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NC actor has lead role in Lifetime’s ‘Switched Before Birth’

Oct. 18, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Bo Yokely, a resident of Kernersville, says he is extremely happy about his performance in his most notable role to date in the Lifetime movie “Switched Before Birth.” In the movie, Yokely as Brian Crawford and Skyler Samuels as Olivia...

Teen charged in shooting at school held without bond

Oct. 15, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A 15-year-old charged in the shooting death of a classmate at a North Carolina high school last month will remain held without bond. Judge Athena Brooks denied a motion to release Maurice Evans Jr. on bond Thursday, news outlets report. Evans...

Body of North Carolina man found in house following fire

Oct. 12, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A man's body was found in a house in North Carolina after firefighters put out a fire there, officials said. Firefighters responded to the fire shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday, and officials say the first fire engine arrived around five...

No. 19 Demon Deacons thrive by avoiding turnovers, miscues

Oct. 08, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Justice Ellison knows the deal. Every time he gets a carry in a practice or a game for No. 19 Wake Forest, he had better be “chinning” the football or he’ll won’t get the next one. “It just means having the ball (pressed) across your...

N. Carolina charter school under fire for teacher's comments

Oct. 06, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A teacher has resigned from a North Carolina charter school after telling Black students in her class that if not for the Constitution, they would be her “field slaves,” a comment that one parent said brought attention to other racist incidents at the school....

Sciba's kick lifts No. 24 Wake Forest past Louisville, 37-34

Oct. 02, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Nick Sciba was ready when Wake Forest set him up with the shot at a winning field goal. He capitalized, just like the rest of these 24th-ranked Demon Deacons sitting atop the Atlantic Coast Conference race. Sciba hit from 29 yards with 22...

North Carolina man charged in murder of man who disappeared

Oct. 01, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested a man at a North Carolina airport in connection with the murder of a man who was reported missing four months ago and whose body hasn't been recovered. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Damien A. Quiterio-Morrison, 27, was...

Teen indicted in fatal shooting at North Carolina school

Sep. 30, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina grand jury has indicted a teenager in the fatal shooting of a high school student, and a prosecutor will transfer his case to adult court. Maurice T. Evans Jr., 15, appeared in juvenile court Thursday for a custody hearing,...

Fifth gun confiscated from school in North Carolina system

Sep. 30, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer has confiscated a handgun from a student’s backpack at a magnet school, the fifth such incident in the same school system this month, officials said. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office officer took the gun...

Nick Cannon to pay off HBCU students' debt upon graduation

Sep. 29, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Entertainer Nick Cannon is promising to pay off the loan debt of seven students at historically black colleges, including three in North Carolina, when they graduate. Cannon hosted students from Saint Augustine’s University, North Carolina A&T...