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  • Construction workers pour new loading docks at the former Hanesbrands' Weeks factory, Friday, August 22, 2014 as United Furniture Inc. prepares to begin assembly and distribution at the Hanes Mill Road plant. (Walt Unks/Journal)

    United Furniture to save money and time with out-of-date building

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — United Furniture Industries is trying to ensure that taking over the historic Weeks manufacturing plant — once the world’s largest textile factory — is more of an economic blessing than a money-pit curse, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The Mississippi furniture maker confirmed on Wednesday it is leasing the 850,000-square-foot plant off 401 W. Hanes Mill Road, where it plans to invest between $5.2 million and $11 million, and create 200 full-time jobs over three years. The […]

  • The old Vulcan quarry in Winston-Salem, N.C. The City of Winston-Salem, which owns the quarry, recently deeded the property to the City's division of recreation and parks. (ANDREW DYE/Journal)

    Abandoned quarry in Winston-Salem is pool of hope

    At first and second blush, William Royston, the superintendent of the Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department, appears to be a laid-back, taciturn sort. His voice is low, and his demeanor calm,

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    Novant Health Inc. hospital in Salisbury will serve as training facility

    SALISBURY, N.C. — A Novant Health Inc. hospital in Salisbury will serve as a training facility for osteopathic medical students at Campbell University, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Campbell’s partnership with Rowan Medical Center, announced last week, will include training in primary care, family medicine, general surgery, obstetrician/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry and other services. The emphasis is “meeting the needs of underserved communities.” The medical school launched its first class of 162 medical students in August 2013. The rotation program at […]

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    Rev. William J. Barber to speak Tuesday at WFU

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Rev. William J. Barber II, a leader of North Carolina’s Moral Monday-Forward Together Movement and president of the N.C. NAACP, will speak Tuesday at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity’s fall convocation, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Barber will speak at 11 a.m. at Wait Chapel. His speech will be the inaugural event of the Mac Bryan Prophetic Preaching Series, WFU said in a news release. The series honors the late George McLeod “Mac” Bryan […]

  • Bishop Peter Jugis, of the Charlotte Diocese (Bishop Peter Jugis, of the Charlotte Diocese)

    Bishop of Charlotte to preside at memorial Mass for priest accused of abuse

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte will preside at a memorial Mass in Kernersville for the Rev. Joseph Kelleher, a priest who served in the Triad for a number of years and who was accused of child sex abuse in 2010 for an alleged incident more than 30 years earlier in Albemarle, according to the Winston-Salem. Bishop Peter Jugis will lead the service at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Wednesday morning. Kelleher, 86, died in […]

  • Wide receiver Malachi Jones (right) of Appalachian State first heard about the Mountaineers the day after they knocked off Michigan. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    Michigan runs over Appalachian 52-14, gets payback for ’07 upset

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan forgot the past for about three hours on Saturday, and enjoyed every minute of it, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Getting restitution for a stunning loss to Appalachian State seven years ago, the Wolverines walloped the Mountaineers 52-14 in front of a crowd of 106,811 at Michigan Stadium. They weren’t able to rewrite history, but the one-sided pounding seemed to ease the sting for the Wolverines faithful a bit. The Mountaineers got $1 million for […]

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    Noted biographer Penelope Niven dies in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Penelope Niven, 75, an acclaimed biographer who lived in Winston-Salem, died Thursday, a day after driving herself to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Niven was the author of several notable biographies, a memoir and an award-winning children’s book. Her daughter, Jennifer Niven, is also an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction. The two women frequently presented writing workshops together. Caroll Leggett, a neighbor in Academy Park, said Niven, who traveled nationally and […]

  • Jennifer Eileen McCormack Schuler, 31, of Winston-Salem

    Winston-Salem woman arrested in prescription fraud case

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The arrest of a Winston-Salem woman in a prescription fraud case is the latest example of local authorities cracking down on the abuse of prescription drugs, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Jennifer Eileen McCormack Schuler, 31, was charged Friday with 10 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, 10 counts of identity fraud and one count of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, Winston-Salem police said. Schuler is accused of calling in several fraudulent […]

  • The Central branch of the Forsyth County Public Library, 660 West Fifth Street.

    Forsyth County to vote on firm to coordinate Central Library materials move

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Forsyth County commissioners will vote in less than two weeks on a contract for a local logistics firm to coordinate the move of materials and equipment from Central Library in preparation for a renovation project expected to last more than two years, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The commissioners are scheduled to vote Sept. 8 on a contract to pay T2pm up to $77,503 to facilitate the move, organization and storage needs related to the Central […]

  • Wide receiver Malachi Jones (right) of Appalachian State first heard about the Mountaineers the day after they knocked off Michigan. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    Appalachian State returns to Michigan: Remembering ASU’s upset

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Appalachian State will play again Saturday at Michigan, in the same stadium in which it opened the 2007 season with a stunning 34-32 upset, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. But it will be a different team on the field. Most of the Mountaineers’ current players were in middle school or just starting high school when the memorable first game happened. A few watched on TV, and certainly all saw highlights afterward. They all know about it. […]

  • A Silverado pickup (left) was in the shop at Modern Chevrolet in Winston-Salem, NC, Friday, August 29, 2014, for recall work related to an instrument display. GM has nearly 30 million vehicles under recall for various problems. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Local dealers prepare for GM recall customers

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The largest product recall initiative in corporate America’s history – General Motors at 29.3 million cars and counting – is beginning to spill over in earnest at local dealerships, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. CNNMoney reports the automaker has announced at least 53 separate recalls this year, primarily for cars built before 2008. The largest, for 7.61 million vehicles, is for the ignition key being bumped out of the run position during driving, causing the engine to […]

  • Adam Ward (left) and Andrew Austin display old Nintendo Power Gloves, Tuesday, August 27, 2014, in Winston-Salem, NC. They plan to make a movie about the glove's comeback with artists, gamers, and others. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Wake Forest University grads working on documentary about cult gaming tool

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It has been 25 years since the Power Glove failed to revolutionize the video gaming industry, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Now, three alumni of Wake Forest University are working on a documentary about the rise, precipitous fall and unexpected second life of the gaming glove, which was a precursor to later motion-activated gaming gear. “We call it the grandfather of the Wiimote,” said director Andrew Austin, referring to the popular remote-control device for the Nintendo Wii […]

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