Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Author: John Hammer

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Open Streets Downtown Extended To October

DGI has announced that Open Streets would be extended through Saturday, Oct. 3. Open Streets – “We’re closing it down to open it up” – closes South Elm Street to vehicular traffic from Market Street to Lewis Street on Saturdays from 5 to 11 p.m.

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Department Name Change Top Of Council Priority List

renaming the Human Relations Commission moved to the top of the list of major concerns by the City Council, which has stated as two of its top goals economic development and jobs. Fortunately, no one suggested that changing the name of the Human Relations Department would bring more jobs to Greensboro.

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Guilford County GOP Holds Actual Meeting With Real People

The Guilford County Republican Party held an actual meeting on Monday, Sept. 14 at the Guilford County GOP headquarters. A political party holding a meeting in an election year – where people get together in a room and discuss the upcoming election – in a normal year wouldn’t be news, but it is 2020.

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NC Slowly Reopens While Numbers Keep Improving

This week Gov. Roy Cooper slightly relaxed the shutdown of the state’s economy because of COVID-19 with Phase 2.5. On Friday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. gyms, fitness centers, museums, bowling alleys, skating rinks and similar businesses were allowed to open at 30 percent capacity.

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NC Legislature Passes $1 Billion COVID Relief Bill

The North Carolina legislature with Republican majorities in both houses doesn’t always agree, but it could hardly have been more united in its support of $1 billion COVID-19 relief package it passed this week. The North Carolina state Senate passed the bill by a 44-to-5 margin on Wednesday, Sept. 2 and the state House on Thursday, Sept. 3 passed it 104-to-10.

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City Council Holds 30 Minute Meeting, No Public Comment Allowed

The Greensboro City Council has now completely eliminated public comment from its virtual monthly meeting to hear public comment. In the past, Mayor Nancy Vaughan has at least talked about the comments received. At the virtual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, Vaughan simply noted that comments sent to the City Council would be available on the city’s website on Wednesday.

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Bee Safe Opened Two New Facilities In North Carolina

Some days it seems like the world hit the pause button in March and is waiting for someone to hit play to get started again. But, despite all the COVID-19 restrictions, some companies keep moving forward. Bee Safe Storage and Wine Cellar officially opened two new high-end storage facilities in North Carolina this summer.

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