Latest Winston-Salem, North Carolina Stories

2008-08-17 15:00:24

TELEPHONE AT&T, formerly BellSouth, is a large provider in the Piedmont Triad for local residential service, covering Greensboro, Winston- Salem and Burlington. (888) 757-6500, www.att.com North State Communications provides telephone service for High Point and neighboring towns. 886-3720, www.northstate.net Embarq, formerly Sprint, also offers service in several towns, largely in Rockingham County and rural Guilford County. (866) 304- 6820, www.embarq.com MebTel Communications...

2008-08-14 18:00:19

By JENNIFER FERNANDEZ WINSTON-SALEM -- The city's move away from manufacturing to a knowledge-based economy appears to be a smart one. Winston-Salem, once the king of tobacco, received a new moniker in 2008 : "Intelligent Community." The city was one of seven communities worldwide recognized as a model for economic development in the 21st century. The title is bestowed annually by the Intelligent Community Forum, a New York- based think tank that focuses on job creation and economic...

2008-08-11 12:00:27

WINSTON-SALEM -- Mr. James "Howard" Hester, 90, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2008, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 11, in Wallburg Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service, in Wallburg Church cemetery. Arrangements are by J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home. (c) 2008 Greensboro News Record. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-07 18:01:04

By LESLIE MIZELL WINSTON-SALEM In his three decades of community theater, Lee Willard has been the comic relief and the dastardly villain. He has been a father, a prison matron, a couple of kings, and all manner of best friends. What he hasn't been is the romantic lead. That all changes Friday when the Little Theatre of Winston- Salem's "Seussical" opens and Willard gets the girl. Of course, she's a bird. But then, he's an elephant. The two Dr. Seuss books forming the foundation...

2008-08-07 06:00:00

By Tim Clodfelter, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Aug. 7--On Monday, kids and parents can learn how to get to Sesame Street on their computers. The newly revamped SesameStreet.org is the result of two years of research and development by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the TV series on PBS. The site will be updated each day with a different theme ("the number 5," for instance) introduced by a live action Muppet host, who also points out each of the buttons...

2008-08-05 18:00:19

By Elizabeth DeOrnellas, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Aug. 5--Last year, the city collected 78,000 tons of garbage -- waste that Mitchell Britt would like to see put to good use. Britt, a manager at Krankies Coffee, is trying to jumpstart a citywide recycling effort he's dubbed Compost! Winston-Salem. The goal is to set up a composting service to collect organic waste from local restaurants and groceries and funnel it to local farms to use as fertilizer. Britt said that many in The...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By David Nivens, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Aug. 4--HIGH POINT -- Many Triad officials are watching Winston-Salem closely to see if they will have to restrict water use to deal with the drought. Although the state Drought Management Advisory Council has placed Triad counties in moderate to severe drought conditions, High Point reserves at Oak Hollow Lake and City Lake are good for now, said Terry Houk, High Point's assistant public services director. "Our lakes are at 89 percent...

2008-07-31 21:00:20

By News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 31--WINSTON-SALEM -- A Winston-Salem woman fought off a man who attempted to sexually assault her in her driveway, police said. Just after midnight, police responded to the 2400 block of Waughtown St. on an assault call. The victim said that after she parked her vehicle in her driveway, she was attacked by an unknown man, according to a news release. The suspect approached her from behind, grabbed her and attempted to sexually assault...

2008-07-31 06:00:35

By Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 31--JEFFERSON The annual Wallace and Peggy Carroll Vigilance Awards were presented Saturday by the National Committee for the New River. The awards for protecting the New River honor the spirit, dedication and perseverance that Wallace Carroll, a former Winston-Salem Journal publisher and editor, and his wife, Peggy, brought to the battle to save the New River from a large dam project in the 1970s. The winners include: --N.C. Volunteer of the...

2008-07-27 06:00:30

By Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 27--Tuesday Foster-care meeting: The Children's Home Society of North Carolina will have a free informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. at its center, 604 Meadow St., Greensboro, for people interested in learning about the foster-care process. For more information, call (800) 632-1400, ext. 353. Wednesday Holocaust lecture: Hank Brodt, who survived five different Nazi concentration camps during World War II, will speak from 1 to 2 p.m. at Forsyth...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'