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  • FEMA hubs open in Greensboro for tornado victims

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Many in Greensboro have stories just like Darlene Hines-Brown’s. “I got the alert on my phone and then five seconds later it was on us,” she said, remembering when the tornado hit. “It just felt like the whole house was shaking.” She can’t live in her home because of the damage, she needs money to fix her car, and on top of all that, she has to care for seven grandchildren and her father. Sometimes, it can […]

  • One month later, Mayor Vaughan talks Greensboro tornado recovery

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — For the past month, Mayor Nancy Vaughan has been going through neighborhoods like the one on Apache Street, seeing the splintered wood frames that used to be homes or trees scattered across east Greensboro. “I can’t believe that’s Greensboro,” Vaughan said, looking out at it all. She walked this street the first couple days after the tornado touched down. One month later, the destruction is almost unchanged, other than some debris that has been hauled off. “I was […]

  • BBB says ‘local’ skin care companies aren’t clear with pricing

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — For months, Lichelle Yates, with the Better Business Bureau, has received complaints about companies that sell products promising clear skin, but aren’t clear on how they’ll charge you. “There is always a string attached,” Yates said. The BBB says it has received more than 400 complaints since October about four skincare companies, said to be based in Greensboro. Through research, the BBB has given Radiant Revive, Instant Elixir, Instantly Vivid and Purely Organic an “F” rating. They all […]

  • New owner wants to clean up Piedmont Cemetery, which was called ‘terrible’ a year ago

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Damtia Turner is planting flowers for her sister-in-law ahead of Mother’s Day weekend at Piedmont Cemetery. The Greensboro native has seen the cemetery in bad shape before, calling the conditions a year ago “terrible.” They were so bad, some people couldn’t even find the site where their loved ones were buried, among the weeds and tall grass. The community had to step up to mow and trim the grass. The caretaker died and the property went into […]

  • High Point police believe man overdosed and merged onto highway, causing wreck

    HIGH POINT, N.C.  — On April 21, High Point firefighter Dustin Reid responded to a call he would never forget, describing it as a “total nightmare.” Police reports say investigators believe Kenneth Gordon overdosed while driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado and merged onto Business 85 off the Brentwood Street ramp heading south, causing a wreck with a 2008 Jeep. Reid’s wife and two young children were inside the Jeep. Reid pulled up on the call, knowing his wife was actually […]

  • Contractors face pricing pinch for Greensboro tornado recovery

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — For weeks, the echoing clicks of nails into roofs ring across eastern Greensboro, but some contractors question the quality of work being done. “You got 100 people coming in to do band-aids, versus 10 or 15 quality contractors coming in to put everything back to the way it was before the storm,” said John Westbrook, with Best Roofing & Restoration. Even though his company is based in Greensboro, Westbrook says he often works outside the area because of […]

  • Meet the candidates for Guilford County district attorney

    GREENSBORO, N.C.  — For the first time in the history of Guilford County, there will be a female district attorney. The question is: which one? Two Democrats are facing off in the primary. Stephanie Reese currently works as Assistant District Attorney, with 17 years of experience. Avery Crump spent 11 years as an Assistant District Attorney, and followed that with nine years as a district court judge. If Crump is elected, she would also be the first African-American to serve […]

  • Meet the candidates for Davidson County sheriff

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — More than 5,000 people have already cast their votes, but voters in Davidson County still have more than a week to decide who will lead the sheriff’s office. Sheriff David Grice is looking for his fourth re-election bid since his appointment in 2004. Former Sheriff Gerald Hege is eligible to run, after his candidacy was challenged following obstruction of justice charges. Greg Wood is running after 18 years with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, 17 years in State […]

  • Greensboro police believe ‘paintball war’ connected to teen’s death

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Flowers, candles and stuffed animals still mark the spot where 19-year-old Zyquarius Shalom Quadre Bradley was shot and killed on Beck Street in Greensboro on April 20. “Out of nowhere we just hear a car pulling up,” said Keyeion Menefee, who was hanging out with Bradley that night. “We just hear gunshots,” said Ali Haywood, who was also at the scene. The two recalled running as soon as they heard the shots, saying it all happened so […]

  • Insurance commissioner to Greensboro: We’re here to help

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Seeing it in person gives North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey a humbling perspective. “That looks like a bomb went off,” Causey said, strolling down Lansdowne Avenue south of East Florida Street. “Tragedy can strike anywhere, anytime.” He’s checking out this east Greensboro neighborhood to hear stories like Zaparah Sylvestre’s. “I was actually pretty scary,” said the 17-year-old. The ceiling in her home collapsed this morning from water damage. To make matters worse, Sylvestre says her family is […]

  • Homeowners in tornado’s path find rain seeping in despite tarps

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Darrell Evans is one of the lucky ones in his neighborhood on Nealtown Road. Just across the street, the tornado hurled a massive tree into his neighbor’s front door, buckling the roof and blowing the house off it’s foundation. Evan’s home saw some damage, including a couple holes in the roof, but he was thankful disaster relief came in quickly with a tarp to patch that up within 24-hours of the storm. “I’m grateful because it saved my […]

  • Greensboro tornado victims need tarps during rainy weather

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Some Greensboro communities are speckled with blue tarps on nearly every roof. There’s a big need for that weather protection with the rainy forecast at the beginning of the week. That’s why dozens of people took a couple extra minutes out of their day Monday to swing by the Interactive Resource Center to donate supplies and tarps. “Faith tells me to love God and neighbor, so this is part of loving neighbor,” said Rob Jackson, as he […]