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  • Fatal shooting outside Four Seasons mall in Greensboro was second in less than three months

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man was shot and killed outside the entrance to JCPenney at the Four Seasons Town Centre on Thursday afternoon. Police responded to the call at 2:16 p.m. The man was taken to the hospital, but died from the gunshots.  His identity has not been released. This is the second homicide in the JCPenney parking lot this year. On February 18, Westley Tyler Tugman, 33, of Lenoir, was shot and killed in almost the same spot by a […]

  • Greensboro Police Community Review Board member resigns, worries board is no longer effective

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Police Community Review Board is now three members short. The board is meant to mirror city council and handles complaints against the police department as an independent board. Jacqueline King had been a member of the board for two years in December. She resigned citing that the board is no longer working for the community as she believes it should. This all stems from a complain from 15-year-old Jose Charles and his mother Tamara Figureoa. […]

  • Mayor Vaughan, Greensboro council members support police, city manager on Jose Charles decision

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mayor Nancy Vaughan and council members Marikay Abuzuaiter, Nancy Hoffman and Justin Outling spoke with media outside council chambers Wednesday afternoon. The four said the council has agreed to support the decisions of the city manager and the police chief — that officers did nothing wrong in the July 4, 2016, arrest of Jose Charles. Tamara Figureoa, Jose Charles’ mom, claims police officers used excessive force when arresting Jose. Figureoa says her son had been beaten up and when […]

  • Group sitting in street, supporting José Charles arrested after Greensboro City Council meeting

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro City Council recessed their meeting early Tuesday after council members could not get a word in over the shouts of protesters. Amid shouts of “shame,” police officers escorted council members out of the chambers. Many people in the council chambers were there to support 15-year-old Jose Charles and his mom Tamara Figureoa. Figureoa claims police officers used excessive force when arresting Jose in July of last year. Figureoa says her son had been beat up and […]

  • MerleFest 2017 brings Avett Brothers home

    WILKESBORO, N.C. — It’s the 30th anniversary of MerleFest — the festival of “traditional plus” music as described by Doc Watson, the festival’s founder. This year, more than 75,000 people are expected to come to Wilkesboro to listen to folk, bluegrass, Americana and roots music. “There’s just a wonderful bunch of people we have in common we all love this kind of music, it’s just a great atmosphere,” said Max Morgan, who has come to the festival for 11 years […]

  • Program teaching children how to swim to expand to every second grader in Guilford County

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sixty one percent of all children don’t know how to swim and swim instructors say it’s a life-or-death skill. Wednesday night at the Greensboro Coliseum, the Greensboro Sports Council announced the creation of the Matt Brown Learn-to-Swim Endowment. Brown is the managing director of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and the swimming program has been one of his long-time passions. The new endowment will fund the Learn-to-Swim program at the Greensboro Aquatic Program that teaches second graders how […]

  • Winston-Salem little league fields flooded, volunteers start to cleanup

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Some people call the Winston-Salem National Little League fields the best in Forsyth County. Volunteers work at the fields everyday keeping them pristine for the 325 little league players. But Tuesday night, the fields were empty except for a few volunteers assessing the damage a couple feet of water did to the facility. “It’s painful, it really is because we work so hard out here,” said William Daniel, the league president. Daniel and the other coaches say […]

  • Guilford County Child Fatality Prevention Team works to stop infant death

    Guilford County, N.C. — When a parent faces the loss of a child, the Guilford County Child Fatality Prevention Team is behind the scenes working to figure out what happened. “We’re really combing through those records to see what we could do differently in the future and prevent those deaths,” explained Leigha Jordan, team member and Injury Prevention Coordinator at Moses Cone Hospital. The prevention team is made up of a couple dozen professionals from disciplines like mental health, law […]

  • Guilford County legislators in the hot seat at town hall meeting

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford County Legislative Delegation felt the heat from voters Thursday night. Senator Gladys Robinson (D), Representative John Blust (R), Representative Cecil Brockman (D) and Representative Amos Quick (D) came to downtown Greensboro to hear their constituents’ concerns. Many people who spoke were angry about HB2, funding for public schools and gerrymandering. “You’ve been in power since 2010 where are the jobs bills, where are the infrastructure bills? Does anyone know of an instance where a transgender […]

  • Probation incentive program keeps offenders from going back to jail

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Getting a certificate for doing the right thing may not seem like a big deal to most people. “For a lot of folks it seems very insignificant, but for the folks that we recognize, for a lot of them it is a really big turning point,” Probation Officer Kim Shearon said. Shearon honored several of the offenders she supervises at a ceremony in Greensboro Wednesday night. About two dozen offenders were recognized for good behavior. The […]

  • Greensboro City Council will watch body cam video of teen’s arrest

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Tuesday night, Greensboro City Council members said they will view the video of police arresting a teen after the city manager finishes his review process. The decision comes after a judge ruled the council could watch police body camera video and mounting pressure from community members. Tamara Figueroa filed a complaint against the department after she says officers used excessive force against her 15-year-old son Jose Charles. Figueroa says her son was beat up by a group […]

  • High Point program gives at-risk young people alternatives to gangs

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point Community Against Violence has been working on crime prevention in the city for more than two decades. The program recently graduated its largest at-risk class — a class tailored for young people ages 17 to 28 who are likely to join a gang. “They are exposed to the influences that go along with gang and group activity and this program is put together to try to meet some of those folks,” explained Jim Summey, the […]

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