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Check out this 2-headed snake in Randolph County

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Jimmy Mabe raises lots of snakes. His new additions include a two-headed Honduran albino milk snake. “The right side is a little more aggressive than the left,” Mabe said. “So it wants to bite me more.” While it has two heads, it shares a set of lungs and a stomach. “It’s […] → Read More

Chad Tucker, Roe Roe appear on Times Square billboard to raise money for childhood cancer research

(WGHP) — This week, a familiar face is smiling in Times Square. Chad Tucker and his daughters along with other kids across the country can be seen smiling from Broadway as part of the Great Cycle Challenge campaign. The Challenge raises money for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund throughout September, which is also Childhood Cancer […] → Read More

High Point man shares gift of woodworking with kids

HIGH POINT, N.C.(WGHP) – Harry Love loves woodworking and introducing the craft to kids. From his home workshop to his church, he helps bridge it all for the smallest hands. “I’ve had some say they’ve never used a hammer before,” said Love who first picked up a hammer in high school and taught himself out of […] → Read More

High Point woman paints watercolor home portraits

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — Elizabeth Myers is bringing it home for folks with house portraits in watercolor. “The house portraits are what put me on the map, and it just blew up so quickly from there,” said the former dental assistant who now paints full time. “I 100% surprised myself.” She taught herself to paint […] → Read More

Greensboro brothers create art out of broken pottery

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Bryan and Brad Caviness are brothers who like to break pottery, but their shattered work is inspired by the pottery of great civilizations of the past. “We work together a lot,” Bryan said. “I have a degree in architecture and his is in art.” To create their work, the two use a […] → Read More

Yadkinville man is original tinsmith

Yadkinville, N.C. – Michael Felk is a rare craftsman. He’s one of the few tinsmiths still practicing a trade that’s been done for hundreds of years today. “I don’t want to change history,” Felk said. “I want to be a purist, and I want to make it the way it was made, and I don’t want […] → Read More

Family Farm in Trinity going strong

TRINTY, N.C. (WGHP) – Farming is a family affair for the Harmons. “You got to have the family,” Michael Harmon said. “It is a lot of work. Takes a true team.” Since the pandemic, they’ve been sharing farm living on social media. “Our Instagram is sort of funny, but we try to do some agriculture […] → Read More

High Point woman makes gnomes for community

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — Jonnie Downey likes gnomes and making people happy. “They bring a smile to my face, and that’s what I want to do when I give them to somebody,” she said. For about five years, Downey has collected the mystical figurines and then recently learned how to make them. “I stumbled […] → Read More

Thomasville Silversmith doing it the old fashion way

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Jeff Jobe is a traditional silversmith. “I try to create wearable works of art,” said Jobe, a master silversmith, who makes jewelry the old fashion way. “Sand casting is really for jewelry a dying art.” The techniques he’s using are thousands of years old, many of which you won’t find in text […] → Read More

Winston-Salem preschool teacher shares the joy in art

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – It can be a sticky business in Holly Evan’s preschool class at Ardmore Baptist Church. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Glue, paper, paint and many different canvases are all the ingredients for helping introduce the joy of art to her two and three-year-old students. “I just want them to know […] → Read More

Mount Airy’s latest mural highlights the many faces of Andy Griffith

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. – This June 1st would of marked the late actor Andy Griffith’s 96th birthday. One of North Carolina’s favorite sons was born just outside of downtown and many believe the town inspired TV’s Mayberry. The many faces of Andy now adorn the latest downtown mural completed in May by artist Jeks. “It’s […] → Read More

Winston-Salem man uplifts community with roses

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) – For half a century, Gary Fleming has been tending the rose bushes in his garden. “Some of these bushes are 60 years old,” Fleming said. “If you catch the buds at the right stage, they are beautiful, and they make beautiful arrangements that you bring in the house or take to […] → Read More

Mount Airy man is Mayberry’s photographer

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (WGHP) – At almost every event in town, you’ll most likely find Robbie Curlee with his camera in hand. “I just love the small town atmosphere,” said Curlee, who retired to the town that inspired Mayberry a few years ago. “There is always something going on here.” He started capturing town events […] → Read More

Anonymous donor pays off all the graduating students’ fees at South Stokes High School

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — The graduating seniors of South Stokes High School got a surprise this week. They learned an anonymous donor paid off all the outstanding fees for the senior class. “To the gentlemen who paid all the outstanding fees for the senior class at South Stokes, thank you,” wrote parent Cheri Moore […] → Read More

African American History on display in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — For 30 years, Efflee Howell has been collecting African and African American history. “Before there was any history, there was black history,” said Howell, who has shared his collection on the road with schools and community groups. He calls it the Thankful Museum. “I call it Thankful because…I’m thankful for […] → Read More

Tripp’s Heroes spread kindness in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — The kindness of everyday people is being honored with kindness. “We are going to surprise Mrs. Londono with kindness, banners, cookies and love,” said Jen Sanders, who surprised teacher assistant Alicia Londono in front of her class at Speas Elementary. “This is someone special and powerful and makes a difference in our […] → Read More

Davidson County man collects rare ‘Star Wars’ toys

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – Robby Tate is living out what we all want. “Any chance I get to feel like a kid, I’m going to do it,” said Tate, who has an extensive toy collection. Most of the collection is “Star Wars” toys. “Whatever makes you feel like a little kid, surround yourself with it,” […] → Read More

It’s the sweetest time of year for one family in Stokes County

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — It’s the sweetest time of year for the Robertson family, who grow and sell fruits and vegetables from their family farm. “You can’t buy these strawberries in a grocery store, and they are only here for six weeks out of the whole year,” April Robertson said. “We truly are farm […] → Read More

Former Hanes-Lowrance Middle School has become ultimate closet

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — The former Hanes-Lowrance Middle School has become the ultimate closet where you can be anyone you want to be. “It’s a woman’s dream,” said Manager Tara Raczenski of The Little Theatre Costume Shop. “I’ve got five closets and lots of shoes.” The shop has turned many former classrooms into closets that can […] → Read More

Winston-Salem man runs cowboy museum

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.(WGHP) – Since Ricky Evans was a child, he’s collected anything and everything related to cowboys and westerns, especially when it comes to John Wayne. “I just liked him because he was respectful,” said Evans who shares his personal collection in a cowboy museum. “I like having it where people can come and see […] → Read More