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Highway Patrol Encouraging Motorists to Drive Safely During the Labor Day Holiday

By Staff The Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. According to AAA, 35.5 million people are expected travel during the Labor Day period. It is anticipated that 86 percent of travelers will get to their destinations by a car. To ensure […]

by · September 3, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Notifications, Public Safety
State Highway Patrol Announces New Website Link to Assist Public in Locating Towed or Stored Vehicles

State Highway Patrol Announces New Website Link to Assist Public in Locating Towed or Stored Vehicles

By Staff The State Highway Patrol is proud to announce the placement of a new Towed/Stored Vehicle Search link that has been added to the Department of Public Safety’s website. The link was developed to assist the public in locating vehicles stored by the Highway Patrol. Citizens may search for […]

by · August 31, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Notifications, Public Safety
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State Highway Patrol Urges Motorists to Stay Alert as School Year Begins

By Staff   In North Carolina, over 14,000 school buses will be traveling our highways every day transporting children to and from school. Most motorists that meet school buses on the state’s highways actually stop as required by North Carolina law. However some do not. The results can be tragic. […]

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The WSPD Loses a Veteran K-9 Officer

By Staff According to the Winston-Salem Police Department veteran K-9 officer Nikon passed away unexpectedly while undergoing surgery to repair a blockage in his stomach. K-9 Nikon was 9 year-old and enjoying retirement at the time of his untimely death. Nikon was retired from service on June 20th, 2015, after […]

by · August 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Notifications, Public Safety
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WSPD Warns of Telephone Scams

The Winston-Salem Police Department has recently received multiple calls involving Jury Duty, Missed Court and IRS scams. In these cases, citizens were called by someone claiming to be a law enforcement or IRS official and advising the citizen that they missed jury duty, missed court or failed to pay taxes. […]

Water Main Break Near Baptist Hospital Discolors Water and Disrupts Traffic

Water Main Break Near Baptist Hospital Discolors Water and Disrupts Traffic

By Staff An early morning  water main break at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s main campus resulted in the closing of Queen Street /Medical Center Blvd. between Hawthorne Road and Cloverdale Avenue, reducing access to the facility and creating traffic disruptions in the area.

by · July 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Notifications, Public Safety
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Silver Alert Issued for Missing Lexington Man

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, George James Orgeron. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Orgeron, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Orgeron is a 72 year old man who […]

by · July 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Notifications, Public Safety
Highway Patrol Reminds Motorists of Dangers of Leaving Children in Vehicles

Highway Patrol Reminds Motorists of Dangers of Leaving Children in Vehicles

By Staff With summer temperatures rising into the upper 90 degree mark this week, the North Carolina State Highway is reminding motorists of the dangers when a child is left unattended in a vehicle.

Fourth Street to be Closed Tonight

Fourth Street to be Closed Tonight

By Staff The 400 block of West Fourth Street, between Marshall and Spruce streets, will be closed at midnight Thursday, July 9, to hook up a new water customer.

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NC Highway Patrol Reports 10 Fatalities Over Holiday Weekend

By Staff On Monday the Highway Patrol announced a preliminary number of ten motorists who died on North Carolina highways during the July 4th holiday period. The holiday weekend officially began at 6:00pm on Friday, July 3, and ended at 11:59pm, Sunday, July 5. Last year, the Highway Patrol investigated […]

by · July 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Notifications, Public Safety