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HIGH POINT — Organizers of the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival in High Point say they’re optimistic about the return of the event late this summer after postponing it last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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DAVIDSON COUNTY — A Thomasville Police Department officer was hit and seriously injured by a motorcycle that officials said was fleeing other law enforcement officers Thursday afternoon.

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HIGH POINT — A motorist had to be extracted from a vehicle in a two-car crash at a heavily traveled intersection in north High Point Thursday morning.

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GUILFORD COUNTY — The Guilford County Board of Commissioners on Thursday was asked to share its current priorities and envision the county 10 years from now during the board’s annual retreat.

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A portion of Westwood Avenue between Elm and Lindsay streets is closed to through traffic and only accessible to local traffic requiring access to businesses and the hospital as needed while contractors with the city install new sewer lines. The project should be completed by April 1.

DAVIDSON COUNTY — Longtime Davidson County Schools Superintendent Fred Mock, who guided the growth of the school system for 16 years as the county’s population expanded, has died at the age of 69.

HIGH POINT — Teenage members were wide-eyed as they entered the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point’s new Teen Center for the first time Wednesday afternoon.

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ARCHDALE — Economic developers say they’re optimistic that potential financial assistance from local governments will help convince a longtime local upholstered furniture manufacturer to move forward with a proposed expansion.

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TRIAD — Wake Forest Baptist Health announced a new pay structure Wednesday that includes raises for a majority of health system employees and a minimum wage of $15 per hour.

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Emergency personnel investigate the scene where a tractor-trailer overturned Wednesday morning along Interstate 85 Business at the Old Thomasville Road exit. Wayne Lassiter, 57, of Asheboro, was driving south on I-85 Business in a Peterbilt tractor-trailer shortly before 9 a.m. when he exite…

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GUILFORD COUNTY — All 28 high schools in Guilford County Schools will compete for cash, prizes and bragging rights in Say Yes Guilford’s second March Madness competition.

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GUILFORD COUNTY — Marking one year since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in North Carolina, Guilford County officials presented a more optimistic outlook Wednesday than in previous weekly updates on local conditions.

RANDOLPH COUNTY — A Superior Court judge in Randolph County plans to retire, and an attorney living in Randolph County announced plans to run next year to replace him.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adults by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson &…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of the U.S. government’s pandemic response, has donated his personal 3D model of the COVID-19 virus to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday rejected a bill that would compel the state's 115 K-12 public school districts to reopen with at least partial in-person instruction, while also allowing parents the option of keeping their kids learning remotely.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she faced opposition from key Democratic and Republican senators for her controversial tweets.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina government's ability to borrow money while remaining fiscally sound keeps improving despite the economic challenges from the coronavirus, according to an annual report released Tuesday.

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Government wildlife officials released two more critically endangered red wolves into the wild in North Carolina and could place several more captive-bred wolves into the habitat this year, according to a new plan submitted to a federal judge.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray bluntly labeled the January riot at the U.S. Capitol as “domestic terrorism” Tuesday and warned of a rapidly growing threat of homegrown violent extremism that law enforcement is scrambling to confront through thousands of investigations.

HIGH POINT — Organizers of the new downtown Congdon Yards campus have acquired another property with an eye toward future uses that could include a hotel or events center.

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HIGH POINT — Hype, the High Point Rockers’ baseball team mascot, accepted a copy of Dr. Seuss’ ”Horse Museum” book on Tuesday in celebration of the author’s birthday and a new Free Little Library at Truist Point stadium.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died at the age of 85.

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TRIAD — More North Carolinians can get COVID-19 vaccinations starting Wednesday as Gov. Roy Cooper and state public health leaders expanded the pool of people eligible for inoculations.

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HIGH POINT — North Carolina public health officials should start receiving the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the coming days for distribution to local providers such as clinics in the greater High Point area.

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HIGH POINT — A development proposal near Oak Hollow Lake that drew strong neighborhood opposition failed to garner enough votes for approval from the City Council Monday.

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GUILFORD COUNTY — The Guilford County Board of Commissioners met virtually Monday evening with mayors and administrators of cities and towns from across the county to seek their goals and priorities in preparation for the county’s budget process.

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NEW BERN — A High Point man has been sentenced to more than 34 years in prison after his conviction on federal charges in robberies in eastern North Carolina.

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HIGH POINT — Despite COVID restrictions, Chi Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional honor society for women educators, has continued its charitable community works in High Point.

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Jessica Taylor Ellerbe Johnson, a second-semester junior at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, was recently honored by having her contributions included in the article “Surface boulder banding indicates Martian debris-covered glaciers formed over multiple glaciations” in the Proceedin…

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GUILFORD COUNTY — The Guilford County Board of Education voted unanimously on Saturday to hire a joint venture of HICAPS and C2 Contractors as project manager for $300 million in school construction voters approved in November.

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Community in Schools celebrated its 11th annual Dancing With the High Point Stars fundraiser event Saturday at the High Point Country Club. Contestant winners were Sarah Stevenson for Best Performance, from left, Mary Bogest for Top Fundraiser, Connor Harris for Best Costume, and Frank Thoma…

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month, to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.