September 1, 2021, was a terrible day in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. Just after 12 noon, a gunman at Mount Tabor High School in the western part of the city took the life of William Chavis Raynard Miller, Jr. Mount Tabor was immediately locked down, as were some other schools in the district. Alerts were sent out from the WS/FC School… More
There wasn’t a lot on the Public Safety Committee’s agenda last night. After going through a list of routine items, there was time available for the residents of Crystal Towers to speak. Three residents of Crystal Towers took to the people’s microphone last night and asked the City to address unsafe intersection… More
Tuesday’s fatal shooting at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, outside of Hanes Mall, was a senseless act of violence. Because a young white man pulled a trigger, three children are without their father and a wife without her husband. In the wake of mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, the shooting on Hanes Ma… More
The Winston-Salem Journal’s Michael Hewlett reported earlier today that Kalvin Michael Smith was back behind bars. Smith turned himself into the authorities. He was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female and later released from the Forsyth County Jail on a $2,000 bond.
The news of Kalvin Michael Smith’s brush … More
The July Public Safety News Conference had some fireworks, courtesy of Fire Chief, William “Trey” Mayo. Fire Chief Mayo was noticeably annoyed that local media outlets (except Spectrum) ignored his suggestion that they give more coverage to the dangers of cooking fires.
Mayo let the media have it:
“I stood up