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  • Montgomery County peach farmer concerned about this year’s crop

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.C. — Garrett Johnson, of Johnson’s Peaches in Montgomery County, is concerned about his crop. Because of this year’s weather, he’s expecting to grow fewer peaches this season. “We win some, we lose some, that’s part of the job,” Johnson said. The farm has about 15,000 trees planted on 75 acres. Johnson, who helps run the family farm, has nearly a dozen workers trying to save the peaches from the frigid temperatures. Brad Thompson, the Montgomery County horticulture […]

  • Burlington makes promotional video for a bike safety awareness day

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington Recreation & Parks, police and fire are working together to put on a bike safety awareness day, also known as the city’s first multi-agency “Bike Rodeo” event. The city has had similar events in the past, hosted by individual city departments, but organizers are coming together this year to make it a joint agency effort. The goal is to teach kids how to protect themselves on bikes, while riding recreationally or for travel. “Car versus bike, or a […]

  • State leaders brainstorm scholarship program similar to NC Teaching Fellows

    There’s bi-partisan support in North Carolina to establish a new state funded scholarship program for future educators. Lawmakers think it will attract local high school students to become teachers. There’s been a steady decrease in the number of students enrolling in school of education programs at universities across the state over the years, says UNC System officials. Lawmakers have a template to work off of, the state’s former Teaching Fellows Program. The North Carolina General Assembly voted in 2011 to […]

  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg visits Triad as part of tour

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and founder, visited North Carolina for his first time. As part of a nationwide tour, Zuckerberg plans to visit every state by the end of the year, talking with people about ways to better communities through his social media site. His visit comes nearly one month after writing an open letter on how Facebook can help fix problems around the world. Zuckerberg chose to host his visit at the largest historically black college […]

  • Oak Hollow Mall officially closes

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Becky Smothers was the mayor of High Point when Oak Hollow Mall opened in 1995. “It’s a shame it didn’t work out,” she said. High Point University is the current owner of the property. The mall officially closed Friday. The only thing that remains is the Dillard’s store, property not owned by H.P.U. University officials haven’t decided what they’ll do with the property at this time. Smothers is disappointed to see the mall close. She says […]

  • Hundreds of moms rush to Triad consignment sale

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Allison Key is a mom and has always wanted to buy the best for her kids. Like many parents, Key has to work within a budget. She’s the brains behind the Happy Moms Consignment Sale in Greensboro. Key is giving parents the opportunity to buy quality toys, equipment and clothes for their kids at a good price. “As a mom of two, I started off as an elementary school teacher. And just realized I didn’t have the […]

  • Fathers volunteer at local school for ‘A Day Without a Woman’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro New School has an all-female teaching staff. The nonprofit, independent school typically offers programs to kids six years and younger. “Many preschool and kindergarten teachers, in fact 97 percent of them, are female,” said Susan Lindsay, the director of the school. She wanted to give her teachers the opportunity to take off for “A Day Without a Woman,” a nationally recognized movement, where one aspect of the day raises awareness about the contributions women make to society. It’s […]

  • Warmer weather could mean heartworm disease in pets

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — With the spring season approaching, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your pet from heartworm disease, a potentially deadly infection. Veterinarian Diego Munoz, with High Point Veterinary Hospital, says it’s a parasite that’s transmitted by mosquitoes. Pet owners should consider taking precautions as temperatures start to rise. One way to protect your animal is through preventative heartworm disease medicine, which can come in the forms of pills that are taken monthly or shots that can […]

  • Kids, school teacher save mom’s life in Randolph County

    TRINITY, N.C. — Two kids saved their mother’s life with the help of a school teacher. Last Monday, teenagers Sidney and Styles Hedgecock, were on their way to school. Styles was in the passenger seat, Sidney was in the backseat and their mom was driving. “I was doing my makeup and I noticed she started going off the road. Her head was back,” Sidney said. Sidney, 17, and Styles, 16, jumped into action. The kids took over the wheel. They […]

  • Greensboro History Museum recognizes women

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro History Museum is participating in National Women’s History Month through hosting events in March. The museum has an existing exhibit called “Voices of a City” that profiles many local heroes, both men and women. This month, tour guides will emphasize the women displayed in it. The exhibit’s history starts in the 18th century and goes through the 21st century. “This month in particular highlights women. And you start to think of the contributions of women,” said the museum’s […]

  • Mall walkers at Oak Hollow Mall will need a new location

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Next week, Oak Hollow Mall will officially close its doors to the public. Customers aren’t the only ones who will miss the shopping center. Those who use the indoor location as an exercise space are among those disappointed. Ed Thompson travels from Jamestown regularly to walk around the mall. “I am in grief, I really am,” Thompson said. “Weather, hills—those two things probably drove me indoors, where I have all climate control and I just don’t […]

  • Increase in millennials diagnosed with colon cancer

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Girish Mishra, vice chief of gastroenterology with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, wants people to learn more about the preventable disease, especially millennials, after a new study that was released this week. The results of the research, published in The Journal Of The National Cancer Institute, shines a light on the relationship between colon cancer and millennials. Researchers discovered overall, colorectal cancer is decreasing, while increasing among young adults […]

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