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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.

  • Fourth Street closing to accommodate crane

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Fourth Street will be closed between Patterson Avenue and Linden Street while a crane removes a walkway over the railroad tracks starting Monday. Traffic heading eastbound on Fourth Street will have access to Vine Street and all other traffic will be detoured. The City of Winston Salem said that the road will be closed for at least three weeks. For more information, call CityLink 311.

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    Greensboro student accidentally stabbed during school play

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Police said a Caldwell Academy student in Greensboro was accidentally stabbed during a school play. Greensboro police said they responded to the school at 2900 Horse Pen Creek Road around 10 p.m. Saturday in reference to the stabbing. Officers said one student accidentally stabbed another cast member in the abdomen with a stage prop during a production of “The Three Musketeers.” Police said the student was taken to Moses Cone Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries that […]

  • Greensboro man returns to Boston to finish marathon

    BOSTON, Mass. — A Greensboro man is gearing up to run the Boston Marathon on Monday – a race he was unable to finish last year. FOX8 talked to Reid Bolinger on FaceTime, who is preparing for the big race tomorrow. The Greensboro resident ran in the 2013 Boston Marathon, but never got to finish the race. He said he was stopped at mile 25 because of the bomb at the finish line. Two pressure cooker bombs exploded during last year’s race, […]

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    Stokes/Surry incident alert page seeks public input

    Administrators for the Stokes and Surry County Incident Alerts Facebook page are meeting with the public on Saturday to promote their service and to get suggestions on how to improve it. The new Facebook page will provide immediate reports on major alerts such as vehicle accidents, house fires, weather warnings, and missing persons. The public meeting will be from noon to 2pm at Sam’s Pizza located at 220 N. Main Street in Walnut Cove.

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    Gunshot victim found at Greensboro gas station, police say

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Police said one person was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being found with an apparent gunshot wound early Sunday at a Greensboro gas station. Police said they found the injured victim after responding to the Shell Gas Station at 2512 High Point Road at around 2:40 a.m. The identity of the victim has not been released. Police said the victim was taken to Moses Cone Hospital. The investigation is ongoing and no other details were immediately available. […]

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    NWS: Strong winds could cause power outages

    BLACKSBURG, Va. – The National Weather Service has issued advisories for central North Carolina and the foothills . The NWS said that a deepening low pressure off the Mid-Atlantic Coast combined with high pressure building from the west will bring a prolonged period of strong winds through Sunday night. Winds are predicted to be traveling from 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. The strong winds could bring down weaker trees and cause isolated power outages, the […]

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    Heavy snowfall expected for NC mountains

    BLACKSBURG, Va. – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the mountains of North Carolina on Saturday. The NWS says that periods of heavy snow are expected from midnight Saturday until 4 p.m. Sunday. Accumulations of two to four inches are expected to impact untreated roads creating hazardous driving conditions. It is recommended that drivers be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility.

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    Fatal accident closes US-311 in Archdale

    ARCHDALE, N.C. – A car accident Saturday morning near Lilly Flower Road left one woman dead and closed US-311 in Archdale. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Aleda Vernon was traveling southbound on US-311 when her vehicle crossed the center line into the path of a large box truck headed in the opposite direction. Vernon’s vehicle struck the box truck and rebounded across the center line into the path of a white minivan heading in the same direction. The […]

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