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  • 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, […]


    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.

  • White box van involved in fatal accident on US-311 in Archdale.

    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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    Four people shot, one critically injured in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are searching for a man who apparently shot four people early Sunday morning. Police responded to 2216 Martin Luther King Dr. around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. According to police, four victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Three of the victims suffered non-life threatening injuries, but one victim suffered serious injuries and is listed in critical condition. No other information provided. A Google search reveals Magic’s Gentlemen’s Club is located at 2216 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. […]

  • Power Outage

    Randolph Electric, extra crews working to restore power

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Randolph Electric Membership Corporation is reporting progress overnight in restoring outages in Randolph, Alamance and Chatham counties hit hardest by the recent storm. Officials said line crews from Randolph EMC, Pee Dee EMC, Tri-County EMC, Union Power, Rutherford EMC, Lee Electric and Pike Electric and tree-trimming crews worked steadily overnight and will continue to work Saturday to restore power to 76 remaining outages affecting 3,600 members as of 9:30 a.m. @myfox8 Randolph EMC down to ~2,000 members […]

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    Closings and delays throughout Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – In the aftermath of the winter storm, the following City of Greensboro facilities are operating under an altered schedule on March 8. Friday trash and recycling collection – running today GTA and HEAT bus service – snow routes only SCAT – dialysis service running on normally schedule Benjamin and McGirt Horton Library Branches – opening at 11 a.m. Lake Townsend Marina – closed Lake Brandt – delayed opening (time TBD). Call the marina at 336-373-3741 before visiting […]

  • IRS warns taxpayers of phone scam in the Piedmont

    During this tax season, the Internal Revenue Service is warning the public of a telephone scam that sounds like the real deal. Scammers are posing as the IRS and threatening taxpayers to give out personal information over the phone. “These are very sophisticated telephone scams,” said Mark Hanson, with the IRS. “Somebody calls you they have your name, they have your phone number, they have your social security number and they’ve also found a way to make caller ID make […]

  • Cougar cub (courtesy of the Oregon Zoo)

    Orphaned cougar cubs coming to NC Zoo

    PORTLAND, OR. – After a six week stay at the Oregon Zoo three cougar cubs are ready to find a home at the NC Zoo. Gavin Johnson, the Public Relations Specialist for the NC Zoo, said that a definite date hadn’t been set for the cubs’ arrival, but he thought it would be soon. According to the Oregon Zoo, the cubs were orphaned in eastern Oregon last month when their mother was shot by a hunter. The Oregon Zoo said […]

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    Police: Greensboro store robbed by man with club

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Police are searching for a man that robbed the University Mart Convenient Store with a wooden club early Sunday morning. When officers arrived at the University Mart, located at 722 Warren Street, an employee told them that a man entered the store, brandished a wooden club, and demanded money. The employee then said that the suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene on foot. The University Mart employee was not injured, according to […]


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