Winston-Salem Journal: News

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Home foreclosure rate ticks upward in Winston-Salem region

The foreclosure rate in the Winston-Salem metropolitan statistical area increased – barely – for the first time in five months, according to a national real estate research group.

Commissioners to hold briefing session Thursday

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a briefing session at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Commissioners Meeting Room on the fifth floor of the Forsyth County Government Center, 201 N. Chestnut St.

Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

Authorities arrest 6 at Thomasville nightclub

State and local authorities arrested five employees and the owner of a Thomasville nightclub Sunday on charges of selling alcohol without a permit, gambling and drug possession.

Herbalife plans job fair with Winston-Salem Urban League

Herbalife Ltd. will conduct a job fair Friday with the Winston-Salem Urban League to help the company meet hiring needs.

Greensboro police investigating suspicious death

GREENSBORO — Police are investigating the death of a man found on the side of the road this morning.

Filming delayed again for Asheville "Dirty Dancing" remake

ASHEVILLE — A company that planned a television miniseries remake of the 1987 "Dirty Dancing" movie has returned North Carolina incentives, saying it won't be filming this year.

City to connect departments with fiber optic links

Even as AT&T installs a GigaPower network in Winston-Salem, the city itself is getting ready to link departments together with its own stand-alone fiber optic network.

Woman dead, 9 kids hurt as van crashes into train in SW Ohio

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Authorities say a van crashed through a gate into the side of a freight train at a southwest Ohio rail crossing, killing a woman and injuring nine children and the adult driver.

Man robbed at gunpoint in Greensboro

GREENSBORO — A person was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night.

Wednesday 07/29/2015
Stanley has $1.3M in net income for quarter

Stanley Furniture Industries Inc. reported Tuesday net income of $1.3 million for the second quarter, compared with a loss of $19.5 million a year ago.

Ask SAM: Do I really need a building permit to replace my deck?

Q: I belong to a homeowners association. In the past, the board authorized that when decks were replaced, permits would not be sought in order to save money for the HOA. The decks are two stories. Can they do that, or who do I need to contact?

Caterpillar enters deal with Citibank

Caterpillar Inc. said Tuesday it has entered into a definitive agreement with Citibank to purchase up to $1.5 billion of Caterpillar’s common stock, or up to 18 million shares, under an accelerated stock repurchase transaction through September.

Southern comic tears up battle flag

One of the covers for the latest issue of the comic book “Southern Bastards,” which was released today, features the Confederate battle flag being torn apart by a dog, accompanied by the phrase “Death to the Flag, Long Live the South.”

Senate unanimously approves ABLE Act; one step remains

The state Senate unanimously voted Tuesday to approve a House bill that would give those with disabilities a chance to lead more financially independent lives.

Authorities identify man killed in confrontation last week with Stokes sheriff and three deputies

A man shot and killed last Friday in an incident with Sheriff Mike Marshall and three Stokes County deputies was identified Tuesday.

Tuesday 07/28/2015
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust launches $30M Great Expectations initiative

Young children sat in rapt attention Tuesday morning as librarians Christina Mayhand and Lara Crews read and acted out stories at the Carver School Road Library.

Council rejects ‘Broyhill’ proposal

CLEMMONS — In the days between a July 13 public hearing on renovating the current Clemmons Library and Monday’s meeting of the Clemmons Village Council, Council Member Darrell Roark spent time reviewing plans, visiting the library and talking to residents.

Police: Officer rammed car to end chase

The Winston-Salem police officer who rammed an SUV going the wrong way on U.S. 52 over the weekend saved lives, officials said during a press conference Tuesday at the Public Safety Center.

State elections director discusses prevention of voter fraud

Kim Strach, the executive director of the State Board of Elections, took the stand Tuesday for a second time in a closely watched federal trial over North Carolina’s controversial election law.

Davie County farmers feeling financial pinch with drought

Along the back roads in Davie County in July, there is field after field of corn.

Cyclist feels community’s support after nasty crash

CLEMMONS — Travis Beane has competed in enough bicycle races to sense impending danger.

Residents get update on proposed Idols Road project

CLEMMONS — About 100 residents from southwest Forsyth County got a closer look at the proposed Idols Road extension last week at a public information session held by the N.C. Department of Transportation at the Clemmons Village Hall.

Two women injured when their vehicle strikes fire hydrant

Two women were injured early Tuesday after their vehicle struck a fire hydrant at Magnolia Street and Cherokee Lane, authorities said.

Beirne Harding, longtime prosecutor and child advocate, dies at 68

Beirne Harding was an advocate for the youngest victims of crime during her almost 28 years as a prosecutor in Forsyth, Yadkin, Wilkes and other Northwest North Carolina counties, her colleagues said Monday.

First Community reports drop in income

First Community Bancshares Inc. said Tuesday it had an 8.9 percent decrease in second-quarter net income to $6.17 million. Diluted earnings were down 3 cents to 33 cents.

Old Dominion extends Congdon’s contract

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it has extended the executive employment contract of Earl Congdon, its executive chairman, by three years to Nov. 1, 2018.

Ruger sees 21.2 percent drop in income

Continuing decline in firearms sales contributed to a 21.2 percent drop in second-quarter net income for Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc.

NC DOT Sec. Tata resigns to 'focus on personal matters'

RALEIGH — North Carolina Transportation Secretary Tony Tata has resigned.

Resigned elections official held 2012 fundraiser for McCrory

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A month before he won election, Gov. Pat McCrory attended a fundraiser hosted by an appointee to the state Board of Elections who resigned amid questions about his ties to an Internet sweepstakes magnate targeted by a campaign finance investigation.

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