http://yesweekly.com/articles.sec-235-1-dirt.html Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 ENGAGING DEBATE http://yesweekly.com/article-18913-engaging-debate.html IN BUSINESS http://yesweekly.com/article-18918-in-business.html IN BUSINESS
“When you’re down here, you’re constantly in partnership and relationship with other companies that are growing and developing and having a lot of energy,” he said As he addressed those in attendance, Green noted the space’s origin as Building 97 of......]]>
HIGH STAKES http://yesweekly.com/article-18923-high-stakes.html Serenity Now http://yesweekly.com/article-18926-serenity-now.html Serenity Now
New leadership and stability plan move Civil Rights Museum forwardjeff@yesweekly.com| @jeffreysykes Remember when the City of Greensboro seemed to be locked into an endless volley with the Intern...]]>
HERITAGE HOUSE http://yesweekly.com/article-18876-heritage-house.html HERITAGE HOUSE
The Greensboro police officers that went there everyday to investigate aggravated assaults that went down in the hallway understood it. The firefighters who waded through feces and darkness in responding to calls for service understood it....]]>
TAXI CARTING - Reid and Kirsten Hinsley win micro-grant to start Camel City Caravans http://yesweekly.com/article-18894-taxi-carting.html TAXI CARTING - Reid and Kirsten Hinsley win micro-grant to start Camel City Caravans
Winston-Salem’s downtown streets have blossomed after dark with bar and club goers flocking to areas like the Arts District and Fourth Street. But a new late night mode of transportation could help make downtown more accessible at night for people looking for variety in their evening outings....]]>
TOWARD JUSTICE http://yesweekly.com/article-18895-toward-justice.html TOWARD JUSTICE
“Supreme Court denies gay marriage appeals” read one headline moving across the wire, and thus the web and all its social media confusion. Some reacted in angst, feeling that the moment advocates of same-sex marriage had been waiting for had been delayed yet again....]]>
PLANNING AHEAD http://yesweekly.com/article-18896-planning-ahead.html PLANNING AHEAD
Big changes are in store for the area surrounding West Salem. The neighborhood that lies on the south side of Business 40 between Peters Creek Parkway and Broad Street contains a mix of residential development, businesses and undeveloped land....]]>
AT LARGE - Two at-large postitions for the High Point city council make for an interesting race http://yesweekly.com/article-18840-at-large.html AT LARGE - Two at-large postitions for the High Point city council make for an interesting race
The candidate field in High Point is wide open this year. In addition to a mayor’s race that does not include an incumbent, there are eight candidates running for two at-large positions on city council with only one incumbent. The candidates feature a mix of business owners, community volunteers and former civic leaders....]]>
MOVING SIDEWALKS http://yesweekly.com/article-18844-moving-sidewalks.html CAMERA CONCERNS http://yesweekly.com/article-18852-camera-concerns.html CAMERA CONCERNS
The clear consensus is that the technology has outpaced local and state policy. Because of video’s ability to provide unbiased evidence of police-citizen interaction, many feel that existing public records exemptions should be rethought and provide greater public access to police videos....]]>
FINANCE EXTENDED http://yesweekly.com/article-18853-finance-extended.html HIDDEN GEM http://yesweekly.com/article-18814-hidden-gem.html HIDDEN GEM
Just off of Reynolds Park Road in Winston-Salem down a gravel path and through a maze of kudzu lies a natural wonder you might find in the mountains or at the coast. It is the site of an old quarry once used by the Vulcan Materials Company to obtain rock that could be used in construction....]]>
INTERCHANGE REBORN http://yesweekly.com/article-18818-interchange-reborn.html POVERTY SUMMIT http://yesweekly.com/article-18819-poverty-summit.html POVERTY SUMMIT
The man, and his friend, had grown visibly impatient during the morning sessions of the Greensboro Poverty Summit, as a renowned economist, and then a pair of researchers from the University of North Carolina, droned on about statistics and......]]>
GRINDING AWAY http://yesweekly.com/article-18789-grinding-away.html GRINDING AWAY
The Winston-Salem Pubic Safety Committee on Sept. 8 discussed a proposed change to the city code, which would extend the ban on skateboarding to the Innovation Quarter. Skateboarding is already banned in the Central Business District and the West End....]]>
BONNKE’S BRAND http://yesweekly.com/article-18792-bonnke%25E2%2580%2599s-brand.html BONNKE’S BRAND
More than 7,000 turned out at the Greensboro Coliseum on both Friday and Saturday night to hear internationally renowned evangelist Rev. Reinhard Bonnke preach the gospel as part of his Bringing Good News to America gospel crusade. The event featured a band, a choir and several preachers prefacing the main figure....]]>
BETTER CONNECTED http://yesweekly.com/article-18793-better-connected.html RESIDENTIAL PARDON http://yesweekly.com/article-18796-residential-pardon.html RESIDENTIAL PARDON
A one-year minimum hold was put on the demolition plans due to the property’s designation as an historic structure. It was during this period that Preservation Greensboro stepped in to work with the church to find a way to try to save the century-old home....]]>
ENVIRONMENTAL HURDLE http://yesweekly.com/article-18753-environmental-hurdle.html ENVIRONMENTAL HURDLE
SEDG partner Bob Chapman was on hand for last week’s redevelopment commission meeting to hear details of the brownfields agreement. City staff explained that the state authorized brownfields program allows potential developers of a once polluted piece of land to make future use of the site....]]>
BODY POSITIVE http://yesweekly.com/article-18761-body-positive.html BODY POSITIVE
Several months ago, Whitney Thore was working as a producer for local radio station 1075 KZL and posted a video of herself titled “A Fat Girl Dancing” on the station’s YouTube channel just to increase social media traffic to the site. Thore, a former competitive dancer, impressed the Internet with her athletic ability as a 340 pound woman....]]>
MAYOR TIME http://yesweekly.com/article-18770-mayor-time.html MAYOR TIME
On July 18 it became official that High Point Mayor Bernita Sims would not run for re-election, due to a personal financial scandal in November 2013 when a Guilford County grand jury indicted her for writing a worthless check for $7,000. Three candidates saw the opportunity and filed for the Nov....]]>
TEMPORARILY DISCONNECTED http://yesweekly.com/article-18773-temporarily-disconnected.html TEMPORARILY DISCONNECTED
When the Salem Creek Connector project is complete it will serve as a major artery between Winston- Salem’s East Ward and downtown. The road will connect Martin Luther King Jr Drive with Rams Drive while providing an additional access point to US 52....]]>
FUNDING PRIORITIES http://yesweekly.com/article-18725-funding-priorities.html FUNDING PRIORITIES
The major news out of the meeting last week of the Transportation Advisory Committee was that the group approved funding of the last two sections of the Greensboro Urban Loop. Other projects discussed included shifting federal money away from stalled projects, and identifying roadway improvements that could alleviate congestion....]]>
LIVING ART http://yesweekly.com/article-18728-living-art.html LIVING ART
Your body is a blank canvas just waiting to be painted. Reidsville, just north of Greensboro, is home to the team behind Livingbrush, the Guinness World Record breaking, North American champions, Asia championship winning, and five-time World Championship winners for bodypainting....]]>
MEETING PROGRESS http://yesweekly.com/article-18731-meeting-progress.html MEETING PROGRESS
Residents of Winston-Salem’s East Ward gathered last Thursday at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church for a town hall meeting hosted by Councilman Derwin Montgomery. The meeting was attended by virtually every city department head and focused on concerns surrounding transportation and public safety....]]>
BOOK SHIFTING http://yesweekly.com/article-18736-book-shifting.html BOOK SHIFTING
Forsyth County’s Central Library on 5 th Street in downtown Winston-Salem appears sleek and majestic on the outside, but all you have to do is walk inside and it becomes obvious that the place predates the information age. The original part of the building was constructed in 1952 with the back half being added in 1979....]]>
[THE ROVER] http://yesweekly.com/article-18740-%255Bthe-rover%255D.html I was blessed to go to a great elementary school. The same school my mom’s father attended when he was young. Maybe it was that connection that made it seem so spiritual, but I loved going to school everyday at Old Town Elementary....]]> NORTH SIDE http://yesweekly.com/article-18693-north-side.html NORTH SIDE
Fisher Park has long been one of the most coveted historical neighborhoods in Greensboro, but the area is about to become even more desirable. With new restaurants, a co-op market, the Downtown Greenway and a brewery all taking shape near the 600 block of Battleground Ave....]]>
EMOTIONAL PHENOMENA http://yesweekly.com/article-18694-emotional-phenomena.html