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2008-08-27 18:00:30

By JENNIFER ATKINS BROWN For the third year, in an effort to increase community impact, Greensboro Beautiful is incorporating neighborhood cleanups with is annual Big Sweep Waterway Pickup from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 . Big Sweep, Litter Sweep and Neighborhood Cleanup brings community volunteers and city staff together to clean up streets, waterways and neighborhoods throughout Greensboro. "Studies show that if people see litter in the same place for a period of time, they are more...

2008-08-19 21:00:23

By Staff and Wire Reports GREENSBORO -- A 21-seat corporate plane made an emergency landing Sunday night at Piedmont Triad International Airport. A call came in at 7:15 p.m. that the plane needed to land, according to Guilford County EMS. Airport police reported the plane suffered a hydraulic problem and landed safely without injuring any of the 13 passengers. Records show the double-engine Gulfstream is owned by New York- based GC Asset Management LLC. Airport police declined to...

2008-08-19 12:01:01

By Staff Reports Hospice of the Piedmont's fall training sessions for patient/ family volunteers will begin Sept. 4 in the Hospice community conference room, 1801 Westchester Drive, Greensboro. Volunteers offer special care for patients and families, such as visiting while caregivers take a break, running errands, providing transportation, doing light housekeeping or just listening and companionship. Volunteers must be 18 years old, undergo a criminal background check and an annual TB...

2008-08-19 12:00:35

By JENNIFER ATKINS BROWN Christine Kiernan moved to Greensboro in 2002 to pursue a master of fine arts degree in performance and choreography at UNCG . A modern dancer and choreographer, she has performed with groups such as the Power Company and John Gamble Dance Theater , and her choreography has been seen in events such as the Greensboro Fringe Festival . Kiernan also teaches at the Durham School of the Arts , but her passion is dancing, choreography and producing. She says, though,...

2008-08-19 12:00:29

By JASON HARDIN A key to the Triad's water supply this year changed direction off the coast of Florida on Monday evening, leaving it unlikely the area will see any beneficial rain. Tropical Storm Fay has the potential to drop much-needed rain across the Southeast as it comes ashore. But a change in the forecast track for Fay suggests what's left of the storm later this week won't dump desperately needed rainfall on North Carolina as initially expected. "It appears now that the chances...

2008-08-17 15:00:24

TELEPHONE AT&T, formerly BellSouth, is a large provider in the Piedmont Triad for local residential service, covering Greensboro, Winston- Salem and Burlington. (888) 757-6500, www.att.com North State Communications provides telephone service for High Point and neighboring towns. 886-3720, www.northstate.net Embarq, formerly Sprint, also offers service in several towns, largely in Rockingham County and rural Guilford County. (866) 304- 6820, www.embarq.com MebTel Communications...

2008-08-17 12:00:24

By ROBERT C. LOPEZ In an era when playlists are often dictated from afar, finding a local or indie band on the dial can be a bit like trying to find an LP at a Best Buy. But the likes of Jews and Catholics, Glissade and Paleface are still being spun at WUAG (103.1 FM) and are among those featured on the station's latest compilation album, "Wooden Anniversary." "Yeah, you have things like MySpace and sites like that where you can hear a wide variety of stuff you may not hear anywhere...

2008-08-17 12:00:24

GRAHAM -- Margaret Broadway Carter, 73, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2008. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, August 17, at First Reformed United Church of Christ. Arrangements by Rich & Thompson Funeral Home. (c) 2008 Greensboro News Record. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-17 12:00:24

By DAWN DECWIKIEL-KANE GREENSBORO -- Community Theatre of Greensboro has been around for nearly 60 years but never had its own performing space. It presented its musicals, comedies and dramas in other venues in town: the Carolina Theatre, the Guilford County courthouse, the Broach Theatre -- even the Masonic Temple. Now, it has its sights set on that Masonic Temple as a potential home. The nonprofit theater company wants to buy the downtown property and turn it into a performing arts...

2008-08-17 12:00:20

By Staff and Wire Reports GIBSONVILLE -- Parents, alumni and other school supporters are invited to a meeting Monday at Eastern Guilford High School that will cover the construction of the new school. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the media center, 415 Peeden Drive. Principal Travis Reeves will seek input on the redesign of the school seal and the future dedication ceremony. Guilford County Schools had to rebuild Eastern after the original school was destroyed by fire in...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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