City and County Set for Gridiron Battle


"Employees and elected officials representing the City of Greensboro and Guilford County will meet at 11 am Saturday, September 20 at Jaycee Park, 3802 Jaycee Park Dr., for fun, fellowship, and football. The gridiron meeting will be the first of three sporting events between the two government entities in the battle for the Guilford Cup.

Greensboro City Councilman Jamal Fox and Guilford County Commissioner Ray Trapp developed the idea of bringing representatives from the two organizations together on the athletic field. “This is a way of breaking down the walls and barriers, perceived or real, that exist between the two governments,” says Fox. “It’s also a fun way to network, provides some excitement for employees, and gives residents a chance to cheer on their governmental leaders.”

“Sports have a way of bringing people together and that’s what the Guilford Cup idea is really about, finding some common ground and spending time with one another,” says Trapp. “I believe that the fellowship we have on the playing field will translate into the workplace. A good-natured rivalry may lead to stronger working ties which will benefit our community in numerous ways.”

Teams comprised of employees and Council/Commission members will kick off the Guilford Cup with the flag football game September 20. That event will be followed by a basketball game later in the fall and a softball game in the spring of 2015. A points system is being developed based on winners of the athletic events and volume of donations to the selected nonprofits that will receive charitable contributions in lieu of entry to the events. The government team with the most points will be awarded the Guilford Cup.


Residents and spectators interested in attending September’s football game are asked to bring donations for the Teachers’ Supply Warehouse. A list of items requested by Teachers’ Supply Warehouse and information about the game is online at www.greensboro-nc.gov/guilfordcup."

- A Press Release

Woman charged with prescription fraud


JENNIFER EILEEN SCHULER
"Members of the Winston-Salem Police Department Field Services Bureau initiated an investigation at Walgreens, in which  Jennifer Eileen McCormack Schuler, 31, w/f was identified as a suspect of a prescription fraud case.

Investigation by the Special Investigations Division established that Schuler, who resides at 2125 Cloverdale Ave., in Winston-Salem, is responsible for phoning in numerous fraudulent prescriptions to the pharmacy representing herself as a medical provider.  Schuler fraudulently received 850 dosages of hydrocodone during the time frame of 07/16/2014 and 08/20/2014. 

She is charged with 10 counts Obtaining Controlled Substance by Fraud, 10 counts of Identity Fraud, 1 count Attempt to Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud and is being held under a $25,000.00 secured bond"

- A Police Report

Forsyth Tech Holds Information Sessions for Short-Term Worker Training Classes in Stokes County

"Forsyth Tech in Stokes County has received a $90,000 Rural Community Mobilization Grant through the NC Department of Commerce to provide short-term job training to the unemployed and underemployed in Stokes County. The program is designed to connect qualified residents with full-time jobs and new careers, and the training will be provided at no cost.

The college will launch this program (“Stokes Works”) by holding the first of several information sessions for potential participants on Tuesday, September 9 at 9 am at the college’s King location at 3111 Big Oaks Drive.  

The Stokes Works grant focuses on training qualified residents for in-demand jobs, such as electronic health records specialists, electrical linemen, facility maintenance technicians and welders, administrative assistants, and bank tellers. Classes will begin as early as September, and the program will run through the end of April 2015. Financial assistance may be available for qualifying Stokes County residents.

The program is a collaboration between Forsyth Tech, the Winston-Salem Urban League,  Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board, and other local agencies, which provide participants with the services they need in order to complete the training, including providing
employer referrals, résumé development, employer connections, interview preparation, transportation and other ancillary services.  

“This program is designed to help the un-employed and under-employed in Stokes County find meaningful and gainful employment,” says Ann Watts, director of Stokes County Operations and Off-Campus Centers for Forsyth Tech. “Connecting these people to employers who need skilled workers is a win-win for the program participants as well as the economic prosperity of employers in Stokes and surrounding counties.”

Additional information sessions will be held according to this schedule:

·      Wed., Sept. 10, 6 pm, King Public Library, 101 Pilot View Dr, King
·      Thurs., Sept. 18, 6 pm, Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center, 1165 Dodgetown Rd. in Walnut Cove
·      Fri., Sept. 19, 10 am, Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center, 1165 Dodgetown Rd. in Walnut Cove

All information sessions are free and open to the public.

Residents who have questions about Stokes Works or would like to participate can call Sally Elliott at 336.593.5402, ext. 1101.

About Forsyth Tech
Forsyth Tech (forsythtech.edu) provides students with flexible educational pathways to a competitive workforce for the community and global economy. The college offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in more than 200 programs of study, including programs that promote personal and professional development through non-credit courses and seminars, as well as customized training for
business and industry. Forsyth Tech is the fifth largest community college in North Carolina and serves more than 35,000 students with approximately 1,500 full and part-time faculty and staff."

- A Press Release

Chipotle manager robbed at gunpoint

On Aug. 29 at 10:47am Greensboro Police Officers responded to the Greensboro Chipotle Restaurant located at 5402 Sapp Road in reference to a robbery.  Upon arrival officers spoke with the restaurant's manager.
The manager stated that she was approached in the parking lot by an unknown black male, approximately 6’ tall, wearing a white shirt, grey sweatpants and a black baseball cap.  The suspect produced a gun and demanded money.  The suspect was last seen running toward West Wendover Ave.  The investigation is ongoing."
-A Police Report

Sanctuary House partners with Stonefield Cellars Winery and holds ‘BBQ & BOOGIE in the Vineyard’ fundraiser on October 11th, 2014

"On Oct. 11, Sanctuary House is hosting the ‘BBQ & BOOGIE in the Vineyard’ fundraiser event held at Stonefield Cellars Winery in Stokesdale, NC.

At the BBQ & BOOGIE in the Vineyard, Sanctuary House will celebrate fall with the community and will raise funds to support programming at Sanctuary House. This event is open to the public and will offer LIVE music by the Caribbean Cowboys Band, a delicious and professionally catered BBQ dinner with chicken & pork BBQ with all the fixings, a 50/50 cash raffle, lawn games and a cash bar.
Tickets start at $35 per person. Sales and Sponsorships are available online and space is limited.  https://sanctuaryhouse.ejoinme.org/BBQ

Sanctuary House has partnered with Stonefield Cellars Winery for this event, and it will be held from 5:00pm-10pm at Stonefield Cellars Winery in Stokesdale, NC. All proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships and donations to this event, including 25% of the evening’s winery beverage sales, will benefit Sanctuary House.

Sanctuary House opened in Greensboro in April 2002 and has expanded to deliver services to 75+ individuals a day. Sanctuary House services include Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Employment Support, Outpatient Therapy Services and they operate A Sweet Success! Bakery.  The mission of Sanctuary House is to facilitate the recovery of adults with severe mental illness in Guilford County achieve and sustain meaningful roles and lives in our community.
Sanctuary House has served the community for over a decade and are grateful for every contribution of time, money and support given over the past decade to support the vision and mission.
According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, “One in four adults−approximately 61.5 million Americans−experiences mental illness in a given year. One in 17−about 13.6 million−live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder.”

Sanctuary House is proud to be one of 8 clubhouse model programs in North Carolina and among 400 programs around the world. A private nonprofit (501c3), Sanctuary House provides psychosocial rehabilitation emphasizing the Fountain House Clubhouse Model. 

For more information about Sanctuary House, or for in-take information,
please call (336) 275-7896 or visit our website at www.sanctuaryhousegso.com"

A Press Release


Sports Hall of Fame announces new inductees


"Six of the seven 2014 North Carolina A&T Sports Hall of Fame inductees won at least one MEAC championship during their collegiate careers. The North Carolina A&T Sports Hall of Fame announced its new members on Thursday with five football players, one track and field athlete and one men’s basketball player earning the prestigious honor.

Football’s James Bowden, Darryl Klugh, Connell Maynor, Troy Pelshak, Barry Turner, track and field’s Shenan Robinson and men’s basketball James Sparrow will be announced as the new members on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the North Carolina A&T University Alumni-Foundation Event Center at 7 p.m. The media is invited to a press luncheon for the inductees at the event center at noon on Sept. 4. The honorees will also be recognized on Sept. 6 when the Aggies play their home opener against No. 7 Coastal Carolina at 6 p.m., at Aggie Stadium.

“On behalf of North Carolina A&T State University and the department of athletics, I want to congratulate the 2014 inductees,” said Earl M. Hilton III, A&T’s director of athletics. “We appreciate their commitment to their sport, university and community. Their individual accomplishments translated into team success, and that is the true sign of a Hall of Famer.”

Bowden played wide receiver for A&T from 1991-95. He made 94 receptions for 1,694 yards and nine touchdowns. He helped the Aggies win the 1992 MEAC championship and earn a playoff berth in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs.

Darryl Klugh is considered one of the best defensive backs in school history. He secured three different All-American honors during his career, including Division I-AA All-American accolades. In 1999 he led the MEAC in interceptions and was a first-team All-MEAC selection. The Aggies 1999 team also broke the school record for wins (11), won the MEAC championship and won the school’s first ever NCAA football playoff game. His younger brother Hasaan is a quarterback on the 2014 Aggies football team.

Maynor has continued to have success in football more than 20 years after his collegiate career ended. He led the Winston-Salem State Rams to the Division II national championship game in 2012, and he is the current head coach at Hampton University. Before his coaching career, Maynor established as one of the best all-around offensive players in school history.

Maynor won MEAC Offensive Player of the Year twice (1990 and ’91), becoming the first Aggie to win the award. He threw 18 touchdown passes and only five interceptions in 1991 as he led the Aggies to the MEAC title.
Pelshak was one of the most feared defensive players in the MEAC. He could play defensive end, defensive tackle and nose tackle. He made 52 tackles for loss in his career, including seven in one game.

Robinson was an outstanding athlete on the track. He competed in the 55 meters, 100, 400 meter relay, long jump and triple jump. He helped the Aggies win three consecutive outdoor MEAC championships (1994-96) and one indoor championship in 1996. He was named All-MEAC in the 55, 100 and long jump.

Many Aggie fans would argue that James Sparrow is the best men’s basketball player in school history. He led the team in scoring three straight seasons and during the 1975-76 season he led the team in scoring, assists and steals. He led the Aggies to three MEAC titles (1975, ‘76 and ‘78), and was the MEAC Player of the Year in ‘75 and ‘76. He has the best scoring average in school history at 18.8 points per game.


Turner’s 2,726 rushing yards is fourth all-time on the Aggies rushing list. He also made 92 receptions for 1,148 yards and nine touchdowns. He helped the Aggies win back-to-back MEAC titles in 1991 and ‘92.  He is one of only three players in school history with more than 4,000 all-purpose yards."

- A Press Release

Walker Announces Second Debate

"Congressional candidate Mark Walker has accepted the invitation of Time Warner Cable to host a debate on October 23rd, 2014.  As previously announced, the 6th Congressional District campaigns have agreed to debates in both the Greensboro and Raleigh areas.

“The people of the 6th District have a clear choice this fall and these debates will provide an opportunity for the voters to see contrasting visions of the Country,” said Walker. “I want to rein in federal spending, encourage small business growth, cut taxes, and remove the government out of your healthcare.

“My opponent will vote with Nancy Pelosi and support the President’s failed agenda. Working-class families in the 6th District do not want the higher taxes, healthcare mandates, and increased regulation that my opponent will support.”

Both campaigns have accepted the invitation of Fox 8 and the Greensboro News and Record to participate in a jointly hosted debate on October 29th.  This debate will be televised on WGHP-TV and streamed live on MyFox8.com and News-Record.com.

The Time Warner debate will be the first debate of the General Election. The debate’s format and broadcast schedule have not been finalized.



Mark Walker is a candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina’s Sixth District.  He has a background in business and ministry, most recently as a member of the pastoral staff of one of the largest churches in Guilford County.  Mark and his wife of 21 years, Kelly, have three children and live in the Triad."

- A Press Release

HIGH POINT PUBLIC LIBRARY FALL BOOK SALE

"The Friends of the High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main Street, will have a used book sale on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from noon until 6 pm and on Sunday, September 14 from 1:30 to 4:00pm in the Morgan Room and adjacent area, on the main floor of the library.  A $3.00 bag sale will occur from 3:00-4:00 pm on Sunday. 

A preview sale, limited to members of the Friends of the Library will be held on Saturday morning, September 13, 2014 from 10:00 am until noon.  Non-members interested in supporting the library and participating in the presale can join the Friends of the Library that morning for as little as $10.00 a year.  

A membership form can be downloaded at http://highpointpubiclibrary.com/files/Friends Membersip.pdf. 

You will find hardbacks for $2.00, paperbacks for 50 cents, children’s hardbacks for 50 cents, children’s paperbacks for 25 cents, coffee table books for $3.00. Audio-visual materials are priced from $1.00-$3.00 with whole sets of books priced individually. 

The Friends of the High Point Library sponsors this event with proceeds going to support the library. We hope you will stop by the library for the Fall Book sale; you are sure to find some great bargains for adults and children."

- A Press Release