News

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.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

UPDATE: Fourth suspect captured in Thomasville man's killing

Police are looking for a fourth suspect, Rashan Anthony Mebane, 30, of High Point.Rashan Mebane should be considered armed and dangerous, they said.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

UPDATE: Who filed this morning? By noon, we’ll know everyone running for local office

The last four hours of candidate filing for city elections Friday could make a pivotal difference in how the campaigns play out through the fall.


Jul. 17, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

County considers incentives for High Point projects

The city of High Point appears to be in the running for some type of economic development project, though no details have emerged on the name or nature of the companies and the number of jobs involved.


Jul. 17, 2014 @ 07:33 PM

Common Core: Does it add up?

As legislators this week approved a bill that could show Common Core the door, Thomasville educators spent time at High Point University, learning how best to implement the curriculum standards in their classrooms.


Jul. 17, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

By noon, you’ll know everyone running for local office

The last four hours of candidate filing for city elections Friday could make a pivotal difference in how the campaigns play out through the fall.


Jul. 17, 2014 @ 07:06 PM

Council eyes City Project plan

The latest effort to mend the public spat between the High Point City Council and the group leading High Point’s revitalization efforts took center stage Thursday.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 07:05 PM

Driver pleads in October fatal hit-and-run

Alcohol and jealousy fueled a woman in October to chase her ex-boyfriend from a nightclub to the police department in what prosecutors called a “senseless act” that killed a 23-year-old pedestrian and resulted jail time Wednesday for the driver.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 06:26 PM

Out-of-the-way bridges need work

Taking a trip on a rural road shouldn’t be a lesser drive.

That’s the message of a national transportation group highlighting the condition of aging, deficient and obsolete bridges in rural communities across America, including ones outside of cities such as High Point.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Want to run for local office? Time’s almost up

Several unknowns and uncertainties remain as the candidate filing period for mayor and City Council turns the corner for the stretch run.