Latest Winston-Salem News

Argument leads to guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter

Sep. 17, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to charges that include involuntary manslaughter after police said he pushed a man to the ground and kicked him during an argument. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Robby Vincent Smith, 38, pleaded guilty in Forsyth County Superior...

Teen driver charged in death of 13-year-old during chase

Sep. 14, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A teenage girl was charged Monday with second-degree murder in the death of a 13-year-old North Carolina boy who was killed when the car he was riding in struck a utility pole as it was being chased by sheriff's deputies. The girl was the driver of the car chased by Forsyth...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence scores against Wake Forest during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Lawrence, No. 1 Clemson dominate Wake Forest again, 37-13

Sep. 13, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said he's worked this offseason on being patient and taking what the defense is giving him instead of looking for the big play. It paid off Saturday night. Lawrence completed 22 of 28 passes for 351 yards and combined for three touchdowns, and...

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

NC: Trump rally exceeded pandemic limits, but not illegal

Sep. 9, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A crowed political rally hosted by President Donald Trump put people’s health at risk but was legal under state pandemic rules that exempt certain gatherings where people exercise free speech, a spokeswoman for North Carolina's governor said Wednesday. Trump spoke at Smith...

President Donald Trump stands on stage after speaking at a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump and Biden run vastly different pandemic campaigns

Sep. 9, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina caps outdoor gatherings at 50 people to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but don't tell that to President Donald Trump. He basked in a largely maskless crowd of several thousand supporters during a campaign rally in this critical state. “As far...

K&W Cafeterias file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Sep. 9, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — K&W Cafeterias, a North Carolina-based icon of Southern comfort food for more than 80 years, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a move that follows downsizing that began prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Winston-Salem based company filed the 80-page petition...

Protesters and supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, before the departure of Trump's motorcade. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump to campaign in Florida, N.C. battlegrounds on Tuesday

Sep. 5, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will highlight his environmental agenda as he campaigns in the battleground states of Florida and North Carolina on Tuesday. The White House says Trump will stop in Jupiter, Florida, on Tuesday to remind voters there of his conservation and environmental protection...

Mike Pence visiting North Carolina for anti-abortion rally

Sep. 3, 2020 5:24 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is set to arrive in the presidential battleground state of North Carolina on Thursday to promote an anti-abortion agenda and candidates. Pence was scheduled to participate in a discussion at a women's health center in Raleigh before speaking at a Baptist...

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, wears a mask in honor of Breonna Taylor before her match against Misaki Doi, of Japan, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Latest: Notre Dame-Wake Forest game moved from Charlotte

Sep. 2, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wake Forest says its Sept. 26 football game against No. 10 Notre Dame will move from Charlotte, North Carolina, to the Demon Deacons’ home field in Winston-Salem. The school announced the move Wednesday. A day earlier,...

Carolina University student dies in quarry drowning

Sep. 2, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A soccer player and student at Carolina University in Winston-Salem has drowned in a quarry. The Winston-Salem Journal reported Wednesday that Emmanuel Korwor Konneh 19, drowned at Balfour Quarry in Salisbury. He and three friends had gone to the area to swim Konneh had moved...