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  • (From left) Elijah Boyles and Jeremiah Ansel and the rest of the class are sworn in during the Winston-Salem Police Department's Basic Law Enforcement Training Class 67 Graduation and Recognition Ceremonies at the M.C. Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday Sep. 12, 2014. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    29 new members of the Winston-Salem Police Department take their oaths

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Their badges new and shiny, 29 new members of the Winston-Salem Police Department took their oaths on Friday at Benton Convention Center, and have the weekend to get ready for their entry into the reality of police work on Monday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The new officers have finished 27 weeks of basic law-enforcement training, but one of the graduates said Friday that their lessons will really begin when they are out on the street handling […]

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    See what it is like to fly in a B-17 over Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Check out this raw video footage of a B-17 flying over Winston-Salem provided by the Winston-Salem Journal. A B-17 will fly at this weekend’s Winston-Salem Air Show. Reporters flew on the plane Tuesday. Click here for more information on the event.

  • The Children's Home off Reynolda Road was first opened in 1909. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem plans Founders Day for Sunday

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Children’s Home will celebrate Founder’s Day to commemorate its 105th anniversary with several events on its campus in Winston-Salem on Sunday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The Children’s Home, founded by the Western North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Church, opened in 1909 and sits on 212 acres off Reynolda Road. The agency, which was an orphanage between 1909 and the 1980s, has offered such services as residential programs for children and their families, foster care, […]

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    Dog that bit baby girl in Forsyth County may have to be muzzled

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — An animal control officer in Forsyth County said that it is possible that a dog that bit a baby girl in the face during Thursday’s 9/11 commemoration at Triad Park would have to be muzzled in the future when taken outside by its owner in Forsyth County, according to the Winston-Salem. It is also possible that the dog may face no restrictions at all: Accounts of the incident are conflicting. “If we had some independent witnesses it […]

  • A 9/11 memorial unveiled at Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park in Kernersville on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, includes this plaque, which has drawn criticism for its wording. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    Forsyth Co. managers concerned by ‘potentially inflammatory’ wording on 9/11 marker

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — The War Memorial Foundation is standing behind its 9/11 marker at the Carolina Field of Honor in Triad Park, though Forsyth County staffers expressed concerns before its dedication that the marker’s language was potentially inflammatory, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The foundation dedicated a 9/11 memorial at the Carolina Field of Honor on Thursday. The memorial includes a steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center and a marker in the brickwork in front of the […]

  • A view of the construction site of Zaxby's restaurant near the intersection of Davis Road and Highway 66 in Kernersville, N.C., Wednesday Sep. 10, 2014. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    Zaxby’s expanding: Chain to open four sites in Forsyth County by 2015

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Quick-causal restaurant Zaxby’s is expanding in Forsyth County, looking to open four locations by March 2015, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The City-County Planning Board will consider a Zaxby’s in Walkertown at its monthly meeting today. The restaurant would go on about an acre owned by Walkertown Landing LLC at the northeast corner of Old Hollow Road and Walkertown Commons Circle. Zaxby’s, based in Athens, Ga., has more than 630 locations in 15 states, including North Carolina, […]

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    Baby bitten by dog during Triad Park ceremony

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A baby girl was bitten in the mouth by a Doberman during this morning’s ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, according to the The Winston-Salem Journal. An unidentified woman with a child about 6 to 8 month old — the child could crawl but not walk — said she asked the owner of the dog to let the baby approach the dog. The woman said that the dog’s owner said it was […]

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Joy White of Pilot Mountain has received a bill from Duke Energy for $500, twice the amount of her usual bill.

    Duke Energy bill deposit shocks Stokes Co. customer

    PINNACLE, N.C. — Joy White gets her 7-year-old daughter on a school bus. Her husband, a butcher at a grocery store in Winston-Salem, heads to work. All the while, the lights in their double-wide mobile home get little use. The dryer remains unrepaired, and she grills food with a 40-pound bag of charcoal that a friend has given her. The dryer sucks too much power, anyway. The oven, too. The specter of being disconnected won’t allow the usual conveniences. The […]

  • Apple Street, Winston-Salem (Google)

    Winston-Salem man accused of burning home with roommates inside

    Winston-Salem resident Russell Edwards Marshall, 60, has been charged with felony first-degree arson and misdemeanor resisting a public officer, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  According to court documents, Marshall burned a dwelling at 1000 Apple St., which was also listed as his address. Two roommates were in the dwelling at the time of the crime on Saturday. An incident report posted on the Winston-Salem Police Department’s website listed damage to a closet. No injuries were reported. Marshall’s bond was set […]

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    Zeek receiver goes after Canadian ‘net winners’

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The receiver of defunct ZeekRewards.com is going international in his quest to retrieve “net winnings” from participants in the Ponzi scheme, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Kenneth Bell said in a legal filing Thursday he is requesting permission to pursue at least 23 Canadian residents who received a combined $2.91 million. The range of net winnings was $50,863 to $376,808 among the listed participants. Bell defines net winners are those who had a net gain of at […]

  • Festival goers check out all the events, activities and vendors along Spruce Street during the Bookmarks Festival Saturday, September 6, 2014. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    Diversity of topics evident at Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson delivered a powerful speech before a joint session of Congress, arguing that the United States needed to enter World War I, because “the world must be made safe for Democracy,” according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Those words, some of the most famous ever uttered by a president, were greeted with thunderous applause, a reaction that was well-documented in the press. Less known is what happened next: Wilson retreated back to […]

  • The BB&T headquarters building in Winston-Salem. (David Rolfe/Winston-Salem Journal)

    BB&T’s goal of Top 5 market share takes drive, discipline

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — BB&T Corp.’s drive for Top 5 market share in its 12-state network has required a balanced, disciplined approach that will be tested as it tries to plant deeper roots in Texas, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The strategy has been pivotal to BB&T Corp.’s stunning 20-year growth spurt and its rise among the nation’s largest banks with nearly $190 billion in total assets. According to the June 2013 summary of deposits from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. […]

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