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Worker escapes fire at Cook Out in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. — An employee is alive after she escaped a fire at a Cook Out in Greensboro Wednesday morning. The woman was in the kitchen when she saw black smoke, according to the Greensboro Fire Department assistant fire chief. She ran out of the building and to another business to call 911. She was not injured and the fire is now out. The building sustained heavy damage and officials don’t know how the fire started. Fire is out! Crews […]
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Trial to see if General Assembly went too far in drawing congressional maps for political gain

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A three judge panel will hear expert testimony to see if North Carolina lawmakers went too far in drawing congressional maps to benefit their party. This is one of many lawsuits across the country involving partisan and racial gerrymandering, or packing voters into districts based on their race or party affiliation. It is illegal to pack voters based on race, but no clear precedent has been set for political vote packing. Partisan gerrymandering is legal, but the […]
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Greensboro police investigate armed robbery reported at Sherwin-Williams store on Pisgah Church Road

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Police in Greensboro are investigating after a Sherwin-Williams store was robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to the business at 108 Pisgah Church Road at about 4:47 p.m. in reference to the incident, according to a Greensboro police press release. A man armed with a handgun allegedly entered the business and took an undisclosed amount of money and then left. No injuries were reported. Anyone with any information can call Greensboro police at (336) 373-1000 or […]
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State Street revitalization in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Business owners on Greensboro’s State Street hope a planned brewery will help revitalize the area. “I would say 15 to 20 years ago, people were constantly on this street,” said Kathy Flack, owner of Kathy & Associates. “The stores were always really busy.” Business owners say things changed. “When some businesses moved out we kind of lost the vibe of State Street being a hot spot,” said Ray Essa, owner of Café Pasta and Grill. “For us […]
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