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    Need to e-mail your doctor? It might cost you

    Have you ever needed to email your doctor with a simple follow-up question from a recent office visit? Maybe you’ve experienced some new symptoms but didn’t think you necessarily needed to rush back to the doctor’s office? A formalized email program scheduled to begin Nov. 1 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center accounts for both of those scenarios: The first would likely bring you a free email response. The second more likely would be seen as warranting an “e-visit” with […]

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    New Winston Museum exhibit tells transportation story of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — You hop in a car, train, bus or plane to get where you’re going. But how often do you stop to think about the roads or train lines you’re taking to consider why they are where they are and how that location affects the community’s business growth, demographic change and population shifts, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Winston-Salem’s Wheels of Change,” a new exhibit at the New Winston Museum that runs through May will […]

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    Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools are running out of space in classrooms

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools ran out of space in their school buildings years ago. And now, school officials say, they’re about to run out space in the mobile classrooms that have cropped up around many school campuses to serve as extensions of overcrowded buildings, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Over the next five years, district leaders say this problem will be felt most acutely at the elementary level as enrollment outpaces efforts to house all of these students. By […]

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    Business 40 bridge in Winston-Salem to be named after country music legend

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A bridge in Winston-Salem will bear the name of George Hamilton IV, who was a country music legend and a native of the city, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The N.C. Board of Transportation voted Thursday to name the Business 40 bridge over Salem Avenue and Research Parkway after Hamilton, who is buried nearby in God’s Acre in Old Salem. Billboard Magazine called Hamilton the “International Ambassador of Country Music.” The date for a sign unveiling has […]

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    Former Baptist nursing assistant convicted of sexually assaulting mentally-ill patient

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A former nursing assistant fondled and sexually assaulted a mentally ill woman at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center while the woman was in full restraints, a Forsyth County prosecutor said Wednesday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Abdul-Hanan Saleem Butt, 24, of Hamilton Avenue, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to sex offense at an institution. Judge David Hall of Forsyth Superior Court sentenced Butt to a year and six months to six years and 10 months in […]

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    Winston-Salem man convicted on charges he stabbed woman, violated restraining order

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Benjamin Aaron Herbert Jr. allegedly stabbed the mother of his then-3-year-old son in the back on Sept. 4, 2014. She survived but did suffer a collapsed lung. The stabbing happened just a week after she filed a domestic-violence protective order against Herbert. More than a year later, Herbert, 27, pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony violation of a domestic-violence protective order, felony breaking and entering and first-degree kidnapping. He also pleaded […]

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    P.F. Chang’s restaurant coming to Winston-Salem next week

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — P.F. Chang’s will open its first Winston-Salem location at 4 p.m. Monday at 175 Harvey St., in Hanestowne Village, off Stratford Road, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. P.F. Chang’s is a national chain with more than 210 restaurants in 39 states. Though many people think of Chang’s as a Chinese restaurant, the company describes its menu as “Asian-inspired.” Popular dishes include lettuce wraps, Mongolian beef, chicken satay, kung pao chicken, lobster avocado roll and jicama street tacos. Hours are from […]

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    Teenager convicted in punching teacher at East Forsyth High School

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — An 18-year-old was convicted Wednesday of punching an East Forsyth High School teacher during an altercation with another student, breaking the teacher’s nose and causing long-term injuries. Dante Isaiah Thomas of Lyons Walk Drive pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury and misdemeanor assault on school personnel. Judge David Hall of Forsyth Superior Court gave Thomas a suspended sentence of 10 months to 21 months in prison and placed him on […]

  • Jessica Mayers, a barista at Ardmore Coffee, was injured when a vehicle ran off the road into the shop about two weeks ago. She still hasn’t returned to work. Mayers, seen here with her cat, Nemo, says the support from the Ardmore community has been phenomenal. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Winston-Salem coffee shop worker recovering from injuries after vehicle crashed into patio

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Still hobbled by injuries suffered Sept. 17 when a vehicle ran into the patio of the coffee shop on Hawthorne Road where she works, Jessica Mayers remains upbeat, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. While opening Ardmore Coffee as she had so many times before, Mayers’ day became anything but routine. “I went to unlock the patio furniture and then I heard the tires screech,” Mayers, 22, said. “That’s when I saw one car veer left and the […]

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    Wow! Clemmons teenager is the fastest cup-stacker in the world

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — Five seconds is barely enough time to say “Guinness World Record,” according to the Winston-Salem Journal. But it’s all the time that it took Clemmons native William Orrell to set one. His hands a blur, Orrell beat his previous world record set earlier this year by a tenth of a second in the event known as the cycle in the sport of speed stacking. Speed stacking — also known as cup stacking or sport stacking — involves […]

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    Woman denies physically assaulting 5-year-old boy at Winston-Salem day care

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A former daycare teacher is denying allegations in a lawsuit that she struck a 5-year-old child, pushed him into bookcases, and let another child taunt and hit the boy. Jacinta Gladden, 32, of Old Vineyard Road, filed a response Sept. 15 to the lawsuit in Forsyth Superior Court. Angel Broughton and Paul Accattato, parents of Carter Accattato, filed the lawsuit against Gladden and Sugar and Spice Child Enrichment Center, which is based in Winston-Salem but has a […]

  • Jeannie Metcalf, vice chair of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, announced that she is stepping down from the board. (ANDREW DYE/Journal)

    Vice chair of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board resigns

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Veteran school board member Jeannie Metcalf abruptly resigned from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education on Tuesday night, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Metcalf, 63, announced her resignation at the start of Tuesday night’s regularly-scheduled board meeting and left immediately afterward. She had served 21 years on the board and was elected to her sixth term in November. Metcalf said both she and her husband have health issues that require more attention than she expected and felt […]


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