Wanda Starke, WXII 12 News

Wanda Starke

WXII 12 News

Winston-Salem, NC, United States

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Past articles by Wanda:

For some Piedmont Triad kids, the best Christmas gift this year would be adoption

For some Piedmont Triad kids, the best Christmas gift they could receive this year would be their adoption. → Read More

Nine-year-old celebrates firsts with her adopted mother

Nine-year-old Katie Murphy can be forgiven for being a little shy - this is her first television interview; she's had a lot of firsts over the last two years. → Read More

North Carolina: Children wishing for adoptions this holiday

November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and The Children's Home Society of North Carolina offered a different perspective on the holiday season. → Read More

Winston-Salem: 'Taste of the South' supports emerging artists

The eleventh annual "Taste of the South" takes place Thursday and it's a big day for several emerging artists in Winston-Salem. → Read More

A Place To Call Home: Taj loves to learn new things

Taj is ten years old and loves learning new things. → Read More

A Place To Call Home: Kaleb still searching for permanent, safe and loving home

15-year-old Kaleb has spent years searching for a permanent, safe and loving home in North Carolina. → Read More

Triad blacksmith creates 'Locks of Hope' interactive artwork

A new piece of artwork commissioned by the Novant Health Center Medical Foundation took a Triad blacksmith six weeks to make, but will remain permanently in its new place to give hope as cancer patients look to the future. → Read More

North Carolina: Duffle bags for foster care children

The Children's Home Society in the Piedmont Triad are seeking donations of duffle bags to help North Carolina children make transition to foster care. → Read More

A Place To Call Home: Kaleb ready to have a family love him

Kaleb should look familiar, because we have profiled him three times; his joy for life shines through in every one. → Read More

Triad man tests positive for COVID-19, pays bills with local fund

A local blind man lost four of his five senses after being diagnosed with coronavirus, but said he was blessed when a community fund helped him pay his bills. → Read More

A Place To Call Home: Chris looking for guidance, love, support

Chris works part-time and lives in a group home, desperately waiting for a family. → Read More

Winston-Salem native dies of cancer at 62

Art Blevins, a former supervisor with the Winston-Salem Department of Parks and Recreation died of pancreatic cancer at 62 years old. → Read More

A Place To Call Home: Michael looking for loving family

We first met Michael in the fall of 2016 at Celebration Station; he is now 14 and still looking for a place to call home. → Read More

A Place To Call Home: Lamyia loves making people laugh

Lamyia is 11 years old, and when she isn't making people laugh, she is busy being creative. → Read More

A Place to to Call Home: Josiah is waiting for a family

Josiah was first introduced to to us nine months ago and is still awaiting a a place to call home. He has grown since then, and appears to have a strong sense of self. → Read More

North Carolina foster care, adoptions impacted by the coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has presented new challenges for thousands of North Carolina children in foster care waiting to be adopted. → Read More

Coronavirus: Triad musicians help food service workers

When COVID-19 began to shut down bars and restaurants months ago, local musicians joined forces to help workers in the Winston-Salem food service industry. → Read More

Couple fosters 207 babies over 40 years

Judy Patterson and her husband, Alan, had three sons and then went on to foster 207 babies over 40 years. → Read More

Shepherd's Center surprises seniors amid coronavirus pandemic

Woman helps Winston-Salem couple celebrate 50th wedding anniversary amid COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Winston-Salem native fights for ADA initiatives

Alan Toy, has been maneuvering around barriers since he was diagnosed with polio at 3 years old. He's an actor and activist who has had to fight for change. → Read More