It’s that time again where we step away from the daily news links of placemaking in North Carolina and highlight the best of the alt weeklies in North Carolina. Let’s get started. Also, no Daily News tomorrow for the holiday. Enjoy your weekend.
Triad City Beat has an amazing story from friend of the blog and outgoing executive director of Greensboro’s Interactive Resource Center, Liz Seymour on “flying a sign,” how panhandlers feel about panhandling and their peers who push the limits of decency and laws. Not to be outdone, the owner-journalists of the Triad City Beat bring us thoughts on the business of retraining workers and an honest rant on 12 years of promised, but not delivered, sidewalks. There’s also more details on the changes to High Point’s The City Project.
Meanwhile, their conservative counterparts at the Rhino Times think Greensboro is wasting money on wayfinding signs, the civil rights museum, and by reducing the property tax discount on homeowners. They also have coverage on the District 1 Guilford County Commissioners race, the NC House District 57 race, new apartments in far southeast Greensboro and a new use for a city rec center, and the potential for more microbreweries downtown. As I said last week, the front page is always a good sense of the conservative pulse on matters of placemaking in Greensboro.
YES Weekly! goes statewide with coverage of the three couples involved in the same-sex marriage case set to be argued at the NC Supreme Court.
Asheville’s Mountain Xpress highlights the sustainability visionproduced by Buncombe County with help from some graduate students. Buncombe County Commisioners also did some more routine things at their last meeting.
Wilmington’s Encore highlights how quickly the tide has changed for film incentives throughout the state.
And finally, the Indy hips us to possible condos in Durham’s Warehouse District, profiles the new craft beer shop in southwest Durham and the efforts for the organizers of the Shakori Hills Festival to own their property and build up a community arts center.