• The Weekender: Abundance Edition

    In the dead of winter, folks across the Triad are reminding us, however tacitly, of the abundance available to us all, whether literally at winter farmers markets like Cobblestone’s or through opportunities for deepening social connection.
    Below, you’ll find brunches of interest, restaurant openings, tea workshops and potlucks, among a wide-range of cultural, political and sporting events. Take a look — you might find or a chance to plan a soc
  • Haitian food truck is passion play for brother and sister

    On any given evening Tuesday through Saturday, in a truck with a banana-yellow hood, decorated with lithe palm trees in maroon, green and orange, Djosen and Hilder Vilnor will be readying a flatiron grill, fryer and condiment station to whip up made-to-order Haitian eats.
    Hilder and his sister opened the King-Queen Haitian Cuisine food truck six years ago following years of behind the scenes work as a busboy and then as a cook in restaurants like O’Charley’s after emigrating from Hai
  • Subterranean jazz creeps up from the Whiskey Box

    On the surface, Recreation Billiards feels like a standard sports bar: a long, narrow bar on the ground floor with pool tables and booths, memorabilia of bygone spirits and beer and old newspaper clippings on the wall. But underground, down the tired wooden staircase sits the Whiskey Box, a dark, cozy room, almost speakeasyesque, where one can easily imagine thick plumes of smoke and dancing feet.
    It begins as a whisper. The drums and bass and horns building slowly as the rhythms thrum up throug
  • Steven Messina, and samba in a downtown apartment

    Steven Messina doesn’t stop moving.
    Messina’s affection for dance began with his mom dancing and swinging him around every night before bed as a child. These days, he wakes up with dance on the mind and is the one swinging others around dancefloors, often in a makeshift studio space in his apartment.
    The devotees organically initiated the start of class with a rueda circle, a form of spontaneous call-and-response social dance where alternating dancers yell out calls, each of which de
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  • Our (free) B&B

    After nearly two decades of raising children in our small home, my wife and I have finally figured it out.
    We thought we were making a home, preparing our brood for adulthood and administering some basic house training on these kids.
    But as our kids have hit teenagerdom, we realize that, in their eyes, what we are actually doing is running a bed & breakfast, and a fairly crappy one at that.
    For example, we seldom have more than one breakfast option, and our laundry service is often limited t
  • List: 20 cities being considered for Amazon HQ (none of them us)

    What wouldn’t the cities of the Triad have done to lure the $5 billion Amazon HQ? We met three of the four criteria — more than a million residents, an international airport within 45 minutes and a stable business climate. But despite 11 area colleges and universities, we fell short on the “highly educated workforce” requirement as Guilford and Forsyth’s college-education rate is about one-third, right about at the national average which be definition is unexception
  • EDITORIAL: In a tweet, 1,000 words on Rep. Ted Budd

    Besides parades, tributes and social-media posts that miss the point, Martin Luther King Day is also a day for white politicians to pretend that the struggle is over.
    MLK Day is particularly tough on North Carolina Republicans from urban districts, like Rep. Ted Budd, the congressman from the 13th District who spent the morning on Monday at the annual MLK breakfast held by the city.
    This is a matter of public record, as Budd tweeted a couple photos of himself at the event, one with 6th District
  • Citizen Green: As legislative maps fail, NC GOP moves on to judiciary

    The Republican-controlled General Assembly’s congressional maps have been rebuked by federal courts not once but twice — one for racial gerrymandering and one for partisan gerrymandering.
    It’s a pretty stunning comeuppance, but the fact is they’re getting away with it. These were the maps originally drawn in 2011, and they’re appealing the latest decision on the grounds that there isn’t time to fix them before the 2018 election. And remember, in only three yea
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  • Oscar Canales becomes the fifth person in sanctuary in North Carolina

    Oscar Canales could be considered the face of President Trump’s immigration enforcement policy.
    It’s a story that’s become increasingly common over the past 12 months: Immigrants who came to the United States illegally who are otherwise law-abiding are increasingly finding themselves arrested and deported.
    The immigration enforcement arrests of what US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE calls “non-criminal immigration violators” surged by 147.4 percent &mda
  • Unsolicited Endorsement: Rooting King’s legacy in current struggles

    Since I attended my first Martin Luther King Day service as a pre-teen in Frankfort, Ky. in the late 1980s, I’ve observed a common theme from speakers who were King’s contemporaries or slightly younger: The dream remains unfulfilled. There’s still work to be done.
    That frame was always hard for me to embrace. Of course, there’s still unfinished work. But that assumes that progress is linear. Some things have improved since King’s 1968 assassination, but in other way
  • High Point stadium plans forge ahead

    High Point city councilmembers, many of whom rode into office on a wave of pro-stadium sentiment, heard updates on the so-called catalyst project from the city manager’s office during a special council meeting on Tuesday.
    As construction begins on the multi-use stadium, officials told council members that water, sewer and stormwater lines around the downtown site require significant upgrades this calendar year in order to open the 6.8-acre stadium by the May 2019 target.
    “The vast ma
  • Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

    Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot of snow on North Carolina's largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people. From Charlotte to Raleigh, North Carolina's five most populous cities all saw significant snow from a system that followed an atypical west-to-east path across the state.
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  • Why You Need to Make a Stop at Biscuitville This Year

    If you're not lucky enough to live near a Biscuitville , let us explain. Biscuitville is a locally owned and operated, old-fashioned, Southern-style food chain serving up delicious, hand-kneaded, scratch-made biscuits from 54 locations in North Carolina and Virginia.
  • Democratic candidates for 5th Congressional District court rural voters

    Congressional candidates DD Adams and Jenny Marshall pitched their ability to represent rural constituents during a 5th Congressional District candidate forum in Alexander County.
    Two Democratic candidates from Forsyth County kicked off the political season on Tuesday night by making the case that they can represent the interests of the entire 5th Congressional District to a capacity crowd in a borrowed courtroom in rural Alexander County.
    Jenny Marshall, a social studies teacher at John F. Kenn
  • Snow blankets North Carolina, making roads treacherous

    A man looks for his car as he leaves a grocery store during heavy snow in Durham, N.C. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.
  • Attempted murder charge against Jose Charles challenged by victim

    A victim’s account undermines the attempted-murder charge against defendant Jose Charles, who was at the forefront of a high-profile campaign against police misconduct in 2016.
    Jose Charles, a slightly built 15-year-old, became a symbol of the movement for police accountability in Greensboro following a violent encounter with the Greensboro police at the 2016 Fun Fourth Festival. His mother, Tamara Figueroa, filed a complaint with the police department, which cleared itself of wrongdoing a
  • Commission: Former trooper must pay $1.2M for fatal wreckGREENSBORO,...

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  • Kinga s contributions celebrated -

    The folks sang and walked the streets of Rowland on Monday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After the march, a luncheon was held at the Southside School Alumni Headquarters, where the Rev. J.W. Young spoke.
  • Warren County celebrates MLK's life and encourages each other

    Johnsie Williams, Gearldine Nicholson, Tillie Fogg and Patricia "Ann" Brown are recipients of the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commissioner award Saturday night during the annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship and awards banquet at the Warrenton Armory Civic Center.
  • Police reports -

    A metal storage container valued at $8,000 has been reported missing from an unidentified business location at 348 N. South St., according to Mount Airy Police Department reports.
  • This North Carolina Breakfast Biscuit Chain Needs to be Everywhere

    The food at Biscuitville is made from scratch, with a new batch of hand-kneaded biscuits coming off the line every fifteen minutes or so, all day long. Their motto is "Fresh Southern," everything they can possibly source within the region, they do, be that locally-milled flour, eggs or even pickles , sauces, and sodas.
  • Triad: Uncg LGBTQ History Grant, Drag Bingo, Allan Carr Doc Screening

    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro UNCG University Libraries has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage Grant to document the LGBTQ history in North Carolina's Piedmont Triad region. The grant will enable University Libraries to collaborate with the Guilford Green Foundation to organize outreach opportunities for the LGBTQ community where participants can submit personal items for digitization and description, creating digital content chronicling the his
  • Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

    In this Sept. 16, 2016, file photo the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter is seen at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, N.C. The site is among about 130 locations in 14 states being promoted as part of the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which organizers hope will boost tourism in the region.
  • Terracon Expands Facilities Services with North Carolina Acquisition

    OLATHE, Kan: Terracon is pleased to announce the expansion of its facilities services capabilities through the acquisition of Engineered Concepts of Greensboro, N.C., effective immediately. Terracon retains Engineered Concepts' 10 employees.
  • The Mystery of the Hummingbird Cake

    It's hard to tell the story of Southern food sometimes. Our recipe boxes are littered with half-truths, sort-of-remembered details, and threats of "I'd tell you, but I'd have to kill you."
  • NCDOT Safety Patrol drivers save child's life on roadside

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  • The Weekender: Socializing Edition

    Many forego socializing n the chill of winter, at least when it requires leaving the house. Single degree temperatures have eased away and it’s time to get back out there. Whether you’re ready for crowded events in bars or concerts or want to eat back in with a low-key community dinner, we’ve got some ideas for you. No shame if you’d still prefer to swaddle yourself in blankets but, in that case, you might ask someone to bring over a fresh copy of Triad City Beat in
  • Underdog Records preserves a tactile experience of music

    It’s more than a romantic nostalgia, more than reliving those warm memories of flipping through your parents’ old record collection. For Jonathan Hodges, the love of music spins a little deeper.
    “The first record I remember buying on my own was Desensitized by Pitchshifter,” Hodges said, leaning against a counter filled with stacks of used records. “I saved up some money and when I put it on, it was just unreal. It sounded beautiful and it was mine.”
    Hodges ow
  • Photographer Daniel White rises on light and air

    Sitting in the library during reading time at Welborn Middle School in High Point, a younger Daniel White flipped through pages of National Geographic and outdoorsy magazines, relishing the striking visuals as post-hardcore band Enter Shikari’s latest likely played in his mind’s ear.
    A few weeks ago, 13 or so years later, White published 80 copies (no longer available) of his first book of photographs, Frances, named for his paternal grandmother who is navigating the challenges of he
  • Unsolicited Endorsement: Rick Hall

    The life of Rick Hall, the Alabama R&B and country producer who died at the age of 85 on Jan. 2, stands as a testament that people often make culture against the grain of prevailing power structures.
    The fact cannot be denied: The Southern soul sound — a funky amalgam of soul, country and gospel — came out of Fame Studio in northern Alabama, a product of white session players and songwriters paired with black singers, just over 100 miles northwest of Birmingham, where Bull C
  • Manuel Barrueco, back in town

    When I ask world-renowned classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco the question, he goes silent for a minute.
    “Well, you know, ahh…,” he says. His English is flawless; he’s been speaking it since he emigrated from Cuba in 1967. Yet he still had trouble finding the words.
    I had just told him about my son, a classical guitarist moving on to study it in college in the fall, with an eye on making a career out of it. I want to know if he has any advice.
    “It’s a very di
  • It Just Might Work: High school video game teams

    When I was a kid, there were no video games so we didn’t have a choice. Everyone in my neighborhood played soccer. Everyone played baseball. Everyone knew how to catch a football, throw a Frisbee, grab a rebound and wrestle someone to the ground.
    Sports were integral to the adolescent pecking order, in the eyes of parents and teachers, and also in how we regarded ourselves. For boys, especially, proficiency in sports — or the lack thereof — was a key aspect to your reputation.
  • EDITORIAL: It’s the Triad whether we like it or not

    It happened so fast: One minute a story breaks across the Triad media about the possible renaming of Piedmont Triad International Airport. Within a few hours, the PTI Airport Authority announced a new name: Central North Carolina International Airport — CNCIA on second reference, we suppose. And we’re none too happy about it.
    First off — and we probably speak for Triad Stage, Triad Business Journal, the Piedmont Triad Partnership here — we need to make sure everybody is s
  • City-subsidized restaurant delivers tasty and healthy soul food

    15-minute drive north of downtown Winston-Salem will take you out where Taste of the Triad, a family-style cafeteria, serves traditional Southern comfort cuisine in the Ogburn Station neighborhood.
    A colorful mural by Dwayne Howell depicting a lively community meal greeted my partner, Devon, and me to our right. To the left, a brief hallway leads to the cafeteria space, styled in the bland fashion of most public elementary schools (they’re working on it), but the Taste’s atmosphere l
  • Citizen Green: Something even scarier than Trump — ourselves

    Señor, señor/ Can you tell me where we’re headin’?/ Is it Lincoln County Road or Armageddon?— Bob Dylan, “Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)”
    After one year of Trump, where exactly are we headed?
    Anyone looking for a governing philosophy or coherent policy program is courting insanity. Although some of the specific facts of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House have been contested, reporters assigned to the White House gen
  • What Happens When the Rich Invest in Racial Equity

    In 2013, Kate Poole was at a conference for young people who wanted to put their vast wealth to good use. She had opportunities to invest in green technology and local food, but she felt that even well-intentioned investing often extracted interest from communities.
  • Uni's spotlight hands-on approach to integrating refugees

    "Migration has become a scary word in some parts of the world. Some people use it to evoke apocalyptic scenarios," Maher Nasser, the Director of the Outreach Division in the UN Department of Public Information told the gathering, pointing out that when well-managed, migration brings wealth and opportunities, especially when it is an individual's choice as opposed to a necessity.
  • Some turkeys survived the holidays, but not their road trip

    This photo taken from video provided by WFMY News 2 shows turkeys scattered after a tractor-trailer overturned in Guilford, County, N.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. According to the patrol, the tractor-trailer was carrying hundreds of turkeys, some of which were killed.
  • Veteran promoters to re-open the old Ziggy’s as the Ramkat

    The former Ziggy’s, a music venue that anchors Winston-Salem’s Entertainment district, is getting a new life as the Ramkat.
    Richard Emmett and Andy Tenille, the co-owners and managing partners, announced the new venue in a press release.
    Emmett is the former owner of the Garage, a beloved listening room that staged iits last concert on New Year’s Eve. In 2014, Emmett left the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County to head the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, Va. Tenille,
  • Veteran promoters to re-open the old Ziggy’s as Ramkat

    The former Ziggy’s, a music venue that anchors Winston-Salem’s Entertainment district, is getting a new life as the Ramkat.
    Richard Emmett and Andy Tenille, the co-owners and managing partners, announced the new venue in a press release.
    Emmett is the former owner of the Garage, a beloved listening room that staged iits last concert on New Year’s Eve. In 2014, Emmett left the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County to head the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, Va. Tenille,
  • 16-year-old charged in North Carolina man's death last...

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  • Greensboro woman and son join suit against DC police

    A Greensboro woman and her 10-year-old son, who was knocked over and pepper-sprayed during protests at President Trump’s inauguration in the nation’s capital, have signed on to a lawsuit against the Washington, DC police. 
    Gwen Frisbie-Fulton, a nonprofit administrator and writer who lives in Greensboro, and her son have joined a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of District of Columbia alleging wide-ranging constitutional violations by the DC Metropolitan Police Department during prote
  • Denise Turner Roth Named Chief Development Officer at WSP

    In her new role, Roth will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the firm's strategy and long-range planning in the United States. She will work closely with the chief executive officer and senior managers to lead innovation and support strategic growth.
  • Police charge woman of filing false report in fatal chaseGREENSBORO,...

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  • Merle Davis

    Many of our readers will remember Merle Smith Davis. Merle died Thursday, December 28, 2017, at her home on Ocracoke Island.
  • Updated: ABSS cancels after-school, night activities

    Guilford County Schools are releasing 2 hours early Monday and have cancelled all afternoon and evening activities due to the threat of winter weather. Just before 1 p.m., Alamance-Burlington Schools announced it had cancelled all after-school activities "as a precaution for the potential of wintry weather later this evening," spokeswoman Lori Bryan said in an email.
  • Winston-Salem considers $182,950 in incentives from grocery distributor

    Winston-Salem City Council will consider a $182,950 request for incentives from a global grocery supply firm to relocate its facilities from High Point and Greensboro to an industrial park in Winston-Salem’s Union Cross Road area thanks to a unanimous recommendation from the council’s finance committee.
    Bunzl Distribution USA, a division of a global distribution firm headquartered in London, operates more than 100 warehouses serving, the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbea
  • Winston-Salem considering $182,950 in incentives to grocery distributor

    Winston-Salem City Council will consider a $182,950 request for incentives from a global grocery supply firm to relocate its facilities from High Point and Greensboro to an industrial park in Winston-Salem’s Union Cross Road area thanks to a unanimous recommendation on Monday from the council’s finance committee.
    Bunzl Distribution USA, a division of a global distribution firm headquartered in London, operates more than 100 warehouses serving the United States, Canada, Mexico and the
  • N.C. redistricting cases cost taxpayers $5.6 million

    The General Assembly has spent almost $5.6 million defending against a continuing series of lawsuits attacking the legislature's redistricting efforts. And that tab, the official tally through Dec. 18, is sure to keep climbing as lawsuits filed since the Republican-led body's 2011 redistricting for both state and federal offices continue grinding toward a conclusion, hopefully in time for this year's elections.
  • Jasper Acquires Greensboro, North Carolina, Branch Location

    Located at 4120 Beechwood Drive in Greensboro, this branch opened in 1986 as an independent distributorship, selling Jasper quality remanufactured products to customers in North Carolina, and southern Virginia. "Our Greensboro customers can now take full advantage of several Jasper programs not afforded to them in the past," said Zach Bawel, Jasper president.

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