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!"

Andy Griffith Died at Age 86 in NC

Andy Griffith Statue

Andy Griffith, Native of Mount Airy, NC Dies North Carolina icon Andy Griffith died Tuesday morning, July 3, 2012, at age 86 at his home in Manteo, NC. Griffith was best known for his self-titled television show that ran from 1960-1968. The Andy Griffith Show Legacy The sitcom is based in the sleepy town of …

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for July 5-8, 2012

Top Festival Pick:
Heavy Rebel Weekender

  • Thursday-Sunday, July 6-8, 2012
  • Millennium Center – Trade Street, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: 1-day pass $35; 3-day pass $80/adv, $90/door
  • Car show registration: Free with ticket or $10 for just the car show.
  • The streets of the Downtown Arts District fill with vendors and a street rod car show, while the Millennium Center hosts four stages with 90 bands. From Rockabilly to Punk music, guitar contests, slap off bass contest, mud wrestling and great people watching…




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Hotels in Winston-Salem

Brookstown Inn

Winston-Salem has been dubbed, “The City of Arts & Innovation.” The artistic community has been thriving in the city for decades and now the bio-technology industry is growing here as well. The city is alive with reasons to visit: the arts, history, four-year colleges, top-notch medical hospitals, shopping and natural beauty. Find the Right Hotel …

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Owen Wilson Is Filming A Movie In Winston-Salem

Owen Wilson in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem has been a hotbed for movie production this month. There are currently two feature films being shot in and around Winston-Salem. The first and largest is written and directed by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner called, Are You Here. The stars associated with the movie, Owen Wilson, North Wilkesboro native Zach Galifianikis and Amy Poehler, have the town abuzz…

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for June 14-17, 2012

Top Music Pick: Willie Nelson & Big Daddy Love

  • Saturday, June 16, 7 pm
  • Jemeokee Music Park in Pinnacle, NC
  • Big Daddy Love opens for Willie Nelson for a great night of music under the stars.
  • SHUTTLE FROM WS: Get a shuttle pass from Foothills Brewery for $40 that includes your ride to and from the concert and a one-hour private reception prior to the show, featuring complimentary Foothills Brewing products, snacks and water. Shuttle departs at 5 pm.
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Checklist for Moving to Winston-Salem

So you’re moving to Winston-Salem? Let be the first to put out the welcome mat. Welcome to Winston-Salem! Here is a moving checklist of useful resources to help you get settled in. Let us know about your experience with any of these companies and services, and any others you would recommend, in the comments below to help out your future fellow Winston-Salemites…

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for May 31-June 3, 2012

Celebrate a weekend of North Carolina Wine with Salute and Wine Dinners Galore!

An Evening of Southern Food with Chef John Currence m

  • Friday, June 1, 2012, 5 – 7:30 pm

  • Breakfast of Course – 723 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem

  • $50 per person

  • In conjunction with the Salute! Wine Festival, guests will enjoy an evening of Southern foods and wine tastings from NC wineries with Top Chef contestant & James Beard Award-winner John Currence along with Mary Haglund of Breakfast of Course and the chef from District Bar & Grille.

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