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  • Registered sex offender sentenced after caught working as magician at Winston-Salem ‘Family Fun’ nights

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A registered Rockingham County sex offender repeatedly violated state law by performing magic tricks for children and adults at a Winston-Salem restaurant, a Forsyth County prosecutor said in court Monday, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Kevin Daniel Pegram, 35, of Kimrake Lane in Madison, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to 10 counts of being unlawfully on premises. At the time of the offenses, he was on post-supervised release and wearing an ankle bracelet, which authorities used to […]

  • Bowman Gray driver arrested at track, charged with assault

    A frequent driver at Bowman Gray Stadium was arrested Saturday following an alleged altercation that ensued just before the night of races began, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. Amber Lynn Burchette, 20, of Walkertown was apprehended by Winston-Salem Police at 6:35 p.m. and charged with simple assault. According to Lt. J.S. Doss, Burchette — a Sportsman Division driver at Bowman Gray — was arrested at the track. The incident occurred at 5:05 p.m. at Bowman Gray, Doss said. According to Doss, […]

  • Forsyth County pulls Tanglewood pool wristbands after noticing Confederate battle flag design

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Tanglewood pool-goer didn’t notice until taking a closer look that the design on her wristband wasn’t the American flag, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. It was the Confederate battle flag. Forsyth County parks and recreation officials said that on Monday they disposed of wristbands with a Confederate battle flag design after looking at a complaint from Sage Magnes, a former Forsyth County resident who was visiting for the holiday. Magness said she was “pretty mad because […]

  • Famous Carolina Panthers fan Greg ‘Catman’ Good has passed away

    Carolina Panthers superfan, Greg “Catman” Good, died Friday, according to his son. “Catman” was an avid supporter of the Carolina Panthers and a friend to FOX8. He died after a bout with a lengthy illness but always encouraged fans to stay strong and to #keeppounding. On Friday, his son issued a statement on Facebook, saying: “Hello everyone this is CatmanJr as many of you have heard the number one Panthers fan the legend my dad has passed away!! Please continue […]

  • Former Walt Disney World employee pleads guilty to charges of sexually abusing Winston-Salem boys

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A former Walt Disney World employee pleaded guilty to charges of sexually abusing eight Winston-Salem boys in the 1990s and early 2000s, according to the Forsyth County Clerk of Court. Michael Todd Pegram, 46, of Bridge Creek Boulevard in Ocoee, Florida, gave his plea to 28 charges. He was sentenced to 144 months to 182 months followed by another 144 months to 182 months followed by three years. In total, his sentence came to about 27 years […]

  • Animal cruelty charges dropped against Winston-Salem man accused of shooting horses

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Forsyth County prosecutors dropped all but one of the charges against a Winston-Salem man in connection with a Muddy Creek Greenway incident last year that left one horse shot to death and two other horses injured. Alonzo D’Juan Cross, 20, of the 4100 block of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, pleaded guilty on May 16 in Forsyth District Court to one count of possession of a stolen firearm, according to court records. More than 12 other charges, including […]

  • Gun reported at Winston-Salem school; police may press charges

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Officers are investigating after a report of a gun at Paisley Magnet School last week, police and school officials confirmed Monday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  The report of a handgun at the school was made on Wednesday at 3:50 p.m., according to a police report. The school, at 1400 Grant Ave., is for sixth through 10th grade. The age of the student or students involved in the incident has not been released. According to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County […]

  • Dave & Buster's opens Monday in Hanes Mall. The business had a soft opening Wednesday. (Winston-Salem Journal photo)

    Dave & Buster’s opens Monday at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dave & Buster’s opens Monday at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The restaurant will take up 30,200-square feet on the lower level of the mall, next to the now-shuttered Sears. Dave & Buster’s mixes more than 11,000 square feet of out-sized arcade-style games with a restaurant and sports bar. The space also features 40 large-screen TVs topped by two 120-inch displays. It will have 232 employees — most starting out as part time […]

  • 99-year-old WWII veteran will walk at Winston-Salem State University graduation

    HICKORY, N.C. — It’s been 70 years since she finished her teaching degree at Winston-Salem State University, but Elizabeth Barker Johnson will finally walk across the stage at 99-years-old, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. A World War II veteran, Johnson was celebrating her birthday among her loved ones when she was presented with a ruby-red cap and gown and an invitation to walk at WSSU’s graduation. Back in August 1949, Johnson would have walked across the stage to collect her degree […]

  • New Dixie Classic Fair name? 8,000 (and counting) responses pour in

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Responses number in the thousands as the city surveys for opinions on a name for the Dixie Classic Fair, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. A public hearing is scheduled Tuesday evening at the fairgrounds. Folks will have two hours to give their opinions and will have to limit their remarks to one minute each, said Kathleen Garber, who chairs the Fair Planning Committee. The meeting takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bolton Home and […]

  • Little Richard's Barbeque has four locations and plans to open a fifth. (Little Richard's/Felicia Perry-Trujillo via the Journal)

    Little Richard’s Barbeque to open in former Five Points spot on Stratford Road in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Little Richard’s Barbeque will take over the former Five Points Restaurant building at 109 South Stratford Road in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Nick Karagiorgis, the owner of Little Richard’s, said he has signed a lease for the space and plans to open this summer. It will be his fifth Little Richard’s, in addition to those in Clemmons, Yadkinville, Walkertown and Mount Airy. (Little Richard’s restaurants on Country Club Road in Winston-Salem and Gumtree Road in […]

  • Amazon signs lease for second Triad facility, this time in Colfax

    COLFAX, N.C. — Amazon has signed a lease for a second Triad facility, this time for space in Piedmont Corporate Park in Guilford County, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. The property address is listed at 7941 National Service Road in Colfax, on the southern right-of-way of the road and the western right-of-way of Piedmont Triad Parkway. The lease was signed April 16 with Arthur Samet, president and chief executive of Samet, listed as LARS’s manager. The lease is scheduled to go […]

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