Greensboro http://wunc.org en Why Duke Energy Wanted To Add Chemicals To Trees, And Why They Won't http://wunc.org/post/why-duke-energy-wanted-add-chemicals-trees-and-why-they-wont <p></p><div><p></p>Officials with Duke Energy have decided to hold off on a program that would have used a chemical product, Cambistat, to slow the growth of trees near power lines. The utility planned to inject the application into the soil around trees. &nbsp;The application would slow growth, reduce how often trees near power lines needed to be trimmed, and save money. But residents questioned the risks, and complained that they were being forced into the program.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:28:14 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 33540 at http://wunc.org Why Duke Energy Wanted To Add Chemicals To Trees, And Why They Won't Civil Rights Museum Lifts Tour Guide Requirement http://wunc.org/post/civil-rights-museum-lifts-tour-guide-requirement <p><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Members of the Greensboro City Council will get an update Tuesday afternoon about the downtown Civil Rights Museum. &nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Leaders in Greensboro were upset to learn late last week that part of a loan they approved was paid out before a written agreement went into place. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:33:05 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 30720 at http://wunc.org Civil Rights Museum Lifts Tour Guide Requirement Triad Update http://wunc.org/post/triad-update-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Franklin McCain, civil rights activist and one of the Greensboro Four, died this month.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:08:09 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 29262 at http://wunc.org Triad Update Acclaimed Conductor/Musician On The State Of Things Tuesday http://wunc.org/post/acclaimed-conductormusician-state-things-tuesday <p>The State of Things will be Live at Triad Stage in Greensboro on January 21.</p><p>Frank Stasio will have a number of guests including the Azerbaijani violinist who has led the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra for more than a decade.</p><p>Musician, arranger and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky has performed across the globe: from Azerbaijan to Moscow and Los Angeles to New York.</p><p>For the last decade, he has served as music director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.</p><p>Sikovetsky will perform live on the Triad Stage.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Carol Jackson 29131 at http://wunc.org Acclaimed Conductor/Musician On The State Of Things Tuesday The Singing Waiter Takes On Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/singing-waiter-takes-greensboro <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">You may have seen him at Fincastles in downtown Greensboro. He’s dubbed “the singing waiter” for his profession and his passion. <a href="http://www.soulcentralband.com/">Bobby “Jaybird” Williams and the Soul Central band </a>bring the funk, as well as the R &amp; B and soul, to the Triad. Host Frank Stasio talks to them, and they play live at the Triad Stage in Greensboro.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:56:52 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 27568 at http://wunc.org The Singing Waiter Takes On Greensboro Potential Successors To Congressman Coble Step Forward http://wunc.org/post/potential-successors-congressman-coble-step-forward <p></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:02:54 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 26482 at http://wunc.org Potential Successors To Congressman Coble Step Forward Greensboro Performing Arts Center On Schedule http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-performing-arts-center-schedule <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Organizers behind a downtown performing arts center in Greensboro announced this week that the project is on schedule to break ground next fall. &nbsp;The arts center will cost an estimated $65 million, with $30 million in funding from the city and $35 million in private donations from the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (CFGG).</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:49:39 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 26093 at http://wunc.org Greensboro Performing Arts Center On Schedule U.S. Representative Howard Coble Will Not Seek Re-election http://wunc.org/post/us-representative-howard-coble-will-not-seek-re-election <p>North Carolina’s longest serving Republican in the House of Representatives says he will not run for re-election.</p><p>Congressman Howard Coble of the sixth district first won his seat in 1984, and has been re-elected ever since then. Coble says he is mentally sharp, but some problems have made him change his mind about running again.<br /><br />&nbsp;Coble held a news conference at Guilford County’s Republican headquarters yesterday, recorded by WXII-TV. The 82-year-old said his back and skin cancer issues have begun to catch up with him.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 25458 at http://wunc.org U.S. Representative Howard Coble Will Not Seek Re-election Spartan Jazz Collective Performs Music By Jazz Legend Max Roach http://wunc.org/post/spartan-jazz-collective-performs-music-jazz-legend-max-roach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://performingarts.uncg.edu/areas/jazz-studies/ensembles/spartan-jazz-collective">Spartan Jazz Collective</a> from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is made up of students and faculty.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:02:37 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 23794 at http://wunc.org Spartan Jazz Collective Performs Music By Jazz Legend Max Roach Civil Rights Museum Getting Loan From City http://wunc.org/post/civil-rights-museum-getting-loan-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The struggling Civil Rights museum in Greensboro will receive a $1.5 million loan from the City. Museum leaders first asked for one and a half million dollars for educational programming earlier this year, than later said they needed the money to keep up with mortgage and loan payments. Members of the city council voted 6-3 Tuesday night and the city will provide half the money in the next 60 days.</span></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:45:41 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 21888 at http://wunc.org Civil Rights Museum Getting Loan From City