Winston-Salem

The State of Things
12:10 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Triad News Update

Winston-Salem City Government has extended benefits to same-sex couples who were married in other states.
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The Winston-Salem city government is now offering benefits to same-sex partners who are married. 

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The Two-Way
1:22 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Restaurant's 'Prayer Discount' Sparks Mix Of Praise, Anger

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Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 4:07 pm

Updated at 3:15 p.m. ET.

When Jordan Smith got her tab after breakfast at Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, N.C., she was pleasantly surprised to find a 15 percent discount — for "praying in public."

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Arts & Culture
4:49 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Central Library, Downtown Winston-Salem, Closing For (At Least) Two Years

The Forsyth County Public Library will close for at least two years, beginning October 1st, as it undergoes major renovations.
Credit Jeff Tiberii

Plans for a new central library in Forsyth County have died. Residents will instead have to deal with a two-year closure of their biggest and busiest branch.

The central branch in downtown Winston-Salem is closing October 1st, for at least two years. The aging facility will receive a make-over with $28 million in voter approved bonds.

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Education
4:11 am
Thu May 29, 2014

A Teacher Who Could Write: Maya Angelou At Wake Forest University

Maya Angelou at Wake Forest in 2007.
Credit Wake Forest University

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.

Angelou was renowned for many things, including hosting large parties in the house. Most Aprils, Angelou even held a class here.

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Education
12:03 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Winston-Salem And Forsyth County Education Update

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. 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. 

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Arts & Culture
4:57 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Winston-Salem Church Ends Partnership With Boy Scouts

A church in Winston-Salem is Forsyth is ending its partnership with the Boy Scouts of America after more than 60 years.
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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 released a video announcing the decision.  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.

“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.

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Arts & Culture
10:15 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Winston-Salem Musicians Mourn Death Of Faye Hunter

Faye Hunter was the bassist for 80's band Let's Active.
Credit Faye Hunter, Facebook

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 Let’s Active, which was led by Mitch Easter. Yesterday on "Here & Now," host Jeremy Hobson interviewed Easter about his former bandmate.

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Business & Economy
5:12 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

HanesBrands Buys Maidenform In $547 Million Deal

HanesBrands is based in Winston-Salem.
Credit HanesBrands

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.

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The State of Things
11:42 am
Thu May 9, 2013

The Centennial Anniversary Of Winston And Salem Becoming "Winston-Salem"

Seal of Winston-Salem
Credit City of Winston-Salem

  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.

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Health
5:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Wake Forest Baptist Implements Cuts

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Credit Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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.

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