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  • Donald Reaves, the Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University, announces his retirement on Friday, March 21, 2014 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    WSSU committee recommends three candidates for chancellor’s job

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Winston-Salem State University chancellor search committee voted Friday to recommend three candidates to the university’s board of trustees for the chancellor’s job, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The committee met for 90 minutes in a closed session at the Embassy Suites Hotel to discuss the candidates. Nancy Young, a university spokesman, declined to identify the candidates. The committee is involved in the process of finding a replacement for Chancellor Donald Reaves, 67, who announced his retirement […]

  • Film director Andrew Droz Palermo lines up a shot while director of photography Autumn Cheyenne Durald looks on while working on a current project near the Yadkin River in East Bend, N.C., Wednesday Aug. 20, 2014. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    Director wraps up production on movie shot in the Triad

    EAST BEND, N.C. — Director Andrew Droz Palermo is having a busy week, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. He spent most of it wrapping up production of his next film, a supernatural drama tentatively titled “One & Two,” which was shot in Winston-Salem, East Bend and other parts of the Triad. And tonight, before flying home Monday to Los Angeles after the two-month shoot, he will speak at a screening of his most recent completed film, “Rich Hill,” an acclaimed […]

  • Rally organizer Nakida McDaniel, left, and Artemus Peterson, right, chant along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive during a rally in memory of Mike Brown Ferguson, Missouri, (Walt Unks/Journal)

    Rally for Michael Brown in Winston-Salem draws 60

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Chanting “Please Don’t Shoot” and holding their hands in the air, 60 people gathered Friday along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to protest the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The group, which gathered near Mechanics & Farmers Bank, also chanted “No Justice, No Peace” and “Put the guns down and put the peace signs up.” A woman held […]

  • Alberta Lyles (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Forsyth County woman celebrates 110th birthday

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Alberta Lyles walked into her birthday party Thursday with two well-dressed men, one on either side, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. They were more for show than to help her into the room, though. She may be 110 years old, but she can still walk just fine on her own, thank you very much. “I don’t even need a walking stick,” Lyles said. She doesn’t need glasses, either. She’s still got her appetite – as evidenced by […]

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Steven Hancock, the director and creator of a fan-made film spun off from the popular British TV series known as "Dr. Who,' stands beside his homemade TARDIS used in filming the show, Monda.

    Triad fans create own ‘Doctor Who’ episodes

    Can’t wait until Saturday for a new actor to take over the title role on “Doctor Who”? Then go online and see a new Doctor — and some familiar surroundings that include the streets of Old Salem. The Winston-Salem Journal is reporting that some enterprising local fans have created their own “Doctor Who” fan film and plan to turn it into a series titled, “Doctor Who: The Ginger Chronicles.” The first episode, “A Dame to Kill,” was filmed early this […]

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    Injured John Isner withdraws from Winston-Salem Open

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — John Isner, a two-time Winston-Salem Open champions, withdrew from the tournament this morning, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  Isner, a Greensboro native, pulled out of the tournament ahead of his quarterfinal match against Lukas Rosol because of a foot injury suffered during his win over Mikhail Kukushkin on Wednesday. This is the second straight year Isner has withdrawn from the Winston-Salem Open due to injury. “I am extremely disappointed to have to withdraw from the Winston-Salem Open, […]

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    Poor in the ‘burbs: Winston-Salem ranks high in national study

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem is No. 2 on a list that nobody wants to be on. The Brookings Institute, a Washington think tank, puts metro Winston-Salem in second place on the list of larger metropolitan areas that have experienced the greatest increase in the number of suburban poor people living in neighborhoods where at least 20 percent of the people are poor, the Winston-Salem Journal is reporting. The Winston-Salem metropolitan area is comprised of Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes and Yadkin […]

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    Motorcycle ride from Virginia to Winston-Salem raises money for veterans’ kids

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Former U.S. Marine Antonio Rocco knows exactly how it feels to be in the middle of a pack of motorcycles tooling down the main street of some town, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. “It is awesome,” Rocco said, as he stood on the parking lot at American Legion Post 55 on Miller Street on Tuesday, surrounded by hundreds of motorcycles. “It is loud, too.” Rocco and his wife Velvet were taking part in the American Legion Legacy Run, […]

  • North Carolina Legislative Building in Raleigh

    NC House rejects bill on local sales tax, economic incentives

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The state House today rejected by a 54-47 vote an attempt to resurrect a controversial local sales tax and economic incentive bill pushed by legislative leaders, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. House Bill 1224 represented a microcosm of the impassioned debate and internal Republican discord that has kept the General Assembly in session nearly three weeks longer than planned. The bill was tied to the Senate’s willingness to compromise on financing teaching assistants. It was one of the […]

  • The state’s jobless rose for the first time in a year during July, although at a minimal increase, the N.C. Commerce Department reported today. (Image: The Winston-Salem Journal)

    NC’s jobless rate in July rises for first time in year

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The state’s jobless rose for the first time in a year during July, although at a minimal increase, the N.C. Commerce Department reported today, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The rate inched up 0.1 percentage point to 6.5 percent. It is down from 8.1 percent in July 2013. The increase may signal that the “Carolina Comeback” touted by Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican legislative leaders has lost some momentum. They have said for a year that the […]

  • Lockland Park occupies 1.86 acres at Lockland Avenue and Grace St. in Winston-Salem, N.C. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Sliver of green adorns Winston-Salem neighborhood

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Lockland Park is a blip on the map, almost indiscernible without a magnifying glass, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  Yet the 1.86-acre sliver of green sandwiched between Lockland Avenue and Grace Street Southwest is arguably one of the city’s most peaceful microparks. With a babbling creek, woods and greenery, the park is a little piece of nature preserved amid a sea of houses. A lot of people don’t know about the park because it’s so small, said […]

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    Gospel singer from Winston-Salem eliminated from ‘Sunday Best’

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Tiquila Wilson, a gospel singer from Winston-Salem, did not make it into the final round of “Sunday Best,” BET’s musical reality competition show, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Sunday’s episode narrowed the competition to two finalists. Wilson, 24, said online that she has no regrets. “That’s not how my story ends,” Wilson told her fans on Facebook after the episode aired. “I can’t thank God enough for the things He has done and for what He is […]

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