Author Archives: David Arneke

News from Tate Street, McGee Street and around College Hill: Bitcoin ATMs are a coming thing, and the College Mart has one

For those interested in making their lives as complicated as possible, there’s now a Bitcoin ATM at the College Mart on Tate Street. People who have figured out cryptocurrency can use it to buy Bitcoins, Bitcoin Cash and something called … Continue reading

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New president for the College Hill Neighborhood Association; longtime president James Keith leaving as business expands

Samantha Smith has been elected president of the College Hill Neighborhood Association, succeeding James Keith. James stepped down in December as he was selling his house on South Mendenhall Street. The association board voted unanimously to name Samantha president. Samantha … Continue reading

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Following up on tropical-storm damage at 703 Walker Avenue: One apartment’s roof damaged by fallen tree, no one injured

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Storm brings down large tree on Fulton Street at Walker

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Vote for the school bonds and sales tax: Guilford’s schools desperately need to be modernized, safer and repaired

space Guilford County’s school buildings are literally falling apart. “While the buildings and grounds look okay from the outside, the infrastructure inside the walls and core systems like windows, doors, roofs, plumbing, foundations and heating/cooling units have been stretched to … Continue reading

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UNCG classes start Tuesday with COVID-dictated changes

UNCG’s fall-semester classes will begin Tuesday, as originally planned. The rest of the semester, though, has been changed dramatically. Among the highlights: Fall Break and Reading Day will be eliminated. Classes will end before Thanksgiving. Most final exams will be … Continue reading

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923 Carr Street is sold to neighbors after home’s demolition

The aftermath of the May 13 fire at 923 Carr Street has played out to its end, for now at least. The remains of the house have been demolished and the wreckage hauled away. The site has been leveled and … Continue reading

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The Spartan Open Pantry needs your donation now to provide food to struggling UNCG and Greensboro College students

With the fall semester about to begin, college students are facing the same challenges as the rest of us in these difficult times. But many must do so without a steady income or financial support from their families. The Spartan … Continue reading

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Morehead Park bridge on Spring Garden to get a new mural; Downtown Greenway seeks artists to create a replacement

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923 Carr Street, built in 1910 and burned in 2020, is demolished

1 p.m.: Arrival 1:30 p.m.: The Beast waits. 3 p.m.: Demolition begins. 3:30 p.m.: Pause. The Beast is thirsty. 5 p.m.: The first dump truck is deftly loaded. 5:10 p.m.: The west side of 921 Carr Street, also built in … Continue reading

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