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  • 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 […]

  • Burger King in Winston-Salem catches fire on Saturday

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A two-story Burger King on Peters Creek Parkway was ablaze Saturday after a fire started in the exhaust system of the restaurant, Winston-Salem fire department told the Winston-Salem Journal. Flames and smoke could be seen from the rooftop of the restaurant in the 3500 block of Peters Creek Parkway around 2 p.m. as firefighters attempted to contain the fire. No injuries were reported. “There was a fire in the exhaust system probably because of an excess buildup […]

  • Man who shot, killed neighbors in Winston-Salem sentenced to at least 25 years in prison

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A judge sentenced a Winston-Salem man Wednesday to a lengthy prison term after the man pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Zachary Wilson Hobbs, 33, was accused of fatally shooting Steven Richard Salsman, 37, and his girlfriend, Meghann Rae Stubbs, 33, at Hobbs’ home at 2427 Stockton St. on June 17, 2016. Judge David Hall of Forsyth Superior Court sentenced Hobbs to serve between 25 years and 31 years in […]

  • 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 […]