http://yesweekly.com/articles.sec-235-1-dirt.html Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 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 ABSOLUTE POWER http://yesweekly.com/article-18708-absolute-power.html ABSOLUTE POWER
With a press of his knuckles into the back of the man’s neck, the officer switches his stance, positioning himself behind the man and reaching for his handcuffs. He keeps a firm grasp on the detained man’s hands, positioned compliantly at the small of his back....]]>
MINORITY REPORT http://yesweekly.com/article-18709-minority-report.html ARTS ALIVE http://yesweekly.com/article-18714-arts-alive.html ARTS ALIVE
The City of Greensboro will be hosting the National Folk Festival for its 75 th anniversary in 2015. The three-day outdoor festival celebrates American culture through food, music, crafts, dance and other art forms. Greensboro will host the event using seven stages to feature over 30 performing groups....]]>
COURSE CHANGES http://yesweekly.com/article-18673-course-changes.html COURSE CHANGES
On most days Julius Reese can be found behind the counter of the Winston Lake Golf Course pro shop greeting customers with a big smile and friendly banter. Reese has worked at the course since 2010 and was just promoted to the position of golf professional by the City of Winston-Salem....]]>
NIGHTBUS COMETH http://yesweekly.com/article-18674-nightbus-cometh.html NIGHTBUS COMETH
At least that’s the idea behind a new endeavor from Director of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at UNCG Justin Streuli, and local social entrepreneur Ryan Saunders....]]>
TRUTH TOUR http://yesweekly.com/article-18675-truth-tour.html PATROL ZONES http://yesweekly.com/article-18685-patrol-zones.html PATROL ZONES
The Neighborhood Oriented Policing plan, which will bring new division maps and increased patrol zones, won’t be fully implemented until early January. But a cadre of deputy chiefs at a community forum this week said that new patrol lieutenants would most likely be assigned in the next two weeks....]]>
AUTHENTIC LIVING http://yesweekly.com/article-18686-authentic-living.html AUTHENTIC LIVING
The center already includes a pool with a patio and area for grilling, a conference center with a TV, a fitness center, a yoga studio, and a basketball court that will soon be completed. The development also contains a conference center that both residents and nonresidents can reserve....]]>
PFAFFTOWN PHENOMENON http://yesweekly.com/article-18638-pfafftown-phenomenon.html PFAFFTOWN PHENOMENON
Susan and Charles Mclamb have lived on Wedge Drive in Pfafftown for 25 years. They once enjoyed playing on the Grandview golf course just around the corner from their home on Wedge Drive, as well as the peace and isolation of being away from the hustle and bustle of the city....]]>
[THE ROVER] - By Any Means Necessary http://yesweekly.com/article-18639-%255Bthe-rover%255D.html PARK PROBLEMS http://yesweekly.com/article-18642-park-problems.html PARK PROBLEMS
Hanes Park by night is not a place you want to be. It is dark, isolated and a haven for criminal activity. Vandals have sprayed graffiti around the park, broken into cars to steal valuables, and broken into the Joe White Tennis Center multiple times....]]>
FUNDING PROGRESS http://yesweekly.com/article-18648-funding-progress.html FUNDING PROGRESS
One of the South Elm Development Group’s partners updated city planners on the Union Square Campus’s technical aspects last week, including giving those present a glimpse of architectural drawings....]]>
[THE ROVER] http://yesweekly.com/article-18604-%255Bthe-rover%255D.html [THE ROVER]
To hear Ronald Cotton tell it, it wasn’t nothing but a thing, a little something he had to go through on the way to be ing the man he is today. A man who doesn’t display one visible ounce of anger or angst, or even regret on the lines of his forehead as he sits there at a public forum talking about his experience....]]>
SALOON SAVED http://yesweekly.com/article-18607-saloon-saved.html SALOON SAVED
“There will be jobs in this building when it is preserved,” said Dawn Chaney of Chaney Properties. Chaney recently purchased another historic empty building in downtown Greensboro, and has cited the 25 jobs that the new tenants, 1618 restaurant, will bring to the area....]]>
DECISION TIME http://yesweekly.com/article-18608-decision-time.html DECISION TIME
Voters in Winston-Salem will vote on five bond issues totaling $139.2 million in the fall. At their meeting on Monday night, members of the Winston-Salem City Council unanimously voted to put the items on the November ballot, which include $42.3 million for street and sidewalk repairs, $31 million for public safety, $30....]]>