Winston-Salem

Safety
8:47 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Saturday's Emergency at Smith Reynolds Airport Only a Drill

Disaster response drill to be held at Smith Reynolds Airport Saturday.
Credit Smith Reynolds Airport, www.smithreynolds.org

If you're near Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston Salem this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., don't be alarmed if you see a lot of emergency vehicles.  August Vernon, Operations Manager for the Forsyth County office of Emergency Management, says it's a full-scale disaster drill all airports are required to do every three years.

Vernon says these activities are necessary because they help responders be ready when real emergencies happen.

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Politics
4:15 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Forsyth County Voters Cast Their Ballots For Local Leaders

Supporters of local municipal election candidates gathered outside of the precinct at Clemmons Elementary Tuesday to pass out information to voters.
Credit Keri Brown

North Carolina voters are at the polls today in all or portions of 94 of the state's 100 counties to cast their ballots in the municipal general election.

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Economy
2:51 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Development Means More Commercial Growth For Former Mill Neighborhood

James Mabe, who has lived in the Hanestown Community for most of his life, stands in the doorway to his home on Ricks Drive in Winston-Salem.
Credit WFDD Photo by Paul Garber

James Mabe has lived in the same small, one-story home on Ricks Drive since he was a grade-school boy in the 1940s. Back then the village he grew up in off Stratford Road had unpaved streets, outside bathrooms and a company store run by the Hanes Company. Hanes built the homes in the early 20th Century for employees of its spinning mill next door. Now the community called Hanestown is a neighborhood in flux.

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Business
7:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Triad Business Roundup: Health, Housing and Handshakes

Insurance companies are also trying to cope with delays in federal healthcare exchanges rollout.
Credit Tax Credits

  This week's business report is a roundup of several topics.  Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso joins WFDD's Audrey Fannin to discuss Obamacare, housing markets and regional cooperation.  

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Commentary
1:00 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Remembering a Childhood on the Farm

Jean Spencer shares memories of her childhood on the farm with her daughter on this episode of StoryLine.
Credit StoryLine

  This week on StoryLine, we hear from Jean Spencer. Born and raised on the farmlands of Des Moines, Iowa, Jean recently moved to Winston-Salem after the passing of her husband. She talks with her daughter, Rosemary Van Schooten, and shares wonderful memories of her life on the farm.

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