News: Local

Aug. 01, 2013 @ 06:34 PM

Ministry founder suffers amnesia, can't remember Jesus

"Preacher Steve" Ervin, the founder of His Laboring Few Ministries, has been battling amnesia since being hit in the head by a softball last month.


Aug. 01, 2013 @ 05:27 PM

Police, housing authority square off on basketball court

The High Point Housing Authority and High Point police will take their game to the basketball court to see if a little healthy competition can raise some big bucks.


Aug. 01, 2013 @ 03:47 PM

Reid named new fire chief

The High Point Fire Department has a new chief as of Thursday morning.
City Manager Strib Boynton appointed Tommy Reid to the position, effective immediately, to replace Rick McIntyre, who announced his resignation July 23 after a year and two weeks on the job.


Aug. 01, 2013 @ 10:34 AM

One-man circus comes to town

The library will host two shows and a juggling workshop today.


Aug. 01, 2013 @ 11:41 AM

UPDATED: North State completes deal with AT&T

North State Communications has completed its previously announced deal with AT&T that includes the sale of its wireless assets in the High Point and Greensboro areas and a store at N. Main Street and Parris Avenue.
But the High Point-based telecommunications company emphasizes that the pact with AT&T isn’t a sale of the entire company, and that North State remains committed to its long-term future.


Jul. 31, 2013 @ 11:10 PM

Final curtain?

The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, after 36 years as High Point’s only professional theater company, on Wednesday suspended operations, citing extreme financial challenges.
Details of exactly what “suspended” entails are not known.


Jul. 31, 2013 @ 06:54 PM

World Relief to host annual gala

A local agency is asking the community to come out and participate in its fundraiser Saturday night.
World Relief of High Point will hold its second annual Stand for Freedom Gala on Saturday at The Lofts at Union Square.


Jul. 31, 2013 @ 06:52 PM

‘That’s no raccoon’

“I have never seen anything like it before, and I have lived almost 83 years.”
That’s how Christine Haude describes the sight she saw Friday morning when she stepped onto her back porch on Trinity Avenue to figure out why her dog, Whoopi, was making quite a racket.


Jul. 31, 2013 @ 06:00 PM

Twenty years of changing young lives

Twenty years ago, Hank Wall saw the travails confronting black male youth and decided he couldn’t stay on the sidelines just watching.


Jul. 31, 2013 @ 12:06 PM

Group proposes dog tether ban

Guilford County could join communities banning unattended dog tethering.


Jul. 31, 2013 @ 09:22 AM

Triad company shedding workers

RF Micro Devices Inc. will cut about 120 jobs at its operations in Greensboro.

The company, which makes various components for the mobile and wireless industries, provided some details on the job eliminations as of Wednesday morning. An official did say that some employees may be able to shift to other  positions.


Jul. 31, 2013 @ 12:23 AM

Arts Council gives annual awards to county, individuals

Three individuals and an entire county received awards Tuesday night from the High Point Area Arts Council at its annual awards banquet.
The 2013 Arts Awards were presented for the first time at Centennial Station, new home of the arts council. Each year, the Arts Council gives awards for support of the arts in the community.


Jul. 30, 2013 @ 05:40 PM

Woman, 79, assaulted in robbery

Thomasville police don’t often see elderly people being victims of violent robberies.


Jul. 30, 2013 @ 05:33 PM

Teen stabs dad with pocket knife

A teenager has been arrested after detectives with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office say he stabbed his 43-year-old father with a pocket knife on Saturday.


Jul. 30, 2013 @ 05:30 PM

Man pleads guilty to murdering cousin

A High Point man accused of second degree murder has taken a guilty plea instead of going to trial.
Michael Shay McCollum Jr., 30, recently pleaded guilty to the murder of Montre Lamonde Davis in 2010.