Texans draft Greensboro native D.J. Reader

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Dreams came true for many talented players at this year’s NFL Draft in Chicago, including Greensboro native and Grimsley High School alum D.J. Reader.

The former Clemson Defensive Tackle was drafted in the fifth round by the Houston Texans.

Reader tweeted his excitement after the pick.

Truly blessed to be apart of the @HoustonTexans organization. Now it’s time to go to work!!

— Dj Reader (@raviddeader) April 30, 2016

Before the draft, Reader says he met with the Houston Texans, N.Y. Giants, Tennessee Titans, and San Francisco 49ers organizations.

Congratulations to our Triad guy on a big dream come true!

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NC Candidates Battle at Greensboro Forum

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Governor Pat McCrory and political challenger Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke at a forum in Greensboro on Saturday.

McCrory and Cooper spoke to members of the military at the 2016 North Carolina National Guard Association Convention at Koury Center.

Senator Richard Burr and Democratic challenger Deborah Ross were also there.

WFMY News 2’s Ben Powell was able to speak to each of the candidates on their campaigns as well as the controversial law surrounding bathrooms and gender identity.

Ben will have a full report tonight on WFMY News 2 at 11.

A clip of my interview with AG and Gov.

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10 Years Later: Eastern Guilford HS Fire

GREENSBORO, N.C.– November 1, 2006, a fire call is received into Guilford Metro 911 at 2:08 p.m. from Eastern Guilford High School.

Many of the 1,000 students at Eastern Guilford High School were in the 4th lunch period.

McLeansville firefighter Kirby Shepherd got there first.

“I’ve seen more smoke coming out of a chimney than what was coming out of the school that day. But it’s where it was coming out of the building that had me concerned and the color of the smoke,” Shepherd said.

What Shepherd and the entire Triad didn’t know was a small fire set by someone in the school’s chemistry lab would eventually become the largest arson case we’ve witnessed in our lifetime.

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Fight, stabbing reported at Greensboro Cook Out

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are investigating after somebody was stabbed and injured during a fight at a Cook Out restaurant in Greensboro early Saturday morning. Greensboro police said officers were called to the Cook Out at 1041 Summit Avenue at about 2:50 a.m. in reference to a fight involving several people. Arriving officers found a […]
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