We’ve all seen it on YouTube… people hanging around, minding their own business, then someone fires up a boombox and everybody lines up and recreates the dance segment from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video… or shoppers at a mall food court suddenly performing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s The Messiah.
This week on the Down East Journal, a Goldsboro development group tries a variation on the “flash mob” theme to try and boost the presence of downtown businesses. And, plans are being set to revitalize a depressed area of downtown New Bern. The project would create local jobs and attract new businesses. More on the revitalization of Five Points, this week on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.