Aug. 22, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Phoenix Academy kicks off year in newly renovated facility

Pencil and paper replaced hammers and measuring tape Friday as a Mendenhall Oaks Parkway building went from a construction site to a charter school.
Phoenix Academy kicked off its school year Friday morning in a newly renovated space — a 45,000-square-foot facility in the Mendenhall Business Park.

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Guilford sees rise in ACT scores

Guilford County students are making gains when it comes to a widely used college admissions exam.

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Pair of events draw upward of 12,000 visitors

This weekend won’t quite rival the twice-a-year High Point Market, but it may be as close as the city gets with two major events drawing visitors from across the East Coast and beyond.

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Last-minute chance to get sixth-graders vaccinated

To help ensure students entering the sixth grade meet state law vaccination requirements, the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services on Saturday will offer a clinic in High Point.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

Commissioners on track with merger of DSS, Health Department

The merger of two major agencies of Guilford County government continues to proceed, with the next step involving the role of an advisory board to the commissioners.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

For some households, Andrews-Central game splits allegiances

It doesn’t take long for the eyes to start rolling and the wisecracks to start popping when Cory Watson and his daughter, Cameron, talk about the Andrews-Central football rivalry.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 02:42 PM

Zoo gets ready for special guest

The N.C. Zoo will have a temporary guest this fall, and she will have the perfect roommate.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

O’Toole honored as Officer of the Year

When Officer Chris O’Toole arrived at the scene, 17-year-old Javotae Malik Murray was laying across on the laps of two teenagers sitting on a porch with blood everywhere.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:44 PM

Two men steal TV from Walmart, face felony charges

Two men face felony charges for stealing a 42-inch flat-screen TV from Walmart on Monday.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 09:22 AM

Attempted robbery ends in shooting

An attempted robbery resulted in a shooting just before 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

No such thing as a free lunch? Think again

No such thing as a free lunch? Not true for several High Point area schools.
Students at nearly 20 schools in or near High Point will receive free breakfast and lunch under a U.S. Department of Agriculture program this year.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 09:31 PM

Five arrested in T-shirt conspiracy, one more wanted

After investigating of a series of reports of missing merchandise, police arrested five men in connection with a T-shirt larceny conspiracy and are searching for one more.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

City likely to stick with power plan

If we can just get to 2020.
That’s the attitude of High Point leaders when it comes to lowering electric rates for city residents.
ElectriCities, the regional power agency that provides High Point electricity, expects to retire a sizable amount of debt by 2020, which officials said should enable the city to lower its rates.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Man, 50, electrocuted on job

A 50-year-old man who was a member of a building renovation crew was electrocuted on Wednesday.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

HPU welcomes latest and largest class

The largest freshman class in High Point University’s 90-year history will arrive on campus Saturday, which also will produce dividends for city businesses this weekend.