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  • Iconic Greensboro pancake house reopens

    GREENSBORO — Tex & Shirley’s Pancake House has reopened at 1720 Battleground Ave., the News & Record reported. After nearly a year of renovations, the restaurant opened in a space in Irving Park Plaza. The 45-year-old restaurant left Friendly Center last year after its lease expired. The restaurant was torn down to make way for 02 Fitness Center. Owner Bart Ortiz Jr. found a new home for the restaurant and reopened in what was once Lo Spiedo di Noble and […]

  • Randleman woman remembered as ‘decent mother, fair wife, bad cook’ in light-hearted obituary

    RANDLEMAN — A Randleman woman is being remembered as a ‘decent mother, fair wife, bad cook’ in light-hearted obituary published in the News & Record. The obituary reads: Having lived one day shy of 65 years, Martha has decided to “get on up outta here!” A loving Mimi, decent mother, fair wife, bad cook,and horrible driver, Martha loved teaching, her garden, smoking cigarettes, watching TV, and sitting on the couch. She hated computers, dirty laundry, negotiation, and doing things on […]

  • Bennett College could lose accreditation

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bennett College could lose its accreditation, according to the Greensboro News & Record. Its oversight body voted Tuesday to remove the accreditation of the private women’s college, which has struggled in recent years with declining enrollment and revenues. President Phyllis Worthy Dawkins said in a telephone interview Tuesday afternoon that the college has appealed the decision made by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Bennett will remain open — and accredited — in […]

  • ‘Just stay calm’: Smith High School staff who confronted armed man tell their story

    GREENSBORO — An armed man who came to Smith High on Monday threatened to start shooting in the cafeteria during the busy lunch period, according to one of the staff members who confronted him, the News & Record reports. “He was like, I am about to start shooting in the cafeteria or to ‘let off’ as he put it,” Patrick Jordan, a school behavior intervention specialist, said Wednesday. “I was like, ‘Hey man, you don’t need to do that, just […]

  • New seafood restaurant offering fried fish and shrimp dinners opens in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Skrimp Shack opened earlier this week at 815 W. Gate City Blvd., according to the Greensboro News & Record. The restaurant opened in the space formerly held by Da Reggae Cafe, which moved to 2528 W. Gate City Blvd. last year. Skrimp Shack is a chain of seafood eateries offering fried fish and shrimp dinners and baskets, and chicken, crab and fish sandwiches, including a sandwich billed as the “fattest fish sandwich.” The name is not […]

  • Kickback Jack’s opens second restaurant in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Kickback Jack’s has opened a second Greensboro location at 1605 Highwoods Blvd. at Jefferson Village Shopping Center, according to the Greensboro News & Record. The restaurant was formerly a Tripps Restaurant. Over the summer, Greensboro-based Battleground Restaurant Group, which owns both the Tripps and Kickback Jack’s brands, converted the restaurant. The 6,500-square-foot restaurant features an indoor/outdoor dining area with roll-up garage doors. The menu features steaks, ribs, chicken, burgers, sandwiches, wings and pizza. Battleground Restaurant Group debuted the […]

  • Cadaver dog finds lead during Lake Townsend search for missing boater in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — As crews continue to search for a boater who reportedly fell into Lake Townsend, a cadaver dog found a lead, according to the News & Record . The Greensboro Fire Department confirmed that a cadaver dog got a hit Wednesday morning in the middle of the lake. Crews moved a second cadaver dog and dive teams to that spot to confirm the dog’s instinct, the newspaper reports. The search was paused overnight, but rescue crews returned to Lake Townsend […]

  • High Point is getting a high-end seafood restaurant complete with a roof-top terrace and bar

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A new seafood restaurant will open next Spring at the Palladium at Deep River shopping center in north High Point, according to the Greensboro News & Record. Coast will be a 9,600-square-foot two-story restaurant with a roof-top terrace complete with bar and indoor and outdoor seating. D.H. Griffin will be doing the construction of the new building. Carl Wrenn, who operates Steak Street in High Point and Mad Hatter in Greensboro, is opening Coast. The restaurant will […]

  • ACLU names Greensboro, nine other employers, in Facebook discrimination charges

    NEW YORK — The City of Greensboro says it “will not accept” the accusations in a complaint filed Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union that Greensboro and nine other employers use Facebook job ads to discriminate based on gender in their recruiting for jobs, according to the Greensboro News & Record. A new complaint says Facebook’s ad targeting system is being used by some employers, including the City of Greensboro, to unlawfully discriminate based on gender. The complaint is […]

  • Two convicted in Rockingham County underage prostitution case receive new sentences

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — Two convicted defendants in a well-known 2015 underage prostitution case were given new sentences Monday afternoon in Rockingham County Superior Court, after their original judgments were vacated by Judge Eric Morgan following motions for appropriate relief, RockinghamNow reports. Teresa Vanover and Thomas Woodall were both indicted in September 2015 on sex charges after Vanover’s teenage girls alerted the Rockingham County Department of Social Services that their mother prostituted them to older men in the Eden community. Judge […]

  • Page expected to forfeit 3 football victories

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Page varsity football team is expected to forfeit its first three football games of the season because two players were academically ineligible, according to the Greensboro News & Record. Guilford County Schools confirmed today that the eligibility violations have been reported to the N.C. High School Athletic Association and that Page expects to forfeit victories over Davie County on Aug. 17, Northern Guilford on Aug. 24 and Dudley on Aug. 31. The violations also are likely […]

  • Hurricane Florence causes rescheduling of many local high school football games

    Hurricane Florence is already having an impact on high school football schedules across the state. The FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy show will air on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 11 p.m. due to the rescheduled games.  These are the changes that area schools have made: Reagan at Page, moved to 7 p.m. Wednesday. North Davidson at East Davidson, moved to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Southeast Guilford at Dudley, moved to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Reidsville at Ridgeway Magna Vista, moved to 7 p.m. Thursday. […]