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2008-07-01 09:00:35

By Mark Binker, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 1--The General Assembly is moving to outlaw online sweepstakes that look, sound and play like video slot machines. According to House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Deborah Ross her committee will take up a bill today that would outlaw such sweepstakes in all but a few narrow circumstances. The bill, she said, has been vetted by the North Carolina Sheriff's Association. Lawmakers passed a bill outlawing stand-alone video poker in 2005....

2008-06-30 06:02:50

By Lex Alexander, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jun. 30--GREENSBORO -- After record flooding earlier this month in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, two Greensboro public health officials were among people brought in to assess the community's public health needs. One was Steve Ramsey, a public health preparedness manager for the Guilford County health department. Along with Wendy Boggs, a nursing services consultant, he traveled to Iowa to look into the public health vulnerabilities and needs of...

2008-06-29 06:02:41

By Lili Johnson, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jun. 29--HIGH POINT -- The United Way of Greater High Point increased their 2008-2009 partner agency funding by $5,000, bringing the total to $4.5 million. Funding for programs for the 2008-2009 fiscal year will begin Tuesday. "Considering the changes in the economy, we've done well (raising money) this year," said Bobby Smith, president of the United Way of Greater High Point. The need was greater this year because of budget...

2008-06-27 18:02:39

By MORGAN JOSEY GLOVER GREENSBORO -- A national search firm identified eight semifinalists for the open superintendent position at Guilford County Schools. The semifinalists work in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, according to a brief statement by Alan Duncan, chairman of the school board. "We continue to want to be as transparent as possible through this process," Duncan said at Thursday's board meeting. The board discussed the search with...

2008-06-27 09:02:54

By Jennifer Fernandez, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jun. 27--GREENSBORO -- A year ago, Grant Connell faced a slew of charges after he shot at and terrorized his wife. They separated and he faced jail time. A psychiatrist later diagnosed bipolar disorder, an illness characterized by manic highs and lows, Connell said. On Thursday, Connell, 45, received supervised probation after he successfully completed Guilford County's Mental Health Court. He and five others received...

2008-06-27 09:02:54

By Jeff Mills, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jun. 27--DENTON -- Early 20th-century technology steamed headlong into early 21st-century technology Thursday, and the two eras had one thing in common: Regardless of the year, there's no accounting for human error. With the start of the 38th annual Southeast Old Threshers Reunion just days away, the hosts at Denton FarmPark hatched a plan to use their antique steam shovel to install a Wi-Fi wireless antenna on the top of the park's...

2008-06-26 18:02:36

By Alexa Milan, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jun. 26--A culture of local, original musicians exists in Greensboro that has remained largely underground. Local artists, photographers and filmmakers are also waiting to burst through and reach a wider audience in their own hometown. "There are so many vibrant people in this town and so much energy," design consultant and blogger Sean Coon said. "But it's not being harnessed." With this in mind, Coon started the dotmatrix project,...

2008-06-26 15:02:58

By MORGAN JOSEY GLOVER GREENSBORO -- It's unlikely that board members will know tonight whether Guilford County Schools will face a reduction in state funding of at least $2.4 million. Sharon Ozment, chief finance officer for Guilford schools, plans to seek board approval of an interim operating budget as legislators try to reconcile the House and Senate budgets. The school board's meeting follows a warning this week that school systems could face a shortfall of $50 million or more....

2008-06-26 12:02:51

By ALEXA MILAN A culture of local, original musicians exists in Greensboro that has remained largely underground. Local artists, photographers and filmmakers are also waiting to burst through and reach a wider audience in their own hometown. "There are so many vibrant people in this town and so much energy," design consultant and blogger Sean Coon said. "But it's not being harnessed." With this in mind, Coon started the Dot Matrix Project, a networking and cross-promotional tool for local...

2008-06-26 06:02:33

By Carolyn Booth, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jun. 26--Fishing at Farris Memorial Park or enjoying the outdoors at Lake Reidsville are great choices for the weekend. The Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department, along with Fuzzy's BBQ and Farris Memorial Park, will host the annual Fishing Derby for kids Saturday. My boys get so excited when they know it's time to fish. Grab the fishing rods, pick up some bait and let them compete for prizes and awards. Call ahead to register or get...