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    Winston-Salem woman pleads guilty to child abuse charges

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Patricia Renee Lee, 38, entered guilty pleas in Forsyth Superior Court to three counts of felony child abuse, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  According to indictments, Lee is accused of allowing the alleged victim, a 13-year-old girl, to watch a man perform a sexual act on himself and allowing the girl to perform a sexual act on the man. The incidents are alleged to have occurred between July 26, 2013 and Sept. 6, 2013. Judge David […]

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    Winston-Salem lawyer appointed to NC Court of Appeals

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem lawyer has been appointed to the N.C. Court of Appeals to fill the seat of Judge Bob Hunter, Gov. Pat McCrory announced today. Richard Dietz, a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Winston-Salem, will take Hunter’s seat, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  Hunter will become a justice on the N.C. Supreme Court on Sept. 6. “Richard Dietz has an esteemed legal record and an extensive background in appellate practice,” McCrory said in a […]

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    Center for Design Innovation in Winston-Salem hires new director

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Center for Design Innovation completed today a yearlong search for its new director with the hiring of Pamela Jennings, effective Oct. 1, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Jennings replaces Carol Strohecker, the center’s founding director, who resigned in August 2013 after seven years to become vice provost for academic affairs at Rhode Island School of Design. The center was established in 2005 as a multi-campus research center of the UNC system, the result of a partnership […]

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    Vacant Winston-Salem apartment unit damaged in fire

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Officials are investigating the cause of a morning fire at an apartment unit in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Firefights were dispatched to 2931 New Walkertown Road at about 7:24 a.m. Upon arrival they saw light smoke coming from Unit K. There was a small fire in the bedroom of the vacant apartment. They extinguished the fire with a hose line and ventilated the structure. The situation was under control in 10 minutes. Damage was estimated […]

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    Winston-Salem police investigate armed robbery at Food Lion

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police say two armed men robbed the Food Lion at 1000 Waughtown St. Sunday morning, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. At about 8:47 a.m., two men entered the store and ordered the clerk away from a register, authorities said. One man removed the cash drawer while the other man walked around the front of the store waiving a pistol in the air. The men then ran out of the store and departed in a black Jeep […]

  • Hanes Magnet School teachers climb out on the high team challenge course Monday, August 19, 2014 at the Great Heights Challenge Course in Triad Park. The wires form a crossing pattern and all personnel must figure a way of crossing the "X" before they can exit onto the platform. (Walt Unks/Journal)

    Great Heights Challenge Course in Kernersville offers groups team-development

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A mix of rope, wood and cable challenged Kelsey Walters to go high above the ground on a recent rainy day at Triad Park in Kernersville, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Walters, a sixth- through eighth-grade teacher at Hanes Magnet School in Winston-Salem, was a bit scared when she initially saw the aerial team development event at the Great Heights Challenge Course. One side was about 24 feet off the ground, while the other side was 40 […]

  • Modified Series driver Danny Bohn (53) celebrates winning the 150-lap modified race and the Modified Series Championship on Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Danny Bohn wins Modified title at Bowman Gray Stadium

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Danny Bohn moved from New Jersey to North Carolina six years ago, and ventured into Bowman Gray Stadium to watch a Modified race, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “I remember sitting there in turn two thinking, ‘Man, I’d like to race here someday,’” Bohn said. He made his wish a reality, bringing his Modified car to the stadium in 2011. He won on his third attempt. Now, he is Bowman Gray Stadium champion. Bohn won last night’s […]

  • Mike Mabe, wearing his original dog tags from his military service in Vietnam, sits in front of his computer showing black and white photographs he made during his tour of service. Mabe has donated his collection of wartime photographs, along with a memoir he wrote to accompany the photographs, to the Library of Congress. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Pfafftown Purple Heart recipient adds his Vietnam experience to Veterans History Project

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Everything was quiet. Too quiet, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. In hindsight, Mike Mabe said, he should have suspected something. But he realized too late the danger he was in. An enemy soldier exploded out of a hidden foxhole in Vietnam like a jack-in-the-box, unleashing a barrage of bullets from his machine gun, striking Mabe’s comrade in the ankle. Mabe bolted into the thicket, draping his wounded comrade over his shoulder, all the while dodging flashes […]

  • Lukas Rosol, of the Czech Republic, celebrates his win over Jerzy Janowicz, of Poland, during singles championship play of the Winston-Salem Open on the Center court of the Tennis Center on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday Aug. 23, 2014. Rosol defeated Janowicz 3-6, 7-6(3), 7-5. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    Lukas Rosol wins Winston-Salem Open; outlasts Janowicz

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Open has had a couple of spectacular finals in its short life as a professional tennis tournament, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Add Lukas Rosol vs. Jerzy Janowicz to the list. Rosol, the No. 7 seed, fought off two match points and stormed past the unseeded Janowicz 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 in a match that lasted two hours and 11 minutes in sultry conditions at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex Saturday. The three-set thriller brought […]

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    High Point University welcomes largest number of new students in the school’s history

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point University welcomed 1,470 new students to campus Saturday during the annual Move In Day – the largest number of new students in the university’s history, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The students joining the HPU community this fall number more than the size of the total undergraduate enrollment in 2005 when the university’s transformation began, HPU said. At 4,300 students today, enrollment has soared in the past decade. New academic programs will begin when […]

  • The State Road Primitive Baptist Church in State Road, N.C. is facing financial difficulties because of a dwindling congregation. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Termites ravage ‘simple country church’ in Surry County

    STATE ROAD, N.C. – Sammy Cheek didn’t set out to become the caretaker at the Old State Road Primitive Baptist Church.

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    Vets get help at open house in Clemmons; Virginia Foxx sponsors event

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — They had to bring in extra chairs on Friday for all the folks who turned out at an event designed to hook up veterans with organizations that could help them, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. More than 50 people turned out for a veterans information open house, with booths all over a room at the Broyhill Conference Center in Clemmons. Fifth District Congresswoman Virginia Foxx sponsored the event. “I’m here to get some assistance,” said Winston-Salem resident […]


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