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    Stokes Co. Democratic Party chair arrested for kicking man in groin says he used ‘profane slur’

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — The chairwoman of the Stokes County Democratic Party told King police that the man she is accused of assaulting Tuesday had argued with her and called her a profane name and a liar before she kicked him in the groin and threw herbal tea on him, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  Vivian Fulk also told Chief Paula May that John Payton Bates had followed her around the outside of the American Legion Post, a polling place. Fulk, […]

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John Motsinger, candidate for NC State Senate District 31, watches returns with his wife, Elisabeth Motsinger, candidate for County Board of Education At-Large, at Foothills.

    Democrats pick up two Forsyth Co. school board seats in at-large race

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A key win in the at-large race Tuesday means Democrats will have more seats on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education, but fell short in their bid to take over the board majority, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Democrats Elisabeth Motsinger and Katherine Fansler were the top two vote-getters in the race for the three at-large seats. Early in the evening it looked as if \ Democrats might sweep all three at-large seats, but as […]

  • Voters line up to cast their ballots at the Shiloh Lutheran Church in Lewisville, NC, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    As long as you’re in line by 7:30, you will be allowed to vote

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Voters who are in line when the polls close can still vote, elections officials said as polling continued Tuesday afternoon, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Steve Hines, the elections director in Forsyth County, said that the typical procedure when the polls close is for the precinct judge to station an elections worker at the end of the line at 7:30 p.m. Everyone who is in line ahead of that elections worker will be allowed to vote. If […]

  • The main entrance for the Mast General Store will be on Trade St. in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. The two upper floors will be residential, with the store occupying 15-16,000 sq. feet on the main and basement floors. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Mast General Store to open in downtown Winston-Salem in the spring

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mast General Store Inc. has set May for the opening of its store in downtown Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “We are busy working on the interior now,” said Sheri Moretz, community relations manager for Mast General Store. “We have cut the hole in the floor for the monumental staircase to take people downstairs to the outdoor and shoe departments.” Mast General Store plans to use as much of the building’s original flooring as possible. The […]

  • Alisha Dancy-Brown, running for Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education, speaks with a voter as he enters an early voting location on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in Mount Airy, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Mount Airy woman runs write-in campaign for school board

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — In a season of high-profile, big-budget political campaigns, Alisha Dancy-Brown stands apart, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. She is not taking donations, and she has probably spent less than $70 on her campaign for a seat on the Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education. In fact, her name won’t even appear on the ballot. Voters have to write it in. When no one filed to run for the District A seat on the Mount Airy […]

  • Photo via the Winston-Salem Journal

    Stay above it all in Jackson County, North Carolina

    If you feel a little giddy in North Carolina’s mountainous Jackson County, it’s because you have ascended to some pretty amazing — some would say heavenly — heights.

  • S&N Communications Aerial Construction services. (Courtesy of S&N Communications via the Winston-Salem Journal)

    Kernersville company succeeds through calculated risks

    S&N Communications is serving as another local example of a company reaping the benefits of taking a calculated risk to expand through acquisition and/or innovation during a down economy, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. S&N, based in Kernersville, provides construction and maintenance services to telecomm, cable and utility companies, primarily in the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Southeast regions. Among its services are: locating and placing underground utility lines; extending mainline utility platforms to individual homes and businesses; excavation and installation of […]

  • Darryl Hunt, who was wrongly convicted of murder in 1984, poses for a portrait on Monday, July 28, 2014 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Domestic violence complaint against Darryl Hunt, exonerated Winston-Salem man, dismissed

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A domestic violence complaint has been voluntarily dismissed against Darryl Hunt, the man who was exonerated 10 years ago in the 1984 murder of Deborah Sykes, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. April Hunt had filed in September a request for a 50-B domestic-restraining order against Hunt. The couple had been married since 2000 but separated in May of this year. April Hunt alleged that Hunt had forced his way into the house on Sept. 12, scuffled with […]

  • A flyer sent to Winston-Salem area households by the North Carolina Republican Party. (Winston-Salem Journal)

    North Carolina state political parties target nonvoters

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The state Democratic and Republican parties, spurred and concerned by the tightening U.S. Senate race, have launched a last-week round of get-out-the-vote mailings aimed at inspiring — or cajoling — registered supporters and their neighbors, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Both pitches emphasized the importance of a vote cast and not cast. Voters report receiving two different mailings from the Democratic Party. One is in the form of a “report card” on their voting history — most […]

  • The Big 4 Teachers Appreciation Luncheon filled the Bighouse Gaines Ballroom of the Embassy Suites hotel in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Big Four alumni express gratitude in Winston-Salem to teachers who shaped their lives

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Frank Thomas’ rich, bass voice hummed out deep and smooth Friday, signaling everyone who had been milling around the B.H. Gaines Ballroom at Winston-Salem’s downtown Embassy Suites to find their seats, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. His voice, Thomas said, was why Flonnie Anderson called on him to read in her English class at what was then Anderson High School. “She loved to hear me read that English literature,” Thomas laughed. “Too bad I didn’t learn all […]

  • A view of the construction site at the Northchase Shopping Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

    Walmart is hiring for new neighborhood markets in Winston-Salem and Lexington

    Walmart said Friday it is now hiring for two of its new neighborhood market stores in the Triad, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The stores are under construction at 5041 University Parkway in Winston-Salem, and at U.S. Highway 64 and U.S. 52 in Lexington. Walmart is hiring for up to 95 jobs for each store. “We are excited to continue to bring new jobs and our Neighborhood Market stores to Lexington and the Winston-Salem area,” said Amanda Henneberg, a spokeswoman […]

  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

    Wake Forest Baptist to start $16.5 million project

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will start a $16.5 million project to move its intensive care unit for patients with neurologic or neurosurgical needs into larger space on its main campus, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “The number of neuro ICU patients that we are treating has increased above the current unit capacity, which then requires us to place the patients on multiple different units,” said Lynn Pitman, associate vice president of strategic and business planning for […]


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