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2013 A YEAR IN PHOTOS

by YES! Staff

JANARY

Residents in Westerwood and several other Greensboro neighborhoods were outraged at what they called extreme tree-trimming practices by Duke Energy as part of the company’s line maintenance. The city responded by passing a tighter tree ordinance.

Photo by Jordan Green

Republican legislators from the Forsyth County delegation, including Rep. Debra Conrad butted heads with Winston- Salem city council members like Dan Besse about who had the authority to regulate firearms in city parks and other issues.

Photo by Jordan Green

Proponents of the Renaissance Community Cooperative grocery store pushed for action at the cityowned Bessemer Shopping Center in east Greensboro. After initial movement on the issue, a resolution including co-op tenancy had not been reached by the year’s end.

Photo by Eric Ginsburg

Employees working the late shift at Your House on Battleground Avenue in Greensboro (seen here through the blinds on the left) were just some of the people we profiled for an issue about late night happenings.

Photo by Eric Ginsburg

FEBRUARY

Young immigrants like Erick Renteria Marin of Greensboro, who were approved for deferred action status, began receiving drivers’ licenses.

Photo by Eric Ginsburg

With Republicans gaining a supermajority in the NC General Assembly, state government lurched to the right, with Rep. Julia Howard (R-Forsyth, Davie) leading the charge to cut unemployment benefits. Also pictured: Rep. John Blust (R-Guilford) and Rep. Leo Daughtry (R-Johnston).

Photo by Jordan Green

A glitch in the overflow shelter plan forced homeless Winston-Salem residents to sleep in chairs.

Photo by Jordan Green

Diana Al-Hadid’s work was on display at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro.

Photo by Carolyn de Berry

MARCH

A massive fire at a construction site for UNCG student housing along Lee Street engulfed several buildings, making it impossible to complete construction by the start of the fall semester.

Photo by Eric Ginsburg

Greensboro native PJ Hairston (center) played with UNC Chapel Hill’s basketball team as part of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro.

Photo by Jordan Googe

Winston-Salem city sanitation driver Curtis McLaurin on the job. Several workers raised concerns about job conditions to the city council.

Photo by Jordan Green

The Worx opened in downtown Greensboro, offering new takes on lunch favorites.

Photo byJeff Laughlin

APRIL

Nick Szuberla, of Appalshop in Kentucky, spoke with people at his workshop at Elsewhere in downtown Greensboro.

Photo by Jordan Green

Attendees at a mass meeting applauded the announcement of an alternative immigrant ID system in Greensboro.

Photo byEric Ginsburg

Supporters celebrated the unveiling of a historical marker commemorating the union organizing of Local 22 tobacco workers in Winston- Salem.

Photo by Jordan Green

Greensboro City Councilwoman Marikay Abuzuaiter and Mayor Pro Tem Yvonne Johnson (bottom right) participated in a press conference and call-in action against gun violence several months after the Newtown school shooting.

Photo byEric Ginsburg

MAY

Joe Greaser and Gregorio Gutierrez participated in an annual protest organized by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee outside the RJ Reynolds shareholder meeting in Winston-Salem.

Photo by Jordan Green

Jeff Laughlin profiled the sculpture work of artist Justin Poe, who has since moved from Greensboro to Charlottesville.

Photo by Jeff Laughlin

Two workers with the city of Greensboro’s cemeteries division finished digging a grave for a funeral service later that day. We featured the division’s work at four city-owned cemeteries on the cover.

Photo by Eric Ginsburg

We delved into the history of “the Pond,” a flooded community in Winston- Salem. Pictured: Delores Scales, Alberta Black, Lois Wilkins and Barbara Carvana hold up posters for the Pond.

Photo by Jordan Green

JUNE

Jordan Green and Chad Nance’s groundbreaking cover story about revaluations in Winston-Salem focused on how people like Jerry Hanes, pictured, were negatively impacted by the process.

Photo by Chad Nance

Greensboro City Councilwoman Nancy Hoffmann spoke to a SynerG meeting about the city’s noise ordinance. The city later passed two rounds of revisions to the ordinance in 2013.

Photo by Eric Ginsburg

Pizza, like many things in life, is best enjoyed with friends. Here, Mama Ginna’s delicious pizza.

Photo by Eric Ginsburg

Greensboro attendees, including future Councilman Jamal Fox (second from left) joined a Moral Monday protest in Raleigh against laws passed by the NC General Assembly.

Photo by Eric Ginsburg

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