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Business
5:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Hotel Developers Eye Winston-Salem & Greensboro for Future Growth

A boutique hotel and apartments are planned for the iconic Reynolds Building in downtown Winston-Salem.
Credit Julie Knight/The Business Journal

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.

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Radio Camp
12:48 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Meet the Artist: Photojournalist Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez

Radio Camper Dani Coan speaks with Winston-Salem photojournalist Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez
Credit Sara Chisesi

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.

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Retirement
8:03 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

City of W-S Has Been Retiring Fire Chief's Largest Classroom

Service Fire Chief Anthony Farmer will retire in December after 32 years' service.
Credit City of Winston-Salem

One of Winston-Salem's decorated employees leaves the force after 32 years.

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Arts
7:30 am
Thu July 17, 2014

The Power of Service: Inspiring Winston-Salem One Song at a Time

Members of the Performing Arts Project shared their musical talents at the Bethesda Center for the homeless in Winston-Salem on Monday, July 14.
Credit Anissa Morgan

A group of young performers from around the world are using their musical talents to help some people in the Triad who are facing major life challenges. 

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Business
5:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Movie Adaptation of Latest Nicholas Sparks Book Will Be Shot in Winston-Salem: Extras Needed

A movie version of the book is set to film in Winston-Salem late this summer.
Credit nicholassparks.com

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.

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