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Business
5:11 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Chocolate Factory Brings Sweet Smells To Former Winston-Salem Tobacco Warehouse

The Peters family and their employees at Black Mountain Chocolate Factory join Mayor Allen Joines for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday in downtown Winston-Salem. Visitors get to see how chocolate is made at the store.
Credit Keri Brown

The Arts District in downtown Winston-Salem continues to expand, and now there is edible art to enjoy. Black Mountain Chocolate Factory is the first tenant to open in the Old Winston Tobacco Warehouse.

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Discrimination
5:28 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Darryl Hunt: Physically Free, Mentally Still Locked-Up

"You never get over the traumatic experience of being in prison. You just learn to live with it," Darryl Hunt.
Credit Kathryn Mobley / 88.5 WFDD

"I've been home for ten years; I still do my prison routine."

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Poverty
7:09 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

NC Mayors Address Growing Poverty Disparities In State

The Brookings Institution ranks most North Carolina metro areas as being among those with a rapid growth of people living in poverty. The study reviews the economic decline beginning in 2000.
Credit photo by: Paul Downey (via flickr)

The city of Greensboro is bringing together mayors from across the state to come up with ideas and solutions to reduce poverty in their communities. The Wednesday event is the first of what will be quarterly meetings addressing the issue.

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Environment
7:05 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Winston-Salem City Leaders Want To Snuff Out Cigarette Butts

New cigarette bin outside of Downtown Thai in Winston-Salem. The city is installing 35-40 units in busy areas and hopes more residents will use them to help keep the city streets clean.
Credit Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful

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Daily Update
1:12 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Possible Police Standoff In Winston's Salem Ardmore Neighborhood

Fox News 8 is reporting a police situation on Ardsley Street and Lockland avenue in Winston-Salem. Police are on the scene and in negotiations with an armed man. We will keep you posted on this developing story. 

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