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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

Asheboro woman works to help others at crisis center

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — After taking working up the courage to address their trauma, the last thing Jesi Lopez wants her clients to feel is unheard. Lopez, a bilingual advocate case manager at the Randolph County Family Crisis Center, is helping to eliminate a language barrier and encourage more Spanish-speaking domestic violence and sexual assault […] → Read More

NC woman leads through COVID pandemic, cancer diagnosis

KING, N.C. (WGHP) — When Paula Hall became the director of the King Senior Center in Dec. 2019, she had no idea an unprecedented challenge was around the corner. The center would shut down its in-person services at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hall was now tasked with keeping seniors connected while they were […] → Read More

Winston-Salem women make tennis more accessible in Triad

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Getting more tennis racquets in hands has become a dream realized for Tiffany Noel and Caroline Downs. Both women were introduced to tennis before they were 10 years old and have experienced several opportunities through the sport ever since. “I’m in the Hall of Fame at East Forsyth High School for […] → Read More

High Point women find community in Double Dutch fitness club

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A childhood game is helping women over 40 embrace fitness and fun. The ladies of The Down South Divas Double Dutch Fitness Club are celebrating a new season of life while jumping down memory lane. The group has been together for a year and meets Tuesday evenings at Washington Terrace […] → Read More

Surry County woman finds silver lining at Tiny Tigers Rescue

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Amber Arnder is naturally drawn to a cat in need. “I can’t turn away. I won’t turn away,” she said. Seven years ago, she fostered and adopted a cat named Josiah through Tiny Tigers Rescue who is believed to have been attacked by a coyote. “Once I came to pick […] → Read More

Graham woman inspires others to learn how to weld

GRAHAM, N.C. (WGHP) — Miranda Kotarba gets fired up when it comes to introducing people, especially women, to the world of welding. Kotarba graduated from Alamance Community College in 2018 and is back as an instructor teaching welding and blacksmith courses. “That’s what keeps me going. That’s what keeps me here is just trying to […] → Read More

Asheboro women transform windscreen into tote bags

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Women from three different companies have combined their areas of expertise for one goal: putting less in our landfills. Samet has partnered with Reborn Clothing Company to transform its windscreen material from construction job sites into tote bags. “When we’re done with projects, we have potentially miles of this windscreen material […] → Read More

Greensboro teen training to fly high

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — She’s not even old enough to drive a car, but a Triad teenager is setting her sights high. Aleiah Martin, 14, is waiting in the wings and learning as much as she can until she’s eligible to earn a Private Pilot License at age 17. Martin began considering a future in […] → Read More

Rockingham County athlete sets school record

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — After setting a school record, soccer player Lauren Smith has even more goals for the future. The rising Rockingham County High School junior has had a major impact on the school’s women’s soccer team. She scored 10 goals her freshman year. She would score 43 goals as a sophomore, setting […] → Read More

High Point woman is rock ‘n’ roll grandma

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — She’s a self-proclaimed rock ‘n’ roll grandma who’s not going to waste another minute putting her dreams on hold. High Point native Amy Beusse was never afraid of being on stage. “I was kind of like the local kid celebrity. I had a float in a parade,” she said. She […] → Read More

Double breast cancer survivor finds support in Sisters Network

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — When Deborah Squirewell learned what was behind the lump she found in her left breast on Thanksgiving Day of 2014, she was prepared to fight. “Once the surgeon told me that ‘Deborah, you have cancer,’ I had to process that…once I processed it, I thought…God’s got this,” she said. Squirewell had […] → Read More

NC woman makes hats, booties for NICU babies

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Neither age nor ailments are stopping Martina Armijo from comforting babies and their families in a local neonatal intensive care unit. The former seamstress has been sewing since she was 18. Decades later, when those digits would reverse, Martina was 81 when she taught herself to crochet. Now 88 years old, […] → Read More

Triad woman holds memorial ride for father killed in Graham crash

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — When Jennifer Ball shares her fondest memories of her dad, they usually involve a motorcycle. “I remember growing up riding on the back,” she said. Tinker Lloyd’s love for riding and the biker community spanned decades, especially in Alamance County. Ball says many knew him from either hosting or supporting […] → Read More

Triad International Ballet aims to make a difference in children’s lives through dance

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Triad International Ballet may be based in Greensboro, but the ballet company’s founders are casting a wide net to attract talent across the Piedmont Triad. “I’ve always said I’m on a talent hunt. I don’t think, I know there’s talent there,” Co-Founder and Executive Director Alexia Maas said. One way Triad […] → Read More

Female veterans in Greensboro find camaraderie, emotional relief through gardening

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Female veterans in Greensboro are finding camaraderie and emotional relief through gardening. For eight weeks, Combat Female Veterans Families United has welcomed women vets into its horticulture peer support group called “Sheroes Gardening.” “It is designed for females who are combat veterans that are disabled,” veteran and group facilitator Chrisma Brock […] → Read More

Lexington woman helps people make Kickin’ Creations

LEXINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — Keri Warren’s store, Kickin Creations, has only been open for a few weeks, yet word of mouth is spreading fast. Her Uptown Lexington business operates under a model with benefits all the way around. Customers can purchase items created by North Carolina artisans and ultimately help them gain more exposure. “Give […] → Read More