Vol. IV No. 33 Greensboro, North Carolina www.rhinotimes.com Thursday, August 18, 2016


Scott D. Yost

When a Meeting Falls into Chaos ...

plus Under The Hammer, Uncle Orson Reviews Everything AND MORE

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  • Time Is Money When It Comes To City's Sit-In Museum Loan
John Hammer

The Greensboro City Council effectively forgave its $1.5 million loan to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum (ICRCM) on Tuesday, August 16.
  • When a Meeting Falls into Chaos, Does It Make a Sound Legal Footing?
Scott D. Yost

The members of the Guilford County Board of Elections may have all broken the law last week. 
  • Body-Cam Contract Excuse For Political Posturing
John Hammer

After a loud, lengthy discussion at its Tuesday, August 16 meeting, the Greensboro City Council voted to continue the police body-worn camera video program by signing a five-year contract with TASER International Inc. for data storage at a cost of about $2 million.
  • After Five Feisty Votes, Council Goes Back To Drawing Board
John Hammer

The Greensboro City Council discussed the health insurance plan for city employees for over two hours on Tuesday, August 16, and after numerous votes finally voted to go back to start from scratch with a whole new request for proposal (RFP) process.
  • All Is Not Forgiven For UAC, But $300K Animal Cruelty Fine Is
Scott D. Yost

The State of North Carolina has dropped a $300,000 fine that it levied against the United Animal Coalition (UAC), the much-maligned organization that ran the Guilford County Animal Shelter until mid-August 2015.
  • Skeet Club Giant Power Towers Get A-OK From DOT
Scott D. Yost

The long and twisting saga of giant electrical transmission towers in High Point along Skeet Club Road just took another sharp turn - much to the chagrin of homeowners who live in the area.  
Ask Carolyn
  • Ask Carolyn
Carolyn Woodruff

Ask Carolyn...
Guest Editorial
  • Not Pleased with N&R Coverage
Jeff Phillips

Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Jeff Phillips wrote this for the News & Record but they didn't want to run it without making substantial changes.  So Phillips sent it to the Rhino Times.
Letters To The Editor
  • Letter To The Editor

Rest of Khan Story
News of the Weird
  • Jihadists Are Some Nasty Boys

War Is Hell
Real Estate
  • Mixing It Up In Kirkwood
Sandy Groover

Kirkwood Place, a new four-story, mixed-use development, will soon begin taking shape in the 2600 block of Lawndale Drive, across the street from the Target Shopping Center.  Construction will begin this fall and completion is anticipated for spring 2017.
Rhino Shorts
  • Rhino Shorts

First responders can get free tickets to the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club for themselves and a guest now through Sunday by going to will-call or to the course and showing valid identification that they are a first responder.  The tickets are courtesy of Bee Safe Storage & Wine Cellar, owned Roy Carroll, who is also the publisher of the Rhino Times. 
The Sound Of The Beep
  • The Sound of the Beep

What follows has been transcribed from the answering machine on our comment line. We edit out what is required by the laws of the state, of good taste and of good sense. The limit on phone calls is one minute and each caller may make up to two calls per week. If you have something to say, call our comment line at 763-0479 and start talking at The Sound of the Beep.
Uncle Orson
  • Pete's Dragon, Peak, Grit, Botched
Orson Scott Card

The original movie Pete's Dragon back in 1977 was based on an unpublished story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field, Hollywood writers in the 1930s.  (Miller wrote dozens of screenplays, including classics like Here Comes Mr. Jordan, The Dawn Patrol and The Adventures of Robin Hood, and did some script doctoring on Scarface.)
Under The Hammer
  • Under the Hammer
John Hammer

The word this week is that the State Department is going to release the thousands of emails that Hillary Clinton tried to delete but were recovered from her server by the FBI in its investigation.
Yost Column
  • Yost Says Cars Are People Too
Scott D. Yost

New research shows that people generally approve of cars programmed to sacrifice their passengers to save others, but these same people would not want to be in the car themselves.