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Two atheist and agnostic workers sue North Carolina home repair firm after being FIRED 'for refusing to attend mandatory Christian prayer meetings that lasted up to 45 minutes'

Two workers for a North Carolina contracting company filed a lawsuit alleging they were fired for not attending long, daily mandatory Christian prayer meetings held by their boss. John McGaha and Mackenzie Saunders claimed Greensboro company, Aurora Pro Services, forced employees to engage in prayer meetings, and when they refused,...
GREENSBORO, NC
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Woman accused of leading officers on chase through Forsyth, Yadkin Counties with children in car, warrants say

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A woman has been arrested and is facing numerous charges after leading police on a chase and crashing, all while two children were in the car, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department. According to documents, Melissa Sue Jones, 38, of Traphill, led Winston-Salem police on a chase, crashing in eastern […]
FORSYTH COUNTY, NC

6-year-old dies after being hit by front-end loader

DECATUR COUNTY, Iowa – A six-year-old died Wednesday night after being hit by a front-end loader in southern Iowa. According to a crash report from the Iowa State Patrol, it happened around 6:52 p.m. in the 22000 block of Lineville Road. That’s southeast of Leon. Justin Miller, 41 of Leon, was using a front-end loader […]
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Local pastor retires after more than six decades of service

Pastor Mack H.L. McConnel recently stepped away as senior pastor of St. James Missionary Baptist Church here in Winston-Salem. This is not a retirement from the ministry, but instead just retiring as senior pastor in order to have a younger voice lead the church. “I wasn’t made to retire or...
WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Longtime skating rink closes doors

HIGH POINT — The last remaining skating rink in High Point has shut down. Skate South at 208 W. Fairfield Road announced on Facebook that it has closed and that the property has been sold to make way for a new business. “Thank you for being part of our...
HIGH POINT, NC

Greensboro Coliseum willing to change name to keep the ACC tournament

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — The Greensboro Coliseum might not be the “Greensboro Coliseum” much longer if the Atlantic Coast Conference takes the city up on its offer. On Thursday, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan and Guilford County Board of Commissioners Chair Skip Alston issued a joint statement as the ACC continues searching for its headquarters. Vaughan […]
GREENSBORO, NC
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NC man once again facing rape charge, also charged with indecent liberties of child, deputies say

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A Randolph County man is once again facing several rape charges, this time involving an assault on a child, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a sex offense that occurred within county limits. After an investigation, warrants were […]
RANDOLPH COUNTY, NC
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Reagan High School football player has a new place to call home

PFAFFTOWN, N.C. — Reagan High School Defensive Back Semaj Turner committed to play college football at Duke The rising senior made the announcement on June 21 with his family at Reagan. "It feels great," said Turner. "It feels like I’ve got a weight lifted off my shoulders, to have...
PFAFFTOWN, NC
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Elon Police Department warns citizens of text message scam

ELON, N.C. (WGHP) — A Triad police department is warning people about a scam that uses them to try and get people to click on a suspicious link. Elon Police Department posted on Facebook on Wednesday that they’d been notified by multiple people about a text message circulating. A shared screenshot of the message shows […]
ELON, NC
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Publisher criticizes mayor’s little “side meetings” and “huddles,” one that included the mayor’s contractor-husband

At the start of this week’s meeting, Graham mayor Jennifer Talley stated, “Since the last meeting, we’ve had some discussion [about the appropriate rate levels] about how to proceed with implementing [the new fees],” she said. After Talley’s opening remarks, Alamance News publisher Tom Boney, Jr., present to cover the meeting, raised questions this week about “where were these discussions” conducted and with whom?
ALAMANCE, NC
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Smith Family Supports the Qubein Arena and Conference Center with Major Gift

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 30, 2022 – High Point University parents Margaret and Elmer Smith of Roswell, Georgia, recently gave a major gift in support of the Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center and the adjoining Jana and Ken Kahn Hotel. In honor of the Smiths, an executive suite in the Jana and Ken Kahn Hotel will be dedicated for them.
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Winston-Salem woman turns herself in after shooting ex-boyfriend

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — One woman is in jail without bond Wednesday after a shooting last week. According to the Winston-Salem Police Department, Christina Justyce Davis, 22, turned herself in to Winston-Salem police for shooting her ex-boyfriend. On the night of June 24, WSPD officers were called to the Burger...
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