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The Rhinoceros Times ® Vol. XXIII No. 2 © Copyright 2012 The Rhinoceros Times Greensboro, North Carolina Thursday, January 10, 2013 County Losing Baby, Bath Water by Scott D. Yost county editor Guilford County government is seeing a radical changing of the guard and a mass exit of experience in a very short period of time – and that became even more true last week when Guilford County Assistant Manager Sharisse Fuller, who’s also the county’s human resources director, turned in her letter of resignation, effective Thursday, Feb. 28. In addition, longtime Guilford County Information Services Director Barbara Weaver is retiring at the end of this month. Guilford County Manager Brenda Jones Fox had previously announced she would be stepping down at the end of January. In addition to Guilford County losing its manager, assistant manager, human resources director and information services (Continued on page 32) Photo by John Hammer Gov. Pat McCrory (right) spent Tuesday morning at the Elm Street Center in downtown Greensboro meeting and greeting people. He also signed a bunch of stuff. Here he is signing photos for Marcus Kindley, former chairman of the Guilford County Republican Party. See story page 2 and more photos page 4. Republicans Talking Tax Reform by john hammer editor The newly elected North Carolina General Assembly was sworn in this week. It is decidedly Republican, with the Republicans having a 31-to-19 advantage in the state Senate and a 67 to 52 advantage in the state House. There is also a huge change for 2013 in that North Carolina has a Republican governor. Former Gov. Bev “Dumpling” Perdue vetoed quite a few bills in the last session and even more bills were never introduced because the Republicans knew they would never make it past the governor’s desk. Now the legislature has a governor who will be working with them, not against them. The General Assembly, the governor’s office and the North The Taxman Doesn’t Careth by Scott D. Yost county editor Stores open up extra checkout lanes on Black Friday and the Post Office has extra help on hand on April 15 to collect all the lastminute tax returns, however, the Rhino Rumors From staff and wire reports Photo by John Hammer District 59 state Rep. Jon Hardister with his parents, Wayne and Carolyn, being sworn into office last week by North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby at Starmount Country Club. Close to 200 attended the swearing-in ceremony. Carolina Supreme Court are all Republican dominated. Republicans are expected to get (Continued on page 28) They say the most dangerous place to be is between some local politicians and a camera, but you can’t say that about Guilford County (Continued on page 25) Guilford County Tax Department apparently felt no need to prepare for an increased number of county residents paying their property taxes in the days leading up to the (Continued on page 7) Inside this issue High Point News............ 6 Entertainment Guide...... 9 Uncle Orson Reviews... 10 Puzzles............ 12, 28, 29 Yost Column................ 13 Scott’s Night Out.......... 14 Rhino Real Estate........ 15 Letters to the Editor..... 23 Editorial Cartoon.......... 34 under the hammer....... 35


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