Family member charged in molestation of 4-year-old

"In November of 2014, Winston-Salem Police received information that a 4 year old child reported being molested by a family member.  Winston-Salem Police Detectives assumed the investigation, and identified Mr. Scott Ray Klein, 30, of 3075 Cumbie Rd, Winston-Salem, NC.


Mr. Klein was subsequently charged with (11) counts of 3rd Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, (4) counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child and (4) counts of Sexual Offense with a Child.

On December 18, 2014, Mr. Kline was arrested. He offered no resistance during arrest and was placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $1,000,000.00 bond.

Mr. Kline’s first appearance is set for January 8, 2015.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or Crimestoppers at 336-727-2800."

- A Police Report

Armed Robber pulls gun on three different people

"Winston-Salem Police Officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank at 4626 Country Club Rd on a report of an armed robbery.  Upon arrival contact was made with victim #1, Ms. McLean, who stated that the listed suspect forced his way into her vehicle at Harris Teeter located at 150 Grant Hill Ln.  

He had what she believed to be a pistol covered with an orange bandanna.  The suspect instructed her to drive to Wells Fargo. He then forced her to proceed through the drive thru and attempt to withdraw money from her account.  Ms. McLean was unable to retrieve any money so she gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash she had on her, and her iPhone.  The suspect forced her to drop him off at the corner of Country Club Rd and Old Vineyard Rd., where he ran toward Garden Park Apartments.

The suspect then approached victim #2, Ms. Hite at her address (131-9 Garden Path)  as she was seated in her vehicle.  He attempted to open the back door of her vehicle and tapped on her window with a pistol.  Ms. Hite became afraid and drove away.

Lastly, the suspect then approached the victim #3, Ms. Katuwal, as she was seated in her vehicle outside of her residence (291-S Village Creek Ct).  He did not touch the vehicle, but he pointed a gun at her and told her "I will not hurt you".  Ms Katuwal stated that she locked her doors and the suspect ran toward the wood line.

A K9 track was conducted, which concluded at Stonehenge Apartments (3800 block of Old Vineyard Rd).  Officers circulated the area and canvassed the neighborhood but as of yet, have not located the suspect. Investigation continues.

The suspect is described as Asian or Hispanic Male, black hoodie, black mask, black pants

Anyone with further information on this crime is requested to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 773-7700, or Crime Stoppers at 727-2800."


- A Police Report

Greensboro College's Healing Blues Project Delivers $9,000 to the Interactive Resource Center

From left: Storyteller Shannon Stewart; Ted Efremoff, assistant
professor of art at Greensboro College; Michelle Kennedy,
executive director, Interactive Resource Center; Dave Fox,
professor of music, Greensboro College; and
Chip Berry, director of development, ArtsGreensboro.
"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro College participants in The Healing Blues Project today delivered a check for $9,000 to the Interactive Resource Center, a day center in downtown Greensboro that serves people who are homeless.

The check is the first of many payments the project hopes to make as it raises money to benefit the IRC and raise awareness and understanding of homelessness and related issues.

"We are grateful for this and for how far out The Healing Blues Project has stepped" in raising awareness, said Michelle Kennedy, executive director of the IRC. "Thank you so much!"

The project was co-founded almost a year ago by Ted Efremoff, assistant professor of art at Greensboro College, and Dave Fox, professor of music at the college.

The project teamed local homeless people, called "storytellers," with local musicians to turn the storytellers' lives into blues songs. The songs were recorded, with proceeds from the sales of CDs and from several live performances going to the IRC.

More live performances are being planned, and more than 350 copies of the CD have been sold to date. Copies of the CD can be ordered online

In addition to faculty, staff, and students of Greensboro College, project co-sponsors and major contributors have included ArtsGreensboro, the Open Art Society, the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, and Elsewhere Living Museum.

Individuals or organizations wishing to co-sponsor the project may contact Efremoff at 336-272-7102, ext. 5312, or email him at ted.efremoff@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.


Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,250 students from 32 states, the District of Columbia and 24 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 16-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

- A Press Release

Theatre Art Galleries of High Point, NC will open its 2015 exhibition season with “Vernacular Expressions: Contemporary Folk Art from Three Private Collections”

 "Opening Thurs., Jan. 22 with an Opening Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the show will bring together more than 50 works by American self-taught artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, all loaned from the private collections of Piedmont Triad residents.

James Harold Jennings
Widely known artists represented in the exhibition include Eddie Arning, David Butler, Raymond Coins, Howard Finster, James Harold Jennings, Eddie Owens Martin (aka St. EOM), Willie Massey, Carl McKenzie, Bruce New, Melissa Polhamus, Royal Robertson, Jack Savitsky, Mary T. Smith and Inez Nathaniel Walker. The exhibition represents a broad spectrum of work created by artists who haven’t undergone any formal academic training. Often loosely categorized as folk art, such work has also been tagged with the contested designation “outsider art,” and some of it has been characterized as visionary. The works to be shown deal with a range of themes, including wild nature, farm life, religion and spirituality, American history, industrial labor, romantic love and celebratory gatherings. These works have been generously loaned for the exhibition by Tom Fairchild, Sarah McWhorter and Chris Roulhac, all of whom live in Greensboro. Fairchild is a native of High Point.

This will be the third in a series of exhibitions guest-curated for Theatre Art Galleries by writer and independent curator Tom Patterson, a resident of Winston-Salem who is internationally known for his books, articles, and essays on contemporary folk art.
Gallery B will host textile artist Elaine O’Neil. Growing up in rural Maine as the daughter of an ardent seamstress, she became inspired to study textiles at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. Her work has been shown in galleries up and down the East Coast as well as in the mountains of North Carolina. Elaine regularly does commissions and has created pieces for clients in Russia, England, Greece, Italy, and France, as well as in many states in the U.S. Her work is also in the collections of many colleges, businesses, and hospitals, on the cover of several books and publications, and she has illustrated two children’s books.

Elaine says of her work, “My artistic process begins with the simple, pure memories of my childhood. I strive to conjure up the essence of those good times and capture them through whimsy and color, stitching them together with a sense of humor and delight.  My process begins by approaching each textile collage with a simple sketch. Then through snips and cuts, my scissors, like a painter’s brush, slowly reveal the image. Layer upon layer of fabric, stitched into place using a variety of colors and textures, brings the piece to life. In each piece I create, my hope is to evoke the kind of pleasure and delight of childhood, when life is simple, sweet, and full of endless possibilities. For me, place is more about embodying the essence and the emotionally salient aspects of a location rather than ensuring physical accuracy. I strive to make my pieces LOOK the way you FEEL when you’re at a place. A touch of whimsy here and there allows me to create a place people happily recognize and relate to without re-creating it’s precisely. I hope my art will make you smile each time you look at it.”

The Hallway Gallery will feature “IGNITE HIGH POINT: Updated”. This exhibit will serve as a progress report on new projects that are creating a vibrant center city here in High Point.
And once again, the Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery will host the Annual TAG High School Art Exhibition. Participating schools include Dudley High School, Grimsley High School, High Point Christian Academy, Doris Henderson Newcomers School, Southern Guilford High School, Weaver Academy, Wesleyan Christian Academy, and Westchester Country Day School.
Theatre Art Galleries is located in downtown High Point at 220 E. Commerce Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. For more information contact the TAG office at 336-887-2137 or visit www.tagart.org."

- A Press Release

Carolina Theatre Greensboro announces Great line-up for 2015 Spring Season

The Carolina Theatre 2015 SPRING Season

Greensboro, NC Tickets are on sale now for all Carolina Theatre Presents spring events. Details and ticket information are listed below.


TRAVIS TRITT SOLO & ACOUSTIC
Saturday, January 10, 8:00pm
Presented with 93.1 The Wolf
Country music legend Travis Tritt is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson, all of whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Tritt’s music career, a busy year with a heavy tour schedule in support of his album, The Calm After.
Tickets: $55.00 for premium orchestra pit seating; $45.00, $37.50 or $27.50

THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
Friday, January 16, 7:00pm
Come enjoy the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought-after big band in the world today! With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, led by musical director Nick Hilscher, is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.
Tickets: $26.50 or $24.50 for students, seniors and military

CRAIG FERGUSON’S HOT & GRUMPY TOUR: WALKING THE EARTH
Thursday, February 5, 8:00pm
Presented with Carolina Theatre of Durham
Ferguson has become a huge success on the North American comedy circuit.  He performs all over the country and has sold out Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall.  Additionally, Craig has three widely acclaimed stand-up comedy specials: A Wee Bit o’ Revolution which premiered on Comedy Central, Does This Need To Be Said, and I’m Here To Help.
Tickets: $89, $59 or $49, depending on location

1964: THE TRIBUTE
Friday, February 6, 8:00pm
Since the early eighties, 1964 has been thrilling audiences around the globe by taking them on a journey through a quintessential period in music history. Over 20 years of researching and performing have made them masters of their craft. Today they are hailed by critics and fans alike as THE most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute, earning them the distinction from Rolling Stone magazine of the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.”
Tickets: $42.50 for the orchestra pit; $27.50, $24.50 or $18.50
THE LETTERMEN
Thursday, February 19, 8:00pm
Presented with Well-Spring Retirement Community
The letter sweaters may only make a brief appearance at each Lettermen performance, but The Lettermen harmony is non-stop! Eighteen Gold Albums worldwide and scores of top singles attest to a popularity that has endured through several generations. Lending that well-known harmony to every arrangement, they have proven that love ballads have an appeal that knows no boundary and will continue to stand the test of time for years to come.
Tickets: $47.50 for the orchestra pit; $27.50 adults, $25.50 students, seniors or military

*THE WAILERS AND RUSTED ROOT
Wednesday, February 25, 8:00pm
Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, The Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, The Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, The Wailers have completed innumerable tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe.

Formed in the early ‘90s by singer-guitarist Michael Glabicki, Rusted Root’s worldly style quickly charmed fans of roots and world music. With a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, and Native American influences, their lyrical content also draws from Christian, Jewish and Islamic influences. They’ve released seven albums and sold over 3 million records worldwide.
Tickets: $54.50 for the orchestra pit; $39.50, $34.50 or $22.50

THE HIT MEN
Friday, March 6, 8:00pm
Presented with Bernard Robinson & Co
Experience the hits of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s the way you first heard them! Former stars of mega-hit acts Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Critters, Carly Simon, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Barry Manilow, Elton John & Kiki Dee take the Carolina Theatre stage March 6th. These are the guys who made and played the hits that make up the soundtrack of your life.
Tickets: $47.50 for the orchestra pit; $37.50, $32.50 or $24.50

RHYTHM OF THE DANCE
Sunday, March 15, 7:00pm
This incredible live show celebrates both the rich history of Ireland as well as the art of Irish dance, from the disciplined tradition of the Celtic Step, to the sensual moves of the Sean Nos dance, rooted solely in the ancient island of Innishbofin near Galway. “Rhythm of the Dance” has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring thirty dancers, a traditional live full Irish band, and the dashing and handsome Young Irish Tenors.
Tickets: $42.50 for the orchestra pit, $29.50 adults or $22.50 under 18

*LOS LONELY BOYS
Thursday, March 19, 8:00pm
Hailing from San Angelo, Texas, Los Lonely Boys are a sibling trio whose music draws equally from rock, blues, Tex-Mex, conjunto, and tejano. Such a combination is shaped by the band's three brothers: guitarist Henry Garza, bassist JoJo Garza, and drummer Ringo Garza, Jr. They recorded their debut album, 2003's Los Lonely Boys, at Willie Nelson's Pedernales studio in Austin with Nelson sitting in. Epic Records then picked the album up for major-label distribution in March 2004, resulting in a high chart placement for the album's lead single, "Heaven," as well as a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance the following year.
Tickets: $29.50, $24.50 or $17.50
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL (Sold out!)
Monday, April 13, 8:00pm
Neutral Milk Hotel featuring Jeff Mangum, Scott Spillane, Julian Koster, and Jeremy Barnes with special opener, the Dot Wiggin Band. (This concert is sold out.)
Tickets: $33

RHONDA VINCENT AND THE RAGE
Friday, April 17, 8:00pm
Famously crowned The New Queen of Bluegrass and the most decorated artist in that genre, Vincent's music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band that can execute break-neck instrumentals to heart-wrenching ballads. With over 80 awards to their name, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage are the most celebrated band in bluegrass!
Tickets: $37.50 for premium orchestra pit seating; $24.50 for adults, $22.50 for students, seniors & military, or $20.50 for groups of 10 or more

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Command Performance 2015
Thursday, April 23, 8:00pm; Gala Dinner at 5:00pm
Presented with support from 88.5 WFDD
Twenty-five years ago, Paula Poundstone climbed onto a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country, stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went.  A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.  She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write: “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.” 
Tickets: $35 or $25 for show-only tickets; Command Performance Gala Dinner tickets are $250 per person, and include dinner, open bar and show


*These shows have just been announced and are on sale now.


A $2.50 theatre facility fee will be added to each ticket. Prices include applicable NC sales tax.
Tickets are available are available at the Carolina Theatre Box Office located at
310 S. Greene Street, by phone at 336.333.2605, online at CarolinaTheatre.com, and prior to show.


 Major financial support for the Carolina Theatre provided by ArtsGreensboro."

- A Press Release

Attempted Robbery from Person

"Greensboro, NC (December 19, 2014) -- At 12:02 a.m. on 12.19.2014—Police responded to Moses Cone Hospital in reference to a shooting.  Two victims had arrived by private vehicle after one victim had been shot in the parking lot of 2303 Phillips Avenue.  The suspect was described as a black-male brandishing a handgun and demanding money.  During the encounter, the suspect discharged the firearm and the round struck one of the victims in the leg.  The suspect then fled the area on foot.
The investigation is ongoing.
The name and address of victims are being withheld temporarily.
Authority: Lt. D. J. Davis, Watch Commander
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000."

- A Police Report

Share your strengths with others: Volunteer tutor training opportunity

"Reading Connections, the largest community-based adult literacy agency in NC, provides free literacy services to adults in Guilford County who wish to improve their basic reading skills through trained volunteers working as one-to-one tutors and small group instructors. Free training will be offered in January for those who wish to become volunteer tutors.

Orientation Session: Tuesday, January 13 from 10am-12 noon
Training Session 1:  Tuesday, January 20 from 9am-12 noon
Training Session 2: Thursday, January 22 from 9am-12 noon

All sessions will be held in Greensboro at the Self Help Building located at 122 North Elm Street. 

The training will include an introduction to the agency, requirements for becoming a tutor or instructor, the four components of reading, working with different learning styles, lesson planning, and much more!
Around 1 in 5 adults in Guilford County – about 75,000 individuals – lack the basic skills to fill out a job application or read a children’s book. Another 25% cannot read at a high school level. Adults with low literacy are more likely to be unemployed and to live in poverty. Reading Connections provides programs focused on basic reading and writing, math, GED preparation, essential employment readiness skills, basic computer use, family literacy, and English skills for speakers of other languages.

Last year, more than 800 students were served by Reading Connections, but the need remains critical. Currently in Guilford County, there are more than 30 people waiting for a tutor.  Please consider sharing your strengths with Reading Connections and volunteer. Volunteers can be matched with students individually or in small groups.                                                                  


To register for training or for more information, call Lydia Davis at 336-230-2223, or e-mail ldavis@readingconnections.org."

- A Press Release