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  • How to park in downtown Greensboro

    I started working at a magazine with offices in downtown Greensboro in the spring of 2001, in the building where Center City Park now stands. Parking was not a problem during the day: We had employee spaces behind the building. Downtown was a wasteland after 6 p.m., with just a few bars and clubs centered on the 200 and 300 blocks of South Elm.
    By 2004, when Natty Greene’s opened on the corner of Elm and McGee streets and plans for the ballpark were set, downtown had become a destination.
  • Greensboro’s best parking spaces

    Downtown Greensboro’s greatest building may be a parking garage.
    The Bellemeade Street Parking Deck at the corner of Bellemeade and Elm streets on the north side of downtown wears a marbled façade on the Elm Street side with art-deco lettering and slots for retail facing the sidewalk. A stylized spiral staircase of bleached concrete and aquamarine guardrails, circa 1989, climbs up the full eight stories at the northeast corner of the structure, while a daredevil exit ramp corkscrews
  • Forsyth approves contract with Correct Care despite inmate deaths

    Forsyth County commissioners approve a $13.2 million contract with a company that provides medical services for the jail despite widespread reports of inadequate healthcare and a string of inmate deaths.Before the Forsyth County Commission approved a $13.2 million contract extension to Correct Care Solutions to provide medical care for inmates in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center for the next three years, Commissioner Don Martin mused that the contract decision was a separate m
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  • Corner Bar embraces the body painting taboo

    It’s not often that a work of art can strike up a chat with its viewer, but onlookers experienced just that at Greensboro’s Corner Bar on a recent Friday evening as five renowned body painters showcased their skills.
    “These paintings can engage you soul to soul,” Scott Fray, with his wife Madelyn Greco the reigning world champions of body-painting. “They can converse with you… in a way that no flat piece of canvas could do. There’s a built-in level of e
  • Barstool: Preyer Brewing wins cucumber beer contest

    Forrest Gump can add beer to the list of things you can do with shrimp.
    And cucumber.
    On July 14, six Triad breweries competed to win the Ultimate Triad Brewing Championship, a collaboration between Triad Brewers’ Alliance and Downtown Greensboro Inc., and one of the pre-game events for the Summertime Brews Festival on July 15.
    The catch: Brewers had to add cucumber to whatever style of beer they made.
    It’s actually not as weird as it sounds. The cuke-y taste complemented the swelter
  • Triaditude Adjustment: Can we stop with this #GoodwillDateNight thing?

    There were so many things I could’ve written about this week, like the fantastic new Bookmarks bookstore in downtown Winston-Salem or about the woman at Sephora who asked if I was there “to do something about my eyebrows” (I was not) or about how much profanity one can use when your upstairs neighbor aggressively vacuums before breakfast. (REALLY, TODD? REALLY?!)
    But then I saw a Facebook post from Noel and Shane Pauley, a Georgia couple who have gone viral because of their dop
  • Triad City Beat This Week: July 20, 2017

    The Renaissance Plaza towers over empty parking spaces at the Bellemeade Parking Deck on a Friday evening at 6:30.Editor in Chief Brian Clarey assesses the parking situation in downtown Greensboro in this week’s Triad City Beat cover story.
    NEWS• Forsyth approves contract with Correct Care despite inmate deaths
    • Goldie Wells appointed to fill Jamal Fox’s unexpired term in District 2
     
    OPINION• Editorial: Bad medicine at the Forsyth jail
    • Unsolicit
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  • The Weekender: The Shark Week Edition

    I hold a healthy fear of sharks. A few summers ago, I found myself within biting range of a shark at Carolina Beach. The water was nice and warm. My feet sunk into the sand with every foot step as I trudged through the waist deep water. My friends and I were startled by the sight of a lone gray fin in the not so far distance. We sprang into action, running to shore as quickly as we could, hearing the piercing sound of the lifeguards whistle shortly after. I can truly say that day restored my res
  • The Harmaleighs bring night of folk to the Triad

    It’s the dream of numerous bands and musicians: Load up the van, sell off all of unneeded possessions and travel the country playing music. It’s that initial lunge into the unknown, grueling world of music that can prove a band’s resilience and carve out its place in the world.
    Many bands have done it, some succeeded, some disbanded because of it, but the bonds made with bandmates while touring is something greater perhaps. You could sense this close bond almost immediately as
  • More innocent people will be locked up unless Raleigh takes action

    In September 1991, Greg Taylor, a Greensboro native, got his Nissan Pathfinder stuck in mud on an evening when he was smoking crack with a friend. When a prostitute was found dead nearby, Taylor became an immediate suspect. He was convicted in 1993 largely on the strength of testimony from two jailhouse informants. In 2010, DNA evidence overturned Taylor’s conviction and he walked out of prison a free man. The state of North Carolina eventually paid Taylor a $4.6 million settlement.
    Consid
  • Editor’s Notebook: Missing Su Dragon Yu

    I remember a warm summer evening in 2015, when a journalist friend and I toured the wide streets of Salt Lake City snug in the back seat of a pedicab, marveling at the raw number of bridal parties we saw gaggling outside the bars. When the kid pedaling the bike, an impossibly wholesome hipster with great hair and a fine swipe of beard, told me he worked for tips, I dropped 10 bucks in his cup and had him cruise around a bit while we finished our cigarettes.
    And when I remember that night, it&rsq
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  • Editorial: Bad medicine at the Forsyth jail

    The Forsyth County Commission’s decision to renew the county jail’s healthcare contract with Correct Care Solutions shows a remarkable lack of awareness of the facts. Even worse, it reveals a stunning lack of compassion among the five members who voted for the extension for their fellow human beings.
    The vote comes on the heels of two inmate deaths in May. Their names were Stephen Antwon Patterson and Deshawn Lamont Coley.
    Coley’s crime was driving while impaired. But what kill
  • Calling BS: The LPGA’s new dress code

    Golfer Paige Spiranac does not even play on the women’s pro tour, yet she’s become the poster child for a new set of rules governing the dress of athletes in the LPGA.
    That’s because Spirinac, a 24-year-old native Coloradan who helped San Diego State win the Mountain Women’s Golf Championship in 2015, is among a cadre of younger female golfers who eschew the traditional fashion of the game in favor of yoga pants, tank tops and short skirts. And she has 1.1 million Instagr
  • Civil Rights a " En Banc Court Strikes Legislative Prayer Practice

    Lund v. Rowan County, N.C. No. 15-1591, July 14, 2017; USDC at Greensboro, N.C. 4th Cir.
  • Bosses who do this are more likely to lose their female employees

    Nearly two-thirds of workers said that a boss taking credit for their work was the least acceptable behavior among managers, according to a survey of more than 1,000 adults on the attributes of "bad bosses" conducted by human resources software provider BambooHR. "Bad bosses become glory hogs because they are insecure," said Lynn Taylor, workplace expert and author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant."
  • Goldie Wells appointed to fill Jamal Fox’s unexpired term in District 2

    The appointment of Goldie Wells to fill Councilman Jamal Fox’s unexpired term as representative of District 2 provided a finale for a marathon session on Tuesday.
    Wells is a longtime community leader in northeast Greensboro who served on council from 2005 through 2009. Fox, who has held the seat since 2013, announced earlier in the day that he will take a new job as property and business development manager working with the parks and recreation department in Portland, Ore. on Aug. 1.
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  • Unsolicited Endorsement: Netflix’s ‘Glow’

    The neon spandex and medley of permed tresses may signal an air of disingenuousness but the body slams and thigh-high bruises on Netflix’s new series “GLOW” — an acronym for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling — are real.
    In the mid-’80s, a man with an inheritance and a vision solicited models and actresses to train as professional wrestlers for what became a hugely popular, syndicated show called “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.” Last year, creators and sh
  • Chick-fil-A Is About to Make Picking Up Dinner Easy and Delicious

    Chick-fil-A is on a mission to make family meals a breeze-and a delicious one at that. According to a release, the company is testing a new meal kit concept to "help make parents' lives easier and increase quality time around the dinner table."
  • Greensboro pastor Diane Moffett files for mayor

    Diane Moffett, the senior pastor of St. James Presbyterian Church, has filed for mayor of Greensboro.
    A co-chair of the Greensboro Faith Leaders Council and member of the Cone Health Board of Trustees, Moffett’s campaign website indicates that she wants to launch a Mayor’s Business Roundtable with the chamber of commerce and other agencies to stimulate employment, strengthen relationships between citizens and law enforcement, and collaborate with Guilford County to promote health.
    Mo
  • Chick-fil-A tests large family style meals Chick-fil-A has begun...

    Chick-fil-A has begun testing family style meals in three U.S. cities with plans to continue the offerings through November. The Family Style Meals include one entre, two sides and eight mini rolls with the option to add additional entrees, sides and beverages.
  • Chick-fil-A now testing 'family style' meals, new side items

    Chick-fil-A is testing new "family style" meals in select cities, with the possibility of rolling out the new menu options across the country. The new meals and a few new side items will be tested in Greensboro, N.C., Phoenix, and San Antonio starting today through November 18. Family-style meals include an entree, two sides, and eight mini rolls to serve four people.
  • Historic Camp E-Mun-Talee site sold -

    The ownership of a picturesque and historic spot in mountainous Surry County best known for helping troubled youths get on the right path has changed hands.
  • Hogwashed III: Last in our series on Big Pork in North Carolina

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part investigation into North Carolina’s hog-farming industry. The first story examined claims by lower-income African-American residents of eastern North Carolina that neighboring hog farms have polluted their properties and efforts by lawmakers to shield pork producers from litigation. The second looked at the environmental impacts hog farming has had over the last two decades, particularly on waterways such as the Neuse River. This final
  • Sportsball: Red, white and basketball fill the Immigrant Youth Festival

    Like so many others on Independence Day, Bobby Sarteh’s shirt sported a flag with recognizable red and white stripes, and a starry blue corner to boot. But despite the July 4 holiday, Sarteh donned the Liberian flag — which is very similar to the American stars & stripes — on his shirt, and a hat reading “Liberia” to match it.
    Sarteh posed for a picture in front of a tall red, white and blue banner that hung from a chain-link fence. While his shirt might’v
  • Greensboro, High Point city council candidates line up to run

    High-profile candidates for mayor emerge in High Point, while challengers push against incumbents from the left in Greensboro.
    It’s still early — the filing period for Greensboro and High Point city council elections remains open through July 21 — but the general outlines of the two nonpartisan elections are starting to take shape.
    Voters in both cities will go to the polls for the Oct. 10 primary, which will winnow the candidates down to two per seat, and then voters
  • White + Wood brings the hip West Coast to the Triad

    Given my predilection for staying home on the weekends, I don’t normally feel like one of the cool kids. But last Friday night, as the sidewalk crowd peeked into White + Wood’s sleek storefront on South Elm between Blue Denim and Churchill’s, I was on the cutting edge of hip.
    Open to the public since July 5, White + Wood is an upscale wine and cocktail drinker’s dream. Foregoing the current trend of unfinished exposed brick, all of the walls are white, both tile and paint
  • Unsolicited Endorsement: Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

    A few weeks ago, a man abducted 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen of Reston, Va. as she walked from her mosque during the holy month of Ramadan. Then he beat her to death with a metal baseball bat.
    Amani Al-Khatahtbeh was the same age when she founded MuslimGirl — a blog that forged a space for Muslim women and girls to find community and give voice to their own stories — in 2009. MuslimGirl is now a leading online magazine for Muslim women who are combatting Western media’s monolithi
  • Triaditude Adjustment: Keeping the family land and reconciling with history

    Tina FiresheetsI fell in love with the blackberry bushes.
    It was early June, and most of the berries were red and smallish. But I knew in just another month they would ripen and look like shiny, black jewels sparkling in the sunlight. They beckoned me from the banks of my family’s property in the mountains, reminding me of so many summer mornings when I used to pick blackberries with my grandmother.
    A couple months ago I’d written that I intended to sell some land that I inherited wh
  • Triad City Beat This Week: July 13, 2017

    This week’s Triad City Beat cover story, the final installment in a three-part series, examines how to make the hog industry more sustainable.
    NEWS
    • A GOP appointee who closed WSSU’s early-voting site now has a seat on the board of trustees
    • Greensboro, High Point city council candidates line up to run
     
     
    OPINION
    • Editorial: To some, Donald Trump Jr.’s email won’t matter
    • It Just Might Work: Transform South Elm into a pedestri
  • The Weekender: The Drama Theater Edition

    “Great theatre is about challenging how think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to” – Willem Dafoe
    THURSDAY
    Boulevards @ Bailey Park (W-S), 6:15 p.m.
    The Raleigh-based artist Boulevards performs music influenced by Ohio and Philadelphia funk from the ’70s and ’80s. Food trucks will be accompanied by beer and wine from Single Brothers.
    FRIDAY
    Ultimate Brewing Championship @ Downtown Greensboro (GSO), 7 p.m.
    Six Triad  breweries will c
  • The reformer

    by Ken Fine and Erica Hellerstein
    Two decades ago, Cindy Watson learned how hard it is to reform the hog industry from the outside.
    In 1994, Watson — a political neophyte from Duplin County — ran as a Republican for the state legislature. She found herself thrust into the swine debate during her campaign, fielding frenzied questions from constituents about her position on the “hog issue.” She had no idea what they were talking about; before running for office, she’d
  • Koopalings, cake and healing at SECCA

    Clandestine Koopalings, question blocks, mushrooms and a goomba — all icons of Super Mario — adorned the top of a Dewey’s Bakery cake in the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts, or SECCA, on July 6.
    Arts for Life — a nonprofit that provides arts programming for children with serious illnesses and disabilities — held its third annual showcase at SECCA featuring cake-form renderings of patient’s sweets-inspired paintings. As always, patient Allen Choyce to
  • It Just Might Work: Transform South Elm into a pedestrian mall

    It started out as an idle question rather than a serious proposal.
    I was relaxing near a fountain on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Va. waiting for my friends after an intense hour or so of KKK protest-reporting duty. It was a breathtaking scene: a café with seating for maybe 50 people that reminded me of Café du Monde in New Orleans, more café tables shaded by parasols set into the heart of the thoroughfare, a historic theater, restaurants, bookstores and pie shops,
  • Famed pianist Awadagin Pratt shares his wisdom at EMF

    Black drapes hung from the ceiling, surrounding the floor-level stage. The house lights shining over the small seating area of Sternberger Auditorium dimmed and, of the darkness, the two grand pianos materialized beneath the stage lights. Sitting side by side in the middle of the stage, the instruments were held in a solemn aureole, artifacts in a temple.
    Illuminated and holy, the wood seemed alive in the glow. The first student came to the stage, bowed, sat at the bench, and a silence filled th
  • Editor’s Notebook: On conflicts of interest

    My job these days defies easy description.
    I’m the publisher, so that means I order the print run every week, pay the bills, maintain the website and monitor data coming in from more than a dozen different sources, as well as a thousand other little things that nobody else can do. I’m also the head paperboy, which means that I personally distribute more than a quarter of our newspapers and keep tabs on our street boxes and racks. I work in the sales department to help our clients wit
  • Editorial: To some, Donald Trump Jr.’s email won’t matter

    Donald Trump Jr.’s emails dropped like a bomb late Tuesday morning. And not a smart bomb.
    The correspondence released by Don Jr. — via Twitter, naturally — in advance of a New York Times piece on their contents say a lot more than the sum of their words.
    They display, quite clearly, that during the 2016 campaign, the son of the man who would be president eagerly arranged a meeting with a Russian lawyer in order to obtain state secrets — Russian state secrets — that
  • Rehearsal time is done: Blast! tour begins

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Jordan Mower is a 2012 graduate of Eastern Randolph High School, where he was heavily involved in the performing arts, including band, chorus, theater, dance and color guard. After earning a bachelor's degree in music education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he moved to Charleston, S.C., in the fall of 2016 to begin his first year as an elementary music teacher.
  • Q&A with bestselling novelist John Grisham

    Bestselling author John Grisham is on his first book tour in 25 years, promoting his newest book, Camino Island. This afternoon, he visited Bookmarks in Winston-Salem to sign books and meet with readers and local writers. Grisham is also publishing a podcast recorded at each stop called “Book Tour with John Grisham.” I spoke with him about the importance of independent bookstores, the art of the beach book and his impressions of North Carolina.
    Q: You’re on your first book tour
  • An Eye Towards Food: Local doctors find joy in cooking

    After working together all day long, Drs. Julie Brown and Shannon Zollinger still want to hang out together after work - and meals provide a backdrop for that.
  • These might be the best tacos in the Triad

    I’m hanging out with the wrong crowd.
    Despite asking my friends — and acquaintances — incessantly about restaurants I should try, nobody told me about a taco place I found on my own, a restaurant that brimmed with people during a recent dinner service and that’s home to my new favorite tacos in the area. Plenty of locals know about it apparently, just not you.
    Y’all let me down.
    Not surprisingly, this taqueria stands in the Waughtown neighborhood, a commercial and r
  • A GOP appointee who closed WSSU’s early voting site now has a seat on its board of trustees

    Some black leaders see Ken Raymond’s appointment to the Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees as a slap in the face to the school.
    As chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Elections, Ken Raymond took the lead on a controversial decision to close an early-voting site on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. Now, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger (R-Guilford, Rockingham) has appointed him to a seat on the university’s board of trustees.
    The appointment has drawn
  • Citizen Green: The spectacle of the KKK and the real danger of Trump

    First it was a handful of people, then about five minutes later there were two more worming through a police line, lying down on the ground and forcing the police to drag them away in flexi-cuffs as hundreds of fellow protesters crushed up against the line chanted, “What do we do when black lives are under attack? Stand up, fight back!”
    By the end of the day, 23 people had been arrested — all in service of impeding an appearance by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, o
  • Wagner and Peters file for High Point City Council seats

    Jay Wagner, a two-term High Point City Council member, made his bid for mayor official today, joining Bruce Davis, a former Guilford County commissioner, in the race.
    “I love my city,” Wagner said before filing at the Guilford County Board of Elections at 2 p.m. “I desperately want to improve High Point. My goal has been economic development through revitalization.
    “I think we’ve reached the point where the city, the general public, the business community and High P
  • YWCA CEO and human relations commissioner joins city council race

    Lindy Garnette was speaking at a meeting of Democracy Greensboro in early May when someone called out: “Lindy Garnette for mayor!” Despite the half-joking endorsement, many people in the room instantly applauded.
    Garnette is well known as the CEO of YWCA Greensboro, but she achieved notoriety in April as a member of the Greensboro Police Community Review Board when she spoke out about the case of Jose Charles in an interview with News & Record columnist Susan Ladd. “If we c
  • Kenton to challenge Hoffmann for District 4 seat on Greensboro council

    Gary Kenton, a retired communications professor and former special education teacher, has been eyeing a run for Greensboro City Council for several months, with the intention of pushing the council in a more progressive direction.
    On Sunday, Kenton announced that he’s running for the District 4 seat currently occupied by Councilwoman Nancy Hoffmann.
    Kenton has been active with Democracy Greensboro, a group that is developing a progressive platform as a bar to measure candidates against. He
  • Don Scarborough files for at-large seat on High Point City Council

    Don Scarborough became the first candidate to file for election to High Point City Council at noon today. Scarborough, who lives in Emerywood, is running for one of two at-large seats on the nonpartisan city council.
    The 68-year-old Scarborough retired in May after 17 years at High Point University. During his tenure, he served in several vice presidential roles: administration, institutional advancement, community relations and, most recently, as planned giving officer.
    “The roles I&rsquo
  • Features 13 mins ago 8:09 a.m.One tank trips across the Carolinas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Looking for a fun activity for the whole family this summer but don't want to shell out a ton of cash? These destinations across the Carolinas could be exactly what you need, and the best part is you can get there on just one tank of gas. Some of these hidden gems offer a great look at the history of the Carolinas, fun activities for everyone, and will help you create those special memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Legislative leaders urge court to avoid NC special election

    North Carolina Republican legislative leaders are re-affirming opposition to a special election this fall or winter for General Assembly seats, but say they're prepared to redraw districts for the scheduled November 2018 election. The lawmakers' attorneys responded Thursday to a Greensboro federal court seeking input about what to do after last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
  • Bill isna t inthe publica sbest interest

    There never really was any mystery about why Republican Sen. Trudy Wade of Guilford County sponsored the original bill to allow website-only publication of legal notices, thus taking the business away from newspapers, where they have traditionally had to be published. Sure, the notices are a source of revenue for newspapers, but they serve a valid purpose of providing a clear, non-governmental place for those in search of legal information regarding suits or debt obligations, etc., and the longs

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