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Winston-Salem police searching for missing 16-year-old | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 22, 2018
Skyler Dawn McDowell was last seen Friday morning at Glenn High School in Kernersville.
Error rate for cancer test results slim, but can it be devastating for patients | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 22, 2018
The odds are very slim — typically less than 2 percent — of an individual getting a misdiagnosis from a hospital pathology laboratory test for cancer, according to national research studies.
$10 million shortfall on Kaleideum project; money also needed for 2 other Forsyth projects | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 22, 2018
Forsyth County is facing an estimated $10 million shortfall in funding for the construction of the Kaleideum children’s museum.
Go See Do: Sunday, April 22 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 22, 2018
Sci-Fi Sunday: 1-5 p.m. today at Kaleideum North, 400 W. Hanes Mill Road. Learn about recent NASA expeditions, enjoy space-themed crafts and demonstrations, and encounter a variety of interstellar characters. Costumes encouraged. Included with museum admission and free for Kaleideum…
Police investigate shooting near Bryan Park | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 22, 2018
GREENSBORO — Police are investigating a shooting near Bryan Park today that left one man hospitalized.
Winston Salem Journal | April 22, 2018
Thousands of gallons of sewage spilled into Johnson Creek in Clemmons because of a pipe failure, according to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities Division.
Police ID 19-year-old who died after being shot twice late Friday | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 21, 2018
Officers responded about 11:40 p.m. to the 3300 block of Beck Street where they found a male victim with two gunshot wounds in a car parked on the street, police said in a news release.
Go See Do: Saturday, April 21 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 21, 2018
Ultimate Air Dogs’ Dock Diving Contest: 8 a.m. today and Sunday at Brylin Obedience Specialty School, 416-D W. King St., King. For more information, go to brylinschool.com or call 336-365-8455.
Time might never be right to release body cam video of Winston-Salem officer shooting man, prosecutors say | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 21, 2018
Forsyth County prosecutors argue in court papers that releasing body-camera footage of a Winston-Salem police officer fatally shooting 60-year-old Edward Van McCrae would compromise three separate ongoing investigations, possibly endanger the officer’s safety and “seriously threaten the fair and...
Marijuana advocate brings his Cannabus to Burke Street in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 21, 2018
Weed smokers weren’t getting high Friday on Burke Street, the lingering smell of pot was absent, and people didn’t suffer from the munchies.
Stretches of Business 40 will shut down Monday and Tuesday nights | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 21, 2018
Another round of nighttime lane closures is slated for Monday and Tuesday on Business 40, as workers remove the remaining portions of the former Fourth Street bridge.
May Komen Race for the Cure to be the last in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 21, 2018
The May 5 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Winston-Salem will be the last for the city, replaced in 2019 by something different, the Triad chapter said Friday.
Federal regulators assess $1 billion penalty, other restrictions to Wells Fargo | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 21, 2018
A historic $1 billion penalty was assessed Friday to Wells Fargo & Co. by two federal regulatory agencies.
Funnel cloud photobombs wedding photo | WXII 12
WXII 12 | April 21, 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.
7 Day & Planners | WXII 12
WXII 12 | April 21, 2018
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Tracking the Tropics | WXII 12
WXII 12 | April 21, 2018
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Weather Skycams | WXII 12
WXII 12 | April 21, 2018
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Snow Day Calculator - FAQ | WXII 12
WXII 12 | April 21, 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 | April 21, 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 ...
Westbound lanes of Interstate 40 to close Friday near Yadkin River as road work begins | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 20, 2018
Westbound drivers on Interstate 40 will encounter a lane closure this weekend near the Yadkin River bridge, as construction ramps up on a project to widen I-40 from Harper Road to N.C. 801 in Davie County.
West Forsyth students call for gun law reform as they mark anniversary of Columbine massacre | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 20, 2018
Students at West Forsyth gathered outside the high school Friday morning to honor the 13 Columbine victims murdered 19 years ago to the day.
Pence visiting North Carolina campaigning for GOP, tax law | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 20, 2018
CHARLOTTE — Vice President Mike Pence is coming to North Carolina for some Republican fundraising and promoting President Trump's tax overhaul law.
Winston-Salem filmmakers highlight wrongful conviction of Raleigh man | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 20, 2018
Gregg Jamback didn’t know the story of Greg Taylor, a Raleigh man wrongfully convicted of murder, until 2009, a year before Taylor was exonerated by the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission.
More than 250 vote on first day of early voting in Forsyth County | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 20, 2018
The voting was easy Thursday on the first day of early voting for the May 8 primary, as 267 people made it to the central elections office to vote with no significant waiting times, said Tim Tsujiii, the elections director…
Driving killer from crime scene doesn't make Winston-Salem man guilty of accessory, jury says | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 20, 2018
A Winston-Salem man was found not guilty on charges that he helped his friend escape after the friend shot another man three times, killing him.
$25 million raised for project tackling achievement gaps in Forsyth County schools | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 20, 2018
Superintendent Beverly Emory presented the Winston-Salem public schools’ progress in early childhood education and literacy with the help of Project Impact to its advisory board, community partners and school officials on Thursday.
2 incumbents, 2 challengers square off for Forsyth County commission seats | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 20, 2018
Four candidates are pursuing the Democratic nomination for two seats representing District A on the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.
Go See Do: Friday, April 20 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 20, 2018
Astronomy Day: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Kaleideum North, 400 W. Hanes Mill Road. Included with museum admission and free for Kaleideum members. Groups must pre-register: scheduling@kaleideum.org. For more information, call 336-767-6730, or go to kaleideum.org
Winston Salem Journal | April 20, 2018
The state unemployment rate remained stuck in neutral during March, staying at 4.5 percent for the sixth consecutive month.
Jury sees interview video of man accused of being an accessory to murder in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 19, 2018
Closing arguments are scheduled to begin this morning in a trial in which a Winston-Salem man is accused of helping his friend flee the scene of a fatal shooting in 2015.
5.5 percent rise in insurance rates coming for most Triad homeowners | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 19, 2018
Homeowners in Forsyth County and most of the Triad face an average 5.5 percent increase in their insurance rates beginning Oct. 1, state insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said Wednesday.
Gym at Hanes Hosiery to be named for Art Blevins Thursday | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 19, 2018
Art Blevins spent most of his life shaping generations of youth, most recently as director of the Hanes Hosiery Community Center.
Barbara Bush urged Wake graduates to cherish families during 2001 commencement address | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 19, 2018
When first lady Barbara Bush spoke at Wake Forest University’s commencement in 2001, she won over the crowd with her grace and candor.
Local students plan to demonstrate Friday for National School Walkout | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 19, 2018
On Friday, students across the nation will once again walk out of class to demand action on gun violence, but some locally will do so in a modified way.
Huntsville rallies for its beloved church | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 19, 2018
History threads through Huntsville, a stop along the Great Wagon Road that also played roles in the American Revolution and Civil War.
Winston Salem Journal | April 19, 2018
A heightened focus on expense control and the initial benefit from the federal corporate tax rate cut enabled BB&T Corp. to report Thursday record first-quarter net income of $745 million.
Winston Salem Journal | April 19, 2018
The 20th annual RiverRun International Film Festival, which opens today and runs through April 29, will show 165 films, including 73 features and 92 shorts from 40 countries.
Republicans Jimmie Boyd and A.L.
Winston Salem Journal | April 18, 2018
Education and safety are key issues for Jimmie Boyd and A.L. “Buddy” Collins in their bid for the Republican nomination for the single at-large seat on the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.
WGHP/FOX8 to hold telethon to help victims of Sunday's tornado | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 18, 2018
WGHP/FOX8 will hold a telethon today to raise money and supplies to assist people affected by Sunday’s storms and tornado that killed one person in Greensboro and damaged many homes and businesses in Guilford and Rockingham counties.
Winston-Salem police may get own national TV show | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 18, 2018
The Winston-Salem Police Department may soon be in the spotlight on a national TV show.
While awaiting one murder trial, Winston-Salem man accused of driving get-away car in separate murder a year earlier | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 18, 2018
A Winston-Salem man is on trial this week, accused of helping his friend get away with murder three years ago.
Many still without power after tornado in Greensboro. When will the lights be back on? | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 18, 2018
Duke Energy says it has "a very systematic approach" to getting customers back on the grid.
Deputy injured in Davidson County crash as he prepares to join chase | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 18, 2018
WELCOME — A deputy was taken to the hospital after a crash on Old U.S. 52 in Welcome Tuesday morning, WGHP | Fox8 reports.
Two Winston-Salem chefs put down roots in Boonville | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 18, 2018
Two young Winston-Salem chefs are putting down culinary roots in Boonville, hoping to offer something new to locals as well as entice their fan base to take a trip out of town.
Go See Do: Wednesday, April 18 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 18, 2018
Healthcare Information Session: 9-11 a.m. today at the Davidson County Senior Services, 555-B W. Center St. Ext., Lexington. Free information and tools regarding personal healthcare wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives in accordance with…
Go See Do: Tuesday, April 17 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 17, 2018
PIPP Squeaks (Parent-Involved Preschool Program): “Insect Invasion!”: 10-11:30 a.m. today at Kaleideum North, 400 W. Hanes Mill Road. Program for children ages 2-4 and their adult caregivers. The cost is $8 for Kaleideum member child, and$12 for non-member child, fee…
Even with an extra day, last-minute filers converge on tax preparation offices | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 17, 2018
As David Riddle walked into the Liberty Tax Service office on Jonestown Road Monday morning, he was greeted by owner Will Sumpter who asked how he could help him.
Update: One dead in Lake Norman waters of Sherrills Ford | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 17, 2018
SHERRILLS FORD – One person is dead, the body found in the shallow waters of a Lake Norman boat ramp off of Pebble Bay Drive in Sherrills Ford, according to Catawba County Sherriff’s Office Lt. Aaron Turk.
Blue Cross N.C. makes $1 million donation to WSSU's nursing program | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | April 17, 2018
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina announced Monday it is investing $1 million in Winston Salem State University’s nursing program to go toward scholarships and educational technology.
Winston Salem Journal | April 17, 2018
The loan growth spurt of Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. into the Carolinas led to a more than doubling of the bank’s first-quarter profit to $83.5 million.