• Operation Red Sleigh delivers Christmas to needy kids Updated at

    More than 400 needy children and their families will enjoy a holiday meal this Saturday, thanks to Operation Red Sleigh. The organization started as a fledgling effort in 1999 because Greg Seabolt had a "burden" to "help these people."
  • Even Small Rise in Blood Pressure Can Harm Black Patients

    A rise of as little as 10 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure in blacks raised the risk of dying during the study by 12 percent. The risk was even greater for black people under 60 -- each additional 10 mm Hg increased the risk of dying early by 26 percent, compared with a 9 percent increase for those over 60, the study showed.
  • New music venue coming to downtown Greensboro

    Dustin Keene, the entrepreneur who operates Common Grounds coffee shop, is opening a new music venue in the hip south-end area of downtown Greensboro under development by Andy Zimmerman.
    Keen said he hopes to open the music venue, likely to be named the Lewis Street Music Foundry, in April on the back side of Boxcar Bar & Arcade. The building where the defunct Lotus Lounge nightclub was located is currently being renovated to house the barcade.
    Keen said he has a deposit down for the space i
  • Real Property a " Seller Knew About - Fraud' At Time of Sale

    Dreamstreet Investments Inc. v. MidCountry Bank No. 15-2104, Nov. 30, 2016; USDC at Greensboro, N.C. 4th Cir.
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  • Criminal Practice a " N.C. Sex Offender Restrictions Struck

    John Doe #1 v. Cooper No. 16-6026, Nov. 30, 2016; USDC at Greensboro, N.C. 4th Cir.
  • ‘There’s only one chief’

    Greensboro police Chief Wayne Scott stood stock still in the vestibule of Centenary United Methodist Church as his command staff milled around him, all in dress blues, waiting for their moment.
    When it came, they fell easily into formation, with Deputy Chiefs Brian James and James Hinson taking point. They led the column into the nave, solemnly marching the aisle and turning crisply at the display before the altar, which included tall candles, a large spray of autumn flowers, an American flag fo
  • Victoria Victoria warms hearts at the Garage

    Victoria Victoria — a five-piece outfit fronted by singer-songwriter Tori Elliott — took the Garage’s stage with no ado, Elliott lilting into her numbers without introduction. She and the band embarked on their slow burn of a set, Elliott serenading sweet somethings.
    “I live in two cities/ I live on two streets/ And most of my rests are taken in my car,” Elliott sang, vamping on her keyboard.
    A touch of chill had swept into Winston-Salem on Dec. 1 in perfect time fo
  • Klan terrorizes Roxboro, side-stepping antifascist protesters

    A much vaunted Ku Klux Klan “victory parade” to celebrate the election of Donald Trump manifested as a hasty drive-thru in Roxboro as antifascists made a show of force in the group’s hometown and anti-Klan rallies took place in cities across North Carolina.
    Karla McIntyre, an educator in Person County, became frantic when a former student texted to let her know that the Ku Klux Klan was driving through Roxboro, the county seat due north of Durham, around 3 p.m. on Dec. 3.
    The s
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  • Barstool: Let’s talk about Hush speakeasy

    “People love places they can’t get into,” a friend told me before we went to Hush, the mysterious, Prohibition era-themed speakeasy in the new Morehead Foundry multiplex on Spring Garden Street near downtown Greensboro. That seemed to be the case on the night of Dec. 3, which drew a large crowd by 10 p.m. as the place devolved into a typical noisy bar.
    There is no signage inside or outside the building, and the Twitter page, @hushgso, doesn’t indicate where Hush is locate
  • Violence against police officers cuts into recruitment efforts

    Some police training programs are seeing the number of applicants drop as concerns mount about the danger of policing and public criticism of the profession.
    Addressing the seven cadets in Forsyth Tech’s Basic Law Enforcement Training fall 2016 class, State Highway Patrol Sgt. Joshua Church gave voice to a sense of siege felt by members of the law enforcement community.
    Church said that over his 16 years of experience in law enforcement he’s watched “public support and trust fo
  • Unsolicited Endorsement: Treat yo self

    It’s the season of giving, and most of us are racking our brains and running around to find perfect gifts for the people in our lives who mean something to us.
    As much as I gripe about the commercialization of Christmas, I do recognize the symbolism of the gesture — it feels great to get a nice gift, and nothing beats a nice pair of socks.
    But let’s get real. Nobody is going to get you what you really want: that designer overcoat you’ve had your eye on, those shoes you ke
  • Uncuffed: the Greensboro Police Department

    I spent a significant amount of time with members of the Greensboro Police Department over the last few weeks… none of it in handcuffs.
    The reporting informed this week’s cover story, beginning on page 12. I am grateful for the access afforded me on this piece, which I realize is unusual.
    “A lot of chiefs would never, ever let a journalist talk to them like this,” Chief Wayne Scott told me.
    It started because I sensed a change in the department, which for so many years h
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  • Trump’s America: The return of Ben Carson

    We’re getting some idea of what the Unites States will look like under a President Trump through media reports and the man’s own Twitter feed, which has become required reading for every journalist in the country looking for a quick few thousand pageviews.
    There’s much to discuss, hence this semi-regular space in the paper. This week we’ll focus on a single cabinet appointment: Dr. Ben Carson, the literal brain surgeon and Trump’s onetime competitor for the Republic
  • Triad City Beat This Week: Dec. 7, 2016

    Chief Wayne Scott takes the Greensboro Police Department in the 21st Century with an unprecedented level of transparency, as Editor in Chief Brian Clarey reports in this week’s Triad City Beat cover story.
    • Klan terrorizes Roxboro, sidestepping antifacscist protesters
    • Violence against police officers cuts into recruitment efforts
    • Editorial: New districts again for NC
    • Editor’s Notebook: Uncuffed: the Greensboro Police De
  • The List: 5 non-traditional Christmas movies I love

    1.  Gremlins (1984)
    It didn’t take long for Christmas to take over this year. For me it began on Nov. 1, with an immediate onslaught of Christmas advertisements and holiday music. While this brazen disregard for Thanksgiving perturbed me a bit, I was excited for the start of holiday-inspired movies to come on the scene. My personal favorite is the cult-classic Gremlins. While the moment that Kate describes the untimely death of her father while attempting to surprise the family as San
  • Take this job…

    I was dragging a rowing machine out of the corner of the gym, trying to figure out how to angle it so no one would be distracted by my dry-heaving face during the workout, when a woman tapped me on the shoulder.
    “I just found something out about you,” she said, the kind of open-ended declaration that could go in any number of terrifying ways.
    “My doctor says it’s totally normal for a human body to look like that,” I said.
    “Wha– ew, no, I heard that you u
  • Sportsball: Elite Deacs take out Hokies

    It was a beautiful moment.
    Wake Forest University senior midfielder Ian Harkes launched a long pass to midfielder Ema Twumasi, a freshman from Ghana via Connecticut, setting him up for greatness.
    The pass came 80 minutes into their Elite-8 matchup against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Dec. 3.
    The whole night at Wake’s Spry Soccer Stadium had been beautiful, but too closely resembled the one a year prior when the No. 1-seeded Demon Deacons men’s soccer team dropped their bid at the Coll
  • Revisiting the town of Tuna for Christmas

    Sunday afternoon marked the last of a four-day special production of the play A Tuna Christmas, brought back to the Community Theatre of Greensboro stage by board members and actors George Carson and Doug Heberle to honor the memory of the late Stephen Gee, Hall Parrish and David Bell, as well as the now defunct Broach Theatre Co.
    The packed house clapped wildly as the actors, Carson and Heberle, appeared on the stage to deliver the theater protocol for the evening, which included generating a l
  • #PeopleLoveThatStuff: Christmas balls

    Lots of affluent neighborhoods across the country have elaborate Christmas light displays. Greensboro has a simple, more elegant and yet equally majestic play on the idea: lighted Christmas balls.
    I honestly don’t know how they’re constructed, but they’re essentially skeletal spheres the size of kickballs that are wrapped in lights and suspended from old-growth oak trees. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of them spread throughout the gracious neighborhoods that flank the wes
  • New districts again for NC

    After a federal court last week ordered North Carolina’s legislature to draw new, legal boundaries for nine state Senate districts and 10 House ones, newly designated state House Whip Jon Hardister (R-Guilford) was quick to respond to a comment on his Facebook page about his party’s plans for a response.
    He called the ruling “appalling,” and pledged to appeal the decision and “stand our ground to activist judges.” And to his credit, he engaged in some back-and
  • Citizen Green: From chain gangs to immigrant detention

    Anne Parsons, director of the museum studies program at UNCG, didn’t anticipate that Donald Trump would be elected president on Nov. 8, the day the States of Incarceration exhibit opened at the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro.
    “Under the Obama administration there was a real shift to de-carcerate prisons, both by increasing probation and shortening sentences, and by reviewing drug crimes,” she said during a tour of the exhibit on Monday. “In a lot of ways
  • By the airport, a local snack machine

    As Jeff Soucy steered his older model Ford Focus towards his company’s future headquarters, he offered a sort of disclaimer, the kind you might hear from a politician who is rolling in campaign cash but who insists he hasn’t lost touch with his humble roots.
    It’s easy to understand why Soucy — the manager of product development who wears numerous hats at Creative Snacks — would emphasize the company’s beginning just seven years ago. The new building, desi
  • Celebrate Community: Libby Forrester Updated at

    Libby Forrester is a native of Guilford County. She received her degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
  • Mylan to Pink Slip Less Than 10% of Its Global Workforce, Actual Number Unknown

    Mylan Pharmaceuticals plans to trim less than 10 percent of its global workforce including several non-union positions in Morgantown, the company confirmed Monday. Employees learned of the cutbacks during a morning conference call.
  • Militant leftists flex strength in rural town called home by KKK

    Roughly 150 black-clad left-wing protesters gathered along a gravel road at a community center serving the unincorporated hamlet of Pelham, home to the Loyal Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, this morning.
    The fledgling Klan group’s announcement in November that it would hold a parade to celebrate the election of Donald Trump in North Carolina drew international headlines, but until a representative spoke to a local newspaper in Burlington the location had remained a secret. Even then, the grou
  • Leftist protesters flex strength in rural town called home by KKK

    Roughly 150 black-clad left-wing protesters gathered along a gravel road at a community center serving the unincorporated hamlet of Pelham, home to the Loyal Knights of the Ku Klux Klan this morning.
    The fledgling Klan group’s announcement in November that it would hold a parade to celebrate the election of Donald Trump in North Carolina drew international headlines, but until a representative spoke to a local newspaper in Burlington the location had remained a secret. Even then, the group
  • Werner has 16 points, 12 boards; Ndsu beats NC a&T 85-67

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  • How to help save a life: Falling, choking, pet illness, fires, and allergic reactions.

    All this week on FOX43 we've been airing a special "Save a Life" series and the ways you can help people and pets who suffer from various injuries and illnesses. Whether ice is to blame, or tripping over your child's new toy, doctors say it is a big concern especially when the victim is not talking.
  • Klan to rally in Caswell County tomorrow, according to news report

    After generating international headlines with promises to hold a “Victory Klavalcade Klan Parade” to celebrate the election of Donald Trump, a small North Carolina Ku Klux Klan group has informed a local newspaper that it will hold a “car parade” in Caswell County near the Virginia state line.
    The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan confirmed plans to hold the parade near its headquarters of Pelham at 9 a.m. tomorrow to the Burlington Times-News, but the newspape
  • Greensboro man charged with murder in Nov. 8 shooting GREENSBORO,...

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  • Tar Heel View: McCrory will be remembered for this lack of grace

    Pat McCrory, it appears, is going through the five stages of grief. First came denial, then anger.
  • Part of Interstate 85 named after late congressman

    The News & Record of Greensboro reports that the section of the highway spans between Interstate 40 and Alamance Church Road, the site of Coble's childhood home. Coble died last year after battling skin cancer for more than a decade.
  • Clinton and Trump Aides Clash at Campaign Managers Conference

    Aides Huma Abedin and Jennifer Palmieri look on as then Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton answers questions from reporters following a campaign rally at UNC Greensboro on September 15, 2016 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Face to face with the foe, top aides from Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's campaigns clashed furiously, at time shouting over each other and tossing out catty asides about their opposite candidates.
  • Penny Candy Books: A Mission Becomes a Moral Directive

    A year ago, in 2015, as politicians hoping to replace President Obama began positioning themselves, two published poets who met as graduate students Chad Reynolds, who lives in Oklahoma City, and Alexis Orgera, who lives in Savannah, Ga. launched Penny Candy Books to, they declared, "make a difference.
  • Keeping up with the pace of change

    BRAMPTON, Ont. - When Vania Agostinho first considered a career as a heavy truck and coach technician, she thought trucks were "big dumb machines that you want to get away from because they're slow."
  • Woods a readya for long-awaited comeback

    On the eve of the Hero World Challenge in The Bahamas, the 40-year-old said he would be "focused" and "ready" for the first round of the exclusive 18-man event at the Albany course on the island of New Providence. "I felt good with pretty much everything," the 14-times major winner said.
  • The Case of the Mysterious Christmas Stockings

    This is the story of a Christmas stocking scandal in Greensboro, North Carolina, and the two Southern ladies who took it to the grave. Note, however, that they did not take the stockings themselves to the grave, perhaps because they wouldn't have all fit.
  • Louisville's Jackson, FSU's Walker earn ACC awards

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  • Playing with power!

    Thumbs and other digits flew in a furious flurry over the game controllers, the clattering of the well-worn buttons and joysticks matching the volume of the low din of conversation humming throughout the Regency Room of downtown Greensboro’s Elm Street Center. Yet “button mashing” applied only literally to the skill exhibited by these gamers and belied the action flashing from the old television screens huddled in pods on the plywood tops of foldout tables.
    Calling their advanc
  • Unfazed by Trump upset, Democratic leaders stick with Obama coalition

    Faced with questions about their identity and future, Triad Democrats stick together as the party of racial diversity, women’s equality and LGBT rights, while exploring ways to be more responsive to voters who feel left behind.
    In the wake of Donald Trump’s spectacular upset, local Democrats are pondering what went wrong for Hillary Clinton, what they might do to reach out to disaffected white voters and whether the Obama electoral coalition is still tenable.
    Trump’s stunning w
  • Triatitude Adjustment: Check yes or no

    On Dec. 4, Italian citizens will be waiting in their own seemingly endless lines to vote on a constitutional referendum, one that has been called the most important yes-or-no question asked in the country since the end of World War II. It’s a complicated choice, one that involves changing the structure of its Senate, slashing the number of senators and deciding whether Prime Minister Matteo Renzi sticks around or stomps off in a huff.  Basically, the outcome could decide whether Italy
  • Triad City Beat This Week: Nov. 30, 2016

    Anthony Harrison checks out the scene at Super FamiCon in downtown Greensboro in this week’s Triad City Beat cover story.
    • Unfazed by Trump upset, Democratic leaders stick with Obama coalition
    • Music, Pokémon Go communities converge to support assault victim
    • Editorial: Recountapalooza
    • Fresh Eyes: A call for explanatory writing in an era of uncivil discourse
    • Editor’s Notebook: Sweet November
    • Citize
  • The Unsolicited Endorsement: Dirty Santa

    I am a part of a huge family — my mother has 23 first cousins — and when we all get together at Christmas it can be overwhelming.
    Food is not a problem in an Italian family like mine, and there’s plenty of space for us to hang out at my uncle’s house in New Jersey. The real issue would come when it was time to exchange gifts.
    For years we had been drawing names from a hat, so that each adult bought one gift to the party and received one in turn. Everybody liked to give to
  • The List: 6 obscure ’60s psych-garage classics

    1. “Thing in ‘E’” by the Savage Resurrection
    The idea fell somewhere between desperate measure and fantasy: About a year ago I had this notion — encouraged by my wife — to put together a cover band to play obscure ’60s psych-garage classics as a one-off for a homeowners’ version of a rent party. It never happened, of course, but I’ve made a mental list of some of the songs that would make the repertoire. They’re mind-blowing,
  • Sweet November

    I laid in a truckload of wood for the winter a couple weeks ago, had it piled by the front door for easy access on cold nights.
    A store of fuel gives a man like me a certain sense of satisfaction this time of year, a kind of insurance against the coming winter and an answer to its challenge.
    I’m no fan of November and its brutal reminder of the impending, inevitable freeze, but it’s an important month, the lynchpin in a season of change. And I’ve learned that by the time Novemb
  • Sportsball: Broadway builds on coaching Aggies

    Rod Broadway, head coach of the NC A&T University Aggies football team, has plenty to be proud of, what with his guys going 9-2 during the regular season, earning a bid to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Tournament and personally receiving another nomination for the Eddie Robinson Award for coach of the year.
    But he doesn’t care about accolades.
    “You know, that stuff, I have… I don’t pay a lot of attention to that stuff,” Broadway said in
  • Recountapalooza

    Is it possible for a voter of integrity to be both for and against a recount?
    It was just one week ago that we used this space to urge sitting Gov. Pat McCrory to concede his loss and ease off into the sunset.
    But the news cycle moves pretty fast these days, and a lot has happened since then. As of press time, most of McCrory’s complaints have been dismissed by county election boards across the state. Appeals have been filed in Durham.
    Unless McCrory knows something the rest of us don&rsq
  • Music, Pokémon Go communities converge to support assault victim

    After a Winston-Salem man was brutally beaten while playing Pokémon Go late at night, his friends rally to his side and start raising money to cover his medical expenses.
    Jimmy Greer had finished a bartending shift at Single Brothers bar on Nov. 15 and was playing Pokémon Go when he discovered his friend, Vincent George Mannino, badly beaten in the parking lot of Famous Toastery in Winston-Salem’s Entertainment District at 4:10 a.m.
    The shock felt by Mannino’s friends i
  • How Bart Ortiz became a total potato head

    The Idaho Potato Commission likely doesn’t get very many phone calls. But they were more than happy to field one almost a decade ago from Bart Ortiz, a self-taught cook on a sort of obsessive mission to make the best French fries.
    Fries are the kind of free side most restaurateurs are more than happy to overlook, regarding them as a personal annoyance or minor perk for patrons. At fancier establishments, some proprietors are eager to up the cost for an order of potato sticks, pretentiously
  • From Greensboro to Charlotte to Sundance, and back

    Thanksgiving brings family and friends together as much if not more than any other holiday. Charlotte rock band Swim in the Wild — self-styled “adventure alternative,” effectively fusing indie rock and ’90s alternative, folk and funk, country and punk — exemplified this tradition.
    The group formed six years ago in the Queen City, but their roots lie in the Triad. The core four members of the band — multi-instrumentalist brothers Michael and Steven Hall, lead g

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