Memorial Day in Winston is a time when we remember that the LJVM stands for something. It’s not a meaningless acronym. The Coliseum bears Lawrence Joel‘s name and that’s something that we should be proud of. The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum was christened by the city nearly thirty years ago to honor … More
Last Saturday, Mayor Joines, members of the city council and other city/county officials and honored guests gathered to celebrate yet another historical marker unveiling in the city. As a history major, I’m thrilled to see another historical marker in Winston. But I see little reason to honor the East Winston Library.
When I … More
Recently a new historical marker was unveiled honoring Five Row. Five Row was a small African-American neighborhood just down the street from the Reynolda House, along Silas Creek. Five Row was home to the Reynolda’s African-American workers. The historical marker honoring Five Row has been placed between Silas Creek Par… More
Friday Melissa Harris-Perry, political science professor and endowed chair at Wake Forest University delivered Winston-Salem State’s 2016 commencement address. It’s a little unusual for a Wake Forest professor to deliver WSSU’s commencement. And with the threat of inclement weather forcing WSSU to move t… More
Earlier in the week a new Publix grocery store opened at 34 Miller Street in Winston-Salem. Publix appears to be a nicely managed grocery store. It’s Harris Teeter meets Ikea. The food offerings are pretty much what Harris Teeter or Lowes offer. But the store has a smart fixtures and a compelling look inside and an exterior with a… More
Last Thursday, May 5, FLOC (Farm Labor Organizing Committee) held its annual protest in Downtown Winston. Activists gathered from as near as the Triangle and as far away as Toledo to hold Reynolds responsible for the exploitation that is occurring at farms growing the tobacco it uses for its cigarettes.
It was a motley collection of r… More
Incentives are a losing bet, anyone who tells you otherwise is either ill-informed or they aren’t being completely honest. Dell was wooed to Winston in 2004 with generous state and local incentives. The plant opened with much fanfare in 2005, but just 5 years later Dell closed the plant down. When Dell relocated to Winston just … More
Roughly a year ago Food Not Bombs Winston-Salem held its first Really Really Free Market at 110 3rd Street. Every last Saturday of the month from 10AM-1PM for the past year folks have gathered in the shadow of the Pepper building to give away items that they don’t need and to take items that they do need. The Really Really Free M… More
“They took one of the old notorious housing projects, and they leveled it and rebuilt it as “Mixed Income Housing”. It’s called “Hope Six,” and it’s supposed to… sort of rejuvenate everything. It certainly looks a lot better.” -Paul Schwartzman
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Monday night, Winston-Salem’s city council finally passed a resolution critical of the controversial law, House Bill 2 or HB2. Council Member Dan Besse’s resolution condemning HB2 passed nearly unanimously with only lone Republican Council Member Robert Clark voting against the resolution.
The council meeting … More