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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.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

High Point losing corporate headquarters to Raleigh

Pharmaceutical company Merz North America announced Wednesday that it will move its corporate headquarters from High Point to Raleigh.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 03:21 PM

Public invited to weigh in on “street diet”

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


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 02:03 PM

Soaring to new heights

While some industries and careers are suffering cutbacks, one is offering students a chance to fly into their futures, often before they have degree in hand. David Mayers, department chairman of avionics at Guilford Technical Community College, said he has more companies seeking employees than he has students.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Police arrest one, seek another in break-in

Amidst the string of break-ins hitting the Main Street area, police made one arrest after another attempt was made at T-Mobile Wednesday morning. Police are seeking another suspect who fled on foot.