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Man accused in fatal shooting near Hanes Mall needs new attorney

A Winston-Salem man accused of fatally shooting another man outside a restaurant at Hanes Mall in 2019 will need a new attorney after his current one withdrew from the case due to a conflict. Robert Anthony Granato, 24, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Julius Randolph Sampson...
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Forsyth County Commissioner accused of fraud

A former police officer who accused Forsyth County Commissioner Tonya McDaniel of fraud claims to have documents contradicting McDaniel’s version of events. “I stand before you today as a person that seeks truth and accountability,” said public speaker Arnita Miles at the June 2 session of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.
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Housing Assistance Program Brings Homeownership Within Reach Of Low-Income Families

Newly released data show that a long-time program that helps Black Forsyth County renters become homeowners is bearing fruit. Devvon Mack is a single mom with two sons. In January of 2018 she purchased her first home in Rural Hall — a small town roughly 15 minutes north of Winston-Salem. The move was made possible by housing assistance from Forsyth County.
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Yadkin woman convicted of physically abusing 4-month-old child she babysat

A Yadkin County woman was convicted Tuesday on charges that she physically abused a 4-month-old boy whom she babysat in Forsyth County in 2018. Kaitlin Lambert Atwood, 29, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to two counts of felony negligent child abuse. She had initially been indicted on two counts of felony child abuse, inflicting serious physical injury.
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Forsyth County man wins $1M on scratch-off ticket

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Forsyth County man is $1 million richer. Charles Trottier of Clemmons found himself the lucky winner of a $1 million Platinum 7s top prize. Trottier bought his winning $10 ticket from Carlton’s Tanglewood on Clemmons Road in Clemmons. He claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery...
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Forsyth County approves $500 million budget on unanimous vote, lowers tax rate to 67.78 cents for every $100 of taxable property

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners quickly approved the 2021-22 county budget on Thursday afternoon, voting unanimously to set the tax rate at 67.78 cents for every $100 of taxable property. The approved budget totals $500 million and includes $149.5 million for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, a total that is...
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Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Names New District Leaders & Principal at Cook Literacy Model School

-Stokes- Dr. Fredricca Stokes has served as a Director for Student Support for Guilford County Schools since 2015. Prior to that, she spent a year as an Instructional Facilitator for Durham Public Schools. Prior to that, she spent four years as the Supervisor of High School Counseling for Guilford County. Earlier in her career, she served as an Organizational Facilitator at Dudley High School. She has spent more than five years as a School Counselor.
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Back to school: Officials announce GED program for low-income mothers

Low-income mothers living in the Piedmont Park public housing complex will get the chance to earn their high school degrees through a 12-week program taking place at the housing complex, local officials announced on Friday. And once they’ve got their GEDs, the mothers will be able to enroll in Forsyth...

Paul Daniel Spaugh

Mr. Paul Daniel Spaugh, 72, of Advance, died Wednesday evening, June 2, 2021 of a heart attack. He was born Feb. 15, 1949 in Forsyth County to the late Henry and Minnie Whisenhunt Spaugh and had retired as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed fishing, drag racing and spending time with family.
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Craig J. Richardson: The minimum wage paradox

There are some uncomfortable truths about raising the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour that are revealed by an online tool created by our Center for the Study of Economic Mobility (CSEM) at Winston-Salem State University, along with our local research partner Forsyth Futures.

City Council calls for more crime prevention spending

There have been 15 homicides in Winston-Salem this year, compared to nine this time last year. In response to the rise in homicides, shootings, and other violent crimes, the Winston-Salem City Council is calling for the budget to include more funding for crime prevention initiatives and community youth programs. The...
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Forsyth County woman charged with murder of 5-year-old son

WINSTON-SALEM, Forsyth County — A Forsyth County woman, Kimberly Monique Smith, 37, has been charged with murdering her 5-year-old son, according to Winston-Salem Police. Smith, of Rural Hall, is charged with murder and intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. Winston-Salem officials responded Sunday at 9:53 p.m. to the report...
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Nearly 15 years ago, Samuel Flippen was executed for stepdaughter's death. Now, girl's father wants answers about his daughter's death.

In 2006, North Carolina executed Samuel Russell Flippen for the murder of his 2½-year-old stepdaughter, Britnie Hutton. Nearly 15 years later, Britnie’s biological father, John Hutton, is raising questions about whether Flippen really killed her. Flippen was the last person North Carolina executed. Executions have been put on an indefinite...
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New Habitat ReStore to hold grand opening

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County will host a grand opening for its new ReStore on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will include a ribbon cutting by the Winston-Salem Inc., food trucks, a live broadcast on WTOB, giveaways and chalk painting demonstrations. The new ReStore,...
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Pandemic Assistance Application Fair To Be Held Saturday

This weekend, low-income Forsyth County residents who have fallen behind can apply in-person for financial help at the Pandemic Rent & Utilities Assistance Application Fair in Winston-Salem. The program is open to all renters who have a household income that is 80 percent or less of the area’s median —...
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As Triad law enforcement agencies seek new recruits, Forsyth County Sheriff's Office in critical need of detention officers

All across the Triad, sheriff's offices and police departments continue to struggle to recruit and retain qualified people, reporting many vacant positions. WFMY News 2 requested the data and crunched the numbers, giving you this snapshot of several Triad law enforcement agencies, and the percent of positions that remain unfilled: