Triad City Beat This Week: Dec. 16, 2015



Joe Scott talks to members of the Triad’s nerd elite about the lasting influence of the Star Wars franchise on popular culture in this week’s Triad City Beat cover story.


• Police quietly prepare for a riotSONY DSC

An insider and a populist vie for South Ward seat on city council

City pushes DA to release video of death in custody

Winston-Salem leaders vow to close pay gap with neighboring cities




Carroll Leggett• Editorial: Cops on a new beat

• It Just Might Work: Mandatory consent training

• Fresh Eyes: Teachers are the true rock stars

• Editor’s Notebook: The lay of the land




691• Citizen Green: Let us now condemn famous men

• Good Sport: Zero to hero

• All She Wrote: Don’t tell Mama





tea• Food: Not a fancy date, but it could be: Dinner at Diamondback

• Barstool: Holiday growlin’

• Music: Amplifier, champion of music scene, retires from print after two years

• Culture: Candle Tea lights up Old Salem Christmas season


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