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‘A Bed and A Book’ initiative giving children a proper place to sleep in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Building places for comfort is what these officers stand for. “When we go out and see the looks on their faces, they know they no longer have to sleep on the floor,” said Sgt. Colleen Gambrell, with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. “A Bed and A Book” is giving families those […] → Read More

Historic Happy Hill community in Winston-Salem has rich legacy

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — There’s rich history found on top of Ben Pigott’s car. Each picture, article and award signifies prominent moments in the Happy Hill community in Winston-Salem. “These streets are named after people. These streets have a lot of history around them,” said Ben Piggott, co-Founder of Happy Hill Reunion. Historical markers are posted on […] → Read More

Community steps up to help Alamance County family that lost home in fire

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Soot on the walls inside a Haw River home shows the reason why a family of four cannot live here. “Our SRO team went and made sure the family was OK,” said Michelle Mills, Alamance County Sheriff’s community engagement and diversity coordinator. On Wednesday around 5 p.m. a fire destroyed the […] → Read More

Efforts underway to restore historic McCray School in Alamance County

The McCray School located on Highway 62 in Alamance County looks simple, but inside there’s true history. The one-room classroom is where Black students sat decades ago. “Just seeing those old books, the flag that only had 48 stars, this was a time when the world was just completely different,” said Shineece Sellars, executive director […] → Read More

Beyonce relief foundation helps local small business

GREENSBORO, N.C. — R&B singer Beyonce is providing some financial relief for Black-owned businesses through her BeyGOOD Foundation. It’s a sweet dream Lori and her husband Hezekiah Poag are still coming to grips with at their store Something Barowed. “At that time, even had to cancel a couple of events and things like that, so […] → Read More

Local pastor working to help people facing homelessness in the Piedmont

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Pastor Kevin Sanders is fulfilling a mission of providing comfort and giving hope to those facing homelessness. “We wanted to come up with something that will keep and house them during the day,” Sanders said. Seeing more beds and tents pop-up on the streets inspired Sanders and members of the Oakwood […] → Read More

Grant helps North Carolina A&T’s community garden fight food insecurity

GREENSBORO, N.C. — When seeds are planted in the soil, it also plants a seed somewhere else. “I often get students emailing me or texting me ‘How can I volunteer in the community, what can I do next?’ and that’s an exciting thing,” said Alyssa McKim, community garden coordinator. On 429 acres of land at […] → Read More

They may not be K-9s, but these Winston-Salem dogs are helping to stop crime

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Taking a walk in the neighborhood is one activity Geralyn Kelly loves doing with her dogs, Nanook and Colt. “He’s not actually big as you think. He has a lot of hair,” said Geralyn Kelly. Nanook has quite the resume these days. “He’s a therapy dog and visits a lot of people. […] → Read More

Proposal made to improve heavily trafficked areas in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Walking to High Point University’s campus can be easy for Carly Crisafulli, but sometimes it’s not a smooth trip with the sidewalks. “We’ve noticed like by driving by, and I also walk my dog down that way a lot,” said Carly Crisafulli, a High Point University Student. Montlieu Avenue, North Centennial […] → Read More

Triad residents trying their luck at massive Mega Millions jackpot

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gas wasn’t the only thing pumping at Jay’s Grocery in Greensboro. A steady flow of people came in to buy a ticket for the Mega Millions. “Jay’s is a good store right here, they keep all their winners posted so I feel lucky out of this store,” said Daynien Perry, a lottery […] → Read More

COVID-19 registry created to help protect first responders

Keeping people safe is part of the job for first responders, but when it comes to protecting themselves during COVID that can be a battle. “These are some unprecedented times. In November we noticed an uptick in cases here,” said Brian Evans, deputy fire chief in High Point. Emergency service workers and other first responders […] → Read More

Greensboro City Council bans hair discrimination

Wanda Wilson and Chiffany Bradley work together at Altar Ego Salon in Greensboro. They have seen a lot of clients looking to keep their locks in line. “They are going for the more relaxed flowing hairstyles,” Bradley said. “You shouldn’t have to worry about your hair and that risk of not getting a job,” Wilson […] → Read More

Burlington man holds memorial to honor father who died due to COVID complications

The phrase gone but not forgotten describes Dustin Morton’s memory of his late father, Alamance County firefighter and retired Sergeant Tim Morton. “He was always joyful to be around. There was never a dull moment with him,” Dustin said. He says the days leading up to his father’s death were unbearable. “We were working with […] → Read More

Asheboro city street and business improvements

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Untouched clothing racks and no customers in sight are putting a damper on business at Nella Boutique. “You don’t really know there’s a boutique right here unless you’re going inside next-door restaurants or unless you know about Nella Boutique,” said Gina Mckee. Church Street is empty with very little activity compared to […] → Read More

Greensboro woman brings art to life at Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art

Bringing art to life is a skill Katy G. Collier is mastering every day with quilted ink patterns. “I really try to think of printmaking as this thing that’s kind of accessible,” Collier said. With her brayer, Collier makes new creations based on her mood or what comes to mind. “It really helps me focus, […] → Read More

Major developments coming to east Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. — For 15 years, the lot on the corner of East Market Street and South Dudley Street has been vacant. Crews are working to create Bailey Village at New Downtown East. It consists of housing, retails and restaurants. “It should have been done a long time ago,” Latonya Bell said. Bell moved her […] → Read More

Greensboro woman making face masks for students

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bobbie Zarate is hoping to protect as many children as possible in Guilford County schools. “I miss my students tremendously,” Zarate said. Zarate was a substitute in many classrooms across the county. The work slowed down when the pandemic hit so she spent her time making masks. “I was on a roll […] → Read More

Owner shares heartbreak after 11 goats killed in Ramseur

RAMSEUR, N.C. — Darrell Stanley is working to deal with his pain. The sudden loss of his precious goats has him on edge. “It’s just the not knowing of what actually took place,” Stanley said. On Saturday the unthinkable happened on Parks Crossroads Church Road. “Just as I was coming up onto the barn I […] → Read More

Seniors in Yadkin County get COVID vaccination

YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — Seniors in Yadkin County got vaccinated for COVID-19 over the weekend. “Today, out of nowhere, got a text message and voicemail saying get here before 4 o’ clock,” said Leslie Henn, a Yadkin County resident. The county health department contacted some people 75 and older after they filled out a vaccine […] → Read More

21-year-old man ejected from car, dies in New Year’s Eve crash in NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — A 21-year-old man was killed and two others were hospitalized after a head-on crash near Hickory Grove Thursday night, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. CMPD said 21-year-old Noah Skyler Barbee was driving southeast on Pence Road around 7 p.m. at a “high rate of speed” when he approached […] → Read More