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Can city be a Top 50 metro area?

    Can city be a Top 50 metro area?

Winston-Salem is currently far short of its job growth goal of becoming one of the top 50 metropolitan areas in the country by 2020, according to a State of the Community presentation on Tuesday, May 17.

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Margaret Simms visits WSSU to expound on economic justice

    Margaret Simms visits WSSU to expound on economic justice

Simms BY TEVIN STINSON  THE CHRONICLE Last week, Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. Margaret C. Simms stopped by the campus of Winston-Salem State University to discuss

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EDITORIAL: Livable wage shouldn’t be just for city

    EDITORIAL: Livable wage shouldn’t be just for city

Chronicle file photo Kim Porter speaks to protesters gathered outside Winston-Salem City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2015. Lately there has been a good deal of talk about poverty. A

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Poverty simulation exercise opens eyes

    Poverty simulation exercise opens eyes

Photos by Judie Holcomb-Pack  (Left) “Family” discusses their situation during poverty simulation. By Kim Underwood Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Principal Gary Cone was a 19-year-old single mother who had dropped out

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Editorial: Government should aid programs that help the poor

    Editorial: Government should aid programs that help the poor

Carol Wilson of the Circles Program, left, introduces two participants – Crishanna Cannon, left, and Denise Terry – at The

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Commentary – N.C. numbers show high food insecurity

    Commentary – N.C. numbers show high food insecurity

File photo (left) Chris Fitzsimon (right) Chris Fitzsimon, founder and executive director of N.C. Policy Watch, writes the weekly column

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Serious issue of poverty deserves serious effort

    Serious issue of poverty deserves serious effort

In above photo: Mayor Allen Joines (File Photo) The Watergate scandal put a blot on Richard Nixon’s tenure as president,

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Lingering poverty growing in Winston-Salem

    Lingering poverty growing in Winston-Salem

By Cash Michaels For The Chronicle It has been known for years. Winston-Salem has a bad poverty problem. Indeed, when

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Mayor’s ‘Poverty Thought Force’ seeking public ideas

    Mayor’s ‘Poverty Thought Force’ seeking public ideas

Above: Mayor Allen Joines Mayor Allen Joines’ Winston-Salem Poverty Thought Force is looking to the public for ideas to reduce

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Commentary: Act to end poverty now, as Dr. King wanted

    Commentary: Act to end poverty now, as Dr. King wanted

In photo: Marian Wright Edelman By Marian Wright Edelman “There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that

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