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Local food movement puts spotlight on area farmers

On a mild February afternoon, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and next to the Truitt Center for Religious Life, the scent of freshly turned earth permeated the air. A handful of students in a variety of environmental studies classes were out in the Elon Community Garden preparing plots for late winter planting. Many … Continue reading

First Friday lights up downtown Greensboro shops, restaurants

Downtown Greensboro’s Elm Street is a popular place on Friday nights. Natty Greene’s Pub and Brewing Company, the Green Bean Coffeehouse and the nearby Carolina Theatre are hoppin’ nighttime destinations. But what about those who don’t want a beer, a coffee or to see a show? Downtown Greensboro, Inc. and the United Arts Council of … Continue reading

Secondhand strut: Greensboro shows off Goodwill fashion

The thought of sifting through donated clothing might make some shoppers uncomfortable. But Goodwill Industries stores carry much more than old T-shirts and faded jeans. The third annual Rock the Runway event in Greensboro worked to disprove any negative stereotype about the secondhand clothing stores. Goodwill marketing specialist Ashley Watkins said many people have a … Continue reading