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Past articles by Taft:

Both major parties monitoring mail-in voting in Guilford County

Statewide, Guilford County voters have cast the fourth highest number of absentee ballots so far. → Read More

PTI gets more money to help curb airplane noise in neighborhoods

Airport leaders formally accepted an additional $200,000 in federal noney for "residential sound insulation." → Read More

From testing to help for small businesses, here's how Guilford County is spending $94M in federal COVID-19 aid

A look at Guilford CARES Act efforts now that two-thirds of the money has been "spent or committed." → Read More

Guilford commissioners approve $5 million for school repairs

The money will be used to improve school heating and air flow, replace damaged windows and make other improvements. → Read More

On second thought: Guilford commissioners worried needlessly about group's support for sales tax

Guilford commissioners learned "Invest in GCS" won't campaign for a sales-tax increase, but does not oppose it. → Read More

Greensboro's Louis DeJoy, a profile in contrasts

The new postmaster general's background is both an asset and a liability at the helm of a struggling federal agency. → Read More

Walker tweet about DeJoy controversy gets cheers — and jeers

Greensboro Congressman Mark Walker's sarcastic tweet about "vulnerable mailboxes" ignited a mini-tempest. → Read More

'Wholly off-base': Greensboro's Louis DeJoy, new postmaster general, says he’s not beholden to Trump

The Greensboro businessman asserts his independence from President Trump in his first "open session." → Read More

'We can do better': After heated debate, Guilford commissioners act on High Point contracts

The board dismissed complaints that the projects slighted minority contractors. → Read More

Voters whose mail-in ballots are challenged deserve 'due process,' federal judge in Greensboro rules

U.S. District Judge William Osteen Jr. rules mail-in voters must recieve "due process." → Read More

Message to Triad residents: Fill out the census — or there'll be a knock at the door

Coalition urges residents who have yet to complete their forms to act now. → Read More

Minority contractors seeking a fair shake in Guilford County's public projects

Guilford officials took a stand recently for MWBE participation. Minority business owners are hopeful. → Read More

Duke Energy reaches proposed settlement in rate case

The agreement could lead to a smaller increase in Triad residents' monthly bills than the $8.06 originally proposed. → Read More

COVID-19 voting case argued in Greensboro

Voting rights groups want easier access to ballots during the pandemic. → Read More

Pandemic overshadows General Assembly session, prevents Guilford County legislators from tackling some major issues

Guilford legislators say responding to COVID-19 preoccupied their recently concluded short session. → Read More

'Lingering questions': Guilford commissioners delay projects over minority participation

Board members question whether minority subcontractors got a fair shake. → Read More

Repairs finally on tap for High Point courthouse

Repair plans include removing skylight like structures that have caused persistent leakage problems. → Read More

The road ahead for Guilford County early voting goes through Raleigh

The State Board of Elections likely will make the final decision in late August. → Read More

Guilford officials prepare for election uncertainties

The local elections board takes the first step in approving a plan for more than 4,500 hours of early voting. → Read More

Guilford commissioners set aside more money to help schools address COVID-19 issues as they prepare to reopen

First, county officials want an "itemized list" of projects and purchases linked to the new coronavirus. → Read More