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Author: John Hammer

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Rhino Shorts: Feb. 16, 2017

Gov. Roy Cooper and Democrats in the state legislature continue to make a lot of noise about repealing House Bill 2 (HB2), the bathroom bill. But the fact is that when a straight up or down vote on repealing HB2 was put before...

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Rhino Shorts: Feb. 2, 2017

The warm-up-for-Mardi Gras Rhino Times Schmoozefest will be held at 1618 Midtown on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. As always beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served gratis to those who sign in and wear a name tag. *****...

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Rhino Shorts: Jan. 26, 2017

The inaugural Rhino Times Schmoozefest of 2017 will be held at World of Beer at 1310 Westover Terrace on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. It may a little late to celebrate the presidential inauguration but it won’t be too late...

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Rhino Shorts: Jan. 19, 2017

The inaugural Rhino Times Schmoozefest of 2017 will be held at the World of Beer at 1310 Westover Terrace on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. It may a little late to celebrate the presidential inauguration but it won’t be too...

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Inauguration Day At Last

Friday, Jan. 20 is Inauguration Day – a big deal in Washington, DC, but in most of the rest of the country it’s just another workday. Kind of like the ACC Tournament days around here, where people will gravitate toward a...

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Rhino Shorts: Jan. 12, 2017

I think a snowstorm like the one we had last weekend is one of the things that makes living in Greensboro great. We got somewhere around 10 inches of snow and temperatures that reportedly dipped into the single digits. It was...

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HB2 Pain is Dems’ Gain

The power of the mainstream media is frightening. Take the whole bathroom issue in North Carolina. The vast majority of the people, including many Republicans, don’t seem to understand what happened and blame the Republicans for...

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Rhino Shorts: Jan. 5, 2017

Four days into the new year and the battle is on. Gov. Roy Cooper says he has the power to expand Medicaid coverage in the state and is going to do it without the approval of the legislature. President Pro Tem of the state...

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Rhino Shorts: Dec. 29, 2016

It seems like about a week ago that we were putting out issue number one for this year, and here we are with issue number 52. Time flies when your having fun, so we must be having a blast. Happy New Year to all our readers, and...

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Rhino Shorts: Dec. 22, 2016

As a gift to our readers, we have an extra special Christmas edition this week. In keeping with a long Christmas tradition, we are running “The Gifts You Never Got,” a column written by my father, Dick Hammer, who died in 2004...

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Deja New All Over Again

The Greensboro City Council Economic Development Committee meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13 was like some avant-garde play where the actors switch roles at the end of each scene. Zack Matheny was there in the Plaza Level Conference Room...

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Rhino Shorts: Dec. 15, 2016

When I heard the state legislature was going into special session this week, I assumed that they would at least discuss adding two justices to the state Supreme Court. Republican Justice Bob Edmunds lost his reelection bid to...

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What Happened To Pat?

Gov. Pat McCrory finally conceded the election on Monday, Dec. 5, congratulating North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper on being elected the 75th governor of North Carolina. But the big question that remains is how did a...

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Rhino Shorts: Dec. 8, 2016

I just read another one of those awful stories about a woman who is being treated for breast cancer being abused by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents. Because of my job, I get searched all the time. Which...

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