Winston-Salem grew faster than the state as a whole from 2013 to 2014, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Winston-Salem grew by 1.12 percent from 2013 to 2014, adding about 2,640 people. Greensboro also added residents, roughly about a one percent increase. It’s a trend that some researchers expect to continue for both cities in the coming years.
Epileptic strobe lights. Hazy smoke. Reggae keyboardists swayed in time to Jamaican-inspired beats, their dreadlocks tapping the floor. Swarms of strangers nodded their heads in collective appreciation for the circular rhythms, the stage mesmerizing enough to still the requisite flash of selfies for the larger psychedelic lights overhead.
By Keri Brown & David Ford & Quique Rodriguez-Pastor
Winston-Salem’s first public art park is now open. It’s called Artivity on the Green and is located downtown on Liberty Street. The non-profit Art for Art’s Sake developed the idea to stimulate growth and pedestrian traffic in the area, and to connect the Arts District and Innovation Quarter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new hub is shaping within the City of Arts and Innovation. "An incubator for entrepreneurial ventures and Do-It-Yourself culture," West End Mill Works has been steadily growing and investing in arts, crafts, and creative manufacturing since its first businesses opened in late 2013.
The Peters family and their employees at Black Mountain Chocolate Factory join Mayor Allen Joines for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday in downtown Winston-Salem. Visitors get to see how chocolate is made at the store.
The Arts District in downtown Winston-Salem continues to expand, and now there is edible art to enjoy. Black Mountain Chocolate Factory is the first tenant to open in the Old Winston Tobacco Warehouse.
The city of Greensboro is bringing together mayors from across the state to come up with ideas and solutions to reduce poverty in their communities. The Wednesday event is the first of what will be quarterly meetings addressing the issue.
Fox News 8 is reporting a police situation on Ardsley Street and Lockland avenue in Winston-Salem. Police are on the scene and in negotiations with an armed man. We will keep you posted on this developing story.
The Piedmont Triad region has had no new hotels built in the past three and a half years. That stands to reason because occupancy rates have remained fairly flat over the same period. Suddenly, though, six new hotels are being planned collectively in downtown Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
Radio Camper Dani Coan speaks with Winston-Salem photojournalist Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez
This is the sound of Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez taking pictures at Wait Chapel. Rodriguez is a photojournalist in Winston-Salem. She takes landscape pictures, portraits, and many other types of photographs. She sat down to speak to radio camper Dani Coan.
Winston-Salem will once again be the backdrop for a major motion picture. Filming for the movie adaptation of the latest Nicholas Sparks book, The Longest Ride will take place in the city later this summer and producers are looking for local talent.
With only a few days left in 2013, there are still a few things you can do to reduce your taxes. Many people make year-end charitable donations, both in cash as well as gifts of personal items to Goodwill and other organizations.
Cathy Ralston and Mick Pryor, Certified Public Accountants with Daniel Professional Group in Winston-Salem, have some suggestions for additional ways to reduce your tax liability. Ralston says consider 'bunching' your spending on deductible expenses that are based on when you spend the money.
After years of delay, Forsyth County Commissioners this year took up the task of finding the site for a new library. They've taken one informal and one formal vote that would designate the library's current site at Fifth and Spring streets as the location for the new library. But it’s not a done deal yet and some are still hoping to sway commissioners to move the library to the old sheriff's office on Third Street.
If you're near Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston Salem this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., don't be alarmed if you see a lot of emergency vehicles. August Vernon, Operations Manager for the Forsyth County office of Emergency Management, says it's a full-scale disaster drill all airports are required to do every three years.
Vernon says these activities are necessary because they help responders be ready when real emergencies happen.