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2008-08-06 12:00:26

By Ryan Seals, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 6--Annette Allred and Gwen Pritchett had plenty to discuss Tuesday night. As the hamburgers and hot dogs smoked on the grill nearby, the Ole Asheboro neighborhood residents were busy firing away at the many crime issues plaguing their area. "Guys are selling drugs in broad daylight, and you are afraid to walk out the door," Allred said as she lounged in her folding chair. "The children can't get in to use the parks because of drug...

2008-08-04 18:00:34

By News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 4--GREENSBORO -- Comedienne and actor Lily Tomlin will highlight the 2008-09 edition of the UNCG University Concert & Lecture Series. The six shows will be held in the newly-restored Aycock Auditorium on the UNCG campus. All performances begin at 8 p.m. This year's schedule: --Oct. 11, Lily Tomlin. Her television, screen and stage credits range from "The West Wing" to "Nine to Five" to the Broadway hit "The Search for Intelligent Life...

2008-08-04 09:00:51

By Gerald Witt, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 4--GREENSBORO -- A slightly audible din of excited chatter lingered among a group of top graduates from Guilford County Schools as they waited for one shot at a free car. Or maybe it was just the hum from the PA that a local morning news anchor used to emcee the annual Crown Automotive Cool To Be Smart program. Either way, some big prizes -- including laptop computers, scholarships and, yes, a new car -- were handed out Sunday...

2008-08-01 12:00:41

By Gerald Witt, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 1--If Guilford County is going to work together to protect the environment, then it must gather its greenies. That means developers, environmentalists, politicians and regular people must trade ideas, according to Green Guilford, a plan that would help unite those groups to improve the air, water and land. On Thursday, environmentalists, a Deep Roots Market manager, a High Point city administrator, economic developers, a...

2008-07-31 21:00:20

By News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 31--WINSTON-SALEM -- A Winston-Salem woman fought off a man who attempted to sexually assault her in her driveway, police said. Just after midnight, police responded to the 2400 block of Waughtown St. on an assault call. The victim said that after she parked her vehicle in her driveway, she was attacked by an unknown man, according to a news release. The suspect approached her from behind, grabbed her and attempted to sexually assault...

2008-07-28 12:01:06

GREENSBORO -- Baby Girl Ralana Jolie' Jordan, six months, went home to be with her heavenly Father on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Moses Cone Hospital. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at George Brothers Funeral Service. Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/nr/obits/ (c) 2008 Greensboro News Record. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-25 00:00:39

By Morgan Josey Glover, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 24--GREENSBORO -- The Guilford County Board of Education voted 7-4 on Thursday to hire Maurice "Mo" Green as the third superintendent of Guilford County Schools. The board will now negotiate a contract with Green, who serves as deputy superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. He would earn a base salary of $250,000 and start on Sept. 8. He would serve until 2012. Jeff Belton, Garth Hebert, Anita Sharpe and Darlene...

2008-07-21 12:01:26

By News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 21--GREENSBORO -- Air quality officials have issued a Code Orange forecast for the Triad today, meaning pollution may make the air unhealthy for sensitive groups. The alert runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Temperatures are expected to be 96 degrees in the Greensboro area today, and 97 on Tuesday, which likely will be another Code Orange day. People who are sensitive to air pollution should avoid moderate exertion outdoors. Sensitive groups include...

2008-07-18 12:00:40

By Jason Hardin, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 18--Glen Hope Baptist Church is no small church. Even so, it might not be able to hold everyone wanting to tell Pruitt Rainey goodbye. The news of the death of the 22-year-old Haw River man, who was killed Sunday during a ferocious battle in Afghanistan, has touched a huge number of people within and outside the church. "It's been an unbelievable outpouring," said Kim Janey, a church secretary. "I've never seen an outpouring...

2008-07-16 15:00:39

uE02D Six-year-old Rose Houck plugs her ears as the bass drum is demonstrated Tuesday at the Eastern Music Festival Kids Camp. Each day of the week, children ages 6 to 8 who are participating in the camp are invited on stage at Guilford College's Dana Auditorium to get a closer look at the families of instruments. uE02D uE045MF conductor Jose-Luis Novo shows the children the glockenspiel, a percussion instrument. Photos by Joseph Rodriguez/News & Record (c) 2008 Greensboro News...