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  • Man reunited with woman who helped get him on path to recovery Man reunited with woman who helped get him on path to recovery

    "I know I can make it this time. I got everybody's support, your support, Kaitlyn's support, I got all the people who donated, and I got my family back."

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  • Black Friday: Your ultimate holiday shopping guideBlack Friday: Your ultimate holiday shopping guide

    America’s top retailers are gearing up for the biggest shopping weekend of the year. The first doorbusters kick off early Thursday morning. Wondering what’s open and where to snag a deal? Here’s our guide. Best Buy Opens: 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will stay open until 1 a.m. Friday. Reopens Friday at 8 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Highlights: You can get a 50-inch 4K Smart TV for $180 (save $320), a Google Home Mini for $30 (save $20 plus get a $10 gift card), or up to $150 off a 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Get more details here and see the full ad here. Pro-Tip: My Best Buy members get early access to Black Friday deals starting Monday November 20. Online: Best Buy says “almost” every deal will be available online beginning Thanksgiving morning. Shoppers get free shipping all season long. Dick’s Sporting Goods Opens: 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and will remain open until 2 a.m. Friday. Reopens Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Highlights: “Select” locations will have discounts on items exclusively available at Dick’s — including apparel from Patagonia and Adidas and the Bowflex M5. The store is also offering rewards cash for Yeti purchases, 50% to 70% off bikes, 40% off Adidas apparel, a Warrior in-ground basketball hoop for $400 (save $600), and a Stiga tennis table for $250 (save $250). See the full ad here. Online: All deals will be available online Thanksgiving day. The site offers free shipping or the option to pick up in stores. Dick’s will also hold a Cyber Week sale that kicks off Sunday November 26. Kmart Opens: 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and will stay open until 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Some stores close at midnight or 2 a.m. on Friday and reopen at 6 a.m. Highlights: Grab a 55-inch Samsung 4K Smart TV for $500 (save $200) or luxurious 1,000 thread count sheets for $20 (save 30). Barbie dolls will go on sale for $2 (save $5 to $8), and some small kitchen appliances will be 50% off. See the full ad here. Online: Kmart’s discounts will be available online from 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving through 2 p.m. on Black Friday. Kohl’s Opens: 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Hours may vary by location. Deals: Shoppers can snag a PlayStation 4 for $200 (save $100), a diamond bracelet for $70 (save $230), a Google Home for $80 (save $50), or a Sky Rider HD camera drone for $50 (save $100). For $20, parents can grab a Disney castle toy or an indoor basketball game. See the full ad here. Pro-Tip: According to Wallethub, Kohl’s will offer some of the steepest discounts of any major retailer this Black Friday. On average, its markdowns will hit 66.3% off. Deals will be especially hot for jewelry. Online: Some deals go live on Kohls.com Monday November 20 at 1 a.m. ET. Doorbuster deals go live at 1 a.m. ET on Thursday November 23. Macy’s Opens: 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, though it may vary by location. Highlights: The steepest discounts will be so-called doorbusters that will be available when doors open on Thanksgiving through 1 p.m. Friday. The discounts will briefly come back Saturday until 1 p.m. Mail-in rebates, offered only in stores, will score you some free items, such as a glassware set or select kitchen electronics. See the full ad here. Pro-Tip: If you need a blender, Wallethub says Macy’s is offering one of the best discounts around for its A3500 Vitamix blender. You can grab it for $350 (save $250) on Black Friday. Online: More than 500 deals will be live online beginning Thanksgiving morning. A round of Cyber Week savings will go live on Sunday, November 26 and end Wednesday November 29. Sears Opens: 6 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving, though some locations will stay closed. All stores will reopen at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. Highlights: You can save more than $1,000 on a Kenmore refrigerator or a NordicTrack elliptical. They’ll go on sale for $1,000 and $600, respectively. Most deals will end at 2 p.m. on Black Friday. See the full ad here. Online: All deals will be available online all day Thanksgiving through 2 p.m. on Black Friday. Target Opens: 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, closes at midnight and reopens Friday at 6 a.m. Highlights: Target is promising the “lowest prices of the year” on video games, TVs and other electronics. Customers who spend $50 on Black Friday will get a 20% off coupon for a future shopping trip. Deals include an XBox One S 500 GB console for $190 (save $90 and get a $25 gift card) and a 65-inch Samsung 4K TV for $850 (save $156). Get more details here and see the full ad here. Pro-Tip: REDcard holders will get early access to more than 100 deals online starting Wednesday Nov. 22. Online: Black Friday deals will be available on Target.com early Thanksgiving morning. Toys “R” Us Opens: 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving until 11 p.m. Friday. Highlights: A few pre-Black Friday sales will show up Sunday November 19 and run through Wednesday November 22. A few deals will be available only in stores through midnight. They include a a Barbie Pink Passport Townhouse for $60 (50% off) and a motorized Power Wheels Boomerang for $250 (save $150). Get more details here and see the full ad here. Online: Black Friday deals will go live on Toysrus.com/BlackFriday Wednesday Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. ET. Toys “R” Us offers a pick-up-in-store option. Walmart Opens: Black Friday sales begin at 6 p.m., but most Walmart stores will be open all day on Thanksgiving. Hours vary by location. Highlights: Walmart will release color-coded maps of its stores to help customers find what they are looking for. Among the deals it’s touted: a Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner for $190 (save $176), a Google Chromecast for $20 (save $15), a iPad 5th Gen 32GB for $249 (save $80), and a Samsung 65-inch Class Curved 4K Smart TV for $1,000 (save $300). Get more details here and see the full ad here. Online: Deals begin on Walmart.com at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thanksgiving.

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  • Here’s how to check to see if you have unclaimed cash in NC; state may be holding money with your name on itHere’s how to check to see if you have unclaimed cash in NC; state may be holding money with your name on it

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Both Carolinas have unclaimed money sitting around, maybe with your name on it, according to WSOC. North Carolina has approximately $650 million. South Carolina has about $550 million. So, between the two, there is more than $1 billion in unclaimed cash for the taking. There’s no timeframe people must claim by, and if the person is dead, his or her heirs get the cash. That happens a fair amount and it can be a life-changing shock. “It’s actually fairly easy, especially if it relates to a grandparent or somebody who put money aside for you in a bank account that you never knew of and it had $30 in it or $50 and, you know, checks got lost in the mail,” said N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell. Click here to check if you have unclaimed cash in North Carolina. Click here to check if you have unclaimed cash in South Carolina.

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  • Ex-state Sen. Ralph Shortey to plead guilty to child sex trafficking charge, lawyer saysEx-state Sen. Ralph Shortey to plead guilty to child sex trafficking charge, lawyer says

    Former Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey has agreed to plead guilty to one count of child sex trafficking in exchange for three other charges to be dismissed, Shortey's lawyer confirmed.

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  • 'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy in critical condition'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy in critical condition

    A rep for the singer and actor says he is out of an induced coma and surrounded by family.

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  • This undercover video shows a slave auction in LibyaThis undercover video shows a slave auction in Libya

    Watch Video Libyan authorities have launched a formal investigation into slave auctions in the country following an exclusive CNN report earlier this week, the government said Friday. “A high-level committee has been convened encompassing representatives from all the security apparatus to oversee this investigation,” Anes Alazabi, an official with the internationally recognized government of Libya’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency, told CNN. “Priorities of the investigation are not only to convict those responsible for these inhumane acts, but also to identify the location of those who have been sold in order to bring them to safety and return them to their countries of origin.” Alazabi’s agency will be overseeing the probe. Part of its work will be to assess whether all the locations of these auctions are under the control of the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli. The International Organization for Migration, an intergovernmental organization based in Geneva that focuses on migration management, welcomed the investigation. But its chief of mission for Libya warned in an interview with CNN’s Nima Elbagir “that the smuggling networks are becoming stronger, more organized and better equipped.” “We definitely welcome the news for any investigation and we hope that this will cover not only this case but definitely all the cases of abuse and violence against migrants in Libya,” Othman Belbeisi said from Tunis. Long struggle CNN’s Alex Platt and Raja Razek traveled with Elbagir to Libya in October after obtaining footage of a migrant auction. At a property outside the capital of Tripoli, CNN witnessed a dozen men being sold like commodities — some auctioned off for as little as $400. CNN was told of auctions at nine locations across Libya, but many more are believed to take place each month. CNN believes some of the auction sites are in territory controlled by the GNA, but others are not; the GNA does not control the entire country. Libya has long struggled to cope with an influx of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, many of whom hope to transit in Libya before traveling to Europe with the help of smugglers. Estimates from the United Nations put the number of migrants in Libya at 700,000. For years, migrants crossing the Mediterranean have brought with them stories of beatings, kidnapping and enslavement. Many make harrowing journeys from West African countries. Those migrants who do make it to Europe are often too terrified to go on the record about their ordeal. CNN has also provided the evidence of slave auctions in Libya by unscrupulous smugglers to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.

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  • Father left sitting in own feces for weeks, police sayFather left sitting in own feces for weeks, police say

    A Florida man was arrested after police say he left his father in a chair for so long, his skin began to rot.

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  • President Trump calls Hillary Clinton ‘biggest loser of all time’ in tweet on SaturdayPresident Trump calls Hillary Clinton ‘biggest loser of all time’ in tweet on Saturday

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton the worst and biggest loser of all time in a Saturday morning tweet. “Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time,” Trump tweeted. “She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!” Fox News reported that the Republican president was likely responding to a Mother Jones interview published Friday in which Clinton questioned last year’s election results, amid evidence that Russia tried to influence the race outcome. She called for an independent commission to investigate the matter.

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  • Silver Alert issued for 13-year-old girl reported missing out of Winston-SalemSilver Alert issued for 13-year-old girl reported missing out of Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A Silver Alert has been issued for a 13-year-old girl reported missing out of Winston-Salem, according to Winston-Salem police. Kaylee Abigail Utt was last seen at about 12 p.m. Friday, according to a police press release. She was last seen at a neighbor’s house in the 150 block of Charlestowne Circle, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Utt has been described as a 13-year-old white female, standing 5’4” and weighing about 138 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes, according to authorities. Anyone with any information on Utt’s whereabouts can call Winston-Salem police at (336) 773-7700.

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  • Silver Alert issued for 13-year-old girl reported missing out of Winston-Salem - myfox8.comSilver Alert issued for 13-year-old girl reported missing out of Winston-Salem - myfox8.com

    myfox8.comSilver Alert issued for 13-year-old girl reported missing out of Winston-Salemmyfox8.comWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A Silver Alert has been issued for a 13-year-old girl reported missing out of Winston-Salem, according to Winston-Salem police. Kaylee Abigail Utt was last seen at about 12 p.m. Friday, according to a police press release. She was ...and more »

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  • Small group gathers to protest Confederate flag flying outside Montomery County volunteer fire departmentSmall group gathers to protest Confederate flag flying outside Montomery County volunteer fire department

    TROY, N.C. – A small group of people gathered in Troy to protest a Confederate flag flying outside a volunteer fire department in Montgomery County on Saturday. The Committee for a Better Montgomery County held a rally to remove the Uwharrie Volunteer Fire Department’s Confederate flag at the county courthouse on Saturday morning. “This is a vestige of bigotry slavery and racism,” said Ray Hudson, a member of the Committee for a Better Montgomery County. The group was created to get the flag removed from the volunteer fire department. The property belongs to the department, but the county provides them funds and trucks. In a letter this week, commissioners threatened to take to some of that funding away unless this flag is taken down. Commissioners also said they would remove the department’s name on their trucks and put in a decal that represents equality and freedom of speech. Volunteer firefighters told FOX8 on Friday that they don’t expect to budge. They plan to meet by the end of the month to figure out what their response is going to be.

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  • Silver Alert issued for missing Winston-Salem teenage girl Silver Alert issued for missing Winston-Salem teenage girl

    Winston-Salem police issue Silver Alert for missing teenage girl

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  • David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ superstar, in critical conditionDavid Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ superstar, in critical condition

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — David Cassidy, the wildly popular ’70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV’s “The Partridge Family,” is in critical condition with organ failure. Cassidy is being treated at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital, longtime publicist Jo-Ann Geffen told CNN on Saturday. “He is conscious and surrounded by family and friends, nothing is imminent and we are taking it day by day,” Geffen said. She did not say what caused the organ failure. Cassidy, 67, told People magazine earlier this year he was battling dementia. A ’70s superstar “The Partridge Family,” a sitcom about a mother and five children who formed a rock ‘n’ roll band, gave Cassidy a national audience for his music. Cassidy, who played Keith Partridge on the show, captured the spirit of 1970s youth. His wispy voice and wholesome persona broke out from the small screen. At the time, his fan club reportedly was bigger than those of Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The singer toured the world singing his hit songs, such as “I Think I Love You,” filling concert halls with screaming teenage girls. Cassidy has spoken publicly in recent years about his struggles with alcohol. He was arrested for driving under the influence on three separate occasions during a four-year span between 2010 and 2014. Cassidy, in an interview with CNN in 2014, said his trouble with alcohol was “very humbling and it’s also humiliating.”

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  • New brewery in Greensboro expected to open by the end of the yearNew brewery in Greensboro expected to open by the end of the year

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A new nano-brewery called Leveneleven Brewing is expected to open at 1111 Coliseum Blvd. by the end of the year, according to the Greensboro News & Record. Dan Morgan is opening the 2200-square-foot brewery in a strip center facing the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Leveneleven is a spin-off of Morgan’s home brewing supply shop, Big Dan’s Brew Shed, which is next door at 1113 Coliseum Blvd. Big Dan’s opened six years ago on N.C. 68 near I-40, but Morgan relocated the shop to Coliseum Boulevard in May. “We’ve been working on the idea of a brewery for about three years,” Morgan said. “I wanted to have a brewery that produced 10 barrels. But … we ran into some walls.” Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record

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  • Officers find body in Greensboro; unknown how long victim was deceasedOfficers find body in Greensboro; unknown how long victim was deceased

    The victim has not yet been identified by police.

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  • Winston-Salem Symphony hosts holiday concert Winston-Salem Symphony hosts holiday concert

    Winston-Salem Symphony concert runs on November 25th and 26th

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  • Months after clashes, free speech rally held in BostonMonths after clashes, free speech rally held in Boston

    The rally moved from the Boston Common to the steps of the State House, chanting "USA" and "All Lives Matter."

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  • Cost of a Thanksgiving meal drops for second straight yearCost of a Thanksgiving meal drops for second straight year

    The cost of a Thanksgiving feast is the cheapest it has been since 2015, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The organization has surveyed the average cost of a Thanksgiving Day meal since 1986. For the 32nd year, AFBF found the national average for the Thanksgiving meal for ten people to be just over $49, or about 1.5% cheaper than in 2016. This marked the second consecutive year that the cost has declined. American Farm Bureau Federation Walmart has since released a Thanksgiving dinner menu of its own with prices found on items inside its stores. The list includes some store brand items: Butterball Frozen Turkey - $0.98 per lb. (14 lbs = $13.72) Great Value Turkey or Brown Gravy Mix - $0.52 (x2 = $1.04) Great Value Cornbread Stuffing - $0.75 (x 3 = $2.25) Sweet Potatoes - $2.94 (x 1 three lb bag = $2.94) Marketside Hawaiian Style Rolls - $2.50 (x3 = $5.00) Great Value Green Beans – $0.50 (x 4 = $2.00) Fresh Cranberries - $1.98 for 12 oz (x1 = $1.98) Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie - $2.97 (x1 = $2.97) Whipped Cream - $1.24 (x1 = $1.24) Total = $33.14 before tax The retail giant also recommended Thanksgiving meal shoppers beat the last minute crowds, especially on the Monday before Thanksgiving Day, which has been Walmart's biggest day for turkey sales. Turkey saw one of the largest drops in price since last year, according to the survey. The Farm Bureau attributed the decrease to continued large inventory in cold storage.

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  • Police officer in Pennsylvania shot and killed after traffic stopPolice officer in Pennsylvania shot and killed after traffic stop

    NEW KENSINGTON, Penn. -- Law enforcement agencies on Saturday searched for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a western Pennsylvania police officer, gunned down during a traffic stop. Brian Shaw had been a patrolman with New Kensington's police department for less than a year before he was killed Friday night, the city's Police Chief James Klein said in a press conference. Klein said the traffic stop resulted in a chase on foot before Shaw, 25, was shot. "I'm asking anybody, anybody with any information as minute as they think it might be, please, please give us a call," Klein said. "We need to find the person who did this. New Kensington is about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Authorities have put up a $40,000 reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest, according to a Pennsylvania State Police spokesman, with money pooled from multiple agencies, including the US Marshals Service, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacoo, Firearms and Explosives. Officers from Westmoreland County and neighboring Allegheny County, as well as Pittsburgh police,combed the New Kensington area overnight and processing the scene, KDKA reported. Trooper Stephen J. Limani, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Police, emphasized in a news conference Saturday the importance of any information people can provide. "I think, if you look back in the history of many horrific incidents, a very small, minute tip could be the tipping point to lead us in a direction of who the person was that committed this crime," Limani said. Shaw graduated from the Allegheny County Police Training Academy in 2014, according to a post on the Alleghency County Police Department's Facebook page. "Officer Brian Shaw, you were taken from us too soon," the department wrote. "You are in our thoughts and prayers."

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  • Police investigate after body found on railroad tracks in GreensboroPolice investigate after body found on railroad tracks in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Police are investigating after a body was found on railroad tracks in Greensboro on Saturday afternoon, according to a Greensboro police press release. Crews were called to the area of East Market Street and South Murrow Boulevard shortly after 1:40 p.m., according to police. Arriving officers found a victim who was determined to be dead. Police have not released the victim’s identity. The cause of death remains under investigation. Train traffic has slowed down south of Greensboro, impacting street traffic in the area, according to Jon Glass with Norfolk Southern Railway. Glass said a northbound train passing through Greensboro at about 1:40 p.m. reported a body next to the track. No other details were immediately available.

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  • Deputies arrest Alamance County man accused of having several child porn videosDeputies arrest Alamance County man accused of having several child porn videos

    SNOW CAMP, N.C. – Deputies have arrested an Alamance County man accused of having more than two dozen videos of child pornography. S. Dexter Ray, 60, of Snow Camp, faces 25 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to an Alamance County Sheriff’s Office press release. The suspect was arrested Friday after the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at his home in Snow Camp on Wednesday. The search warrant stemmed from a sex offense that was reported on September 11, according to deputies. Multiple electronic devices and media storage devices were seized from the suspect’s home and submitted to the FBI for digital recovery. The FBI recovered 25 videos containing child pornography from the evidence that had been submitted. Ray is currently being held at the Alamance County Detention Center under a $2,500,000 secured bond and has court planned for Monday.

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  • North Carolina man convicted for role in fatal crash WINSTON-SALEM,...North Carolina man convicted for role in fatal crash WINSTON-SALEM,...

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  • Couple shot in church while discussing gun safety, police sayCouple shot in church while discussing gun safety, police say

    TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. -- A call to police about "shots fired" at a church in eastern Tennessee turned out to be an accidental shooting during a discussion on using weapons to protect the congregation, police say. Tellico Plains Police Chief Russ Parks told WVLT that the initial call on Thursday reported two people shot outside the First United Methodist Church and that an "active shooter situation" was underway. Nearby schools were placed on lockdown according to the police Facebook page. When police arrived, they found two people with minor gunshot wounds inside a fellowship hall at the church. Chief Parks said Wayne Reid, 81, was showing his unloaded handgun to other members of the church during a luncheon where the conversation turned to "bringing guns to church and protecting themselves." Reid apparently reloaded the gun and put it in a holster, then was asked again to show the weapon. When he pulled it out the gun went off in his lap, according to police. Reid and his wife Kathy were injured in the incident. The family told WVLT that "the bullet only grazed (Kathy's) stomach," and that she suffered a broken arm. Wayne Reid was injured in the hand. Police ruled the shooting accidental. It comes less than two weeks after a gunman killed 25 people and an unborn child at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas.

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  • 15 men exonerated in one day — and 7 Chicago cops taken off the street15 men exonerated in one day — and 7 Chicago cops taken off the street

    CHICAGO -- The drug convictions of 15 men in Chicago have been thrown out after they claimed they were framed years earlier by a police sergeant, who went to prison for a related crime, and his team of officers. The dismissal of charges against the men, who together had 18 convictions, is believed to the first-ever mass exoneration in Cook County, the nation's second most populous county. "In these cases, we concluded, unfortunately, the police were not being truthful, and we couldn't have confidence in the integrity of their reports and their testimony, and so, in good conscience, we could not see these convictions stand," Mark Rotert of the Cook County Conviction Integrity Unit said in a news conference. Seven other officers have been placed on desk duty pending an internal review of more incidents, the Chicago Police Department told CNN. Those officers all worked under Watts, CNN affiliate WBBM reported. Rotert, of the state's attorney's office, said his team is now reviewing additional cases connected to drug convictions spanning several years. 'They would frame them' The men whose charges were tossed alleged that Watts and his team of officers planted drugs on them during arrests between 2003 and 2008, then falsified police reports, leading to their convictions, according to the Exoneration Project, a free legal clinic at the University of Chicago Law School that presented the cases to county prosecutors. A Cook County judge on Thursday approved prosecutors' decision to drop the charges. All the men had served their sentences for the crimes in question, according to the Exoneration Project: 14 are free, and one remains incarcerated on unrelated charges. One of the men, Leonard Gipson, said he was framed by Watts on drug charges and went to jail twice because of the officer. "If you're not gonna pay Watts, you were going to jail," Gipson recalled. "I went to jail and did 2 years and 24 months for Watts. I came home, and he put another case on me." Gipson's attorney, Joshua Tepfer of the Exoneration Project, said officers took money from and charged dozens of people for crimes they did not commit. "They were skimming off people, and anyone who would get in their way, they would frame them," he told CNN. "And anyone who tried to report them, they would frame them." Watts and then-Officer Kallatt Mohammed pleaded guilty in federal court in 2013 and 2012, respectively, in connection with stealing money from a drug suspect who turned out to be an FBI informant. Watts was sentenced to 22 months in prison; Mohammed got 18 months. CNN could not immediately reach Watts or Mohammed, who both have served their sentences. 'Ongoing, systemic, day-to-day corruption' It wasn't until the summer of 2015, though, that Tepfer, the law clinic attorney, learned of the case of Ben Baker and started investigating. "What I learned is what Ben Baker said happened to him -- that he was framed by this officer who was named Sgt. Ronald Watts, and what I learned right away was that Ronald Watts had been convicted federally of exactly what Ben said had happened to him: being shaken down and framing someone for putting drugs on someone." "I started to look into it, and what we slowly realized this was ongoing, systemic, day-to-day corruption by not just Sgt. Watts and not just by his federally convicted co-defendant, Officer Kallatt Mohammed, but by a whole crew of officers that went on with impunity for over a decade on the south side Chicago housing projects." Baker was freed last year after nearly 10 years in prison when the state's attorney dropped drug charges that Baker claimed were concocted by Watts and his crew, CNN affiliate WLS reported. "It was torture," Baker told CNN of his jail time. "You're thinking in your head: How did this happen? How did I go from laying next to my wife and going out with my kids every day to being in this cell every day?" Baker last year filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chicago and 17 officers for framing him and covering it up for the decade he sat in prison. The suit also alleges that a "code of silence" within the Chicago Police Department allowed Watts to run an extortion ring with impunity.

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  • Cardinal Innovations board terminates Topping, dismisses local board representative - Winston-Salem JournalCardinal Innovations board terminates Topping, dismisses local board representative - Winston-Salem Journal

    Winston-Salem JournalCardinal Innovations board terminates Topping, dismisses local board representativeWinston-Salem JournalThe board also voted Friday night to remove Bryan Thompson, the only representative of the former CenterPoint Human Services of Winston-Salem, which Cardinal took over in June 2016. Both moves took place during Cardinal's regularly scheduled ...Managed-Care Mental Health Agency Fires CEOU.S. News & World Reportall 4 news articles »

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  • Co-op grocery store recruitingCo-op grocery store recruiting

    SHARE Cooperative of Winston-Salem is recruiting members to help open its Harvest Market grocery store in the Peter’s Creek area.  SHARE (Supplying Honest and Respectful Engagement), which is an initiative of Freedom Tree at IDR (Institute for Dismantling Racism), held its first member recruitment meeting at Philo-Hill Magnet Academy. It’s looking for the community to support its effort to open a co-op grocery store in a food desert, which is an area where fresh, healthy food isn’t available. Lifetime memberships can be purchased for just $100 and will give members a vote in the direction of the store and will also include coupons and monthly “owner deals.” Co-ops are democratically run by members, which should let it put principles over profits, according to SHARE organizers. The nonprofit’s goal is to have 300 members by March 2018 and 1,000 members before the store opens, which organizers hope will be in a year. The $100,000 equity raised from members will help the group acquire loans and grants for the rest of the $2.5 million  it’ll need for start up costs. “We want to show we have commitment,” said SHARE organizer Rev. Gary Williams. “This is not a steering committee talking, this is a community talking.” The membership fees raised will be used for construction and if the capital raised falls short of being able to open the store, those fees will be returned in full. The plan is for Harvest Market to be a full-fledged grocery store that carries both organic foods and staples with an emphasis on healthy eating options and locally sourced food. There will be a general manager and staff hired to run the store. Anyone will be able to shop there, not just members. There will be food purchase subsidies available to those who participate in food nourishment training and are involved with the store. The co-op is hoping to finalize a deal for a location soon. IDR founder Rev. Willard Bass said he hopes the store will serve the community near it, but also reaches those farther way. He said the closing of Business 40 for construction beginning next year will run a lot of traffic by its planned location, giving it a lot of potential customers. “It’s going to present us with a lot of potential for growth,” said Bass. SHARE has already received funding for a feasibility study from the City of Winston-Salem and a grant from Kate B. Reynolds Foundation for other expenses. The co-op has worked with consultants to craft its business plan and has looked at other co-ops, such as the Renaissance Community Cooperative in Greensboro, to learn from their experiences. City Council Member John Larson told attendees that he was skeptical at first, but SHARE won him over with a “very carefully thought out” effort. He’s now a co-op member. “It has very strong leadership,” said Larson. “More importantly, it has a very strong commitment by leadership to see this through each step.” The first member recruitment meeting was held last Thursday, Nov. 9. SHARE will be holding more member recruitment meetings next year and will also begin holding membership meetings. For information on becoming a member, visit www.share-ws.coop. The post Co-op grocery store recruiting appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • Thomasville police ID man killed in Friday morning shootingThomasville police ID man killed in Friday morning shooting

    THOMASVILLE — A 59-year-old Thomasville man is dead after a shooting on the 200 block of Church Street early Friday morning.

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  • Rack-Mixer Revolution Nov 16, 2017Rack-Mixer Revolution Nov 16, 2017

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  • Veterans symposium focuses on mental healthVeterans symposium focuses on mental health

    The Winston-Salem Urban League held a Veterans Services Symposium with an emphasis on mental health on Friday, Nov. 10. Held at its headquarters the day before Veteran’s Day, the symposium and luncheon were part of the Urban League’s mental health initiative for underserved minorities.  It showcased just how many services of are available to veterans. It also showed the need for them, hoping to dispel stigmas by encouraging veterans to get the benefits they earned and the mental health services they need. Several veterans shared their stories of dealing with the traumas of war. Jerry Dodd, a Vietnam War veteran, said he thought he was fine when he came home. Then he found he couldn’t go out on a quiet street by himself because he was afraid something was going to happen. He started experiencing health problems, which he found out was due to his mental issues, and eventually saw a psychiatrist. “When I returned home, I did not get any help,” said Dodd. “If I was not a former employee of Reynolds Tobacco Company, I would not have been able to see a psychiatrist. That was the way it was in 1968. Now it’s different, all the help is there that you need, so take advantage of everything that’s out there for you.” Robert Williams, a Desert Storm veteran who was a bomb expert, described the trauma seeing his fellow soldiers die in horrific bombings. He said it’s still hard for him to sleep at night. He still doesn’t socialize with many people and avoids crowds. He said the Urban League’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) has helped him get retrained to work in Information Technology, which is helping him move on. “That’s the way I’m moving forward to now,” said Williams.“I’m trying to put the past back.” Carolyn Burns-Speller of Mindsight Counseling said it’s hard for a veteran’s loved one to understand what they’re experiencing. “They can’t begin to imagine the trauma, the experiences, that the veterans have gone through,” she said. She said depression, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder are very common among veterans, and stigma often prevents them from seeking help. Veterans in attendance heard about a multitude of services available to them, including Veterans Administration’s Suicide Prevention Division and HUD-VASH Housing Program for homeless veterans; Disabled American Veterans (DAV), which helps veterans apply for benefits; and the Urban League’s Veteran’s Support Services, which connect veterans with services. Some service providers who spoke also received awards from the Urban League, presented by County Commissioner Fleming El-Amin.  They were Veterans Helping Veterans Heal, which offers transitional housing for homeless veterans; HARRY Veterans Outreach Services, which provides a variety of services for veterans; Whole Man Ministries’ Homes 4 Our Heroes, which provides permanent housing for homeless veterans; Goodwill Employment Veteran’s Service Program, which helps veterans find jobs; NABVETS, an advocacy group for black veterans; and Forsyth Rapid Re-Housing Collaborative, which finds housing for the homeless. The post Veterans symposium focuses on mental health appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • A night you won’t forgetA night you won’t forget

    By Busta Brown “She was the apple of my eye, and I was of hers. One day I came home from spring break and she didn’t know who I was. I couldn’t deal with that. I couldn’t stand to see her like that, so I didn’t go back until the funeral.” Garrett Davis is speaking of his grandmother, whose name was Goodness.  Davis is a playwright, director and actor, so he used his gift to bring closure to the death of his grandmother, both mentally and spiritually with writing a play called, “Forget Me Not.”  The play raises awareness of Alzheimer’s disease by meeting people where they are and sharing their stories with the world in hope of letting other caregivers know they are not alone. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, caregivers provide an estimated 18.2 billion hours valued at $259 billion, and more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease and this number could rise as high as 16 million by 2050. Alzheimer’s disease is the 16th leading cause of death in the United States, more than breast cancer and prostate cancer. Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain; it destroys memory and other important mental functions. It is the most common form of dementia, which is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured. African-Americans are two times more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease than our counterparts, yet we don’t have the knowledge to where the resources are because we don’t have the knowledge of the disease. “We are bringing the play into the communities so that African-Americans will have a better understanding of what’s happening to their family,” said Davis. The play “Forget Me Not” has been on the road for 10 years. It’s backed by “US” against Alzheimer’s out of Washington, D.C., along with Bernadette Stanis from the hit TV show “Good Times” as a spokesperson. Stanis and Davis share a common bond: Her mother died from Alzheimer’s as well. In the beginning, she was an actor in the play, and then she took on the role as spokesperson for the play and Alzheimer’s Awareness. “We worked on some other productions, so when I reached out to Bernadette about doing ‘Forget Me Not,’ she has been very supportive.”  Garrett Davis serves as a consultant for the Wake Forest University African-American Research Center on Alzheimer’s; Winston-Salem State University has one of the top Nursing Departments, so Davis said he wanted to make sure he brought those two together in this community in the name of Alzheimer’s research. “It’s important that we all work together in the communities to bring awareness to this serious disease, and it’s a great way to celebrate Winston-Salem State’s 125th Anniversary.” “Forget me not” is at KR Williams Auditorium on the campus of Winston-Salem State University, tonight, Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. It’s free! For more information, call Guila Cooper, director of Alumni Relations and Development for the School of Health Sciences at 336-750-8615. Check out my interview with Guila Cooper on our YouTube channel @Winstonsalem Chronicle. The post A night you won’t forget appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • Locals show appreciation during Veterans DayLocals show appreciation during Veterans Day

    Despite blistering winds, temperatures in the mid 40s, and the lingering threat of rain, hundreds of residents lined the streets of downtown last Saturday to give thanks to the men and women who defend this country during the annual Veterans Day Parade.  This year’s parade featured several local high school marching bands, JROTC students, muscle cars and of course countless veterans from every branch of the military. As the convoy made its way down Fourth Street, Army Veteran David Brown said the parade brought back a lot of memories. Brown said it gave him a warm feeling inside to see so many people show support for veterans.  “It makes me feel good to see so many people willing to come out here in the cold to show support and give thanks,” said Brown. “A simple ‘thank you’ can go a long way especially for a veteran who has seen war.” While enjoying the sounds of the Reagan High School Marching Band amongst a sea of American flags, Joan Wallace said despite the weather she was really enjoying herself.  “When I heard about the parade I was determined to be here. My father served in the Marines so this is my way of being here for him and others who protect this country,” Wallace said. Although the parade may have been the biggest event in the city during Veterans Day Weekend, countless other organizations gave thanks as well. For example, several hundred people gathered at the Carolina Field of Honor in Kernersville to give thanks, and members of the Psi Phi Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. invited veterans to enjoy a free breakfast.  After participating in the parade, members and volunteers from HARRY (Helping Advocate Research Respond for You) Veterans Community Outreach Center held its 10th annual open house and gift bag giveaway.  Named after city native and ex-Marine Harry Smith, HARRY provides a support system for veterans and their families. Through advocacy and counseling since its inception, HARRY has helped hundreds of local veterans.  After enjoying lunch and picking of their gift bags filled with blankets, clothes and other items at the HARRY headquarters on Peters Creek Parkway, several veterans said they were grateful for HARRY and others who support veterans in need. The post Locals show appreciation during Veterans Day appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • Spreading love in the communitySpreading love in the community

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  • AR-15 rifle used in North Carolina convenience store robberyAR-15 rifle used in North Carolina convenience store robbery

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  • The East Side StoryThe East Side Story

    Busta’s Person of the Week By Busta Brown “Back in the 1800s, after slavery, there was no health care for African-Americans. As more job more opportunity came about in Winston, more African-Americans moved here, and so there was a need for health care. There was no health care, so people were using the old home remedies to treat each other.” Dr. Peggy Valentine, dean of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University, is about to give us a serious history lesson on one of the most important moments in the Twin City. She’s going to share with us how health care came about in East Winston. It’s a phenomenal story, so hang on for the ride. Dr. Valentine continued to take me on a history ride that I shared with my children immediately after leaving her office. “There were no black physicians, no black nurses, until Winston-Salem State was formed in 1892. So Simon Green Atkins, our first president, had the vision, not only to make this a great community for African-Americans, but to also provide health care.” She paused for a second, smiled at me, and softly said, “Did you know on this campus, that the first hospital in Winston-Salem was born?” That was the first time I’ve learned this history about Winston-Salem, and it blew me away. I got so excited, I began chanting, “Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco spit, if you ain’t a Ram, then you ain’t …” Of course I didn’t say the last word of the chant, but I did get a laugh and a big smile from this extremely intelligent and dignified dean of Health Sciences. That was fun. After we had a little fun, she continued, “The hospital was called Slater, and it lasted for 10 years. It was wonderful because there were people of color who cared about health care and wanted to make a difference to keep them healthy so that they could have a better quality of life.” She told me that RJ Reynolds deeded the land to the University, but Slater Hospital fell on some tough times financially. Winston-Salem State had several fundraisers to keep the hospital going. One of their most successful was when Booker T. Washington was invited to speak. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. The University raised $1,000, and it kept the hospital going, but money ran low again, so they had to close after 10 years.  One day as Dr. Valentine looked through the University’s archives, she was inspired to keep the legacy alive, with honoring  the African-Americans who brought health care to East Winston. On Nov. 17 at WSSU’s Anderson Conference Center at 5 to 8 p.m., Winston-Salem State will honor the “Healthcare Legends of East Winston.”  These are individuals who have made a profoundly positive impact on the health and wellness of the residents of East Winston.  RSVP to 336-750-2570. To learn more, check out my interview with Dr. Peggy Valentine on our YouTube.com channel @ Winstonsalem Chronicle. Dean Valentine is the dean and professor of the School of Health Sciences with oversight responsibility of educational programs in Clinical Laboratory Science, Exercise Physiology, Health Care Management, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling. She has administrative responsibility for the Rams Know H.O.W. mobile clinic. Her clinical experiences include registered nurse and physician assistant. She received the Doctor of Education degree from Virginia Tech, the Master of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees from Howard University. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women and was honored as Educator of the Year by the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She was elected Fellow in the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, and the Howard University Senate honored her for outstanding contributions to the African Diaspora. Dr. Valentine has conducted research on homeless and minority issues. She has published in refereed journals, textbooks and manuals. She is the founding editor-in-chief for the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity. She serves on the board of trustees for Novant Health and is secretary/treasurer. The post The East Side Story appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • Nursing group celebrates 39 yearsNursing group celebrates 39 years

    On  Sept. 23, the Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. celebrated 39 years of existence. The professional nursing organization (Chi Chi) was organized on Sept. 23, 1978, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church by 18 registered nurses. The charter members are Yetta Clark (organizer and first Basilus), Clementine Shaw, Robbie Irvin, Mary Isom, Gloria Millner, Myrna Huges, Elleton McCullough, Ernestine Westbrook, Mary B. Thompson, Kanzenner Wilks, Virginia Adams, Mildred Smith, Helen Watkins, Betty Harvey, Virginia Thombs, Maybelle Hedgley, Ann Moore and Carolyn Jones.  A few members gathered at The Trinity Full Gospel Fellowship Center on 5307 Peters Creek Parkway, in Winston-Salem, Sunday, Sept. 24, for worship service. Pastor Richard Miller Sr. delivered the morning message: “The Evidence of the New Birth,” 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 (KJV). “We enjoyed the inspiring message and fellowship. After the service we took pictures and went to lunch,” the group said in a press release. “Our motto is ‘Service for Humanity.’ We thank God for the services we have provided in our communities, concerning health issues and supporting other organizations over the past 39 years, and look forward to many more years of service!”The post Nursing group celebrates 39 years appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • Nurse-Family Partnership to expandNurse-Family Partnership to expand

    Now in its fifth year, the Nurse-Family Partnership has secured permanent funding and is looking to expand its effort to improve pregnancy outcomes. The Nurse-Family Partnership is an initiative of the Forsyth County Health Department following a national model in which nurses visit the homes of vulnerable first-time mothers living in poverty. The visits start early in pregnancy and continue until the child’s second birthday, with the goal of improving pregnancy outcomes, child health and development and family self-sufficiency. The program, which has reduced preventable deaths and improved health outcomes in both mothers and their children, celebrated its fifth anniversary yesterday with a program at Forsyth Medical Center. Since 2012, the program has received over 1,200 referrals, conducted more than 7,400 visits and helped 271 participants. Currently, the program has five nurses that can serve 125 mothers at a time. The program will be adding three more nurses that’ll be able to serve 75 more mothers, which will clear or reduce the program’s waiting list. “It’s great because we do have this great community need and with this new expansion we’ll be able to serve more families,” said Nurse-Family Supervisor Christine Wanous. Up until this summer, the program was mostly funded by a five-year grant from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust that’s come to an end. This summer, Forsyth County commissioners approved $338,000 for the program, which is expected to be reoccurring annual funds. The state approved grant funding for the program with $608,000 for this fiscal year and about $503,000 for subsequent years. Health Department Director Marlon Hunter said he’s hopeful that Reynolds will also commit to two more years of funding. “It speaks to the value of our nurses and the type of work they’re doing in our community,” said Hunter about the fiscal support for the program. This expansion comes after the county saw a rise in 2016 infant mortality, which is when a baby less than 1 year old dies. When the Nurse Family Partnership began, the county had a rate of 10.2 deaths per 1,000 live births. Since then, it’s dropped to a historically low 6.4 in 2014 and 7.1 in 2015. Hunter said that programs like Nurse-Family Partnership, Pregnancy Care Management, Care Coordination for Children and Healthy Start/Baby Love Plus have played a large part in that. “It’s had a huge impact,” said Hunter. “I really feel like that is why we’re seeing a decline in the African-American infant mortality rate from first-time moms, it’s because of some of those case management programs we now have in place.” The infant morality rate for 2016 was 9.3 deaths per 1,000 live births. Hunter said that while the African-American rate has been falling, the rate in the Hispanic community has increased to 13.0 and is a big part in the overall countywide increase. “The same type of outreach we did in the African-American community, we’re going to have to do a better job in the Hispanic community,” Hunter told county commissioners in a briefing last month.The post Nurse-Family Partnership to expand appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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    Top ranked cross-country skiers got the chance to race alongside Olympians

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  • Obama care is still aliveObama care is still alive

    Open enrollment for 2018 health insurance began on Nov. 1, just weeks after President Donald Trump took action to end Affordable Healthcare Act subsidies that help millions of Americans buy insurance. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina assured its customers in a statement on Oct. 18, that insurance companies have set their rates for 2018, so they’re required to still give their ACA customers discounts based on their income. “Last week’s executive order from President Trump ending cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurers does not impact 2018 premiums,” said the statement. “However, ending these federal reimbursements will drive up premium costs and make it harder for insurers to participate in the ACA marketplace in the long run.“ While congressional Republicans and Trump administration officials talk about the “death spiral” of the ACA, which they call Obamacare, the instance market seemed to be stabilizing in North Carolina. Blue Cross NC said its average rate increase request for ACA plans would’ve been close to zero if subsidizes had remained. The average rate of increase approved by the N.C. Department of Insurance for Blue Cross was 14.1 percent. The company lowered its request to that amount from an initial request of 22.9 percent. This is lower than its average rate increase last year of 24.3 percent. “The individual market in North Carolina has become less volatile,” wrote Blue Cross’ Brian Tajlili in an online post earlier this year. “At Blue Cross NC, we have gotten a better handle on the anticipated medical costs of people covered in this group, which has made it easier for us to estimate the necessary price of our ACA health plans.” Blue Cross NC reported a $38 million loss on ACA patient care in 2016, a far cry from the $283 million loss in 2015. The company is the only insurer offering ACA plans in all 100 counties in North Carolina and currently insures 502,000 ACA customers. ACA subsidies are paid directly to insurance companies to reduce the rates of those making between 100 percent and 250 percent of the poverty level. North Carolina is among 18 states and the District of Columbia suing the Trump administration over ending the subsidies. To sign up, renew or check on subsidies and plans, go to healthcare.gov. Open enrollment for 2018 ends Dec. 15.The post Obama care is still alive appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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  • WSSU Homecoming Parade excites communityWSSU Homecoming Parade excites community

    The streets of downtown Winston-Salem were filled with joy and excitement last Saturday morning, Oct. 28, as the  soulful sounds of Winston-Salem State University’s Red Sea of Sound led the way during the 2017 Homecoming Parade. While the parade is always one of the biggest events during Homecoming Week on the campus of “Ol State U,” this year’s event had a little more excitement as the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), founded in 1892, celebrated its 125th anniversary. Many Ram supporters who attended the parade were excited to see the event return to its normal route. Instead of starting on Fourth Street and turning right on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive last year, the parade started at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter on Patterson Avenue. While watching members of the Mo Lucas Community Foundation make their way toward Bowman Gray Stadium, longtime city resident James Thompson said the parade has become a tradition for him and his family. “I’ve been coming to the parade since I was a little boy. For many people in the community, this is Homecoming for the city, not just Winston-Salem State,” he said. “This is a real tradition.”The post WSSU Homecoming Parade excites community appeared first on WS Chronicle.

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