News: Local

Jul. 31, 2013 @ 08:41 AM

Not going back — GOP won't reconsider jobless benefits

Local unemployment rates remained high in June as the state nears the first month since the end of extended jobless benefits, though Republican leaders say they aren’t thinking about revising the law that cut the length of benefits and the maximum weekly payout.


Jul. 30, 2013 @ 01:46 PM

79-year-old woman pepper-sprayed for purse

Thomasville Police are looking for possibly three women who pepper-sprayed a 79-year-old woman before snatching her purse and driving away Monday afternoon.


Jul. 30, 2013 @ 09:12 AM

Top Guilford Jobs Still Open

County officials are still working on two tracks to fill several key administrative posts.


Jul. 30, 2013 @ 08:08 AM

Propane tank explosion tied to Triad-based company

Tavares Fire Chief Richard Keith says officials don't suspect sabotage caused a series of explosions that rocked a propane gas plant in central Florida that's operated by a Triad-based company.


Jul. 30, 2013 @ 03:02 PM

Local teachers protest in Raleigh about budget cuts

A bus full of teachers talking about the upcoming school year, their families and their “babies” headed to Raleigh Monday to talk about what is really on their mind: the budget.


Jul. 29, 2013 @ 09:41 PM

Abortion bill has little-noticed provision

One less-publicized provision of the abortion bill passed last week by the N.C. General Assembly and signed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory Monday could impact some health coverage plans of local government employees across the area and state.


Jul. 29, 2013 @ 06:13 PM

Man shot in home invasion

A High Point resident was shot on Saturday during a home invasion on Westchester Drive.


Jul. 29, 2013 @ 05:41 PM

Police hoping DNA will lead them to robbers

High Point police are following leads and waiting on DNA evidence in the daring robbery of an armored truck outside of a bank Thursday afternoon.


Jul. 29, 2013 @ 05:18 PM

Vacationing nurse from High Point helps save near-drowning victim at beach

Kimberly Meyran hadn’t planned on using her nursing skills during her vacation, but a Beaufort man who nearly drowned is no doubt glad she did.


Jul. 29, 2013 @ 01:04 PM

Sweeping voter bill adds photo ID

Voting could be quite different starting in 2016


Jul. 29, 2013 @ 11:17 AM

Resident shot during home invasion

Three children were in the home during robbery


Jul. 29, 2013 @ 08:20 AM

A few still ride dirt roads in city

Retired furniture worker Micki Granberry resides along a section of dirt road covered partially by rocks and gravel — but she’s far from living out in the country.
Her modest but comfortable home is on Ennis Street about a block from the busy city thoroughfare of Ward Avenue.


Jul. 29, 2013 @ 12:08 AM

What’s that big, purple truck? It's lunch, that's what

 It’s big. It’s purple. But it has nothing to do with High Point University.
It’s a bona-fide food truck, possibly High Point’s first.
“We wanted to be the first in High Point,” said Holly Cope, co-owner of Tipsy’z Tavern & Grill and its mobile Truckin’ With Tipsy’s food truck. “High Point seems to be a little behind; we’re on the latter end of trends. Greensboro and Winston-Salem seem to catch on to things before we do. So we wanted to get things started here.”
 


Jul. 28, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

State DNA database growing

Recent revelations that law enforcement agencies in High Point and elsewhere have databases of licence plate records have spotlighted another evidence-gathering practice on the rise across the state.


Jul. 28, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Tax reform a reversal of fortune for city

State lawmakers haven’t given local governments much to cheer about lately, but High Point officials are breathing a sigh of relief over one aspect of the just-concluded N.C. General Assembly session.