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Asheboro, N.C. – Sept. 30, 2020 – Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the North Carolina Zoo? Here’s your chance to find out! The North Carolina Zoo is featured in the new, eight-part Nat Geo WILD series, SECRETS OF THE ZOO: NORTH CAROLINA, which premieres Saturday, Oct. 31, at 1…

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Small businesses continue to struggle during this Covid-19 recession and local economies need help.  This Thursday numerous Greensboro downtown business owners will be calling for a new federal financial stimulus package that will again provide survival funding to small businesses and put mo…

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (OCTOBER 1, 2020) — A new grant program will offer funding for COVID-19 relief to Black and Latino-owned small businesses in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) grant fund will provide businesses with up to $25,000 and is focused on impr…

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GREENSBORO, NC (September 30, 2020) – The Greensboro Department of Transportation’s plans for updating the streetscape on Bellemeade and Eugene streets are now available for review and comment at www.greensboro-nc.gov/downtownstreetscape. Residents may also attend a Tuesday, October 13, stre…

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The socially conscious family of fashion designers are not strangers to making a statement through their art. The mother-daughter trio of No Punching Bag have embedded their brand in advocating change for various social issues plaguing the United States, such as beauty stereotypes, gun viole…

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation has begun distributing nearly $132.7 million in State Street Aid to Municipalities, also known as Powell Bill funds, to 508 municipalities across the state.

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Last weekend, photos of a white female Trump supporter in a phallic mask went viral on social media. The photos were taken by Anthony Crider, an Elon University professor who documents the activities of white supremacists and those protesting against them across North Carolina. Crider gave Y…

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GREENSBORO, NC (September 24, 2020) – Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI), with support from the Guilford Merchants Association (GMA) and the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund, has awarded 75 Retail Revitalization Grants for a final tally of $112,500.“I can’t tell you how wonderful it feels to know we…

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Winston-Salem, NC – U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term lim…

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Biscuitville founder Maurice Jennings spent his last days surrounded by his loving family and passed peacefully on the evening of September 19.  Maurice’s courage, tenacity and passion allowed him to defy the odds to build a successful family-owned business that remains stronger than ever af…

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A new mural has popped up on the edge of downtown and North Winston, and it’s enough to catch the eye of drivers passing by— but the artist hopes its message will stick with them further down the road.

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Greensboro’s Scuppernong Books, which opened seven years ago at 304 S. Elm St., isn’t going anywhere in the real world but is leaving a major part of the virtual one. Steve Mitchell recently told YES! Weekly that he and co-owner Brian Lampkin are largely done with Facebook.

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The seventh annual OUT at the Movies International Film Festival will proceed according to plan, opening Oct. 1 and running through Oct. 4, coinciding – as previous festivals also have with LGBTQ History Month.

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Winston-Salem, NC (September 21, 2020) --  The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County has announced the winners in the mask designing contest launched earlier this month in celebration of its 71st birthday.  A virtual birthday party featured entertainment by local artists and art…

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HIGH POINT, NC – On Sept. 20, 2020, at about 2:12 a.m. Brian Christopher Howell (B/M 43, of Browns Summit) was killed when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a crash.

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GREENSBORO, NC (September 21, 2020) – The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside with children during National Take a Child Outside Week, September 24-30. The department will host a series of free activities to get children aged 3-7 exploring the natur…

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On Sept. 18, 2020, the Winston-Salem Police Department received a report of a bank robbery at the Truliant Credit Union located at 893 N. Liberty Street. An older white male reportedly entered the bank, threatened a teller with the use of a knife and demanded money. The suspect received an u…

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HIGH POINT, NC – On Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 11:33 a.m. High Point police were notified about a car stolen out of Winston Salem, NC that was located in High Point at the intersection of S Main Street/Coltrane Avenue. The car was occupied by the sole occupant, later identified as Robe…

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GREENSBORO, NC (September 18, 2020) – On Tues., Sept. 15, 2020 at approximately 11:50 p.m., Mr. Ogden Buck, Jr./31 of Greensboro, was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on E Market Street. Mr. Buck entered into the intersection at E Market Street and N Church Street on a steady red …

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Sheriff D.H. Rogers reports detectives with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office are attempting to locate and arrest a suspect who is currently wanted for two separate thefts from a motor vehicle. Both incidents occurred at 8205 B & G Court Stokesdale, NC. The suspect, Carl Watson fled f…

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On Tuesday night, the Greensboro City Council did what the Greensboro Police Officers Association recommended, and voted 5-4 against requiring signed written consent for police searches. It looked like it would go the other way, until District 1’s Sharon Hightower changed her mind.

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High Point, N.C. (Sept. 16, 2020) - The High Point Farmers Market will partner with the Alexander Martin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) this Saturday, Sept. 19, to commemorate Constitution Day, which is celebrated each year on Sept. 17. Representatives of the DAR w…

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Tyler Chisolm, a Winston-Salem State University senior majoring in psychology, is bright and driven. Early on, he realized the power of positive connections, or to use the more conventional term, networking.

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At approximately 2:58 p.m. on September 15, 2020 the Winston-Salem Police Department received several 911 calls reporting that a firearm had been discharged in the area of the 2900 block of Gilmer Ave. in Winston-Salem. Simultaneously several 911 calls were received reporting that a victim o…

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H.O.P.E. of W-S, New ‘Fun’raising Partner Virtual Village and HOPE-A-THON Sept.19, 2020 H.O.P.E. of WS is so excited to announce a new fundraising partner Dale Cole and the Virtual Village, a local group of musicians using their talents to find unique ways to help support issues in the commu…

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Nothing is stopping Triad fashionistas from showcasing their designs— not even the COVID-19 pandemic. To make it all happen, Winston-Salem Fashion Week CEO Nikita Wallace and her team had to get creative, which is fitting, considering Winston-Salem is the City of Arts and Innovation.

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*Editor's note: A name was misspelled and Maya Little's pronoun was incorrect in the print version of this article. The "Unsung Founders" statue did not replace "Silent Sam," as was misreported by another source. All have been updated in the online version.