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5 Royales picked for Rock Hall

    5 Royales picked for Rock Hall

(pictured above:  Members of the The “5” Royales.) Winston-Salem’s own The “5″ Royales are among the esteemed class of 2105 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Before gaining international

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Museum talk to focus on Local 22

    Museum talk to focus on Local 22

The New Winston Museum, 713 S. Marshall St., will host “Standing Up — The Rise of Local 22,” a discussion about the city’s landmark union, on Thursday, Sept. 26 at

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100 years later

    100 years later

Winston-Salem is holding a big birthday party this weekend. It was 100 years ago that the towns of Winston and Salem merged, added a dash and became the city we

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Local residents sign YWCA’s anti-bias pledge

    Local residents sign YWCA’s anti-bias pledge

The Gateway YWCA took a stand against bigotry Friday, joining YW branches across the country. This was the first year the local branch has taken part in the national “Stand

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Union leaders recalled as trailblazers

    Union leaders recalled as trailblazers

A permanent tribute to workers whose strike led to the formation of a landmark union now stands at the corner

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Labor union marker to be unveiled today

    Labor union marker to be unveiled today

A fertile period of labor organizing in the tobacco industry during the 1940s fed into the Civil Rights Movement. A

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