GSO Gets New Country ClubAt most country clubs, the game of choice is golf and the beverage of choice is something like scotch and fine bourbon. However, at Greensboro's newest country club, the game of choice is pool and the preferred beverage is beer.
City Withholding Police Pay InfoGreensboro has a new city manager, Rashad Young, who has promised an open and transparent government. But after three months as the city manager, the city has the same old policy on public records, which is a deliberate and obstinate refusal to obey the law for as long as possible. Fortunately, the city also has a new mayor, Bill Knight, and some new and old city councilmembers who can force a change.
Rappin' Cashion Fight'n County Drugs in FashionAt the Guilford County Board of Commissioners' annual retreat on Thursday, Jan. 7, the commissioners learned a lot of things: The county can expect to see some cuts in state funding in the next budget; there are some solid waste issues in the county that need to be addressed; consolidation is the major theme for Guilford County government this year – and they also learned that Commissioner Kay Cashion doesn't smoke marijuana.
Oak Ridge Kids Are Going BackGuilford County Schools plans to send Oak Ridge Elementary School students back to the school on Feb. 22, and has given parents their clearest signal to date that the school is considered safe by school officials and by the government and industry experts they have called in to diagnose and remediate the school.
County Considers Killing Off The BoardsSome Guilford County commissioners have been talking about it behind the scenes – "whispering" to use the word of Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip Alston – and now the conversation is officially out in the open. The Guilford County commissioners are considering combining three county departments – the Department of Public Health, the Department of Social Services and the Guilford Center, which addresses mental health issues in Guilford County – and the move would also mean doing away with the three county boards that oversee those departments.
Airport High School Gets Set For TakeoffThe Guilford County Board of Education is launching what will probably be the most difficult, and will certainly be the most expensive, project of its current $457 million building program: a new high school planned for the area near the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
Market Plan Backers Lick Wounds, RegroupWith their effort to limit the size of High Point's showroom district in shambles, supporters of the High Point Core City Plan hope to re-energize that plan with the help of the very people who killed the proposed High Point Market Overlay District: owners of empty buildings in the industrial zone on the edge of the downtown.