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  • Residents approve of plans to make intersections safer in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Michaleh Snider has the same routine every morning, taking her daughter to school. “I pick her up and put her over my shoulder, and we run across the street,” Snider said. She says she runs because she’s too scared to walk. “People, they don’t slow down,” she said. “They don’t look, and they don’t watch for kids. It’s terrifying.” She lives on Hawthorne Road near Academy Street — one of the city’s busiest intersections with only one […]

  • Local doctors see uptick in children with the flu

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Kim Kehoe says her mind started racing after a scary phone call earlier this week. “I got a phone call from the school on Tuesday that he was not quite himself, that he was pale, lethargic,” Kehoe said. Her 7-year-old son Jacob caught the flu at school and had a fever of 102. “With the deaths that have been caused by the flu, it is scary,” the mother said. Kehoe sees sick children all the time as […]

  • Greensboro Urban Ministries offering fresh produce for families in need

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Latoya Davis went home Thursday with bags of fresh produce from the food pantry at Greensboro Urban Ministry. “I like the lettuce, the kale, the tomatoes,” she said. She says, right now, she can’t afford to buy fruits and vegetables from the grocery store. “We have no money to buy food,” Davis said. Being out of work and dealing with expenses from the sudden death of her son, she says money’s tight. “Since this has happened, it’s […]

  • ‘Gerber made a loud statement’: Parents of local girl with Down syndrome react to new Gerber baby

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — McNeil and Kelly Cronin have come a long way from the fear and anxiety they first felt when their daughter Quinn was born and diagnosed with Down syndrome. “It is really scary,” Kelly said. “You don’t know what to expect, and you don’t know what you’re in for.” So, when they read the announcement Wednesday that Gerber’s newest spokesbaby was an 18-month-old boy with Down syndrome, it hit close to home. “The fact that a big company […]

  • Local gym focuses on safety policy after Nassar case

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Whether at practice or a gymnastics competition, you can find Linda Higgins on the sidelines, coaching her 8-year-old daughter Layla, who has been a gymnast since she was 4. “We have regional competitions coming up, so she’s getting ready for that,” Higgins said. But lately, Higgins, like many parents with children in gymnastics, has been keeping an even closer watch. “As a mom, you just want to protect your kids,” she said. Beth Morphis, director and co-owner […]

  • Cone Health recommends virtual doctor visits during flu outbreak

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Twenty more people have died from the flu in North Carolina in the last week, bringing the death toll this flu season to 95. Doctors are doing all they can to try to keep it from spreading, urging people with the virus to stay home. “The problem with the flu is that it’s very contagious,” said Dr. John Jenkins, with Cone Health. “People cough, people even breathing could transmit the viruses.” “When they come in, we got […]

  • Program helps Greensboro police connect with children

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Seventeen-year-old Sam Jackson is taking the first step towards fulfilling his lifelong dream. “Since I was like five, I wanted to be a police officer or in the FBI,” Jackson said. Some of his main interests are forensics and ballistics. “Going to a crime scene, telling where a shooter was standing,” he said. He’s one of more than 15 young people part of Greensboro Police Department’s Law Enforcement Explorer program. It started in the 1950s and has […]

  • Elderly couple assaulted after home invasion in Guilford County speaking out

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — With staples and stitches in his head, 80-year-old Curtis Burton shows the wounds left after a man beat him and his wife Hazel inside their home. “There’s this big place up here where he hit me with the gun,” Burton said, pointing to his forehead. “It broke my nose and chipped my tooth off.” “He was vicious, even though we gave him our money, he kept beating on us,” he said. Around 7:30 Saturday night, investigators […]

  • Man speaks out after his mother and father-in-law were assaulted at their home in Asheboro, ‘Don’t open the door’

    ASHEBORO, N.C. – Chris Clifton has a strong warning for people who live on Ingram Drive. “Don’t open your door if you don’t know them, don’t open the door,” Clifton said. The warning comes just days after his 82-year-old mother and father-in-law, Hilda and Tom Marley, were beaten in their home. “It’s just devastating that this has happened to elderly people like that,” Clifton said. Around 4 p.m. Wednesday, deputies say a man pretending to work for the water department […]

  • Winston-Salem police led state in successful opioid overdose reversals in 2017

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Feb. 25 will make it one year since Jeffrey Black lost his wife Karen to a heroin overdose. “It’s been really hard to not have her around,” Black said. “She was my number one cheerleader, my number one support. My wife had been trying to get clean.” Black, a recovering addict, says his wife was with a friend when it happened, but that friend didn’t call police fast enough. “Nobody was there that had Narcan,” he said. “None […]

  • Greensboro family continues search for answers 7 months after teen daughter killed

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Carrie Tetreault and James Simmons say they won’t give up trying to find their daughter’s killer. “It just hurts that’s it’s been seven months and nobody will say anything,” said Tetreault. “Nobody’s talking. Somebody knows something, the littlest information could turn into a big lead.” Just a few weeks after turning 18, their daughter, Kate-Lynn Simmons, a student at Southeast Guilford High School, was shot and killed on June 3 outside Northwind Apartments on Lees Chapel Road. “She […]

  • Raw sewage backs up into Denton home

    DENTON, N.C. — Donna Gilles lives on East Peacock Street where for three years raw sewage from the street has backed up into her front yard, kitchen sink and even her bathtub. “I’m embarrassed,” Gilles said. “People won’t come in my house when it smells that way. Who wants to walk in my front yard when it’s covered up?” “I just can’t handle it anymore,” she said. The last time there was a back-up was about two weeks ago, in […]

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