The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Board is in the process of prioritizing greenway construction. Methinks the K’ville board representative didn’t get his point about the Muddy Creek greenway across the way he intended:
Board member Clarence Lambe, a county appointee from Kernersville, said, “The half a dozen people that I know that use it, to a person they love it. They really do. And they want to see increased connectivity. That was why I was so shocked at the results of your survey. But that needs to be part of your story — is converts.”
Yes!Weekly goes on to report that ‘existing development’—-neighborhoods—- has been identified as an obstacle to greenway development.Read full article » No Comments »
Like the N&R’s Doug Clark and every other homeowner in Guilford County, I got my property revaluation in the mail. According to the county, I’m upside down —- a lot of people told me the same thing. But the good news is—as Clark notes —property taxes should go down, right?
Clark calls this the “biggest county government story of the year.” Let’s hope we get good coverage. But the times are what they are, and I’ve noticed the Rhino —still the source for local gov’t news —- is surprisingly thin page-wise these days.Read full article » 3 Comments »
N&R editorial page editor Allen Johnson did an exit interview (unposted) with outgoing Bennett College president Julianne Malveaux, where she gives her impressions of Greensboro during her five-year stay:
She speaks highly of her relationship with, of all people, Bryan Foundation President Jim Melvin, who probably dwells in a different universe from her politically.
But she says the city’s potential is hindered by its shortcomings. She sees a layered community whose top and bottom strata are eager for change, but whose stubborn middle isn’t. She sees lingering racial tension. “It’s nasty nice,” she said. “It’s unspoken.”
I’m not sure in which circles Dr. Malveaux operated here in Greensboro, but somehow I suspect it’s not the ‘stubborn middle’ that isn’t ready for change. Which in turn makes me wonder to whom she’s referring when she describes ‘nasty nice’ lingering racial tension. As for the top and bottom strata, something tells me their respective versions of change are radically different.Read full article » No Comments »
But I have to give credit where credits is due — the N&R sports columnist called Florida State to win the ACC tournament right from the start.
I’m not hating it as much as Tar Heel fans, who by now are consoled by the No. 1 seed, with opening games here in the Greensboro Coliseum.Read full article » No Comments »