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Past articles by Jasmine:

Local animal rescue groups overwhelmed by number of animals coming in

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Local private animal rescue groups claim Guilford County Animal Services’ managed intake policy is creating issues of abandonment and overwhelming their foster homes. Director Jorge Ortega said the policy has been in place for about a year, before he took office. → Read More

Elmer is looking for a forever family

Elmer is a 10-year-old who is looking for a forever family to share with his brother Paul. The two share a close bond and a dream of becoming police officers. Elmer longs for adventure and would like to try new things with a family such as fishing, camping and riding four-wheelers. His advocate Kayla Harless said that Elmer excels in school, a straight-A student. → Read More

Dozens watch as smokestack is demolished at old Dixie Furniture plant in Lexington

LEXINGTON, N.C. -- Dozens of people gathered on South Railroad Street watching as construction crews started demolition work of the old Dixie Furniture plant. The smokestack has to be carefully removed because what remains stands next to the railroad tracks with active train routes. This week marks one year since a fire destroyed most of the plant that firefighters label suspicious. → Read More

High Point neighbors hope new speed humps slow down drivers

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- High Point Transportation is working to install five speed humps along Rotary Drive. Transportation Director Mark McDonald said several complaints and an extensive traffic study led council members to approve the installations. → Read More

Ventilators protecting firefighters in Thomasville

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – A federal grant from FEMA was awarded to the Thomasville Fire Department, allowing one more layer of protection for firefighters. Purchase of what’s known as a Source Capture Exhaust System SCES reduces the chances of the exhaust fumes seeping into the living quarters at the station. → Read More

700 American flags honor heroes and veterans of the community in Randolph County

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. -- Driving passing by South Asheboro Middle School, you can see 700 American flags standing in a formation honoring heroes and veterans of the community. → Read More

New radar signs assist in trick-or-treater safety in Guilford County

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- New speed limit digital radar signs are helping Guilford County sheriff's deputies warn drivers to slow down. Capt. Randy Shepherd said the new signs are just one of the ways deputies are providing safety to neighborhoods this Halloween holiday. → Read More

High Point Crime Stoppers making progress thanks to tipsters

HIGH POINT, N.C. – High Point Crime Stoppers Coordinator Amy Southards said the calls to the anonymous tip line are successful, but she often wishes there were more. → Read More

Demi is looking for a forever family

Ten-year-old Demi has her focus set on becoming a superstar singer when she grows up. She has a passion for the bright lights and performing but would love to have a family of her own cheering her on along the way. Demi loves school, art and has a knack for baking. → Read More

Greensboro asking for public input in ‘Plan It’ initiative

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The City of Greensboro has launched a survey and initiative to help plan the city’s future. The ideas from the public collected during the “Plan It GSO” initiative will help to update Greensboro’s Comprehensive Plan. → Read More

Tree removal continues in Greensboro after Michael

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Private and City of Greensboro debris removal crews are working around the clock to clear intersections for traffic and power lines. Shelter Tree Services has had calls non-stop following Thursday's storm, helping to remove trees from 18 homes so far. Joseph Shelter advises anyone to do their research before hiring a service to avoid scammers. → Read More

Virtual reality therapy aims to reduce opioid dependence

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Hollie Davis said she was open to the idea of incorporating virtual reality into her physical therapy sessions following a motorcycle accident with her husband this Spring. “It was actually our five-year wedding anniversary,” Davis said. → Read More

Mold removed from Kiser Middle School in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Staff alerted Guilford County Schools leaders to mold in two classrooms on Thursday, an art room and an eight-grade English classroom, at Kiser Middle School. Chief Operations Officer Scott McCully said that heavy rain from Hurricane Florence is to blame. → Read More

Wake Forest Baptist Health High Point Medical Center unveiled

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Billboards and street signs reading “New Vision” scatter throughout High Point’s hospital campus. President Jim Hoekstra said though the new leadership can technically be viewed as an acquisition of High Point Regional, he sees the launch of Wake Forest Baptist Heal... → Read More

9 dogs on road to recovery after being rescued from Davidson County home

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. -- Nine dogs are on the road to recovery following a rescue from a Davidson County home. The owner, 70-year-old Jimmy Smith, bonded out of jail but faces nine misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and one felony count of kill by starvation. → Read More

Levi is looking for a forever family

Levi is a twelve year old longing for a Forever Family. A lover of street cars, racing and anything fast and furious, Levi would love to be able to share that in a permanent home. Levi enjoys school and excels in reading, and language arts. → Read More

Growth at North Carolina A&T State University

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- North Carolina A&T State University announced their new strategic plan on the first day of classes Wednesday. “Excited" was one of many words Chancellor Harold Martin used to describe the "A&T Preeminence: Taking the Momentum to 2023. → Read More

Amillio is looking for a forever family

Nine-year-old Amillio is looking for a forever family to call his own. As a lover of sports, he longs to be about to go to games or even the beach with his family. His dream is to join the Air Force when he grows up. → Read More

Deadline for Jamestown’s flag design contest is Friday

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — The deadline for Jamestown’s flag design contest is Friday August 3rd, an idea that came from the town council’s high school representative. → Read More

Nathan is looking for a forever family

Nathan is an eight-year-old who may be missing his front teeth, but is certainly not missing any personality. Nathan has a love of animals, cars, motorcycles, being outside and helping others. This endearing little boy has his heart set on not just being a police officer someday, but he also has his heart set on finding a Forever Family! → Read More