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  • 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 […]

  • The name of the ‘Dixie Classic Fair’ is likely to stay this year

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — City and fair officials say changing the name of the Dixie Classic Fair won’t be a simple or overnight process, if it happens, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. In fact, they say, the fair is very likely to keep its current name this fall. That’s because of the time it would take to get input on a new name for the long term, and to start marketing the fair under that name. Council Member D.D. Adams said […]

  • Group calls for ‘Dixie’ to be taken out of Dixie Classic Fair over associations with slavery

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Less than a month after the city of Winston-Salem took down the Confederate statue downtown, a group is calling on the city to take the word “Dixie” out of the name of the Dixie Classic Fair, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Several speakers told members of the Winston-Salem City Council on Tuesday that the name Dixie is offensive because of its association with slavery in the South and that the fair needs a new name. “Dixie does represent […]

  • Reading, experience propel 12-year-old to win regional spelling bee

    Sam Nystrom lasted 11 rounds and bested 27 other spellers to be crowned the regional spelling bee winner Sunday afternoon. “When I won, I thought, ‘Well, I did not expect this,’” Nystrom, 12, said. After being told he was the winner, the Watauga County Schools sixth-grader’s eyes got large and he grinned. Nystrom then shook hands with Praneethreddy Devireddy, the fourth-grader from Iredell-Statesville Schools who came in second place when he misspelled, “marten.” Devireddy won the regional bee last year. […]

  • 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. […]

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