by Jordan Green City council approves an auto-oriented redevelopment plan for library while cracking down on unauthorized urbanism activities at the Pit. With municipal elections underway, High Point…
• 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
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.
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
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
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.
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…
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,…