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Police Prepare, Issue Warming For New Year’s Eve Celebrations

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Law enforcement want one wish for you on New Year’s Eve and that’s to ring in the New Year safely.

Greensboro police will have more than 30 additional police officers in the downtown area on Thursday night. Police will patrol on Segways, bikes, and on foot. The department will also have other officers assigned to other areas where celebrations are known to occur. They will also be patrolling the central business district.

Police across the Triad are also warning against celebratory fire on New Year’s Eve.

The Greensboro Police Department said a bullet that’s shot “skyward will soon travel back to earth and strike someone or something.

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Skilled Aircraft Technicians and Pilots in Short Supply

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GREENSBORO, NC – Jobs in the field of aviation are ready for the taking, but the industry is facing a hiring challenge.

“The hiring challenge kind of kicked off- really the beginning of it was after 9-11,” said Nicholas Yale, the Director of Aviation for Guilford Technical Community College. “A lot of airlines were laying off people. Basically, people were getting out of the industry and finding different jobs.”

A number of schools and locations for people to receive training and education saw a drop in enrollment. New FAA guidelines and an increase in training hours lead to a shortage of first-time pilots. Meanwhile, veteran pilots and maintenance technicians are set to retire in droves.

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Fog delays, cancels flights in Piedmont Triad

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Tuesday night’s fog cancelled or delayed several flights from Piedmont Triad International Airport. “As soon as we got in line they were ready to cancel us,” said first-time flyer Teresa Murphy, who was trying to get to sunny Orlando on Allegiant Air. One flight had to be diverted to Raleigh where the […]
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POLL: Do You Like ‘Greensboro Swarm’ as the Name for D-League Team?

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GREENSBORO, N.C.– Its official get ready to cheer on the Greensboro Swarm! The Charlotte Hornets announced the name Tuesday night during the championship games of the HAECO Invitational at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Hornets organization believes “Swarm” is a word that reflects fierceness- on the court, among fans, and an overall competitive energy. Their secondary logo includes a “GS” which stands for Greensboro Swarm.

READ: Charlotte Hornets’ D-League Buzzing Into Town as ‘Greensboro Swarm’

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