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  • 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 […]

  • Theo Helm, spokesperson for the school system, said Ebola has not been an issue, but the school system is being proactive and putting a plan in place to keep students and employees safe. (Walt Unks/Journal)

    Forsyth Co. schools to screen for Ebola; new students, employees to be asked about travel

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system this week began asking new students and potential employees if they have traveled recently to countries in West Africa in response to the Ebola outbreak there, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. When enrolling new students, district officials will ask if they have traveled to the Ebola-stricken countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea in the last 21 days. The same question will be posed to any new employee, current employee or […]

Jeff Baity, assistant pastor at Berean Baptist Church, asks Forsyth County commissioners to resume sectarian prayer in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling in Town of Greece v. Galloway on Monday, May 12, 2014, in Winston-Salem.

    Hearing in Forsyth Co. prayer case set for Nov. 20

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A federal judge will hold a hearing on whether the Forsyth County commissioners can return to their former policy of allowing sectarian prayer before meetings, according to Winston-Salem Journal.  In an order Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge James A. Beaty Jr. said that attorneys for both parties will argue their cases Nov. 20 in U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem. On June 13, Forsyth County asked the federal court for the Middle District of North Carolina to […]

  • (WSOC)

    Deputy struggled with man before shooting

    IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County sheriff’s deputy was seen on the side of the road Monday struggling with a man just before fatally shooting him, according to authorities. Sgt. Scott Culler, who has been with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office since 2002, is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation. Authorities said Culler fatally shot Adam Daniel Lopp, 41, of 1720 Junior Order Road, after Lopp […]

  • pazuzu Collage

    Extra patrol assigned to house in Clemmons where bodies found

    The Village of Clemmons will have extra patrol at 2749 Knob Hill Dr. on Halloween, according to Gary Looper, the village manager. The skeletal remains of two men were found Oct. 5 in the backyard of the house. Pazuzu Algarad and Amber Burch, who lived at the residence, have each been charged with one count of first-degree murder and accessory after the fact to first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Joshua Wetzler and Tommy Dean Welch, whose remains […]

  • WS/FCS bus driver Glenda Stephens checks all emergency exits on her bus as part of her pre-route inspection, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at the Lansing Street bus lot. Stephens has driven a bus for the school system for more than 30 years. (Walt Unks/Journal)

    Forsyth Co. school district struggling to find enough bus drivers for its daily routes

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Just about every school day the past 33 years has started and ended at the same place for Glenda Stephens — the lot where she leaves her yellow Thomas Built school bus, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. This year, it’s bus No. 481. “I was going to come out whenever our last child graduated high school, but I enjoyed (it) so much I kept driving,” Stephens said. “Then I said, when our first child has our […]

  • Zeekler (WGHP)

    Zeek receiver clarifies timing of refund checks

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The receiver for defunct ZeekRewards.com said last week about 48,000 refund checks have not been mailed to date, likely because of incomplete claims filed by victims of the Ponzi scheme, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The Winston-Salem Journal has received phone calls and e-mails from claimants who said they did not receive a check while a family member did. They claim to have followed the same certification procedures and filed all their claims at the same time. […]

  • Michelle Elliott prepares clearance merchandise for shipment to another location in preparation for new merchandise. Elliott was hired last week as a seasonal employee at Belk in Hanes Mall. She hopes the temporary job will lead to full time employment after the holiday season. (Walt Unks/Journal)

    Companies around the Triad are hiring for the holidays

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The local holiday job market is shaping up to be better than last year’s based on plans by a number of companies to hire more temporary employees than they did in 2013, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Many companies are putting in orders for holiday workers much sooner than they did a year ago, said Larry Calloway, the veteran supervisor for the Winston-Salem office of the N.C. Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions. “We had a […]

  • Suzanne and Jon Hanna are working to rehab this 1770 Pfafftown home to live in with their son, Mack, daughter, Claire, and dog, Grit. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    Couple restoring 1770 home in Pfafftown

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Jon and Suzanne Hanna gave the property a passing glance when they saw the “For Sale” sign, but they didn’t stop, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Eventually, Jon investigated the Pfafftown farm land with its kudzu-covered structures and dilapidated out outbuildings. He found that it was deeded in 1770. There wasn’t even a Forsyth County then. “We had to go to Danbury to see the original deed,” he said. “Forsyth County was not established until 1849,” […]

  • The original 1769 headstone of Johannes Walk in the Friedberg Moravian Church God's Acre on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Gravestone missing for more than 60 years returns to Winston-Salem church

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For more than 60 years, the original gravestone of infant Johannes Walk had been missing from the cemetery at Friedberg Moravian Church near Winston-Salem, with no clues to its whereabouts, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. A replacement marker sits in the cemetery, simply stating his name and year of birth and death: 1769. But last Sunday, the missing 245-year-old marker returned home. In December, a cleanup crew made a strange discovery in a neighborhood in Culpeper, Va. […]

  • Check out the fall colors in this time-lapse video of the Blue Ridge Parkway

    Check out the fall colors in this time-lapse video of the Blue Ridge Parkway

    Check out this time-lapse video of a recent drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway between Grandfather Mountain and US Highway 421. The video was produced and posted by the Winston-Salem Journal. Have you had the chance to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway this fall and catch the beautiful colors?

  • Vote Here (WGHP)

    NC officials say 1,425 voters are in question

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The State Board of Elections said Friday that 1,425 names on the voter rolls of North Carolina belong to people who likely do not meet one basic requirement to cast a ballot: U.S. citizenship, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Statewide, 262 have voted in past elections, officials said. Also Friday, the SBOE received an emailed letter from a coalition of civil-rights groups: Project Vote, Demos, Fair Elections Legal Network, American Civil Liberties Union, NALEO Education Fund, Southern […]


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