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Recent articles by Wes:

WATCH NOW: Store employee describes shooting on 25th Street in Winston-Salem

Former Rural Hall Town Manager Megan Garner said the town owes her the nearly $150,000 from the settlement agreement she and the town negotiated in good faith. Garner never got the money. The town says she doesn't deserve the money because she violated town protocols and state law in negotiating it. Garner disagrees. This is the latest in a six-month legal battle over the settlement agreement. → Read More

Winston-Salem police search for missing man

Authorities are asking people to be on the lookout for a 77-year-old man who is missing. → Read More

One person shot near Sprague Street in Winston-Salem, police said

One person was shot Friday while sitting in a vehicle in southeastern Winston-Salem, police said. → Read More

Surry County Republican leader threatens to fire county elections director who wouldn't illegally give him access to voting machines.

County officials don't have the power to fire the elections director. → Read More

2 children, 2 adults dead after Davie County house fire, sheriff says

Two children and two adults were found dead in a house fire in Davie County on Monday afternoon. → Read More

Intercepting a shortage: Car supply-chain problems force the county to switch brands, even consider used cars

It’s one thing when you go to the store and they’re out of your preferred brand of pet food. → Read More

Winston-Salem has $10.5 million in grants available to help low-income communities. Here's how to apply.

Forsyth County also has money available. → Read More

Smith Reynolds Airport to close its main runway for a month for repaving

The $6.8 million project at Winston-Salem's airport includes runway repaving as well as other improvements. → Read More

Chris Murphy named new planning director in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County

He replaces Aaron King, who was promoted to assistant city manager in Winston-Salem in November 2021. → Read More

Firefighters battle 130-acre fire near Low Gap in Surry County

A fire has burned 130 acres near Low Gap but is not yet under control. → Read More

Downtown Winston-Salem library now named for Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin

In 2000, Sprinkle-Hamlin became the first woman and first Black person to serve as library director here. → Read More

New Department of Social Services leader named in Forsyth County

Christine Dowdell will be the new director of the Forsyth County Department of Social Services. → Read More

Shooting near daycare under investigation

Winston-Salem police are investigating a shooting Friday that resulted in at least one injury. → Read More

Suspect fires gun in struggle with three Winston-Salem police officers in car on Broad Street

Police say a man fired a gun inches from an officer's chest during an arrest Sunday on Broad Street → Read More

Seeing purple? Think Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin

If you're seeing more purple than usual in downtown Winston-Salem, it's in honor of the late Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin, who chaired the board that puts on the National Black Theatre Festival → Read More

Winston-Salem may approve new incentives — and penalties — in bid to get employees vaccinated

Winston-Salem officials say some 85% of city employees are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but the city council is poised to pass a new round of incentives in an effort → Read More

33-year-old charged with murder in Winston-Salem shooting

Edwin Cisneros-Lopez, 20, was an associate of Edwin Hernandez-Medina, 15, police say. → Read More

Alleged cancer scam leads to charges against Clemmons woman

A Clemmons woman has been charged for allegedly scamming people for falsely telling them she had terminal cancer. → Read More

U.S. 52 North lanes reopen after tractor-trailer crash in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem police closed the northbound lanes of U.S. 52 between Germanton Road and University Parkway Wednesday afternoon because of an overturned tractor trailer, authorities said. → Read More

Forsyth County to help with water bill payments

Households with water bill problems can get help under a new Forsyth County assistance program. → Read More