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2008-12-18 11:39:07

A mother in Trinity, N.C., says her family home has 61 Christmas trees, each of which is decorated with a different theme. Bren Knox said her home's Christmas trees began to multiply 11 years ago when her daughter requested a tree in her bedroom to help her sleep while Knox was out of town, WFMY-TV, Greensboro, N.C., said Wednesday. During the ensuing years, Knox said she added tree after tree to the home and began creating themes for each of the holiday items. Among the themes featured in...

2008-12-12 15:22:41

A North Carolina man who was shot in the thigh Friday at first blamed his cat and then himself. Charlie Busick of Eden told sheriff's deputies that he had left his .45-caliber pistol on a love seat, the Greensboro News & Record reported. He said that the cat jumped on the seat and landed on the pistol, setting it off. But he later denied the cat was responsible. Instead, he said, that he put his hand down on the seat for balance while he was standing up, landing on the gun. Busick called...

2008-12-05 06:00:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by a chance meeting between an artist and a homeless man, the Honor Card program has raised more than $2.3 million for homelessness in North Carolina since William Mangum's participation began 20 years ago. The 2008 Holiday Honor Card features the painting "First Light" by Mangum, depicting a tranquil scene of a homeless person entering to worship in solitude at St. John's Chapel in the mountain village of Valle Crucis. Honor Cards are...

2008-10-29 09:00:16

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Is there a doctor in the house? Yes, there is, thanks to the sponsorship of Lorillard Tobacco Company. Families throughout the country who'd love to have the help and advice of a real doctor when it comes to communicating an anti-smoking message to kids can now have electronic access to Dr. Michael Popkin, psychologist and founder of Active Parenting Publishers and author of video-based parenting education programs. Parents can plug into two new...

2008-10-10 15:00:29

By Brian Ewing THE OFFICE Duties: Establish policies that govern Guilford County Schools, including its curriculum, facilities, financial resources and personnel. Evaluate the district's achievement to make sure goals are met. Term: Four years Salary: $1,000 monthly AT-LARGE Sandra Alexander Age: 61 Residence: 4001 Hickory Tree Lane, Greensboro Spouse: Rondal Graham Alexander Occupation: Retired university professor; small-business owner Education: Master of English from...

2008-08-29 12:00:50

With rainfall nearly nine inches below normal, Greensboro residents prayed for storm clouds earlier this week. Those prayers were answered with a deluge of nearly 5 inches from a fading Hurricane Fay, and more could be on the way, depending on Gustav's meanderings. Confronted with a good old "frog strangler," emergency responders performed admirably. In Greensboro, police blocked off flooded roadways and rescued water-logged motorists. To our south, rising water took a greater toll....

2008-08-28 15:00:47

By DAWN KANE GREENSBORO -- "Great American Country" TV viewers who tune in to "The Next GAC Star" on Sept. 3 and 10 will see a finalist with local roots. Megan Conner was born in Greensboro nearly 28 years ago, and spent her first three years in Eden before moving to Texas. She lives in Nashville, Tenn., now, but returns often to visit relatives, including mother Pat Rice in Greensboro and father George Conner in Eden. Now Conner is one of six finalists in GAC's first national talent...

2008-08-28 12:00:54

By Jennifer Fernandez What: Guilford County Board of Education meeting When: 6 p.m. today Where: 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro On TV: Cable Channel 2 airs the meeting live with replays at 1 and 7 p.m. the next day and at 1 p.m. the Saturday after the meeting. What's going on? Passing the budget tops the agenda. The board is trying to finalize an estimated $644 million budget to run the district for the 2008-09 school year, which began Tuesday. Officials have been looking at how to...

2008-08-27 18:00:30

By JENNIFER ATKINS BROWN For the third year, in an effort to increase community impact, Greensboro Beautiful is incorporating neighborhood cleanups with is annual Big Sweep Waterway Pickup from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 . Big Sweep, Litter Sweep and Neighborhood Cleanup brings community volunteers and city staff together to clean up streets, waterways and neighborhoods throughout Greensboro. "Studies show that if people see litter in the same place for a period of time, they are more...

2008-08-19 21:00:23

By Staff and Wire Reports GREENSBORO -- A 21-seat corporate plane made an emergency landing Sunday night at Piedmont Triad International Airport. A call came in at 7:15 p.m. that the plane needed to land, according to Guilford County EMS. Airport police reported the plane suffered a hydraulic problem and landed safely without injuring any of the 13 passengers. Records show the double-engine Gulfstream is owned by New York- based GC Asset Management LLC. Airport police declined to...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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