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  • Davidson County Fire Marshalls are investigating an early morning fire at Wayside Baptist Tabernacle Church.

    Davidson County church a ‘total loss’ after fire

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Sunday morning services will be much different tomorrow after a fire completely destroyed Wayside Baptist Tabernacle Church in Davidson County. Authorities said the fire started around 3:40 a.m. Saturday and engulfed the Forest Hill Road church within a matter of minutes. West Lexington firefighters said they’re still determining a cause of the fire. Firefighters said flames ripped through the roof of the church, causing major damage. Members of the church said the total loss isn’t getting them […]

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    Police: Woman robbed in Burlington parking lot

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – Burlington Police are searching for a man who robbed a woman while she was in a store parking lot around 11:00 Saturday night. When officers arrived at the M&M Mini Mart, located at 804 South Mebane Street, the female victim told them that she was sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot when she was robbed by a man. The victim told the police that she believed the suspect had a handgun in his left pocket, […]

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    Man found dead in vehicle in Winston-Salem identified

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police said a man was found killed inside a vehicle parked in front of a Winston-Salem home on Friday. The victim was identified on Jan. 6 as David Anthony Lowers, who also went by the aliases Mark Ross, Delroy East and Oscar McLead. Police said they found the body after responding to 2730 Manchester St. around 6 p.m. to help emergency workers in reference to a deceased male. Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that the man had been […]

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    Burlington man fights off robber, police say

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – Burlington police said they’re looking for a suspect after a man fought back against an attempted robber in the parking lot of a jewelry store Saturday night. Police said 19-year-old Christopher Lebo had just left Kay Jewelers at 1007 Boston Drive around 8:15 p.m. and was headed to his vehicle when it happened. The suspect tried taking his wallet and bag, but Lebo fought back and was able to escape in his vehicle, according to police. The […]

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    MLK open after fatal crash investigation

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Martin Luther King Drive is now open after police investigated an early morning accident that killed one person. Greensboro Police said that around around 3:00 a.m. Saturday, a 2000 Jeep Wrangler heading westbound on Interstate 40 near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive went off the road, hit a guardrail and flipped over. The driver of the Jeep was ejected from the vehicle and died. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. At this time, the police have not […]

  • 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 […]

  • Larry Hagman (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    ‘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 […]

  • Justin Wayne Barker, 32, and Billie Jo Floyd, 30.

    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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