In Clemmons, Sunday morning, Forsyth County’s sole remaining Kmart opened for the last time. It’s a wonder that it stayed open this long. The Kmart on University closed in 2002. The Peters Creek Kmart closed in 2013.* The Kmart on University was repurposed as a movie theater. The Peters Creek Kmart is now a Planet Fitness… More
Recently I spent a little time in Thomasville. I lived just outside of Thomasville until I was 12. I have family that lives in the area, but I don’t call Thomasville home. It’s not that I’m too good for Thomasville. But Thomasville isn’t that kind of town that breeds nostalgia.
Even in its heyday, times were ne… More
Though Winston has bulldozed many buildings over the years, it has its share of old buildings still standing. That’s something that Charlotte-the land of modern skyscrapers and endless generic condos can’t say.
Winston’s urban landscape tells a story. Take the Hilltop House Apartments on the corner of Cherr… More
I drive by the old Urban Street Baptist Church, at 2315 Urban Street from time to time. It holds some sentimental importance to me. I attended church there when I was a kid in the early to mid-1980s.
The physical building and the neighborhood around it have both deteriorated over the decades. Recently, the City of Winston-Salem boarde… 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.
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