"JAMESTOWN, N.C. – The Guilford Technical Community College Culinary and Hospitality Club is gearing up for its annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale. From now until Nov. 19, the club is accepting orders for pumpkin, apple and pecan pies. All pies are 9 inches and cost $8 each. 

All proceeds from the sale will support the Culinary and Hospitality Club as well as the National Culinary Knowledge Bowl Team.

The annual sale is a much-anticipated campus and community tradition. Last year, the sale generated a little more than 500 pies.

To place an order, visit All orders require payment in advance. Please make checks payable to GTCC Culinary and Hospitality Club and mail to:

GTCC Culinary & Hospitality Club
P.O. Box 309
Jamestown, NC 27282

The deadline to place an order is noon, Nov. 19.

Pies can be picked up between noon and 6 p.m. Nov. 25. at the Joseph S. Koury Hospitality Careers Center, second floor dining room (HM261), GTCC’s Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main St., Jamestown. Pies that are not picked up will be donated to charity.

For additional questions, call (336) 334-4822 ext. 50452 or email

Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves approximately 45,000 students annually from four major campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at"
- A Press Release


"Bookmarks was named the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County’s newest funded partner on October 16, 2014 with a grant of $10,000. Jim Sparrow, Arts Council president and chief executive, and Dara Silver, director of member services and grants, announced the awards in a news conference at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Bookmarks was the only new group added this year and the first to be added since 2012. 

Bookmarks also received a $3,000 grant to support their Authors in Schools program through a Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education grant, and a $5,000 Innovative Project grant to support a new summer reading program, to be held in conjunction with authors who will come to Winston-Salem for the September 12, 2015 Festival of Books and Authors. 

“We are proud to join the roster of impressive organizations who are funded partners of the Arts Council,” said Ginger Hendricks, Bookmarks executive director. “The funds from the Arts Council will help us grow as an organization and reach more people through our programming. We also are excited about the potential for future collaborations between the literary arts and the visual and performing arts.”

Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit organization that engages, inspires, and connects readers with authors. This is achieved through the largest annual free book festival in North Carolina; Triad-based author talks; and the Authors in Schools program, which reaches 5,000 students annually. Visit for more information."

- A Press Release

Parking For Paul will be a mess. Plan Ahead

The Greensboro Coliseum Complex will host a capacity crowd for Paul McCartney in concert on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m.
            The Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Greensboro Department of Transportation and Greensboro Police Department (GPD) advise all patrons to plan to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to the event start time and carpooling is strongly encouraged. GPD will be managing major intersections in the vicinity of the Coliseum and variable messaging systems will be deployed to advise motorists of parking and traffic information.
           Patrons are also encouraged to utilize the Lee Street parking lot (located at the northeast corner of Lee Street and Coliseum Boulevard) for convenient access to the north end of the Coliseum and post-concert exiting.
           Coliseum parking lots will open at 4 p.m. for concertgoers. Doors to the Coliseum are scheduled to open at approximately 6:30 p.m. 

From the Coliseum

Man in Custody for Double Shooting on Marsh Street

"GREENSBORO, NC (October 28, 2014) –   Allen Carlton Harris III, 16, of 716 Marsh St. was arrested on Oct. 26 in connection with the Oct. 23 shooting of two men behind the multi-unit complex at the same address.
Harris is accused of shooting Dawayne Lamont Hill, 24, and Dante Rayshon Goins, 22, both of 1200 Orchard St.,following a dispute over a woman.
Police were able to make the arrest thanks to the many callers who provided information that helped identify the gunman.
Greensboro police responded to the area of 716 Marsh St. at approximately 6:47 pm on Oct. 23 after receiving a 911 call of multiple shots fired. Police found both victims behind the multi-unit complex suffering from gunshot wounds.
Hill was released from the hospital last week. Goins remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Harris faces two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill. He is confined on a $500,000 secured bond."

- A Police Report

Share your Idea for TEDXGREENSBORO 2015???

Our friends at TEDxGreensboro want your help in setting the program theme for 2015. What do you think the theme should be?

Share your ideas! If yours is chosen, you will receive two free passes to TEDxGreensboro 2015 and an introduction from the stage!

 Here are a few tips that will help:

Be Broad
The theme should be broad. We want it to inspire -- but not limit the types of talks. A theme is not a topic so words like "medicine" or "economic development" won't make a good theme. Our 2014 theme was the future, regardless... and it was a great platform for program planning. Other TEDx events have had themes such as: The Great Unveiling; The Big Questions; Pursuit of Happiness; Ideas Empowered; or Breakthrough.

Think Local
Presentations won't necessarily be limited to issues in Greensboro and the Triad, but the theme needs to have some local meaning to encourage speaker proposals and recommendations.

Be Brief
Shorter is better.

The deadline to submit an idea is Friday, October 31st. The theme will be announced close to December 1st.

Noted Graffiti Artist Hieronymus to “Tag” Bus before Sunday’s Sunset Flicks

"Noted graffiti artist Hieronymus will paint the school bus that serves as S2dio Supplies’ mobile art supply store prior to and during Sunset Flicks this Sunday, November 2.  This live, urban art exhibition will take place in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts parking lot beginning at 11 a.m. and will continue until sunset. The public is invited.  There is no charge.

Graffiti art, also referred to as “street” or “urban” art, has emerged in recent years as a recognized art form and has shed much of the stigma attached to its genesis in guerilla art practiced in unauthorized venues such as railroad crossings and abandoned buildings. Introduced to American street culture in the 1970s, it now ranges from rebellious “tags” to large-scale corporate commissions.

Sunset Flicks is a free cinema event in Winston-Square Park, directly across the street from the Milton Rhodes Center parking lot on Spruce Street downtown. Sponsored by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, a/perture theatre, and Coffee Park, this Sunday it features the movie, Goonies, at 7:00 p.m. preceded by live music, food, and entertainment for kids provided by S2dio Art Supplies beginning at 6:00 p.m.

This public art event preceding Sunset Flicks is a collaborative effort of the Winston-Salem creative community, including The Arts Council of Winston-Salem, Hieronymus, S2dio Supplies and Mixxer, which encourages collaboration and experimentation across disciplines. Mixxer is comprised of artists, makers, developers, hobbyists and entrepreneurs working to collect the tools and resources their members need and find a shared workspace to call home. Mixxer will prep the bus as a “canvas” for Hieronymus.

Alan Shelton, a principal in Mixxer, said the painting of the S2dio bus is a prime example of the kind of collaboration his group is promoting and demonstrates how a maker/artist’s creative vision is advanced when they can find a resource to loan specialty equipment and expertise for the short time needed during some creative efforts.

Hieronymus has been painting street murals, graffiti and architectural commissions since the age of fifteen. Former SECCA curator, Steven Matijcio, described Hieronymus’ style as having “uniquely fluid line-work…with an organic style fusing Native American iconography, futuristic fantasy and lyrical urban expression.” There are a total of 10 Hieronymus murals in downtown Winston-Salem, including two works commissioned by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County for the Hanesbrands Theater.  The most recent was completed this October on the back of Mission Pizza at Trade and 7th Streets.

S2dio is a vendor of arts supplies to area art programs, art students and art explorers at colleges, universities, schools, centers, and artist collectives.  While Hieronymus works, S2dio founder Bibi Coyne will showcase supplies created by urban artists specifically for graffiti projects and will explain how these spray paints and their accessories differ from general-purpose sprays.

Winston-Salem’s robust arts community accounts in large part for the recognition it continues to receive as a great place to live, work and play.  The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, the first locally established arts council in the United States, enriches the lives of area residents every day. It raises funds and advocates for the arts, sponsors events in conjunction with other arts organizations, promotes and funds arts education, creates cultural opportunities, develops social capital and aids economic development.  This year, The Arts Council made a total of 73 grants totaling $1,875,000 for 2015.  Organizational Support Grants, $1,615,000; Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education Grants, $100,000; Duke Energy Regional Artist Grants, $30,000; Innovative Project Grants, $30,000."

- A Press Release

Reynolda House Museum of American Art Announces 2015 Exhibitions: George Catlin, American Impressionism

The Artist's Garden: Philip Leslie Hale (1865-1931),
The Crimson Rambler, ca. 1908, Oil on canvas; 25 1/4 x 30 3/16 in.,
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Joseph E. Temple Fund,
1909.12 Photo: PAFA/Barbara Katus & Brian van Camerik
"Reynolda House Museum of American Art will host two major exhibitions in 2015, one featuring 40 paintings of the American West by the artist George Catlin and another that tells the story of American Impressionist artists and the growing popularity of gardening at the turn of the 20th century.

“George Catlin’s American Buffalo” will be on view at the museum Feb. 13-May 3, 2015. The exhibition explores Catlin’s representations of the indigenous people of the Great Plains in the early decades of the 19th century and the centrality of buffalo to their cultures. Catlin was a Pennsylvania-born artist who was one of the first painters of European heritage to depict the Native American tribes of the Great Plains. In vivid canvases often marked by dramatic action, Catlin demonstrated the importance of the buffalo for sustenance, for housing and clothing, and in spiritual ceremonies in the lives of Plains Indian tribes.

Reynolda House will offer a variety of public programs that relate to the exhibition, including a free Community Day & Tribal Pow-Wow on April 11, 2015.

“George Catlin’s American Buffalo” is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in collaboration with the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by Mary Anne and Richard W. Cree, and Lynn and Foster Friess. Additional support for the exhibition and the publication was provided by William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment Fund and the Smithsonian Council for American Art. Support for Treasures to Go, the Museum’s traveling exhibition program, comes from The C.F. Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia. Reynolda House is grateful for the generous support of the exhibition from Major Sponsor First Tennessee Bank.

In October, the museum will be the third of only four venues nationwide to host “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920.” This visually stunning exhibition will tell the story of American Impressionist artists and the growing popularity of gardening as a leisure pursuit at the turn of the 20th century. “The Artist’s Garden” will be on view Oct. 2, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016.

Among the artists whose work will be included in “The Artist’s Garden” are three of the most beloved artists in Reynolda House’s collection—William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, and George Inness—along with other major American artists not represented at Reynolda, including Cecilia Beaux, Maria Oakey Dewing, Frederick Carl Frieseke, John Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir.

Katharine Smith Reynolds’s creation of the Reynolda estate, with its formal gardens and carefully landscaped grounds, coincides with and reflects the American Garden Movement. A complementary exhibition on the gardens and landscape at Reynolda will be on view at the same time in the historic house. Programs planned during the exhibition season will focus on gardens and Impressionism.

“The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement 1887-1920” was organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with leading support from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. Additional support from Mr. and Mrs. Washburn Oberwager. Local sponsorship opportunities are still available. For information, contact Stephan Dragisic at dragissm@reynoldahouseorg or 336.758.5595.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection.  Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events.  The museum is located at 2250 Reynolda Rd. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails. For more information, please visit or call 336.758.5150. Connect at and @CurateReynolda."

- A Press Release

.38 Special coming to the Cone Denim Entertainment Center in December

Southern Rockers, 38 Special will perform Dec. 13 at the brand new Cone Denim Entertainment Center (CDEC), located at 113 South Elm St. in downtown Greensboro.

We are very pleased to have .38 Special performing at the Cone Denim Entertainment Center", said CDEC President Rocky Scarfone. "Their hits over the past three decades makes them an artist that attracts a wide age group of fans and brings back a lot of memories for their fans.” 

Since their beginnings in Florida, .38 Special has always had a southern flavor, with founding member Donnie Van Zant hailing from the same musical family as the original members of the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd. Their breakthrough came with “Hold On Loosely”, and was quickly followed by “Caught Up in You” (#1 on Billboard's Popular Music Chart) and “If I'd Been the One” (also #1) which went on to become popular classic radio staples. The band has produced 13 studio albums which have sold over 10 million units to date worldwide and placed seven singles in the Billboard Top 40, such as “Second Chance” (#1), “Back Where You Belong”, “Rockin' Into the Night”, and “Teacher Teacher.”

Tickets for all of the performance will be on sale 10am Fri, Oct. 31 at all TicketMaster outlets, online at, or charge by phone 800-745-3000.

- A Press Release