THUMBS UP and “Thank you” to Trinity’s Jeremy Young, who returned home last weekend to continue his recovery from wounds the 23-year-old U.S. Army private first class sustained last year during combat in Afghanistan.
Students, teachers and administrators at T. Wingate Andrews High School should take a bow. And they also should be very proud of the recognition they received a week ago.
The need for officials of High Point and the Triad, the High Point Market Authority and the home furnishings industry to make state government leaders more aware of the broad economic impact of the High Point Market is becoming more clear.
THUMBS UP to the High Point City Council for voting unanimously Monday to ask the N.C. General Assembly to set up a referendum on proposed changes to the city’s municipal election system.
The news out of Florida this week surrounding sweepstakes business owner Chase Burns of Oklahoma is looking pretty ugly.
On March 12, Carl Routh said in a Your View letter headlined “Facts show voter fraud isn’t a problem”: No one claims there has never been a case of voter fraud. But it is so rare, statistics show only 86 cases over six years. That’s less than two cases per state!
The High Point City Council is expected to resume discussion Monday on proposals to revise the city’s system for electing a mayor and City Council. It seems pretty clear how the City Council should proceed.
THUMBS UP to High Point University’s Corey Law. The 6-foot, 6-inch forward on HPU’s Big South Conference regular season co-champs has made it to the finals of the Dark Horse Dunker competition. He’s jamming for a slot in the College Slam Dunk Contest to be held during this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four in Atlanta.
Millions of eyes will be on Greensboro and the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament beginning today and running through Sunday. But a large contingent in this area will be focused also — or maybe even instead of — on Raleigh this weekend.
Although Ol’ Sol was late making its appearance in this area Tuesday, it still was national Sunshine Week and a time when newspapers everywhere spotlight the value of openness in our governments and freedom of information at all levels.
Most, if not all, of the approximately two dozen protesters at an anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration Saturday at North Main Street and Westchester Drive were not from High Point. Some came from as far away as Charlotte.
Hundreds of people responded to The High Point Enterprise online poll question: “Should High Point City Council rename Kivett Drive in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?”
And overwhelmingly, the response was “No.”
THUMBS UP to United Way of Greater High Point and the generous folks in the High Point/Archdale/Trinity/Jamestown area for another successful fundraising campaign.
From Tina Dupuy, Jan. 26, “A sea change in firearms debate”: And this is how we’ve viewed the death grip of the NRA on our politics. “Members of Congress have ranked the NRA as the most powerful lobbying organization in the country several years in a row,” brags the NRA’s Wikipedia page citing a 1999 Fortune article.
Intense battles played out last week among teams from dozens of Guilford County schools. But the struggles weren’t between basketball players or wrestlers or other athletic teams representing their respective schools.