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by Robert W. Pacheco

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GREENSBORO COLLEGE AND NC A&T WIN JOURNALISM AWARDS

The Greensboro College student newspaper, The Collegian, and student magazine, The Lyre, won awards at the 2013 Statewide College Media Awards. Melissa Rodriguez and Johathan Hunter won awards for their articles. Both are 2013 graduates in English and Communications studies.

The North Carolina A&T newspaper, The A&T Register, took home three awards at the 16th annual Black College Communication Associations Excellence in Journalism Student Newspaper Awards. Laci Ollison won best newswriting while Kourtney Pope received the second place award in opinion.

The staff and editorial board at YES!

Weekly wish to relay our congratulations and admiration towards these colleges and their newspaper staff respectively for their outstanding work in education as well as the field of journalism.

WESTBEND VINEYARDS CLOSES AFTER 20 YEARS

On March 2, Westbend Vineyards closed the doors to its tasting room for the final time. The Vineyard became a bonded vineyard in 1988 and has operated in Lewisville, Forsyth County for more than 20 years.

The vineyard, tasting room, and brewery were a popular destination for day trips by Forsyth County residents. The possibility remains that new ownership could purchase the vineyard.

Mark Terry, Westbend’s vintner with over 30 years of experience will be opening a new restaurant in downtown Winston- Salem. The restaurant will be named Corks, Caps, and Taps and is expected to open soon at 626 W. Fourth Street. It will feature North Carolina wines and beer.

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE HEADED TO GREENSBORO

On Feb. 27, Indian Motorcycle Company announced plans to open a dealership in Greensboro this spring.

Indian Motorcycle’s is a company with a loyal fan base and name recognition that is only rivaled by Harley Davidson.

Local entrepreneur Monty Hendrix has leased a property at 201 S. Church Street where the dealership will be located. The dealership will carry approximately a dozen new Indian motorcycles, which will range in price from $19,000 to $24,000.

OLLIE’S BAKERY HAS CLOSED

Ollie’s Bakery, located at 300 S. Marshall Street in Winston-Salem, has closed. Ollie’s Bakery was opened in 1998. Yesterday, a sign was posted inside the business that read, “Ollie’s Bakery is Closing. Last Day Today.” Nancy Revzen of Greensboro is the bakery’s owner and manager.

NEW COFFEE SHOP AND OTHERS SHARE SPACE

A new coffee shop called Twin City Hive, a chocolate shop and a Segway tour business will occupy a shared space at 301 Brookstown Ave. in Winston-Salem. Inside will be space for Haute Chocolate, which is currently at 916 Burke St., and Revolution Gliding Tours, which currently operates at 713 South Marshall St. Twin City Hive coffee shop is expected to open later this month.

ANOTHER MICRO-BREWERY IN GREENSBORO? YES, PLEASE!

Stone Brewing Company may set up its east coast brewery in the Triad.

California based Stone Brewing has grown rapidly in recent years and is seeking to establish a brewery and restaurant for their east coast operations. Greensboro economic development officials want to show the established micro-brews success in the triad.

Stone is currently the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States and is headquartered in San Diego. Established in 1996, the company hopes that opening a brewery on the east coast will ensure their high level of quality is ensured as they expand their distribution. !

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