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  1. Textile firm to create 260 jobs in Winston-Salem

    06.19 / 21:44 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Textile firm HPFABRICS, Inc. has selected Forsyth County for a new production and product development facility, creating 260 jobs over three years, Gov. Roy Cooper announced today. The company, a manufacturer of raw fabrics, plans to invest $1.1 million over the next two years in a plant in Winston-Salem that formerly housed Microfibres, a company no longer operating in the city. “North Carolina offers the skilled workforce companies need to succeed,” Cooper said…
  2. Madison business owners clean up after flooding, prepare for more rain

    06.19 / 21:44 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    MADISON, N.C. — Rain and flooding hit businesses in Madison hard twice in the past three weeks and people in the Rockingham County town are worried more is on the way. Rockingham County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 p.m. Monday. Store owners on Murphy Street and Market Street in downtown Madison lined the doors in front of their shops with sandbags. They’re doing whatever they can to prepare, because they can’t afford any more damage to their…
  3. Man shot on Worth Street in High Point

    06.19 / 21:44 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A man was shot multiple times on Worth Street in High Point Monday morning, according to a news release from High Point police. Officers came to the 1100 block of Worth Street at 10:37 a.m. after a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. When officers arrived, they found a 25-year-old man on a porch suffering from three gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. There is no word on…
  4. Otto Warmbier, American student released by North Korea last week, has died

    06.19 / 20:49 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    CINCINNATI — American college student Otto Warmbier, who was held for more than 17 months in detention in North Korea, has died, his family said in a statement. It was announced last week that Warmbier was released, but had been in a coma for more than a year after contracting botulism. Warmbier’s family released this statement Monday afternoon: #BREAKING: Otto Warmbier, held in N. Korea until last week, has died at UCMC. His family's statement: @WCPO pic.twitter.com/5TNp25zw9F …
  5. Woman arrested for pouring sand into her daughter’s eyes and mouth during exorcism

    06.19 / 20:49 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    CENTERVILLE, Calif. — A northern California woman was arrested after allegedly “viciously” attacking her 11-year-old daughter while attempting to perform an exorcism on the child at a beach near Ferndale as roughly a dozen people watched, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Around 9 a.m. Friday, a caller dialed 911 to report a child being attacked by the mother at Centerville Beach, a sheriff’s news release stated. The mother, identified as…
  6. Nancy Vaughan to run for re-election as Greensboro mayor

    06.19 / 19:51 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan on Monday announced she will run for re-election. In a tweet, Vaughan said, “It’s official!” with a link to her campaign website. It's official! https://t.co/iBVjQ1FE6h — Nancy Vaughan (@VaughanNancy) June 19, 2017 Vaughan was elected as mayor of Greensboro on Nov. 5, 2013, defeating incumbent mayor Robbie Perkins. She was sworn in on Dec. 3, 2013. Vaughan was re-elected on Nov. 3, 2015, easily defeating…
  7. Former PTO president in Davidson County pleads guilty to embezzlement

    06.19 / 19:51 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The former president of a parent teacher organization in Davidson County accepted a plea agreement June 12 for embezzling more than $8,000 from the organization, the Lexington Dispatch reports. Shannon Justice, 36, of Linwood, pleaded guilty to one count of felony embezzlement. On Oct. 5, 2016, representatives of the Churchland Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization reported to the sheriff’s office that funds were missing form the treasurer’s…
  8. UPS will charge more for Christmas shipments

    06.19 / 19:51 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    ATLANTA — Christmas is six months away, but UPS is already planning for it. The world’s largest shipping company announced Monday just how much it plans to hike prices during the holiday season. United Parcel Service is instituting per-package surcharges for the holiday season to help cover the cost of hiring additional workers and renting extra planes and trucks. UPS typically sees its volume double from normal levels around Christmas. UPS typically negotiates higher rates…
  9. Toddler pulls loaded gun from toy box during welfare check, police say

    06.19 / 19:51 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A toddler found a loaded pistol in his toy box while officials were investigating his home for possible child neglect, the Palm Beach Post reports. The 3-year-old boy wanted to bring his toys out while officers were at the house, the newspaper reports. While officers were talking to an adult in the house, the toddler pulled out a black 9mm semi-automatic pistol from his toy box. An officer took the gun and found a bullet in…
  10. Muslim girl killed walking to mosque for Ramadan prayers in Virginia

    06.19 / 18:46 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    STERLING, Va. — A Muslim teenager is missing and believed dead after she was abducted by a man as she and her friends were walking to a suburban Virginia mosque for Ramadan prayers, police said. A body of a young woman, who authorities believe to be Nabra Hassanen, 17, was found Sunday in a pond in Sterling, police said. The same day police arrested a 22-year-old Sterling man after a traffic stop and charged him with her murder, said Tawny…
  11. Alarm clock stuck inside wall for 13 years goes off every day

    06.19 / 18:46 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    PITTSBURGH — Every day. The alarm clock stuck inside the wall continues to ring. Since September 2004, an alarm clock hidden inside the wall of a home near Pittsburgh goes off every evening. But why? Well, the homeowner has himself to blame. Jerry Lynn told KDKA he tied the clock to a string, set it to go off 10 minutes later and lowered it down an air vent to help him find the spot to drill for a television wire. Soon after he lowered the clock, the string broke [……
  12. Black bear kills 16-year-old boy running in race

    06.19 / 17:41 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 16-year-old runner competing in a race in Alaska on Sunday died after he was mauled by a black bear. The teenager, whose identity has not been released, was a participant in the juniors division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb race when he was attacked, according to the Alaska Dispatch News. He was at the halfway point turnaround and on his way down at 12:37 p.m. when he texted a family member that he was being …
  13. Cocaine found in Carrie Fisher’s system, coroner says

    06.19 / 16:43 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office found cocaine in Carrie Fisher’s system when she suffered a cardiac event on an airplane last year, TMZ reports. However, investigators could not determine the impact, if any, the drugs had on the “Star Wars” actress’ death. The report says Fisher had cocaine, morphine, oxycodone, and codeine in her system. It also says she may have taken cocaine three days before the flight. It also found …
  14. Group wants to ban sale of cell phones for kids under 13

    06.19 / 16:43 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    DENVER — A group has started a  grass-roots effort to stop the sale of smartphones for use by children younger than 13 years old in Colorado. Parents Against Underage Smartphones is collecting signatures to get Initiative 29 on the 2018 ballot in the state. Colorado officials have cleared the language of the proposed ballot measure, the Associated Press reported Sunday. Supporters need about 300,000 signatures. “Initiative 29 prohibits retailers from selling or permitting the s…
  15. Supreme Court strikes down NC law banning use of Facebook by registered sex offenders

    06.19 / 16:43 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court unanimously struck down a North Carolina law that bars the use of commercial social networking sites, including Facebook, by registered sex offenders. A lower court upheld the law, but lawyers for Lester Gerard Packingham — who is a registered sex offender — say it is too broad and swept in their client even though his Facebook posting concerned the fact that his parking ticket was dismissed. “No fine, no court costs, nothing…
  16. Man charged with murder in connection with car fire homicide in Greensboro, victim identified

    06.19 / 15:47 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro detectives early Monday arrested a man in connection with the car fire homicide in Greensboro earlier in June. Edward Jorge Gardner, 32, was charged with first-degree murder for the death of 53-year-old Ralph Coleman Dunbar whose remains were found in a burnt car off Falconridge Court on June 10. The homicide investigation began shortly after 5 a.m. that Saturday when fire officials discovered human skeletal remains in a vehicle that was set on fire…
  17. 11-year-old girl dies after being electrocuted in lagoon behind home

    06.19 / 14:49 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    TOMS RIVER, N.J. — An 11-year-old girl died after she was electrocuted while playing inside a lagoon behind a New Jersey home Saturday night. Kayla Matos was visiting her two friends and they were using an inflatable raft and swimming in the lagoon with two adults watching them when the incident happened, according to CBS New York. Police say two of the girls touched the rail to a metal boat lift, which sent an electric current through their equipment and…
  18. Spanish matador dies after being gored in bullfight

    06.19 / 13:51 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    Spanish matador Iván Fandiño died Saturday after being gored during a bullfight in the French department of Landes, the bullfighter’s communications department said. Video shows the moment when Fandiño, 36, was gored by a bull after he tripped on his cape. The bullfighter then fell to the ground, where the bull hit him again. Other bullfighters quickly picked up Fandiño and removed him from the bullring, the video showed. He had already performed in a previous fight. Fandiño was take…
  19. It’s a Gas: Nitrous Oxide During Labor

    06.19 / 13:51 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, has been an option for pain management during labor and delivery for mothers all around the world for several years, but it just recently became available in the United States. Since March 2017, expecting mothers in the Triad have had the option to use nitrous to manage the pain of contractions at Cone Health Women’s Hospital, and the demand for it continues to rise. Nitrous oxide does not have to be your […
  20. 21-year-old in critical condition after being rescued from rip current off NC coast

    06.19 / 13:51 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — A 21-year-old man is in the hospital after being rescued from a rip current in Atlantic Beach Sunday morning. The man went into cardiac arrest and was flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, WCTI reports. He is listed in critical condition. He was among five people who were in distress when firefighters arrived at the unprotected part of the beach. He and a woman needed medical attention. “We made access with the jet skis and EMS …