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  • Krystal Nicole Matlock, 28, 1420 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem; Pazuzu Illah Algarad, 35, and Amber Nicole Burch, 24, both of 2749 Knob Hill Drive in Clemmons.

    Third person charged in Clemmons murder case holds back tears during first court appearance

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — The third person charged after human remains were found in a Clemmons yard made her first court appearance Wednesday morning, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Krystal Nicole Matlock, 28, was holding back tears when she appeared in District Court via video. The Winston-Salem woman was arrested Monday on a charge of accessory after the fact of first-degree murder. She is accused of helping bury a man in a shallow grave in the backyard at 2749 Knob […]

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    House in Clemmons where bodies found declared unsafe

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — The house in Clemmons where skeletal remains were discovered in the backyard is filled with debris and mold and has some animal feces throughout, according to a county housing official, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Forsyth County’s housing department declared the house at 2749 Knob Hill Drive in Clemmons unsafe for human habitation on Tuesday, according to the county’s housing director, Dan Kornelis. A sign on the front door now says in bold letters that the building […]

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    Third person charged in connection with human remains found buried in Clemmons backyard

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — A third person has been charged in connection with the deaths of two unidentified bodies discovered in shallow graves Sunday in the backyard of a Clemmons home. A couple was first charged Sunday with murder and accessory after the fact — Pazuzu Illah Algarad, 35, and Amber Nicole Burch, 24, who lived at the house, along with Algarad’s mother, Cynthia Lawson. Deputies said Tuesday that a third person has been arrested. Krystal Nicole Matlock, 28, of West Fourth Street […]

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    Forsyth Co. public health officials prepared for Ebola

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Local hospital and health officials stressed Monday that they are prepared in the event that the Ebola virus is found in Forsyth County, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  Marlon Hunter, health director for the Forsyth Department of Public Health, said that local and state health officials, area hospitals and emergency-management services, and the Centers for Disease Control have been working together to develop a comprehensive plan. Hunter spoke this morning during a media briefing, along with Daren […]

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Angela Gallagher teaches a low-impact yoga class for oncology patients and survivors at the Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center in Winston-Salem, NC, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

    Modified version of yoga helps treat cancer patients’ body, mind

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Angela Gallagher’s yoga class last week was quiet, dark and full. The pairs of bare feet set into each blue mat belonged to women of all ages, races and walks of life, but with one common thread, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. The women are all cancer survivors. “Take your breath into your whole body,” Gallagher coached, sitting on a chair at the front of the small room in the Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center at Forsyth […]

  • This chart shows the percent of people in Forsyth County without a computer and internet connection. (Image: The Winston-Salem Journal)

    Many in Winston-Salem area lack computer and Internet connections

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A computer and an Internet connection might seem as basic as electrical service nowadays, but a new U.S. Census Bureau survey shows that a lot of people still aren’t digitally plugged in, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. People in urban areas are the best-connected, while in counties such as Surry and Wilkes almost 40 percent of the people may have no Internet access at home. Whites enjoy the highest rates of computer ownership and Internet use […]

  • Eighteenth-month-old Sara Mishra (center) smiles as she sits with her mother Dr. Dory Brown, a radiation oncologist at Wake Forest Baptist Health, on a medical panel during the 13th annual Pink Ribbon Talks Breast Cancer Survivor Conference at the Village Inn & Conference Center on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 in Clemmons. (Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez/Special to the Journal)

    Medical panel in Forsyth Co. offers advice on surviving breast cancer

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — Every year, organizers of the annual Pink Ribbon Talks hope their event becomes smaller – a sign that fewer local women are dealing with breast cancer or adjusting to their post-surgery life, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. But until the day comes that research eradicates the disease, Cancer Services says it will continue to bring together survivors and medical personnel to share stories of encouragement, compassion and hope. “Every person here has an important story to tell, […]

  • Robert Moody conducts the Winston-Salem Symphony during rehearsal. (Lauren Carroll/Winston-Salem Journal)

    Electrifying: After 10 years, current still flows for energetic Winston-Salem Symphony conductor

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — In the few minutes leading up to rehearsal, the Winston-Salem Symphony produces a quiet cacophony. The sound is humming and exploratory, a mishmash, not exactly dissonant but not quite harmonious, either, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Then, at the stroke of 7 p.m., without an apparent word from anyone, Maestro Robert Moody steps onto the podium, raises his baton and the 75 musicians plus one guest artist plunge into the Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of […]

  • One man was killed and another injured after a large fight broke out inside a Winston-Salem bar, according to police. (WGHP).

    One man arrested, another sought, in fatal nightclub shooting

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police have charged two suspects with murder in a nightclub shooting early Saturday that left one city man dead and another wounded, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Anthony Gerard Roseboro of 400 Vista Circle was shot about 2:30 a.m. during the fight at Cue ‘n Spirits at 8100 Northpoint Blvd. Police said several shots were fired during an incident that involved a large number of people. Police said Roseboro was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical […]

  • Representative Evelyn Terry (D, NC-71) approaches the Ward Federal Building for the preliminary hearing on the state's new voter ID law on Monday, July 7, 2014 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    District Court judge issues preliminary injunction against two provisions of NC’s voter law

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The same federal judge who denied a preliminary injunction against North Carolina’s new voting law granted Friday, blocking two provisions of the law that prohibited same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. But the rules that North Carolina voters will face within the next month are up in the air because of a flurry of court filings that has now landed the case in the lap of the U.S. Supreme Court. On Wednesday, […]

  • Journal reporter Tim Clodfelter eyes a chocolate and bacon covered banana from The Smoking Box on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 in Winston-Salem. (Journal Photo by Andrew Dye)

    Would you eat a chocolate and bacon covered banana at the Dixie Classic Fair?

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Vendors at the Dixie Classic Fair have jumped on the bacon bandwagon, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “Everybody’s adding bacon to everything,” said David Sparks, the director of the fair. “There are very few foods that wouldn’t be better with bacon.” As in, bacon corn dogs. Or bacon-wrapped fried Twinkies, stuffed with a Twix bar for good measure. Or frozen bananas dipped in chocolate and drizzled with bacon. The Winston-Salem Journal is even sponsoring a Better With […]

  • Blake Crim (from left), 13, Molly Crim, 8, Alexandria Nunley, 21 and Charles Gassen, 14, pose for a portrait Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    Cousins from Forsyth County win national equestrian titles

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — For the great-grandchildren of the late C.W. and Posie Myers, showing horses is a family affair. And so is winning, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Four cousins entered the 2014 World’s Championship Horse Show at the Kentucky State Fair in August, and all four walked away with world championship titles. “We had hopes and dreams, but none of us thought we would all win,” said Charles Gassen, one of the second cousins. They won the titles […]

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