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  • Daughter panhandles in Greensboro to raise money for mother’s funeral

    GREENSBORO, N.C.  — Keshia Smith took to her mother’s favorite corner for panhandling along Westridge Road this week to raise money for Hazel Wall’s funeral, according to the News & Record. She had with her a framed photo of her mom, who died Friday. Wall was 61. Now Smith is panhandling in the same spot that her mom did, partly to raise money but also to say thank you to those who donated to her mom in the past. Wall […]

  • First girl to join local Cub Scouts is great-granddaughter of noted Eagle Scout

    GREENSBORO — Ruthie Bunthoff reached over the counter with her Cub Scouts application — becoming the first girl enrolled in the Old North State Council, which serves the eastern and southern portions of the Piedmont Triad, and among the first generation of girls in the 108-year-old Boy Scouts of America, according to the News & Record. Just above the 7-year-old’s shoulders at the council’s administrative offices hung a photo of her great-grandfather, Dick Douglas, who until his death in 2015 at […]

  • Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema in Greensboro evolves into Battle Pub by adding food, a bar and amenities

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — If you can tell Peter Parker from Harry Potter, chances are, you are familiar with Geeksboro. The former Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema is now Geeksboro Battle Pub, a bigger, bolder version of the popular local hangout for video gamers, comic book fans, sci-fi movie buffs and other pop-culture aficionados, according to the Greensboro News & Record. The new location at 2618 Lawndale Drive in the Kirkwood Commons shopping center opened Friday and includes a bar and restaurant to […]

  • Rescue EMT helps save man’s life at Mayodan Walmart

    MAYODAN, N.C. — A Madison-Rockingham Rescue Squad member and other emergency responders are being praised today after helping save the life of a Walmart customer Monday afternoon, according to RockinghamNow. At approximately 2:42 p.m., the Rockingham County 911 Center quickly dispatched the rescue squad to the Supercenter, located at 6711 N.C. 135, in response to an unconscious patient. After getting to the patient’s side, EMT Mike Goins and fellow responders Madison Southard, Steve Boles, Allen Hopkins, Preston Walker and junior […]

  • Ethics advocate files complaint against Judge Phil Berger Jr.

    A clean-elections proponent filed complaints Thursday against state Court of Appeals Judge Phil Berger Jr.’s successful 2016 campaign, alleging inaccurate campaign finance reporting and several “suspicious” contributions. Former nonprofit executive Bob Hall petitioned the state Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement for “a comprehensive audit and investigation of the financial records of Court of Appeals Judge Phillip E. Berger Jr. for apparent violations of campaign finance laws.” “There are two individuals who say they are sure they did not make […]

  • Mickey Snow, Eden businessman charged in teen prostitution ring, gets no prison time with plea deal

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — Eden businessman Mickey Snow pleaded guilty today in a prostitution case involving teen girls but will serve no time in prison, the Greensboro News & Record reports. Snow, 78, pleaded guilty to one count of aid and abetting a prostitute who is a minor Thursday morning in Rockingham County Superior Court. He was given a suspended sentence of 19-32 months in prison. Snow was placed on supervised probation for 36 months and must obtain a sex offender […]

  • Greensboro native John Isner heading to semifinals at Wimbledon

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Isner is headed to his first Grand Slam semifinal. And the people back home who saw Isner grow up or just follow his pro tennis career have been watching this magical fortnight at Wimbledon. Isner, a 6-foot-10 Greensboro native playing in his first Wimbledon quarterfinal match, beat Canada’s Milos Raonic 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 6-4, 6-3. He faces his friend and old college foe Kevin Anderson in the semifinals Friday. Isner is 33 years old now, […]

  • High Point man admits to Greensboro killing; searched the Internet for guidance

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A judge learned this week that a man accused of killing his girlfriend and cutting up her body had searched the Internet for ways to plan her death and how to escape prosecution, the News & Record reported. Desmond Laquan Pendergrass, 26, of High Point pleaded guilty in Guilford County Superior Court to killing 26-year-old Cree Asia Smith around June 16, 2016. Superior Court Judge David Hall sentenced Pendergrass to life in prison. As part of a […]

  • Former NC middle school teacher who shared nude photos of students gets at least 10 years

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. — A former Mooresville Middle School teacher and coach was sentenced in Iredell County Superior Court Monday to at least 10 years in prison for sexually exploiting young boys, according to the Greensboro News & Record. Clarence Earl “Chip” Pickard III, 31, of Mooresville, entered an “alford plea” for two counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and five counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. An alford plea is treated as a guilty plea by […]

  • Bundt cake shop opening at the Shops at Friendly in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Nothing Bundt Cakes, a shop specializing in Bundt cakes, is opening at 3334 W. Friendly Ave., according to the Greensboro News & Record. It is opening in Suite 123 at the Shops at Friendly in the space formerly Simply Meg’s, which moved to Battleground Avenue. The shop offers four sizes of cakes. A 10-inch cake feeds about 18 to 20, an 8-inch cake serves 8 to 10 and the ‘Bundtlet’ is a single serve cake for one. […]

  • Bradsher gets 4 to 14 months in prison in ‘wife-swap’ case

    Wallace Bradsher will serve four to 14 months active sentence for obtaining property by false pretense and six to 17 months for felony obstruction of justice, which is suspended along with 24 months probation, the News & Record reported. Bradsher’s license is suspended immediately. Bradsher is the former Person/Caswell County District Attorney. Judge Ridgeway arrested judgment on obtaining property by false pretense. He is consolidating the misdemeanors. Bradsher announced that he would appeal the decision. Rockingham County District Attorney Craig […]

  • Wicked Taco restaurant coming to High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Two veterans of the cafeteria concept are branching out into taco joints, according to the Greensboro News & Record. Wicked Taco is expected to open in late June or early July at 2005-E N. Main St. at Westchester Square, a strip center in High Point anchored by Publix. Fagg Nowlan is the president of J&S Cafeteria. Jeffrey Lord is the operations manager for J&S. The two founded LNHM LLC and are in the process of buying the Wicked Taco […]