News & Record (Greensboro, NC)
GREENSBORO – The city has a new assistant city manager.
City Manager Denise Turner Roth has hired David Parrish, deputy city manager of Danville, Va. He will start Jan. 2.
Parrish will lead the city’s infrastructure departments, including engineering and inspections, field operations, planning and community development, transportation, and water resources.
Parrish graduated from Northeast Guilford High and UNCG, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation, parks and tourism in 2000. He earned his graduate degree in public administration from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2005.
Parrish was the town manager of Yanceyville from 2007 to 2010.
Parade-bound band to get send-off at A&T
GREENSBORO – N.C. A&T wants the community to help send off its band as it prepares to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
A pep rally for the Blue & Gold Marching Machine will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in Corbett Sports Center. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.
Elected officials and student leaders will cheer on the band, and the Aggie Livewires and cheerleaders will perform.
The band will leave Wednesday morning for New York City, where it will perform in the parade for the first time.
3 local men facing charges in robberies
GREENSBORO – Three Greensboro men have been arrested in connection with two armed robberies earlier this month.
Kevin Scott Cook, 21, of 1513 Summit Ave. was charged with five counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and three counts of kidnapping in connection with armed robberies Thursday and Nov. 5.
Jhondal Shamell Harper, 22, of 1805 18th St. was charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon after an incident Thursday.
Byron Devon Davis, 24, of 1504 Andover Ave. was charged with two counts of aiding and abetting a felony in connection with a robbery Thursday.
Police said that on Nov. 5 a man broke into an apartment in the 1400 block of Perkins Street, robbed the occupants at gunpoint and took two flat-screen televisions.
On Thursday, two men took cellphones, cash, a laptop computer and a class ring from a house in the 500 block of South Booker Street, police said.
Cook was being held in the Guilford County jail on $100,000 bond and Davis was held on $25,000 bond. Bond was set at $5,000 for Harper.
Fox with rabies is 25th case in Guilford in 2012
WHITSETT – A fox found on Heron Road in Whitsett tested positive for rabies Wednesday, the 25th case in Guilford County this year.
One person was possibly exposed to the fox, according to the Guilford County Department of Public Health.
Over the past three years, Guilford County has seen the biggest increase in rabies cases in the Piedmont Triad.
Guilford County’s animal control manager, Scott Greene, said that a possible reason is an increase in the raccoon population. Raccoons are the biggest carriers of the disease.
Man uses muzzleloader to kill 300-pound bear
GREENSBORO – Trinity resident Robert Turner, 74, killed a black bear near Little Piney while visiting his family in Ashe County.
Turner said he saw the bear while sitting in his tree stand, deer hunting, and shot it with a .50-caliber muzzleloader.
Turner estimated the bear weighed 300-325 pounds, but he said “it felt like it weighed 1,000 pounds by the time we loaded it onto the truck.”
Bank of North Carolina on Julian Ave. robbed
THOMASVILLE – Police are searching for a man who robbed the Bank of North Carolina on Friday.
A man walked into the bank’s branch at 831 Julian Ave. at 9:45 a.m. and demanded cash from a teller, police said.
The employee complied. The man then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. He entered a dark blue or black older model sedan, which headed toward N.C. 62.
Investigators ask anyone with information to call 475-4286 or Crime Stoppers at 476-8477.
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