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Page 4 - no comments - 135 views EVERY DAY SOMETHING COOL
Ziggy’s; 170 W. 9th St., Winston-Salem; 336.714.2287; www.twincitytaps. com; 12 p.m.; $35 The second Twin City Taps craft beer festival will feature unlimited sampling from North Carolina craft breweries and will benefit the North Carolina Brewers Guild.
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Lindsay Buckingham blew away a packed house at the Bucked Up Super Saloon in Kernersville. File that one under “sentences we never thought we’d type.” See Ryan’s review on page 34..
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It’s all black and white with these two kiddos of mine. No gray area about their unwavering loyalty, love and protection of territory and myself.
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Named after Reba McEntire’s song “Fancy Don’t Let Me Down,” 6-year-old pug Fancy Brennan is a mild-natured people person. Originally from a small breeder in Randolph County, Fancy has grown up to be quite the independent thinker. Her favorite command is “sit,” and her favorite spot to follow this command is on her daddy’s head.
Page 9 - no comments - 168 views POLITICS, UPDATES, TRENDS AND OTHER VITAL INFORMATION
“Mr. Cherry, I have an 11-year old daughter who is watching this right now,” she said while Cherry was still at the speaker’s podium. Gesturing to audience members, she continued, “We have Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts who are watching this right now and I would ask you to exercise some decency.
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On Aug. 2, in Greensboro, Police observed a damaged 1994 Buick parked along the road around Merritt Drive and Immanuel Road. The car matched the description of a vehicle involved in a series of hit and runs in the same area.
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Last week the Greensboro police department announced it received $50,000 for a community policing program.
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The United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro exceeded its target of $1.1 million for Arts Fund contributions last week, raising a total of $1,104,605 through more than 1,400 donors. The Arts Fund is the city’s largest source of “arts funding through direct grants and other services” the council said in a press release.
Page 11 - no comments - 135 views The Province accused of nickel-and-diming students
Students said they are frequently expected to pay fees and fines they didn’t expect to be charged with, ranging from mulch, scuffed walls and any damage identified in quarterly inspections. Even though utilities are included, some reported being routinely charged for electric overages.
Page 12 - no comments - 163 views National Council of Elders forms in Greensboro
The newly formed National Council of Elders met underneath the sit-in monument of the A&T Four in Greensboro last week to announce its creation and purpose.
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Act fast — the monthly meeting of the Greensboro Human Relations Commission is Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 11:45 a.m. in the Greensboro City Council chamber in the Melvin Municipal Office Building off Greene Street. The Finance Committee of the Winston-Salem City Council meets Monday at 4 p.
Page 14 - no comments - 148 views Scott Bauer: Community servant
Scott Bauer has been at the helm of Southern Community Bank since its founding in 1996. Bauer, who grew up in Winston-Salem, has never forgotten his local roots, and, as journalist Richard Craver put it, “never let his position get in the way of opening an account for a new customer.
Page 16 - no comments - 227 views The ticking time bomb of Iran and Obama
Last Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad posted on his website his most recent anti-Semitic tirade, saying global forces should join together to annihilate Israel. Meanwhile, in Or- lando, Fla., President Barack Obama had a takeout plate of pulled pork and rice.
Page 16 - no comments - 159 views The check is not in the mail
Not that the post office is without its problems. The advent of e-mail and other forms of electronic communication have decimated volume at the world’s largest courier service, yet they’ll still deliver a letter door-to-door, no matter the distance, for the ridiculously low price of 45 cents.
Page 17 - no comments - 143 views Support prisoners on hunger strike
Since mid-July, inmates in at least three prisons in North Carolina have been on hunger strike, demanding basic conditions like access to adequate medical treatment and hygiene items. The prisoners’ descriptions of their conditions are frightening, and they are calling for public support to end the abuse.
Page 17 - no comments - 114 views HiToms Top Tobs in Train Game
Courtesy Photo | YES! Weekly The Thomasville HiToms (pictured) and the Wilson Tobs participated in a Train Game on July 28. The Train Game originated in High Point and the Tommies took a page from yesteryear traveling through the Old North State via the Carolinian Amtrak train.
Page 18 - no comments - 138 views [LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]
Good article on being a swimming dad ‘“Strokes” and “Things will go swimmingly”; ,July 11, 2012; by Brian Clarey]. I was one myself and while it was great for the kids, I have to say that I have rarely spent such excruciatingly boring days as at swimming meets.
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News and views from inside the media bubble | by Brian Clarey.
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1. Estimated 107.157 (anything between 105,000 and 109,000 acceptable answers) 2. Urban Placemaking to Develop And Transform the Economy of High Point: Project to rewrite the City’s Development Ordinance to create a more resilient and balanced community.
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Page 22 - no comments - 139 views PLACING AN AD
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Page 22 - no comments - 134 views [NEWS OF THE WEIRD]
New York City’s tap water is already widely regarded as world-class, in safety and taste (and subjected to a half-million tests a year by the city’s Department of Environmental Protection). However, two entrepreneurs recently opened the Molecule water bar in the city’s East Village, selling 16-ounce bottles of the same water for $2.
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For six weeks on Wednesday starting April 11, 2012, we will offer 45 minute sessions of Yoga. From 12 noon to 12:45 For students of all levels, including beginners. Attend 1 session or all 6. $60 for all 6 sessions. $15 single class. For more info, visit www.
Page 24 - no comments - 135 views Friends with benefits
But they sure do love us for it. The benefits of pet ownership are many: They staunch our loneliness. They make us laugh. Through our pets we make new friends, get more exercise, keep our hearts more open than they otherwise would be. And they sure are glad to see us when we comne home.
Page 27 - no comments - 149 views Stepping out of the shadows of giants
If the jam-band scene never produces the spiritual successor to George Jones’ “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?,” it’s because the question has already been answered rather affirmatively.
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The Everymen prove there’s punk in New Jersey outside of New Brunswick at the Garage on Wednesday. Wisconsinites Big Waves of Pretty play lo-fi indie rock that’s more potent than bandaged cheddar, and they’ll be joined at Black Lodge by Red Clay River’s Marcus Hodges, fuzz balladeers the Gold Heart and Knives of Spain.
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OPEN MIC/JAM Boston’s House of Jazz & Blues (G):.
Page 33 - no comments - 139 views Buckingham live, alone and essential
It was supposed to be a week in music storyboarded around rock’s most sordid romance saga: solo tours by Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham were to cross wakes only 48 hours apart in an unlikely place.
Page 34 - no comments - 211 views CHATHAM COUNTY LINE — Sight & Sound
Through 13 years and five rock-solid albums, Chatham County Line have carved out a rather unique niche in the bluegrass world despite not actually being a bluegrass band at all. They’ve charted their last five studio albums and with their new live release Sight & Sound,.
Page 36 - no comments - 166 views [RYAN’S FORECAST]
Every great rock ‘n’ roll guitarist will suffer whiplash at some point; it’s just that most get it while thrashing their axes and whipping their hair around.
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Yamaha Clavinova CVP-49 with bench. Just in time for the new year, this Yamaha Clavinova is a great way to start to add to your keyboard collection. Has 76 weighted keys, select voice technology, split and dual modes, ability to record a song, and MIDI as well.
Page 37 - no comments - 131 views [CONCERTS]
Aug 8: Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm, Cavo, New Medicine Aug 9: Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Eli Young Band, Eden’s Edge Aug 11: Def Leppard, Poison Aug 21: Jason Mraz, Christina Perry Aug 25: Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert Aug 26: Phish Aug 29:...
Page 38 - no comments - 143 views 40 Under 40: Generation Y’s artistic perspective
As I entered the crowded room, I looked for a familiar face and found Trish standing in the far left corner. Surprised and happy to see me, she introduced me to her parents and showed me one of her pieces — a digital installation of a dream she had regarding the stereotype that sorority members snort cocaine.
Page 40 - no comments - 136 views [FOUND OBJECTS]
This week’s Found Objects column begins with a solicitation for volunteer docents at UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Gallery. The ’Spoon will hold a training class that begins on Aug. 27. From the e-mail: “WAM docents provide an invaluable service by helping visitors of all ages engage with works of art through the museum’s guided tour program.
Page 40 - no comments - 123 views Walk with a zombie In Winston-Salem, Sony releases summer soundtracks
Attendees are encouraged to bring donations of new school items for Old Town Elementary and Prince Ibraham Elementary schools in Winston-Salem. With the new school year soon upon us, every item helps. Donors will receive a ticket for a chance to win official Para- Norman.
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Ongoing. Open level classes in ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, tap, and Zumba all year long. Royal Expressions School of Dance, Adult Dance & Fitness. 1220-E Battleground Ave., Greensboro..
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601 High Point Road Joseph S. Koury Hospitality Careers Center Jamestown http://www.gtcc.edu/services/theatre/shows/.
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The graceful art of dance is the highlight of this month’s events. Hanesbrands Theatre and Emerging Pictures have partnered to screen a trio of highly acclaimed dance films at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The first film, presented Thursday through Saturday, is La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet,.
Page 43 - no comments - 122 views [STAGE]
Now through August 11. “Adventures in Theatre” Summer Camp Performances. Arts Council Theatre. 610 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem..
Page 44 - no comments - 144 views Colin Farrell undergoes a sci-fi identity crisis in Total Recall remake
Suffering from bad dreams and suppressed memories — although not suppressed enough, as it turns out — Quaid pays a visit to Rekall, where customers have exciting memories implanted in their subconscious. Before he can even undergo the procedure, an army of gun-toting goons shows up and starts blasting away.
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This 1979 sleeper gave big career boosts to first-time star Bill Murray and first-time director Ivan Reitman, and remains a quintessential summer-camp comedy, detailing the happy hijinks at Camp North Star.
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With all this talk about fast-food chicken and homosexuality, it’s the perfect time to announce that Zaxby’s — Little Richard’s chicken chain of choice — will be opening a second High Point location at 1827 N. Main St. There’s a great “special sauce” joke in there somewhere, but I’m not gonna be the one to make it.
Page 47 - no comments - 156 views There’s a lo to atI Pho
But in keeping with my policy of ordering the item that is in the name of the restaurant when applicable, I put in for a small-sized bowl of pho with brisket and flank steak, an order of summer spring rolls and, for good measure, a glass of that wonderful iced coffee.
Page 47 - no comments - 136 views [SALOME’S STARS]
[LEO] (July 23 to Aug. 22) You might think you’re not getting the royal treatment you deserve. But be careful not to become a royal pain by complaining about it. Be patient and allow things to work out. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy being free with your emotions, but you also can exercise disciplined focus.
Page 50 - no comments - 128 views [THE ADVICE GODDESS]
For nine months, I’ve been having fun seeing a nice woman a few times a week. We’re both 50ish. I told her I didn’t want a serious relationship. She went along with this but now clearly wants more. She has a picture of me at her desk. (I wouldn’t think of displaying her picture on mine.
Page 51 - no comments - 129 views [SPORTS TRIVIA]
2. In 2011, Johnny Damon became the ninth player in baseball history to have 200 homers and 400 stolen bases for a career. Name four of the first eight..
Page 52 - no comments - 127 views [THIS WEEK IN NASCAR]
In one sense, it was a great weekend for Sam Hornish Jr. Returning to the scene of his greatest triumph, the 2006 Indianapo- lis 500, Hornish bookended a Dodge sweep by finishing second to team- mate Brad Keselowski in the Indiana 250 on July 28, the Nationwide Series’ first-ever visit to famed Indianapolis 500.
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[CRASHING THE GATE]
That big corporations have been trying to co-opt Facebook and Twitter — and You- Tube and Reddit and blog comment threads and just about every other form of social, digital media — is not news. From the very beginning, the big boys have wanted a share of Facebook’s eyeballs.
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