Author: Scott D. Yost

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Summerfield Town Council Meeting Roiled By Disqualified Member Rotruck

The Summerfield Town Council held one of its most contentious meetings in the 22-year history of that town on Monday, April 23 at 6 p.m. in the Summerfield Community Center – a quickly called special meeting to discuss the matter of Todd Rotruck, who the Guilford County Board of Elections determined last week does not live in Summerfield. That ruling by the Elections Board meant Rotruck could no longer serve as a town councilmember. Rotruck was elected to the position last November but a successful voter registration challenge by Summerfield resident Janelle Robinson knocked him off the board since...

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Study Getting People Pumped Up About Winston-Salem Water For Guilford County

On Thursday, April 19, staff and elected officials from Guilford County, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale and Summerfield met in Oak Ridge to examine and discuss the preliminary results of a new major water study that could have a profound effect on future growth – and the patterns of that growth – in northwest Guilford County. The results of the study are expected to be made public sometime in May; however, local leaders got a private viewing of those findings at the closed meeting at the Oak Ridge Town Hall. According to Guilford County Commissioner Justin Conrad, who attended the briefing,...

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State, County Discuss Best Way to Lock up Kids

Guilford County has sent a letter of intent to the State of North Carolina expressing the county’s willingness to expand the Guilford County Juvenile Detention Center to house delinquents for the state once a new law goes into effect – a law that will dramatically increase the number of 16- and 17-year-olds being held as juveniles in North Carolina. The state is going to have a lot more delinquents on its hands after Dec. 1, 2019, when youths in that age group are no longer tried and incarcerated as adults. It will need to hold them somewhere and, more...

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Commissioners Fill Airport Seat, Provide Amada Incentives, Praise Tornado Relief

Koury Corp. President Steve Showfety probably has most things he wants, but on Thursday, April 19, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners voted to give him something he really wanted but didn’t yet have – a fourth three-year term on the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority. Though Showfety got the reappointment he was seeking, he did so without a vote to spare and just in the nick of time, as his term on the authority was set to expire this month. Most county appointments and reappointments to boards and commissions require a simple majority vote; however, earlier this year, the...

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Elections Board Decision Disqualifies Todd Rotruck from Remaining Councilmember

It looks like the Town of Summerfield is out one town councilmember. At a Tuesday, April 17 Guilford County Board of Elections meeting, board members voted unanimously that Summerfield Town Councilmember Todd Rotruck was not a resident at 7437 Strawberry Road in Summerfield, the address Rotruck used to register to vote last fall and the one that qualified him to run for the Town Council seat he’s held since December. At no time during the hearing did members of the Board of Elections so much as mention the fact that a successful challenge against Rotruck’s residency as a voter...

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County Abandons Little Train That Couldn’t For One That Supposedly Can

The Guilford County kiddie train that was purchased in 2011 as an attraction for Northeast Park – but only ran for a few weeks of the seven years that followed – is now headed to that giant scrapheap in the sky. Actually, it’s headed for a scrapheap somewhere in California, but, regardless, after years of problems that no one was able to fix, the engine known as the Little Engine That Couldn’t has finally chugged its last chug. Guilford County, which remains determined to get a train ride up and running at Northeast Park, is instead purchasing a “like...

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Cell Phones, Drugs, Knives Make Frequent Appearances at Courthouse Check Point

The citizens of Guilford County appear to be very slow learners in at least one regard: Four years after cell phones were banned for visitors to the county’s two courthouses, people entering the buildings are still bringing phones to the security checkpoints in droves. That number doesn’t appear to be decreasing one bit as time passes either. Despite a wealth of citizen notification dating back to 2013, plenty of signage all around and years of time for people to get the message, in 2017, there were 19,103 people who attempted to pass through courthouse security checkpoints with their phones....

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News & Record to Sue Guilford County

Attorneys representing the News & Record and other newspapers in Guilford County have informed Guilford County’s legal department that they are suing the county as well as the State of North Carolina over the county’s new practice of posting legally required public notices on the county’s website rather than in paid subscription newspapers, as was required by law in the past. Newspapers such as the News & Record – which for years and years have enjoyed a very lucrative revenue stream from publishing those notices – fought very hard last year, and earlier this year, after the North Carolina...

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Board of Elections Decides Two out of Three Candidate Residency Challenges

The four-member Guilford County Board of Elections had a split decision along party lines at their Tuesday, April 10 meeting on the question of whether Steve Buccini – the only Democratic candidate in the North Carolina House of Representatives District 59 race – would be allowed to remain on the ballot. Buccini’s claim to residency in that district had been challenged, and, due to the 2-2 deadlock, the case will now move to the Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement, which presumably will decide it. Buccini was one of three candidates in Guilford County who had their...

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County Considers Amada Incentives For 200 New Jobs

The good news keeps coming for Guilford County. Amada America, a sheet metal fabrication company, is asking the Guilford County Board of Commissioners to approve an incentives package for a new $82 million project at 2545 and 2565 Penny Road in High Point. On the heels of a Publix Super Markets deal that could bring 1,000 jobs to the county, the Board of Commissioners is being asked to approve the incentives package for the Amada plant, expected to bring over 200 new jobs to the county. The commissioners will hold a public hearing on the incentives package at the...

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Guilford County Welcomes Publix with Offer of Decade Long Tax Incentives

The Guilford County commissioners were almost giddy with excitement – no, they were giddy with excitement – at their Thursday, April 5 meeting over the prospects of Publix Super Markets opening a distribution center in the county and bringing 1,000 jobs and $400 million in capital investment. The commissioners let it be known in no uncertain terms that Publix, its jobs and its money are extremely welcome here and the board backed up those words with action by unanimously approving an incentives package that saves Publix 80 percent on its county property taxes for 10 years. Commissioner Carolyn Coleman...

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Congressman Tedd Budd Adds Federal Clout to School Violence Prevention Discussions

On Thursday, April 5, Republican 13th District Congressman Ted Budd led a meeting of elected leaders, school officials and law enforcement officers to stop school shootings – like the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Florida – from happening here. Three weeks ago, an impressive array of law enforcement officials met to address that threat and the April 5 meeting expanded that discussion. One thing is becoming crystal clear from these talks in Guilford County: At all levels of government, elected leaders, along with school administrators and law enforcement officials, are now tightly focused on addressing the national problem of...

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Yost Covers Small Town Tales

Newspapers, TV stations and radio stations in Guilford County are always talking about what’s going on in Greensboro and High Point – but everyone always overlooks the small towns and communities around the county. Quite frankly, many people who live in Greensboro or High Point don’t ever visit these places or even know hide nor hair about these little nooks and crannies of the county. I’m talking, of course, about places like Colfax, Pleasant Garden, Brown Summit and Climax – places that you see on the map but that never get much media attention. So, this week, I thought I would turn the tables and provide an introduction to some of those places and just share a little information about each …   Whitsett. This quaint little town of about 600 people is named after poet, educator and historian William Thornton Whitsett (1896 -1934). The town grew up around a boarding school for boys. The school burned down exactly 100 years ago this year but the town remained. I googled “Things to do in Whitsett,” kind of as a joke, and I swear this is true: The first thing that came up was a big picture of a hand holding a bottle of beer. It was Trip Advisor’s website, which says the number one place to go in Whitsett is the Red Oak Brewery. That website’s top-rated restaurant for...

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Yost Locked Up With Sheriffs

COOPER: When you heard the stories of Stormy Daniels who has come forward who said that she was at the Tahoe Club as well and others who said that they were there, you didn’t know about that at the time. MCDOUGAL: No, I did not know. COOPER: Does it – what did you think when you heard that? MCDOUGAL: My first thought was how could she have been with him when I was with him? The only time we weren’t together on that particular trip was when I – he was on the golf course golfing. I didn’t go,...

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Elections Board Finds Cause to Consider Buccini Residency Challenge

In a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, April 3, the Guilford County Board of Elections voted unanimously that there is probable cause to hold a residency hearing for Steve Buccini, the only Democratic candidate in the North Carolina House of Representatives District 59 race. If the Elections Board determines in the upcoming hearing that Buccini in fact did not reside at 7100 Gusenbury Road in Whitsett prior to Wednesday, Feb. 28, then he would not be eligible to run for the District 59 seat in the 2018 election. Buccini is one of three candidates in Guilford County whose residency has...

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New Guilford County Elections Board Breaks Election Business Log Jam

If the Guilford County Board of Elections members want to play golf together, they finally have a full foursome after two new members were sworn in at a quickly called “emergency” meeting on Thursday, March 29 – but it’s unlikely they’ll be playing golf anytime soon because they now have a ton of work to do. At the meeting, in addition to getting two new members – Republican Eugene Lester and Democrat T. Anthony Spearman – the board also got a new chairman. Jim Kimel, a Democrat, took over that role from former Chairman Kathryn Lindley, a Republican. It...

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Piedmont Triad Airport’s Request for Rebranding Approaches the Runway

Ever since the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority put the brakes on a planned airport name change, the future of that process has been – well, up in the air. And while airport officials have been vague about its airport name plans going forward, a new request for help that the Airport Authority has put out to advertising, marketing and consulting firms sheds some light on the major rebranding and renaming effort that’s in store for the airport. Over two months ago, airport officials at Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA) hit the reset button on a proposal to change the...

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Airport Authority Gets Earful of Name Changes

If the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) wants to change the name of the airport – and it really, really does – it now has plenty of suggestions to choose from thanks to area residents. Ever since airport officials let it be known that a name change was in the works, people have been sending their suggestions to the Airport Authority. The list of names, which includes responses from over 200 people, runs the gamut from names that honor prominent people of the past to names that highlight the airport’s location. The suggestions were made to PTAA through phone...

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Gov. Cooper Relents, Guilford County Finally Gets Board of Elections

The Guilford County Board of Elections is back in business and has two new members, giving it a total of four. The board members intend to hit the ground running because they have a lot of running to do – running the local 2018 election, that is. On Tuesday, March 27, the brand new Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement appointed two new members to Guilford County’s election board: Republican Eugene Lester, an attorney who sits on the Greensboro Zoning Commission, and Rev. T. Anthony Spearman, a Democrat who currently serves as president of the North Carolina...

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Top Law Enforcement Officials Meet to Seek Solutions to Prevent School Shooters

On Wednesday, March 21, by far the safest place in North Carolina to be was in the locked conference room inside the Guilford County Sheriff’s Special Operations Division building at 508 Industrial Ave. in Greensboro. Packed tight into one small room were the sheriffs from central North Carolina counties, police chiefs from cities and towns in Guilford County, heads of security from local colleges, top brass from the North Carolina Highway Patrol and the SBI, and North Carolina Secretary of Public Safety Erik Hooks. There was one reason and one reason only for the meeting in Guilford County’s most...

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Site Selection Magazine Ranks Greensboro-High Point No. 2 in US

At this time of year, college basketball teams want to be able to shout out “We’re number one!” but area economic development officials, elected leaders and others in Guilford County and the surrounding area are now happily shouting, “We’re number 2!” The reason for those shouts of joy is that the March issue of the all-important Site Selection magazine named the Greensboro-High Point Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as the No. 2 metro area for new projects in 2017 among MSA’s with populations between 200,000 and 1,000,000. The magazine, which is read by national economic development officials, business leaders looking...

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Steve Showfety Cleared for Takeoff to Pilot PTIA for Another Three Years

Koury Corp. President Steve Showfety is going to get a fourth three-year term on the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority – the seven-member authority that calls all the shots for the airport. According to sources on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, there are now more than enough votes to allow Showfety to continue serving on the authority that he’s been on for nine years and has chaired since April 2014. Behind the scenes, the Guilford County commissioners have been debating the question for months – one they were originally scheduled to address at their Thursday, March 15 meeting and...

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Yost Pokes Bear, Blames iPhone

It was about 2:45 in the morning on Saturday night. (Never mind why I was up and not asleep – let’s just say I don’t sleep very well.) I had sat my iPhone down beside the sink and I was washing my hands and I accidently splashed some water under the phone’s case, right around the lightening port area where you plug in the cable to charge it. I could see a nickel-sized spot of moisture under the case’s screen protector and I reached over to take the phone out of the case and dry the phone off. But,...

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Three Candidate Residency Challenges But No Election Board to Make Ruling

The Guilford County Board of Elections has received challenges of residency for three candidates running in the 2018 election. However, there is no functioning county elections board to hear those challenges so the claims are in limbo for now. Since there is now a state elections board, that problem could be solved soon. Two candidates in the North Carolina House of Representatives District 59 race – state Rep. Jon Hardister and Democratic candidate Steve Buccini – have had their residency challenged, as has Michael Garrett, the Democratic Senate District 27 candidate running against Republican District 27 state Sen. Trudy...

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Guilford County Banking on Catching Money in Its New Public Notice Web

After getting approval from the county commissioners in early March, Guilford County staff is now making the transition from publishing public notices in newspapers to posting them online on the county’s website, and there are two big questions remaining: How much money will the county save by the move and how much money will the county make by offering the service to others? Guilford County plans to flip the switch on Monday, March 26 and go live with county notices. From that point on, citizens will be seeing all Guilford County notices for free at the county’s web page...

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Guilford County Commissioners Keep Best Part of Meeting Behind Closed Doors

The most interesting two things that happened at the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Thursday, March 15 meeting were ones that no one in the audience heard or saw. One thing no one there was able to see was a two-hour-and-eight-minute closed session the commissioners held with representatives of a mystery company “for the purpose of considering a business location or expansion.” The other thing at the meeting no one saw at the March 15 meeting – because it didn’t take place – was a discussion and vote on whether to reappoint Koury Corp. President Steve Showfety to a...

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These Retrievers Are Truly Golden

Warren Buffett, the owner of Berkshire Hathaway, did something I’m sure you heard about. He offered $1 million every year for life to any Berkshire Hathaway employee who picked the winners in the first two rounds of the 2018 NCAA tournament exactly right. Rhino Times editor John Hammer made a similar offer for all Rhino employees: If any employee picked every game of the tournament correctly then they would get a new stapler for their desk. I was really hoping to win that since my stapler jams all the time – but all of us here knew the odds...

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Opinions Expressed By Yost May Lose You Money

Well, last week in my column – “This Yost Column Can Make You Rich” – I recommended that everyone put all their money into the new Venezuelan Bitcoin – the novel South American cryptocurrency that looked pretty much like a sure thing. Specifically, I believe I said it was a “good, solid, perfectly safe investment with a virtual guarantee of a big payback” and also that “I feel confident when I say that if you are someone who is retired or close to it who’s looking for a place to put your money where you can get both security...

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Guilford County Commissioners And Sheriff Want Guns In Schools – For The Good Guys

The Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead and many others injured, has some Guilford County officials strongly advocating for arming teachers in Guilford County schools. The Guilford County Board of Education handles school matters; however, the county helps fund the schools and currently the Board of Commissioners and the school board are working together to enhance school safety as one part of a major joint facilities study now underway. In the wake of the horrific Parkland school shooting, some county commissioners and Sheriff BJ Barnes are asking the school...

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Schools Ready For Their Close Ups

Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes is proposing deployment of a new $1.1 million “Mutualink” video system for Guilford County Schools that would allow law enforcement to view every hallway, cafeteria and common area at every county school. The move is part of an “Emergency Interoperable Communications Project Plan” the Sheriff’s Department and other emergency responders want to see in place for county schools. It would allow law enforcement agencies to view a real-time video feed from any school in the event of an active shooter or other threat. Mutualink would also enhance interagency communication between various first responder units,...

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Trump Administration Requests Meeting with Guilford County Commissioners

Several Guilford County commissioners – along with other commissioners across North Carolina – got an audience with the Trump administration in Washington on Wednesday, March 14. The White House is attempting to strengthen its relationships with counties across the country, and as part of that effort, county commissioners from North Carolina were invited to meet with Trump administration officials. Commissioners from some other states have already had similar meetings and more states are expected to get their turn in the future. Three Guilford County commissioners – Jeff Phillips, Kay Cashion and Chairman Alan Branson – attended the Wednesday afternoon...

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Guilford County Board of Elections Officially Defunct

The Guilford County Board of Elections is out of business. A Monday, March 5, North Carolina Superior Court ruling that upheld a new nine-member structure for a combined state elections and ethics board also abolished a special court order that had been allowing the four-seat Guilford County elections board to function with only two members. With that special order no longer in effect, the Guilford County board is unable to meet, much less conduct any business at a time when the election season is going strong. The state’s 100 county boards of elections were transformed from three-member boards to...

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Guilford County Moves Public Notices Into This Century

Guilford County took its time moving public notices from area newspapers to the county’s website – but, now, after a final vote on Thursday, March 1, the county is ready to start saving money on those notices that include things like announcements of rezonings, foreclosures, public hearings and the non-payment of taxes by property owners. Guilford County will also soon be ready to start making money on notices that other cities and towns – as well as businesses and attorneys – must post or publish by law. The March 1 vote by the Board of Commissioners was required because...

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Felon Mistakenly Gets Two Days of Freedom Thanks to Guilford Court Clerical Error

Normally, Get Out of Jail Free cards come from Monopoly game stacks. However, on Wednesday, Feb. 28, the Guilford County clerk of Superior Court’s office handed a dangerous felon what amounted to the same thing – paperwork that let him walk out of the High Point jail rather than be hauled off to prison to serve the 15 to 27 month sentence he’d just been given. The convicted felon, 27-year-old Dathan Marque Abney, was apprehended on Friday evening, March 2, but his mistaken release has left plenty of questions in its wake about the procedures being used to process...

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This Yost Column Can Make You Rich

Venezuela announced Tuesday it is launching a new cryptocurrency, called the petro, which it says will help save the country’s failing economy … The government plans to circulate around 100 million petro coins, which it hopes will raise around $6 billion, according to a government-issued white paper. “Petro is born and we are going to have a total success for the welfare of Venezuela,” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared Tuesday. Maduro said the currency has attracted interest from wealthy investors from countries like Qatar, Turkey, and the U.S.   – Newsweek.com Feb. 20, 2018     I was watching...

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When North Carolina State Ethics Commission is Away, Will Political Leaders Play?

Those who follow politics know that North Carolina has been without a board of elections for nine months now, and they also know that absence is causing major problems. But what many don’t realize is that there’s another vital state board that’s likewise been in suspended animation since last July and remains that way today: the North Carolina state ethics commission. Just like the state’s now defunct elections board, the ethics commission has been out of business due to a partisan battle now being fought out in both the legislature and the courts. Like the absence of an elections...

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Guilford County to Sue Drug Dealers: The Corporate Kind

The Guilford County Board of Commissioners is bringing a major civil lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors over what county officials claim is the industry’s reckless disregard for the safety and well being of Guilford County citizens. The suit will name national and multinational companies as defendants. The lawsuit could mean millions of dollars for Guilford County that would be used to help cover the costs the county has absorbed in past years as a result of the opioid epidemic – one that the lawsuit claims is largely the fault of the opioid manufacturers and distributers. The money the...

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Guilford County Commissioners Races • District 2 and District 8

District 2 County Commissioner Seat Gets Competitive with Last Minute Candidate Filings   On Monday, Feb. 26, Guilford County Commissioner Alan Perdue had no opposition in his bid for reelection to the District 2 commissioners seat he’s held since 2014 – but, by the time the candidate filing period closed at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 28, Perdue found himself in the most crowded commissioners race on the ballot. He’s now facing an opponent in the primary and, if he makes it past that stage, he’ll face another opponent in the general election. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, new political face...

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No North Carolina State Elections Board Puts Elections In Peril

The State of North Carolina’s lack of a State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement is creating serious consequences across the state and now counties are scrambling to conduct a 2018 election with no guidance from the state board and with no ability to purchase needed voting machines and other election equipment. Also, a growing number of counties are now one accident, death, resignation or change of address away from the forced dissolution of their local boards of elections. Due to the lack of a state board, election directors in some counties are having to borrow outdated surplus equipment...

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Guilford County Saves Money, Makes Money, Moving Public Notices from Newspapers to Net

It’s about to get a lot easier to find notices of rezonings, public hearings, foreclosures and other business conducted by Guilford County government. Thanks to a 5-to-3 vote by the Guilford County Board of Commissioners at the Thursday, Feb. 15 meeting, public notices issued by Guilford County will soon be available in a central location online for free rather than printed in the classified sections of various paid subscription newspapers that county citizens must purchase to read. The vote to make the change split down party lines, with the board’s five Republican commissioners voting for Guilford County to begin...

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And the Winner Is … Not the Movie Goer

This week I’m writing about the Academy Awards. I’ve chosen that topic because, as you know if you read this column often, I like going against the grain – I like to buck the system and write about those things other people aren’t even mentioning. And I feel very confident that I’ll be the only person in the media writing or talking about the Academy Awards this week. You probably weren’t even aware the awards’ ceremony is coming up on Sunday night, March 4. Now, novelist and screenwriter William Goldman – my favorite writer of all time by a...

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2018 Guilford County Election Has First Candidate Drop Out

Retired patent attorney John Maier, who filed last week to run in the Republican primary against District 3 Commissioner Justin Conrad, has pulled out of the race and been reimbursed his filing fee. His name will not appear on the ballot in the May primary. Maier, 82, said that one of his concerns was an ongoing health condition that may have turned out to be too much for him and the people around him. He said that, instead of running for the seat on the Board of Commissioners, he was throwing his support behind Conrad. Maier added that he’d...

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Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes Becomes BJ Barnes & Noble: Adds Author to Resume

Move over Norman Mailer. Take a back seat Tony Robbins. There’s a new author in town and his name is Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes. Barnes has just released his first book – The Making of a Sheriff – a non-fiction work that offers life advice and plenty of colorful anecdotes from his years fighting crime. Barnes said this week that he’s now hard at work on his second book: A crime novel set in Sunset Beach about a kidnapping case that has national implications. If you’re a citizen who doesn’t want to see Barnes reelected to a seventh...

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Yost Says Greensboro is A MAZE-ing

The other day I came home and I was extremely startled because there was a City of Greensboro worker in my living room and he was putting in a traffic island and a “Ped-xing” sign. When I walked in, he was sanding down the concrete and straightening the yellow triangular sign with the picture on it of the stick-man walking awkwardly. And I was like, “What in the world are you doing? You can’t put up a traffic island in my living room!” The man said, “Sir, there are people walking through this area all the time – and...

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Guilford County Commissioners to Greensboro and High Point: We Know What You Did Last Summer

There’s a lot going on in Guilford County government right now and that was clearly apparent at the Guilford County Board of Commissioner’s jam-packed two-day retreat where commissioners had very lively discussions about county policies, operations and plans – and even addressed some practices of the cities of Greensboro and High Point. Board of Commissioners retreats can be tough on county officials, so Chairman Alan Branson pointed out something at the very start of the event, which was held on Thursday, Feb. 8 and Friday, Feb. 9 at the renovated Morehead Foundry at 433 Spring Garden St. in downtown...

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Yost Puts a Photo Finish on Column

Jurski also is accused of following Perry along her Witness tour, making stops in Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, Chicago and Grand Rapids. He also tried to make contact with her at two shows in Canada. – Pagesix.com They say a picture is worth a thousand words and, if that’s true, then this is probably a 15,000 or so word column – making it the longest column I’ve ever written in my decade and a half with the Rhino Times. It hit me last week that, for all that time, I’ve written my columns using words, just like I’m doing now;...

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Guilford County Commissioners Must Like Their Jobs

And they’re off. No one knows exactly how many horses will end up in the race for seats on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, but so far most of the horses have been around the track a time or two before. However, there are some new horses showing up on track 3, or rather in District 3, which encompasses much of Guilford County’s northwest. The filing period for candidates opened at noon on Monday, Feb. 12, and closes at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The six Guilford County commissioners with terms expiring in 2018 are giving it another...

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High Point Stadium Funding Talks May Reopen

After nearly five months of not mentioning the downtown High Point stadium project in a meeting, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners brought the subject up out of the blue on Friday, Feb. 9, the second day of the board’s annual retreat at Morehead Foundry in downtown Greensboro. Carlvena Foster, who represents many citizens in High Point, said she plans to take the lead in opening new talks with High Point to see what the county can do to help support the stadium now under construction. Several other county commissioners also said they want to open up the talks...

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Fourteen Years is Enough for Guilford County District Attorney Doug Henderson

Guilford County District Attorney Doug Henderson has decided to hang up his prosecutors’ hat at the end of the year and return to his previous life as a private practice attorney working with his wife Cathe at the Greensboro firm of Henderson & Henderson. When asked about his decision not to run for another four-year term as district attorney, Henderson chuckled. “I’m old,” said the 68-year old district attorney who will have served for 14 years in that capacity when he turns the office over to someone else in December. Henderson added that he’s really looking forward to working...

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