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    Bodies in Clemmons backyard spark rumors

    CLEMMONS — In the Knob Hill neighborhood of Clemmons last week, a woman put mulch on her flower beds. An American flag flapped in the breeze. Rose bushes framed a sidewalk. Halloween ghosts poked out of bushes. And a patrol car sat in a driveway at a house bordered with yellow tape. It was no ordinary week in the village. The opening date of the Dairi-O, West Forsyth’s football season, the traffic on Lewisville-Clemmons Road — all topics of interest […]

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    Human remains found in yard spark rumors in quiet Clemmons neighborhood

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — In the Knob Hill neighborhood of Clemmons last week, a woman put mulch on her flower beds. An American flag flapped in the breeze. Rose bushes framed a sidewalk. Halloween ghosts poked out of bushes. And a patrol car sat in a driveway at a house bordered with yellow tape. It was no ordinary week in the village. The opening date of the Dairi-O, West Forsyth’s football season, the traffic on Lewisville-Clemmons Road — all topics of interest […]

  • Joshua Fredrick Wetzler and Tommy Dean Welch

    Men found buried in Clemmons yard disappeared 5 years ago

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — Two families received the kind of news Monday they never wanted to hear — that the skeletal remains of two men missing for five years had been found in shallow graves in the backyard of a house in Clemmons. Authorities positively identified the remains as belonging to Joshua Fredrick Wetzler and Tommy Dean Welch. Both men were reported missing in 2009 and, according to search warrants, they were killed that same year and buried. Forsyth County Sheriff’s […]

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    Skeletal remains found in Clemmons backyard ID’d

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — The skeletal remains found in the backyard of a home in Clemmons have been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office. The remains were found on Oct. 5 in the backyard of 2749 Knob Hill Drive. The first victim has been identified as 37-year-old Joshua Fredrick Wetzler. The second victim has been identified as 36-year-old Tommy Dean Welch. “I would like to know why,” said Martha Wetzler, Joshua’s mother. “Why? Why they killed either one of these men.” Three people […]

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    Firefighters to burn two houses in Winston-Salem for training

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Fire Department will burn two houses for firefighter training Monday and Tuesday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The first training will begin at 9 a.m. today at 1035 W. 25th St., and the second will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at 1025 W. 25th St. The training should be completed by 5 p.m. both days. West 25th Street between Pilgrim Court and Kirkwood Street will be closed during the training. A detour will be posted.

  • The Winston-Salem Center for Education and the Arts provides space for a handful of local non-profits in the former Employment Security Commission building on 6th St. in downtown Winston-Salem. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Old office building in Winston-Salem transformed into home for nonprofits

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An old office building downtown Winston-Salem has been transformed into a shining home for local nonprofit organizations, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The former N.C. Employment Security Commission building on West Sixth Street is now the John 3:16 Building owned by the Winston-Salem Center for Education and Arts. After the ESC moved out a few years ago, First Baptist Church bought the building with the plan of eventually demolishing it and expanding its parking lot. A group […]

  • Shoppers see what's for sale at the grand opening of the Liberty Street Market Saturday, October 11, 2014. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    Liberty Street Market opens in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For Council Member Vivian Burke and others, the grand opening of the Liberty Street Market on Saturday morning represented a significant step in the long journey to revive what was once a thriving business district in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Burke, who has represented the Northeast Ward since 1977, said she and others went to San Francisco, Calif., in the 1980s to get an idea of how vendor markets worked elsewhere. In the mid-1990s, a […]

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    Hanesbrands riding high on purchases, share price

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Richard Noll, top executive of Hanesbrands Inc., proclaimed in September 2011 that the Winston-Salem basic apparel manufacturer was “a great company once again” as fruit was being borne from its innovate-to-elevate strategy, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. More than three years later, several analysts are demonstrating their belief in the strategy – combined with two aggressive purchases of Maidenform Brands Inc. and DBApparel – by setting share price targets in the $125 range. That is a stunning […]

  • Legislation passed by the N.C. General Assembly would allow drones to take pictures of an open-invitation gathering, even if it's on private property, without a warrant. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Could police drones be an unexpected guest in your yard?

    Imagine: You’re having an open-invitation barbecue in your own backyard. Friends can bring friends. Anyone can come. Thanks to newly enacted legislation, local and state law enforcement agencies are allowed to show up, too, without a warrant, to spy on you with drones.

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    Boone patient shows no signs of Ebola, according to officials

    BOONE, N.C. — A patient who was being monitored at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System shows no signs of having Ebola, officials said late Thursday night, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Appalachian Regional said in a statement on its Facebook page that the patient’s symptoms and illness are not consistent with Ebola, the deadly virus that has struck several countries in West Africa, including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.   The patient, who had recently traveled to a foreign country and […]

  • The Parade of Homes entry at 575 Ryder Cup Ln in Clemmons, N.C., Friday Oct. 10, 2014. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    Local builders to showcase new construction in Fall Parade of Homes

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem will feature 35 homes and two developments in its annual Parade of Homes, starting this weekend, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Prospective homebuyers will be able to tour newly constructed homes and meet with builders and members of their teams. The homes are in Forsyth, Stokes, Northern Davie and Davidson counties. The Fall Parade of Homes, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 1-5 p.m. today […]

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    Bedbugs found in Department of Social Services building in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Forsyth County officials have closed the Department of Social Services building at 741 N. Highland Ave. after bedbugs were found there, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The building, which houses DSS’ offices and is used by the public, was closed at the end of business Friday for pest treatment, said Nigel Alston, the agency’s interim director. The building is expected to reopen Monday, officials said. Someone found one bedbug in the building, Alston said in an email […]

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