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    Winston-Salem seeks charter change to fill council vacancies

    Faced with the possibility that three council seats would be open after the November election, the Winston-Salem City Council voted on Monday to ask the General Assembly to approve changes to the city’s charter that would allow for a special election—preceded by a special primary—to fill seats with more…
    Sam Hieb, October 16, 2018
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    Meanwhile in High Point: City vs. visitors bureau over stadium funds

    As construction continues on High Point’s taxpayer-funded downtown stadium— with April 2019 as the opening date—the High Point Enterprise reports on the “spat” between city officials and the Convention and Visitors Bureau over the CVB’s “very generous unsolicited gift to the City of $250,000 per year for 20…
    Sam Hieb, October 15, 2018
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    Charlotte’s plan to lure bus riders back

    For starters, here’s the problem the Charlotte Area Transit System faces: CATS is contending with the same nationwide decline in ridership that’s hit transit systems from the New York City subway and the Washington Metro to the San Francisco bus and train systems. Officials have cited low gas prices,…
    Sam Hieb, October 12, 2018
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    Guilford County commissioners put brakes on $17m jail project

    For starters, readers here in Greensboro have to turn to the weekly Rhino Times to get any information on Guilford County government because the daily News & Record has simply ceded coverage. So we read in today’s Rhino that the county’s Board of Commissioners has put the brakes on…
    Sam Hieb, October 11, 2018
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    Blasey-Ford nominated for UNC distinguished alumna award

    Lost in the controversy of the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was the fact that his accuser of of sexual assault–Dr. Christine Blasey Ford—was a graduate of the University of North Carolina. News broke yesterday that Dr. Blasey Ford has been nominated for its distinguished alumna award:…
    Sam Hieb, October 10, 2018
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    Unlocking the liberal power—with pizza, cupcakes and doughnuts

    Interesting Greensboro News & Record headline on NextGen America’s parachute mission onto the UNCG campus to register young voters: Unlocking the power: National group turns to N.C. in hopes of signing up — and turning out — young voters NextGen America is a liberal advocacy group funded by —wait…
    Sam Hieb, October 10, 2018
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    Pray for President Trump—and read The New York Times

    In yesterday’s (unposted) Greensboro News & Record column, Jeff Paschal—pastor of Guilford Park Presbyterian Church who describes himself as “leaning toward the progressive side on most issues”— says we need to pray for President Trump–not because at heart he’s good man doing a good job but because–in Paschal’s opinion—he is…
    Sam Hieb, October 8, 2018
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    Rev. Barber cashes in

    Whoever said it doesn’t pay to lead weekly Moral Monday protests outside the General Assembly was dead wrong—the Rev. William Barber–longtime political activist and former head of state NAACP–has been awarded a $625,000 “Genius Grant” by the MacArthur Fellowship: “I’ve just been arrested in Chicago, and I’m waiting on…
    Sam Hieb, October 5, 2018