Downtown Greensboro hosted the National Folk Festival for its third con-
secutive year nearly two weeks ago, September 8-10. This is the last year Greensboro will host the national event, as the festival travels every three years to a new city. Next year, the festival will take place in Salisbury, Md.
In the early morning on Sept. 10, the Category 5 Hurricane Irma made landfall in the United States, first hitting the Florida Keys.
On Sept. 9, Winston-Salem’s 13th annual Bookmarks Festival hosted an event with famed sports reporter and author John Feinstein. The Bookmarks book store hosts this free yearly event in Downtown Winston-Salem and invites authors from many genres to give speeches, be on panel discussions and participate in book signings.
On September 7, dozens of people gathered at the Fountain View steps of University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) to protest Trump’s decision to overturn DACA, which will strip away the opportunity to remain in the U.S. from approximately 800,000 young people. The people marched through campus carrying signs that supported the protection of thousands of “dreamers” under this program…
The National Folk Festival is returning to Greensboro for its third and final year. This year’s gathering marks the 77th year of the festival’s cherished history. In 2016, nearly 140,000 people attended the event, and speculation points to an even larger turnout this year. The event runs from September 8 through the 10 and aims to celebrate American culture and heritage in all of its rich and diverse forms, all free of charge.
In 1979, the Communist Workers’ Party held a march in Greensboro to protest the Ku Klux Klan. Shortly after the march began, 40 Klan members showed up in retaliation and after agitation from both sides, shots were fired by both sides. Five died that day. In the weeks following the attack, people all over the country were left asking why it had become so deadly.
On Tuesday, August 22, the first College Movie Night of the school year was hosted in
LeBauer Park, where the new “Beauty and the Beast” remake featuring Emma Watson played just a few minutes away from campus.