Triad City Beat This Week: April 27, 2016

Associate Editor Eric Ginsburg tries to nail down the particular magic of Cedar Street, an eclectic neighborhood on the western edge of downtown Greensboro that hits the sweet spot for affordability and diversity in this week’s Triad City Beat cover story.   NEWS • Hair-care product company reboots storied Whitaker Park • Controversial HB2 law
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Citizen Green: Beware the return of the neocons

During every presidential election year, as the top of the ticket takes shape, a dance begins between the national-security establishment and the politicians, who heretofore have been focused more on fashioning sweeping rhetorical appeals than worrying about the nitty-gritty details of governing. So when two exponents of the neoconservative school — favoring aggressive, interventionist foreign policy
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Molly McGinn and Quilla fuse Americana and electronic music

The song emerged as a kind of prayer for ecological sanity from Americana singer-songwriter Molly McGinn after a trip to Nicaragua where she learned about plans to cut a canal through the Central American country. She had a chord progression and a compelling idea, but she found herself creatively stuck. Fortuitously, she had a show
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Mother Hopes Son’s Murder Solved Soon

Patricia Roberts dreads this time of year. “I just got a little depressed and I was feeling a little low-key today.”

The Greensboro woman is often reminded of April 28th. It was this week 19 years ago that her son Robert, better known as Mickey, was murdered. Still, no one’s been arrested for the crime.

“I think about him every day, particularly when it’s his anniversary and birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas because he loved a Christmas tree,” said Roberts.

Even after 19 years, it’s hard to believe he’s gone. “You just want to tell him to come back” said Roberts. “It’s almost like I just cannot believe that he is gone.

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Police Raise Money For Special Olympics

GREENSBORO, NC — The Greensboro Police Department is getting involved in the local community all week for a very ‘special’ cause.

Tuesday Police were at the Chick-Fil-A on Battleground Avenue in Greensboro to encourage a better relationship with kids in the community, and to raise money for Special Olympics.

The ‘Cops On Top” program starts Wednesday where you will see Greensboro Police literally on top of the fast food chain. Cops will be on top of the Battleground Chick-Fil-A from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm from Wednesday to Friday to encourage customers to donate money to the Special Olympics.

This is the 7th year that the Greensboro Police Department has partnered with Chick-Fil-A for ‘Cops On Tops’.

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