Vol. V No. 45 Greensboro, North Carolina www.rhinotimes.com Thursday, November 9, 2017


Scott D. Yost

Commissioners To Choose Alan Branson Chairman

plus Under The Hammer, Uncle Orson Reviews Everything AND MORE

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  • Board of Commissioners to Choose Alan Branson Chair and Justin Conrad for Vice
Scott D. Yost

The Guilford County Board of Commissioners won't elect a new chairman and vice chairman until Thursday, Dec 7, but, behind the scenes, talks have already determined who will take those leadership roles: Guilford County Commissioner Alan Branson will serve as chairman of the board for the next year and Commissioner Justin Conrad will be vice chairman. 
  • Two New Faces on Nine-Member City Council
John Hammer, Editor

For the next four years Greensboro will be run by a City Council made up of eight women and one man.  
  • High Point Stadium Supporters Counter County Jedi Mind Game with Little Red Hen
Scott D. Yost

The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has canceled its planned Thursday, Nov. 16 meeting and, while the commissioners may not have meant to send a message to the City of High Point with that move - they sent one nevertheless.
  • Flying Rocks and Water Concerns Tip Scales Against Pleasant Garden Quarry Rezoning
Scott D. Yost

Opponents of a proposed rock quarry mining and blasting operation near Pleasant Garden breathed a huge sigh of relief last week when the Guilford County commissioners voted not to allow mining there - but the matter could be appealed to Guilford County Superior Court.
Ask Carolyn
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Carolyn Woodruff

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Letters To The Editor
  • Letters To The Editor

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Rhino Shorts
  • Rhino Shorts
John Hammer, Editor

It wouldn't be election day without a crisis.  
The Sound Of The Beep
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Uncle Orson Reviews Everything
  • Christmas Movies, Kindle Fire, Chinaberry
Orson Scott Card

The Hallmark Channel's annual "Countdown to Christmas" is already under way, with this year's new movies debuting on weekend nights at 8 or 9 p.m.
Under The Hammer
  • Under the Hammer
John Hammer, Editor

It appears that special prosecutor Bob Mueller is doing what federal prosecutors do - they charge somebody at a relatively low level of an organization with a host of crimes and then make a deal to get more information and move up the ladder. 
Weekly Hammer
  • People Vote, Council Shifts
John Hammer, Editor

Tuesday night, Nov. 7, Greensboro took a turn to the left, but not as sharp a turn as it appeared might happen in the primary when 38 candidates filed to run, including some of the most radical candidates Greensboro has ever seen in a City Council election.
Yost Column
  • iPhone Should Go Back to Kindergarten
Scott D. Yost

The calculator app on the new iPhone OS is a wee bit flawed...When you quickly type 1+2+3 on the iOS 11 calculator app, you most likely wouldn't get six as the answer.  You might get 23, or 24, or 16, or 32, or something else, depending on what buttons you tap and in what order, and, obviously, none of which is the right answer.