Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family. But with soaring rents and ridiculously high home prices causing housing precarity, life is not easy for working-class families this holiday season.
The W-S Journal’s Scott Sexton criticized the City’s utilization of Union Station recently (Union Station provides context at a cost-11/20/2022). But as usual, Sexton was far too easy on the City of Winston-Salem. Sexton asked, “for $11.1 million – and counting-was the renovation of a building that hou… More
Former Winston-Salem Councilmember and state representative Derwin Montgomery accepted a plea deal earlier this week. Montgomery pleaded guilty to “one count of program fraud in connection to allegations that he embezzled more than $26,000 from the Bethesda Center for the Homeless.” According to the W-S Journal&… More
In 2016, the City of Winston-Salem partnered with North Carolina A&T’s Landscape Architecture program. Seniors in the program (with the input of local residents) created various adaptive reuse plans for the Nissen Wagon Works complex. Undoubtedly, these plans would have been expensive to implement. But that is the co… More
The Arts Based School has been successfully operating in Downtown Winston for two decades, just behind Lloyd Presbyrtian, in what used to be the old Depot Street neighborhood. This year, they began operating a second school at the former Diggs Elementary in the historic Happy Hill neighborhood. Recently they requested that the Cit… More
The bridge on Oak Grove Church Road, just a few hundred yards from Glenn Hi Road, is closing. Winston’s Northern Beltway is slowly becoming a reality.
For a few years now, Kernersville Road and Oak Grove Church Road in the City’s southeast have been hollowed out by the NCDOT. Several homes and many small businesses have be… More
Old Salem is a local treasure. It’s a historical time capsule, a sacred historic space for residents of our city. Though the Old Salem history project started out mighty white, in recent years, Old Salem has come clean about Salem’s embrace of enslavement and white supremacy. Old Salem’s Hidden Town project is a f… More
For nearly a decade now, there have been serious plans to ‘transform’ the Cleveland Avenue homes. The process of erasing the Cleveland Avenue Homes and building NEWside has begun. According to HAWS’ documents, the first group of 28 residents has been relocated. On Monday, HAWS Director Kevin Cheshire told HAWS… More
If you smell sulfur in the coliseum area today, it’s not another fertilizer plant fire. It’s the presence of former President George W. Bush. Bush is coming to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum today at the invitation of Wake Forest University. Bush, who led the illegal 2003 invasion of Iraq (which killed mil… More
“How many housing studies does it take to build an apartment? I’m counting [that] this is the fourth study, not the third. And if we approve $322,000, we are approaching 1 million dollars spent on housing studies…”
-Councilmember Robert Clark, 8/8/2022
The Winston-Salem City Council’s lone Repub… More