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  • Lauren Carroll/Journal. 
Members of the King American Legion Post 290 listen to a Memorial Day service in King.

    Community remembers at Memorial Day weekend service in King

    KING, N.C. — Michelle and Robert Scicli came Sunday to the Memorial Day service at Veteran’s Memorial at King’s Central Park to remember their son, Christopher Joseph Scicli, who served in the U.S. Army from 2003 to 2006 and went to Iraq. Christopher’s best friend died in Iraq, and Christopher died two years after returning home, Michelle Scicli said. It wasn’t suicide but Scicli declined to talk publicly about what led to her son’s death. She said that her son […]

  • Briana McHam (Facebook via The Winston-Salem Journal)

    Daughter of WSSU administrator dies in Israel; dehydration suspected as cause

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Briana McHam was looking forward to spending another summer with family members in Winston-Salem, her father said, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. She was excited, too, about her internship with the Winston-Salem Police Department, another step in the journey toward her goal of joining the FBI. Instead of planning for her arrival next month, however, Lemonte McHam is planning for his daughter’s funeral. Read full story: The Winston-Salem Journal

  • Elena Cecchini (center, black jacket) of Italy and the Estado de Mexico team took part in the 2014 Winston Salem Cycling Classic Criterium women's race in Winston-Salem. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    Elite cycling events will bring top athletes to Winston-Salem next week

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Professional men and women cycling teams based in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Europe will make their way here over the next few days to compete in the third edition of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic on May 30-31, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Total prize money: $50,000. Lots will be happening on both Saturday and next Sunday. Simply put, pro and amateur criterium racing, a long-distance fun ride, and live music will happen Saturday. On Sunday, […]

  • Jason Andrew Cash, 24, of Spartanburg, S.C., and Steven Richard Lewis Jr., 29, of Greensboro.

    South Carolina homicide suspects arrested in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police and Guilford County deputies early this morning arrested two men who were wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Spartanburg, S.C., according to The Greensboro News & Record. Steven Richard Lewis Jr., 29, of Greensboro, and Jason Andrew Cash, 24, of Spartanburg, both face charges of murder in the shooting death of  40-year-old Carey Michael Mauldin near Chesnee, S.C., according to warrants. Police and sheriff’s deputies arrested the men early this morning at Lewis’ […]

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    Local radio station changes its format

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A local radio station has changed its tune, switching from the Triad’s New Rock Alternative to The Triad’s New Choice for Rock, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. WVBZ-FM 105.7 will now feature rock music programming with artists like Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Nirvana, AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Linkin Park. The radio station previously played a mix of ’90s and new alternative rock artists like Jane’s Addiction, Young the Giant, Incubus and Walk the Moon.

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    Pazuzu Algarad transferred to Central Prison in Raleigh for safekeeping

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Pazuzu Algarad has been moved from the Forsyth County Jail to Central Prison in Raleigh, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Algarad is charged with first-degree murder in the death of a man whose skeletal remains were found in the backyard of the house where he lived. The 36-year-old has been at Central Prison since May 13, according to Keith Acree, a spokesman for the N.C. Department of Public Safety. Algarad was transferred for safekeeping, according to the […]

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    Winston-Salem woman pleads guilty to tax evasion

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Linda Duerler Finch of Winston-Salem has pleaded guilty to evasion of payment of trust fund taxes as part of an agreement with the Internal Revenue Service. According to federal court documents filed May 12, the IRS accused Finch of attempting to evade $578,926 in trust fund recovery penalties between 2003 and 2009. Finch faces a maximum prison term of five years, supervised release of up to three years, and a maximum fine of $250,000. She also faces […]

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    Forsyth County teen faces second-degree murder charge in death of his grandfather

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A 15-year-old Forsyth County boy is facing second-degree murder in connection with the death of his grandfather, according to court documents. Jon Fielding Adams of Greenview Drive in Kernersville was indicted Monday on second-degree murder. According to court documents, he had been facing first-degree murder charges. Adams is accused of killing his grandfather, Clarence Nelson Parrish, 75, on Oct. 18, 2014. Adams’ name and other records associated with his case had not been previously released because […]

  • A police bear mascot head and some stoplights are among Kernersville items that will be sold at an online auction that starts Tuesday. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    Kernersville to conduct weeklong auction for surplus items

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — One person’s trash is another person’s treasure — a view the town of Kernersville has taken to heart. The town will auction off more than 100 items or batches that have been declared surplus by the town’s board of aldermen, including police cars and a bear mascot head. “Just because they’re no longer of use to us doesn’t mean these items are no longer useful,” Franz Ader, Kernersville’s finance director, said. “We maintain our equipment to the […]

  • Stephen Colbert gives the commencement address during the Wake Forest University Graduation Exercises. (Bruce Chapman/Winston-Salem Journal)

    Colbert provides advice, punch lines at WFU graduation

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Comedian and late-night television host Stephen Colbert provided jokes and insight to the nearly 1,900 graduates gathered at Wake Forest University this morning. “It’s my responsibility as the commencement speaker to prepare you for what awaits you in the future. Here it is. …” “No one has any idea what’s going to happen,” he said. But Colbert let them know that he was the right person to talk to them at this transitional time. Read more: Winston-Salem […]

  • Here’s what the Triad’s top executives made in 2014…

    Here’s what the Triad’s top executives made in 2014…

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For eight of the top-10 best-paid corporate executives with significant ties to the Triad, their base salary alone was enough to make them a millionaire in 2014, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. However, for nine of those executives, their base salary was just the third or fourth most lucrative part of their total compensation compared with incentive or bonus pay, stock and option awards, deferred compensation, and perks. The Journal takes a look each May at the […]

  • A WWII B-17 heavy bomber "Texas Raiders" sits at the Smith Reynolds airport in Winston-Salem, NC, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The B-17, one of several maintained by the Commemorative Air Force, is visiting Winston-Salem for tours and public flights. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    WWII bomber plane to fly over Winston-Salem this weekend

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A B-17 Flying Fortress will be conducting tours and flights at Smith Reynolds Airport through Sunday, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. The plane, called Texas Raiders, is one of just 11 B-17s currently flying in the world today, organizers of the event said. The airplane, owned by the Commemorative Air Force, was restored at a cost of more than $600,000 over eight years. In addition to tours, individuals will have the opportunity to ride in the plane. […]

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