Mayor and Winston-Salem Alliance President Allen Joines has largely failed to maintain existing affordable housing units or produce new affordable housing units in Winston-Salem. As Joines has now been in office for 2o years. He is by far the longest-serving mayor in the twin city’s history. Through state and federal offic… More
The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem appears poised to purchase the former SECU Commons property near Old Greensboro and Reidsville Road. According to HAWS’ board meeting notes, HAWS is in the process of acquiring 15 newly renovated apartment units and the rest of the former SECU Commons’ mix-used campus. Eventua… More
Why does the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem own a $3.5 million commercial building on Fourth Street that houses no one? This is a question that I have delved into in a previous post. But I’m back at it again. And this time, I have more documents on the subject to share.
“In July 2005 HAWS relocated its corporate office to
The Journal’s John Dell reported that about 800 fans turned out for Friday night’s WSSU–Wake men’s exhibition game at Lawrance Joel. This was the first men’s basketball game between Winston-Salem State and Wake Forest in years. Sadly, Winston-Salem State only received a paltry $22,000 for playi… More
The September 7, 2021, meeting of the Winston-Salem City Council was a relatively brief and bland affair. It lasted just over 53 minutes. Several items on the Council’s monthly zoning agenda were unceremoniously pulled from the agenda and continued to a later date without explanation. The Housing Authority’s redeve… More
September 1, 2021, was a terrible day in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. Just after 12 noon, a gunman at Mount Tabor High School in the western part of the city took the life of William Chavis Raynard Miller, Jr. Mount Tabor was immediately locked down, as were some other schools in the district. Alerts were sent out from the WS/FC School… More
Tasha Logan Ford officially began serving as High Point City Manager last week. Before leaving for High Point, Ford worked in various capacities for the City of Winston-Salem for the last few years. From 2018 until her departure in May, Tasha Logan Ford was one of the City of Winston-Salem’s four Assistant City Managers servin… More
The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the Winston-Salem State University Foundation Inc. spent $3.6 million to acquire a new property for the university at 6000 Museum Drive. 6000 Museum Drive consists of a campus that includes “two all-brick institutional buildings totaling over 35,000 square feet with 393 parking sp… More
“Let’s all go for a drink.” With those words, Chairman David Plyer concluded Thursday’s Forsyth County Board of Commissioners meeting before going into closed session, then officially adjourning.
Thursday’s Commissioner’s meeting lasted over three hours. The meeting was much longer t… More
The new Clemmons branch library opened recently. The entire process took 11 years, from the time the 2010 campaign to pass the Library Bonds began to the construction of the new library branch in the heart of Clemmons. Commissioner Don Martin described the grand opening of the new library branch as “a day when everybody can be ha… More