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    Firefighters to burn two houses in Winston-Salem for training

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Fire Department will burn two houses for firefighter training Monday and Tuesday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The first training will begin at 9 a.m. today at 1035 W. 25th St., and the second will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at 1025 W. 25th St. The training should be completed by 5 p.m. both days. West 25th Street between Pilgrim Court and Kirkwood Street will be closed during the training. A detour will be posted.

  • The Winston-Salem Center for Education and the Arts provides space for a handful of local non-profits in the former Employment Security Commission building on 6th St. in downtown Winston-Salem. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Old office building in Winston-Salem transformed into home for nonprofits

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An old office building downtown Winston-Salem has been transformed into a shining home for local nonprofit organizations, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The former N.C. Employment Security Commission building on West Sixth Street is now the John 3:16 Building owned by the Winston-Salem Center for Education and Arts. After the ESC moved out a few years ago, First Baptist Church bought the building with the plan of eventually demolishing it and expanding its parking lot. A group […]

  • Shoppers see what's for sale at the grand opening of the Liberty Street Market Saturday, October 11, 2014. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    Liberty Street Market opens in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For Council Member Vivian Burke and others, the grand opening of the Liberty Street Market on Saturday morning represented a significant step in the long journey to revive what was once a thriving business district in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Burke, who has represented the Northeast Ward since 1977, said she and others went to San Francisco, Calif., in the 1980s to get an idea of how vendor markets worked elsewhere. In the mid-1990s, a […]

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    Hanesbrands riding high on purchases, share price

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Richard Noll, top executive of Hanesbrands Inc., proclaimed in September 2011 that the Winston-Salem basic apparel manufacturer was “a great company once again” as fruit was being borne from its innovate-to-elevate strategy, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. More than three years later, several analysts are demonstrating their belief in the strategy – combined with two aggressive purchases of Maidenform Brands Inc. and DBApparel – by setting share price targets in the $125 range. That is a stunning […]

  • Legislation passed by the N.C. General Assembly would allow drones to take pictures of an open-invitation gathering, even if it's on private property, without a warrant. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Could police drones be an unexpected guest in your yard?

    Imagine: You’re having an open-invitation barbecue in your own backyard. Friends can bring friends. Anyone can come. Thanks to newly enacted legislation, local and state law enforcement agencies are allowed to show up, too, without a warrant, to spy on you with drones.

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    Boone patient shows no signs of Ebola, according to officials

    BOONE, N.C. — A patient who was being monitored at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System shows no signs of having Ebola, officials said late Thursday night, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Appalachian Regional said in a statement on its Facebook page that the patient’s symptoms and illness are not consistent with Ebola, the deadly virus that has struck several countries in West Africa, including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.   The patient, who had recently traveled to a foreign country and […]

  • The Parade of Homes entry at 575 Ryder Cup Ln in Clemmons, N.C., Friday Oct. 10, 2014. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    Local builders to showcase new construction in Fall Parade of Homes

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem will feature 35 homes and two developments in its annual Parade of Homes, starting this weekend, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Prospective homebuyers will be able to tour newly constructed homes and meet with builders and members of their teams. The homes are in Forsyth, Stokes, Northern Davie and Davidson counties. The Fall Parade of Homes, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 1-5 p.m. today […]

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    Bedbugs found in Department of Social Services building in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Forsyth County officials have closed the Department of Social Services building at 741 N. Highland Ave. after bedbugs were found there, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The building, which houses DSS’ offices and is used by the public, was closed at the end of business Friday for pest treatment, said Nigel Alston, the agency’s interim director. The building is expected to reopen Monday, officials said. Someone found one bedbug in the building, Alston said in an email […]

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    Friend says Clemmons murder suspect ‘went off the deep end’

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — Amber Burch seemed a little different, a friend says, when she visited her childhood hometown of Rock Hill, S.C., just four days before she was charged with murdering one man and helping to bury a second murder victim in the back yard of her home in Clemmons, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Burch was acting on edge, her friend said. Burch told a story about how the law had shown up at the house she and Pazuzu […]

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    Clemmons man pleads guilty to shooting man after catching him having sex with estranged wife

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Clemmons man pleaded guilty this morning to charges he fatally shot another man after he caught him having sex with his estranged wife, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. James Michael Burcham, 36, of Sir Knight Circle, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Michael Brandon Moss, 28. Moss’s body was found wrapped in plastic trash bags with a futon on top in the woods in Lewisville […]

  • Dravelle Lamount Cannady (Winston-Salem Police Department).

    Winston-Salem man faces 30 child porn charges

    A Winston-Salem man was arrested and charged Wednesday with 30 sex offenses after investigators received information that a person had uploaded child pornography to several internet sites, authorities said Wednesday. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Dravelle Lamount Cannady, 43, of Westdale Avenue was charged with 20 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of minors, and 10 counts of a third-degree sexual exploitation of minors, arrest warrants say. Cannady also gave an address on Francsican Terrace. Cannady was arrested after investigators executed […]

  • Pazuzu Illah Algarad.

    Clemmons murder suspect has history of mental illness; doctors noted poor hygiene, schizophrenia

    YADKINVILLE, N.C. — In October 2010, a team of state psychiatrists interviewed Pazuzu Algarad, who at the time faced an accessory charge in the death of a man in Yadkin County. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that a judge had ordered Algarad to undergo a mental-health evaluation to determine whether he could assist in his own defense. During the interview with the psychiatrists, Algarad shook uncontrollably and admitted to drinking up to 18 beers a day, according the doctors’ report. The […]


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