Monday, February 18th, 2019

Author: Scott D. Yost

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A Snapshot Of The Guilford County Workforce

Newly released data from the US Census Bureau for 2017, along with new analytics tools provided by the bureau to parse that data, have created an interesting snapshot of Guilford County’s workforce based on the most current information available.

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Northwestern County Residents Debating Housing Diversity

An ongoing question about the availability of diverse housing options in northwest Guilford County gained new steam this week when Bill Jones, a lifetime Stokesdale resident, announced he was stepping down from the Town Council and leaving town because of a lack of housing in his price range in Stokesdale.

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County, Cone And Sandhills Kept Mental Health Deal Confidential

The most amazing thing about the newly announced giant deal to completely reshape mental health care in North Carolina is not that Guilford County, Cone Health and Sandhills Center are doing something radically new, or that they’re building two new facilities devoted to state-of-the-art mental health care, or that they are perhaps turning Guilford County into a mental health care model for communities across the country to emulate.

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More Details About Inmate Death On Christmas Eve

On Wednesday, Dec. 26, Guilford County Sherriff Danny Rogers provided more details regarding the Christmas Eve death of an inmate in the Guilford County jail in downtown Greensboro.  Calvin Graham, a 56-year-old inmate being held in the jail, collapsed and died in the late afternoon. 

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Guilford County Building Permits Up But Not By Much

A recent audit of Guilford County government shows that building permits in unincorporated Guilford County and the county’s small towns increased in fiscal 2017-2018 over 2016-2017 – but not by as much as one might think given how hot the national economy was during that time period. 

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It’s Raining New Furniture Showrooms In High Point

The City of High Point, long known as the “Furniture Capital of the World,” is taking steps to transform its downtown – a downtown that in the past has largely been known for its furniture showrooms.  But something surprising happened in 2018: High Point’s downtown saw an influx of new furniture businesses and showrooms.

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Health Officials Fighting Hard Against Teen Vaping

Anyone who drives down a busy street like Battleground Avenue in Greensboro has no doubt noticed the increase in the number of vaping shops around town, but Guilford County health officials are now on an all-out mission to discourage teens from the practice, which eliminates the smoke of cigarettes but still delivers nicotine to the blood stream of the user.

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Commissioners Look Forward To Unwrapping School Study

Better late than never.

That’s what people say, anyway, and the Guilford County Board of Commissioners has just found out that on Thursday, Jan. 10, the board will finally get some new information regarding the status of a $1-million school facilities study.  The Board of Commissioners paid half the cost of the study, so it has a vested interest in the results.

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HiToms Have High Hopes High Point Won’t Hijack Fans

In May 2019, the brand new stadium in downtown High Point opens and that’s when the heated competition begins – not the one between the new High Point Rockers and whatever team they’re playing, but the intense battle between the Rockers and the High Point-Thomasville HiToms, a longstanding and storied baseball team that for the last 20 years has owned baseball fans in the High Point area.

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New County MWBE Director Getting Down To Work

People have all sorts of New Year’s resolutions for 2019 but the main resolution of brand new Minority and Business Women Enterprise (MWBE) Director Cynthia Barnes-Phipps is to have Guilford County spend more money with woman and minority owned businesses.

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County Testing Well Water To See If It’s Naughty Or Nice

While many Guilford County citizens were running around stores this week collecting last minute gifts for friends and family, groundwater inspectors from the Guilford County Division of Public Health were running around neighborhoods in west Greensboro collecting well water samples to see if they’re contaminated – and, if so, to discover how much contaminant those samples contain.

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The Guilford/Cone/Sandhills Deal By The Numbers

Details are now coming out fast regarding what mental health care in Guilford County will look like after a new partnership between Guilford County, Cone Health and Sandhills Center is in place – and so are answers to the all important question, “Hey, who’s going to pay for this shiny new mental health care system?”

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Guilford County Jails Have 47 Vacant Positions

It’s well known that no one wants to be in jail as an inmate, but right now, apparently, no one wants to be in Guilford County’s two jails as an employee: Of the 381 budgeted positions in the Detention Division of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department, there are now 47 vacancies.

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