Adding Color to High Point’s World: Wild and Free 

When you step into the Arc of High Point’s Wild and Free facility, you have no idea what kind of flurry of activity you may find. There may be someone serving coffee, a kiln for ceramic art being fired, gardeners tending to a multitude of raised beds, a group of people playing arcade games, a creative brainstorm happening around a movie screenplay, or…

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Planting Seeds of Hope: Growing High Point 

Carolina Vasquez hands out food from the Growdega

One of our favorite things to discover in our city are the men and women enacting change. When they see the gaps in our community, they choose to be the good, and get busy making a difference so that all of our neighbors can thrive in High Point.   With the team at Growing High Point, you don’t have to…

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Discover Good Works: D-UP

Jakki Davis infront of the D-UP sign in High Point, NC

  Jakki and Corvin Davis have learned over the last 14 years of running their organization, D-UP, that sometimes non-profits have to evolve in order to holistically meet the needs of a community. In 2007 when D-UP was founded, the Davis’ had one primary goal: to promote healthier living in their city to combat childhood obesity. They did…

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High Point Makes Way for Future Designers 

To many people outside of High Point, our city is known by our furniture industry. For many inside our city, we see our furniture industry as a part of our identity twice a year, and maybe don’t give it much thought the other 50 weeks of the year. But did you know that the same furniture industry makes it possible for our city to come together…

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From Can’t to Can: National Canned Food Month

Volunteers loading cars of canned goods in High Point, NC

It’s the post-holiday, winter slump, and it can feel like there isn’t much to look forward to. Christmas and New Year’s are over, and even Valentine’s Day is behind us. If you’re anything like us, you are done with the cold, rainy weather, and ready to get outside to enjoy the spring sunshine!   But before February comes to a close, we want to remind ourselves that…

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Lending a Holiday Helping Hand

Woman wearing a mask and holding a Christmas gift bag.

Each year at the holidays, people find themselves looking for ways to give. While giving gifts to friends and family is exciting, we also want to inspire you to give to others in our community. After the year we’ve had, even more folks than usual find themselves with various needs this holiday season. And a…

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Bikes that Bring Good 

Many of us dream of turning our passions into something that impacts our world. For Christian Davies, that passion is biking. When the Davies family moved to High Point from Seattle, Washington in 2017, Christian found out that the bike scene here wasn’t quite what it had been on the west coast.   We’ve always gone downhill biking,” Christian explains. “The scene in High Point…

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Signs of the Times: Fast Signs

Woman in black sweater stands in front of glass storefront windows holding a sign that says "healthcare heroes" and cartoon healthcare workers

Joan Campbell isn’t one to sit back and wait for things to happen. In fact, her entire job revolves around turning ideas into realities. As Sales Manager and Sign Consultant at FASTSIGNS of High Point, Joan takes customers’ visions for their sign or banner and helps them incorporate design concepts…

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Former History Launches Future Opportunities

Telissa Ward, Bryon Stricklin, and Patrick Harman laugh together on Historic Washington Street in High Point, NC

One of our city’s “claims to fame” is the historic Washington Street. Once deemed the “Black Wall Street,” Washington Street has been home to iconic buildings of culture and history like the Kilby Hotel, Jackie’s Place, and more…

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Putting “Heart & Sole” into a Virtual Race

Group of runners from High Point Medical Center run together out from under archway.

In the last six months of 2020, our world has gone virtual out of necessity. From weddings to board room meetings, to classrooms, to church services, to birthday parties, we’ve found a socially distant or virtual way to conduct just about everything…

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