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  • ¡Sabor! by Texas Pete, is a new Mexican-style hot sauce from Winston-Salem based TW Garner Food Co. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Winston-Salem based Texas Pete company introducing new Mexican-style hot sauce

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — TW Garner Food Co. is introducing a new hot sauce: ¡Sabor! by Texas Pete Mexican-style hot sauce will hit stores in mid-February, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Just as Garner developed a CHA! Texas Pete Sriracha sauce, an Asian-style hot sauce, more than two years ago, it decided to develop a Mexican hot sauce after studying that segment of the hot-sauce market. “Cholula is really unopposed as the premium Mexican hot sauce,” said Steve DeCorte, Garner’s executive vice […]

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    Microfibres closing Winston-Salem plant, to lay off 125

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Microfibres Inc. said it is ending its U.S. manufacturing presence, including in Winston-Salem, in response to domestic and global textiles challenges that could lead to a bankruptcy filing, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Microfibres, based in Pawtucket, R.I., has a plant at 3821 Kimwell Drive in Winston-Salem where it has 125 employees, according to Steve Trastelis, general manager of the local plant and a corporate vice president of operations. The local workforce is down from 270 as recently as […]

  • Sina Hayes (left) received the key to the city from Mayor Allen Joines during her 112th birthday celebration at Brookridge Retirement Community. Her son, Carlyle Hayes (center), shares the moment. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Sina Hayes of Winston-Salem, oldest N.C. resident, dies at 112

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Sina Joyner Hayes, 112, one of the oldest people in the world, died Friday at the Brookridge Retirement Community in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “We just learned that Mom was finally called to her heavenly home at 5:05 a.m.,” her son, Carlyle Hayes, and her daughter-in-law, Frankie Hayes, wrote in an email Friday to the Winston-Salem Journal. Sina Hayes died in her sleep of natural causes, according to her son. “It’s kind of a shock […]

  • Tibor Nemeth IV, 9, left, and his sister Grace Nemeth, 11, skate on the rink their father made in their Ardmore backyard. (THe Winston-Salem Journal)

    Winston-Salem family turns backyard basketball court into ice hockey rink

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Turning a backyard basketball court into a mini ice hockey rink seems like a breeze, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. But turning a 20-by 30-foot court into a viable rink isn’t as simple as it sounds, said Tibor Nemeth III, a Buffalo, N.Y., and Boston transplant who moved to Winston-Salem in 2011. The rink at on Rosewood Avenue in the Ardmore neighborhood required a tarp thick enough and leak-proof enough to hold the water. Then the temperature had […]

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    Winston-Salem officer convicted in fatal crash suspended for violating policy

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A veteran Winston-Salem police officer who went through a red light and slammed into a truck driven by a 68-year-old man, killing him, has been suspended from the force. Sgt. John William Leone Jr., 48, pleaded guilty Nov. 18 in Forsyth Superior Court to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in the death of Alan Edward Dunnagan of Crossgate Road. Judge Fritz Mercer, a special judge brought in from Charlotte, deferred judgment in the case for six months and […]

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    NC below average in helping Medicaid recipients stop smoking

    Great progress has been made in recent years in reducing the number of adult and youths who smoke. Federal health agencies reported in 2015 historic lows in smoking for adults (16.8 percent) and 12th-graders (11.2 percent). Yet, one group — Medicaid recipients — continues to defy the pattern, in large part because they either aren’t using or haven’t been provided with tobacco-cessation product assistance. For the 227,000 North Carolinians who receive Medicaid benefits and smoke, just 9 percent, or 20,430, […]

  • Travis Ruddock (left) and Samantha Murray dig into foot-long hot dogs at Kermit’s Hot Dog House. Murray, who grew up nearby and visited Kermit’s on weekends when her father drove in the demolition derby at Bowman Gray Stadium, brought Ruddock for his first taste of the iconic landmark’s specialty. (Photos by David Rolfe/Journal)

    Hot dog shop in Winston-Salem celebrates 50 years of business

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Turn on your parking lights. Buster Williams told the Winston-Salem Journal that’s the correct way to let the staff at Kermit’s Hot Dog House know that you want someone to come out and take your order. And he should know: Williams is the son of Kermit Williams, who opened the business 50 years ago this weekend, on Jan. 10, 1966. Buster Williams and Paul Church have been running Kermit’s since they became business partners in 1975. Customers […]

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Vivian Joiner, left, and Stephanie Tyson of Sweet Potatoes with their sweet potato corn muffins.

    Winston-Salem restaurant’s recipes to be featured at Chicago dinner

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The recipes of chef Stephanie Tyson of Winston-Salem will be featured Jan. 20 during a Soul Food Week Dinner at Big Jones Restaurant in Chicago, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Tyson is a co-owner of Sweet Potatoes restaurant at 529 Trade St. NW and the author of two cookbooks, “Well, Shut My Mouth! The Sweet Potatoes Restaurant Cookbook” and “Soul Food Odyssey.” Tyson and Sweet Potatoes co-owner Vivian Joiner will be in Chicago to play host for […]

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    Golden Corral restaurant in Winston-Salem closes after 20 years

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Golden Corral restaurant at 4965 University Parkway closed Dec. 30 — 20 years to the day it opened in 1995, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Dave Gronewoller, the president and chief executive of GC Partners Inc., a Golden Corral franchisee based in Winston-Salem, said that GC Partners’ franchise agreement for that location had expired. He said that a vice president of Golden Corral told him that the University Parkway location, which is owned by GC Partners, […]

  • 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 […]

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    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 […]


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