Author Archives: David Arneke

No, that wasn’t a ‘baby copperhead’ in your yard

By IAN McDOWELL, South Mendenhall Street Newborn copperheads are 8-10 inches long and look much like mature copperheads except for their greenish or yellow tails, which they may use to attract lizards, and which lose that coloration after the first … Continue reading

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A big tree on Rankin Place gets a big send-off

There was a gigantic red oak tree that towered over Paul and Barbara Phillips’ house at 805 Rankin Place. The house was built in 1910, and the tree probably was there then. By last fall, it was clear that the … Continue reading

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UNCG to stage major-emergency drill Thursday February 1; exercise will include simulated gunfire, several street closings

Don’t be alarmed if you see a lot of police and ambulances on campus on Thursday February 1. The university says it will be conducting one of the largest emergency exercises ever in the UNC system. The drill will focus … Continue reading

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Garbage/recycling collection delayed until Monday, probably

The city has announced that Friday’s collection of garbage and recycling will be postponed until Monday because of the snow. No collections were made Wednesday, and none will be made today (Thursday). City crews plan to work Friday and Saturday … Continue reading

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Condolences to our neighbor Janet Frommann

The College Hill Neighborhood Association extends its condolences to our neighbor Janet Frommann of McGee Street on the death of her daughter, Kirsten Poag. Kirsten, 27,  died Sunday. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 2, … Continue reading

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Thursday Nov. 30: Don’t miss your last opportunity to comment on the College Hill segment of the Downtown Greenway

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Don’t drag that used but undamaged mattress to the curb — donate it to a group that can give it to someone who needs it

There’s a steady stream of mattresses that move from College Hill bedrooms to the curb to the landfill. And that’s a shame because there are people in Greensboro and the Triad who need them. Used mattresses that don’t have tears, holes, … Continue reading

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Neighbor Jim Clark of Carr Street dies at age 72

Longtime College Hill resident Jim Clark died Monday. He was  72. He had suffered a severe heart attack last spring. Jim and his wife, Daniele, had lived on Carr Street since 1980 and raised their two children, Stefan and Josie, … Continue reading

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Reminder: Sewer-line smoke testing is now under way

The process is scheduled to begin today in College Hill and is expected to take three to four weeks. Here’s the full announcement from the city, including a link to a map of the areas where testing will be conducted: … Continue reading

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Update on Phase 1 of College Hill traffic improvement project: Temporary changes are slowing traffic on Mendenhall

The first phase of the College Hill for Everyone project is primarily a demonstration project. It’s being used to gather information and demonstrate the use of innovative techniques and materials to slow traffic on South Mendenhall Street and to improve … Continue reading

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