• NC puppy born with leg disability gets life-changing surgery

    NC puppy born with leg disability gets life-changing surgery

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Roscoe the pit bull is used to having to crawl around. Now, this North Carolina puppy has become a “tap dancer,” in the words of his foster partner. WLOS reported that 4-month-old Roscoe was born with a deformity that left his front legs partially bent backwards under his wrists. As a result, […]

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    What are the best hospitals in NC? Government unveils new ratings

    NEW YORK — Looking to make it easier to compare hospitals, the federal government has started awarding star ratings to medical centers based on patients’ appraisals. Many of the nation’s leading hospitals received middling ratings, while comparatively obscure local hospitals and others that specialized in lucrative surgeries frequently received the most stars. Evaluating hospitals is […]

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    Mother of Surry County teen killed in car accident speaks to his peers about choices

    DOBSON, N.C. — The choices you make today can affect the rest of your life. That was the theme before hundreds of Surry County high school students Friday morning as the North Carolina State Highway Patrol presented them with a program they’ve named “Choices.” “If you get involved in a fatal crash, who do you […]

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    Dog owner arrested in November death of man in Rockingham County

    MADISON, N.C. — The owner of a pack of dogs accused of contributing to the death of a man visiting Rockingham County from Mexico was arrested Friday morning. Daniel Douglas McCollum, 55, of Madison, turned himself in to to sheriff’s deputies and was served with an indictment for involuntary manslaughter, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s […]

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    Hacker steals tax refund from expecting mother in NC

    NEW YORK — For newlyweds Eric and Lauren Oxford, two teachers living on meager salaries in Massachusetts, their expected $3,500 tax refund meant everything. They’ve been saving up diligently since 2013. Combined with their summertime lump pay, they’d have just enough to start shopping for their first home together. Instead, when their lease is up […]

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    These 10 universities control a third of the money in higher education – and one is in NC

    NEW YORK — The wealth gap between the nation’s 40 richest colleges and universities and the rest is getting wider. That’s thanks to strong investment returns and a tremendous fundraising advantage, according to credit rating agency Moodys. Eighteen of the wealthiest schools have Aaa credit ratings — that’s a rare achievement for any businesses or […]

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    Ben & Jerry’s teams up for salted caramel brownie beer

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Beer and ice cream. It doesn’t exactly spring to mind when you think of classic food pairings — old friends such as bacon and eggs or steak and cabernet. But Colorado’s New Belgium Brewery and the folks at Ben & Jerry’s are teaming up on a beer inspired by ice cream […]

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    Husband and wife battle rare cancers

    CALEDONIA, Mich. — Ben and Shelby Offrink met in college. It wasn’t the most romantic setting — a study group for calculus-based physics — but Ben managed to turn it into a story worth telling by cheating. “I set up a study group and ended up telling the other people not to come so it […]

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    Man taken into custody after landing single-person aircraft on Capitol grounds

    WASHINGTON — A mailman from Florida wanted to make a big, bold point about the corruption that results from money in politics. So Doug Hughes boarded a small personal aircraft called a “gyrocopter” and flew an hour from Maryland into restricted airspace over Washington and landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol building. In […]

  • Family thanks Guilford County 911 dispatcher for saving life

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Wife and mother Carmen Shepperd calls one Guilford Metro 911 dispatcher her guardian angel. Wednesday the Shepperd family thanked the dispatcher for helping to save the life of Charles Shepperd. Guilford Metro 911 Dispatcher Jessica Eason has been awarded three Life Saving awards for helping callers administer CPR over the phone. In […]

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    Woman charged in accident that killed motorcyclist in Asheboro

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Police have charged a woman in connection with a Saturday afternoon crash in Asheboro that killed a motorcyclist. Helen Moore Teter, 72, of Liberty, is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. On Saturday at about 1:45 p.m., police responded to the area of South Fayetteville Street near Telepohone Avenue in reference […]

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    Severe burns killed Greensboro man in November

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro man who died in November following an assault at a hotel had burns on more than half of his body, according to autopsy results released this week by the N.C. Medical Examiner’s office. Stephen Patrick White, 46, of Greensboro was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem on […]