Guilford County, NC

Guilford County jail addresses mold, staffing concerns

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — An inmate’s perspective is shedding light on the mold and staffing problem at the Guilford County Detention Center in Greensboro.   “They don’t know what they’re doing from one day to the next,” the inmate told FOX8’s Tyler Hardin during a 15-minute phone call. “It’s living on a day-by-day basis.”  The 42-year-old inmate […]
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Guilford County inmate found dead, investigations underway, deputies say

HIGH POINT, N.C. — An inmate's death over the weekend at the High Point Detention Facility is under investigation, according to a news release from the Guilford County Sheriff's Office. Officers conducting a supervision round found Charles Williams, 61, unresponsive in his cell Sunday night. Guilford County Emergency Services...

61-year-old Guilford County inmate dies

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A 61-year-old inmate died Sunday at the High Point Detention Center. Charles Williams of High Point was found dead in his cell as a floor officer was performing a supervision round. Officers started performing life saving measures until 9:44 p.m. when Guilford County Emergency Services...

GCS says they are adding new security features to schools

GREENSBORO, N.C. — At the Guilford County Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, the board gave a security update on school safety. Executive Director of Safety and Security Mike Richey explained what's being done to make sure all students at all schools in the district are protected. Richey said...

Guilford County’s Back-To-School Immunization Clinics Start

The Guilford County Division of Public Health – now part of the county’s Department of Health and Human Services – wants to make sure that county school students get immunized before heading back into the classroom for the 2022-2023 school year. This week, the health division is...

Comparing prices on back-to-school shopping

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Some students in the Triad have already started the new school year, and thousands more will be headed back to class over the next few weeks. No matter when they start, there is one thing that is the same across the board: the cost of getting ready for the first […]
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He might wheeze, but he still has a lot of love to give

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Kash is the Kream of the Krop! Okay, maybe not that. What Kash is, though, is an adorable 6-month-old terrier/shepherd mix. He does have a medical issue: he wheezes. Vets have not been able to pinpoint a cause for Kash’s wheeze and will need a rescuer who is willing to help him with this issue.

Sheriff’s Department Tries To Arrest Mold In The Greensboro Jail

Guilford County’s jail in downtown Greensboro only opened a decade ago – and people still refer to it as the “new” jail – however, the “new” building has a serious mold problem that has the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department and other county staff making moves to keep the inmates safe from related health threats.

Data Company Seeks $600K Incentive For $108 Million Facility

The COVID-19 pandemic still lingers but it’s now in the rearview mirror and businesses are expanding and asking Guilford County for financial help to do so. On Monday, Aug. 8, Guilford County government announced a public hearing for a request from Impact Data LLC, which is asking for $607,390 in county taxpayer money “to support the creation of a center of excellence facility” that’s estimated to generate about $108 million in capital investment in Guilford County and create 28 new full-time area jobs.

Commissioners Officially Approve $1.7 Billion School Bond

The Guilford County Board of Commissioners took an action at the board’s Thursday, August 4 meeting that Guilford County Schools advocates were very happy to finally see. The commissioners voted to officially certify the passage of the $1.7 billion school bond referendum that was on the ballot in May and was passed by voters.

Ask Carolyn: August 8, 2022

With school about to start, there are “puddles” of anxiety all around me. Did I mention I am going through a divorce and a custody battle? My estranged and I live in two different school districts and we cannot agree. The two children seem nervous and anxious. I often cannot sleep. Where will they go to school? We don’t have a formal order? What do I do about the anxiety?