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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

UPDATED: Jail altercation video released near election

Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes held a press conference to explain what happened in a March 2013 confrontation between a deputy and detainee that was captured on a video released anonymously Thursday.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 09:58 PM

School board votes to name former IHM facility after Dot Kearns

High Point native Dorothy “Dot” Kendall Kearns was honored Thursday night by the Guilford County Board of Education’s unanimous decision to rename the former Immaculate Heart of Mary facility after the longtime education advocate.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

HPU students 'rub elbows' with designers, executives during market

Twice each year, during the High Point Market, students from High Point University get a chance to 'rub elbows' with designers and executives in the furniture industry.

"They just get an opportunity that, anywhere else in the country, students aren’t going to get," said Jane Nichols, HPU home furnishings and interior design department chair. 


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

Thomas Built Buses chooses High Point for expansion

Thomas Built Buses announced Thursday that it will add 236 full-time jobs at its 713 W. Fairfield Road facility.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 06:26 PM

Market leaders optimistic about trade show’s future

Funding from public and private sources is helping High Point Market leaders bring more people to the world’s largest home furnishings trade show.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Get ready to vote early starting Thursday

Early voting, started as an experiment 14 years ago in North Carolina, now has become a staple of campaign seasons as it kicks off Thursday for the fall general election.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 07:46 PM

Naming of IHM building possible Thursday

An overwhelming majority of comments sent to Guilford County Board of Education are in favor of renaming the former Immaculate Heart of Mary building for Dorothy “Dot” Kearns — a change that may occur Thursday night.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

Road diet study rolls out

City Council members on Tuesday got their first look at the results of the N. Main Street road diet study.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Area congressman may have central oversight role on Ebola

As Congress gears up for ways to keep the threat from Ebola in check across the country, a representative with ties to the area probably will have a central role in the effort.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

EEOC sues FedEx Ground, claims discrimination in employment

The federal agency that oversees complaints about discrimination in employment has filed a national legal action against FedEx Ground, which has a major package sorting operation in the region.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 08:10 AM

Governor’s market visit touts industry future

Gov. Pat McCrory smiled as he toured two furniture market showrooms Monday afternoon, intermittently plopping down onto a chair or pillowed couch to rub his hands across the fabric.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 11:16 PM

Mayor candidates take spotlight at forum

The three candidates running for High Point’s top elected post shared their views on a variety of issues during a Monday night forum at the Pennybyrn at Maryfield retirement community.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 10:21 PM

Council clears way for Enterprise Rent-A-Car relocation

A divided City Council cleared the way for Enterprise Rent-A-Car to relocate its business to a site on N. Main Street in the heart of Uptowne.      


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

UPDATED: Thomas Built, UAW ink new pact

Thomas Built Buses and a branch of the United Auto Workers have finalized a new contract for local hourly employees as the company prepares to make a decision whether to expand in the city.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Maricich weighs in on market

International Market Centers President and CEO Bob Maricich provided his take on the fall High Point Market Sunday.