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Neighbors near Lake Brandt protest proposed commercial development

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — About two dozen people protested possible new commercial development off Lake Brandt Road in Guildford County during rush hour Thursday evening. A local developer is asking the city of Greensboro to annex about 15 acres of land in that area near Trosper Road and zone it to add a medical office, restaurant, coffee shop and townhomes. The city of Greensboro says this developer tried to get this area zoned for commercial use last year, but pulled their request.

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Haloed activists grace wall of People’s Perk

GREENSBORO, NC — Alongside three other social justice luminaries, a golden-haloed Bree Newsome smiles knowingly from the new mural in the People’s Perk, a coffeeshop in Greensboro’s College Hill neighborhood. Newsome, a Charlotte-born filmmaker and activist is best known for removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds.

The impetus for the mural came earlier this year, when café owner Karen Archia reached out to Alyzza May, co-founder of the Greensboro Mural Project, about spurring a community-driven project for Women’s History Month.

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