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Aging Out Loud

By Deonna Kelli Sayed Winston Salem resident, Carol Roan, will turn 86 years old in August. “There seems to be an age,” she says, “when you suddenly become wise and inspirational instead of invisible. For ...
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Beloved Bookstore’s Final Chapter

I recently spoke with poet and fiction writer Fred Chappell about Ben Matthews and his Greensboro institution. “All bookstores should be eccentric,” said Fred, “and the Browsery was the most so, particularly because of the ...
Lois Pain aka Meagan Hooker photo by Becky VanderVeen

Arm-Wrestling Heroines Muscle Up for Charity

Photos by Becky VanderVeen Free Comic Book Day (or as some call it, “Geek Christmas”) is a big deal here. When the City Council nicknamed their hometown “Comic Book City” in 2012, Greensboro had two ...
“Reid’s Farm,” c. 1895.
Collection of the Wachovia Historical Society; photograph courtesy of Old Salem Museums & Gardens.

May 1884: Dark Days of Sorrow

By Jennifer Bean Bower “oh Lord forgive this poor sinner” – Henry Swaim, May 1884 Harrison Reid’s farm was a place of laughter, lively conversation and natural beauty. Located near the Moravian community of Friedland ...

No Planet B: Greensboro’s March for Science

Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Governmental Plaza on Greene Street this past Saturday to take part in the global March for Science. The Greensboro march was one of over 600 sister marches held around the ...
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  “When I was in sixth grade, I went to Tweetsie Railroad with a friend and his family. They were white. Back then, you got to dress up when you were there. We both wanted ...
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Checking out Fish Tables in Greensboro

My friend says don’t use his real name, but nixes my suggestion of calling him Ivan “Guy running the competition is named that. Whenever there’s money made, there’s an Ivan in the game.” He suggests ...
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The Once and Future of Glenwood

By Charles Wood The railroad tracks that run along Oakland Avenue once separated UNCG’s campus and downtown Greensboro from the Glenwood neighborhood. It can be easy and convenient for UNCG students to forget that just ...

Dueling Carbon Dividends Plans at the GSO Science Cafe

  The future is now. Google plans to put its first self-driving cars on the roads this summer. Diseases that once meant certain death can be fixed with a visit to the pharmacy. Still, many ...
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Veteran and Author Paul Crenshaw on war and the American ...

  By M.C. Armstrong Shortly after the first Gulf War, Paul Crenshaw performed a march. “I was in advanced training,” he told me, “ which is the second half of military training. This was the ...