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  • Kaleideum recalls some eclipse glasses

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Kaleideum is asking people who bought eclipse viewing glasses from the museum since July 27 to return them because the glasses may not provide adequate protection, museum officials said Tuesday. Some of the museum’s shipments may have contained glasses that did not come from NASA and AAS (American Astronomical Society) approved manufacturers, meaning they may not block out the harmful rays, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Expert say even brief unprotected glimpses of the sun during the […]

  • 93-year-old Davie County woman convicted in death of Forsyth County sheriff’s deputy

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 93-year-old Davie County woman was convicted Tuesday on a charge stemming from her car striking a Forsyth County sheriff’s deputy at Tanglewood Park, ultimately resulting in his death, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Jessie Bennett Cook, 93, of Advance, pleaded guilty in Forsyth District Court to one count of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. She was accused of unintentionally failing to decrease her speed in her car, a 2006 Lexus passenger vehicle, hitting Deputy John Isenhour […]

  • Teacher charged with sex offenses involving former student is suspended with pay in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A teacher at Ledford Middle School in Thomasville, who is charged with several sex offenses involving a former student, has been suspended with pay, authorities told the Winston-Salem Journal Thursday. Lee Annette Williams, 50, was suspended pending further investigation of her case, said Donna Stafford, a spokeswoman for the Davidson County Schools. Williams’ suspension was effective Wednesday. Williams’ annual salary for the 2017-18 school year is $53,130, and she has worked as a teacher in the […]

  • 2 teens plead guilty to brutally beating homeless Winston-Salem man

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two of the five teenagers charged in the brutal beating of a homeless Winston-Salem man in January pleaded guilty to assault and other charges in Forsyth County Superior Court on Monday. Tremayne Jaquan Butler, 18, was sentenced to 33 months in prison. Treshawn Jaquez Plater, 17, was sentenced to 39 months. Each will also have nine months of post release supervision. Both teens pleaded guilty to assault inflicting serious bodily injury, conspiracy to commit the assault and […]

  • Well-known Forsyth County farmer dies in ‘freak accident’ early Sunday morning

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A well-known local farmer died early Sunday morning after a tree fell and brought down power lines, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Family members believe he was electrocuted. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t confirmed the exact cause of death but is investigating. Gary Owen, 79, the owner of Gary’s Produce and a vendor at the Cobblestone Farmer’s Market in Old Salem, went outside early Sunday morning to check on a power outage at his home […]

  • Winston-Salem man charged with murder after man dies from heroin overdose

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — A Davidson County grand jury has indicted a Winston-Salem man on a second-degree murder charge after investigators linked him to the drug overdose death of a Clemmons man in March, authorities said Thursday. The grand jury also indicted Joel Justin Fox, 31, of East 10th Street, with two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and two counts of selling heroin, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said. On March 10, Davidson County sheriff’s deputies went […]

  • Stolen minivan found submerged in Winston-Salem lake

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A minivan stolen from an Ardmore home on July 15 was found Monday night submerged in a private lake in the southeastern part of Winston-Salem. Authorities were called about 6:25 p.m. to the scene in the 2700 block of Willard Road. The Lewisville Fire Department’s dive team determined that no one was inside the vehicle. The dive team then attached a metal cable to the minivan, and a tow truck removed it from the lake. “We make […]

  • Winston-Salem man indicted in hammer attack on 9-year-old son

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Forsyth County grand jury indicted a Winston-Salem man Tuesday on charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault after he was accused of hitting his son last year in the head several times with a hammer. Ramel Shabal Daye, 34, of East Fourth Street, is being held in the Forsyth County Jail with his bond set at $1 million, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said. Tremel Daye, 10, was the victim of the attack in October 2016, […]

  • Registered sex offender in Winston-Salem pleads guilty in child sex abuse case

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A registered sex offender decided to plead guilty to charges he molested a 7-year-old boy on New Year’s Eve in 2013 before a trial started in his case, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. John Frederic Sabbaghrabaiotti, 48, entered guilty pleas Wednesday in Forsyth Superior Court to two counts of attempted first-degree sex offense and one count of taking indecent liberties with a child. He had originally been charged with two counts of first-degree sex offense and one […]

  • Police investigate homicide of man in Winston-Salem on Saturday night

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Winston-Salem police are investigating a homicide Saturday night in the 500 block of 24½ Street Northwest, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Police were called to the area at 5:16 p.m. for a shooting, police communications said. The victim is an adult male, said Sgt. J.J. Thompson. The incident occurred on a dead-end street. It’s unclear whether the victim died at the scene or was pronounced dead later.

  • High Point furniture market to get new owner

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The owner and operator of the High Point and Las Vegas home furnishings markets is being sold to real-estate firms associated with the private-equity group Blackstone. Blackstone is buying International Market Centers Inc. for an undisclosed price from Bain Capital Private Equity LP and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management LP. Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities are the affiliates planning to acquire IMC, along with Fireside Investments. The deal is projected to close […]

  • Death penalty sought for man accused charged in brutal death of Winston-Salem toddler

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man will face the possibility of the death penalty in connection with the death of a 2-year-old boy who prosecutors say had injuries so severe that he wouldn’t have been able to have talked or walked again if he had lived, a judge ruled Wednesday. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Charles Thomas Stacks, 31, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jaxson Sonny Swaim, who died from head injuries on Aug. 19, 2015, […]