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Watch: Winston-Salem Fire Department rescue training | Winston Salem Journal Watch: Winston-Salem Fire Department rescue training
Winston-Salem Fire Department recruits continued safety and survival training Wednesday by practicing safety and survival drills, like freeing a trapped firefighter from behind a wall and rescuing a person from a hole.
Winston Salem Journal | August 23, 2017
Armed robbery reported at Winston-Salem Chili's | Winston Salem Journal Armed robbery reported at Winston-Salem Chili's
Armed robbers entered the Chili's restaurant at Stratford Commons Court shortly after midnight Tuesday and demanded money, according to a media release from police.
Winston Salem Journal | August 23, 2017
N.C. Supreme Court upholds ruling that Kernersville town manager violated rights of terminated firefighter | Winston Salem Journal N.C. Supreme Court upholds ruling that Kernersville town manager violated rights of terminated firefighter
The N.C. Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that Kernersville town manager violated the rights of a firefighter appealing his termination by refusing to turn over unredacted documents that may have led to his firing.
Winston Salem Journal | August 23, 2017
Baked beans are a satisfying, filling addition to a summer supper | Winston Salem Journal Baked beans are a satisfying, filling addition to a summer supper
At this time of year, my accompaniments for grilled foods tend toward the lighter side — slaw, cucumber salad, grilled zucchini and eggplant.
Winston Salem Journal | August 23, 2017
Go See Do: Wednesday, Aug. 23 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Wednesday, Aug. 23
BEGINNING TABLE TENNIS: 1-7 p.m. today at the Miller Park Recreation Center, 400 Leisure Lane. Free. Call 336-727-2831.
Winston Salem Journal | August 23, 2017
Police ID man whose body was found behind a Winston-Salem business | Winston Salem Journal Police ID man whose body was found behind a Winston-Salem business
The body of an 18-year-old man was found behind a Winston-Salem business Tuesday morning in what police have deemed a homicide.
Winston Salem Journal | August 23, 2017
Davidson County prosecutors seek to dismiss motion alleging jury misconduct in Corbett trial | Winston Salem Journal Davidson County prosecutors seek to dismiss motion alleging jury misconduct in Corbett trial
LEXINGTON — Davidson County prosecutors filed court papers Monday asking a judge to dismiss a motion to overturn the murder convictions of Thomas Martens and Molly Corbett based on allegations of jury misconduct.
Winston Salem Journal | August 23, 2017
Winston-Salem/Forsyth school system votes on pay increases for staff | Winston Salem Journal Winston-Salem/Forsyth school system votes on pay increases for staff
This year, every employee in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will receive a pay increase, said Budget Director Kerry Crutchfield.
Winston Salem Journal | August 23, 2017
Second Harvest food mission, culinary kitchen gives Rep. Foxx reason for optimism | Winston Salem Journal Second Harvest food mission, culinary kitchen gives Rep. Foxx reason for optimism
A visit to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C. represented to U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx a refreshing break from the rigors of partisan politics.
Winston Salem Journal | August 23, 2017
Redistricting crowd sent to 'overflow' room | Winston Salem Journal Redistricting crowd sent to 'overflow' room
About 70 percent of the attendees at Tuesday's hearing in Jamestown ended up in a TV room with sound problems.
Winston Salem Journal | August 23, 2017
Man's body found behind Winston-Salem business | Winston Salem Journal Man's body found behind Winston-Salem business
A body was found behind a Winston-Salem business Tuesday morning in what police have deemed a homicide.
Winston Salem Journal | August 22, 2017
Teen charged with sex offense, child abuse | Winston Salem Journal Teen charged with sex offense, child abuse
A 16-year-old Lexington boy is accused of first-degree sex offense and felony child abuse after medical staff at Brenner Children’s Hospital told police they found evidence of sexual assault on a child.
Winston Salem Journal | August 22, 2017
Craig Blitzer: DAs concocted scheme that led to resignations, indictments | Winston Salem Journal Craig Blitzer: DAs concocted scheme that led to resignations, indictments
Former Rockingham County District Attorney Craig Blitzer is convicted of failure to discharge the duties of his office after his wife collected $48,000 in unearned state money.
Winston Salem Journal | August 22, 2017
Go See Do: Tuesday, Aug. 22 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Tuesday, Aug. 22
TAI CHI (QIGONG) CLASSES FOR SENIORS: 11 a.m. today at Unity Moravian Church, 8300 Concord Church Road, Lewisville and 3 p.m. today at Fairview Moravian Church, 6550 Silas Creek Parkway. $5 per class. Taught by Beth Blair: Beth@seamlesslivingNC.com or call…
Winston Salem Journal | August 22, 2017
Thousands turn out to watch eclipse at Winston-Salem events | Winston Salem Journal Thousands turn out to watch eclipse at Winston-Salem events
As the moon passed over the sun at 2:41 p.m. Monday, many people cheered and clapped. A few women let out screams of delight.
Winston Salem Journal | August 22, 2017
Armed robber makes off with cash from Country Club Road store | Winston Salem Journal Armed robber makes off with cash from Country Club Road store
An armed robber took cash from a Four Brothers convenience store on Country Club Road early Monday morning, police reported.
Winston Salem Journal | August 22, 2017
Migos, Gucci Mane to headline N.C. A&T homecoming concert | Winston Salem Journal Migos, Gucci Mane to headline N.C. A&T homecoming concert
The Georgia rappers will perform Oct. 7 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Winston Salem Journal | August 22, 2017
AgeWise: Enrolling in Medicare | Winston Salem Journal AgeWise: Enrolling in Medicare
Q: Do I need to enroll in Medicare if I plan to retire after my 65th birthday?
Winston Salem Journal | August 22, 2017
Two local teachers urge Winston-Salem City Council to take action regarding Confederate statue | Winston Salem Journal Two local teachers urge Winston-Salem City Council to take action regarding Confederate statue
Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines said Monday night that he has contacted the United Daughters of the Confederacy and is talking with the organization’s officials in Burlington about the status of the Confederate statue in downtown Winston-Salem.
Winston Salem Journal | August 22, 2017
Group holds prayer vigil near Confederate statue | Winston Salem Journal Group holds prayer vigil near Confederate statue
About 75 people gathered across the street from the Confederate statue in Winston-Salem Sunday evening for a prayer vigil that emphasized overcoming racism in the wake of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va.
Winston Salem Journal | August 20, 2017
UPDATE: Missing 8-year-old girl who was subject of Amber Alert found safe | Winston Salem Journal UPDATE: Missing 8-year-old girl who was subject of Amber Alert found safe
STOKES COUNTY, N.C. – An 8-year-old girl whose disappearance prompted an Amber Alert on Sunday has been found safe, according to the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office.
Winston Salem Journal | August 20, 2017
Scott Hollifield: Study gives smiley face a thumbs down | Winston Salem Journal Scott Hollifield: Study gives smiley face a thumbs down
It’s the kind of news that makes emoji lovers shed a cartoon-like tear: A new study suggests a “smiley face emoji and similar emoticons included in work-related emails may not create a positive impression and could even undermine information sharing.”
Winston Salem Journal | August 20, 2017
Forsyth County Central Library sets date for public opening | Winston Salem Journal Forsyth County Central Library sets date for public opening
The reveal date is set for the grand opening of the Forsyth County Central Library after a $27 million renovation.
Winston Salem Journal | August 20, 2017
Henrik Stenson wins Wyndham Championship | Winston Salem Journal Henrik Stenson wins Wyndham Championship
The 2016 Open champion shoots a final-round 64 to win.
Winston Salem Journal | August 20, 2017
Go See Do: Monday, Aug. 21 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Monday, Aug. 21
STEFANIE DRAPER, HEALTH COACH: 1 p.m. today at the Shepherd’s Center, 1700 Ebert St. Draper will explain how a health coach can help you achieve your wellness goals. No cost, but reserve a seat by calling 336-748-0217.
Winston Salem Journal | August 20, 2017
Forsyth officials to parents: Get children vaccinated now | Winston Salem Journal Forsyth officials to parents: Get children vaccinated now
For parents who haven’t gotten their children vaccinated, the Forsyth County Department of Public Health has a message: Don’t wait.
Winston Salem Journal | August 20, 2017
Authorities say no one injured in fight at WSSU | Winston Salem Journal Authorities say no one injured in fight at WSSU
Winston-Salem police said there were no injuries reported Saturday night on the campus of Winston-Salem State University, where a fight broke out during a party at "The Pit" near the Gaines Center on campus.
Winston Salem Journal | August 20, 2017
State and local briefs | Winston Salem Journal State and local briefs
Authorities: No one hurt in fight at WSSU
Winston Salem Journal | August 20, 2017
Scene and Heard: Celebrating lives with food, music, dance | Winston Salem Journal Scene and Heard: Celebrating lives with food, music, dance
Patsy and Julia — this week was one for the ladies. One event seen and heard celebrated a life with music and dance, the other with food, drink and the hum of a black-and-white television show in the background. Both…
Winston Salem Journal | August 19, 2017
Go See Do: Sunday, Aug. 20 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Sunday, Aug. 20
MUSIC ON THE HILL: 6 p.m. today at Burkhead United Methodist Church, 5250 Silas Creek Parkway. “None of the Above” band (bluegrass). Free admission.
Winston Salem Journal | August 19, 2017
How Very: Theater Alliance musical takes on the cult hit 'Heathers' | Winston Salem Journal How Very: Theater Alliance musical takes on the cult hit 'Heathers'
Among its wide array of productions, the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance has a long tradition of edgy pop culture musicals, with productions such as “Reefer Madness,” “Evil Dead” and “The Rocky Horror Show.”
Winston Salem Journal | August 19, 2017
Wyndham reaches beyond Greensboro | Winston Salem Journal Wyndham reaches beyond Greensboro
These days, the Wyndham belongs to the Piedmont Triad, an intentional move, say the people who shoved the tournament’s reach, if not its location, beyond Greensboro’s city limits around 2008.
Winston Salem Journal | August 19, 2017
Protesters descend on downtown; others guard Confederate statue | Winston Salem Journal Protesters descend on downtown; others guard Confederate statue
Protesters lined either side of a street in downtown Winston-Salem Saturday morning, calling for Trump’s impeachment and the condemnation of white nationalist groups.
Winston Salem Journal | August 19, 2017
North Carolina House proposes new legislative district map | Winston Salem Journal North Carolina House proposes new legislative district map
The state House map released Saturday is the first made public ahead of a statewide public hearing Tuesday. State lawmakers are expected to finalize new House and Senate district lines the following week.
Winston Salem Journal | August 19, 2017
Council members say local confederate statue should be moved | Winston Salem Journal Council members say local confederate statue should be moved
Some members of the Winston-Salem City Council are saying the time has come to find a new home for the Confederate statue downtown, although it’s not clear what the city can do about it.
Winston Salem Journal | August 19, 2017
UPDATE: Missing Child – 12 year old located | Camel City Dispatch UPDATE: Missing Child – 12 year old located
12 year old Syniyah Nevaeh Byrd has been missing since Wednesday evening (May 24) around 8pm.
Camel City Dispatch | August 18, 2017
CCD Presents: Poetry by Peter Venable | Camel City Dispatch CCD Presents: Poetry by Peter Venable
Peter Venable is a member of the Winston-Salem Writers
Camel City Dispatch | August 18, 2017
AFAS Center for the Arts opens in the Arts District | Camel City Dispatch AFAS Center for the Arts opens in the Arts District
AFAS Center for the Arts, located at the corner of Liberty and Seventh streets, will officially open to the public on Saturday, May 6.
Camel City Dispatch | August 18, 2017
Youth Grantmakers in Action Award Grants to Youth-Led Projects | Camel City Dispatch Youth Grantmakers in Action Award Grants to Youth-Led Projects
Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) recently announced eight grants totaling $2,460 at their annual grant celebration event. These grants will […]
Camel City Dispatch | August 18, 2017
Lawn and Garden Safety Tips from WFBMC | Camel City Dispatch Lawn and Garden Safety Tips from WFBMC
"Each year, approximately 317,210 people nationwide are treated for various injuries resulting from lawn and garden tools."
Camel City Dispatch | August 18, 2017