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    Greensboro’s $30 million downtown parking deck stalls

    Construction on Greensboro’s proposed $30 million parking deck —which became a campaign issue in the hotly contested 13th District Congressional race, has stalled. Rhino Times editor John Hammer writes: Last April, when the city settled a lawsuit with Rocky Scarfone and other property owners on South Elm Street…
    Sam Hieb, November 19, 2018
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    Greensboro’s Rhino Times discontinues print edition

    Rhino Times publisher Roy Carroll announces that today’s print edition will be the last: When I purchased the assets of The Rhinoceros Times, my main goal was to keep this relevant news in the hands of our readers. In order to reach my goal, I felt like the paper…
    Sam Hieb, November 15, 2018
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    NOW we’ll know what Charlotte bid for Amazon HQ2

    Now that we know Amazon will not be placing its HQ2 in North Carolina, Charlotte–which was one of the bidders—says—since the city “values open government”—-will release the public records related to the bid for Amazon HQ2. City officials said they will release the records “as soon as practicable, and…
    Sam Hieb, November 14, 2018
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    NC political trends–urban, rural and suburban

    Sorting out what last week’s election means–especially since North Carolina Republicans lost their General Assembly supermajority. In the N&O, Colin Campbell argues the urban-rural divide grew wider: North Carolina’s urban-rural divide became a chasm in this month’s election — at least in the state legislature. Republicans suffered…
    Sam Hieb, November 12, 2018
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    Forsyth County voters reject 1/4-cent sales tax hike

    Winston-Salem Journal reports: Forsyth County voters delivered an overwhelming “no” Tuesday to a quarter-cent increase in the county sales-and-use tax rate to pay for new courthouse facilities and provide leftover money for the local school system. There were 88,765 votes, or 68 percent, against the sales tax increase, compared…
    Sam Hieb, November 8, 2018
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    Major upset in Guilford County sheriff’s election

    In the Guilford County sheriff’s race, challenger Danny Rogers defeated defeated 24-year incumbent Sheriff B.J. Barnes with 52 percent of the vote. According to the Greensboro News & Record: Rogers worked as a Guilford County jail guard in 1986 before taking a job at the High Point Police…
    Sam Hieb, November 7, 2018
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    In case you haven’t heard…Britain’s NIH is a disaster

    Forbes headline: U.K.’s Healthcare Horror Stories Ought To Curb Dems’ Enthusiasm for Single-Payer From the text: More than one in five British cancer patients waits longer than two months to begin treatment after receiving a referral from a general practitioner. In Scotland, fewer than 80 percent of patients receive…
    Sam Hieb, November 5, 2018
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    More media disappearing acts….

    Word spread on social media…… I've got some horrible news, our publisher Charles Womack waited until we went to print today then shut down the whole paper after 31 years just like that. Everyone out of work. No severance. No nothing. It's been real. —…
    Sam Hieb, November 2, 2018