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    Disney’s ’140 character’ tweet announces 24-hour Memorial Day weekend event

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — On Friday, Walt Disney World and Disneyland used 140 characters to announce another 24-hour Memorial Day weekend event. Exactly 140 Disney characters gathered at Walt Disney World Resort to create the “Ultimate Tweet” to announce the bi-coastal, 24-hour all-night party. The announcement was made on Friday. The all-night event will be held in Florida at Magic Kingdom Park and in California at Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure Park. The parks will stay open from 6 a.m. on […]

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    Girl’s lost teddy bear explores Disney World before returning to Alabama

    Brooklyn Andrews was having an amazing trip at Disney World in January. It wasn’t until she returned home that she realized she forgot one of the most important things in her life. When Brooklyn Andrews was 3-years-old, her father, a member of the National Guard, was called to serve a one-year tour in Iraq. To give Brooklyn and her siblings a sense of comfort, Tony Andrews gave them each special teddy bears with recorded messages on each one. After Tony’s tour […]

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    6 free math apps for kids

    This morning on Mommy Matters, we featured 6 free math apps for kids. Counting 123 – Toddler app for learning to count. iOS | Google Play (free) Grade 3 Math – Math app for children in third grade. All grades available. iOS | Google Play (free) MyScript Calculator - Perform mathematical operations naturally using your handwriting. iOS | Google Play (free) My Math Flash Cards App – For mastering basic elementary math facts. Its an easy to use and customizable application to enable focused learning. iOS | Google Play (free) Flashcards+ The world’s most […]

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    Disney shares new onboard video of ‘Seven Dwarfs Mine Train’ attraction

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — On Monday, Walt Disney Imagineering released a new video of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction, which includes onboard footage of the attraction and an original CGI onboard video that was created early on during the development of the attraction. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will mark the completion of the New Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom. The ride is described as a combination of a family roller coaster and a “dark ride.” It will feature […]

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    Woman killed in accident near I-85 in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Davidson County on Friday morning. Frances Lomax Rose, 78, of Thomasville died in the crash, the N.C. Highway Patrol in Lexington said. Officials confirmed the accident happened around 9 a.m. at the intersection of East Holly Grove Road and Holly Grove Lutheran Church Road near I-85 in Davidson County (map). According to officials, the woman’s vehicle went off the side of the road, over corrected, causing the vehicle to […]

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    Lexington florist delivering flowers by tractor

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A flower shop in Lexington refuses to let the snow freeze out Valentine’s Day. Love Blossoms on North State Street in Lexington is making flower deliveries by tractor on Friday morning. “We are going to do our best to get them out,” said Love Blossoms owner Tiffany Wood. Wood said Valentine’s Day is their second busiest day of the year, a runner-up only to Mother’s Day. Wood said they were unable to make deliveries on Thursday because of […]

  • ‘Producer Whitney’ talks about her ‘No Body Shame’ viral dance video

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Whitney Thore, better known across the Piedmont as “Producer Whitney” on 107.5 KZL’s Jared and Katie morning radio show, visited FOX8 on Friday to talk about her “No Body Shame Campaign.” Thore posted several “Fat Girl Dancing” dancing videos on YouTube that have gone viral over the past week. The videos are part of a “No Body Shame Campaign” that promotes self-confidence. “I think back to when I was 117 pounds… that’s when I first engaged in disorder […]

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    Suspect surrenders, ending 29-hour standoff at Winston-Salem motel

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A man holding a 16-year-old hostage inside a motel on University Parkway surrendered around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday following a 29-hour standoff, nearly two hours after he released the hostage. Christopher Shane Jenkins surrendered to police without incident at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, two hours after a 16-year-old hostage walked out of the motel room. Jenkins is scheduled to appear in court Thursday. Officers escorted 16-year-old Andrew Jovanni Menjivar alongside the front of the motel and across a parking lot toward […]

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    Greensboro firefighters injured after roof collapses during fire

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Four firefighters are recovering Friday after they were injured when a roof collapsed during a large fire at an auto shop in downtown Greensboro Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported around 12:45 p.m. at Import Knight Auto Repair at 811 S.Elm St., Greensboro. Crews are continuing to work putting out hot spots in the building on Friday. The four injured firefighters were initially taken to Moses Cone Hospital. Captain Thomas Sterling Suddarth was the firefighter most seriously […]

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    Photos: NC the Beautiful

    We’ve compiled some beautiful pictures from around the Piedmont. Have a photo you want to submit? Use the “Submit” button below the gallery.

  • The 5 most inspirational stories of 2013

    It’s been a year filled with inspirational stories. We spent some time analyzing our website metrics from 2013 and identified the 5 most viewed inspirational stories from the past year. Here they are: #1 - Mom hopes photos will help women love their bodies This story took on a life of its own after we posted it to our Facebook page. The story has been liked over 51,000 times as of 12/31. “Taryn Brumfitt, 35, is a mother of three who has […]

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    Price of stamps to go up 3 cents in January

    The price of a stamp is about to go up — and more so than expected. A panel overseeing the U.S. Postal Service approved a three-cent hike from the current price of 46 cents. It will take effect on January 26. That includes a one-cent increase – to keep pace with inflation — approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission last month. At the time, the cash-strapped Postal Service had sought the three-cent bump. The additional two cents are intended to be temporary […]