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  • Atelier bakeries in Winston-Salem abruptly close

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The two Atelier bakeries in Winston-Salem have abruptly closed, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Atelier Bakery on Trade and Atelier Bakery on Meadowlark closed in the last few days. It’s unclear if the closings are temporary or not. A sign on the door of Atelier Bakery on Trade, N. Trade St., said, “Regrettably closed until further notice. We sincerely apologize, but we are currently unable to operate.” The sign included an email for inquiries. An email sent […]

  • UNC School of the Arts receives $10 million gift to start Institute for Performance Innovation

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — UNC School of the Arts has received an anonymous gift of $10 million that will be used to establish the Institute for Performance Innovation, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. This is the largest gift the school has received from an individual donor, Chancellor Lindsay Bierman said Thursday. The Institute for Performance Innovation will support the creation of a graduate animatronics program in UNCSA’s School of Design and Production and advance a graduate program in gaming and virtual […]

  • Owners to move popular local restaurant down the street, open second restaurant

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Sweet Potatoes restaurant will be getting a new home next year, but it’s only moving down the block, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. As part of the move, owners Stephanie Tyson and Vivian Joiner will open up a second, smaller restaurant next door. Tyson and Joiner have been trying to find a way to expand for several years now, and moving turned out to be their best option. Construction is set to begin this month in the […]

  • Krispy Kreme sued for false advertising, accused of selling fruit doughnuts that don’t have real fruit

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. is being sued for false advertising in federal court, accused of selling blueberry, maple and raspberry-filled doughnuts that don’t contain any real fruit or maple syrup. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the lawsuit was filed Nov. 9 in the Central District of California by a law firm — Faruqi & Faruqi LLP — that specializes in consumer class-action cases. The Winston-Salem company has not filed a response to the complaint by Jason Saidian, […]

  • Winston-Salem man convicted of breaking into a woman’s house, shooting at her

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was convicted Thursday of breaking into a woman’s house and then shooting at her while she tried to get away, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Jeffrey Stuart Sneed, 25, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to attempted first-degree murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, breaking and entering and larceny. Judge Brad Long of Forsyth Superior Court consolidated the charges and sentenced him to about 13 years to 16 years in prison. Assistant […]

  • Wildfire sparks near Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A wildfire sparked near West Academy Street and Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem on Monday afternoon, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The blaze spread across an overgrown area near the Budget Inn. The fire started at about 2:45 p.m. and was out in about 15 to 30 minutes, according to Winston-Salem fire. It is unclear what started the fire.

  • Winston-Salem State University wins another CIAA football title

    SALEM, Va. — There weren’t a lot of people who would suspect Winston-Salem State could win a shootout with high-scoring Bowie State, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Quarterback Rod Tinsley of the Rams, however, thought otherwise, and he proved it in a 43-33 win over the Bulldogs in the CIAA championship game in front of 5,500 at Salem Football Stadium. Helping Tinsley was a defense led by freshman defensive back Tyrell Flemming, who had three interceptions. Sure, the Rams gave […]

  • Winston-Salem apartment fire prompts evacuation, displaces 1

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A fire at a Winston-Salem apartment building prompted an evacuation and displaced a resident. The fire started at about 6:45 p.m. at Sunrise Towers, located at 801 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, according to Winston-Salem emergency dispatch. Unattended food on a stove in an apartment kitchen started the fire, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. The fire was contained to one apartment on the eighth floor. The eighth and ninth floors of the building were evacuated, the Journal […]

  • Forsyth County deputy dies in single-vehicle crash that flipped truck 3 times

    WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — A Forysth County sheriff’s deputy was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Ronda in Wilkes County on Sunday morning, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Investigators said his pickup truck flipped three times. Hayden Wesley “Wes” Church, 35, was driving north on U.S. 421 near Clingman Road when he veered left into the median of the road around 6:15 a.m., Trooper K.W. Dean of the N.C. Highway Patrol said. Church overcorrected as he came back onto the four-lane […]

  • Shaquille O’Neal buys Krispy Kreme store

    ATLANTA — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. added to its list of celebrity franchisee owners Monday, as basketball Hall of Fame center Shaquille O’Neal has bought a downtown Atlanta shop. O’Neal also agreed to become a spokesman for the company, which was taken private July 27 in a $1.35 billion buyout by an affiliate of German food company JAB Holdings Inc. The location on Ponce de Leon Avenue has been the site of a Krispy Kreme shop for more than 60 […]

  • New taco restaurant coming to Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A new taco restaurant is coming to Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Crafted: The Art of the Taco has plans to open at 527 N. Liberty St. The managers hope to open by November, although there is no current opening date, according to the Wake Forest University Old Gold & Black. The Journal reported that Crafted has two locations in Greensboro that are owned by chef Kristina Fuller and her mother, Rhonda Fuller. One is called […]

  • North Stokes ends football for rest of season

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — Citing a lack of healthy and able varsity-level players, the North Stokes football program decided to end its 2016 varsity season, effective immediately, athletic director Michael Richardson announced Tuesday afternoon, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Led by third-year head coach Mitch Reeves, North Stokes was scheduled to take on Mount Airy this Friday night and then, following a bye week on Oct. 7, had four remaining games against Northwest 1-A conference members Walkertown, Winston-Salem Prep, East Surry […]