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Senate unanimously passes bill targeting opioid addiction | Winston Salem Journal Senate unanimously passes bill targeting opioid addiction
The Senate unanimously approved a bipartisan House bill Wednesday that is focused on tightening opioid regulations.
Winston Salem Journal | June 22, 2017
Flight circles over Triad due to mechanical issues | Winston Salem Journal Flight circles over Triad due to mechanical issues
An American Airlines flight returned safely to Charlotte Douglas airport about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday after developing a mechanical problem en route to London and circling the area south of Winston-Salem for about four hours as it burned off fuel for…
Winston Salem Journal | June 22, 2017
NC Senate passes bill that identifies deaf drivers on license | Winston Salem Journal NC Senate passes bill that identifies deaf drivers on license
The state Senate approved Thursday a bipartisan House bill that is designed to help provide better communication and interaction between deaf and hard-of-hearing motorists and law enforcement officials.
Winston Salem Journal | June 22, 2017
Driver in Rockingham County crash that sent 3 children to hospital suspected of drunk driving | Winston Salem Journal Driver in Rockingham County crash that sent 3 children to hospital suspected of drunk driving
STONEVILLE — New details emerged Thursday regarding a suspected drunk-driving crash that sent three children to the hospital.
Winston Salem Journal | June 22, 2017
'New' Forsyth County Central Library rekindles memories of Winston-Salem's Carnegie Library | Winston Salem Journal 'New' Forsyth County Central Library rekindles memories of Winston-Salem's Carnegie Library
The new Central Library is nearing completion, on track to open its doors this summer.
Winston Salem Journal | June 22, 2017
Kids go from refugee camp to summer camp in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal Kids go from refugee camp to summer camp in Winston-Salem
From refugee camp to summer camp, 26 children got their first taste of American life in Winston-Salem this week.
Winston Salem Journal | June 22, 2017
SBI completes investigation into embattled Rockingham, Caswell/Person DAs' offices | Winston Salem Journal SBI completes investigation into embattled Rockingham, Caswell/Person DAs' offices
The district attorneys offices in Rockingham, Caswell and Person counties have been under investigation since July 25, 2016, for the alleged theft of state funds.
Winston Salem Journal | June 22, 2017
Remnant of Tropical depression likely to bring rain, wind gusts to Western N.C. | Winston Salem Journal Remnant of Tropical depression likely to bring rain, wind gusts to Western N.C.
The remnant of Tropical Depression Cindy likely will move today across the central Appalachian Mountains, bringing showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds to Western North Carolina, meteorologists said Thursday.
Winston Salem Journal | June 22, 2017
Relatives of eugenics victims opt not to appeal to N.C. Supreme Court | Winston Salem Journal Relatives of eugenics victims opt not to appeal to N.C. Supreme Court
Relatives of eugenics victims have opted not to appeal to the N.C. Supreme Court a ruling that denies some of them the ability to inherit payment as heirs.
Winston Salem Journal | June 22, 2017
Residents rally to stop deportation of Winston-Salem mother of three | Winston Salem Journal Residents rally to stop deportation of Winston-Salem mother of three
Supporters of a Winston-Salem woman want federal immigration officials to stop her deportation to Mexico, saying she doesn’t deserve to be removed from the United States.
Winston Salem Journal | June 21, 2017
Parents hope to keep First Baptist Children's Center open | Winston Salem Journal Parents hope to keep First Baptist Children's Center open
As a first-time parent, Smitha Smith was hesitant to hand over her 2-month-old son to strangers at a day care.
Winston Salem Journal | June 21, 2017
NBC says 'Downton Abbey' movie production to start in 2018 | Winston Salem Journal NBC says 'Downton Abbey' movie production to start in 2018
SINGAPORE — An NBCUniversal executive says a "Downton Abbey" film is in the works, with production likely to begin in 2018.
Winston Salem Journal | June 21, 2017
How safe is North Carolina's milk supply? | Winston Salem Journal How safe is North Carolina's milk supply?
State Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler disputes the state auditor's report that says North Carolina's inspectors are too soft on dairy contamination.
Winston Salem Journal | June 21, 2017
Escaped Davidson County inmate may have stolen pickup after assaulting officer, sheriff says | Winston Salem Journal Escaped Davidson County inmate may have stolen pickup after assaulting officer, sheriff says
The inmate who escaped last week from the Davidson County Jail may have stolen a pickup after he ran from the building, Sheriff David Grice said Wednesday.
Winston Salem Journal | June 21, 2017
Wake Forest's John Collins, Gonzaga's Zach Collins top list of post players in NBA draft | Winston Salem Journal Wake Forest's John Collins, Gonzaga's Zach Collins top list of post players in NBA draft
RALEIGH — The role of the big man has changed in the NBA, and that's evident in the way teams pick centers and post players entering Thursday's draft.
Winston Salem Journal | June 21, 2017
Go See Do: Thursday, June 22 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Thursday, June 22
ADULT COLORING CLUB: 11 a.m. today at Carver School Road Branch Library, 4915 Lansing Drive. An adult coloring group for fun and stress relief. Coloring pages, coloring pencils, music and light refreshments will be provided. Free, ages 18 and up.…
Winston Salem Journal | June 21, 2017
After over 25 years, Ice Cube's still got something to say | Winston Salem Journal After over 25 years, Ice Cube's still got something to say
NEW YORK — It's been more than 25 years, and Ice Cube's still got something to say.
Winston Salem Journal | June 21, 2017
Foo Fighters coming to Greensboro | Winston Salem Journal Foo Fighters coming to Greensboro
Foo Fighters bring next tour to Greensboro in October.
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2017
Island-style barbecue restaurant coming to Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal Island-style barbecue restaurant coming to Winston-Salem
Two of the owners of Pintxos Pour House, 5312 Robinhood Village Drive, will be opening a second restaurant in the center. Harry Kahuna’s Tiki Grill, 5235 Robinhood Village Drive, will have an island theme.
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2017
New bakery opens in Winston-Salem this week | Winston Salem Journal New bakery opens in Winston-Salem this week
A bakery is coming to the Village at Robinhood shopping center at Robinhood Road and Meadowlark Drive.
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2017
NC House rules committee recommends bill to apply public records law to college athletics | Winston Salem Journal NC House rules committee recommends bill to apply public records law to college athletics
A North Carolina House committee on Tuesday approved a recommendation to label any communications and documents between schools in the UNC system and their athletic-conference affiliations as public records.
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2017
Singer and Winston-Salem native Chris Murrell dies at 61 | Winston Salem Journal Singer and Winston-Salem native Chris Murrell dies at 61
Chris Murrell, a Winston-Salem native whom Tony Bennett described as “one of my favorite singers,” died on Sunday. He was 61.
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2017
In search of a perfect grilled steak | Winston Salem Journal In search of a perfect grilled steak
I’m an omnivore at heart, but there are times when nothing but a big juicy steak will do.
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2017
Oak Ridge Boys to play in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal Oak Ridge Boys to play in Winston-Salem
The Oak Ridge Boys are coming to the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds on Aug. 26, officials announced Tuesday.
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2017
Family fears Niger man held in Forsyth County Jail as part of federal investigation will face death if deported | Winston Salem Journal Family fears Niger man held in Forsyth County Jail as part of federal investigation will face death if deported
Federal immigration officers arrested a man from Niger living in Greensboro as part of an ongoing federal investigation last week and placed him in Forsyth County Jail.
Winston Salem Journal | June 20, 2017
Scott Hollifield: Want Bill Monroe’s back brace? Not so fast | Winston Salem Journal Scott Hollifield: Want Bill Monroe’s back brace? Not so fast
For sale: Bill Monroe.
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2017
NC House committee takes up two college athletics bills amidst HB2 shadow | Winston Salem Journal NC House committee takes up two college athletics bills amidst HB2 shadow
Two Senate bills related to college athletics regulations will get an unexpected hearing in a House committee Tuesday.
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2017
AgeWise: Assistance in the home | Winston Salem Journal AgeWise: Assistance in the home
Q: My grandfather lives alone and I feel he needs help in the home. He really needs assistance with his housework. What are our options?
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2017
BH Media expanding Winston-Salem plant, adding 2nd printing press in $10 million project | Winston Salem Journal BH Media expanding Winston-Salem plant, adding 2nd printing press in $10 million project
BH Media will soon consolidate its North Carolina newspaper printing operations at the Winston-Salem Journal’s print facility on Fifth Street, where workers are installing an additional press in a 12,000-square-foot expansion of the plant that began in February.
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2017
Go See Do: Monday, June 19 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Monday, June 19
SUMMER KIDS FLICKS SERIES: “Storks,” at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at The Grand 18, 5601 University Parkway. $4 for movie, popcorn and drink. Call (336) 767-1310 to make reservations.
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2017
Z Smith Foundation unveils plans for embracing flexibility, adaptability | Winston Salem Journal Z Smith Foundation unveils plans for embracing flexibility, adaptability
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and executive director Maurice “Mo” Green are about halfway through an ambitious examination of a transitioning North Carolina and the nonprofit’s role in it.
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2017
Turkish textile company commits to Winston-Salem production plant | Winston Salem Journal Turkish textile company commits to Winston-Salem production plant
A Turkish textile company pledged Monday to reopen the former Microfibres Inc. plant in Winston-Salem, creating up to 260 jobs over three years.
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2017
Reward offered for jail inmate who hit Davidson County officer with shower head then escaped | Winston Salem Journal Reward offered for jail inmate who hit Davidson County officer with shower head then escaped
The Davidson County Sheriff's Office is offering a $500 cash reward for a tip that leads to the arrest of an escaped jail inmate who remained at large Monday afternoon.
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2017
Western Film Fair coming back to Winston-Salem for one last ride | Winston Salem Journal Western Film Fair coming back to Winston-Salem for one last ride
The Western Film Fair is about to ride off into the sunset.
Winston Salem Journal | June 19, 2017
City budget public hearing and vote on Monday | Winston Salem Journal City budget public hearing and vote on Monday
The Winston-Salem City Council will hold a public hearing on the 2017-18 budget on Monday, with passage of the budget likely to follow during the same meeting.
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2017
'Ghost' makes crafty transition to stage | Winston Salem Journal 'Ghost' makes crafty transition to stage
“Ghost: The Musical,” which opened Friday at Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, is a sweet murder mystery full of forgettable pop songs, fine singing and inventive stagecraft.
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2017
Annual Juneteenth Festival draws crowds in Winston-Salem | Winston Salem Journal Annual Juneteenth Festival draws crowds in Winston-Salem
One hundred and fifty-two years ago, the country celebrated the abolition of slavery and the start of a new chapter in African-American history marked by freedom.
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2017
Scene and Heard: Fathers, sons, art and an outdoor gathering | Winston Salem Journal Scene and Heard: Fathers, sons, art and an outdoor gathering
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, granddads and father figures out there! It’s a day to celebrate Pop, but a few local guys got an early start on the festivities.
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2017
Like father, like son | Winston Salem Journal Like father, like son
Firefighting is kind of the McBride family business.
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2017
Kirk Turner's lawsuit against SBI agents set for June 2018 | Winston Salem Journal Kirk Turner's lawsuit against SBI agents set for June 2018
Dr. Kirk Alan Turner, the Clemmons dentist acquitted eight years ago in the brutal stabbing death of his wife, will try to prove next year that agents with the State Bureau of Investigation tried to frame him for murder.
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2017
Go See Do: Sunday, June 18 | Winston Salem Journal Go See Do: Sunday, June 18
CRUISE-IN: 1-5 p.m. today at Tre Nonne Italian Restaurant, 177 Jonestown Road. $5, three for $10. DJ Randy Garner. Discount for classic car owners, raffles. Visit www.trenonne.com.
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2017
Body found in vehicle at High Rock Lake | Winston Salem Journal Body found in vehicle at High Rock Lake
A body was found in a vehicle Saturday night at High Rock Lake, Davidson County communications told WGHP/FOX8.
Winston Salem Journal | June 18, 2017