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Recent articles by Natalie:

Randolph County telecommunicator rescues teen

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. 9WGHP) — Randolph County Telecommunicator Cheyenne Allred was getting ready to end her shift on Dec. 29 when the phone rang. She decided to take one more call before switching out with her colleagues who were coming in to work. That final call would be the most intense of the day. A […] → Read More

Greensboro woman preserves priceless history

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Greensboro native Shirley Simmons has witnessed a lot in the struggle toward racial equity. She wants to make sure Black history and the progress of African American achievements are not forgotten, especially among younger generations. “It just gives me inspiration because I know where we come from,” she said. Simmons has […] → Read More

North Carolina woman advocates for 911 dispatchers

Melanie Jones has proudly spent 34 years working in public safety. She is currently the executive director of Guilford Metro 911 and is rising through the ranks since starting with the agency in 1999. Knowing what it’s like to be in a dispatcher’s shoes is why Jones is so passionate about advocating for emergency telecommunicators […] → Read More

Liberty woman grows brand for equity

LIBERTY, N.C. (WGHP) — In the town of Liberty, Clarenda Stanley has found her own plot of freedom. “It’s peace. It’s my little nugget of peace,” she said. That nugget of peace sits on 14.84 acres of land. Stanley, also known as “Farmer Cee,” is the CEO of Green Heffa Farms: a farm and tea […] → Read More

Triad college student is up-and-coming artist

(WGHP) — Teriyana Wright wants her artwork to encourage people. The up-and-coming artist recently experienced her own sense of encouragement after selling her work for the first time at Eastgate Comic Con. Next thing she knew, she had a mason jar filled with cash. “To see that they were spending their…money that they worked for […] → Read More

High Point’s ‘Rock N’ Roll Grandma’ breaks into the world of hip hop

(WGHP) — After a health scare, Amy Beusse is following through on a promise she made to herself months ago—not to let a second chance at life pass her by. Since FOX8 shared Beusse’s story in July, she has moved from performing on stage to recording in the studio. Someone approached her to record patriotic […] → Read More

Alamance County football kicker reflects on school career

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Kicking the game winning extra point is a scenario that Eastern Alamance High School football kicker Karsyn Johnson considers a highlight of the last four years. Her interest in football started long before she was a senior in high school. She started playing the sport in the seventh grade as […] → Read More

Cummings High School drum major leads marching band

BURLINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — It’s her first year of high school, and Alyssa Fields is certainly finding her rhythm. She’s a drum major for Hugh M. Cummings High School in Burlington. “Everybody’s like, ‘oh, my gosh. She’s a female. She can’t break it down’… but once they actually see me break it down, do everything […] → Read More

Triad country artist will be grand marshal in Asheboro Christmas parade

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Singer-Songwriter Stephanie Quayle is looking forward to being the grand marshal in Asheboro’s Dec. 2 Christmas parade. The appearance comes on the heels of the release of her new album “On the Edge.” “I’ve been making albums…since I was like 16 or 17 years old, so this is the one I […] → Read More

Randolph County middle schooler helps cancer patients

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Some local cancer patients and their families can enjoy Thanksgiving without worrying about running errands or paying for a big meal thanks to the generosity of a Northeastern Randolph Middle School student. Adison Johnson, 12, recently visited the staff at The Hayworth Cancer Center at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist […] → Read More

Greensboro woman helps build self-esteem with custom wigs, hair pieces

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Jamela Hodgson is welcoming a new chapter for a mission she has been passionate about for almost 19 years. Hodgson, a women’s hair loss expert and owner of A Special Place Wig Salon, has been helping people build self-esteem in their appearance through customized wigs and hair pieces. “You’re not alone. […] → Read More

Alamance County veteran goes from Navy to owning own business

BURLINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — Tami Potirala has experienced her share of traveling between her service in the US Navy and her current career as a truck driver. Despite being out of the military for years, there is still one phone call she would drop everything to answer. “If I had to go back, I would. […] → Read More

Women-owned tattoo studio finds success in Gibsonville

GIBSONVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — When Annie Bella and Laura Murphy started their careers, they got their share of strange looks. Now, the tattoo artists find themselves constantly booked. “The males were like, ‘You’re a girl. You can’t do this,’ and that just made me push even further into wanting to do it,” Bella said. “It […] → Read More

‘I was born to do this’: Local woman finds fulfillment in teaching, plans to open enrichment center

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Tammy Gilchrist has a love for children that’s contagious. “I really enjoy working with those little kids. I do, and I feel like I was born to do this,” she said. As natural as Gilchrist is working with kids, she didn’t start her career in the classroom. “Through this journey, […] → Read More

Lexington woman paints murals to express her creative side

LEXINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — The smell of barbecue isn’t the only thing that gets people’s attention on US Highway 64 in Lexington. The mural artist Joey Dill painted on the side of TarHeel Q BBQ is a real head-turner. “Some people, all they’ll do is drive by, blow the horn and wave,” Dill said. Dill […] → Read More

Former Winston-Salem alderman gets special proclamation for 105th birthday

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — It was a packed house to celebrate a birthday milestone few live to see. Former Winston-Salem alderman Dr. Virginia K. Newell turned 105 years old. The City of Winston-Salem hosted a birthday celebration at Salem Lake Marina. In 1977, Dr. Newell became one of the first African American women elected as […] → Read More

NC nurse participates in Ironman to help patients

(WGHP) — Running runs in the family for Colleen Sands. Her father, a triathlete, inspired her to explore her own mental and physical test of endurance by competing in her first full Ironman triathlon. That was in 2016. Years later, she would get the urge to do it again. “After six years of not training […] → Read More

Forsyth County woman helps create comforting space for those dealing with trauma

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Preparing for a court case can be difficult for trauma victims. Their cases going to trial can mean reliving personal and painful details. Women who work on their behalf in the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office wanted to do more to put them at ease. They listen to the trauma […] → Read More

Winston-Salem woman wins Ms. Full-Figured North Carolina title

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Brittany Neely competed in local pageants in Greenville, North Carolina growing up, but thought those years were far behind her. That was until she recently came across a competition unlike anything she had ever seen: a pageant for full-figured women. The now Winston-Salem resident and Winston-Salem State University alum decided to […] → Read More

Jamestown woman on path to success

JAMESTOWN, N.C. (WGHP) — When Danielle Gillens walks on Guilford Technical Community College’s campus, she sees constant reminders that she is on the right path. “We’re always looking for signs. We’re looking for signs through people, places and things and here at GTCC, I’m finding those moments,” she said. Danielle says the campus represents resilience. […] → Read More