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  • A group of tubers floats down the river near Seven Islands Road Bridge on the Dan River in Danbury. (Tommy Penick/Winston-Salem Journal)

    Drinking alcohol on Stokes County rivers could soon be prohibited

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. – Drinking beer while tubing down the Dan River — it’s a pastime that may have seen its final season in Stokes County, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Alcohol consumption on any river in Stokes County would be illegal, subject to a misdemeanor charge and a fine of $50 plus court costs, under a proposal backed by Sheriff Mike Marshall heading to the Stokes County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 28 for its support. The state legislature […]

  • Courtesy of Fox Television Actor Ravi Patel

    Actor from NC stars in new documentary, sitcom

    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. — This fall is turning out to be a busy time for actor Ravi Patel, who is from Charlotte. His movie “Meet the Patels,” a documentary that is sort of a real-life, Indian version of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” is now playing in theaters, and started showing Thursday at Aperture Cinema, 311 West Fourth St. in downtown Winston-Salem. And later this month, he is one of the co-stars of “Grandfathered,” a new FOX sitcom. Patel, 36, […]

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    Forsyth DA clears Winston-Salem police officer in non-fatal shooting

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill has cleared a Winston-Salem police officer in the non-fatal shooting of a man in July. O’Neill made the announcement in a news release Wednesday. Officer Larry Blevins shot Kevin Terrell Harvey, 25, of the 700 block of E. Sprague Street, on July 11. Blevins arrived with another officer to serve involuntary commitment papers on Harvey. The family told Winston-Salem police that Harvey was armed and was threatening to kill himself […]

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    B/E Aerospace plans to cut 450 jobs; more details to be announced

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — B/E Aerospace Inc. said Wednesday it is cutting 450 jobs related to the closure of facilities during the third quarter, but the company did not say where the cuts will be made. B/E is based in Wellington, Fla., but its largest U.S. and global operations are in Winston-Salem, where it has more than 1,300 employees. The local operations are focused on its commercial aircraft segment, as well as administrative and research, and development departments. As of Dec. […]

  • Janet Tompkins of Sparta is the creator of the My Comfort Companion rag dolls. They are designed to help comfort dementia patients. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Sparta woman makes comfort dolls for people with dementia

    SPARTA, N.C. — Janet Tompkins has had a fondness for the elderly since she was a child growing up in Sparta, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. She said she often sat on her grandmother’s lap and visited elderly neighbors, and felt so comfortable with them. “That’s why I became a speech therapist,” Tompkins said. “When I was in college I received the Spirit of Audrey Holland award. My classmates voted on it. It was based on which student they would […]

  • Dixie Sherman holds the Purple Heart earned by her father when he was killed in World War II, along with a picture of her parents, Georgia Virginia Simmons Moody and August Moody, and a condolence letter from President Franklin Roosevelt. (Walt Unks/Journal)

    Long-sought answers about father killed in WWII finally come for Lewisville woman

    LEWISVILLE, N.C. -- Dixie Sherman started a small newsletter for her friends and family, according to The Winston-Salem Journal.

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    Couple alleges Kernersville police illegally took $20k, violating their constitutional rights

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Surry County couple alleges in court papers filed this week that Kernersville police officers kicked the husband in the ribs and face, and placed their knees on his back while arresting him, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The new details are contained in a response to a motion filed by town officials urging a federal judge to grant summary judgment in their favor. Teresa Blackburn and Adrian Martinez-Perez filed the lawsuit last year alleging that five […]

  • Executive Chef Jeff Bacon (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    New restaurant to open in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Triad Community Kitchen, a program of the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Carolina, is getting into the restaurant business, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. TCK, a culinary training program, has signed a lease to open Providence Restaurant and Catering in the new DoubleTree by Hilton at 5790 University Parkway. The restaurant and hotel are expected to open in October. Jeff Bacon, the executive chef and program director of TCK, said the restaurant will offer extended training […]

  • A new Publix grocery store is expected to be developed at the corner of Lewisville-Clemmons and Peace Haven roads. The empty lot is the last undeveloped corner of the intersection. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Publix supermarket chain considering site in Clemmons

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — Publix, a supermarket chain that is building a new store in Winston-Salem, may be expanding into Clemmons, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. A site plan submitted to the village of Clemmons on Thursday for a shopping center at the intersection of Lewisville-Clemmons and Peace Haven roads, includes a 49,000-square-foot grocery store, believed to be the site that Publix is considering. The site plan, prepared by Stimmel Associates, also includes space for a retail store, a bank and […]

  • FILE PHOTO: Legislation passed by the N.C. General Assembly would allow drones to take pictures of an open-invitation gathering, even if it's on private property, without a warrant. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Drones sighted near North Carolina airports

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On the way to landing at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, the pilot of Air Wisconsin Flight 3736 came upon an unexpected traveler 5,000 feet above the ground: a drone, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. It isn’t clear whether the person on the ground flying the drone by remote control even knew that the drone was in the vicinity of the Air Wisconsin flight. Neither is it clear exactly how close the drone got to the plane. What is clear […]

  • Tyree Trumaine Thomas, 20, of Winston-Salem

    Winston-Salem man arrested after fight inside Hanes Mall store

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston Salem man faces charges after a fight in a Hanes Mall store on Friday, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Officers were called to the H&M store in the mall about 10:20 a.m., where they found that Joseph Christopher Sanchez, 21, of Winston-Salem, had been cut on the hand by a pocket knife, according to Winston-Salem police. Police said Sanchez’ injury was not life-threatening and he declined further medical treatment. Tyree Trumaine Thomas, 20, of Winston-Salem, […]

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    Forsyth woman adds daughter’s father to lawsuit over burning from spilled noodle soup

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Forsyth County woman is seeking to add the father of her child as a defendant in a federal lawsuit, saying that he’s partly to blame for her daughter receiving second-degree burns after a cup of instant noodles spilled on her. Kimberly Buffkin filed the lawsuit in November 2013 in Forsyth Superior Court against Maruchan Inc. and its Tokyo-based parent company, Toyo Suisan Kaisha. The company got the case transferred to U.S. District Court in the […]


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