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    AT&T could be high-speed provider for Next Generation Network

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — AT&T Inc. could be the provider of a fiber broadband network for ultrafast Internet services here and elsewhere in North Carolina, company and local officials said. The company said it is in “advanced discussions” with the North Carolina Next Generation Network to provide transmission speeds of up to one gigabit per second. The Next Generation effort includes Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and such universities as Wake Forest, Duke and UNC Chapel Hill. Winston-Salem City Manager Lee […]

  • Wake Forest's Devin Thomas goes up for a rebound against UNC Greensboro in Winston-Salem Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. (Photo by Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    Wake Forest does just enough to knock off UNCG

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — With most of the attention on a short Christmas break at home with their families, the Wake Forest Deacons focused just long enough Saturday afternoon to hold off UNC Greensboro 59-51 at Joel Coliseum. The Deacons improved to 10-2, but the win was nothing close to a masterpiece. “I can definitely say that some of us were ready to go home,” said guard Codi Miller-McIntyre, who scored nine of his 11 points in the final six minutes […]

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    Football coach Connell Maynor leaving WSSU for Hampton

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Football coach Connell Maynor is leaving Winston-Salem State University to take the job at Hampton University. Hampton and WSSU are expected to release the details this afternoon in a joint statement. A spokesman in the athletics office at Hampton confirmed Maynor’s hiring. “We’ll have more a little later,” the spokesman said. Maynor, 44, broke the news to his assistant coaches this morning during a meeting that also was attended by Athletics Director Bill Hayes, according to four […]

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    WSSU wins big after quarterback attacked last week

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem State didn’t have its cleanest game of the season, but in the Division II playoffs that doesn’t always matter. The ninth-ranked Rams leaned on their defense, and quarterback Rudy Johnson did enough good things Saturday in a 27-20 first-round victory against No. 20 Slippery Rock in front of 3,500 at Bowman Gray Stadium. WSSU (10-1) will play next weekend at Shepherd (W.Va.), which is 10-0 and seeded No. 1 in Super Region One. “Our defense controlled […]

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    Virginia State president sends letter in support of its football coach

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Keith T. Miller, the president of Virginia State, sent out a letter to various media outlets and alumni in full support of Coach Latrell Scott and the Virginia State football team. The program has come under fire after an alleged attack on quarterback Rudy Johnson of Winston-Salem State last week. One player, Lamont Britt of Virginia State, was arrested after the altercation which took place in a bathroom at the Anderson Center during a CIAA lucheon at […]

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