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  • Wingstops hot wing shops opening in Triad, another in Greensboro and more in High Point and Winston-Salem

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A hot wing brand is making its way by droves into the Triad. Wingstop is opening at 4205 Wendover Ave. in Greensboro on March 16. The Greensboro News & Record reported that it is the second Wingstop to open in Greensboro and more are coming. The brand entered the Triad market with an opening at 3208 W. Gate City Blvd. last October. Wingstops are opening in April at 2101 N. Main St. in High Point and 340 Summit […]

  • The LifeWay Christian Store in Greensboro is closing

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The LifeWay Christian Store at 5417 Sapp Road is among stores slated to be shuttered, according to the Greensboro News & Record. LifeWay is a chain of retail stores operated by Tennessee-based LifeWay Christian Resources, the publishing division of the Southern Baptist Convention. The retail stores offer Christian books and products. LifeWay Christian Resources president Thom Rainer announced in January that the company would close some stores due to revenue loss. “As LifeWay expands its digital channels, […]

  • Guilford leaders file bill to make Guilford Board of Education races nonpartisan again

    A bipartisan group of Guilford County legislators has sponsored a bill to end partisan elections for the Guilford County Board of Education, according to the News & Record. Republican Reps. Jon Hardister and John Faircloth and Democrat Reps. Amos Quick and Ashton Clemmons are the primary sponsors of House Bill 182, filed today in Raleigh. Guilford County Board of Education races were nonpartisan until the General Assembly passed legislation in 2013, introduced by State Sen. Trudy Wade (R-Guilford), that changed them […]

  • ‘Too little, too late’: Geeksboro Battle Pub closes

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Geeksboro Battle Pub has closed just six months after it moved from Lawndale Shopping Center to its current location at 2618 Lawndale Drive in Kirkwood Commons, the News & Record reports. “We struggled at the beginning. Sales were slow and debts were high and growing. But in the end, we were starting to actually make money,” said owner Joe Scott. Unfortunately, Scott said profits were did not come quickly enough to pull the business out its initial […]

  • 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 […]

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