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.
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.
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.