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Winter storm delivers up to 14 inches of snow to Forsyth County, causing power outages, vehicle crashes and roof collapses | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 11, 2018
The winter storm delivered 10 to 14½ inches of snow to Forsyth County Sunday and Monday, causing power outages and vehicle crashes on snow- and ice-covered roads. Heavy snow also collapsed the roof of a building at the site of…
A million more seniors will have to pay for gym memberships as SilverSneakers disappears from two AARP plans | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 11, 2018
North Carolinians who have AARP’s Medicare Advantage and Supplement plans will no longer be able to participate in the popular SilverSneakers fitness program, beginning Jan. 1.
'We are in the business of staying prepared': First responders, hospital and shelter staffs work despite the winter storm. | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 11, 2018
School may stop for snow and church services may get cancelled, but emergency workers know they have to carry on.
Storm-related death in Yadkin County: Man was shoveling snow after getting stuck | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 11, 2018
JONESVILLE — A man died Sunday after the tractor-trailer he was driving became stuck in the snow.
Garbage collection in Winston-Salem canceled for Tuesday; landfills open with adjusted hours | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 11, 2018
The hazardous conditions on residential streets has city officials canceling all garbage, recycling and yard-waste collection for Tuesday. Officials will assess conditions on Tuesday before deciding about collections for the rest of the week, according to a news release.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools closed Tuesday and Wednesday, while local colleges and universities announce cancellations as well. | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 11, 2018
Public schools in Forsyth County Schools are canceling classes through Wednesday as the remnants of the weekend winter storm and freezing temperatures create perilous road conditions. Universities and colleges in the area are taking similar precautions.
Funnel cloud photobombs wedding photo | WXII 12
WXII 12 | December 11, 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.
This App Is Going Away Soon | WXII 12
WXII 12 | December 10, 2018
The WXII 12 Weather app will be going away soon.Download the WXII 12 News and Weather app today to get the latest local weather information:iPhone and iPadAndroidIn the WXII 12 News and Weather app you'll find:Custom severe weather alerts based on your locationGet alerts for your home, work, school ...
Ice Ice Baby: Stokes County Schools superintendent raps about Monday's snow day | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2018
Stokes County Schools Superintendent Phillip Bradley “Brad” Rice continues his tradition of making snow day announcements with a song.
Mayfield, Browns send Panthers to fifth straight loss | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2018
CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee as the crowd roared. When the clock hit zeros, the stadium's sound system blasted "Danger Zone."
Freezing rain, some snow still in forecast | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2018
Snow amounts reported by both the public and professionals to the National Weather Service show some areas in the Triad already at 10 to 12 inches.
Snowed under: A foot of snow brings treacherous travel; dangerous road conditions could linger for days, forecasters say | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2018
Snowfall totals ranged from 10 to 14 inches in the Triad with isolated higher amounts as a major winter storm moved through the region Sunday, said the National Weather Service.
Whaddaya mean you don't like snow? | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2018
While the N.C. Zoo's polar bear Nikita may be enjoying the weather, the zoo has decided to close through Tuesday to clear snow from the 5 miles of trails running through the zoo's 500 acres.
Official: Roads in Winston-Salem are treacherous, people warned to stay off them | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2018
If people do not have go out on the roads today, they should not venture out because the roads are extremely treacherous, according to Winston-Salem communications.
7 Day & Planners | WXII 12
WXII 12 | December 09, 2018
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Tracking the Tropics | WXII 12
WXII 12 | December 09, 2018
Browse maps of any current tropical activity and helpful information from the WXII 12 Weather team. When a storm threatens North Carolina, trust WXII12.com for frequent updates and complete details.Don't Miss: Interactive Radar and alert informationMore: WXII 12 WeatherNorth Carolina DOT Hurricane...
Snow Day Calculator - FAQ | WXII 12
WXII 12 | December 09, 2018
How does the Snow Day Calculator work?The Snow Day Calculator automatically pulls weather information from the National Weather Service and uses a carefully developed formula to give snow day predictions for schools in your zip code! Predictions use the most recent weather information and new predic...
Bundle up and chill out: Record lows possible in Northeast by the weekend | WXII 12
WXII 12 | December 09, 2018
Folks on the East Coast should break out their winter coats.A blast of arctic air will roll into the Northeast by late Thursday, bringing the coldest weather of the season this weekend.Record lows 20 to 25 degrees below normal are possible in some cities in the Northeast on Friday night or Saturday ...
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2018
HIGH POINT — The City of High Point is on Twitter, warning people to “stay off the roads!”
Theatre Alliance gets in the holiday spirit with '34th Street' | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 08, 2018
For the Christmas season, the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance has turned to a sturdy, and consistently charming, tale of modern cynicism proving to be no match for the magic of good old Saint Nick.
A Bond of Song: Two men, one from New York and the other from the mountains of North Carolina,  formed an enduring friendship that brought the ballad of Tom Dooley out of  the hollers and onto mainstream radio | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 08, 2018
In winter mornings in the 1920s, as cold seeped through the cracks of a log cabin deep in the mountains of Watauga County, a young boy woke to the smell of biscuits and frying meat and the quiet strains of…
Year in Music will include contributions from Warner, Proffitt | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 08, 2018
The music that Frank Warner collected in the mountains of North Carolina, including songs from Frank Proffitt, will be part of a statewide campaign to promote North Carolina’s rich musical heritage in 2019. And it will be presented to North…
Winston-Salem could see more snow than it has in 90 years; up to 18 inches of snow possible | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 08, 2018
Gray skies and cold temperatures Saturday set the stage for what could be a historic winter storm, with predictions of up to 18 inches of snow beginning today.
“Nutcracker” a dazzling, whirling spectacle | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 08, 2018
“The Nutcracker” ballet at UNC School of the Arts is a miracle of artistry and engineering.
Four-year-old cancer-free after 49 chemotherapy treatments, just in time for Christmas | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 08, 2018
Christmas came early for parents Will and Jamie Carpenter as their long-standing wish was granted.
Winter weather may affect delivery of the Journal | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2018
Delivery of the Winston-Salem Journal could be delayed in the days ahead because of this weekend’s winter storm. Our carriers will do their best to get the paper to your home, but some areas might be unreachable.
Go See Do: Saturday, Dec. 8 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2018
A Tour Through Local History: Kernersville Museum, 127 W. Mountain St. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ice skating, noon-6 p.m.. Admission is free to the museum, ice skating is $7 for 30 minutes of skate time.
Severe weather likely to bring 8 to 12 inches of snow and ice to Forsyth, weather service says | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2018
Severe winter weather, including freezing rain is in the forecast for Forsyth County Sunday into Monday, raising the chances that people will be dealing with power outages in addition to snow and sleet.
Schools busy preparing ahead of winter storm | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2018
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools’ maintenance staff is preparing for a potential multi-day response to winter weather passing through the area this weekend.
Winston-Salem man charged in August shooting death of friend | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2018
Three months after a man was shot and killed, police have charged another man in his death.
Synthetic pot sales mean charges for Tobacco store owner, police in Mount Airy say | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2018
MOUNT AIRY — Following an undercover investigation that began with allegations about the sale of tobacco products to minors, a store operator was arrested on Thursday.
Power restored in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2018
Power has been restored to an area near downtown that briefly lost it, according to Duke Energy's website.
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2018
Four young women have been cited after a Thursday evening fight involving six people at a Reynolds High School athletic event, Winston-Salem Police said.
Convicted of trying to kill co-defendant in a breaking and entering case, King man will serve at least 27 years in prison | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2018
A King man was found guilty Thursday of shooting a Winston-Salem man in the head and leaving him for dead to prevent that man from testifying against him in a breaking and entering case.
A foot of snow and sleet? Forecasters now in agreement on Triad's forecast | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2018
Almost a foot of snow and sleet could fall in the Triad over the weekend, the National Weather Service said, as it beefed up its predictions on how strong an approaching winter storm may be.
Fifth flu-related death reported in NC for 2018-19 season | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2018
A fifth confirmed flu-related death has been confirmed for North Carolina for the 2018-19 season involving an adult between ages 25 and 49, state health regulators said Thursday.
911 call centers back up in Triad, Carolinas | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2018
People are now able to dial 911, according to a media release from Forsyth County.
Golden Globe nod for Lucas Hedges, School of the Arts alum | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2018
Lucas Hedges, who attended the UNC School of the Arts during the 2015-16 school year, was among the nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globe awards, which were announced Thursday morning.
Davidson County man gets lucky in the lottery | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2018
THOMASVILLE — A Thomasville man purchasing a lottery ticket on Tuesday turned out to be a big winner.
George H.W. Bush wrote to her late husband. The Advance woman remembers Bush as 'the president of all the people.' | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2018
Peggy King was cleaning when she stumbled upon a letter tucked into her bookcase that she hadn’t thought about in years.
Forsyth commissioner pays tribute to Bush in D.C.; Democrat says former president transcended party lines | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2018
Forsyth County Commissioner Fleming El-Amin, a Democrat, stood outside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., for two hours in the cold Tuesday to pay his respects to former President George H.W. Bush, a Republican.
Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week | WXII 12
WXII 12 | December 06, 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 | December 06, 2018
The owner of a Roadway Express facility in Kernersville has been fined $11,000 related to the June 25 workplace death of a Kernersville man.
Chance of heavy snow, along with sleet and freezing rain, in the Triad starting Saturday | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 05, 2018
Forecasters are predicting a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow for the Triad and Northwest North Carolina this weekend.
Toddlers wander from day care on Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 05, 2018
Six toddlers escaped supervision from a day care Tuesday afternoon, with five of them making it to a busy highway.
2 charged after shots fired, hit and run at motel in Lexington, police say | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 05, 2018
LEXINGTON — A woman is in critical condition and two others are facing charges following a run-in at a motel Tuesday night.
Police ID 6 students arrested after Parkland High fight; 23 officers responded | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 05, 2018
Nearly two dozen Winston-Salem police officers showed up at Parkland High School on Tuesday afternoon in response to a fight on campus.
Drugs, violence and gangs task force is new Forsyth County sheriff's priority | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 05, 2018
In his first day on the job, Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough Jr. wasted no time getting to work.
Historical marker likely for the Winston-Salem house of '5' Royales founder Lowman Pauling | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 05, 2018
Nearly four years after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the “5” Royales are getting some overdue local love.
Murder conviction of Winston-Salem man accused of shooting woman twice in the head is upheld by appellate court | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | December 05, 2018
The N.C. Court of Appeals upheld on Tuesday the first-degree murder conviction of a Winston-Salem man accused of breaking into a woman’s house and shooting her twice in the head, killing her.