Latest Jennifer Fernandez Stories

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...

2008-07-11 12:00:27

By JENNIFER FERNANDEZ A former Western Guilford High School teacher assistant and lacrosse coach faces a charge that he used a computer to solicit a child for sex. David Brian Seus, 30, of 4508 Garden Club St., High Point, was arrested Tuesday by Guilford County sheriff's deputies. He was released Wednesday after posting a $5,000 bond, jail records show. Seus did not return a phone message left late Thursday afternoon at his home. Deputies allege that Seus initiated conversations of a...

2008-06-27 09:02:54

By Jennifer Fernandez, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jun. 27--GREENSBORO -- A year ago, Grant Connell faced a slew of charges after he shot at and terrorized his wife. They separated and he faced jail time. A psychiatrist later diagnosed bipolar disorder, an illness characterized by manic highs and lows, Connell said. On Thursday, Connell, 45, received supervised probation after he successfully completed Guilford County's Mental Health Court. He and five others received...

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