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Public Servants Luncheon planned in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. — This week, Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home is inviting all public servants here in the Piedmont to enjoy a great lunch. It’s just one way we can give back for all they are doing for us.

The 8th annual Public Servants Luncheon is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home at 515 N. Elm St. in Greensboro.

Meeting planned to call for High Point mayor’s resignation

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Two High Point City council members have planned a special meeting to call for the resignation of Mayor Bernita Sims.

Officials said the meeting is planned for 9 a.m. Thursday in the Council Chambers, High Point City Hall, 211 S. Hamilton Street.

Sims owes more than $5,000 in unpaid taxes and council members said they are questioning she can be trusted to make more decisions for the city.

Northern Guilford forfeits football game after reported violation

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Northern Guilford High School is forfeiting a football victory after reporting an athletic violation.

Guilford County Schools announced Monday that the school reported an athletic-eligibility violation to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

Officials said the violation occurred during the Friday, Sept. 13 against Williams High School. Under NCHSAA rules, up to 12 junior varsity players are allowed to play in a varsity game.

Northern Guilford had 13 junior varsity players, one more than what is allowed, officials said.

School officials said they discovered the mistake the day after the game and immediately reported it to district staff.

District officials reported the violation to the NCHSAA, which determined it was an eligibility violation.

Northern will forfeit its 49-7 win against Williams, essentially ending a 31-game winning streak.

Man robs Greensboro pharmacy with fire poker, police say

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro police have arrested a man accused of using a fire poker to rob drugs from a pharmacy.

Charles Daniel Gillespie, 33, allegedly tried robbing the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 1700 Battleground Avenue around 4:16 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the suspect approached the pharmacy with a fire poker demanding narcotics.

He was arrested and charged with armed robbery, police said.

House fire reported in Julian, no injuries

JULIAN, N.C. — Authorities are investigating a fire at a home in Julian that started around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Officials said the fire started in the attack. They said no injuries were reported and the fire is not being called suspicious.

People remodeling the home saw the fire and called authorities. No one has lived in the home for a year.

Woman killed when Jeep overturns in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Authorities said an Ohio woman was killed when her Jeep went off a road, struck a guardrail and overturned in Greensboro.

Police said 35-year-old Amanda Birchfield of Crown City, Ohio was killed when her 2000 Jeep Wrangler crashed while she was headed westbound on I-40 near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Saturday.

Police said she was ejected from the vehicle and died from injuries. No other vehicles were involved at the time.

Greensboro police said the crash is still being investigated.

New dog park opens in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A new dog park opened Saturday in Greensboro.

The Downtown Pop-Up Dog Park is at the corner of South Elm and Lee streets and will be managed by Action Greensboro.

A grand opening took place Saturday and included food truck, mobile grooming services.

People from Action Greensboro put the finishing touches on the new downtown dog park on Friday by planting shrubs and flowers and painting benches for the two legged visitors.

The park will have fenced areas for small dogs separate from large dogs.