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  • Ex-Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges over deadly collisionsEx-Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges over deadly collisions

    Court-martial proceedings will be convened to review evidence supporting possible criminal charges against several members of the USS Fitzgerald, according to the service.

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  • Girl lying next to grieving grandfather in heartbreaking photo dies of cancerGirl lying next to grieving grandfather in heartbreaking photo dies of cancer

    PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A young girl, whose battle with cancer was shared widely after a photo with her weeping grandfather was posted on Facebook, has died, according to a statement on the family's tribute page. "Our sweet Braylynn, our warrior princess, earned her sparkly pink angel wings this evening," the statement read. "Her nickname was Princess Bel and she could light up any room. She loved Hello Kitty and her birthday was December 10. She was a princess with the strength of a warrior and she will NEVER be forgotten." In December, 5-year-old Braylynn was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer. The child's family was told she may live for a year, but in early January she entered hospice after experiencing complications. Braylynn's family posted updates about her fight against cancer on Facebook. But a gut-wrenching photo of Braylynn with her grandfather earlier this month was shared around the world. Braylynn's maternal grandfather suffers from ALS. When he saw Braylynn in the hospital, he broke down. Parker wrote on Facebook, "In a few days I will have to bury this beautiful little girl. Months, maybe even weeks, later, I will have to bury my father. Both of my heroes, gone, within the same year..." Braylynn's family has set up a GoFundMe page for medical and funeral expenses that has raised over $75,000. The family will post funeral arrangements once they have been made.

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  • WATCH: Snow moves in overnight, travel concernsWATCH: Snow moves in overnight, travel concerns

    WATCH: Snow moves in overnight, travel concerns

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  • Forward High Point launches website, updating people on real-time developmentsForward High Point launches website, updating people on real-time developments

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- City leaders in High Point want to see people shopping, eating and living in the city 52 weeks a year. To get people more excited about the growth and what there is to offer, a new website is giving people a window into real-time developments. Right now, you can log onto the forwardhighpoint.com and learn the mission of the organization and its role in helping to transform downtown. People can also stay up to date on large events in the area. The big projects underway are also featured, like the much-anticipated stadium expected to open in the spring of 2019 and the library expansion that’s almost complete. We spoke with people outside the library today about the launch of the new website. “I’d like to know what's going on and things we can do as a family, so yeah I'd certainly be interested in being kept up to date on what's going on,” Tim Tyree said. “There's a lot of controversy around our stadium, but we just have to wait and see, so put us on your website so we can find out what's going on,” Sam Gibson said. Ray Gibbs, the executive director of Forward High Point, hopes the website will get people more excited about the projects and feel comfortable with the process. “This is a chance for people to find out the information that they want or simply to get in contact,” Gibbs said. “If they have a question, they'll be able to contact us directly.” Forward High Point plans to add more features to the site, like a shopping guide and live picture of the multi-use stadium construction.

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  • Los Angeles County deputy charged after drug stingLos Angeles County deputy charged after drug sting

    On Tuesday FBI agents arrested a Los Angeles County deputy and others who allegedly arranged to help transport cocaine, methamphetamine and cash, according to U.S. officials.

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  • Tow truck drivers prepare for busy days ahead of winter weatherTow truck drivers prepare for busy days ahead of winter weather

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. -- At All Over Towing Inc. in Kernersville, the steady phone calls Tuesday are just a glimpse of how hectic Wednesday could become. “Today is the calm before the storm,” said Kevin Weatherly, driver at All Over Towing. On an average day, tow truck drivers get about 10-15 calls, but with winter weather on the horizon that number could double. “It's going to be extended hours most likely for us tomorrow. [We are] doing a couple of extra checks. Checking tires, brakes, fluids,” Weatherly said. As the preparations were underway, the drivers there were also making sure that they are safe. They know how dangerous it can be towing cars and even big trucks when snow is on the roads. “When we sign up for this job we know kind of what we are getting into and you have to have your wits about you, you are aware of everything that's going on around you all of the time, and especially on the side of the highway doing a call for someone, you don't take your eyes off traffic. Even then a split second can change everything,” Weatherly said. “If you see yellow lights and you see a wrecker on the side of the road [or] any type of construction vehicle with yellow lights or anything, just slow down. Go below the posted speed limit and try to get over in the next lane and give us room,” Brandon Smith said. If you plan to travel, you want to make sure you take your time not only on highways but on the secondary roads too. Tow truck drivers tell FOX8 if you do slide off or break down on the side of the road that you should call 911 first.

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  • 22 state attorneys general fight back against repeal of net neutrality laws22 state attorneys general fight back against repeal of net neutrality laws

    So far, 22 attorneys general have banded together in an effort to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of regulations that were put in place to ensure all of the internet is equal and open.

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  • Study: Older adults find workout success at community-based centersStudy: Older adults find workout success at community-based centers

    A new Wake Forest University study discovered that older adults are finding workout success at community-based centers.

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  • 'State Of Emergency' Declared In NC Ahead Of Winter Storm - WFMY News 2'State Of Emergency' Declared In NC Ahead Of Winter Storm - WFMY News 2

    WFMY News 2'State Of Emergency' Declared In NC Ahead Of Winter StormWFMY News 2The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has already started to treat roads. They have pretreated roads around the state with more than a million gallons of brine. More than 1,200 crews have been involved in preparations. “Below freezing ...Winter storm warning for Triad; 2 to 4 inches of snow expectedWinston-Salem Journalall 13 news articles »

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  • More than 20 states sue to stop FCC’s net neutrality repealMore than 20 states sue to stop FCC’s net neutrality repeal

    The future of how the internet is regulated could be decided in court. The attorneys general of more than 20 states filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to stop the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal Obama-era net neutrality protections. “The repeal of net neutrality would turn internet service providers into gatekeepers — allowing them to put profits over consumers while controlling what we see, what we do, and what we say online,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement announcing the lawsuit. First approved by the FCC in 2015, the net neutrality rules require internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to treat all online content the same. Providers are barred from deliberately speeding up or slowing down traffic from specific websites, and from putting their own content at an advantage over rivals. The Republican-led FCC voted to overturn the rules last month. Ajit Pai, the FCC chairman appointed by President Trump, pitched the repeal as a way stop the federal government from “micromanaging the internet.” The FCC’s decision to overturn these protections has been championed by the telecom industry, but widely criticized by technology companies and consumer advocacy groups. In a sign that criticism of the rules goes beyond party lines, the coalition of attorneys general joining Tuesday’s lawsuit represent both red and blue states. The list includes California, Mississippi, Kentucky, Maine and North Carolina, among others. A spokeswoman for the FCC declined to comment on the lawsuit. The potential for a legal showdown comes as federal and state lawmakers are looking for legislative solutions. Sen. Ed Markey, a Democrat representing Massachusetts, announced Tuesday that 50 senators have now signed on to a resolution that would overrule the FCC decision and restore the net neutrality rules. It would only need one more senator to pass. The resolution would then need to be approved by the House of Representatives, which could be more of an uphill battle. Rep. Mike Doyle, a Democrat representing Pennsylvania, said Tuesday he has 81 members of Congress willing to cosponsor legislation to protect net neutrality. Traditionally, a bill needs 218 votes to pass in the House. Even if Congress approves it, Trump would need to sign off. The White House has repeatedly supported the FCC’s net neutrality repeal. Lawmakers in states like New York, Washington and Massachusetts have also proposed bills in recent weeks to enforce the principles of net neutrality within their borders.

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  • 5 best burgers in the Piedmont Triad5 best burgers in the Piedmont Triad

    We asked you -- our Facebook friends -- where to find the best burgers in the Piedmont Triad. We listened -- and now we present to you -- the Top 5 picks!

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  • Missing dog rescued after 15 days in the desertMissing dog rescued after 15 days in the desert

    BOISE, Idaho — The community was on a mission: find Apollo. Apollo, a white terrier mix ran away after a rollover accident on I-84 near the Stage Stop in Boise just after Christmas, WKTI reports. Police officials responding to the accident called officers with the Idaho Humane Society to assist with the search and rescue — but Apollo had vanished. The officers knew it wasn’t going to be an easy task, because Apollo was white and fresh snow had fallen. “IHS staff frequently visited the site of the accident, putting out fresh food and water. They also worked with community members at the Stage Stop and surrounding area to keep a vigilant watch for the dog,” said Humane Society spokesperson Kristine Schellhaas. “Hope was never lost in the search for Apollo; for weeks, several Humane Society officers spent their days off driving their personal vehicles around the area in hopes of rescuing the dog,” she added. “I went out into the desert looking for Apollo, to see if I could locate any tracks,” said Humane Society Officer Staley. “A buddy of mine helped by the hiking around the area — and several other officers with four wheelers were looking for Apollo on their days off as well.” Then the call came that Apollo may have been spotted. “I looked out the window and saw him snooping around,” said the David Banks, a caretaker at the Double Tapp Range. Banks called the IHS and Humane officers arrived at the scene — where they successfully rescued Apollo and brought him to the IHS Veterinary Medical Center for veterinary care. “Miraculously, Apollo had survived 15 days alone in the desert through arduous conditions,” Schellhaas said. This wasn’t the first time the caretakers at the Double Tapp Range had located a dog. A red Doberman named Tallie had been out in the area several weeks after getting out of the Stage Stop last year. The dog reportedly jumped out of the vehicle when the owner’s back was turned, but was reunited after Humane Society officials located and returned the animal thanks to it being microchipped. The owners were happy to get her back. Apollo was reunited with his family Tuesday.

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  • 7 of the most shocking moments in Winter Olympics history 7 of the most shocking moments in Winter Olympics history

    Ahead of PyeongChang, check out some of the most defining moments of past Winter Olympics.

    WXII 12 / 2 h. 18 min. ago
  • N. Carolina Governor Declares Emergency Ahead of Snow, Cold - U.S. News & World ReportN. Carolina Governor Declares Emergency Ahead of Snow, Cold - U.S. News & World Report

    N. Carolina Governor Declares Emergency Ahead of Snow, ColdU.S. News & World ReportWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An Arctic wave of wintry weather is expected to spread snow across the width of North Carolina, from the mountains to the coast. Schools closed early Tuesday from the Tennessee border to Asheville ahead of the rush of snow ...and more »

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  • Parents frustrated over inconsistent bus schedules in JamestownParents frustrated over inconsistent bus schedules in Jamestown

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. -- On a dark cold Tuesday morning, Keith Carmack sits in his truck with his young son, waiting for the bus. Today it showed up on time, 6:50 a.m., but Carmack says that rarely happens. "It's been inconsistent as far as times showing up, anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes on to not even showing up," Carmack said. The Jamestown dad says this has been going on for three years and some days are worse than others. "I do understand there are gonna be some inconsistencies some days, but as far as a regular level of inconsistency it's not fair to the kids number one," he said. Guilford County Schools Transportation Director Jeff Harris says they're seeing a shortage of drivers in the High Point area, and on top of that drivers are sick, forcing the school district to use more substitute drivers. "Whether it's gonna be later than it normally is scheduled or earlier just let me know so I can adjust my schedule as needed," Carmack said. Guilford County Schools are working to improve how they let parents know about delays, through Blackboard Connect. The district will also send parents emails and texts about delays. "I guess the bigger quesiton is how many people is this affecting, not just on this route," Carmack said. To help with the driver shortage, Guilford County Schools are recruiting new drivers through job fairs and postings online and in the papers.

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  • Snow could bring 2-4 inches of snow to the Piedmont Triad late Tuesday into WednesdaySnow could bring 2-4 inches of snow to the Piedmont Triad late Tuesday into Wednesday

    Winter weather could enter the Piedmont-Triad this week, specifically Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

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  • School closings and delays for Wednesday, Jan. 17School closings and delays for Wednesday, Jan. 17

    Closings and delays in the Piedmont Triad for Wednesday, Jan. 17.

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  • Girl from photo alongside grandfather​ depicting her cancer battle passes awayGirl from photo alongside grandfather​ depicting her cancer battle passes away

    Braylynn Lawhon’s Facebook page announced on Tuesday that she lost her battle with DIPG.

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  • Police: Homeless man likely froze to death in western NCPolice: Homeless man likely froze to death in western NC

    Police believe a homeless man froze to death under a bridge in North Carolina.

    WXII 12 / 2 h. 56 min. ago
  • White House doctor: ‘No concerns’ about Trump’s cognitive abilityWhite House doctor: ‘No concerns’ about Trump’s cognitive ability

    The presidential physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, spoke at the White House press briefing Tuesday to discuss the health report following Trump’s physical.

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  • Music group challenges communities to give backMusic group challenges communities to give back

    After record-low temps hit the region this winter and a homeless man died at a bus stop, this Cincinnati music group wants to help.

    WXII 12 / 3 h. 12 min. ago
  • 9-year-old boy grows massive 29-pound cabbage9-year-old boy grows massive 29-pound cabbage

    "Once we planted it, watered it, fertilized it, picked off snails and bugs, it grew and grew. I put it in our recess yard in a wagon, so when the kids had recess, they could go and see it."

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  • Some Triad school systems closed, delayed Wednesday due to threat of inclement weatherSome Triad school systems closed, delayed Wednesday due to threat of inclement weather

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Some Triad school systems will be closed or delayed on Wednesday due to the threat of inclement weather. The following school systems have announced they will be closed Wednesday: Guilford County Schools (closed) Alamance-Burlington School System (closed) Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (closed) Caswell County Schools (closed) Davidson County Schools (two-hour delay) Montgomery County Schools (two-hour delay) For all the latest closings and delays, click here.

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  • Man wanted by police after armed robbery, assault on clerk at Greensboro WalgreensMan wanted by police after armed robbery, assault on clerk at Greensboro Walgreens

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are searching for a man accused of committing an armed robbery at a Greensboro Walgreens and assaulting a store clerk, according to a news release. The crime happened at the Walgreens located at 4701 W. Market St. on Tuesday. Greensboro police did not disclose the condition of the clerk or what items were stolen from the business. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.

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  • Hour-by-hour look at chance for snowfall in the Piedmont TriadHour-by-hour look at chance for snowfall in the Piedmont Triad

    Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect at 11 p.m. Tuesday and will last until 4 p.m. Wednesday for many Piedmont Triad counties. In the gallery above, take a look at the hour-by-hour chance for snowfall in the Triad based on the current models. FOX8 MAX Weather Chief Meteorologist Van Denton says the significant snowfall for most Piedmont counties likely won’t begin until a couple of hours before daybreak Wednesday. Most of the Piedmont Triad can expect about one to three inches of snow, with counties to the north and west seeing less and counties to the south and east seeing more. Randolph and Alamance counties could see more than three inches of snow, Denton said. An early look at our updated snowfall totals across central #NCwx. In general, 2 - 4" of snow, with locally higher amounts possible. Road conditions will deteriorate during/before the morning rush hour, and may not improve much naturally until Thursday Afternoon. pic.twitter.com/JeScm21v0J — NWS Raleigh (@NWSRaleigh) January 16, 2018

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  • Piedmont Triad counties under Winter Storm Warning Tuesday night, WednesdayPiedmont Triad counties under Winter Storm Warning Tuesday night, Wednesday

    A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect at 11 p.m. Tuesday and will last until 4 p.m. Wednesday for many Piedmont Triad counties. Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a State of Emergency ahead of impending snow in the state. FOX8 MAX Weather Chief Meteorologist Van Denton says the significant snowfall for most Piedmont counties likely won't begin until a couple of hours before daybreak Wednesday. Most of the Piedmont Triad can expect about one to three inches of snow, with counties to the north and west seeing less and counties to the south and east seeing more. Randolph and Alamance counties could see more than three inches of snow, Denton said. Guilford, Forsyth, Alamance, Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery counties will be under the warning. Rockingham, Stokes, Davie and Caswell counties will be under a Winter Weather Advisory Tuesday night into Wednesday.

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  • Winston-Salem crews preparing roads for winter weather - WXII The TriadWinston-Salem crews preparing roads for winter weather - WXII The Triad

    WXII The TriadWinston-Salem crews preparing roads for winter weatherWXII The TriadWINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Ahead of anticipated winter weather across the state of North Carolina and in the Piedmont Triad, crews are preparing roads. Winston-Salem crews are in “snow mode,” which means they are working 12-hour rotating shifts. Crews are ...and more »

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  • Ram Ramblings: WSSU track team continues a solid indoor season - Winston-Salem JournalRam Ramblings: WSSU track team continues a solid indoor season - Winston-Salem Journal

    Winston-Salem JournalRam Ramblings: WSSU track team continues a solid indoor seasonWinston-Salem JournalThe Winston-Salem State indoor track season continued to roll on with another meet at JDL Fast Track. Here is the latest release from the sports information office at WSSU about Monday's meet. Rams Show Great Improvements at Mondo HBCU Invitational ...

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  • Found shackled and emaciated, children of torture suspects are freedFound shackled and emaciated, children of torture suspects are freed

    PERRIS, Calif. -- David and Louise Turpin projected an image of a picture-perfect family on social media. They posted photos of themselves with their 13 children, smiling as they celebrated birthdays, renewed wedding vows and visited Disneyland together. In the photos, the couple's children wore identical clothing based on gender and often had the same haircuts. "They all dressed alike when they went out," Betty Turpin, David's mother, told CNN. It was for "protective reasons," their grandmother said. When they went out, the couple would line the children up according to age, and the parents took their positions at the front and back of the line, she told CNN. "It was easier to keep up with the kids" that way, she said. "They were very protective of the kids," she added. The parents, David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, are accused of holding their children captive in their Perris, California, home in filthy conditions, with some shackled to beds with chains and padlocks. The 13 siblings range in age from 2 to 29. They are charged with torture and child endangerment, and scheduled for a court hearing Thursday. Bail was set at $9 million each. It was not immediately clear if the suspects had attorneys or whether they had entered a plea. On Sunday, a 17-year-old girl managed to escape from their home by climbing out a window and called 911 from a deactivated cell phone she found in the house, police said. She said her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive inside the home by her parents, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said. "I wish I could come to you with information that would explain why this happened, but we do need to acknowledge the courage of the young girl who escaped from that residence to bring attention so they can get the help they so need," Riverside County Sheriff's Capt. Greg Fellows told reporters Tuesday. Neither law enforcement nor child protective services had been called to the home in the past, officials said. Fellows said the children's mother was "perplexed as to why" authorities came to the home after the girl escaped. At the home, sheriff's deputies found 12 victims who "appeared malnourished and very dirty," with several shackled to their beds "in dark and foul-smelling surroundings," the sheriff's department said. All looked like children, police said, and officers were surprised to learn that seven of them are adults. The adults are being treated at Corona Regional Medical Center in Corona, and the six children are at Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley. Couple renewed vows in front of children Neighbors said they knew a large family lived there, KABC reported, but they never saw any of the younger children. They said the kids would emerge occasionally at the same time to work on the lawn and would head back in together. One neighbor said the children appeared "very pale-skinned, almost like they'd never seen the sun." Another neighbor, Kimberly Milligan, said the children were thin and appeared malnourished. In 2015, Milligan said she was with her son checking out Christmas decorations on homes. Some of the older Turpin children were putting up a Nativity scene outside their house, and she complimented their decorations. "They just froze," Milligan recalled, adding they appeared "scared to death. You could tell they were terrified." She added, "It just seemed like they went into that child way of, 'I'm invisible, you can't see me.' They just, were not there." Milligan said she never saw the Turpin kids outside decorating again. In fact, she never heard them playing in the backyard. She described the parents as "standoffish -- not in a mean way." "I think what I thought was a little bit of that California 'I don't want to judge you. I may not raise my kids that way,' " she said. "The mother and father -- I got the impression that it was 'Stay in your lane. I'll stay in mine.' Never hi, never a wave, nothing." Betty Turpin, the children's grandmother, said the entire family would vacation together and had yearly passes to Disneyland. "This is a highly respectable family," she said. A series of videos on social media showed the Turpins renewing their vows at the Elvis Chapel in Las Vegas in 2013 and 2015, with the children joining them. In one ceremony, the girls, wearing the same purple plaid dresses and white shoes, lead the processional, and the boys, wearing dark suits, stand with their father. An emotional David Turpin can be seen repeating his vows in the video. The children laugh along with an Elvis impersonator, and the couple kiss as their daughters clap. Bankruptcy didn't seem to upset the couple The Turpins moved into the home in Perris, southeast of Los Angeles, in 2010, public records show. The next year, they filed for bankruptcy in California, according to court records. Ivan Trahan, an attorney who represented the couple at their bankruptcy hearing, told CNN that "there was nothing out of ordinary" about them in 2011. They "spoke lovingly of their children and even showed me their photos from Disneyland," he said. David Turpin made about $140,000 a year as an engineer at Northrop Grumman, according to the bankruptcy documents. His wife's occupation was listed as a homemaker. They listed about $150,000 in assets, including about $87,000 from 401(k) plans from Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, according to court papers. The documents listed debts of about $240,000, which included mostly credit cards and a foreclosed farm in Rio Vista, Texas, valued at $40,000. A Lockheed Martin spokesman confirmed Turpin worked there and left the company in 2010. In a statement, Tim Paynter, a vice president for the Northrop Grumman, referred questions about the case to authorities. "We are deeply troubled by the nature of the allegations against Mr. Turpin," the statement said. Trahan said neither of the Turpins seemed upset about going through bankruptcy. "They came with a lot of debt. We just knew there was no way they could make their payments," the lawyer said. David Turpin is listed as the principal of the Sandcastle Day School, according to the California Department of Education website. It operated out of his home Perris and opened in March 2011.

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  • Asheboro man charged after allegedly striking dog in head with hammerAsheboro man charged after allegedly striking dog in head with hammer

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — An Asheboro man has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly striking a dog in the head with a hammer, according to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Clinton Lamont McQueen, 48, was booked earlier this month into the Randolph County Jail under a $20,000 secured bond. On Jan. 9, authorities responded to 1665 Independence Ave. in Asheboro. Information obtained by the original call alleged that a dog was struck and killed with a hammer moments before the call was made. When units arrived on scene they located McQueen and spoke with him about the incident. While speaking with McQueen, they observed a dog that appeared to be badly injured and suffering from a head injury. The animal was taken to a local veterinary hospital where it was evaluated and determined the most humane option for the animal was medical euthanasia. During the scene processing, two hammers were seized. McQueen posted bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 26.  

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  • Randolph County Sheriff: Asheboro man hit dog in head with a hammerRandolph County Sheriff: Asheboro man hit dog in head with a hammer

    ASHEBORO — An Asheboro man is facing a felony animal cruelty charge after allegedly hitting a dog in the head with a hammer.

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  • Monday’s holiday celebrated non-violence. It ended with 4 dead and 5 officers shot in greater Charlotte area.Monday’s holiday celebrated non-violence. It ended with 4 dead and 5 officers shot in greater Charlotte area.

    A holiday weekend that celebrated an icon of non-violence erupted into Charlotte-area shootings that killed one law enforcement officer and injured four others. An apparent murder-suicide claimed three more lives.

    Winston-Salem Journal - Crime / 6 h. 59 min. ago
  • 3 men armed with handguns rob Pizza Express3 men armed with handguns rob Pizza Express

    Three men with handguns robbed the Pizza Express late Monday night, according to a release from Winston-Salem police.

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  • ‘She’s here!’: Kanye and Kim Kardashian West welcome baby girl‘She’s here!’: Kanye and Kim Kardashian West welcome baby girl

    Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West have welcomed a baby girl! Kardashian West shared the news on her website and verified social media accounts early Tuesday. Their third child, via surrogate, was born at 12:47 a.m. Monday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. The website post reads: “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.” The baby joins older siblings North and Saint. No name has been announced for the newest member of the family as of yet. She's here. https://t.co/oVg6se6VeQ — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 16, 2018

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  • 27-Year-Old Winston-Salem Man Found Dead - WFMY News 227-Year-Old Winston-Salem Man Found Dead - WFMY News 2

    WFMY News 227-Year-Old Winston-Salem Man Found DeadWFMY News 2WINSTON-SALEM, NC - A 27-year-old man was found dead Tuesday night in his Winston-Salem apartment. A welfare check was requested for Maurice Layton McCullin by his family after they couldn't contact him. Officers found McCullin at his home on the 100 ...Police investigate after Winston-Salem man found dead in apartmentWinston-Salem Journalall 3 news articles »

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  • Lexington man charged with assaulting girlfriend, her parentsLexington man charged with assaulting girlfriend, her parents

    LEXINGTON — A Lexington man has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend and her parents.

    Winston-Salem Journal - Crime / 10 h. 20 min. ago
  • Conservationists use urban beekeeping to tackle diminishing population - Spectrum NewsConservationists use urban beekeeping to tackle diminishing population - Spectrum News

    Spectrum NewsConservationists use urban beekeeping to tackle diminishing populationSpectrum NewsWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Downtown Winston-Salem offers more than a place for people to work, live and play; it's also home to an important conservation effort. “Bee Our Future” is an urban beekeeping program that aims to bring awareness to the ...

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  • Models show chance of snow late Tuesday night into WednesdayModels show chance of snow late Tuesday night into Wednesday

    The latest weather models are showing an increased chance of snow in the Piedmont Triad late Tuesday night and into Wednesday. A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect at 11 p.m. Tuesday and end at 7 p.m. Wednesday. FOX8 meteorologist Emily Byrd says the snow is expected to start around midnight and last through the late morning commute. A total of 1 inch is expected in the Triad and closer to 2 inches may accumulate in the southeastern counties. Gov. Roy Cooper released a statement on potential winter weather on Monday, saying, "We are watching this forecast closely. Much of our state could see one to two inches of snow, and everyone needs be ready for that.” To be ready for winter weather, North Carolina Emergency Management officials urge you to: Dress warmly for the cold. Wear multiple layers of thin clothing instead of a single layer of thick clothing. Keep alternative heating sources and fire extinguishers on hand. Be sure your family knows how to use them. Properly vent kerosene heaters and keep electric generators outside and away from open windows or doors to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Do not burn charcoal or use a grill indoors. Use a NOAA Weather Radio or monitor local news media for changing weather conditions. Keep fresh batteries on hand for weather radios and flashlights. If your pipes are uninsulated, keep faucets open to a slow drip to prevent pipes from freezing. Keep pets inside, out of the cold. Download the ReadyNC app for more winter weather preparedness information. The State Highway Patrol offers these tips for travel during winter weather: Store an emergency kit in your vehicle. Include a windshield scraper, jumper cables, tow chain, sand/salt, blankets, flashlight, first aid kit and road map. Keep your cell phone charged. Monitor fuel levels. Clear your windshield and other windows of snow and ice before traveling. Use headlamps and windshield wipers. Plan for delays and longer than usual travel times. Increase your following distance and decrease your speed. Choose several routes as some roadways may be closed. Share your travel plans/routes with others. Always be aware of your location in case you become stranded. If your vehicle becomes disabled, stay inside the vehicle until assistance arrives. Contact 911 or *HP in emergency situations only. Visit DriveNC.gov for roadway conditions.

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  • Black Panther Movie Causing Excitement Around CountryBlack Panther Movie Causing Excitement Around Country

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  • Many MLK events fall on actual birthdayMany MLK events fall on actual birthday

    This year in Winston-Salem, many events commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be on Monday, Jan. 15, his 89th birthday and the actual holiday, which is the third Monday in January. The Chronicle and the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity are sponsoring the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Prayer Breakfast, which is now booked to capacity. Thanks to all who got tickets, The Chronicle says. Keynote speaker will be James A. Beaty Jr., senior United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Since 1981, an observance has been held annually at noon to commemorate King’s birthday. The 38th annual MLK Noon Hour Commemoration will be held at Union Baptist Church, 1200 Trade St. NW. The program will conclude by 2 p.m. An offering will be lifted. The keynote speaker is civil rights leader Dr. Gerald L. Durley of Atlanta.  Former Winston-Salem council woman and mayor, Martha Wood, and community activist, educator and school board member Victor Johnson will receive the MLK “Dare to Make a Difference” Award in recognition of their efforts for civil and human rights.  A special recognition is planned for former alderwoman of 16 years, Dr. Virginia K. Newell, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday. She will be the oldest living recipient of the MLK award.    A special litany of commemoration and inspirational music by the Big Four Choir will round out the program.  As a community service project, the Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. in collaboration with the MLK Noon Hour Commemoration Committee, will provide a meal of soup, bread, dessert and drink and will “serve” the attendees, including invited homeless individuals from the Bethesda Center, Samaritan Ministries and other homeless shelters, after the program.    Contact Mütter D. Evans, the founding organizer of MLK Noon Hour Commemoration Committee at (336) 971-7852, muttermde@nullaol.com for additional information. At 7 p.m., the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity (MCWSV) will hold a scholarship fundraising service at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2400 Dellabrook Road, where Rev. Donald Jenkins is senior pastor. Guest speaker will be Pastor Tembila Covington, MCWSV 1st vice president. For information, contact Bishop Todd Fulton, MCWSV Social Justice Committee chairman, at (336) 422-6066. Other events *The North Carolina Black Repertory Company will host the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at the Arts Council Theatre on Monday, Jan. 15. The event, which is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item, is set to begin at 3 p.m. All non-perishable food items will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C. For more information call (336) 723-2266. *The Odd Fellows Cemetery along with community partners – Pan Hellenic Council, Harden and Janet Wheeler, local churches, colleges, and civic groups – will host Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at 2881 Shorefair Drive. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact James Clyburn at (336) 723-6452.The post Many MLK events fall on actual birthday appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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    Mel Sadler, the long-time director of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management, died unexpectedly early Thursday morning, Jan. 4. He was 69. The funeral for Mel Sadler was noon on Wednesday, Jan. 10, in Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University. A public viewing was held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mayor Allen Joines said, “Mel was a true professional and was dedicated to the safety and well-being of the citizens of Forsyth County. He was instrumental in equipping our community with emergency preparedness plans so that we would be prepared, no matter the emergency – and then worked constantly to improve them. His tireless efforts often went unheralded, but they were vital to our public safety.” Council Member James Taylor Jr., the chairman of the Public Safety Committee, said, “Mr. Sadler was the true definition of a public servant who took the safety of our city very seriously. He worked diligently to protect our citizens in the event of critical emergencies and natural disasters. Winston-Salem is a safer place to live, work and relax because of his service to our community.” Taylor is also the publisher of The Chronicle. Sadler joined the Emergency Management staff on Aug. 24, 1987, as an emergency management officer and was promoted to director on July 7, 1997. During his tenure, Winston-Salem and Forsyth County became in 2014 the first local governments in the United States to take a new integrated emergency management training course designed to help local officials deal with home-grown terrorism threats and mass-violence incidents. The training involved 72 city and county officials and private-sector health and utilities representatives and was held at the Emergency Management Institute, a federal training center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. That training led to Winston-Salem receiving a $1.8 million grant last year to address gaps in regional public safety resources that were identified during the training course. It was the largest grant awarded to a local government. Sadler also oversaw a series of training exercises and disaster drills in recent years that allowed local officials to practice for a real emergency. Also during his watch, Emergency Management accomplished its long-sought goal of creating a dedicated emergency operations center where local officials can gather to coordinate emergency response efforts.The post Emergency Management Director Mel Sadler dies appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • Social Heart helps homeless residentsSocial Heart helps homeless residents

    On any given day or night, you may find city native Cedric Allen distributing food, coats, gloves, or even hygiene products to those in need in various parts of Triad. While some may take what they have for granted, Allen says he goes out of his way to help homeless residents in the area because that was once him.  “I’ve been homeless, so I know what it’s like to be in the streets.” Allen said. Growing up in the Kimberly Park Housing Development, Allen said, he learned the importance giving back to those in need, from his mother and others in the neighborhood. He said when he was growing up when someone in the neighborhood couldn’t afford certain things, the entire community would lend a helping hand.  “Growing up in the projects, we were taught to give back. It was like a family; we helped others in need and when my mother couldn’t afford certain things, that’s when the community would step in and do what they could,” Allen continued. “Because of the way I was raised, I’ve always been a giving person. Anybody that knows me will tell you that  I just love to give.”  That giving nature that was instilled in Allen as a child, stuck with him into adulthood and led to the start of Social Heart, a local nonprofit that feeds the homeless. In 2009 with just $50 and a dream, Allen told several of his friends he was going to start a nonprofit to help those in need. He told The Chronicle that although several said it couldn’t be done, he didn’t let that discourage him.  “When you have a vision, some people can make you sit back down and make you give up on yourself, but you can’t. And that’s just what it was. They told me I could not do it and it’s not possible,” Allen said.  Despite the naysayers, Allen followed his dream and today Social Heart is known throughout the community for helping those in need. If you follow Allen on social media, you can see the impact the nonprofit is making.  On Christmas morning, with the help of the Social Heart Family, Allen fed dozens of families at the Bethesda Center on Patterson Avenue. Last week when nighttime temperatures dropped to single digits, Social Heart hit the streets of Greensboro to pass out blankets and coats.  With help from countless volunteers since 2009 Social Heart has helped feed hundreds of individuals across the city, state, and country.  Allen said just like the extended family that helped him growing up, Social Heart is looking to spread the message of giving.  “I couldn’t do any of this without the community. Social Heart is not about me it’s about a network of people coming together to uplift our community.” he said. “That’s why I always call out my business partners because this wouldn’t be possible without them.”  Along with helping the less fortunate, Social Heart has also been on the front line when it comes to fighting injustice in the area. In 2016 it was Social Heart who first brought attention to the living conditions in the Rolling Hills apartment complex when they set up a protest outside the entrance, after the landlord tried to stop volunteers from distributing food. At that time city officials found a number of violations at the apartment complex in East Winston, including sewage backup, mold and rodent infestations.  Since then new ownership has taken over the property and improvements have been made, according to Allen, who visits the complex regularly to distribute food. When asked why he’s so passionate about helping those in need and fighting injustice, Allen simply said because people helped him. “When I was at my lowest, God sent people to talk to me,” he continued. “My grandma always told me there’s power in giving but you have to give from the heart.” For more information on Social Heart or to volunteer, contact Cedric Allen at (336) 995-8298. Cedric Allen is founder of Social HeartThe post Social Heart helps homeless residents appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • ‘Kuumba’ in the making‘Kuumba’ in the making

    New library official bringing creativity to Malloy/Jordan  Triad Cultural Arts (TCA) wrapped up the official citywide Kwanzaa Celebration earlier this week as dozens of locals came together to celebrate the sixth principle; “Kuumba” or creativity.  (No programs were scheduled for the seventh principle, “Imani” or faith.) During the celebration held at the newly renovated Central Library, the talent and creativity of the city was on full display. The North Carolina Black Reparatory Company (NCBRC) Teen Assemble and the Greater Vision Dance Company brought down the house with their performances, and Larry Barron, also known as L.B. The Poet, performed during the celebration as well. But the fun didn’t stop there. Instead of a traditional keynote address, Wright Adams, Forsyth County Public Library manager of outreach services, discussed several exciting initiatives coming to the Malloy/Jordan East Winston Library in the new year designed to promote Kuumba across the community. Before relocating to Forsyth County last month, Adams served as the adult service manager for the Durham Public Library. While there, Adams was instrumental in opening Durham County’s first “maker space,” a do-it-yourself space where people can come together create, and learn. Last year, The Chronicle featured an article on Alan Shelton, a local entrepreneur who will be opening a maker space near downtown later this month. Shelton mentioned that when complete, MIXXER will include laser cutters, soldering irons, 3-D printers, sewing machines and much more. During his presentation on Sunday, Dec. 31, Adams said soon some of the same equipment will be available at the Malloy/Jordan branch, located on East Seventh Street. Adams mentioned that as soon as February, the branch will have a brand new 3-D printer. “Some of the other programs include Lego Robotics, Girls Who Code and Guys Who Code for teens, and Python Programming,” Adams said. “Maker spaces can cover a lot of different things from making wind turbines to making craft soaps.” Adams said the Malloy/Jordan branch is planning to have the 3-D printer operational by Feb. 12 and a program to build solar panels will be available in May. And the best part is all of the programs will be free of charge. Adams encouraged residents to visit the Forsyth County Public Library Website to see a full schedule of new programs and equipment coming to the branch. “We are still working on putting everything together but it is on the horizons,” Adams said. Before wrapping up the celebration, Kathryn Mobley was honored for her contributions to the community and display of Kuumba. Mobley, who has served as coordinator for the National Black Theatre Festival Film Fest since its inception, also is the city’s senior video producer. She also finds time to produce for the NCBRC. Although she was unable to attend, Mobley delivered a message that she was proud to be honored the 2017 Kwanzaa celebration. Others recognized throughout the week include Ben Piggott, RaVonda Dalton-Rann, Owen Daniels, the Rev. Toure C. Marshall and Jerry Hanes. On the final day of Kwanzaa (Monday, Jan. 1), set aside to celebrate the principle of Imani or faith, TCA encouraged families to come together to reaffirm the best of African-American traditions. For a complete list of honorees and other information about the 2017 Kwanzaa celebration visit www.triadculturalarts.org. The post ‘Kuumba’ in the making appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • Red Cross offers cold weather and heating safety tipsRed Cross offers cold weather and heating safety tips

    GREENSBORO — When it gets cold out, the number of home fires increases so with temperatures expected to keep dropping below freezing across most of our area, the American Red Cross is urging residents to take precautions for the cold weather and proper heating. Heating safety tips *Test batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. *Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning device inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace, or any partially enclosed area. *If using a generator outside, be sure to follow all instructions. *Use portable space heaters with an automatic shut-off so if the tip over, they will shut off. *Keep at least 3 feet of space between a heater and combustibles such as furniture, curtains, bedding, which includes pet bedding, and papers. *Inspect heaters for cracked or damaged cords, broken plugs, or loose connections. Replace any before using the space heater. *Turn heaters off when not in use or when leaving the room. *Have chimney and woodstove flues and vents inspected and cleaned every year before using. Check for creosote deposits, soot build-up, and physical damage. *Always use a fireplace screen made of sturdy metal or heat-tempered glass to prevent sparks from escaping. *Clear the area around the heart of debris, decorations and flammable materials. *Store kindling, fire logs, and wood at least 3 feet from any heat source. *Use proper fire starts designed for indoor use. Never use flammable liquid, such as lighter fluid, kerosene, or gasoline to start a fire. Cold weather safety *Have an emergency supply kit ready. The kit should include at a minimum: a 3-day supply of food and water per person, flashlight, battery-powered or hand-crank radio, and extra batteries. For full list of recommended items, visit http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready/get-a-kit *Keep your cellphone charged. *In case of power outage, use flashlights or lanterns instead of candles because of potential fire hazard. If you do use candles, never leave unattended. Make sure flashlights are available throughout the house with fresh batteries. *Have plenty of blankets and warm clothing available should you be without hear for an extended period of time. *Protect your pipes: Run water at a trickle to help prevent pipes from freezing. *If going outside, wear waterproof, insulated boots to keep your feet warm and dry; dress appropriately with layers, and wear hats and gloves. *Select a place for family members to meet outside your neighborhood in case you cannot get home or need to evacuate. Pet Safety: *Bring pets indoors. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to non-frozen drinking water. *If animals are outside, make sure their access to food and water is not blocked by snow drifts, ice or other obstacles. *If pets cannot come indoors, make sure they are protected by a dry, draft-free enclosure large enough to allow them to sit and lie down, but small enough to hold in the pet’s body heat. Raise the floor a few inches off the ground and cover it with cedar shavings or straw. Turn the enclosure away from the wind and cover the doorway with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic. Emergency apps Download the free Red Cross Emergency App to select up to 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts on your mobile device. Search your smartphone app store or visit www.redcross.org/apps About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Western North Carolina Region serves the 47 counties in the western half of the state, 53 percent of the state’s population. For more information, please follow us at https://www.facebook.com/NCWesternREDCROSS. The American Red Cross Piedmont Triad Chapter serves a population of more than 1.6 million people in the counties of Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin.The post Red Cross offers cold weather and heating safety tips appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • New season for Chronicle, other community mainstaysNew season for Chronicle, other community mainstays

    2017 started with President Barack Obama, beloved leader of the United States, adored by the black community, leaving that office. Donald Trump won the Electoral College but not the popular vote. Many people didn’t think Trump would replace Obama, who said Obama was not born in the United States. Amid that scenario, the biggest overhaul of bus routes in Winston-Salem Transit Authority’s history began on Jan. 2. There are 30 newly drawn bus routes with more than 1,000 bus stops. The routes have been redesigned to cut down on ride time and include new crosstown routes. Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) Director Art Barnes said the first day went smoothly for bus drivers. Throughout 2017, the bus routes were tweaked. The fee for riding the bus remains $1. However, the fee changed for riders of Trans-AID, which gives on-demand bus rides to qualified handicapped riders. WSTA rates rose in October from 50 cents to $1 and eliminated the Medicaid exemption that let most riders use it for free. Medicaid continues to fully cover rides for medical purposes. WSTA was facing a projected $1.8 million budget deficit for the next fiscal year. The Chronicle also made news this year. Founder and longtime Publisher Ernie Pitt sold the city’s oldest community newspaper in April after founding it in September 1974. The community paper and Pitt were well known as fighters for the underdog and professionalism. Pitt, 71, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a journalism degree. Pitt, under the company name Winston-Salem Chronicle Publishing Co., sold the paper to two young Winston-Salem City Council members, James Taylor Jr. and Derwin Montgomery, who promised to uphold the integrity of The Chronicle. The purchasing company, Chronicle Media Group LLC, moved from The Chronicle’s longtime building at 617 N. Liberty St. to its present location at 1300 E. Fifth St., near Martin Luther King Dr. Before the sale of The Chronicle, Forsyth County was hit hard with news of the death of longtime Forsyth County Commissioner Walter Marshall, 74, who passed away on Feb. 22. His death was sudden. The Chronicle had just featured him for Black History Month earlier in February. Before he retired and became a commissioner, Marshall was a teacher and activist. Marshall was local the NAACP president and on went on to serve on the school board and Board of County Commissioners after he led several lawsuits as NAACP president in the 1980s that affected both bodies. Two longtime leaders of recreation centers in Winston-Salem retired. Art Blevins, former Hanes Hosiery Community Center supervisor, and Ben Piggott, former senior supervisor of the Carl H. Russell Sr. Community Center, say they will continue to lead their signature activities, however. For example, though retired, Piggott led the effort for the Peace Toys for War Toys toy exchange earlier this month. There was a war of sorts at Salem College. In April, students at the liberal arts college for women founded in 1772 held a week-long sit-in protest demanding President Lorraine Sterrit and the Board of Trustees address a 10-page list of demands. According to those who started the sit-in on a daily basis, students of color and other minorities have to deal with racist comments from students and even professors in the classroom setting. The protest ended after the board of trustees and students sat down to discuss the list of demands. CEO of the Winston-Salem Urban League,, James Perry, ignited the local conversation this summer when he released his collection of data, “The State of Black Winston-Salem.” The 25-page report has been in the works since 2015. The Urban League describes the report: “Stunningly, the report shows that black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County earn only 62 cents for each dollar made by white residents. Black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County have a homeownership rate that is half that of white residents. Black residents are half as likely to have access to healthy food. Black residents have a death rate 1.25 times that of white residents. “Arrests of black residents for nonviolent traffic offenses in Winston-Salem occur at a rate approximately 1.4 percent more frequent than for white residents. “Most shocking, perhaps, are the education indices. Forsyth County black third-graders are approximately 60 percent less likely to read at grade level than white third-graders.” The National Black Theatre Festival, produced by the N.C. Black Repertory Company, made a splash again. It comes every two years to Winston-Salem and did not disappoint this year. It was one of the most successful festivals in the , N.C. Black Repertory Company’s history, festival leaders said. Also, by partnering with several major health organizations in Winston-Salem, as well as multiple ministries, to address health disparities within the African-American community, 2017 NBTF sponsored a health fair. The Forsyth County Central Library reopened this year in August after closing its doors for nearly three years for remodeling. It closed in October 2014 to begin renovations. The project, which cost $28 million, added more than 20,000 square feet to the original structure and helped push the county’s largest library into the future. New faces moved into leadership this year. Assistant Chief Catrina A. Thompson became the city’s 15th chief of the Winston-Salem Police Department. Thompson, 49, has spent her entire career with the Winston-Salem Police Department. A native of Detroit, she joined the local police department in 1994. And Stan Law, a native of Charlotte, become the first African-American to serve as president and chief executive of the 16-branch YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, including the Winston Lake YMCA, which has faced obstacles lately, including financial. Another venue that has faced obstacles is Liberty Street Market. The market, which originally opened in October 2014 with a variety of famers and other vendors, closed the following year after low vendor and customer turnout. After that, the city continued to rent it out for various events. This year, the city accepted an unsolicited proposal from RaVonda Dalton-Rann’s R and Company LLC, to once again hold a farmers market there under a six-month trial period, which ran out on Oct. 31.  She opted not to renew the contract, citing the increasing growth of her event planning business. The city will continue to rent out the Market for various events. Chronicle reporter Todd Luck reported that after many years of debate, Forsyth County commissioners voted to move forward with plans to build a new courthouse on Chestnut Street to replace the aging Hall of Justice. The historic vote took place during the commissioner’s Aug. 17 meeting. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $126.8 million. Well, 2018 is an election year, and several people announced their intentions to run for offices. *North Ward Winston-Salem Council Member Denise “D.D.” Adams and teacher Jenny Marshall said they are running as Democrats for the 5th District of the U.S. House of Representatives. The seat is currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx. *Law enforcement expert Bobby Kimbrough said he is running as a Democrat for the Forsyth County Sheriff position. The current sheriff is William T. Schatzman. *Tony Burton, chief executive officer of Northwest Child Development Centers Inc., Winston-Salem, said he is running for Forsyth County Commissioner of District A.  The district, which is largely African-American, is currently represented by Commissioners Everette Witherspoon and Fleming El-Amin.The post New season for Chronicle, other community mainstays appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • Liberty Market in transition  once againLiberty Market in transition once again

    The city is once again considering its options for the Liberty Street Market after the contract with its latest manager ended. The market consists of two shelters the city built on a lot it owns at 1591 N. Liberty St., which originally opened in October 2014 with a variety of farmers and other vendors, but closed the following year after low vendor and customer turnout. After that, the city continued to rent it out for various events. This year, the city accepted an unsolicited proposal from RaVonda Dalton-Rann’s R and Company LLC, to once again hold a farmers market there. The contract was for $1,800 a month to manage the market for a six-month trial period, which ran out on Oct. 31. All revenue from vendor and rental fees went to the city. The market reopened on Saturday, July 8, with a shelter full of urban farmers, most of whom were graduates of the Cooperative Extension’s Urban Farm school. Dalton-Rann said farmers came as they had produce, but that number decreased as time went on and fall approached. She said she kept it open on Satrudays even if it was only for one or two farmers. She said individual farmers had loyal regular customers who’d come by to get their produce. She said she didn’t renew her contract because she wanted to focus on her busy event planning business, but said she enjoyed the experience and hoped the farmers market could continue under different management. “Those farmers were a marvelous group of people,” said Dalton-Rann. The Market continued to be rented for activities, such as church events and food distribution by Second Harvest Food Bank. However, Second Harvest ended its distribution and the unheated shelters aren’t currently being rented for other activities. Evan Raleigh, the city’s director of Business Inclusion and Advancement, said this is a dormant time for the Market and a perfect opportunity to re-evaluate what can be done with it. He said city staff members are working to come up with a proposal in the coming months. “It’s a great facility and I think we are trying to figure out how we can put it to its highest and best use,” said Raleigh. He said that those interested in renting the facility can still contact Regina Hall with the Community Development Department at (336) 734-1238 while the Market is in its current transitionary phase.The post Liberty Market in transition once again appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • Oncologist kicks off Kwanzaa celebrationOncologist kicks off Kwanzaa celebration

    Throughout the week, residents from across the community are coming together to celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa: Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba and Imani. The weeklong celebration kicked off on Tuesday, Dec. 26, at the Winston-Salem Urban League (WSUL) as more than 100 residents of all ages gathered to celebrate “Umoja” or unity. Following the invocation and libation ceremony, Felicia Piggott-Long recognized the elders and asked for permission to continue the ceremony. After permission was granted, the keynote address was delivered by Wake Forest Baptist Health radiation oncologist Dr. Karen Winkfield. During his introduction of Dr. Winkfield, WSUL CEO James Perry said when he first met Dr. Winkfield, he knew she was serious about the health of African-Americans in this community and across the country. Perry said, “When I started discussing some systems that are challenging black people, she immediately began to dive in. Not just to talk about it, but with ideas and ways to solve things.” Along with practicing radiology here in Winston-Salem, Dr. Winkfield also works in the community to prevent behavior that can cause various forms of cancer. Before relocating to Winston-Salem, Dr. Winkfield worked in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital.  While speaking to the crowd on Tuesday night, Dr. Winkfield said one of the things that brought her to Winston-Salem is her love for ensuring that everyone has the same opportunity to survive cancer and survive at life. Following the keynote address, RaVonda Dalton-Rann and Ben Piggott were recognized for the dedication to uplift the community and promote Umoja. Dalton-Rann, who was unable to attend the event, retired last year from Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), where she served as executive assistant to the chancellor and university secretary for 15 years. She has also held positions as a college administrator, television promotion officer and school teacher and served on several nonprofit boards in the area. When discussing Dalton-Rann’s contributions to the Winston-Salem community and her time spent at WSSU Cheryl Harry, Triad Culture Arts founder and CEO said, “She always worked to ensure that WSSU was a part of the community.” Ben Piggott is most known for his time spent with the Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department. Through countless programs, including Peace Toys for War Toys, Bingo for Turkeys and the annual Happy Hill Reunion, Piggott has touched the lives of thousands of children in the area. After accepting the award from Cheryl Harry and James Perry, Piggott said he is just a product of his community. “It was the community that made me. Anyone that is trying to uplift our children, I’m willing to work with you,” Piggott said. To wrap up the opening night of Kwanzaa, Otesha Creative Arts Ensemble preformed and even got some of the crowd involved. The local Kwanzaa celebration hosted by Triad Cultural Arts (TCA) will continue at various venues throughout the city. On Wednesday, Dec. 27 the principle “Kujichagulia” or self-determination was celebrated at the Delta Fine Arts Center, where Aliza Digg-Bailey delivered the keynote address and local photographer Owen Daniels was honored for his work in the community. Today TCA is encouraging the community to volunteer at a local nonprofit for the “Ujima” or collective work and responsibility principle. Friday, Dec. 29, at 4 p.m. at the Brown and Douglass Recreation Center, 4725 Indiana Ave., youth and adult cultural and African dance performances will be featured under the principle “Ujamaa” or cooperative economics. At 6 p.m. at the Carl Russell Recreation Center, 3521 Carver Road, a Business Showcase and Vendor’s Market will be held and Jerry Hanes will be honored. On Saturday, Dec. 30, at 6 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, 3901 Carver School Road, the Rev. Toure C. Marshall will be honored under the “Nia” or purpose principle. On Sunday, Dec. 31, at 3 p.m. at Forsyth County Public Library, 660 W. Fifth St., Kathryn Mobley will be honored under the “Kuumba”  or creativity principle. On Monday, Jan. 1, TCA says “families are encouraged to come together to reaffirm the best of our traditions, sweep away fear of the unknown and past regrets, and resolve to meet each day with active faith” under the Imani principle or faith. For a complete list of venues for the local Kwanzaa celebration visit www.triadculturalarts.org. The post Oncologist kicks off Kwanzaa celebration appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • Chronicle staff sends holiday greetingsChronicle staff sends holiday greetings

    By James Taylor Jr. On behalf of the staff of The Chronicle, I want to take the time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Kwanzaa. We appreciate your support of this publication and we are honored to be your choice for community news.  In the midst of all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, let us not forget that Jesus is the reason for the season. As we gather to celebrate with our loved ones, we should keep in remembrance those who have paved the way, as we also remember those who may be less fortunate. This is the season to be merry and to celebrate the best of our culture. Happy Holidays!The post Chronicle staff sends holiday greetings appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • Let there be peace in Winston-SalemLet there be peace in Winston-Salem

    By Busta Brown God said, “Let there be peace on earth as it is in heaven,” and Winston-Salem’s Ben Piggott has been doing just that for 23 years with his annual Peace Toys for War Toys event. The program gives children and adults the opportunity to exchange war toys for free peace toys. Piggott started the program because of a personal tragedy. “My brother was killed by his best friend, and the first thing my mother told us was, regardless of what happened about the shooting, let God handle it,” Piggott said. Piggott got emotional as he spoke about his mother’s wisdom. “Her very words before she passed two years ago, was the same as before, remember to always let God handle it. So with Peace Toys for War Toys, we’re going to get out there and spread love instead of hate. We’re not going to cause any problems. We want every child to know that, giving love solves all of our hate problems.” Ben looked at me, smiles, put his arms around me and says, “There’s no way in the world that revenge is the way out. Give love and stretch your arms around that brotha and let him know you love him, because Christ is about love, and that’s what we’re doing today.” The expression on the children’s faces was priceless, what they were feeling was something neither gift nor money could buy, and that was pure love, which you could see and feel from Piggott and the many volunteers, liked Gary Lash. “Look around, Busta, look at all the people here, smiling faces, a bunch of happy children, and happy parents that didn’t have to go out to get any extra toys; it means the world,” Lash said. I felt Lash’s passion, and as I looked around, I nearly began crying tears of joy, it was a beautiful sight. Although the event was about giving toys to children for Christmas, I was still reminded that the greatest gift is love and time spent with those you love. God’s love was in the LJVM Coliseum Education Building this past Saturday, Dec. 16, Sophia Mitchell was filled with that love as she watched her daughter Emma Parsons playing and laughing with the other children. “This means so much more than words, especially for the children,” Sophia Mitchell said. Emma came and gave mommy a big hug during our interview. It was priceless! I also spoke with Fred Cater, as I walked toward him, he was playing with his son Cannan, so I asked what he was feeling at that very moment. “Love and peace, nothing but love and peace. With all that’s going on this world, this is right on time,” Fred Cater said. Latoya and her daughter Kiya were feeling the love as well. “I’m so thankful to be here with my family, and praising the Lord,”  Latoya said. Wife and mother Mayra Flores was happy and excited to share her thoughts. “This a beautiful time to be with your family, friends and get to know all the beautiful people in the community,” Mayra Flores said. Afterward, Flores’ husband gave her a hug and kiss. It was sweet.  I was reminded of a song by Hip Hop Legend Heavy D: “I got nothin’ but love for you baby.” As I was making my rounds fellowshiping with all the families and volunteers, I passed the visionary for Peace Toys for War Toys, Ben Piggott, engaging in conversation with local Minister Lynne Patrick. She opened the event with a prayer. “The Lord gave me a word, and I came out to share it,” she said. Piggott constantly made his rounds, thanking the sponsors, partners and volunteers. “Busta, I’m beyond grateful for God what  is doing with me and everyone involved. All I can do is pray that He keeps His hand on us so we can keep this going. Please tell all of my friends at The Chronicle how much I appreciate their support. I love y’all man.” Make sure you check my interview with Ben Piggott and some of the families on our @ Winstonsalem Chronicle channel on YouTube.com. The post Let there be peace in Winston-Salem appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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