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Journalist Ted Koppel leads talk at Bryan Series

Telling jokes, personal stories and hard truths, broadcast journalist and author Ted Koppel spoke to the audience of the Guilford Bryan Series on Feb. 20 at the Greensboro Coliseum. “Ted is one of the most trusted and revered voices on current events and issues of global importance,” said President of Guilford Jane Fernandes as she […]
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Local church founders inspired by Billy Graham

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Pete Kivett was just out of high school when he went to Billy Graham’s Greensboro crusade in the 1950s. “The mind-blowing of the crowd of the people that were there,” Kivett said. “If I remember correctly, there wasn’t even sitting room inside.” Little did he know, he was about to become a part of a community he never left. “It’s actually the greatest thing that ever happened to me,” Kivett said. He joined a couple of founders who […]
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Hundreds of donated prom dresses to be given away in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. — From classic styles to party dresses, the Community Theatre of Greensboro will go from playhouse to prom headquarters this weekend. “Walk around, see which dresses they’re interested in,” said Roz Fulton, education and artistic director for the Community Theater of Greensboro. She came up with the idea after a huge donation. Bill Wollert donated more than 500 new dresses to the theater before closing his bridal store Bridal Mart in Burlington during the summer. Most of the […]
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Gov. Cooper offers $10k reward for info in killing of Greensboro mom, son

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Loved ones are still holding onto hope that police will find the person who killed a Greensboro mother and son three years ago. Gov. Roy Cooper’s office is now offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who can provide information that leads to an arrest in the killing of Asia Brown, 22, and her 2-year-old son Ashton. The grass has grown over the spot on an access road off Thurston Avenue where Greensboro city workers first spotted a […]
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Condemned shopping center in Greensboro to reopen

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A grocery store, pizza restaurant and beauty supply shop are a few of the businesses that will soon open at a shopping center on Freeman Mill Road. The space on the corner of West Florida Street was condemned more than a year ago. Developer Shahzad Akbar and his business partner bought the property and are giving it a second chance. They believe the location could not only be a good business investment, but also an opportunity to […]
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Greensboro couple reflects on Billy Graham’s 1951 crusade

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Rev. Billy Graham’s ministry had a reach that was beyond borders, preaching to more than 200 million people in more than 185 countries and territories. Husband and wife, Jack and Rosalee Brewer, heard Graham speak during his Greensboro crusade in 1951. “It was filled outside every night,” Rosalee said. The crusade was held at what was the fairgrounds — now the site of the Greensboro Coliseum. Rosalee sang in the choir during the crusade. “I’m sure there […]
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JDRF event to honor Bradys, auction kitchen makeover; oyster roast fundraiser in works

The Piedmont Triad Chapter of JDRF will honor Mary Gay and Don Brady, founder and chairman of Brady Services, at the 2018 Hope Gala on Feb. 24 at Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

A live auction at the event will include bidding on an “Ultimate Kitchen Makeover” with an estimated value of $50,000.

Now in its 18th year and alternating between Greensboro and Winston-Salem, the eventin its first 17 years raised roughly $14.5 million to fund Type 1 diabetes research, including at least $1 million…

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