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    Winston-Salem man shot multiple times

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was sent to the hospital in grave condition after police officers found him suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in a car on Charles Street early Sunday morning, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to a reported shooting in the 1000 block of Charles Street at 4:52 a.m. There they found Corey Bernard Crouch, 28, of 136 Cherryview Lane, Winston-Salem. Crouch was slumped over the driver’s seat of a […]

  • Wyatt Angel does pre-flight inspection on his father's Cessna 172 K Model. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    16-year-old pilot from Mount Airy celebrates birthday with 11 solo flights

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. – Many teenagers spend their 16th birthdays preparing to get their driver’s license, but Wyatt Angel spent his birthday in the sky, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Wyatt, of Mount Airy, turned 16 on Sunday, and it was the first day he could legally do a solo flight in a powered airplane. He celebrated by flying not one, but 11 airplanes solo at the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport and three gliders at the Piedmont Soaring Society field […]

  • Anitra Mitchell (left) and her mother, Charlotte Parris, operate the Mainstream Boutique store on Oakwood Drive in Winston-Salem. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Mother-daughter team operate successful women’s boutique in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Shopping and going to the movies are a few ways Charlotte Parris and her daughter Anitra Mitchell have always shared time together, but several years ago, the women took their bond a step closer by going into business together, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. In June 2011, the mother-daughter team bought a Mainstream Boutique franchise, selling women’s clothing and accessories from home. The women opened a bricks-and-mortar store at 110 Oakwood Drive in Winston-Salem in August 2012. […]

  • The Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Food stars at the first Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The crowds came early and often to the Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival in downtown Winston-Salem on Saturday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The brand new, food-focused festival kicked off just before noon, drawing hundreds before the first musical act even took the stage at 1 p.m., proving the city’s best restaurants were really the stars of the show. “I don’t know what to say,” said Robin Branch, of Midway, after tasting meatloaf, cheese grits and spicy […]

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    Goodbye New York, hello Texas: On the move to (and from) NC

    Have you been checking out a possible move to Texas lately? Or have you met that New York family that moved in down the street? If so, you’re in line with the recent trend in migration between North Carolina and the other states of the union, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Texas was the state that had the largest net gain of former North Carolina residents in 2013, while New York […]

  • Manuel Peña is the owner of Compare Foods on Silas Creek Parkway. (Walt Unks/Journal)

    Population grows more diverse within Forsyth County

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — There’s a place in Winston-Salem where the audio speakers play merengue – a type of music with a uniquely Dominican beat – then R&B soul, then salsa. It’s not a club. Nobody takes dancing shoes. If anything, people take grocery lists, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The place is Compare Foods, off Silas Creek Parkway. Here, the changing face of Forsyth County’s Hispanic community comes to light. Culinary differences, just as real as the debate over […]

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    Student participation rates in Forsyth County low on required tests

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Eighteen Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools are being penalized by the state after failing to administer tests to all eligible students, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Parents of students at a dozen local high schools, several middle schools and as many nontraditional schools can expect to receive letters next month, detailing the district’s failure to meet participation goals on state-mandated tests like the ACT and WorkKeys, an ACT-branded test for career and technical education students. As part of the […]

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    Krispy Kreme celebrates ‘Ghostbusters’ anniversary

    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 […]

  • Marynes Marciai-Noyoia (from left), Sontee Williams, Christian Martinez Meza and Armani Clay work on the new "Unity" rug at the 2nd grade classroom of Lindsay Dodson at Petree Elementary School in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The rug and other educational items was purchased with funding procured by a project on the Donors Choose website. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    Forsyth Co. teachers put projects on website to solicit help buying books, supplies

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — In classrooms throughout Petree Elementary School, shiny, new books are stacked up on desks and in cabinets, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Jessica Flowers, a fourth-grade teacher, has entire classroom sets of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Indian in the Cupboard.” Cailyn Beck has enough copies of “Runaway Ralph” for each of her second-grade students and is waiting on a class set of “The Tale of Despereaux” to arrive. It should be any day now. […]

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    3 Forsyth County inmates help extinguish truck fire while picking up trash on I-40

    Three members of an inmate work crew in Forsyth County are being called heroes for helping extinguish a fire in a pickup, the Winston-Salem Journal reported Friday. David Odom, supervisor for Division 9 with the N.C. Department of Transportation, was driving east on Interstate 40 last week to check on the state employee supervising a three-man inmate crew picking up trash along the interstate. “I saw thick smoke billowing into the air around their work site, and my heart dropped,” […]

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    Winston-Salem Fire Department issued three citations, faces $6,500 penalty

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Fire Department is facing a $6,500 fine after the N.C. Department of Labor issued three citations for violations of workplace-safety regulations, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  The department was cited for having defective equipment, having an outdated exposure control plan and failing to provide certain kinds of training. Two of the citations are considered serious, and the fire department was penalized $3,250 for each of those citations. The third citation is not serious and there […]

  • April Hunt, wife of Darryl Hunt (Journal).

    Darryl Hunt’s wife files for domestic violence restraining order

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Darryl Hunt, who spent two decades in prison for a murder he did not commit, is back in the court system after his wife filed a protective order against him. April Hunt filed a 50-B restraining order at the Forsyth County Hall of Justice Friday following an incident at her house. A judge granted a continuance order in the case until Wednesday, and told Darryl and April to stay away from each other until then. According […]

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