Monthly Archives: November 2005

Get over here…. NOW

According to information gleaned from last night’s Summit Avenue Corridor Study presentation, property values in Greensboro’s Aycock Neighborhood have risen 53% in the last decade – twice the rate of the rest of the city.  Wharton has details. I wonder if other old , but not-yet-designated-as-historic, Greensboro neighborhood districts such as Glenwood, Westerwood, Sunset Hills and Ole’ [...]

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A view of Cedar Street

I really hope this is not true. (via Lux.Et.Umbra)

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A view of Cedar Street

With all of the talk about what is to become of the Cedar Street area of Greensboro, it’s good to first understand the desirable qualities in what others may think is an undesirable and inhospitable area of town. Chosen Fast has a Cedar Street perspective you might not have heard yet.

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Building the local economy

Wharton has an important post up for Greensboro’s new City Council and any government who is convinced that new development is all about new buildings.  If Greensboro’s goal is to promote development that has the highest impact for Greensboro’s local economy (in other words, the people who actually live here) -  rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of our [...]

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Response time

The Greensboro Troublemaker is not through with St. James Homes.  He has documents showing it took city inspectors 22 days to inspect all the stairs at the beleaguered apartments on S. Eugene.  An inspection for the whole complex was requested by the Greensboro Fire Department on 9/25 after they had responded to injuries resulting from the now-famous stair [...]

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WFMY’s ‘News’

Update and piling on: … citing last night’s pitiful “dependable local coverage” of the extraordinary electorial upsets and changes for Greensboro’s City Council, Mr. Sun announces:  “…WFMY News 2 of Greensboro, NC is the recipient of the first-ever, prestigious:”  Edward R. Murrow GraveturningCookie Monster Editorial Judgment Award ******************* Sandy Carmany received a response from WFMY’s [...]

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Council results or (Well… I’ll be damned)

With Sandra Anderson garnering more votes than Yvonne Johnson in tonight’s results, one has to wonder if the Simkins PAC’s (PDF file) at-large strategy might have backfired.  They decided to only endorse two candidates for the three available spots, and that may have been just the nudge that caused Anderson to out-poll Johnson and have [...]

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The ground is shifting…

The Carolina Peacemaker’s Afrique Kilimanjaro had tea with County Commissioner Billy Yow at the Cracker Barrel last week and files a remarkable report about the meeting.  She apparently likes him and compares his style to others… “Billy Yow looked me square in the eye and spoke quite plain. He did not stutter as Skip Alston [...]

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Road Runner is taking an unscheduled breather

Time-Warner’s Road Runner is experiencing some big problems with their (my) email and internet connectivity service here in Greensboro according to the network status page.  Three days now. Do you figure I’ll get a refund for all the down time? …. me either.

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No endorsements from the Hogg

I’m going out to vote but… I’m not telling you of my selections.  Here’s why. This neighborhood I am so intimately involved with will have some major initiatives come before the newly elected City Council.  I’m not willing to jeapordize the future of Aycock by publicly alienating any of the potential votes of the new Council.  [...]

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