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    The Saint’s Cousin and climate change

    I read with interest former Triad Business Journal editor and My Cousin the Saint author Justin Cantanoso’s analysis of the U.N. climate summit: If you don’t think climate change is real or man-made; if you don’t believe the last 15 years have been the hottest in recorded history;…
    Sam Hieb, November 30, 2015
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    Gboro performing arts center cost overruns (surprise)

    Big N&R front-pager on plans to address $10 million in cost overruns for the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. Bottom line is private donors will be hit up for another $3.5 million, while $1 of the ticket service fee will be “repurposed”—meaning local arts organizations—instead of getting…
    Sam Hieb, November 29, 2015
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    Mo Green says tablets not working

    Guilford County Schools Superintendent Mo Green tells an NAACP-sponsored forum that tablets issued to middle schoolers aren’t making much of a difference: “I don’t see us using those limited resources to try to take the (personalized learning initiative) to high schools when we have not seen the progress that…
    Sam Hieb, November 28, 2015
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    Mark Walker, Jesse Helms and the U.N.

    Rep. Mark Walker introduces legislation to fight terrorism. The bill “withholds ten percent of United States funding to the United Nations until the intergovernmental organization adopts a definition for ‘international terrorism.'” Reminds me of the time another conservative North Carolina legislator took on the U.N.—-Sen. Jesse Helms’speech before the…
    Sam Hieb, November 25, 2015
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    N&R taking heat for gun ad

    Yet another letter to the editor in today’s N&R taking our local paper of record to task for running a big-ass full-page ad for the Reidsville Ace Hardware holiday gun sale featruing everything from Derringers to Rugers. Today’s letter is from Lee Zacharias–who also happens to be…
    Sam Hieb, November 25, 2015
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    Ed Hardin: PC sportswriter of the moment

    If he didn’t already have it, the N&R’s Ed Hardin officially earned his politically correct sportswriters card with yesterday’s column on the Panthers’ victory over the Redskins: Carolina might be the best team in the NFL, but you couldn’t really tell Sunday because Washington might be the worst team…
    Sam Hieb, November 23, 2015
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    Re: Wilkins vs. Blust?

    Rumor has it that the Greensboro City Council’s lone conservative member—District 5 rep Tony Wilkins—will challenge incumbent District 62 Rep. John Blust in next March’s primary. Neither Wilkins nor Blust have commented, but speculation is the challenge would come about because Blust is not conservative enough, specifically regarding Sen.
    Sam Hieb, November 23, 2015
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    Say Yes $1 office space

    Rhino reports the Greensboro City Council’s Community Services Committee signed off on office space for the Say Yes to Education program in the city’s downtown library—at a cost of $1 per year. I’ll assume the matter will move on to the full council, where hopefully more questions will be…
    Sam Hieb, November 19, 2015