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☕️ It’s a coffee shop face-off
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What’s your favorite coffee around Winston-Salem? | Graphic by 6AM City
With the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments just around the corner, we’re joining the fun of bracket competitions with a faceoff of our own with our WStoday coffee shop bracket.

But first, we need your help nominating the spots you think should be in the bracket.

Using the nomination form below, submit the local spot that has your favorite cup of joe, and we’ll use your nominations to create a bracket and battle it out in our newsletter and on socials.

Need help brainstorming? Check out our coffee shops guide to get started.
 
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Events
 
Friday, March 1
  • DocStock II: Alison Brown Quintet | Friday, March 1 | 8 p.m. | The Ramkat, 170 W. 9th St., Winston-Salem | $30-$50 | Hear Grammy-winning musician Alison Brown perform on banjo with her quintet and special guest Riley Baugus.
Saturday, March 2
  • All-You-Can-Eat Low Country Boil | Saturday, March 2 | 6-9 p.m. | Foothills Brewing Tasting Room, 3800 Kimwell Dr., Winston-Salem | $28.50 | Get as much low country boil as you can eat while listening to live bluegrass from the Robertson Boys.
  • Senior Services Art Show and Sale | Saturday, March 2 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Dr., Winston-Salem | Cost of purchase | Find one-of-a-kind art pieces from more than 50 area artists — proceeds benefit Meals-on-Wheels.
  • Spring Backyard Foraging Workshop | Saturday, March 2 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Parkway United Church of Christ, 1465 Irving St., Winston-Salem | Free | Learn about three easy spring weeds to forage in your yard.
  • Words, Music, Memory: Re(presenting) Voices of the Holocaust | Saturday, March 2 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Timothy SY Lam Museum of Anthropology (Palmer Hall), 1315 Carroll Weathers Dr., Winston-Salem | Free | It’s your last chance to explore the 10-panel traveling exhibit that focuses on words from writers who witnessed the Holocaust.
Sunday, March 3
Monday, March 4
  • Clogging Club | Monday, March 4 | 3-4 p.m. | South Fork Community Center, 4403 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem | Free | Meet new people and enjoy traditional and modern music — whether you want to review old steps or learn the basics.
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Arts
 
Add to cal: Reynolda’s spring exhibition, “Seen & Unseen”
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Imogen Cunningham (1883–1976) Martha Graham, Dancer, 1931, silver gelatin print. | Photo courtesy of © Imogen Cunningham Trust
Magnolia blossoms, modern dancers, still lifes, celebrity portraits, and city street scenes. Reynolda’s new exhibition, “Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham,” features an array of seductive and dynamic images captured by this groundbreaking photographer and American artist.

Opening Friday, March 1, the exhibition features powerful black and white photographs that reflect crucial developments in art + photography during the 20th century — revealing why Cunningham is among the most important pioneers of American photography.
 
News Notes
 
Civic
  • Early voting for the March 5 primary election ends tomorrow, March 2 at 3 p.m. Check wait times at polling places and bring your ID.
Biz
  • Elderflour Baking Co. has postponed its grand opening scheduled to take place today, March 1. Owners of the small batch bakery’s store say things are in motion to get issues fixed. We’ll keep you updated on a new opening date.
Transportation
  • Forsyth County Commissioners will consider approving a microtransit program on Thursday, March 7. The private transportation service to provide free rides to work for county residents without reliable transportation would be funded with a $90,000 grant from the NC Dept. of Transportation. (WFDD)
Try This
  • Learn to swing dance solo or with a partner tomorrow at the Mary Alice Warren Community Center in Lewisville (~20 minutes from downtown Winston-Salem). Salem Swing Band will provide the music + instructors from Cat’s Pajamas will teach you the steps — the free lesson begins at 10 a.m.
Pets
  • See more than 1,000 purebred dogs at the Forsyth Kennel Club’s 2024 Lucky Dog Classic tomorrow, March 2 + Sunday, March 3. The free show at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds will exhibit more than 200 breeds. (YES! Weekly)
Transit
  • Thinking about getting a motorcycle? Get advice to keep you safe at a free Rider Skills Day class on Friday, March 8. The all-day event starts at 8:45 a.m. — the deadline to register is Wednesday, March 6.
Concert
  • Coalpit Live’s 2024 season will kick off on Saturday, June 1 at 6 p.m. The outdoor concert event space at 486 Patterson Ave. will host Boone-based band Possum Jenkins — admission will be free.
State
  • Restaurants and sports bars that get approved licenses will soon be able to start registering people for sports betting. Sports betting will become legal in the state on Monday, March 11. (WXII 12 News)
Health
  • Are you among the 30% of Americans who have high blood pressure? Here’s everything you need to know about this “silent killer” condition — including risks, treatment + why it’s dangerous — according to Novant Health cardiologist Dr. Linda Calhoun.*
Plan Ahead
  • You don’t want to miss this, Winston Salem: Emmy Award-winning comedian and bestselling author Trevor Noah will be featured in the Face to Face Speaker Forum at the LJVM Coliseum on April 30. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Grab tickets.*
Shop
  • It’s not every day that you find free, award-winning legal cannabis products. Cult favorite cannabis brand Indacloud is here with 30% off and free gummies with code “6AM” on any purchase. Get edibles, joints, and vapes for as low as $20 (and free gummies, of course) delivered to your door.*†
*†Please note: Legalities in your state may vary. Indacloud advises consumers to read the company’s terms and conditions, consult a physician before trying products, start only with small amounts, and to not consume products before driving or before a drug test. The information about providers and services contained in this newsletter does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by WStoday.
 
 
Community
 
The results are in
Clear blue sky with Winston-Salem skyline and four-lane highway down below.
How do you see your community? | Photo by WStoday
Results from the Forsyth County Community Survey are in. More than 1,230 randomly selected households filled out a questionnaire in the fall of 2023 to identify perceptions about the area, satisfaction with county services, and areas for improvement.

The survey found that 76% of residents rated Forsyth County as a favorable place to live. However, several ratings dropped since the survey was last done in 2021. Fewer respondents were willing to rank affordable housing, the ability to make a living wage, and childhood education as “excellent” or “good” this time around.

The county still has work to do when it comes to priorities it identified in 2021. The recent survey found that residents still want the county to focus on these items:
  • Quality of K-12 education buildings
  • Communication with the public
  • Ensuring the community is prepared for emergencies
  • Enforcement of codes and ordinances
  • Quality of health care services
County Commissioners will take the results into consideration when making decisions over the next two years.
 
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The Wrap
 
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It’s officially March, which means spring is right around the corner. Flowers are one of my favorite things so I always look forward to seeing Winston in bloom.
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