3rd shift

3rd Shift- Trump Gets the Nod or How I Quit Worrying About the 2016 Election

By Chad Nance “This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation.” – Will Rogers “Democracy is the theory that the common […]

by · May 4, 2016 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Downtown
mike rothman

Winston-Salem and Hot Dogs: A Love Affair

By Timothy Beeman II When it was announced, several weeks ago, that the local restaurateurs were going to reopen Skippy’s Hot Dogs in Winston-Salem, for just a week (actually eight days) and try to raise money for Skippy’s owner, Mike Rothman, the goal was to bring in a few, possibly […]

by · May 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown
“Walk & Roll Winston-Salem” Coming May 1

“Walk & Roll Winston-Salem” Coming May 1

By Staff The annual “Walk & Roll Winston-Salem” biking and walking festival will be held Sunday, May 1, in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, offering activities, food and ice cream trucks, and an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to “play in the street. Research Parkway will be closed […]

by · April 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown
inside 525@vine in the wake forest innovation quarter

The New York Times Turns the National Spotlight to the Innovation Quarter

By Staff North Carolina has been in the national spotlight over the last few weeks for all of the wrong reasons, but in an article in the  New York Times reporter Keith Schneider highlighted some of the best our state, and city, have to offer.  In the article our Innovation Quarter and […]

by · April 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown
sen parmon

Third Shift… Goodbye Senator Parmon

By Chad Nance “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” William Faulkner Legacy is a concept that we never truly get a handle on until the clock really begins to tick loudly. It is that moment when we notice that each second seems to pulse by faster and […]

Creative Corridors Coalition Donor Agrees to Match Funds for Next 20 Hours

Creative Corridors Coalition Donor Agrees to Match Funds for Next 20 Hours

By Staff A donor has agreed to match donations made to complete construction on Winston-Salem’s future, iconic bridges.  They will match up to $2,000 in the next 20 hours.  On January 14th 2016 Creative Corridors kicked off the crowd-funding portion of their fundraising efforts. The crowd-funding effort is part of Creative […]

by · February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks Will Merge

By Staff The boards of directors of the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks are pleased to announce that the two organizations will merge effective July 1, 2016, with the possibility of eventually combining museum operations into a single, larger building in downtown Winston-Salem that would transform the visitor experience. […]

by · January 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown
green street bridge

Creative Corridors Kicks Off Crowd Funding Campaign

By Staff Creative Corridors Coalition is in the process of raising $5 million from the private sector in addition to the $14.5 million in public funding required to make the community’s vision for iconic roadways a reality. Creative Corridors is seeking financial support from the entire community through individual and […]

by · January 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown, Non-profits

CCD Needs Your Help to Meet Year End Budget

UPDATE: We’re so close! Thank you to the many readers who have generously given to help fill our end of year budget gap. We are just under $5000 short of meeting our expenses for 2015.  Please help us start 2016 in the black! Just $10 from you can make a […]

by · December 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown
over flow shelters

A Family on the Edge of Destruction – Hard Realities on the Streets of Camel City

By Chad Nance   Dad is a clean cut African-American man who has lost his job and been unable to find another. He wears two layers of clothes and a baseball hat from which cold rain drips as he steps inside of 633 W. 4th Street with his wife and […]

by · December 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown, Neighborhoods, Non-profits