Monthly Archives: October 2005

Rosenberg has arrived online

The N&R is finally starting to give its Life section a better online presence.  Appropriately running on Sunday’s, I’ve been gigling at Jim Rosenberg’s weekly column since he started making his contributions a couple of months ago.  However, funny as Jim is, I was not about to hand-transcribe his biting brand of local commentary – I thought [...]

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Blogging vs the printed page

Plead the First is carving out a previously un-filled place within the local blogosphere with his locally flavored political cartoons.  His latest effort jabs at Commissioner Skip Alston, a man I defended in a post last week.  The N&R re-printed the opinion yesterday in their “Mixing it Up” segment of the editorial page. I used to be [...]

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Middle school logic

Every year, Aycock Middle School holds three or four student dances.  The first of this year’s, and the first ever for my sixth grader Jesse was to have been this past Friday night. Despite all of the anticipation, build-up, permission slips and pre-paid admission – the dance was abruptly cancelled via afternoon announcements Friday.  The reason [...]

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‘Not on dead trees’

Over at the N&R’s Capital Beat blog, reporter Mark Binker has a story that’s not quite baked enough for the print edition, but will be of interest to those following the recent leadership changes in the NC NAACP. (via the front page of Greensboro101.com.)  Previous Binker-blog coverage that didn’t make the papers is here.

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First Horizon Stadium expansion

According to the Marc Bush, head of the Greensboro Sports Commission, First Horizon Stadium is doing away with the left field berm.  In place of the ‘standing room only’ area will be constructed 1000 or so seats pushing the stadium’s capacity to near 9,000 seated fans. Marc related how ‘Hoppers owners were dismayed because they had [...]

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Peacemaker opinion

Bill Howard on T&R in this week’s Carolina Peacemaker: “…members of the Klan met in a designated place with a rogue faction of law enforcement to determine how the forthcoming rally on Nov. 3, 1979 would be handled. …I do not believe it took law enforcement agents very long to determine who they disliked the most, [...]

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Job losses in Randolph Co.

Bad news for our neighbors to the south. (via Randolph is Talking and Nothing But the Blog, almost simultaneously)

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Low point in High Point

The N&R reports on a dissappointing opening day of the High Point Furniture Market and how it things are fairing in the wake of Las Vegas’ recent market grab.  This is not looking good. “I don’t want to be the last one to turn out the lights in High Point.” says the president of Legacy [...]

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Making trouble for Skip

Credit should go where credit is due.  The recent spat between Commissioner Skip Alston and the Greensboro inspections department over St. James Homes was apparently instigated by The Troublemaker. Ben submitted a citizen’s request for inspection of the property on Saturday, October 8th.  All of his efforts are outlined here. Lorraine Ahearn’s column touches on [...]

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Skip’s stairs

I believe the head of Greensboro’s inspections department owes County Commissioner Skip Alston an apology. On Tuesday night, before the City Council no less, Butch Simmons opined the following about metal staircases in Alston-managed St. James Homes.  The N&R quotes Simmons… “We don’t believe it’s safe…We think a fair amount of the units will have to be vacated.” [...]

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