Author Archives: David Arneke

New 4-way stop at Mendenhall and Walker to go into effect August 7 as part of traffic-calming initiative on Mendenhall

The repaving of South Mendenhall Street has allowed the neighborhood’s traffic-calming initiative to get under way after years of planning. As part of that effort, the 4-way stop on Mendenhall will be moved to Walker Avenue effective August 7. The … Continue reading

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Reminder: New recycling rules in effect

The city reminds us that under the new recycling rules: No glass is allowed in the biweekly recycling pickup at the curb. There are four drop-off locations where you can leave glass recyclables (listed above). Metal recycling is limited to … Continue reading

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The last of College Hill’s originally African American-owned homes is sold for the first time

1110 W. McGee Street has been sold for the first time since it was built in 1923. The Booker-Benton House is one of just two pre-1980’s houses left on the block. The area was once a rare African-American neighborhood in … Continue reading

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Nationally known minister and writer to be installed on Sunday as Church of the Covenant’s new pastor, and we’re all invited

The Presbyterian Church of the Covenant will install its new pastor, the Rev. Mark Sandlin, next Sunday. The neighborhood is invited to attend the service, which will begin at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. Sandlin is … Continue reading

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College Hill news in photos: Beautification volunteers needed, a vulture goes to church and more comings and goings

Beautification projects scheduled The College Hill beautification team has scheduled work days for the next two Sunday afternoons, April 28 and May 5, noon to 3 p.m. both days.¬†Volunteers — and anyone can volunteer, especially you — will meet at … Continue reading

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What to do about Edgar Street: Issue is on Monday’s agenda for the College Hill Neighborhood Association

The issue of paving Edgar Street has come up periodically over the years. Back in the ’80s, city crews showed up without warning one day with asphalt trucks and road graders in tow, ready to pave the old alley. It’s … Continue reading

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Architectural Salvage visits McIver Street, hauls away 5,500 pounds of doors, windows and other reusable materials

UNCG soon will tear down three of the McIver Street houses that it owns. Before the wrecking crew arrives, the school allowed Architectural Salvage of Greensboro to go in and take out dozens of doors, windows, radiators and radiator covers, … Continue reading

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News from Tate Street: ‘Uncle Pete’ passes away; an Easter Egg hunt is planned; and a vulture wants sushi

All the news in College Hill over the past week or so involves Tate Street: Uncle Pete passes away The longtime Tate Street figure known as Uncle Pete has died. Pete and his pal Ricky were familiar fellows on the … Continue reading

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College Hill news: Here comes the sun. It seems like years since it’s been here.

It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter, but spring has brought a break in the clouds and at least a temporary respite from winter’s (and 2018’s) onslaught of rain. 901 Spring Garden The mid-century commercial building at 901 Spring Garden¬†Street … Continue reading

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Two visitors bring greetings from the goddess Isis

Hawks and owls are familiar sights in College Hill, but these two guys look like a new breed of visitor. The black vultures — or possibly some kind of buzzard, if there’s actually any difference between them — were perched … Continue reading

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