After a shooting early Sunday morning outside of the current club operating at 515 North Cherry left several wounded, it appears that the City will renew its efforts to declare that property a nuisance. This time City Hall probably won’t stop until they get 515 North Cherry’s owner (Keith Neely) to relinquish the prope… More
Kaleideum: say hello to higher taxes in Forsyth County. Say goodbye to any county-wide education or anti-poverty initiatives that could have been funded with $30.5 million.
The Forsyth County Commissioners just approved an extremely generous subsidy to Kaleideum, by a 5-2 vote. This outcome was not surprising. But it was disappo… More
The Winston-Salem City Council has a full agenda tonight, replete with the usual giveaways, including hundreds of thousands of dollars for a development one mile south of BB&T Ballpark. And nearly an equal amount for a parking deck in the Wake Forest University Innovation Quarter.
Those two locations; BB&T Ballpark and th… More
Monday night’s city council meeting was the first meeting of our city’s elected body in over a month. At Monday’s meeting, a bakery/wine shop on Reynolda Road was approved, a property on Northwest Boulevard was rezoned, as were two churches.
The rezoning of the Burger King on MLK Drive was postponed yet again. The … More
Monday night the city council was happy to approve $147,834 in subsidies to The Clearing House over 5 years. Earlier in the month, the Forsyth County Commissioners approved $179,038 in subsidies to TCH. State subsidies are yet to be determined. But if The Clearing House expands in Winston it will clear a sizable check from local t… More
“Made-to-order char-grilled burgers, premium ice cream and new jobs will be coming to New Walkertown Road.”
-Councilmember Derwin Montgomery
The property on New Walkertown Road that was home to a Church’s Chicken for many years has a new owner. Goler Community Development Corporation’s spin… More
Happy Labor Day Winston-Salem! Today as you’re enjoying the last hurrah of summer, take a few moments to remember that today is Labor Day.
This week’s Last Week with John Oliver feature focused on multi-level marketing (MLM) companies. John Oliver and his team at HBO spent over 30 minutes breaking down just how shameful MLM business practices are. Oliver cited Mary Kay, Amway and Herbalife as examples of a $36 billion industry that most of us don’t know muc… More
Caterpillar formally announced yesterday that they would be eliminating 80 jobs at their manufacturing plant on Temple Rd. CAT’s Winston-Salem workers have known for months that many of them would have their jobs eliminated. The layoffs are effective December 31. Severance packages will be given. But an uncertain future a… More
Herbalife just settled with the Federal Trade Commission for $200 million. $200 million is a lot of money, but as usual no one at Herbalife will be punished in any way. The $200 million fine will be paid by shareholders. With their stock surging on the news of a settlement, $200 million won’t be hard for them to scrape up.