Vol. V No. 30 Greensboro, North Carolina www.rhinotimes.com Thursday, July 27, 2017

Surprise Resignation Closes County Board of Elections

John Hammer

Raises Plus Four-Year Terms Equals 38 City Council Candidates

plus Under The Hammer, Uncle Orson Reviews Everything AND MORE

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  • Surprise Resignation Closes County Board of Elections on the Spot
Scott D. Yost

Guilford County Board of Elections Member Don Wendelken has resigned from that board and, by doing so, effectively put the county's board completely out of business.  
  • Council Raises Plus Four-Year Terms Equals 38 City Council Candidates
John Hammer, Editor

Filing for the Greensboro City Council election ended Friday, July 21 at noon, and 38 candidates have filed to run.  That includes 15 running for the three at-large seats.
  • New Law May Allow County To Turn Delinquents Into Cold Hard Cash
Scott D. Yost

The State of North Carolina has now joined the rest of the country in treating 16- and 17-year-olds in the criminal justice system as juveniles rather than adults - and that could mean big changes for Guilford County government in everything from the jails to court services to the school system.
  • Natty Greene's Getting into the Spin of Things at Revolution Mill
John Hammer, Editor

Natty Greene's Kitchen + Market - The Butcher, The Baker and the Beer Maker -  opened this week and it lives up to its advance billing.
Letters To The Editor
  • Letters To The Editor

Council Candidate
Rhino Shorts
  • Rhino Shorts
John Hammer, Editor

It appears television viewers will believe anything.  The show was hyped as Michael Phelps swimming against a great white shark and viewers were disappointed that it turned out to be Phelps swimming against a computer generated shark, not a real shark.  
The Sound Of The Beep
  • The Sound of the Beep

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Uncle Orson Reviews Everything
  • Candy Bars, Dunkirk, The Big Sick
Orson Scott Card

If you want good brioche, you go to France.  Period.  Very little that is called "brioche" here in the US is good brioche.  For one thing, you mostly see it as a hamburger on a "brioche" bun.
Under The Hammer
  • Under The Hammer
John Hammer, Editor

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, "Mooch" to his friends, has already shown why he is in and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer is out and why White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is probably on his way out the door.  Scaramucci fired his first employee Tuesday and has said that if the leaks from the White House continue he will fire everyone in his office.
Weekly Hammer
  • Cooper Caved To Newspaper Lobby
John Hammer, Editor

The liberal mainstream newspapers like to attack lobbyists, except when the lobbyists are working for the mainstream newspapers.
  • Making a Man's Home His Hassle
John Hammer

Every member of the Greensboro City Council should be required to attend a Board of Adjustment meeting.  
Yost Column
  • If You Didn't Get a Message, It Was Scott
Scott D. Yost

County Editor Scott Yost is taking a well deserved break from column writing.  In the meantime, here is a classic Yost Column from 2005.