Ralph and Mary Jane Griffin had just taken off from the air strip at their home at 425 Towe Road just before 5:30 p.m. According to John Shelton, director of Surry County Emergency Services, the plane lost power, the tail clipped a cable line next to a power pole, which spun the plane around before it came to a rest in a field near Towe and Ararat … (more)
Thumbs-up: to Appalachian State University senior Bobbie Jo Swinson for winning a grant worth $90,000. Swinson’s sustainability project to use plants to remove chemicals from hair salon water caught the attention of the EPS’s People, Prosperity and the Planet program and earned her the grant.
High Point police continued to search Sunday for a 23-year-old Thomasville man who is accused of trying to kill several people and stealing a car in a two-city crime spree.