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  • Crowded Field Seeks To Succeed Rep. Alma Adams in HD 58

    GREENSBORO — There are no Republicans running for the District 58 seat, making the May 6 Democratic primary most likely a winner-take-all event. The candidates largely hold similar views on the issues confronting the state. For the most part, they disagree with many of the policies enacted by the Republican-controlled…

  • Greensboro Council Backs Downtown Arts Center

    GREENSBORO — The Greensboro City Council approved a memorandum of understanding with a local nonprofit that paves the way for a new $65 million downtown performing arts center. The potential cost to taxpayers over the years is a real issue, one that City Council members who support the performing arts center…

  • Greensboro Hotel Incentive Keeps Handouts Flowing

    GREENSBORO — This is not the first proposal for subsidies to aid a downtown Greensboro hotel. A few years ago a deal to build a hotel on Elm Street using federal stimulus funds created a buzz — mostly because the site was being brokered by then-Guilford County Commissioner Skip Alston. But…

  • Guilford School Board Challenges Teacher Tenure Law

    GREENSBORO — The Guilford County Board of Education will file a motion in Guilford County Superior Court asking the courts to overturn a state law ending career status, or tenure, for K-12 public school teachers. It’s the first board to file its own court action asking for the law to…

  • The Future of High Point: Shipping Containers?

    HIGH POINT — City leaders commissioned the plan from Miami-based planner Andres Duany with a vision of a vibrant downtown year round, not just the four weeks it hosts the High Point Market, formerly known as the International Home Furnishings Market. Among the components, Duany recommends putting a section of…

  • Greensboro Banking On Campus To Jumpstart Downtown

    GREENSBORO — Tentatively named “Downtown University Campus,” local officials say the mixed-use development, which among other things will provide a presence for the city’s seven colleges and universities, along with Moses Cone Healthcare, “will be a great place to live, work, play — and study,” said Mayor–elect Nancy Vaughan.

  • HP Mayor Rejects Call From Council To Resign

    HIGH POINT — Mayor Bernita Sims has a variety of personal financial issues. Her biggest concern is a State Bureau of Investigation probe into Sims’ handling of her deceased sister’s estate. The probe stems from allegations reported in May that Sims wrote her other sister a worthless $7,000 check as…

  • Greensboro Takes First Steps Toward Performing Arts Center

    GREENSBORO — A performing arts center has been an issue in Greensboro for some time now. The city has the 23,000-seat Greensboro Coliseum, which regularly has hosted the ACC basketball tournament and also draws big-name concert acts. But events attracting a smaller audience — Broadway shows, for example — are left…

  • Civil Rights Museum Seeks Financial Help From City

    GREENSBORO — In 2010 — the 50th anniversary of the sit-ins at the Woolworth’s lunch counter — the International Civil Rights Center and Museum opened at the newly renovated Woolworth’s location. It was a day of remembrance for Greensboro, the state, and the nation. But more than three years later,…