Kirsten Gutierrez, WXII 12 News

Kirsten Gutierrez

WXII 12 News

Winston-Salem, NC, United States

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Past articles by Kirsten:

Forsyth County K-9 Unit gives an exclusive look into training

For the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, one of the most important assets on its team has four legs and fur. → Read More

Wake Forest University launches virtual tutoring program

A local college is launching a virtual tutoring program to help younger students who are doing all their work at home while out of school due to the coronavirus. → Read More

Preschool director shares activities for kids to do in Piedmont

Students across the Piedmont Triad have been out of school for several days now and with all that free time, families might run out of things to do. Julie Sugg is a font of ideas when it comes to keeping the little ones busy. → Read More

Winston-Salem infectious disease expert asks people to stay calm

Wake Forest Baptist Health infectious disease specialist, Dr. Christopher Ohl said the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus will likely double very soon. → Read More

'Faith over fear:' Local church going virtual to stay connected

Every Sunday, Two Cities Church usually sees about 1,400 people but with the recent restrictions, they are having to change the way they worship. → Read More

Coronavirus: Second Harvest Food Bank helping Piedmont students

With schools out across the state, Second Harvest Food Bank is preparing to fill the gaps where needed. → Read More

Winston-Salem diner owner worried for employees amid outbreak

Co-owner of Mary’s Gourmet Diner, Michael Millan, said he had to close up shop Monday because they had no business and the weekend was not much better. → Read More

Dobson family recalls rescue of child pinned down by fallen tree

A Dobson family is counting their blessings after strong winds knocked a tree into their bedroom, crushing their 1-year-old daughter underneath for nearly two hours. → Read More

City of Winston-Salem preparing employees as coronavirus spreads

The city of Winston-Salem is preparing for not if, but when the coronavirus will impact the area. Mayor Allen Joines say their primary concern is that the city is able to continue serving the community. → Read More

The Porch thinking ahead, preparing for coronavirus impact

The coronavirus threat has many across the Piedmont Triad on edge. With concerns growing, one Winston-Salem restaurant is thinking several steps ahead to protect its employees, customers and business. → Read More

Some stores runs out of hand sanitizer as coronavirus spreads

Officials say a secondary measure to prevent the virus, using hand sanitizer, but with it selling out fast Marley suggests making your own for around $5. → Read More

Forsyth County voters will see 1/4-cent tax option on Tuesday

Super Tuesday is hours away and there will be many races and issues on the primary ballot including one in Forsyth County that people in the area have probably seen signs for. A quarter-cent sales tax that will go toward teacher raises. → Read More

Publix distribution center will create 1,000 jobs in Greensboro

More jobs are coming to the Piedmont Triad. City and state leaders gathered in Greensboro for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Publix refrigerated distribution center on Thursday morning. → Read More

Greensboro travel agency busy during coronavirus outbreak

With growing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, the fear has surprisingly not impacted travel agencies in Greensboro. → Read More

Winston-Salem churches warn of scam targeting congregation

A new version of an old scam is targeting congregations across the Piedmont Triad. The Winston-Salem Police Department said it's had reports from several churches in Winston-Salem since mid-January. → Read More

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office combating rise of overdoses

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office says the number of overdoses in the county is on the rise. Capt. Henry Gray, with the Specialized Operation Division, said they have seen 20 overdoses and two overdose-related deaths in the county so far this year. → Read More

New law aims to make calling 911 easier

A new law aims to make contacting emergency services that much easier. It’s called Kari’s Law and it allows people to directly call 911 from places like hotels and buildings where they otherwise might need to use an extension to dial out. → Read More

Woman encourages others to donate after saving stranger's life

Aside from it being Valentine’s Day, Friday is also National Donor Day. More than 110,000 people across the country are on the transplant list, and 20 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant. → Read More

Wife gives husband ultimate gift for Valentine's Day, her kidney

This is a Valentine’s Day gift that cannot be topped. A Virginia couple, Richard and Lynn Lawson, have been married for nearly 38 years and this Valentine’s Day Lynn made it one her husband will never forget. → Read More

Community fights to eliminate opioid epidemic

A community effort in Surry County is aiming to eliminate the opioid crisis with an initiative spearheaded by the Greater Mount Airy Missional Network of United Methodist Churches. → Read More