Winston-Salem

Arts
9:40 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Winston-Salem Gets a New (Mobile!) Art Supply Store

Bibi Coyne sells a drafting supply kit (tailored to the student's supply list) to a student at UNCSA.
Bethany Chafin

Bibi Coyne has started a mobile art supply store in Winston-Salem.
Artists work with their hands, but they also depend on and work with a variety of tools of the trade as well. 

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Business
9:00 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

American Idol Hopefuls Compete for a "Golden Ticket" in Winston-Salem

15 year-old Savannah Richmond of Garner, N.C. missed the first day of school to make the American Idol audition in Winston-Salem Monday.
Keri Brown

The American Idol Audition Tour Bus rolled into the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem Monday.

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Arts
9:40 am
Tue August 20, 2013

The Little Free Library Movement Comes to Winston-Salem

A Little Free Library made by Sarah out of a grandfather clock built by her own great-grandfather.
Sarah Maxey.

Sarah Maxey has big plans for bringing the Little Free Library movement to North Carolina (and beyond).
At the end of last month, Winston-Salem resident Sarah Maxey asked for $175 through Kickstarter, a digital funding platform for creative projects, in order to start a Little Free Library. These libraries are freestanding structures placed, well, anywhere: a local Y, a park, greenway, neighborhood, coffee shop, and stocked with special books that are free to the public.  The hope is that those who take, will eventually return either the same book, or another meaningful one.

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Skills Gap
6:46 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Sen. Hagan Introduces Bill to Address Job Skills Gap

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is optimistic that the America Works Act will help address the skills-gap shortage reported by employers.
Credit U.S. Pacific Fleet

  A bipartisan bill working its way through Congress aims to combat the job-skills gap. 

North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan, introduced the America Works Act with bipartisan co-sponsors.  She says a recent study that found 67% of US manufactureres report a shortage of available, qualified workers, which reflected what she sees in her state.

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Arts
7:58 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Smitty's Notes Guides You to What's Great in Winston-Salem

The Winston-Salem skyline.
Smitty's Notes

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Part 2 of David's interview with Jeff Smith of Smitty's Notes.
Smitty’s Notes does more to spread the word about goings on in the Triad and to bring people together than just about any other single source in our community. Today, 16 years after its inception, Smitty’s Notes eNewsletter is just as vital as ever, and it’s now on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The man behind Smitty’s Notes is Jeffrey Smith.
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