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  • Guilford County parents learn about improving school safety

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s a call to action to protect our children. In light of recent school shootings, parents are choosing to be proactive. Tuesday night, parents came to Ben L. Smith High School for the “Know the Signs” training session. Part of the Sandy Hook Promise is to turn tragedy into a moment of transformation. The Guilford County school district is teaching staff, students and parents how to identify the warning signs and speak up. “You are not going […]

  • Winston-Salem police use social media initiative to remind people to lock their doors

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – It’s a social media reminder to lock-up, before thieves have a chance to take what you own. For more than a month, the Winston-Salem police department has started using #9PMRoutine. “The #9PMRoutine started in Pasco County, Florida in 2016. We picked up on it in April. Thinking this was a really good idea,” said Lt. John Morris, with the Winston-Salem police. The Facebook posts and tweets are sent out in hopes that people not only lock their […]

  • Forsyth County deputy steps in to save woman being stabbed

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For 14 years, EJ Johnson has carved out a career a deputy with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. He says it was a chance encounter last Wednesday in Winston-Salem that will go down as his most surprising experience of his law enforcement career. “I just had to react because if I didn’t it might have been a serious situation,” Johnson said. “I think I would do it not just being a law enforcement officer, but if I […]

  • Local veteran’s group, community respond to NFL anthem policy

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The American flag is front and center outside of VFW Post 9899 in High Point.  Where inside, NFL games have been turned off. “As a veteran I was upset,” said Rick Stevenson, quartermaster for Post 9899. Stevenson says the decision was made to stop showing NFL games after players across the league began kneeling and doing other forms of protests during the national anthem. “Last season at our general membership meeting we had a motion made […]

  • City of Greensboro inspects Summit Avenue apartments after complaints, petition

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — From one end to the other of the Summit Avenue apartments, the City of Greensboro’s Code Compliance Department spent Tuesday afternoon knocking on doors. “Our biggest challenge is just the language barrier with the residents because I think we have six or seven languages spoken or represented in this apartment complex,” said Beth Benton, Code Compliance Division manager. The team of inspectors, with the help of interpreters, canvassed the 42-unit apartment complex on the corner of Summit […]

  • Flooding reported throughout King, including at King Elementary School; multiple roads blocked

    KING, N.C. — Flooding has been reported throughout King on Friday afternoon. The City of King posted the following alert on social media: “EMERGENCY ALERT: FLOODING on Brown Road, North Main, Old Highway 52/King Street and other locations. Use extreme caution. Roads closed in many places where water is over the road. According to information from the Weather Service, we are anticipating another band of heavy rain with additional flooding possible. DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS MOVING WATER #turnarounddontdrown​” Teachers sent […]

  • Guilford County Sheriff’s Office works to combat recent gang activity

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It was a chaotic scene outside of the Guilford County Courthouse Wednesday morning after reports that there were shots fired. “There were definitely four shots fired off that I heard that came from right in front of this building,” Sheriff BJ Barnes said. It happened just feet away from Barnes’ office. “As I was coming out one of my employees was coming. She had been out at another office. I immediately told her to get in the […]

  • 3 shootings in 3 days challenging for Greensboro police

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — In the past three days, there have been three separate shootings in Greensboro. It’s something that Capt. Nathaniel Davis, commander for the Criminal Investigations Division for Greensboro police, says has been taxing. “We maintain an on-call status for our detectives so that we can have officers who specifically respond out to after-hour situations. Obviously, we’ve exhausted those resources and it’s just Wednesday,” he said. The first shooting happened on Monday at the Hamptons at Country Park apartments. […]

  • Greensboro Fire Department using social media to stress importance of smoke detectors

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Yellow crime tape was still wrapped around an apartment at the complex at 3100 Summit Avenue near Cone Boulevard Monday. It’s the apartment, which faces Summit Avenue, where Saturday’s fire happened. It left behind extensive damage inside and killed five young children. It’s a tragedy that has now inspired the Greensboro Fire Department to educate more people about the importance of smoke alarms. “So, that’s why we are asking everyone in the community to help us,” Fire […]

  • Greensboro tornado victims work to rebuild nearly a month after storm

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ernest Washington has lived on Calumet Place in Greensboro for years. He spent Friday afternoon walking around his now damaged home. “My landlord was kind enough to put in a gate. We had people that were coming in and breaking into our place,” he said, as he walked down his driveway. The gate was put in front of his home to protect it after thieves took what little he had after the storm in recent weeks. “I […]

  • #MuteRKelly plans protest ahead of singer’s concert in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — If you drive down Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro, you’ll notice the “Memory Lane Tour” digital sign that flashes across the screen in front of the Greensboro Coliseum. It will be one of the first things that fans see Friday night before Grammy Award-winning R&B singer, R. Kelly hits the stage. However, local activists tell FOX8 that the singer shouldn’t be performing. “I think now it’s just a different time where his victims know one, he has […]

  • Next Guilford County DA talks new role and plans for position after historic win

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Tuesday night’s primary win still hadn’t fully hit Avery Crump nearly a day later. However, Crump, who will become Guilford County’s next district attorney, says she’s ready for the job. “I’m still tired and exhausted because I have been running on fumes for the past few days,” she said. Crump says it’s something she doesn’t take lightly, being that she will be the first African-American and the first woman in this position. “There’s going to be a […]

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