• Woman charged with obstruction in City Park murder

    A week before the one-year anniversary of a fatal shooting in Burlington's City Park, the girlfriend of one of the murder suspects has been charged with giving false information to police. On Monday, Sarray Lauryn James, 19, of 830 W. Market St., Apt.
  • The Weekender: The Memorial Day Edition

    As this month comes to a close, lets take time to remember those who served this country and gave all.
    “We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.” – Ronald Reagan
    THURSDAY‘What’s your big idea for Greensboro?’ @ Greenhill (GSO), 5:30 p.m.         &nb
  • SE Systems Continue To Build GLP Inventory

    Based in Greensboro, NC, GLP partner SE Systems has recently increased its inventory of the German manufacturer's advanced LED solutions, by adding quantities of the award-winning X4 Bar versatile battens, and investing for the first time in the GT-1 Spot/Beam hybrid . The company has vast experience, having been founded in 1973 by the highly-respected Wade 'Cliff' Miller, who remains sole owner to this day.
  • Court of Appeals Judge Elmore won't seek re-election

    A North Carolina appeals court judge says he won't run again when his seat comes up for re-election next year. Judge Rick Elmore has served since 2003.
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  • Council kicks off Greensboro Cultural Arts Master Plan Task Force

    Councilwoman Nancy Hoffman listens as her GCAMP Task Force co-chair Jacquie Gilliam communicates the group’s vision and practical next steps. (photo by Lauren Barber)Greensboro’s Elm Street reads like a chronology of economic development and revitalization projects from the last two decades with its many museums, art galleries and restaurants. To Mayor Nancy Vaughan, an effort to create a sustainable and comprehensive road map that supports the arts in Greensboro is the next logical
  • Salad Days

    Not everybody wants a salad. Not every day, anyway.
    But sooner or later, even those who seem to have an almost physical aversion to raw vegetables get a craving for something cold and fresh.
    A salad is always a good call — choosing one over a cheeseburger for lunch pays dividends during the afternoon’s lull at work, when the meat-eaters start to doze. And when you have a salad for lunch, you can eat whatever you want for the rest of the day.
    In the Triad, the salad days run from earl
  • Latte artists throw down at Krankies

    It’s the same way every time:
    The espresso beans are ground, transferred to the portafilter and tamped. The barista affixed the group head to the machine’s body and heated water cascaded through the metallic filter basket. Chestnut-brown, caffeine-riddled liquid dripped into the shot glass. Meanwhile, steady hands guided a pitcher around the steam wand, introducing air and then steam to the cold milk. On a typical night, this process culminates in a transaction between customer and e
  • Glenwood investor faces mass foreclosure near UNCG development

    Dozens of properties in Glenwood — a Greensboro neighborhood renowned for affordability, ethnic diversity and proximity to UNCG — are under foreclosure because of tax delinquency. Bulent Bediz, the owner of the properties, has been a thorn in his neighbors’ side, but they fear that things could get worse.
    In the mind of Bulent Bediz, he’s a humble visionary motivated by a love of Glenwood whose plan to revitalize the neighborhood was sabotaged by feckless city staffers an
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  • Citizen Green: Remembering fallen comrades in the Pacific theater

    The names of the comrades lost in battle, mainly fellow pilots, have slipped from his memory over the years.
    “I often wonder if this is a subliminal effort to erase all of this,” Anthony Lynch mused. “I think you tend to stay off the things that were disturbing or unpleasant. And that’s probably for the best.”
    The 93-year-old resident of the Arbor Acres assisted-living community in Winston-Salem recalls his service as a Navy pilot in World War II with a decidedly un
  • Trying my hand with Geeks Who Drink

    When’s the last time you thought about John F. Kennedy’s autobiography? For me, it was at approximately 9 p.m. last Wednesday, when I was desperately hitting the side of my head, trying to shake the name of it out of my brain folds. It’s courage…something. The Red Badge of Courage?
    I chewed the lead-end of an increasingly dull pencil. Courage the Cowardly Dog?
    “Profiles in Courage?” I said out loud, to nobody in particular. “Does that sound right?&rdquo
  • Triad City Beat This Week: May 24, 2017

    Have you been trying to figure out where to get a good salad in the Triad? We got you on that in this week Triad City Beat cover story.
    NEWS
    • Glenwood investor faces mass foreclosure near UNCG development
    • Feasibility study underway for proposed grocery cooperative
    • Q&A: 3 questions for Jenny Marshall
     
    OPINION• Editorial: Another one bites the dust
    • Unpopular Opinion: Food-truck rodeos suck
    • Editor’s Notebook: My ministry
     
    COLUM
  • The Unpopular Opinion: Food-truck rodeos suck

    Listen: I have no problem with food trucks. I have been eating food off trucks and street carts since I was young enough to wear saddle shoes and short pants. It’s even accurate to say that I love food trucks — and not just for the food, which often ventures into the type of culinary topography I love to explore and is almost always affordable, but also for the concept, which allows operators to take their restaurants to where the hungry people are.
    I visit my neighborhood taco truck
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  • Q&A: 3 questions for Jenny Marshall

    Jenny Marshall, a teacher with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, has announced plans to run as a Democrat for the 5th Congressional District seat currently held by Republican Virginia Foxx, which comes up for reelection in 2018. Winston-Salem City Councilwoman DD Adams also plans to run in the Democratic primary for the seat.
    What makes you a good candidate for the office?
    I work in an urban part of Winston-Salem, I live in a suburban area, and I’m from a very rural community. I feel a
  • My ministry

    Mine is a secular ministry of the casual variety, though indeed I have been shepherding the flock, such as it is, for almost 20 years. It predates common usage of the internet, although these days a ministry like mine can be obtained, for free, in as little time it takes to fill out an online form.
    I got mine the old-fashioned way: through a classified ad in the back of a magazine. At the time, in 1998, I thought I might use it to perform marriages, a nice little side hustle down in New Orleans.
  • Less is more: Garage-rock duo Wahyas steal the show

    It’s a rare thing. Most fans know the lineup of bands for the night and trickle in long after the doors open, fully aware that the show won’t get started for at least a few hours after the official “doors open” time. Most fans only come out to see the main act for the night, sometimes consciously passing up the opening acts. This is how it goes at most shows. But Greensboro’s On Pop of the World does it a little different.
    After the two touring acts loaded all of th
  • Feasibility study underway for proposed grocery cooperative

    Modeled on Renaissance Community Cooperative in Greensboro, organizers of SHARE in Winston-Salem are undertaking an ambitious plan to open a cooperative grocery on Peters Creek Parkway in the fall of 2018.
    Plans for a cooperative grocery to address food scarcity in Winston-Salem took a step forward this week as consultants from Minnesota launched a feasibility study to determine whether the community can support the venture.
    SHARE, which stands for “Supplying Honest and Respectful Engageme
  • Another one bites the dust

    In what’s become something of a recurring theme in these late chapters of the GOP takeover in North Carolina, the US Supreme Court on Monday rejected another controversial proposal out of Raleigh.
    As turns out, you can’t just draw a line around black people and call it a Congressional district.
    The Supremes upheld a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has been whacking down our legislature’s illegal laws like they’re poorly hit ping-pong balls since 201
  • NC: GTA Contract in Jeopardy Over Board Members' Contact with Alston

    May 23--GREENSBORO -- There's a problem with a new three-year, $55 million contract between the city and Transdev, the company that manages city bus services: Transdev consultant Melvin "Skip" Alston talked to at least five of the six members on the Greensboro Transit Authority board before their votes. That wasn't supposed to happen, the city says, since it could give the impression Alston influenced votes.
  • Four in a row

    Jayhlen Washington was perfectly healthy when he entered the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A Outdoor Track and Field State Championship last week in Greensboro. The only health concern he had afterward was whether his neck was strong enough to carry the four gold medals he earned during the competition.
  • Barstool: Horigan’s House of Taps

    I lost count of the number of times I’ve wanted less beer than the standard pour. I’ve been to places that require manager’s approval for a half pour, and even when a flight is available, if I decide I’m not in the mood for a particular beer or I don’t like it, I’ve paid for the remainder already.
    For those of us who want freedom in our pour, there’s a solution. Mike and Mary Beth Horan found it when they were traveling in California last June — a
  • Droned: Latham Skate Park

    The bond passed in 2007, but the Latham Skate Park opened this weekend on the Latham Park Greenway with enthusiasm.
    Thanks to David Bartenfield for the video.The post Droned: Latham Skate Park appeared first on The NC Triad's altweekly.
  • Sportsball: Camaraderie and catharsis lead the Josh Level Classic

    Photos by Matthew C. Brown
    All at once the gym exploded; players and coaches of both teams leapt from their seats and stormed onto the basketball court, as did some onlookers from the bleachers and sidelines. They howled, grabbing friends around the shoulder with one hand and simultaneously filming the frenzy with the other. Some rushed for the exits, briefly dipping out of sight only to be dragged back in a few seconds later, hands covering the awe and elation on their faces. Greensboro native
  • Learn to Swim water safety expands to Brunswick Co.

    The BCBS program offers free swim lessons from Title I schools during the school year and transportation to the YMCA locations. "The Learn to Swim program will help reduce the number of children who drown," said Greg Jones, president and CEO of YMCA of Greensboro.
  • Silver Alert issued for endangered woman thought to be suffering from dementia Read Story WCNC

    The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing, endangered woman who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Katheryn Joy Scarcia, 46, was last seen at a bus depot in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Familiar voices bring a The Big Talkera back to Wilmington, partner with WWAY

    Some familiar voices are back on the radio in Wilmington under a familiar station name, and WWAY is joining them. The Big Talker returned to the air in March on 106.7 FM.
  • The Weekender: The Jaws Edition

     
    It’s not safe to go back out on the water! It’s the 44th Anniversary of the Iconic movie and it’s a free screening at bailey park, I think we are going to need a bigger boat
    THURSDAY
    Whitetop Mountain Band @ Centennial Station (HP), 7 p.m.
    The Whitetop mountain band is a nationally known bluegrass band from Whitetop, Va. The band has performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Merlefest just to name a few. For additional information, visit highpointsarts.org.
    Swer
  • Alive: Music for Night of the Living Dead at Orlando Fringe Festival

    A guitar-and-drum duo from Modern Robot, based in Greensboro, N.C., accompanies this cult classic zombie film with a live soundtrack. As if a midnight showing of a film about a cannibalistic zombie horde wasn't creepy enough, the soundtrack that Modern Robot dubs over the film is appropriately spine-tingling.
  • Some want Confederate flag removed from NC fire station TROY, N.C....

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  • Triad: Film Screening, Grant Apps, Center Program

    Published: May 19, 2017 in Carolinas News Notes Updated: May 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm ENGAGE: Write a letter to the editor Pictured Above: 'Real Boy' will be shown at Salem College Student Activities Center on May 30. Screenshot with Bennett Wallace and Joe Stevens.
  • Teen Mom: - My baby Is my inspiration to never quit' Read Story Hope Ford

    GREENSBORO, NC Most people might look at Johana Aranda-Lopez and think she's is just like any other high school student. She walks around Grimsley High School, backpack on her shoulders, scrolling through messages on her I-Phone, as she heads to the next class.
  • NC: New PART Hub Dedicated for Coble

    May 17--GUILFORD COUNTY -- Mass transit riders in the High Point area and beyond will be able to express a common phrase of gratitude often inspired in the long career of a former congressman: "Thanks, Howard." On Wednesday morning, about 200 people gathered to dedicate the new hub of the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation in honor of the late Howard Coble.
  • NC officials warn against deadly heroin known as gray death

    Robert Childs, the executive director of the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, said drug users he works with have confirmed seeing the drug in Greensboro and Asheville, and that he wouldn't be surprised if it appears in our area. "We've seen a lot of fentanyl-laced drugs in the drug user community in Wilmington and Brunswick County in the last year and a half.
  • Section of Interstate 73 to open In North Carolina

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  • Consumer Protection a " No Arbitration of Internet - Payday Loan'

    Dillon v. BMO Harris Bank NA No. 16-1362, May 10, 2017; USDC at Greensboro, N.C. 4th Cir.
  • 'Greenest hotel in America': A Greensboro hotel makes climate-conscious travelers swoon

    The LEED Platinum-certified Proximity Hotel, in Greensboro, N.C., is topped with 100 solar panels. One of the first sights that greet guests as they turn in to an otherwise nondescript office park off Green Valley Road are the 100 solar panels perched atop the handsome hotel, which from afar looks like an old textile warehouse lovingly brought back to life.
  • Historic preservation celebrated -

    Mayor David Rowe read the proclamation declaring May as National Historic Preservation month to be celebrated by the citizens of Mount Airy.
  • Festival Profile May 17, 2017 SE Systems Helps MerleFest Mark 30 Years

    The concert business may be heavily focused on festivals these days, but they're old news to the team behind MerleFest. The venerable event marked its 30th anniversary in April, held once again on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
  • Garden clubs win awards

    Jeanne Capstaff and Judy Campbell recently attended the Garden Club of North Carolina State Convention in Greensboro and received awards for the club Little Sprouts. Also receiving awards were students Braden Cooper, who won first place in the state wide competition for his drawing of a cardinal; Cameron Lockemy won second place for his drawing of a bluebird; Gail Hill, president of the Garden Club of North Carolina, presented Jeanne Capstaff, youth leader, with a Certificate of Honor in appreci
  • Excerpt: The last days of Darryl Hunt

    by Phoebe Zerwick
    Editor’s Note: Phoebe Zerwick, director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University, first came to know Darryl Hunt in 2003 when she investigated his wrongful conviction for the Winston-Salem Journal. After his exoneration in 2004, he became a nationally known advocate for social justice. When he took his life last year, the story pulled at her again. With her permission, we are pleased to publish an excerpt from “The Last Days of Darryl Hunt,” a magaz
  • Career suicide at the Blind Tiger

    by Lauren Barber
    “Growing up as an adolescent with a disability, no one ever talked to me about sex and that’s always the number one question when I meet somebody is, ‘Can you have sex?’” said Ananda Bennett, 28, of Greensboro.
    Bennett, who showed up front and center for the the SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque performance at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on May 11, is quadriplegic.
    “It’s always been very taboo to talk about having a disability and sex,
  • Barstool: NC liquors’ strained history in ‘Still & Barrel’

    A book signing doesn’t often look like a cocktail party. But John Francis Trump, author of Still & Barrel: Craft Spirits in the Old North State published by Winston-Salem-based John F. Blair, Publisher, made the event at Greensboro’s Scuppernong Books on May 12 a conversation by talking from his chair and allowing guests to interject questions throughout.
    Inspired by a distillery passport produced by the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services — which is now t
  • Raising hardcore from the underground

    It’s a ritual. Nearly sacred and methodical, each musician has their own pattern. Cymbals stacked and zipped up in padded bags and amplifier cords unplugged and wrapped and wound. One band’s guitars and bass laid to rest for the night as they clear the stage and others are brought out into the lights. It’s all neatly handled in a dark, ceremonial manner as ears rang and eyes watched the performers clear that small stage, like holy shaman at an altar; their part of the ritual ov
  • Trump’s America: An assault on the Census

    Lost in the shuffle of the James Comey firing last week was the indignant resignation of another department head: John H. Thompson, director of the Census Bureau.
    It might be easy to dismiss a department that performs its core function just once every 10 years — until, that is, the full scope of our decennial counting sets in.
    The Census gets its own department because it’s major: We allocate Congressional seats and Electoral College votes based on this number, earmark resources for
  • Triaditude Adjustment: As prolific as an aphid colony

    The first time I played here, I had a tour bus, brown hair and lots of cassettes,” Robyn Hitchcock said from the ArtsCenter stage in Carrboro on Sunday night. “I miss the cassettes.”
    Hitchcock pushed his now-white hair back from his forehead and wondered aloud how the squat former strip mall — “the square behind Milltown” — had managed to survive since his first trip to Carrboro, when seemingly everything else has been rebuilt, paved over or gi
  • Triad City Beat This Week: May 17, 2017

    Triad investigative journalism legend Phoebe Zerwick broke the story on Darryl Hunt, a Winston-Salem man who was wrongfully convicted of murder, back in 2004. Now a professor at Wake Forest University, Zerwick explores the personal turmoil that led Hunt to take his own life last year in this week’s Triad City Beat cover story.
    NEWS• Faculty members back allegations about department chair’s abuses
    • New electioneering group wrestles with identity and representation
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  • Sportsball: Girls on Fire engages in a sport for the mind

    Hundreds of people packed the stands and floor of UNCG’s Fleming Gymnasium back on March 10 and 11, while others watched anxiously from designated pit areas. Six teams took the court at a time, forming rival alliances of three teams each. The intense, two-and-a-half-minute matches marked the first contest of the season for Girls on Fire, and the competition was hard on everyone. Even the robots.
    The 20 high-school students who make up Girls on Fire competed as a FIRST Robotics Competition
  • Running game on the ’rental units

    The kid tried to pull a caper the other night.
    It involved a bogus party, a questionable sleepover and a vague itinerary that left me with nothing but questions.
    There were red flags all over this one. Still, I let it play out to a point just short of actual transgression, at which moment I swept in like a ghost in the machine and set everything right with a jarring dose of reality.
    It was fun for me, really. And on some level I was pulling for the kid, who bears the misfortune of having a seaso
  • New electioneering group wrestles with identity and representation

    Organizers set an ambitious goal to assemble 1,000 Greensboro voters in August and ask city council candidates to respond to a people’s platform, but questions about Democracy Greensboro’s political identity and constituency remain unresolved.
    What would come to be Democracy Greensboro began last summer as a group of Bernie Sanders supporters met at Glenwood Community Bookshop looking for a way to remain engaged after their favored candidate conceded in the Democratic primary.
    As the
  • Editorial: NC’s voter ID bill is a flat circle

    It wasn’t the first illegal action our legislature undertook since the Republican takeover in 2010 — the marriage amendment, a racial gerrymander of our Congressional districts, an attempt to reconstruct Greensboro City Council and a move to merge state elections and ethics functions have all been struck down by judges in the last few years — but a lot hinged on the omnibus elections bill that sailed through the legislature in 2013.
    It was popular among Republicans in the legis
  • Citizen Green: Commissioners say police accountability is broken

    The string of unanimous votes by the Greensboro Human Relations Commission on Monday night was all the more remarkable for the wrenching internal division that had preceded them.
    The unanimous votes revealed a tacit acknowledgement among the members of the volunteer board, who are appointed by city council and represent all five districts, that there’s something fundamentally wrong with the way police treat black men and boys in Greensboro, and that the process of citizen oversight of the

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