Monthly Archives: September 2004

Cooke vs Davidson

The school board race between Kris Cooke and Bill Davidson is heating up a bit.  I received notice of three events over the last few days that involve their race. Two Art Chicks and the Greater Greensboro Observer held a candidate forum this past Thursday.  I was unable to attend but inquired as to how [...]

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Hang with me

I’m playing with Radio this weekend to make it load faster.  How am I doing so far? I think the problem is with my images.  Roch, are you drinking beer this weekend?

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“The Great Walls of Boone”

The ultimate recycling.  I was in Charlotte all day working out the final details of a giant leap for Double Hung.  The project I alluded to a week or so ago is the historically sensitive renovation of the Rutzler Building, a 1928 apartment building in the Elizabeth section of town. The general contractor is Conformity Corporation who has been [...]

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“The Great Walls of Boone”

Update: NC mountain blogger Watauga Watch reports: “Beware of mega developers bearing political promises!” ******************** Not long ago, I was traveling up US421 toward Boone.  I rounded a curve over a hill and was hit with the scene below. What it shows is an off-campus student housing development called Mountaineer Village that was made possible by [...]

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More new meat

Any new blogger who claims to ”have had the privilege of working around, for, and with as equals some of the most successful and impressive in our state (and in some cases, our nation.)”, and the good taste to admit he has “become addicted to” HoggsBlog and other local bloggers, certainly deserves a link on my [...]

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Pride comes before the fall.

Related: Read this from The Lex Files.  Lex concludes, “If you love our country, you will find the trends he (Bill Moyers) describes deeply troubling.” ************** Getting the “big head” can be as dangerous as not having one warns Jarvis and others, “I just hope that bloggers aren’t seduced by the scoop and the gotcha [...]

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I’m famous back home

The LaRue County Heral News is the local weekly paper I grew up with back in Hodgenville, Ky.  It was THE source for what was going on and I really should subscribe to it. Right after the N&R published Maria Johnson’s humbling article on me last month, I found out that my hometown newspaper was [...]

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Stop saying that…

Frequent commenter Greensboro Booster is deservant of my communicating a complaint on his behalf.  Partly because he is such a faithful reader (and personal friend), and, in this case… because he is right. In a comment yesterday Booster wrote: “,,, since you link to the Guilford GOP News (a supposed blog, although it does not [...]

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Round Two

Greensboro has a noise ordinance, as a matter of fact we have several, but they are all very subjective.  If a complaint is lodged by a citizen who says they are being disturbed, it is up to the responding police officer’s ears to determine if the the disturbance is indeed excessive.  If the complaintant is unlucky enough to get [...]

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What I tried to avoid

I received an email from a High Point friend of mine regarding Friday’s post that marked the passing of Garry Burnett. It stated in part… “…I could not believe when I read your site from the 17th, that you could actually suggest that High Point groups added to the death of Garry Burnett. You can’t [...]

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