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The Piedmont Triad, Triad, or North Carolina Triad is a region of North Carolina in the Piedmont that consists of the area centered around the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and Burlington. The area is connected by Interstates 40, 85, 73, & 74 and is served by the Piedmont Triad International Airport. Long known as one of the primary manufacturing and transportation hubs of the southeastern United States, the Triad is also an important educational and cultural region and occupies a prominent place in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. The Triad is not to be confused with the "Triangle" region (Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill) directly to the east. As of 2005, the Piedmont Triad has a population of 1,490,886. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... Greensboro Skyline Greensboro redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  132. ... Nickname: Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina Counties Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth Government  - Mayor Rebecca Smothers Area  - City  95. ... Nickname: Motto: Ill Tell The World Location of Burlington within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Alamance County Founded 1857 (Company Shops) Founded 1886 (Burlington) Incorporated February 14, 1893 Government  - Mayor Stephen M. Ross Area  - City  21. ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Interstate 40 is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 85 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Interstate 73 is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of North Carolina. ... Interstate 74 is an interstate highway in the midwestern United States. ... Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO, ICAO: KGSO, FAA LID: GSO) (commonly referred to as PTIA or just PTI) is an airport just west of Greensboro, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem in North Carolina. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Historically, various popular movements struggling for social justice and democratic rights since the Second World War were known as civil rights movement, most famously the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, which struggled for equal rights for African-Americans. ... The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as the Triangle, is a region in the piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill and the major research universities of North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina... springfield va ... Durham is a city located in Durham County, North Carolina. ... City nickname: The Southern Part of Heaven County Orange County Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - Total  - Water 51. ...

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Education

Educational institutions

Eleven institutions of higher education are located within the Triad, including Wake Forest University, Salem College, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina School of the Arts, High Point University, Guilford College, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro College, Bennett College, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and Elon University. Three prominent boarding schools also call the Triad home: Salem Academy, Oak Ridge Military Academy, and the American Hebrew Academy. Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Salem College is a small, womens liberal arts college located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Winston-Salem State University is a four-year is a public, coeducational, research university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... An arts conservatory of international renown, the North Carolina School of the Arts was the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. ... High Point University is a private liberal arts university in High Point, North Carolina, USA affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... Guilford College is a small, private, four-year liberal arts college in Greensboro, North Carolina originally founded by the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers). ... The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is an American public university in Greensboro, North Carolina and is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. ... Greensboro College is a four year, independent, coeducational institution located in Greensboro, North Carolina and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina is one of two remaining African American womens colleges in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Elon University is a private, liberal arts university located in Elon, North Carolina. ... Salem Academy is a private, residential, all-girls high school founded in 1772 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Oak Ridge Military Academy (ORMA) is a military school located in northwestern Guilford County, North Carolina. ... The American Hebrew Academy (AHA) opened on September 10, 2001 in Greensboro, North Carolina, as Americas first and only liberal, coeducational, pluralistic Jewish boarding school. ...


Museums

Major art and historical museums contribute to the cultural climate of the region, including the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), The Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Old Salem, High Point Historical Museum, Mendenhall Plantation, the Weatherspoon Museum of Modern Art (located on the campus of UNCG), Blandwood Mansion and Gardens, the Greensboro Historical Museum, Guilford Battleground National Military Park, and the Charlotte Hawkins Brown State Museum. The area also has its fair share of scientific museums, such as SciWorks, the Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology, and the Natural Science Center of Greensboro. (Museums of the Triad) Reynolda House Museum of American Art displays a premiere collection of American art ranging from the colonial period to the present. ... Old Salem is a living history museum that operates within the restored Moravian community Salem. ... The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public university in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA and is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. ... A. J. Davis designed Tuscan Villa Blandwood is the restored home of two-term North Carolina governor John Motley Morehead (1841-1844) in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. ... The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was a battle fought on March 15, 1781 inside the present-day booming metropolis of Greensboro, North Carolina, during the American Revolutionary War in which 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis fought an American force under Rhode Island native General Nathanael Greene numbering... SciWorks, the Science Center and Enviromental Park of Forsyth County, usually shortened to SciWorks is a science museum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ...


Economy

Major roads and cities in the Piedmont Triad area. The blue triangle represents the three points of the "Triad".

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1173x1134, 546 KB) Piedmont Triad Freeway Map made entirely by Gooday. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1173x1134, 546 KB) Piedmont Triad Freeway Map made entirely by Gooday. ...

Industry & Manufacturing

The Triad area is notable for large textile, tobacco, and furniture corporations. The Triad remains a national center for textile manufacturing, represented by corporations including Hanes based in Winston-Salem, and International Textile Group, based in Greensboro. Tobacco remains a prominent crop in the Triad's rural areas and many tobacco companies like Lorillard Tobacco Company of Greensboro, and Reynolds American, based in Winston-Salem, call the Piedmont Triad home. Numerous furniture manufacturers are also headquartered in the Triad area, especially in the cities of High Point (deemed the "Furniture Capital of the World"), Thomasville (known as the "Chair City"), and Lexington. Popular brands like "Thomasville" and "Lexington" are derived from the names of these cities. Recently, however, many furniture and tobacco factories have been closing and/or laying off workers across the region in response to escalating industrial globalization. For other uses, see Textile (disambiguation). ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ... For the UK band, see Furniture (band). ... is an offical leading brand This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Nickname: Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  132. ... International Textile Group (ITG) is a privately-owned diversified U.S. fabric maker. ... Greensboro Skyline Greensboro redirects here. ... Lorillard Tobacco Company is an American tobacco company which holds a significant share of the American tobacco market. ... Greensboro Skyline Greensboro redirects here. ... Reynolds American, Inc. ... Nickname: Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  132. ... Nickname: Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina Counties Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth Government  - Mayor Rebecca Smothers Area  - City  95. ... Thomasville is a city in Davidson County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 19,788 at the 2000 census. ... Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother depicts destitute pea pickers in California during the Great Depression. ...


Technology and Biotechnology

After many of the old industries in the area began to die out, many Piedmont Triad cities began encouraging technological businesses to move into the Triad. Winston-Salem, for instance, founded within its downtown the Piedmont Triad Research Park, a highly interactive, master-planned innovation community developed to support life science and information technology research and development. Dell, Inc. in the early 2000s struck a deal with local officials allowing for the construction of a new computer assembly plant near the Triad city of Kernersville. Additionally, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the largest institution of higher learning in the region, and North Carolina A&T State University have joined forces to establish the Gateway University Research Park, a technology-based entity which will focus its efforts on a host of biological, life, and environmental science research projects. Upon full build out of the project, it is expected to be housed by two 75 acre campuses, employ approximately 2,000 people, and generate $50 million dollars per year to the Triad economy. LabCorp, one of the largest clinical laboratories in the world, has its corporate headquarters and several of its testing facilities in Burlington. Winston-Salem is a city located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. ... Piedmont Triad Research Park (PTRP), located in downtown Winston Salem is a highly interactive, master-planned innovation community developed to support life science and information technology research and development. ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology is the science of life (from the Greek words bios = life and logos = word). ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... This article is about the concept. ... Dell Inc. ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... Kernersville is a town located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. ... The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public university in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA and is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. ... North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) is a four-year university located in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings or LabCorp is one of the worlds largest clinical laboratories, with annual revenues of $3. ... Nickname: Motto: Ill Tell The World Location of Burlington within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Alamance County Founded 1857 (Company Shops) Founded 1886 (Burlington) Incorporated February 14, 1893 Government  - Mayor Stephen M. Ross Area  - City  21. ...


Government

Many western Piedmont Triad counties and municipalities belong to the Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments while many in the east belong to the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments. Categories: Government stubs | North Carolina Councils of Governments ... Categories: Government stubs | North Carolina Councils of Governments ...


Counties

Counties most commonly associated with the Piedmont Triad are in red. Montgomery County (in orange) is sometimes included as well.

Generally: Image File history File links Piedmonttriadarea. ... Image File history File links Piedmonttriadarea. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...

Occasionally: Alamance County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Caswell County Courthouse - 2005 Caswell County redirects here. ... Davie County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Davidson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Forsyth County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Guilford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Randolph County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Stokes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Surry County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Yadkin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...

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Municipalities

Primary cities

Greensboro Skyline Greensboro redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  132. ... Nickname: Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina Counties Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth Government  - Mayor Rebecca Smothers Area  - City  95. ... Nickname: Motto: Ill Tell The World Location of Burlington within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Alamance County Founded 1857 (Company Shops) Founded 1886 (Burlington) Incorporated February 14, 1893 Government  - Mayor Stephen M. Ross Area  - City  21. ...

Secondary cities over 10,000 in population

Asheboro is a city in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. ... Clemmons is a village in Forsyth County, North Carolina and a suburb of Winston-Salem. ... Eden is a city in Rockingham County, North Carolina, United States. ... Graham is a city located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... Kernersville is a town located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. ... Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Reidsville is a city located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. ... Thomasville is a city in Davidson County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 19,788 at the 2000 census. ...

Other municipalities under 10,000 in population

Alamance is a village located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... Archdale is a city located in Randolph County, North Carolina. ... Arlington is a town located in Yadkin County, North Carolina. ... Bermuda Run is a town located in Davie County, North Carolina. ... Bethania is a town located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. ... Boonville is a town located in Yadkin County, North Carolina. ... Cooleemee is a town located in Davie County, North Carolina. ... http://www. ... Denton is a town located in Davidson County, North Carolina. ... Dobson is a town located in Surry County, North Carolina. ... East Bend is a town located in Yadkin County, North Carolina. ... Elkin is a town located in Surry County, North Carolina. ... Elon (also known as Elon College) is a town located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... Franklinville is a town located in Randolph County, North Carolina. ... Gibsonville is a town located in North Carolina. ... Glen Raven is a census-designated place located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... Green Level is a town located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... Haw River is a town located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... Jamestown is a town located in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Jonesville is a town located in Yadkin County, North Carolina. ... King is a town located in Stokes County, North Carolina. ... Lewisville is a town located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. ... Liberty is a town located in Randolph County, North Carolina. ... Madison is a town located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. ... Mayodan is a town located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. ... Mebane is a city located mostly in Alamance County, North Carolina, with a part of it in Orange County, North Carolina. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section can be improved by converting lengthy lists to text. ... Midway welcoming sign on Old U.S. Hwy 52. ... Mocksville is a town in Davie County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 4,178 at the 2000 census. ... Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. ... Oak Ridge is a town located in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Ossipee is an incorporated town in northwestern Alamance County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Pleasant Garden is a town located in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Ramseur is a town in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. ... Randleman is a city located in Randolph County, North Carolina. ... Rural Hall is a town located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. ... Saxapahaw is a census-designated place located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... Seagrove is a town in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. ... Sedalia is a town located in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Staley is a town located in Randolph County, North Carolina. ... Stokesdale is a town located in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Stoneville is a town in Rockingham County, North Carolina, United States. ... Summerfield is a town in Guilford County, North Carolina, United States, . The population was 7,018 at the 2000 census. ... Swepsonville is a town located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... Tobaccoville is a village located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. ... Trinity is a city located in Randolph County, North Carolina. ... Wallburg is a community in Davidson County, North Carolina. ... Walkertown is a town located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. ... Walnut Cove is a town located in Stokes County, North Carolina. ... Welcome is a census-designated place (CDP) in Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Wentworth is a town located in States County, North Carolina. ... Whitsett is a town located in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Yadkinville is a town in Yadkin County, North Carolina, United States. ...

Shopping

The following are the most prominent regional shopping centers/malls in the Piedmont Triad region:

Hanes Mall is North Carolinas largest shopping mall, with over 1. ... Burlington Square Mall is a shopping mall located in Burlington, North Carolina that has seen its share of name changes over the past few years. ... Four Seasons Town Centre is a three story shopping mall in Greensboro, NC. Belk, Dillards and J.C. Penney anchor the mall. ... Friendly Center is a large, open-air shopping center located in northwestern Greensboro, North Carolina, at the intersection of Wendover Avenue and Friendly Avenue opened in 1958. ...

Media

Newspapers

The following are prominent newspapers in the Piedmont Triad region and the counties each newspaper covers.

The newspaper that one knows today as the News & Record began as two smaller papers, The Daily Record and the Greensboro Daily News. ... The Winston-Salem Journal is a daily newspaper primarily serving the city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and its county, Forsyth County, North Carolina. ... High Point Enterprise is a daily morning newspaper that primarily serves High Point, North Carolina. ... The Tribune is a tri-weekly newspaper published in Elkin, North Carolina. ... The Mount Airy News is a newspaper published in Mount Airy, North Carolina. ... Yes! Weekly is an alternative weekly newspaper based in Greensboro, NC. In addition to some local news it provides arts and entertainment news and reviews, nationally syndicated columns by writers such as Molly Ivins and Ann Coulter, and some pure entertainment like a new Top Ten list every week and... The Rhinoceros Times is a weekly newsmagazine published in Greensboro, North Carolina. ...

Television stations

All of the Piedmont Triad region belongs to the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point television designated market area (DMA). The following are stations that broadcast to this DMA. These stations are listed by call letters, channel number, network and city of license. A designated market area is a group of counties in the United States that are covered by a specific television station. ...

WFMY-TV WFMY News2, is the CBS station for the Greensboro–High Point–Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Piedmont Triad) designated market area. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... WXII-TV, channel 12(Analog)/31(Digital), is the NBC television station licensed for the Greensboro–High Point–Winston-Salem, North Carolina designated market area. ... This article is about the television network. ... WGHP (FOX8) is the FOX television station which serves the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Piedmont Triad) market area. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... News 14 Carolina is a 24-hour news service offered in North Carolina, USA, by Time Warner Cable. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... . The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... WCWG, Channel 20, is the WB affiliate licensed to Lexington, North Carolina, and serves the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, North Carolina television market. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... UNC-TV is the PBS affiliate network in North Carolina, with headquarters in Research Triangle Park. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... UNC-TV is a network of PBS member stations in North Carolina, with headquarters in Research Triangle Park. ... WXLV-TV, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the ABC affiliate serving the Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina/High Point designated market area. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... WMYV (UPN 48) is the UPN television affiliate serving the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, North Carolina designated market area. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... WLXI 61 is a Christian Television station licensed to Greensboro, North Carolina but serving the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point market. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the largest Christian religious television network in the world and is headquartered near Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, California with studios near Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Irving, Texas and near Nashville in Hendersonville, Tennessee. ...

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