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School board votes to close Hampton, repair Gateway

May 17, 2019

The Guilford County School board voted to close one school and approved a request for funds to repair another school at its May 14 meeting. The board voted 6 to 3 to close Hampton Elementary School, at 2301 Trade Street in East Greensboro. Board members Byron Gladden (District 7), Darlene Garrett (District 5) and Linda […]

Greensboro’s Homeless Day Shelter celebrates 10 years

May 16, 2019

The Interactive Resource Center (IRC) celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a block party on May 10, complete with barbecue, beer and wine, live music, games and activities. Opened in 2009, the IRC is currently Guilford County’s only day resource center for people facing, experiencing or coming out of homelessness. The IRC serves about 200 […]

Bennett College holds spring Commencement

May 10, 2019

Fifty-two Belles were conferred degrees in front of a host of family and friends on the campus Quadrangle at Bennett College’s spring 2019 Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 4. Senior Class President Tyler Binion, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration on Saturday, revved up her classmates and told them during her […]

School board discusses budget, approves funds for Gateway

May 2, 2019

The Guilford County Board of Education approved funds in the proposed budget to pay for repairs at Gateway Education Center. The board voted 7 to 2 at it’s meeting on April 30 to request that Guilford County Commissioners reallocate $1.9 million of $7 million in bond money to fund CTE programs for repairs to Gateway […]

College Commencement Speakers

May 1, 2019

Guilford Technical Community College Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. Greensboro Coliseum Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Greensboro, will speak at Guilford Technical Community College’s 53rd commencement. The graduation ceremony will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum on May 9 at 7 p.m. Gethers-Clark, who has led the United […]

GC Commissioners halt vote on school funds amid Gateway controversy

April 25, 2019

The Guilford County Commissioners voted to postpone a vote on granting $7.1 million to Guilford County Schools at its April 18 meeting. The board was expected to vote on an ordinance to use money from a 2008 general obligation bond, transfers from the general fund and other miscellaneous revenues remaining in existing project ordinances to […]

Gov. Cooper to speak at Temple Emanuel

April 24, 2019

N.C. Governor Roy Cooper will be the guest speaker during Shabbat services at Temple Emanuel of Greensboro this Friday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. He will share his thoughts on issues for the state. At this time of the year, Jews are celebrating their liberation from Egypt some 3,300 years ago. It would take them […]

GCS Superintendent recommends two schools for possible closure

April 19, 2019

“Gateway Education Center will remain open,” said GCS Superintendent Sharon Contreras at a Guilford County Schools Board of Education work session on April 17. More than 50 parents and supporters of the special needs school attended the meeting in search of answers after learning the school was recommended for closure next school year. Parents were […]

GSO Business League stresses minority economic development

April 12, 2019

The Greensboro Business League met with members of the Guilford County State delegation and Sec. Anthony Copeland, N.C. Secretary of Commerce to discuss future economic development opportunities for local underserved communities. The two-hour meeting was held at New Light Missionary Baptist Church on April 8. “African Americans are investing into a government that does not […]

Justice for Marcus Smith rally leads to possible city investigation

April 5, 2019

The Greensboro City Council has agreed to discuss launching an independent investigation into the death of Marcus Smith, a man who died last year while in police custody. The North Carolina NAACP, Beloved Community Center, Greensboro Pulpit Forum, the #JusticeforMarcusSmith Coalition, and community members joined the Smith family for a rally demanding justice for his […]


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