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2008-07-12 12:00:00

By Lisa Boone-Wood, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 12--Graduates across the state took one last look at their high schools as students last month. Some left with high-school diplomas and others took home certificates of attendance. The difference is, the students who received high-school diplomas can expect a somewhat typical application process to jobs, colleges and universities, but a student with a certificate of attendance could have to either get a GED before applying or hunt for...

2008-07-11 12:00:55

By Lisa Boone-Wood, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 11--Catherine Powell hasn't always been a teacher, but she has worked in schools most of her career. Powell has worked for local school systems, going from school to school in Forsyth, Davidson and Alamance counties to teach children about the dangers of drugs. Her students called her the drug lady. Now she's an exceptional-children's resource teacher at Carver High School. She is working toward a teaching license with the...

2008-07-11 12:00:51

By Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 11--The hiring of a North Carolinian as Wachovia Corp.'s chief executive gave local officials hope yesterday that the bank would remain committed to a large presence in Winston-Salem. But Allen Joines, the mayor of Winston-Salem, said that officials plan to talk with Robert Steel, the new chief executive, "sooner than later" to stress the advantages of keeping three major operations and 3,000 employees here. Steel was hired Wednesday...

2008-07-10 09:00:35

By Lisa O'Donnell, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 10--LEWISVILLE Jim Basta is bringing the Beatles to Unity Moravian Church. Basta, the church's music director, will lead the Salem Community Orchestra in a free performance at 7:30 p.m. on July 27. The performance is part of a summer concert series that the orchestra puts on each year. This year's series also included a performance in June. The final concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 24. Each performance will last about an...

2008-07-10 06:00:42

By James Romoser, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 10--A bill to change the name of the N.C. School of the Arts has passed both chambers of the state legislature, virtually assuring that the school's new name will be "University of North Carolina School of the Arts." The N.C. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the bill today, several weeks after the N.C. Senate approved it. Gov. Mike Easley is expected to sign the bill into law. School leaders requested the name change...

2008-07-10 06:00:42

By James Romoser and Ken Keuffel, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 10--RALEIGH -- A bill to change the name of the N.C. School of the Arts has passed both chambers of the state legislature, virtually assuring that the school's new name will be "University of North Carolina School of the Arts." The N.C. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the bill yesterday, several weeks after the N.C. Senate approved it. Gov. Mike Easley is expected to sign it into law. School leaders...

2008-07-10 06:00:00

By Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 10--Duke Energy Corp. restored power last night to most of its customers in Forsyth and Guilford counties after fast-moving thunderstorms knocked out electricity to nearly 10,000 homes and business in the two counties yesterday afternoon. There were no reports of injuries. At the storm's peak, more than 1,700 customers of Duke Energy in Forsyth County and nearly 8,300 customers in Guilford County were without power late yesterday afternoon. By 8 p.m.,...

2008-07-09 06:00:18

By Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 9--Davidson County's battered furniture industry received another major blow today when Stanley Furniture Co. Inc. said it was closing its Lexington plant and cutting 350 jobs by mid-October. The company, based in Stanleytown, Va., said it is moving production to a more modern plant in Robbinsville. The plant is the largest major manufacturing plant left in the county, which has lost more than 4,800 furniture jobs since 2001....

2008-07-06 15:00:19

By Ken Keuffel, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 6--Let's face it. Classical music's summer festivals are largely about championing the tried-and-true. The Eastern Music Festival, under way in Dana Auditorium at Guilford College and other venues in Greensboro, is no exception. Last night, for example, the Eastern Festival Orchestra, which consists of the festival's instructors, teamed up with Midori in Brahms' Violin Concerto. David Lockington conducted, with the rest of the program...

2008-07-06 15:00:19

By Ken Keuffel, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 6--A trip to the Brevard Music Center is quite a hike. But if you're willing to leave Winston-Salem around 9:30 or 10 on Sunday mornings through Aug. 10, you can attend an orchestral concert at 3 p.m., squeezing in brief stops for lunch and dinner along the way, and still get home at a reasonable hour. I did just that on June 29. There were many reasons I made the trip. For starters, the Winston-Salem area and Brevard have enjoyed...