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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 09:00:18

By Travis Talent, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Aug. 3--GUILFORD COUNTY -- Parents with children enrolled in at least four High Point schools will have the option of sending them to another school when the new year begins in a few short weeks. Under the requirements of No Child Left Behind, Title I schools not meeting state proficiency target goals for Adequate Yearly Progress in the same subject for two or more years must offer parents the option of transferring their children to another...

2008-08-02 09:00:26

By Nick G. Maheras, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Aug. 2--HIGH POINT -- If a massive tornado hits Guilford County, a flood of injured victims likely will inundate area hospitals. That was the scenario simulated Friday at High Point Regional Health System during the Operation Summer Heat emergency preparedness drill. The exercise began early Friday in Iredell County and involved 17 agencies and hospitals in Forsyth, Caldwell, Stokes and Surry counties as well as Iredell and Guilford....

2008-07-31 12:01:05

By Nick G. Maheras, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jul. 31--HIGH POINT -- The area around High Point Regional Hospital may look like a disaster zone Friday. Relax. It's not real. But a lot of people have put a great deal of planning into making the emergency preparedness drill look like the real thing. The idea is to hone the ability of High Point Regional Health System to handle a flood of casualties from natural or man-caused disasters. The drill is conducted periodically by the...

2008-07-28 09:00:49

By Emma Burgin Kunza, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jul. 28--HIGH POINT -- High Point University will ask for more than 31 acres to be rezoned fore use as additional parking for a $32 million residential complex scheduled to open Aug. 15. The site is situated along both sides of N. College Drive between its intersections with E. Lexington Avenue and N. Centennial Street. The site also includes properties on the west side of Guyer Street, south of Chatham Drive. HPU spent more than...

2008-07-26 15:00:23

By Travis Talent, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jul. 26--GUILFORD COUNTY -- Students in Guilford County Schools will return to the classroom this fall with not only a new superintendent, but their very own e-mail address as well. From seniors in high school preparing for graduation, to kindergartners just beginning their education, all 71,000-plus students in the system will have access to an individualized gcsnc.com domain, an account officials say will be heavily filtered and will...

2008-07-25 15:00:58

By Travis Talent, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jul. 25--GREENSBORO -- After a four -- month search to fill the vacancy, Maurice "Mo" Green has been named as the new superintendent of Guilford County Schools. Coming to the Triad from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, where he was chief operations officer, Green, 41, bested the other finalist, Scotland County Schools Superintendent Shirley Prince, by a margin of 7-4, during a GCS Board of Education meeting Thursday night. According to the...

2008-07-25 12:00:38

By Jimmy Tomlin, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jul. 25--HIGH POINT -- Music and goodwill will fill the air this weekend at a downtown festival being held to raise money for Midwest flooding victims. "Music in the Air: The 2008 Youth Interfaith Quake," sponsored by Memorial United Methodist Church and the city of High Point Human Relations Department, will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Mendenhall Station. Admission is free, but donations will be requested, and proceeds will be...

2008-07-24 12:01:12

By Travis Talent, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jul. 24--DAVIDSON COUNTY -- Preliminary figures released this week from Davidson County Schools indicate 45.2 percent of schools in that system made Adequate Yearly Progress. The data represents math targets for third through eighth grades and reading targets for all high schools. In all, 14 of the 31 schools in the system met AYP, down one school from 2006-07. Ten of the 17 schools not meeting AYP missed fewer than two targets. Missing just...

2008-07-23 12:00:57

By Paul B. Johnson, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jul. 23--GREENSBORO -- What not long ago was, "Thanks, Skybus!" is now -- with sarcasm -- "Thanks a lot, Skybus." The impact of the financial implosion this spring of Skybus Airlines Inc. registered in another way last month at Piedmont Triad International Airport. The airport recorded its first monthly decline in passenger boardings in a year because of the impact of the loss of Skybus flights. Skybus and another discount carrier still at...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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