High Point

Economy
11:53 am
Wed October 15, 2014

New Alliance Formed To Market The Piedmont

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
Credit Creative Commons Wikipedia

Economic development officials in High Point and elsewhere in the Triad are banding together in a new initiative. The idea is to spotlight the diversity of the region’s economy.

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Economy
10:08 am
Mon October 13, 2014

High Point Considers A "Street Diet" To Grow Commerce

North Main Street between Lexington Avenue and Montlieu Avenues may be narrowed by a Street Diet. It's an idea being considered by High Point city leaders to create a new retail area.
Kathryn Mobley 88.5 WFDD

The city of High Point may slim a five-lane road down to three to promote more pedestrian traffic and, hopefully, business growth. 

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Politics
5:53 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

High Point Mayor Resigns Her Post, Pleads Guilty To Felony Charge

Mayor Bernita Sims' resignation comes after she pleaded guilty to a worthless check charge on Wednesday
Credit City of High Point

The mayor of High Point has resigned. Bernita Sims’s resignation from the post is effective immediately.

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Health
11:41 am
Mon September 8, 2014

How Drugs Impact A Small City: The Cost Of Heroin In High Point

So far this year, the High Point Police Department says there have been 94 heroin overdose call and 11 deaths.
Credit Photo by: staxnet via flickr

Heroin overdoses and deaths in High Point and in the region are growing at alarming rates.  

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Crime
3:52 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Drug Sweep Nets Nearly Two Dozen Arrests in High Point

High Point Police say as the availability of prescription painkillers goes down, heroin is being substituted because it’s an opium derivative that is cheaper and easy to get.
Credit photo by: Lauri Rantala (via Flickr)

High Point is one of several communities in the region struggling to fight a growing heroin problem. On Friday, city police announced the results of an undercover investigation that led to charges against 24 people and 19 arrests.

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