Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Author: Scott D. Yost

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No Parking On The Dance Floor And No Driving Thru The Landfill

When you have a perfectly nice municipal waste landfill, one thing you don’t want is a public road running right through the middle of it – and that’s the situation that High Point is now remedying at the Kersey Valley Landfill. To that end, the city is closing Kersey Valley Road between Cashatt Road and Kivett Drive and rerouting traffic around that landfill in eastern High Point.

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Green Ford Turns 50 And Throws A Party

One of Greensboro’s best known auto dealerships is throwing itself a public birthday party on Friday, Oct. 18 at noon to celebrate turning 50 years old. The festivities will take place at the Green Ford dealership at 3800 W. Wendover Ave.

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GSO Airport’s Chicago Travelers Get New Level Of Comfort

Starting on Sunday, Oct. 27, United Airlines will introduce a new aircraft to Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA): the “Bombardier CRJ 550,” one that airport officials are calling “revolutionary” since the aircraft offers more legroom, storage and amenities than any other regional aircraft flying today.

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Say Yes Guilford Now Taking Requests

Say Yes Guilford may not be as extensive a program as was hoped for five years ago when there was a giant amount of fanfare around it – however, Say Yes is still quietly providing college funds to many Guilford County Schools graduates – and, on Friday, Oct. 11, Say Yes sent out notice that registration is now open for students in their senior year of high school. 

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Leaders Turn Dirt On New Mental Health Center

And so it begins.That is, on Thursday morning, Oct. 10, Guilford County government, Cone Health and Sandhills Center Inc. put shovels in the ground in the first step of what many consider to be the most important project Guilford County has undertaken in decades – the creation of a brand new state of the art, best practices, mental health center that’s meant to establish a totally new paradigm of mental health care delivery in the county.

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Greensboro Sewage Geysers And PTIA Runways Don’t Mix

It was a great thing for the Beverly Hillbillies when they saw some bubbling crude, black gold, shooting up into the air out of their land; however, it’s not such a great thing when Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA) sees a geyser of black sewage shooting up into the air next to a runway.

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Todd Rotruck Saga Finally Comes To An End

The long and amazingly drawn out case of former Summerfield Town Councilmember Todd Rotruck – who was ousted from that seat after a successful challenge to his residency in Summerfield – is now, after nearly two years, a thing of the past.

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Guilford County Gives Schools $600K To Up Security

At 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 the Guilford County Board of Commissioners went into a closed session with officials from the Guilford County Schools to discuss the best way to spend $10 million that’s been set aside for enhancing security at a time when school shooters and other threats abound.

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Be Healthy And Wise: Walk To School Wednesday

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the North Carolina PTA is promoting National Walk to School Day across the state – and Sternberger Elementary at 518 N. Holden Road in Greensboro is one of six schools in North Carolina that will be a focal point for promoting the practice of walking to school.

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County Planners Consider Jamestown Land For Industrial Use

The Guilford County Planning Board is conducting a public hearing early next month to determine if it should allow land near the intersection of Harvey Road and Riverdale Road – on the north side of Business Loop I-85 – to be used for office and light industrial uses such as equipment rental, warehousing and a variety of other potential purposes.

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Area Starving Artists Might Not Have To Go Hungry

The extremely talented Vincent Van Gogh died a poor man, but ArtsGreensboro, the arts council that supports artistic endeavors in Greensboro and the surrounding area, is trying to see that some artists In central North Carolina have the funds they need to advance their art.

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Health Dept. Joins Vaping Health Risk Investigation

The Guilford County Health Department has joined a multistate investigation of the health risks now associated with e-cigarette use – better known as vaping. The department is helping support the collection of data pertaining to a rash of vaping-associated illnesses across the country and is also doing whatever it can to dissuade the practice.

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Airport Authority Fights Hunger With A Run

On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority showed that it’s interested in more than just planes and aviation megasites. The group showed that it also has a strong interest in ending local hunger, and presented a check for $122,617 to a collective of area hunger charities.

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The State Super Bowl Of EMS Comes To Greensboro

If you’ve gotten your fill of watching football in recent weeks, you now have a radically different way to be entertained: On Sunday, Sept. 29, from noon to 4 p.m., the 29th annual NC Paramedic Competition will take place Sunday at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

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NCDHHS Investigating Cases Of Legionnaire’s Disease

The disease that shot into the national spotlight in 1976 when it mysteriously infected 182 people at an American Legion Convention in Philadelphia – resulting in 29 deaths – is now being investigated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) after an outbreak in Fletcher, NC, in people who attended the NC Mountain State Fair in early September.

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Ladies Lock Arms For A Good Cause

The Greensboro Arm Wrestling League – also known as GRAWL – announced this week that, on Saturday, Oct. 12, it will hold the event “GRAWL Brawl XII: Country Queens” Gibbs Hundred Brewing at 504 State Street in Greensboro in order to raise money for She ROCKS the Triad – a local nonprofit that works to fight ovarian cancer.

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