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.

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Doc Watson – American Folk Music Legend Of North Carolina

Born on March 3, 1923, in Deep Gap, North Carolina, Doc did not let the fact that he was blind nearly since his birth stop him from performing mountain music across the region. The folk music resurgence of the 1960’s brought him a national audience, especially when the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featured him in their tribute to traditional country root music, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”


The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem

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.


Help Fund Harvest: a Local Filmmaker’s Feature Film

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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Who’s Who of Winston-Salem: Mayor Allen Joines

Winston-Salem is proud of our Mayor, Allen Joines. He has a long history of serving our city and supporting economic development. He was elected to serve as Mayor of Winston-Salem in 2001. Since then, he has been re-elected in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2016…

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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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Owen Wilson Is Filming A Movie 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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