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Cracker Barrel may open restaurant/store in southeastern Winston-Salem near Kernersville, local planners say

Cracker Barrel Old County Store Inc. of Lebanon, Tenn. may open a combined restaurant and store in southeastern Winston-Salem near Kernersville, local planners say. Design and Engineering Inc. of Brentwood, Tenn., has submitted a building permit application for Cracker Barrel for a site at 1750 Peca


High Point University releases statement about Bennett College losing its accreditation, ‘We have no regret about stepping up’

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bennett College has lost its accreditation. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College issued the announcement on Friday but noted that the college actually lost its accreditation on Monday.


Forsyth County commissioners get new cost estimates for Tanglewood Business Park

The new estimated costs for Phase I and Phase II of Tanglewood Business Park is $8.5 million, nearly half the amount of earlier estimates by Forsyth County staff. At its Jan. 24 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners learned that the updated costs of the 170-acre business park had risen


Search underway for woman believed to have been kidnapped after shooting, house fire in North Carolina

HICKORY, N.C. — Deputies said they are searching for a 22-year-old woman they believe was kidnapped following a shooting and house fire in Catawba County Friday afternoon. Officials told WSOC that the suspect Derek Moser was last seen in the area of Pinebark Court in Newton. Authorities identified t


Forsyth County Sheriff joins sheriffs in other counties to limit ICE access to detainees

At a recent news conference outside the Forsyth County Detention Center called by Siembra NC and American Friends Service Committee, in support of a 24-year-old Honduran man who ended up in ICE custody via the Forsyth ICE-jail agreement, Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough, Jr. announced his intention to withdr


Teen suspects arrested after crashing stolen vehicle into church fence in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An attempt to elude police was thwarted when a pair of suspects crashed a stolen car into a fence outside a church, according to Winston-Salem police. At about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of a Speedway at 3600 S. M


Authorities arrest Kernersville man after he was accused of possessing images of nude girls

A Kernersville man was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of possessing images of nude girls, court records show. Sean Michael Russ, 24, of Huntington Run Lane was charged with five counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to arrest warrants. An agent with the State Bure


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


North Carolina judge overturns mandatory voter ID amendment

A federal judge on Friday afternoon ruled to remove the North Carolina constitutional amendment requiring voter ID, citing rampant gerrymandering in the state's general assembly, reports The Hill.


Taking risks and chances: Assistant fire marshal shares story of first eight black firefighters in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem Assistant Fire Marshal Rodney Cooper shared the experiences that brought him to a firefighting career as well as the stories of the first eight black firefighters in the city to students at Jefferson Middle School on Thursday.


Peter Tork was no stranger to Forsyth County in his post-Monkees years

Peter Tork, a musician best known as one of The Monkees, died Thursday at age 77. Tork died at home in Connecticut from complications of adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer he had battled since 2009, his family said. In his later years, Tork frequently performed in Forsyth County, headli


University dean apologizes for 1982 Confederate flag photo

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university administrator has apologized for a 1982 yearbook photo of her standing in front of a Confederate flag, but students are calling for her resignation.


North Carolina Man Sentenced To 40 Years For 2014 killing Of Roommate In St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS — A North Carolina man who confessed to killing his roommate more than four years ago has been handed a 40-year prison sentence with credit for time already served, Department of Justice Public Media Officer announced Friday.


Woman hit by Jeep on Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem

A Jeep struck and injured a woman who was on foot Thursday night on Silas Creek Parkway. The pedestrian was taken to a hospital by EMS and is expected to recover, police said. Crystal Dawn Walker, 39, was crossing the road in the 2000 block of Silas Creek Parkway when she was hit.


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


Rockslide closes I-40 in western North Carolina

A Friday evening rockslide on Interstate 40 in North Carolina has closed the roadway in both directions. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced the closure on its Twitter page on Friday night.


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


Silver Alert Issued For Missing 19-Year-Old in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem Police need help finding a young man who suffers from a cognitive impairment. A silver alert was issued for 19-year-old Cameron Miguel Wilson on Thursday.


Voter fraud means new election in North Carolina

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Guilford County deputies search for missing 16-year-old girl

GREENSBORO — Deputies are searching Friday for a 16-year-old girl who they say ran away. Brianna McCourry was last seen Thursday in the 5600 block of Randleman Road. McCourry is a white female with long brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5-foot-3, 115 pounds and has two noticeable crooked upper front