News

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 02:21 PM

First for High Point happens tomorrow

The city will make some aviation history tomorrow, though it has nothing to do with a flight.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Dalton remembered as giant figure in community

Retired physician Dr. Don Douglas said the true measure of his longtime friend and community leader P. Hunter Dalton Jr., who died Friday, is that he can’t think of any progress the city made during the past several decades in which Dalton didn’t play a role.

 


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

Say cheese! Goat dairy industry finds niche in Triad

As Sammy Gray walks around the barn at Wilderness Trail Dairy in Trinity, a brown goat follows him, her eyes locked on the bottom of his shirt. When he stops to pet another animal, she nibbles on his shirt.

“They’re loved,” Gray said, looking around at dozens of other goats. “They have to work, but they’re loved. Right, Gracie?”


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Abandoned Myrtle Desk building restored for showroom

Terry Seitz has shown his furniture all over the world, but something keeps bringing him back to High Point.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Economic forecast study delivered for Uptowne

Supporters of the proposed revitalization of Uptowne High Point have what they hope will be new ammunition in making their case.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

Modified library plan gets warm reception

A revised plan to transform the area in front of the High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library into a public gathering space has received a positive reception from city leaders.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Church lends helping hand to neighbors

When Jim and Carol Newman, two members of the First United Methodist Church on N. Main Street, first visited the Sheraton Towers in 2008, they received a mixed reaction. Some residents were thrilled to meet them. Others were shy and steered clear of the couple and the church.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

Public invited to weigh in on “street diet”

 Residents soon will have a chance to voice their opinions on the proposed “street diet” for Uptowne.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 04:07 PM

Beer festival leaves High Point for Greensboro

The organizer of a beer festival held in downtown High Point last year is moving the event to Greensboro.
Ryan Saunders said the inaugural Hopfest, held at the Mendenhall Transportation Terminal last summer, was a success.
But Saunders, who has spearheaded several revitalization initiatives in High Point, said he decided to move the festival in large part because Greensboro’s bureaucracy was much easier to navigate.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Upstarts rile Republican runoffs

At first political blush, the marquee Republican Party runoff in the 6th Congressional District and the lower-profile GOP runoff for a Randolph County commissioners seat might not seem to have much in common.

But in both contests, conservative voters from the Piedmont chose party nominees for the Nov. 4 general election who were upstarts and took positions at odds with the political establishment.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

56-year-old grandmother calls her pregnancy a miracle

A 56-year-old High Point grandmother was in for the shock of her life when she learned she was pregnant — and it could be twins.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

Why can’t we swim in Oak Hollow Lake?

You’ll often see boaters, fishermen, paddleboarders, canoers, kayakers and water skiers on Oak Hollow Lake.
Ever wonder why you never see swimmers?


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Pit use put on hold

The City Council has suspended activities at the site known as the pit until policies governing liability insurance and other requirements are put in place.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Smothers makes bittersweet choice to not run again

Becky Smothers has served in local elected office off and on from a time when President Jimmy Carter served his first year in the White House, “Tonight's The Night” by Rod Stewart topped the music charts and the city limit didn’t extend much beyond Oak Hollow Lake.

On Friday, she decided it’s time to step away from a seat at the City Council dais.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

Mayor won’t seek re-election

Mayor Bernita Sims will not run for another term in office.