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Arts
4:05 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

The Winston-Salem Light Project Translates Jules Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon" In Terra Luna

There’s a historic dissonance between starving artists and the bourgeoisie who can afford to purchase their work. Norman Coates, Winston-Salem Light Project (WSLP) Executive Director and professor at UNCSA, helps erase the fissure with his multimedia public art project Terra Luna that open to the entire viewing public at First Baptist Church on Fifth Street. It will remain on display nightly from 8:30pm to 11:00pm until this Saturday April 25th.

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Arts
3:21 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Beverage: The Art of the Ritual

Krankies Airstream
Tommy Priest

Spirits. Nectar. Aphrodisiac. Therapy-in-a-cup. Elixir.

The words we ascribe to our drinks say much about the feelings we reserve for our requisite morning coffee, our afternoon soda vice, our nightcap before bed.

We love them. We even “nurse” them.

Winston-Salem entrepreneurs Krankies Airstream owner Tommy Priest, Hoots Rollerbar co-founder Eric Swaim, and Sunshine Beverage Company co-founder Keith Vest see "the beverage" as a way to capitalize opportunity and encourage local community. They have also constructed savvy business models around our love of beverages.

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Economy
8:15 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

As Herbalife Opens, Incentive-Makers Learn From Dell Closure

In Dec. 2012, Gov. Beverly Perdue, Winston-Salem mayor Allen Joines and other local and state officials gathered at the former Dell Inc. plant on Temple School Road in Winston-Salem to announce that Herbalife would locate its manufacturing plant in Forsyth County.
Credit Keri Brown

A company that makes nutrition protein shakes and other dietary supplements will officially open its plant in Winston-Salem Friday. Herbalife received a large tax incentive package to locate its facilities in the city, and state and local leaders will be watching to make sure the company create jobs.

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Economy
7:40 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

R.J. Reynolds Donates Whitaker Park To Redevelopment Group

Developers say the former Whitaker Park cigarette plant will be redeveloped as a mixed-use facility. City leaders say the project could create more than 15,000 new jobs over the next two decades.
Credit Picture courtesy of R.J. Reynolds

One of R.J. Reynolds’ most famous tobacco factories will soon have a new owner. Developers plan to use the site to create more jobs in Winston-Salem.

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Economy
1:00 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Winston-Salem Named Among Top Cities To Live For 35 & Under

Winston-Salem takes the top spot on Vocativ's list for affordable housing.
Credit photo by: mbtphoto (away a lot) via flickr

Winston-Salem has received high rankings for being a great place for retirees to live, but a new report says the Camel City is also a great place for millennials to call home.

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