Category Archives: Life in General

Best All Around – that’s my girl

Got a call this morning that Jinni & I ought to come and stay for all three hours of Grimsley High School’s Senior Awards Day.  So we did.  If you are looking for the good in public education, Grimsley’s auditorium this morning would be a fine place to start.  It is a pretty amazing event. [...]

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Luebke Project

Rick and Margaret Luebke are dedicated preservationists and they put their money where their mouth is when it came time to restore and modernize their own home.  My company, Double Hung, LLC was fortunate to have played a role in their endeavors; not only for the opportunity to work on such an important property, but [...]

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Equality and advancement in City government

As a Parks & Rec Commissioner, I was cc’d with this letter (Troublemaker) to Mayor Johnson and the City Council a couple of weeks ago.  Submitted by several obviously disgruntled P&R Department employees, the letter is aimed directly at P&R Director Bonnie Kuester’s back. The letter is chock full of hyperbole (e.g.”…this case could further [...]

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Skip Obama

Over at Cone’s, an obvious insider provides a plausible back story to the all-head-chopping-all-the-time stories coming daily from Guilford County  government.  The lead chopper is my district Commish, Skip Alston. I asked a knowledgeable local reporter (not the N&R’s G. Witt) about what was up with Skip and his “new direction” mantra. This journo has [...]

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OK, already. I got the message.

6:20a: Received a robo call from Guilford County Schools advising me that all after school activities have been canceled… except for ACES (after school childcare).  The call advised me to check GCS’s website for further advisories.  I did this and saw that school was delayed for two hours. 6:45a: Received a robo call from Guilford [...]

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Aycock, too

After they left Fisher Park yesterday, a large contingent of Greensboro Police crossed the tracks and set up shop across the street from my house in the Aycock Neighborhood. I walked over to talk with them as a couple of neighbors were driving by on their way home.  The common resolute question from both after [...]

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Yes!Weekly is foolish

Yes! Weekly‘s editor Brian Clarey focuses an editorial this week on the successful passage of the $20M Parks & Recreation bond. Sporting the breathless headline, “Greensboro gets fooled“,  the text of the editorial shows that the title is indeed true; but not in the way intended. Greensboro is actually getting fooled into thinking that Clarey [...]

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Red Mike rumors

I’m getting credible reports that the Sunday morning tragedy at Red Mike Grocery in Fisher Park did not include robbery of the business.  No one has mentioned that Mike’s death was the result of anything other than murder, however. Another source, namely the police-connected Troublemaker, says the police have suspect(s) in their sights and that [...]

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Action Greensboro’s donation to the Simpkins PAC

Over at Triad Watch, Keith has been looking over the 3rd quarter campaign report for the Geo. C. Simpkins PAC and found a curious donation: Page 3 of the report shows that Action Greensboro gave the PAC $5,000. Keith posits that such a donation by a non-profit is possibly illegal due to their 501c(3) status.  [...]

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Sunday morning shooting

Update 9:10p – Nothing mew to report in nearly 10hrs.  Do the Greensboro police completely underestimate the power of information in the hands of citizens?  I think they do. Update 12:01p – A friend who works in the ER at Moses Cone Hospital just called and said Mike is dead.  He suffered two gunshots: one [...]

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