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Record temperatures at PTI in Greensboro on Friday | Winston Salem Journal Record temperatures at PTI in Greensboro on Friday
Friday’s high temperature recorded at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro was a record 80 degrees.
Winston Salem Journal | February 16, 2018
Cyber attackers slow Davidson Co. computers to a crawl, demand bitcoin ransom | Winston Salem Journal Cyber attackers slow Davidson Co. computers to a crawl, demand bitcoin ransom
LEXINGTON — County government computers in Davidson County have been infected by ransomware, slowing business to a crawl.
Winston Salem Journal | February 16, 2018
Commissioners agree to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors | Winston Salem Journal Commissioners agree to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday to address the opioid crisis in Forsyth County by suing opioid manufacturers and distributors.
Winston Salem Journal | February 16, 2018
Go See Do: Friday, Feb. 16 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Friday, Feb. 16
Dance Hall Daze: 7:30-10:30 p.m. today and Saturday at VFW Post 5352, 612 Edgewood St., Kernersville. Admission is $10. Dance to live bands. Family-friendly fun, no smoking or drinking. All levels welcome, no partner required. For more information, go to…
Winston Salem Journal | February 16, 2018
Ted Kaplan files for re-election | Winston Salem Journal Ted Kaplan files for re-election
Democrat Ted Kaplan filed Thursday to run again for his at-large seat on the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, seeking his second consecutive term.
Winston Salem Journal | February 16, 2018
Another 25 flu deaths bring N.C. tally to 165; season has yet to peak | Winston Salem Journal Another 25 flu deaths bring N.C. tally to 165; season has yet to peak
The number of flu-related deaths in North Carolina increased by 17 last week, bringing the total for the current flu season to 165, state health officials said Thursday.
Winston Salem Journal | February 16, 2018
Predominantly black community annexed into Stokes County town after decades-long fight for inclusion | Winston Salem Journal Predominantly black community annexed into Stokes County town after decades-long fight for inclusion
After a decades-long fight for inclusion, a predominantly black unincorporated community in Stokes County was annexed into the town of Walnut Cove Tuesday night.
Winston Salem Journal | February 15, 2018
Counselor: Limiting social media might be good for your kids in the wake of school violence | Winston Salem Journal Counselor: Limiting social media might be good for your kids in the wake of school violence
In the wake of a high school shooting in Florida that left at least 17 dead, counseling and psychological services were available at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for students — and staff — who needed it.
Winston Salem Journal | February 15, 2018
Trinity man dies in Thomasville vehicle crash | Winston Salem Journal Trinity man dies in Thomasville vehicle crash
A Trinity man died in a vehicle crash on N.C. 109, near Lambeth Road, in Thomasville early Thursday.
Winston Salem Journal | February 15, 2018
US 52 renamed as Interstate 285 between Winston-Salem and Lexington. Is expansion to 6 lanes next? | Winston Salem Journal US 52 renamed as Interstate 285 between Winston-Salem and Lexington. Is expansion to 6 lanes next?
The Triad has gained another interstate designation for its major roadways, this one for a 23-mile stretch of U.S. 52 between Interstate 40 in Winston-Salem and Interstate 85 in Lexington.
Winston Salem Journal | February 15, 2018
Go See Do: Thursday, Feb. 15 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Thursday, Feb. 15
Children’s Storytimes: 10:30 a.m. today at the Clemmons Branch Library, 3554 Clemmons Road, Clemmons. For preschoolers (3-5 years). Books, finger plays, songs and crafts. For more information, call 336-703-2920 or go to www.forsythlibrary.org.
Winston Salem Journal | February 15, 2018
Ardmore Moravian Church holds drive-thru service for Ash Wednesday observants | Winston Salem Journal Ardmore Moravian Church holds drive-thru service for Ash Wednesday observants
Leah and Andrew Combs have been to plenty of drive-thrus, but never one that came with a blessing and ashes.
Winston Salem Journal | February 15, 2018
Man accused of taking nearly $8,000 in armed robbery | Winston Salem Journal Man accused of taking nearly $8,000 in armed robbery
A Winston-Salem man was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon on Wednesday after he allegedly used a handgun to threaten a woman and take almost $8,000 in cash from her on Nov. 26, 2017, according to a warrant on…
Winston Salem Journal | February 15, 2018
Winston-Salem schools superintendent addresses student's racially charged Snapchat video | Winston Salem Journal Winston-Salem schools superintendent addresses student's racially charged Snapchat video
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Beverly Emory sent a memo to students Wednesday addressing a recent racially charged video shared on Snapchat that featured a local student.
Winston Salem Journal | February 15, 2018
Hospice house patient marries sweetheart of 25 years on Valentine's Day | Winston Salem Journal Hospice house patient marries sweetheart of 25 years on Valentine's Day
LEXINGTON – Surrounded by close family and friends on Valentine's Day, Lexington couple Kenneth and Charlene Smith married in the chapel Hospice of Davidson County Hinkle Hospice House.
Winston Salem Journal | February 14, 2018
Go See Do: Wednesday, Feb. 14 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Wednesday, Feb. 14
“Our Town”: 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday, and Feb. 20-21, Feb. 27-March 1; 8 p.m. Feb. 16-17, 23-24, March 2-3; 2 p.m. Feb. 18, 25, March 4; 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St. For…
Winston Salem Journal | February 14, 2018
Is polar bear love in the air? N.C. Zoo hopes third time is the charm for mating couple. | Winston Salem Journal Is polar bear love in the air? N.C. Zoo hopes third time is the charm for mating couple.
ASHEBORO — North Carolina's polar bear couple is feeling the love, with zookeepers hoping that the third year of breeding for the Arctic pair could bring tiny bundles of joy later this year.
Winston Salem Journal | February 14, 2018
Winston-Salem schools seek to hire specialist to evaluate early learning initiatives | Winston Salem Journal Winston-Salem schools seek to hire specialist to evaluate early learning initiatives
KERNERSVILLE — Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will begin the recruitment and hiring process for an early learning evaluation specialist to help the district in pre-K through third grades.
Winston Salem Journal | February 14, 2018
City could strengthen minority contracting rules | Winston Salem Journal City could strengthen minority contracting rules
Winston-Salem is looking at increasing the number of contracts that minority- and women-owned businesses get on city projects by expanding the types of work that require efforts to attract those businesses.
Winston Salem Journal | February 14, 2018
JDL Castle to develop 13-lot single-family home development off Reynolda Road | Winston Salem Journal JDL Castle to develop 13-lot single-family home development off Reynolda Road
The Reynolda Road area near Reynolda Village is about to get a new housing development.
Winston Salem Journal | February 14, 2018
Police arrest second man in connection with December shooting death at sweepstakes business | Winston Salem Journal Police arrest second man in connection with December shooting death at sweepstakes business
Authorities arrested a second man Tuesday in connection with December’s shooting death at a sweepstakes business in Winston-Salem.
Winston Salem Journal | February 14, 2018
Greensboro police arrest man in death of teen identified as nephew of American Idol winner Fantasia (Video) | Winston Salem Journal Greensboro police arrest man in death of teen identified as nephew of American Idol winner Fantasia (Video)
GREENSBORO — Police arrested a man in Lexington on Tuesday in connection with a fatal shooting in the Smith Homes residential complex.
Winston Salem Journal | February 14, 2018
Boone Doggies enters its second year serving hot dogs and fries | Winston Salem Journal Boone Doggies enters its second year serving hot dogs and fries
Boone Doggies recently celebrated its first anniversary in business, offering hot dogs and fries out of a black-and-yellow truck in Winston-Salem.
Winston Salem Journal | February 13, 2018
Eric Tomlinson leaving as head of Innovation Quarter, says it's time to move on to next challenge | Winston Salem Journal Eric Tomlinson leaving as head of Innovation Quarter, says it's time to move on to next challenge
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center said Tuesday that Eric Tomlinson, head of the blossoming Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, is stepping down from his two leadership roles March 1.
Winston Salem Journal | February 13, 2018
After former director's firing, acting social services director tackles job of moving forward | Winston Salem Journal After former director's firing, acting social services director tackles job of moving forward
These days, Ronda Tatum can be found traveling back and forth between the Forsyth County Government Center and Forsyth County Department of Social Services, following the firing of DSS director Debra Donahue.
Winston Salem Journal | February 13, 2018
Go See Do: Tuesday, Feb. 13 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Tuesday, Feb. 13
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.
Winston Salem Journal | February 13, 2018
Cardinal confirms staggered initial board terms; Forsyth has three representatives | Winston Salem Journal Cardinal confirms staggered initial board terms; Forsyth has three representatives
The three representatives from Forsyth County on the Cardinal Innovations board of directors will have initial terms of different lengths, with Chairman Bryan Thompson serving for three years.
Winston Salem Journal | February 13, 2018
Winston-Salem committee endorses job-creation incentives for The Clearing House | Winston Salem Journal Winston-Salem committee endorses job-creation incentives for The Clearing House
A proposal to provide almost $150,000 in incentives to a payment-processing company to add up to 50 jobs in Forsyth County won a quick endorsement Monday from the Finance Committee of the Winston-Salem City Council.
Winston Salem Journal | February 13, 2018
UNCSA gets anonymous $3 million gift to support music scholarships | Winston Salem Journal UNCSA gets anonymous $3 million gift to support music scholarships
The UNC School of the Arts received an anonymous $3 million gift — one of the largest one-time gifts in the School of Music’s history — to go toward merit-based scholarships.
Winston Salem Journal | February 13, 2018
Go See Do: Monday, Feb. 12 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Monday, Feb. 12
Sensory Friendly Monday: 9 a.m.-noon today at Kaleideum Downtown (formerly Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem), 390 S. Liberty St. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory processing differences can have a fun and interactive learning experience in a comfortable, accepting…
Winston Salem Journal | February 12, 2018
Richardsons raised an Olympian in High Point, a skater built for speed | Winston Salem Journal Richardsons raised an Olympian in High Point, a skater built for speed
Pat and Jeff Richardson will head to South Korea to watch their daughter, U.S. speedskater Heather Richardson Bergsma, compete in her third Winter Olympics.
Winston Salem Journal | February 12, 2018
Candidate filing starts today | Winston Salem Journal Candidate filing starts today
Filing begins today for offices from the U.S. House to the Forsyth County Board of Education, with candidates likely to line up at noon to see who’s first to file.
Winston Salem Journal | February 12, 2018
Scott Hollifield: Another look at nudity and stupidity in the news | Winston Salem Journal Scott Hollifield: Another look at nudity and stupidity in the news
As we slog our way through a cold and dreary start to 2018, what’s the best way to beat those ol’ winter doldrums? For many people, it’s to get naked and raise hell.
Winston Salem Journal | February 12, 2018
Police: Baby critically injured after ambulance hit by drunken driver | Winston Salem Journal Police: Baby critically injured after ambulance hit by drunken driver
A baby sustained life-threatening injuries after police said a Winston-Salem man drove drunk on southbound U.S. 52 early Sunday morning and crashed into the ambulance that was transporting the child to an area hospital, according to court documents and Winston-Salem…
Winston Salem Journal | February 12, 2018
Filing for Forsyth County elected offices starts in a rush | Winston Salem Journal Filing for Forsyth County elected offices starts in a rush
The crowd was thick outside the doors of the Forsyth County elections office at noon today as filing began for the 2018 primary election that will take place on May 8.
Winston Salem Journal | February 12, 2018
Woman convicted for role in fatal shooting of Winston-Salem man | Winston Salem Journal Woman convicted for role in fatal shooting of Winston-Salem man
A Charlotte woman was convicted Monday for her role in the fatal shooting of a 60-year-old Winston-Salem man in September 2016.
Winston Salem Journal | February 12, 2018
Agewise: Aging and knee issues | Winston Salem Journal Agewise: Aging and knee issues
Q: It seems that I’m having more trouble with my knees as I age. Why is that? Is there something I can do to alleviate the pain or should I expect that it will only get worse?
Winston Salem Journal | February 12, 2018
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools place focus on personalized learning | Winston Salem Journal Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools place focus on personalized learning
During math class one Friday morning, Laurie Hartley’s first-grade students move around the room from one work station to another, working alone or in pairs, learning content from basic geometry to telling time.
Winston Salem Journal | February 12, 2018
Go See Do: Saturday, Feb. 10 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Saturday, Feb. 10
“Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes”: 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. today; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Tickets are $20 and up. For more information, go to www.greensborocoliseum.com.
Winston Salem Journal | February 10, 2018
Margaret Kolb, a longtime volunteer of the Piedmont Opera and pianist, has died | Winston Salem Journal Margaret Kolb, a longtime volunteer of the Piedmont Opera and pianist, has died
Margaret Kolb began studying piano when she was 5, and she worked later as an accompanying pianist on early television broadcasts of operas.
Winston Salem Journal | February 10, 2018
Judge approves permanent injunction against former Cardinal executives, board | Winston Salem Journal Judge approves permanent injunction against former Cardinal executives, board
A Mecklenburg County Superior Court judge has approved a permanent injunction that prevents former executives and the former board of Cardinal Innovations from accessing its resources.
Winston Salem Journal | February 10, 2018
Crash involving police car and passenger vehicle injures two people | Winston Salem Journal Crash involving police car and passenger vehicle injures two people
A collision involving a Winston-Salem police car and a passenger car injured two people Friday, authorities said.
Winston Salem Journal | February 10, 2018
State officials soliciting transportation views | Winston Salem Journal State officials soliciting transportation views
Take a survey to let NC DOT know what you think about the ease of travel locally, regionally and statewide.
Winston Salem Journal | February 10, 2018
Greensboro native Joey Cheek's journey brings him back to another Olympics | Winston Salem Journal Greensboro native Joey Cheek's journey brings him back to another Olympics
Cheek, a 38-year-old Greensboro native who won three Olympic speedskating medals as an athlete, returns to the Winter Games this year as a TV broadcaster for NBC.
Winston Salem Journal | February 10, 2018
Dismissal letter gives details in firing of Forsyth DSS director, who had been absent for weeks | Winston Salem Journal Dismissal letter gives details in firing of Forsyth DSS director, who had been absent for weeks
The Forsyth County Board of Social Services voted Thursday to fire Debra Donahue, the director of the Forsyth County Department of Social Services.
Winston Salem Journal | February 10, 2018
Ex-Va. Tech student guilty of killing 13-year-old | Winston Salem Journal Ex-Va. Tech student guilty of killing 13-year-old
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — David Edmond Eisenhauer’s murder trial came to an abrupt end Friday as he switched his pleas to no contest and was convicted of killing Blacksburg 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell.
Winston Salem Journal | February 10, 2018
Video makes rounds showing possible Reynolds student with noose around his neck | Winston Salem Journal Video makes rounds showing possible Reynolds student with noose around his neck
A video has surfaced that makes reference to Black History Month and appears to show a white male with a noose around his neck.
Winston Salem Journal | February 09, 2018
WSSU track coach suspended over investigation | Winston Salem Journal WSSU track coach suspended over investigation
James Daniels, who was named CIAA coach of the week for indoor track earlier this week, has been suspended by Winston-Salem State because of an unspecified investigation.
Winston Salem Journal | February 09, 2018
Winston-Salem's new music hall, The Ramkat, announces opening shows in March | Winston Salem Journal Winston-Salem's new music hall, The Ramkat, announces opening shows in March
The much-anticipated opening of The Ramkat, Winston-Salem's newest concert hall, will be March 9, with a performance from the Vagabond Saints' Society, a local band that will perform songs from Queen.
Winston Salem Journal | February 09, 2018
Va. Tech student pleads no contest to murder of 13-year-old Nicolle Lovell | Winston Salem Journal Va. Tech student pleads no contest to murder of 13-year-old Nicolle Lovell
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — David Eisenhauer pleaded no contest Friday to all three charges he is facing in the 2016 murder of Blacksburg teenager Nicole Lovell.
Winston Salem Journal | February 09, 2018