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Some people think east Winston-Salem native Geno Segers excels naturally, but his success in a number of arenas illustrates how his hard work and dedication pays off. Segers played rugby internationally, has run multiple small businesses, played minor-league football, starred as Mufasa in the stage production of The Lion King.
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Every month, SynerG hosts SynerG on Tap a free, informal social networking event to help connect young professionals within the Greensboro community. Events are held at restaurants around Greensboro and locations change each month to show the variety of establishments in Greensboro.
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For the past two decades, the number of grandparents and other extended family members raising children has been rising dramatically.
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“We’ve got an incredible opportunity to pull this community together, and we’re going to do it,” Perkins said once it was clear he would win. “My responsibility is going to be to communicate with everyone on the council and creating a plan for council and the community.
Page 8 - no comments - 273 views Robert F. Kennedy Jr. visits Triad to highlight pollution
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., president of the Waterkeeper Alliance, speaks to a group of reporters during a boat tour of Badin Lake as part of his visit to the area on Nov. 3. Aluminummaker Alcoa is under fire for allegedly contaminating the lake with PCBs. (photo by Keith T.
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The Greensboro Farmers Market Inc. will begin managing the farmers curb market on Yanceyville Street on Jan. 1. The city council approved a lease to the nonprofit on Nov. 1 in a 5-4 vote, despite threats by some longtime farmers to leave the market.
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The Greensboro Aquatic Center will be the site of the 2013, 2014 and 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, the conference announced on Monday.
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Welcome to this week’s YES! Weekly Pop Quiz where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week’s questions were directed to members of the Winston-Salem City Council in advance of their Monday meeting. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.
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Alex P. Little, 44, an employee of Exprezit gas station on Linville Road, had fired 25-year-old Richard Vance Dixon, also an employee, on Nov. 1. Early Sunday morning, at about 2 a.m., Dixon walked into the gas station with a handgun and shot Little several times.
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It’s true that I have often butted heads with Greensboro blogger, self-appointed ombudsman at large and overall smug loudmouth Roch Smith Jr. on a number of issues. But beneath our gentle back-and-forth banter there is, I believe, a mutual respect.
Page 11 - no comments - 331 views Law professor: Greensboro’s RUCO ordinance can be enforced
Staff at the Greensboro Housing Coalition has recently complained about housing code violations at this apartment complex on Oakwood Drive near High Point Road. An organizer with the agency said one of the apartments caught fire inside a wall, and an electrician expressed concerns about the safety of the unit’s wiring.
Page 12 - no comments - 273 views The decline of the textile industry
With a double-digit unemployment rate in Guilford County, a grassroots movement about economic inequality called Occupy Wall Street growing around the country, a recent city council campaign and a presidential election approaching, everyone seems to be talking about jobs.
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On January 5, 1961, Alan Young was having dinner with friends, when they all stopped to watch the premiere of his new comedy, “Mr. Ed”. After ward, actor William Conrad (later, TV’s “Cannon”) said to Alan, “Congratulations, you’ve got a hit on your hands.
Page 18 - no comments - 341 views The stupidity of ‘Buy American’
One sign of economic ignorance is the faith that “Buy American” is the path to prosperity. My former employer, ABC News, did a week’s worth of stories claiming that “buying American” would put Americans back to work.
Page 18 - no comments - 284 views The venom in vaccinations
While most mainstream news media cover presidential campaigns or economic conditions, the feds are going under the radar and your skin — literally — with something that could be detrimental to your and your children’s health. News just broke about their cover-up, but few, if any, agencies passed along the wire.
Page 18 - no comments - 262 views Survival of the creative class
A couple of weeks ago, I had the good fortune to spend some time with local artists Charlotte and Erik Ström at their home studio near downtown Greensboro. We talked at length about their latest exhibit, From the Ground Up, on display at the Studio & Gallery on Cedar Street this month.
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The video is a political commercial, thinly sourced and short on specifics, endorsing a slate of conservative candidates for Greensboro City Council. But the content of the video is irrelevant. Speakers from the floor at any government meeting are allowed to say whatever they want.
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Greetings. Your valued columnist Jim Longworth is very informative and correct [“Greetings from Blue Cross/Blue Shield”; Nov. 2, 2011]. The healthcare cost in America keeps increasing with giant steps. We all know why.The health reform is supposed to do something to slow down the fast-increasing medical costs.
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Lyndon Street Artworks plays host tonight to a semi-secret, invite-only performance by Mayback Music Group recording artist Kyle Myricks with DC phenom Young Prince and Charlotte emcee Stranger Day. At the Blind Tiger, the sensational country folk band Aunt Martha is joined by Charlottesville cellist Wes Swing and singer/ songwriter Erick Baker.
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Spend enough time on the road and the experience can evoke any number of descriptors: It can be liberating, maturing or simply wearying. In the course of playing more than 200 dates in the past year and countless others since being founded in 2007, the members of Holy Ghost Tent Revival have known them all.
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Neighborhoods Jazz Concert Series Kick Off w/ Galvin Crisp Jr., The Dash Collective FlatIron (G):.
Page 25 - no comments - 286 views The Black Angels bring the past to the present
It’s a scenario deserving of its own afterschool PSA. What starts with V0 rips of the Black Angels’ Phosphene Dream soon turns into your kid digging through dusty crates at a record show for anything they can get their hands on by the 13th Floor Elevators.
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Underground Inbassion/Triad Full Moon Gathering Thursday, and Nov. 24, Grimetime @ Studio 99 Nov. 6. I’ll also VJ at Return of the Bass in Greenville, SC on Saturday. Got in the game: Fall 2003.
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Take a look at Steve Martin’s filmography for the past few years. It’s safe to say he has developed a reputation for taking the easy route in his twilight. Bringing Down the House, Cheaper By the Dozen and its sequel, and The Pink Panther reboot: They’re all terrible, with half-assed performances by Martin.
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Given the moniker adopted by songwriters Stephanie Morgan and Chuck Lichtenberger, it’s a safe assumption that the evolution of Stephaniesid from barroom folk to glistening dream-pop has been driven purely by the pleasure principle. It could have been assumed that the Asheville band’s last album, Warm People,.
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Page 32 - no comments - 298 views Back in New York City: All-star cast hits stride in Tower Heist
The breezy, enjoyable Tower Heist ( ) ranks as one of director Brett Ratner’s best, most purely pleasing films to date. It’s neither deep or profound, but it allows its 24-karat cast to mine every laugh — and maybe a few extra — from the self-titled concept.
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Hosted by Brian Peck, who played “Scuz” in the original film and appeared in two of the follow-ups, this thorough and enjoyable — to say nothing of thoroughly enjoyable — chronicle examines the film’s origins, its often-tumultuous production, and subsequent status as a cult classic.
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Saturdays. September 24 through November 26. 9 p.m. Sinister Cinema Film Series. Greensboro School of Creativity, 900 16th St., Greensboro..
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Immortals 3D Fri and Sat 1:55, 4, 4:45, 7, 7:45, 9:25, 10:10. RealD 3DSun to Wed 1:55, 4, 4:45, 7, 7:45. RealD 3D In Time.
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Among the slate of more than 100 independent and international films screening at the 17th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington this week are short films by UNCG students Mariah Dunn and Adrienne Ostberg, as well as faculty member Michael Frierson.
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This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with a special screening of the documentary film Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey,.
Page 37 - no comments - 300 views Piedmont Triad Film Commission introduces promotional film short
There’s money to be made where movies are made, and North Carolina is no exception. Last week, the Piedmont Triad Film Commission hosted a special event at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro to officially unveil its new promotional short, “Focus on the Piedmont Triad.
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The Triad is alive with the sound of music this week, as several theatres present musical selections..
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drought leads to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens of the city are forced to use public amenities, until a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution. The production, which is directed by Jay Putnam, professor of theatre at HPU, was written by Greg Kotis and includes music by Mark Hollman.
Page 42 - no comments - 251 views Neighborhood chili
Normally I spend my Saturdays off the clock as a journalist, preferring to spend the time berating my children until they get off the couch, or spending time on said couch watching football.
So I didn’t have a notebook — or even a pen — when our family stumbled into the Lindley Park neighborhood Fall Fest on Saturday afternoon.
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And if you miss the rustic, artisan loaves that came from Simple Kneads in Greensboro’s Elm Street alleyway, rejoice in the fact that another breadmaker, Loaf Bakery,.
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Enforcement’s treatment of undocumented workers. Program free and open to all. Lunch (optional) is available ($10); lunch reservations must be made in advance..
Page 46 - no comments - 280 views the advice goddess
I admire that you often add research to your columns, so I thought I’d ask you about an article I read on birth control pills. Apparently, taking the pill can cause the “wrong” man to smell good to you — a man you might not be into once you’re off the pill.
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This is a good time to let that intrepid Aries temperament take charge. Your strong leadership will help settle those still-unresolved situations. Support comes from a surprising source..
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(1) Mohamed Bishr, an Egyptian man bearing a remarkable resemblance to the late Iraqi dictator, claimed in October that he had been briefly kidnapped after spurning an offer to portray Saddam in a porn video. Bishr’s adult sons told the al-Ahram newspaper in Alexandria that their father had been offered the equivalent of $330,000.
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It’s seven down, three races to go in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, and quite obviously far from over, but one must marvel at Tony Stewart’s versatility.
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My first Book Year
She’s late. Not a huge deal — I’m late sometimes myself. Plus she’s got a 90-minute drive and a carful of books to load in.
One thing I’ve learned during my Book Year is that logistics are a bitch.
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