Famous Winston-Salemites

Famous Winston-Salemites: Paul Defiglia

With all of the news typically covering depressing events, my blog has opened my eyes to just how nice people can be in this world. Paul Defiglia, a member of one of our country’s biggest bands, The Avett Brothers, is a prime example of how there really are good-natured people out there.

Famous Winston-Salemites: Becca Stevens

Becca Stevens, a resident of Winston-Salem for seventeen years, sings a fusion of folk, jazz, and pop and she has been compared to such musical geniuses as Joni Mitchell. She was born and raised in Winston-Salem and her musical family traveled the region in the band, The Tune Mammals. Becca started her musical journey before some kids can talk and was on the stage by the age of two. To this day Becca says, “Winston-Salem is where my heart is.”

Stories of The Dash-The Memory’s

George and Jen Memory have a story that needs to be shared. It is a story of fast love, followed by tribulations, and then of the two conquering the odds. Jen’s story is one that all women need to take to heart and make sure they take the appropriate steps to help avoid everyone’s worst nightmare, cancer. Jen became the “Susan G. Komen Survivor of the Year,” through her fight. George’s story is one that all husband’s should read to learn how to treat your wife. George left his job as a wealth manager to start selling cold-pressed juices at his new company, Organix Juice Bar and become a pioneer of the local organic industry of Winston-Salem.

Famous Winston-Salemites: Wells Thompson

Wells Thompson was born and raised in Winston-Salem. After a successful career at Reynolds and Forsyth Country Day, he went on to be a star at Wake Forest. He was selected fifth overall in the Major League Soccer (MLS) Superdraft in 2007. After three years as an all-around midfielder for the New England Revolution, he was traded to the Colorado Rapids. In 2010, Wells was an integral part of their run to the MLS Cup Championship title. Wells played a season for the Chicago Fire, and has played the last three years for the Charlotte Eagles and the Carolina Railhawks (Raleigh) in the United Soccer League.

Famous Winston-Salemites-Caleb Caudle

Caleb Caudle left the Winston-Salem area for a year to move to New Orleans, but with some persuasion from his father, he felt like he needed to come back home. This Thursday night, he will release his new country album, Carolina Ghost, with a release party at the Garage (Event Details).

Local Winston-Salem Difference Makers-Aubrey Linville

Aubrey Linville was born in Rockville, MD, before he moved to Winston-Salem for fourth grade. Linville and his wife, Holli, have two children, Grayson and Preston. In 2012, he joined with Coleman Team to form Linville Team Partners, a commercial real estate firm located on Fourth St. in downtown Winston-Salem.

Local Winston-Salem Difference Makers-Katie Paterson

Katie Paterson is a life-long resident of Winston-Salem. She is currently a Lieutenant in the Operations Support Division of the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD). She was sworn in as an officer in 2001, and will celebrate her fifteenth year of service this March.

Byron Hill: Famous Winston-Salemites

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