Vol. V No. 19 Greensboro, North Carolina www.rhinotimes.com Thursday, May 11, 2017

plus Under The Hammer, Uncle Orson Reviews Everything AND MORE

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  • Greensboro's Wealthiest

Greensboro went through a transformative period right around the beginning of the 20th century.  Railroads were one reason.  It was the major method of transporting goods and people, and Greensboro was at a crossroads with rail lines running east and west, north and south. 
  • Senate Cuts Taxes, Raises Teacher Pay
John Hammer

The proposed $22.9 billion North Carolina budget released by the state Senate this week takes advantage of the increased revenue - which is the result of tax cuts that have spurred the state's economy - to increase spending and further reduce taxes.
Ask Carolyn
  • Ask Carolyn...
Carolyn Woodruff

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

Open for business
News of the Weird
  • But The Tree Started It

Compelling Explanations
Real Estate
  • Man's Best Friend
Sandy Groover

When deciding where to live, ideally the desires of every family member are considered.  And for the 61 percent of American households that have a pet or plan to get one in the future - this includes the needs of dogs, cats, hamsters, parakeets, goldfish and other animals.
Rhino Shorts
  • Rhino Shorts
John Hammer

The Rhino Times will hold its Country Club Schmoozefest on Thursday, May 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Starmount Forest Country Club at 1 Sam Sneed Drive.  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
  • Guardians 2, Rigor Mortis
Orson Scott Card

Come on now.  If you liked Guardians of the Galaxy, you're going to go see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 no matter what I say about it.  In fact, you've probably already seen it.
  • Shelter Middle of Pack in Euthanasia
Scott D. Yost

The State of North Carolina has compiled animal euthanasia numbers from all public animal shelters in the state, and an analysis of those numbers shows that, among the 10 largest counties based on population, Guilford County falls in the middle of the pack in euthanasia rates for dogs, and does worse than average when it comes to the euthanization of cats. 
Under The Hammer
  • Under The Hammer
John Hammer

FBI Director Jim Comey was reportedly caught off guard when he was fired by President Donald John Trump.  The reports are that when he first heard about it, he thought it was a joke.
Weekly Hammer
  • Illegal on Tuesday, Legal on Wednesday?
John Hammer

The duplicity of the four members of the Greensboro City Council who held a press conference on Wednesday, May 3 to divulge information about the Jose Charles video is disturbing but not shocking.
  • Council Settles on Costing City Money
John Hammer

The Greensboro City Council made two major mistakes at its meeting on Tuesday, May 2, which are likely to haunt the city for years.
Yost Column
  • If You Build It, You Will Drive Yost Crazy
Scott D. Yost

Often said to be the most difficult maze in the world, the Villa Pisani labyrinth is also among the most photogenic - and the most historic, having been constructed in 1720.  Even Napoleon has tried to complete it, after he seized the estate in 1807.  (Rumor has it that Napoleon was stumped by the winding paths and their many perplexing dead ends, and he gave up.)