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2 arrested after chase through Winston-Salem, police say

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Police were led on a chase through Winston-Salem after initiating a traffic stop. According to Winston-Salem police, just before 8 p.m. on Sunday an officer tried to stop a car that was suspected of being involved in crimes in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. They didn’t stop and a chase ensued. The […]
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Water, Sewer & Landfill Rates Increase July 1

Following recommendation by an independent cost-of-service study, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission approved increases in water and sewer rates for the 2022-2023 fiscal year budget. Local water and sewer rates have historically ranked second lowest amongst peer utilities in the state and we're happy to confirm that the new rates have retained that status.
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Forsyth County K-9 receives Medal of Valor

FORSYTH COUNTY (WGHP) — A K-9 with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the Medal of Valor on Thursday for his work in a near-tragic incident last Christmas. K-9 Rex and his partners Cororpal Pendolino and Deputy Rae were all honored during Thursday’s ceremony for their roles in a traffic stop last Christmas that […]
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Forsyth County program holds "Super" graduation for former inmates

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Forsyth County Government Center hosted a different kind of graduation ceremony Thursday. Two graduates wore capes instead of a cap and gown. Ernest Thames and Henry Davis are both celebrating the completion of the Stepping Up Process to End Recidivism, or S.U.P.E.R. Program. Those who graduate are called "superheroes".
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'I don't recall ever giving an award to a K9,' Forsyth County Sheriff's K9, 2 officers receive medals

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Three Forsyth County Sheriff's officers, including K9 officer Rex, received awards for acts of courage and determination. All three were involved in a chase on Christmas last year. Investigators said a deputy stopped the driver of a red Ford Mustang for speeding on Highway 52 North. According to deputies, a K9 team was called for backup. When the K9 team arrived, the driver, 28-year-old Ricky Wallace Simon, jumped back into the car and tried to run away. The sheriff’s office said the deputies were dragged by the car and later thrown from it. Deputies said Simon was arrested after being apprehended by K9 Rex.
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