There were few, if any empty seats inside the Arts Council Theatre on Monday afternoon, Jan. 15, as hundreds witnessed local talent during the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration. Produced by the N.C. Black Repertory Company (NCBRC), based in Winston-Salem, the annual event is designed to honor Dr. King’s belief that communities are filled with talented individuals.
Following the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Prayer breakfast at the Benton Convention Center, more than 100 people put on their walking shoes and marched through the streets of downtown Winston-Salem in honor of the civil rights icon. The march, which was hosted by the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity (MCWSV), has become a King Day tradition for residents in the city. And despite blistering cold temperatures, this year’s event was bigger than ever.
The local board of education got back to work last week as they held the first meeting of the new year. The first item up for discussion during the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, was a contract with Education Resource Group LLC (ERG), to provide literacy training on “Teacher Directed Reading” and “Guided Reading” to all third- grade teachers in the district. One of the items on the board’s “to do list” is to get third-grade reading scores to 90 percent by 2020.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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