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    Judge sets deadline for company to respond in Yadkin hospital dispute

    YADKINVILLE, N.C. — A federal judge has given the former for-profit operator of Yadkin Valley Community Hospital until July 20 to respond to a complaint submitted by Yadkin County officials. Yadkin commissioners filed a motion in federal court June 3 that requested HMC/CAH Consolidated Inc. be found in civil and criminal contempt for breaching its lease contract to run the Yadkinville hospital. The defendants include Rural Community Hospitals of America and CAH Acquisition Co. 10 LLC. Yadkin officials did not […]

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    Victims injured in Forsyth County crash recovering in hospital

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — The three woman injured in a car wreck on Interstate 40 near Kernersville Saturday morning are recovering at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The wreck was reported to the N.C. Highway Patrol at 9:15 a.m. Both westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of the highway were closed until about 11:30 a.m., according to the Winston-Salem Journal. A nursing spokeswoman said that Phylicia Osborne, 26, was in fair condition; Natasha Oliver, 32, a passenger in Osborne’s car, […]

  • Scene of the wreck (Zachary Wonderlie)

    Two people ejected in head-on collision on Interstate 40; victims identified

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Three people were injured — two critically — in a head-on collision involving two vehicles Saturday morning on Interstate 40 near Kernersville, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Phylicia Osborne, 26, was driving a Nissan Altima eastbound on Interstate 40 near the Brookford Road overpass when it went through the cable divider and into the westbound lanes, Trooper Michael Erlichman with the N.C. Highway Patrol said. The car collided head-on with a GMC Yukon driven by Tammy Simmons, […]

  • Left: Wayne Childress of Germanton works as an independent contractor installing satellite dishes. He says that keeping the ACA will allow him to afford health insurance. (Walt Unks/Journal)

Right: Eddie Reynolds, a Winston-Salem based photographer and musician, poses for a portrait on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Local recipients of health care subsidies pleased with Supreme Court’s ruling

    GERMANTON, N.C. — For Wayne Childress, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold subsidies under the Affordable Care Act was a good thing. “With the subsidy, I can afford my health insurance for myself and my two sons,” Childress said. Childress, 43, who lives in Germanton, was among several people who shared their stories with the Winston-Salem Journal of how the court’s ruling will affect their lives. Childress, who is divorced, installs satellite television and Internet connections in Winston-Salem […]

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    20-year-old speeds through parking lot, hits NC man

    BOONE, N.C. — A 20-year-old man faces 10 charges after he drove through a parking lot Monday night near downtown Boone at high speed and hit a man with his vehicle, Boone police said Tuesday. Police responded at 10:37 p.m. to the High Country Condos at 1469 W. King St. for a reported vehicular assault. When officers arrived, they stopped the suspect vehicle attempting to leave the parking lot. The driver, Samuel Anderson Long, 20, of Graduate Lane in Boone […]

  • Country singer George Hamilton IV is the grand marshal of the Kernersville July 4th parade in 1980. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Business 40 bridge in Winston-Salem could be named after country music legend

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — George Hamilton IV, country music legend and Winston-Salem native, believed that music builds bridges, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Now his loved ones hope a bridge will one day bear his name. On Monday, the Forsyth County commissioners gave their support to an effort to name the Business 40 bridge over Salem Avenue and Research Parkway after Hamilton. The final decision is up to the N.C. Board of Transportation. Hamilton, who was a member of the Grand […]

  • Neil Craver, a Winston-Salem resident and competitor on NBC's American Ninja Warrior, trains on his homemade gym in his backyard on Friday, June 12, 2015 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Winston-Salem man to compete on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ for second time

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Last year, the “salmon ladder” challenge brought an end to Neil Craver’s quest to win the title of “American Ninja Warrior.” After he lost, he posted a simple pledge on his Facebook page: “Next year,” according to The Winston-Salem Journal. And now Craver, a 34-year-old photographer from Winston-Salem, is getting another chance. He will appear on Monday’s episode of the NBC reality competition series, which is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. “I decided very quickly I […]

  • Smith Severn Somerville with 5-month-old Leigh Somerville on Friday, June 5, 2015 in Winston-Salem, N.C. This is the only picture Leigh has of herself with her father. (Winston-Salem Journal, Andrew Dye)

    Winston-Salem woman’s Father’s Day wish: Did you know my dad?

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Leigh Somerville looked out of place, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. The dining room was filled with 40 or so veterans. Most were in their 60s or older, and all but one were men. Nearly all of them were dressed casually in jeans, tees or golf shirts and they stood together in small groups. The gathering, informal as it was, is a monthly meet-up organized specifically for veterans to swap stories and promote fellowship among people with […]

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    More checks for ZeekRewards victims will go out in August

    Most victims of the ZeekRewards.com Ponzi scheme who are qualified for reimbursement will get another check in early August. Kenneth Bell, receiver of the defunct Lexington company, said today the distribution amounts will vary per recipient. He did not say how much is being paid out beginning July 31. However, Bell said the average recipient should be at or near the 60 percent reimbursement mark of their verified losses upon receiving the next check. Bell has paid a combined $147 […]

  • Ward Miller is the cousin of Rev. Daniel Simmons who was killed in the recent Charleston church shooting. Miller says of his family, "Being people of faith, we forgive this young man."  (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    Winston-Salem man’s cousin killed in Charleston church shooting

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The cousin of a minister who was among the nine people killed Wednesday in Charleston, S.C., says his family is devastated by the death. Ward Miller of Winston-Salem said he learned about the death of his cousin, the Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., at 5 a.m. Thursday. Simmons, 74, was the associate minister at Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, Miller said. “We were like brothers,” Miller said of Simmons. “We were very close. This massacre will be part […]

  • A Starbucks coffee shop, center, and Tijuana Flat's Mexican restaurant, right, will soon join the PDQ restaurant, left, in the HanesTowne mixed-use development on Stratford Road in Winston-Salem, NC, seen Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    New Starbucks coffee shop coming to Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Starbucks is coming to HanesTowne Village, the developer of the retail and office development off Stratford Road confirmed Wednesday, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Construction is underway on the coffee shop and a previously announced P.F. Chang’s China Bistro restaurant. Both businesses are setting up shop in the front part of the development. P.F. Chang’s, slated to open by the end of the year, is next to Bank of North Carolina. Starbucks, expected to open this […]

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    Attorneys for Forsyth woman facing death penalty want to call district attorney as witness in case

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Attorneys for a woman accused of killing her 76-year-old neighbor over a $100 debt want Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill to testify as a witness, according to court documents. Cathy Gwenzell Burrell, 53, of the 1500 block of Longview Drive is charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Beatrice Caldwell Rorie on Nov. 4, 2013. According to a search warrant, Burrell hit Rorie with a statue, stabbed her 24 times and then […]

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