• Generational slavery was always their plan

    Let’s make one thing perfectly clear about reparations: before you can support a resolution that calls for a commission to study the issue of slavery reparations for black citizens, you must first believe that today’s black Americans experienced slavery firsthand. There is no way around it. No one can make…

  • Toxic Brew for Taxpayers

    RALEIGH — Government isn’t run like a business. It does, however, often offer aid — politely called “incentives ” — to businesses. And that can be a toxic brew for taxpayers, especially if local governments don’t engage in the same sort of due diligence that a well-run business would. Winston-Salem’s…

  • Indictments Spark Reform in Winston-Salem Housing Group

    RALEIGH — The indictments of two former members of the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem and a private developer in a property-flipping scheme have triggered much-needed local reform and better transparency in a federal program dogged by corruption nationwide, officials say.

  • W-S Wants to Hit the Long Ball

    WINSTON-SALEM — Winston-Salem is getting into the baseball business. Whether Forsyth County joins the city remains to be seen. At a meeting in January, the Winston-Salem City Council unanimously signed off on $29 million in incentives to help build a baseball stadium downtown.

  • Winston-Salem’s Time at Bat

    What are city governments for? If policymakers listened to reason and studied the available data, they would not answer that question with “investing in sports teams.”…

  • It’s Not Easy Being Green, Schools Find

    GREENSBORO — “Green” schools appear to be a growing trend in public education nationally and in North Carolina. But school systems are quickly finding out that green schools cost quite a bit of green money.

  • Piedmont Triad: Officially Loony

    The Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point region is proving to have just as many lunatics as there in Charlotte and the Triangle, given news that officials are considering a mass transit are project for $2 billion in construction costs alone that could hit taxpayers.