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    Former Reynolds High School coach pleads guilty to impregnating student

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A former girls’ basketball coach at Reynolds High School pleaded guilty on Wednesday to having sex with a student and getting her pregnant, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. During an interview with a police recruiter in 2015, the student said that she and Darrele Mitchell, 33, had sex in 2012 when he was the girls’ varsity basketball coach. Mitchell was initially charged with felony sex offense with a student and indecent liberties with a student, but he rejected […]

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    Krispy Kreme brings back Monday Panthers deal, but it’ll cost a little more

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. is bringing back its highly popular Panthers Monday discount for a fourth consecutive season, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. However, it won’t be as sweet price-wise. The company said Wednesday it will offer a dozen glazed doughnuts for $4.99 on Mondays at participating shops in the Carolinas following a Panthers win throughout the preseason and regular season. Although that represents a $3 discount off the regular price of $7.99 a dozen, the promotion […]

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    12-year-old boys accused in Winston-Salem teen’s shooting death can’t be tried as adults

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two 12-year-old boys charged in the shooting death of a teenage boy in Winston-Salem cannot be tried as adults. The two 12-year-old boys turned themselves in on Monday in connection with the death of 15-year-old Jose Angel Chegue Mendoza. Winston-Salem police said officers were called to a church at 432 Crews St. at 8:47 p.m. Friday. Upon their arrival, the officers located Mendoza in an open area behind the church. Mendoza had been shot multiple times. He was […]

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    Triad record store to close, will host goodbye concert

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Reanimator Records will close today in downtown Winston-Salem after nearly four years in business, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The venue at 344 N. Patterson Ave., near Krankies Coffee, offers a combined record store and event space, including live music, vinyl records, beer and art shows. “We’ve had many shows there over the last four years — bands touring from around the country,” said Shawn Peters, who owns Reanimator Records with his business partner, Anthony Petrovic. At […]

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    Cheerwine, Krispy Kreme team up for new soft drink

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — First came a Krispy Kreme doughnut with Cheerwine flavoring. Now comes a Cheerwine soda with Krispy Kreme flavor, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Cheerwine and Krispy Kreme have partnered again for Cheerwine Kreme, a soda that incorporates the flavor of Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed Doughnuts. “When Cheerwine and Krispy Kreme come together, great flavor collisions happen,” said Joy Ritchie Harper, Cheerwine’s head of marketing and a fifth-generation family member of Cheerwine’s founder. In 2010, Cheerwine and Krispy Kreme […]

  • FILE PHOTO: Joshua Mack, 21, holds a life-size poster of Kalvin Michael Smith during a rally in Raleigh. (Journal photo by Bertrand M Gutierrez.)

    MTV documentary will look at controversial Winston-Salem case

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A controversial case from Winston-Salem will be one of the subjects of a new serialized documentary series coming next month to MTV, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The case of Kalvin Michael Smith will be one of three stories examined in “Unlocking the Truth,” which will make its debut on MTV Aug. 17. In the series, Ryan Ferguson, who was exonerated in 2013 after spending 10 years in prison, travels around the country with an investigator from the Exoneration […]

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    Gabe’s store to open today on Peters Creek Parkway

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Gabriel Brothers Inc. will open a Gabe’s store today at Brewer Crossing Shopping Center in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The store, at 2690 Peters Creek Parkway, is in a portion of the former Kmart, next to Planet Fitness. Gabe’s sells brand-name apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men, juniors, young adults and children. Other items include home decor, electronics and toys. The retailer said that all merchandise is up to 70 percent off department store […]

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    Winston-Salem police chief: Officers prepared for Saturday’s Black Lives Matter march

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police are prepared for Saturday’s Black Lives Matter march in downtown Winston-Salem to protest police killings in Louisiana and Minnesota, police Chief Barry Rountree told the Winston-Salem Journal Friday. “Based on what we know, we will have appropriate personnel on hand for people to exercise their right to protest,” Rountree said. Rountree talked about the march in the wake of at least one gunman shooting five police officers and wounding seven others Thursday night in Dallas […]

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    Winston-Salem woman admits to faking bomb threat at church

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem woman convicted Thursday of faking a bomb threat at a downtown church told authorities that an Arab man delivered a suspicious package and threatened her with a knife, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. But the story Daniella Patricia Diaz, 28, told was not true, even though it led to police blocking streets and evacuating more than 200 people from First Baptist Church on Fifth Street on Jan. 4, a Forsyth County prosecutor said. Diaz of […]

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    Winston-Salem man convicted of crashing into house, killing man

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man accused of crashing into a Winston-Salem house and killing a man was convicted Wednesday in Forsyth Superior Court, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Quante Hashim Rucker, 38, of Winston-Salem, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and driving while impaired in connection with the death of Tommy Leon Curry. Rucker was sentenced to 15 years and five months to 19 years and six months in prison, the Journal reported. The accident happened on Sunday, June 12, 2015. Police […]

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    Winston-Salem man sentenced up to 15 years for 2014 fatal shooting

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man has been sentenced up to 15 years in prison for his role in the 2014 death of 28-year-old Corey B. Crouch. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, 24-year-old Cary D. Crowder was sentenced Tuesday after pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is expected to serve at least 11 years and eight months in prison. On Sept. 21, 2014, Crowder and an unidentified man attempted to rob Crouch. When they did, Crouch […]

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    Warrant reveals charges after driver arrested at Bowman Gray

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A warrant obtained by the Winston-Salem Journal reveals the charges a driver faces after hitting someone with his race car at Bowman Gray over the weekend. Joe Ryan Osborne, 20, of Huntersville, is charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, accused of assaulting Randall Scott Smith and David Odell Hill by spinning the tires of his car and doing donuts in the crowded pit area. The warrant said Smith was struck by Osborne’s car […]