Monthly Archives: December 2005

Whirlies final

The final score unfortunately belies the closeness of the game: Rose 21 – Grimsley 0. Our defense held them to a 7 point lead until late in the fourth quarter.  That’s when a blocked punt gave Rose commanding field position and they capitalized.  Trying to play catch-up, an obviously exhausted Robert Lane (late edit: Jackson reports [...]

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Catching himself

Last night during Grimsley’s bonfire, I walked down the hill to use the field house’s facilities.  As I was leaving I looked over to the adjacent, fully lit and yard-lined playing field at Jamieson Stadium – the largest preps stadium in the state.  The place was empty save for one person; in the middle of the [...]

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Firin’ up the Whirlies

Update, Sat morn: Coach Shuping and The Team had the N&R’s Kellie Dixon following them around all day and filed this report.  Ed Hardin recounts Grimsley’s glory days and looks at the future of Whirlie football. ********************** In the run-up to tomorrow’s state championship football game, Grimsley held an old fashioned bonfire tonight on their campus.  [...]

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More Greensboro wildlife

Fisher Park might have their big ol’ servals (Yes!Weekly) running around loose, but here in the Aycock neighborhood we harbor a different, and more gen-teel brand of wildlife. Just-down-the-street neighbors Ray and Jennifer Burton identified the fowl in their backyard as a guinea and sent the above picture out over the neighborhood’s listserv system.  It could [...]

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Agapion’s plan

Allen Johnson wonders the same thing I do about Greensboro slumlord Bill Agapion: how does the man sleep at night? In addition to his sleep habits, I have to wonder what he and his cut-from-the-same-mold daughter, who is the heir-apparent to the Agapion holdings, talk about when they slither into a room to have a meeting? [...]

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Excellence in real estate marketing

Yes!Weekly delves into Greensboro ‘Mosaic Partnership’ initiative that is aimed at getting people of different backgrounds and ethnicities to interact with each other in informal settings. Based on a similar project begun in that hot bed of racial unrest- Rochester, NY – Mayor Holliday and the Bryan Foundation’s Shirley Frye instigated ‘Mosaic’ shortly after it was announced [...]

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Excellence in real estate marketing

I like this. I was checking the Drudge Report and was very surprised to see a local, in-rotation, ad at the top of the page for local realtor Carol Ferrell (whom, BTW, I have never heard of before).  I clicked on the ad and was taken to Homes of the Triad website.  The site is quite [...]

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Error of omission?

Isn’t there an important issue missing from the three the N&R cited today as being ”high-profile and controversial” during the 2-year City Council term that ends tonight?

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Allow me to ‘titillate and exploit’

Councilman-elect Mike Barber: “Most people have moved on from this race issue in the past forty years since the Civil Rights Act was passed, except for people who want to titillate and exploit.” YesWeekly’s Jordan Green has done some digging and unearthed parallels concerning voting patterns of Greensboro’s City Council.  Entitled City Council votes, in [...]

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Comments by Peter Pan disciples

Some angry children have taken over the comment section of Doug Clark’s Off the Record blog. Today, Clark posted about how PETA has a problem with UNC’s use of labaratory animals.  It didn’t take long for the twelve-year-olds to turn the conversation to the crux of the problem - the High Point school lottery. Yesterday, the N&R editorialist [...]

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