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  • Greensboro facilities operating under amended schedules

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Some City of Greensboro facilities and services are operating on an amended schedule on Saturday. A complete list of closings and delays are online at www.greensboro-nc.gov/winterclosings and will be updated throughout the day as schedules change. Fixed GTA, HEAT and SCAT routes are operating on snow routes only Saturday. The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is open and City lake operations are opening at 12 noon. Barber Park is open, but all other recreation centers, parks and gardens […]

  • How to make Christmas balls

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Whether you call them Christmas balls or lighted balls, they’re some of the most popular holiday decorations in the Piedmont. But do you know how to make them? All it takes is a few yards of chicken wire, a few strings of lights and a few minutes.  

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    Single car accident kills 1, injures 3 in Rockingham County

    EDEN, N.C. — Officials said one man was killed and three others injured in a single-vehicle car wreck Sunday morning in Rockingham County. Authorities said Billy Dean Morton, 33, was killed in the wreck which occurred around 1 a.m. on Bethlehem Church Road, about 1.4 miles south of Eden.  Dispatch confirmed that the SUV ran off the left side of the road, pulled back to the right, left the road and hit a ditch, a tree and a fence.  Authorities […]

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    Egypt’s stock market tumbles after Morsi’s decree

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s benchmark stock index on Sunday plunged by more than 9.5 percent in the first trading session since the country’s Islamist president issued decrees to assume sweeping new powers, while police in central Cairo fired tear gas at protesters who accuse the Egyptian leader of a blatant power grab.  President Mohammed Morsi edicts, which were announced on Thursday, place him above oversight of any kind, including that of the courts. The move has thrown Egypt’s already troubled […]

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    ‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies in Texas

    J.R. Ewing was a business cheat, faithless husband and bottomless well of corruption. Yet with his sparkling grin, Larry Hagman masterfully created the charmingly loathsome oil baron – and coaxed forth a Texas-size gusher of ratings – on television’s long-running and hugely successful nighttime soap, “Dallas.” Although he first gained fame as nice guy Capt. Tony Nelson on the fluffy 1965-70 NBC comedy “I Dream of Jeannie,” Hagman earned his greatest stardom with J.R. The CBS serial drama about the […]

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    Surry Co. couple charged in death of 5-month-old

    DOBSON, N.C. – The Surry County Sheriff’s office arrested a Mount Airy couple Friday night after the death of a 5-month-old baby in their care. Billie Jo Floyd, 30, and Justin Wayne Barker, 32, were each charged with second-degree murder in the death of Floyd’s child. EMS was called to Barker’s residence to a report of an infant on cardiac arrest on Friday, according to Sheriff Graham Atkinson, The Sheriff’s office was also dispatched to the scene. “By the time […]

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    NCDOT: employee killed while working overnight In Dare County

    Raleigh, N.C.  –  N.C. 12 is closed until further notice following a fatal accident in the work zone involving an NCDOT employee.  According to the NCDOT, the accident occurred approximately south of the Bonner Bridge in an area where crews were working to remove sand in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the recent Nor’Easter that hit the Outer Banks.  The North Carolina Highway Patrol and NCDOT officials are investigating the accident. N.C. 12 will remain closed pending the outcome […]

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    Police: home invasion in Winston-Salem shakes victims

    Winston-Salem, N.C. – Police are searching for a group of men that invaded a home on Sprague Court around 8:30 Saturday night.  The victims told officers that the suspects came through an unlocked front door, pointed weapons at them, assaulted them, and stole several items from the home.  Police said that the victims were visibly shaken by the invasion and were treated on the scene for minor injuries. The investigation is on-going.  Anyone with information is asked to call the […]

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    Obama wins Fla., topping Romney in final tally

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida’s 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000. No matter the outcome, Obama had already clinched re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Romney’s 206. The Florida Secretary of State’s Office said that with almost 100 percent of the vote counted, Obama led Republican challenger Mitt Romney […]

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    Man napping in field run over by combine, survives

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man napping in a Montana cornfield was startled out of his snooze when he was run over by a large harvesting machine – and Yellowstone County deputies say he’s lucky to be alive. Sheriff’s Lt. Kent O’Donnell says the 57-year-old man had been traveling the country by bus and decided to take a rest three rows deep in a field on the outskirts of Billings, the state’s largest city. A farmer harvesting Wednesday felt his […]

  • 4.3-Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Kentucky

    WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake centered in Kentucky also rattled at least three other states. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg. Residents in eastern Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee reported feeling the temblor. National Weather Service spokesman Jeff Carico says employees at the office in Jackson, which is about 60 miles northwest of Whitesburg, felt the […]

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    Obama: Some compromise but limits on tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are signaling they’re open to some compromise on a taxes and spending to prevent more financial pain in the new year, but the two sides are digging in on raising taxes for wealthier Americans. Obama said Friday that his re-election gave him a mandate to pursue that position because “the majority of Americans agree with my approach.” Boehner is still insisting that raising tax rates as Obama wants “will […]

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