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Amidst the chaos of a global pandemic, the nation has also been mourning the deaths of multiple African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement. Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT in Louisville, Kentucky, was shot eight times in the early hours of March 13 by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, and de…

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GREENSBORO, NC (May 29, 2020) – We as a country witnessed a horrific incident this week, which will change us forever and caused many to question law enforcement nationwide.  The actions of the officers involved in this incident were excessive and are counter to everything taught in law enfo…

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (May 29, 2020) – Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Cherokee historians have formed a Cherokee Advisory Committee to assist in accurately interpreting the complex relationship between the Cherokee and the Moravians in the early South.

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When looking to address the crisis of homelessness, shelter is a topic that comes up time and time again. For those experiencing mental illness and homelessness, the struggle is even more complex. The Empowerment Project is working to change that.

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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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Greensboro, NC (May 27, 2020) –The City of Greensboro will return to the regular residential yard waste collection schedule on Monday, June 1. Residents should continue to limit their yard waste to a total of 10 bags, bundles or cans. Keep bundles and limbs to five feet or less, and cans and…

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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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In 2016, Brian Cole was named dean of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem. Since last August, he’s served as interim chancellor following the departure of Lindsay Bierman, UNCSA chancellor from 2014-2019, who left to become CEO …

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Winston-Salem State University has named Amir Henry to be the next Director of Police and Public Safety, succeeding Chief Patricia Norris, who retired in December 2019. His appointment will be effective on July 1, 2020.

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GREENSBORO, NC  – On May 26, 2020 the Greensboro Police Department arrested and charged Matthew Jonathan Rickard, W/M 37, of Greensboro with 3 counts of Sex Acts with a Student. Mr. Rickard is a former employee at Page High School. He received a $75,000 bond. The incidents were reported to h…

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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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Greensboro, NC (May 22, 2020) – The City of Greensboro is planning to return to regular operating hours beginning Monday, June 8. Until this time, public hours for the Melvin Municipal Office Building remain 10 am to 3 pm. The City’s libraries and recreation centers will follow a different s…

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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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RALEIGH NC- WBTV reported that the North Carolina Department of Transportation is furloughing employees after years of financial mismanagement. Recently, Democrat State Auditor Beth Wood released a report that blasted Cooper’s NCDOT for several financial mismanagement practices. According to…

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (MAY 20, 2020) — Wes Day was recently selected as one of SportsBusiness Journal’s Forty Under 40 recipients for 2020. Wes, who lives in Winston-Salem, is a Partner and Chief Strategy Officer for Teall Capital Partners where he oversees all new investments and acquisitions f…

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GREENSBORO, NC (March 21, 2020) – Greensboro Department of Transportation will install solar-powered electrical vehicle charging stations at two downtown City-owned parking lots beginning Thursday, May 21. After they are installed, the charging-stations will be available free of charge durin…

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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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DONATION MADE IN MEMORY OF THE LATE PATRICK WOMACKOn Thursday, May 14, the Womack Foundation made a $50,000 donation to the George Washington High School (GW) band in Danville, VA. in memory of the late Patrick Ingram Womack.PHOTO ABOVE - Pictured from left to right are Cody Kesling, George …

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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…