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Winston-Salem loses legend in sports, funeral service

    Winston-Salem loses legend in sports, funeral service

Last month Winston-Salem lost a legend, Jerry Gilmore III. The longtime owner and operator of Gilmore Memorial Service died on Aug. 27.

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Local entrepreneur says take the leap

    Local entrepreneur says take the leap

Lakesha Holiday, owner of JBL Cleaning and Organizing Solutions, recently quit her job to explore the advantages that entrepreneurship has to offer. It initially started off as just a side hustle for Holiday, but as the weeks progressed, she soon realized that the only way that her business could reach its full potential was for her to leave her permanent job.

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Farm and Food Project to cultivate next generation of farmers

    Farm and Food Project to cultivate next generation of farmers

For years, Dr. English Bradshaw has worked hard to help preserve the history of the Memorial Industrial School, which served as an orphanage for Black children in Forsyth County from 1928 until 1971. Now Bradshaw, who lived at the orphanage for 12 years, is leading an initiative to turn vacant land once used by the orphanage as a campus farm, into incubator farmer space. 

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Rep. Amber Baker: ‘Reinvest in our young people.’

    Rep. Amber Baker: ‘Reinvest in our young people.’

In the aftermath of the shooting at Mount Tabor High School earlier this month, much has been said about what should be done to bring an end to senseless gun violence. There have been talks about the need for an increased law enforcement presence, in schools and in the community, and putting metal detectors in local high schools. But according to N.C. State Rep. Dr. Amber Baker, more law enforcement isn’t the answer; investment in programs and initiatives that are doing the work in the community to uplift local youth is the needed response. 

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WXII 12 News icon, Wanda Starke, to receive Trellis Supportive Care’s Living Your Best Life Leadership Award

  WXII 12 News icon, Wanda Starke, to receive Trellis Supportive Care’s Living Your Best Life Leadership Award

Trellis Supportive Care is pleased to announce Wanda Starke, best known to many as a longtime news anchor at WXII 12, as the 2021 Best Life Leadership Award recipient for the sixth annual Living Your Best Life Speaker Series. Scheduled for Oct. 13, this year’s virtual event features nationally known journalist, public radio host, and bestselling author, Celeste Headlee. 

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Re-entry is bedrock of CSEM work

  Re-entry is bedrock of CSEM work

Re-entry is bedrock of CSEM work

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Rally in wake of Mt. Tabor school shooting calls for end to senseless gun violence

  Rally in wake of Mt. Tabor school shooting calls for end to senseless gun violence

In the wake of the shooting at Mount Tabor High School that took the life of student William Chavis Raymond Miller Jr. last weekend, nearly 200 people gathered in downtown Winston-Salem to call for an end to senseless gun violence. 

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CSEM brings research help to East Winston initiative to empower residents

  CSEM brings research help to East Winston initiative to empower residents

The Castle Heights Neighborhood Association, which has long worked for better conditions for its residents, is stepping up its game through a collaboration with the poverty-fighting Partnership for Prosperity (P4P). The initiative has tapped Winston-Salem State University’s Center for the Study of Economic Mobility (CSEM) as its research partner.

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Busta’s Person of the Week: Justin ‘JT’ Taylor: Black high school athletes must change the narrative that HBCUs are a step down

  Busta’s Person of the Week: Justin ‘JT’ Taylor: Black high school athletes must change the narrative that HBCUs are a step down

Busta’s Person of the Week: Justin ‘JT’ Taylor: Black high school athletes must change the narrative that HBCUs are a step down

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Busta’s Person of the Week: Taneisha Gist’s testimony gives her social media followers hope and an unwavering faith

  Busta’s Person of the Week: Taneisha Gist’s testimony gives her social media followers hope and an unwavering faith

Busta’s Person of the Week: Taneisha Gist’s testimony gives her social media followers hope and an unwavering faith

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