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  • Lucy Milner, a former director of the Governor's School West, reacts to learning she has been awarded "The Order of the Long Leaf Pine" during her retirement reception at the Rondthaler Gramley House on the campus of Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, July 12, 2014. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    Retired director of Governor’s School West honored at Salem College

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A symbolic passing of the torch took place Saturday within the prestigious Governor’s School West campus at Salem College, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Lucy Milner, 72, was honored for her 36 years of involvement at the summer educational program, including 15 years as its director until her recent retirement. The school, the oldest of its kind in the nation, is for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts and unique courses on its […]

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    Early voting for Democratic runoff strongest in Forsyth

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Forsyth County could have a pivotal say on who will be the Democratic challenger to face U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx in the November general election, if early voting is any indication, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Early voting for the 5th Congressional District primary runoff race between Gardenia Henley and Josh Brannon ended at 1 p.m. Saturday. The primary runoff will be held Tuesday. Henley is a retired U.S. State Department employee and a former candidate […]

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    WSSU receives $400,000 grant for program to reduce teen pregnancy

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem State University has received a $400,000 grant to support a program designed to reduce teen pregnancy in Montgomery County, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The program, a partnership between WSSU and Montgomery County Schools, is directed at middle-school students, WSSU said in a news release. It is funded by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ teen pregnancy prevention initiative. The program will begin in August.   The program, entitled Draw the Line, Respect the […]

  • Job applicants wait to get in during the Herbalife job fair at the Herbalife production facility in Winston-Salem. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    Hundreds turn out for Herbalife job fair in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The clouds of legal and regulatory challenges hovering over Herbalife Ltd. did not deter local applicants from trying Friday to land a full-time job at the company’s Winston-Salem production plant, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Herbalife’s first on-site job fair ended at 5 p.m. at 3200 Temple School Road. There were at least 250 people in line during the first hour of the event, which began at 10 a.m. Spokesman Julian Cacchioli said Herbalife already has hired […]

  • Several city offices have moved into the renovated Winston Mutual Building including the WSPD Community Resources Unit and the city engineering field offices. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    City offices move into landmark building in eastern Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Several city of Winston-Salem offices have officially moved into the historic Winston Mutual Building in eastern Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The Winston-Salem Police Department’s Community Resources Unit is on the second floor and the city’s engineering field offices are housed on the third and fourth floors of the 18,760-square-foot building at 1225 E. Fifth St. “One of the things that we’re trying to do is have police in the community and also have some police […]

  • The Grandfather Mountain Highlanders Pipe Band performs on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Highland Games in Linville celebrates Scottish heritage

    LINVILLE, N.C. — After Mike Hunley connected with his Scottish clan on Friday there was one thing he had to do, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. And while he passed that test he also decided that once was enough. At least that’s what Hunley said after trying haggis – a Scottish specialty that might be delicately described as made of sheep parts. “You could probably eat it with chips,” he said, after taking his first couple bites. “It is a […]

  • The rising cost of beef oveer the past few months has put pressure on restaurants. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Increased beef prices affecting Winston-Salem businesses

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mark Grohman has a beef with the beef industry, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. As the owner of Meridian Restaurant at 411 South Marshall St. in downtown Winston-Salem, Grohman has watched the cost of such cuts of beef as ribeye skyrocket as much as a few dollars a pound in the past several months. “There’s always an excuse — drought, not enough beef production — but the reality is there’s been a steady increase for beef prices […]

  • Mary Reavis (left) gets a few minutes alone during the Western Film Fair in Winston-Salem with actor Jon Provost, who played the role of Timmy on the popular 1060s TV series "Lassie." Reavis missed a chance to get his autographed picture in 1961 when Provost visited a hospital where Reavis was in treatment. A collie from the Collie Rescue of the Carolinas, Mazie Grace, foreground, stood in for Lassie. This time, Reavis got a signed photograph and autographed copy of Provost's autobiography. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Reunion with Timmy from ‘Lassie’ goes well for Lexington woman

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As a teenager in 1961, Mary Reavis met the actor who played Timmy on the popular TV series “Lassie” but didn’t get an autographed picture because he had run out of them, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. On Thursday, she finally got it. Reavis, 68, met Jon Provost, who played Timmy, for a second time at the Western Film Fair, an annual gathering in Winston-Salem held at The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center where stars of classic […]

  • Jonah Hammett posed for a picture with parents Amy and Tommy last August. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    Ceremony to honor ‘special, special kid’ in Forsyth County

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — Through his two-year battle with cancer, Jonah Hammett desperately wanted to get back on a baseball field, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. And after today, he’ll always have a presence at the Southwest Forsyth Little League complex. SWFLL officials will retire his No. 17 jersey and hang a No. 17 sign next to the scoreboard on Field 3. The jersey ceremony will be at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Hammett, a 14-year old former […]

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    Attorneys say NC’s new voting law will harm blacks in November election

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Attorneys representing the U.S. Department of Justice and the state NAACP argued in U.S. District Court this morning that North Carolina’s new voting law would cause irreparable harm to black voters, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Black voters use many of the provisions targeted in the new law — early voting, same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting — at higher rates than whites, they argued. Not only that, those provisions that are being either reduced or eliminated […]

  • Jim Myers, commander of the Nathanael Greene Base of the United States Submarine Veterans, instructs campers at Camp Corral on the workings of a submarine. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Camp in King shows children of military families they aren’t alone

    KING, N.C. — Superman and Spider-Man are cool, but Hannah McDermott said she knows who the real heroes are, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “A hero is someone who makes sacrifices, like my parents,” Hannah, 11, said Wednesday. “They’re both in the Army and my dad, an air jumper, broke his back protecting our country.” Hannah was one of 229 campers at Camp Corral at YMCA Camp Hanes in King. Camp Corral is a weeklong summer camp for children of wounded, […]

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    Bill Maher to joke about NC politics during stand-up performance

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bill Maher is doing his homework before his appearance Saturday night at Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The comedian — known for his sarcastic, take-no-prisoners approach — has been looking into North Carolina politics to prepare for the show. “There’s something about bringing it to a local level that people appreciate, even if it’s only a few minutes of the show,” he said by phone last week from his home in Los Angeles. […]