What About The School Board ???

The League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad will sponsor a public meeting on the issue of non-partisan school board elections for the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School District.

December 3, 2007, 7:00 PM
Central Library
660 W. Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC

Does a non-partisan school board do a better job? Do non-partisan school board elections help or hinder the recruitment of good candidates? The forum will explore these topics.

Sheree Fowler and members the CHANGE organization are the featured speakers. Call 996-7319 for details.

Grey's Tavern Opens

South Elm and McGee streets, at the corner known as Hamburger Square, has a new bar and grille. Grey and Charlie Davis welcomed a nice crowd Friday night at Grey's Tavern, 343 South Elm St.

A combination of Old Greensborough charm and reasonable prices provides a friendly atmosphere for young and old. Several large TV screens are attached to walls of brick, plaster, paint and old wallpaper from years past. The beautiful old tin ceiling painted an almost copper-colored chocolate brown and the ceiling fans that spin over the bar help give the place a welcoming, comfortable feeling.

Grey's people-friendly personality gave the place extra charm as he and his wife Stephanie mingled with customers, friends and staff to bring excellent service and atmosphere to opening night.

The beautiful mahogany bar and back wall were custom-built by Charlie. A stained-glass arch built from an original frame found in the old building with glass replaced by South Elm Street's Ellenburg and Shaffer Glass Art Studio accents the area behind the horseshoe-shaped bar.

Good service, good food, friendly staff and Old Greensborough charm make Grey's Tavern the new place-to-be in Downtown Greensboro, NC.

Army Town, Greensboro, 1943-1946

Saturday, Nov. 17th at 2 pm at the Greensboro Historical Museum the United Daughters of the Confederacy will present a slide presentation of "Army Town, Greensboro, 1943-1946" by Steven Catlett, archivist.

This should be an interesting look at some of the history of our city. During WWII Greensboro was full of military men and women. Greensboro played a major role in the logistics of deploying military personnel and equipment during the war. Some of the buildings used by the Overseas Replacement Depot, which operated on around 500 acres that the U.S. Government leased from H. Cone, are still standing and railroad tracks still criss-cross the area. Over 300,000 military men and women were trained or moved through ORD. It operated after WWII until sometime in 1946 processing soldiers back to civilian life. A section of town near English, Bessemer and Lindsay streets is called ORD to this day,

More information at NC Museum of History