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2WTK Unwraps Facebook’s Secret Sister Gift Exchange Post

2015-11-07 00:16 UTC

This Facebook post says,”it doesn’t matter where you live, anyone can join.” How it works: you buy a gift for one person, add your name to the list and you’ll receive 36 gifts! That’s right, one gift for 36.   



Own a Piece of the Maya Angelou Legacy

2015-11-07 00:10 UTC

FORSYTH COUNTY– Phenomenal, inspiring, a poetic genius a few words use to describe the late Dr. Maya Angelou.

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When Are Flags Lowered At Half Staff?


Lowering a flag to half staff is an action of remembrance and honor. A 2 Wants to Know viewer called in last night and asked, “Why are flags not at half staff for Congressman Coble?”

The common practice for lowering flags to half staff is on the day of the death and the following day. The governor authorized all flags to be lowered for Congressman Coble Wednesday  and Thursday for all state entities. Guilford County and the City of Greensboro did so as well.

At this point, the City of Greensboro is the only entity planning on lowering flags to half staff Tuesday, the day of Congressman Coble’s visitation and funeral.

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Triad Educator Receives Highest Honor For Math Education


ASHEBORO, N.C. — A Randolph County educator received the highest honor for her outstanding work in mathematics education.

The North Carolina Council of Mathematics presented Ms. Wendy Rich with the W.W. Rankin Memorial Award for Excellence in Mathematics Education at the 45th annual State Mathematics Conference in Greensboro. The event was held on Nov. 5th and 6th.

Ms. Rich is the Director of Elementary Education for Asheboro City Schools. Her love for math has led to bringing high quality teaching and learning to our state through projects like TAP MATH, PART-NERS, STAMP, and TEAM.

Ms. Rich has been recognized twice as Teacher of the Year in Randolph County.

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How to Avoid Uber Surge Pricing


This next story could save you a pretty penny in fares. When demand is high, Uber charges extra for a ride. It’s called surge pricing.But now you can avoid the higher prices, thanks to researchers at Northeastern University.

Basically this is how the research went down. The team created 43 Uber accounts. And pinged Uber’s servers every five seconds in Manhattan and San Francisco. They studied Uber cars’ comings and goings and combined the research with Uber’s publicly available tools and information.

They found, that in most cases, surge pricing lasts less than 10 minutes! Sometimes less than five.

So if you want to get around Uber’s surge prices, it’s as simple as waiting a few minutes until they update prices.

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Triad Cities Get Technical

Some Triad cities are getting technical. The Center for Digital Government released its 2015 top ranked digital city governments and Winston-Salem and Greensboro landed near the top.
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