Vol. V No. 28 Greensboro, North Carolina www.rhinotimes.com Thursday, July 13, 2017

County Kiddie Train Headed to California

John Hammer

And That?s How a Bill Becomes a Law

plus Under The Hammer, Uncle Orson Reviews Everything AND MORE

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  • County Kiddie Train Leaves Northeast Park on Round Trip to California
Scott D. Yost

They say there's no such thing as a free lunch but apparently there are free kiddie train repairs.  
  • Hardister and Wade Address Fowl Attractive Nuisance at PTIA
Scott D. Yost

"It's dangerous for the airplanes and it's dangerous for the birds too," North Carolina Rep. Jon Hardister said of water retention ponds near airports.  
  • Opportunity to Replace Jamal Fox in District 2 City Council Seat Attracts Five
John Hammer

Five people filed before the deadline on Monday, July 10 to fill the District 2 seat on the City Council, which will be appointed by the City Council at its Tuesday, July 18 meeting to replace City Councilmember Jamal Fox, who announced in June he would be resigning. 
  • First Week of Election Filing Indicates City Council May Be Moving Leftward
John Hammer

Republicans have been winning races all over the country, but they won't be winning in the Greensboro City Council election.  The elections are nominally nonpartisan, but there is no secret about the party affiliation of the candidates. 
  • Guilford County Commissioners To Say Bottoms Up To Sunday Brunch Bill
Scott D. Yost

After the Guilford County Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, July 13, adult residents of unincorporated Guilford County who enjoy throwing back beers or Bloody Marys at public establishments on Sunday mornings will be able to do just that.  
Letters To The Editor
  • Letters To The Editor

Citizens unite?
Rhino Shorts
  • Rhino Shorts
John Hammer

Here's an idea that won't cost the city a dime, but would be helpful to its citizens.  First, list the Greensboro City Council meetings on the city meetings calendar on the city web page.  The City Council meetings may not seem as important to staff as the TaiRoGa workout class, but a lot of people like to know when the governing body for the city meets.
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 Reviews Everything
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming, Anne Ursu
Orson Scott Card

When you drive across America with no particular itinerary, mealtimes can fall at awkward moments.  Like between Denver, Colorado, and Salina, Kansas.  Like westbound between Laramie, Wyoming, and death.
Under The Hammer
  • Under The Hammer
John Hammer

How can a legitimate news agency explain the fact that CNN was reporting, before President Donald John Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, that Trump was not going to bring up Russian interference in the presidential election?  
Weekly Hammer
  • And That's How a Bill Becomes a Law
John Hammer

It appears that Greensboro will be getting a long awaited hotel on South Elm Street, but it wouldn't be happening if not for the work of state Rep. Jon Hardister and state Sen. Trudy Wade, in the final hours of the legislative session in June.
  • City Council Health Insurance Redux
John Hammer

Judging from the number of comments we have received about the column "City Council Wants Health Care for Life," I thought I'd go into more detail about exactly what the resolution the City Council passed at the June 20 meeting asked the North Carolina General Assembly to do.
Yost Column
  • Yost Finds Freedom In Fake News
Scott D. Yost

For centuries, the news has been the news; but now, in 2017, we have a completely brand new phenomenon, the thing that's suddenly all the rage - fake news.