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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
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    Snafu in Republican FEC complaint in 13th Congressional District race

    Veteran Greensboro News & Record reporter Taft Wireback covers the controversy (if you will) surrounding a supposed complaint to the Federal Election Commission by the state Republican Party against 13th District Congressional District candidate Kathy Manning, who is running against incumbent Rep. Ted Budd. Wireback is very thorough…
    Sam Hieb, October 4, 2018
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    Colbert’s children’s book about Trump’s N.C. visit

    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any weirder, we read the that the talk show host Stephen Colbert has written a children’s book based on President Trump’s visit to North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Colbert’s book is based around Trump’s attempt to add…
    Sam Hieb, October 3, 2018
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    GPD chief responds to ACLU lawsuit over Facebook ads

    Greensboro News & Record looks at memos written by Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott in reaction to the ACLU complaint that the department’s Facebook recruiting ads discriminated against women: “Any allegation that women were illegally excluded in the Facebook ad campaign is false,” Scott wrote in the Sept.
    Sam Hieb, October 1, 2018