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Our news category covers timely events, such as new restaurant openings, local environmental events (such as a fire or flood), new business openings, and even the release of a new ice cream flavor at one of our many gelateria’s.

Fall Foliage in North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Foliage

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 2015 fall color and when you should visit different spots to see the best fall color show…

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Winston Salem Dell Plant Closing

Winston-Salem Dell Plant

Dell received $281 million in local and state incentives when it decided to locate its manufacturing plant in Forsyth County in 2005. The agreement was for Dell to invest an additional $100 million and to create 1700 jobs by September 2010. It was supposed to maintain these jobs for at least a decade longer (until …

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Winston Salem Business 40 to Close for Two Years

As a Winstonite, you’ve probably been hearing rumors about the potential closing of highway 40-B (Business 40), that runs through downtown Winston-Salem. Well, the rumors have become a reality. The stretch of highway that runs for approximately one mile through downtown Winston-Salem will close, beginning in 2015, for a span of at least two years.

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Google Coming to Winston-Salem?

Google is currently seeking testing towns in which to invest $500 million worth of High Speed broadband technology. This means homes and businesses will have access to an Internet connection that offers speeds up to 100 times those of what you’re surfing with today. Not to mention the business and press this could potentially bring Winston-Salem. …

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Winston-Salem is “Cheapest City for Expensive Living”

Winston-Salem Skyline at Dusk

Our beloved twin city is #18, and the only city in the United States represented on Bloomberg Business Week’s list of 26 of the world’s “Cheapest Cities for Expensive Living” (ie. highest lifestyle for the lowest cost). Winston-Salem on the Map Here’s some of the stats listed in the article: No. 18 Cheapest City for Expensive Living: …

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Wildfire on Pilot Mountain

Pilot Mountain Fire

Approximately 800 acres of Pilot Mountain State Park have been burned so far in what was originally a controlled, or “prescribed” burn that began Thursday morning. The prescribed burn was intended to burn only 180 acres. Embers from the fire “jumped the line” and quickly grew out of control. First photo taken Saturday, November 10, …

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