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2008-07-22 12:01:08

By Staff Reports GREENSBORO -- Operations at Blandwood returned to normal Monday, less than a week after copper thieves stole pipes from the mansion's air conditioning units and downspouts from the adjacent carriage house. Because of the loss of air conditioning and the recent high temperatures, the staff limited tours last week to the first floor of the mansion, which once belonged to Gov. John Motley Morehead . "They got to enjoy some 19th-century air conditioning," said Benjamin...

2008-07-22 12:00:53

By SONJA ELMQUIST GREENSBORO -- Months after her Wedgewood neighborhood home was broken into, Beth Sizemore has a new routine: regular visits to pawn shops, looking for her jewelry. She's not looking for the most expensive pieces or the thousands of dollars of electronics the thieves made away with -- those she can replace. She's looking for a necklace her mother gave her. She hits all the pawn shops, hoping to buy back the necklace before someone else gets it. "Hopefully nobody else...

2008-07-21 15:00:41

BROADWAY -- Beatrice Patterson Wilkie, 86, died Friday, July 18, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, at the Cool Springs United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway. (c) 2008 Greensboro News Record. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-21 12:01:26

By News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 21--GREENSBORO -- Air quality officials have issued a Code Orange forecast for the Triad today, meaning pollution may make the air unhealthy for sensitive groups. The alert runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Temperatures are expected to be 96 degrees in the Greensboro area today, and 97 on Tuesday, which likely will be another Code Orange day. People who are sensitive to air pollution should avoid moderate exertion outdoors. Sensitive groups include...

2008-07-20 12:00:26

By E.A. Seagraves, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 20--Residents of Innwood Street are up in arms about a proposed state Department of Transportation and city parks and recreation department land swap. DOT needs to take some of Oak Hollow Park's property to widen bridge abutments on Skeet Club Road. To do that, the department needs to swap land with the city. Why? Oak Hollow Park was developed with federal Land and Water Conservation funds, and the property is federally...

2008-07-18 12:01:14

By Staff Reports REIDSVILLE -- Police say a man whose body was found in someone's yard early Sunday morning died of natural causes. A newspaper carrier found 65-year-old Billy Farmer of Gunn Street about 3:40 a.m. Sunday in the yard of a residence at Courtland Avenue and Crescent Drive, said Reidsville police Capt. Guilio Dattero. Dattero said Farmer had an extensive medical history and health problems, and he had just been released from Annie Penn Hospital. Early Saturday night,...

2008-07-18 12:00:40

By Jason Hardin, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 18--Glen Hope Baptist Church is no small church. Even so, it might not be able to hold everyone wanting to tell Pruitt Rainey goodbye. The news of the death of the 22-year-old Haw River man, who was killed Sunday during a ferocious battle in Afghanistan, has touched a huge number of people within and outside the church. "It's been an unbelievable outpouring," said Kim Janey, a church secretary. "I've never seen an outpouring...

2008-07-17 12:01:05

By Morgan Josey Glover Students in Guilford County Schools have five weeks before they return to the classroom. Will they be ready to crack the textbooks? Research shows that many students fall behind in their math and reading skills during the summer break. Parents can squeeze in practice time for their children by following these tips: - Keep a daily schedule to provide structure and limits. - Schedule frequent trips to the library, and make time to read every day. For a schedule...

2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Emily Stephenson, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 17--GREENSBORO -- The City Council decided to support the new competitive swim center sought by local swimmers at Wednesday's bond hearing, even though community suggestions for a new pool didn't match the recommendations of parks and recreation officials. An aquatic center was part of a $20 million bond proposal that passed in an 8-0 vote. Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Anderson Groat was absent. Trish Martin, whose children swim...

2008-07-16 15:00:39

uE02D Six-year-old Rose Houck plugs her ears as the bass drum is demonstrated Tuesday at the Eastern Music Festival Kids Camp. Each day of the week, children ages 6 to 8 who are participating in the camp are invited on stage at Guilford College's Dana Auditorium to get a closer look at the families of instruments. uE02D uE045MF conductor Jose-Luis Novo shows the children the glockenspiel, a percussion instrument. Photos by Joseph Rodriguez/News & Record (c) 2008 Greensboro News...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • 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.'
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