Cone of uncertainty: What impact will hospital merger have on workers?

Folding Cone Health into Sentara shouldn’t affect staff in short-term, executives say. Long-term consequences are less clear. Read the published version of this work here. For now, Greensboro-based Cone Health and Sentara Healthcare of Norfolk, Va., are downplaying the effects on jobs of their planned merger. The two organizations announced the signing of a letter of intent to merge earlier this summer. According to an … Continue reading Cone of uncertainty: What impact will hospital merger have on workers?

Salisbury Symphony creates a relief fund for contracted musicians

SALISBURY — The last time the Salisbury Symphony had a live performance was in January, conductor David Hagy said. COVID-19 has effectively canceled all upcoming concerts, since it is unclear when large numbers of people will be able to congregate again, Hagy said. Upon the discovery that some musicians in the symphony were struggling, the organization recently created a relief fund, known as the Salisbury … Continue reading Salisbury Symphony creates a relief fund for contracted musicians

Food Lion expands in Carolinas, Georgia with new store acquisitions

SALISBURY — Food Lion is purchasing 62 Bi-Lo and Harveys Supermarkets in an expansion announced Wednesday. Many of the new stores are located in Georgia, but others are in North and South Carolina. “It does considerably expand our footprint in Georgia specifically,” said Matt Harakal, the manager of external communications at Food Lion, which is headquartered in Salisbury. Those stores will join over 630 existing … Continue reading Food Lion expands in Carolinas, Georgia with new store acquisitions

Pops at the Post goes digital for ‘home movies’ edition on Saturday

SALISBURY — Since 2005, strains of music have drifted through the downtown area during Pops at the Post events. Attendees tailgated and listened in the nearby parking lot across from the Salisbury Post building. Last year, the event was held at the Transportation Museum, but the community — and the music — remained. As with so many familiar aspects of life, though, the COVID-19 pandemic … Continue reading Pops at the Post goes digital for ‘home movies’ edition on Saturday

Musical selections for 2020 Pops at the Post draw on array of past years

SALISBURY — This year’s Pops at the Post concert — Pops at the Post Home Movies Edition 2020 — is set to be a virtual event on Saturday, with the swing band starting at 7:30 p.m. and the symphony at 8 p.m. Event organizers decided to use old taped recordings from various events over the years after it became clear that the concert, which is … Continue reading Musical selections for 2020 Pops at the Post draw on array of past years

COVID-19 Financial Fallout Leads to Sweeping University Budget Changes

Read the published version of this work here. On April 8, university administrators sent an email to faculty and staff announcing a series of budgetary changes in response to the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19.  “Emerging fiscal realities now call for decisions that enable us to carry out our mission within new financial constraints,” said Provost Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam in the email. … Continue reading COVID-19 Financial Fallout Leads to Sweeping University Budget Changes

Contract Workers Face Financial Instability Following University Closure

Although multiple funds have been set up to help Aramark, Budd Group and Follett employees, they are still filing for unemployment. Read the published version of this work here. If you’re a Zick’s regular, April Galloway already knows your order. She’s worked at the university for at least six years, often at the cash register. Lately, however, she hasn’t been working, as a result of … Continue reading Contract Workers Face Financial Instability Following University Closure

President’s Commission Works To Address Campus-Wide Division

Find the published version of this project here. Wake Forest ended racial segregation in its undergraduate college in 1962, according to a Wake Forest timeline on the Special Collections and Archives website of ZSR Library. But even with the 57 years between then and now, racial tensions continue to crop up on campus. Over the summer, President Nathan Hatch announced the establishment of the President’s … Continue reading President’s Commission Works To Address Campus-Wide Division

Teachers ‘shop’ for classroom supplies during new teacher orientation

SALISBURY — Ashlyn Coley had to make several trips to her car to get all the teaching materials and books she had chosen for her new classroom in the trunk. Her two large bags were full of anything and everything she thought would be useful in her arts classroom. “How many books did we not take?” Coley said, laughing as she referred to herself and her … Continue reading Teachers ‘shop’ for classroom supplies during new teacher orientation

City considers which blocks should receive help during BlockWork program

SALISBURY — When you do some work for a depressed neighborhood, you set the stage for more, says Barbara Perry, chairwoman of the city’s Housing Advocacy Commission. Perry was among several members of the Salisbury Community Appearance Commission and Housing Advocacy Commission who met with city staff members Tuesday to discuss applications for this year’s BlockWork project. Alyssa Nelson, urban design planner for the city, led … Continue reading City considers which blocks should receive help during BlockWork program