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Derek Ketter of Cary waits with his daughter’s things during move-in day for freshmen students at UNCG in 2018. Traffic patterns near the school will change for next several days.

Expect heavy traffic around UNCG as students begin moving in this week

GREENSBORO — Pedestrian and vehicle traffic will be heavy around UNCG this week and Monday as students return to campus.

Students will move into their campus residence halls starting at 8 a.m. today, Thursday and Friday. Traffic along West Market Street, South Tate Street and West Gate City Boulevard near campus could be congested as people line up to enter campus.

The McIver Street Parking Deck will be closed to the general public today through Friday because it’s being used for move-in activities. The Oakland Avenue and Walker Avenue decks will be open for campus visitors to use.

Traffic patterns on several campus streets will change during the three-day move-in period. For more details about traffic and parking changes go to

On Monday, portions of Spring Garden Street on the UNCG campus and Glenwood Avenue near UNCG’s Spartan Village complex will be closed from noon until about 1 p.m. as new students walk to an event at the Kaplan Center on West Gate City Boulevard. Several other campus streets will be closed for part of Monday as well.

Gate City Boulevard will remain open, but students will be crossing the street between noon and 1 p.m.

UNCG on Monday will hold the daylong NAV1GATE program for new freshmen and transfer students. UNCG estimates that about 3,000 new students will take part.

UNCG’s fall semester classes will begin Tuesday.

Your local news in brief


Randolph sheriff’s deputy kills man ramming his patrol car

ASHEBORO — A 20-year-old man was shot and killed early Tuesday after ramming a Randolph County sheriff’s deputy car with a stolen farm tractor.

Cole Steele Jessup died at the scene, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

According to the sheriff’s office. a deputy was patrolling on Joe Branson Road just off N.C. 22/42 about 12:45 a.m. when he saw a tractor driving erratically in the middle of the road with no headlights on. The deputy tried to stop the tractor but it went through a yard before turning around and driving at the deputy’s car, the sheriff’s said.

Authorities said Jessup rammed the patrol car three times, nearly rolling it over. Fearing for his life, the deputy shot Jessup, the sheriff’s office said.

The deputy, whom the sheriff’s office didn’t identify by name, was not hurt. He was put on administrative leave, which is protocol, as is having the State Bureau of Investigation handle the case.

The tractor was stolen from Meadow Farms Inc., the sheriff’s office said.


Piedmont Natural Gas, groups agree on lower increase

Piedmont Natural Gas said Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with North Carolina consumer and industrial groups on a rate increase proposal.

The negotiation included the Carolina Utility Customers Association, the Carolina Industrial Group for Fair Utility Rates and the Public Staff of the N.C. Utilities Commission.

The parties agreed to a 3% increase, compared with the 9% increase Piedmont requested, saying it needs to pay for system growth, infrastructure investments, pipeline safety and security improvements. The rate could go into effect by year’s end.

The monthly bill for a typical residential customer would increase by $1.80 a month. The utility said the rate increase is mitigated by federal and state tax reform, allowing it to return savings to customers.

Rates may be further reduced by a projected decrease in the cost of natural gas in the fall.


Tickets go on sale soon for Sept. 6-15 Central Carolina Fair

GREENSBORO — The 121st annual Central Carolina Fair will be held Sept. 6-15 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

The fair will feature rides, carnival food and games, musical entertainment and attractions.

Advance tickets will go on sale Friday at and the coliseum box office. A special $25 advance ticket offer, available until 4 p.m. Sept. 6, includes one fair admission and one unlimited ride wristband good for any single day of the fair.

Gate admission is $6 and unlimited ride bands are $27. Admission is free for ages 62 and older, people with a or military ID, and those shorter than 42 inches tall.

Gate admission will be free Sept. 8.

This day in history

In 1900, international forces, including U.S. Marines, entered Beijing to put down the Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at purging China of foreign influence.

In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law.

In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the Atlantic Charter, a statement of principles that renounced aggression.

In 1948, the Summer Olympics in London ended; they were the first Olympic games held since 1936.

In 1969, British troops went to Northern Ireland to intervene in sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.

In 1973, U.S. bombing of Cambodia came to a halt.

In 1980, actress-model Dorothy Stratten, 20, was shot to death by her estranged husband and manager, Paul Snider, who then killed himself.

In 1992, the White House announced that the Pentagon would begin emergency airlifts of food to Somalia to alleviate mass deaths by starvation.

In 1997, an unrepentant Timothy McVeigh was formally sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing.

In 2003, a huge blackout hit the northeastern United States and part of Canada; 50 million people lost power.

In 2008, President George W. Bush signed consumer-safety legislation that banned lead from children’s toys, imposing the toughest standard in the world.

In 2017, under pressure from right and left, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name, declaring them to be “repugnant to everything that we hold dear as Americans.” The CEO of Merck, the nation’s third-largest pharmaceutical company, resigned from a federal advisory council, citing Trump’s failure to explicitly condemn white nationalists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Kenneth Frazier was one of the few African Americans to head a Fortune 500 company. The CEOs of Intel and Under Armour also resigned from the American Manufacturing Council later in the day.)

In 2009, kicking off a four-state push for his health care overhaul plan, President Barack Obama denounced what he suggested was news media overemphasis on scenes of angry protesters at town-hall meetings, telling his own gathering in Belgrade, Montana, that “TV loves a ruckus.” Charles Manson follower Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, 60, convicted of trying to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975, was released from a Texas prison hospital after more than three decades behind bars.

In 2014, Nouri al-Malaki, Iraq’s prime minister for eight years, relinquished the post to his nominated successor, ending a political deadlock. Pope Francis called for renewed efforts to forge peace on the war-divided Korean Peninsula as he opened a five-day visit to South Korea. Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig. San Francisco said goodbye to Candlestick Park — the stadium where the city’s beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs — with an evening concert by former Beatle Paul McCartney.