Vol. V No. 22 Greensboro, North Carolina www.rhinotimes.com Thursday, June 1, 2017

SCHOOL SALARIES

Scott D. Yost

Say Yes Promising Free Tuition to Cleveland

plus Under The Hammer, Uncle Orson Reviews Everything AND MORE

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Articles
  • Say Yes Saying It's Sorry to Guilford, Promising Free Tuition to Cleveland
Scott D. Yost

Say Yes Guilford took a big hit earlier this year when representatives of the highly touted college scholarship assistance program for Guilford County Schools graduates announced that Say Yes would only provide college tuition aid to those in lower-income brackets - and not students from all families, as was previously billed.  
  • Council Admits To Raising City Taxes
John Hammer

The Greensboro City Council finally got around to admitting that it is raising taxes this year even though Greensboro  currently has the highest tax rate in the state of any comparable city. 
  • 2017 Guiford County School Salaries
John Hammer

Conventional wisdom says that teachers are not paid enough.  
  • Sheriff's Department Says Out with the .45s - Doesn't Mean Records
Scott D. Yost

After shooting bullets into some gelatin over and over again, the Guilford County Sheriff's Department decided to purchase a new type of pistol for every gun-carrying deputy.
  • Construction Cones Bad for Traffic, Good for Economy
Scott D. Yost

The large group of economic development officials, business leaders and elected officials who assembled on Thursday, May 25 to discuss the current state of economic conditions in Guilford County didn't break out into a chorus of "Happy Days Are Here Again" - but, in light of a boom of economic activity going on around the county in recent months, there was an almost giddy mood in the room as the group heard one positive economic report after another.
Letters To The Editor
  • Letters to the Editor


Costly Resource
News of the Weird
  • Cut the Chatter and Cut Kid's Hair


Smooth Reactions
Rhino Shorts
  • Rhino Shorts


The city heard back from Trader Joe's after sending a letter signed by all nine members of the City Council and some emails have been going around among those nine.
The Sound Of The Beep
  • The Sound of the Beep


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Uncle Orson Reviews Everything
  • Fix, Mr. Funn, Hugo, Dude Wipes
Orson Scott Card

Because I really liked the first two Amos Decker novels by David Baldacci, I pre-ordered the third one from Audible.com.  The Fix had a promising premise: A rich and respected defense contractor happens upon a complete stranger at a streetcorner right next to the FBI building, pulls out a pistol, shoots her and then shoots himself.
Under The Hammer
  • Under the Hammer
John Hammer

I hadn't read much about White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner meeting with the Russians because it seemed like another example of the news media talking in hushed tones about something that is completely legal and maybe not even unusual.
Weekly Hammer
  • Council Fable Not So Farfetched
John Hammer

Imagine this fictitious event for a moment.  
Yost Column
  • Yost Tests Clout at City Hall
Scott D. Yost

I have this book titled 100 Best Solitaire Games that I've been reading.