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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. 

Business
5:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Hotel Developers Eye Winston-Salem & Greensboro for Future Growth

A boutique hotel and apartments are planned for the iconic Reynolds Building in downtown Winston-Salem.
Credit Julie Knight/The Business Journal

The Piedmont Triad region has had no new hotels built in the past three and a half years. That stands to reason because occupancy rates have remained fairly flat over the same period. Suddenly, though, six new hotels are being planned collectively in downtown Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

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Radio Camp
12:48 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Meet the Artist: Photojournalist Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez

Radio Camper Dani Coan speaks with Winston-Salem photojournalist Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez
Credit Sara Chisesi

Radio Camper Dani Coan speaks with Winston-Salem photojournalist Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez

This is the sound of Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez taking pictures at Wait Chapel. Rodriguez is a photojournalist in Winston-Salem. She takes landscape pictures, portraits, and many other types of photographs. She sat down to speak to radio camper Dani Coan.

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Retirement
8:03 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

City of W-S Has Been Retiring Fire Chief's Largest Classroom

Service Fire Chief Anthony Farmer will retire in December after 32 years' service.
Credit City of Winston-Salem

One of Winston-Salem's decorated employees leaves the force after 32 years.

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