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    Winston-Salem man convicted of breaking into a woman’s house, shooting at her

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was convicted Thursday of breaking into a woman’s house and then shooting at her while she tried to get away, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Jeffrey Stuart Sneed, 25, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to attempted first-degree murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, breaking and entering and larceny. Judge Brad Long of Forsyth Superior Court consolidated the charges and sentenced him to about 13 years to 16 years in prison. Assistant […]

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    Wildfire sparks near Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A wildfire sparked near West Academy Street and Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem on Monday afternoon, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The blaze spread across an overgrown area near the Budget Inn. The fire started at about 2:45 p.m. and was out in about 15 to 30 minutes, according to Winston-Salem fire. It is unclear what started the fire.

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    Winston-Salem State University wins another CIAA football title

    SALEM, Va. — There weren’t a lot of people who would suspect Winston-Salem State could win a shootout with high-scoring Bowie State, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Quarterback Rod Tinsley of the Rams, however, thought otherwise, and he proved it in a 43-33 win over the Bulldogs in the CIAA championship game in front of 5,500 at Salem Football Stadium. Helping Tinsley was a defense led by freshman defensive back Tyrell Flemming, who had three interceptions. Sure, the Rams gave […]

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    Winston-Salem apartment fire prompts evacuation, displaces 1

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A fire at a Winston-Salem apartment building prompted an evacuation and displaced a resident. The fire started at about 6:45 p.m. at Sunrise Towers, located at 801 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, according to Winston-Salem emergency dispatch. Unattended food on a stove in an apartment kitchen started the fire, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. The fire was contained to one apartment on the eighth floor. The eighth and ninth floors of the building were evacuated, the Journal […]

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    Forsyth County deputy dies in single-vehicle crash that flipped truck 3 times

    WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — A Forysth County sheriff’s deputy was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Ronda in Wilkes County on Sunday morning, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Investigators said his pickup truck flipped three times. Hayden Wesley “Wes” Church, 35, was driving north on U.S. 421 near Clingman Road when he veered left into the median of the road around 6:15 a.m., Trooper K.W. Dean of the N.C. Highway Patrol said. Church overcorrected as he came back onto the four-lane […]

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    Shaquille O’Neal buys Krispy Kreme store

    ATLANTA — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. added to its list of celebrity franchisee owners Monday, as basketball Hall of Fame center Shaquille O’Neal has bought a downtown Atlanta shop. O’Neal also agreed to become a spokesman for the company, which was taken private July 27 in a $1.35 billion buyout by an affiliate of German food company JAB Holdings Inc. The location on Ponce de Leon Avenue has been the site of a Krispy Kreme shop for more than 60 […]

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    New taco restaurant coming to Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A new taco restaurant is coming to Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Crafted: The Art of the Taco has plans to open at 527 N. Liberty St. The managers hope to open by November, although there is no current opening date, according to the Wake Forest University Old Gold & Black. The Journal reported that Crafted has two locations in Greensboro that are owned by chef Kristina Fuller and her mother, Rhonda Fuller. One is called […]

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    North Stokes ends football for rest of season

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — Citing a lack of healthy and able varsity-level players, the North Stokes football program decided to end its 2016 varsity season, effective immediately, athletic director Michael Richardson announced Tuesday afternoon, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Led by third-year head coach Mitch Reeves, North Stokes was scheduled to take on Mount Airy this Friday night and then, following a bye week on Oct. 7, had four remaining games against Northwest 1-A conference members Walkertown, Winston-Salem Prep, East Surry […]

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    J.Crew plans to open Winston-Salem store in time for Black Friday

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — J.Crew will arrive in Winston-Salem just in time for Black Friday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Saul Centers Inc., owner of Thruway Shopping Center, lists a J.Crew storefront on its website map for the center. Saul spokesman Zane Zynda said Thursday that the J.Crew retail store is scheduled to open Nov. 23 — the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The trend-setting clothing retailer is taking a 5,772-square-foot space two doors down from Talbots, with Francesca’s Collections and General Nutrition […]

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    Charges dropped against former Baptist volunteer who was in video of confrontation

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An assault charge was dismissed this morning against a former volunteer at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for her role in a confrontation with a man earlier this year, her attorney said today, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Donna Lorraine Bridger, 68, of Winston-Salem, had been charged with misdemeanor simple assault. She was accused of assaulting Isaiah Baskins on April 14 at Brenner Children’s Hospital in the medical center. Baskins said he was confronted by Bridger when […]

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    Winston-Salem woman pleads guilty to child abuse

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem mother was convicted Wednesday of not doing enough to stop her boyfriend from beating her 3-year-old son, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Tesia Alexandria Anderson, 23, of Greenway Avenue, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to negligent child abuse, inflicting serious physical injury. Judge Susan Bray of Forsyth Superior Court gave Anderson a suspended sentence of 13 months to 25 months in prison and placed her on supervised probation for three years. Assistant District Attorney […]

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    Marshall Street closed after police chase, wreck in downtown Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A police chase and car crash closed down Marshall Street in downtown Winston-Salem. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that two people ran from the car after the crash and were taken into custody soon afterward. As of 1:42 p.m., little information is known about the incident, but both a Winston-Salem and North Carolina State Highway Patrol vehicle may both be involved in the chase. The investigation is ongoing.