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    Wreck in Virginia backs up traffic on I-77 in Surry County

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — Traffic on northbound Interstate 77 near the Virginia state line is congested because of a tractor-trailer wreck, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is warning drivers to find alternate routes after truck hauling lumber caught fire around mile marker seven in Virginia. No lanes are closed in North Carolina, but the closure in Virginia is causing delays in Surry County. The road may be reopened by 4 p.m. The NCDOT recommends […]

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    Wake Forest, Appalachian State to resume football series

    Wake Forest and Appalachian State will resume one of the most hard-fought football rivalries in the history of either school, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Officials at both said Thursday that Wake Forest and Appalachian State have agreed to play twice, on Sept. 23, 2017 and Sept. 12, 2020.  The game in 2017 will be especially significant, in that it will be the first time Wake Forest plays in Boone. “As a resident of the area, it’s something that people […]

  • Many Davie High School students wrote letters of support Wendesday, Oct. 22, 2014, to the Tutterow family after social studies teacher Lynn Tutterow was killed in an auto accident Tuesday night.
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    Students left ‘numb’ after Davie Co. teacher dies in crash

    MOCKSVILLE, N.C. — Lynn Tutterow was a “whatever-it-takes” type of teacher. That might mean dancing, rapping or singing to get kids to remember a pertinent fact about Africa’s Iron Age or Galileo or going back to school to get her Master’s degree in American history at the age of 57. Tutterow, a social studies teacher at Davie County High School, died Tuesday in an automobile wreck in Salisbury, sending shock waves through the county’s tight-knit school community, according to the Winston-Salem […]

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    Holy smoke! Reynolds American adopts no-smoking policy

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The evolution of smoke-free 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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