Feb. 4, 2015 08:27

Some voting machines may change in the coming year

Just less than two years away from a busy 2016 election cycle, elections officials in Forsyth County are reviewing ways to make voting a smoother process. To do so, the Board of Elections will ask the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners for 130 new DS200 voting machines that will replace the iVotronic machines that are used for early voting....
Feb. 4, 2015 08:27
Members of the city’s East Greensboro Study Committee received an update last week on focus groups staff convened in the fall, in addition to receiving a draft copy of the recommendations for improving the quality of life for an area that includes one-third of the city’s population....
Feb. 4, 2015 08:27
The controversy surrounding Cannon involves a master’s degree in public administration from NC State University. In September 2013, DGI announced that Cannon was hired as their president. The announcement quoted DGI board members as saying Cannon held a master’s degree in public administration....
Jan. 28, 2015 08:13

New skatepark will be located at fairgrounds

“That (cost) would vary considerably based on the size of the park and what kind of amenities you want to put in the park,” he said. “I think it’s too early to be able know what the budget for the park will be because it’s contingent on the types of features that you have....
Jan. 28, 2015 08:13
City planners and active members of the College Hill Neighborhood Association won accolades from the Greensboro Planning Board this past week after scaling back language in a comprehensive neighborhood plan that sought to promote owner-occupied housing in the densely populated neighborhood situated between Spring Street and UNCG....
Jan. 27, 2015 09:03
According to city officials, the City of Greensboro is less than a month away from hiring a new Chief of Police. Sources close to this story have reported that at least a half a dozen current high-ranking officers in the Greensboro Police Department have applied....
Jan. 21, 2015 08:16
For the 35 th consecutive year, a slice of the Winston-Salem community gathered at noon Monday in the Benton Convention Center to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King’s actual birthday was last Thursday but more than 1,000 people showed up Monday to take part in the city’s take on a national holiday that has been celebrated for three decades....
Jan. 21, 2015 08:16
It’s been a strange New Year so far. I know for us here at YES! Weekly we’ve been dealing with the slow start to 2015 – perhaps you might have noticed we cut down our issue a few pages and we’ve been missing some regular contributions to our publication....
Jan. 21, 2015 08:16
Greensboro leaders are considering an aggressive list of priorities to submit to the 2015 long session of the North Carolina General Assembly despite the growing divide between the legislature’s rural leadership and the needs of the state’s largest cities....
Jan. 21, 2015 08:16

Leaders call for transparency in contracting process

The city of Winston-Salem is taking steps to increase the level of accountability for general contractors when it comes to paying their subcontractors. The city’s general government committee approved changes to the city code at its meeting on Jan....

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