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  • The scene of a six vehicle wreck at the onramp of Westinghouse Road to northbound U.S. 52 in Rural Hall, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (Bruce Chapman/Journal File Photo)

    Third person in U.S. 52 crash in Rural Hall dies

    RURAL HALL, N.C. — The wife of a man killed in a six-vehicle wreck on U.S. 52 last month has died, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Felicia Hickman of Mount Airy was the wife of Jesse Hickman, who was killed in the Oct. 30 wreck. Felicia Hickman was listed in critical condition earlier this week, but Dudley Witt, an attorney representing the family, said she died early Friday. Also killed in the wreck was Jeremy Crymes, 9, from Minooka, Ill. […]

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    Walkertown paving company banned from doing business in NC

    WALKERTOWN, N.C. — A Walkertown paving company operating under four names has been banned permanently from doing business in North Carolina, the N.C. Attorney General’s Office said today, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. A Wake County Superior Court judge banned Lige Bobby Boswell, his employees and his various companies from any residential paving or graveling work. Boswell has operated under the names of Katidid Paving, AJ Paving, Absolute Paving and Skyline Paving. Each company has an “F” rating from the […]

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Lisa Williams (right) carries her Schnauzer, Rain, and Martha McCarthy walks her Great Pyreness, Pearl and Opal, through the holiday light display during Paws in the Park on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, N.C.

    Tanglewood Festival of Lights features 5 new displays, entrance fee

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — Visitors to the popular Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park will notice a few changes this year, including five new displays and a new streamlined rate structure that will result in a higher entrance fee on most nights, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  In addition, visitors this year can take in the lights from horse-drawn carriages or tractor-pulled wagons. One of Forsyth County’s signature holiday events, with more than 1 million lights from 85 displays, the 23 […]

  • This is an artist's rendering of the north facade of the Forsyth County Central Library. (Photo via The Winston-Salem Journal)

    Winston-Salem community gets first look at Central Library design concept

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A café, outdoor reading garden, 308-seat auditorium, technology petting zoo — these are all part of the concept for a renovated Forsyth County Central Library, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Ratio Architects presented an overview at the county commissioner briefing this afternoon of the conceptual design and early floor plans for the project. Designers’ schematic designs call for tearing down the 1950s front portion of the Central Library and gutting the 1979 addition. New space would be […]

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(From left) Scott Chappell, and Kenny Barner watch as the Rev. Kelly Carpenter,Pastor of Green Street United Methodist Church, addresses the crowd during a press conference at the sanctuary of Green Street United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Barner and Chappell have filed a formal complaint against Rev. Carpenter for violating the Discipline of the United Methodist Church by refusing to preside over the two men's marriage ceremony.

    Gay couple files complaint with Winston-Salem church over failure to marry

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A gay couple at Green Street United Methodist Church has filed a complaint with their bishop charging that their pastor violated church discipline by refusing to preside at a marriage ceremony for them — despite the denomination’s rules that forbid same-sex marriages. Green Street church planned a press conference Wednesday night to announce the filing of the complaint, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The church made headlines in 2013 when it announced that it would not conduct marriages […]

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    NC veteran captured life, death with hidden camera during WWII

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — P.H. “Gib” Gibson was in basic training in Mississippi, preparing to enter World War II, when the higher-ups told him to send his camera home, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.  It could go no further. So he hid it in his pocket. “I hid mine the best I could, and it stayed with me from then on,” Gibson said. That little camera went everywhere he went, and he went wherever the U.S. Army sent him, from bases across the […]

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    Man sentenced to more than 50 years for breaking into house, raping 3-year-old girl

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was sentenced to at least 56 years in prison on charges that he broke into a woman’s home and raped her 3-year-old daughter, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Luis Enrique Marin Noyola, 20, of Walkertown Avenue, pleaded guilty Monday morning in Forsyth Superior Court to first-degree rape of a child, first-degree sex offense, first-degree burglary and indecent liberties with a child. Judge Susan Bray of Forsyth Superior Court gave Noyola consecutive sentences that totaled […]

  • The Central branch of the Forsyth County Public Library, 660 West Fifth Street.

    Renovated Forsyth County Central Library design to be revealed soon

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The community will soon get a look at what architects have in mind for the renovated Forsyth County Central Library on Fifth Street, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. County Manager Dudley Watts said Sunday that the county commissioners are scheduled to see a presentation on the design at their 2 p.m. Thursday briefing. RATIO Architects has been working on the design, in consultation with county staff and the preconstruction manager at risk, Frank L. Blum Construction Co. […]

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    Soldier’s life – not death – made impression on hometown of Elkin

    ELKIN, N.C. — Hundreds turned out to pay their respects the day that Capt. Mark Garner was laid to rest.

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    Shooting victim sues Nitty Gritty; alleges restaurant, owner were negligent

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem woman who was shot last year at Nitty Gritty Soul Café is suing the restaurant, its owners and two men who promoted a party the night of the shooting, accusing all of them of negligence, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Carmen L. Simmons was shot about 1 a.m. Feb. 16, 2013 in the restaurant at 3003 South Main Street. Two others were wounded. Another man, Kenneth Ravon Braddy Jr., was fatally shot by a security […]

  • Trainees walk around a snow plow before driving through a course for a snow plow operation training session at City Yard Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    Ready, set, plow: Drivers get snow instruction in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — They had a different sort of driver’s education going on Friday at the Winston-Salem City Yard, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. About 25 employees took classroom instruction first, then walked out to the tarmac and took turns behind the wheel. Be safe, the instructors stressed over and over again as the drivers started up the massive trucks that will tackle the city’s snow- and ice-covered road this winter. And keep in mind that the blade sticks way […]

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    UNC board of governors panel recommends removing vice chair of WSSU trustees

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Committee of University Governance of the UNC board of governors voted Friday to recommend that Vic Johnson be removed from the Winston-Salem State University board of trustees, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Joan MacNeill, the chairwoman of the committee, said Johnson breached his confidentiality agreement in violation of state law that he signed as a member of the committee tasked with finding a replacement for Chancellor Donald Reaves, who announced in March that he would […]


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