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  • Kloi Irving, a 2011 graduate of West Forsyth High School, will perform at the Super Bowl as a member of the Carolina Panthers’ cheerleaders, the TopCats. “
You grow and become so close,” Irving says of the squad. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” (Courtesy of Goodstuff Creative via The Winston-Salem Journal)

    Former West Forsyth cheerleader will be at Super Bowl as part of Panthers’ TopCats

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — All eyes will be on Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers’ teammates Sunday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. But in one pocket of Advance, a crowd of people will pay more attention to the sidelines during Super Bowl 50, hoping to catch a glimpse of a hometown girl fulfilling a lifelong dream. Advance native Kloi Irving, 23, is among 28 women on the TopCats, the Panthers’ cheerleading squad. She and everyone else who works for the Panthers […]

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    Winston-Salem man convicted in 17-year-old boy’s death in 2014

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — The fatal drive-by shooting of a 17-year-old boy in 2014 was the culmination of a series of altercations that began when a woman alleged that a group of young people had broken into her house and ransacked it, a Forsyth County prosecutor said Wednesday. At first, angry words were exchanged. That escalated to beer bottles being thrown and a threat of more violence if the woman’s belongings weren’t returned. And finally, witnesses told police that two […]

  • Molly Corbett is led out of the magistrate’s office  at the Davidson County Courthouse in Lexington. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    No ruling on whether wife took items from murdered Irish man’s estate

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Another hearing will be needed to determine whether Molly Martens Corbett violated a court order by taking items from the home she shared with her husband, Jason Corbett. Molly Corbett and her father Thomas Martens, are charged with second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Jason Corbett, an Irish businessman who was found bludgeoned to death last August in the couple’s home at 160 Panther Creek Court in the Wallburg community. On Tuesday, […]

  • ¡Sabor! by Texas Pete, is a new Mexican-style hot sauce from Winston-Salem based TW Garner Food Co. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Winston-Salem based Texas Pete company introducing new Mexican-style hot sauce

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — TW Garner Food Co. is introducing a new hot sauce: ¡Sabor! by Texas Pete Mexican-style hot sauce will hit stores in mid-February, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Just as Garner developed a CHA! Texas Pete Sriracha sauce, an Asian-style hot sauce, more than two years ago, it decided to develop a Mexican hot sauce after studying that segment of the hot-sauce market. “Cholula is really unopposed as the premium Mexican hot sauce,” said Steve DeCorte, Garner’s executive vice […]

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    Microfibres closing Winston-Salem plant, to lay off 125

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Microfibres Inc. said it is ending its U.S. manufacturing presence, including in Winston-Salem, in response to domestic and global textiles challenges that could lead to a bankruptcy filing, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Microfibres, based in Pawtucket, R.I., has a plant at 3821 Kimwell Drive in Winston-Salem where it has 125 employees, according to Steve Trastelis, general manager of the local plant and a corporate vice president of operations. The local workforce is down from 270 as recently as […]

  • Sina Hayes (left) received the key to the city from Mayor Allen Joines during her 112th birthday celebration at Brookridge Retirement Community. Her son, Carlyle Hayes (center), shares the moment. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Sina Hayes of Winston-Salem, oldest N.C. resident, dies at 112

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Sina Joyner Hayes, 112, one of the oldest people in the world, died Friday at the Brookridge Retirement Community in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “We just learned that Mom was finally called to her heavenly home at 5:05 a.m.,” her son, Carlyle Hayes, and her daughter-in-law, Frankie Hayes, wrote in an email Friday to the Winston-Salem Journal. Sina Hayes died in her sleep of natural causes, according to her son. “It’s kind of a shock […]

  • Tibor Nemeth IV, 9, left, and his sister Grace Nemeth, 11, skate on the rink their father made in their Ardmore backyard. (THe Winston-Salem Journal)

    Winston-Salem family turns backyard basketball court into ice hockey rink

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Turning a backyard basketball court into a mini ice hockey rink seems like a breeze, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. But turning a 20-by 30-foot court into a viable rink isn’t as simple as it sounds, said Tibor Nemeth III, a Buffalo, N.Y., and Boston transplant who moved to Winston-Salem in 2011. The rink at on Rosewood Avenue in the Ardmore neighborhood required a tarp thick enough and leak-proof enough to hold the water. Then the temperature had […]

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    Winston-Salem officer convicted in fatal crash suspended for violating policy

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A veteran Winston-Salem police officer who went through a red light and slammed into a truck driven by a 68-year-old man, killing him, has been suspended from the force. Sgt. John William Leone Jr., 48, pleaded guilty Nov. 18 in Forsyth Superior Court to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in the death of Alan Edward Dunnagan of Crossgate Road. Judge Fritz Mercer, a special judge brought in from Charlotte, deferred judgment in the case for six months and […]

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    NC below average in helping Medicaid recipients stop smoking

    Great progress has been made in recent years in reducing the number of adult and youths who smoke. Federal health agencies reported in 2015 historic lows in smoking for adults (16.8 percent) and 12th-graders (11.2 percent). Yet, one group — Medicaid recipients — continues to defy the pattern, in large part because they either aren’t using or haven’t been provided with tobacco-cessation product assistance. For the 227,000 North Carolinians who receive Medicaid benefits and smoke, just 9 percent, or 20,430, […]

  • Travis Ruddock (left) and Samantha Murray dig into foot-long hot dogs at Kermit’s Hot Dog House. Murray, who grew up nearby and visited Kermit’s on weekends when her father drove in the demolition derby at Bowman Gray Stadium, brought Ruddock for his first taste of the iconic landmark’s specialty. (Photos by David Rolfe/Journal)

    Hot dog shop in Winston-Salem celebrates 50 years of business

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Turn on your parking lights. Buster Williams told the Winston-Salem Journal that’s the correct way to let the staff at Kermit’s Hot Dog House know that you want someone to come out and take your order. And he should know: Williams is the son of Kermit Williams, who opened the business 50 years ago this weekend, on Jan. 10, 1966. Buster Williams and Paul Church have been running Kermit’s since they became business partners in 1975. Customers […]

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Vivian Joiner, left, and Stephanie Tyson of Sweet Potatoes with their sweet potato corn muffins.

    Winston-Salem restaurant’s recipes to be featured at Chicago dinner

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The recipes of chef Stephanie Tyson of Winston-Salem will be featured Jan. 20 during a Soul Food Week Dinner at Big Jones Restaurant in Chicago, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Tyson is a co-owner of Sweet Potatoes restaurant at 529 Trade St. NW and the author of two cookbooks, “Well, Shut My Mouth! The Sweet Potatoes Restaurant Cookbook” and “Soul Food Odyssey.” Tyson and Sweet Potatoes co-owner Vivian Joiner will be in Chicago to play host for […]

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    Golden Corral restaurant in Winston-Salem closes after 20 years

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Golden Corral restaurant at 4965 University Parkway closed Dec. 30 — 20 years to the day it opened in 1995, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Dave Gronewoller, the president and chief executive of GC Partners Inc., a Golden Corral franchisee based in Winston-Salem, said that GC Partners’ franchise agreement for that location had expired. He said that a vice president of Golden Corral told him that the University Parkway location, which is owned by GC Partners, […]

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