Throwing it all against the wall, seeing what sticks:
*The Winston-Salem Journal ponders whether or not the Triad is ready for — you guessed it —- light rail. Expect this to become a hot issue when counties push for referendums to increase the sales tax to pay for light rail. Lots of comments below the article, including one that asks if anyone has “checked the PART buses lately?? Every time I see one, it’s empty. So add a rail line???” Amen.
Update: While out on some errands, I saw a PART bus cruising down Wendover. Empty.
*Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is mulls a plan to combine in-school suspension and alternative learning, which would save over $400,000 but would would force teachers to work with as many as 25 students in a class;
*The N&R reports that Dell officials will meet publicly with the Winston-Salem City Council to discuss recent layoffs. If the Journal reported this, I can’t find it. Stay tuned.
*Lots out there on DOJ’s aborted investigation into complaints of racial discrimination by the Greensboro Police Department. City Council member Mike Barber says the city should “give the Justice Department every piece of paper, every file they ask for.”
*Speaking of Barber, the Rhino says he’s is leaving the door open for a mayoral run just a bit, adding it is becoming “increasingly obvious that the city needs leadership and it is not getting leadership from (Mayor Yvonne) Johnson.” The City Council without Barber is indeed a scary thought. I made that mental note while watching last week’s meeting when Barber had to lead fellow council member Sandra Anderson Groat by the hand as she was making her motion about the search firm for a new city manager;
*Despite earlier reservations, the N&R’s Allen Johnson is down with the ACC Hall of Champions and the $12 million swim center, both to be located up at the Greensboro Coliseum with the city’s highest paid-employee — coliseum director Matt Brown —- in charge.Read full article » No Comments »