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Amazon opens Triad delivery station with hundreds of employees

Amazon confirmed Thursday it has opened its first Triad delivery station in a 66,000-square-foot building with "hundreds of part- and full-… Read more

Local News

Overdose killed former chief district court judge in Guilford, autopsy shows

GREENSBORO — A fentanyl and heroin overdose caused the unexpected death of Guilford County's former chief District Court judge, the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said in an autopsy released Thursday.  Read more

State fines PSNC Energy, subcontractors in deadly gas explosion in downtown Durham

DURHAM — The N.C. Department of Labor has fined PSNC Energy and two subcontractors $21,100 in April's deadly gas-line explosion in downtown… Read more

Ex-Raleigh, Orange County band teacher re-arrested on additional sex-crime charges

RALEIGH — A former Raleigh and Orange County school band teacher who had statutory rape charges against him dropped last week spent two hou… Read more

1 taken to hospital after morning house fire on Butler Street

A Thursday morning house fire in the 1900 block of Butler Street sent one person to the hospital and will temporarily displace the family w… Read more

Woman found dead near bridge in Randolph County was shot, sheriff's office says

ASHEBORO — A woman was found shot to death near the Lake Lucas bridge on Old Lexington Road northwest of Asheboro. Read more

Business News

Arkansas track plans to end greyhound racing by end of 2022

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An east Arkansas track has agreed to phase out greyhound racing over the next three years, citing a decline in dog… Read more

Juul Labs halts sale of all non-tobacco and menthol e-cigarette flavors

Juul Labs Inc., maker of the controversial top-selling electronic-cigarette, said Thursday it will halt all sales of its four non-tobacco a… Read more

Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball… Read more

Sports

5 things to know about Wake Forest’s opponent: Florida State

Wake Forest's losing streak in games coming after an open week under Coach Dave Clawson was extended to seven last week, but the Deacons wi… Read more

5 things to know about Wake Forest’s opponent: Florida State

Deacons’ defense regroups after it ‘broke’ against Louisville

There’s a difference of 13 yards allowed in Wake Forest’s past two games. Boston College had 533 yards against the Deacons; Louisville had … Read more

App State running back Daetrich Harrington to miss remainder of the season, may return for bowl game

BOONE — An injury has claimed another Appalachian State running back, thinning a talented position group even more. Read more

Jaime Simmons competed at the Vega Ironman World Championship in Hawaii last weekend. It was a dream she had as a kid growing up in Pilot Mountain.

Jaime Simmons is taking a breather — and that will last for quite a while. Read more