High Point http://wunc.org en NC Shakespeare Festival Suspending Operations http://wunc.org/post/nc-shakespeare-festival-suspending-operations <p>The <a href="http://www.ncshakes.org/">North Carolina Shakespeare Festival</a>, known as NCShakes, has announced that it is suspending all operations, effective immediately. NCShakes, one of High Point's main cultural attractions, has brought theater lovers to the city for 36 years.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:06:14 +0000 Avery Kleinman 19999 at http://wunc.org NC Shakespeare Festival Suspending Operations Taking Flight For Aviation Jobs Of Tomorrow http://wunc.org/post/taking-flight-aviation-jobs-tomorrow <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Across the state thousands of high school students will graduate this weekend. About three dozen are from the <a href="http://aviation.gcsnc.com/">Aviation Academy at T.W. Andrews High School</a> in Guilford County. It’s one of only a few such programs in the state preparing young men and women for careers in aeronautics and engineering. And after two classes of students, the program’s graduate rate is perfect.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 16288 at http://wunc.org Taking Flight For Aviation Jobs Of Tomorrow TE Connectivity To Layoff More than 600 http://wunc.org/post/te-connectivity-layoff-more-600 <p>A manufacturing plant in High Point will close by the end of next year and more than 600 people could lose their jobs.<br> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 4646 at http://wunc.org Triad Roundup http://wunc.org/post/triad-roundup <p>Food trucks are all the rage when considering cuisine and Greensboro wants to get in on the trend. The city is conducting a limited trial of food trucks to see how well they fare. Plus, the long-time mayor of High Point isn't seeking re-election, and five candidates are vying for the position. Host Frank Stasio gets a Triad news roundup from Greensboro Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii.</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:06:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 3694 at http://wunc.org Triad-Based Sealy To Be Acquired By Rival http://wunc.org/post/triad-based-sealy-be-acquired-rival <p style="margin-left: 40px; display: block;">Triad-based mattress giant <a href="http://sealy.com/">Sealy</a> is <a href="http://investor.tempurpedic.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=709775">being acquired</a> by rival <a href="http://www.tempurpedic.com/">Tempur-Pedic</a>. The Lexington, Kentucky-based leader in foam mattresses will pay about $228 million in cash, and assume or pay back all of Sealy's outstanding debt. The merger would create the world's largest bedding company. Tempur-Pedic CEO Mark Sarvary says no major changes are expected in how either company is run.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 1719 at http://wunc.org Economic Impact of High Point University Grows http://wunc.org/post/economic-impact-high-point-university-grows <p>A new study shows growth at High Point University has led to an increased economic impact on the local and state economy.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii: </strong>The report says that the annual economic impact has nearly tripled in just the last seven years. The private university with about 4-thousand undergrads has undergone a significant make-over during that time under President Nido Qubein.<br> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:35:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2261 at http://wunc.org Ralph Lauren Adding 500 Jobs In High Point http://wunc.org/post/ralph-lauren-adding-500-jobs-high-point <p>Clothing manufacturer Ralph Lauren has announced it will expand in North Carolina.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii: </strong>The company plans to add 500 jobs by the end of 2017 while also investing about $100 million. Ralph Lauren is the city’s fourth largest employer and will have nearly 2,000 local workers after these additions. Governor Bev Perdue says the growth is a positive sign for the economy.<br> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2317 at http://wunc.org Thomas Built Buses Recognized for Environmental Stewardship http://wunc.org/post/thomas-built-buses-recognized-environmental-stewardship <p>The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources is designating High Point-based Thomas Built Buses as an "<a href="http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/deao/outreach/esi" target="_blank">Environmental Steward</a>." Julie Woosley is the manager of the state's <a href="http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/deao/ea/eac" target="_blank">Environmental Assistance Center</a>. She says Thomas Built recycles 100% of the waste it creates.<br> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Catherine Brand 3283 at http://wunc.org High Point Police Open Firearms Training Center http://wunc.org/post/high-point-police-open-firearms-training-center <p>High Point is home to a refurbished firearms facility.<br><br>Nearly two million dollars has been spent on improvements for the 20-year-old facility. Now, officers from around the state can use the centrally located center for practice and training. Kenneth Shultz is a Major with the High Point Police Department. He says among other improvements, upgrades include a classroom and a moving target system to help with reaction time.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7207 at http://wunc.org Some New Players at Fall Furniture Market in High Point http://wunc.org/post/some-new-players-fall-furniture-market-high-point <p>In High Point the twice-annual furniture market is bringing business as well as back-ups to the Triad.<br><br>Earlier this year IMC (International Market Centers) purchased about 1 billion dollars of showroom space in High Point. The company now has 11.5 million square feet of exhibition space in High Point and Las Vegas, offering a bridge between two markets that have competed against each other in recent years. Tom Conley is the new President and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. He says the influence of IMC makes the market stronger.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:55:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7316 at http://wunc.org