Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Author: John Hammer

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Piedmont Winterfest Brings Ice Skating To The Southend

The Piedmont Winterfest at Southend, an outdoor ice skating rink, has moved south, which doesn’t sound quite right for an outdoor ice skating rink, but it hasn’t moved far. This year Piedmont Winterfest at Southend is at 123 Lewis St. in the parking lot between Southend Brewing and Fat Tuesday and is open every day until Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

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City Now Enforcing Coronavirus Executive Order

Mayor Nancy Vaughan issued an emergency declaration in Greensboro on Friday, Nov. 20.

The emergency declaration doesn’t include any restrictions in addition to the latest round of coronavirus executive order restrictions from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.

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Greensboro Is Establishing Its Own Mental Health Department

The City of Greensboro is in the process of changing the way it responds to 911 calls involving someone in a mental health crisis, without authorization of the Greensboro City Council.

On Dec. 17, 2019, the City Council passed a resolution authorizing City Manager David Parrish to enter into a contract with the S.E.L. Group to provide mental health counselors for the city on a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week basis through Dec. 31, 2020 for not more than $500,000.

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Neighborhood Cut-Throughs And Speed Control Devices

There are ways to keep traffic on the main thoroughfares and off residential streets other than restricting development. The most notorious are speed bumps and their first cousin, speed humps, which are lower, wider versions of speed bumps. Greensboro did install speed humps on Cotswald Terrace, but they are a rarity in town.

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Container Hub May Be Coming To A Downtown Near You

Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI) not only has big plans for the future of downtown Greensboro, it has strategies for how to accomplish those plans. The DGI Strategic Vision Plan 2030 was supposed to be presented to the City Council in May, but COVID-19 got in the way and the revised Strategic Vision Plan 2030 was presented to the City Council at a virtual work session on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

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Number Of Active Cases Of COVID In State Shows Increase

The number of people, according to the NCDHHS, who have tested positive in the state is 299,061 and the number NCDHHS reports have recovered is 276,132, and the number of deaths attributed by NCDHHS to COVID-19 since March is 4,704, which means the number of people in North Carolina who currently have active cases of COVID-19 is 18,225 in a state with a population of 10.5 million.

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Greensboro Down $182 Million Due To COVID Cancellations

It’s no secret that the economic shutdown ordered to slow the spread of COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the economy.

But seeing actual numbers is still shocking.

This week, President of the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Henri Fourrier presented the numbers for 2020 to the Greensboro City Council during a work session.

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