Guilford County http://wunc.org en End In Sight For Triad's Contentious GOP Runoff http://wunc.org/post/end-sight-triads-contentious-gop-runoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">Voters in the Triad will decide today between&nbsp;Republicans Phil Berger Jr. and Mark Walker in a primary runoff election.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 38968 at http://wunc.org End In Sight For Triad's Contentious GOP Runoff Guilford County's First Summer Literacy Camp http://wunc.org/post/guilford-countys-first-summer-literacy-camp <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Getting kids to read in the summer has long been a challenge for many grown-ups.&nbsp; With outdoor activities, camps and family trips, too often books remain closed until the fall. For kids who are living in homelessness and in unstable home environments, the challenges can be even greater. A new summer literacy program in the Guilford County Schools is trying to change that. The goal is for students to maintain or even improve their reading level, build confidence and complete six books.</span></p><p>After breakfast in the cafeteria at Greensboro College about 50 fueled faces file into an exercise studio for an unconventional morning routine. Each weekday for the next month the literacy program begins with Harambee a Swahili word meaning “let’s pull together.”</p><p></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:19:58 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 19025 at http://wunc.org Guilford County's First Summer Literacy Camp Bridging To New Jobs At PTI Airport http://wunc.org/post/bridging-new-jobs-pti-airport <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beginning Monday, officials with the State Department of Transportation will accept bids for a highway project in Guilford County. This project is two parts road and one part bridge at and around </span>PTI<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Airport. The plan is to build a bridge connecting two parcels of land, one which has hundreds of undeveloped acres, the other of which has runways. Officials believe a bridge could not only connect the two but also attract an aerospace company for expansion in the region.</span> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 16370 at http://wunc.org Bridging To New Jobs At PTI Airport Food Truck Trial In Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/food-truck-trial-greensboro <p>A limited number of food trucks will be allowed in part of downtown Greensboro this fall.<br><br> The Greensboro City Council voted 7 to 2 last night, in favor of a pilot program that will run during October and November. Ten supporters told the Council they believe food trucks will offer more affordable choices to students and employees downtown. No opponents of the measure spoke at the meeting.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:30:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2021 at http://wunc.org Ralph Lauren Adding 500 Jobs In High Point http://wunc.org/post/ralph-lauren-adding-500-jobs-high-point <p>Clothing manufacturer Ralph Lauren has announced it will expand in North Carolina.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii: </strong>The company plans to add 500 jobs by the end of 2017 while also investing about $100 million. Ralph Lauren is the city’s fourth largest employer and will have nearly 2,000 local workers after these additions. Governor Bev Perdue says the growth is a positive sign for the economy.<br> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2317 at http://wunc.org Food Stamp Service Interrupted in Guilford County http://wunc.org/post/food-stamp-service-interrupted-guilford-county <p>Thousands of residents in Guilford County have been without food stamps for several weeks.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> Problems started last month when the county department of social services began using a new software program. Steve Hayes with social services says there were significant delays in processing, applications and re-certifications.<br> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:05:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2325 at http://wunc.org Early/Middle Colleges Boost Guilford Graduation Rate http://wunc.org/post/earlymiddle-colleges-boost-guilford-graduation-rate <p>North Carolina had a high school graduation rate that ranked 25th in the nation last year. The state statistics are showing improvement, but still about 27 out of every 100 students do not receive their diploma on time. Of all the large and urban school districts in the state, Guilford County has the best graduation rate. Part of the reason is a growing number of the district's early and middle colleges. Students at those schools are now earning degrees at a near perfect pace. Jeff Tiberii reports as part of our American Graduate series.<br> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2882 at http://wunc.org Early/Middle Colleges Boost Guilford Graduation Rate Guilford County Files Robo-Signing Lawsuit http://wunc.org/post/guilford-county-files-robo-signing-lawsuit <p>Guilford County is suing some of the nation’s largest banks over forged mortgage documents.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> Local officials want to put a stop to robo-signing. That’s the practice of third-party employees falsifying financial documents. It has been a national problem in the housing crisis. Register of Deeds Jeff Thigpen found more than 45-hundred mortgages in Guilford County that appear to have been forged.<br> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 3039 at http://wunc.org Haw River Changes On The Way http://wunc.org/post/haw-river-changes-way <p>A proposal under consideration by state officials may help protect Haw River and surrounding areas. The plan involves reclassifying a portion of the river in and around Guilford County. This aims to preserve existing water resources by limiting development. Jason Martin heads planning in nearby Alamance County. He says the river’s status as an emergency water supply led to the push for reclassification.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:20:00 +0000 WUNC News 7439 at http://wunc.org Guilford County Finalist for Solar Farm http://wunc.org/post/guilford-county-finalist-solar-farm <p>Guilford County is in the running for a massive solar power project.</p><p>National Solar Power of Melbourne, Florida has selected seven finalists for what it says will be the “world’s largest solar farm” – and Guilford County is on the list.&nbsp; Gail Vadia is a spokeswoman for the Greensboro Partnership – a community and economic development organization in Guilford County. She says National Solar Power has already been in contact with land-owners.</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 8508 at http://wunc.org