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  • Winston-Salem woman breaks back in car crash, home burns down during hospital stay

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Lori Williams was in the hospital with a broken back when she got the harrowing news: Her house — filled with memories of her late husband — had burned to the ground. There was nothing for her to go back to, she said. It was yet another devastating chapter for the 54-year-old grandmother, who has been bed-ridden with two shattered vertebrae after a car accident on the way back from her uncle’s funeral. “I was looking forward […]

  • Winston-Salem man accused of trafficking meth, behind bars on $1.5M bond

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was arrested Saturday on drug offenses after investigators found a large amount of methamphetamines and marijuana in a vehicle and his home, court records show. Aaron Gray Andrews, 41, of West 26th St., was charged with felony trafficking in meth, felony trafficking in marijuana, felony manufacturing marijuana and two counts of maintaining a vehicle and a dwelling for controlled substances, according to arrest warrants. Andrews also was charged with felony possession with intent to […]

  • New trampoline park to open in Winston-Salem by early next year

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem is turning into a hotbed for trampoline activity with plans for a third indoor facility in the former hhGregg retail site off Hanes Mall Boulevard, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Surge Trampoline Park, based in Monroe, La., plans to open in the 35,000-square-foot facility at 2051 Griffith Road in early 2018. It would be Surge’s first trampoline facility in North Carolina and its fifth overall. It also has two more facilities under construction. The converted retail […]

  • Forsyth County mansion with appraised value of $3 million still up for auction

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — A 15,000-square-foot estate at 7980 Valley View in Clemmons is still up for auction, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The estate is the former home of Robert Lasater, an executive with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and his wife, Nancy, the niece of R.J. Reynolds. It was put on the market by Rick King, a retired Reynolds executive, and his wife, Lisa, in 2011. On Friday, Concierge Auctions said in a statement that the auction has been extended […]

  • Homicide suspect leads Winston-Salem police in chase that ends in crash

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man wanted in a local homicide led authorities on a short police chase Friday that ended in a collision, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. The suspect, who was traveling along Patterson Avenue in a gray car, ran a red light and collided with a black van in the intersection of Germanton Road before he was apprehended about noon, police said. “We received intelligence that a wanted individual was in town in our jurisdiction and attempted to take […]

  • The Garage, longtime music venue in downtown Winston-Salem, plans last show on New Year’s Eve

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Garage, one of Winston-Salem’s oldest music venues, will suspend operations Jan. 1, the owner has announced, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Tucker Tharpe, the owner, said in a email to the city’s business community that its last show will be the annual New Year’s Eve concert featuring the band The Genuine. “The closure will be indefinite until we re-evaluate our business plan to find a new and better way of enriching the musical arts of North […]

  • Winston-Salem man convicted of human trafficking, accused of selling girl, 12, into prostitution

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was convicted Monday on charges that he sold a 12-year-old girl to other men who raped her numerous times, resulting in her getting pregnant and contracting a sexually-transmitted disease, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Armando Graciano, 43, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to attempted rape of a child, human trafficking, sexual servitude and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. Judge David Hall of Forsyth Superior Court consolidated the charges into one, […]

  • Food Freaks closes restaurant in Winston-Salem, but keeps truck

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Food Freaks Beer Geeks has closed its restaurant at 2630 Foxtrot Court off Hanes Mall Boulevard, but will keep operating its food truck, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The restaurant is owned by husband and wife Brandon and Marie Cassidy, operating as Cattle Cart LLC. The restaurant, which opened in 2016, focused on specialty stuffed burgers and craft beers. It was an outgrowth of the Food Freaks food truck that Brandon Cassidy founded in 2013. Oct. 22 […]

  • Davie County fires deputy accidentally shot three years ago by former sheriff

    MOCKSVILLE, N.C. — A Davie County sheriff’s deputy who was accidentally shot by former sheriff Andy Stokes during a standoff three years ago has been fired, according to documents that the Winston-Salem Journal obtained through a public-records request. Cpl. Chris Fleming, 30, of Cooleemee, was terminated on Oct. 12 from the Davie County Sheriff’s Office, according to a Personnel Action Form signed by current Sheriff J.D. Hartman and Fleming. Hartman did not give a reason for the termination on the […]

  • Walkertown man gets arrest warrant for unlawful wounding against man beaten in Charlottesville unrest

    A Walkertown lawyer obtained an arrest warrant last week against a black man who was beaten after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., two months ago, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Harold Ray Crews, 48, obtained the warrant on Oct. 9 from a city magistrate in Charlottesville. The warrant charges DeAndre Harris, 20, of Suffolk, Va. with felony unlawful wounding. Crews, who is white, accused Harris of striking him with a blunt weapon on the left side of his […]

  • 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 […]