Jul
28

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Daily Beat: July 28, 2014

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• Who holds more power than the Pope? The Popes of North Carolina, of course. Claude Pope is only a distant cousin of Art Pope, the budget director for Gov. Pat McCrory and financier of the state’s conservative political apparatus, but he chairs the state Republican Party. Not bad as circles of family influence go. Claude Pope speaks to the Forsyth County conservative lunch group at the Golden Corral at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem at noon.

• WUAG, the student-run station at UNCG, celebrates its 50th birthday with an extravaganza at Glenwood Coffee and Books, located at 1310 Glenwood Ave., from 3 to 11 p.m. The lineup includes the Bronzed Chorus, Jenny Besetzt, Matty Sheets & the Blockheads, Axxa/Abraxas, Oulipo, Breathers and T. Lee Gunselman. Elsewhere, The Corradi and Design Archives are among the vendors. The Bandito Burrito Truck, Great Escape and Diva Dogs food trucks provide the grub. Our intern, Kelly Fahey, helped organize the event. Read More

Jul
27

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Greensboro worker featured in New York Times article

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Front and center of the New York Times website as of 11:30 p.m. on July 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the article doesn’t mention the Triad except for this photo of Greensboro worker Robert Martin, it does reference NC NAACP President the Rev. William Barber.

Read it here.

Jul
26

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As police chief retires, calls for greater accountability

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Miller — who will take the same post in Greenville, SC — implemented several reforms during his tenure but some community members said he didn’t go far enough to support real transparency and accountability. The nonprofit Beloved Community Center has been one of the department’s most vocal critics, helping to establish an independent interim police review committee.

In an email yesterday afternoon, the Beloved Community Center invited people to a public meeting at Bethel AME Church on August 7 at 7 p.m. to discuss the issue. Read More

Jul
25

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Stone Brewing cuts Greensboro as option

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Greensboro is out of the running for Stone Brewing’s East Coast facility, Mayor Nancy Vaughan said this morning.

Stone Brewing, the 10th largest craft beer company in the nation, has decided that locations in Ohio and Virginia are more centrally located for distribution east of the Mississippi, eliminating options in North and South Carolina.

Greensboro made it to one of the final rounds, beating out a number of other cities. Officials from Stone Brewing even visited the city a while ago, and were seen out drinking at the Lindley Park Filling Station with some of the guys from Natty Greene’s.

In an email this morning to those involved in recruitment efforts, Greensboro Partnership Economic Development President Dan Lynch shared the bad news. Read More

Jul
25

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The Weekender: July 25-27, 2014

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I spent part of Thursday evening watching author and former News & Record columnist Bill Morris read from his newest work, Motor City Burning, at Scuppernong Books. From what I gather, it’s about baseball and justice. Bill’s great — smart and funny, guy still writes with a typewriter.

WEEKEND

  • Irving Park Art & Frame hosts Art & Bark, a weekend of folk art starting with an artists reception on friday night at 6 p.m. with the work of Tim and Lisa Kluttz — yeah, that’s a real name. They make pet-themed folk art. Then, on Saturday, the Art & Bark party kicks off at 11 a.m. — a lot party with raffles, vendors and a food truck. Proceeds benefit Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network.

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IN PRINT

The Eastern Music Festival runs through this weekend in Greensboro.

Learning to love the Eastern Music Festival

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

by Brian Clarey A full-blown orchestra is a mighty army: phalanxes of high and low strings, platoons of horns and woodwinds, a couple of bassoons poking out like…

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Andrew Eversole’s Appalachian Mountain mysticism

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

by Jordan Green Presenting a narrated bluegrass song cycle about reincarnation at a bar on a Friday night might seem like an iffy proposition. As it turned out,…


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