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  • Krispy Kreme faces another lawsuit over fruit-flavored doughnuts

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A third consumer in California is suing Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc., trying to prove the company misleads customers about the nutritional content of fruit and maple fillings in several products, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The lawsuit was filed April 6 by Irina Agajanyan with a request for class-action status. The complaint, as the other two were, was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The November 2016 lawsuit by Jason Saidian and […]

  • Reynolds recalls 2.6 million Vuse Vibe power units

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. said Friday it is conducting a voluntary national safety recall of 2.6 million power units for its Vuse Vibe electronic cigarette product, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The company said it has notified the Food and Drug Administration of the issue, which came from consumer complaints about malfunctioning batteries that may cause the power unit to overheat and create a fire risk. Reynolds said it has received 10 complaints related to the power […]

  • Stokes County lawyer accused of using her home to store and sell illegal drugs

    DANBURY, N.C. — A Stokes County criminal defense lawyer has been arrested on numerous drug charges, including conspiring with her boyfriend to sell marijuana, according to the Winston-Salem Journal, citing court documents. Hayley Christine Sherman, 29, of King, was arrested Thursday on 16 felony and misdemeanor drug charges. That includes several counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, arrest warrants allege. Sherman is also accused of using the house she shares with her boyfriend, James Brandon Farmer, […]

  • Winston-Salem man accused of having sex with girl under 12

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of having sex with a girl under 12 years old, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Antonio Tapia Guzman, 25 of Golden Oaks Drive was charged with first-degree rape, taking indecent liberties with a child and felonious restraint, according to an arrest warrant. Guzman is accused of having sex with a girl, taking indecent liberties with her and taking her from her school without her consent or her […]

  • Couple married 65 years to undergo same heart procedure, same day, same time, same hospital

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Garnett Junior and Mary Ruth Lineberry, who have been married for 65 years, do everything together — including an operation Monday. The couple will both have the same heart procedure done, on the same day, at the same hospital, at the same time, just walls apart. Some may call it coincidence, but the family said higher powers are at work. “To me it’s like fate. What are the odds? It’s like lottery-odds,” said their daughter, Cindy […]

  • King man accused of making threats against UNC Charlotte posts bond

    KING, N.C. — A UNC Charlotte student who is also a King resident was arrested Tuesday on a charge that he made a false report of mass violence at the university, an arrest warrant says. Search warrants connected to the case said investigators found blueprints of campus buildings and evacuation plans in the student’s Charlotte apartment earlier this month. Matthew Recoy Saavedra, 20, was released from the Forsyth County Jail after he posted a $25,000 bond on the charge, the […]

  • BB&T says online, mobile banking working again

    BB&T Corp. said Saturday that its online and mobile banking services are working and its service systems “have substantially recovered” from an outage that has lasted nearly two days. An equipment malfunction at a data center disrupted the financial routines of millions of BB&T Corp. customers beginning late Thursday afternoon. The interruption of services has drawn unflattering reactions on social media, both locally and nationally, as customers tried to get money out of an ATM or when checking if the […]

  • Forsyth County woman claims 4-year-old daughter bitten by teacher

    WALKERTOWN, N.C. — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report from a parent that her 4-year-old daughter was bitten by a person the child described as a teacher in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Dominique Davis said she noticed dried blood on her daughter Akyra’s hand when the girl came home from school on Jan. 24. Davis said she contacted her daughter’s teachers at Middle Fork Elementary School and met with administrators the next day. […]

  • Coffee shop coming to downtown Winston-Salem designed to give people with intellectual and developmental disabilities job opportunities

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Downtown may soon have another coffee shop, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. This one will be a little different than others. It will be operated by Moji Coffee and More, and is designed to give people with intellectual and developmental disabilities job opportunities. The company is looking to partner with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to lease 690 Trade St. from the district. Details of the lease are still being worked out. However, both entities agree on fine points […]

  • Former Ziggy’s site in Winston-Salem to become home of new music venue called Ramkat

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A new live-music venture is opening in the former Ziggy’s site on West Ninth Street, and it involves Richard Emmett, a longtime booster of Winston-Salem’s music scene, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The Ramkat is an 11,670-square-foot concert hall, with a grand opening set for mid-March. Over the past few weeks, work has taken place on the outside of the venue, feeding the rumor mill on social media. Ziggy’s, the former occupant of the building at 170 […]

  • Forsyth County woman convicted of attempted human trafficking and child abuse gets at least 56 months in prison

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A Forsyth County woman was convicted of attempted human trafficking and child abuse and sentenced to 56 to 80 months in prison. Claudia Martinez Hernandez, 33, plead guilty to the charges by way of Alford Plea on Thursday in Forsyth Superior Court. She must also register as a sex offender for a period of 30 years. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Assistant District Attorney Pansy Glanton said Winston-Salem police were called on April 1, 2017 to a house […]

  • Man sentenced to prison for fatal shooting during Winston-Salem home invasion

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The last thing Jeremy Johnson did before he died April 16, 2016, was try to protect his sister and his girlfriend from the five men who had broken into his mother’s house, armed and demanding money, a Forsyth County prosecutor said. He told the men he knew where the money they were looking for was, even though no money existed. And the last thing Tamara Harris heard from her brother was him crying out after gunshots were […]