Archive for November, 2008

Wake Forest Football

Posted in Internship, Sports with tags , , on November 14, 2008 by bwarrenphoto

The second assignment I took on was to try my hand at some college football. No photographers were going, and I was free for the rest of the afternoon. Another photographer, Nelson Kepley, set me up with a pass and off I went.

Its a different experience that High School football, plus it was an afternoon game. It was nice to have a little bit of light for a change. I came back with a few pretty good shots, the one immidiately below ended up in Sunday’s paper at the News & Record.

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The Demon Deacons’ #85, Ben Wooster reaches over Virginia’s #40, Corey Mosley in attempt to score a touchdown in the BB&T stadium at Wake Forest in Winston Salem, NC on Saturday, November 8, 2008. The throw was incomplete, and no touchdown was scored. (Brandon Warren/ News-Record)

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The Demon Deacons’ #8, Marshall Williams gets hit hard by Virginia’s #19, Ras-I Dowling after catching a pass down field in the BB&T Stadium at Wake Forest in Winston Salem, NC on Saturday, November 8, 2008. (Brandon Warren/ News-Record)

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Virginia’s Quarter Back #6, Marc Verica gets snagged by a member of the Wake Forest defense in the BB&T Stadium at Wake Forest in Winston Salem, NC on Saturday, November 08, 2008. Brandon Warren/ News-Record)

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U.S. Flag Retirement

Posted in Internship, People with tags , , , , on November 14, 2008 by bwarrenphoto

This past Saturday was my first weekend working. I rather enjoyed myself, and got a few things published. My first assignment was to go out to Greensboro Country Park at the Guilford County Veterans Memorial where Boy Scout troop 101 and the Elks Lodge 602 was having a U.S. Flag Retirement ceremony. Troop 101 spent the month of October collecting around 100 flags from around Guilford County, including the flag that was flying over the Veterans Memorial itself.

I found the ceremony pretty interesting, mostly because I’ve never actually seen flags retired by fire before. Check it out.

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Members of Boy Scouts of America, Troop 101, Rob Thomas (left), Avery Long (center), and Kent Bates (right) retire three American flags by fire at the Guilford County Veterans Memorial in the Greensboro Country Park in Greensboro, NC on Saturday, October 8, 2008. Avery places the flag that flew over the Veterans Memorial in the fire to be retired first. *all names cp bw (Brandon Warren/ News-Record)

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A new American flag flies above the Guilford County Veterans Memorial in Greensboro Country Park in Greensboro, NC on Saturday, November 8, 2008. (Brandon Warren/ News-Record)

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Falling Glass Pain

Posted in Internship, People, Spot News with tags , , , on November 14, 2008 by bwarrenphoto

I finished eating my lunch on Friday, November 7, 2008 and I came across the scene where a crowd was all staring at the sky in Downtown Greensboro. Here is what was going on.

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People gather just the sidewalk at E. Market and N. Elm intersection after a pain of glass fell from the 9th story of a building on Friday, November 7, 2008. The pain of class landed on the car of Michael (left looking up) and Heather Boyles (far left) as well as an unknown man that was taken away in an amulance. (Brandon Warren/ News-Record)

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Fragments of glass lay on the sidewalk on E. Market at the N. Elm intersection after a pain of glass fell from window on the 9th story of a building on Friday, November 7, 2008. The pain of class landed on the car of Michael and Heather Boyles as well as an unknown man that was taken away in an ambulance. (Brandon Warren/ News-Record)

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Heather Boyles kicks pieces of glass out of the roadway on E. Market at the N. Elm intersection after a pain of glass fell from a window on the 9th story of a building on Friday, November 7, 2008. The pain of class landed on the car of Michael and Heather Boyles as well as an unknown man that was taken away in an ambulance. (Brandon Warren/ News-Record)

Art Maker in Greensboro

Posted in Internship with tags , , , on November 14, 2008 by bwarrenphoto

Went out and shot a few pics for a story on local artists. Meet Frank Russell.

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Frank Russell, an art maker in Greensboro, NC stands in front of one of his paintings in the back of the Artmongerz gallery in Greensboro, NC on Friday, November 7, 2008. Artmongerz is a gallery at 610 S. Elm St. where several artists show their work to the public with no admission fee. (Brandon Warren/ News-Record)

Car vs. Building in Kernersville

Posted in Internship, Spot News with tags , , , on November 4, 2008 by bwarrenphoto

Residents of Lindsey Manor Apartment Complex in Kernersville, NC got a jolt on Saturday morning, November 1, 2008, when a Honda Accord driven by Peggy Hicks crashed into the front door of apartment B of building 474.

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Peggy says she was coming to visit friends that lived in the apartments and when pulling into a parking spot stepped on the gas instead of the brake.

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Peggy’s car crashed though a brick support column which held up the second floor’s front porch, sending the column back over the roof of her car, smashing it in.  

Residents in the apartment just above the accident had to be evacuated out their back door down a ladder with the help of Kernersville fire fighters.

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There were no personal injuries.  The extent of the damage caused to the structure is unknown as of Saturday afternoon.  (Brandon Warren/ News-Record)

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Eight year old Lynnsey Milner looks back at the ladder she just climbed down to get out of her home due to a car that crashed into the front of the building in Kernersville, NC, on Saturday Morning, November 1, 2008.

Structure Fire Near Downtown Greensboro

Posted in Internship, Spot News with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2008 by bwarrenphoto

A large fire engulfed a warehouse off West Lee Street Friday afternoon, destroying the structure and leaving downtown blanketed in a smoky haze.

Firefighters were called to the former Transportation Systems Inc. warehouse at 402 Tipton Place at 4:51 p.m. to find the structure fully engulfed in flames, said Assistant Fire Chief David Douglas.

Firefighters initially went inside the structure, but quickly evacuated and fought the fire with hoses extended on ladder trucks and on the ground before putting out much of the fire in less than two hours, Douglas said.

Flames completely gutted the inside of the building and caused walls on the structure to collapse.

Douglas said no one was inside the building and there were no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire remained undetermined late Friday night.

“Someone reported seeing two to three homeless people near the structure when the fire was reported,” Bellamy said.

“They were located on South Eugene Street a short time later. They were seen coming out of the building before smoke was seen coming out.”

The suspects were released and no charges were filed, police said. An investigation is ongoing.


Fire Chief Harold Robbins stands in a location in which to direct the fire fighters on the ladder truck where their water is needed most from a ground level point a view near where W. Lee St. passes under S. Eugene St. in Greensboro, NC, Friday, October 31, 2008. This is the day Harold was retiring, and his final shift was to end at 6:00 pm but when the call came in around 5:00 pm, he went to work. “Goint out with a bang” is what a fire officer called it. (Brandon Warren/ News-Record)

Mike Synan, the owner of European Auto Works, which sits next door to the warehouse, said the fire spread throughout the structure very quickly.

Synan said the former tenants, Transportation Systems, used the warehouse to ship furniture from High Point to the West Coast and leased the site for more than 20 years until leaving in January.

The company still had trucks on the site and Douglas said they still had some equipment left in the building.

Douglas said the building is owned by Norfolk Southern.

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Text By Ryan Seals N&R Staff Writer