Kaleideum cost overruns were discussed at a recent Forsyth County Commissioners meeting. Builders found design flaws in some of the building’s elevators. Upgrading the elevators is going to cost an estimated $400,000, according to the Journal’s Wesley Young. Those funds and other continency funds will be paid for b… More
“If someone says Winston-Salem is falling behind, the numbers just don’t support that. We are still going very strong”
“20 years ago, we laughed and said you could shoot a cannon down 4th street after 5 and not hit anybody…Today that’s not true.”
-Allen Joines, March 30, 2022
Fifty years ago this weekend, a Downtown Winston-Salem landmark was demolished. On a cold late March morning back in 1972, a crowd gathered in front of First Baptist on Fifth Street to witness the Robert E. Lee Hotel’s demolition. The Robert E. Lee Hotel long ago surrendered to the whims of urban planners. The grand hotel with a p… More
On Tuesday evening, author and journalism professor Pheobe Zerwick spoke to a packed room at Footnote. Zerwick’s new book, Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt (Atlantic Monthly Press), primarily focuses on the trajectory of Darryl Hunt‘s life post-release after he served nearly 20 years for crimes th… More
Home Field Advantage’s greatest coup was capturing the WS/FCS Board and WS/FCS administrators. Even though we lost this battle we should never forget that political power is a greater force than private wealth. We can never stop organizing and calling out conflicts of interest that drain public coffers.
A ceremonial groun… More
On a cold January afternoon over a month ago, HAWS’ Executive Director, Kevin Cheshire, and Winston-Salem Alliance President and Mayor Allen Joines addressed the residents of Crystal Towers. At that meeting that was closed to the media and the general public, the residents of Crystal Towers were told that their building wou… More
A month after the deadly ammonium nitrate explosion at the West Fertilizer facility in West, Texas, city officials brought Weaver Fertilizer before the Public Safety Committee. On May 13, 2013, then Fire Chief Antony Farmer and then Weaver Fertilizer co-owner Vernon Carlton told the committee that Winston’s only fertiliz… More
Finance Committee Meeting – Virtual, Monday, February 14, 2022, 4:30-6:00
Public Safety Committee Meeting – Virtual, Monday, February 14, 2022, 4:30-6 pm
Community Development/Housing/General Government Committee Meeting – Virtual, Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 4:30-6 pm
Public Works Comm… More
Much of the city’s Black history has been destroyed over the years, with historical markers marking what market forces and racist policies long ago removed from the city’s landscape.
The City of Winston-Salem kicked off Black History Month with a Facebook post from Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission, hono… More