http://yesweekly.com/articles.sec-235-1-dirt.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 UNION CAMPAIGN MET WITH PUNCH http://yesweekly.com/article-18532-union-campaign-met-with-punch.html GLENWOOD MURAL ENGAGES COMMUNITY http://yesweekly.com/article-18534-glenwood-mural-engages-community.html GLENWOOD MURAL ENGAGES COMMUNITY
A research center housed within the Department of Interior Architecture at UNCG began working with members of the Glenwood community back in January to plan a mural near the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Grove Street that would be open to everyone in the neighborhood....]]>
COUNCIL MEMBERS FIND TROUBLE WITH CONTRACT http://yesweekly.com/article-18535-council-members-find-trouble-with-contract.html COUNCIL MEMBERS FIND TROUBLE WITH CONTRACT
During a City Council meeting on June 3, Holder presented a slideshow of dilapidated properties on downtown Lewis Street, one owned by Hoffman. Holder accused Hoffman of hypocrisy for not keeping her properties up to a code that she herself voted for....]]>
[THE ROVER] - Newspapers urged to find “funding partners” at industry conference http://yesweekly.com/article-18538-%255Bthe-rover%255D.html COUNCIL CONSIDERS BOND REFERENDUM http://yesweekly.com/article-18539-council-considers-bond-referendum.html COUNCIL CONSIDERS BOND REFERENDUM
Winston-Salem City Leaders discussed a bond referendum totaling more than $139 million at their meeting Monday night. The package includes a variety of infrastructure imp rovements such as sidewalk repairs, street repairs, parks and recreation improvements and other issues related to public safety....]]>
EQUAL RIGHTS http://yesweekly.com/article-18547-equal-rights.html EQUAL RIGHTS
If passed, the policy would include medical and dental insurance along with employee assistance, voluntary vision and voluntary long term care. Employees would also be eligible for sick leave under the Family Medical Leave Act and domestic partners would be eligible for survivorship benefits under a 401(k) or 457 pension....]]>
CHANGES COMING TO THE 336 http://yesweekly.com/article-18490-changes-coming-to-the-336.html CHANGES COMING TO THE 336
The telecommunications company Neustar, which is contracted with the Federal Communications Commission to provide phone numbers to area codes throughout the country, estimates it will exhaust its number supply for the region by 2016....]]>
‘TRANSFORMATIVE’ NEW MUSIC VENUE http://yesweekly.com/article-18491-%25E2%2580%2598transformative%25E2%2580%2599-new-music-venue.html ‘TRANSFORMATIVE’ NEW MUSIC VENUE
The still unnamed venue is owned by Greater Greensboro Entertainment Group, which is presided over by Rocky Scarfone. Scarfone has sponsored and owned several nightclubs and restaurants in North Carolina over the years including The Ritz in Charlotte, and Allure and Ham’s Restaurant in Greensboro....]]>
IMPACT OF HERBALIFE PLANT UNCLEAR http://yesweekly.com/article-18494-impact-of-herbalife-plant-unclear.html IMPACT OF HERBALIFE PLANT UNCLEAR
If you went by the new Herbalife plant at 3200 Temple School Road in Winston-Salem last Friday, you would have seen a line of people that stretched out the door, well into the parking lot. They had come to interview for 200 job openings, which included manufacturing, packaging, warehouse and others such as customer service and marketing positions....]]>
PARKING IN THE RED http://yesweekly.com/article-18500-parking-in-the-red.html PARKING IN THE RED
While finalizing the City’s upcoming fiscal year budget this June, City Manger Jim Westmoreland discussed outside agency costs with City Council....]]>
Council members object to rushed code enforcement contract http://yesweekly.com/article-18511-council-members-object-to-rushed-code-enforcement-contract.html Vendor lacked insurance at time of contract http://yesweekly.com/article-18515-vendor-lacked-insurance-at-time-of-contract.html In the contract between Ben Holder and the City of Greensboro, terms were negotiated fo...

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Reynolds to buy Lorillard http://yesweekly.com/article-18483-reynolds-to-buy-lorillard.html Reynolds to buy Lorillard

Major cigarette brands Camel and Newport will be made by the same company after Reynolds American buys Greensboro-based Lorillard in a deal valued at $27.4 billion.

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Walker prevails in Sixth District marathon http://yesweekly.com/article-18484-walker-prevails-in-sixth-district-marathon.html Walker prevails in Sixth District marathon
By Jeff Sykes, Whitney Kenerly and Daniel Schere A jubilant crowd at Life Community Church in Jamestown celebrated Mark Walker’s stunning upset victory over Phil Berger Jr. last night in the se...]]>
OLIVE BRANCH OFFERED IN TREE-TRIMMING CONFLICT http://yesweekly.com/article-18460-olive-branch-offered-in-tree-trimming-conflict.html OLIVE BRANCH OFFERED IN TREE-TRIMMING CONFLICT
The residents of Historic Westerwood in Greensboro take pride in their home landscaping. The 1920s neighborhood is filled with beautiful old trees and well-tended gardens. So some neighbors were furious when they discovered that their favorite trees and shrubs had been destroyed by Duke Energy....]]>
HOBBY LOBBY DECISION COULD AFFECT WOMEN IN THE TRIAD http://yesweekly.com/article-18473-hobby-lobby-decision-could-affect-women-in-the-triad.html [THE ROVER] - One Kentucky native’s impact on the Triad http://yesweekly.com/article-18474-%255Bthe-rover%255D.html [THE ROVER] - One Kentucky native’s impact on the Triad
It was about a week after I started working at Yes! Weekly in February that I first got to meet Kyle Gott. It began in the form of an email inviting me to an Alma Adams for Congress town hall event over at the CWA Local 3607 building on Indus trial Avenue off South Eugene Street in Greensboro....]]>
VOTER ID DEBATE COMES TO W-S http://yesweekly.com/article-18477-voter-id-debate-comes-to-w-s.html VOTER ID DEBATE COMES TO W-S
“Forward together. Not one step back.” It’s a refrain commonly heard at Moral Mondays, a series of rallies that began last summer as a response to several conservative policies passed by the North Carolina General Assembly....]]>
LIVING TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY http://yesweekly.com/article-18481-living-to-fight-another-day.html LIVING TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY
McGowan had been behind on a loan and received a telemarketing call from Beneficial to refinance the loan, and receive a check for Christmas money. Her husband had just died and she was raising two children by herself....]]>
CONVENIENCE STORE DINNERS http://yesweekly.com/article-18423-convenience-store-dinners.html CONVENIENCE STORE DINNERS
Food deserts are defined as areas where at least 33% of residents live more than one mile from a grocery store and with more than 20% living below the poverty line....]]>
WORKING TOGETHER DOWNTOWN http://yesweekly.com/article-18424-working-together-downtown.html WORKING TOGETHER DOWNTOWN
Offices with shared co-working spaces allow people to rent portions of the space for a limited amount of time. This model is more accessible to college students and young professionals who may not be able to afford the overhead cost of leasing a building or need to make a long-term commitment to a property....]]>
[THE ROVER] http://yesweekly.com/article-18437-%255Bthe-rover%255D.html OUT OF SERVICE http://yesweekly.com/article-18444-out-of-service.html OUT OF SERVICE
Winston-Salem will say goodbye to an active part of its transportation history very soon. The West End Trolley is scheduled to cease operations beginning July 21 after the city council voted to end the service at its June 16 meeting as part of budget negotiations....]]>
GREAT TO SKATE http://yesweekly.com/article-18446-great-to-skate.html GREAT TO SKATE
The city kicked off a new initiative last Friday aimed at providing recreational opportunities for kids during the summer with the first of five events, known as Fairground Fridays. The first event featured arcade games, concessions and a BMX bike show in the education building along with a disc jockey outdoors....]]>
ONE BUILDING AT A TIME http://yesweekly.com/article-18401-one-building-at-a-time.html ONE BUILDING AT A TIME
Downtown Greensboro Incorporated is developing a wish list for the City. While updating City Council on plans and projects during a work session on June 12, DGI discussed changes to their work plan along with some of the elements they have identified as being missing from downtown....]]>
GREENSBORO POLICE REVIEW 2013 COMPLAINTS http://yesweekly.com/article-18402-greensboro-police-review-2013-complaints.html [THE ROVER] http://yesweekly.com/article-18412-%255Bthe-rover%255D.html CRIME STOPPERS http://yesweekly.com/article-18413-crime-stoppers.html CRIME STOPPERS
The budget for the upcoming fiscal year adds two latent print examiner positions to the force, to go with the two they already have. They are responsible for importing fingerprints into a database that searches for matches. The number of hits has been increasing steadily, rising from 382 in 2011 to 1600 in 2013 according to a report from the city....]]>
A Train Station Can be Great Once More http://yesweekly.com/article-18414-a-train-station-can-be-great-once-more.html A Train Station Can be Great Once More
Railroads once served a very important function in North Carolina as well as the rest of the country, moving goods throughout the state. The station was located on the Winston-Salem Southbound Railway, which was constructed in the early part of the 20 th century to serve the textile and agricultural industries....]]>
REYNOLDS BUILDING ENTERS NEW ERA http://yesweekly.com/article-18415-reynolds-building-enters-new-era.html REYNOLDS BUILDING ENTERS NEW ERA
After sitting empty for five years, the wheels are in motion for one of Winston-Salem’s most iconic landmarks to be redeveloped. The city’s historic Reynolds Building, located at 51 East Fourth Street, will become a mixeduse property that includes a boutique hotel, meeting space, a restaurant/ bar and luxury residential units on the upper floors....]]>