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    Refuting the teacher exodus myth

    Hey did you that 15 percent of North Carolina teachers left the profession last year? I did —read about it in the N&R— which is all to happy to report that teachers are leaving the state in droves because evil Republicans in the General Assembly have made classroom conditions…
    Sam Hieb, October 14, 2015
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    Re: Top hippie cities

    Top hippie cities —from Travel Alot —-do I even need to mention which N.C. city makes the list? Do I even need to mention its ranking?…
    Sam Hieb, October 14, 2015
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    Forsyth DA makes AG bid

    Forsyth District Attorney Jim O’Neill made it official yesterday —-he is running for N.C. attorney general. O’Neill’s announcement comes the same day incumbent Attorney General Roy Cooper announced he is running for governor. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, O’Neill said his “top priority would be to fix the…
    Sam Hieb, October 13, 2015
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    Civil rights museum on stable ground. Trust us.

    The ‘us’ being Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan and City Manager Jim Westmoreland. Needless to say International Civil Rights Center Museum Deena Hayes-Greene and executive director John Swaine aren’t saying anything about the museum’s financial well-being—or lack thereof— so the N&R “asked Vaughan and Westmoreland — public officials with an…
    Sam Hieb, October 12, 2015
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    Al Heggins ‘warned repeatedly’ before canned

    News broke last week that the City of High fired Human Relations Director Al Heggins following months of controversy surrounding her tenure. Deputy City Manager Randy McCaslin lowered the boom, writing to Heggins “you have been warned repeatedly regarding poor judgment, inefficiency, negligence and/or incompetence in your…
    Sam Hieb, October 12, 2015
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    N&R logic

    N&R is as surprised and shocked as Mayor Nancy Vaughan over the less 4 percent turnout for Greensboro’s City Council primary. The local paper of records grasps at a few straws, including—you guessed it—- HB 263—-noting that Vaughan and District 3 incumbent Justin Outling —also a big winner—…
    Sam Hieb, October 8, 2015
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    Gboro’s Tuesday crime spree

    Meet Isaiah Jurel Fox, who went on a wild crime spree literally from one end of Greensboro to the other, wreaking all kinds of havoc along the way before two GPD detectives capped him near McAdoo Avenue. Fox is expected to be released from the hospital either…
    Sam Hieb, October 8, 2015
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    Gboro City Council primary (sigh)

    Incumbent Mayor Nancy Vaughan dominated Greensboro’s City Council primary, tallying 88 percent of the vote—while incumbent District 3 council member Justin Outling got 60 percent of the vote in his three-way primary. This is Outling’s first campaign—he was appointed to the district 3 seat when Zack Matheny resigned to…
    Sam Hieb, October 7, 2015