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LeAnder Canady, an art professor at North Carolina A&T State University, recently was reappointed to serve as a board of trustees public member for the North Carolina Museum of Art. Canady’s new term will expire on June 30, 2011. DON DAVIS JR. | HPE
Mayor Becky Smothers, HPU President Nido Qubein and Gov. Beverly Perdue attend dedication ceremony for the Qubein School of Communication.
Perdue praises new HPU school BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISER STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – Gov. Beverly Perdue marveled Tuesday at the cutting-edge game and interactive video design studio in the new Nido R. Qubein Communication School at High Point University. Campus leaders gathered with Perdue and local officials to dedicate the $20 million complex that bears the university president’s name. “This stuff is red hot. We are creating opportunities for individuals to change
Baseball great attends. 1B America and the world,” Perdue said. “The cuttingedge technology that is going on in this building, and the other programs on this campus, are as good as any in the world and will prepare students for careers anywhere in the world.” The new 60,000-squarefoot-building on O.A. Kirkman Way also offers two television studios, a the-
ater and editing rooms. “Students who graduate from this campus are going to know so much more than many students in America, more about their profession and job-training opportunities and a lot more about life and what is important,” Perdue said. Overall, Qubein has guided a $300 million campus upgrade. Communication is the largest HPU major. “All strong relationships and progress are made through communication. What better testament to that is this building and
Cost: As much as $20 million for building, land and equipment. Faculty and staff: More than 30 Students: 500 with 300 communication majors.
this man who communicated so clearly to alumni and supporters the value of this school,” said High Point Mayor Becky Smothers. Qubein, an internationally-known motivational speaker and author, thanked the hundreds of people who made his vision become a reality. “It is an amazing moment to be asked to come back to your alma mater to become its president and to go about and do the work, and then to watch students flock to this university from every quadrant of the world,” Qu-
Equipment: Two television studios, a multitrack audio recording studio, theater, editing rooms, computer labs, classrooms, faculty offices and a cutting-edge game and interactive video design studio.
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Though still controversial, Hege has staunch supporters. 2A
BY DARRICK IGNASIAK ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
LEXINGTON – Former Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege said he is “testing the waters” by placing “Vote for Hege” signs in front of Davidson County homes. During a brief interview with The High Point Enterprise at his Lexington home, Hege said an announcement about his possible candidacy for sheriff in 2010 will be made in November. Hege would not make any further comment on his potential candidacy. Signs supporting Hege’s bid for another term as sheriff recently have been popping up in Davidson County. Hege resigned as sheriff in 2004 and pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice
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Gerald Hege relaxes during interview at his Lexington home Tuesday. for attempting to cover up money missing from the vice and narcotics unit of the sheriff’s department. The former sheriff, who was elected in 1994, ended his probation in May 2007. After finishing his probation and as a convicted felon, Hege could vote and also run for sheriff again. Under state and federal
law, Hege can not carry a gun even if he is re-elected to the post of sheriff because he is a convicted felon. Hege registered to vote as a Republican on Oct. 10, 2008. Last week, Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said he will run for sheriff in 2010, but would not comment on the potential can-
didacy of Hege. Grice has been in office since 2004 after being appointed by the Republican Party to fill Hege’s seat. He easily retained the office of sheriff in 2006 for a four-year term with a victory over Roy Holman. As sheriff of Davidson County, Hege, a Vietnam War veteran, was known for his controversial tactics. Painting the jail walls pink, he removed television sets and books from the county jail. Prisoners wore color-coordinated jumpsuits to identify their offense. Hege ordered all deputies to wear combat boots. Hege also appeared on “Larry King Live” and “America’s Most Wanted.” In addition, his personal patrol vehicle was a 1995 Chevrolet Impala, referred to as “The Spider Car,” with nitrous oxide tanks. email@example.com | 888-3657
Local Historic Landmark. At its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, TRINITY – The city of the Trinity City Council Trinity now has its first decided to designate the
Trinity Museum as a Local Historic Landmark. In July, the Randolph County Historic Landmark Preservation Com-
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Winslow House would be first historic landmark FROM PAGE 1
month that the Trinity Museum, also known as the Winslow House, would be the first historic landmark designation in the city of Trinity. Johnson told the City Council a lot of people pass the house
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With the help of volunteers, the Trinity Museum has been refurbished to show the history of Trinity.
LEXINGTON – Local residents who were eating lunch Tuesday at the Barbecue Center in Lexington said they have mixed feelings about former
‘I’d support him because he was doing good work.’ Sonny Grooms Gerald Hege supporter
Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege possibly trying to get his old job back. Signs have been popping up in Davidson County in support of Hege for sheriff. Hege said Tuesday, while at his home, that he is “testing the waters” by placing the signs supporting his candidacy in the county. An announcement on his potential candidacy will be made in November, he said. “I don’t believe everything I heard whenever he was convicted,” said Shannon Queen of High Point. “I don’t believe it. I think he pushed some of the wrong buttons he shouldn’t have pushed. I don’t think he made mis-
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Sonny Grooms talks about former Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege at the Barbecue Center in Lexington. Grooms said he hopes Hege gets to be sheriff again. takes. I think he p.....d off the wrong people.” Queen said he supported the former sheriff’s controversial tactics, such as making inmates wear color-coordinated jumpsuits to identify their offense. Queen said he had his license checked by Hege at one of the former sheriff’s checkpoints. Lexington resident Ralph Jackson said he doesn’t support Hege, but he believes the former sheriff will be re-elected.
“I believe he would get elected because there is too many people who like him in Lexington,” Jackson said. “I heard two years ago he was going to run.” Jackson said he is concerned about Hege not being able to carry a gun as sheriff of Davidson County. Under state and federal law, a convicted felon can’t carry a gun. “He is a crook,” Jackson alleged. “He has done what he did one time. He will do it again.”
Sonny Grooms, an Ellerbe resident, said he hopes Hege gets to be sheriff again. “I’d support him because he was doing good work, just like the soldier boots and all,” Grooms said. “The only thing I know, he was running the sheriff’s office like criminals needed to be handled. I know he enforced the laws. That was his job.” firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3657
ON THE SCENE
N.C. leaders dedicate new cancer hospital
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CHAPEL HILL (AP) – University of North Carolina system President Erskine Bowles says a new cancer hospital will provide citizens statewide the most innovative treatments in the nation. Bowles and other university and state leaders spoke at Tuesday’s dedication of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill. The 315,000 square-foot hospital replaces an aging building originally used as a tuberculosis sanitarium. The General Assembly authorized $180 million in debt for the project in 2004.
FUNDRAISERS Lunch (1 p.m.) and dinner (6 p.m.) will be held Saturday at New Covenant Lutheran Church, 10445 N. Main St., Archdale. Filipino food will be served at both. Proceeds benefit Worlds Apart-One Heart Inc., a medical mission in rural areas of the Philippines. Take-outs will be available. Tickets are $10 for adults and children and may be reserved by calling the church at 431-7491 or Margaret Solomon at 434-3146
2108-A English Road, gives free clothes to members of the community each third Saturday. Nadine Quick, 454-5419 The family of J. Edgar Holton holds a reunion Sunday in the fellowship hall of Oakdale United Methodist Church, 532 Oakdale Road, Jamestown. A picnic begins at 1 p.m. A flea market will be held 7 a.m.-noon Saturday at Oakview United Methodist Church, 321 Oakview Road. Rain date is Sept. 26. Ledford Middle School’s PTA meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the school, 3954 North N.C. 109, Thomasville, for a business meeting and awards program.
A community yard sale will be held 7 Victim 2 Victor, a group for burn vica.m.-noon Saturday at Hayworth Wes- tims, family and friends, meets 2-4 p.m. leyan Church, 1696 Westchester Drive. the third Saturday of each month at Piedmont Plaza One, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. 1st St., Winston-Salem. Frank@burnSPECIAL INTEREST Words of Comfort Outreach Ministries, supportnc.org, 883-2706 or 870-0459
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) – Police say a man impersonating an officer with a flashing red light in his car has been arrested after he pulled over the wrong driver – the mayor of Shreveport, La. Police think the suspect was using the indash light to maneuver through traffic Monday night in northwest Louisiana. Mayor Cedric Glover
CHARLOTTE (AP) – Gov. Beverly Perdue says she’s still trying to begin construction soon on the last leg of the outer loop around North Carolina’s largest city. The Charlotte Observer reported on Tuesday that Perdue said during a visit to Charlotte she’s working with local leaders to keep moving forward on Interstate 485. Perdue pledged in February to start construc-
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Glover says he followed the car and called police. Daniel Niederhelman, 21, of Shreveport has been charged with false personation of a peace officer. Police seized the light and a handgun from Niederhelman’s holster. Authorities say Niedersays he pulled over when helman works for a prithe car drove behind him, vate security company, but the fake officer then but wasn’t authorized to use the light. sped away.
Mayor Cedric Glover says he followed the car and called police.
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The belly-dancing group that will perform at Saturday’s Day in the Park festival at High Point City Lake Park was incorrectly identified in Tuesday’s edition. Troupe Bellysima will perform at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
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on N.C. 62 but don’t know the history of it. Built in 1855, Dr. Thomas Winslow first lived at the house with his wife, Annie. The ownership over the house changed hands several times during its 150 years. The Trinity Museum, located at 7524 N.C. 62, was deeded by Ella Richardson, the last owner of the house, in 2003 to the Trinity Historic Preservation Society for the city to have a museum. With the help of volunteers, the Trinity Museum has been refurbished to show the history of Trin-
ity, which is known as the birthplace of Duke University. Several rooms are dedicated to different aspects of Trinity’s history. “It’s a real interesting building,” Johnson said of the Trinity Museum. In other business, the City Council decided to allocate $25,000 toward a preliminary engineering sewer study that may be conducted with the city of Archdale and Randolph County. The Archdale and Trinity city councils agreed in 2007 to participate financially in a similar study in an amount not to exceed $22,000. That study was to be funded jointly by Archdale, Trinity and Randolph County, as well as a $40,000 planning grant from the N.C. Rural Development Center. The grant application wasn’t approved and the effort was dropped. The Archdale City Council, however, recently allocated $25,000 toward the preliminary engineering study that would explore the idea of providing sewer service to the southeast of Trinity. The funding of the study also will need $25,000 from the Randolph County Board of Commissioners.
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Cops question brother of slain pregnant teen
CHARLOTTE (AP) â€“ Police said Tuesday they were investigating whether the 36-year-old brother of a pregnant teenager killed at a school bus stop fathered the girlâ€™s baby. Royce Mitchell was also being questioned in the death of his sister Tiffany Wright, 15, who had been adopted by Mitchellâ€™s parents. However, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police spokesman Bob Fey characterized Mitchell as a person of interest rather than a suspect. Wright, an 11th-grader at Hawthorne High School who was eight months pregnant, was shot early Monday while she waited at a
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High Point Police Department are looking for the following individuals: â€˘Antonio Branae Baskins, 24, 6 feet, 2 inches, 155 pounds, wanted for grand jury indictment for habitual felon, *Notified by the Violent Crimes Task Force*. â€˘David Junior Hamilton, 38, 5 feet, 7 inches, 185 pounds, wanted for grand jury indictment for habitual felon, *Notified by the Violent Crimes Task Force*. â€˘Demorris Donte Cobb, 23, 5 feet, 9 inches, 150 pounds, wanted for felony failure to appear, May Be Armed. â€˘Christopher Leon McLendon Jr., 25, 5 feet, 6 inches, 140 pounds, wanted for felony common law robbery, *May Be Armed*. â€˘Anthony Rusdes McLendon, 19, 5 feet, 8 inches, 150 pounds, wanted for felony common law robbery. â€˘Floyd Elton Cawthon Jr., 47 pounds, 5 feet, 9 inches, 120 pounds, wanted for possession of a firearm by felon. â€˘Terrance Dontrell Manning, 30, 6 inches, 180 pounds, wanted for felony possession of control substance. â€˘Mickey Paul Holcomb, 24, 6 feet, 1 inch, 220 pounds, wanted for felony embezzlement.
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He was being held Tuesday in the Mecklenburg County Jail without bond. He will likely retain an attorney after an initial court hearing on Tuesday. Mitchell was a street maintenance worker for the city. Wrightâ€™s grandmother, Shirley Boston of Buffalo, N.Y., said the girl was born in the northeastern New York city, where her father also lives. Boston said Tuesday that Wright was placed in foster care after the girlâ€™s mother lost custody. Boston said she does not know how her granddaughter ended up in Charlotte.
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2 arrested for faking DMV documents
RALEIGH (AP) â€“ North Carolina officials say two people have been charged with forgery and manufacturing driverâ€™s licenses. Investigators say their home contained records showing hundreds of fake document sales weekly. The Division of Motor Vehicles said Tuesday that inspectors arrested
school bus stop in north Charlotte. She later died at a hospital. Police have said the slaying stemmed from a domestic dispute. Wrightâ€™s baby was delivered at Carolinas Medical Center hours after the shooting. The child had been in critical condition Monday. A hospital spokeswoman declined to provide the babyâ€™s condition Tuesday morning. Mitchell turned himself in Monday on an outstanding warrant charging him with statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a minor. It was unclear whether those charges were related to Wright.
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