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Small Parklets Spawn Big Debate in Greensboronew

Many of Greensboro’s highest ranking officials were involved in the conversation, including the assistant city manager, at least two members of the city attorney’s office, the top two officials at GDOT, and a handful of other staffers either working on the regulations or discussing the concept at hand.
YES! Weekly  |  Jeff Sykes  |  05-06-2015  |  Features

The Art of Hip-Hop in Greensboronew

Greensboro’s arts studio Uptown Artworks is preserving a hefty portion of hip-hop culture with its exhibit “Thinkin of a Master Plan;Hip-hop the ARTform.”
YES! Weekly  |  Yes! Weekly  |  05-04-2015  |  Art

Does North Carolina Have a Budding Interest in Marijuana?new

House Bill 78, a bill that was filed in the North Carolina General Assembly in February, has been deemed the North Carolina Medical Cannabis Act.
YES! Weekly  |  Britt Chester  |  04-15-2015  |  Drugs

City of Greensboro considers dropping Downtown Greensboro, Inc.

Taking some by surprise, a seemingly spontaneous discussion about seeking alternatives to Downtown Greensboro Inc. ended in a 9-0 vote last week at the Greensboro City Council meeting.
YES! Weekly  |  Eric Ginsburg  |  02-27-2013  |  Politics

What once was lost

One minute she had the keys in her hand, using the fob’s button to pop the lock on her car parked in the drive. The next minute the keys were gone. Way gone. She tore the house apart and put it back together looking for the damn things, to no avail.
YES! Weekly  |  Brian Clarey  |  02-27-2013  |  Commentary

Greensboro Police Chief Responds to Surveillance Questions

Greensboro's Police Chief explains police surveillance of activists, maintains that the department didn't have an undercover officer in Occupy Greensboro, and welcomes an investigation into whether documents were falsified.
YES! Weekly  |  Eric Ginsburg  |  02-21-2013  |  Politics

Going up against a pro

Last week, an old friend of mine traveled from his home in New York City to Chicago for the purpose of eating jelly doughnuts.
YES! Weekly  |  Brian Clarey  |  02-20-2013  |  Commentary

Greensboro Councilwoman Denies Emails Connecting Her to Police Intelligence Squad

Greensboro Councilwoman Marikay Abuzuaiter denied that multiple e-mails attributed to her and originating from one of her e-mail addresses were written by her, saying she had no communication with the Greensboro police’s criminal intelligence squad.
YES! Weekly  |  Eric Ginsburg  |  02-13-2013  |  Politics

Screech No More

Dustin Diamond says that when he finally bid farewell to the “Saved by the Bell” franchise in 2000, they didn’t let him keep any of the clothes. And even if they did he wouldn’t have wanted them.
YES! Weekly  |  Brian Clarey  |  02-13-2013  |  Commentary

Walking tour about the food, history

Ronnie’s Country Store on the corner on the corner of Cherry and 6th streets in downtown Winston-Salem is closed on this Saturday afternoon, the green-carpeted, sidewalk risers picked clean of produce that morning, the last of the infamous country ham doled out for the day.
YES! Weekly  |  Brian Clarey  |  02-13-2013  |  Food+Drink

How to ‘redneckognize’ a rip-off

Television historians will look back on summer 2012 as a watershed, the moment when the game had changed for good.
YES! Weekly  |  Brian Clarey  |  02-07-2013  |  Commentary

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

Count sizes up Guilford County’s homeless population

Apolice car slowed suddenly, flipping its blue lights on as it banked a U- turn on Eugene Street in downtown Greensboro. Sidling up to a man pushing his bicycle, a crate with a trash bag in it strapped to the front of the bike, the cruiser stopped and rolled down the passenger side window near the man.
YES! Weekly  |  Eric Ginsburg  |  02-06-2013  |  Homelessness

Home for Christmas

They call it Murphy’s now, the kind of neighborhood Irish watering hole as common to this part of Long Island as discount clothing stores and vanity license plates.
YES! Weekly  |  Brian Clarey  |  12-26-2012  |  Commentary

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