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  • New roundabout planned for Kernersville

    Construction on Bermuda Run roundabout to begin Monday

    BERMUDA RUN, N.C. — Getting in and out of BB&T Soccer Park and Bermuda Run’s gated community will get easier. But it’s going to be a few months, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The first phase of construction to a new roundabout will begin Monday, with construction crews demolishing the 40-year old gatehouse off U.S. 158 that leads into the community. That entrance will be closed through April 30. The entire roundabout is not scheduled to be completed until early […]

  • Coleton Tarpley, 35, with Amanda Tarpley, 34, and children — Charlie, 6, and Coleton, 9 — were found dead in their home near King. Investigators say the deaths appear to be a murder-suicide.

    Funerals set for members of Tarpley family, who died in a murder-suicide

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — Funeral arrangements have been set for four Stokes County residents who died in a murder-suicide on Wednesday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The bodies of Coleton Tarpley, his wife, Amanda, and their two sons, Coleton and Charlie, were discovered when a Stokes County deputy went to their mobile home on Ralph Boyles Road, north of King off N.C. 66. Mike Marshall, the sheriff of Stokes County, said it appears that the elder Tarpley, 35, shot his […]

  • RadioShack stock photo

    RadioShack could close 11 stores in the Triad, including locations in Greensboro, Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — RadioShack could close 11 stores in the Triad, including three in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The potential closings are just one of several actions that the consumer electronics retailer is planning after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday. The chain has about 4,000 company-owned stores in the United States. These Radio Shack locations in Winston-Salem are on the retailer’s just-released potential closure list: the Hanes Mall store at 3320 Silas Creek Parkway; the Northside […]

  • spelling

    Local family heads to spelling bee championships for 5th time

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — For the fifth straight-year, a member of the Alkadir family will be vying for the title of regional spelling bee champion and a ticker to Washington, D.C., according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The Lexington Dispatch reported that Hamza Alkadir, a fifth-grader at Friendship Elementary School, won the annual Davidson County Schools Spelling Bee competition Friday. Alkadir took home the 2015 title after seven rounds with the winning word “nirvana.” Hamza follows in the footsteps of his […]

  • A file image of Wake Forest sophomore forward Devin Thomas. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

    Wake Forest Demon Deacons fall flat at Georgia Tech

    ATLANTA — Wake Forest lost for the 10th straight time at Georgia Tech Saturday, dropping a 73-59 decision in front of 6,580 at McCamish Pavilion. The Deacons fell behind 11-0 in the first four minutes and never fully recovered while missing shot after shot. Wake Forest shot 20 percent in the first half, and 30 percent for the game. “We didn’t answer the bell,’’ Coach Danny Manning of the Deacons said. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak and dropped […]

  • During a special session of the school board Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, Will Service, an environmental toxicologist at Mid Atlantic Environmental Services, Inc. explains the science of vapor intrution and how his company will test for harmful vapors at Hanes and Lowrance middle schools. Behind him is assistant superitendent for operations Darrell Walker. (Walt Unks/Journal)

    School system chooses firm to test air and soil at Hanes, Lowrance schools

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A new player in the drama unfolding at the campus of Hanes and Lowrance middle schools was introduced Tuesday night: Mid-Atlantic Associates, Inc., an environmental and engineering consulting firm that will conduct air quality and soil vapor tests in and around the schools, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools hired Mid-Atlantic after Superintendent Beverly Emory pledged to find an outside, independent expert to conduct “immediate and thorough” air-quality tests in the schools. The tests come […]

  • Wake Forest University

    Wake Forest University student dies at off-campus home

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Wake Forest University student died Thursday at his off-campus home in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Clayton Lane Bruntjen was a junior from St. Charles, Ill., according to Wake President Nathan Hatch. The cause of Bruntjen’s death wasn’t immediately available. Bruntjen was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. He was majoring in communications. “His passing is a loss for the entire Wake Forest community,” Hatch said. “May Clayton’s family and friends find comfort […]

  • Beer stock

    Budweiser ad meets with mixed-reaction among local craft breweries

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Budweiser’s 2015 Super Bowl commercial that took a jab at craft beers is getting a mixed reaction from craft breweries in the Triad, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Upfront, the “Brewed the Hard Way” ad proclaims Budweiser as a “macro brew” that is “not brewed to be fussed over,” and that it is “brewed for drinking, not dissecting.” Near the end of the commercial, the ad declares: “Let them sip their Pumpkin Peach Ale. We’ll be brewing […]

  • Krispy Kreme

    Clemmons to get new Krispy Kreme store

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — Krispy Kreme is coming to Clemmons, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The Winston-Salem-based doughnut company recently submitted site plans for a new store at 2442 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, said Megan Ledbetter, the planner for Clemmons. The company plans to tear down an empty Sun Trust bank at the corner of Lewisville-Clemmons Road and Westgate Village Drive and build a 2,670-square-foot store, which would include a drive-thru and 100-square-foot patio. The front of the store would face Lewisville-Clemmons Road. […]

  • Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot.

    All four major Triad hospitals lift flu restrictions

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Triad’s four major hospitals said today they will lift youth visitor restrictions related to the flu season at 8 a.m. Thursday. Forsyth Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Moses Cone Hospital began their restrictions of visitors under age 18 on Dec. 29, while High Point Regional Health started Dec. 26. The restrictions also will end at their Triad affiliates: Clemmons, Kernersville and Thomasville medical centers and Medical Park for Novant Health Inc.; Davie and […]

  • Edwin Douglas Allen

    Forsyth County man pleads guilty to assaulting 5-week-old son

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Walkertown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that he physically abused his 5-week-old infant son last year, causing bleeding on the brain and multiple rib fractures. Edwin Douglas Allen, 23, of Cain Forest Drive, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to two counts felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. Judge Todd Burke of Forsyth Superior Court sentenced Allen to seven years and 10 months to 10 years and four months in prison. The two counts […]

  • FILE PHOTO: Heavy equipment is seen preparing the site of a new building for Ashley Furniture outside of Advance in mid-August. (David Rolfe/Journal)

    Ashley Furniture faces $1.77M in fines for OSHA violations in Wisconsin

    ADVANCE, N.C. — Federal labor regulators said today that Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. faces a combined $1.77 million in fines for 38 safety violations found at its hometown plant in Arcadia, Wis. Ashley is the largest U.S. residential furniture manufacturer and retailer, with more than 700 employees at its 2.8 million-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in Advance. It has about 20,000 employees at 30 U.S. operations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that investigators identified 12 willful, 12 repeated […]

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