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  • Dozens of people stranded after flooding causes sinkhole in Alamance County

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Heavy rains and flooding in Alamance County caused Tangle Ridge Road to buckle and a large sinkhole to overtake about three quarters of the dead end street. Because it’s a private road, it’s up to its residents to fix it, which they estimate could cost anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000. “We barely have the money to scrape the road and put rocks down a couple times a year,” resident John Pertschi said. “This is way past […]

  • Burlington police searching for man who allegedly tried to lure young boy into car

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police are looking for a man that possibly tried to lure a child into his truck Tuesday afternoon as he was walking home from a school bus stop off of University Drive. “I don’t think he realizes how serious it is,” the boy’s stepmother told FOX8. “We are just overwhelmed with worry.” The stepmother asked FOX8 not to use her name, as she wants to protect the child’s identity. She explained that her 11-year-old arrived home, […]

  • School districts across the Piedmont hiring bus drivers

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – Getting kids to school safe and on time is so important t0 many parents, and now several local school districts are looking to hire people who make sure that happens. There are currently dozens of school bus driver openings in counties including Forsyth, Guilford and Alamance. The Alamance-Burlington School System is in need of 25 school bus drivers. “It’s pretty unusual, that number,” ABSS Asst. Superintendent of Operations Todd Thorpe said. “Alamance County has had a lot […]

  • Local law enforcement struggles to recruit, citing national tensions

    GRAHAM, N.C. — Alamance County Commissioners just approved funding for 10 additional deputies for the sheriff’s office, but Sheriff Terry Johnson expects it will take months to fill those positions. “I do not feel that we’ll be able to fill all those positions in the next two or three months,” Johnson said. “Because the applicant pool is not like it used to be.” Johnson said the applications to the sheriff’s office have dropped this year compared to last. “Absolutely,” he said. […]

  • ‘The barracks are better than this’: Trash problems worsen at Greensboro apartment complex

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — People living at the Ashleigh Park Apartments in Greensboro didn’t think their trash issues could get any worse. Tuesday — they did. People who live there say the dumpsters are now gone and trash is piling up on the ground instead. Military veteran Warren Broadhurst knows a lot about living in tough conditions. But he never thought an apartment complex in Greensboro would be the worst place he’s lived. “The conditions here are unbearable,” he said. “The […]

  • Wild animals in runway cause safety concern at local airport

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Coyotes, geese and deer in the runway are causing major safety concerns for pilots at the Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport. Dan Danieley, executive director of the Burlington-Alamance Airport Authority, said they are common sights. “I actually saw a flock of geese on the airport campus this morning, I witnessed a coyote maybe three days ago, and I’ve seen deer within the past week,” he said. “They’re here frequently.” Danieley said there have been several incidents of planes hitting […]

  • Hundreds of gas price gouging complaints pour into state Department of Justice

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — The pumps at many gas stations are covered up — some with signs attached — letting potential customers know they are out of gas. As some feel desperate to find gas, they admit, they’re willing to pay — even if it’s a little more than they’d like. “Whatever I can find, I’m going to get at this point in time,” said Lauren Kime, while filling up her tank in Asheboro. The Attorney General’s Office issued a reminder […]

  • ‘I’m ashamed’: Trash concerns at two Greensboro apartment complexes run by same company

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s not the first time people at the Ashleigh Park Apartments in Greensboro have complained of trash pile-ups at their community’s dumpster. In fact, it’s the third time in the last six months FOX8 has reported on it. But still — people who live there say management company Bedrock Management Solutions is doing nothing. “It’s not fair,” said resident Anquinett Reese. “They want you to pay your rent on time, but they can’t pay for the trash […]

  • Man hands out pizza, drinks to stranded drivers after wreck on I-85

    MEBANE, N.C. — A fatal wreck Tuesday night shut down part of I-85 between Hillsborough and Durham, leaving what state troopers estimate to be at least a hundred drivers and passengers stranded for seven hours. One of those stranded drivers, Thomas “Dinky” Brown, of Mebane, is now being called an “angel” by some. With the help of his brother, he brought pizza and drinks to many of those stranded. “He was an angel put on that interstate for us,” Michelle […]

  • Multiple American flags stolen in Greensboro neighborhood, suspect caught on video

    GREENSBORO, NC — They’ve got a monetary value of only about $20. But symbolically — they mean a whole lot more. Greensboro Police said they are investigating three reports of American flags being stolen in the Sunset Hills neighborhood. One was stolen from the porch of a 20-year Navy veteran, Douglas Thurbon. “With this flag, what it represents — people died for that,” Thurbon said. “And you waste that opportunity stealing stuff? That’s just sad.” Thurbon said neighbors realized Labor […]

  • Winston-Salem police say clown luring claim was false, 1 arrested

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Sept. 4 report of a clown trying to lure children into the woods was false, Winston-Salem police announced on Friday. Officers reviewed video footage from the time and location the incident was reported to have taken place as well as a period of time before and after and found no one matching the clown description, officials said in a news release Friday. The incident reportedly happened in the 1200 block of East 29th Street off Hwy. 52 […]

  • Cars stolen, broken into across the Piedmont

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police are working to find the people responsible for a series of car break-ins and car thefts in cities across the Piedmont Triad. Lt. Chris Weisner with High Point Police said two cars were stolen last night in the city. In the past several days, multiple cars have been broken into, including six in the Emerywood neighborhood, and others in the Palladium area. In August in Mebane, 40 cars were broken into. Asst. Chief Chris Byrd […]

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