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Winston-Salem, NC, United States

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Past articles by Wes:

Two die in separate shootings on Saturday in Greensboro

Gun violence claimed the lives of two people on Saturday in separate incidents, according to the Greensboro Police Department. → Read More

Krispy Kreme to add 180 jobs at Winston-Salem plant.

Krispy Kreme Inc. has turned to its hometown for a sizable production expansion, including a pledge of creating 180 jobs. → Read More

Sheriff: Suspect dead, officer injured in shooting at Winston-Salem gas station

The man killed was being sought for a murder in Charlotte. → Read More

Scammer is targeting relatives of jail inmates, authorities say

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said scammers are claiming to be with "Community Corrections Electronic Monitor Release." → Read More

Suspect dragged man in stolen truck, Davidson County deputies say

A man driving a stolen truck from another man’s house was arrested on Sunday after dragging one of the homeowners during the theft, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office reported. → Read More

Dr. Seuss car-decorating contest draws backlash in Winston-Salem

People on Facebook debated their views on Dr. Seuss and whether the city was wise to stage such an event. → Read More

Mayor calls for calm. Asks for protests in Winston-Salem to remain peaceful

Mayor Allen Joines released the following statement regarding the video of John Neville’s death: → Read More

51 new COVID-19 cases reported in Forsyth County

Forsyth County health officials reported 51 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with 29 additional recoveries. → Read More

Burke to lie in state at City Hall

The body of Winston-Salem City Council Member Vivian Burke will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the lobby of City Hall at 101 N. Main → Read More

Greensboro Public Library system's deputy director to head Forsyth public library

Brian Hart, deputy director of the Greensboro Public Library system, will be the new director of the Forsyth County Public Library system starting May 4. → Read More

Masks sell out quickly at grocery stores, food truck as Winston-Salem kicks off efforts to help provide protective gear

Masks selling for $2.50 apiece didn't last long at grocery stores and a seafood restaurant in Winston-Salem on Friday, as a Mask the City initiative rolled forward in response to → Read More

Forsyth and Davidson counties see double-digit increase in coronavirus cases

Forsyth County saw a one-day 35% increase in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 coronavirus on Wednesday, as Winston-Salem officials announced sweeping cutbacks in city services in a → Read More

Truck carrying pigs wrecks, closes ramp from I-40 onto U.S. 52

Authorities with the Winston Salem Police Department are on the scene of a single vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer carrying livestock. → Read More

Gov. Cooper orders North Carolinians to stay at home, closes non-essential businesses

Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday ordered North Carolinians to stay home as much as possible and travel only for essential activities, effective at 5 p.m. Monday. → Read More

Truist moving offices out of former BB&T headquarters, will keep branch location there

Truist Financial Corp. is leaving the former BB&T Corp. headquarters building in downtown Winston-Salem after 25 years in favor of three lower-profile sites it owns in the city. → Read More

Voting hours extended at Miller Park after precinct ran out of Democratic ballots

The N.C. State Board of Elections decided to extend voting hours at Winston-Salem's Miller Park Recreation Center until 8:10 p.m. after the precinct ran out of Democratic ballots Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Wake Forest University apologizes for role in slavery

Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch apologized for the school's historical connection with slavery during the university's Founders' Day Convocation at Wait Chapel on the college campus. → Read More

Business 40 is now open as Salem Parkway

Business 40 in downtown Winston-Salem has officially reopened as Salem Parkway. → Read More

Business 40 exit signs going up after rain delay

After rain postponements, work to renumber the exits along Business 40 in Forsyth County is expected to begin this week. → Read More

5 priests accused of sex abuse had Forsyth County ties, Catholic church says. 3 were high school chaplains.

Five priests with connections to Winston-Salem and Forsyth County were accused of child sexual abuse — and the accusations found credible — the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte said in a → Read More