Kristi Marion

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

Fall Foliage In North Carolina (Best Times & Places To View In 2020)

Fall leaves turning colors

North Carolina offers stunning fall foliage and color from the first weeks of October through early November. The annual show of vibrant reds, orange and gold begins in the higher elevations, such as Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain, and works its way down the mountains, to the foothills and then the Piedmont. Read our forecast for this year’s fall color and when you should visit different spots to see the best fall color show…

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Westbend Vineyard & Brewhouse – Closed in Fall 2013

Westbend Wine & Beer

North Carolina has a young but vibrant wine community and Winston-Salem is primely positioned in the Yadkin Valley Wine Country. We are kicking this series off by featuring Westbend Vineyards & Brewhouse, located in Lewisville, because it was the first vineyard established in the Yadkin Valley and remains the only winery actually in Forsyth County. They …

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup For August 23-26, 2012

Winston-Salem Open

Top Sports Pick: Winston-Salem Tennis Open

  • Thursday August 23 – Saturday August 25, 2012
  • Matches at 12:00PM, 6:00PM, 7:30PM
  • Wake Forest Tennis Center
  • 100 West 32nd Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
  • Tickets: $72-93
  • www.winstonsalemopen.com/tickets

Big time tennis, served Southern style. See some of the world's finest tennis pros, including Greensboro's own John Isner, compete in this ATP pro series. To purchase tickets by phone call, 336-758-6409. Free parking in the BB&T field parking lot, enter off of Deacon Blvd.

 

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Dewey’s Bakery & Blue Ridge Ice Creams Make a “Sweet” Union

Deweys Cake & Ice Cream

Two longtime Winston-Salem favorite brands have united in the “sweet” marriage of Dewey’s Bakery and Blue Ridge Ice Creams. Dewey’s Bakery, Inc. announced today during a “ribbon tying” that the company has acquired Blue Ridge Ice Creams, uniting two of Winston-Salem’s most beloved brands. Mayor Allen Joines was on hand to perform the ceremony of …

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