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Recent articles by Bob:

Here are the key issues ahead of the midterms

(WGHP) — Elections are decided more on what’s happening in the world and your neighborhood than on who the candidates are. That’s why Democrats feel much better about their chances as we approach the midterm elections than they did in the first part of the year. The Dobbs Decision in which the United State Supreme Court […] → Read More

NC mom finds new purpose through social media

(WGHP) — After growing up in Randleman, Kenzi Reddick thought she had her life’s plan set out early. “Fresh out of college, (I wanted) to find a good company I could stay with and landed a great job at Wrangler, which is based in Greensboro,” Kenzi said. “And I used to tell people, ‘I’m going […] → Read More

Man uses art to inspire children to dream big

(WGHP) — Sterling Freeman is a busy man. Five to six days a week, he teaches multiple 45-minute art classes. But he’s seen that hard work expand his online art which he calls “Little Dreamers.” “Over the past few months, it’s grown by about 800 students…now we’re teaching in about 25 different countries, and it’s starting […] → Read More

Remembering the Hamlet chicken plant fire

(WGHP) — Bryant Simon lived in Raleigh in 1991, and he was awoken – both figuratively and to a degree, intellectually – each morning by the delivery of his local paper The News & Observer. “It was almost that thump every morning of the paper hitting the door that got me interested. There was powerful, extensive, […] → Read More

NC musician kickstarts career with social media

(WGHP) — Zac Herrin is determined to be something he’s not by being true to himself. Let me explain. Zac wants to be a professional singer/songwriter. It’s just that he’s not there yet. “I think I do a great job at hiding just how much that clock is ticking in the back of my head. I’m 24 […] → Read More

Innovative NC artist shares stories about trip to Serbia

(WGHP) — There was a rather famous old joke from the 1970s about the couple that would invite friends over to see “slides” of their latest trip because it was entertaining only to the host couple. But we turned the tables on that a bit and asked Greg Hausler and his wife Diana to show […] → Read More

Guilford County school leaders work to improve security

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Most schools in America aresafe until that moment that they’re not. For the families who are affected by school violence, the rate of tragedy is 100%. After a very successful, 30-year career with the Greensboro Police Department where he retired as an assistant chief, Mike Richey made the logical transition […] → Read More

Oldest home standing in Guilford County gets renovated

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Sarah McCombie drives up in her grandfather’s pick up truck to the home their family has owned since it was first built in 1755. “Look at it,” remarks Sarah, as they come around the drive and the house finally comes into view. “It looks really, really different!” “It does, it’s […] → Read More

Is there a middle in American politics?

(WGHP) — Michael Bitzer is a political scientist at Catawba College who believes many voters are kidding themselves. A plurality of voters proclaim to friends, family and themselves that they are independent voters. Few of them, Bitzer’s research reveals, truly are. “Most voters like to think of themselves in the middle, but…when you ask somebody […] → Read More

NC educator promotes new way of teaching

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Becky Zayas is walking the halls outside her classroom at Forsyth Country Day School, peppering her students with questions. “What were some of those challenges of getting helicopter land Mars?” she says to a small group. “What was your most innovative thing you created here?” Zayas then turns to another […] → Read More

Buckley Report: The HBCU Transformation Project

For more than 130 years, North Carolina A&T State University has quietly been doing its work of producing excellent engineers, business and health professionals and educators. “A&T has been quietly doing this, all along, throughout the decades, producing outstanding graduates,” emphasizes Harold Martin, the current chancellor at A&T. And he should know: he is also […] → Read More

What role will Trump have in the future of American politics?

(WGHP) — Since he improbably won the Republican nomination for president in 2016, Donald Trump has been a unique focus of attention not just in America’s national politics but most certainly within Republican Party politics. Some of Trump’s support has waned over these past six years, but he is still working to be a major […] → Read More

Ditch the pills. This Carolina company is weaving medication into clothing

(WGHP) — Greensboro has the Cone name. Winston-Salem has Hanes – names synonymous with textiles. Could Schindler be next? Jordan Schindler isn’t even from North Carolina – he grew up in Tuscon, Arizona and went to college at the University of Washington, in Seattle. But it was there that his journey to North Carolina began. “I was […] → Read More

Why NC teachers are leaving their jobs

(WGHP) — Since she was in the fifth grade, Rebecca Rogers knew she wanted to be a teacher. So she worked hard to graduate from Meredith College in Raleigh and fulfilled that dream and began teaching at the high school level. In her second year, the pandemic broke out, and Rogers has since left teaching to […] → Read More

Franklinville celebrates history, works on reinvention with silo art

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — It can be tough to reinvent yourself, especially for a small North Carolina community. But Franklinville is working to do just that. That part of Randolph County just west of Ramseur has a long and proud history. It was here in the early 1770s that one of the first grist mills was […] → Read More

How being ‘Tournament Town’ benefits Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Richard Beard looks around the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center with a smile of satisfaction on his face. “These people are coming from all over the country, and they’re leaving their tax dollars here. So it’s a huge revenue generator for our community,” Beard said about some of the 18,000 athletes and […] → Read More

How Scott Burton survived and thrived through his kidney transplant

To know to see how dire Scott Burton’s situation is, just go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website – it’s all there, in bold letters: kidney failure kills more people in America every year than breast cancer or prostate cancer. Scott’s problems began at birth. There were issues with blood flow to […] → Read More

Fire survivor thrives in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — We have tough moments. Boun Lod has had a tough lifetime, but she’s not letting that get her down. “I always think back to when I was a kid, how I was treated. I can’t believe how I got through it ’til today,” Boun said. “Last night, I was thinking, ‘How […] → Read More

Triad stay-at-home-mom is social media star

(WGHP) — For Jennifer Waddell, it was just a way to have a bit of fun and maybe get a little social time while at home raising her three kids (well, to be fair, the oldest is almost raised at 19 and in college full time, but you know how kids are). Her younger two […] → Read More

NC woman makes learning about science on social media easy

(WGHP) — When Charlotte Moore-Lambert graduated from Catawba College, she didn’t see herself where she is now. “I’m not a scientist. I have an English degree, but I don’t think that science is inaccessible, and I don’t want people to be scared of it,” Charlotte said. “I don’t want people to have their existential anxieties compounded […] → Read More