by Eric Ginsburg Greensboro City Council expressed serious concerns about a plan to install wireless surveillance cameras downtown, and as one city staffer put it, the idea is…
Following is our response to the anonymous post card paid for by the Citizens Coalition to Save Our Main Street. Please read the facts! We all want what is best for High Point so we welcome an open public debate, we believe these naysayers are just misinformed and that through well presented factual information everyone will be much more open minded about this concept!
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT WITH FACTS
A Response to “Save High Point’s Main Street”
Claim 1: Special interest organizations City Project and Heart High Point are preparing to reduce Main Street from four to just two lanes to benefit a handful of wealthy property owners.
Truth: The City Project and We Heart High Point are not “special interest organizations.” They are all-volunteer organizations (The City Project is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit) that seek to promote the revitalization of High Point. No one involved in these organizations receives a salary or will receive any direct economic benefit from either group’s activities. The members of these two groups are well known. They don’t hide who they are. Read More
• The High Point Community Housing & Neighborhood Development Committee, chaired by Councilman Foster Douglas, hears updates on the Meredith Street Apartments and core city housing and city-owned lots and properties, and discusses a regional fair housing report when it meets at 9 a.m. in the city manager’s conference room on the third floor of the Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St.
• The Downtown Winston-Salem Business Improvement District Advisory Committee meets in the Public Works Conference Room on the third floor of City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St., at 9:30 p.m. Read More
Lori Goins Clark, a Republican candidate for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board, was the scheduled speaker today at a conservative luncheon at the Golden Corral restaurant at Hanes Mall.
One voter asked Clark about teacher pay. It’s an issue that school board members hold strong opinions about, but don’t have much control over. The state legislature sets teacher pay. The voter, a retired sheriff’s deputy, asked Clark if she could explain how it is that the Republican leadership in Raleigh is touting a 7-percent raise to teachers, while his cousin, a veteran teacher in New Hanover County, saw her pay go down.
“As I understand it, we did incentivize a number of teachers — those who have been teaching four years and under,” Clark responded. “A big old bump. The ones in the middle actually got a big bump. But the teachers who have been teaching 30 years, sadly, got the least amount.” Read More
Yesterday we passed our Kickstarter goal to raise $10,000! You still have until Friday to donate, and all additional funds will go towards the same goals of growing the newspaper.
• The Arts of Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County holds annual meeting at the Milton Rhodes Arts Center, located at 251 N. Spruce St., at 8 a.m.
• Lori Goins Clark, a Republican candidate for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board in District 2, speaks to the conservative lunch group at the Golden Corral at Hanes Mall at noon.
• Seis Miradas por Latinoamerica is an homage to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda at the Hanes Gallery in the Scales Fine Arts Center on the campus of Wake Forest University. The program runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event features Chilean guitarist/composer Javier Farias. Read More
We had a great time celebrating Triad City Beat at Jackie’s Place in High Point last night! Some folks (especially the political candidates in the room) were shy about posing for goofy photos, but here are the best shots of a few of the troopers. Thanks to Daniel Bayer for volunteering to be our photographer for the evening! Read More
by Brian Clarey Six minutes is nothing. A few bites of a sandwich. An article in a newspaper. A stop at the gas station to fill up the…
by Nicole Crews Mom: I can’t believe we took you to Elvis as a first concert and then you shifted to Duran Duran. Me: Well, there are certain…