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  • Charles G. Miller (Winston-Salem Journal file photo)

    Burned body found in Yadkin County identified as Winston-Salem real estate broker

    YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — Human remains found Monday in a burned car near East Bend were those of a real estate executive in Winston-Salem, authorities said Wednesday. The body of Charles G. Miller, the chief executive officer of Miller Hatcher Commercial Real Estate Inc., was identified through dental X-rays, said Dr. Donald Jason, a Forsyth County medical examiner. Rod Hatcher, the president at Miller Hatcher, also confirmed Wednesday that Miller’s body was found in the burned car. Hatcher declined to […]

  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

    Doctors perform Wake Forest Baptist’s first heart-kidney transplant

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Keith Overcash says he’s grateful for a second chance at life after undergoing the first heart and kidney transplant at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “Physically, I feel the best I have since probably 2004,” said Overcash, who in 2014 was bedridden, in a wheelchair and on home oxygen. Overcash, who is 54, received a heart and kidney from the same donor. The combined operation was in early September 2015 and lasted […]

  • Maurice Delvonta Williams, Tavarus Quintez Rhynes and Cornelius Darrell Hardy Jr.

    3 Forsyth men arrested in connection with Davidson County break-in

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Three Forsyth County men were charged in a break-in in Davidson County, officials said Wednesday. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office reported that three men entered a house Tuesday on the 100 block of Holiday Drive in Welcome and were confronted by the homeowner. The three men ran away. Deputies found two of the men on U.S. 52 and took Cornelius Darrell Hardy Jr., 24, of the 100 block of Cook Street, Rural Hall; and Tavarus Quintez […]

  • Maddie Chilton (left) and her new friend Charlene Flemming. Flemming decided she had to meet Maddie after reading about her in the Journal. (Courtesy of Jennifer Chilton via The Winston-Salem Journal)

    Unexpected visitor brightens Christmas season for a sick child at Brenner Children’s Hospital

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Maddie Chilton was a sick young lady. She was a patient at Brenner Children’s Hospital for nearly the entire month; she checked in the first week of December and stayed through Monday waiting for surgery, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Despite the interminable wait — or maybe because of it — she is also one tough-minded kid. “She’s a fighter, that’s for sure,” said her mom, Jennifer Chilton. In other words, she’s more than accustomed to handling […]

  • Kari Onyea Watson (The Winston-Salem Journal)

    18-year-old WSSU student shot, killed in Raleigh

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A Winston-Salem State University student was shot and killed Wednesday in Raleigh, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Raleigh police said an 18-year-old woman was killed and another teen was injured in a shooting Wednesday night, according to The Associated Press. Multiple media outlets reported that officers were called to a shooting around 9:45 p.m. Kari Onyea Watson was pronounced dead at the scene. Eighteen-year-old Dre’kwon Bagley was taken to WakeMed hospital for treatment of a leg wound. No […]

  • Jaxson Sonny Swain

    NC mother says 2-year-old’s bruises not caused by abuse

    WALNUT COVE, N.C. — The mother of Jaxson Sonny Swain, the 2-year-old boy who died of head injuries in August, said the bruises on his face weren’t caused by abuse, according to an investigative report from the medical examiner. Jaxson, who was from Walnut Cove, was found unresponsive Aug. 16 in a bathtub at the Grubb Street home of Charles Thomas Stacks, 30, and Megin Elizabeth Stacks, 31. Charles Stacks is charged with first-degree murder and intentional child abuse inflicting […]

  • Members of the Dance Elite Team from In Motion Dance Center will perform at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Jan 1.  (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    Winston-Salem dance team to perform at the Sugar Bowl

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A local dance team recently received an early Christmas present when the group was invited to perform at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Jan. 1. Michelle Nicholson, the coach of the Dance Elite Team at the In Motion Dance Center on Country Club Road, announced in mid-November that the WorldStrides organization had invited her team to perform at the Sugar Bowl. WorldStrides is an educational travel company, which is inviting elite dance, cheer and drill […]

  • The sign for Contempo Concepts glows above Business 40. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

    Winston-Salem orders iconic sign to be removed by the end of the year

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Jim and Diane Painter love their “Contempo” sign. It’s big. It’s bold. It’s different. Some might even call it iconic, a landmark in a valley of ever-changing billboards along Business 40, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The city, however, sees it as something of a nuisance, out of compliance with the 422-page Uniform Development Ordinance, and thus has ordered its removal by year’s end. However you look at it, at 57 feet from base to top, 12-feet […]

  • WSSU football player Marquise Gaddy had his halo removed.

    WSSU football player making progress, no longer wearing halo

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Christmas came early for the Gaddy family. Marquise Gaddy, a football player at Winston-Salem State who was severely injured in a tackling drill in September, had the bulky halo supporting his neck removed Thursday night after almost three months. “It was a long 12 weeks,” Shanda Gaddy, Gaddy’s mother, said by telephone from Charlotte on Friday morning. The device, used to manage spine injuries and keep damage to the neck at a minimum, came off ahead of […]

  • The Hardee's at 1570 W 1st St. in Winston-Salem (Google Maps)

    Where are the Christmas decorations on top of the Hardee’s in Winston-Salem?

    What is the latest on the Christmas decorations on top of the Hardee’s restaurant on First Street?

  • Tanishia Dontia Hammond

    Ex-employee and three others convicted of robbing assisted living facility

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Three men and a woman, a U.S. Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan, were convicted Tuesday on charges that they broke into an assisted-living facility, held five workers hostage and stole residents’ flat-screen TVs, jewelry and other items. Tanishia Dontia Hammond, 31; George Cherry, 21; Rahaeim Johnson, 21; and Terrence Trent, 22, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to multiple charges of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary, armed robbery; and larceny after breaking and entering. […]

  • Bill Edwards meets with two of the Rockettes before the show. (Photo courtesy of Chase via the Winston-Salem Journal)

    Winston-Salem man, 99, granted wish to see Rockettes dancers perform Christmas show

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Bill Edwards’ wish to see the Rockettes again at Radio City Music Hall was fulfilled last weekend, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Edwards and his nephew, Harry Lawrence, flew to New York City on Dec. 6 to see the Rockettes perform their famous Christmas Spectacular show. The first time Edwards saw the famous dance company was in 1943. The trip was courtesy of the Wish of a Lifetime organization — which grants seniors’ dreams and shares their stories […]


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