Saturday, July 25, 2015


Sept. 4, 2015: My third week of Sports Xtra stories is complete, and they'll be in the Winston-Salem Journal on Sept. 11. The stories are on tennis player Madison Wright of Reagan and football players Jared Lipscomb of North Forsyth and Boyce Lee of Mount Tabor.

Sept. 3, 2015: I learned today that my story on the Forsyth County high-school hall of fame was in Winston-Salem Monthly magazine this month. It's called Claim to Fame.

Aug. 28, 2015: My Sports Xtra stories this week were on cross-country runner Ian Foley (the cover story), volleyball player Shey Washburn of Reagan and football player Damon Shields of North Forsyth. They were in the Winston-Salem Journal on Sept. 4.

Aug. 21, 2015: My first three Sports Xtra stories are done and sent in. They're on football players Jamal Sales of Mount Tabor, Troy Smith of Reagan and David Hill of North Forsyth. I didn't have to do a Walkertown story this week.

Aug. 13, 2015: I learned a day or two ago that I'm going to be writing Sports Xtra stories again for the Winston-Salem Journal. I did that for two high-school seasons but have been out of it for two years.

I'll start out writing about Mount Tabor, Reagan, North Forsyth and Walkertown high schools, but someone will take over Walkertown in September. I think it'll start Aug. 28.

I'm excited.

July 25, 2015: I'm working on two stories for the near-future.

One is on Chris Paul's new D-1 sports facility in Winston-Salem, N.C. That story is for Winston-Salem Monthly magazine. You can find more background information at D-1's website.

The other story is on J.S. Pulliam's Barbeque, a business in Winston-Salem that's adding a second location downtown. That's for Spark, a new quarterly magazine that will be inserted in the Winston-Salem Journal.

Contact: If you have a story in the Winston-Salem area that I might write for Winston-Salem Monthly magazineI can be reached at or

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