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City of Greensboro wants public input on soliciting

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro will host five public forums for input on solicitation. The announcement was made after months of discussions about what the city should do about panhandling. City council is deciding on whether an ordinance, that would ban solicitors from doing things like being overly aggressive, should pass. Councilwoman Michelle Kennedy believes it is wrong because it punishes someone for doing something that is already illegal. “We really want to see laws on the books […]

High temperatures impact first responders in the Triad

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Spending too much time in the sun could quickly become a problem when it is hot and humid out. Just this morning, the Greensboro Fire Department had to double its manpower at a possible arson on Edwardia Drive to make sure firefighters could property cool off before getting back into action. Battalion Chief Bryan Vickery said firefighters not only have to worry about keeping themselves cool, they also respond to serious medical calls. They’ve had four heat […]

Arson suspected in fire at Greensboro flooring company

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Authorities suspect arson in a fire at a Greensboro business early Tuesday morning, according to Greensboro Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Michael Swails. The fire was reported at 1:35 a.m. at Got You Floored, located at 118 Edwardia Drive. Swails said 42 firefighters responded to the scene. There is an estimated $5,000 worth of damage to the building and $1.5 million worth of damage to contents inside the building. No suspects have been identified.