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  • Workers inspect the undeside of a bus that had been carrying the Clemson women's tennis team after the bus was pulled from a hole created when a maintenance grate collapsed under the bus as it pulled into the entrance of the Marriott in downtown Winston-Salem, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (Dan Loman/Journal)

    Sidewalk vault collapses under bus tire in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A bus carrying Clemson University tennis players came to an abrupt halt Saturday night when the covering of an underground utility vault collapsed as the bus turned into the parking lot of the Marriott hotel downtown, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The accident took place about 9:15 p.m. The utility vault in the sidewalk – measuring about four feet wide and eight feet long – collapsed under the bus’s left rear tire, causing the bus to become stuck. […]

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    Interstate 40 at Union Cross in Winston-Salem reopens after pipe bursts

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Interstate 40 at Union Cross Road has reopened after utility crews tended to another burst pipe, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Ron Hargrove, the director of the City-County Utilities Division, said a pipe froze underneath the bridge on Union Cross Road. Once the temperature rose, the water started flowing again and leaking through, spraying Interstate 40. Hargrove said his department was notified around 9 a.m. today. Both westbound lanes of Interstate 40 and one eastbound lane were […]

  • Mercades Howell, left, a student at the Winston-Salem Prep Academy, and Alexus Howell, center, who attends the Early College of Forsyth, look over prom dresses at the Jada Paul Prom Dress Giveaway. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Chris Paul Family Foundation gives away prom dresses in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The most expensive part of the high-school prom experience is often “The Dress.” For 50 area girls, expense will not be an issue this year, thanks to the Chris Paul Family Foundation, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The foundation, formerly known as the CP3 Foundation and started by NBA star Chris Paul, on Saturday gave 50 area girls the chance to choose dresses, vintage gowns, shoes, jewelry and accessories to wear to their prom. The event, hosted […]

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    Who will pay costs for Hanes/Lowrance move, mitigation?

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Kaba Ilco Corp. and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, accidental partners in a costly effort to stamp out a plume of toxic waste that – over decades – has traveled from Kaba-owned property, plan to meet next month. And lawyers are involved, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Up for discussion: Costs related to the school system’s sweeping decision to protect students and teachers from a potential threat of toxic vapors emanating from the underground plume by moving them to […]

  • Salemtowne is one of two nursing centers in Forsyth County to receive a 5-star rating by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services.

    Most Forsyth County nursing-home centers ranked average or below

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A majority of the 13 nursing-home centers in Forsyth County are ranked as average or below average, according to an updated version of a comparison website by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. This website lists a ranking from a low of one star to a high of five stars for 82 nursing centers in the 14 counties of the Triad and Northwest North Carolina. The update was unveiled Friday. For […]

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    Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to mark 1,000th store

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. said it will reach the 1,000 shop milestone Tuesday when it marks its return to the Kansas City metro market, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The Kansas City, Kan., shop becomes the company’s fourth in the state counting one in Merriam, Overland Park and Wichita. The company had up to three shops in the Kansas City market as part of its initial push out of its core Southeast market in the mid-1990s. As […]

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    Sheetz to open another Winston-Salem location in March

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Sheetz Inc. expects to open its Winston-Salem location at the corner of Meadowlark Drive and Country Club Road in March, shortly after it opens its 500th store next week, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The Sheetz under construction at 5230 Beauchamp Lane in Winston-Salem is expected to open at 10 a.m. March 11. That same day, another Sheetz will open at 1 p.m. at 2350 S. Main St. in Lexington. Sheetz, a family-owned convenience-store chain, is planning […]

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    Court rules that RJ Reynolds owes $2.12 million to widow in smoking lawsuit

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Florida District Court jury has determined that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. owes $2.12 million to a widow in the latest Engle progeny cases to reach a verdict. The jury ruled Feb. 11 that Reynolds and Charles Sowers were responsible equally for the illness that contributed to his death. The jury did not list punitive damages against Reynolds. Spokesman David Howard of Reynolds said Tuesday it is company policy not to comment on pending litigation. Engle cases […]

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    NC Appeals Court says state must pay landowners in the path of the Northern Beltway

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — In a ruling that could force sweeping changes in how the state builds highways, the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled today that the state must pay a group of landowners whose properties are in the designated path of the Northern Beltway, even though work on the parts of the beltway in their neighborhoods could be many years away. Read more on the Northern Beltway project. Chief Appeals Court Judge Linda McGee, writing for the three-judge panel, said […]

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    Winston-Salem musician loses workshop to fire Tuesday morning

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A well-known Winston-Salem musician and instrument-maker lost his workshop and 20 to 30 guitars in a fire this morning. The cause of the fire is not known. “I just spent two hours out in the snow in my slippers,” Steve “Wish” Wishnevsky said by phone. “The fire was at 2:30 a.m. The fire guys didn’t leave till 5:30 a.m. Then I had to walk the fire marshal around. The dogs finally started barking, and the phone started ringing […]

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    NC residents get more time to complete health insurance applications

    WINSTON-SALEM — North Carolinians will have extra time to sign up for the federal health insurance marketplace because of weekend glitches in the enrollment process, federal health officials said Monday. The extension until Sunday is limited to people who have begun enrollment for 2015 coverage, but could not complete the process due to issues with www.HealthCare.gov or the phone hotline. Also qualified are those who mailed a paper application by Feb. 15 and receive a notice telling them their enrollment is […]

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    Winston-Salem police investigating possible abduction

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police are looking for a woman who was forcibly put into a vehicle at Gilmer Avenue and 13th Street and driven away this morning from the area, authorities said. A witness told officers that a man put a woman in a bear hug shortly before 10:30 a.m. and walked her to small, black four-door vehicle, police said. The woman shouted several times, “I don’t want to go,” as she was forced into the backseat of the […]

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