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“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired,” said Civil Rights activist, and Mississippi sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer on Aug. 22, 1964, after describing in detail “the vicious 1963 beating in a Mississippi jailhouse that left her with severe kidney damage, a blood clot behind one eye and …

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Normally, makers (artists, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts) are found working away on any given day at Mixxer, an 8,000square-foot community makerspace in downtown Winston-Salem. But the building has been closed due to COVID-19 since mid-March, causing about 50 Mixxer members to lend a hand. 

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Invariably, one of the most popular events at the RiverRun International Film Festival is the “Saturday Morning Cartoons” program, which is exactly what it sounds like and has proven a big draw for young and old alike.

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On May 29, grab some lunch and sign into Facebook for Triad Health Project's Lunch For Friends! From noon until 1 p.m., watch THP's Facebook livestream, and listen to THP talk with various folks from the community, including local author/mom, Claire Massagee Lanier! "It's all about social di…

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Winston-Salem, N.C. – The coronavirus pandemic has brought into focus the importance of state governments and the wide-ranging authority of state officials, especially governors, in responding to emergencies. John Dinan, a Wake Forest University professor of politics and a leading national e…

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On Tuesday night, the City of Greensboro released new signage for city buildings. It contained the following directive:

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Some local restaurants are starting to open back up, and I’m looking forward to returning. In the meantime, I would be remiss if I failed to devote some attention to home cooking in this series, since we’re all doing more of that these days.

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GREENSBORO, NC (May 19, 2020) – The City of Greensboro has canceled its annual July 4th fireworks show due to considerations related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Ray Mascali was 22 in 1978, the year he opened a pizza parlor on Greensboro’s Tate Street with his partners Charlie and Sammy Sciabbarrasi. Now 64, he’s again co-owner, this time with Leo Gramisci. “We’re going to make the food like it used to be,” he told me, “and we’ve worked really hard a…

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While venues and nightlife remain in a COVID clampdown, operators are organizing, spaces are getting creative, as the “hows and whens” of reopening looms. The future remains unwritten as stages stay dark, with bills coming due as the entire industry reels from a grinding halt.

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“Join us as we honor all the Americans heros [sic] who paid the ultimate sacrifice for OUR FREEDOM,” states a pinned post at the top of the public Facebook page for Reopen NC, the activist group formed in opposition to Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order.

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1. On May 22 at 3 p.m., support the Triad's bearded beauty, Kay Kay LaVelle by watching “Keeping Up With KayKay," as apart of Digital Drag Fest 2020 presented by PEG Entertainment. “'Keeping Up With KayKay' is a variety show including performances, comedy, camp, and of course a few snacks! L…

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“I do want to make sure masks or face coverings are required for city employees,” said representative at-large Michelle Kennedy during Thursday morning’s special meeting of the Greensboro City Council. “I’d just like to hear from the city manager where we stand on that.”

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The May 19 meeting of the Greensboro City County ended with recess rather than adjournment. As previously reported, this was so the council could return at 11 a.m. on May 21 and discuss allowing restaurants to extend their premises into sidewalks and parking lots, increasing capacity during …

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“I think there’s a majority on the council that supports making masks mandatory,” Mayor Nancy Vaughan told YES! Weekly on Friday. When asked why The Greensboro City Council has not yet formally deliberated or voted on such a requirement, Vaughan said that the reason is not concern over resis…

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The RiverRun International Film Festival is offering paid streaming of films that had been selected to be shown at this year’s festival. With both the safety and satisfaction of film fans in mind, they can enjoy a RiverRun “mini-festival” in the comfort of home, at their leisure.

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Winston-Salem artist Christian Lannie is one of several artists who have donated art to raise money in an online art auction on June 20 benefitting Mixxer, a community makerspace. Lannie recently returned from a month-long trip in Thailand that had a huge impact on his art. He said when he h…

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After working on the COVID-19 pandemic frontlines, Danielle Goins, a case manager at a local hospital, welcomed her new baby, Etta Catherine Goins, to the world on April 24.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MAY 19, 2020)—Lowes Foods, a Carolinas-based grocer, is well known for offering produce and products from North and South Carolina.  Lowes Foods is now selling protective face masks from another local producer—Renfro Corporation, based in Mt. Airy, Carolina.  Renfro is t…

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High Point, N.C.—Today, the official High Point Pride team has decided to cancel High Point Pride 2020, which was scheduled for Nov. 7, 2020. The team has decided to postpone the event for 2021. High Point Pride is dedicated to providing a safe space for the LGBT+ community of High Point and…

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1. From May 15-17, join The Ramkat for its first online Music Movie Screening with the film Other Music! According to the Facebook event page, "Other Music was an influential and uncompromising New York City record store that was vital to the city’s early 2000s indie music scene. But when th…