Winston-Salem civic leaders gathered Wednesday for the first annual “state of the community” discussion. The event is an effort to make the city one of the top 50 metro areas for job creation by the end of the decade.
Downtown Winston-Salem may not be a typical spring break destination, but the city is about to get an influx of college students Saturday.
The difference is – these students are local.
The city’s college advisory board is holding a summit to give students a chance to explore downtown, with stops at local restaurants, shops and BB&T Ballpark. They'll travel to their destinations via Winston-Salem Transit Authority trolleys.
The Forsyth County Central Library's schematic design renderings were shown to county commissioners during a briefing on Thursday. The old site on W. Fifth Street closed on October 15. The renovation process is expected to take about two years to complete.
County Official describes what visitors will see inside the new Central Library.
Forsyth County residents got a glimpse at new design plans for the renovated Central Library in downtown Winston-Salem. RATIO Architects of Raleigh presented their work to county commission members Thursday afternoon. The design is reflective of input from community members.
Bill Benton stands in space that was once part of the auditorium of the former YWCA building on Glade Street in Winston-Salem. The space is a living area in one of seven condos that Benton and his company have developed in the building.
Radio Camper Siona Kshirsager talks with owner of the Garage, Tucker Tharpe
Tucker Tharpe is the owner of the Garage, one of Winston-Salem’s oldest music venues. Before owning the Garage, he worked at Spevco Inc., a company that specializes in mobile marketing. He has also worked at the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership, where he created a number of free events in the downtown area. WFDD Radio Camper Siona Kshirsager recently had the chance to interview him.
The first time I saw Tucker, I was struck by his casual appearance. His relaxed demeanor was apparent as he walked up the steps of the WFDD radio station, dressed in a t-shirt and khakis with a big cup of coffee in his hand. I asked about the vibe in the Garage and Tucker shared his favorite part about his business.
Radio Camper Heather Schwartz talks to Camino Bakery owner Cary Clifford about Winston-Salem and Second Sundays on Fourth
Cary Clifford is the owner and founder of Camino Bakery in downtown Winston-Salem. This local bakery attracts people from all over the area to downtown. Radio Camper Heather Schwartz sat down with her to find out more.
She walked up to me with a wide smile and an obvious enthusiasm to begin the conversation. Her enthusiasm for the interview stayed, and her comments on starting a business caught my eyes and ears.
The Reynolds Building (center) has been part of the downtown Winston-Salem skyline since 1929. In this picture, it is flanked to the left by the brick Pepper Building (circa 1928) the contemporary One West Fourth Street (2002) and to the right by Winston Tower (1966). The building was sold to developers on Thursday, May 22, 2014.
The Reynolds Building (center) has been part of the downtown Winston-Salem skyline since 1929. In this picture it is flanked to the left by the brick Pepper Building (circa 1928) the contemporary One West Fourth Street (2002) and to the right by Winston Tower (1966).
Employees of Inmar, accompanied by the Winston-Salem State University Marching Band, held a parade in downtown Winston-Salem to celebrate the grand opening of their new headquarters in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Monday.
When the Davis McCollum Department Store first opened its doors in late October 1928, more than three thousand people crowded the streets at Fourth and Liberty.
"Everybody had heard about this fabulous new place and they just wanted to see it," said Fam Brownlee, a local historian. "Everything upstairs was really upscale, it was aimed at the high end, but they put a lot of emphasis on the basement, the bargain basement. And it had terrific prospects. Who wouldn't have wanted to invest in it, with everything booming? But it didn't last very long."