Vol. V No. 23 Greensboro, North Carolina www.rhinotimes.com Thursday, June 8, 2017

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plus Under The Hammer, Uncle Orson Reviews Everything AND MORE


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  • David Wray Files Slander Lawsuit, This Time It's Personal
John Hammer

Former Greensboro Police Chief David Wray filed a slander lawsuit against Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan and City Attorney Tom Carruthers last week.
  • Guilford County Wants Divorce From Mental Health Shotgun Wedding
Scott D. Yost

Officials in Guilford County are fed up with the current state of mental health services and aren't going to take it anymore.
  • Top Salaries from GSO's State Universities
John Hammer

Every year when we publish the City of Greensboro, Guilford County and Guilford County Schools salaries we get calls and letters saying that we should include the two state universities in Greensboro. 
  • Speakers Ignore Budget, Attack Council For Being Impolite
John Hammer

The Greensboro City Council held its annual public hearing on the budget on Tuesday, June 6 in a full Council Chambers. 
  • County Budget Gives Schools $194 Million - Schools Want More
Scott D. Yost

The Guilford County commissioners are never more popular than they are each year in early June when they craft the county's $600 million-plus budget and decide who gets what.  Like Powerball winners - whose long lost friends and cousins twice-removed come out of the woodwork at the prospect of money - the commissioners also get a lot of people bending their ears with the hope of seeing some bucks thrown their way. 
  • State Made It Harder To Inspect Restaurants, So Fewer Get Inspected
Scott D. Yost

The Guilford County Health Division has fallen way behind in restaurant inspections and is not conducting those examinations in the timely manner required by state law, and now the department is asking the Guilford County Board of Commissioners for help getting back on track. 
Ask Carolyn
  • Ask Carolyn...
Carolyn Woodruff

Ask Carolyn...
Letters To The Editor
  • Letters to the Editor

War on Trump
News of the Weird
  • Radio Station Airs Questionable PSAs

Troubling Airwaves
Rhino Shorts
  • Rhino Shorts
John Hammer

The Rhino Times First Schmoozefest of Summer is Thursday, June 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kickback Jack's at 1600 Battleground Ave.  Those who sign in and wear a name tag are welcome to enjoy free hors d'oeuvres and beer and wine (while supplies last). 
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
  • Wonder Woman, WWI, Smart Animals
Orson Scott Card

I always thought the Wonder Woman TV series was terminally dumb.  
Under The Hammer
  • Under the Hammer
John Hammer

President Donald John Trump is living and working in a building filled with Barack Obama supporters.  
Weekly Hammer
  • Newspapers Fighting for Inequality
John Hammer

The News & Record has a long history of personal attacks on state Sen. Trudy Wade.  Now the News & Observer in Raleigh has joined the party.
Yost Column
  • All News Is Good If You Know How To Spin It
Scott D. Yost

Right now, it's budget time for Guilford County government, which might not mean much to you (until you get your tax bill!) - but, for me, it means attending a ton of budget meetings until the commissioners adopt the final 2017-2018 budget in mid June.