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Aug 15, 2018

Lawsuit accuses North Carolina school system of neglect

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) A lawsuit filed against a North Carolina school system and its board of education says an elementary school in need of repairs was discriminated against because of race. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the lawsuit, filed Aug. 13 against the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and its board of education, centers on Ashley Elementary School. The Action4Ashley Coalition says [...]

Jul 18, 2018

North Carolina Democratic powerbroker Bennett dies at 97

PFAFFTOWN (AP) A powerbroker in North Carolina Democratic politics for 40 years who helped guide the elected careers of former Govs. Terry Sanford and Jim Hunt while pressing a forward-thinking mantra among state leaders has died. Bert Bennett Jr. died July 16 at age 97 at his Pfafftown home from natural causes, Salem Funerals & Cremations […]

Jun 26, 2018

Judge questions whether ‘bathroom bill’ fight should proceed

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) A federal judge said June 25 he was “at a loss” to understand how transgender North Carolinians are being harmed by a compromise law that undid the state’s “bathroom bill” but also prevented local governments from enacting new LGBT protections. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder heard arguments from lawyers for Republican legislative leaders who [...]

Jun 11, 2018

Man’s mental condition, past cited in capital resentencing

RALEIGH (AP) A survivor from El Salvador’s civil war must be resentenced because North Carolina jurors who decided he should die for his wife’s killing weren’t told to consider evidence relating his conduct to his mental condition, the state Supreme Court ruled June 8. The justices vacated the death sentence but let stand the 2014 […]

May 22, 2018

North Carolina judge awards $4.7 million in shooting death

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) The family of a man shot to death outside a strip club in North Carolina has been awarded nearly $5 million from the operators of the club. A judge granted a default judgment May 21 against John D. Boyd and his company, Salisbury Ridge Ventures, Inc. Salisbury Ridge Ventures operated Paper Moon, where 41-year-old Eric […]

May 22, 2018

Teacher, ex-mayor Cochran running for lieutenant governor

MOUNT AIRY (AP) The former mayor of a North Carolina town says she’s running for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor in 2020. Deborah Cochran is a Winston-Salem high school teacher who was mayor of Mount Airy for more than five years until 2015. Cochran said that co-workers encouraged her to run. She says economic […]

May 16, 2018

Court: City doesn’t owe worker hurt while smoking on break

RALEIGH (AP) A North Carolina city employee isn’t owed workers’ compensation for an injury he suffered while smoking during a lunch break, the state appeals court ruled May 15. A three-judge panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals said Larry Brooks’ fall in 2015 was due to underlying medical conditions combined with his decision […]

May 11, 2018

Doctor license on hold over fat storage, syringe allegations

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) North Carolina’s Medical Board has suspended the license of a doctor who they say reused syringes and dermatology products on multiple patients and stored human fat in plastic bags in a closet. The board suspended the license of Dr. Anne Litton White of Winston-Salem following complaints from six former employees. Among the accusations […]

May 7, 2018

NC man acquitted in wife’s death reaches $200K settlement

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) The attorney for a dentist acquitted of a murder charge in his estranged wife’s death says his client has reached a $200,000 settlement in his lawsuit alleging that State Bureau of Investigation agents in North Carolina tried to frame him. Attorney John Vermitsky said the settlement was reached in the lawsuit filed in […]

Apr 12, 2018

North Carolina Court Allows Case Against Dance Instructors

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dance instructors who glided off to a competing dance studio can still be sued by the employer who wrangled the foreign-born pair’s permission to work in the United States, North Carolina’s highest court said. The state Supreme Court decided last week that breach of contract and other claims can continue against dance […]

May 8, 2015

Housing, retail development announced for BB&T Ballpark area

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — An Atlanta-based development group has announced plans to build in an area near BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem with a hotel, almost 600 luxury apartments and 300,000 square feet of retail space. The Winston-Salem Journal ( ) reports Brand Properties Real Estate Investment Group announced Thursday it would create Brookstown District at BB&T [&hell[...]

Mar 27, 2015

NC parents of missing teen will be sentenced for tax fraud

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — A sentencing hearing is scheduled to resume for the adoptive parents of a teen who has been missing from her home for years. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for Friday in federal court in Winston-Salem. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder delayed the sentencing last month for Sandy and Casey Parsons on […]

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