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What’s the Earliest Triad Snowfall

GREENSBORO, NC — What’s the Earliest Snowfall in Triad History? It’s a good question. In fact, some of you have seen snowplows out and about in Winston-Salem getting their practice runs in for the season yet to come.

The WFMY News 2 Weather Team looked back at our records to find out. As it turns out, there has never been an October snowfall here in the Piedmont. To look at the records, we’ll break it down into two categories: snowflakes flying in the air and measurable snowfall (which must be at least a tenth of an inch).

Let’s start with flakes in the air. In 1954, the climate records show a “trace” of snow on November 1st.

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Cone Mill Denim Plant To Close

GREENSBORO, N.C. – After more than 110 years of continuous production, the Cone Denim Plant will close its doors.

The International Textile Group, Inc. (ITG) announced on Wednesday, it will shut down operations at the Cone Denim White Oak Plant on December 31 of this year impacting 200 workers.

The company said changes in market demand have significantly reduced volume over the years at the facility. It also said it can’t sustain itself with higher manufacturing costs.

Kenneth Kunberger, President & CEO of International Textile Group said, “We truly regret having to take this action to close operations, and we deeply appreciate the loyalty and dedication of all current and former employees of the White Oak Plant.

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Triad Sending HQ2 Bid To Amazon

PIEDMONT TRIAD, N.C. — The Triad is taking its shot! The deadline to put in a proposal for Amazon’s second headquarters is Thursday and Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point already have a joint bid on the way.

The popular company plans to bring 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investments to the new site and have opened bidding for regions around the world. The competition is fierce, including major metropolitan areas like New York City and Boston, but Triad leaders weren’t afraid to put their hats in the ring.

Bob Leak, President of Winston-Salem Business Inc., is leading the charge in the Triad, saying they sent their bid Wednesday afternoon electronically and by snail mail.

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‘Fire Ops 101’ offers a glimpse into working as a firefighter

GREENSBORO, N.C. — For the first time, the Greensboro Fire Department and the Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro teamed up to let the amateurs join their ranks. They held the first “Fire Ops 101” on Wednesday and I geared up for a day in a firefighter’s boots. Along with other members of the media and Greensboro city leaders, I went through four exercises: fire attack training, search and rescue, vehicle extrication and CPR. The fire ops students experienced a small […]
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Jim Kee, candidate in District 2, switches registration to Republican

Jim Kee, who is contending with Goldie Wells for the District 2 seat on Greensboro City Council in the Nov. 7 general election, has long touted his role as a developer as an asset to promoting economic development and bringing jobs to the predominantly African-American district, which is challenged by median incomes about 50 percent […]

The post Jim Kee, candidate in District 2, switches registration to Republican appeared first on The NC Triad’s altweekly.

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Greensboro residents get opportunity to vote on budget next week

GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s an opportunity for people living in Greensboro to decide what the city should do with $500,000 of its budget. It’s called Participatory Budgeting and for months people in each district have come together to make a list of proposed projects they would like to see, but you have the final say. “I think it’s a good approach and I’m glad to see the improvements continuing to be efforted,” said Jim Collins, who lives in Greensboro. “People […]
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