Forsyth County http://wunc.org en NC County Will Trade Vintage Bonnie And Clyde Style Machine Guns For New Weapons http://wunc.org/post/nc-county-will-trade-vintage-bonnie-and-clyde-style-machine-guns-new-weapons <p>Commissioners in Forsyth County voted last night to allow the Sheriff's office to trade antique guns for new weapons. The Sheriff now can trade two 1928 fully automatic Thompson submachine guns for 88 new semi-automatic Bushmaster rifles.</p><p><strong>Our original story about the trade 1/13/14:</strong></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 28870 at http://wunc.org NC County Will Trade Vintage Bonnie And Clyde Style Machine Guns For New Weapons Triad Update http://wunc.org/post/triad-update-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently voted to <a href="http://winstonsalemjournal.nc.newsmemory.com/pda.php?date=20130913&amp;eid=0&amp;sid=0&amp;aid=8&amp;ver=check.7427">tentatively allow permit holders to carry concealed handguns in Tanglewood Park</a>.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:20:54 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 23796 at http://wunc.org Triad Update 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 Winston-Salem Church Ends Partnership With Boy Scouts http://wunc.org/post/winston-salem-church-ends-partnership-boy-scouts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A church in Winston-Salem is ending its partnership with the Boy Scouts of America after more than 60 years. Earlier this week leaders at Calvary Baptist Church <a href="http://www.calvarynow.com/scouts">released a </a></span><a href="http://www.calvarynow.com/scouts" style="line-height: 1.5;">video</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.calvarynow.com/scouts"> announcing the decision</a>. &nbsp;The National organization announced this spring it would remove a restriction denying membership to youths based on sexual orientation. Calvary Baptist is part of the Old Hickory Council, which covers eight counties in the state. It is not the first church to end a chartered partnership.</span></p><p>“We know, I’m going to say three to five right now, some are still in the process of deliberations right now; but three to five out of 135 or so charter organizations who are, or may be ending their relationship with scouting,” said Steve Wilburn, Scout Executive for the Old Hickory Council, which includes eight counties. Leaders from the church declined to do a recorded interview. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:57:29 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 21494 at http://wunc.org Winston-Salem Church Ends Partnership With Boy Scouts Forsyth Co. School District Fails To Report Possible Crimes http://wunc.org/post/forsyth-co-school-district-fails-report-possible-crimes-0 <p>Following a two-year investigation by the SBI, the Forsyth County district attorney says it appears that about 20 possible crimes were not reported by local school officials to law enforcement. D.A. Jim O'Neill called on the State to examine reporting practices by the school district. The investigation turned up about 20 cases that were eventually prosecuted but not properly reported. The district maintains the lack of reporting was a misinterpretation of the law and not malicious. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 17105 at http://wunc.org Forsyth Co. School District Fails To Report Possible Crimes Winston-Salem Hoping For Herbalife Expansion http://wunc.org/post/winston-salem-hoping-herbalife-expansion <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Forsyth County Commissioners have approved economic incentives in an effort to lure 500 full-time jobs to Winston-Salem. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 5419 at http://wunc.org Wake Forest Baptist Cutting More Than 900 Jobs http://wunc.org/post/wake-forest-baptist-cutting-more-900-jobs <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">The largest employer in Forsyth County will eliminate 950 jobs by next summer. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 17:06:19 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 5447 at http://wunc.org Child Dies From Whooping Cough In Forsyth County http://wunc.org/post/child-dies-whooping-cough-forsyth-county <p>State health officials say a child has died of whooping cough in Forsyth County.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott:</strong> The child was only two months old. It's not clear how the child contracted the disease also known a pertussis, but it does shine a light on the fact that it can happen.<br><br><strong>Dr. Laura Gerald:</strong> If you're even around a child who is under 12 months of age, you should be vaccinated.<br> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:35:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 1870 at http://wunc.org New Report Shows Value of Arts Industry http://wunc.org/post/new-report-shows-value-arts-industry <p>A new report is detailing the economic impact of arts in North Carolina.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii: </strong>The national study concludes nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the state had a financial impact of 1.24 billion dollars during the 2010 fiscal year. That ‘impact’ figure includes ticket purchases, estimates on money spent before and after the show, and the salaries art professionals earn. Catherine Heitz New is with the Arts Concil of Forsyth County:<br> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:42:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2328 at http://wunc.org Prayer Appeal Rejected by US Supreme Court http://wunc.org/post/prayer-appeal-rejected-us-supreme-court <p>The US Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from Forsyth County regarding prayer before public meetings.<br> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 3437 at http://wunc.org