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  • Polo Road/Cherry Street area development workshops to be held in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The area of Polo Road between North Cherry Street and Indiana Avenue is the focus of several workshops that the City of Winston-Salem is holding this week. They’re inviting people who live or work in the area to share their ideas on how to redevelop the neighborhood. Right now, the area is a combination of homes, vacant buildings, a few small shops and a trailer park. The city has partnered with The Center for Creative Economy, based in Winston-Salem, which has […]

  • Oak Ridge residents getting long-awaited solution to water problems

    OAK RIDGE, N.C. — Several wells in Oak Ridge have been contaminated with gasoline, dating back more than 20 years, but a permanent solution is in the works. According to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the contamination came from a gas station that used to be located at the corner of Linville Road and Oak Ridge Road. That gas station is long gone, but the damage remains. The wells used to serve eleven homes, until the state […]

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    Suspect surrenders, ending 29-hour standoff at Winston-Salem motel

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man holding a 16-year-old hostage inside a motel on University Parkway surrendered around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday following a 29-hour standoff, nearly two hours after he released the hostage. Christopher Shane Jenkins surrendered to police without incident at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, two hours after a 16-year-old hostage walked out of the motel room. Jenkins is scheduled to appear in court Thursday. Officers escorted 16-year-old Andrew Jovanni Menjivar alongside the front of the motel and across a parking lot toward […]

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    Piedmont businesses prepare for Panthers game

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Restaurants and sports bars all over the Piedmont are gearing up for what should be a very busy Sunday. They are expecting large crowds of fans to show up to watch the Carolina Panthers take on the San Francisco 49ers. Hooters General Manager Kevin Chodyniecki says, while they normally have a good turnout for NFL games, the Panthers fans will “definitely pack the restaurant out. We’re looking for a good crowd.” At Foothills Brewing in downtown Winston-Salem, […]

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    Families spend New Year’s Day on the slopes at Sugar Mountain

    AVERY COUNTY, N.C. — With many people off work today, quite a few traveled up to the mountains for a day of skiing or snowboarding. At Sugar Mountain Resort, people enjoyed the day hitting the slopes with family and friends. The Benjamin family, from Panama City, Fla., traveled to North Carolina for a week of vacation. “We just love seeing snow,” high school student Anna Benjamin said. “In Florida, you don’t see snow every day. You don’t get to go […]

  • NASCAR legend Richard Petty teamed up with Smithfield and Lowes Foods Friday morning to donate 345,000 pounds of food to seven food banks across North Carolina. (Credit: Joe McCloskey/WGHP-TV)

    Richard Petty helps provide food for NC families

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — NASCAR legend Richard Petty teamed up with Smithfield and Lowes Foods Friday morning to donate 345,000 pounds of food to seven food banks across North Carolina, providing more than one million meals to needy families. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina is receiving almost 63,000 pounds of ham, bacon and hot dogs. Organizers said the rest of the food will go to the other food banks across the state, reaching all 100 counties. Clyde Fitzgerald, […]

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    NCDOT hosts meeting on Bus. 40 improvements

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Transportation wants to hear from people who drive along Bus. 40 through downtown Winston-Salem or live near the highway. Transportation officials will hold an informational meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Enterprise Center at 1922 S. Martin Luther King Drive. Organizers said people who attend can ask questions and can learn more about the project. A video of what the new Bus. 40 may look like will also be […]

  • A Davidson County pastor and his family are cleaning up Thursday after a car plowed into the side of their home. (Joe McCloskey/WGHP-TV)

    Car crashes into Davidson County church parsonage

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Davidson County pastor and his family are cleaning up Thursday after a car plowed into the side of their home. Pastor Michael Kearns, of Welcome Church of God on Old Highway 52, said a car drove into his home around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Kearns said he and his family were in the church parsonage when they saw a mirror fly off of the bathroom wall and shatter on the floor. He said that’s when they realized a […]

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