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  • Daryl Jerome Reed

    Man accused of killing 2-year-old to get new lawyer; could face the death penalty

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man accused of killing a 2-year-old boy in 2014 will get a new attorney in what will likely be a death penalty case. Daryl Jerome Reed, 26, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Corey Joseph Plater on Aug. 12, 2014. A Rule 24 hearing, which would have determined whether prosecutors could ask for the death penalty, was scheduled for Wednesday in Forsyth Superior Court, but Julie Boyer, Reed’s attorney, asked that it […]

  • Imani Louise Blache Stanley (L) and Alexander Perez (R)

    Woman convicted in crash that killed Forsyth County boy gets 16-month sentence

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — On the day Alexander Perez would have turned 11, the woman who killed him apologized to his family and said Tuesday was not about her — it was about Alexander’s family. Imani Louise Blache Stanley, 21, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, felony hit-and-run involving death and failure to maintain lane control — a traffic infraction — in Forsyth Superior Court. Prosecutors said that Stanley was driving 60 mph in a 25 mph residential zone when her […]

  • Nathaniel Cauthen (left) is convicted of murdering Chris Paul's grandfather in 2002. (Chris Paul image via Getty Images)

    Man convicted of murdering Chris Paul’s grandfather eligible for parole in new sentence

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man who received a life sentence for killing the grandfather of NBA star Chris Paul now has a chance for parole, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Nathaniel Cauthen, 29, was just 15 when he was charged along with his brother and three other teenagers with the death of Nathaniel Jones, who was found bound, gagged and beaten Nov. 15, 2002. Cauthen and his brother, Rayshawn Denard Banner, who was also a juvenile at the […]

  • Darryl Hunt

    Note left by Darryl Hunt set off search

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — When Darryl Hunt disappeared, leaving a note at the home of his friend Larry Little, it set off on a search that ended more than a week later when Hunt’s body was found in Little’s pickup truck on March 13, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Little talked about the note during Hunt’s memorial service on Saturday, and afterward said it was clear that his friend was “frustrated and was just going to check out.” Police say Hunt […]

  • Aratporn Ruangrat (left), chef at the Thai Harmony restaurant, with her daughter, Nui Ruangrat, owner, in the dining room of their restaurant in downtown Winston-Salem. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Mother and daughter open new Thai restaurant in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A mother-daughter team is behind the newest Thai restaurant in town, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Thai Harmony is downtown at 102 West Third St., on the ground floor of the Liberty Plaza Building where Xia Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar used to be. Owner Nui Ruangrat, 38, has redecorated the interior, which has indoor seating for about 130 people. And she has a powerful force in the kitchen in the person of her mother, Aratporn Ruangrat, […]

  • Molly Martens Corbett, left, stands with her defense attorney, Walter Holton, during a court hearing. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Woman accused in husband’s killing in Davidson County plans to appeal ruling

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — An attorney for Molly Corbett, who along with her father faces murder charges in the death of her husband, Jason Corbett, said Monday’s ruling ordering her to return items she took from the couple’s home is not supported by evidence and is an abuse of discretion. Bryan Thompson, attorney for Molly Corbett, filed a notice of appeal Thursday in Davidson Superior Court. He also filed a motion to stay Monday’s ruling. Brian Shipwash, the Davidson County clerk […]

  • Molly Martens Corbett and Thomas Michael Martens

    Wife, accused in husband’s killing, ordered to return items taken from couple’s home

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Molly Corbett, who along with her father faces murder charges in the death of her husband, Jason Corbett, violated a court order when she took items from her home in January, according to a ruling this week. David Lynch, the executor of Jason Corbett’s estate, filed motions for a temporary restraining order and to enforce a consent order after Molly Corbett, or people who worked for her, took items on Jan. 21 out of the couple’s house at […]

  • Reynolds American Inc. CEO Susan Cameron

    Reynolds American CEO gets 52 percent raise after Lorillard deal

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Susan Cameron, chief executive and president of Reynolds American Inc., received a significant fiscal 2015 compensation boost after the successful completion of the company’s $29.25 billion megadeal for Lorillard Inc. Reynolds disclosed in a preliminary proxy filing Friday that Cameron received a 52.4 percent jump in salary to $1.38 million. Cameron returned to the company in May 2014, in large part to guide Reynolds through the Lorillard deal to acquire top-selling menthol brand Newport. She was paid $904,111 […]

  • Dontia Barrett (from left), WSSU Chancellor Elwood Robinson and Jackie McWilliams toured the pantry after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    WSSU joins trend of providing food pantry for students

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A small food pantry is now open at Winston-Salem State University, stocked with breakfast and dinner staples, canned vegetables, boxes of macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and snacks. Established through $3,000 worth of donations from Food Lion, the pantry in the Thompson Center is an extension of the Rams Helping Hands initiative that’s focused on relieving food insecurity among college students and shaping socially conscious leaders. The pantry is also an acknowledgement, Chancellor Elwood Robinson said, that […]

  • Ziggy's in Winston-Salem

    Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem to close on Sunday night

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Countless musicians and music fans have passed through the doors and danced on the beer-stained floors of Ziggy’s, a nightclub that was born on Deacon Boulevard in the 1970s and will breathe its last breath Sunday night on Ninth Street, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The last call at Winston-Salem’s biggest and busiest music venue will be a benefit at 3 p.m. Sunday for the family of the late Ibrahim Myers. The bill will include music by […]

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    Piedmont comedy club to change to rock music venue

    A Piedmont comedy club is turning into a rock music venue.

  • Molly Martens Corbett and Thomas Michael Martens

    Wife, father-in-law plead not guilty in death of Jason Corbett in Davidson County

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Molly Martens Corbett and her father, Thomas Michael Martens, entered pleas of not guilty Wednesday in Davidson Superior Court to charges of second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter in the death of Jason Paul Corbett, Molly Corbett’s husband. Corbett and Martens were indicted last month. Jason Corbett was found beaten to death Aug. 2 at his home in an upscale golf-course community in Wallburg. An autopsy showed that he died from blunt force trauma to his head, caused […]