Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Author: John Hammer

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Proposed Restaurant Security Policy Not On Council Agenda

It’s not what’s on the Tuesday, Dec. 21 City Council agenda that’s disturbing, but what isn’t. What’s not on the agenda for that meeting is an item related to the new city policy creating the Safety Review Board to supervise security at restaurants, bars and establishments that don’t have on-premises alcohol consumption licenses but allow customers to consume alcohol on their premises illegally.

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Five Candidates For School Board Running As A Team

In a new twist to Guilford County Board of Education elections, five candidates have announced they are running as a team. Of the five, only District 4 Guilford Count Board of Education member Linda Welborn is an incumbent. Welborn has been serving on the school board since she was first elected in 2012.

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To-Go Cups May Be Coming To Downtown Greensboro

The ordinance on the agenda for the Dec. 21 Greensboro City Council meeting will create a “Social District” beginning March 1 in downtown Greensboro, where people will be allowed to consume alcoholic beverages – beer, wine, fortified wine and mixed drinks – purchased from a business with an on-premises alcohol consumption license, while walking around in the defined “Social District.” (See map above.)

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Ordinance Allows Extended Outdoor Dining Areas To Continue

During the COVID-19 restrictions, bars and restaurants were given “special event permits” to extend their outdoor facilities on to adjacent property with the permission of the property owner. At the Tuesday, Dec. 21 Greensboro City Council meeting, an ordinance will be considered that would allow the “Extension of Licensed Premises” to continue.

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City Of Greensboro Announces Holiday Closings

With Christmas less than two weeks away, the City of Greensboro has announced its holiday closings. The long and the short of it is that if you have any business to do with the City of Greensboro before the end of the year, this would be the week to get it done.

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Golden LEAF Awards An Additional $40 Million For Greensboro-Randolph Megasite

The Golden LEAF Board of Directors held a special meeting Monday, Dec. 6 and voted to award $40 million to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for public road infrastructure to support the manufacturing facility being built by Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina, which will result in the creation of over 1,750 new jobs and an initial investment by Toyota of over $1.29 billion.

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Toyota Announces Long Term Commitment To Megasite And NC

The big news from the official announcement at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite was not that Toyota Battery Manufacturing Inc. was coming to the site, because that story had been confirmed earlier in the day. The big news was the future commitment of Toyota to the megasite and North Carolina.

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Hedge Fund With History Of Slashing Newsrooms May Buy N&R

Subscribers to the News & Record may think that Greensboro’s daily newspaper couldn’t get much thinner. But a hedge fund known for laying off journalists, selling real estate and cutting newsroom budgets is making a play to buy Lee Enterprises, which owns the News & Record, the Winston-Salem Journal and about 90 other publications.

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