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2 WEEKLY HAMMER BY JOHN HAMMER 6 MOST MONEY RAISED SO FAR IS IN DISTRICT CITY COUNCIL RACES BY JOHN HAMMER 8 GUILFORD AND HIGH POINT TAKE SWINGS AT ONE ANOTHER OVER BASEBALL STADIUM BY SCOTT D. YOST 8 HIGH POINT HOLDS STAR-SPANGLED BASEBALL STADIUM RALLY BY SCOTT D. YOST

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STATE OF COMMUNITY BETTER THAN PEOPLE THINK BY SCOTT D. YOST

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DEEDS OFFICE HAS YOUR PASSPORT TO FAST SERVICE BY SCOTT D. YOST 13 UNCLE ORSON BY ORSON SCOTT CARD 17

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J O U R N A L 37 YOST COLUMN BY SCOTT D. YOST 47 UNDER THE HAMMER BY JOHN HAMMER 4 RHINO SHORTS 15 REAL ESTATE 16 NYT CROSSWORD 33 PUZZLE ANSWERS 33 CHILDREN?S SCHEDULE 35 SOUND OF THE BEEP 39 SUDOKU 40 NEWS OF THE WEIRD 42 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR blessing for students. They don?t have to go to school in the middle of summer, but they don?t get a day off for Labor Day because they aren?t in school yet. But you probably wouldn?t fi nd too many students who would make that trade ? starting school early so they would get a one-day holiday. Growing up, Labor Day was always the day that the pool closed for the summer. I remember one year when my sister, who was a student at Page had gone swimming across the street at Sherwood Swim and Racquet Club during lunch the first week of school, and got in trouble for going to class with wet hair. The teacher couldn?t really figure out what rule she had violated, but was certain there was some regulation that said you couldn?t go swimming at lunch, or at the very least that students could not come to his class with wet hair. As an adult I do look forward to Labor Day because it is also the end of the summer season at the beach, which means the rental rates go down. The weather is still warm enough to enjoy the ocean (as long as a hurricane is not on its way), the beaches are much less crowded and, at some beaches, it means that my four-legged companion is allowed to romp in the sand. But I also have to admit some personal animosity toward Labor Day because, growing up, Labor Day was always the fi rst Monday in September while Memorial Day, the unofficial beginning of summer, was May 30. I blame the success of Labor Day as a long weekend with the decision to change Memorial Day from the perfectly acceptable May 30 date to the fi nal Monday in May so it could match Labor Day. May 30 happens to be my birthday, and I liked the fact that it was always a holiday. Now it?s a holiday only one out of seven years or so, and I?m sure it?s Labor Day?s fault. If they ever change Independence Day to the fi rst Monday in July, I hope the wh ole country will protest along with me. Cover: Scenes from the 2016 National Folk Festival. Photos by Sandy Groover

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF John Hammer managing editor ELAINE HAMMER county editor SCOTT D. YOST GENERAL MANAGER Joann Zollo creative director ANTHONY COUNCIL advertising consultant DONNA GOODWIN contributing editor ORSON SCOTT CARD

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Articles
  • Big Money Raised in City Council Races
John Hammer, Editor

Follow the money is always good advice in politics.  
  • High Point Holds Star-Spangled Baseball Stadium Rally
Scott D. Yost

There's pulling out all the stops and then there's pulling out all the stops.
  • Guilford and High Point Take Swings At One Another Over Funding Baseball Stadium
Scott D. Yost

High Point officials call Guilford County's coming decision whether or not to participate in a new downtown baseball stadium project a "no brainer," but, in the days leading up to the Board of Commissioners Thursday, Sept. 7 meeting, the commissioners have been wrangling over whether they should evean hold a public hearing on the matter.
  • State of Community Better Than People Think
Scott D. Yost

Clearly the Greensboro community has some image problems right now - and, for once, the 2017 State of Our Community Luncheon acknowledged those issues, and the presenters and audience members alike were able to laugh about the city's somewhat blah reputation.
  • Deeds Office Has Your Passport To Fast Service
Scott D. Yost

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Guilford County Register of Deeds office opened the only no-appointment "walk-in" passport application office in the county, which means citizens can show up unannounced and get instant passport service.
Letters To The Editor
  • Letters To The Editor


Still time to donate
News of the Weird
  • If They Come, You Must Build It


New World Order
Real Estate
  • STAGING A HOUSE TO SELL
Sandy Groover

All the world's a stage, and that includes your home - especially when it's time to sell.  And staging might just be the key to helping a house sell more quickly.
Rhino Shorts
  • National Folk Festival Starts Friday
John Hammer, Editor

The third and final National Folk Festival in Greensboro kicks off on Friday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. with the Treme Brass Band on the Wrangler Stage on North Elm Street in front of the Wrangler headquarters.
  • Rhino Shorts
John Hammer, Editor

The folks who live near the Shops at Friendly who managed to stop a Trader Joe's from locating on the corner of Hobbs Road and Friendly Avenue might be interested in a report from Business Insider released last month.
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
  • Exploding Yogurt, Two Games, Thorns
Orson Scott Card

The biggest problem with trivia games - even the well-written ones, like Trivial Pursuit - is assembling a group of people to play together.
Under The Hammer
  • Under The Hammer
John Hammer, Editor

President Donald J. Trump is learning the ways of Washington.  
Weekly Hammer
  • Why Labor Day Doesn't Get a Parade
John Hammer, Editor

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer.  The official end of summer is Sept. 22.
Yost Column
  • City Needs to Put the 'Sas' Back in Sasquatch
Scott D. Yost

I saw in the news that downtown Marion, North Carolina, is having a Bigfoot Festival in 2018 and I can promise you that, by doing so, they are going to draw in people from all over the place.  It's really going to be something.