http://yesweekly.com/articles.sec-235-1-dirt.html Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0800 en hourly 1 WHEELS IN MOTION FOR SKATEBOARD PARK - New skatepark will be located at fairgrounds http://yesweekly.com/article-19365-wheels-in-motion-for-skateboard-park.html WHEELS IN MOTION FOR SKATEBOARD PARK - 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....]]>
COLLEGE HILL PLAN MOVING TO CITY COUNCIL http://yesweekly.com/article-19367-college-hill-plan-moving-to-city-council.html COLLEGE HILL PLAN MOVING TO CITY COUNCIL
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....]]>
Greensboro moving closer to selection of next police chief http://yesweekly.com/article-19362-greensboro-moving-closer-to-selection-of-next-police-chief.html WINSTON LEADERS REMEMBER MLK http://yesweekly.com/article-19327-winston-leaders-remember-mlk.html WINSTON LEADERS REMEMBER MLK
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....]]>
GREENSBORO CITY COUNCIL DEBATES LEGISLATIVE AGENDA http://yesweekly.com/article-19329-greensboro-city-council-debates-legislative-agenda.html WINSTON-SALEM HOLDS CONTRACTORS ACCOUNTABLE - Leaders call for transparency in contracting process http://yesweekly.com/article-19330-winston-salem-holds-contractors-accountable.html GREENSBORO POLICE ATTACK GANG ACTIVITY http://yesweekly.com/article-19331-greensboro-police-attack-gang-activity.html [AWFULLY BRITTISH] http://yesweekly.com/article-19332-%255Bawfully-brittish%255D.html Greensboro leaders clash over marker for 1979 Klan-Nazi shootout http://yesweekly.com/article-19320-greensboro-leaders-clash-over-marker-for-1979-klan-nazi-shootout.html Greensboro leaders clash over marker for 1979 Klan-Nazi shootout
The lingering racial divide over the 1979 Klan-Nazi shootout in Greensboro widened on Thursday as city council clashed in an ugly debate over 20 words on an historical marker to be erected 100 feet from the site where five people were shot to death....]]>
GREENSBORO FINE-TUNES CLUB SECURITY ORDINANCE http://yesweekly.com/article-19294-greensboro-fine-tunes-club-security-ordinance.html GREENSBORO FINE-TUNES CLUB SECURITY ORDINANCE
A month after passing, and then suspending, a nightclub security ordinance, the Greensboro City Council is in the process of re-examining the issue following pushback from club owners over the cost of implementation....]]>
FINANCIAL SACRIFICES AHEAD FOR WINSTON-SALEM - Finance Committee looks at general fund projections http://yesweekly.com/article-19306-financial-sacrifices-ahead-for-winston-salem.html FINANCIAL SACRIFICES AHEAD FOR WINSTON-SALEM - Finance Committee looks at general fund projections
The City of Winston-Salem is taking its first look at what might come with the budget negotiation process, and at Monday’s Finance Committee meeting a few council members had the chance to see exactly how the general fund might look on paper six months down the road....]]>
WASHINGTON DRIVE INCHING ALONG - Work begins underneath historic High Point neighborhood http://yesweekly.com/article-19314-washington-drive-inching-along.html WASHINGTON DRIVE INCHING ALONG - Work begins underneath historic High Point neighborhood
Washington Drive in High Point is one of those streets that you can tell once thrived but with time has become quieter, and largely ignored by those who do not live or work nearby....]]>
WINSTON-SALEM EYES PRIORITIES IN 2015 - Bonds and Sweepstakes on the horizon for New Year http://yesweekly.com/article-19277-winston-salem-eyes-priorities-in-2015.html WINSTON-SALEM EYES PRIORITIES IN 2015 - Bonds and Sweepstakes on the horizon for New Year
The New Year has ushered in another set of issues for the city of Winston-Salem to consider, ranging from implementing a $139.2 million bond referendum to determining what the ultimate fate will be for sweepstakes businesses. The city council does not formally meet until Jan....]]>
MLK RENAMING REMAINS ISSUE IN HIGH POINT - Kivett Drive is latest street under consideration http://yesweekly.com/article-19280-mlk-renaming-remains-issue-in-high-point.html MLK RENAMING REMAINS ISSUE IN HIGH POINT - Kivett Drive is latest street under consideration
After 25 years, the city of High Point continues to debate whether a street should be named after one of the most esteemed leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. But at Monday night’s city council meeting, leaders voted to move forward with plans to rename Kivett Drive after Dr....]]>
GLENWOOD LANDLORD ARRESTED AS CITY REMOVES VEHICLES http://yesweekly.com/article-19285-glenwood-landlord-arrested-as-city-removes-vehicles.html GLENWOOD LANDLORD ARRESTED AS CITY REMOVES VEHICLES
The arrest took place on Lexington Avenue when city officials, armed with orders from a Superior Court judge, went to 808 Lexington Ave. to tow more than 20 vehicles Bediz owned. Court documents and inspection records show Greensboro officials deemed Bediz guilty of multiple land use ordinances....]]>
SOUTH ELM REDEVELOPMENT STALLS OVER LAND TRANSFER AND COMPENSATION http://yesweekly.com/article-19245-south-elm-redevelopment-stalls-over-land-transfer-and-compensation.html SOUTH ELM REDEVELOPMENT STALLS OVER LAND TRANSFER AND COMPENSATION
A review of electronic communication and documents from the City of Greensboro shows frustration with the progress of the South Elm redevelopment, so much so that city staffers have examined ways to cancel the agreement in place with the project’s master developer....]]>
DIFFERENCE-MAKERS NOW AND THEN - A look at what made news in the Triad in 2014 and what's to come http://yesweekly.com/article-19256-difference-makers-now-and-then.html DIFFERENCE-MAKERS NOW AND THEN - A look at what made news in the Triad in 2014 and what's to come
With the close of 2014, we wanted to identify the individuals and groups that made the most noise in Winston- Salem and High Point, or were the most influential. These were the people who stood out the most....]]>
SC2 JUDGE LISTED AS CONTESTANT SUPPORTER http://yesweekly.com/article-19257-sc2-judge-listed-as-contestant-supporter.html SC2 JUDGE LISTED AS CONTESTANT SUPPORTER
After city officials on Dec. 17 released the names of the six finalists for the challenge, YES! Weekly staff discovered that contest judge Wayne Szafranski, an assistant vice-chancellor for outreach and economic development at NC A&T State University, is listed as someone that is working with Gig-G....]]>
GIG G TAKES FIRST SPOT IN GREENSBORO SC2 CHALLENGE http://yesweekly.com/article-19207-gig-g-takes-first-spot-in-greensboro-sc2-challenge.html GIG G TAKES FIRST SPOT IN GREENSBORO SC2 CHALLENGE
A group of economic development visionaries took first place in round one of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) challenge with a dynamic proposal they believe will transform the way business is done in Greensboro....]]>
ASBESTOS CONTAMINATION DELAYS WAR MEMORIAL DEMOLITION http://yesweekly.com/article-19217-asbestos-contamination-delays-war-memorial-demolition.html ASBESTOS CONTAMINATION DELAYS WAR MEMORIAL DEMOLITION
AccoBrding to city emails, city staff was aware of the asbestos dangers present at War Memorial as early as August. However, weeks went by before any preventive action was taken....]]>
BOWMAN GRAY STADIUM TO BE SOLD TO WSSU - University set to acquire property from city http://yesweekly.com/article-19219-bowman-gray-stadium-to-be-sold-to-wssu.html BOWMAN GRAY STADIUM TO BE SOLD TO WSSU - University set to acquire property from city
A drive down Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Winston-Salem is a journey through a discontinuous stretch of varied purposes. The road changes from commercial to residential as you cross over Business 40 and enter the campus of Winston-Salem State University....]]>
[AWFULLY BRITTISH] http://yesweekly.com/article-19220-%255Bawfully-brittish%255D.html HEDGEPETH CONTINUES DISCRIMINATION SUIT AGAINST WSSU - Fired university employee seeks compensation and damages http://yesweekly.com/article-19229-hedgepeth-continues-discrimination-suit-against-wssu.html HEDGEPETH CONTINUES DISCRIMINATION SUIT AGAINST WSSU - Fired university employee seeks compensation and damages
Shira Hedgepeth, the former Winston-Salem State University Faculty member who was fired from her position as Director of Academic Technology in 2011, is taking her case to the United States Middle District Court of North Carolina....]]>
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....]]>
Union Square Campus yet to receive land from City of Greensboro http://yesweekly.com/article-19184-union-square-campus-yet-to-receive-land-from-city-of-greensboro.html Union Square Campus yet to receive land from City of Greensboro
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....]]>