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Gboro performing arts center breaks ground….

Local and state dignitaries—including Gov. Roy Cooper*—gathered in downtown Greensboro to (finally) break ground on the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts: The ceremony followed a special Greensboro City Council meeting Tuesday night, when the council voted 8-1 to spend up to $2.5 million on Phase 1 of the Tanger Center. The work willContinue Reading

Thom Tillis on Tucker Carlson

I don’t know if I would describe it as an ‘explosive’ interview, but nonetheless it was a good back and forth between Sen. Thom Tillis and Tucker Carlson over whether or not President Trump’s wall along the southern border.

David “Finley” Powell’s tragic end

I read with interest the N&R’s write up on former Piedmont Triad Partnership CEO David Powell, who in 2016 was charged with two felony counts each of embezzlement and for obtaining property worth a total of $240,000 by false pretense. Turns out Powell had fled to Wilmington, changed his name “Finley” Powell and embarked onContinue Reading

Gboro performing arts center vote: ‘Clear as mud’

News & Record reports the Greensboro City council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to vote on the first phase of funding for the proposed downtown performing arts center— a mere 17 hours before the scheduled groundbreaking: At 5 p.m. Tuesday, just 17 hours before the scheduled event, the council will consider approving aContinue Reading

Bringing in the big dog to sell the HP baseball stadium

And that would be —who else could it be—–High Point University president Nido Qubein. Anyone who knows anything about HP knows Nido can sell just about anything. That’s how he got where is. I’ll say this much–when responding to questions about a business article, he once left me the most eloquent voicemail I have everContinue Reading

Gboro’s $30m parking deck (and hotel)

If you missed the Greensboro Council’s debate and discussion over plans to spend $30 million to build a new parking deck that would service a new downtown hotel, then you’re not alone. Fortunately John Hammer of the Rhino Times* was paying attention: The City Council unanimously passed a motion to enter into a contract withContinue Reading

Re: Durham-Orange light rail line

Anyone else find it interesting that days before a key vote on the proposed Durham-Orange light line, the Orange County Board of Commissioners –as well as residents attending the public hearing—are told that their share of the cost will be reduced? Orange commissioners’ vote –as well as the vote by Durham County commissioners— will decideContinue Reading

HP downtown stadium update

For starters, yours truly takes a look at the proposed downtown High Point baseball stadium for CJ. And today’s High Point Enterprise probes an important piece of the puzzle that’s somewhat under the radar scope— the Guilford County Board of Commissioners: On Tuesday, Board of Commissioners Chairman Jeff Phillips met with High Point Mayor BillContinue Reading

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