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  • Moped driver killed in crash in Reidsville

    REIDSVILLE, N.C.  — A person driving a moped was killed in a crash in Reidsville early Tuesday morning, according to RockinghamNow. Reidsville police have confirmed that an individual was driving a moped at approximately 6 a.m. on Freeway Drive, near Sunnycrest Drive, when they were hit and killed by another driver. No other details have been released at this time, and investigators with the Reidsville Police Department continue to work the scene this morning. Reidsville Police are asking anyone with […]

  • LaMonte Armstrong, Triad man wrongfully convicted and imprisoned, dies 7 years after winning freedom

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Former Greensboro resident LaMonte Armstrong, who was wrongfully convicted and long imprisoned, died recently, according to a statement from the Duke University legal program that won him his freedom. The tweeted message Friday from Duke law school’s innocence project did not say what had caused the 69-year-old Armstrong’s passing, noting only that it was “with sadness that we say goodbye.” It is with sadness that we say goodbye to LaMonte Armstrong. LA now rests among the angels. […]

  • UNCG gets 3 years of NCAA probation over sports wagering

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — UNC Greensboro’s athletics department is facing three years of probation and a fine for staff placing sports wagers in violation of NCAA rules, the NCAA said Thursday. The punishment stems from violations related to gambling by former women’s basketball assistant coach Phil Collins, the Greensboro News & Record reports. The probation took effect today and continues through July 24, 2022. The NCAA also issued a $15,000 fine. In the NCAA report, they said: According to the agreement, […]

  • Panera Bread opening at Cone Hospital

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Panera Bread is opening Tuesday at Moses Cone Hospital, the News & Record reports. The bakery-cafe is opening at the hospital’s atrium. The cafe was built as part of the Cone Health Women’s & Children’s Center project. The $100 million project will bring women’s services to Moses Cone Hospital from Women’s Hospital. Hours for the cafe are 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. As part of the grand opening, for every […]

  • ‘I had a good adrenaline rush.’ Greensboro business that lets people destroy stuff for fun has become a smash hit

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Wham! Bang! Thump! The walls vibrate as the sounds of splintering plastic and shattering glass compete with the bass of a loudspeaker playing hip-hop music. You might think there’s a fight happening on the other side, but instead … there’s laughter. Vonya Adams and Briseida Castro are at Break ‘N Bash, Greensboro’s newest entertainment venue, as reported by the News & Record. It’s a place where people pay to smash things. TVs. Computers. You name it. Millia […]

  • Greensboro bakery couple competing on Food Network show

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The owners of a Greensboro bakery will be competing on a televised baking competition again. Erik and Traci Rankins, owners and operators of Easy Peasy Decadent Desserts at 1616 Battleground Ave., will appear on the Food Network show “Wedding Cake Championship,” according to the Greensboro News & Record. The show pits six duos from across America in an elimination-style baking competition. Each episode challenges the bakers with a different theme of wedding cake. This is not the […]

  • Lidl confirms plans to open Greensboro location

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Lidl has confirmed that it is opening a store on West Gate City Boulevard at Mackay Road. There has been strong indication for three years that the German grocery chain would build a store on the 9-acre site next to Adams Farms Shopping Center. Lidl has been described as a cross between Walmart and Trader Joe’s. The announced opening is part of an ongoing East Coast expansion for the chain that includes 25 new stores in North […]

  • Guilford school board votes to close Hampton Elementary

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Hampton Elementary, one of three Guilford County schools displaced by a tornado last spring, will close at the end of this school year, the Greensboro News & Record reports. The Guilford County Board of Education voted 6-3 to close the school at a meeting Tuesday night. Board members Byron Gladden, Darlene Garrett and Linda Welborn cast the dissenting votes. Superintendent Sharon Contreras provided a written report to the school board outlining her reasons for wanting to close […]

  • Ice cream shop offering booze-infused ice cream coming to Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Buzzed Bull Creamery, a shop specializing in boozy ice cream and milkshakes, is opening this summer, according to the Greensboro News & Record. A franchise for the area has been signed, but details on the shop’s location are still in negotiation and will be announced once confirmed. Buzzed Bull is a Cincinnati-based brand that is expanding into North Carolina with a shop opening soon in Wilmington. The local franchisees are a group of family and friends who […]

  • ‘Best day of my life’: Woman who took refuge in Greensboro church granted residency

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A federal immigration judge has granted permanent residency for one of the first undocumented immigrants that took refuge in a North Carolina church to avoid deportation, the woman’s attorney told the Greensboro News & Record. “The best day of my life,” Minerva Cisneros Garcia posted to her Facebook page with a picture of her surrounded by her lawyer and others, “thanks to all these amazing women!” Photos posted on social media show Garcia celebrating outside the U.S. […]

  • Five-star guard Cole Anthony commits to UNC

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Roy Williams loves a scoring point guard and he might have one of the best in the nation next season, the News & Record reports. Cole Anthony, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound combo guard announced his commitment to North Carolina live on ESPN Tuesday morning, choosing the Tar Heels over Georgetown, Notre Dame and Oregon. Ranked third overall in the Class of 2019 by 247 Sports, Anthony is the top-ranked guard in the nation and made a name […]

  • Parents concerned over possible closure of Gateway Education Center, Guilford County Schools postpones announcement

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Schools leaders called, and then postponed, a news conference at Gateway Education Center in Greensboro on Sunday afternoon to talk about an undisclosed recommendation for the school for students with special needs, according to the News & Record. The News & Record separately received an email from Cassidy MacKay, who said she is a parent of a Gateway student. MacKay said members of the school’s administration phoned parents on Friday afternoon about a decision to […]

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