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WSPD Investigating First Homicide of 2016

WSPD Investigating First Homicide of 2016

By Staff Saturday morning at approximately 1:18am, patrol officers with the WSPD responded to the 300 block of W. 4th Street on a reported shooting. When they reached the scene, officers located 35 year-old Robert Hall of Lexington lying on the sidewalk. He had sustained a gunshot wound to his […]

by · February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Police Blotter, Public Safety
energy costs

Salvation Army Accepting Applicants for Energy Assistance

By Staff The Salvation Army of the Greater Winston-Salem Area wants families to know they can still sign up for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. The North Carolina Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides eligible residents of Forsyth County a one-time vendor payment of $200, $300 or $400 […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
expungement clincis

WFU Pro Bono Project Members Participate in Area Expungement Clinics

From WFU Making a difference. Oftentimes the phrase is a cliché — overused and mostly meaningless. But sometimes it’s not. Sometimes that commitment to “make a difference” is very real. Sometimes, the desire to make a difference changes lives. Emily Morris coordinates the expungement clinic — helping people remove criminal charges […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
children's home farm

The Children’s Home will Affiliate with the Crossnore School

By Staff Accroding to a press release sent out Wednesday, the Children’s Home Board of Trustees has approved its affiliation with The Crossnore School, a residential foster care home for children in crisis located in Crossnore, NC. The affiliation intends to create an organization that will provide highly effective trauma-informed […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Education, Features, Pre-K to 12
construction

School Board to Hold 8 Public Hearings on November Bond Referendum

By Staff The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education will hold eight public hearings to gather feedback about a proposed bond referendum in November. If approved, the bond package would pay for school construction, renovations and repairs. It would be the first large-scale referendum for WS/FCS’ school construction since 2006. The […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Education, School Board & Admin
polar plunge

Take the Plunge to Support Special Olympics

By Staff Organizers are looking for more jumpers to join the 50 participants registered for the annual costumed Polar Plunge to be held Saturday, Feb. 6, to support the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Registration onsite begins at 11:30am at the outdoor pool of The Fitness […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
City of Winston-Salem has these Black History Month Events Scheduled

City of Winston-Salem has these Black History Month Events Scheduled

By Staff The city’s Police, Fire, Human Relations and Recreation and Parks departments will hold events during February to mark Black History Month. Recreation and Parks, the Police Department and the Fire Department are accepting entries through Feb. 6 in their annual Black History Month coloring and essay contests. Entry […]

by · February 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
venous thromboembolism

Wake Forest Baptist Researchers Find Link Between Obesity and Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients

By Staff Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced, Monday, that they have found an association between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents. While obesity is a well-established risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults, previous studies in pediatric populations […]

by · February 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Education, Wake Forest
zika virus transmission

State Health Officials Urge Awareness of Zika Virus- Travel Recommendations

By Staff The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all North Carolinians to be aware of the risk of Zika virus infection before traveling to Central America, South America or the Caribbean. To date, no cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in North Carolina. […]

by · February 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Two Rural Hall Men Fire into an Occupied Home

By Staff On January 27th, at approximately 11:23pm, patrol Officers with the WSPD responded to the 800 block of Goldfloss Street on a report of someone discharging a firearm into a home. According to investigators 35 year-old Cesar Martinez and 41 year-old Armando Lopez went to a house on Goldfloss […]

by · February 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Police Blotter, Public Safety