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Greensboro News & Record

February 14, 2016 · Greensboro, North Carolina

City in fear: Greensboro's only serial killer 'just looked evil'

In the early 1990s, a string of disappearances led to panic on the streets. Robert Alston has never explained what made him kill and dismember four women. Until now. 

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North Carolina's redistricting conundrum

Republican leaders are battling for 2011 congressional redistricting that helped them claim all but three of North Carolina's U.S. House seats.

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Guilford school leaders rethink allocations of federal funds for high-poverty schools

Researchers from Schoolhouse Partners and Johns Hopkins University suggest Guilford County Schools be more strategic in how it spends federal dollars for high-poverty schools.

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Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79 (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.

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UNCG will decide whether to keep the name of an avowed racist on Aycock Auditorium this week; meanwhile, a proposed historic marker for an unsung a civil rights pioneer is rejected by the state.

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The Animal Rescue and Foster Program rescued Hooch and seven other puppies from a North Carolina shelter. Hooch is a 5-month-old Lab/Shar Pei mix. His adoption fee is $150. For information, call (336) 574-9600, Ext. 2 or visit www.arfpnc.com.

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Guilford County must devote resources and expertise to stewardship of parks and nature preserves.

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia served with passion and intellectual vigor, and his death warrants national mourning.

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The past month has been a rough one for the North Carolina basketball team.

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UNC alum Shalane Flanagan finished third and earned a spot on the Olympic team for Rio, and Blowing Rock's Tyler Pennel was fifth in the men's race.

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Greensboro scores well on this 11-point test of what makes cities successful.

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Guilford County Commissioner Justin Conrad is back on Twitter, and he's here to stay this time. For real.

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Some thoughts on Friday's UNC Board of Governors meeting in Greensboro.

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Send your entries to jokesonyou@news-record.com by noon Wednesday, 021716

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Loring Watkins Crowley, a Southeast Guilford grad, and Addie Bracy, an alumna of Northwest Guilford, will race in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in Los Angeles.

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About 730 pounds of prescription medication was disposed of at Greensboro Police Department's drop boxes in 2015.

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The two stores are part of a nearly 13,000-square-foot expansion at the Friendly Center.

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The Guilford school board meeting agenda includes naming gyms at Smith High and Ferndale Elementary and discussing next steps related to a previous fiscal analysis. 

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Temporary tax hike could fix our roads

As I drive around the Southeast witnessing the conditions of our roads and bridges, it is obvious to me that a lot of money is going to be needed to renew and repair. While driving, I listen to various elected officials bemoan the fact that the Highway Trust Fund is inadequate. The cause is noble, but they are faced with brick walls when they talk about a per-gallon tax increase to fund the shortfall.

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