On Feb. 3, cell phones, tablets, computers and cameras were banned from Greensboro and High Point Courthouses – but GET THIS — only if you’re an ordinary taxpaying citizen. Lawyers, police, court officials and jury members can still use them.
The New York Times’ editorial board’s recently famed piece, “The Decline of North Carolina,” marks not the first time national media has shed a negative light on political happenings in North Carolina. On Feb. 22, 1978, the Times ran across its front page “North Carolina’s Leaders Worried by Blemishes on the States Image,” an article which, according to former N.C. Insight editor Bill Finger, “cast the state in its most negative national image in this century.”
Despite the controversy last year about changes to North Carolina’s early voting rules, a significant part of the process will remain unchanged in High Point — two early voting locations will be maintained in the city.
Now that the Montlieu Avenue closure issue is over, one that I predicted days prior to the vote was a done deal, it appears as though the council is headed off to other equally inane ventures.
RALEIGH — “I am hurt,” says the dying Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet after trying to stand up for his friend Romeo and getting stabbed for it. “A plague o’ both your houses!”
I remember a time when a teacher could be fired for being a part of the wrong political party or being too young. Today anything can be used as a reason for firing a teacher and the teacher does not even have the right to know the reason.
Heirs care about how their parents are remembered, although they have very different ways of showing it.
There were smiles on all the faces.
Just as they did with Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron, many folks, experts and ordinary alike, believe Bobby Cox’s record 161 rejections as a manager never will be broken.
Let’s keep it together, people.
I speak of the way we are responding to record snow and cold sweeping across vast regions of the country.
Back in 2008, the Obama Campaign published Fact Sheets that spelled out the many campaign promises made by then Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden. One such promise made under the heading “Defeat Terrorism Worldwide” was, “Barack Obama and Joe Biden will improve the American intelligence apparatus by investing in its capacity to collect and analyze information …”
The city of High Point is very much a microcosm of the federal government in Washington, D.C. Both are controlled by elected politicians who have no respect whatsoever for the wishes of those that put them in office.
Thank you to the staff of the High Point Economic Development Corporation and to all those who helped BuzziSpace choose southwest High Point and the historic Pickett Cotton Mill as their new U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facilities.
Since amateur radio was my hobby, one of the technical achievements in the last 50 years that fascinated me was the world’s largest (305 meter across) radio telescope carved into a limestone hillside in Arecibo, Puerto Rico (operational in 1963).
THUMBS UP to High Point City Council’s decision Monday to fund a traffic impact study of a proposal to narrow part of N. Main Street as a way to aid in redeveloping the area for more intensive commercial and residential uses.