Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

Author: Scott D. Yost

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County Commissioners From All Over NC To Flock To Guilford County

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is an association of county commissioners and other county leaders from counties across the state – and this year the group’s most important meeting will be relatively easy to get to from every corner of the North Carolina because the very central county of Guilford County has won the honor of hosting the big event…

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ProKidney’s $458 Million Facility Faces Stock Market Challenges

When a company plans a $458 million facility in Greensboro that will create 330 new jobs – as biomedical company ProKidney Corp. is doing – that would seem to be a very promising sign of good things to come.  However, ever since the company purchased a building and property in Greensboro in July, the company’s stock has been in sharp decline…

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Guilford County’s Remarkable $39.2 Million Opioid Settlement

The opioid abuse epidemic in Guilford County – and across the country – rages on, but there’s some good news when it comes to that battle. Guilford County government, which originally expected to get about $20 million from a lawsuit settlement with opioid makers and distributors, has been informed that it will instead get nearly twice that amount…

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Guilford County By The Numbers In 2023

When Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip Alston – with help from other elected leaders from around the county – gave a speech on the current state of the county on Wednesday, Sept. 20, he did something that isn’t easy to do – he loaded the speech with stats, numbers and other hard data while keeping it interesting.

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State Launches ‘Inclusion Works’ Program For Disabled

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is launching a program that’s been in development for a long time – “Inclusion Works” –  which is meant to make those employees with disabilities more competitive for job openings and is also meant to help integrate them more tightly into the workplace once they do get those jobs. 

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Guilford County Enters Half-Million Dollar Network Deal With Spectrum

A lot of Spectrum cablevision customers were displeased to say the least earlier this month when their ESPN and Disney channels went blank, but that’s not stopping Guilford County government from entering into a three-year, $541,000 deal with the company that will provide much of the county’s network communication infrastructure and high-speed internet access.

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Developer David Couch Wins Battle With Summerfield

There has been a long and involved war going on in Summerfield over plans by farmer and developer David Couch to create a 973-acre residential and mixed-use development – The Villages of Summerfield Farms – in the town of about 11,000 people in northern Guilford County. 

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Aerospace Company Breaks Ground This Week On New Airport Facility

There have been a lot of big milestones at Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA) in the past few years, and another one is about to take place on Friday morning, Sept. 15, when Marshall USA breaks ground for its new facility at PTIA where the company will conduct aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul – largely on big military transport planes.

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Spectrum Will Let You Watch Monday Night Football Tonight

The war is finally over.  No, not the war in Ukraine, but the war between Disney and Charter Communications that has left throngs of Spectrum customers across Guilford County – and across the country – without the football games, tennis matches and other sporting events they wanted to see, especially at a time when a very exciting college football season had just begun. 

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Commissioners Shower Yet More Benefits On County Employees

As Mel Brooks says, “It’s good to be the king.”  These days, it’s also very good to be an employee of Guilford County government and it got a lot better to be one on Thursday, Sept. 7, when the Guilford County Board of Commissioners voted to give all employees a slew of new perks and benefits on top of the many, many others the board has granted in recent years.

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County Residents Fuming Over Large, Loud, Late-Night Blowouts

A lot of people move to rural southeastern Guilford County for the peace and quiet. So, a group of residents who live along and near the 3900 block of Alamance Church Road – just west of the intersection of Alamance Church Road and NC 62 – are, to say the least, not pleased that loud weddings, parties, concerts and even Mule-A-Ramas are being held on 3 acres of land right next to them.

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