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Sunday, April 19th, 2015

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Saturday 04/18/2015
Aging Matters: Meals-on-Wheels needs volunteers

Senior Services Inc. needs volunteers for its Meals-on-Wheels program to deliver meals on two routes in Winston-Salem. The first route has 11 senior citizens and is between U.S. 311 and Interstate 40. The other route is off University Parkway near Winston-Salem First church.

Dash drops first game of twinbill

Duane Underwood didn’t give up a hit through six innings and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans went on to a 4-1 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash in the first of two seven-inning games on Saturday at BB&T Ballpark.

Flood watches posted for Davie, Yadkin, Surry and points west

The National Weather Service has put much of western North Carolina under a flood watch that begins tonight and runs through Sunday evening.

NC-based paratrooper killed during training at Fort Polk

FORT POLK, La. — The military says a U.S. Army paratrooper has died during an airborne training exercise at Fort Polk in Louisiana.

Sheriff: Man faces drug charges after mistakenly texting officer

ELIZABETHTOWN — Authorities say a man was arrested after accidentally sending an undercover officer a text message about a marijuana deal.

NHL player Jarret Stoll released after arrest in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was released from jail Friday night after his arrest for suspected cocaine possession at a Las Vegas resort.

Charlotte police investigate blunt force trauma death

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte police say they are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man who died after apparently being struck with a blunt object.

NC court: Is 800K tobacco growers too many to split $340M?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court will take up how many current and former tobacco growers in the Southeast have a stake in the $340 million reserve held by a nonprofit cooperative established during an era of taxpayer subsidies killed a decade ago.

Ask SAM: How do I stop this ant invasion?

Q: Ants have already started invading my kitchen, and they are driving me crazy. What can I do to stop them?

Fourth and Cherry intersection to be closed for sewer work

Crews with the City of Winston-Salem will intermittently close the intersection of Fourth and Cherry streets Wednesday through Friday to repair a sewer main. The intersection will be open during peak travel times. Detours will be posted when the intersection is closed.

Friday 04/17/2015
Defense files motions to move Charlotte officer’s trial

CHARLOTTE — Attorneys for a former police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed former college football player want his trial held in another county.

Viral video lands Apex family on ‘Ellen’

Stephen and Cher Lair have watched Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show hundreds of times. But the Apex couple never expected to join the long list of celebrities they’ve seen on stage with the comedian.

'5' Royales family members see stars, history at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Family members of the "5" Royales arrived in Cleveland Friday for what is shaping into an all-star celebration of the groundbreaking music their fathers made in the 1950s.

Clerk shot during store robbery

A rifle was fired during a robbery at a gas station on Old Walkertown Road early Friday, injuring a clerk, authorities said.

McCrory to speak at Forsyth Tech graduation

Gov. Pat McCrory will be the keynote speaker at Forsyth Technical Community College’s commencement exercises at 5 p.m. May 7 at Joel Coliseum.

Family: Son suffered ‘psychotic episode’ before killing father

SPARTANBURG — Osiris Hinton suffered a “psychotic episode” just before shooting and killing his father, prominent Rock Hill lawyer and Winston-Salem State University graduate O. Cyrus Hinton, at the family’s Spartanburg home, his lawyer and mother said Friday.

Appalachian State installs new chancellor

BOONE — Appalachian State University’s seventh chancellor, Sheri Everts, was installed during a formal ceremony on Friday morning.

Police: Man made threat calls to college after killing

GOLDSBORO — A North Carolina community college closed Friday and will stay closed through Monday after receiving threatening telephone calls that followed a shooting death involving a self-avowed neo-Nazi.

Ralls leaving community college system

RALEIGH — Scott Ralls, president of the state’s 58-campus community college system, will leave North Carolina to lead Northern Virginia Community College.

Man charged with painting graffiti at ASU

A Charlotte man was arrested Friday after graffiti was found at Appalachian State University and around Boone, authorities said.

Exec: IBM opposes N.C. 'religious freedom' bill

RALEIGH — Technology giant IBM's top North Carolina executive has told state lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory that the corporation strongly opposes proposed legislation supporters say protects religious convictions and opponents worry allows discrimination against gays and lesbians.

SBI: Ex-teacher may face more charges

GREENSBORO — State Bureau of Investigation agents say they expect to be contacted by more men who were alleged victims of sex assault by a teacher in the early 1980s.

Bills seek to restore tax breaks, raise wages

Bills involving the state economy and the health-care sector were among the rush of 282 bills submitted by state House members this week.

Former Piedmont Partnership executive working with lawyer, accountant on "financial irregularities"

A Greensboro attorney representing David Powell, a former economic development executive, said his client is working with a certified public accountant to resolve issues about financial irregularities at Piedmont Triad Partnership.

McCrory pitches bond plan to complete Northern Beltway and widen I-40

A $1.5 billion highway bond referendum being promoted by Gov. Pat McCrory would provide funds not only to complete the eastern leg of the Northern Beltway around Winston-Salem, but also two sections of the western leg from Bethania to N.C. 8.

Report: Timberlake renews agreement

Lexington artist Bob Timberlake has renewed his home furnishings licensing agreement with Century Furniture for five years, Furniture/Today reported Friday.

Consumers warned about renewal notices

The N.C. Attorney General’s Office issued a warning Friday to North Carolinians who have received notices asking them to renew a magazine or newspaper subscription.

Novant Health adds board member

Novant Health Inc. said Friday it has added a member to its board of trustees, Dr. Robert Barr of Mecklenburg Radiology Associates.

Hall of Fame recognition for Winston-Salem’s ‘5’ Royales, minus one, weighs on family

C.B. Jeffries and Barbara Debnam say they are happy to see the “5” Royales inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Lorillard reports 2.7 percent increase in net income

As Lorillard Inc. awaits word on whether it will be bought by rival Reynolds American Inc., the Greensboro tobacco manufacturer posted a 2.7 percent increase in net income to $275 million for the first quarter.

Greensboro hotel gets facelift, new life

GREENSBORO — The occupant of Room 2885 wanted a gym in his suite.

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