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Veteran celebrating birthday among victims of Surry County stabbing, remains in coma

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Family and friends are offering insight into the stabbing that left five injured at a birthday party in Surry County. Colby “Branch” Benton, who turned 27 on Monday, has been identified by his family as a victim of the assault. “Branch is a former Marine of great character. The family […] → Read More

Security cameras capture Alamance County chase suspect going airborne, crashing into garage

GRAHAM, N.C. (WGHP) — A man from Durham has been hospitalized because of the serious injuries he sustained from a crash he was involved in while he allegedly fled from Alamance County and Graham Police authorities. The vehicle Xavier Atwater-Smith, 23, was in went airborne Wednesday evening at the corner of Maple Street and Gilbreath […] → Read More

Uptick in child abuse cases in Greensboro reported

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — The beginning of the 2022-23 school year saw the expected uptick in child abuse case referrals, with children being back in an environment surrounded by trained abuse spotters, but the referrals seen in the first month add to the peak of the largest number of case referrals in the past four […] → Read More

Asheboro family urges mental health treatment after deadly shooting

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Mental health facilities and resource groups in Asheboro and parts of Randolph County have begun to brace for a possible uptick in calls for help as news continues to unravel about the murder-suicide on Hamlin Street. On Monday, family members of Fatima Alston, 68, and Tiona Sesmas, 33, were found […] → Read More

Man arrested after 14-month-old child dies from injuries sustained in suspected abuse, Ramseur police say

RAMSEUR, N.C. (WGHP) — A man has been charged with murder after a child died in the hospital from suspected abuse. According to Ramseur police, on Aug. 31 they were called to Randolph Health about a 14-month-old boy with serious injuries related to what they suspected was child abuse. The child was transferred to Brenner’s […] → Read More

Father shares story of loss to inspire first step in addiction recovery

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Four years after the loss of his son to substance and drug abuse, Mike Pont has turned his son’s story of addiction into that of a warning and sign of hope to save the lives of hundreds of addicts across the Piedmont-Triad. “I don’t want my son’s death to […] → Read More

North Wilkesboro Speedway to host NASCAR Truck Series race before All-Star Race

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — North Wilkesboro Speedway is picking up speed on its course into the spotlight with the news that two NASCAR races will make for one legendary weekend at the track in 2023. North Wilkesboro Speedway will host a NASCAR points race with the Truck Series on May 20. The next day, […] → Read More

Triad leaders working to provide students with mental health support

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — The return to school for students means an attempt to return to some sense of normality for students across all grade levels after a year and a half of academic isolation and remote learning. Some Triad teachers have said they have seen some more students return this year who […] → Read More

2023 NASCAR All-Star Race to be held at North Wilkesboro Speedway, Governor Roy Cooper speaks

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — North Wilkesboro Speedway, a monument in the history of motorsports, is coming back to the NASCAR scene in a big way. As has been previously reported, the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race will be taking place at North Wilkesboro Speedway. The announcement was a full-circle moment for North Wilkesboro […] → Read More

Judge denies Blind Tiger’s calls for restraining order against ALE, reinstatement of license

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — The Blind Tiger asked for a judge to return the venue’s ABC permits and grant a restraining order against Alcohol Law Enforcement after claiming that the agency abused its power. On Wednesday, that request was denied. An administrative judge said the Blind Tiger team did not do enough to argue its […] → Read More

Cars parking on sidewalks create danger in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — In an effort to make Greensboro more sidewalk accessible, city leaders and city attorneys have begun to clarify city ordinances that will make existing ordinances less vague when it comes to enforcement. City council members have said that they have received complaints from people, several of who are handicapped. They say […] → Read More

Blind Tiger attorney accuses ALE officers of ‘abuse of power,’ calls them ‘misguided and arrogant’

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement officers painted an alarming picture of the night a contracted guard allegedly shot and killed 19-year-old Pedro Alegria outside of the Blind Tiger. But the attorney for the Greensboro venue says it is not the venue’s fault and ALE is unjustly targeting the Blind Tiger. Alegria […] → Read More

Help needed at Winston-Salem 911 call centers

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP)– Mandatory overtime at the Winston-Salem 911 call center has been in effect for seven years, and the struggle to get qualified individuals has only become increasingly difficult as the worker shortage felt across the country shows very little signs of easing up. The call center sits within the Winston-Salem Police Department and […] → Read More

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools unveils new security protocols to ease students’ anxiety for return to campus

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — In the last six days of the summer vacation, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School has begun to put the final touches on new security technology and protocols that will be in place across the district to make students and their parents feel safer and more secure the moment they step onto campus. […] → Read More

New school year presents new challenges in Guilford County

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — Most Triad school principals continue to prepare to welcome students back to school on Aug. 29 and do so with the hope that they can make greater change in the lives of students and educators. Principal Dr. Angela Monell hopes that she can build upon the success she saw in […] → Read More

Forsyth County inmate to face new charges after 2 detention officers seriously injured in attack

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A Forsyth County inmate will be charged after allegedly attacking two county detention officers on Friday, according to Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough and Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill. On Wednesday, after watching a video of the assault, O’Neill said that he agrees with Kimbrough that Matthew West, 24, […] → Read More

2 detention officers hospitalized after assault in Forsyth County jail, sheriff says

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Two Forsyth County detention officers are recovering at home after they were attacked by an inmate on Friday, according to Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough. The sheriff says that the assault happened around 12:30 p.m. A 61-year-old officer was doing a routine check of inmate Matthew West’s cell on suspicion […] → Read More

Guilford County Schools will need more money for first 8 facilities projects

Voters approved $300 million in 2020, and the Joint Capital/Facilities Committee for Guilford County heard Tuesday where plans stand for the 11 projects covered by that money and the future spending of $1.7 billion approved in May for the remainder of the facilities. → Read More

Guilford County Schools set to ask for tens of million more from county after shortfall

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — The 2020 Bond proposal that provided $300 million for school-related projects, including the construction of dilapidated elementary and middle school campuses, won’t be enough to cover the full cost of the project, Guilford County School Board leaders said. The announcement was made by a county commissioner during a joint […] → Read More

Greensboro city leaders look at hired security regulations after Blind Tiger shooting

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Eight days after the deadly shooting at a Greensboro music venue, allegedly done by a security officer, Greensboro city leaders have begun to look hard at options to better identify and keep track of security standards at nightlife and event venues. “We will continue to be more vigilant in that […] → Read More