Wednesday, June 7th, 2023

Author: Scott D. Yost

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Will Samet Corp. Sue Guilford County Over Cancelled Contract?

Earlier this year, when the Guilford County Board of Commissioners went behind closed doors and then came out and voted unanimously to end a construction contract with Samet Corp. for a $24 million law enforcement demolition and construction project, many people in the room were stunned and the Samet representatives who came to the meeting and sat in the back were none too happy. 

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High Point Signage Has Some People Scratching Their Heads

There’s a lot going on when it comes to signage in High Point these days and some of the signs are causing citizens to do a doubletake while others have been confusing some drivers at intersections.  Anyone who’s travelled around Guilford County has probably noticed quite a few signage snafus in other parts of the county as well.

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Community Remembers The Late Steve Arnold

This week, as the former local political leader was laid to rest, former Guilford County leaders and other local leaders were sharing their remembrances of former Republican Guilford County Commissioner Steve Arnold who just passed away at 61.

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County Uses Month Of May To Highlight Mental Health Needs

On Thursday, May 4, at the Guilford County Board of Commissioners meeting, the board will proclaim May 2023 as “Mental Health Awareness Month” and plans to use the month as a time to highlight the vast challenges, changes and successes in recent years in Guilford County in its battle against mental health problems.

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High Point Honors Coy Williard For Five Decades Of Service

Coy Williard – a former chairman of the High Point Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and a member of many other local committees and groups – will be honored on Saturday night, April 29 at the High Point Rockers baseball game at an event in the city that’s been designated as “Coy Williard Night.”

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County Commissioners Approve Incentives For Marshall USA

There are a good deal of aerospace companies currently interested in the 1,000-acre megasite at Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA), and, at the Guilford County Board of Commissioners’ Thursday, April 20 meeting, the board approved over $300,000 in incentives to bring one of those companies – Marshall USA LLC – to the site.

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Guilford County Re-Bids Former Samet Law Enforcement Project

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again – and that’s what Guilford County government is doing after a colossal train wreck of a $20 million-plus project that came to a screeching halt on Thursday, March 2, due to “irreconcilable differences” between Samet Corporation, the construction company, and the county.  

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