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Growing Homeless Population In Center City Park Sparks Controversy

The growing homeless population in Center City Park got a lot of attention this week. Monday, Aug. 8, Downtown Greensboro Inc. President and District 3 City Councilmember Zack Matheny, by email, invited city and county officials as well as representatives of downtown businesses to walk through Center City Park with him to discuss solutions to the problems created by the growing homeless population in the park.

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Someone Has Some Explaining To Do At Next School/County Committee Meeting

The Guilford County Joint County / Schools Facilities and Construction Committee has scheduled a work session for Tuesday, August 9 at 9 a.m. and it should be a very interesting discussion. The county has never really given a good explanation for the reason behind the new committee meetings – other than to describe them as a chance to jointly discuss the use of $300 million in school bond referendum funds approved by county voters in 2020.

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Northwest Water System In Talking Phase

Guilford County and three towns in the Northwest part of the county – Stokesdale, Oak Ridge and Summerfield – are in talks to determine the next steps for a proposed project to bring a new municipal water system to those towns. One interesting part of the equation is that the decision of each town could be tightly connected to what the other towns do: If all three OK the project, the price is lower for each; conversely, the project might not be feasible for one town on its own.

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