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    Happy Holidays Keith Mabe

    Rockingham County Commissioner Keith Mabe will spend the holidays in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of driving while intoxicated in September. N&R reports Mabe was transferred to the Caswell County jail, possibly because —-as part of the statewide Misdemeanant Confinement program—-that facility is better able to deal…
    Sam Hieb, November 19, 2015
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    Heads up Margaret Spellings II

    N&R’s Syllabus blog details UNCG students’ demands, partially outlined during Monday’s protests. In addition to fully fund programs that study marginalized communities, respecting the dignity of students, staff, alumni, and broader community, eliminating the “rape culture” on campus, resolving the student debt crisis, mandatory inclusive consent training for…
    Sam Hieb, November 19, 2015
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    Queen of Self-Righteous Indignation tackles Mock Indignation

    For starters, yet another N&R letter to the editor criticizing Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott’s reactionary decision to suspend traffic stops for minor violations. More than a few readers have written in opposing Chief Scott’s policy change—so many in face that our own Queen of Self-Righteous Indignation— N&R…
    Sam Hieb, November 18, 2015
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    UNCG sympatico w/ Mizzou

    Given last week’s black student protests at Guilford College to show sympathy with similar protests at the University of Missouri, I wondered how long it would be before we’d see protests at my alma mater UNCG. Not long: There wasn’t one major incident that prompted UNC-Greensboro students…
    Sam Hieb, November 17, 2015
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    Re: Guilford sheriff charges animal shelter director

    In case you missed it, N&R reported last week that Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes has filed misdemeanor animal cruelty charges against the former director of the county animal shelter, just days after Guilford’s district attorney announced there was insufficient evidence to file charges. District Attorney Doug Henderson…
    Sam Hieb, November 16, 2015
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    Gboro community policing II

    in a Sunday front-pager, N&R rehashes NYT numbers on racial disparities in Gboro police traffic stops and does a little research on its own. Straight to the money pull quote regarding Police Chief Wayne Scott’s just-announced policy of no longer initiating traffic stops for minor infractions: Scott’s…
    Sam Hieb, November 15, 2015
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    Heads up Margaret Spellings

    The real problem at the University of Missouri? Former president Tim Wolfe wasn’t an academic— he only had a bachelor’s degree for goodness sake. As the controversy at Mizzou continues to evolve, Inside Higher Ed says: Our hope is that the Board of Curators will pick new administrators…
    Sam Hieb, November 12, 2015
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    Gboro ‘community policing’ at work….

    Surely by now you’ve read that Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott has announced officers will no longer initiate traffic stops “for minor infractions such as broken headlights or tail lights, one of a host of changes being implemented to address racial disparities in the city’s dealings with the public,”…
    Sam Hieb, November 12, 2015