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Greensboro, NC, United States

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Past articles by Richard:

EMS academy looking for 12 candidates to earn EMT certification and work for Guilford County

In addition to pay and benefits, the county says it will cover all tuition, certification costs, uniforms, equipment and course materials. → Read More

'You make your choice': Guilford mask order denounced by some, defended by others

Masks don't work. That was the message from some Thursday night at a meeting of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners. → Read More

'People before politics': Latest COVID-19 surge has Guilford back to a mask mandate

The countywide mandate does not apply to Greensboro and the county's nine other municipalities. Gibsonville, Sedalia, Pleasant Garden and Jamestown plan to enact mandates of there own. → Read More

After decades of work, Honda quietly delivers the 200th HondaJet from Greensboro factory

The $5 million-plus jet was dreamed up, designed, tested and built on a campus at Piedmont Triad International Airport. → Read More

About face: Guilford officials rescind mask mandate as COVID-19 numbers fall

The 8-0 vote by the Guilford County Board of Health on Monday evening marked the end of a sometime contentious rule that had its origins in the mid-August wave of → Read More

Out of 'step': Greensboro employees says city's pay program is unfair and unjust

During a protest on Monday, the workers say the "step" program that guarantees raises based on job classification and not merit, does not take into account a worker's years of → Read More

Committee edging closer to a redrawn map for Greensboro council districts

GREENSBORO — A citizens committee is nearing the end of a process to redraw City Council districts for an election in early 2022. → Read More

Barber, Robinson among those who sign letter asking Department of Justice to investigate Greensboro police

The letter, signed by 25 prominent civil rights activists and current and former elected officials, says that Marcus Smith's death is only the worst example of a pattern of restraining → Read More

ACC leaders about to get Greensboro's full-court press

On Wednesday, a group of civic and business leaders will meet with an Atlantic Coast Conference consultant who has been hired to consider whether the ACC should move its headquarters → Read More

Michelle Kennedy named as Greensboro's director of Neighborhood Development Department

Kennedy resigned from the Greensboro City Council on Tuesday through an email she sent to members. → Read More

Greensboro City Council to return to virtual meetings in response to delta variant

The city's policy will return to a pre-registration requirement for speakers who will use Zoom to address the council. The next regular council meeting is Aug. 17. → Read More

In Guilford County, it's 'musical chairs' as eviction crisis looms after moratorium lifts

"I believe we're going to see some very dire circumstances for many residents in the next six-to-eight weeks," said Stephen Sills, a UNCG professor and director of The Center for → Read More

Greensboro increases penalties for illegal dumping, plans to install cameras to catch the culprits

The city says materials most often dumped include bags of household trash, yard and construction waste, furniture, appliances and tires. → Read More

Former City Council member Tony Wilkins plans District 5 run

Wilkins will be campaigning for the seat he occupied from 2012 to 2017. → Read More

Greensboro city elections postponed until next year; a new state law requires the delay

A new North Carolina law postpones elections in cities and towns across the state because of pandemic-related delays in data from the U.S. Census Bureau. → Read More

A year later, Greensboro protesters are glad for progress, say there's more work to do

More than a year later, many issues divide Greensboro. But activists and elected leaders believe the city has made progress in righting some wrongs that sent marchers to the streets → Read More

City helps 1,000 households with rent/utilities and gets $7 million more to continue providing aid

As of Tuesday, the city has assisted 1,082 households and nearly 5,000 applications are in various stages of completion, according to a city news release. → Read More

Guilford commissioners trying to finalize county budget as clock ticks

The commissioners must approve a final budget at the board’s meeting on June 17. It becomes effective on July 1. → Read More

County budget calls for $13.4 million in additional school spending

County Manager Michael Halford said it's the largest annual increase in the county's funding for Guilford County Schools in 20 years. → Read More

Bank of Oak Ridge reopens all branches after computer trouble forced two-day closure, officials say

Some customers became concerned when all five of the bank's branches closed last Wednesday and Thursday. They have since reopened. → Read More