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Paula Avery of the West Marion Forum and Rachel Withrow of the Crooked Door Coffee House graduated in May from the Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI), an intensive, three-month training program designed for rural community leaders. Rural Center President Patrick Woodie presented cer…

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West Marion Elementary School was selected to receive a 2017 Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant in the amount of $,4500 for the project called Time for an Update from the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation. Ashley Greene, the media coordinator at WME, applied for the grant and will…

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WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Thursday released a health-care bill that would curtail federal Medicaid funding, repeal taxes on the wealthy and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood as part of an effort to fulfill a years-long promise to undo Barack Obama's signature health-care law.

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An American Airlines flight returned safely to Charlotte Douglas airport about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday after developing a mechanical problem en route to London and circling the area south of Winston-Salem for about four hours as it burned off fuel for the return landing.

  • By Lynn Felder Winston-Salem Journal
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A new study by Americans for the Arts, a national nonprofit organization, shows that spending on arts and culture in Forsyth County is up $20 million since 2010 when the last similar study was done. The results of the study were announced Wednesday at a meeting of local arts leaders.

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State Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler disputes the state auditor's report that says North Carolina's inspectors are too soft on dairy contamination.