Winston-Salem Journal http://wunc.org en Winston-Salem And Forsyth County Education Update http://wunc.org/post/winston-salem-and-forsyth-county-education-update <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In the wake of a school shooting at Carver High School in Winston-Salem, parents and students are raising concerns about school safety. The school board will discuss the matter at their meeting this evening.&nbsp;Also, new healthy food guidelines are causing some schools to drop out of the federal school lunch program. But Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools are finding success in the new system.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:03:08 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 22243 at http://wunc.org The Silk Plant Forest Story http://wunc.org/post/silk-plant-forest-story <p>One night in December 1995, Jill Marker was leaving her job as assistant manager of an artificial flower shop called the Silk Plant Forest in Winston-Salem, NC when she was savagely beaten and left for dead. A few months later, police charged a man named Kalvin Michael Smith with the crime and he was convicted by a jury the next year. Smith has always maintained his innocence and several follow-up investigations show that police may have mishandled the case. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:18:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 4268 at http://wunc.org