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  • Molly Martens Corbett and Thomas Michael Martens

    Wife, accused in husband’s killing, ordered to return items taken from couple’s home

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Molly Corbett, who along with her father faces murder charges in the death of her husband, Jason Corbett, violated a court order when she took items from her home in January, according to a ruling this week. David Lynch, the executor of Jason Corbett’s estate, filed motions for a temporary restraining order and to enforce a consent order after Molly Corbett, or people who worked for her, took items on Jan. 21 out of the couple’s house at […]

  • Reynolds American Inc. CEO Susan Cameron

    Reynolds American CEO gets 52 percent raise after Lorillard deal

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Susan Cameron, chief executive and president of Reynolds American Inc., received a significant fiscal 2015 compensation boost after the successful completion of the company’s $29.25 billion megadeal for Lorillard Inc. Reynolds disclosed in a preliminary proxy filing Friday that Cameron received a 52.4 percent jump in salary to $1.38 million. Cameron returned to the company in May 2014, in large part to guide Reynolds through the Lorillard deal to acquire top-selling menthol brand Newport. She was paid $904,111 […]

  • Dontia Barrett (from left), WSSU Chancellor Elwood Robinson and Jackie McWilliams toured the pantry after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    WSSU joins trend of providing food pantry for students

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A small food pantry is now open at Winston-Salem State University, stocked with breakfast and dinner staples, canned vegetables, boxes of macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and snacks. Established through $3,000 worth of donations from Food Lion, the pantry in the Thompson Center is an extension of the Rams Helping Hands initiative that’s focused on relieving food insecurity among college students and shaping socially conscious leaders. The pantry is also an acknowledgement, Chancellor Elwood Robinson said, that […]

  • Ziggy's in Winston-Salem

    Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem to close on Sunday night

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Countless musicians and music fans have passed through the doors and danced on the beer-stained floors of Ziggy’s, a nightclub that was born on Deacon Boulevard in the 1970s and will breathe its last breath Sunday night on Ninth Street, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The last call at Winston-Salem’s biggest and busiest music venue will be a benefit at 3 p.m. Sunday for the family of the late Ibrahim Myers. The bill will include music by […]

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    Piedmont comedy club to change to rock music venue

    A Piedmont comedy club is turning into a rock music venue.

  • Molly Martens Corbett and Thomas Michael Martens

    Wife, father-in-law plead not guilty in death of Jason Corbett in Davidson County

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Molly Martens Corbett and her father, Thomas Michael Martens, entered pleas of not guilty Wednesday in Davidson Superior Court to charges of second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter in the death of Jason Paul Corbett, Molly Corbett’s husband. Corbett and Martens were indicted last month. Jason Corbett was found beaten to death Aug. 2 at his home in an upscale golf-course community in Wallburg. An autopsy showed that he died from blunt force trauma to his head, caused […]

  • Nikolaos Keefe Tish

    December shooting by Winston-Salem police trainee ruled an accident

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem police trainee will not face criminal charges in what police have called the accidental shooting of his wife in December. Jessica Marie Tish, 24, of the 2500 block of Quinn Forest Way was shot in the abdomen Dec. 29, 2015. Winston-Salem police said at the time that her husband, Nikolaos Keefe Tish, accidentally shot her while handling his personal gun. Jessica Tish was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment, and a spokeswoman […]

  • Kloi Irving, a 2011 graduate of West Forsyth High School, will perform at the Super Bowl as a member of the Carolina Panthers’ cheerleaders, the TopCats. “
You grow and become so close,” Irving says of the squad. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” (Courtesy of Goodstuff Creative via The Winston-Salem Journal)

    Former West Forsyth cheerleader will be at Super Bowl as part of Panthers’ TopCats

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — All eyes will be on Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers’ teammates Sunday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. But in one pocket of Advance, a crowd of people will pay more attention to the sidelines during Super Bowl 50, hoping to catch a glimpse of a hometown girl fulfilling a lifelong dream. Advance native Kloi Irving, 23, is among 28 women on the TopCats, the Panthers’ cheerleading squad. She and everyone else who works for the Panthers […]

  • Danny Joe Harris

    Winston-Salem man convicted in 17-year-old boy’s death in 2014

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — The fatal drive-by shooting of a 17-year-old boy in 2014 was the culmination of a series of altercations that began when a woman alleged that a group of young people had broken into her house and ransacked it, a Forsyth County prosecutor said Wednesday. At first, angry words were exchanged. That escalated to beer bottles being thrown and a threat of more violence if the woman’s belongings weren’t returned. And finally, witnesses told police that two […]

  • Molly Corbett is led out of the magistrate’s office  at the Davidson County Courthouse in Lexington. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    No ruling on whether wife took items from murdered Irish man’s estate

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Another hearing will be needed to determine whether Molly Martens Corbett violated a court order by taking items from the home she shared with her husband, Jason Corbett. Molly Corbett and her father Thomas Martens, are charged with second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Jason Corbett, an Irish businessman who was found bludgeoned to death last August in the couple’s home at 160 Panther Creek Court in the Wallburg community. On Tuesday, […]

  • ¡Sabor! by Texas Pete, is a new Mexican-style hot sauce from Winston-Salem based TW Garner Food Co. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Winston-Salem based Texas Pete company introducing new Mexican-style hot sauce

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — TW Garner Food Co. is introducing a new hot sauce: ¡Sabor! by Texas Pete Mexican-style hot sauce will hit stores in mid-February, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Just as Garner developed a CHA! Texas Pete Sriracha sauce, an Asian-style hot sauce, more than two years ago, it decided to develop a Mexican hot sauce after studying that segment of the hot-sauce market. “Cholula is really unopposed as the premium Mexican hot sauce,” said Steve DeCorte, Garner’s executive vice […]

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    Microfibres closing Winston-Salem plant, to lay off 125

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Microfibres Inc. said it is ending its U.S. manufacturing presence, including in Winston-Salem, in response to domestic and global textiles challenges that could lead to a bankruptcy filing, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Microfibres, based in Pawtucket, R.I., has a plant at 3821 Kimwell Drive in Winston-Salem where it has 125 employees, according to Steve Trastelis, general manager of the local plant and a corporate vice president of operations. The local workforce is down from 270 as recently as […]


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