GUILFORD COUNTY — North Carolina ranks among the worst in the nation for its spending on public schools, and it ranks dead last in how that spending compares to its economic output, according to a recent report.

RANDOLPH COUNTY — The Randolph County Economic Development Corp. this week announced a fundraising campaign aimed at supporting the organization’s mission of bringing new jobs and capital investment to the county.

HIGH POINT — Addiction counselor Donna Lingle said she finally has a reason for some optimism amid the yearslong campaign to counter the rash of drug overdoses.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Sheriff Greg Seabolt was released from Randolph Hospital in Asheboro on Thursday after being treated there since the first of this year for an illness.

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HIGH POINT — Coat donations for an annual drive to help people in the winter months have reached nearly 7,000, organizers said Friday.

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The number of opioid overdose deaths in North Carolina rose for the fourth straight year in 2022, according to a new report from the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

HIGH POINT — The United Way of Greater High Point has reached 75% of its 2022 campaign goal, the agency announced Friday.

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GUILFORD COUNTY — A funeral service will be held Saturday in Greensboro for the mother and three children killed in a murder-suicide at a north High Point home Jan. 7.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats, who narrowly held off a Republican supermajority in the General Assembly, have introduced legislation to codify abortion protections into state law as Republicans are discussing early prospects for further restrictions.

HIGH POINT — A longtime local minister and community advocate who’s been associated with High Point University will take a new role with a local foundation.

HIGH POINT — City officials say they have updated and modernized High Point’s sign regulations in a rewrite process that started nearly five years ago.

GUILFORD COUNTY — The expansion of Guilford County Schools’ high-dose tutoring program has more than tripled the number of students making use of it, and the total hours devoted to tutoring is more than five times higher than last year, the school system superintendent said.

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GUILFORD COUNTY — Boom Supersonic marked a yearlong milestone as the company held a ceremonial groundbreaking to recognize the official start of the construction phase for its plant to build a new generation of supersonic passenger jets at Piedmont Triad International Airport.

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TRIAD — The expected winter wave of COVID-19 infections apparently has crested and begun to recede, a local infectious disease expert said.

HIGH POINT — The founder of a Miami planning firm hired to help a local nonprofit with its mission to redevelop the city’s historic industrial corridor sees a lot of potential in High Point.

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HIGH POINT — Ziggy’s won’t open for its second full season at the Cohab venue west of downtown, though the Ziggy’s owner wants to find other sites in High Point for live music performances this year.

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JAMESTOWN — The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman after a man was fatally shot at a residence in Jamestown Wednesday.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY — Randolph County Schools has received the first electric school bus purchased for North Carolina schools with money the state received in a fraud settlement with Volkswagen.

GUILFORD COUNTY — The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Boom Supersonic ahead of an announcement the company plans to make at the airport later this week.

GUILFORD COUNTY — A change made at the start of the current school year in how Guilford County Schools places bus stops has contributed to a jump in the percentage of buses running on time, school officials said.

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HIGH POINT — A city advisory board has endorsed a developer’s request that could pave the way for more growth near an interstate highway interchange.

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DAVIDSON COUNTY — The driver of a vehicle that crossed the center line on N.C. 109 two weeks ago, causing a head-on collision that killed a woman and her two children in Silver Valley, died on Thursday.

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KERNERSVILLE — A Winston-Salem man is accused of leading Kernersville police and other law enforcement officers on a chase in eastern Forsyth County on Monday morning. A Kernersville Police Department officer pulled over a motorist at 9:20 a.m. at Justice Street near the intersection with Bo…

HIGH POINT — City officials want to expand a new initiative that calls for beefing up the number of public trees in High Point.

HIGH POINT — An accident report from the High Point Police Department indicates that three witnesses say a police cruiser crashed into a High Point YMCA shuttle bus last Thursday afternoon along N. Centennial Street, including a statement from the driver of the bus.

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THOMASVILLE — Police are seeking the man who robbed a Thomasville convenience store Sunday night.

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THOMASVILLE — A local discount store was robbed Saturday night for the third time since November, and this time the robber fired a shot in the parking lot after an exchange with a customer.

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GUILFORD COUNTY — A local Crimestoppers group has increased the reward for information into the unsolved homicide of Vann Yates, who was killed at his home just outside High Point eight years ago this week.

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HIGH POINT — United Way of Greater High Point will conduct its last “Gift of Warmth” heater giveaway on Wednesday.

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HIGH POINT — A 40-year-old High Point man died in a head-on collision Sunday afternoon in east High Point that police say a 27-year-old Thomasville man caused.

HIGH POINT — Families who have relied on extra federal benefits to counter food hardship since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic are set to lose that help in a little more than a month.

GUILFORD COUNTY — A program that Guilford County Schools officials have credited with boosting high school graduation rates will be expanded to the district’s middle schools.

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HIGH POINT — Investigators are trying to determine how a High Point Police Department car and a High Point YMCA shuttle bus wrecked, resulting in an officer being injured and taken to an area hospital.

HIGH POINT — The City Council’s choice for High Point’s new election map is very similar to the existing one, although a few neighborhoods would switch wards.

TRIAD — The number of guns found in carry-on luggage went up in 2022 at three of North Carolina’s four busiest airports, including Piedmont Triad International Airport, and the state has an above-average rate of guns in luggage, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration said.