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  • App State football players suspended after video of weekend fight shared on Reddit

    BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State has temporarily suspended members of its football team while the athletics department investigates a weekend fight, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The school announced the decision Wednesday, a day after a 2-minute video appeared on Reddit that shows an altercation at what appears to be a house party. The video is titled “St. Patrick’s day football team scuffle,” and appeared on the App State subreddit for the site. App State athletics issued a statement to […]

  • Dave & Buster’s restaurant is opening at Hanes Mall in a few months and will be hiring more than 200 employees

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Dave & Buster’s confirmed Thursday it will open its Hanes Mall location on May 13 and will hire more than 200 employees, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The business, which mixes arcade-style games with a restaurant and sports bar, will occupy a 31,756-square-foot space on the lower level next to the closed Sears store. Dave & Buster’s says on its website that its locations typically range from 26,500 square feet to 40,000 square feet. It lists midway […]

  • Up to 3 ounces of pot would be legal under marijuana possession bill reintroduced in NC Senate

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Forsyth County legislator reintroduced Wednesday a Senate bill that would make it legal to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana for personal use, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. However, Senate Bill 58 would allow individuals to be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor if they exceed 3 ounces of marijuana. The bill would go into effect July 1, if signed into law. A similar bill was introduced in the 2018 session, but was not […]

  • Judge turns down plea to halt removal of Confederate statue in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Forsyth County court has turned down an emergency plea by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to temporarily stop the city from moving the Confederate statue that has stood at the corner of Fourth and Liberty streets since 1905, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. City Manager Lee Garrity, relaying information from the city attorney, said the judge this afternoon turned down the UDC’s effort to put a halt to the city effort to have the statue removed. […]

  • Man remains missing after his 2 Davidson County housemates were found

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for one of three people reported missing on Friday, according to Capt. Cory Mann with the sheriff’s office, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Mann said authorities are still hoping to locate Daniel Alan Price, who remained unaccounted for Sunday evening. Price and two other people who share a house south of Lexington were reported missing on Friday, Mann said. Two of the people turned up early Sunday and told authorities […]

  • Owner of Boone Doggies, Winston-Salem food truck, opens a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Yadkinville

    YADKINVILLE, N.C. – The owner of Boone Doggies food truck has opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Yadkinville – but he still plans to keep his truck rolling. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Drew Ausley, 27, started the Boone Doggies truck in early 2017, making the rounds in Winston-Salem with his hot dogs and hand-cut fries. The restaurant opened this month at 566 E. Main St. in Yadkinville, the former location of Hillbilly BBQ & Grub. Ausley was familiar with the […]

  • Herbalife CEO Rich Goudis resigns unexpectedly over ‘comments which recently came to light’

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The chief executive of Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., Rich Goudis, resigned unexpectedly late Tuesday for reasons that the company said were related to its “expense policies and business practices.” In a regulatory filing late Tuesday, Herbalife said Goudis, who was the primary face to its Winston-Salem operations, voluntarily resigned. He had been with the company since 2004 and as chief executive since June 2017. Goudis took on the role in a high-profile promotion following the company reaching a […]

  • Former East Forsyth High School volunteer convicted of having sex with student

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A Kernersville woman was convicted Wednesday for having sex with an East Forsyth High School student while she was a volunteer. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that 44-year-old Jennifer Ann Pike pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to two counts of crimes against nature. She had initially been charged with four counts of sex acts with a student and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a student. As part of the plea agreement, Assistant District Attorney Pansy […]

  • Man wanted in sexual assault case in Washington, D.C., arrested near Winston-Salem

    SALISBURY, N.C. — A man accused of committing a crime in the Washington, D.C., area earlier this month was arrested in Salisbury, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Mark Anthony Blue, 29, of Washington, D.C., is in the Forsyth County jail without bond after his arrest. He was wanted by the Capitol Regional Task Force for an offense on Dec. 3, said Deputy U.S. Marshal Donald Johnson. He’s charged with first-degree sexual assault with the use of a firearm. According to Washington, […]

  • Winston-Salem woman convicted of allowing toddlers to smoke marijuana

    A Winston-Salem woman who was seen on a viral Facebook video allowing young children marijuana was convicted on Monday, the district attorney confirmed to FOX8. Judge Gordon Miller of Forsyth District Court found 18-year-old Candice Jasmine Little guilty of three counts of misdemeanor child abuse and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Miller gave Little a suspended sentence of a total of 120 days in jail. He gave her an active […]

  • Former Walt Disney World employee indicted on charges of abusing 8 Winston-Salem boys

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A former Walt Disney World employee was indicted Monday on charges that he sexually abused eight Winston-Salem boys in the 1990s and early 2000s, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Michael Todd Pegram, 46, of Bridge Creek Boulevard in Ocoee, Florida, was indicted by a Forsyth County grand jury on 21 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, five counts of first-degree sex offense, one count of attempted first-degree sex offense and one count of statutory sex offense. […]

  • Hops Burger Bar coming to downtown Winston-Salem this spring

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Hops Burger Bar, a nationally renowned gourmet burger restaurant with a hometown feel, will debut at a downtown Winston-Salem site in the spring, its co-owners said Wednesday. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Hops has taken over the lease at 901 Reynolda Road from Carmine’s 901 Grill, said Chris Martin, co-owner and company president. Carmine’s Italian Restaurant on Jonestown remains open. The transaction closed Monday with renovations slated to begin in January. The 3,100-square-foot restaurant is in a […]

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