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    Greensboro actor getting his own TV show

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — ABC is giving Ken Jeong, an actor from Greensboro, his own series this fall. He is known for scene-stealing roles in the “Hangover” movies and the TV show “Community.” The network’s new schedule for the 2015-16 TV season, which was announced on Tuesday, includes “Dr. Ken,” in which Jeong will star as a character described as “a brilliant physician with no bedside manner” who balances his career with his role as a husband and father of two […]

  • Avery, 6, Matt, Ryan, 11, and Alison Fussell. A family video will appear on America's Funniest Home Videos Sunday, March 8. (Fussell family photo via The Winston-Salem Journal)

    Winston-Salem family competes for $100K on ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A family from Winston-Salem will compete again on tonight’s episode of ABC’s long-running series, “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” this time for $100,000. The Fussell family’s second episode is scheduled to air at 7 p.m. on WXLV ABC-45. The family’s video is up against eight others for the prize. The Fussells won $10,000 in their first appearance, which entitled them to compete for the $100,000. Read full story: The Winston-Salem Journal

  • FILE PHOTO: Burt Myers wins the pole with a qualifying time of 13.125 seconds during qualifying Friday, April 25, 2014, for the season-opening Hayes 200 Modified series race at Bowman Gray Stadium. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    Burt Myers wins rain-shortend race at Bowman Gray Stadium

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Burt Myers made it two for two at Bowman Gray Stadium, following up on his season-opening victory with another one in the rain-shortened Kevin Powell Motorsports 100 earlier tonight. Myers, who started third, took the lead from Dean Ward in the 37th lap and hung on from there. The race officially went 74 laps, being called after rain began soaking the track and led to a final caution period with 31 laps left. Read full story: The […]

  • Hasani N.W. Wesley

    Forsyth County school board appeals decision in lawsuit over boy’s death

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board is appealing a Forsyth County judge’s decision to not dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parents of an 11-year-old boy killed in 2012 while crossing the road to catch a school bus. Attorneys David Hough and Larry Little filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in December against the school board and Billy Roger Bailey on the behalf of Odina and Norris Wesley, the parents of Hasani Wesley. Hasani, a sixth-grader at East Forsyth Middle […]

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    Forsyth County officials investigate nursing home after two residents reported missing

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — State health officials confirmed Wednesday that Forsyth County Department of Social Services officials are investigating two recent incidents involving residents at a Winston-Salem assisted living center. Since March, two residents at Cornerstone Living Center have walked away from the center at 2900 Reynolds Park Road. The latest occurred April 27 when Lewis Withers, 42, who has a mild mental impairment, walked away from the center. A Silver Alert was issued for Withers. Winston-Salem police found Withers on […]

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    Winston-Salem officer involved in video confrontation breached policy

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 26-year veteran of the Winston-Salem Police Department violated policy during a videotaped confrontation with a man shooting video of the police department’s building on Cherry Street in February, Winston-Salem Police Chief Barry Rountree said in an email Wednesday. Lt. Ronnie Rose approached Richard Goins on Feb. 14. Goins had been standing on the sidewalk videotaping the building as part of a national trend called First Amendment Audit. Goins posted the video of the encounter on YouTube, […]

  • The Pine Hall Road Ash Landfill (foreground) sits on the banks of Belews Lake across Pine Hall Road from the Belews Creek Steam Station. (WALT UNKS)

    Do fracking tests in Walnut Cove pose earthquake danger?

    BELEWS CREEK, N.C. — Few people in Stokes County have contemplated the possible risks posed by the massive coal-ash waste pond here more than Monty Stevens, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. A former director of the county’s emergency services department, Stevens has had to contemplate catastrophic scenarios as part of his job. Imagine what scenarios he can picture now as state geologists prepare to assess the area for the possible existence of shale gas reserves. Fracking, the drilling method used […]

  • A chain link fence has be erected around the Royal Inn on Broad Street. Neighbors have been trying for months to declare the business a nuisance. (Walt Unks/Journal)

    Shuttered Royal Inn closed after Winston-Salem files nuisance complaint

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Royal Inn, the subject of complaints from nearby residents about illegal activity, has shut down in the middle of a pending nuisance abatement lawsuit filed by the city of Winston-Salem, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. For the last few years, residents in the West Salem neighborhood near the BB&T ballpark have complained that the motel has attracted illegal activity — including prostitution, assaults and drug use — and that the motel owners have done little to […]

  • Mechell Smith

    Winston-Salem woman sentenced in arson at apartment building

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem woman started an apartment fire last year because she believed two of her neighbors had taken advantage of her in a crack cocaine deal, a Forsyth County prosecutor said in court Thursday. Mechell Lorraine Smith, 49, was initially charged with first-degree arson in connection with an apartment fire on March 27, 2014, that displaced seven people. Smith pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree arson, according to a plea arrangement. Judge Todd Burke of Forsyth Superior Court […]

  • Candice Monique Johnson

    Winston-Salem woman convicted of abusing 10-month-old daughter

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem woman was convicted Thursday on charges that she neglected and physically abused her 10-month-old daughter, resulting in multiple fractures. Candice Monique Johnson, of Brambleton Court pleaded guilty to two counts of felony child abuse inflicting serious physical injury and one count of felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. Judge Patrice Hinnant of Forsyth Superior Court consolidated the charges, agreeing to a plea arrangement, and sentenced Johnson to 5 months to 15 months in prison. […]

  • Wooden bourbon barrels hold dark beers aging at the Foothills Brewing Co. "barrel room" in a corner of their Kimwell Drive plant in Winston-Salem. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Foothills Brewing opens tasting room at production facility

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Foothills Brewing opened on Wednesday a tasting room in its main production facility at 3800 Kimwell Drive in southwest Winston-Salem, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. This is the brewery’s second location in Winston-Salem. In conjunction with the opening of its tasting room, Foothills will for the first time offer tours of its production facility. Tours will initially be offered on weekends only — at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays and at 1 p.m. […]

  • Krystal Nicole Matlock, 28, 1420 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem; Pazuzu Illah Algarad, 35, and Amber Nicole Burch, 24, both of 2749 Knob Hill Drive in Clemmons.

    Hearings continued for Algarad, two others, charged in connection with deaths at house in Clemmons

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — The three people charged in the killings of Joshua Fredrick Wetzler and Tommy Dean Welch, whose remains were found in the backyard of a Clemmons house, had their hearings continued today to Oct. 29, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Pazuzu Algarad and Amber Burch are each charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. Krystal Matlock is charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. Arrest […]

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