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  • Man accused in Hanes Mall shooting claims self-defense; murder suspect given $500,000 bond

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Forsyth County judge set a $500,000 bond for a Winston-Salem man charged with fatally shooting Julius Randolph “Juice” Sampson outside BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse at Hanes Mall last summer, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Robert Anthony Granato, 23, is charged with first-degree murder and misdemeanor carrying a concealed gun while or after consuming alcohol. He has been held without bond at the Forsyth County Jail while awaiting trial. Judge George Bedsworth of Forsyth District Court decided […]

  • Macy’s at Hanes Mall is closing; clearance sale will begin this month

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Macy’s Inc. said Tuesday it is closing its Hanes Mall store, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. A clearance sale will begin this month and run about eight to 12 weeks. The company said that an exact closing date has not be set because it will depend on the clearance sale. The Macy’s at Friendly Center will remain open.

  • 21-year-old still missing after kidnapped during Winston-Salem home invasion three weeks ago

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police are working with officials with the Mexican Consulate to find a man who was kidnapped on Dec. 16, authorities said, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  Diego Daniel Quintero Fregozo, 21, was last seen being forcefully removed from a home at 800 E. Sprague St. by three suspects, police said. In a home invasion, three other people, including a 15-year-old, were tied up and assaulted with a gun, a blunt instrument, knives and a Taser. Fregozo […]

  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools offers School Showcase for students, parents

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system featured all of its K-12 schools Saturday during its School Showcase, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. The School Showcase was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building at 410 Deacon Blvd. “We’re really excited for the opportunity to showcase or highlight all the good work at each of our schools,” said Sam Mills, interim instructional superintendent for instructional services for WS/FCS. Mills said that the goal is […]

  • Sexual-addiction counselor in Winston-Salem charged with insurance fraud

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem sexual-addiction counselor has been charged with submitting fraudulent billing statements for client sessions he never did, bilking Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina of insurance money, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Gregory Alan Letourneau, 54, of the 1300 block of Glen Oaks Road in Clemmons was served a criminal summons Tuesday charging him with felony insurance fraud and felony obtaining property by false pretenses, according to court documents. He is scheduled to appear […]

  • Former Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Barker dies

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Former Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Barker died Tuesday afternoon at 86, his family members said, The Winston-Salem Journal reports. Barker served as the Sheriff of Forsyth County from 1990 to 2002. He served 28 years at the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office with the last 12 years of his tenure as the Sheriff. He was a graduate of Wake Forest University and a former teacher. One of the most notable accomplishments of his tenure was the Sheriff’s […]

  • Panthers sign former Wake Forest receiver

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers signed Greg Dortch, a former Wake Forest receiver, who will take up the position of returner, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. As of Wednesday morning, Dortch is now a part of the 53-man Panthers roster. Thankful for the opportunity & Glad to be apart of the @Panthers Organization! Wearing #14 #KeepPounding — GREG DORTCH (@_GDortch) October 16, 2019 The move happened a day after the Panthers waived Ray-Ray McCloud. He was the team’s punt and […]

  • White supremacist propaganda found at Winston-Salem synagogue

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — White supremacist propaganda was found last week at Temple Emanuel in Winston-Salem and on an online blog naming the synagogue. Officials at Temple Emanuel are enhancing their security for the High Holy Days in response to the discovery, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Vivian Smith, the president of Temple Emanuel, sent an email to the synagogue’s congregants last Friday, informing them about the incidents. The synagogue reported the matter to Winston-Salem police, the FBI, the Anti-Defamation League […]

  • 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 […]

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