Winston-Salem Journal: News

Sunday, November 29th, 2015


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Friday 11/27/2015
Lawmakers fail to detail campaign payments to themselves

Seven state lawmakers in North Carolina, including Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca and Rep. Julia Howard of Davie County, have reimbursed themselves for thousands of dollars in campaign spending without reporting details of those expenditures.

Changing city bus routes may need big public-relations effort

A major reworking of bus routes in Winston-Salem could be in the works for the coming year, as the city searches for ways to make bus travel speedier and more efficient.

Deacons full of confidence after Maui

Coach Danny Manning brought a different Wake Forest team back from Hawaii from the one he took there a week ago.

Toddler critically hurt after dog attack at Raleigh home

RALEIGH (AP) — Police in Raleigh say a 21-month-old boy is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a dog attack at a home he and his parents were visiting.

The Briefcase: Imperial Tobacco may be buyout target

Imperial Tobacco may be buyout target

Appalachian State still has shot at Sun Belt title

BOONE — When the turkey settles and after the seniors take a walk down memory lane Saturday afternoon, there’s still a football game to be played.

Man involved in standoff gets three years on gun charge

A man involved in a 29-hour standoff with police at a hotel nearly two years ago was sentenced to a little more than three years in federal prison.

Facebook awards more than $70K in grants to 9 N.C. groups

FOREST CITY (AP) — Facebook has awarded more than $70,000 in grants to groups located near its data center in Forest City.

3 dead in Colo. Planned Parenthood shooting, officer killed identified

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after engaging in gun battles with authorities during an hours-long standoff that killed three people and wounded nine others, officials said.

Reynolds agrees to limited re-opening of Camel Cash promotion

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has agreed to reopen the Camel Cash promotion for six months — for California consumers only — as part of the resolution of a 6-year-old legal dispute.

Friday 11/27/2015
"Income-share agreement" could be a way to pay for college

If college is an investment, students don’t have to be the only ones reaping the returns. Or for that matter, taking on the risks.

Plentiful inventory of big-ticket items leads to calmer Black Friday sales

Door-buster sales Thursday night weren’t enough to persuade Katrina Fields to sacrifice Thanksgiving family time or to change her Black Friday shopping tradition.

Numerous North Carolina laws taking effect in December

RALEIGH — New North Carolina laws are aimed at cracking down on revenge porn, keeping children safe from the liquid used in electronic cigarettes and regulating automatic license plate readers.

Woman moves wedding to ill father's hospital room

CHARLOTTE — A woman and her fiance have married in a Carolinas Medical Center hospital room so the bride's terminally ill father would be there to give her away.

Shots fired, woman robbed at Ziggys

Several gunshots were fired and a woman was robbed after a rowdy closing at Ziggy’s music club early Friday.

Protest over Chicago teen's shooting set for retail district

CHICAGO — After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demonstrators were poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through the heart of the city's most famous retail district.

2 suspects in custody, 1 injured after I-26 chase

ARDEN — Police have arrested two people after a vehicle chase that started on Interstate 26 and ended in a construction site.

Remains found in Leland identified as missing teen

BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says remains found earlier this month in Leland are those of a Wilmington teen who has been missing since 2011.

Man arrested and charged with burning Fayetteville church

FAYETTEVILLE — Police in Fayetteville have arrested a man and accused him of burning a church earlier this year.

Room brings comfort, hope to patients at Women's Hospital

A volunteer asks a local designer to help redecorate a drab consultation room at the Greensboro hospital.

Couple happy with their quick move to Plant 64 apartment

Some things are just meant to be.

Forsyth hospital prevention clinic puts initial focus on breast cancer

A family history with cancer has occupied a space in the back of Linda Leonard’s mind for nearly three decades.

Volunteers feed families in time of need at Ronald McDonald House

Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude for family, friends — and strangers.

Thursday 11/26/2015
Malia Obama navigating college decision-making process

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama’s message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple.

Ask SAM: Pet safety with holiday decorations

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, many people are starting to put up their Christmas decorations and get ready for the rest of the holiday season. For pet owners, decorations provide an added challenge — and, sometimes, a potential hazard. Here are some tips from the ASPCA, and PetMD about ways to make the decorations more safe for your furry friends:

And now, it's time to find a tree

Those "Wagoner's" Christmas tree lots are to Greensboro what McDonald's is to fast food: Everywhere.

United Furniture recycles Linwood plant for distribution center

United Furniture Industries Inc. confirmed it has chosen a former production plant in Linwood to fill its current need for distribution space in the Triad.

Americans celebrate blessings despite national, international tensions

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number of police officers patrolled the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, while St. Louis resumed its annual parade, canceled last year amid protests over Michael Brown's death.

Eaves, Shabazz lead App's comeback

NASHVILLE — A strong second half from Appalachian State led to a 73-62 victory over Liberty on Thursday in the first game of the Challenge in Music City.

Turkey shoot: Carolina remains unbeaten with 33-14 win in Dallas

ARLINGTON, Texas Cam Newton is still perfect this season. Tony Romo might be out for good with the same injury that sidelined him for seven games.



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