Friday, August 14th, 2020

Author: Scott D. Yost

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Historic Preservation Commission Has Packed Agenda

On Friday, July 10, the Guilford County Historic Preservation Commission announced that, on Tuesday, July 21, at a 5 p.m. meeting at the Guilford County Agricultural Center at 3309 Burlington Road in Greensboro, the commission will debate whether to award the designation of historic landmark to several area buildings.

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New State COVID-19 Orders Mean More Tests, Faster Results

In a war against a virus, more good information is one weapon to use against the invisible enemy, and on Tuesday, July 7, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) issued a new statewide standing order for COVID-19 diagnostic testing, and the state’s health director also issued a temporary order regarding the reporting of the results of those tests.

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County To Hold Public Hearing On $75M Masonic Bonds

The Guilford County Board of Commissioners is holding a public hearing at the board’s Thursday, July 16 meeting to get input on whether the county should approve $75 million in tax-exempt bonds to be issued by a public finance authority for the benefit of the Masonic and Eastern Star Home of North Carolina, Inc. – a nonprofit corporation that runs a retirement community in Greensboro.

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2020 Election Will Carry Big Price Tag For County

If you think you have a hard job, just be glad you don’t work for the Guilford County Board of Elections Department in 2020, which is currently facing an impressive number of challenges due to last minute changes in North Carolina election law, countless procedural precautions due to the pandemic, a coming election that will no doubt see a large turnout, and a great deal of uncertainty as to how many people will vote by mail.

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Economic Development Officials Get A Friend in High Places

Everyone knows it’s not all about what you know – it’s about who you know. And that’s the reason that local economic development officials and real estate developers are tickled pink that a Greensboro woman – who they’re very familiar with – has been promoted to one of the most important economic development positions in the state.

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High Point’s New Bookmobile Offers State-Of-The Art-Learning

Not all news is terrible virus news and awful job loss numbers. Most of it these days sure is – however, amid the host of warnings, dire predictions and protective instructions being put out by local governments lately, on Friday, June 26 the City of High Point announced that a new bookmobile is arriving at the High Point Public Library.

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New County Development Ordinance Holds Coming-Out Party Tuesday

For years, the Guilford County Planning Department and the Guilford County Board of Commissioners have been discussing changes to area building ordinances, and now the county has partnered with Stewart, Inc. – an engineering and design firm based out of Raleigh – to hold a “Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Virtual Public Interest Presentation.”

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Greensboro Basketball Nets Set Free

Signs of normal, pre-pandemic life are slowly but surely coming back to Greensboro – even if that pandemic is still not contained – and one sign of normalcy that has delighted area basketball lovers is that the locks on public basketball nets around the city have been removed and now those courts are apparently open for use again.

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Commissioner Skip Alston Takes A Seat To Take A Stand

Democratic County Commissioner Skip Alston is continuing his crusade to promote social distancing and that’s exactly what he did at the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Thursday, June 18 meeting after county staff had set up the meeting the way it has for decades – with all the commissioners seated behind the dais and less than six feet from each other.

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