Vol. IV No. 30 Greensboro, North Carolina www.rhinotimes.com Thursday, July 28, 2016

CITY BONDS HEAVY ON HOUSING

Scott D. Yost

NC ?NOT SO? FAST

plus Under The Hammer, Uncle Orson Reviews Everything AND MORE

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Articles
  • City Bonds Heavy On Housing
John Hammer

The City Council usually meets on Tuesday, but this week's meeting is Monday, August 1 at 5:30 p.m. and provides the citizens of Greensboro with their only opportunity to weigh in on the bond referendum before it is put on the ballot for the Nov. 8 election.
  • McCrory Blasts Dem Emails
John Hammer

The leak of emails from Democratic National Committee (DNC) by WikiLeaks has spawned a great deal of anger at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, but it has led to some strong words a lot closer to home.
  • City Forgot Why It Won't Pay Chief Wray
John Hammer

The current status of the lawsuit former Greensboro Police Chief David Wray has against the City of Greensboro for $220,000 in legal fees reminds me of the old story about Momma, the matriarch of a large family, who cuts the small end of a pot roast off before cooking it.  
  • County Citizens Can Shoot Targets, Not Video Characters
Scott D. Yost

Guilford County get your gun.
  • NC FAST Not As Slow As It Was, Say Supporters


For years, social services workers across the state have moaned, groaned and pull their hair out over North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology (NC FAST) - the now infamous computing software system used in processing, recording and reporting applications and other documents for social services departments in North Carolina.  Now some Guilford County officials are calling for a fix to the problem.
Letters To The Editor
  • Letters To The Editor


In praise of gratitude
Real Estate
  • 2016 TOUR OF REMODELED HOMES
Sandy Groover

Looking at magazines and surfing the internet for remodeling ideas is fun, but nothing beats walking through a house in person - and talking to the people who did the work, as well as those who are living with the results.
Rhino Shorts
  • Rhino Shorts


The Wyndham Championship golf tournament will be here before you know it.  Everything kicks off on Monday, August 15 and the first round of the tournament begins on Thursday, August 18.  
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 (336) 763-0479 and start talking at The Sound of the Beep.
Uncle Orson
  • Beyond, Ab-Fab, Courtesy, College
Orson Scott Card

Star Trek Beyond included touching tributes to two cast members who died: Leonard Nimoy, the original Spock, who was so vital to the success of this current reboot series; and Anton Yelchin, who died in a freak one-car accident after his filming in this movie was complete.
Under The Hammer
  • Under The Hammer
John Hammer

I really didn't think that anything the liberal mainstream media did would shock me, but I am shocked that at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night, the Democrats handed out signs in the press area and the reporters took the signs and dutifully waved them when ordered to do so.
Weekly Hammer
  • City Likely to Give Sit-In Museum a Break


The Greensboro City Council has scheduled a meeting for 3 p.m. on Monday, August 1 in the Council Chambers to deal with Sit-In Movement Inc. loan of $1.5 million, which, according to the contract, the Sit-In Movement was supposed to start paying back on June 30 if it had not raised sufficient funds to offset the first loan payment of $750,000.
Yost Column
  • They Used To Call It Not Paying Attention
Scott D. Yost

County Editor Scott Yost is taking a well-deserved break this week from column writing.  So we decided to bring you a classic Yost Column from 2004.