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    Winston-Salem child care center executive sentenced over tax charges

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The president of a Winston-Salem child care center pleaded guilty to felony tax charges Monday, according to the N.C. Revenue Department. Rhonda E. Reaves, 57, of the 1300 block of Jonestown Road, was accused of embezzling $29,803 in state withholding tax money in December. She is the owner of Future Young Scholars Child Development Academy Inc. located at 1398 Jonestown Road. Reaves pleaded guilty in Wake County Superior Court to six counts of embezzlement of state property. Read […]

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    Contaminated heroin reported in North Carolina; at least nine ill

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — At least nine people in North Carolina have become ill in the last week because of what is believed to be contaminated heroin, according to Carolinas Poison Center in Charlotte. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that cases have been reported in Durham, Orange and Lee counties. There haven’t been any cases reported in the Guilford/Forsyth county areas. Because illegal drugs can be cut or diluted with other substances, they can cause unwanted effects. Officials suspect the heroin was contaminated with […]

  • Matthew and Megan Pope get their daughter Madi to laugh. (Winston-Salem Journal, Lauren Carroll)

    Wake Forest doctors build makeshift tube that leads to potential lifesaving invention

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Megan Pope knew before she gave birth to Madi that her daughter could possibly have a rare birth defect causing her to be born without part of her esophagus — the passage to her stomach, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Pope and her husband, Matthew, did their research to find out all they could about esophageal atresia. “We knew she’d be in the hospital a couple of months,” Megan Pope said. “She’d have surgery and she’d get […]

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    Iconic hot dog stand coming to downtown Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Pulliam’s, an iconic Winston-Salem hot-dog stand, is coming downtown, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Owner Mark Flynt said he has signed a lease to open a second location of Pulliam’s in the Downtown Arts District. The new location will be at 545 North Trade St., next to Body and Soul boutique. The building, at the intersection of Sixth and Trade streets, is owned by Mike Coe. Read full story: The Winston-Salem Journal

  • The historic Forsyth County Courthouse in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, has been renovated into 58 apartments and renamed 50 West Fourth (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Old Forsyth County courthouse, renovated into 58 apartments, retains historic character

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The historic Forsyth County Courthouse in downtown Winston-Salem has been renovated into 58 apartments and renamed 50 West Fourth, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. The core Victorian-style courthouse was built in 1896, heavily remodled in 1926, and expanded in 1960. Distinctive period features were retained in the renovation, including the main courtroom, cast-iron vault doors, an ornate 1896 staircase, and surviving portions of the 1896 tower. View more photos: The Winston-Salem Journal

  • T.W. Garner (from left) Chief Marketing Officer Glenn Garner, President and CEO Ann Garner Riddle, Chief Operating Officer Hayward Garner and Chief Financial Officer Matt McCollum speak with a Journal reporter on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Makers of Texas Pete moving headquarters to downtown Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — TW Garner Food Co. is returning to downtown Winston-Salem after about seven decades, hoping to strike a balance between staying true to its private corporate roots while staking out a bolder community presence, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. The company, a corporate mainstay for 86 years, has signed a 12-year lease with Nash Building LLC for the 14,500-square-foot second floor of the Nash-Bolich building off Fourth Street. It expects to shift headquarters operations and 26 employees to […]

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    Winston Cup Museum could reopen this month; owner plans to stage special events

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The owner of the Winston Cup Museum plans to reopen the facility this month, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Will Spencer is working to hire two employees and then reopen the museum. He also has plans to hold special events like car shows and weddings at the 1-acre site near downtown Winston-Salem. The museum opened in May 2005 at 1355 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. It closed in December. Spencer, the president of JKS Motorsports Inc., established the […]

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    Food Lion to pay $50,500 to worker in Forsyth Co. who objected to schedule for religious beliefs

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Food Lion LLC has agreed to pay $50,500 to a former employee in Forsyth County to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit focused on religious accommodations, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Victaurius Bailey will receive the settlement check within 15 days. Bailey is a Jehovah’s Witness minister and elder. The agency filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit in August, saying the company violated federal law in denying a religious accommodation request by Bailey, who worked briefly […]

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    Winston-Salem man records shark hooked off Carolina Beach

    CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. — Winston-Salem resident Warren Cullen recorded video of a 6-foot blacktip shark on the line off Freeman Park at Carolina Beach on Thursday, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Shortly after, the shark chewed through the 200-pound monofilament and swam away.

  • James Thomas Davis, a former Winston-Salem scoutmaster, pleaded guilty to charges he sexually abused two boys 30 years ago.

    Former Winston-Salem Scout leader pleads guilty to molesting members of troop in 1980s

    A former Scoutmaster was convicted Thursday of molesting two boys in a Winston-Salem Boy Scout troop nearly 30 years ago, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. James Thomas Davis Jr., 63, of Buffalo Way in Durham entered guilty pleas in Forsyth Superior Court to four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. The incidents happened from Nov. 17, 1985 to Sept. 4, 1987, according to indictments. Judge David Hall of Forsyth Superior Court consolidated the charges and gave Davis a total […]

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    Stokes County Animal Shelter to close for two weeks

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — The Stokes County Animal Shelter is preparing to close to the public for two weeks for repairs, and the shelter has been trying to adopt out as many animals as possible in preparation for the temporary closure. Stokes County Manager Rick Morris said the county will not be euthanizing all of the remaining animals, as some people have posted on social media. Morris said animals that are not adopted before the temporary closure will be kept […]

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    Winston-Salem man pleads guilty to 30 counts of child porn

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man who told authorities that he had an addiction to viewing child pornography pleaded guilty to 30 sex offenses Tuesday and was sentenced to at least seven years in prison. Dravelle Lamount Cannady, 44, of Franciscan Terrace, entered guilty pleas in Forsyth Superior Court to 20 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 10 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of minors. Judge David Hall consolidated the charges into five judgments and sentenced Cannady to […]


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