Earlier this week, New Hanover County officially approved Novant Health’s $5.3 billion purchase of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. All that’s left is for the state attorney general to sign off on the “remarkable” merger-and, that appears to be a formality.
Novant’s takeover of New Hanover Regional Medical Center is expected to be approved when the county board meets this afternoon. Novant, the hospital chain anchored in Winston-Salem and Charlotte made New Hanover a $5.3 billion offer that they couldn’t refuse. That’s more than the NFL’s Dallas Cowboy… More
The Winston-Salem Journal just posted an update on the measures the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem is taking to safeguard Crystal Towers and its other public housing facilities from the spread of Coronavirus. Earlier this week, WFDD reported that HAWS had taken a few steps to address the threat of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 at C… More
While the governor has declared a state of emergency, it’s business as usual for the Housing Authority. The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem is not taking proactive measures to protect its residents from a potential Coronavirus/COVID19 outbreak.
Yesterday, after inspecting Crystal Tower’s lobby and first-flo… More
Monday, the Winston-Salem Journal published a front-page story on the retiring director of the Forsyth County Department of Public Health. I’m not familiar with Marlon Hunter. His name was seldom in the paper.
By contrast, Dr. Tim Monroe, Hunter’s predecessor, was a public figure who didn’t shy away from con… More
Last week the New York Times published a report which found that 110 of the 111 brains of former NFL players studied by Dr. Ann McKee, a leading neuroscientist were found to have CTE. CTE is a rare brain disorder caused by repeated head trauma.
For years now a growing body of research has shown that shown that playing football can lead to lo… More
Sometimes you find wisdom in an unexpected place, such as The Less Desirables podcast. The Less Desirables normally discusses craft beer and pop culture. But the May 1o, 2017 Less Desirables podcast features an hour-long interview with local legal advocate Kerri Sigler. It’s a must listen. It’s an illuminating oral h… More
Last Monday’s Winston-Salem City Council meeting was pretty uneventful. I’m still focused on the city council’s syringe exchange zoning debate. Every day there seems to be another headline that reminds us that we’re witnessing an opioid epidemic. Yet, for some reason, the city council continues to h… More
It’s been a week now since Mayor Joines’ anti-poverty Thought Force released their final report. I hope local activists and concerned citizens have by now taken the time to read it. The 56-page report contains some excellent information. I found the first two sections to be especially valuable. They provide a helpful … More
There have been a couple of high-profile fundraisers in Winston recently to help folks saddled with crippling medical bills. It shows that there are a lot of people in this town who care about others in need. The spirit of giving, the willingness to help others is reminiscent of brotherhood that Moravians were known for when they set… More