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  • Medal of Honor: Lawrence Joel, Specialist 6, United States Army

    09/13/2014 7:20:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Arlington National Cemetery ^ | March 2006 | Michael Robert Patterson, webmaster
    Born at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, February 22, 1928, he earned the Medal of Honor in Vietnam while serving as a Medical Corpsman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade on November 8, 1965. In spite of being wounded himself, he saved the lives of many members of his unit. He was presented the Medal of Honor by President Johnson on March 9, 1967 at the White House. He was the first living black American to have received the Medal of Honor since the Spanish-American War in 1898. He died on February 4, 1984 and was...
  • North Carolina restaurant offers a 15 percent discount to pray in public

    08/01/2014 9:14:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 01, 2014
    A Winston-Salem restaurant is giving customers a 15 percent discount if they pray in public. Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem gives the discount for anyone who takes the time to appreciate their food before digging in. Although the restaurant has been offering the special for four years, a recent Facebook post featuring a receipt with the discount has gone viral, highlighting the practice. …
  • Maya Angelou dead at 86

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died. She was 86. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines confirmed Angelou was found by her caretaker on Wednesday morning.
  • Gunfire erupts at North Carolina high school, one person wounded

    08/30/2013 2:30:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2013
    Gunfire on Friday at high school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, wounded at least one person, and one person was taken into police custody, said Theo Helm, a spokesman for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools. The gunfire at Carver High School was first reported around 2:30 p.m. EDT, and more than 30 police officers responded, local television station WXII reported. More than 700 students from grades 9 through 12 attend Carver, which is located near downtown Winston-Salem.
  • City to recognize Black Panthers (NC) (Barf Alert)

    10/15/2012 7:21:27 AM PDT · by Snuph · 17 replies
    Winston Salem Journal ^ | October 14, 2012 | LISA O'DONNELL
    Born out of the tumult of the 1960s, the Black Panther Party is usually portrayed as a militant organization with radical political views. But there's another side to the story of the Black Panthers, one that involved feeding breakfast to poor children, operating an ambulance service for people in neglected areas, screening people for sickle-cell anemia and infusing a spirit of black pride within their communities. That version of the Black Panther story will be recognized today when city officials unveil a historic marker for the Winston-Salem chapter of the Black Panther Party at the northeast corner of Martin Luther...
  • (NC Rep.) Womble bill calls for slavery disclosure (Guess that party!)

    03/24/2009 2:32:45 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 37 replies · 1,520+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | March 21, 2009 | James Romoser
    RALEIGH A state legislator from Winston-Salem wants to require companies that do business with the state to disclose their historical ties to slavery. Under a bill sponsored by Rep. Larry Womble, companies entering into contracts with the state would have to search their corporate records for evidence that they participated in slavery or profited from it. A company would have to publicly disclose any records of ties to slavery, including the names of any enslaved workers or slaveholders contained in the records. "History gives a true reflection of how our country got started," Womble said. His bill deals only with...
  • Woman sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in fake-ID case

    06/19/2007 2:39:29 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 10 replies · 564+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | June 19, 2007 | Titan Barksdale
    A Winston-Salem woman who was a key player in a fake ID ring pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to making and distributing fake IDs. Laura Bello-Castanada was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Greensboro to nine months in prison for her role in the illegal operation. Judge William Osteen, who handed down the sentence, also placed Bello-Castanada on probation for three years. Bello-Castanada, who is from Mexico, took telephone orders from illegal immigrants for fake IDs and offered delivery service to customers, court documents show. After receiving a passport-size photograph and $250 to $400, Bello-Castanada provided the fake IDs....
  • Mall sealed off in Winston-Salem, Bomb threat at Courthouse. (Courthouse, Mall Evacuated)

    10/29/2004 8:45:21 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 47 replies · 2,572+ views
    Officemates ^ | 10/28/04 | rebelbase
    Just got an IM from my office over in Winston. Per xxxx, Please be aware. Stay away from Hanes Mall (and the Hanes Mall area). A substance was sprayed there earlier that has made people sick. They have sealed off the mall. Also, there has been a bomb threat at the courthouse. I'll keep you updated. http://www.wxii12.com/news/3872535/detail.html
  • Straight Out of Science Fiction: Organs Engineered in a Lab [1st total organ regeneration]

    04/03/2006 6:17:44 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 61 replies · 1,436+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 3, 2006 | Joy Victory
    April 3, 2006 — The news is being hailed as a medical milestone: Several years after receiving new bladders engineered entirely in a laboratory, seven young patients are all still healthy. It marks the first long-term success of total-organ tissue regeneration, an area of medicine that until now was more the stuff of science fiction than clinical reality. Dr. Anthony Atala, the director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, reports in tomorrow's issue of the medical journal The Lancet on the success of the new procedure, which was performed on children born with...
  • On a Scaffold in the Lab, Doctors Build a Bladder

    04/03/2006 9:51:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 461+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 4, 2006 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    Bladders created in the laboratory from a patient's own cells and then implanted in seven young people have achieved good long-term results in all of them, a team of researchers reported yesterday in a medical journal. It takes about two months to grow the new bladder on a scaffold outside the body. After implantation, the engineered bladder enlarges over time in the recipient. The researchers say they expect that the new bladder will last a patient's lifetime, but the longevity will be known only as the children grow older. The hope is that someday the experimental reconstruction procedure will be...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Conservative Men 'Immature' - Is Garofalo One To Talk? Plus, Franken's Deadly Praise

    06/23/2005 7:24:20 AM PDT · by ScoopandDizzy · 5 replies · 474+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | June 23, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Is there a weekly contest at Air America to see which host can make the most asinine public statements? Perhaps there's a chart in the breakroom where each silly press outburst gets a happy face sticker next to the person's name?
  • Bill cracks down on reckless drivers [NC - felony for school bus deaths.]

    04/20/2005 4:50:23 PM PDT · by TaxRelief · 24 replies · 652+ views
    News 14 Carolina ^ | 4/20/2005 5:00 PM | By: William L. Holmes, Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- A state lawmaker whose son died when a woman sped past the lowered arm and flashing lights of a stopped school bus introduced legislation Wednesday to toughen the penalty for the crime. A bill introduced by Rep. Dale Folwell, R-Forsyth, would make passing a stopped school bus a higher level misdemeanor. Striking someone after passing the bus would become a felony. The bill was among more than 90 introduced Wednesday, a key deadline for filing bills that do not generate or require revenue. Bills not introduced by Wednesday will have a difficult time being considered before the...
  • Police find arsenal at suspect's home [Shootout in Winston-Salem, NC]

    11/14/2004 5:14:27 PM PST · by TaxRelief · 35 replies · 1,457+ views
    Channel 14 News ^ | 11/14/2004 4:26 PM | AP
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Authorities seized an arsenal of weapons and ammunition from the home of the man accused of killing three people and wounding a deputy in his former Forsyth County neighborhood, court papers said. Denny Carson Booth, 59, of East Bend was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder following Thursday night's shooting spree. Booth had sold his home in northeast Forsyth County and moved out about a month ago after years of fighting with his neighbor, Dwight Allen, 41. On Thursday, he returned to his old neighborhood armed with a rifle,...
  • Discerning a Pattern [Databasing accident-prone spots to increase safety at intersections ]

    03/30/2004 2:26:39 PM PST · by TaxRelief · 1 replies · 171+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | March 30, 2004 | Jim Sparks
    Winston-Salem, however, is one of the few places where city traffic engineers keep studying trouble spots after improvements are made, state transportation-safety officials said. The documentation is at the core of a long-running but little-known effort by city officials in Winston-Salem to make the streets safer. Over the past 17 years, the Winston-Salem Department of Transportation's Safety Improvement Program has tried to reduce wrecks at 469 intersections. Studies completed this year show that at 58 spots, the number of wrecks dropped by more than 25 percent - from 1,064 to 786, over a study period of about four years. The...
  • No. Carolina Pastor Goes to Battle Against GLSEN

    11/14/2003 4:00:46 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 6 replies · 320+ views
    American Family Association ^ | 11 November 2003 | Jim Brown
    (AgapePress) - A North Carolina pastor is fighting to keep homosexual propaganda out of his county's public schools. Homosexual activists from ten liberal churches are demanding that the Winston-Salem/Forsyth School Board include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" in the district's anti-harassment policy. The group has been joined in their efforts by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a national pro-homosexual education lobby group. Pastor Ron Baity of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, who is a long-time opponent of GLSEN's agenda, says the current district policy is fine the way it is. He maintains the homosexual group's push to...
  • Worker retraining, not textiles, on Bush's agenda at forum

    11/08/2003 3:53:29 PM PST · by Willie Green · 72 replies · 349+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Friday, November 7, 2003 | GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press Writer
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Speaking little about fixing the textile crisis in North Carolina, President Bush focused instead Friday on worker retraining for biotechnology and other emerging fields to help displaced workers. "People who have lost work should have hope," the president said at a forum at Forsyth Technical Community College, where he heard from students who have used federal grants to go back to school and find new employment. "The economy is growing, new jobs are being created." Bush's appearance at the school and at a fund-raising luncheon in downtown...
  • Bush Comes To 'Textile Belt' To Seek Support, Calm Tempers

    11/06/2003 6:07:32 PM PST · by Brian S · 4 replies · 129+ views
    <p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President George W. Bush will be greeted by irate textile executives when he comes to Winston-Salem Friday to talk about the economy and jobs.</p> <p>Textile executives say the administration has been slow to respond to their pleas to control a flood of cheap imports, particularly from China.</p>
  • President Bush in Winston-Salem NC today (November 7)

    11/07/2003 6:41:20 AM PST · by mommybain · 21 replies · 159+ views
    mommybain | mommybain
    Well Freepers, President Bush is on his way to my fair city this morning.
  • Press has hard time judging number of protestors at President Bush's fundraiser today

    11/07/2003 4:39:20 PM PST · by jern · 11 replies · 218+ views
    Photos ^ | Nov. 7
    AP Take one:About 300 protesters gathered outside to demonstrate against Bush's trade and Iraq policies. AP Take Two: Approximately 400 protesters lined the streets around the convention center Reuters: Roughly 500 people protested the $2,000 per plate luncheon with a march, booing Bush supporters as they left the event. Jeff Allen yells, 'feed the needy, not the greedy' with other protesters outside the MC Benton Jr. Convention and Civic Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, as guests to President Bush 's fund-raising luncheon exited the center. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis) Jeff Allen of Hickory, N.C., shouts 'Shame on...
  • RJR Granted Stay in 'Light' Cigarette Suit

    11/07/2003 8:49:51 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 123+ views
    FOX ^ | 11/6/03
    <p>CHICAGO — R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc. (RJR) Thursday said the Illinois Supreme Court granted the cigarette maker an unconditional stay in a case involving alleged misleading claims over "light" cigarettes.</p> <p>The state high court's order puts the case on hold until an appeal in a similar case pending against rival Altria Group Inc. (MO)'s Philip Morris (search) tobacco unit is resolved.</p>
  • High-unemployment areas may be politically treacherous for Bush

    11/07/2003 2:43:24 PM PST · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 132+ views
    The Centre Daily Times ^ | Friday, November 07, 2003 | RON HUTCHESON - Knight Ridder Newspapers
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - (KRT) - President Bush came to North Carolina to talk about the improving economy Friday, but the silver lining in his message was obscured in parts of the state by the dark cloud of unemployment. The anger and frustration left behind by a wave of layoffs has soured even some of Bush's most ardent supporters in a state that he carried handily in 2000. North Carolina has lost more than 100,000 jobs since Bush took office, including 51,000 in the state's textile industry. While the economy appears to...
  • Kindergarten student killed while trying to board bus

    11/05/2003 3:41:39 PM PST · by yonif · 35 replies · 276+ views
    Star News Online ^ | November 05. 2003 | The Associated Press
    A teenage driver hit two kindergarten students Wednesday morning as they were attempting to board a bus, killing one child and critically injuring her cousin, authorities said. Ana Maria Sola, 6, died at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Her cousin, Brenda Sola, 5, was at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem with fractures and a head injury. She was in critical condition Wednesday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said. Brandon Potts, 17, apparently didn't stop for the school bus' warning lights and stop sign, said State Highway Patrol Trooper L.J. Staley. The district attorney was reviewing the case Wednesday before...
  • Tobacco giants R.J. Reynolds and Brown & Williamson to merge

    10/27/2003 2:44:17 PM PST · by Brian S · 20 replies · 366+ views
  • He's No Dark Horse

    03/05/2003 9:58:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 324+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Thursday, March 6, 2003 | John Fund
    <p>A black Republican is the early favorite for a North Carolina House seat.</p> <p>In the wake of the Trent Lott fiasco, Republicans are highly sensitive to the fact that with the retirement of Oklahoma's Rep. J.C. Watts, there is now no black Republican in Congress. "It is a worrisome development for a party trying to sell itself as the home of compassionate conservatism," clucks the Washington Post. Indeed, many Republicans are actively recruiting Mr. Watts to return to Congress if Sen. Don Nickles retires next year.</p>