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NFL player training in martial arts in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The average length of an NFL career is only three years, so players like Detroit Lions defensive tackle Corvey Irvin do anything to get an edge.

Irvin found a martial arts place in High Point and says training there has made a world of difference for him.

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Suspect sought in High Point bank robbery

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police are looking for a man they say robbed a bank in High Point Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to the robbery at First Citizens Bank on North Main Street around 10:09 a.m.

The suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note  demanding money. He then fled the down Westwood Avenue on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Officers tracked the suspect’s path to a parking lot on East Westwood Avenue where it appears a dye pack exploded. The money from the dye pack and a small pistol were also found in the parking lot.

The suspect is described as an older black male wearing a burgundy hoodie, blue cap, and thick prescription glasses.

The investigation is ongoing.

Trinity man accused of selling stolen property at flea market

HIGH POINT, N.C. — A Trinity man was arrested Friday after police say he was selling stolen property at a flea market in High Point.

Police found Ronald Lee Hayes, 63, of Trinity, to be in possession of a large quantity of stolen merchandise, narcotics and over $10,000 in cash.

The investigation began when the High Point Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit organized the “Larceny Initiative.”

Through the investigation, officers responded to Brentwood Street Flea Market where they arrested Hayes.

Hayes has been charged with felony possession of stolen property, misdemeanor drug possession and misdemeanor drug. He was taken to jail under a $250 bond.

High Point man identified as 1 of 2 men who died at Raleigh half marathon

RALEIGH, N.C. — A High Point resident has been identified as one of the two runners who died running the half marathon Sunday during Raleigh’s inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, WRAL reports.

Jason Schlosser, 31, collapsed near the 11-mile marker of the half marathon.

Schlosser lived with his wife Renee and their two cats and two dogs in High Point, according to his obituary on the Cumby Family Funeral Services website. He is survived by his parents, sisters Kina, Drue, Sigrid, Rebecca and Alyssa and brother Kurt.

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Elon baseball player wins battle with cancer, team shaves heads

ELON, N.C. — John McGillicuddy has experienced a few lonely times in the past few months.

He’s used to having his twin brother Joe around. They grew up playing on the same team in northern Virginia.

They went to college together at Marshall and Louisburg. But now they’re apart: John is at High Point, Joe at Elon.

McGillicuddy had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. He had to go through three rounds of chemotherapy over a nine week period. After his final treatment in February, he was cancer-free.

The brothers recently met on the diamond but it was so much more than a game.

After the Elon victory, the entire team and coaching staff had their heads shaved to help raise money for the Vs. Cancer Foundation, led by cancer survivor Chase Jones.

UPDATE: Two injured in High Point accident, driver cited

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Athletes try acting at Wesleyan Christian Academy

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Being a start athlete can put you in the spotlight. Some athletes, including basketball stars Theo Pinson and Donovan Gilmore, at Wesleyan Christian Academy recently stepped into a different spotlight.

They tried their hands at acting in Wesleyan’s spring production of Seussical, a musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss.