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MLK Day Celebration reinforces “Keeping the Dream Alive”

January 20, 2022

Greensboro’s Human Rights Commission honored Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a free video production that aired at 9 a.m. Monday, January 17 on the Greensboro Television Network (GTN), Facebook, and the city’s YouTube channel. This year marked the 35th year of the annual celebration. The first MLK Day was nationally observed in […]

Redistricting case to be heard by N.C. High Court

January 19, 2022

The seven justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court will hear arguments in the recently appealed redistricting case that a three-judge Superior Court panel unanimously ruled in favor of Republican legislative leaders, despite claims of racial and partisan unconstitutionality. The four Democrat, three Republican-member High Court will hear virtual arguments on February 2nd. The plaintiffs […]

GCS and GTA partner to get high school students to school

January 14, 2022

The Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) counted 120 trips made by Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) high school students on the public city buses on January 10 and 85 trips on January 11. Monday, January 10, was the first day of a new partnership between GTA, the High Point Transit and GCS to allow high school students […]

GCS’s Brown named Piedmont-Triad Region Principal of the Year

January 13, 2022

Jackson Middle School principal KaTrinka Brown was stunned when Guilford County School (GCS) district leaders presented her with the Piedmont-Triad Region Principal of the Year award during a surprise ceremony in the school library on June 7. In October 2021, Brown was named Principal of Year for the district. She is now one of nine […]

Ken Free, Hall of Fame member and MEAC Commissioner dies

January 7, 2022

On Wednesday, December 29, 2021, heaven was commanded to attention as the angels began to shout and applaud the earthly life of Kenneth Allen Free Sr. as he transitioned from life in earth to eternal life in glory. Free was born on June 8, 1936, in Greensboro, N.C., the son of the late Lazelle Free […]

Bikes for Kids at Gate City Charter

January 6, 2022

All third-grade students at Greensboro’s Gate City Charter Academy screamed and jumped for joy when they learned each would receive a new Jiffy bicycle and safety helmet. In a special school assembly to award bicycles only to three students recognized for their essays on confidence, responsibility, kindness and determination, the Bikes for Kids Foundation and […]

Top 5 stories in Guilford County in 2021

December 30, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations 2021 opened up with a national push to get everyone vaccinated against COVID-19. The Guilford County Department of Public Health supported vaccination sites across the city, including the FEMA led mass vaccination site at Four Seasons Town Centre mall and one at the Greensboro Coliseum. The county also rolled out a mobile vaccination […]

Wilmington Journal publisher, Mary Alice Jervay Thatch, dies

December 30, 2021

The Black Press and African American community have lost a legendary leader, fighter and advocate for human rights, civil rights and justice. Indeed, one of her most successful efforts made worldwide news. Mary Alice Jervay Thatch, the third generation editor and publisher of The Wilmington Journal, died December 28th at the age of 78. Mrs. […]

National NAACP dismisses N.C. NAACP election complaint

December 24, 2021

The national office of the NAACP has dismissed an Article 10 Election Challenge from concerned members of the North Carolina State Conference of Branches about its October elections, and specifically a complaint to remove State NAACP Administrator Gloria Sweet-Love “… for actions pertaining to the N.C. election.” But the complainants vow that their fight isn’t […]

Fire Station 7 dedicated to retired Fire Chief Ray K. Flowers

December 17, 2021

Greensboro Fire Department will reopen and formally dedicate Fire Station 7 to retired Fire Chief Ray K. Flowers, a 37 year-veteran fire fighter and the first and only African American to serve in the top position, 1993 to 1999. A public ceremony is scheduled at 10 a.m., December 20, at the 18,000 square foot facility […]


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