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  • Healthy Eating: Making Recipes Healthier

    We all have our favorite comfort foods, but these meal choices aren’t always the healthiest options. Fortunately, there are many ways to make meals healthier without sacrificing all of the flavor. Whether you want to add protein or reduce your calorie, sodium, fat or sugar intake, there are easy swaps you can make to meet your goals. Some simple changes you can make to recipes include: • Butter – unsweetened applesauce, mashed banana, pumpkin puree, avocado or olive oil. Replacing […]

  • Resumes going out of fashion, McDonald’s embarks on nationwide renovation project and more

    In Wednesday’s Money Matters, Jane King discusses how resumes are less emphasized in hiring processes, McDonald’s’ plans to overhaul 14,000 restaurants and Sprint’s upcoming first-of-its-kind 5G smartphone.

  • Collision on I-40 closed two lanes

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A collision on I-40 shut down two lanes on Wednesday morning, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. NCDOT lists the incident start time as 7:09 a.m. The highway was reopened at about 7:48 a.m. The collision took place on I-40 heading East near NC-68 and mile marker 210. NCDOT expected a high impact on traffic. Officials do not know of any injuries and have not released information regarding people involved.

  • Man dies near Walt Disney World after falling into vat of byproduct

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A man died near Walt Disney World by falling into a  vat of oil and grease byproduct Wednesday morning, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Reedy Creek energy facility near Disney’s Animal Kingdom shortly after midnight Deputies report two men, including a 61-year-old man, were working at the facility, emptying oil and grease byproduct into a vat when the 61-year-old slipped, the Sentinel reports. While witnesses attempted to help […]

  • 19-year-old bicyclist hit by truck in Asheboro; airlifted to hospital

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — A 19-year-old man was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle Tuesday night in Asheboro, according to officers on the scene. The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. on Coleridge Road near Salisbury Street. The 19-year-old was airlifted to UNC Hospital and is currently in critical condition. There is no word on what caused the crash.

  • 1 taken to hospital after fire at Johnson Controls in Forsyth County

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — One person was taken to the hospital after a fire at Johnson Controls in Forsyth County Tuesday evening, according to Forsyth County Fire Marshal Gary Styers. Firefighters were dispatched to Johnson Controls, located at 2701 Johnson Controls Drive off West Mountain Street between Winston-Salem and Kernersville, at 6 p.m. There is no word on what started the fire, the condition of the person taken to the hospital or the extent of damage at the facility.

  • Surry County woman arrested after over a pound of meth found in home

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office seized a record amount of methamphetamine for the past year and arrested a woman on Thursday, according to Sheriff Jimmy Combs. Chelsea Elizabeth Parker, 30, of Lowgap, is charged with felony trafficking methamphetamine by manufacturing, felony trafficking methamphetamine by possession, felony maintaining a drug dwelling and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. On Thursday, authorities searched Parker’s home in Lowgap and seized 580 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $58,000. […]

  • 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season will include new cookie

    The Girl Scouts of the USA on Tuesday announced a new cookie will join the lineup for the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season. The Scouts will be adding Caramel Chocolate Chip to the line of popular cookies. The cookies will be a gluten-free offering with limited availability in select areas. “More than just delicious cookies, the Girl Scout Cookie Program fuels girls’ development of entrepreneurial and essential life skills, and the cookie earnings power amazing experiences for girl members,” the […]

  • Motorcyclist dies after crash in Mount Airy

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — A motorcyclist died after a weekend crash in Mount Airy, according to a news release from Mount Airy police. Randall Lee Fain Jr., 23, of Pilot Mountain, was riding his 2015 Harley-Davidson on West Lebanon Street near Willow Street around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when he struck a utility pole. Fain was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center by EMS. Fain later died from his injuries at the hospital, police said. There is no word on […]

  • Woman vacationing in Myrtle Beach says impostor Uber driver tried to lock group in vehicle

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A woman on vacation in Myrtle Beach says she and three friends were picked up by a man who posed as an Uber driver and tried to lock them in the vehicle, according to The Sun News. Jen, 20, who did not want to give her last name, said she was visiting Myrtle Beach with her sister and a friend. On Aug. 10, the three, along with another young adult they met during the trip, went […]

  • Staples manager fired after accusing pregnant woman of shoplifting

    PINEVILLE, N.C. — Staples said in a statement Monday it had fired the manager who assumed an expecting mother had shoplifted at its store in Pineville, according to WSOC. Shirell Bates said a police officer asked her if she was shoplifting while she was checking out of the store. “Mid-transaction, a police officer approached me and insisted he wanted to speak with me,” Bates said to WSOC. “He asked what was under my shirt.” “Initially, I thought he was joking, so […]

  • Coroner IDs man found dead in the surf at Myrtle Beach State Park

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A coroner has identified a 71-year-old man who was found dead in the surf on Monday in Myrtle Beach. The Sun-News reported that Robert Thomas Kiddy of Springfield, Virginia, was found at Myrtle Beach State Park about 10 a.m. Apparently he has a condo in the area and frequently visits. The coroner is unsure of the cause of death, the Sun-News reported. An autopsy was done Tuesday morning.