arcBARKS helps adults with special needs be more productive

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Step into the arcBARKS operation on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro and you’ll see a flurry of activity. But now, several years into the operation making of dog treats, they’re a much different operation. New machines and, more importantly, new processes help the bakers who are all special needs adults be more productive. “Over the last two years, we’ve added a lot of new icons and schedules and other materials really to help organize our day and […]
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The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley and Ernest Isley to Headline 97.1 QMG’s Rhythms of Triumph 2018

Tickets on sale Friday at 10AM! Grammy Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honorees The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley and Ernest Isley will headline 97.1 QMG’s Rhythms of Triumph on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at Greensboro Coliseum. Now in its 18th year, Rhythms of Triumph will also include performances by Joe and Con Funk Shun. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. at, charge-by-phone at 1-800-475-3000 and the Greensboro Coliseum box office. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, The Isley Brothers started as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O’Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley. The group has been cited as having enjoyed one of the “longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of popular music”. The inclusion of younger brothers Ernie Isley (lead guitar, drums) and Marvin Isley (bass guitar), and Rudolph’s brother-in-law Chris Jasper (keyboards, synthesizers) in 1973 turned the original vocal trio into a self-contained musical band. For the next full decade, they recorded top-selling albums including The Heat Is On and Between the Sheets. The brothers have been honored by several musical institutions including being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the winning two Grammy Hall of Fame awards, in 1999 and 2010 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. Seven-time Grammy nominee Joe notched his first R&B top 10 for Mercury Records in 1993 with “I’m in Luv,” Joe began hitting his stride in the mid-‘90s with the R&B and pop crossover smash “All the Things (Your Man Won’t Do).”  Joe has twelve albums to his credit, including two gold one platinum and one multiplatinum. Con Funk Shun became popular beginning in the mid–1970s through the 1980s. Influences included Earth Wind & Fire, Commodores, Chaka Khan, and Sly & the Family Stone. Con Funk Shun has enjoyed successful national and overseas tours, 11 chart–topping albums, and numerous hit singles, including a Billboard magazine “#1 With A Bullet” hit single on the Top R&B Singles chart.

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Is Greensboro about to make a $60 million mistake? Why downtown parking garages may be headed for extinction

For decades, providing downtown parking was a top priority for urban planners. But ride-hailing services and autonomous cars are going to revolutionize parking in cities across the country — in garages, in lots and along curbs. By 2030, 15 percent of new cars sold will be totally autonomous, according to one estimate. One in 10 will be shared. And as it becomes easier for people to summon shared or autonomous cars when they need them, fewer people will want to own their own vehicle, meaning fewer cars overall. The bottom line: We’re going to need much less space to store cars. Some cities are gearing up to take advantage of the shift.

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City officials defend parking decks plan during angry meeting

The owners of Cone Denim Entertainment Center argue that a parking lease on property acquired by the city of Greensboro for a parking deck project creates a liability that could force the city to pay out millions in damages. But the city attorney says the parking lease was automatically terminated with the sale, and is […]

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Program helps Piedmont students become community interpreters

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Piedmont students are studying to become community interpreters. Jessica Salazar is the instructor for the course offered through Translation and Interpretation Enterprise or “Tie.” It’s a 40-hour course broken into five days. Participants are already fluent in a second language. Thanks in part to support from the Winston-Salem Foundation, they learn the ins-and-outs of the industry — focusing on core values like impartiality, confidentiality, and accuracy. The TIE program started more than a year ago under Catholic […]
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