Vol. V No. 27 Greensboro, North Carolina www.rhinotimes.com Thursday, July 6, 2017

Search for Architect Locks Up Jail Renovation

John Hammer

Wades Newspaper Bill Causing Press to Howl

plus Under The Hammer, Uncle Orson Reviews Everything AND MORE

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  • Two City Council Incumbents Reveal Their Plans To Run Again
John Hammer

Filing for the Greensboro City Council elections opens on Friday, July 7 at noon, and two city councilmembers ended months of speculation this week by announcing they would file to run for reelection.
  • Search for MWBE Architect Locks Up County Jail Renovation Project
Scott D. Yost

A kingdom was once lost for want of a nail, and now a big move planned by the Guilford County Sheriff's Department may be lost - well, at least delayed - for want of a black architect.  
  • Rhino School Salary List Leads to Jewell of a Debate over Conflict of Interest
Scott D. Yost

The highest paid teacher on the Guilford County Schools (GCS) payroll, Mark Jewell, hasn't worked for the school system since 2012, lives in Raleigh and currently heads up the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) - a political action group that lobbies state legislators on statewide school concerns.
  • Three Commissioners Fly To Columbus For County Cannabis Round Table
Scott D. Yost

The National Association of Counties (NACo) annual convention each summer is usually held in an exciting place such as Hawaii or Las Vegas, and taxpayers sometimes question whether the county commissioners who attend those conferences are going for the knowledge or for the fun.  
Ask Carolyn
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Carolyn Woodruff

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Letters To The Editor
  • Letters To The Editor

DA Fraud Is a felony
News of the Weird
  • News of the Weird Says Farewell

Playing the Hits
Rhino Shorts
  • Rhino Shorts
John Hammer

Sad news for fans of News of the Weird.  Chuck Shepard, the inventor of News of the Weird, is retiring from the weird news business and this is his last column.
The Sound Of The Beep
  • The Sound of the Beep

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Uncle Orson Reviews Everything
  • Schmackary's, Fragmentary Movies
Orson Scott Card

It was almost funny.  Someone had told me that Schmackary's in Manhattan made the best cookies in America.  The store also did wonderful-weird things like allowing people to go online and order a bunch of cookies to be sent to the cast of any show on Broadway.  (Maybe they include off-Broadway shows, too.  I didn't check.)
Under The Hammer
  • Under The Hammer
John Hammer

According to the mainstream media, the president is evidently not supposed to send out funny tweets.  I guess President Donald John Trump didn't get the memo because the tweet he sent out of Trump pounding a person with a CNN logo for a head is funny.  
Weekly Hammer
  • Wade's Newspaper Bill Causing Press to Howl
John Hammer

Paid circulation newspapers and their highly paid lobbyists are wailing and gnashing their teeth over the passage of a bill sponsored by state Sen. Trudy Wade that primarily does two things concerning newspapers.
Weekly Hammer II
  • Audacious Council Wants Health Care for Life
John Hammer

Last year the Greensboro City Council gave itself a 60 percent raise.  The average city worker got a 3 percent raise.  So the City Council gave itself a raise 20 times greater than it gave city employees. 
Yost Column
  • Yost Throws Animal Party In Back Yard
Scott D. Yost

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?