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Teacher accused of sex crimes against North Carolina student

Jul. 18, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A teacher in North Carolina is being accused of having sex with a female student. News outlets report 43-year-old Brian Jacob Weavil was charged Wednesday with statutory sex offense of a child, taking indecent liberties, and sex offense involving a teacher against a student. A...

Blue Cross to add up to 170 jobs in North Carolina city

Jul. 16, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C. says it's expanding its operations in a North Carolina city by as many as 170 jobs as part of a new program. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the workers will join the Healthy Blue Medicaid program, a joint venture formed in October 2017 which...

UNC announces new interim chancellor for the School of Arts

Jul. 11, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina announced their new interim chancellor for the School of Arts. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Brian Cole will take over as interim chancellor, replacing Lindsay Bierman. President of the UNC System Bill Roper made the announcement Wednesday....

Forest to kick off NC gubernatorial campaign next month

Jul. 10, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will formally begin his 2020 campaign for governor next month at a weekend rally. Forest's campaign committee says the Aug. 17 event will be held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Forest is a Raleigh architect who was first elected...

Sheetz convenience store puts Bitcoin ATMs in 6 shops

Jul. 9, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain is putting Bitcoin ATMs in six shops around the state and one in North Carolina, giving customers the ability to buy and sell the cryptocurrency with U.S. dollars. Sheetz, based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, announced Tuesday it has teamed up...

N Carolina worker ordered Confederate items for July 4th

Jul. 9, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Independence Day revelers at a North Carolina county pool were given wristbands adorned with a Confederate flag, which the county says wasn't recognized by the employee who placed the order. Sage Magness tells The Winston-Salem Journal that she was visiting the Forsyth County...

5-year-old killed in drive-by shooting; 3 teenagers charged

Jul. 7, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Three teenagers in North Carolina have been charged with murder after a 5-year-old was shot and killed in what police say was a drive-by shooting. Winston-Salem Police say the boy was shot in the head while he was in his apartment on Cole Ridge Circle, off Cole Road. Police say...

North Carolina school wants lawsuit tied to shooting tossed

Jul. 5, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from a fatal shooting on its campus in 2018. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Wake Forest University is disputing the allegations lodged by Jemel Dixon, the mother of Winston-Salem State...

2 teens now charged with murder after shooting victim dies

Jul. 1, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say two teens accused in a shooting involving a Texas man are now charged with murder after the victim died. Winston-Salem police say in a news release Monday that 28-year-old Tevin Lamar Bonner of El Paso, Texas, died on June 22, five days after he was...

Records: Nearly 3 dozen hurt in scooter crashes since 2018

Jul. 1, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — State records show that nearly three dozen people have been injured in scooter crashes in two North Carolina cities since early 2018. Citing numbers from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles, The Charlotte Observer reports 16 people were hurt in Charlotte and 19 were injured in...