Author Archives: David Arneke

Tate Street closed at Oakland Avenue for overpass project; Spring Garden still blocked for work on Spring Street overpass

With traffic at historic lows, the city is taking advantage of the lull to conduct street maintenance. Tate Street closed between Spring Garden and Gate City Boulevard on April 11 for work on the railroad overpass. The work is scheduled … Continue reading

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A swarm of honey bees is rounded up on Carr Street

A swarm of hundreds of honey bees settled in a front yard on Carr Street late Friday afternoon, on their way to a new place to live. A bush at 924 Carr provided an opportune spot to take a rest. … Continue reading

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State Historic Preservation Office features College Hill’s 1919 firehouse as an example of using tax credits for rehabilitation

One of the old firehouses on South Mendenhall Street is highlighted in the latest newsletter from the State Historic Preservation Office as an example of historic rehabilitation facilitated by the use of state and federal tax credits. It stands at … Continue reading

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Closings and changes in hours for College Hill businesses: They need your support today to survive the coronavirus

To whatever extent you can, please support our local businesses as they struggle to survive. Here’s the current status of businesses in College Hill. Please send any updates or corrections to via email. This list will be updated on the … Continue reading

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Guilford’s only documented lynching occurred in College Hill; Community Remembrance Project will present information and plans on Wednesday March 18

Update: The meeting has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. A new date will be posted here when it is set. The Guilford County Community Remembrance Project will present an informational session next week about their work on the … Continue reading

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City allows Greensboro College to bypass normal oversight and demolish a key feature of a historic campus building

This week, the city gave Greensboro College permission to tear down a character-defining feature of a historic building on campus without going through the Historic Preservation Commission. The college says the smokestack on its old power plant was hit by … Continue reading

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“To the Hoop | Basketball and Contemporary Art”: An exhibition now on view at the Weatherspoon Art Museum

Now through June 1: To the Hoop | Basketball and Contemporary Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, 2nd Floor: The Bob & Lissa Shelley McDowell Gallery and Gallery 6 Thursday February 27, 6:30 p.m.,  Talk: To the Hoop, Emily Stamey Our friendly … Continue reading

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917 Walker is now a rental for professionals and their families; one ‘chic’ apartment at 706 Walker is now a ‘vacation rental’

Two residences on Walker Avenue have become rentals somewhat atypical  for College Hill. 917 Walker was sold in November and is now being marketed as a rental for families. It previously was owner-occupied. An LLC bought the house and is … Continue reading

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S. Mendenhall improvements, street paving set for this year; new sidewalk is being considered for lower end of Carr Street

The city plans to begin construction on the next phase the South Mendenhall Street traffic-calming project by the end of the year. It also expects this year to repave five streets that were torn up for water and sewer work … Continue reading

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Spring Garden Street to be closed much longer than expected

Spring Garden Street was closed between Spring Street and downtown in September for work on the overpass bridges for Spring Street and Freeman Mill Road. The city said then the work would be completed by the end of the year. … Continue reading

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