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  • North Surry High mourns student who died after being struck by minivan while walking Saturday on U.S. 52

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A rising Surry County high school student was killed Saturday night when a minivan struck him while he was walking in the middle of U.S. 52, a state trooper said, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Ernesto Garcia was walking in the travel lane of U.S. 52 North near Old Buck Shoals Road when he was struck, according to Trooper John Mastromonica of the N.C. Highway Patrol and Surry County EMS director John Shelton. Surry County Schools […]

  • Family of missing Boone student from Kernersville asks community to light candles on his 22nd birthday

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Three birthdays have passed since college student Martin Roberts disappeared without a trace from Boone, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Today marks his 22nd birthday. As they have done each birthday since their son vanished, Martin’s parents have invited community members to light a candle for Martin — just as the family has done every night since he went missing. His parents, John and Abbie Roberts, requested that people post a photo of their candle on the […]

  • Winston-Salem woman convicted in scheme to file 519 false tax returns that claimed $1.3 million in refunds

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem woman was convicted on a charge that she and others prepared 519 false tax returns, resulting in $1.3 million in refunds, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Claudia Lynette Shivers entered a guilty plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina to one count of conspiring to defraud the United States by filing false tax returns. She faces a maximum of […]

  • Search warrants: Winston-Salem man found in dumpster was beaten for two days; witness says she heard fatal beating

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Search warrants allege that a Winston-Salem man was beaten for two days before his body was dropped into a dumpster outside an apartment complex five miles away, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The body of Curtis Jermaine Farrow, 40, of Rural Hall, was found Jan. 20 in a dumpster at 2920 Ivy Avenue. Winston-Salem police have previously said they believe Farrow was killed somewhere else and that his body was put in the dumpster outside Ivy Apartments. […]

  • Former Stokes County deputy accused of impersonating an officer

    KING, N.C. — A former Stokes County sheriff’s deputy is accused of lying about his position to gain information, the King Police Department told the Winston-Salem Journal. Kevin Dale Faircloth, 47, of Walnut Cove, was charged Saturday with impersonating a police officer, the King Police Department said. He was previously a Stokes County sheriff’s deputy but recently resigned following his arrest. According to the N.C. Court website, he has charges pending of misdemeanor assault on a female and driving while […]

  • Winston-Salem police accept #LipSyncChallenge — and you’re invited to help out

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Police Department has accepted the lip-sync challenge popping up on social media — and they need your help. Officers will be at the BB&T Ballpark at 3 p.m. Saturday to record their lip-sync challenge, Lt. Brian Dobey told the Winston-Salem Journal in an email. “We are asking for the community’s help by coming out to the ballpark with us to make this lip-sync challenge the best yet!” Dobey said in the email. Law enforcement officers […]

  • Davidson County teen killed in wreck

    LINWOOD — A teen was killed in a single-vehicle wreck Wednesday night not far from her home, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. Madisyn Yountz, 17, of Swicegood Road, was driving a 2004 Honda sedan about 9:15 p.m. on Lamb Road toward Swicegood Road when the wreck occurred, the Highway Patrol said. Yountz crossed the center line, over-corrected and went off the road to the right. She struck a mailbox and culvert before overturning and finally landing upright on all four tires, […]

  • Ground-shaking helicopters rattle residents with low flights over Forsyth, Davidson counties late Wednesday

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Helicopters swooping over parts of the Winston-Salem area at low elevation with ground-shaking power Wednesday night were part of a military training exercise, Winston-Salem police said, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. The U.S. Army had notified the police department beforehand, police communications supervisor Chad Higgins said, but he was given no further details about the military exercise. The police department was inundated with calls from concerned residents with reports of up to six helicopters that were flying with their […]

  • Woman struck by pickup on Winston-Salem street

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A female pedestrian was hit by a truck at the intersection of Reynolda and Buena Vista roads this morning, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. As of 10:30 a.m., Reynolda Road was closed in both directions near the intersection. The woman was hit by a Toyota pickup about 9 a.m., said Lt. Bart Stone. Police continue to investigate whether she was in the crosswalk when she was hit. After the collision, the truck was stopped at a stop […]

  • Indian restaurant to open next week in downtown Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mystic Ginger Indian Restaurant is expected to open next week in the former O’Brien’s Deli location at 285 W. Fourth St., according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Co-owner Hasan Furuque is a native of Bangladesh. He is an IT consultant who has lived in Winston-Salem for the past 12 years and dreamed of opening a restaurant here for the past 10. “We actually registered the domain Mystic Ginger in 2008,” he said. “But we just had trouble finding […]

  • Winston-Salem chapter of Susan G. Komen organization latest to be closed

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem chapter of the Susan G. Komen organization closed Friday, the latest in a line of closings of local Komen organizations across the country, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “We would like to thank the many people who supported the affiliate the past 18 years and look forward to continuing this relationship of impact in a new way,” Lori Maris, vice president of Susan G. Komen Affiliate Network, said in a statement. The organization said people […]

  • Puppy found abandoned in dumpster in Winston-Salem euthanized following continuing health issues

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Husky puppy that was abandoned in a garbage bag in a dumpster — likely because the dog had a pronounced overbite — was euthanized Wednesday following three months of continuing health issues, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Known as Teak, named for the hardy and resilient wood, the 5-month-old puppy was diagnosed with Addison’s disease and had to be put down after treatment didn’t work. “There were times we thought he’d be OK, but it was […]