Just a few days ago the City of Winston-Salem posted a video on its YouTube channel. On the video Regina Hall announced that the Liberty Street Market is available to rent for just $45 a day.
Run-down, sub-standard apartments have dominated a slow news cycle this summer. It’s rare for the plight of poor renters to garner much attention in Winston, a city that care much more about developers than renters.
You might have thought slum were a thing of the past, but they’re a problem that the city of Arts and Innova… More
Winston-Salem has had its share of slogans over the years. Many of these slogans are aspirational, they describe the city that Winston wants to be. They’re more marketing hype than reality.
That’s certainly true of Winston’s current slogan, “The City of Arts and Innovation.” Sure, Winston has its … More
Have you seen all the clown sighting stories circulating online? The Winston-Salem Journal has run several stories on creepy criminal clowns appearing all over the Triad. The clown hysteria started in Winston earlier this week when the Journal reported two instances of clowns attempting to lure kids into the woods in Northeast Wi… More
Friday night the New Winston Museum hosted an evening of great art and great music. It was the opening reception for The Birth of the Cool, a photo collection by Owen Daniels. The exhibit, which runs all month features twenty of Daniels’ exquisite photos of local jazz and blues musicians such as Joe Robinson and Big Ron Hunter. … More
Last Saturday, Mayor Joines, members of the city council and other city/county officials and honored guests gathered to celebrate yet another historical marker unveiling in the city. As a history major, I’m thrilled to see another historical marker in Winston. But I see little reason to honor the East Winston Library.
When I … More
“They took one of the old notorious housing projects, and they leveled it and rebuilt it as “Mixed Income Housing”. It’s called “Hope Six,” and it’s supposed to… sort of rejuvenate everything. It certainly looks a lot better.” -Paul Schwartzman
British rock vete… More
Last Monday, the Winston-Salem City Council’s finance committee approved $2.5 million in loans to Ujima Community Development Corporation for its development project, Emmanuel Retirement Village. The matter will be brought before the full council tomorrow. Ujima is a CDC composed mostly of Emmanuel Baptist Church me… More
Recently the city of Winston-Salem finally broke ground on its Union Station property, located at 300 Martin Luther King Drive, right beside of Winston-Salem State University. There are many Union Stations throughout the country. Winston-Salem abandoned its Union Station in 1970. Up until 2012, the site was home to Davis Garag… More
Perhaps like me you’re reading everything that you can about HB2. I would encourage everyone to continue to keep following the HB2 controversy. It’s a really legislative over-reach by the North Carolina GOP. HB2 was meant to fire up the NC GOP’s base, as racism and bigotry have galvanized conservative forces in N… More