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Forsyth County News

Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” campaign results in 3,164 DWI arrests

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videoSanta was not the only one who made a naughty list over the holidays. Law enforcement officers across the state did, too, as they patrolled day and night, catching drivers who got behind the wheel impaired. Full story...
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NC sheriff seeks trade: Old Tommy guns for rifles

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A North Carolina sheriff could get the OK to trade a pair of vintage Tommy guns for dozens of new rifles for his deputies. The Forsyth County commissioners vote Monday on trading the fully automatic Thompson machine guns for 88 new Bushmaster rifles valued at $60,000. Full story...
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Force wants to swap vintage Tommy guns for rifles

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The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is trying to trade two vintage machine guns from the 1920s to a gun store for 88 rifles for its officers. Full story...
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"Booze It and Lose It" campaign nets 690 DWI arrests across the state

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video Law enforcement officers made more than 690 DWI arrests during St. Patrick's Day "Booze It & Lose It" campaign. The campaign ran March 15th through 17th and officers statewide conducted more than two thousand sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Full story...
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NC gun-rights group sues Winston-Salem over policy

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A statewide gun-rights group is claiming the city of Winston-Salem is violating its Second Amendment rights through an ordinance banning concealed handguns in many of its city parks. Full story...
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Nutrition firm Herbalife to hire 500 at NC plant

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Nutrition and weight-loss supplement-maker Herbalife is revamping a defunct Dell Inc. computer manufacturing plant in North Carolina for an East Coast production center that will employ about 500 in three years. Full story...
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Man arrested after standoff with NC police

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A Winston-Salem man has been arrested after a standoff with police. No one was hurt. Full story...
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NC Rep. Larry Brown dies at age 69 in Pinehurst

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A colleague of North Carolina state Rep. Larry Brown says the Forsyth County Republican has died at age 69. Full story...
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Police say NC man shot to death after sword attack

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Winston-Salem police say a 67-year-old man has been shot to death after he attacked a man with a sword. Full story...
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Cops track escaped monkey in NC town's treetops

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An 8-pound monkey escaped from a North Carolina university research facility is avoiding traps and tranquilizer guns as it traipses through treetops to live on the lam. Full story...
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Groups praise court's decision on NC prayer case

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Backers of a lawsuit over Christian prayers before Forsyth County commission meetings are praising a US Supreme Court decision not to hear an appeal of a judge's order prohibiting the practice. Full story...
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