Monday, September 27th, 2021

Author: Scott D. Yost

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Body Wash Bandit Hits Cornwallis Walgreens

At almost exactly 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, a man with a tote bag stuffed full of goods that he didn’t pay for bolted out of the Walgreens at 300 E. Cornwallis Dr. in Greensboro and quickly drove away, leaving the staff at the store rattled and irate. 

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State Calls On A Higher Power For Pandemic Help

In an open letter to faith leaders across the state, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen and Gov. Roy Cooper expressed their gratitude for the state’s faith community’s support so far during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Guilford County Seeks PR Pro For $90K A Year Or More

Guilford County government is hoping to enhance its public image and that’s one reason right now that Guilford County Manager Mike Halford and Human Resource officers are sifting through candidate resumes for the brand new high-paying Guilford County public relations officer job. 

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Guilford County Mask Mandate Could Continue Until 2022

In late August, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners adopted a mandatory mask mandate for Guilford County – but the question now is when that mandate will end.  This week, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Skip Alston, who’s the leader of the Democrats on the board who will make the call, said the rule will be in effect as long as it takes.

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Family Justice Center Holds Elder Justice Summit

The Guilford County Family Justice Center is probably best known for its work with battered spouses in the county, but it addresses a lot of issues as well and, this week, the Justice Center was focused on “elder abuse” issues and held a summit on the problem on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

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Build Your Guilford County Redistricting Maps Here

Guilford County has begun the process of redrawing county Board of Commissioners district lines due to the new population data in the 2020 US Census, and a new web-based map-drawing tool is online for anyone who wants to suggest a district map.  The website to go to if you want to be a political cartographer for Guilford County this month is https://redistricting.guilfordcountync.gov.

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County Wants Your Advice On How To Spend COVID-19 Relief Money

Do you want to have your say about how Guilford County spends the millions and millions of dollars it’s getting in federal COVID-19 relief funds?  Well, now’s your chance. Guilford County government is inviting county residents to take part in a series of meetings later this month called the “Community Conversations On Covid-19 Impacts And Recovery Funding Priorities.”

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State Health Officials Say Don’t Forget About The Flu

Just about every announcement coming out of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) these days has to do with COVID-19. However, on Monday, Sept. 13, the department had an alternative message for the public.  Health officials sent out a press release reminding everyone to get vaccinated against the flu since North Carolina still has flu season – even though the flu doesn’t get much press anymore

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Piedmont Discovery App Gets A Small-Town Upgrade

The Piedmont Discovery smartphone app – a joint app produced and managed by Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County – just got a lot better with new features and new details on local places to visit.  The mobile app is a park and trail locater, and on Monday, Sept. 13, the app’s makers announced that it now includes parks, trails and recreational options in Gibsonville, Jamestown, Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Stokesdale and Summerfield.

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Great Big Grape Pick At County Farm Needs You

There aren’t a lot of openings for volunteer grape pickers right now, but, for all those frustrated grape pickers in and around Guilford County, now’s your chance. Guilford County Parks is putting on the annual “Big Pick” at the Guilford County Farm at 7315 Howerton Road in Gibsonville.

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High Point Theatre Hosting Super Magician

Anyone who watches America’s Got Talent has likely seen magician Mike Super do some amazing tricks. Now area residents will have the chance to see him perform in real life with no camera interceding.  Super really does have some grand and baffling tricks up his sleeve, and he’ll trot them out on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the High Point Theater.

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Guilford County’s Ambulance Service Is On Life Support

Guilford County Emergency Services Director Jim Albright has to stay calm under pressure because of the job he occupies, and he does that.  However, Albright was very animated and grim at a Thursday, Sept. 2 Guilford County Board of Commissioners work session when he explained the current immense strain on the county’s ambulance service. 

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County Shells Out $3.5 Million For Microsoft And Other Software

This week, Guilford County’s computing platform will get an expensive, but hopefully productive, technology bump. The county is planning to spend over $3 million in the next three years for access to Microsoft software, servers and more – and the county will also spend additional money for the “Lawson” computing system that the county has been using for years but that many employees dislike with a passion.

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