Vol. V No. 20 Greensboro, North Carolina www.rhinotimes.com Thursday, May 18, 2017


John Hammer

Proposed City Budget Includes Tax & Water Increases

plus Under The Hammer, Uncle Orson Reviews Everything AND MORE

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  • Alston and Trump Agree on One Thing: Elections Need To Be Fixed
Scott D. Yost

Guilford County Commissioner Skip Alston has launched a formal protest with the Guilford County Democratic Party over what Alston said was an illegitimate organizational process of a key precinct in District 8 that hurt his chances of becoming a county commissioner.  
  • Proposed $532 Million City Budget Includes Tax and Water Increases
John Hammer

The people of Greensboro are looking at a tax increase and a water rate increase if the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget proposed by City Manager Jim Westmoreland is approved by the City Council.  The budget will go into effect on July 1.
  • 2017 Guilford County Salary List
John Hammer

The top of the Guilford County salary list is similar to last year's list, with the same names at the top.
  • County Commissioners-School Board Funding Dance Music Starting Up
Scott D. Yost

In spring, young men's fancy may turn to love, but the fancy of Guilford County Schools officials turns to something else entirely: How much money the Guilford County Board of Commissioners is going to give the county's school system in the upcoming county budget.
Letters To The Editor
  • Letters to the Editor

Democratic Political Intrigue not a story?
Rhino Shorts
  • Rhino Shorts
John Hammer, Editor

I can't remember who was mayor when the City Council first talked about building a skateboard park, and because of a fire at city hall in 1888, those records are not available.  If the city had just had a few more buckets perhaps the records could have been saved and we'd know exactly when it was.
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
  • King Arthur, Talking Black
Orson Scott Card

King Arthur.  A legend that grew out of a warrior (not a king) who rated exactly one mention of his name in the meager history of the Middle Ages in Britain.  When many British refugees fled the Saxons and Danes and Irish raiders and settled in the ancient land of Armorica, there were so many of them that the land was renamed Brittany.
Under The Hammer
  • Under The hammer
John Hammer

The New York Times and The Washington Post served President Donald John Trump a double whammy of scandal this week.  
Weekly Hammer
  • Mayor Vaughan Takes Control
John Hammer

Tuesday night, May 16, Mayor Nancy Vaughan had another tough City Council meeting, but this one had a much better outcome than the City Council meeting two weeks ago.  
Yost Column
  • Yost Takes "Safety Last" Stance on Playgrounds
Scott D. Yost

I accidently swallowed an ice cube whole two days ago and still haven't passed it yet.