Dec. 17, 2014 10:11

Why hockey succeeded in Winston-Salem and why it ultimately failed.

Several times per year, thousands of black and gold clad students pack Joel Coliseum to see their beloved Demon Deacons take the court. Most probably have no idea that 30 years ago, another arena sat on this very site, and it was hockey, not basketball that dominated the schedule....
Dec. 10, 2014 10:12
That’s what James Hodge was doing back on Nov. 5 when the phone rang. It was his friend, comic Tom Simmons, who said booking agencies were looking for local comics to open up for Dave Chappelle that night at the new Cone Denim Theater in Downtown Greensboro....
Dec. 3, 2014 10:19
On a blustery November day, when the branches have been all but stripped of foliage and the ground is a graveyard of dampened browned and yellowed leaves, Eric Snow sits in his Greensboro apartment watching football in a pair of sweatpants, a......
Nov. 26, 2014 10:14
Zach Grimes punched Ed LeBrun as Robert Reid placed his knees against the back of Ed’s neck to tie his hands behind his back, telling the others, “Sweep the house.” In a phony English accent, Reid passed the incursion off as a simple robbery, one that would be over in a few minutes....
Nov. 19, 2014 10:31
When Babylon opened downtown in 1994, LeBrun’s frenzied First Friday parties brought down the House, booking world renowned DJs — Diesel Boy, Andy Hughes, Bad Boy Bill, Frankie Bones, Ani (On-E), Bobble, Derrick Carter, Keoki, Sven Väth — who held......
Nov. 12, 2014 11:17
Separate projects at various stages of progress could propel one of Greensboro’s central thoroughfares past its reputation for urban decline. The High Point Road/Lee Street corridor would be a model of urban renewal if the plans come together....
Nov. 5, 2014 11:37
At Winston-Salem Fire Department Station Four on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in it’s time for a shift change. The day crew comes on, led by Captain Bryan Willard and Engineer William Shrewsbury. Their jobs are important, and their titles fancy, but in the workplace they are known as “Willard” and “Shrews....
Oct. 29, 2014 01:39

halloween, horror, theater, from the cover,eden,

It’s Easter Sunday and while most families are dying boiled eggs, Herbert “Buster” Foster, 39, sits outside his grandparents’ house painting giant octopus tentacles. It’s only April, but he and his family are already thinking about their family-and-friend-run haunted trail in Eden. The group of volunteers that run Freedom Park Haunted Trail are part of the sub-culture of fans that go abs...
Oct. 22, 2014 02:34
Straining to focus on the words, dripping sweat on the pages of her academic books due to lack of airconditioning, Usmani studied. She studied because she was pressured to do so. She studied because she wanted to make good grades....
Oct. 15, 2014 10:32
Citizens will vote on a five-part bond referendum totaling $139.2 million. The bond includes $30.85 million for Parks & Recreation, $10 million for housing, $25 million for economic development, $31 million for public safety and $42.35 million for streets and sidewalks....

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