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    Holy smoke! Reynolds American adopts no-smoking policy

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The evolution of smokefree corporate workplaces may have its “hell freezes over” moment at the start of 2015, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. That’s when Reynolds American Inc. and its subsidiaries launch a no-smoking policy within its facilities outside of designated areas currently being developed. Employees were told of the changes today. That means no more smoking of traditional cigarettes, cigars and pipes at the desk, in conference rooms, elevators and in hallways, spokesman David Howard said. […]

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    Davie Co. high school teacher killed in Salisbury wreck

    SALISBURY, N.C. — Students and staff at Davie County High School today are mourning the death of Lynn Tutterow, a popular teacher. Tutterow, 57, was one of two people killed in an automobile accident on Jake Alexander Boulevard in Salisbury on Tuesday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  According to the Salisbury Police Department, a truck driven by Brian Keith Hall ran into the back of a stopped Honda Accord. Tutterow and the other passenger in the backseat of the Accord, […]

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    DMV search of records turns up ineligible NC voters

    The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the voter rolls kept by the State Board of Elections contain 145 names that belong to a certain category of ineligible voter – immigrants in the U.S. under a federal program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, according to elections officials. Josh Lawson, an SBOE spokesman, said that election officials found out about the number Tuesday night, after the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles ran a specific search for drivers with DACA […]

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    Five couples take marriage vows at Pride Winston-Salem event

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Bonnie Clark and Patte Lusé emerged from the shadows in the back of a stage at Pride Winston-Salem Saturday, and stepped into the sunlight, wearing smiles loaded with emotion, their clasped hands raised in triumph They were getting married, something that was unthinkable to them just 10 days ago, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. But after U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr., issued a ruling striking down North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage on Oct. 10, couples […]

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    Woman goes online to search for hit-and-run driver in Davidson County

    It’s a cliché, of course, but the night that some idiot barreled into Nichole Gordon’s new car and took off is one that she won’t soon forget. “All I saw was headlights,” the 30-year-old told the Winston-Salem Journal. “The truck pulled up and hit the side of my car. It used me as a bumper car. It glanced off and the guy kept going. He never even put his brakes on.” The hit-and-run crash caused thousands in damage and left […]

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    Clemmons murder suspect ate ‘still-beating heart’ of animal, bragged about killing 2 prostitutes

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — More details continue to emerge about the lives of Pazuzu Algarad and Amber Burch, the two people arrested on Oct. 5 and charged in the murder and burial of two men at their Clemmons home, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  According to a friend of Burch, Algarad claimed to get a high from eating the “still-beating heart” of a sacrificial animal and bragged openly about having killed two prostitutes. That friend visited the house in 2009 where […]

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    Broken sewer line cause of sinkhole in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A broken sewer line created a sinkhole that closed the eastbound lanes of Silas Creek Parkway near Hanes Mall for several hours Tuesday, a city official told the Winston-Salem Journal Thursday. The sinkhole was 6-feet-wide and 13-feet deep, and opened near Hanes Mall Boulevard and Bolton Street, said Ron Hargrove, city utilities director. The lanes were reopened later Tuesday night. Crews are expected to repair the broken sewer line within two weeks, Hargrove said.

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    Rockingham magistrate resigns over same-sex marriage

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — A Rockingham County magistrate submitted his resignation Thursday because he said he didn’t want to violate his oath of office; but marrying a same-sex couple violates his religious beliefs, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Magistrate John Kallam Jr. sent a letter to Rockingham County Chief District Court Judge Fred Wilkins and said he couldn’t fulfill his oath of office after same-sex marriages were legalized in North Carolina. “When I took my oath of office, I understood I […]

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    Bodies in Clemmons backyard spark rumors

    CLEMMONS — In the Knob Hill neighborhood of Clemmons last week, a woman put mulch on her flower beds. An American flag flapped in the breeze. Rose bushes framed a sidewalk. Halloween ghosts poked out of bushes. And a patrol car sat in a driveway at a house bordered with yellow tape. It was no ordinary week in the village. The opening date of the Dairi-O, West Forsyth’s football season, the traffic on Lewisville-Clemmons Road — all topics of interest […]

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    Human remains found in yard spark rumors in quiet Clemmons neighborhood

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — In the Knob Hill neighborhood of Clemmons last week, a woman put mulch on her flower beds. An American flag flapped in the breeze. Rose bushes framed a sidewalk. Halloween ghosts poked out of bushes. And a patrol car sat in a driveway at a house bordered with yellow tape. It was no ordinary week in the village. The opening date of the Dairi-O, West Forsyth’s football season, the traffic on Lewisville-Clemmons Road — all topics of interest […]

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    Men found buried in Clemmons yard disappeared 5 years ago

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — Two families received the kind of news Monday they never wanted to hear — that the skeletal remains of two men missing for five years had been found in shallow graves in the backyard of a house in Clemmons. Authorities positively identified the remains as belonging to Joshua Fredrick Wetzler and Tommy Dean Welch. Both men were reported missing in 2009 and, according to search warrants, they were killed that same year and buried. Forsyth County Sheriff’s […]

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    Skeletal remains found in Clemmons backyard ID’d

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — The skeletal remains found in the backyard of a home in Clemmons have been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office. The remains were found on Oct. 5 in the backyard of 2749 Knob Hill Drive. The first victim has been identified as 37-year-old Joshua Fredrick Wetzler. The second victim has been identified as 36-year-old Tommy Dean Welch. “I would like to know why,” said Martha Wetzler, Joshua’s mother. “Why? Why they killed either one of these men.” Three people […]

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