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2008-07-28 12:00:57

Maurice "Mo" Green speaks with deliberation, choosing his words carefully and repeating key phrases for emphasis. Maybe he could have been a teacher. Instead, the Duke-educated lawyer will become Guilford County Schools' first superintendent without classroom experience -- a sore point to some but not a liability that effective leadership can't overcome. Green will make a good start if he's as good as his word in three key ways: l He listens and learns. During his visit to Guilford...

2008-07-27 15:00:26

By E.A. Seagraves, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 27--High Point will allow Vann York Auto Mall to expand its property and build a parking lot to store vehicles. The business at 422 Eastchester Drive asked last month that 2.6 acres along the north side of Blain Street be rezoned from low density residential to community/regional commercial. A decision was postponed after residents living behind the business -- on Blain Street and Futrelle Drive -- protested the possibility...

2008-07-27 06:00:30

By Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 27--Tuesday Foster-care meeting: The Children's Home Society of North Carolina will have a free informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. at its center, 604 Meadow St., Greensboro, for people interested in learning about the foster-care process. For more information, call (800) 632-1400, ext. 353. Wednesday Holocaust lecture: Hank Brodt, who survived five different Nazi concentration camps during World War II, will speak from 1 to 2 p.m. at Forsyth...

2008-07-25 15:00:58

By Morgan Josey Glover, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 25--GREENSBORO -- Maurice "Mo" Green -- touted for his energy, team-building focus and experience in a large school district -- is expected to lead Guilford County Schools, starting Sept. 8. The Board of Education voted 7-4 on Thursday to negotiate a four-year contract with Green, who currently serves as deputy superintendent of the 135,000-student Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. He would earn a base salary of $250,000....

2008-07-25 09:01:08

By MORGAN JOSEY GLOVER GREENSBORO -- Maurice "Mo" Green -- touted for his energy, team- building focus and experience in a large school district -- is expected to lead Guilford County Schools, starting Sept. 8. The Board of Education voted 7-4 on Thursday to negotiate a four- year contract with Green, who currently serves as deputy superintendent of the 135,000-student Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. He would earn a base salary of $250,000. "I'm excited about the opportunity and look...

2008-07-25 00:00:39

By Morgan Josey Glover, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 24--GREENSBORO -- The Guilford County Board of Education voted 7-4 on Thursday to hire Maurice "Mo" Green as the third superintendent of Guilford County Schools. The board will now negotiate a contract with Green, who serves as deputy superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. He would earn a base salary of $250,000 and start on Sept. 8. He would serve until 2012. Jeff Belton, Garth Hebert, Anita Sharpe and Darlene...

2008-07-24 12:01:12

By Morgan Josey Glover, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 24--When Debora Mauser first read the names of the superintendent finalists, she thought : "Is this the best we could get? Someone who hasn't led and someone who's only led small?" Mauser, a Northern High School parent, said she left Wednesday's public meeting impressed by Maurice Green and Shirley Prince. Still, Mauser prefers Prince, a former high school teacher, to lead Guilford County Schools. "Because she is an...

2008-07-24 12:00:49

By Staff Reports GREENSBORO -- The average cost of a round-trip airline ticket from Piedmont Triad International Airport was lower in the first quarter than from Charlotte for the first time since late 2005, according to figures released Wednesday from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Charlotte's average fare rose in the first quarter to $392, putting it ahead of PTI's average of $387. Fares from Raleigh-Durham International Airport remain the state's discount leader, however,...

2008-07-24 12:00:49

By Staff Reports WENTWORTH -- Rockingham Community College is making schedule changes in response to rising gas prices. Deans have reformatted some business and science classes for the fall semester. "Some three-day classes were consolidated into two, and some five- day classes were consolidated into four," said college President Robert Keys in a news release. "We will reformat more classes for spring semester, and our goal by summer 2009 is to operate the college on a four-day week...

2008-07-24 12:00:47

By CAROLYN BOOTH Music is in the air this weekend in Rockingham County. Enjoy a night under the stars with the "Music in the Park" series continuing Saturday night at the gazebo in Mayodan Park. The Mayodan Preservation League welcomes the community to enjoy an old-time country and bluegrass concert featuring Almost Country. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and will offer a hot dog dinner. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy some summertime relaxation. A benefit concert will also...


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