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Recent articles by Jordan:

Group at Greensboro Quaker church works towards being anti-racist

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A group formed at a Quaker church is working to be anti-racist. The first time working group member Rudy Gordh can remember paying close attention to racial issues in America was when he got to college. He was a student at Guilford College in the 1960s during the integration of schools. […] → Read More

Greensboro church speaks on anti-racism sign

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Just along Friendly Avenue in Greensboro, right outside of First Friends Quaker meeting stands a nearly six-foot sign with a message arguably bigger than the actual structure. It’s just one simple sentence, but the message is a powerful statement on where the church stands on the issue of racism. The sign […] → Read More

Diversity increases at NC A&T State University

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — There’s a shift happening at North Carolina A&T State University. Enrollment data is showing the Aggie family is growing and becoming more colorful each year. This school year, A&T reported the highest enrollment numbers of any other HBCU for the ninth year in a row, and they’re on track for more […] → Read More

Wake Forest University expands African American Studies program

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — It’s been more than a year since the launch of the first-ever African American Studies program at Wake Forest University. Since then, there has been one graduate of the program and more majors and minors graduating in May of 2023. The creator of the program, Professor of Humanities Dr. Corey D. […] → Read More

Abortion rights activist in Winston-Salem reacts to Roe v. Wade decision

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — It’s been a long fight for abortion rights for Tracy Stottler. She’s been to protests across the country, using her voice to speak out against what she believes in. Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the landmark decision, she says she’s feeling frustrated. “It feels like we should be […] → Read More

Bus ridership declines in Winston-Salem

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — The operation costs of city buses are rising, but the number of people riding city buses is falling. This has been the trend in Winston-Salem and Greensboro for the last decade. It’s a worry for Winston-Salem City Council Member Robert Clark. He thinks the taxpayers may be paying more than […] → Read More

Winston-Salem city leaders approve 2022-2023 budget

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — The 2022-23 city budget was unanimously approved at Tuesday’s City Council meeting in Winston Salem. The final budget came out to $627.6 million. Most of it is going toward capital projects. That includes maintenance needs around the city like bridge repairs and improvements to rec centers and parks. The city also […] → Read More

Alamance-Burlington School System hiring more School Resource Officers

GRAHAM, N.C. (WGHP) — More school resource officers are on the way to the Alamance-Burlington school district. The Alamance county commission voted 4-1 Monday to set funds aside in the 2022-23 budget cycle to hire 14 new full-time school resource officers. Hiring more SROs is something the school district has wanted to do for a while, […] → Read More

Inflation impacts Greensboro businesses

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — As prices go up, is spending going down? Business owners say “no. Not yet at least.” Inflation is the word on everyone’s lips and the pain felt in most people’s wallets. Business owners are trying their best to keep up with the rising costs, not only to keep their businesses afloat […] → Read More

NC health leaders worried over spike in COVID cases

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — COVID transmission numbers continue to rise, and more people are voluntarily masking back up in the Piedmont Triad. Guilford County is still at a medium transmission level as defined by the CDC, but there are six other counties in the area that are at a high level. Those include Forsyth, […] → Read More

Guilford County church helps prepare for active shootings

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — With recent gun violence in surrounding neighborhoods and mass shootings happening across the country, one small church in High Point is being proactive in keep… → Read More

Panel in Winston-Salem discusses violence in school with teens

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — a panel discussion geared toward teens touched on several issues plaguing the community, including gun violence. Students and parents gathered at Carver High school in Winston-Salem. The event was put on by Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County’s Youth Empowerment Program also known as “YEP”. The panel was led by comedian […] → Read More

Greensboro mayor addresses COVID-19 concerns during council meeting

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan addressed COVID-19 concerns during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Councilwoman Sharon Hightower also spoke about her recent battle with COVID-19. The conversation in Greensboro comes a day after Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines issued a recommendation for people to wear masks indoors. As of June 6, there are […] → Read More

Hire more SROs with unused COVID funds, Rockingham County sheriff says

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page aims to have a full-time school resource officer at every school in the county, and his office is looking at unused COVID-19 funds to get the job done. According to a statement from the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, Page is calling for unused 2021 American […] → Read More

COVID cases on the rise in the Piedmont Triad

(WGHP) — As COVID cases climb in several Triad counties, some local leaders are strongly suggesting people take the proper precautions. As of June 6, there are at least six Triad counties — Alamance, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin — that have high levels of COVID transmission, according to the CDC If you live […] → Read More

High Point teen graduates one month after getting heart transplant

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A High Point teen is celebrating her eighth-grade graduation a little over a month after having a heart transplant. 14-year-old Journee Dumas started 2022 learning she had a life-threatening condition. In December, she was hospitalized. Doctors had diagnosed her with cardiomyopathy — a disease that makes it harder for the heart […] → Read More

Mother’s march held in Greensboro to end gun violence

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Signs line the lawn of the governmental plaza in downtown Greensboro. It’s a memorial to victims of gun violence. They’ve been placed there by the group Mothers Against Gun Violence to bring awareness to an ongoing issue in the city. Some of the mothers of the victims came gathered Wednesday to help […] → Read More

Rockingham County sheriff reacts to Texas school shooting response

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Local sheriffs are sharing their reactions to the law enforcement response on the day of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde Texas. Texas authorities said nearly 20 officers waited in the school’s hallway for more than 45 minutes during the shooting. Rockingham county sheriff Sam Page shared […] → Read More

High Point church holds vigil for Texas shooting victims

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — One High Point congregation is drawing comfort from one another after two mass shootings within two weeks have devastated the nation. As details continue to come out about Tuesday’s shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, people across the country are trying to make sense of it all. At […] → Read More

UNCG professor describes how Buffalo mass shooting affects mental health

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — As more details are revealed about this weekend’s deadly mass shooting in Buffalo, difficult conversations are being ignited across the country. One UNCG professor of counseling and educational development is sharing some ways we can help each other navigate the feelings that come with a tragedy like this. Dr. Carrie Wachter Morris […] → Read More