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The Winston-Salem Arts District Gateway arch sits in the heart of the Arts
Winston-Salem has its
own downtown arch
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St. Louis has nothing on Winston-Salem.
Residents can't help but notice the new structure at the corner of Cherry and Sixth
Streets. The Winston-Salem Arts District Gateway arch stands out as the newest public
art initiative from The Arts For Arts Sake (AFAS) Group.
The arch was dedicated by Councilwoman Denise D. Adams on the evening of April
The vertical column sup
ports are made of an alu
minum grid where the com
munity can come and put a
personalized padlock on it
and throw the key in the col
umn or dispose of it however
The tradition began over
seas with residents in
London and Paris who
would add padlocks to a
bridge, fence, gate or other
public fixture to publicly
symbolize their love for peo
ple, places and things.
"You can put your mar
riages. deaths, births and
engagements on your locks.
They can go there 24/7 and
The keys to the personalized padlocks on The
Winston-Salem Arts District Gateway arch are put at
the bottom of the arch.
click them on the grid," said Harry Knabb, chairman and chief executive officer at AFAS.
"The lock, person or memory becomes a part of the community that will always be grow
The trend, popularized by Italian youth romance author Federico Moccia, has spread
across the globe with gates in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Brooklyn and across the United
Gov. McCroiy to speak at forsytn lecn s
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N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory will be the
speaker at Forsyth Tech's commencement
exercises at 5 pjn. today (Thursday, May
7) at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial
The graduation ceremony is open to
the public at no charge, and there will be
no charge for parking at the Coliseum.
"We are honored to have Gov. Pat
McCrory accept our invitation to address
our 2015 graduating class," said Forsyth
Tech President Gary Green. "We know he
will inspire our graduates with words of
encouragement as they prepare to enter the
local workforce or transfer to a four-year
college or university in pursuit of the addi
tional educational opportunities available
in our great state."
About 1,100 Forsyth Tech students will
earn associate's degrees, certificates and
diplomas that signify completion of their
programs of study during the 2015 com
mencement exercises, an increase of more
than 10 percent from 2014.
Forsyth Tech offers credit programs in
math, science and technologies; business
and information technologies; engineering
technologies; health technologies; and
humanities and social sciences.
Forsyth Tech (forsythtech.edu) pro
vides students with flexible educational
pathways to a competitive workforce for
the community and globa] economy.
The college offers associate degrees,
diplomas and certificates in more than 200
programs of study, including programs that
promote personal and professional devel
opment through non-credit courses and
seminars, as well as customized training
for business and industry.
Forsyth Tech is the fifth largest com
munity college in North Carolina and
serves more than 35,000 students with
approximately 1300 full and part-time
faculty and staff.
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Real progress starts with people who
are inspired to make a difference. At
Duke Energy, inspiration is our fuel.
Ifs what drives us to generate the
power of innovation. Here's to those
who look at things differently. Those
who set the example. Those who
inspire and serve others!
And with that, Duke Energy is proud
to congratulate Shaw University on
its 150th anniversary.
Happy Mother's Day
From the P R Jervay, Jr. Family
In Remembrance of Brenda Yancey Jervay
Wife of The Carolinian's Founder, Mother and
Shaw University Home Economics Professor