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  • Bill Edwards meets with two of the Rockettes before the show. (Photo courtesy of Chase via the Winston-Salem Journal)

    Winston-Salem man, 99, granted wish to see Rockettes dancers perform Christmas show

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Bill Edwards’ wish to see the Rockettes again at Radio City Music Hall was fulfilled last weekend, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Edwards and his nephew, Harry Lawrence, flew to New York City on Dec. 6 to see the Rockettes perform their famous Christmas Spectacular show. The first time Edwards saw the famous dance company was in 1943. The trip was courtesy of the Wish of a Lifetime organization — which grants seniors’ dreams and shares their stories […]

  • Jason Mai, 34, was fired by Winston-Salem State from his position as quarterbacks coach and director of football operations. Mai was arrested on Oct. 25 for assault on a female after a domestic dispute with his ex-wife. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    WSSU fires assistant football coach arrested in domestic dispute

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Jason Mai, an assistant football coach at Winston-Salem State for the last five seasons, has been fired, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Mai’s biography on WSSU’s web site was taken down, and officials would not reveal the reason for Mai’s firing. Mai said by telephone Friday that he was let go Monday. Tonia Walker, the athletic director at WSSU, would not give a reason for Mai’s dismissal. Mai, 34, had been suspended since late October after his […]

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    Krispy Kreme turns glazed waterfall into ‘world’s tastiest coupon’

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The glazed “waterfall” descending upon fried doughnuts on a store conveyor belt is almost as iconic to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. as its colorful “hot now” sign. For this year’s annual Day of the Dozens celebration — a buy-one-get-one-free promotion every Dec. 12 — the company has tweaked the waterfall into a bar-code image that can be used as a scannable digital coupon. Krispy Kreme and its Raleigh agency partner, Baldwin&, came up with the idea of […]

  • Jill Wagner and her dad, David Wagner, are shown in a scene from “Jill and Dad’s America.” (Courtesy of Jill Wagner)

    Davidson County father, daughter to appear in Travel Channel show

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Actress Jill Wagner has worked with werewolves, vampires, Ashton Kutcher and would-be athletes, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Now, she’s spending some quality time with her dad — on national television. Two episodes of “Jill and Dad’s America,” a travelogue series, will air Sunday on the Travel Channel at 6 and 6:30 p.m. If they do well enough in the ratings, the Travel Channel may order more. The show follows Wagner and her father, David Wagner — […]

  • Signs for Business 40 and U.S. 421 stand near the Hawthorne curve. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Name that road: Nominations being taken for new Business 40 name

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Business what? That could be the reaction someday when a stranger asks how to get to Business 40, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The renovations to the downtown freeway won’t just eliminate a stretch of overcrowded on- and off-ramps. It will eliminate the name Business 40 altogether. But that’s OK: The N.C. Department of Transportation is giving people a chance to nominate a new name for the highway that will apply once the road is finished. “We […]

  • The third bedroom, used as a den/office, features a high transom window. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Couple happy with their quick move to Plant 64 apartment in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Some things are just meant to be, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Carol and Gene Seeber had pondered moving to downtown Winston-Salem for several years. Today, they rent an apartment home at Plant 64, a former R.J. Reynolds building where Camel cigarettes were manufactured. They saw the building complex as remodeling was taking place. “We looked at it when it was just a shell,” Gene said. The Seebers’ building is one in a group of one-, two-, […]

  • Bill Adams, chef and owner of the Golden Apple, will spend his Thanksgiving making and delivering Thanksgiving dinner to others. The turkeys pictured were donated by a customer. (Photos by David Rolfe/Journal)

    Winston-Salem chef, friends pay it forward on Thanksgiving

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Bill Adams will be in the kitchen this afternoon, but he won’t be cooking for himself. He will be preparing meals to give to families who could use some support this Thanksgiving, and his community of Facebook friends helped make it possible. Adams, owner and chef at The Golden Apple, a shop, catering company and café on Robinhood Road, prepares several orders during Thanksgiving week but is usually off on Thanksgiving Day. Last week, he got a […]

  • Shoppers check the store directory at Hanes Mall while shopping on Black Friday last year. Journal photo.

    Is Black Friday shopping really all that important anymore?

    The relevancy of Black Friday shopping in an increasingly digital marketplace will be tested perhaps as never before beginning today. Black Friday traditionally marks the day when many retailers begin turning a profit for the year, and their financial numbers shift from red ink to black. The shop-till-you-drop shopper already has taken advantage of retailers’ zeal for pursuing consumers’ limited budgets earlier each holiday shopping season. For example, website RetailMeNot Inc. found that while 55 percent of consumers plan to […]

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    Construction prompts cancellation of Winston-Salem Air Show in 2016

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Airport Commission of Forsyth County decided unanimously last week not to have a Winston-Salem Air Show in 2016 due to an anticipated construction project at Smith Reynolds Airport, Chairman Thomas McKim confirmed Tuesday. McKim said the airport has an opportunity to get a grant of about $1.8 million to repave and reconstruct the ramp at the main terminal, which has been in the airport’s capital plan for a while. The timing of the project likely would […]

  • Ssalefish manager Adam Casey (left) and owner Bret Parks hold some of the variant comic book covers that have been created exclusively for their Winston-Salem shop. (Walt Unks/Journal)

    Triad comic shops using exclusive covers to draw customers

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – As far back as the 1980s, comic book companies have lured collectors with variant covers, limited-edition releases of comic books with different covers than the main run, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. In recent years, the trend has taken a more individual turn. Such comic book stores as Ssalefish Comics in Winston-Salem and Acme Comics in Greensboro order variant covers of some special issues — often the first issue of a new title — that are exclusive […]

  • A pickup driven by Alan Edward Dunnagan, 68, collided with a police car driven by Sgt. John Leone on May 13, 2015. Dunnagan died two weeks after the accident occurred. Jordan Howse/Journal

    Veteran Winston-Salem police officer convicted in fatal crash

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem police officer who has been on the force 21 years was convicted in connection to a crash that killed a 68-year-old man earlier this year. Sgt. John William Leone Jr., 48, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Forsyth District Court to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. His case was heard in conflict-court, which had a special judge from outside Forsyth County. That judge was Fritz Mercer, the former chief district judge in Charlotte. Leone was accused of […]

  • Howard Wesley Page

    Winston-Salem man sentenced to at least 15 years on kidnapping and sexual assault charges

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man will spend at least 15 years in prison on charges that he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman in 2012. Howard Wesley Page, 37, of Beaverton Trail, pleaded guilty Nov. 9 in Forsyth Superior Court to second-degree sex offense, first-degree rape and armed robbery. Page had been charged with first-degree sex offense. Judge David Hall of Forsyth Superior Court sentenced Page on Monday to a total of 15 years to 24 years in prison. […]


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