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Doctor, 79, thrives on innovation

HIGH POINT - Dr. Robert Crawford has been a trend-setter over his 45 years of practicing medicine in High Point. As an OB-GYN, he opened the state's first birth center almost 35 years ago as a natural, less formal alternative to hospitals. More recently, he's become owner and medical director of Rit

HPENEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 09:00:00

Editorial: With thanksgiving and hope

We pause this Thanksgiving Day 2017 to reflect on the past year and recall the many blessings we have received and good fortune we have experienced as a nation and as individuals. But as we pause, we also recall the hurt, the pain and the suffering we also have seen this past year, particularly the

HPENEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 03:05:00

Free Thanksgiving Pancake Breakfast For The Homeless In High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Some folks are spending the Thanksgiving holiday serving the homeless. Triad Live, a non profit geared towards uplifting communities, is hosting a free pancake breakfast. Volunteers will be cooking and serving the homeless a warm meal, including pancakes, grits, scrambled eggs,

WFMYNEWS2.COM - 2017-11-23 09:44:39

Police adopt families for Christmas

HIGH POINT - For several local families, this year angels come in the form of High Point police. The stories of 17 families line the wall along a hallway in the police department. One is of a 61-year-old Army veteran who walks four miles to his job at Wal-Mart and four miles home. The large, white s

HPENEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 19:49:00

City: Contaminated site won't delay stadium

HIGH POINT - The site of the city's proposed stadium includes environmental contamination that must be addressed before construction can begin on the $36.1 million project, according to state regulators. City officials say they're working with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality o

HPENEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 08:30:00

Archdale Bass Club Classic finishes with tie

Vernon Wilson (left) placed third in the Classic while Jerry Draper (middle) and George Lambeth (right) tied for the win.Submitted Photo Your Archdale Bass Club wrapped up its tournament year with its champion' events called the Classic on Nov. 3 and 4, 2017. Following the original format by BASS Fo

HPENEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 16:09:00

Sheriff offers tips for safe shopping

TRIAD - As one of the busiest shopping days of the year, many area residents will head out in search of deals, but authorities say while you're bargain hunting, there are a few safety tips to keep in mind. "This time of year attracts more shopping-related criminal activity because of larger crowds a

HPENEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 20:56:00

Ray of Hope community opens at TPS

This dedicated restaurant worker responded to her customers' taste by putting ice cream on the menu.Submitted photo THOMASVILLE - In Thomasville Primary School's new Rayville classroom, second-grader Aaiden, wearing a doctor's outfit, made a close examination of a doll named Jaden. The doll had sust

HPENEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 04:00:00

Man gets 4 years for fatal hit-and-run crash

Updated: Nov 22, 2017 - 4:58 AMBARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to four years in prison for a fatal hit-and-run crash. The Ledger reports that 66-year-old John Haag May Jr. was sentenced Monday. He pleaded no contest last month to leaving the scene of an accident involving a de

WFTV - 2017-11-22 09:58:24

Freshwater fishing: Specks are getting bigger, and so are their numbers

Speckled perch fishing has really picked up around the area lakes. Anglers are catching better numbers of fish and the keepers are getting bigger. 1. Around Lakeland, "There's been a ton of specks caught around the area. Minnows and jigs with the extra flashy accent are seeing the best bite," report

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-22 19:00:00

Former world boxing champ gives back to Winter Haven

WINTER HAVEN - Former world welterweight boxing champion and Winter Haven native Andre Berto has had 36 professional bouts, but his fight Wednesday was to make sure people in his hometown weren't spending Thanksgiving hungry. "This is where I came up from," Berto said. "I remember running around thi

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-22 22:19:57

Upcoming fishing tournaments in Polk and recent results

The FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB'S next tournament is Friday on Lake Okeechobee out of the Okeechobee ramp north of 78 bridge at the Kissimmee River. Call Harold Mcghee at 813-215-9759 or Darryl Cole at 352-516-0869. The KISSIMMEE BASS SERIES 2018 schedule is underway. Next date for Kissimmee Bass Series Se

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-22 16:57:09

Home2 Suites hotel being built in Lakeside Village

LAKELAND - The new hotel being built at Lakeside Village will be a Hilton brand. Todd Vargas, senior planner with the Lakeland Community Development Department, said Wednesday the new 110-room hotel will be a Home2 Suites by Hilton. Construction has begun on thehotel north of the Polk Parkway and we

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-22 21:18:42

Peter Golotko: Make 2018 your goal-setting year

A new year is nearly upon us, and bright futures inspire many resolutions. So make 2018 the year to set new goals, personal and financial. "Setting personal goals involves looking at many areas of your life, including but not limited to, your health, your career, your social life, your spirituality,

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-22 21:20:58

3 people arrested in Winter Haven on drug charges

WINTER HAVEN - A Nov. 16 search of Winter Haven home led to the arrest of three people on charges of possessing narcotics and resisting arrest. The Winter Haven Police Department reported officers went the home of Luis Rovira, 2208 W. Central Ave., to serve a warrant. An investigation of the home wa


Health events in Polk County (Nov. 21)

Wednesday, Nov. 22 BLOODMOBILE: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, Walmart, 2120 U.S. 92 W., Auburndale; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, Walmart, 355 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25, Walmart, 7450 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 26, New Hope Church, 118

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-21 15:48:07

Gunman accused of slaying drug rival and wounding his girlfriend in Brooklyn apartment

Police investigate the scene where Durante Tirado, 20, allegedly opened fire and killed 38-year-old Kahliq Francis on Pennsylvania Ave. in Starrett City, Brooklyn.(Bruce Cotler for New York Daily News) A gunman faces murder charges for killing a drug rival and shooting the man's girlfriend in a Bro

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-23 05:46:38

Subway’s newest $740M train breaks down in less than a day

The newest model of train to hit the tracks had a bumpy first day. The R179 model from Bombardier that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority tested Sunday couldn't last a day on the rails before it was yanked, a source told the Daily News. First, the train's emergency brakes kicked in when it

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-23 10:00:29

NYPD: Man critical after stabbed over Thanksgiving invite

A 54-year-old man was critically hurt Wednesday in a stabbing during a family dispute in Jamaica, Queens, over who was welcome at Thanksgiving dinner, police said. The attack on Anderson Road occurred when a 56-year-old man got into an argument with his sister, who didn't want him to bring his girlf

AMNY.COM - 2017-11-22 18:37:46

Queens' Forum Publisher Indicted On Four Counts

Patricia Adams, publisher of The Forum newspaper in Howard Beach, has been indicted on one count of obstruction of justice and three counts of tampering with a witness, and could face up to 20 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's office for New York's Eastern District Adams was initiall

QUEENSTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-22 16:12:16