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  • Bennett College needs $5 million by February 1

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bennett College President Dr. Phyllis Dawkins is confident in their campaign efforts towards $5 million. “The only thing we can do between now and Feb. 1 is to impact our financial resources and we need about $5 million — at least #5 million — to stabilize the institution,” Dawkins said. “Between Dec. 11 to the present, we’ve raised almost a half million dollars in that short period of time.” Dawkins credits that to the “Stand With Bennett” […]

  • Local cancer survivor writes book to inspire others

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — At only 26 years old, Racquelle Weaver has lived a life worth telling. She shares her journey in her book called “From Cancer to Purpose.” Living on purpose and grounding herself in her faith and family helped get her through several chemotherapy treatments. Now cancer-free, she uses her survival to inspire others. Her book is available online through Amazon and Kindle.

  • Jordan is looking for a forever family

    Jordan, 6, is full of energy, inquisitive and eager to try new things. He does not let his challenges deter him from exploring but is in desperate need of a forever family to provide some stability. Jordan loves to draw, watch cartoons and enjoys playing with animals. Ken Maxwell, with Seven Homes Family Foster are and Adoption Agency, said that Jordan’s sense of humor will be a great addition to a family willing to support his needs. “I hope that […]

  • Local animal rescue groups overwhelmed by number of animals coming in

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Local private animal rescue groups claim Guilford County Animal Services’ managed intake policy is creating issues of abandonment and overwhelming their foster homes. Director Jorge Ortega said the policy has been in place for about a year, before he took office. Ortega said it’s helps to manage the number of animals coming into the shelter by having owners make an appointment to surrender. “If we did not have the managed intake process then we would just be inundated […]

  • Elmer is looking for a forever family

    Elmer is a 10-year-old who is looking for a forever family to share with his brother Paul. The two share a close bond and a dream of becoming police officers. Elmer longs for adventure and would like to try new things with a family such as fishing, camping and riding four-wheelers. His advocate Kayla Harless said that Elmer excels in school, a straight-A student. He would most excel as a loving son to a supportive family. If you or someone […]

  • Makiyah is looking for a forever family

    Ten-year-old Makiyah chooses to see the brighter side of circumstances. As a child in foster care, one her dreams in life is to become a foster mother in order to offer a safe environment for children. Makiyah longs for a forever family of her own that she can share adventures and her faith with. “A young family that does a lot. And just kids that are my age that are in the neighborhood or if they have some. And I […]

  • Dozens watch as smokestack is demolished at old Dixie Furniture plant in Lexington

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Dozens of people gathered on South Railroad Street Monday, watching as crews started demolition work on the old Dixie Furniture plant smokestack. The smokestack has to be carefully removed because what remains stands next to the railroad tracks with active train routes. This week marks one year since a fire destroyed most of the plant that firefighters label suspicious. Built in 1901, the Dixie smokestack has stood as a pillar to the community. Once a place of […]

  • Family of local mom battling cancer surprises her with makeover, pampering

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Joyce Blackwell thought her husband was taking her to breakfast Monday morning. After about an hour drive from Salisbury to High Point, Blackwell ended up at Salons by JC for a special surprise makeover and pampering. Blackwell’s husband and cousin nominated Blackwell for the experience through the nonprofit organization called “Hello Gorgeous.” The motto for the organization is “restoring the beauty that cancer steals.” With the help of salon professionals, the experience provided a complimentary makeover […]

  • Hezy is looking for a forever family

    Twelve-year-old Hezy is full of energy, spunk and laughter. When he’s not cracking jokes to his foster family or friends, he enjoys reading, science and trying new things. One of his favorite books is the “good book,” the Bible. “He would probably do well with a family who definitely does go to church because that is something that its very important to him. But he needs a family that is loving and caring and help him be the most successful […]

  • Downtown Greensboro preparing for Friday’s Festival of Lights

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Local businesses and Downtown Greensboro Inc. staff are preparing for tens of thousands of people expected at the annual Festival of Lights. Elm Street will be blocked from Friendly Avenue to Lewis Street and filled with countless Christmas activities, performers, warming stations, food vendors and Santa Claus. DGI President and CEO Zack Matheny calls the festival a “tradition like no other” that brings the Greensboro community together from all walks of life. The new Community Christmas Tree is […]

  • High Point neighbors hope new speed humps slow down drivers

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point Transportation is working to install five speed humps along Rotary Drive. Transportation Director Mark McDonald said several complaints and an extensive traffic study led council members to approve the installations. “We did traffic counts and collected speed data using both manual and automatic speed recorders. We also had assistance from the police at times doing spot checks and enforcement,” McDonald said. “It was broken into two sections, there was a 25 mph zone and there was […]

  • Ethan is looking for a forever family

    Similar to most 7-year-old’s, Ethan loves animals and video games. His relationship with his older sister Demi means everything to him. Together they love to sing songs and create memories but would love to share it with a forever family. Ethan dreams of one day becoming a police officer and wants to be able to have a mother and father to support him. If you or someone you know is interested in adoption, please contact foreverfamily.org.

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