News and Blog


Twin City Youth Soccer Association to Host Southern Soccer Showcase

one of the largest youth soccer associations in North Carolina, has announced it will host the 2015 Southern Soccer Showcase sponsored by Mercedes Benz April 28th-29th, at BB&T Soccer Park, in Bermuda Run, outside of Winston-Salem. The 2014 Southern ...

Parents of missing adopted daughter sentenced in tax fraud case, scolded by judge

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina — The adoptive parents of a teenager missing from her home for years have received prison sentences from a federal judge who also scolded them for the girl's treatment. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder on Friday ...

Rock and Roll Class of 2015: '5' Royales are worthy of the 'early influence' title

The band, formed in the 1940s in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, began life as a gospel group called the Royal Sons Quintet, which ironically enough featured six members. The original band included three brothers - Lomond "Lowman,'' Curtis and Clarence ...

Watch Info: Canes square off with North Carolina

having departed Winston-Salem on Sunday, the Canes hosted Florida Gulf Coast University in a midweek visit to Mark Light Field. That series squared away (2-1 Canes), Miami turns their attention to a Coastal Division adversary – the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Prep Notes: Williams coach to guide baseball team in State Games of North Carolina

Williams High School baseball coach Jason Knapp will direct the Region 5 team in June’s State Games of North Carolina high school baseball showcase. Knapp will be assisted by Winston-Salem Reynolds’ Doug Welch, North Davidson’s Mike Meadows and ...

North Carolina State disbands fraternity for pledge book filled with offensive content

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - North Carolina State University said on Wednesday it had disbanded a fraternity and would review all fraternity and sorority activities at the school after the discovery of a pledge book filled with racially and sexually ...

North Carolina State disbands fraternity after discovery of offensive remarks

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - North Carolina State University said on Wednesday it had disbanded a fraternity and would review all fraternity and sorority activities at the school after the discovery of a pledge book filled with racially and sexually ...

Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel to open in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Hotel features intuitive, flexible design and warm, natural decor. WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA – The 110-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is scheduled to open on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 with its smart, inventive ...

Winston-Salem Welcomes New Marriott

The 110-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is set to open on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 with its smart, inventive public space and guest room design, and its bright and inviting décor. Located at 125 South Main Street ...

Obituary: Sharon Kay Atherton

Sharon Kay Atherton, 46, of Wichita, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Sharon was born on Jan. 23, 1969, in Wichita, the daughter of John and Carol Jean Friend. Sharon and Randall Atherton were united in marriage on Dec ...

Home in Winston-Salem started as one-room log cabin; grows into beautiful house

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It’s the little cabin that grew and grew, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. The home of Mike and Jane Harrell started as a one-room chestnut log cabin in 1870 — so says th…

Three suspects rob victims at apartment in Winston-Salem at gunpoint

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are looking for three suspects accused of robbing two men at gunpoint at a Winston-Salem apartment. Police said it happened at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday at a residence at …

A Peek at Our Plans for the Winston-Salem Store Renovations!

It has begun! We have started moving in new fixtures for our Winston store’s big renovation which starts on April 1st. The store will be closed from April 1 through April 5th. Several departments – mo…

DashPop music festival kicks off in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The DashPop music festival is this weekend, March 27-29, in Winston-Salem. Tickets cost between $8 and $20 depending on which show you want to go to. A weekend wristband is $30…

Mary Poppins takes to the stage in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mary Poppins takes to the stage for opening night at the Twin City Stage this weekend in Winston-Salem. Ashleigh Cooper and Dru Billings star in the classic. They joined FOX8’s…

Little L { baby photographers in winston salem }

I smiled at little L smiling so much for her session!  And then I smiled the whole time that I was editing her images because of her smiling.  Smiling is seriously contagious people - really!  Try it …

Join Us for Sci-Fi Sunday in Winston-Salem

We will be at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem from 1pm until 5pm today for Sci-Fi Sunday!  Lots of sci-fi stuff to see and fun for the whole family!  Filed under: Announcements, Cool Stuff, On …

Where To Buy Herbal Remedies For Slow Metabolism In Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Herbal remedies for slow metabolism, chlamydial infection and asthma natural products acne breakouts. Bioidentical Hops for hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina…

Roads in Winston-Salem reopen after water main break

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The 1700 block of Avalon Road North has reopened after being closed due to a water main break. The water main break occurred at the intersection of Avalon Road North and Greenbr…

Winston-Salem officer under investigation after confrontation with man shooting video

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Sale m police are investigating an encounter between an officer and a man who was shooting video at the police department’s building. The video was posted to YouTube on S…


WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA: part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school´s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.

What kinds of jobs are there?
Are jobs on campus or off campus?
How much can I earn?
How will I be paid?
Can I work as many hours as I want?

What kinds of jobs are there?

The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.


Are jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for work-study jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.


Man working in shop class

If you’re interested in getting a Federal Work-Study job while you’re enrolled in college or career school, make sure you apply for aid early. Schools that participate in the Federal Work-Study Program award funds on a first come, first served basis.

How much can I earn?

You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.

Your total work-study award depends on:

  • when you apply,
  • your level of financial need, and
  • your school’s funding level.


How will I be paid?

How you’re paid depends partly on whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you´re paid by the hour.
  • If you are a graduate or professional student, you´re paid by the hour or by salary, depending on the work you do.
  • Your school must pay you at least once a month.
  • Your school must pay you directly unless you request that the school
    • send your payments directly to your bank account or
    • use the money to pay for your education-related institutional charges such as tuition, fees, and room and board.


Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or your school’s financial aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.



In WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]

The Guardian and a warning to WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In [27]


Feed Widget

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
Thomas Sowell Selected the top stories of the city of WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA. Political events, traffic accidents on highways, downtown events, neighborhoods and inside. Also researched local newspapers and social networks, as well as the site of City Hall. Crimes, are always subject to demand generally for information. Also the tragedies and disasters such as fires, floods, flooding, rain, hail and winds. Tags: Breaking News, WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA, City, Indoors, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Car, Crash, Elections, Beating, Accident, Crime, Police, Criminal, Police, Road, Highway Access, Elections, Party, Hail, Rain, Flood, Anniversary, Award, Month, Week End , Today, Yesterday, Female, Male, Family, Child, People.