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WINSTON — The charred remains of the inside of an automobile repair shop were all that was left Tuesday afternoon after a fire raged out of control and gutted the building on Main Street.

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WINSTON — So much debris came down during the recent snowstorm that a crew and a chipper from the city of Winston has been chipping trees and limbs left on the ground in city.

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WINSTON — Mark and Lydia Nunnelee brew their beer in a separate building at their home a drive away from the taproom, but with the increasing demand both in the bar and on the order sheet, the homebrew system can’t keep up.

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As we begin a new year, the Winston Area Chamber of Commerce continues to create new and more engaging opportunities for our members, while endeavoring to increase the visual appeal and welcoming atmosphere of our community.

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WINSTON — Brockway Elementary School entertained students and families on Tuesday evening with interactive science, technology, engineering, art and math displays at its first ever STEAM Night.

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Voters in Winston have elected Dick Hayes mayor. Hayes received 54.3 percent of the vote compared to his opponent, Gary Vess, who received 43.6 percent, according to unofficial final results released Wednesday morning.

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The Bats youth baseball team, in conjunction with Brosi Sugartree Farms, will hold a food drive for UCAN and a fundraiser for the team, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brosi's, 540 Winston Section Road, Winston.

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WINSTON — The Winston-Dillard Melon Festival was established in 1968 to honor the local melon growers — and even though the event has turned into a large fall festival there is still plenty of melon-eating.

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This November, residents of all the cities in Douglas County will choose their mayors and city councilors. In some cities, the familiar names of incumbents will fill the ballot, while in others voters will have some tough choices to make.

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WINSTON — Cowboys will take over the Riverbend Live! concert series Friday at Riverbend Park. Riders in the Sky and Andy Hedges, two cowboy country acts, take the stage 7 p.m. in Winston.

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Even though it seems like summer has just started, many athletic programs are already preparing for fall sports. Recreational activities can help students develop long-term health habits, build self esteem and help advance teamwork skills.

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Described by Rolling Stone as “pure magic to watch and hear,” Texas native Ruthie Foster will bring her blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel to Winston’s Riverbend Park, 243 Thompson Ave., at 7 p.m. tomorrow, as the opener for Winston’s Riverbend Live! concert series.

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In addition to preparing for a spate of events that occur in the spring, the Winston Area Chamber of Commerce is continuing its focus on creating a welcoming, attractive community for visitors and residents alike. We are actively working with regional partners to develop Winston’s tourism po…