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  • Charges dropped against former Baptist volunteer who was in video of confrontation

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An assault charge was dismissed this morning against a former volunteer at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for her role in a confrontation with a man earlier this year, her attorney said today, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Donna Lorraine Bridger, 68, of Winston-Salem, had been charged with misdemeanor simple assault. She was accused of assaulting Isaiah Baskins on April 14 at Brenner Children’s Hospital in the medical center. Baskins said he was confronted by Bridger when […]

  • Winston-Salem woman pleads guilty to child abuse

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem mother was convicted Wednesday of not doing enough to stop her boyfriend from beating her 3-year-old son, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Tesia Alexandria Anderson, 23, of Greenway Avenue, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to negligent child abuse, inflicting serious physical injury. Judge Susan Bray of Forsyth Superior Court gave Anderson a suspended sentence of 13 months to 25 months in prison and placed her on supervised probation for three years. Assistant District Attorney […]

  • Marshall Street closed after police chase, wreck in downtown Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A police chase and car crash closed down Marshall Street in downtown Winston-Salem. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that two people ran from the car after the crash and were taken into custody soon afterward. As of 1:42 p.m., little information is known about the incident, but both a Winston-Salem and North Carolina State Highway Patrol vehicle may both be involved in the chase. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Olympian Kathleen Baker returns to Winston-Salem, greets fans

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Kathleen Baker can add more gold to her medal collection now that she received the key to the city of Winston-Salem on Saturday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Families, friends and swimmers waited for hours outside of Swim Gear of North Carolina in the Stratford Station shopping center Saturday morning to get a chance to meet the 2016 Rio Olympic gold and silver medalist. Baker, who won the silver medal in the 100-meter backstroke and gold with […]

  • Owner closing Lewisville boutique for new phase in life

    LEWISVILLE, N.C. — Customers at Accessorize This have begun walking through the door of the shop, putting their hands on their hips and delivering mock glares at owner Gina Player, their body language sending a message of displeasure, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Player delayed closing her boutique on Shallowford Road for months for this very reason. She didn’t want to disappoint her longtime customers, many of whom have become friends. And while customers say they are sad to see […]

  • Former Reynolds High School coach pleads guilty to impregnating student

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A former girls’ basketball coach at Reynolds High School pleaded guilty on Wednesday to having sex with a student and getting her pregnant, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. During an interview with a police recruiter in 2015, the student said that she and Darrele Mitchell, 33, had sex in 2012 when he was the girls’ varsity basketball coach. Mitchell was initially charged with felony sex offense with a student and indecent liberties with a student, but he rejected […]

  • Krispy Kreme brings back Monday Panthers deal, but it’ll cost a little more

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. is bringing back its highly popular Panthers Monday discount for a fourth consecutive season, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. However, it won’t be as sweet price-wise. The company said Wednesday it will offer a dozen glazed doughnuts for $4.99 on Mondays at participating shops in the Carolinas following a Panthers win throughout the preseason and regular season. Although that represents a $3 discount off the regular price of $7.99 a dozen, the promotion […]

  • 12-year-old boys accused in Winston-Salem teen’s shooting death can’t be tried as adults

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two 12-year-old boys charged in the shooting death of a teenage boy in Winston-Salem cannot be tried as adults. The two 12-year-old boys turned themselves in on Monday in connection with the death of 15-year-old Jose Angel Chegue Mendoza. Winston-Salem police said officers were called to a church at 432 Crews St. at 8:47 p.m. Friday. Upon their arrival, the officers located Mendoza in an open area behind the church. Mendoza had been shot multiple times. He was […]

  • Triad record store to close, will host goodbye concert

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Reanimator Records will close today in downtown Winston-Salem after nearly four years in business, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The venue at 344 N. Patterson Ave., near Krankies Coffee, offers a combined record store and event space, including live music, vinyl records, beer and art shows. “We’ve had many shows there over the last four years — bands touring from around the country,” said Shawn Peters, who owns Reanimator Records with his business partner, Anthony Petrovic. At […]

  • Cheerwine, Krispy Kreme team up for new soft drink

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — First came a Krispy Kreme doughnut with Cheerwine flavoring. Now comes a Cheerwine soda with Krispy Kreme flavor, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Cheerwine and Krispy Kreme have partnered again for Cheerwine Kreme, a soda that incorporates the flavor of Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed Doughnuts. “When Cheerwine and Krispy Kreme come together, great flavor collisions happen,” said Joy Ritchie Harper, Cheerwine’s head of marketing and a fifth-generation family member of Cheerwine’s founder. In 2010, Cheerwine and Krispy Kreme […]

  • MTV documentary will look at controversial Winston-Salem case

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A controversial case from Winston-Salem will be one of the subjects of a new serialized documentary series coming next month to MTV, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The case of Kalvin Michael Smith will be one of three stories examined in “Unlocking the Truth,” which will make its debut on MTV Aug. 17. In the series, Ryan Ferguson, who was exonerated in 2013 after spending 10 years in prison, travels around the country with an investigator from the Exoneration […]

  • Gabe’s store to open today on Peters Creek Parkway

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Gabriel Brothers Inc. will open a Gabe’s store today at Brewer Crossing Shopping Center in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The store, at 2690 Peters Creek Parkway, is in a portion of the former Kmart, next to Planet Fitness. Gabe’s sells brand-name apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men, juniors, young adults and children. Other items include home decor, electronics and toys. The retailer said that all merchandise is up to 70 percent off department store […]