Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Author: Scott D. Yost

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Stokesdale Still Squabbling Over Attorney Access

Despite spending a lot of time on the issue at a Stokesdale Town Council meeting earlier this month, and running through proposed drafts of a possible new agreement, the Stokesdale Town Council has still not come up with a policy on town attorney access that’s acceptable to Stokesdale Town Councilmember Tim Jones – who, this week, continued to insist that the new policy is an attempt to restrict his right to consult with the town attorney on matters regarding town business.

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Fido, Fluffy And Tiger Big Winners At County Meeting

A lot of dogs at the Guilford County Animal Shelter will no doubt be wagging their tales after a vote by the Guilford County Board of Commissioners at the board’s Thursday, Sept. 19 meeting, and cats at the shelter will probably be doing whatever cats do when they’re happy as well.

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Airport Gets Indoor Putt-Putt – Sort Of

In recent years, Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA) has been trying to upgrade its offerings and attractions for passengers who fly and in out of the airport. To that end, it’s now offering free Putt-Putt-style golf and an art exhibit all rolled up into one inside the terminal.

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Downtown Greensboro Inc. Gets $50K In County Money

The second time asking proved to be a charm for Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI) President Zack Matheny, who left the commissioners Thursday, Sept. 19 meeting with what he’s been asking for for weeks: $50,000 in Guilford County taxpayer money to help fund a new strategic plan for downtown Greensboro.

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High Point University To Unveil 10-Year Growth Plan

At the rate at which High Point University (HPU) has been expanding and adding programs and services, it’s not surprising that more enhancements are on the way.  And at 4:45 p.m on Tuesday, Sept. 17, the university is planning to announce its “10-Year Growth Plan,” which is expected to contain a lot of exciting information regarding the university.

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County Planning Board to Rule On Daycare Rezoning

The Guilford County Planning Board is about to decide the fate of property on the northwest side of McKnight Mill Road about 350 feet from the intersection of McKnight Mill and Hollywood Drive. Specifically, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing next week to hear input as to whether the county should rezone the property to allow a daycare to operate there.

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New Voting Machines Are All The Rage In NC

The business of buying new election machines sounds like a very boring affair – however, right now, in Guilford County and across the state of North Carolina, that ho-hum action has become quite exciting and has generated a flurry of activity.

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South Elm Street Building Gets Historic Hearing

The Guilford County Historic Preservation Commission has called a meeting for Tuesday, Sept 17 to hold an evidentiary hearing to help decide whether or not to recommend a “Landmark Designation” status for the Groom-Shevel Building at 532-536 S. Elm St. in downtown Greensboro.

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2019 Folk Festival A Huge Hit

Though Hurricane Dorian had just passed within a few hundred miles of Greensboro not long before, on Saturday, Sept. 7, the weather in Greensboro was working in complete cooperation with the organizers of the North Carolina Folk Festival, an event that completely and happily took over downtown Greensboro for the entire weekend.

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Rotruck Ponders Appeal Of Case To NC Supreme Court

Summerfield Town Councilmember Todd Rotruck said this week that he is considering appealing a new decision by the NC Court of Appeals to the NC Supreme Court. Earlier this week, a three-judge panel of the appellate court ruled to uphold decisions by Guilford County Board of Elections and a Guilford County Superior Court that found Rotruck was not a resident of Summerfield when he ran for a seat on the Summerfield Town Council and won in 2017.

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Former Sheriff’s Spokesman Gives The World A Gatefrog

Max Benbassat, the former spokesman for the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department who resigned from that position earlier this summer, has used his time away from that job to finish a smartphone application – GateFrog – which is being released this month and is an app that Benbassat said will decrease headaches for flyers.

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Mysterious Disappearance Of 15-year-old Baffles Community

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department is trying to solve the mystery of the sudden disappearance of Samuel Juergen, a 15-year-old who went missing in a rural part of Guilford County near Summerfield. Juergon was last seen on Wednesday night, Aug. 28, when he was in the area of Lake Brandt Road and Scalesville Road.

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Steve Showfety Gets Recognized For Decades Of Service

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, Koury Corp. President Steve Showfety got a huge honor: In front of about 1,000 people at the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Community Luncheon, Showfety was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine – the highest honor that can be bestowed by North Carolina governors.

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Greensboro United Way Seeks Partners To Fund

The United Way of Greater Greensboro is looking for more ways to help the community in its future efforts: The organization has just begun accepting “Letters of Interest” from both current and unaffiliated non-profit partners for the 2020-2022 grant process.

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