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Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Author: John Hammer

About John Hammer

Here are my most recent posts

Rhino Shorts: Feb. 15, 2018

The Rhino Times Schmoozefest returns Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Four Flocks and Larder at 433 Spring Garden St. Free snacks and beer and wine while supplies last for those who sign in and wear a name tag. ***** Anyone...

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Rhino Shorts: Feb. 8, 2018

The Rhino Times Schmoozefest returns Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Four Flocks and Larder at 433 Spring Garden St. Free snacks and beer and wine while supplies last for those who sign in and wear a name tag. ***** At...

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Rhino Shorts: Feb. 1, 2018

The NFL rejected an advertisement for the Super Bowl program that says, “Please Stand,” and was sponsored by American Veterans, as being too politically controversial to allow in the program. The Rhino Times is no stranger to...

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Rhino Shorts: Jan. 25, 2018

Campaign finance reports aren’t due until the end of the week, but former District 5 City Councilmember Tony Wilkins has filed his and it has some startling information. Wilkins had $19,823 left in his campaign account at the...

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Close But No Toyota

It was sad news that the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite was not chosen for the Toyota-Mazda plant. It would have provided the manufacturing jobs that Greensboro needs. Nobody would talk about it on the record, but off the record,...

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Rhino Shorts: Jan. 4, 2018

OK, I drive a car with a big V8. I used every aerosol can I could find, even when forced to buy them at discount stores when regular stores quit carrying them. Charcoal grills, outdoor fire pits, indoor fireplaces, if it’s not...

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For Whom the Toll Tolls

I usually don’t think much about toll roads when I’m on vacation. I stop, pay the toll and go on my way. OK, maybe I complain a little about the cost, but that’s about it. But this year when the Muse and I were traveling in...

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Rhino Shorts: Dec. 28, 2017

Happy 2018. This is the last Rhino Times of 2017, which seems incredible. One thing I’ve learned putting out a weekly publication for more than 25 years is that a weekly deadline makes time fly. Last week I had to look up an...

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Rhino Shorts: Dec. 21, 2017

It seems like Tex and Shirley’s Family Restaurant has always been on Pembroke Road in Friendly Shopping Center serving breakfast, but it won’t be much longer. Tex and Shirley’s is moving, and the last day at its current location...

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Rhino Shorts: Dec. 14, 2017

Depending on how much you like snow, last week we either dodged a bullet or missed a great opportunity. Saturday the snow was beautiful but the temperature stayed just high enough to keep much from sticking. A couple of degrees...

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Rhino Shorts: Dec. 7, 2017

Yvonne Johnson – who has served on the City Council since 1993 except for two years – as usual was surrounded by children and grandchildren when she took the oath of office on Tuesday night, and then she received a surprise....

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Rhino Shorts: Nov. 30, 2017

The Greensboro Department of Transportation is holding a workshop from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 on what to do about Old Battleground Avenue and Cotswald Terrace, an area that has become a mess since the construction of...

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Rhino Shorts: Nov. 23, 2017

Participatory Budgeting – a way for the City Council to give away more money, as if it needed another way – had a huge problem in its first year of operation: People didn’t participate. Less than 100 votes were needed to spend...

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