The Winston-Salem Journal is an American, English language daily newspaper serving Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, North Carolina. It covers Northwestern North Carolina; the paper is owned by Berkshire Hathaway. The Journal was founded in 1897; the Journal is distributed through Forsyth County and the county seat of Winston-Salem. However, the paper is distributed in Alleghany County, Ashe County, Davidson County, Davie County, Stokes County, Surry County, Wilkes County, Watauga County, Yadkin County; the newspaper has an online presence called JournalNow. The Journal's television partner is WGHP of North Carolina; the newspaper produces several weekly sections, including Business, Journal West, Relish. It publishes a monthly city magazine called Winston-Salem Monthly, which started in 2006 and several special editions, including Carolina Weddings, City Guide, WS Works; the Winston-Salem Journal has won several N. C. Press Association awards. In 2018, the paper won the Law Award of Excellence for Best Daily Article.
In 2017, the paper won the Hugh Morton Photographer of the Year award, Beat News Reporting, Best Community Coverage, more. The Winston-Salem Journal, started by Charles Landon Knight, began publishing in the afternoons on April 3, 1897; the area's other newspaper, the Twin City Sentinel was an afternoon paper. Knight moved out of the area and the Journal had several owners before publisher D. A. Fawcett made it a morning paper starting January 2, 1902; that summer, the Journal began publishing on Sundays, after which Fawcett's church removed him from its membership. In 1903, A. F. W. Leslie and his son, A. V. Leslie, bought the paper; the elder Leslie, an artist and the son of an engraver, made the Journal the state's first newspaper to have photographs. Owen Moon bought the Journal in 1925, the Sentinel, owned by Frank A. Gannett of the New York newspaper chain, in 1927; the Sentinel began as the Twin City Daily on May 1885, serving both Winston and Salem. The Weekly Gleaner, founded by John Christian Blum on January 6, 1829, served the small community of Salem and was taken over by the weekly Western Sentinel, the first newspaper in Winston on May 16, 1856.
The Twin City Daily, in turn, took over the Sentinel. Preceding newspapers include: The Daily Journal and Twin City Sentinel The Journal And Sentinel moved into a new building on North Marshall Street in 1927, the Sunday edition was called The Journal and Sentinel. Editor Santford Martin advocated improvements in the roads in "the forgotten provinces" of Northwest North Carolina. WSJS, an AM radio station, WSJS-FM and WSJS-TV, took their call letters from "Winston-Salem Journal Sentinel" because the newspapers once owned all three stations. Attorney Gordon Gray bought the newspapers on April 30, 1937, his commitment to serving communities throughout the newspapers' coverage area continued after Media General Inc. purchased the newspapers in 1969. The "Call SAM" column appeared in the Sentinel starting October 10, 1966. Bill Williams wrote the column, assisted by Christine Friedenberg, who took over in 1984. David Watson answered questions as the "Straight Answer Man" in the Journal from 1985 until his death in 2000.
Ronda Bumgardner was the "Straight Answer Ma'am" from 2000 to 2009, Tim Clodfelter became SAM in 2010. On March 29, 1985, the Sentinel published its last edition; this meant a stronger morning newspaper, an increase in circulation from 73,000 to over 91,000, with Sunday circulation of 106,000. In September 1994, the Journal moved some of its operations into a new 140,000 square feet building on East 5th Street, with a Mitsubishi press that allowed improvements in color printing. Other publications from the Journal serve older adults, people with pets, families with children in Forsyth County schools, prospective brides and young parents. In 2004, the paper refused to endorse a presidential candidate; the paper endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama for 2012 presidential election though it endorsed Obama's opponent Republican Senator John McCain in 2008. Its editorial-page had not endorsed a Democratic Party presidential candidate since Lyndon Johnson in 1964; the paper endorsed Libertarian Gary Johnson for the 2016 presidential election and was the second newspaper to endorse the Libertarian candidate in this election cycle instead of either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, the paper cited their distrust of both major candidates and of status quo politics in the American political system.
In August 2007, the Journal reported it was changing its daily business section and cutting five positions. Two of the positions eliminated were in the newsroom. Many changes occurred in 2010. In April, the Journal's parent company, Media General, announced that it was dropping all Winston-Salem-based copy editor and design positions, shifting production to consolidated editing centers in Richmond, Va. and Tampa, Fla. Media General announced that they are going to use a portion of their $1 million of cost savings to "focus on intensified local news coverage." In October, Carl Crothers, the paper's executive editor was let go as a cost-cutting measure. On December 15, the Winston-Salem Journal fired another 18 employees, in the closing of its copy desk. On April 9, 2012 the newspaper's parent company, Media General, listed revenue that included revenue projections "if newspaper division is sold". On May 17, 2012, Media General announced the sale of most of its newspapers to BH Media, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.
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The Very Rev Dr Alexander Neill Somerville DD was a 19th-century Scottish minister and evangelist, who served as Moderator of the General Assembly for the Free Church of Scotland 1886/87. Glasgow University called him "Missionary to the World", he was born in Edinburgh on 29 January 1813, the eldest of eight children of Alexander Sommerville, a wine-merchant living at 65 York Place, his wife, Elia Munro. He was educated at the High School on Calton Hill, his friends including Robert McCheyne and Horatius Bonar, he studied Divinity at Edinburgh University. He was ordained by the Church of Scotland at Anderston in Glasgow in 1837, replacing Rev Charles John Brown. In the Disruption of 1843 he left the established Church of Scotland to join the Free Church of Scotland, a new church being built for him in Cadogan Street. Following this he became an evangelist for the Free Church in Canada, Spain and in India. In Spain he organised a confession of faith for Spanish Protestants. In 1873 he did not press his claim.
In 1874 he was invited to India By Rev John Fordyce of the Anglo-Indian Union. He visited over 20 cities in six months including Calcutta, Allahabad, Madras and Bombay. An avid traveller his trips included Australia and New Zealand in 1877/78; the visit to Dunedin and Otago in New Zealand in May 1878 proved influential in promoting the Free Presbyterian movement in that country. This was at the invitation of a family friend, Captain William Cargill. Trips included Italy in 1880, Germany and Russia in 1881, South Africa 1882/3, Greece and Turkey 1885/6. In the summer of 1886 he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly the highest position in his church, he was succeeded by Rev Robert Rainy in 1887. Following his year in office he returned to evangelism, this time concentrating on Jewish areas in Hungary and southern Russia, he died at home, 11 South Park Terrace in Glasgow on 18 September 1889. He is buried in the Western Glasgow. A Course of Lectures on the Jews Sacred Triads and Practical A Day in Laodicea The Churches in Asia Evangelism from the World Precious Seeds Sown in Many Lands In 1841 he married Isabella Mirrlees Ewing, daughter of James Ewing of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Bob Crenshaw Award is an annual award presented to a player on the Florida State University Football team to recognize individual performance. The awards are the typical of most athletic awards, such as Most Valuable Player and Defensive Seminole Warrior Awards. However, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club sponsors an award, given in memory of a special Seminole football player whose courage and fighting spirit was an inspiration to others; the award is given in the memory of Robert E. Crenshaw who played Florida State Seminoles football from 1952 to 1955; the 175 pounds offensive lineman was the captain of the team in a student leader. He was killed in a jet crash in 1958; the plaque's inscription reads: "To the football player with the Biggest Heart." The recipient is chosen by his teammates as the man who best exemplifies the qualities that made Bob Crenshaw an outstanding football player and person. 1958: Al Ulmer, Guard 1959: Ramon Rogers, Center 1960: Abner Bigbie, Fullback 1961: Paul Andrews, Fullback 1962: Jim Sims, Tackle 1963: Larry Brinkley, Fullback 1964: Dick Hermann, Linebacker 1965: Howard Ehler, Defensive Back 1966: Ed Pope, Guard 1967: Kim Hammond, Quarterback 1968: Billy Gunter, Running Back 1969: Stan Walker, Guard 1970: Bill Lohse, Linebacker 1971: Bill Henson, Defensive Tackle 1972: David Snell, Defensive Back 1973: Steve Bratton, Defensive End 1974: Jeff Gardner, Offensive Guard 1975: Lee Nelson, Defensive Back 1976: Joe Camps, Defensive Back 1977: Aaron Carter, Linebacker 1978: Scott Warren, Defensive End 1979: Greg Futch, Offensive Tackle 1980: Monk Bonasorte, Defensive Back 1981: Barry Voltapetti, Offensive Tackle 1982: Blair Williams, Quarterback 1983: Ken Roe, Linebacker 1984: Todd Stroud, Noseguard 1985: Pete Panton, Tight End 1986: Greg Newell, Free Safety 1987: Mark Salva, Center 1988: Jason Kuipers, Offensive Guard 1989: Tony Yeomans, Offensive Guard 1990: Lawrence Dawsey, Wide Receiver 1991: Dan Footman, Defensive End 1992: Robbie Baker, Center 1993: Jon Nance, Noseguard 1994: Steve Gilmer, Safety & Enzo Armella, Noseguard 1995: Todd Rebol, Linebacker 1996: Connell Spain, Defensive Tackle 1997: Greg Spires, Defensive End 1998: Troy Saunders, Corner Back 1999: Reggie Durden, Corner Back 2000: Patrick Newton, Linebacker 2001: Bradley Jennings, Linebacker 2002: Anquan Boldin, Wide Receiver 2003: David Castillo, Center 2004: Bryant McFadden, Corner Back 2005: Andre Fluellen, Defensive Tackle 2006: Darius McClure, Safety 2007: Anthony Houllis, Rover 2008: Ryan McMahon, Center 2009: Markus White, Defensive End & Ryan McMahon, Center 2010: Andrew Datko, Offensive Tackle 2011: EJ Manuel, Quarterback & Lamarcus Joyner, Safety 2012: Devonta Freeman, Running Back & Telvin Smith, Linebacker 2013: Devonta Freeman, Running Back & Lamarcus Joyner, Safety 2014: Josue Matias, Offensive Guard & Eddie Goldman, Defensive Tackle 2015: Kareem Are, Offensive Guard & Reggie Northrup, Linebacker 2016: Deondre Francois, Quarterback 2017: Derrick Kelly II, Offensive Guard 2018: Derrick Kelly II, Offensive Guard 2019: James Blackman, Quarterback Garnet & Old 2000 Media Guide