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Summerfield Mayor And Newspaper Owner Butt Heads

The Town of Summerfield is known for its heated political battles – which, for the most part, end up being over land development. And, right now, as the town adopts new development ordinances and makes major decisions regarding development, two of Summerfield’s best-known personalities are going at each other on social networks, in meeting discussions and in a local newspaper.
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City Attorney Responds To Public Comments On Marcus Smith Lawsuit

At nearly every public comment period at City Council meetings for the past several years there have been speakers about Marcus Deon Smith, who died on Sept. 8, 2018 after being restrained by Greensboro police officers. At the June 15 City Council meeting, in a prepared statement, City Attorney Chuck...
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More Money Shelled Out For The Vaccinated And Their Drivers

Apparently, people in North Carolina enjoy getting paid money. On Tuesday, June 22, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announced that a program meant to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in the state has been working – and the department is therefore expanding the number of locations providing “$25 Summer Cards” meant to “offset the time and transportation costs of getting vaccinated.”

Summerfield To Upgrade Town’s Fire Protection Infrastructure

Some leaders in the town of Summerfield have for years expressed concerns about the lack of availability of water for firefighters in the town. This week, Summerfield Mayor BJ Barnes said that there is agreement to beef up the town’s fire response capabilities by building four mass water storage sites and distribution points at strategic locations around town.

Every Baby Guilford launches plans to lower infant mortality rate

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County is joining a number of others across the state, like Mecklenberg, Durham, and Wake counties, in implementing an action plan to help lower the infant mortality rate. What to know. Every Baby Guilford recently put out a five year plan to help lower the infant...
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Update: Silver Alert canceled for missing Guilford County man, 76

GREENSBORO — The Silver Alert for Frank Vitiello was canceled at the request of the Guilford County Sheriff's Office. No additional information was provided. GREENSBORO — A missing 76-year-old man last seen in Pleasant Garden may be driving to the Greensboro area, according to a Silver Alert issued early Tuesday by the N.C. Center for Missing Persons.
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Guilford County Schools superintendent discusses district's largest budget

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — School may be out for the summer, but Guilford County School leaders are hard at work figuring out how to spend budget money. On June 17, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners voted on the 2021-2022 budget, which includes nearly $230 million dollars to go towards education. That is the highest amount of funds approved to go towards education in nearly two decades.
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As the Guilford County Division of Public Health prepares to cease first-dose COVID-19 vaccine operations at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on July 9, community-based vaccine clinics will begin to open. A community clinic will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 833 Leonard...
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Guilford College Road Closure Begins June 24

Beginning at 8 pm Thursday, June 24, all through-traffic lanes of Guilford College Road in both directions between Burnt Poplar Road and W. Market Street will be closed due to Norfolk Southern railroad track and signal work. The job, which is part of a widening project for Guilford College Road, is expected to be completed by 7 am Thursday, July 1, weather-permitting.

The Syllabus: Guilford College's presidential search

After an exhausting year, local higher ed is in a bit of a lull. The breaking news machine has slowed down — it's tooling along at a mere 5 mph over the speed limit instead of its usual 50 — and I'm getting a chance to catch my breath before the calendar flips to July.

Chairman Says Commissioners’ Raises Totally Justified

There was a good deal of surprise when the new Guilford County budget came out this week with 50 percent raises for the county commissioners. However, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Skip Alston said after the budget was adopted that the raises for himself and fellow commissioners were perfectly justified and have been a long time coming.
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Jerry Mills Sr.

HIGH POINT — Mr. Jerry Mills Sr., 81, a resident of High Point, died June 17, 2021, at Hospice Home at High Point. He was born March 26, 1940, in Guilford County, a son to the late Rush and Anne Poteat Mills. Jerry was a resident of this area all his life. He was a race car driver for 27 years, winning over 200 races. Jerry also was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Life Community Church, and an avid shag dancer. Preceding him in death was his first wife, Phenie Ann Mills; four sisters, Iva Lee Bradshaw, Dora Matthews, Bernice Jones and Mildred Rollins; and two brothers, Henry Mills Sr. and Rush Mills Jr.
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Andrews to host Newcomers School

HIGH POINT — An infusion of federal dollars to help schools counter the impact of the coronavirus pandemic should lead to a school at T. Wingate Andrews High School to help students from other countries learn English and become acclimated to America. Guilford County Schools has a Newcomers School near...

Guilford County Schools Sees Record Summer School Enrollment

Many districts across the state are kicking off summer school this month which they hope will help students impacted by the pandemic. Guilford County Schools is seeing a record number of students enrolled. Summer school participation in Guilford County two years ago was around 1,200 students. This year, it’s nearly...
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Roundups: Area wrestlers qualify for state

TRIAD — Twelve area schools have qualified 40 wrestlers into Saturday’s NCHSAA state championships. Glenn will host the 1A and 4A championships, while Wheatmore will feature the 2A championship and Eastern Guilford will handle the 3A championship. Competition will begin at 9 a.m. at all three sites — with the...