Kaleideum cost overruns were discussed at a recent Forsyth County Commissioners meeting. Builders found design flaws in some of the building’s elevators. Upgrading the elevators is going to cost an estimated $400,000, according to the Journal’s Wesley Young. Those funds and other continency funds will be paid for b… 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
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
The Forsyth County Commissioners, to their credit, approved a resolution stating Forsyth County’s intention of moving toward a complete transition to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2050, 5-1. The resolution is non-binding; it has no teeth. A 2030 climate action resolution was discussed before the Commissioners moved … More
Todd Luck worked as a journalist for The Chronicle for several years. I crossed paths with Luck on a couple of occasions at community events and local government meetings. According to his public LinkedIn page, Luck began working for The Chronicle in 2005.
It rained the day that the new Kernersville Library opened less than a week before Christmas. That might have been mother nature’s way of tempering expectations. But the Journal didn’t take the hint.
There is little question which local Winston-Salem/Forsyth County political body is currently home to the most compelling political debates. It’s not the Winston-Salem City Council, though the Confederate statue controversy has heated things up at City Hall recently.
It’s certainly not the rather dull mid-after… 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
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