Winston-Salem News

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2:06 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Operating in the Shadow of a State Law

Game On Sweepstakes is open for business. Manager Jonathan Sprinkle says playing the video games is a social outlet for many of his customers. "90% or more of the people who come in here, it's obvious they can afford, it is extra luxury like thing. If they weren't doing this, they'd spend $50 for a round of golf or something." Earlier this month, a state ban on internet sweepstakes cafes took effect. The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled the games are not protected by free speech laws.  Last June, Sprinkle opened this site on Thomasville Road in Forsyth County.

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7:30 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Tough Love and Advice for Entrepreneurs from VentuRealization Mentors

Credit John Borwick

Entrepreneurs often need a reality check as they prepare to launch their new venture.  One group in Winston-Salem is providing just that, sometimes with with a dose of tough love. Triad Business Journal contributing writer, Justin Catanoso, discusses the VentuRealization group in Winston-Salem with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

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3:36 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Herbalife Brings Almost 500 Jobs to Forsyth County

Herbalife is moving to Forsyth County. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the company has chosen to locate a manufacturing and distribution center in the former Dell Inc. assembly plant. The company is expected to create 493 local full-time or full-time-equivalent jobs over three years. During a call with WFDD News, Mayor Allen Joines would not comment about Herbalife locating in Forsyth County. But he did confirm, Governor Beverly Perdue will be in the county Wednesday afternoon to make an economic development announcement. It'll be held at the vacant Dell plant on Temple School Road.

6:46 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Winston-Salem Cold Case Solved After 22 Years

On August 04, 1990, Winston-Salem police officers found 74-year-old Thressa Nicholson dead in her Lakeview Boulevard home. An autopsy revealed she’d been strangled.  Finally, in 2009 DNA evidence led to the arrest of 39-year-old Michael Dwayne Miller for First Degree Murder and First Degree Rape. According to Winston-Salem Police Lieutenant Rob Cozart, Miller was in prison at the time of his arrest—giving investigators the DNA sample they needed to close this case.

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6:54 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

R.J. Reynolds Building Remains Vacant

R.J. Reynolds building circa 1934

The downtown Winston-Salem landmark remains vacant after hotel developer Dennis Quaintance opted against converting the historic R.J. Reynolds Building into a luxury hotel. Justin Catanoso, contributing writer with the Triad Business Journal discusses why with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

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