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Orange balloons are released at the Davie County High School Groundbreaking Ceremony Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.

    Groundbreaking for new high school could start healing in Davie Co. over divisive issue

    MOCKSVILLE, N.C. — The word “historic” kept popping during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Davie County High School last week on Farmington Road, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  And with good reason. It’s not every day that dirt is moved for a new high school in the county. Indeed, such an event hasn’t occurred in nearly 60 years. “Look around,” school board member Clint Junker told a crowd of a few hundred people standing in what was once an overgrown […]

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    Woman accused of embezzling $500K from W-S real estate co. pleads guilty

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Angela McGee Ring worked for Home Real Estate, a company that’s been in operation in Winston-Salem since 1906, for more than 10 years. According to owners Sam Ogburn Sr. and his daughter, Elizabeth Ogburn, Ring was a valued employee and highly trusted. But Assistant District Attorney Brian Taylor said in court that over an 11-year-period, Ring embezzled $531,675 from the company, forging Elizabeth Ogburn’s signature on checks, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  The money was used to […]

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    Krispy Kreme releases ‘Ghostbusters’ doughnuts

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. is offering two special doughnut treats to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1980s blockbuster “Ghostbusters,” according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The doughnuts will be filled with marshmallow crème and shaped in the form of the Stay Puft marshmallow man and the Ghostbusters logo. The doughnuts will be available from Sept. 29 to Oct. 31. The Ghostbusters doughnut is topped with white icing, a decorative green “splat” inspired by Slimer, and a Ghostbusters […]

  • Thousands turn out to support breast-cancer survivors at Komen fundraiser

    Thousands turn out to support breast-cancer survivors at Komen fundraiser

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As Julie Stickler remembers it, the first lump in her breast was discovered in 2002, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. She was 32 and was told the lump wasn’t harmful. Wait until 40 to get a mammogram, she was told. Nine years later, when she was 41, that mammogram detected what turned out to be several cancerous lumps in her right breast and a tumor in her left breast. As it turns out, the tumor had probably […]

  • Big Ron Hunter teams with the Music Maker Relief Foundation to welcome music students from the Berklee College of Music into his Winston-Salem home. His living room was packed to capacity with people, instruments, and music. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    For 20 years, Music Maker has helped blues musicians feel special, proud

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Guitar Slim was dying, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The old bluesman, weak with cancer, had some parting instructions for his young friend, a graduate student 50 years his junior. Over the previous year, Guitar Slim had welcomed the student, a Connecticut transplant obsessed with the blues, into the tight-knit community of Greensboro blues musicians who, in the late 1980s, were keeping alive their heritage, singing those haunting songs of heartache and hardship, still bending those […]

  • A still from Andrew Rodgers' film, "Crooked Candy" (Courtesy of Andrew Rodgers)

    RiverRun’s director shows new documentary ‘Crooked Candy’ in New York

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Andrew Rodgers, executive director of the RiverRun International Film Festival, based in Winston-Salem, is having a different kind of film-festival experience this weekend, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Instead of running the show, he’ll be in the show. His six-minute documentary, “Crooked Candy,” is in the New York Film Festival and will be part of a 90-minute shorts program to be shown on Sunday and Monday at Lincoln Center. Rodgers will introduce his film before the program, […]

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    Unidentified company would create 40 jobs in Mocksville

    MOCKSVILLE, N.C. — The Davie County and Mocksville boards of commissioners will hold a joint public hearing Oct. 6 to discuss offering incentives to a global production company identified as “Project Porter,” according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. at the county administration building, 123 S. Main St. in Mocksville. The legal notice sent by Robert Wisecarver, the Davie commissioners’ chairman, said the project involves an industrial enterprise new to the county. The company is […]

  • The Link Apartments Brookstown are nearing completion across from the BB&T Ballpark in downtown Winston-Salem. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    New upscale apartment complex opens near BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The newest upscale apartment community in Winston-Salem recently opened for business, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Tenants started moving into Link Apartments Brookstown in early August. Now, many of the project’s amenities are coming online. Link Apartments Brookstown is at 150 Peters Creek Parkway, across from BB&T Ballpark. The apartment complex is owned by Brookstown Winston-Salem Apartments LLC, which is made up of Samet Corp. of Greensboro and Grubb Properties of Charlotte. “Winston-Salem is such a cool […]

  • Shy Tuttle, North Davidson High School defensive lineman.

    North Davidson’s Shy Tuttle commits to Tennessee

    WELCOME, N.C. — Shy Tuttle will be the first person in his family to go to college, and he announced where in grand style Friday afternoon, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. With hundreds of fellow students, teachers and fans looking on at North Davidson High School, Tuttle didn’t waste any time announcing his commitment to Tennessee. “I’m going to be playing college football at Tennessee,” he said as he picked up a bright orange bucket hat to a massive roar. […]

  • Elwood Robinson will replace Chancellor Donald Reaves, 67, who will retire Dec. 31 after serving seven years. (Journal Staff)

    New Winston-Salem State chancellor: ‘I came here to thrive’

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — When he learned that Chancellor Donald Reaves would be retiring from Winston-Salem State University, Elwood Robinson saw an opportunity to become part of the school’s history, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. So, he applied for the job. On Friday, Robinson, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cambridge College in Cambridge, Mass., was named Reaves’ successor. Reaves, 67, will retire Dec. 31 after serving 7½ years as the school’s top administrator. Robinson, 58, a native […]

  • Journal photo by Walt Unks -- Chancellor Lindsay Bierman, in foreground from right, Chairman Rob King, Vice Chairman Michael Tiemann and member Charlie Lucas listen as board and staff members report to the UNCSA board of trustees. (Walt Unks/Journal)

    UNC School of Arts chancellor challenges faculty to ‘make dreams come true’

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Chancellor Lindsay Bierman urged his colleagues Friday at the UNC School of Arts to work through the challenges of serving their students and transform the university into a place where its “art and culture feeds our souls and economy,” he said, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Bierman made his first report to UNCSA’s full board of trustees since he assumed the chancellor’s duties on Aug. 1. Bierman, 48, succeeded James Moeser, who served as interim chancellor at […]

  • An example of a bundt cake.  Bundt cakes are baked in a bundt pan, shaping it into a distinctive ring shape. (Photo by Kimberly Vardeman)

    New bakery in Winston-Salem focuses on bundt cakes

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Nothing Bundt Cakes, a bakery focused on bundt cakes, opened Friday at 678 St. George Square off Hanes Mall Boulevard, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The bakery offers a wide range of cake flavors and sizes — from single–serve bundtinis to larger bundts that serve up to 18 people, and tiered cakes for up to 26 people. Nothing Bundt Cakes will have grand-opening events Oct. 9-11. A ribbon cutting with the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce will be […]

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