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Winston-Salem Homeless Left Sleeping in Chairs Due to Shelter Glitch

“That is not the way we want things to work.”
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  02-07-2013  |  Homelessness


Armed with a veto-proof majority and emboldened a fellow party member in the Executive Mansion, Republican lawmakers in Raleigh rushed out a flurry of conservative bills when the General Assembly convened last week for the long session.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  02-06-2013  |  Politics

McCrory tacks to center at Greensboro Republican gathering

Pat McCrory, the Republican nominee for governor and former mayor of Charlotte, told a friendly crowd at a party fundraiser at Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro on Sunday that the party needs to work hard and broaden its appeal to win in November.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  08-22-2012  |  Elections

Romney & Ryan Visit High Point, N.C.

Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, and his newly chosen running mate, US Rep. Paul Ryan addressed upwards of a thousand supporters in a sweltering North Carolina furniture factory as large crowds turned out and the GOP rank and file showed signs of growing enthusiasm for their ticket.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  08-15-2012  |  Elections

Homeless veterans in Winston-Salem find opportunities for housing

Teri Hairston, a program assistant for United Way of Forsyth County, made a triumphant entrance into a conference room at Bethesda Center for the Homeless waving a survey.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  08-02-2012  |  Homelessness

Winston-Salem council raises taxes and cuts managerial positions

The Winston-Salem City Council voted to raise taxes by 3.4 percent, passing a budget with significant spending cuts that is expected to result in the elimination of about a dozen professional and management jobs, delayed fleet and equipment replacement, less money for street maintenance and reductions in travel spending.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  06-25-2012  |  Politics

Retired FBI agent: Kalvin Michael Smith deserves new trial

The latest chapter in the ongoing saga surrounding the brutal 1995 beating a store clerk has culminated with a respected retired FBI assistant director calling for a new trial for Kalvin Michael Smith, the man convicted of the crime almost 15 years ago.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  06-19-2012  |  Crime & Justice

Occupy Winston-Salem protests Novant Health layoffs

About 16 people picketed across the street from Forsyth Medical Center last week to protest job cuts by the hospital’s nonprofit owner, Novant Health.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  06-14-2012  |  #OCCUPY

Art Rises from the Ruins in Detroit

Detroit, site of the AAN convention last weekend, is a city with an infrastructure built for 2 million people that supports a population about a third of that size.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  06-14-2012  |  Art

Gender and age separate two change-making candidates in N.C. District 71new

Everette Witherspoon, a 34-year-old Forsyth County commissioner announced he was running for a seat in the NC General Assembly the day Larry Womble announced he wasn't.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  04-26-2012  |  Elections

The Fixersnew

Illegal electioneering, a dubious PAC and pay-to-play politics in Forsyth County, North Carolina.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  04-26-2012  |  Elections

Ideological Purity Tests Roil N.C. Republican Primary Contestsnew

Republicans hold a significant advantage in voter registration in Forsyth County, N.C., and the Republican primary is playing out as a tug-of-war between outspoken conservatives who draw hard lines on issues such as taxation, prayer before government meetings and immigration, and moderates who are willing to work more closely with Democrats.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  04-20-2012  |  Elections

A plan to weatherize 200+ homes in Winston-Salemnew

Sandra Lawson and her 76-year-old mother gave up their trailer in West Virginia about six years ago when they decided to move down to Winston-Salem to be closer to Doris’ other children. The house on Leo Street was the seventh their realtor showed them.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  03-26-2012  |  Energy

Obama Campaign Pours Resources Into North Carolina Triad Regionnew

A capacity crowd packed the Obama campaign's Winston-Salem headquarters during a grand opening on Feb. 29 in which organizers urged volunteers to sign up for phone banking with neighborhood team leaders.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  03-08-2012  |  Elections

Style and experience set apart conservative candidates in N.C. District 74 GOP primarynew

Forsyth County Republican voters will get the opportunity to choose among three conservatives, including two experienced politicos and one newcomer, in the primary contest to determine who succeeds Rep. Dale Folwell in NC House District 74.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  03-08-2012  |  Politics

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