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6:08 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

North Carolina State Supreme Court will Rule in Winston Northern Beltway Dispute

This summer, justices on the North Carolina State Supreme Court may recognize individual Winston-Salem plaintiffs as being part of a class action suit regarding the state's proposed Winston Northern Beltway.
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The state supreme court is getting involved in Winston-Salem's beltway dispute. Justices on the North Carolina Supreme Court says they will decide whether or not a lawsuit filed by several property owners can be classified as a class action suit.

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Education
10:56 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Small Winston-Salem Heroes Help Abused Horses

Winston-Salem's Meadowlark Elementary School's fifth grade class. They raised more than $2.500 to benefit the Horse Education & Rescue Organization (HERO) on Jan. 17, 2013.
Kathryn Mobley 88.5 WFDD

Often, children are told they have to wait until they're adults to make a real impact on the world.  But in Winston-Salem, students at Meadowlark Elementary School know they can make a difference right now.  

In 2005,Hurricane Katrina devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Cuba. Relief efforts poured in from around the country, including from the Triad. And some of it came from fifth graders at Meadowlark Elementary School in Winston-Salem. 

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Healthcare Costs
7:30 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Reducing Healthcare Costs for Patients and Businesses

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  The controversial federal healthcare reform plan has a long-term goal of reducing costs to patients and businesses.  But Triad Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso joins WFDD's Audrey Fannin to discuss a local plan to bring those savings sooner rather than later.  

Vita Tax
3:22 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Free Tax Preparation Service for Forsyth County Residents

 Winston-Salem's Experiment in Self Reliance operates the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program--also called Vita Tax. It provides free tax preparation to Forsyth County residents who earn less than 51,000 dollars. According to Program Manager Takia Miller, her offices are normally operating by this time. But due to federal legislation, the IRS won’t accept tax returns until January 30. Thus, Miller says the Vita Tax offices will open February 1. And the delay is causing some of Miller’s clients to worry.

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Environment
5:12 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Preparing for the White Stuff

A fast moving winter storm is pushing into the North Carolina mountains. The National Weather Service predicts the heavy amounts of snow will drop along the southern to central Appalachians from the Tennessee/North Carolina border to West Virginia. And meteorologists estimate an accumulation of 4-to-9 inches of snow. 

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