Penelope Niven, the critically acclaimed biographer of Carl Sandburg and Thornton Wilder, has died. She was seventy-five. “She was just a beautiful person inside and out,” said poet and biographer Emily Herring Wilson. “She was extraordinary. She was a great public speaker and teacher. I heard her speak many times, often at Salem College. She […]
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The Winston-Salem Journal is reporting that beloved poet, actress, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86. WXII 12 News has confirmed. Dr. Angelou lived in Winston-Salem and was the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. She read her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at President Bill […]
NCWN member Sheri Castle and her new book The New Southern Garden Cookbook is the focus of a nice article in today’s Winston-Salem Journal. Now y’all excuse me while I go get something to eat.
The above-the-fold, front page headline staring at me from this morning’s Winston-Salem Journal reads: NONPROFITS’ FUNDING IN JEOPARDY As I said here earlier, all of us in North Carolina have a burden to bear. It’s easy, though, to place an undue share of that burden on nonprofits, especially nonprofits involved in the arts. You must […]
The results of the 2010 United States Census have been released, showing that Wake and Mecklenburg counties experienced – by leaps and bounds – the largest and fastest population growth in the state. Just in case you couldn’t tell by driving there. The Raleigh News & Observer has an interactive map showing census figures for […]