Local Power: Who Has It

Reading through the Triad Business Journal today, I couldn’t help but reflect on the nature of local political power. The Triad Business Journal just released its list of 2018 Power Players. The list is a who’s who of the Triad; CEOs, education leaders, bankers, non-profit leaders, and developers. These upper-class men and women have a disproportionate amount of power over how our local society is shaped.

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Fire Chief Gets Hot Discussing Cooking Fires With The Media

The July Public Safety News Conference had some fireworks, courtesy of Fire Chief, William “Trey” Mayo. Fire Chief Mayo was noticeably annoyed that local media outlets (with the exception of Spectrum) ignored his suggestion that they give more coverage to the dangers of cooking fires.

Mayo let the media have it (the emphasis is my own):

“I stood up here before you last month and asked for your assistance. I’m talking to the media now in helping us promote

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Murder in Winston-Salem Is Overshadowed By Clown Hoax

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 Winston. But none of these national or local stories have been substantiated. Police don’t have any clowns in custody. These stories are just hysteria, fueled by social … Read the rest

Camel City Dispatch Resumes After A Two Month Absence

On the first of September Winston’s online alternative news source, the Camel City Dispatch posted its first new content in two months. At the end of June without warning or explanation CCD stopped posting new content. In mid-August CCD finally explained their hiatus. On their Facebook page CCD stated that they had gotten burned out and needed a break.

After four years of covering Winston-Salem, they needed a break. The husband and wife team that comprises CCD instead turned their … Read the rest