http://yesweekly.com/articles.sec-235-1-dirt.html Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800 en hourly 1 LOBBYISTS HELP GREENSBORO WITH FEDERAL FUNDING PRIORITIES http://yesweekly.com/article-19182-lobbyists-help-greensboro-with-federal-funding-priorities.html LOBBYISTS HELP GREENSBORO WITH FEDERAL FUNDING PRIORITIES
In a letter dated Dec. 2, Craig Saperstein, a senior associate with Pillsbury Shaw Pittman who has experience working on behalf of former North Carolina senators John Edwards and Kay Hagan, wrote that the firm hopes to “capitalize on our momentum in......]]>
UNION STATION PLANS TAKE SHAPE - Plans for station close to design phase. http://yesweekly.com/article-19183-union-station-plans-take-shape.html UNION STATION PLANS TAKE SHAPE - Plans for station close to design phase.
The planned restoration of Winston- Salem’s former Union Station building will soon reach its design stage, with construction potentially beginning next summer. East Ward residents and community leaders gathered in United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church Dec....]]>
CAMPUS YET TO RECEIVE LAND FROM CITY http://yesweekly.com/article-19184-campus-yet-to-receive-land-from-city.html CAMPUS YET TO RECEIVE LAND FROM CITY
The proponents of Union Square, formally a limited liability corporation named Union Square Campus Inc....]]>
[AWFULLY BRITTISH] http://yesweekly.com/article-19185-%255Bawfully-brittish%255D.html [AWFULLY BRITTISH]
To begin with, I was capturing stunning footage while flying over and around Bailey Park, which will presumably be the new dog park for people relocating to the Innovation Quarter....]]>
Holocaust survivor tells story of beating the odds http://yesweekly.com/article-19151-holocaust-survivor-tells-story-of-beating-the-odds.html Holocaust survivor tells story of beating the odds
Author and Holocaust survivor Irene Skolnick spoke in front of a packed auditorium on the campus of Forsyth Tech Last week before signing copies of her recently published book, “In the Shadow of Majdanek.” The lecture was the first of two by Holocaust survivors this month....]]>
Additional security required at Greensboro night clubs http://yesweekly.com/article-19152-additional-security-required-at-greensboro-night-clubs.html Additional security required at Greensboro night clubs
The issue of nightclub safety has been on the city council radar for several years, with a set of proposed regulations debated in 2012 yielding little benefits. The issue thrust itself back to the forefront following a bloody weekend in November in Downtown Greensboro....]]>
Sweepstakes growth debated in Winston-Salem http://yesweekly.com/article-19164-sweepstakes-growth-debated-in-winston-salem.html Sweepstakes growth debated in Winston-Salem
Since October 6, one issue has continued to appear on the agenda of Winston-Salem City Council meetings. At the Oct. 6 meeting, two zoning requests were considered that would change shopping centers where electronic sweepstakes cafes are located to Highway Business zones, which would allow additional sweepstakes businesses to develop....]]>
[AWFULLY BRITTISH] http://yesweekly.com/article-19165-%255Bawfully-brittish%255D.html Civil Rights Museum finances detailed http://yesweekly.com/article-19125-civil-rights-museum-finances-detailed.html Civil Rights Museum finances detailed
Mid-October was a busy time for Lacy Ward, the former executive director of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro. On the job for about sixmonths, Ward was to be introduced to the museum’s charter members during dinner in the Caldwell Ballroom at the Henry Hotel....]]>
TIMELESS MAN http://yesweekly.com/article-19127-timeless-man.html TIMELESS MAN
Fam Brownlee has seen it all. The man has lived through seven decades of events, from the JFK assassination to the Vietnam War and eventually to 9/11 and today’s world. He has been a hippie, a civil rights worker, a serviceman in the Navy and a teacher, but most of all he is a historian....]]>
OPEN AND CLOSED http://yesweekly.com/article-19128-open-and-closed.html OPEN AND CLOSED
At it’s meeting Monday night, the Winston-Salem City Council voted to extend the period that temporary homeless shelters may remain open to 150 days beginning December 1 until March 31, 2015. The city defines a temporary shelter as “The use of permanent structures to provide temporary housing during life threatening weather conditions....]]>
New Hayes-Taylor YMCA opening on Florida Street in Greensboro http://yesweekly.com/article-19129-new-hayes-taylor-ymca-opening-on-florida-street-in-greensboro.html New Hayes-Taylor YMCA opening on Florida Street in Greensboro
After 75 years of success and community service, the Hayes-Taylor YMCA is poised for a new era of community service in an expanded facility that will offer more opportunities for improved health for its members....]]>
[AWFULLY BRITTISH] http://yesweekly.com/article-19140-%255Bawfully-brittish%255D.html BOILING POINT http://yesweekly.com/article-19099-boiling-point.html BOILING POINT
and faculty gathered in Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University, November 19, for a town hall discussion on campus policing, treatment of minorities and other student concerns. The discussion featured a four-member panel that included Vice President of Campus Life....]]>
Warnersville Exhibit Opens in Greensboro http://yesweekly.com/article-19106-warnersville-exhibit-opens-in-greensboro.html Warnersville Exhibit Opens in Greensboro
The story of the Warnersville community in Greensboro, like all good southern literature, is full of loss and a deep sense of place. This story, however, is more than powerful because it’s a true story lived by generations of African Americans who have refused....]]>
Iron Hen owner Lee Comer's multiplex on hold http://yesweekly.com/article-19107-iron-hen-owner-lee-comers-multiplex-on-hold.html Iron Hen owner Lee Comer's multiplex on hold
Lee Comer, proprietor of the very popular Iron Hen Cafe on Cridland Road, wants to transform the intersection of Spring Garden and South Edgeworth streets by purchasing a 29,000 square foot warehouse and putting in a multiplex restaurant facility....]]>
YOUNG VOICES http://yesweekly.com/article-19108-young-voices.html [AWFULLY BRITTISH] http://yesweekly.com/article-19109-%255Bawfully-brittish%255D.html Alzheimer’s outreach center opens at NC A&T http://yesweekly.com/article-19078-alzheimer%25E2%2580%2599s-outreach-center-opens-at-nc-at.html Alzheimer’s outreach center opens at NC A&T
Because of the success of the team of researchers at NC A&T State University in Greensboro, Merck & Co. awarded the university $1 million last year to support a new Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging and Community Health. ...]]>
BUILDING HISTORY http://yesweekly.com/article-19081-building-history.html BUILDING HISTORY
The address, 338 North Elm Street, holds a significant amount of Greensboro history. Soon, it will hold even more. The new plans for the building are calling for it to be demolished to make way for the forthcoming Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, but the history of the building makes it hard for some to let go....]]>
LOOP AT-LAST http://yesweekly.com/article-19083-loop-at-last.html LOOP AT-LAST
On a chilly Friday afternoon by the Pisgah United Methodist Church in Kernersville, Gov. Pat McCrory stood on a raised platform near the site that is to be the beginning of the Winston-Salem Beltway. He told the small crowd of city and business leaders gathered there that the road they have waited to see for 27 years is finally going to be a reality....]]>
SPATIAL RELATIONS http://yesweekly.com/article-19087-spatial-relations.html SPATIAL RELATIONS
Before South Elm is solidified as an organically redeveloped section of the city, however, Elsewhere hopes to take its philosophy of repurposing available resources beyond the walls of the museum itself. By completing an artscape project that involves four under-used public spaces, the South Elm Projects hopes to become the mortar that holds together the future o...]]>
[AWFULLY BRITTISH] http://yesweekly.com/article-19093-%255Bawfully-brittish%255D.html PLANS CHANGED http://yesweekly.com/article-19033-plans-changed.html PLANS CHANGED
A financial hiccup caused when one of the partner institutions couldn’t commit to full investment in the Union Square Campus has caused project boosters to change their initial construction plans....]]>
SCALE UP http://yesweekly.com/article-19035-scale-up.html SCALE UP
On Thursday U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared at the University of North Carolina Greensboro to announce a $20 million grant that will be awarded to North Carolina New Schools....]]>
HOT SPOT http://yesweekly.com/article-19036-hot-spot.html BACK IN http://yesweekly.com/article-19043-back-in.html BACK IN
At Southside Rides auto body shop off of Waughtown Street in Winston-Salem, Dave Moore talks with his employees to get an update on how their latest projects are going. The staff all have one thing in common: they are former offenders. Moore started the shop 10 years ago after being released from prison....]]>
[AWFULLY BRITTISH] http://yesweekly.com/article-19044-%255Bawfully-brittish%255D.html COUNCIL DIVIDED http://yesweekly.com/article-19013-council-divided.html COUNCIL DIVIDED
The city last year developed a plan, known as Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise (MWBE), to increase the number of smaller, mostly locallyowned firms that do business with the city. The policy went into place on Jan. 1, but the program was just staffed in September, when a director and one staff member were hired....]]>
GROWING PAINS http://yesweekly.com/article-19015-growing-pains.html