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Temperatures in the 30s expected in Forsyth County Sunday night | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2018
Residents of the Triad and Northwest North Carolina will experience chilly weather Sunday night.
Distracted driving may have led to fatal High Point crash, police say | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2018
The identity of the man killed is being withheld pending notification of family, High Point police said in a news release.
Mother of 5, 'a fighter' remains in ICU, unconscious after being ejected from vehicle | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2018
A mother of five remains in the intensive care unit at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a crash Tuesday where she was thrown from her SUV.
Go See Do: Saturday, Oct. 20 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2018
Gardening Project: 9-11 a.m. today at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), 750 Marguerite Drive. Bring tools, gloves and donate your skills. For more information, call Sherri Peterson, 336-725-1918, or email seccaconnectors@gmail.com.
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2018
Except for the amounts, the bond issues on the ballot for Winston-Salem voters this fall will look a lot like the ones in 2014, when voters approved five bond issues totaling $139.2 million.
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2018
A section of Interstate 40 westbound at the Yadkin River will be closed Monday and Wednesday nights during the coming week for road work, the N.C. Department of Transportation said.
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2018
A woman voting early at Miller Park said she received the wrong ballot style Friday, an apparent repeat of a problem that occurred Wednesday at a different early-voting site.
Winston Salem Journal | October 20, 2018
Officers responded about 4:30 p.m. Friday to the 100 block of Greenbriar Road and found one person with an apparent gunshot wound.
5 displaced after blaze at apartment early Friday morning from unattended stove | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2018
A fire at an apartment complex early Friday morning has displaced five residents and was caused by unattended food on the stove, according to the Winston-Salem Fire Department.
WXII co-anchor to be national correspondent in D.C. | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2018
Jarred Hill's move to Washington, where he will cover national stories for Hearst Television stations across the country, is part of the station's "Commitment 2018" political coverage leading up to the Nov. 6 midterm election.
Runaway pig goes home after owners claim pot-bellied escapee | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2018
A pot-bellied pig that was loose in a Walkertown neighborhood on McGee Road over the weekend went home with its owner Tuesday.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, teachers bring documentary to the Triad | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2018
Students and teachers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are in Winston-Salem to discuss a documentary film about their March trip to Washington — and continue to spread their message to end gun violence.
Actor one of few men to have breast cancer | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2018
As an actor who got his start here in Winston-Salem, K.T. “Todd” Nelson has never been afraid of the limelight, and being center stage was nothing new for him.
Publisher's note: Bringing attention to breast cancer | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2018
Today’s Winston-Salem Journal is designed to help bring attention to breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
A year following a cancer diagnosis, BB&T exec looks to cleaner, healthier living | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2018
Alot can happen in a year, and it’s something Barbara Duck knows all too well. It was almost one year ago that the BB&T executive was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent treatment.
Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week | WXII 12
WXII 12 | October 19, 2018
The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is just days away. Unfortunately, this historic celestial event will not be visible to stargazers in North America. For approximately 3 hours and 55 minutes on Friday, the moon will be passing through the shadow of the Earth. NASA says that the moo...
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2018
Nearly 11,000 Kernersville residents are getting part of a $12.3 million settlement from a class-action lawsuit alleging that the town overcharged them for sewer service.
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2018
Contractors will close the right lane of northbound Peters Creek Parkway this afternoon at the bridge over Business 40, and keep the lane closed until Saturday afternoon, state highway officials said.
Winston Salem Journal | October 19, 2018
Slightly fewer people took part in early voting during its second day, the Forsyth County Board of Elections said, although the numbers showed Kernersville and Clemmons still leading the way.
Local hip-hop duo compiles album to benefit Hurricane Florence relief efforts | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2018
Aaron and Joshua Brookshire, the brothers who make up the Winston-Salem hip-hop group, Speak N’ Eye, insert a good-time vibe into their music, evident in such songs as “Winston Freaks” off their album, “Cypher at the Gates of Dawn.”
Mother of 5 seriously hurt when SUV flips over after running off Peters Creek Parkway | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2018
A mother of five underwent surgery Wednesday morning at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for pelvic and spinal fractures after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a wreck Tuesday where she was ejected from her SUV.
Stokley of Mint Condition headlining WSSU Homecoming festivities | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2018
For more than 30 years, Stokley Williams’ tenor voice has anchored the jazz-infused neo-soul of Mint Condition. But for the past year, he has been re-introducing himself to old and new fans alike with his solo debut, “Introducing Stokley.”
North Carolina Supreme Court hopeful had DWI charge in 2009 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2018
RALEIGH — A candidate for the North Carolina Supreme Court pleaded guilty more than nine years ago to trespassing and driving while impaired.
Clemmons man accused of manufacturing vape pens with marijuana oil after traffic stop leads to search warrant, Forsyth County deputies say | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2018
A Clemmons man is accused of manufacturing vape pens with marijuana (THC) oil after he was stopped by a Forsyth County sheriff’s deputy on Monday, authorities said Wednesday.
Man accused of stealing Meals on Wheels vehicle then using it in other crimes, Winston-Salem police say | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2018
A 19-year-old man is in jail, accused of stealing an SUV from a Meals on Wheels volunteer and then using it in two other robberies, Winston-Salem police said in a news release.
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2018
An election worker’s mistake led to three voters getting the wrong ballot style during early voting on Wednesday, but the voters were able to detect the mistake and vote with the correct ballot, according to Tim Tsujii, the director of…
Winston Salem Journal | October 18, 2018
Hall-Woodward Elementary School has avoided being recommended for a state program that temporarily takes over underperforming schools.
Early voting begins today in Forsyth County | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2018
Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election starts at 7 a.m. today at 11 sites throughout Forsyth County.
Winston-Salem Journal, TV news stations request video of police bodycam footage in teen's arrest | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2018
The Winston-Salem Journal and three television news stations filed a petition Tuesday requesting the release of police body-camera footage showing the arrest of a 14-year-old female student by a school resource officer earlier this month.
Wake Forest player suffers ‘number of serious injuries in his lower body’ in car accident | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2018
LaRonde’ Liverpool, a redshirt sophomore with Wake Forest’s football team, suffered “a number of serious injuries in his lower body” in a car accident last weekend, according to Coach Dave Clawson.
PTI to get new control tower | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2018
A new tower for air-traffic controllers will be twice as tall as the current structure.
Quick turnaround gets power back on in time for High Point furniture market | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2018
All but one building had power restored by early Friday morning in time for the market's preview day ahead of the official opening Saturday. Power was restored in the remaining building by Friday afternoon.
Woman critically injured in wreck near Lidl on Peters Creek Parkway | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2018
A 31-year-old Winston-Salem woman was critically injured Tuesday when she was ejected from an SUV during a crash on Peters Creek Parkway near the Lidl grocery store.
Go See Do: Wednesday, Oct. 17 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2018
Creative Writing Group: 1:30 p.m. today and Oct. 31 at the Lewisville Branch Library, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville. For more information, call 336-703-2940.
Winston Salem Journal | October 17, 2018
Only three customers remained without power in Forsyth County Tuesday night, according to Duke Energy Corp., down from the 23,000-plus who were without power Friday night after remnants of Hurricane Michael swept the Triad.
Winston-Salem seeks charter change to fill vacancies by election | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2018
The Winston-Salem City Council on Monday voted to ask the N.C. General Assembly for charter changes that would create a more open method of election for filling city council vacancies.
Duke Energy restores power to more of its customers | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2018
Duke Energy crews had restored power to most of its customers in Forsyth County Monday, but there were still 544 local outages, according to the company's website. Throughout North Carolina, 21,643 Duke Energy customers were without electricity Monday.
Last drop-in meeting on the closure of Business 40 is tonight | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2018
The last of two drop-in public meetings on the coming closure of Business 40 takes place this evening at the Rhodes Arts Center at 251 N. Spruce St. in Winston-Salem.
Difficulty of quitting an opioid addiction focus of session tonight | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2018
Peace Haven Baptist Church, 3384 York Road, will continue its series on the opioid crisis on Wednesday from 6:45 to 7:20 p.m.
Wayward pig corralled by Forsyth deputy — but its owner remains a mystery | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2018
A Forsyth County sheriff’s deputy used some dog food Sunday to corral a pot-bellied pig on the loose in Walkertown.
City OKs apartments in business strips along Peters Creek Parkway and other major roads despite gentrification fears | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2018
The Winston-Salem City Council approved ordinance changes on Monday that will make it possible for apartments and other multifamily housing to go up in commercial highway strips such as ones on Peters Creek and University parkways.
Wake Forest University suspends Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity after unauthorized keg party, other violations, officials say | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2018
Wake Forest University has suspended its chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity until 2022 because of multiple violations of the Student Code of Conduct, the university said in a statement Monday night.
Novant's realty arm buys Sears property at Hanes Mall for $14.5 million | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2018
The real-estate arm of Novant Health Inc. bought the Sears Properties at Hanes Mall for $14.5 million last week as part of its long-term growth strategy for the region, hospital officials said Monday.
Go See Do: Tuesday, Oct. 16 | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2018
Children’s Storytimes: 10:30 a.m. today at the Clemmons Branch Library, 3554 Clemmons Road, Clemmons. For toddlers (18 months-3 years). Books, finger plays, songs and crafts. Free. For more information, call 336-703-2920 or go to www.forsythlibrary.org.
Triad Sears, Kmart stores look like they'll survive - for now - as company enters bankruptcy | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 16, 2018
The slow-motion downsizing of Sears Holdings Corp. entered the long-expected Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection stage Monday with plans to close at least 142 more stores by year’s end.
Funnel cloud photobombs wedding photo | WXII 12
WXII 12 | October 16, 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.
With Business 40 closing next month, Winston-Salem’s traffic control center will be put to the test | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 15, 2018
As they face a wall of video monitors showing traffic at intersections all over Winston-Salem, the people who run the city’s traffic signal operations center hope they have a leg up on easing Business 40 closure congestion.
Billy Joel dazzles capacity crowd with sights, sounds and all the old favorites | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 15, 2018
More than 30,000 fans came from far and near to hear Billy Joel and his most excellent band perform at BB&T Field Saturday night.
Power outages dropping in Forsyth and Guilford counties | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 15, 2018
Power outages are dwindling and roads are reopening in Forsyth County, but some residents are still dealing with the effects of Thursday’s storm.
Scott Hollifield: Death by selfie: A major public health problem? | Winston Salem Journal
Winston Salem Journal | October 15, 2018
According to a new scientific study of stupid behavior leading to terrible yet predictable consequences, more than 250 people have been killed in the last six years taking selfies, those “look at me and where I’m at and what cool…