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Three people arrested and more than 30 charges made during DWI checkpoint in Boone | Winston Salem Journal Three people arrested and more than 30 charges made during DWI checkpoint in Boone
Three people were arrested and numerous others were charged during a DWI checkpoint Thursday night in Boone.
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2017
Triad motorists can play the lottery while filling up at the gas pump | Winston Salem Journal Triad motorists can play the lottery while filling up at the gas pump
Triad motorists have another option for spending three minutes as they fill up their gas tanks at four convenience store chains: trying their luck in the lottery.
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2017
Triad woos Amazon in bid for second headquarters | Winston Salem Journal Triad woos Amazon in bid for second headquarters
The Triad’s long-shot bid for Amazon’s second North American headquarters is on its way to Seattle.
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2017
Murder defendant Garry Gupton describes how he strangled the victim and set him on fire | Winston Salem Journal Murder defendant Garry Gupton describes how he strangled the victim and set him on fire
Garry Gupton, 29, faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of 46-year-old Stephen White.
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2017
Forsyth commissioners to consider Forsyth commissioners to consider "granny flat" proposals next Thursday
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing next Thursday on proposed changes to the county’s land-use rules regarding accessory dwellings on residential lots.
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2017
Wake Forest Baptist gains $9.2 million grant to study aggressive brain cancer | Winston Salem Journal Wake Forest Baptist gains $9.2 million grant to study aggressive brain cancer
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers have received a $9.2 million federal grant to enhance their study of the most aggressive form of brain cancer.
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2017
Go See Do: Friday, Oct. 20 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Friday, Oct. 20
BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS OF MESDA: 2 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 17. Admission is $20, $15 for Friends of MESDA. Reservations advisable. Call 336-721-7369 or visit www.mesda.org/specialtours.
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2017
End of an era: After 112 years, Cone Denim's White Oak plant will close in Greensboro | Winston Salem Journal End of an era: After 112 years, Cone Denim's White Oak plant will close in Greensboro
After 112 years of operation, International Textile Group announced Wednesday that its Cone Denim White Oak Plant will close, bringing pink slips for about 200 people and a void in the city's manufacturing tradition.
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2017
Community and police gather to talk about rash of shootings in July and September; arrests made in shootings in July | Winston Salem Journal Community and police gather to talk about rash of shootings in July and September; arrests made in shootings in July
Two separate shootings in July and September brought community members and members of the Winston-Salem Police Department together Wednesday afternoon at United Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church to figure out solutions.
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2017
Authorities locate car after pursuit in Forsyth County ... but find it's empty | Winston Salem Journal Authorities locate car after pursuit in Forsyth County ... but find it's empty
Forsyth County sheriff's deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit into the city limits of Winston-Salem early Thursday morning, city police said.
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2017
Eden Police search for three shooting suspects | Winston Salem Journal Eden Police search for three shooting suspects
Eden Police Department responded at 11:52 p.m. Oct. 9 to a shots fired call at 905 Willow Street.
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2017
Vice chancellor at UNCSA out after investigation reveals contract awarded inappropriately | Winston Salem Journal Vice chancellor at UNCSA out after investigation reveals contract awarded inappropriately
A vice chancellor at the UNC School of the Arts is no longer employed at the university after an investigation by the state auditor’s office revealed she improperly awarded a contract to a company where her husband works.
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2017
Winston-Salem man shot, killed | Winston Salem Journal Winston-Salem man shot, killed
A Winston-Salem man died after being shot Wednesday night, police said.
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2017
Forsyth sheriff's vehicle becomes engulfed in flames while deputies at domestic violence call | Winston Salem Journal Forsyth sheriff's vehicle becomes engulfed in flames while deputies at domestic violence call
A Forsyth County sheriff's patrol vehicle became engulfed in flames while authorities were serving a domestic violence protection order Wednesday.
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2017
Armed robbery reported on Waughtown Street in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal Armed robbery reported on Waughtown Street in Winston-Salem
Armed robbers took an undisclosed amount of cash from the Speedway gas station at 2901 Waughtown Street early Wednesday morning, police said.
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2017
Forsyth County man challenging alienation of affection law in N.C. Supreme Court | Winston Salem Journal Forsyth County man challenging alienation of affection law in N.C. Supreme Court
A Forsyth County case is at the center of what could be the first time the N.C. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a state law that allows people to sue their spouse’s lover and collect damages.
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2017
Plaintiff withdraws lawsuit targeting Krispy Kreme apple fritters over labeling | Winston Salem Journal Plaintiff withdraws lawsuit targeting Krispy Kreme apple fritters over labeling
A California plaintiff has voluntarily withdrawn her proposed class-action lawsuit against Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. over what she claimed were misleading nutritional labels.
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2017
Forsyth Humane Society may not get in the Forsyth County Animal Shelter until possibly first of year | Winston Salem Journal Forsyth Humane Society may not get in the Forsyth County Animal Shelter until possibly first of year
The Forsyth Humane Society won’t be moving into the Forsyth County Animal Shelter this month amid contract negotiations and repairs to the facility.
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2017
TV show set at Bowman Gray airing today | Winston Salem Journal TV show set at Bowman Gray airing today
Bowman Gray Stadium, R&R Automotive and Kermit’s Hot Dog House will be featured in the first episode of a new series on Fusion TV, a channel available on DirecTV, DISH, AT&T U-verse and online.
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2017
Draft plan to guide development in East Winston rolled out | Winston Salem Journal Draft plan to guide development in East Winston rolled out
A draft plan for the future development of a core area of East Winston envisions the area taking part in the new growth seen downtown just over U.S. 52 to the west but retaining its individuality and sense of community…
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2017
BLL Rotisserie owner opens pizza place in Whitaker Square | Winston Salem Journal BLL Rotisserie owner opens pizza place in Whitaker Square
The owner of BLL Rotisserie Factory is branching out with a new restaurant, Whitaker Square Pizza, at 1981 N. Peace Haven Road, in the Whitaker Square shopping center.
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2017
Rockingham County commissioners pass resolution seeking to publish own notices | Winston Salem Journal Rockingham County commissioners pass resolution seeking to publish own notices
Rockingham Commission Vice Chairman Kevin Berger introduces resolution to ask N.C. General Assembly to add Rockingham to Senate Bill 181, which affects only public notices in Guilford County.
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2017
Winston-Salem band director's letter leads to donation of instruments, cash from N.C. pawn company with local store | Winston Salem Journal Winston-Salem band director's letter leads to donation of instruments, cash from N.C. pawn company with local store
Curtis Cotton III, the band director at Philo-Hill Magnet Academy, is a testament for his students to the power of music. He says it’s what kept him in school at an early age, and ultimately led to a scholarship to…
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2017
Developers select Courtyard by Marriott site for downtown Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal Developers select Courtyard by Marriott site for downtown Winston-Salem
Downtown Winston-Salem is set to gain another brand name hotel, this time a Courtyard by Marriott in its western section with an $18 million price tag.
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2017
Go See Do: Tuesday, Oct. 17 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Tuesday, Oct. 17
TAI CHI (QIGONG) CLASSES FOR SENIORS: 11 a.m. today at Unity Moravian Church, 8300 Concord Church Road, Lewisville; 1 p.m. Konnoak Hills Moravian Church, 3401 Konnoak Drive; 3 p.m. at Fairview Moravian Church, 6550 Silas Creek Parkway. $5 per class.…
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2017
Winston-Salem inventor's device may help fidgety children learn better, improve classroom behavior | Winston Salem Journal Winston-Salem inventor's device may help fidgety children learn better, improve classroom behavior
Scott Ertl, the owner of Bouncy Bands LLC based in Winston-Salem, is all about movement for children and adults.
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2017
Winston-Salem council OKs rezoning to allow company to store heavy construction equipment | Winston Salem Journal Winston-Salem council OKs rezoning to allow company to store heavy construction equipment
The Winston-Salem City Council unanimously approved the rezoning of a site in the city’s southeastern section to allow a company to store heavy equipment on the site.
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2017
Judge urged not to dismiss lawsuit against 88-year-old Wilkes County man accused of sexual harassment | Winston Salem Journal Judge urged not to dismiss lawsuit against 88-year-old Wilkes County man accused of sexual harassment
A federal lawsuit alleging that an 88-year-old Wilkes County man sexually harassed women who sought to rent or buy homes from him over a 13-year period should not be thrown out, the U.S. Department of Justice said in court papers…
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2017
DHHS says first week of flu season has no related deaths | Winston Salem Journal DHHS says first week of flu season has no related deaths
The first week of the 2017-18 flu season in North Carolina had no reported related deaths, state health officials said Monday.
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2017
N.C. health regulators deny application for assisted-living center off Meadowlark Drive | Winston Salem Journal N.C. health regulators deny application for assisted-living center off Meadowlark Drive
State health regulators have denied the request by a Roanoke, Va., company to build a $14.6 million assisted-living center in western Winston-Salem.
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2017
Stunning new witness could disrupt Garry Gupton's murder trial | Winston Salem Journal Stunning new witness could disrupt Garry Gupton's murder trial
Garry Gupton is on trial for first-degree murder in the death of 46-year-old Stephen White on Nov. 9, 2014.
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2017
Leadership announcement planned for Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday | Winston Salem Journal Leadership announcement planned for Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday
The Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. today to make a leadership announcement. The event will take place at the chamber’s office at 411 W. Fourth St., Suite 211.
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2017
High Point council to meet Thursday about stadium plan | Winston Salem Journal High Point council to meet Thursday about stadium plan
The special meeting starts at 2 p.m. in the High Point Municipal Building, 211 S. Hamilton St.
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2017
Go See Do: Monday, Oct. 16 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Monday, Oct. 16
ACOUSTIC JAM SESSIONS: 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at the Reynolda Manor Branch Library, 2839 Fairlawn Drive. Open jam for all instruments and skill levels. Call 336-414-0319.
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2017
Northwest Almanac: Former beauty school owner Ola Mae Forte died as she lived: In high style | Winston Salem Journal Northwest Almanac: Former beauty school owner Ola Mae Forte died as she lived: In high style
(Editor’s note: This story originally ran in the Winston-Salem Journal on May 19, 1998.)
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2017
Geary soars in 'Buyer & Cellar' | Winston Salem Journal Geary soars in 'Buyer & Cellar'
One-person plays either soar like an airplane making a smooth take-off or crash in a horrendous mess. That’s because the show’s weight is on the shoulders of one actor who is on stage for the entire length of a performance…
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2017
Delay continues for eugenics victims awaiting final compensation payment | Winston Salem Journal Delay continues for eugenics victims awaiting final compensation payment
Eugenics victims have been told that it “could be several months” before state officials can determine when the third and final compensation payment will be sent.
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2017
Town of Mocksville: Judge was right to limit damages to $1 million in officers' wrongful termination lawsuit | Winston Salem Journal Town of Mocksville: Judge was right to limit damages to $1 million in officers' wrongful termination lawsuit
The town of Mocksville is only liable for $1 million in damages to three Mocksville police officers who said they were wrongfully fired in 2011 for trying to expose corruption in the Mocksville Police Department, attorneys for the town argued…
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2017
Winston-Salem man dies after traffic accident | Winston Salem Journal Winston-Salem man dies after traffic accident
A Winston-Salem man died in a vehicle crash early Sunday morning that closed the 1800 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive for several hours, according to a release from Winston-Salem police.
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2017
Scott Hollifield: On the road again with distracting infotainment | Winston Salem Journal Scott Hollifield: On the road again with distracting infotainment
Research from the American Automobile Association finds that new vehicle “infotainment systems” take drivers’ attention off the road for dangerous amounts of time while anecdotal research just released by me finds that an old car stereo that works only because…
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2017