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    IRS warns taxpayers of continuing phone scams

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert Friday with tips to protect taxpayers from telephone scam artists pretending to be with the IRS. The IRS said these scammers make it look like an official call by using fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. The IRS said that these are five things a scammer will do that the IRS wouldn’t: • Call you about taxes you owe without first mailing you an official notice. • […]

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    Man found dead in his Reidsville home

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. – The death of Michael Wayne Smith is currently being investigated by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office. Smith was found deceased inside his home by a family member around 10 p.m. on Saturday. Smith was 44 years old at the time of his death. Corporal Kevin Suthard with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office said that the cause of death was unknown at this time. The investigation is on-going.

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    Fracking forum, rally to be held in Rockingham County

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. – Residents will get a chance to voice their concerns about possible fracking regulations in a public meeting to be held Monday. The N.C. Mining and Energy Commission is seeking input from the public on proposed rules for oil and gas development. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 25 at Rockingham County High School in Wentworth. Also on Monday, opponents to fracking are organizing a Frack Free NC rally at 4:15 p.m. in […]

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    Woman with cancer crosses blimp ride off bucket list

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – A woman’s dying wish to take a ride in a blimp came true Saturday in Burlington. Sharon Chapman had flown a single engine sea plane and a glider and had ridden in a hot air balloon, but she had never been in a blimp before. Chapman told her social worker at Hospice & Palliative Care Center that a blimp ride was on her bucket list. The care center teamed up with Wells Fargo and Met Life to […]

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    I-40 W. at Lewisville Clemmons Road back open after tractor-trailer crash

    CLEMMONS, N.C. – I-40 westbound from the city limits of Winston-Salem to the Lewisville Clemmons Road exit in Clemmons is back open after a trailer-tractor wreck. The Winston Salem Police Department said all traffic headed westbound on I-40 and Business 40 had to be diverted onto U. S. 421 North. Police also advised motorists to pay attention to detour signs and temporary traffic cone patterns when traveling in this area. Traffic reopened around 1 p.m. Saturday.

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    Greensboro motorists urged to avoid Huffine Mill Road next week

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Huffine Mill Road will be closed from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for water line rehabilitation work starting Monday, July 21. The Greensboro Water Resources Department strongly encourages motorists to use the detour or an alternate route to avoid the area. The rehabilitation work is expected to be completed by Thursday, but could be delayed by inclement weather. Residents affected by the work will receive a temporary water service.

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    NC agencies warn toll drivers of email scam

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Turnpike Authority is warning motorists of phony emails stating they must pay for outstanding tolls. The NCTA said the emails are from “E-Z Pass Customer Service Center” with “Payment for driving on Toll Road” in the subject line. The N.C. Department of Transportation said a link directing customers to an invoice or payment portal is included in the email. NCDOT said that N.C. Quick Pass would never request payment by email and users should verify the […]

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    Bolton Pool to reopen Saturday

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The repairs to the pump at Bolton Pool are completed and the pool is scheduled to open at 11:30 am Saturday, according to Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks. Bolton Pool was closed Thursday as workers tried to figure out what caused the pump to fail. The normal operating hours of Bolton Pool are 11:30 am to 8:00 pm.

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    Tour bus hits houses in Wilkesboro

    WILKESBORO, N.C. – A car accident caused a tour bus to crash into two houses on Statesville Road around 8:00 Friday night. According to authorities, a car travelling southbound on Statesville Road swerved to miss another vehicle and hit the tour bus head-on. The tour bus left the road and collided with two houses and several utility poles causing power outages in the area. No one was in the homes at the time of the accident. One person was transported […]

  • WWII vet reunites with daughter after 70 years in Randleman

    RANDLEMAN, N.C. — A World War II veteran spent Father’s Day with the 70-year-old daughter he met for the first time this weekend in Randleman. When John Routh finally met Mareon Toth, it was a reunion seven decades in the making. Routh was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany during WWII. While there, he met Elizabeth Muller and the two fell in love and made plans for the future. “Her mother was coming to the States with me. We were going to get married […]

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    Company performs steam blows in Eden; some residents may have heard noise

    EDEN, N.C. — People in the Eden area who heard loud booms on Sunday should not be alarmed, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Wellons Energy Solutions conducted a series of steam blows as part of a cleaning and testing process. During this process, high pressure steam is vented into the air and can sound like an explosion up to five miles away. Officials said the steam blows were conducted in half hour intervals between 11 a.m. and 4 […]

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    Greensboro street reopens after gas leak

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The eastbound lanes of East Lee Street at Sampson Street are back open after being temporarily closed after a gas leak.

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