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Town of Oak Ridge to buy 58 acres for $1.8 million

Town of Oak Ridge to buy 58 acres for $1.8 million

Council approves purchase for preservation By Kevin Spradlin PiedmontPostNC.com The Oak Ridge Town Council voted on Thursday night during its regular monthly public meeting to approve the purchase of 58… Read more »

‘It’s a really cool program’

‘It’s a really cool program’

Growing gardens in the classroom offers a slew of hands-on lessons By Kevin Spradlin PiedmontPostNC.com * ReBuildUp Facebook page * YouTube video: Stokesdale students post their first win STOKESDALE —… Read more »

NCDOT awards contract to construct final section of Greensboro Urban Loop

NCDOT awards contract to construct final section of Greensboro Urban Loop

Work could begin April 30 * Full project overview * Project map (PDF) GREENSBORO — The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded a $135.3 million contract to construct and… Read more »

Review: ‘This Evil Thing’ tells plight of conscientious objectors

Review: ‘This Evil Thing’ tells plight of conscientious objectors

World War I conscripts faced their own battles By Kevin Spradlin PiedmontPostNC.com GREENSBORO — Growing up in London, war didn’t seem to make very much sense to Michael Mears. Flash forward… Read more »

Academy provides insight into law enforcement operations

Academy provides insight into law enforcement operations

Summerfield’s Alex Southwick a member of graduating class By Kevin Spradlin PiedmontPostNC.com * Overview of Sheriff’s Office (PDF) GREENSBORO — It might be difficult for any of the 15 graduates… Read more »

UMBC’s ‘crazy’ win over Virginia means free pizza

UMBC’s ‘crazy’ win over Virginia means free pizza

By Kevin Spradlin PiedmontPostNC.com MAYODAN — Did you get your free pizza and drink? Little Caesars pizza locations nationwide offered a free lunch combo consisting of four pieces of pizza… Read more »

Greenways providing positive economic benefits to NC

Greenways providing positive economic benefits to NC

* Get details on the project * Download the full report and summary brochure * Download infographics * A&Y Greenway details RALEIGH — Greenways provide several positive economic benefits such as… Read more »

Teens, teammates to stage 5K run to crush cancer

Teens, teammates to stage 5K run to crush cancer

Co-race director’s father was diagnosed in Spring 2017 By Kevin Spradlin PiedmontPostNC.com * Online registration * Event Facebook page GREENSBORO — For Northwest Guilford High School junior Meredith Sinkler, Spring… Read more »

Northern community huddles up for Ashton

Northern community huddles up for Ashton

Vikings 3rd-grader diagnosed with leukemia – how you can help By Kevin Spradlin PiedmontPostNC.com * Donate here If the first 24 hours are any indication, the online campaign to raise… Read more »

Review: Five halos for Weaver Academy’s ‘Sister Act’

Review: Five halos for Weaver Academy’s ‘Sister Act’

Missed it? That’s a shame By Kevin Spradlin PiedmontPostNC.com * Weaver Theatre Facebook page * Photos by Shelli Craig Photography GREENSBORO — There was a universal question on the minds… Read more »

Stop, Drop, Roll (and Climb) 5K set for April 7

Stop, Drop, Roll (and Climb) 5K set for April 7

There’s a fair number of hills to ascend in upcoming charity footrace By Kevin Spradlin PiedmontPostNC.com * Register online * Course map * Course records: Men – Gebre Nida (18:37,… Read more »

Gordon building aims to survive detractors

Gordon building aims to survive detractors

Southard: ‘Surely, surely, the town would not allow it to be torn down … but it would be a tragedy if it were.” By Kevin Spradlin PiedmontPostNC.com SUMMERFIELD — Linda Southard… Read more »

‘March For Our Lives’ teaches hands-on civics

‘March For Our Lives’ teaches hands-on civics

By Stephanie Carson Public News Service – NC ASHEVILLE — In an unprecedented demonstration of civic engagement, hundreds of thousands of young people and other activists will demonstrate Saturday in March… Read more »

Coexist with coyotes

Coexist with coyotes

By Melissa McGaw If you live in North Carolina, you’ve probably seen a coyote, or know someone who has. The animal’s unique ability to adapt to a wide range of… Read more »

Journalism ‘absolutely essential to a functioning democracy’

Journalism ‘absolutely essential to a functioning democracy’

Journalists from Oakland, Hancock and Hagerstown weigh in By Kevin Spradlin ENGL 336 * Profile: The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown (with video) * Profile: The Garrett County Republican in Oakland (with… Read more »

Key to success: ‘You don’t keep everybody happy’

Key to success: ‘You don’t keep everybody happy’

Goal is to report “properly and fairly” on every issue By Kevin Spradlin ENGL 336 * Video – an interview with Mary Sincell McEwen OAKLAND, Md. — For more than two… Read more »

Without quality news source, ‘all you have is that noise’

Without quality news source, ‘all you have is that noise’

Womer: ‘The community is kind of always changing. We just need to be aware how it’s changing.’ By Kevin Spradlin ENGL 336 * Video HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The building at… Read more »

The Hancock News: ‘We think there’s value in the print edition’

The Hancock News: ‘We think there’s value in the print edition’

When it comes to covering town news, “we take that tradition pretty seriously” By Kevin Spradlin ENGL 336 HANCOCK, Md. — The Hancock News is unique among newspapers that agreed to… Read more »

Quest for 41: ‘It is the journey that matters’

Quest for 41: ‘It is the journey that matters’

Hamlet man completes trek to all NC state parks “A fun yet challenging adventure” ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C., Nov. 13, 2016 — Hammocks Beach and Fort Mason state parks comprised the… Read more »

Mayor: ‘If you want to find fault … find a new home’

Mayor: ‘If you want to find fault … find a new home’

Grim responds to resident’s gripes about Christmas tree lighting ceremony By Kevin Spradlin Potomac Valley Herald By most accounts, the Christmas gala in downtown Cumberland Friday night was better than… Read more »

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