attorneys charged in theft of funds case

    WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — As prosecutors, Craig Blitzer and Wallace Bradsher were sworn to uphold the law. But last week, they were charged with breaking it, according to the Greensboro News & Record. Both men walked into the Wake County Detention Center and turned themselves in, closing a chapter in a saga that has enveloped the district attorney’s offices in Rockingham, Person and Caswell counties for nearly a year. The men face criminal charges for the alleged theft of state […]