NEWS: Thur May 16th

NEWS:  Thur May 16th

Three Finalists have been announced to become Winston-Salem’s next Police Chief, after Scott Cunningham retires.  Cunningham has Been Chief since 2008.  He steps down at the end of June.

The finalists include:

• Deputy Chief Kerr Putney of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

• Deputy Chief Don Scott Jr. of the Greensboro Police Department.

• Barry Roundtree, an Assistant Chief with the Winston-Salem Police Department

The Public is invited to a Forum Next Tuesday to Meet and Address the Candidates.  The forum is at City Hall Council Chambers, from 4 to 5:30pm.


Some High Schools in Guilford County have earned National Recognition.

Newsweek – and, The Daily Beast – ranked The Early College at Guilford, 21st in the Country. The school was also ranked as the Number One High School in North Carolina.  Overall – 20 Schools in the County were included on the “America’s Best High Schools” list, which ranks the Top 2,000 High Schools in the Nation.  Graduation Rates… College Acceptance Rates… along with AP… IB… and College-level Exams taken Per Student played a Major Role in Determining the Rankings!


A Five-Year-Old Boy’s Parents say he’s a hero after his quick thinking may have saved himself and his mom from a car accident Tuesday nearMadison.

Caleb Taylor was buckled into a car seat Tuesday afternoon when his mother Sandra lost consciousness while driving down Lindsey Bridge Road. 
As the car rolled on uncontrolled, Caleb unbuckled himself, hopped in the front seat, put the car in neutral, hit the brakes, pulled the key out of the ignition and ran to get help.

According to the Caleb’s father Robert Taylor, doctors said Sandra had a seizure.

Robert Taylor was very proud of his son’s quick thinking.

“What would have happened if he hasn’t been with her?” Robert Taylor said. “It’s just a miracle of God that he was there at the right place at the right time.”

A Bike Safety Day will be held Saturday from 10am to 1pm at the
Children’s Museum, 390 S. Liberty St. It will be sponsored by
Joshua’s Friends Foundation.

Children will be able to learn about Bike Safety, and how to Properly Wear a Helmet to Reduce Head Injuries.  Information will be in English and Spanish. Helmets will be given away while the supply lasts.

Participants are Encouraged to Bring their Bikes to a Bike Rodeo with the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Downtown Bike Patrol unit.

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About Wally Decker

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Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what's that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15...have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983.

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