Vol. V No. 35 Greensboro, North Carolina www.rhinotimes.com Thursday, August 31, 2017

City Hits Snag In Parking Deck- Hotel Project

Scott D. Yost

High Point Mayor Tries to Strong Arm County Chair into Supporting Stadium

plus Under The Hammer, Uncle Orson Reviews Everything AND MORE

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  • High Point Mayor Tries to Strong Arm County Chair into Supporting Baseball Stadium
Scott D. Yost

At the Thursday morning, August 24 meeting of the Guilford County Economic Development Alliance (GCEDA), a confrontation between High Point Mayor Bill Bencini and Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Jeff Phillips left many alliance members in stunned silence after it became clear that the disagreement between the two could mean an end to GCEDA - a group that was formed with great effort two years ago to promote countywide cooperation in economic development.
  • City Discovers Easements After Buying Downtown Parking Deck Land
John Hammer, Editor

The city has hit not a roadblock but a sizable bump in its effort to build a $30 million public parking deck downtown with a Westin Hotel on top of it.
  • Hardister Says He Won't Stay Double Bunked with Faircloth in New District
John Hammer, Editor

The new state legislative districts have now passed the state House and Senate.  The governor doesn't get to weigh in on redistricting, so the new districts became law when they passed.  Or they became law at least until three federal judges decide whether to accept them or not.  
  • High Point and County in Pickle over Stadium
Scott D. Yost

There has been a whirlwind of frantic activity behind the scenes this week as the Guilford County commissioners try to decide if they want to play ball with High Point by using county property tax revenue for the next two decades to help fund a proposed new stadium meant to spur downtown development in that city. 
  • Early Voting Same-Day Registration Provides Loophole for Procrastinators
Scott D. Yost

They say knowledge is power and, in some cases, a lack of knowledge about election procedures may cost people their power to vote.  
Ask Carolyn
  • Ask Carolyn...
Carolyn Woodruff

Ask Carolyn...
Letters To The Editor
  • Letters To The Editor

All One Nation
News of the Weird
  • In the Biz of Being a Dirty Old Man

Unclear on the Concept
Rhino Shorts
  • Rhino Shorts
John Hammer, Editor

It's entertaining when the editorial department of the News & Record chooses to write a column about an event that the news department didn't see as significant enough to cover.  This week, editorial writer Doug Clark chose to write his column about a dust up at the meeting of the Guilford County Economic Development Alliance last week over the proposed High Point baseball stadium.  The Rhino Times did cover the meeting, so if you want to read more than a snippet about what happened, along with accurate reporting of what happened, check out Scott's article on page 4.
The Sound Of The Beep
  • The Sound of the Beep

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Uncle Orson Reviews Everything
  • Hacksaw, TrapTap, Lucky Logan, Prager
Orson Scott Card

My wife and I don't go to the movies very much, for several reasons:
Under The Hammer
  • Under The hammer
John Hammer

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan publicly went after President Donald J. Trump for his pardon of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  This doesn't bode well for the Republican Party.  
Yost Column
  • Yost Offers Eclipse Humor While He Can
Scott D. Yost

Before you get inundated with clever snarky tunes, may I remind you: There WILL come a time that you lose your phone somewhere in the house.  You WILL ask your wife to call it to help you find it.  Good luck explaining that ringtone.