Learn more about notable Winston Salemites and who helped put the Twin City on the map. From pro basketball player Chris Paul to mayor Allen Joines, we bring you the most influential people from your beloved city.

Who’s Who of Winston-Salem: Artist Anne Kesler Shields

Artist Anne Kesler Shields

A Winston-Salem icon, artist, and trailblazer for women artists in the South, Anne Kesler Shields, lost her battle with cancer October 6, 2012. She was born January 27, 1932, in Winston-Salem and was a lifelong resident. She received a classical art education at Hollins College, and pursued advanced art studies at the Skowhegan School of Painting …

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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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The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem

Womens Fund Board

The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives of women and girls by building a community of female philanthropists who provide grants to local programs that address the root causes of social issues impacting women and girls in Forsyth County.

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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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New Benefactors of Old Salem

New Benefactors of Old Salem

Old Salem may be historic, but it’s for the young and young at heart as well. As she looked at the next generation of Old Salem supporters, Frances Beasley, Director of Development at Old Salem, created the New Benefactors of Old Salem in 2009. The New Benefactors is “a group made up of young professionals …

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Paul Schneider is Filming a Movie in Winston-Salem

Goodbye to all That Movie

Playwright and screenwriter Angus MacLachlan, known for June Bug (filmed in Winston-Salem) and Stone is back in his hometown of Winston-Salem making his directorial debut with Goodbye to All That. MacLachlan is an alumnus of the UNC-School of the Arts (UNCSA) and brings several fellow alums together in this film, including the star of the film, actor …

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Help Fund Harvest: a Local Filmmaker’s Feature Film

Cagney Gentry Harvest Filmmaker and Wife Alison Shermeta

Help a Winston-Salem filmmaker out! Winston-Salem resident and North Carolina native Cagney Gentry has embarked on a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for his first feature film, HARVEST.  In exchange for Kickstarter funds contributed, investors gain unique perks related to the film. Award-Winning Young Filmmaker Cagney’s short films have played in festivals around the country. His most …

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