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Observations From Below: Imagine

Bryan Dooley | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

I haven't really blogged about my own home town since my introduction to this blog. Just like anyone else, I am a product of my environment. Winston ...

Watch Exclusive Premiere of Jack the Radio's 'Bad Man' Video

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 04.01.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

It's been six years since North Carolina-based Jack the Radio took aim at what members of the group called the "groove-heavy, southern-tinged gap" in ...

N.C. Distillers Association blazes a trail of its own

John Trump | Posted 02.19.2016 | Taste
John Trump

Scot Sanborn stood behind the bar and concentrated on a drinking glass. He wiped it clean and carefully laid the glass on the bar, alongside another just like it. He pointed at each glass and counted in silence, save for the soft jazz that came from a speaker set high in the corner of the candle-lit room.

I Am A White Christian And Black Lives Matter

Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.

While some claim that Dylann Roof is mentally ill, the truly frightening possibility is that he is sane and sober -- that he was raised under a white supremacist culture and is acting out his racism in the most violent of ways.

Memorial Day: Correcting the Story of World War I Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Henry Johnson

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.22.2016 | Black Voices
Megan Smolenyak

Sgt. Henry Johnson and Sgt. William Shemin are being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama at a White House ceremony for their heroics in World War I. Not surprisingly, a fair bit of information about both soldiers can be found online, and while personal details about Sgt. Shemin are mostly accurate, Sgt. Johnson's are frequently distorted.

Trading Tobacco and Textiles for Live Music and Award-Winning Films

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

The Camel City has long wanted to be known as City of the Arts. In fact, it was the first city in the nation to establish an arts council in 1949. And this weekend welcomes back two major events -- Phuzz Phest and RiverRun International Film Festival -- that should help it achieve just that.

Shared Resources and Expectations

Joel Tauber | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
Joel Tauber

I grew up in an Orthodox Jewish community in Boston that felt both nurturing and stifling. If anyone in the community struggled financially, they knew that tzedeka (or charity) would be raised to sustain them

7-Year-Old Gives Bags Full of Blessings to the Homeless

HooplaHa | Posted 03.01.2015 | Good News

After observing homeless people on the street, he initially wanted to host a pizza party for them. However, when his church came up with the idea of "Blessing Bags" -- bags with water, toothbrushes, socks, and other daily necessities -- Caiden wanted to hand them out personally.

Getting Down to Business on Workforce Preparation

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Stacey D. Stewart

While the Great Recession is officially over, many Americans are still struggling to regain their economic footing. One way to get our country on a sound path to recovery is a focus on better preparing our students for success in the workforce.

School Counselor's Family 'Will Never Get Over' Her Murder

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.05.2014 | Crime

Maggie Daniels' family said in a written statement that the popular North Carolina school counselor's slaying has left them devastated. "Our lives ...

Politicians React To The Death Of Maya Angelou

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Beloved poet and activist Dr. Maya Angelou died on Wednesday at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the age of 86. Politicians took to Twi...

Where Are America's Hardcore Fashionistas? Hint: Not in New York or LA

John Egan | Posted 07.06.2014 | Style
John Egan

Adjusting for regional pricing differences, women in Winston-Salem spend more per capita on clothing, shoes, dry cleaning, alternations, jewelry, watches, and closet and storage products than women in any other major metro area.

A New Sheriff Is in Town: The Triad Welcomes a New Indy Paper

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 05.31.2014 | Media
Victor M. Feraru

There are not many publications that will give us an unbiased story about the true news that matters. That was until recently when a group of muck raking reporters and editors decided they would take to the streets and form their own paper.

Charges Dropped Against Dad For Freak Accident That Buried 2 Children

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2014 | Crime

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec 6 (Reuters) - A judge has dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges against a North Carolina man whose young daughter and ...

Labor Surplus, Labor Shortage, and the Skills Gap Between

Dr. Gary M. Green | Posted 08.31.2013 | College
Dr. Gary M. Green

We have two significant problems with the job market in the current recovery -- a labor surplus and a labor shortage. High unemployment and a lack of ...

6 Best Big Cities To Retire

Posted 10.19.2012 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 readers are always looking for the latest and greatest retirement hot spots. In the past we've run stories on the best college towns for r...

Winston-Salem's Wine Country

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Travel
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson

The iconic brand created by R. J. Reynolds in 1875 has all but disappeared and the new players in town include a bevy of wineries that are taking the area by storm.

Populist Backlash Crushes Art Pope's Forces in North Carolina

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

North Carolina's right-wing political boss, Art Pope, is having a bad week. One week after a searing profile appeared in the New Yorker, Pope's ultra-conservative ticket fell under the crushing weight of a populist uprising.

HBCUs Shouldn't Be a Last Resort

James D. Jackson | Posted 10.01.2011 | College
James D. Jackson

Just about 5 years ago, I would not have imagined that I'd be in school at an HBCU. Eventually, I discovered one of the perks of going to an HBCU. There are people there that want to help you, that is, if you want to be helped.

President Obama and This Generation's 'Sputnik Moment'

David Coates | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Coates

Less and less is it the case that the United States remains, to quote the president, as "the home of the world's best universities."

Obama's Bipartisan Investment Strategy

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

Obama spoke yesterday about the costs of the displacement of manufacturing and textiles. Both were caused by the decades-long Reagan Revolution led divestment from America -- not the last several years.

Obama's New Theme: A Sputnik Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While Obama may indeed be right about America being in serious danger of falling behind on a worldwide scale, this Sputnik moment simply doesn't have a Sputnik. There is no one overarching threat.

Strange Sleepers: Artist Puts Mannequins In Compromising Positions (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Artist Mark Jenkins did an installation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina of mannequins in odd positions. Some were sleeping (see below), some were div...

Press Descend On Obama Following Wright Controversy

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

In the last few days, the weary and distracted candidate Obama has been more forceful and passionate. Confronting his displeasure with Rev. Wright seems to have lit a fire under the Barack ass.