Winston-Salem http://wunc.org en A Teacher Who Could Write: Maya Angelou At Wake Forest University http://wunc.org/post/teacher-who-could-write-maya-angelou-wake-forest-university <p>Maya Angelou lived in a rambling yellow house just down the road from Wake Forest’s campus. A few hours after she passed away inside, people drove by slowly. Some pointed out the window. Everyone was keeping a respectable distance.</p><p>Angelou was renowned for many things, including hosting large parties in the house. Most Aprils, Angelou even held a class here.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 08:11:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 36335 at http://wunc.org A Teacher Who Could Write: Maya Angelou At Wake Forest University 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 Winston-Salem Musicians Mourn Death Of Faye Hunter http://wunc.org/post/winston-salem-musicians-mourn-death-faye-hunter <p>The Winston-Salem community mourns the loss of local musician Faye Hunter, who was found dead in on Saturday of an apparent suicide. She was 59 years old. Hunter was the bassist in the 80’s band<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/lets-active-mn0000259561"> Let’s Active</a>, which was led by Mitch Easter. Yesterday on "Here &amp; Now," host <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/07/25/remembering-faye-hunter">Jeremy Hobson interviewed Easter about his former bandmate</a>.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:15:04 +0000 Laura Candler 19605 at http://wunc.org Winston-Salem Musicians Mourn Death Of Faye Hunter HanesBrands Buys Maidenform In $547 Million Deal http://wunc.org/post/hanesbrands-buys-maidenform-547-million-deal <p>Winston-Salem based HanesBrands is buying bra maker Maidenform for approximately $547 million. The deal would add several brands to the company's already existing line of Playtex, Wonderbra and Hanes. The company hopes the acquisition will increase profits as well as production.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:12:35 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 19556 at http://wunc.org HanesBrands Buys Maidenform In $547 Million Deal The Centennial Anniversary Of Winston And Salem Becoming "Winston-Salem" http://wunc.org/post/centennial-anniversary-winston-and-salem-becoming-winston-salem <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Rhino Times has been the signature conservative newspaper in the Triad since January of 1992. But it’s recently announced its closing, after 21 years of service. In other news, today marks the centennial anniversary of the joining of Winston and Salem, to become Winston-Salem. Thu, 09 May 2013 15:42:33 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 15062 at http://wunc.org The Centennial Anniversary Of Winston And Salem Becoming "Winston-Salem" Wake Forest Baptist Implements Cuts http://wunc.org/post/wake-forest-baptist-implements-cuts <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of employees at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem will be affected by several cost-cutting measures. The hospital is planning to freeze some hiring, reduce retirement contributions and ask employees to voluntarily take furloughs.</span> Fri, 03 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 14706 at http://wunc.org Wake Forest Baptist Implements Cuts NC ACLU Asks: What's With The Drones? http://wunc.org/post/nc-aclu-asks-whats-drones <p>The largest law enforcement agencies in the state are being questioned about their use of military style weapons, technology and arrest tactics.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/">North Carolina American Civil Liberties Union</a> has sent public records requests to 62 law enforcement agencies.</p><p>“One of the reasons that we were very interested in sending out these public records requests, we learned that Gaston County had a drone. &nbsp;And that was a big revelation,” says state ACLU director Chris Brook.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:00:21 +0000 Leoneda Inge 11686 at http://wunc.org NC ACLU Asks: What's With The Drones? Why a Gun Rights Group is Suing Winston-Salem http://wunc.org/post/why-gun-rights-group-suing-winston-salem <p>A gun-rights group is suing the city of Winston-Salem over what it claims are unconstitutional restrictions of concealed weapons.</p><p>Two years ago the general assembly gave cities the ability to regulate concealed handguns at county and municipal recreational facilities. Winston-Salem leaders defined recreational facilities as playgrounds, swimming pools, athletic fields and athletics facilities. Of the city's 69 parks, concealed handguns are prohibited in parts or all of 52.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:34:21 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7913 at http://wunc.org Herbalife Bringing 500 Jobs To Triad http://wunc.org/post/herbalife-bringing-500-jobs-triad <p>A nutrition and skin care company has selected Winston-Salem as the site for its new east coast manufacturing plant. Herbalife will bring nearly 500 new jobs to the city.<br><br>The California based company chose a Winston-Salem plant that was previously occupied by Dell. The computer maker couldn't meet certain job thresholds and later returned all of the economic incentives it received from the City and County. Herbalife is purchasing the facility from Dell for $22 million, less than half of the property's value. Mayor Allen Joines.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:40:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 6832 at http://wunc.org