126 South Mendenhall sells for a very good price, and quickly; Neighborhood Watch: Much happening again at The Province

house seen from the street

126 South Mendenhall Street: The asking price was $399,900.

Happy news for College Hill homeowners: 126 South Mendenhall sold recently for $385,000. The offer was received after the house had been on the market for about a month. The price represents a modest 4% increase in value over the six years since it was last sold, but to sell a house in Greensboro in essentially a month you really have to have something special. …

A Democratic Party precinct meeting for our precinct (G44) will be held Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at the home of Denise Ross and Wayne Plummer, 800 Walker Avenue (between South Mendenhall and Fulton streets). … Speaking of Walker Avenue, 801 Walker really stands out now after a thorough exterior renovation that included extensive stucco repair, a new paint color and a very nice metal roof. …

Traffic safety reminder: When you’re driving on Mendenhall or Tate, never run a yellow light at Market or Friendly. No, really … never. There was a wreck at Mendenhall and Friendly one morning last week that blocked both of those streets for a time, most likely because a driver ran a yellow (or red) light. When I worked in an office at Tate and Market, I saw accidents there over and over. Take a chance at those intersections and you’re really asking for it. …

Neighborhood Watch

February was pretty quiet in College Hill, except for The Province. The month’s non-Province highlight was three drug arrests at Winburn Court (two on February 6, one on the 17th). Charges included possession with intent to distribute. There also were two auto break-ins, one in the parking lot of 811 Walker Avenue and one at McGee and Fulton streets.

At the Province, reported crimes included two reports of gunshots fired, one of shooting into an occupied dwelling and two cases of items stolen from cars. There also was a robbery at Spring Garden and Jackson streets, which was either at The Province or right across the street. There were no violent crimes reported elsewhere in the neighborhood in February.

In the past six months, there have been four violent crimes at The Province and two more within a block. There have been three in the rest of the neighborhood.

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