I’m not sure what I’m missing here, but I thought anticipating Piedmont Triad International Airport’s conversion into an ‘aerotropolis’ was what Heart of the Triad was all about.
Now we have the Piedmont Triad Leadership Group, which has a plan of its own. Funny, it sounds just like HOT’s plan:
□Creating a 25-member aerotropolis leadership board.
□ Establishing subcommittees involving local planners, transportation and marketing officials.
□ Developing a long-term land-use plan for the region.
□ Building a Center for Global Logistics at a Guilford Technical Community College campus in northwest Guilford County.
Do I even need to say that ‘startup money’ for the ‘aerotropolis’ will come from various federal, state and local ‘resources’? That means taxpayers.Read full article » 3 Comments »
Here’s a crucial passage from this morning’s N&R article on the Northern Guilford High School investigation that resulted in the Nighthawks being stripped of their state basketball title:
In announcing the infractions Wednesday, (GCS Superintendent Mo) Green said the teams affected had to forfeit all of their victories this year because investigators determined Northern officials should have known the players were ineligible.
School system officials have yet to explain why those Northern administrators should have known. It is the job of the athletics director to verify a student’s residential eligibility, according to Guilford County Schools athletic director Leigh Hebbard.
Northern athletics director Derrell Force and principal Joe Yeager resigned April 10.
On Wednesday, school officials would discuss only residency issues relating to Northern’s teams, not possible academic or recruiting violations. On Friday, Guilford County Schools’ attorney Jill Wilson said investigators are continuing to look at academic issues at Northern.
Stay tuned.Read full article » No Comments »