• City council members to take ownership of Chronicle newspaper

    Two members of Winston-Salem City Council are acquiring The Chronicle, a weekly community newspaper dedicated to covering the black community in Winston-Salem.
    Councilman James Taylor Jr. and Councilman Derwin Montgomery are buying the newspaper from publisher Ernie Pitt, who founded it in 1974. Taylor said he will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations of the newspaper as publisher when the deal closes in May, while Montgomery as co-owner will remain in his role as executive director o
  • Citizen Green: We all bleed the same color, as long as it’s Kentucky blue

    I filled out my first NCAA March Madness bracket this year. And until Sunday night, I was doing pretty good.
    I was betting on University of Kentucky for the championship. Going to middle school in rural Owen County, Wildcat blue was the rage against the despised University of Louisville. I went to one game at Rupp Arena with my friend, Jesse, and his dad, and I grasped the mania — the electric thrill of the home crowd when a Kentucky player made a break down the lane and scored basket &mda
  • Marcus Paige brings more to Greensboro than sports

    Louder than the pregame ovation for Marcus Paige — a six-foot guard formerly of the University of North Carolina — came the cheer for Owen, an 8-year-old in a kids’ dance contest, whose juju on that beat earned him a victory over two other young competitors at halftime.
    As he jitterbugged on center court, Owen sported a Tar Heel jersey, the back of which displayed no name — just a familiar No. 5.
    Paige’s Salt Lake City Stars faced the Greensboro Swarm in an NBA
  • Fda Approval for Medtronic's Reveal Linq Icm with TruRhythm Detection

    On March 13, 2017, Medtronic announced FDA 510 clearance for its Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor with TruRhythm Detection . Previously, Medtronic received Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approval for the device in Japan during September 2016, launching the product shortly after.
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  • Triad: Youth issues, scholarship apps, seder, center scholarship

    Published: March 24, 2017 in Carolinas News Notes Updated: March 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm ENGAGE: Write a letter to the editor BURLINGTON, N.C. - Recently, a group of nearly a dozen teenagers from across Alamance County spent time together at The Blend & Co. to explore issues faced by LGBTQ youth at school and in the development and maintenance of school-based groups, the Times-News reported.
  • Bill avoiding companies boycotting Israel clears NC House

    North Carolina House members want to prevent state pension funds and other money from being invested in companies that are boycotting Israel. The House voted Thursday for legislation directing the State Treasurer's Office to avoid investments in these companies and divest when necessary.
  • Ask Bryan: Changing the draft plan?

    Will Cam's injury change draft plans? Are the Panthers more likely to target a complete running back who can catch, a second tight end for blocking or a late-round quarterback? - Lee in Wilkesboro, N.C. Those are all things the Panthers might consider in next month's NFL Draft. They wouldn't be considering them, however, as any sort of knee-jerk reaction to the news that quarterback will have arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder .
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  • HB2 27 mins ago 4:39 p.m.NCAA to NC: Repeal HB2 or lose hosting rights

    NCAA said in the tweet that the state will need to repeal House Bill 2 or else North Carolina will again lose hosting rights to future tournaments.
  • Vintage 'rock star' steam engine in Spencer, excursions offered

    The historic 1950's era J #611 is in Spencer at the North Carolina Transportation Museum, and will be taking passengers on several upcoming excursion trips. This much admired steam engine, with its distinctive bullet shaped nose and streamlined design represents the height of steam powered technology.
  • On the Beat with Nick Hayes of the Eric Gales Band: Talks Upcoming Release, Current Tour, and Gear

    Hello MD readers, I'm Nick Hayes from the Eric Gales Band and I hail from Greensboro, North Carolina. I've been the full-time drummer for world-renowned guitarist Eric Gales for the last five years.
  • The Weekender: The Anniversary Edition

    Come out and celebrate Triad City Beat‘s third anniversary with friends, readers, well-wishers, donors and other culturati! The party at Kleur in Winston-Salem kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. — a free and kid-friendly event that includes music by a Reanimator Records DJ, free food and booze, a live painting and more. Visit our Facebook event page for more info.
    Dance From Above @ the Carolina Theatre (GSO), 9 p.m.
    Dance From Above’s first event of 201
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  • Mt. Zion Baptist Church Acquires Three New Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live...

    Large-scale Greensboro, North Carolina house of worship chooses Roland's M-5000 for front of house, monitors and broadcast applications, leveraging Roland's REAC network protocol as the digital backbone for all of the church's audio media requirements The M-5000's Open High-Resolution Configurable Architecture sealed the deal, allowing users to configure the console, as they need it for any application - Mt. Zion Baptist Church , a large house of worship in Greensboro, North Carolina, has outfit
  • How CLT compares to RDU, GSO in on-time rankings

    A new report shows Charlotte Douglas International Airport leading its peers when it comes to both on-time arrivals and departures.
  • OG: Original Gamer

    It’s been years since I’ve stormed this particular building. Decades, really.
    Yet my grappling hook flies straight and true to the top of the elevator shaft. I zip-line in, drop and spin a quick 360 scan like a pro before catching the elevator on the roof and beginning my murderous descent.
    My enemies are everywhere: Scurrying flocks of armed spies clad in black suits, sunglasses and hats, they pop randomly from the blue doors on each floor and start shooting. There’s no way I
  • Trump’s America: Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing

    Not to minimize the monumental impact of Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court and a likely judicial swing to the right, but every time nominees are grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee I suspect that seasoned journalists experience a twinge of empathy.
    The lawmakers tasked with vetting future Supreme Court members have a legitimate interest in trying to divine how nominees will rule on impactful matters like abortion, torture, police power and money in politics. In that sens
  • Triad City Beat This Week: March 22, 2017

    Like hip hop, the birth of the video game can be traced to the ’70s, and the genre reached its golden age in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Editor-in-Chief Brian Clarey, aka the Original Gamer, was there, as he explains in this week’s Triad City Beat cover story.
    NEWSB• ‘Welcoming city’ resolution clears committee vote in Winston-Salem
    • Needle exchange ordinance goes back to the drawing board
    • Police accused of excessive force agains
  • Spring cleaning with Poshmark for fun and profit

    It’s just after 3 a.m., and I’m doing what any rational human would be doing at this hour: I’m crouched on the floor, trying to accurately measure the zipper inside a small satin handbag. After pulling the tape measure across 5.87 inches of tiny interlocked teeth, I type the information into an iPhone app, adding a cheerfully jaundiced emoticon to say “It’s no problem, I’d been waiting for the opportunity to get out of bed and wear this purse like a hand puppe
  • Q&A: Todd Fisher on why the Fringe Festival is on hold

    The Greensboro Fringe Festival has showcased work of new and innovative performing artists and playwrights for 15 years. It introduced audiences to shows that they would not have had the opportunity to see otherwise, as well as built an audience base for emerging artists.
    But after the 15th anniversary festival earlier this year, the future of the Greensboro Fringe Festival is on hold. Director Todd Fisher talks about what led to the festival’s suspension.
    Why is the Greensboro Fringe Fest
  • House Divided bridges diverse groups, fan loyalties

    House Divided Bottles & Taps on West Market Street chose an unusual location for a bar and bottleshop: Set in a shopping center in west Greensboro, it’s closer to Donut World and Triad Homebrew Supply than to any of the craft beer outposts on Spring Garden Street.
    But it makes sense once you start talking to the owners, Jen and KB Matthew, who are Greensboro College graduates.
    “We’re bringing craft beer to this part of town,” KB said.
    In the craft beer world, the lack
  • Editorial: The Affordable Care Act, by any other name

    Torn between a piece of legislation they pledged to destroy and the hard truth that said legislation actually helps millions of their constituents, the plan for Republicans in Washington this week seems to be a simple rebranding.
    We’ve already seen a cognitive disconnect in voters who consider themselves sworn enemies of “Obamacare” but like the Affordable Care Act just fine. It wouldn’t take much to convince them that Trump came up with the whole thing himself one night
  • Citizen Green: Trump’s lies are beginning to catch up with him

    He couldn’t have been more clear.
    “I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counter-intelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” FBI Director James Comey told the House Intelligence Committee on Monday. “And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government,
  • ‘Blue-collar hockey’ returns to the Triad

    Barry Soskin has kept a close eye on Winston-Salem.
    For several years he observed its history; he considered its crowds. A fervor in the city enticed him — its readiness was undeniable, its resilience a telling tale.
    Despite the instability of previous professional hockey teams — the monotonous inductions and speedy departures that supporters in the Camel City have endured — one conclusion never faltered: In Winston-Salem, hockey fans keep coming back.
    For 25 years, Soskin has
  • At UNCG vs Syracuse, Pretty Ricky has his moment

    Pretty Ricky slumps into one of the red chairs by the window at Common Grounds, clearly exhausted but still ready to begin his shift behind the counter in a half hour or so.
    He’s just gotten off the road, a last-minute trip up north with his buddy Grady Riddle, made in haste after Syracuse University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jim Boeheim besmirched the good name of their city. That Syracuse drew UNCG in the first round of the NIT Tournament seemed like a harbinger of destiny. Plans
  • New Bedford man to be part of film screening of Florida civil rights campaign

    Clennon King, a former TV news reporter turned documentary filmmaker, wasn't sure if Jibreel Khazan was aware of the impact he had on the Civil Rights movement in the 1960's.  On Monday, February 1, 1960, Khazan, then named Ezell Blair Jr., along with three fellow students from North Carolina A&T State University took part in a non-violent sit-in at a local lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Inspired by the actions of Martin Luther King Jr., the four freshman were looking to m
  • ‘Welcoming city’ resolution clears committee vote in Winston-Salem

    A resolution to declare Winston-Salem a “welcoming city” took a step towards final approval today with a 3-1 vote by the general government committee of city council.
    The meeting was moved from the committee meeting room to the council chamber to accommodate guests, who were roughly split between supporters and opponents. After the vote was taken and partisans filed out of the chamber while the committee continued its business, one elderly woman muttered, “I can’t believe
  • Variety on display at Hand-to-Hand market

    As expected on a mid-March afternoon in the Piedmont, a TV on the bar displayed the constant stream of NCAA tournament games — often a favorable, captivating sight for many. But on Sunday at Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Company, something strange was transpiring: No one was paying any attention.
    The sixth annual Hand-to-Hand spring market had returned to Gibb’s, and its vendors and patrons had turned their backs to college basketball in favor of Greensboro’s largest indie craft
  • A revolution at the mill, pizza-style

    There hasn’t been this much hype about a restaurant opening in Greensboro since Crafted unveiled its street-food concept.
    My social media feeds are a stream of Facebook check-ins and Instagram photos of Cugino Forno, the new pizza place inside the revamped Revolution Mill off Yanceyville Street. A stranger tweeted to me asking if I’d been yet, and someone tied to the restaurant DM-ed me on Instagram to ask when I’d be coming through.
    Like Crafted: The Art of Street Food, there
  • Needle exchange ordinance goes back to the drawing board

    A proposal to regulate the location of needle-exchange programs in Winston-Salem goes back to the drawing board.
    Councilman John Larson announced his support for a proposal to regulate needle exchanges from the outset of Monday’s meeting of the public safety committee of Winston-Salem City Council. No big surprise there: The only needle exchange in existence is located in the West Salem neighborhood of the South Ward, which Larson represents.
    “This is a brand-new provision that was e
  • Changing political climate alarms adoptive parents Updated at

    Editor's note: Recent presidential executive orders relating to immigration and proposed budget cuts have stirred up questions regarding children adopted from other countries. In this second part, today's Focus looks at the potential social implications.
  • Proposed zoning change could force needle exchange to close

    The Twin City Harm Reduction Collective began operating a needle exchange out of Green Street United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem’s West Salem neighborhood in early December, following passage of a North Carolina law legalizing syringe exchanges.
    “A lot of drug users will never see the healthcare system,” cofounder Colin Miller told Jonathan Michels for a story published by Triad City Beat on March 1. “They’re forgotten. Syringe exchange is a point of contact w
  • Wall Wins on Badin Lake

    James Wall of Greensboro, North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series North Carolina division tournament held 3/18/2017 on Badin Lake. Running out of the Alcoa Landing in Badin, North Carolina, James caught five bass weighing 17.40 pounds.
  • 5 things for Monday, March 20: Comey, Gorsuch, North Korea, Chuck Berry

    Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily.
  • Massive NC Blaze Poses Questions About Wood-frame Construction

    March 18--As flames chewed through hundreds of thousands of board feet of exposed lumber and plywood in a spectacular fire at an under-construction apartment building in downtown Raleigh Thursday night, a question swirled like smoke. Why build an apartment out of wood? It may seem counterintuitive to see a full-scale return in 2017 to the same building materials colonists hewed from the forests when they first landed in the New World.
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  • Durham's Argos Therapeutics faces lawsuit, rethinks planned N.C. State expansion

    A Greensboro law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Durham drug developer Argos Therapeutics alleging the company misled its shareholders about the viability of its kidney cancer drug. Argos' kidney cancer drug, named rocapuldencel-T, is intended to treat metastatic renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer in adults.
  • With ‘Object Loop,’ dance troupe, guitarist and light artist meld forms

    Darkness washed over the audience like a breathless wave as the house lights shot out, and like a new dawn, pale lights rose over the seven performers standing across the stage. As if propelled by a warm breeze, Kayla Farrish began the first movement of the night. Arms twisting and bending like reeds in a soft rain, the performers moved together in the dance with precise synchronicity. The opening movement “Flight Distance 1” contained a simplicity, movements and choreography that fe
  • American Crime' shifts story to N. Carolina

    Not three minutes into ABC's new season of "American Crime," which premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday, a group of Mexican men are shown clambering through a hole in a wall separating the United States from Mexico. This tips off viewers that the third installment of creator John Ridley's dramatic anthology series is going places this spring that could strike some pretty raw nerves - particularly given the current real-world political climate.
  • Police accused of excessive force against 15-year-old at Fun Fourth

    Jose Charles had removed his T-shirt to stanch the blood from a cut above his right eye after suffering an assault by a large group of boys at the Fun Fourth Festival at Center City Park in downtown Greensboro last July when he was approached by Officer SA Alvarez.
    His mother, Tamara Figueroa, had told Jose to wait for her while she took her three younger children and a niece to the bathroom. Jose, who was 15 at the time and is now 16, told Triad City Beat that he recognized one of the attackers
  • How 'Code for Asheville' has Changed the City's Civic Coding Dynamic

    In their newly-forged outreach mode, the volunteers Code for Asheville coders have made headway with a number of groups, including BeLoved House, which works on poverty and homelessness issues. Code for Asheville is taking civic coding to a new level, laying out a novel approach for cities to consider as they seek to spark citizen engagement in the technology enterprise.
  • UPS to Build Six Additional Natural-Gas Fueling Stations

    UPS Inc. on March 15 announced plans to build six additional compressed natural-gas fueling stations, including one in Greensboro, North Carolina. "With more than 4,400 natural-gas vehicles and a network of fueling stations, UPS has had great results using natural gas as an alternative fuel in our fleet," Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president global engineering and sustainability, said in a statement.
  • The Weekender: The St. Patrick’s Day Edition

    St. Patrick’s Day leads us into a gorgeous weekend filled with beer, basketball and the imminent arrival of spring. Despite tradition, some will choose not to wear green on Friday, hoping that one of the many pinches they receive might wake them up from a political nightmare.
    Whether or not that works, there are always plenty of great Triad events to enjoy:
    Anthony Braxton @ SECCA (W-S), 7 p.m.
    SECCA opens its SoundSeen: Remix exhibit with a live performance by legendary jazz arti
  • Greensboro, North Carolina Reason #311 Why a Quality Analysis of a...

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  • Census Bureau definitions make sense in describing local economies

    North Carolina has a lot of local governments. To be exact, there are 100 counties and 552 municipalities in the state.
  • Feds say they're still probing research fraud allegations at Duke

    Federal investigators have received at least 1.5 million pages of documents and questioned at least seven current or former employees of Duke University as they look into an alleged case of research fraud, recent court filings from the university and a Virginia-based U.S. prosecutor's office say. The probe is continuing, among other things to determine whether Duke and people in its medical school tried "to conceal the data fraud from the government and, if so, to determine a proper measure of d
  • A manufacturer crafts a growth strategy around e-commerce

    C.E. Smith, which makes marine equipment sold by retailers and custom-designed parts for airlines, is projecting 23% growth in sales this year. C.E. Smith Co.
  • Protesting 101: What to expect when you’re hitting the streets

    I remember my first real protest, as a 15-year old when the war in Iraq began. I’d been sitting in the kitchen while my mom cooked dinner, and on the small countertop TV, a news helicopter showed us images of hundreds of protesters flooding the streets. Many of them were students at MIT and Harvard — no doubt a good portion of them at their first protest as well — and I remember the news anchor saying that they were crossing the bridge from Cambridge to Boston, headed for Cople
  • Gender-bending with the Sisters of Salem College

    You can’t study drama at Salem College, the tiny women’s school that’s anchored Old Salem for almost 250 years.
    There’s no drama department, so the Salem College Pierrettes theatrical troupe exists as an extracurricular, a club good for two shows a year, a drama in the fall and a musical in the early spring. The college was already more than 100 years old when students founded the Pierrettes in 1909, but these days it’s the oldest student-run group on campus, its sh
  • Thomas Casual Drum 2015.jpg

    Drummer Thomas Taylor Jr. has performed jazz in Brazil, China, Japan and across the United States, but on Thursday he will come home to the place where his music career started. This week's Third Thursday Jazz Series artist grew up singing in children's choir at Samuel's Chapel Baptist in Elizabeth City and played in the Northeastern High School band.
  • Gene Banks wields sport and spirituality

    High-school sophomore Gene Banks sat in a church pew in his mother’s basement, wringing his hands. He waited in the room — a small, subterranean sanctuary that brought many in his West Philadelphia neighborhood together — for a decision that would change the course of his life.
    Banks played on a basketball team that would take part in the televised state championship game in a few hours. College coaches, reporters and fans from around the country had come to see the team and it

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