Aug. 20, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

City likely to stick with power plan

If we can just get to 2020.
That’s the attitude of High Point leaders when it comes to lowering electric rates for city residents.
ElectriCities, the regional power agency that provides High Point electricity, expects to retire a sizable amount of debt by 2020, which officials said should enable the city to lower its rates.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Man, 50, electrocuted on job

A 50-year-old man who was a member of a building renovation crew was electrocuted on Wednesday.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

HPU welcomes latest and largest class

The largest freshman class in High Point University’s 90-year history will arrive on campus Saturday, which also will produce dividends for city businesses this weekend.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

YWCA project to begin

By summer of 2015, the YWCA facility on Gatewood Avenue will have a new look as part of an ambitious $1.5 million construction plan.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 03:57 PM

Callers will face 10-digit local dialing in High Point

Get ready in the next couple of years to dial an extra three numbers when making a local call.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 08:29 PM

Scrumptious food for worthy cause

Mena Parrish and her coworkers have taken part in the Taste of the Town fundraiser during the past several years, but it had more meaning Tuesday night.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

'Ice Bucket Challenge' douses High Point for a good cause

All across High Point, individuals have been accepting the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge," created to raise money and awareness for the ALS Association.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Blood, bones and intrigue

Dave Pauly, a forensic sciences expert, kneels on the tiled floor of a dark room and sprays luminol over a few tiles. As soon as he sprinkles bleach over the area, incandescent blue sparks brighten the dark corner of the room.

It looks like something that belongs in a NASA photograph of a galaxy, and not in the back room of the High Point Public Library.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

Open air artists to capture city landscape in paint

In late September, more than 30 nationally known artists will gather in the city and surrounding areas for the biggest “Plein Aire” event in North Carolina.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 08:51 PM

Mayor: Hire manager this term

The City Council will proceed with a controversial plan that could see the hiring of High Point's next city manager as one of its last acts in office.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Did loss of state money contribute to Shakespeare demise?

For decades, the now-defunct N.C. Shakespeare Festival could count on a base of state financial support as it prepared each season for performances such as “A Christmas Carol” that delighted audiences.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

UNC-TV to air ‘High Point University Presents: Colin Powell’

The UNC-TV network will broadcast a special program titled, “High Point University Presents: Colin Powell” that features HPU president Nido Qubein and Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

One man charged, others sought in home invasion

A family of four held at gunpoint in their home early Friday morning watched as three armed men robbed them of their belongings. Police charged one man on Saturday and are looking for two more suspects.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

UPDATE: Arrest made in shooting of teen

A High Point man was arrested Tuesday night and charged with attempted murder in the shooting of an 18-year-old woman on Saturday.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

Soccer tourney kicks back up in city

The recent excitement over the World Cup may have kicked up the profile of soccer in the country, but the game has carried a status in the city for close to 30 years.