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Atlanta developer buys Kernersville sites primed for Amazon fulfillment center | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2018
An Atlanta commercial real-estate developer has bought three Kernersville sites being primed for a potential Amazon fulfillment center.
Kenan James, Forbush girls soccer coach, suspension changed to without pay | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2018
The suspension of Kenan James, a social studies teacher and longtime girls soccer coach at Forbush High School, was changed to unpaid by the Yadkin County school system on Tuesday.
Forsyth managerial staff recommends consolidating DSS and public health | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2018
The Forsyth County managerial staff has recommended the consolidation of the county’s social services and health departments.
Police: Man shot while attempting to break into vehicles in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2018
A man was shot after he and others were trying to break into cars in a neighborhood early Tuesday morning.
The right idea - dealing with the heat | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2018
The high temperature reached 94 degrees on Tuesday in Winston-Salem, according to the National Weather Service. There’s no relief expected soon. Today’s forecast calls for a high of near 94 with a 30 percent chance of rain.
Peruvian chicken chain coming to the Triad | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2018
Viva Chicken, a small restaurant chain based in Charlotte, is planning to bring its brand of Peruvian rotisserie chicken to the Triad next year.
Village Juice opens new location downtown | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2018
After about a year of construction, Village Juice Co. has opened its second café in the ground floor of the Twin City Lofts building at 400 W. Fourth St.
Social offers Lowcountry and other Southern Fare in Robinhood Village | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2018
Social Southern Kitchen & Cocktails has opened in the Village at Robinhood shopping center at the intersection of Robinhood Road and Meadowlark Drive, in the space formerly occupied by Harry Kahuna’s Tiki Grill.
Brasstown Chocolate Moving to Trade Street | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2018
Brasstown Chocolate will move to Trade Street this summer, and the new store will incorporate a coffee roaster run by the owners of Twin City Hive Lounge.
Housing proposal near SECCA has neighbors worried about flooding, loss of woods | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2018
Land to the rear of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art could be the setting for a 29-home subdivision that takes advantage of its roots in the former estate of industrialist James G. Hanes, developers say.
Winston-Salem passes budget, raises minimum wage for city workers and corrects pay glitch | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2018
The Winston-Salem City Council approved a $530 million budget on Monday that keeps the city tax rate the same and increases many employees’ pay levels.
Kenan James, Forbush girls soccer coach, suspended amid allegations of inappropriate communication | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2018
Kenan James, a social studies teacher and longtime girls soccer coach at Forbush High School, was suspended with pay in late May while Yadkin County Schools investigate allegations of inappropriate communication.
Legal battle over HB2 returns to federal court in Winston-Salem on June 25 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2018
North Carolina’s House Bill 2, widely decried as discriminatory against gay and transgender people, may have been repealed, but the legal fight it led to is far from over.
2 firefighters injured after fire engulfs old rope factory in Mount Airy | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2018
MOUNT AIRY — An early morning fire engulfed an old rope factory in downtown Mount Airy on Monday, leaving two firefighters injured.
Beltway meeting at Glenn High today | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2018
State highway officials will share details about a future segment of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway in a meeting at Glenn High School today.
Go See Do: Tuesday, June 19 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2018
Yoga for Veterans: 9:30 a.m. today at The K10Yoga CoOp, 469 West End Blvd. The class is suitable for all levels. Admission is by donation. For more information, call 336-893-4220.
Request for bodycam footage in lawsuit in fatal wrong-way collision withdrawn | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2018
The daughter of an 80-year-old woman who was killed last year in a head-on collision has withdrawn her request for body-camera footage from the Winston-Salem police.
1 killed in Davidson County crash near Southmont | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2018
One person died in a crash in Davidson County Monday evening, authorities on the scene told WGHP/FOX8.
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2018
Authorities recovered the body of a canoeist Monday after he fell in the Yadkin River on Friday.
Keeping students safer: Northwest Boulevard closing for 3 weeks while improvements made | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2018
Northwest Boulevard will be closed between Reynolda and Hawthorne roads for more than three weeks starting on Tuesday so the school system can carry out work toward making improvements to the bus staging and parental drop-off areas near Wiley Middle…
Heat index may top 100 this week; warnings issued regarding dangerous conditions | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2018
Summer doesn’t officially arrive until Thursday, but heat and ozone warnings are already here.
Community continues speaking out on mold issues at Ashley school | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2018
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools administrators and elected officials have been working to inform the community and parents about work planned for Ashley Academy for Cultural and Global Studies this summer, but concerned citizens are not satisfied with what’s being done.
Revised Medicaid bill brings clarity, hope to how reform proceeds | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2018
A willingness to take a breather in the midst of years’ worth of intense and heated debate over the state’s Medicaid program has led to the legislature reaching an unexpected compromise.
Go See Do: Monday, June 18 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2018
L.B. the Poet: Poetry Workshop: 4:30 p.m. today at the Lewisville Branch Library, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville. Designed for teens and introduces the mechanics of writing, rhyming and presenting. Large groups should register. Free. The workshop is for rising sixth-12th…
Northwest Almanac: N.C. Advancement School aimed to help students in danger of dropping out | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2018
(Editor’s note: This story originally ran in the Winston-Salem Journal on Nov. 28, 1999.)
Medicare finds Wake Forest Baptist pathology laboratory in compliance | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2018
The pathology laboratory at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, which has had at least 25 tests with erroneous results, is back in compliance with Medicare’s conditions of participation, the agency said Friday.
Agewise: Coping with stress, bad habits | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2018
Q: Over the past year I have become my mother’s full-time caregiver. Although I am glad that I can personally care for her, I feel stressed out and find myself making bad food choices, overeating and I’ve even started smoking…
Man dies after he crashes Harley Davidson in Greensboro | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2018
GREENSBORO — A 56-year-old motorcyclist died from injuries he sustained in a crash on Saturday, Greensboro police said.
Funnel cloud photobombs wedding photo | WXII 12
WXII 12 | June 18, 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.
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2018
One person has died and eight others are in the hospital after a crash in Davidson County, according to WGHP/FOX8.
WSSU announces appointment of two new vice chancellors | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 17, 2018
Two new vice chancellors have been announced at Winston-Salem State University, whose roles will take effect in July.
Wake Forest quarterback Kendall Hinton facing traffic charges unrelated to suspension | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 17, 2018
Quarterback Kendall Hinton of Wake Forest is facing misdemeanor charges from a traffic stop in Orange County on New Year’s Day, but they aren’t the reason for his three-game suspension that was announced Thursday.
Motions: Prosecutors have provided no link between body found in Pfafftown in 2015 and missing man | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 17, 2018
In June 2015, Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies found an unidentified body buried at a house in Pfafftown. Three years later, it appears that body remains unidentified.
This App Is Going Away Soon | WXII 12
WXII 12 | June 17, 2018
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Winston Salem Journal | June 17, 2018
WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.
Winston Salem Journal | June 17, 2018
Police responded about 7:30 p.m. to 3548 Farmington Drive where officers found a male and a female deceased inside a vehicle in the parking lot area.
Winston Salem Journal | June 17, 2018
A Mount Ulla man was killed and his son critically injured in a wreck Friday morning on Interstate 40 in Davie County.
Winston Salem Journal | June 17, 2018
NEW YORK — Farewell tours don’t always mean farewell, but are a ripe time for appreciation and appraisal. Paul Simon’s concerts and a new biography offer the opportunity for both.
Go See Do: Saturday, June 16 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 16, 2018
Gardening Project: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. today at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), 750 Marguerite Drive. Bring your own tools and donate your skills. For more information, call Sherri Peterson at 336-725-1918 or seccaconnectors@gmail.com.
Wreck closes portion of Meadowlark Drive | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 16, 2018
The 200 block of Meadowlark Drive was closed late Friday night due to a wreck, Winston-Salem Police said.
Old Salem's ambitious plan goes beyond wheelchair ramps to put history in every hand | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 16, 2018
In 1997, long before he became the president of Old Salem Inc., Frank Vagnone lost feeling in his legs and spent six months in a wheelchair.
A new name for A&T's football field: BB&T Stadium | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 16, 2018
The Winston-Salem bank holds the naming rights to A&T’s football stadium for the next 15 years.
1 person dead in Friday morning crash that shut down I-40 in Davie County | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 16, 2018
A deadly crash involving at least three vehicles shut down eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Davie County this morning for more than two hours.
7 Day & Planners | WXII 12
WXII 12 | June 16, 2018
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Tracking the Tropics | WXII 12
WXII 12 | June 16, 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 with local severe weather alert information.More: WXII 12 WeatherNort...
Weather Skycams | WXII 12
WXII 12 | June 16, 2018
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Snow Day Calculator - FAQ | WXII 12
WXII 12 | June 16, 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 | June 16, 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 ...
Go See Do: Friday, June 15 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 15, 2018
Ardmore Neighborhood Association Women’s Doubles Tennis: 10 a.m.-noon today at the Miller Park Tennis Courts, 400 Leisure Lane. Open to all women in the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County area. This is strictly for fun and exercise, no competition. All ages…
About 60 people demonstrate against U.S. immigration policy in downtown Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | June 15, 2018
More than 60 people protested in downtown Winston-Salem on Thursday against what they believe are inhumane immigration policies that separate children from their parents when families arrive at the Mexican/U.S. border, seeking asylum.