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
Rep. Kathy Manning spoke at Triad Arts’ Juneteenth Celebration yesterday at the Innovation Quarter (previously the Black neighborhoods of Belews Street and Depot Street). Manning did an excellent job in her short speech to the crowd. Manning mentioned her support for making Juneteenth a federal holiday. More importantly… More
I found this article in the Central Library’s North Carolina Room some time ago. It’s eye-opening. In the article below (that I am sharing for educational purposes) we learn that some prime real estate near Buena Vista has a hidden history. It was once used by Francis Fries to house enslaved Africans who were too old to be e… More
Back in April, the Winston-Salem City Council passed a toothless resolution supporting the principle of reparations. The resolution, approved by all seven Democrats on an eight-member board, costs the City of Winston-Salem almost nothing. It promises little more than empathy to African Americans in the city wh… More
On June 4, 2010, city, county, and state officials joined local elites in celebrating the start of Wake Forest Biotech Place’s transformation from shuttered tobacco building to a modern research facility. The event was called “Innovation Takes Form.” Mayor Joines and leaders at the Piedmont Triad Research Pa… More
“This is the very first major part of bringing that East End Master Plan vision to life. It’s just a phenomenal project.” -Annette Scippio, April 5, 2021, WSNC City Council meeting.
The Garden Court Apartments are going to be redeveloped. The modestly built apartment units that have been vacant during the pandem… More
Monday’s meeting of the Winston-Salem City Council was noteworthy. There’s a lot to unpack. The activist pushback against our status quo city council during public comments was enlightening and entertaining. While the City’s Nondiscrimination Initiative and half-hearted community investment measures a… More
Wake Forest University has found itself in PETA’s crosshairs. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is accusing a Wake Forest University researcher of involvement in an unethical animal experiment in China. Lee Enterprises’ John Newsom wrote a nice summary of this controversy in today’s Winston-Salem … More