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$19,000 raised for woman who broke back, lost house in fire | Winston Salem Journal $19,000 raised for woman who broke back, lost house in fire
A fundraising page for a Winston-Salem woman, who broke her back in a car accident and whose house burned down during her hospital stay, has garnered nearly $19,000 in donations in five days.
Winston Salem Journal | December 12, 2017
'Last Jedi' gives hope for the future of the Star Wars franchise | Winston Salem Journal 'Last Jedi' gives hope for the future of the Star Wars franchise
Despite its somewhat ominous title, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is largely about hope — the hope that our heroes can fight back a nearly unstoppable force; the hope that Rey (Daisy Ridley) can bring the legendary Luke Skywalker (Mark…
Winston Salem Journal | December 12, 2017
Heated argument or cold-blooded killing? Jurors to get case today | Winston Salem Journal Heated argument or cold-blooded killing? Jurors to get case today
Jurors in the first-degree murder trial of William Marks began their deliberations this afternoon.
Winston Salem Journal | December 12, 2017
Woman seriously burned in Kernersville vehicle fire | Winston Salem Journal Woman seriously burned in Kernersville vehicle fire
A Kernersville woman was seriously burned in a vehicle fire Monday night, Kernersville police said.
Winston Salem Journal | December 12, 2017
Go See Do: Tuesday, Dec. 12 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Tuesday, Dec. 12
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 information, call 336-893-4220.
Winston Salem Journal | December 12, 2017
Forsyth County man gets life in fatal shooting of 60-year-old walking down street | Winston Salem Journal Forsyth County man gets life in fatal shooting of 60-year-old walking down street
Norman Kennard Carter Jr. told his mother it was the “other me” who fatally shot Alphonso Singletary in the back on Sept. 6, 2016, while Singletary was walking down East 23rd Street, a Forsyth County prosecutor said in court Monday.
Winston Salem Journal | December 12, 2017
$120 million in bonds proposed for Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal $120 million in bonds proposed for Winston-Salem
A citizens panel is recommending that Winston-Salem put $120 million in bonds before city voters to take care of needs ranging from economic development to streets and sidewalks.
Winston Salem Journal | December 12, 2017
Prosecution to rest its case in fatal shooting case | Winston Salem Journal Prosecution to rest its case in fatal shooting case
Forsyth County prosecutors plan to rest their case this morning in the first-degree murder trial of a Forsyth County man accused of fatally shooting another man partially because of race.
Winston Salem Journal | December 12, 2017
Sports media hall of fame moves headquarters to Winston-Salem, hires administrator, and receives grant money | Winston Salem Journal Sports media hall of fame moves headquarters to Winston-Salem, hires administrator, and receives grant money
The National Sports Media Association has moved its headquarters to Winston-Salem, hired an administrator and has received grant money from two local foundations, the organization announced Tuesday.
Winston Salem Journal | December 12, 2017
Police: Thomasville teen was racing another car when he was killed in crash | Winston Salem Journal Police: Thomasville teen was racing another car when he was killed in crash
THOMASVILLE — A teen was killed early Sunday morning in a high-speed crash involving alcohol, police said.
Winston Salem Journal | December 11, 2017
Northwest Almanac: Walkertown's L.H. Snider was the stuff of a Longfellow poem | Winston Salem Journal Northwest Almanac: Walkertown's L.H. Snider was the stuff of a Longfellow poem
(Editor’s note: This story originally ran in the Winston-Salem Journal on April 2, 1939.)
Winston Salem Journal | December 11, 2017
Go See Do: Monday, Dec. 11 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Monday, Dec. 11
St. Nicholas in Salem: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today; 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road. $20 per child, free for adults. For information, call 800-441-5305 or visit www.oldsalem.org.
Winston Salem Journal | December 11, 2017
Agewise: Coping with holiday stress | Winston Salem Journal Agewise: Coping with holiday stress
Q: I know my mom is looking forward to seeing everyone for the holidays, but lately when I discuss holiday plans with her she seems a little stressed. How can I keep holiday stress at a minimum for her?
Winston Salem Journal | December 11, 2017
Wake Forest University's president tops list of highest paid private university chiefs — $4 million | Winston Salem Journal Wake Forest University's president tops list of highest paid private university chiefs — $4 million
BOSTON — Presidents at America’s private universities saw their pay increase by 9 percent in 2015, according to a new report, with several of them topping $2 million.
Winston Salem Journal | December 11, 2017
Scott Hollifield: Stuff that stocking with subscription underwear | Winston Salem Journal Scott Hollifield: Stuff that stocking with subscription underwear
Still looking for that last-minute gift for someone special? Why not an underwear subscription?
Winston Salem Journal | December 11, 2017
Cardinal Innovations update planned; may include efforts to recoup $3.8 million in severance payments | Winston Salem Journal Cardinal Innovations update planned; may include efforts to recoup $3.8 million in severance payments
A legislative oversight committee is scheduled to receive an update Tuesday on the status of Cardinal Innovations, which could address efforts to regain $3.8 million in executive severance packages.
Winston Salem Journal | December 11, 2017
Scene and Heard: Giving H.O.P.E. to those in need | Winston Salem Journal Scene and Heard: Giving H.O.P.E. to those in need
It’s a bit of a push-back against digital saturation, an occasion to interact with friends and family while also engaging in a bit of sporting competition. And it’s happening in a couple of places around town on a regular basis.
Winston Salem Journal | December 10, 2017
House fire displaces 2 adults, 3 children in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal House fire displaces 2 adults, 3 children in Winston-Salem
A house fire on Saturday night displaced two adults and three children, according to the Winston-Salem Fire Department.
Winston Salem Journal | December 10, 2017
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners consider options for possibly restructuring human services | Winston Salem Journal Forsyth County Board of Commissioners consider options for possibly restructuring human services
Forsyth County’s social services and public health agencies could be consolidated if county commissioners approve a recommendation from a recent study.
Winston Salem Journal | December 10, 2017
Former Alpha Aluminum employees owed $71K in back wages, benefits | Winston Salem Journal Former Alpha Aluminum employees owed $71K in back wages, benefits
A state Labor Department report on the abrupt closing of Alpha Aluminum LLC determined more than $71,000 in wages and benefits went unpaid to 28 employees by the company’s owners.
Winston Salem Journal | December 10, 2017
Caught between a block and a hard place: First Street work adds to Business 40 delays | Winston Salem Journal Caught between a block and a hard place: First Street work adds to Business 40 delays
Some drivers in downtown Winston-Salem are facing a double whammy as they encounter blockages on First Street and lane closures on Business 40 because of roadwork.
Winston Salem Journal | December 10, 2017
City native Aaron Ballance wins N.C. Humanities writing award | Winston Salem Journal City native Aaron Ballance wins N.C. Humanities writing award
Aaron Ballance, a Winston-Salem native who attended and teaches at Appalachian State University, is the 2017 recipient of the Linda Flowers Literary Award, a project of the North Carolina Humanities Council.
Winston Salem Journal | December 10, 2017
Snow creates fun for kids, problems for others | Winston Salem Journal Snow creates fun for kids, problems for others
Winter weather came early, painting Winston-Salem in a sparkle of snowflakes and blanketing the city in white.
Winston Salem Journal | December 10, 2017
Winter storm warning still in effect | Winston Salem Journal Winter storm warning still in effect
A winter storm warning is in effect through 4 p.m. Saturday in several North Carolina cities, including Winston-Salem and Pfafftown.
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2017
Go See Do: Saturday, Dec. 9 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Saturday, Dec. 9
Cars & Coffee Reynolda Village Cruise-In: 9 a.m.-noon today at 106 Reynolda Village.
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2017
Triad residents likely will see more snow today; Friday's storm resulted in slick roads, cancellations | Winston Salem Journal Triad residents likely will see more snow today; Friday's storm resulted in slick roads, cancellations
Triad residents can expect to see more snow this morning as Friday’s storm was predicted to produce 2 to 4 inches of snow in the area, forecasters say.
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2017
Winston-Salem firefighters, police help children shop for holiday gifts through Heroes and Helpers | Winston Salem Journal Winston-Salem firefighters, police help children shop for holiday gifts through Heroes and Helpers
An 11-year-old girl stood in the store aisle reading her crumpled list of Christmas wishes an hour before Target opened Friday morning.
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2017
Winter storm warning for Triad until 4 p.m. Saturday | Winston Salem Journal Winter storm warning for Triad until 4 p.m. Saturday
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Triad area until 4 p.m. Saturday.
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2017
Weather cancellations, delays and rescheduled events | Winston Salem Journal Weather cancellations, delays and rescheduled events
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: All Saturday activities cancelled, including the administration of the ACT. An ACT makeup date will be announced later. Campuses will close by 9 p.m. today, which could effect high school athletic events.
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2017
School bus gets stuck on hill in Winston-Salem during snowstorm | Winston Salem Journal School bus gets stuck on hill in Winston-Salem during snowstorm
A Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school bus got stuck Friday afternoon on a hill in the 3900 block of Tise Avenue during the snowstorm, authorities said. No injuries were reported.
Winston Salem Journal | December 09, 2017
Trump says he will not support easing penalties on Wells Fargo | Winston Salem Journal Trump says he will not support easing penalties on Wells Fargo
President Donald Trump weighed in Friday — saying no — on whether federal regulators should ease up on sanctions and penalties against Wells Fargo & Co. related to its consumer account fraud scandal.
Winston Salem Journal | December 08, 2017
Winter weather advisory in effect | Winston Salem Journal Winter weather advisory in effect
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Triad area from 9 a.m. this morning until 4 p.m. Saturday.
Winston Salem Journal | December 08, 2017
Crime Watch to feature Jason Corbett case | Winston Salem Journal Crime Watch to feature Jason Corbett case
Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen will feature the high-profile murder case of Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens Friday at 11 a.m. on WGHP/Fox 8.
Winston Salem Journal | December 08, 2017
What the hack: Winston-Salem, Forsyth County officials work to keep local government computer systems safe | Winston Salem Journal What the hack: Winston-Salem, Forsyth County officials work to keep local government computer systems safe
Winston-Salem and Forsyth County officials say they have safeguards in place that should prevent some hacker from sneaking into their computers and locking up the data they contain, although they’re also aware that they can never say never.
Winston Salem Journal | December 08, 2017
Woman sustains broken back in car accident, home burns down during hospital stay | Winston Salem Journal Woman sustains broken back in car accident, home burns down during hospital stay
Lori Williams was in the hospital with a broken back when she got the harrowing news: Her house — filled with memories of her late husband — had burned to the ground.
Winston Salem Journal | December 08, 2017
Krispy Kreme eliminating 90 local jobs as part of restructuring | Winston Salem Journal Krispy Kreme eliminating 90 local jobs as part of restructuring
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. is eliminating at least 90 local jobs as part of its plan to move some operational functions from Winston-Salem to Charlotte and London.
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2017
Race alleged as factor in first-degree murder trial of Forsyth County man charged in fatal shooting | Winston Salem Journal Race alleged as factor in first-degree murder trial of Forsyth County man charged in fatal shooting
Just before William Ryan Marks grabbed a .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle and fatally shot James Naylor, Marks called Naylor a mooch and a racial slur several times, Marks’ son testified Wednesday in Forsyth Superior Court.
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2017
Old Town teacher helps students' Christmas wishes come true | Winston Salem Journal Old Town teacher helps students' Christmas wishes come true
Teacher Tracey Patrick knows Santa can’t make it to every house, but that hasn’t stopped her from trying to keep the Christmas magic alive.
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2017
Bennett College leaders lay out a path forward | Winston Salem Journal Bennett College leaders lay out a path forward
The college’s next steps boil down to two things: more students and more money.
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2017
Groups sue over Belews Creek coal ash | Winston Salem Journal Groups sue over Belews Creek coal ash
Activists claim that Duke Energy allows coal ash pollution to proliferate at the Stokes County plant.
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2017
Go See Do: Thursday, Dec. 7 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Thursday, Dec. 7
Twin City Artisans Christmas Show: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. today and Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Center, 4537 Country Club Road. More than 25 artisans will be displaying original works that are locally made. Gift-wrapping available,…
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2017
New bakery opens, caters to people with food allergies | Winston Salem Journal New bakery opens, caters to people with food allergies
A new bakery in town is positioning itself as the go-to place for people with food allergies.
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2017
State awards Reidsville Road-New Walkertown Road beltway contract | Winston Salem Journal State awards Reidsville Road-New Walkertown Road beltway contract
The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract for the next beltway segment running between Reidsville and New Walkertown roads.
Winston Salem Journal | December 07, 2017
'Fully involved house fire' rages early Wednesday in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal 'Fully involved house fire' rages early Wednesday in Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem firefighters responded to a house fire early Wednesday morning in what the department deemed a "fully involved house fire," according to its Twitter page.
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2017
School report cards released on revamped state website | Winston Salem Journal School report cards released on revamped state website
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools performed about the same on its report cards for the past two years, according to data released by the state on Tuesday.
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2017
Shot fired into Silas Creek Parkway store | Winston Salem Journal Shot fired into Silas Creek Parkway store
A fight between males and females ended with a gunshot that penetrated the front door of the Speedway convenience store on Peters Creek Parkway early Wednesday morning, police said.
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2017
Data breach affects about 375,000 people who paid Duke Energy bills using cash or checks at walk-in sites | Winston Salem Journal Data breach affects about 375,000 people who paid Duke Energy bills using cash or checks at walk-in sites
Anyone who paid a power bill at one of Duke Energy’s walk-in payment sites needs to check the mail to find out if personal information has been given out without permission.
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2017
Triad might see wet snow on Friday, forecasters say | Winston Salem Journal Triad might see wet snow on Friday, forecasters say
Wet snow might fall in the Triad on Friday after Forsyth and Guilford counties experienced mild temperatures in the 60s earlier in the week, a forecaster said Tuesday.
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2017
Go See Do: Wednesday, Dec. 6 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Wednesday, Dec. 6
Noontime Organ Recitals: noon Wednesdays, today and Dec. 13, and 20, at the Visitor Center, Old Salem Museum and Gardens, 900 Old Salem Road. Featuring a different organist each week performing on the historic Tannenberg Organ. For information, call 336-721-7300…
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2017
N.C. Court of Appeals overturns conviction of Winston-Salem man found guilty of stabbing volunteer for homeless | Winston Salem Journal N.C. Court of Appeals overturns conviction of Winston-Salem man found guilty of stabbing volunteer for homeless
The N.C. Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned a Winston-Salem man’s conviction of attempted murder in the stabbing of a volunteer at a homeless shelter in March 2014, saying prosecutors in the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office improperly worded the…
Winston Salem Journal | December 06, 2017