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    Late iconic BMX biker Dave Mirra had CTE; died in apparent suicide in February

    Iconic BMX biker Dave Mirra was found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the same brain disease that has been diagnosed in a number of former professional football players, including Junior Seau and Ken Stabler. Mirra is the first extreme sport athlete to be diagnosed with the disease. He was found dead, from an apparent […]

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    Greensboro City Council votes to increase council members’ pay

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro City Council voted to increase council members pay by 60 percent in Monday’s budget discussion. The vote was in favor 6-2. Council member Justin Outling and Mayor Nancy Vaughan voted against it. Council member Marikay Abuzuaiter was not present recovering from arm surgery. However, later told FOX8 she would have voted against […]

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    4 charged in connection to breaking and entering in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office charged four people in connection to a breaking and entering and larceny that occurred on May 23. Jason Edward Mishoe, 30, Alicia Marie Avila, 31, and Amber Dawn Mishoe, 32, were all charged with one count of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Guillermo Rodriguez […]

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    Cities addressing overgrowth, tall grass after weeks of rain

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Piedmont cities say they’ve been inundated with complaints about overgrown lawns in recent weeks. All of the rain we’ve had plus a warm, sunny week will undoubtedly lead to even taller grass. In High Point, code enforcement officers are putting signs in yards of property owners who are violating the 12-inch […]

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    Asheboro man charged with drug violations

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — An Asheboro man has been charged with drug violations. On May 23, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a suspicious person in the area of Hamilton Street in Asheboro. As a result of the investigation, the sheriff’s office charged Matthew Brent Richardson, 32, of 2315 Lambert Drive, Asheboro with one […]

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    Zika result of ‘massive’ mosquito control failures

    World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan lashed out at family planning and mosquito control “failures” as root causes of the ongoing Zika crisis in an address to the World Health Assembly Monday. Chan said that countries “dropped the ball” on mosquito control in the 1970s and called the ending of effective control practices a […]

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    Hackers could bring down the banks, warns network boss

    The head of the network that connects the world’s banks has issued a warning: Hackers will strike again, and they could bring down a bank. The message from SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt follows cyberattacks on banks in Bangladesh, Vietnam and Ecuador in which similar methods were used to circumvent local security systems. The attack on […]

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    In 2014, Greensboro water had chromium at dangerous levels

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A yearlong series of tests during 2014 consistently showed levels of chromium-6 in the city’s drinking water above what initially triggered statewide “do not drink” warnings to well owners near some of Duke Energy’s coal ash ponds. But new results from the Greensboro system last week found the carcinogen at “non-detect” levels, meaning its […]

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    Facebook finds no evidence of Trending bias, but makes changes anyway

    Facebook has found “no evidence of systematic political bias” in how news stories are chosen for its Trending Topics features, according to results of an internal investigation released Monday. However, it will make some changes to how the tool works, including no longer using outside sites to determine if a trending story is relevant. The […]

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    The 50 best movies of all time

    Ask 100 people to name their top five movies, and you’ll get 100 different answers. That’s the beauty of cinema: it’s an art form that impacts each viewer uniquely. One list will be filled with classic Hitchcock horror; the next with modern, independent dramas and Cannes Film Festival darlings. Combine all those individual opinions into […]

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    Lexington man charged with raping girl

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Lexington man has been charged with rape. On Nov. 28 the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation into the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl. As a result of the investigation, Kobe Sharpe, 17, has been charged with one count of first-degree rape. He was arrested without incident and given […]

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    Zoo lions killed after suicidal naked man jumps in enclosure

    SANTIAGO, Chile – A zoo killed two lions to save a man who jumped into the big cats’ enclosure in the Chilean capital. The man climbed over the fence Saturday and removed his clothes before approaching the lions, according to a statement posted on the Santiago Metropolitan Zoo Facebook page. He was apparently attempting suicide, […]