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WS/FCS wraps up Ashley maintenance work early. School board members toured the facility just days after a federal civil rights complaint was filed. | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 18, 2018
Members of the local Board of Education toured Ashley Academy for Cultural and Global Studies on Friday morning, seeing for the first time the maintenance work done over the summer to address indoor air quality concerns.
Pedestrian bridge coming down at Merschel Plaza | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 18, 2018
The pedestrian bridge leading from Merschel Plaza over Third Street downtown will be taken down Saturday in advance of the planned redevelopment of Merschel Plaza.
Artist group unable to pay rent in June now vows to stay open | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 18, 2018
Just over a month ago, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem appeared on the verge of closing down, but on Thursday members celebrated the opening of its latest Juried Member show and vowed to keep the 62-year-old visual arts organization afloat.
Parking for Bowman Gray's last race of the season? The city has a plan to deal with crowds. | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 18, 2018
Winston-Salem will open part of Forest Park for spillover parking today during the last race of the season at Bowman Gray Stadium, in an effort to avoid parking problems that drew complaints after a race on July 18.
Cut gas line forces businesses to be evacuated in downtown Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 18, 2018
Firefighters are on the scene of a natural gas line break downtown in Winston-Salem.
Man found dead in neighbor's yard after Silver Alert | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 18, 2018
A 77-year-old man who was reported missing on Thursday was found dead Friday morning, police said.
Roll-over crash closes Marshall Street in downtown Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 18, 2018
Two people had minor injuries after the Honda Civic they were in overturned in downtown Winston-Salem Friday morning.
Winston Salem Journal | August 18, 2018
City leaders and local nonprofit officials on Friday announced a new campaign to combat hunger in the city called Think Orange, and talked about plans to use a $115,500 grant to help those who face challenges in getting food.
FedEx to add about 400 employees at its hub at Piedmont Triad International Airport | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 17, 2018
The Fedex Express Mid-Atlantic Hub at the Piedmont Triad International Airport will add about 400 employees over the several months, airport officials announced Thursday.
David Marcincavage is the new coach for Forbush girls soccer. He replaces Kenan James, who was suspended in June. | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 17, 2018
David Marcincavage has been named the new girls soccer coach at Forbush, Principal Boomer Kennedy announced Thursday afternoon.
'He just walked in': Man's donation pays for most of funeral of woman who panhandled | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 17, 2018
A daughter held up a sign at the very intersection her mother often frequented asking for spare change. The family needed money to bury the woman. And then came the miracle.
Moped driver injured in Kernersville crash; police investigating incident | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 17, 2018
A crash involving a moped and a pickup sent one person to the hospital on Thursday afternoon, Kernersville police said.
Inmate arrested in strangling death of Winston-Salem man | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 17, 2018
An inmate in the Forsyth County jail was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in the death of another man, authorities said.
Aretha Franklin wowed crowds at old Memorial Coliseum in 1961 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 17, 2018
In 1961, a 19-year-old Aretha Franklin took the stage at the old Memorial Coliseum as the opening act for Sam Cooke.
Forsyth County inmate died from blood clots, autopsy says; second inmate to die at jail this year | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 17, 2018
A Forsyth County inmate who was awaiting trial for first-degree murder died from a pulmonary embolism, an autopsy released Thursday said.
I joined East Forsyth for its football practice. It was a big mistake. | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 17, 2018
High school football begins Friday, and I hatched a bright idea to kick off the season — or so I thought. Actually, it was a big mistake.
High Point mother charged in Thomasville crash that injures toddler | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 17, 2018
THOMASVILLE — A High Point woman is facing several charges after her 3-year-old was seriously injured in a wreck on Tuesday.
Rosenstein: Public confidence in law officers enforcement still high | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 16, 2018
Though some people the country fear the police, the public's confidence in law enforcement officers remains high, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told a gathering of law-enforcement officials and prosecutors in Winston-Salem on Wednesday.
Federal internet sex crime sentences handed down in Guilford, Stokes counties | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 16, 2018
GREENSBORO — Two men were sentenced Wednesday for charges related to internet sex crimes involving minors that happened in the Triad.
Silver Alert canceled for Winston-Salem man found in another state | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 16, 2018
A Silver Alert has been canceled by the N.C. Center for Missing Persons for an 82-year-old Winston-Salem man after he was found in Virginia.
Two-year renovation gives Fire Station 7 space for equipment, better bathrooms and living quarters | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 16, 2018
Current firefighters and those who have moved on, neighbors past and present, relatives and city staff came to the grand opening Tuesday of Fire Station 7, which underwent extensive renovations.
Tank work could discolor water, city says | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 16, 2018
Some public water customers who live in downtown Winston-Salem and to the east of downtown, including the Walkertown and Kernersville areas, may notice water pressure fluctuations or a temporary discoloration in their water this week when a water tank is…
82-year-old man with stage 4 cancer missing in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 16, 2018
Update: The Silver Alert was canceled Wednesday morning at the request of Winston-Salem police.
Go See Do: Wednesday, Aug. 15 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 16, 2018
Downloading Media 101: 11 a.m. today at the Lewisville Branch Library, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville. For more information or to register, call 336-703-2940.
Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week | WXII 12
WXII 12 | August 16, 2018
The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is just days away. Unfortunately, this historic celestial event will not be visible to stargazers in North America. For approximately 3 hours and 55 minutes on Friday, the moon will be passing through the shadow of the Earth. NASA says that the moo...
Winston Salem Journal | August 16, 2018
The sentencing of two Winston-Salem tax preparers convicted of helping file false tax returns has been continued until October.
Winston Salem Journal | August 16, 2018
McDonald’s announced Tuesday that it and its franchisees will spend $214 million on building and renovating 430 restaurants in North Carolina by the end of 2019.
'It was insane,' DMV customer says of 5-hour wait to get license. NC agency promises more examiners are being hired. | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 14, 2018
RALEIGH — The state Division of Motor Vehicles announced Tuesday that it will reassign staff and hire more driver’s license examiners to try to reduce the long lines at its driver’s license offices around the state.
Racial bias toward students alleged in complaint against schools in Winston-Salem, Forsyth; coalition demands new Ashley Academy | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 14, 2018
A federal complaint filed against Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and the Board of Education over building conditions at an elementary school claims students were discriminated against on the basis of race.
Wake Forest Baptist gains eight national rankings from U.S. News & World Report's latest best hospitals list | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 14, 2018
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is ranked nationally in seven adult and one pediatric specialties for the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2018-19 list, timed for release today.
Stolen motorcycles, gun recovered; 2 men arrested in Davidson County | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 14, 2018
LINWOOD — Two men are facing charges after a report of stolen property on Sunday.
Central park in downtown Winston-Salem? City panel endorses paying partnership $4.6 million to finish Merschel Plaza with sidewalks, public restrooms | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 14, 2018
The Finance Committee of the Winston-Salem City Council has endorsed a plan to help the developers of the former Pepper Building finish construction of Merschel Plaza as a long-awaited central park downtown.
Winston-Salem Council may appoint new member, rather than hold special election, with departure of Ed Hanes to legislature | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 14, 2018
Winston-Salem city council members are leaning toward making an appointment rather than holding a special election to replace departing member Derwin Montgomery, although all the details have not been worked out, Mayor Allen Joines said Monday.
‘We know who the villain is,’ Gore tells crowd near Duke’s Belews Creek plant; neighbors blame illness on coal ash | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 14, 2018
WALNUT COVE — Former vice president Al Gore, who made climate change the focus of his post-political life, turned up the heat on Duke Energy on Monday, calling the Belews Creek Steam Station a crime scene that has sickened people…
Kernersville may put visitor's center at Korner’s Folly; town commits $750,000 toward the project contingent upon foundation matching the money | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 14, 2018
The Kernersville Board of Aldermen has agreed to enter into a partnership with the Korner’s Folly Foundation to build a Visitor’s Center for Korner’s Folly and the town, officials said Monday.
Winston Salem Journal | August 14, 2018
EMERALD ISLE — Authorities have identified a man who was brought out of the water on the North Carolina coast.
VF Corp. moving headquarters to Denver, most jobs will stay in Greensboro | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 13, 2018
The new, yet-to-be-named company that operates the denim and also its outlet businesses will remain in Greensboro.
Silver Alert canceled for Winston-Salem teen | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 13, 2018
The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a Winston-Salem teen.
Police release name of man seriously hurt in stabbing on Patterson Avenue; suspect identified | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 13, 2018
A 47-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a stabbing in the 1700 block of North Patterson Avenue on Sunday evening.
Are you more likely to get stomach cancer? Wake Forest Baptist researchers may have found biomarker to answer this question. | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 13, 2018
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers said Thursday they believe they have discovered a potential new biomarker for determining whether a patient has gastric/stomach cancer.
Search continues for Winston-Salem teenager who left home with unidentified male early Saturday | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 13, 2018
Winston-Salem police are continuing to search for a missing teenager who is the subject of a Silver Alert by the N.C. Center for Missing Persons.
Go See Do: Monday, Aug. 13 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 13, 2018
Veterans Day Parade Call Out for Participants: The Triad Vietnam Veterans Association will hold its annual parade at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 along Fourth Street and Liberty Street in downtown Winston-Salem. For more information or to take part in the…
Scott Hollifield: Wrestling with 'The Couch from Hell' | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 13, 2018
Here’s a fun fact: A couch that falls from the back of a pickup truck traveling 30 mph on a suburban street will flip end over end three times before finally skidding to a stop.
Man points gun at clerk during robbery at Polo Road business in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 13, 2018
A man pointed a gun at a clerk and demanded money at the Metro PCS store at 335 Polo Road on Sunday afternoon, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.
Funnel cloud photobombs wedding photo | WXII 12
WXII 12 | August 13, 2018
Dark clouds didn’t keep this wedding party from smiling.The newlyweds told WGBA-TV earlier this month that they felt the storm in Wisconsin was a special addition to the best day of their lives.
Silver alert issued for 80-year-old Winston-Salem woman who may be driving a silver Ford Escort | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 12, 2018
Winston-Salem police are looking for an 80-year-old woman who may be driving a silver 1997 Ford Escort.
Democratic county executive committee will meet today to elect Hanes' successor | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 12, 2018
The county executive committee of the local Democratic Party will meet today to elect a successor to former state Rep. Ed Hanes, D-Forsyth, who retired last week from the N.C. General Assembly.
Kelly Davis, who is fighting lung cancer, wasn't about to miss the Forsyth Invitational | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 12, 2018
KERNERSVILLE — When the 71st Forsyth Invitational concludes today at Tanglewood Park’s Reynolds Course, Kelly Davis will likely finish in last place.
Prominent local attorney Maready dies at age 85; known for being a polarizing legal, community figure | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 12, 2018
William Maready, a prominent Winston-Salem attorney most known for attempting to block the expansion of local and state economic incentives, died Thursday at age 85.
Go See Do: Sunday, Aug. 12 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | August 12, 2018
“Musical Passport” with the Harmonium Winds/SummerFest: 3 p.m. today at Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth St., Free. For more information, go to www.musiccarolina.org.