Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, which serves the Piedmont Triad area. The station is currently owned by Ghb Radio and airs a Spanish (Spanish language) contemporary Christian format.


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in Winston-Salem. Although traditionally associated with the textile and tobacco industries, Winston-Salem is transforming itself to be a leader in the nanotech (nanotechnology), high-tech and bio-tech fields. Medical research is a fast-growing local industry, and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is the largest employer in Winston-Salem. In December 2004, the city landed a deal with Dell, Inc. providing millions of dollars in incentives to build a computer assembly plant nearby in southeastern Forsyth County. However Dell closed its Winston-Salem facility in January 2010 due to the poor economy. A portion of downtown Winston-Salem has been designated as the Piedmont Triad Research Park for biomedical and information technology research and development. Largest employers According to the Winston-Salem Business Inc.'s 2012–2013 data report on major employers, , owner Carl Pohlad almost sold the Twins to North Carolina businessman Don Beaver, who would have moved the team to the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro (Greensboro, North Carolina) – Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) – High Point (High Point, North Carolina)) area. The defeat of a referendum for a stadium in North Carolina and a lack of interest in building a stadium for the Twins in Charlotte (Charlotte, North Carolina) killed the deal.


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85 in North Carolina 85 , 73 (I-73), & 74 (Interstate 74 in North Carolina) and is served by the Piedmont Triad International Airport. Long known as one of the primary manufacturing and transportation hubs of the southeastern United States, the Triad is also an important educational and cultural region and occupies a prominent place in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. The Triad is not to be confused with the "Triangle (Research Triangle)" region (Raleigh (Raleigh, North Carolina)-Durham (Durham, North Carolina)-Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)), directly to the east. As of 2008, the Piedmont Triad has an estimated population of 1,603,101 making it the 30th largest CSA (Combined Statistical Area) metropolitan area in the United States. ''Source: US Census Annual Estimate of Population Table CBSA-EST2007-02'' Industry and manufacturing The Triad area is notable for large textile, tobacco, and furniture corporations. The Triad remains a national center for textile manufacturing, represented by corporations including Hanes based in Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), and International Textile Group, based in Greensboro (Greensboro, North Carolina). Tobacco remains a prominent crop in the Triad's rural areas and many tobacco companies like Lorillard Tobacco Company of Greensboro (Greensboro, North Carolina), and Reynolds American, based in Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), call the Piedmont Triad home. Numerous furniture manufacturers are also headquartered in the Triad area, especially in the cities of High Point (High Point, North Carolina) (deemed the "Furniture Capital of the World"), Thomasville (Thomasville, North Carolina) (known as the "Chair City"), and Lexington (Lexington, North Carolina). The furniture and textile industries have in turn spawned large trucking, logistics, and warehousing businesses in the area. Popular brands like "Thomasville" and "Lexington" are derived from the names of these cities. Recently, however, many furniture and tobacco factories have been closing and or laying off (laid off) workers across the region in response to escalating industrial globalization. Industry and manufacturing The Triad area is notable for large textile, tobacco, and furniture corporations. The Triad remains a national center for textile manufacturing, represented by corporations including Hanes based in Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), and International Textile Group, based in Greensboro (Greensboro, North Carolina). Tobacco remains a prominent crop in the Triad's rural areas and many tobacco companies like Lorillard Tobacco Company of Greensboro (Greensboro, North Carolina), and Reynolds American, based in Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), call the Piedmont Triad home. Numerous furniture manufacturers are also headquartered in the Triad area, especially in the cities of High Point (High Point, North Carolina) (deemed the "Furniture Capital of the World"), Thomasville (Thomasville, North Carolina) (known as the "Chair City"), and Lexington (Lexington, North Carolina). The furniture and textile industries have in turn spawned large trucking, logistics, and warehousing businesses in the area. Popular brands like "Thomasville" and "Lexington" are derived from the names of these cities. Recently, however, many furniture and tobacco factories have been closing and or laying off (laid off) workers across the region in response to escalating industrial globalization. Technology and biotechnology After many of the old industries in the area began to die out, many Piedmont Triad cities began encouraging technological businesses to move into the Triad. Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), for instance, founded within its downtown the Piedmont Triad Research Park, a highly interactive, master-planned innovation community developed to support life science and information technology research and development. Dell, Inc. in the early 2000s struck a deal with local officials allowing for the construction of a new computer assembly plant near the Triad city of Kernersville (Kernersville, North Carolina). Additionally, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the largest institution of higher learning in the region, and North Carolina A&T State University have joined forces to establish the Gateway University Research Park, a technology-based entity which will focus its efforts on a host of biological, life, and environmental science research projects. Upon full build out of the project, it is expected to be housed by two , owner Carl Pohlad almost sold the Twins to North Carolina businessman Don Beaver, who would have moved the team to the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro (Greensboro, North Carolina) – Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) – High Point (High Point, North Carolina)) area. The defeat of a referendum for a stadium in North Carolina and a lack of interest in building a stadium for the Twins in Charlotte (Charlotte, North Carolina) killed the deal.


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Lovefeasts, for example, used plain bread and water; some in Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) were even known to have served beer. Things did not work out for them in Nashville, so they moved back to Kentucky where Rudolph's uncle sold his business. Early in the summer of 1937, Rudolph moved to Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), North Carolina, rented a building across from Salem College and Academy, and on July 13 1937, using that original recipe. Rudolph's first customers were local grocery stores, but people began to stop by the store asking if they could buy hot doughnuts. External links *Leicester also has a series of terraced streets with the names Hawthorne, Alma, Rowan, Ruby, Ivanhoe, Sylvan, Oban, and Newport - the first letter making the name "Harrison" - after the builder. The streets all run into Beatrice Road - named for the builder's wife. *In Brossard, Quebec and Brampton, Ontario, different sections of the town all have streets starting with the same letter; in Brampton, the alphabetical order reflects chronology. Laval, Quebec has an area named for birds; Kirkland, Quebec has an area named after wines. Mississauga, Ontario, Markham, Ontario, Memphis, Tennessee (Sherwood Forest) and Winston-Salem, North Carolina all have areas named for the characters in Robin Hood. *Themed names are popular in suburban subdivisions. The subdivision or suburban town may itself give the name of the theme, such as Anjou, Quebec (ex: main street named for King René of Anjou) and Lorraine, Quebec (streets all named for towns in eastern France, main street named for Charles de Gaulle, who resided in that part of France). birth_date , owner Carl Pohlad almost sold the Twins to North Carolina businessman Don Beaver, who would have moved the team to the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro (Greensboro, North Carolina) – Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) – High Point (High Point, North Carolina)) area. The defeat of a referendum for a stadium in North Carolina and a lack of interest in building a stadium for the Twins in Charlotte (Charlotte, North Carolina) killed the deal.


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: sciworks.org SciWorks, The Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County * Children's Museum of Winston-Salem offers engaging exhibits and programs designed to develop creative thinking, strengthen language skills, and encourage curiosity for children ages birth to eight. Not a museum, but an indoor playground for children with activities (admission fee or membership required). Art Winston-Salem is often referred to as the "City of the Arts", ref>


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'''The "5" Royales''' was a rhythm and blues (R&B) band from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S. (United States), that combined gospel (gospel music), jump blues and doo wop, marking an early and influential step in the evolution of soul music. Most of their big R&B hits were recorded from 1952 to 1953 and written by guitarist Lowman "Pete" Pauling; later cover versions of the band's songs hit the Top 40, including " Dedicated


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death_place Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), North Carolina, U.S. (United States) othername Darwin Jostin Early life & acting career Joston was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Mary Elizabeth Smith and Buford Odell Solomon; he had one brother, Talmadge Solomon, who became a Church of Christ minister.


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. In 1991, ''Guiding Light'' was reinstated. By 1993, the Saturday morning movies were replaced with educational children's programs and infomercials. *Track owners (Two each from International Speedway Corporation and Speedway Motorsports Incorporated (Speedway Motorsports), the Hulman family (Indianapolis Motor Speedway), the Mattioli family (Pocono Raceway), and Dover International Speedway) *Four track owners from historic short tracks: Bowman-Gray Stadium Bowman


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was then redesignated as Interstate 40 Business (Interstate 40 Business (North Carolina)), creating a business route that is actually an expressway for its entire length, a rarity among business routes. There are arguments that the former I-40 expressway in Winston-Salem should become an interstate again, especially since the road is currently undergoing an upgrade. There are no even loop numbers left for I-40, however, since the NCDOT has plans to use last available one Interstate 840 (North Carolina


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) is an African American man from Winston-Salem, North Carolina who, in 1984, was wrongfully convicted (Miscarriage of justice) of the rape and murder of a young white newspaper copy editor, Deborah Sykes, but was later exonerated by DNA evidence. He served 19 and a half years in prison before he was freed after review and exoneration. birth_date birth_place Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), North Carolina

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

'''Winston-Salem''' is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County (Forsyth County, North Carolina), North Carolina, United States. With a 2013 estimated population of 236,441, it is the second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region and the fourth largest city in the state. Winston-Salem is home to the tallest office building in the region, 100 North Main Street , formerly the Wachovia Building and now known locally as the Wells Fargo Center.

Winston-Salem is called the "Twin City" for its dual heritage and "City of the Arts and Innovation" for its dedication to fine arts and theater and technological research. "Camel City" is a reference to the city's historic involvement in the tobacco industry related to locally based R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company's Camel (Camel (cigarette)) cigarettes. Winston-Salem is also known for its traditional furniture company. Many locals refer to the city as "Winston" in informal speech. "The Dash" is referenced from the hyphen between Winston and Salem and was popularized by the nickname of the local minor league baseball team, the Winston-Salem Dash.

In 2012, the city was listed among the 10 best places to retire in the U.S. by CBS MoneyWatch. The 10 Best Places to Retire

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