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2008-08-04 12:01:14

Maurice Green is a lawyer by training, not a teacher. That doesn't sit well with some critics, who thought the Guilford County school board should have selected an experienced educator as the next superintendent. Green makes it clear, however, that he'd like to spend time teaching in Guilford County classrooms. There's one small problem, which Green noted when asked at a public meeting in Greensboro last week whether he'd consider substitute teaching. "Absolutely," he said. But he added...

2008-08-04 09:00:51

By Gerald Witt, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 4--GREENSBORO -- A slightly audible din of excited chatter lingered among a group of top graduates from Guilford County Schools as they waited for one shot at a free car. Or maybe it was just the hum from the PA that a local morning news anchor used to emcee the annual Crown Automotive Cool To Be Smart program. Either way, some big prizes -- including laptop computers, scholarships and, yes, a new car -- were handed out Sunday...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By David Nivens, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Aug. 4--HIGH POINT -- Many Triad officials are watching Winston-Salem closely to see if they will have to restrict water use to deal with the drought. Although the state Drought Management Advisory Council has placed Triad counties in moderate to severe drought conditions, High Point reserves at Oak Hollow Lake and City Lake are good for now, said Terry Houk, High Point's assistant public services director. "Our lakes are at 89 percent...

2008-08-03 12:00:31

By Emily Stephenson, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 3--Just before 11:15 p.m. Friday night, about 100 giggling, excited and highly caffeinated girls started screaming. A shrill shriek of "Edward and Bella forever" rose from the "Breaking Dawn" faithful at Friendly Center's Barn es & Noble. But it was quickly countered with calls of "Go Jake!" And they still had 45 minutes to go before the bookstore unveiled the much-awaited final installment in Stephenie Meyer's four-part...

2008-08-01 12:00:41

By Gerald Witt, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 1--If Guilford County is going to work together to protect the environment, then it must gather its greenies. That means developers, environmentalists, politicians and regular people must trade ideas, according to Green Guilford, a plan that would help unite those groups to improve the air, water and land. On Thursday, environmentalists, a Deep Roots Market manager, a High Point city administrator, economic developers, a...

2008-07-31 21:00:20

By News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 31--WINSTON-SALEM -- A Winston-Salem woman fought off a man who attempted to sexually assault her in her driveway, police said. Just after midnight, police responded to the 2400 block of Waughtown St. on an assault call. The victim said that after she parked her vehicle in her driveway, she was attacked by an unknown man, according to a news release. The suspect approached her from behind, grabbed her and attempted to sexually assault...

2008-07-31 15:00:42

Through Aug. 2, the Eastern Music Festival offers a variety of concerts featuring classical music, bluegrass and more. Here's a look at some of this week's events (July 31-Aug. 2). All events are in Greensboro and on the campus of Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., unless otherwise noted. Senior and group discounts only available with advance ticket purchases. Service fees may apply. For more information, call (877) 833-6753 or visit www.easternmusicfestival.org. TODAY Eastern...

2008-07-31 12:00:33

The North Carolina State Ports Authority has deployed the Mi5 Webgate platform from Mi5 Networks, a web security gateway company, to defend its network and prevent access to unauthorized websites. Webgate performs continuous inspection of web traffic between internal computers and the internet to neutralize malicious URLs, active content, spyware, botnet Trojans, and viruses. North Carolina's Ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, plus inland terminals in Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad...

2008-07-30 12:01:06

Talk about going out in style. A year ahead of schedule, and two days before Chancellor Pat Sullivan officially retires, UNCG announced Tuesday that it already had reached the $100 million goal of its Students First Campaign. Among other key initiatives, the campaign will create new endowments for graduate and undergraduate scholarships. This will, in turn, empower UNCG to attract top students and ensure that needy students who show promise will be able to afford to enroll at the growing...

2008-07-29 15:01:04

By J. Brian Ewing, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 29--UNCG announced this morning it hit the $100 million mark in fundraising. The school launched the Student's First Campaign in July 2004 with a goal of $78 million and raised it to $100 million two years later. To date the money has been used to create 14 new professorships, 168 new undergraduate scholarships, 38 new graduate scholarships and 145 program endowments and student awards programs. Alumni giving represents more...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.