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  • Winston-Salem one step closer to entertainment district

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– The City of Winston-Salem is a step closer to getting an entertainment district downtown after the City-Council Planning Board approved the area which would be rezoned. The proposed entertainment district would make up the east and west sides of Trade St. between Seventh and Ninth Streets, and between MLK Jr. Dr. and Ninth St. The entertainment district must meet certain requirements including additional lighting and crosswalks, as well as parking. Entertainment venues will also not be allowed within […]

  • Monogram Food Solutions adding 100 jobs at Martinsville facility

    MARTINSVILLE, V.A..–  Monogram Food Solutions is in need of 100 new employees at its facility in Martinsville. The company, which makes meat snacks, corn dogs and processed meats says it needs the workers to keep up with orders. A job fair and open house will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. at the company’s facility on Knauss Dr. The company hopes to fill the positions within the next six weeks.  

  • Racial Justice Act repeal headed to Gov. McCrory

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The state Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill aimed at restarting executions in North Carolina that includes language repealing the last parts of the Racial Justice Act, according to WRAL. Passed in 2009, the Racial Justice Act allowed death row inmates to challenge their sentences based on statistical evidence of racism in their sentencings. Calling the original measure “poorly written,” Sen. Tom Goolsby, R-New Hanover, pointed out that nearly every death row inmate, white […]

  • Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL killed during training exercise

    An investigation is underway after a Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL was killed and seven others were injured, during a training exercise Wednesday according to WTKR. Authorities announced Friday that Special Warfare Operator Third Class (SEAL) Jonathan H. Kaloust died as a result of injuries sustained when a Humvee rolled over during convoy training. According to WTKR, the surviving service members, all from Naval Special Warfare Group 2 based at Little Creek, were treated for minor injuries and have since been released from […]

  • Road Trip: Bethabara Historic Park

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Bethabara Historic Park is the site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina and it’s also the birthplace of Forsyth County and Winston-Salem. Bethabara is the place where a small group of people from Pennsylvania started a trading and religious community. FOX8’s Brent Campbell takes a tour in the video above.

  • Neighbor feels ‘fooled’ by Cleveland abduction suspect

    (CNN) — Who is Ariel Castro? Is he the affable guy who would wave to neighbors, talk with them about his Harley and the little girl he sometimes walked with? Is he a longtime bus driver who’d sometimes eat ribs with neighbors on the porch of his two-story home while listening to salsa music? Is he an upbeat man who loved music, impressing his bandmates with his talent and smile? Or is Ariel Castro a cold-hearted abductor? His Cleveland neighbors […]

  • New bill would implement strictest law on medical care for teenagers

    RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina could be on the verge of implementing the nation’s strictest law on medical care for teenagers, according to WRAL. House Bill 693 would require notarized written approval from a parent before a doctor or other provider could diagnose, treat or even counsel anyone under 18 for mental health or substance abuse. According to the WRAL, parental approval would also be required for contraception, pregnancy care and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. North Carolina would be […]

  • New abortion bill goes to House floor

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A bill that would make doctors liable for performing abortions in which gender plays a role is headed for the House floor after approval by the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, WRAL reports. House Bill 716 would allow the parents, guardians or current or former doctors of a woman who seeks an abortion to sue the doctor who provided it if they believe the doctor had “knowledge, or an objective reason to know, that a significant factor in […]

  • Southeast Guilford High teacher positive influence

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C.– There are many similarities between the military and athletes–like discipline. It takes a certain level of discipline to be successful in both. Shawyn Newton, who is a teacher and coach at Southeast Guilford High, is also involved in the ROTC program at North Carolina A&T. He’s a great role model for both his players and his cadets.

  • Sampson County student struck, killed by logging truck

    RALEIGH, N.C.–A Sampson County student was killed after a logging truck was involved in a hit-and-run with a school bus, WTVD reports. Troopers said a Sampson County school bus was traveling south on U.S. Highway 421 near Herring Road between Delway and Harrells around 3:30 p.m. According to the report, the bus was stopped with its lights flashing and was letting off a student who the incident occurred. A tractor-trailer hauling timber, which was also traveling south on U.S. 421, […]

  • Utah elementary school evacuated after pipe bomb found

    LAYTON, Utah –  A suburban Utah elementary school was evacuated Monday afternoon after a maintenance worker found a pipe bomb on the roof of the school, KSTU reports. Local police say that around 11:30 a.m. Monday morning, a maintenance worker on the roof of Mountain View Elementary in Layton, Utah found what he described as a piece of PVC pipe with two caps on it. According to the KSTU, he took the device to a supervisor who notified administration at […]

  • National 9/11 Memorial charging $2 service fee

    NEW YORK–Visitors to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum must now pay a service fee of $2 when reserving tickets online or over the phone, the New York Post reports. The fee went into effect in March 1, although there is no charge for admission to the memorial on the World Trade Center site. Same-day passes are also free. Many members of the 9/11 victims are outraged, saying the fee violates the memorial’s objective. “They’re making money off the […]