Monthly Archives: April 2005

Off the table at Eastern Middle

Yesterday, the administration at Eastern Middle School issued the following short communique’ regarding efforts toward the possible adoption of school uniforms (aka SMOD – Standard Mode of Dress) for next year… “Discussion on SMOD will be suspended for the 2005-2006 school year.” No other details were provided, but I am checking.  Perhaps the school’s administration figured [...]

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‘Splain it to me, Earl…

It is a sincere question I ask of State Representative Earl Jones: Why? We are supposed to be making it easier for businesses to do business in North Carolina, not more difficult.  Asking prospective and current state contractors to submit a research paper on the financial history of their company prior to 1865 just seems a [...]

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McCall Pera on the High Point Plan

When I helped UPN48‘s news reporter (and sometimes anchor) McCall Pera set up her weblog during an interview with some of us bloggers last month, I told her she would be good at it.  I was right. Yesterday she taped a TV report on the High Point Choice Plan.  Even though her real-job reporting was balanced, [...]

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School uniforms unformly cause divisiveness in GC

Things seem to have heated up at Eastern Middle School over school uniforms (SMOD) since my previous post on the subject By law, the final decision on school policy changes such as school uniforms are “site based” and deliberated by the School Leadership Team (operations manual, PDF File).  Also, by law (GS 115c-105) this team is supposed [...]

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Happy Birthday Jesse Burton Hoggard

Jesse calls it “Big One One”.  Hard to believe that my puppy is eleven years old today.  What a handsome, smart, athletic, funny and engaging guy.  We love you, Jesse. By the way, several folks have commented as to how sorry they are that Jesse won’t get to go to Aycock Middle next year.  Their [...]

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Blogger to blogger

Lenslinger tips his hat to Billy the Blogging Poet‘s “eminent blognosity“.  He also posts a priceless picture of His Eminence and urges us all to to do what needs to be done: Elect Billy to his rightful place as the Blogging Poet Laureate.

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Your friendly neighborhood (as) realtor

We all have a realtor friend or two within our neighborhoods to whom we might turn if we want to sell our homes.  It just makes sense.  No one knows a neighborhood like those who actually live there, so when a potential buyer asks, “What’s the neighborhood like?”, they can get a down-to-earth answer. But have [...]

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I knew him when…

Roch Smith, Jr and his braincild, Greensboro101.com, gets the front page treatment in today’s N&R.

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Sun is shining

Hailing from central Kentucky, and having two parents who graduated from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, and having spent eight years there myself during collegeI knew all about Pauline Tabor’s house house of ill-repute on Clay Street.  Because of the juxtaposition of her line of work to her philanthropy, Pauline arguably became the most [...]

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Sun is shining

Mr. Sun hit a milestone this week.  His 250,000th visitor stopped by to gaze at His Radiance since he began tempting us with his sweet smelling solar wind just under one year ago. You go, Sun. 

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