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  • 2 people arrested after allegations against teacher spark disturbance at Winston-Salem school

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two people were arrested Thursday for their alleged roles in a disturbance at Carter G. Woodson School at 437 Goldfloss St. after several female students claimed that a teacher inappropriately touched them, authorities said Friday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. One of the girls’ mother said she believes her daughter’s accusation against the teacher, and she plans to discuss the matter with the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office. The incident occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. when Winston-Salem […]

  • Winston-Salem man convicted in 2013 fatal shooting

    A Winston-Salem man was convicted Wednesday morning on charges he fired a gun several times into a car, killing a man inside who was waiting for a friend outside an apartment complex, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. William Darius Aikens Jr., 33, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to one count of voluntary manslaughter, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle while in operation.  Aikens had initially […]

  • Kernersville woman undergoing rabies treatments after feral cat attack on her porch

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — There were 26 puncture wounds on her arms before Kathleen McNally was able to wrestle away a feral cat that attacked her on her porch earlier this month, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The attack left McNally shaken. She is undergoing rabies treatments and she is afraid to leave her Kernersville home or even get out of her car to walk up the steps. “I feel like crying when I have to get out of my car,” […]

  • Local couple dies a few hours apart after 70 years of marriage

    ELKIN, N.C. — After learning her husband of 70 years had died, Rachel Holcomb told a nurse: “My husband passed away today, but it’s all going to be OK,” according to the Winston-Salem Journal. A few hours later, she died peacefully in her sleep. “To have spent 70 years married and then to die so close together, I thought it was beautiful,” said their daughter, Jewell Park. It was a tale of love only Nicholas Sparks could’ve concocted, as James, […]

  • New restaurant, bar to open in downtown Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A new restaurant is being developed at 414 N. Liberty St. by Mayfair Street Partners, which is also developing a restaurant in the Pepper Building, less than a block away, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Mayfair Street Partners, based in Cumming, Ga., is buying the building next to the historic Woolworth’s building. Simon Burgess, Mayfair’s managing director, said that the company has the property under contract and expects to close in a month or two. Linville Team […]

  • Parole possible for Winston-Salem man who killed Chris Paul’s grandfather

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man serving a life sentence for his role in killing the grandfather of Chris Paul will be eligible for parole in 12 years, a Forsyth County judge ruled Thursday morning. Paul plays in the NBA for the Houston Rockets and is a former Wake Forest basketball standout. Rayshawn Denard Banner, now 29, was convicted, along with his brother, Nathaniel Cauthen, and three other teenagers in the death of Nathaniel Jones, who was found bound, gagged […]

  • Teen found dead behind Winston-Salem business ‘a human, a friend, a kid who didn’t deserve this’

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An 18-year-old homicide victim found Tuesday morning with a gunshot wound to the head was registered as an incoming senior at Carver High School, the school system confirmed. Eduardo Vladimir Barrientos’ body was found Tuesday at 8:55 a.m. more than a 15-minute drive from his home on Winnabow Road. Railroad workers performing a routine line check found his body on a pathway in the wooded area behind Sunnyside Ice, at 2001 Glendale St., 20 feet from the […]

  • Kaleideum recalls some eclipse glasses

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Kaleideum is asking people who bought eclipse viewing glasses from the museum since July 27 to return them because the glasses may not provide adequate protection, museum officials said Tuesday. Some of the museum’s shipments may have contained glasses that did not come from NASA and AAS (American Astronomical Society) approved manufacturers, meaning they may not block out the harmful rays, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Expert say even brief unprotected glimpses of the sun during the […]

  • 93-year-old Davie County woman convicted in death of Forsyth County sheriff’s deputy

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 93-year-old Davie County woman was convicted Tuesday on a charge stemming from her car striking a Forsyth County sheriff’s deputy at Tanglewood Park, ultimately resulting in his death, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Jessie Bennett Cook, 93, of Advance, pleaded guilty in Forsyth District Court to one count of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. She was accused of unintentionally failing to decrease her speed in her car, a 2006 Lexus passenger vehicle, hitting Deputy John Isenhour […]

  • Teacher charged with sex offenses involving former student is suspended with pay in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A teacher at Ledford Middle School in Thomasville, who is charged with several sex offenses involving a former student, has been suspended with pay, authorities told the Winston-Salem Journal Thursday. Lee Annette Williams, 50, was suspended pending further investigation of her case, said Donna Stafford, a spokeswoman for the Davidson County Schools. Williams’ suspension was effective Wednesday. Williams’ annual salary for the 2017-18 school year is $53,130, and she has worked as a teacher in the […]

  • 2 teens plead guilty to brutally beating homeless Winston-Salem man

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two of the five teenagers charged in the brutal beating of a homeless Winston-Salem man in January pleaded guilty to assault and other charges in Forsyth County Superior Court on Monday. Tremayne Jaquan Butler, 18, was sentenced to 33 months in prison. Treshawn Jaquez Plater, 17, was sentenced to 39 months. Each will also have nine months of post release supervision. Both teens pleaded guilty to assault inflicting serious bodily injury, conspiracy to commit the assault and […]

  • Well-known Forsyth County farmer dies in ‘freak accident’ early Sunday morning

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A well-known local farmer died early Sunday morning after a tree fell and brought down power lines, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Family members believe he was electrocuted. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t confirmed the exact cause of death but is investigating. Gary Owen, 79, the owner of Gary’s Produce and a vendor at the Cobblestone Farmer’s Market in Old Salem, went outside early Sunday morning to check on a power outage at his home […]