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2008-08-14 12:00:32

By JENNIFER ATKINS BROWN In an effort to be a good neighbor to the Kirkwood neighborhood and surrounding communities, Guilford Park Presbyterian Church is holding its first neighborhood lawn party from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 17 . The free event includes live music, food and games. "We want to be more than the people who park in front of their houses on Sunday," said project coordinator Ginny Inscore . "We want to be a part of the neighborhood." Inscore said the church has joined with the...

2008-08-14 00:00:44

The Guilford County Department of Public Health is holding back- to-school immunization clinics for children and college students. The first clinic was Tuesday. Additional clinics will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 12, 19 and 26 at two locations: 1100 E. Wendover Ave. in Greensboro and 501 E. Green Drive in High Point. Call 641-5563 in Greensboro or 845-7699 in High Point to schedule an appointment. The health department requires a birth certificate, social security card and current...

2008-08-14 00:00:37

By TAFT WIREBACK GREENSBORO -- Guilford County school leaders gave a vocal group of parents some of what they sought Tuesday evening, but not enough to completely reassure the parents about the school system's sincere interest in working together. About 20 parents wanted the district to send about 40 people whose kids attend the county's poorest schools to a conference this fall to learn about increasing parental involvement at such schools. The Board of Education voted in a split...

2008-08-12 12:02:06

By Staff Reports BURLINGTON -- Three men from Charlotte have been charged with a string of vehicle break-ins that happened Thursday and Sunday in and near the Alamance Crossing shopping center. Burlington police said the three men are being held in the Davidson County jail after deputies there made arrests Sunday. Police said nine vehicles were broken into between 8 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday outside a movie theater and a pair of restaurants. Police discovered another six vehicles Sunday...

2008-08-12 12:01:50

By JEFF MILLS GREENSBORO -- Guilford County's Board of Education will be asked to spend more to ferry students back and forth between extracurricular activities this school year. At its meeting tonight, the board will consider raising the activity bus mileage fee more than 30 cents per mile. Last year, Guilford County's 86 activity buses logged 518,789 miles for field trips, sporting events and other extra trips. Not counting bus driver salaries and benefits, those trips cost the...

2008-08-11 12:00:35

Austin Cornelison, 7, of Greensboro joined his grandfather, Alan Martinez (not pictured), of Kernersville for a fishing trip to the lake at High Point City Lake Park in Jamestown on Sunday. "If you give a kiss to a fish, it will kiss you back," Austin joked while fishing alongside other young people. Top, a dragonfly buzzes along the lakeshore. photos by Nelson Kepley/News & Record (c) 2008 Greensboro News Record. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-11 12:00:27

WINSTON-SALEM -- Mr. James "Howard" Hester, 90, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2008, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 11, in Wallburg Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service, in Wallburg Church cemetery. Arrangements are by J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home. (c) 2008 Greensboro News Record. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-07 15:00:36

By Jeri Rowe GREENSBORO -- Right now, there's not much to look at. Cross East Lee, pass the cleared lot where Greensboro wants to root a growing downtown, and you'll find a spider web of empty rooms in the basement, and a top floor occupied by a church. But hear Nathan Wainscott talk. Or better yet, park him in the basement and ask him to close his eyes. He sees guitars by the walls, drums in the middle of the floor and turntables in what he calls the "Boom Boom Room." There, MCs can...

2008-08-06 15:00:46

By JEFF MILLS GREENSBORO -- The new superintendent of Guilford County Schools will make $250,000 per year plus benefits under the terms of a four- year contract released Tuesday. Maurice "Mo" Green signed the deal Saturday. He starts his new job Sept. 8, and the contract runs through June 30, 2012. Although the 11-page contract is straightforward, putting a dollar amount on the total compensation would be difficult, Guilford County Schools attorney Jill Wilson said. "A lot of the...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By RYAN SEALS GREENSBORO -- Annette Allred and Gwen Pritchett had plenty to discuss Tuesday night. As the hamburgers and hot dogs smoked on the grill nearby, the Ole Asheboro neighborhood residents were busy firing away at the many crime issues plaguing their area. "Guys are selling drugs in broad daylight, and you are afraid to walk out the door," Allred said as she lounged in her folding chair. "The children can't get in to use the parks because of drug activity." They are also...

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'