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  • Faith and service heal Greensboro community after deadly tornado

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Thomasine Herrod says the tornado didn’t sound a train, but rather a hauntingly loud whisper. “Once you’ve heard that sound, you’ll never forget it again as long as you live,” Herrod said. She heard a tornado come through her neighborhood north of East Market Street back in 1999, and again Sunday night. This time, it did major damage to her whole block with roofs caved in, splintered trees and destruction at every corner. Employees at Cone Health […]

  • Free, hot meals lifts community spirit after disaster in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Knowing a hot meal is good for the soul, Djosen Vilnor decided to spend her Thursday giving victims of the Greensboro tornado one less thing to worry about. Her King Queen Haitian Cuisine food truck was parked and humming for a couple hours in the Renaissance Plaza parking lot, serving up free smashed potatoes, chicken and gravy, along with hamburgers and hot dogs for the children. Vilnor says she hates to see her community in pain, the same […]

  • People in Greensboro tornado’s path in need of materials, goodwill

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — People who call northeast Greensboro home say it’s emotional just to look at it: the splintered trees, ruined homes and scattered debris. Some parts of northeast Greensboro are just unrecognizable. “Just about everything on the exterior of a home has been affected by this tornado,” said Tad Agoglia, founder of First Response Team of America. Agoglia and his team have responded to hundreds of natural disasters, partnering with Lowe’s volunteers to help clear debris. One of the things […]

  • Manufacturer eyeing High Point for plant location; could bring 201 jobs

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The furniture capitol of the world isn’t sitting on its hands. High Point economic and city leaders are actively courting Amada North America Inc. for a plant that would bring 201 jobs to the area. Next week, High Point City Council and Guilford County Commissioners will hold public hearings to discuss incentives for the company that makes equipment for sheet metal manufacturers. High Point will be discussing a $1,171,000 incentive package, while the county is considering […]

  • Guilford County wants to change teacher-funding rules for under-performing schools

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Michael Fuller and his son just got back from a school camping trip, so he has a new appreciation for the job teachers at Foust Elementary School every day. “There’s no way I could do that job,” Fuller said. “I don’t know how you do it. You’re dealing with different personalities and who knows what.” Foust is one of nine schools Guilford County Schools is trying to turn around. The others include Bessemer, Cone, Falkener, Hampton and Wiley […]

  • City leaders break ground for High Point stadium project; stadium to be named ‘BB&T Point’

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Taking an extended lunch break, hundreds came to the site of what will be an epicenter in High Point next year. City leaders, joined with High Point University President Dr. Nido Qubein, broke ground on the multi-purpose stadium Wednesday, unveiling a new name: BB&T Point. BB&T bank bought the naming rights to the stadium. The hope is to have BB&T Point up and running in spring of 2019, just in time for the baseball season. While Wednesday’s […]

  • Friends remember security guard killed in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Joey Le and Eric Phouyaphone sit out on a deck on Adams Lake in Greensboro, trying to figure out how to move forward after one of their best friends was killed over the weekend. “I feel like I didn’t get to say everything I need to,” Le said. “We’ll never have another brother like that again.” “I can’t believe it,” Phouyaphone said. “I feel like this is just a dream that I need to wake up.” Sunday […]

  • Woman stabbed in High Point last week dies; suspect now charged with murder

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The 47-year-old woman stabbed in High Point last week has died, according to a press release. At about 8:20 p.m. on March 29, officers went to a parking lot located at 116 Chestnut Drive in reference to a call of an assault. Arriving officers found 47-year-old Paige K. Rickard suffering from stab wounds. Rickard’s sister said they took her off life support at 9:52 p.m. Thursday night after putting her in a medically-induced coma. Clarence Ray Gidderon, […]

  • North Carolina sues Trump administration over census question

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Laura Garduno-Garcia has lived here for decades, but like some in our country, she’s undocumented and a DACA recipient. “Greensboro is home, Greensboro is where I graduated from college, where I’m raising a family,” Garduno-Garcia said. A recent announcement to add a question of citizenship to the 2020 census is something she’s not surprised by, but says makes some people nervous. “It’s just another punch to our communities immigrant and minority communities that are already struggling with limited […]

  • Alamance County school resource officers prepare for emergency situations

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Like many parents, W.D. Lowe Jr. is worried about school safety. “I have to trust and have faith that somebody is gonna be there,” Lowe said, when talking about school shootings. “Hopefully a school resource officer.” And in Burlington, that someone could be Lowe. He’s been working for the Burlington Police Department for over a decade, spending a majority of his tenure as a school resource officer for various schools in the district. “We are the first line […]

  • Parents seek answers after teenage daughter killed in Greensboro 1 week ago

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s not easy for Andrea Workman to fully express everything running through her mind on the evening of Easter. “I’m just still trying to figure out why,” Workman said. Holding her husband Derrick’s hand, the two parents try to imagine what their daughter would be doing Sunday if she could spend the holiday with the family. “Eating some eggs,” Andrea said with a chuckle. “Aw, she’s too big for that, she’s too big for that,” Derrick said. […]

  • Urban loop connecting Bryan Boulevard, Battleground Avenue opening in April

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — No one likes the traffic and the hope is a long-awaited urban loop section in northern Greensboro will help alleviate some of the congestion. Whether you work or live in the city, some people, like Brandon Parker, have to take Battleground Avenue every day. That’s why he’s excited for a connection from his part of town directly to Bryan Boulevard, the airport and other major highways. “I live right behind it, so it’ll be faster getting home […]

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