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mY HIGH POINT Essays provide glimpses of what this community could mean for you.

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For most of the 20th century, High Point was defined primarily by its furniture and textile industries but the community, which can trace its history to the 1770s, got its name and a terrific boost toward becoming the city of more than 100,000 population it is today from the railroad. The High Point Enterprise has been chronicling the community’s history since November 1883, the last 107 years as a daily. The facts and figures (High Point, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph), High Point Police Department, High Point Fire Department, Guilford Sheriff’s Department, High Point City Council, Guilford County Board of Commissioners, N.C. legislators, Congress, county agencies, health care, child day care and adult day care. Everything you need to know to get “hooked up”! United Way & affiliates and a wide variety of nonprofit, civic and charitable organizations provide opportunities to get involved. By nurturing the joy of reading, sharing the power of knowledge, strengthening the sense of community and enhancing economic vitality and, by offering 15 apps, the High Point Public Library is worth a visit both in person and online. Meanwhile, the High Point Parks & Recreation Department and other sports endeavors provide opportunities to keep fit. The city’s designation as Furniture Capital of the World traces its home furnishings manufacturing back some 120 years and what now is known as the High Point Market to its beginning (as the Southern Furniture Market) in 1909. Today, High Point – North Carolina’s international city – is a diversified workplace. Schools – public and private, specialty – community college and universities are providing learning for many at any age. The High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, High Point Area Arts Council, galleries and museums and annual events have plenty of activities and attractions for residents and visitors alike. Where to worship: it’s your choice!





From south to north, from east to west and various spots in between, High Point offers plenty of shopping venues large and small. Location, location, location!



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From Capus Waynick and John Coltrane, to Luke Appling and Heather Richardson, to Ted Brown and Conner Scarborough – people who have made the grade. Interstate focus!

There’s much about which to cheer! There’s plenty to see, do within a day’s drive.






BILL BENCINI has worked in the furniture industry since 976 and is a former High Point City Council member and currently serves on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners.

he May 3, 2011, press event by International Market Centers marked the beginning of a new chapter for our century old furniture market. Our market, with its impact on our city and region, remains a defining institution for High Point. Consolidation of ownership in our market’s showroom facilities, and the attention focused on this process, begs for reflection upon how our market continues to evolve successfully.

We remember well the naysayers and detractors when the new market in Las Vegas was started. Sentiment abounded that there was no way our market could survive in a competition with America’s behemoth of hospitality and entertainment. High Point vs. Vegas. Really? And yet, survive we did. We survived so well that industry analysts declared High Point victorious in the battle for furniture market supremacy. How did this outcome, seemingly unlikely to so

many, come about? Anecdotal observation suggests public-private cooperation in our community as the primary factor in the market’s ongoing success … recently, and decades ago. In the 1970s, High Point was challenged by a different market from the west –Dallas. That challenge, just like the recent one from Las Vegas, was successfully overcome through community cooperation. It can be argued that the competitive response to Dallas was small compared to the Las Vegas challenge, and that is true. By the time Las Vegas started developing its market, the stakes were much higher. High Point Market had grown to a peak of 12,000,000

square feet, from a modest footprint in the 1970s. Cooperation in our community is fundamental to all our successes. Think for a moment about the success of our premier office parks to the north. Consider the continued development of High Point Regional Hospital and Health System. High Point University’s explosive growth is nurtured by cooperation from our citizens and city government. We recently developed the region’s first Miracle League Field for children with disabilities. We are blessed with an abundant cooperative spirit often lacking in some neighboring communities / governmental jurisdictions. Today, an exciting new opportunity challenges us. We are taking on the job of revitalization in our urban


core. City Project “targets,” when completed, will create a sense of place to benefit our citizens. These neighborhoods will bring about new development, new vitality and enhanced quality of life for our city. Yes, there are always naysayers … just like when our furniture market is challenged. Constrained public and private resources in today’s economy make City Project implementation difficult. The plans are ambitious. But don’t bet against High Point when we face ambitious plans and difficult challenges. Cooperation will, as in the past, clear a path to successful achievement. Cooperation defines our community … and it is a big part of why I love High Point.


Top: Marketgoers enjoy the hustle bustle of Fall Market. right: Iconic statue of High Point’s railway History at the depot. Far right: The historic Hoggat House located on lexington Avenue at the High Point Museum.

igh Point is the city I have chosen to proudly call

home. I am a High Pointer through and through – born here, raised here, and now I live and work here. After being away at college, I began evaluating job opportunities across the country. I quickly realized that High Point is a city that offers everything I find important. High Point is a city with a thriving business community. We have an active Chamber of Commerce and a healthy mix of small businesses and larger organizations. As CEO of McNeill Lehman – a marketing, public relations, and graphic design firm – I have found a career that both challenges and inspires me to become better each day.

We have more than tripled revenues in the past five years, and we have doubled the size of our team – all in High Point. High Point is a close-knit city with community-minded people willing to help those less fortunate. The outreach and generosity of families and organizations such as United Way and the CommuDEENA quBEIN is CEO of McNeill Lehman and was born and raised in High Point. nity Foundation is astonishing. People believe that if they have been blessed, it is their privilege to bless the lives of others with their time, money and talents. This city offers involvement to a wide spectrum of people, and


at the age of 27, I have served on 15 boards of various organizations. This has allowed me to invest in stewardship at a young age – an opportunity that tends to be rare in larger cities. High Point is a city with an active and growing social scene. The Uptowne district is becoming more pedestrianfriendly and developing an urban personality. My sister and I started “High Point Young Professionals” to create an atmosphere for young professionals to enjoy living, working and serving here. The number of young professionals interested has surprised us all. The city is arts-friendly with entertainment stemming from organizations like the Arts Council, Community Theatre, and NC Shakespeare Festival, headquartered here.

High Point is a family-focused city with friendly neighborhoods and an affordable cost of living. More than 100,000 citizens live here, yet we still have a small-town feel and plenty of southern charm. Ten minutes is a “long commute.” As part of the expanding Triad, we have big-city amenities and a central location between the beach and mountains. High Point is known as the Furniture Capital of the World and the home of High Point University. I am proud to know we host a major world industry at prominent semi-annual furniture markets. High Point University has been growing, expanding, and serving as a huge economic boost to our city, some $400 million annually. High Point is a truly special place, and I am proud to call it home.



Top: S. Main Street view of a portion of the High Point Market district. Left: Classroom Building (H5) is the latest building on the High Point campus of Guilford Technical Community College.



igh Point is my hometown and it has given me some of my best memories. Being the oldest of four children, I had a pretty normal childhood. During the week, both of my parents worked hard in the local mill and furniture factories. I always looked forward to the weekends. My parents would load my siblings and me up in the car and would take us out on a road trip. The neighborhood I grew up in was family-oriented and, I felt safe, because everyone looked out for one another. High Point is one of those cities where you can get that hometown, country feeling and feel safe in your environment. If you are a family-oriented person, High Point is the place for you. In the spring where everything starts anew, there are a lot of activities going on. There are several recreational parks that offer the opportu-

housing industry in High Point nity for kids to get involved really has grown to accommoin organized sports such as date the many families who Little League baseball and have relocated here. Familysoccer. Along with receiving an oriented communities have excellent education, High Point been built throughout the city. University hosts a variety of These communities are built sporting events such as: basaround and near shopping ketball, lacrosse and baseball. areas, such as strip malls and We have a good public grocery stores, making it very school system, along with several faith-based private schools, covenant for shopping. Public transportation is widespread which offer an excellent educational curriculum, PHYLISS BRIDGES grades K-12. High Point is owner of Yalik’s Modern Art University offers continuand recalls what neighborhood ing education for adults life is like. along with GTCC’s High Point campus. throughout the city. In the spring, flowers are High Point is known as the in bloom and the folks here Furniture Capital of the World in town are busy sprucing up and hosts two major furniture their yards. As you venture markets every year. Even through the different neighthough it brings a lot of people borhoods, you get a sense of to the local area, we have pride. Once folks have finmanaged to keep that small ished their weekend chores, hometown lifestyle that keeps they sit back on their porches our visitors coming back. and admire their work, watch My High Point means famthe cars go by, enjoying the ily lifestyle and that’s what’s peace and quiet. special to me. Over the last few years, the



stress-free. Some of the success that I encountered as I moved here was that I did open two restaurants (El Charo and another on National Highway) as I always had planned. I sold both.

he main reason I decided to move from Atlanta to High Point was because I wanted to start my own busiOCTAVIO SEDANO ness. I wanted to have is married and has three chilmy own business to aldren. He is a shift manager at La low my family and kids Fiesta restaurant in High Point to live a better life. and also works for D.H. Griffin Some of the probwrecking company. He used to lems that I encounown two restaurants, “El Chatered when I moved ro” on South Main and another here was having to at the National Highway. get adjusted to the The things that I enjoy different lifestyle here. For about High Point is that instance, in Atlanta, life was things are more tranquil and fast and very stressful and stress-free. here it is more relaxed and

There are also many good people here compared to Atlanta. Also, there is a better environment and more vegetation here – it is not all buildings and no huge areas of land. Future plans I have here in High Point is to hopefully open up some sort of new business. In my time being here in High Point, I don’t have any complaints about the way in which society has treated me. I have had no sort of racial problem and people are always nice to me and very friendly.

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first 3,000-square-foot store to a 23,000- square-foot building in 1986, and then moved to the 100,000-square-foot showroom in 1997. I have been fortunate enough to donate three buildings: to the High Point Chamber of Commerce, the Foster Children of North Carolina and High Point Community Against Violence. In 2009, I was declared one of the 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in the United States. I am the first one from North Carolina to be included in this group. This journey has been rewarding since it provided me an opportunity to come across a tremendous variety of people in my showroom and during my travels to different countries in ZAKI KHALIFA connection with my Is president of Zaki Oriental Rugs business. and a native of Pakistan. Due to the strong recommendations made by kind friends in High in Pakistan and invited me to Point, some people traveled High Point. Several days later, I thousands of miles in order to visited Dr. and Mrs. Wheebuy a few rugs in my showless and found their generous room. My business has been hospitality overwhelming. Due recognized several times by to the extraordinary attention I the Better Business Bureau for promoting ethics in business. received, I decided to settle in I have been able to host High Point. friends like Shirley & George I was primarily interested in Erath, Jean and John Riley a big metropolitan area since and several people from other I had come from a city of 7 states in Pakistan as part of my million. I was quite apprehenefforts to promote understandsive about settling in a town as ing between people from differsmall as High Point. ent parts of the world. Fortunately, some prominent I believe the more religions and cultures you study, the citizens such as Lynwood Smith, more you enrich your life. It Sidney Tomlinson, Fred Alexis important to remember ander, the Rev. Bill Price, Jim Morgan and Bob Culp were kind that every human being is a vessel of untold worth and enough to befriend me, which oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full potential can only be made the transition to High realized by associating with the Point less difficult. I must admit, maximum number of people of however, that the first three different backgrounds. years were very difficult for busiWhen I saw a janitor, bank tellers, attorneys, physicians ness. Even with an increase every year, it took more than three and some merchants having lunch in the same restaurant, I years to become profitable. I felt reassured that my decision moved the business from the to migrate to the U.S. was a correct one. have always been interested in learning more and more about different cultures. To some extent, this desire was satisfied by attending two missionary colleges in Pakistan where I came across students of different faiths and cultural background. One of the colleges I attended was Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan. This college had many American professors. During one of my travels to the western world, I landed in New York on July 4, 1976. While traveling to different states, I called Dr. Carl Wheeless at High Point College. Dr. Wheeless had taught me




new life. The more I learned am from Laos and I about High Point, the more have lived in High Point I liked it. since 1987. I thought High Point was I came here not knowing a big city compare to where what to expect, just wanting I was from, but I was happy a better life. to find out that, no matter I did not know anyone where I went in the city, here but the church (Forest people were willing to help Hills Presbyterian) that sponme. sored I did SY GREEN me not feel works at K & S Tool and Mfg. Co. helped like an and emigrated to America from me get outsider Laos a quarter-century ago. started but part of on my the community. new life. The people there I enjoy all the fun things helped me get a place to High Point has to offer. I live, a job to support myself enjoy going to the fireworks and school to help me learn display on the Fourth of July, English. to City Lake Park to ride Everyone was willing to the rides, to the ball park to help me get started on my

Top: Market Square Tower near the western edge of the High Point Market district has become a landmark for the community. Above: Plenty of folks from near and far enjoyed themselves at Ildertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach Music Blast. watch my boy play baseball. I have enjoyed living here so much that, when my brother was able to come to the U.S., I got him to bring his family to live in High Point also. I wanted to make them feel as welcomed as I was. There are a lot of good people here willing to

help them with even more resources that before. I think what makes High Point such a special place is its people. The community accepts everyone no matter who they are or where they are from. I am happy to be living in High Point, and would recommend living here to anyone.

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HIGH POINT DEmOGrAPHICS & COUNtY rESOUrCES REGISTER OF DEEDS Jeff Thigpen 201 S. Eugene St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3239


REGISTER OF DEEDS HIGH POINT OFFICE 325 E. Russell Ave. High Point, NC 27260 (336) 845-7931

SHERIFF OF GUILFORD CO. BJ Barnes 400 W. Washington St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3694; (336) 845-3694 (High Point) GUILFORD COUNTY JAIL HIGH POINT 507 E. Green Dr. High Point, NC 27260 (336) 845-7900 counTy AdMInISTrATIon & dEPArTMEnT dIrEcTorS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES Brenda Jones Fox county manager 301 W. Market St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3383 Sharisse Fuller assistant manager (336) 641-3383

COUNTY LEGAL DEPT. Mark Payne – county atty. 301 W. Market St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3852 BUDGET MNGT. & EVALUATION Michael Halford – director 301 W. Market St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3240

TAX DEPARTMENT Ben Chavis – director 400 W. Market St. PO BOX 3138, G reensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3362 TAX DEPT – HIGH POINT OFFICE 505 E. Green Drive High Point, NC 27260 (336) 884-7911 COOPERATIVE EXTENSION William Wickliffe – director 3309 Burlington Road Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 375-5876 CLERK TO THE BOARD Effie D. Varitimidis clerk to the board 301 W. Market St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-5532 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SERVICES Stephen Dew – GIS manager 400 W. Market St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-2549 PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT Betty Garrett – interim director 400 W. Market St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3334 BOARD OF ELECTIONS George N. Gilbert – director 301 W. Market St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3836 BOARD OF ELECTIONS – HIGH POINT OFFICE 325 E. Russell Ave. High Point, NC 27260 (336) 845-7895 PURCHASING DEPARTMENT Bonnie Stellfox – director 301 W. Market St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3226

SECURITY DEPARTMENT Jeff Fowler – director 301 W. Market St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-6535 FACILITIES Fred Jones – director 301 W. Market St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3340 FINANCE DEPARTMENT Reid Baker – director 201 S. Greene St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3300

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HUMAN RESOURCES Sharisse C. Fuller – director 201 S. Greene St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3324

PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT – HIGH POINT OFFICE 501 E. Green Dr. High Point, NC 27260 (336) 845-7771 COURT ALTERNATIVES Doug Logan – director 15 Lockheed Ct. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27409 (336) 931-0917 EMERGENCY SERVICES Alan Perdue – director 1002 Meadowwood Road Greensboro NC 27409 (336) 641-7565

THE GUILFORD CENTER – BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & DISABILITY SERVICES 201 N. Eugene St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27401 (336) 641-4981

SOCIAL SERVICES Robert Williams – director 1203 Maple Street PO BOX 3388, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3000


SOCIAL SERVICES – HIGH POINT OFFICE 325 E. Russell Avenue High Point, NC

INFORMATION SERVICES Barbara C. Weaver – CIO/director 201 N. Eugene St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3371 INTERNAL AUDIT Martha K. Rogers – director 201 S. Greene St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3242 TRANSPORTATION Myra Thompson – interim director 1203 Maple Street PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-4848

RISK MANAGEMENT Randall R. Zimmerman – director 301 W. Market St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-4766 CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT – HIGH POINT OFFICE Renee Kenan – program manager 325 E. Russell Ave. High Point, NC 27260 (336) 845-7770 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Sandra Woodard – interim director 301 W. Market St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro NC 27402 (336) 641-3778 COORDINATED SERVICES Beverly I. Williams – coordinated services manager 301 W. Market St. PO BOX 3427, Greensboro, NC 27402 (336) 641-6829 fax: (336) 641-6833

DEmOGRAPHICS High Point is the only city in North Carolina that exists within four counties: Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, and Randolph. It also stands within two major watersheds: The Yadkin-Pee Dee and the Cape Fear. Parts of the city rise above 1,000 feet (300 meters), making it among the highest cities in North Carolina’s Piedmont. HIGH POINT Population: 104,371 White: 59,336 African American: 26,425 Hispanic: 6,230 Native American: 501 Asian: 4,134 Other: 6,106 Two or more races: 1639 Female: 52.3%; Male: 47.7 % Labor force: 49,201; Employed: 44,219 Households: 39,388 Median household income: $40,778

Median per capita income: $$22,717 Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,778 (1.2 %) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,242 (1.0 %) Education: Did not complete high school: 16 %; High school graduate: 26.5 percent Some college, no degree: 19 percent Associate degree: 7.2 percent Bachelor degree: 23 percent

Graduate degree: 9 percent Area: City – 49 sq mi; latitude: 35.97 N, longitude: 80.00 W GUILFORD COUNTY Population: 488,406 White: 265,228 African American: 156,902 Hispanic: 34,826 Native American: 2,071 Asian: 19,059 Other: 1,316

in history


1753 – Deep River Friends Meeting begins holding services.


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government of North Carolina authorized construction of the Cape Fear Road from Cross Creek (modern-day Fayetteville) through the Piedmont wilderness to the backwoods settlements of Bethania, Bethabara and Salem in today’s Forsyth County. It was a trading path that put some familiar sites in and around High Point today on a noted map of that day by John Collett in 1770. The northern branch of the Cape Fear Road served as a major trading route into the back country of North Carolina well into the 1800s. It crossed Muddy Creek in today’s Archdale and passed near today’s Springfield Friends Meeting in south High Point, which began in 1773, so it didn’t make the 1770 map. The trading route then headed on a northwesterly track across Richland Creek and on through today’s downtown toward the Moravian settlements in what would become Forsyth County. The Cape Fear Road intersected in today’s north High Point with a road that passed nearby today’s Deep River Friends Meeting. That road was a major north/south


route to Salisbury, another one of the few Tarheel backwoods towns. At those crossroads, naturally sprang up a necessity of that time – a tavern – which served in those days as traveler’s inn, roadside restaurant and convenient watering hole. It was known as Bewe’s Ordinary, and with the churches and creeks of that day, we might say put the area that became High Point on a prominent map of colonial North Carolina. The ordinary served as a community meeting place, too, and was the site of early court proceedings in Guilford County. Part of the building remains off N. Johnson Street. About 100 years later, during the early 1850s, the N.C. Legislature chartered the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road Co., which built a nearly 130-mile long plank road from Fayetteville to Salem on generally the same route as the Cape Fear Road built a century earlier. This massive construction project using thousands of board feet of North Carolina timber was the interstate highway of that day. And although that project eventually became financially unviable, it proved pivotal in the development of today’s High Point.

During the mid-1850s, when the plank road was in its heyday, construction of a new form of transportation on rails was making its way from Goldsboro through Raleigh to Charlotte, slicing through the Piedmont and steadily rising to the highest point along the route. The location where the two then-innovative modes of transportation crossed formed an important junction for commerce. And where there’s commerce, there’s usually, eventually a town. So, as the stories go, with this area of commerce straddling the highest point on the rail line from Goldsboro to Charlotte, as noted by J.L. Gregg of the North Carolina Railroad, why not call it High Point. The name stuck for the crossroads community. As the area around the junction of these two modern transportation marvels grew to a whopping 250 people in 1859, on May 26 of that year, the N.C. General Assembly authorized establishment of a town called “High Point” in Guilford County. With the town’s first board of commissioners – Robert C. Lindsay, chairman, and commissioners John Carter, Sewell Farlow, Eli Denny and Jeremiah Piggott – the state’s newest town was officially born.

1755 – Phillip Hoggatt and his brother Anthony buy tracts of land located along Deep River of nearly 500 acres each from Lord Granville.





1786 – John Haley and his wife Phoeby build a brick house along present-day Lexington Avenue along the Salisbury road.

1773 – Springfield Friends Meeting begins hold services.

February 1860 - High Point holds an election and Nathan Hunt Jr. is elected the young city’s first mayor.

1817 – Solomon Kendall purchases 231 acres from Matthew Coffin, land that would become downtown High Point decades later.

1861 – The American Civil War begins and a training camp for North Carolina’s Confederate troops is established where today’s William Penn School is located. The camp was named Camp Fisher after a Salisbury native who had been killed in early fighting.

1822 – John Carter builds a home just north of Richland Creek and west of today’s Springfield Road.

April 1865 – As the War Between the States is drawing to a close, the Barbee Hotel, situated beside the railroad tracks through town, becomes a hospital for wounded Confederate and Union troops. A teenage Laura Wesson, while delayed traveling through High Point, tends to the wounded, contracts smallpox, dies and is buried in the city’s Oakwood Cemetery.

1833 – The Yearly Meeting of Friends settles a dispute over whether to locate what is now Guilford College along the Deep River near or in present-day High Point or at New Garden. The now-Greensboro location won out.





1845 – John Carter builds a grist mill on the creek that now runs through Blair Park. Carter, whom local historian Stephen C. Clark said in his memoirs might aptly be called the father of High Point, in 1849 buys a large enough share of stock in the North Carolina Railroad to ensure that it comes through present-day High Point.

Dec. 25, 1849 – The Fayetteville and Western Plank Road is within 12 miles of what would became High Point. In 1853, the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road is completed from near Salem through the community that has become known as High Point to the inland seaport Fayetteville, the hub of numerous plank roads. The route through High Point becomes a heavy trade artery for getting supplies to the North Carolina back country.



Nov. 22, 1855 – The first train on the North Carolina Railroad passes through High Point in front of excited well-wishers gathered at depot square.



May 26, 1859 – Population of the community known as High Point is 250. The N.C. General Assembly authorizes establishment of a town named “High Point” in Guilford County.


1880 – U.S. Census reports population of High Point as 991. November 1883 – The High Point Enterprise begins publication under the guidance of Ed Steele, William Blair and William Richardson.

1872 – Brothers William P. and Francis M. Pickett open a chewing tobacco factory at W. Lexington Avenue and Wallburg Road. The High Point area becomes home to several such factories during the late 1800s.

1895 – High Point Telephone Exchange is organized by J.R. Hoffman and Ed Steele. In 1899, J.F. Hayden, founder of the Thomasville Exchange, and others purchase the High Point exchange. The company is known today as North State Communications. 1897 – The graded school system begins with one building that had been constructed to be a residence of banker J. Elwood Cox. Alfred J. Griffin comes to High Point to head the High Point Normal and Industrial Institute. March 17, 1893 – Two Quakers, Robert Ferris and Robert I. Murray, purchase 5.1 acres of land from James Day for $800 to establish High Point Normal & Industrial Institute as a school for blacks


in history


September 1924 – High Point University opens with support from the Methodist Protestant Church, particularly High Point’s now First United Methodist Church.

1905/1906 – High Point Furniture Exposition Co. and rival Furniture Manufacturers’ Exposition Co. open showrooms and begin selling and promoting their products. 1909 – The city’s two rival furniture exposition companies combine to hold the first spring and summer home furnishing markets. The infant markets weren’t successful so the idea waned until a rebirth in 1913. However, today’s High Point Market traces its roots to this 1909 market.


90S 1904 – James H. Millis and John H. Adams begin High Point Hosiery Mills. The hosiery industry continues to grow in the city and in a few years High Point becomes known as the nation’s hosiery capital. 1904 – Junior Order of United American Mechanics, concerned about recent smallpox and typhoid epidemics, purchases and renovates a two-story house on Boulevard Street to open the city’s first hospital. Sept. 9, 1904 – The High Point Enterprise, a twice a week publication since May 1904, begins publishing daily. A weekly edition of the Enterprise continues publication for several more years.


920S 1913 – John and Nannie Kilby open the Kilby Hotel on Washington Street for black travelers, about a decade after Willis R. Hinton had built the first hotel in High Point for blacks at 600 E. Washington St.

1933 – High Point’s privately operated hospital is purchased from Dr. John Burrus and becomes a community hospital under guidance of a board of trustees. The community hospital expands in 1950 and again in 1971.


April 1921 – Southern Furniture Exposition Building opens. The 90-year-old facility was known more recently as the International Home Furnishings Center. It was purchased this year by Las Vegasbased International Market Centers.


July 1943 – O.H. Leak and Warren Steele become city’s first black police officers.

July 1943 – High Point’s twice-a-year furniture markets are suspended for the duration of World War II.

Jan. 11, 1944 – High Point’s Carl Chavis is hit by shrapnel while fighting in France and dies two days later. He’s the first black High Pointer to die in the war and later is awarded a Bronze Star for heroism under fire.

March 28, 1953 – The High Point YMCA basketball team plays the Christian Street YMCA of Philadelphia, led by Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain. The High Point team wins 85-79 to claim the YMCA National Championship.

1971 – Sam Burford is first black elected to City Council.

Dec. 1, 1953 – High Point City Council, on recommendation of the Parks and Recreational Commission, votes to change the name of the “Municipal Colored Park” to Washington Terrace Park.

Nov. 24, 1972 – T.W. Andrews High School wins the 4-A state football championship in just the school’s fifth year of existence.

July 12, 1954 – The city’s downtown area is impacted when “The Million Dollar Fire” destroys a number of buildings and many others are threatened in the area of city now occupied by City Hall, Showplace and surrounding areas.

March 16, 1975 – Officer Sally Cranford is High Point’s first woman patrol officer.

Jan. 21, 1956 – City Council votes unanimously to open Blair Park Golf Course to blacks. It’s the second municipal park in North Carolina to do so.


960S Feb. 11, 1960 – Ten days after four black college students begin sit-in protests at Woolworth’s segregated lunch counter in Greensboro, 26 black high school students plan and stage a sit-in at the High Point Woolworth’s on Main Street.

1968 – William Penn High School, for decades High Point’s segregated school for blacks, closes and T. Wingate Andrews opens. Sam Burford, former Penn principal is Andrews’ High’s first principal.

1995 – Oak Hollow Mall opens after controversy over its location near Oak Hollow Lake, the city’s main water supply.

January 2005 – Nido Qubein becomes president of High Point University and begins programs for construction and academic and sports improvements that triple the size of the private institution in five years.

Nov. 3, 1976 – High Point approves establishment of ABC stores.



Jan. 21, 1985 – High Point records it lowest temperature in history, 8 degrees below zero.



Feb. 8, 1988 – It’s announced that Adams Millis textile manufacturing company will be sold to Sara Lee Corp.

2007 – High Point’s population is 100,432. It’s the first time the city has topped 100,000 population mark.

July 24, 1985 – Pickett Cotton Mill shuts down after 75 years in operation. Summer 1985 – Vice President George H.W. Bush visits the city’s nearly completed community hospital, High Point Regional Hospital, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. In 2002, President George W. Bush holds a national roundtable discussion on malpractice insurance at High Point Regional. November 1985 – Judy Mendenhall is the first woman elected High Point’s mayor.

Jan. 15, 1969 – The Elwood Hotel, a downtown High Point landmark since 1903 located at S. Main and E. High Avenue, is sold for $207,710. The historic structure is demolished later.

HIGH POINTS HAPPENING NOW February 2011 – High Point University purchases a declining Oak Hollow Mall. Spring 2011 – Vast changes occur in the landscape of High Point’s home furnishings market as a new company based in Las Vegas purchases High Point’s three largest market showroom properties. The purchase by International Market Centers puts about twothirds of the High Point Market’s showroom space under one owner. The new company also purchases Las Vegas’ World Market Center, which had risen during the previous five years a rival to the 100-year-old High Point Market.





at The High Point Enterprise


By Vince Wheeler Opinion page editor

rom January 1935 until May 2010, the official history of The High Point Enterprise listed its beginning of publication as January 1885. For 75 years, that history was wrong. In May 2010, the Enterprise reported that research by the newspaper during the previous three years had uncovered convincing evidence that the Enterprise actually began publication in November 1883, some 14 months prior to the starting date listed in that previous official history. Why for 75 years, the starting date of publication was incorrect is still a mystery. But the fact remains, that in November 2013, the Enterprise will mark its 130th anniversary of beginning publication. When the Enterprise began, the weekly newspaper was a joint venture of High Point Attorney Ed Steele, educator William A. Blair and William Richardson. In July 1886, however, the paper reports that Steele sold it to C.F. Crutchfield, who operated it about two years and then resold the paper to Steele. Later in 1888, Steele sold the operation to Charles and James Joseph (J.J.) Farriss. J.J. Farriss served as editor and publisher until March 1915, when he sold the


operation to four Greensboro businessmen, one of whom was J.P. Rawley. By the time of that 1915 transaction, the weekly Enterprise had in May 1904 become a semi-weekly newspaper, and then on Sept. 9, 1904, the Enterprise published its first daily edition. A weekly edition of the Enterprise continued to run for a few years after the daily began. In 1918, the four Greensboro men who bought the paper in 1915 sold it to Parker Anderson, the Washington, D.C., correspondent of the Greensboro Daily News. J.P. Rawley remained with the paper as business manager. On May 1, 1919, the Enterprise announced that a number of High Point men, including J.P. Rawley and R.B. Terry, had purchased the newspaper from Anderson. The ownership group pledged strong local coverage of events in the High Point area. In March 1923, Capus M. Waynick came to the Enterprise for a part-time job that became full time and began a career that spanned several decades. During his years of association with the Enterprise, Waynick served as U.S. ambassador to Nicaragua and Colombia and also held several other political posts. In September of 1923, long-time Enterprise editor and owner J.J. Farriss died after suffering a massive heart attack.

On Feb. 7, 1932, the Enterprise published its first column by E.M. Foley under the standing headline, “News of Colored People.” The column, with the help of several writers, would continue to be published until the 1960s. On Jan. 20, 1935, the Enterprise celebrated what it deemed was its 50th anniversary of publication. A large special section marking the event, which at the time was purported to have been in January 1885, is published with many well-wishes, including one from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. During the years of World War II before the coming of television, the Enterprise was in its heyday as the local window to world events. As an afternoon daily, the paper was in a position to provide the latest news on the war. It also produced many extra editions that hit the streets quickly announcing the latest big developments in the war. In the early 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement became front and center coverage, especially of incidents in High Point. The Enterprise was there when 26 black high school students, 24 from William Penn High and two from High Point Central High, staged a sit-in at the F.W. Woolworth’s lunch counter in High Point on Feb. 11, 1960. It is believed to be the first, and perhaps only, sit-in planned and executed by high school students

Front page of The High Point Enterprise’s first daily edition.

during the early days of the move toward equal rights for blacks. Throughout the rest of the 1960s, the Enterprise chronicled civil rights demonstrations here and around the nation. It also reported the tragedies and triumphs of that turbulent decade for America. During the 1970s and 1980s, the Enterprise continued to grow as did the greater High Point area, with

the newspaper’s circulation reaching about 33,000. On Monday, Oct. 3, 1994, the Enterprise switched from an afternoon daily to a morning daily, following a trend that many afternoon dailies had begun. However, the Enterprise had been publishing Saturday and Sunday morning editions for decades. In February 1999, the families of Joe and David Rawley sold their one-half

interest in the Enterprise to Paxton Media Group of Paducah, Ky., ending a business relationship with the R. B. Terry family that began in 1919. The family of Randall B. Terry retained its half ownership until Terry’s death in 2004. After Terry’s death, Paxton Media Group purchased his share of the newspaper and has continued its operation since.


High Point City Council

Mayor Becky Smothers

Latimer B. Alexander, IV


Britt Moore

Bernita Sims

Foster Douglas

Michael Pugh

A.B. Henley, III

M. Christopher Whitley

James Corey


Guilford County Board of Commissioners

Melvin L. (Skip) Alston

Bill Bencini

Bruce E. Davis

Paul Gibson

John Parks

CONtACt INFOrmAtION Mayor Rebecca R. Smothers 1843 Country Club Drive High Point, NC, 27262 883-3305 (Office) 882-0662 (Home) email: becky.smothers@

Bernita Sims Ward 1 Council Member 1720 Candlewood Court High Point, NC 27265 336-883-6865 email: hpwone@northstate. net


Foster Douglas Ward 2 Council Member 309 S. Scientific Street High Point, NC 27260 336-471-4139 email: Fdouglas53@triad.

Latimer B. Alexander, IV City Council Member At Large 1019 Sweetbriar Road High Point, NC 27262 336-841-4023 (home) 336-382-8456 (office) email: latimeralexanderiv@ Britt Moore City Council Member At Large P.O. Box 5131 High Point, NC 27262 336-410-4412 (home) email: americafirst@triad.


Michael Pugh Ward 3 Council Member 112 Kenilworth Drive High Point, NC 27260 336-471-1129 email: A.B. Henley, III Ward 4 Council Member P.O. Box 5686 High Point, NC 27262 336-848-6526

email: M. Christopher Whitley Ward 5 Council Member 3603 Greenhill Drive High Point, NC 27265 336-869-0336 email: James Corey Ward 6 Council Member 2715 Red Run Court High Point, NC 27265 336-869-1729 email:

GuILFORD COuNTY COmmISSIONERS REPRESENTING THE GREATER HIGH PONT AREA: Melvin L. (Skip) Alston (D) Chair 2705 W. Vandalia Road Greensboro, NC 27407 (336) 272-5779 - Business

(336) 854-2910 - Home Bill Bencini (R) 1412 Trafalgar Drive High Point, NC 27262 (336) 885-9420 - Home (336) 859-2052 - Office Bruce E. Davis (D) 1010 Greensboro Road High Point, North Carolina 27260 (336) 688-2431 - Cell Phone (336) 889-4356 - Home Paul Gibson (D) 3402 Cloverdale Drive Greensboro, NC 27408 (336) 282-1114 - Office (336) 210-1049 - Cellular (336) 288-7280 - Home John Parks (D) 3313 Colony Drive Jamestown, NC 27282

(336) 878-7576 - Office (336) 454-4254 - Home

(COmmISSIONERS REPRESENTING OTHER AREAS OF GuILFORD COuNTY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NOT PICTuRED) Kay Cashion (D) 103 West Greenway Drive, North Greensboro, NC 27403 (336) 273-2820 - Office (336)274-6272 - Home Carolyn Q. Coleman (D) PO Box 3427 Greensboro, NC 27402 (336) 641-7670 - Office (336) 674-4699 - Home Kirk Perkins (D) 5773 Bethel Church Road McLeansville, NC 27301 (336) 697-0007 - Office

(336) 697-9832 - Home Linda O. Shaw (R) Vice-Chair PO Box 8618 Greensboro, NC 27419 (336) 641-3368 - Office (336) 855-7533 - Home Mike Winstead, Jr. (R) 2920 Martinsville Rd #206 Greensboro, NC 27408 (336) 362-2055 - Cellular (336) 389-9992 x201 - Office Billy Yow (R) 1429 Country Lake Drive Greensboro, NC 27406 (336) 674-9198 - Office (336) 674-2149 - Home



HIGH POINT ELECtED OFFICIALS Guilford County Board of Education

Dr. Sandra Alexander

Alan W. Duncan Amos L. Quick, Chairman III, Vice Chairman

J. Carlvena Foster

Ed Price

Nancy Routh

Darlene Garrett

Paul A. Daniels

Jeff Belton

Kris B. Cooke

Deena A. Hayes

CONtACt INFOrmAtION At Large (2008-2012) Sandra Alexander 4001 Hickory Tree Lane, Greensboro, NC 27405 Phone: (336) 790-4654 Fax: (336) 697-8155 All Schools At Large (2010-2014) Nancy R. Routh P.O. Box 564 Plesant Garden, NC 27313 Phone: (336) 674-7083 Fax: (336) 674-1245 All Schools District 1 (2008-2012) J. Carlvena Foster 818 Runyon Drive, High Point, NC 27260 Phone: (336) 886-6431 Fax: (336) 886-3341 District 1 Schools: Allen Jay Elementary, Andrews High, Fairview Elementary, The Middle College at GTCC - High Point, Kirkman Park Elementary, Montlieu Math and Science Academy, Oak Hill Elementary, Parkview Village Expressive Arts Magnet, Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, Dean B. Pruette SCALE Academy, Triangle Lake Montessori, Union Hill Elementary and Welborn Academy of Science and Technology

District 2 (2010-2014) Ed Price 914 Northshore Court, High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 878-7015 Fax: (336) 812-3164 District 2 Schools: Colfax Elementary, Ferndale Middle, Florence Elementary, High Point Central High, The Academy at High Point Central, Johnson Street Global Studies K-8 Magnet, Northwood Elementary, Oak View Elementary, Shadybrook Elementary, Southwest Elementary, Southwest High and Southwest Middle District 3 (2008-2012) Darlene Garrett 8003 Willow Glen Trail, Greensboro, NC 27455 Phone: (336) 643-6070 Fax: (336) 643-5477 District 3 Schools: Claxton Elementary, The Early College at Guilford, E.P. Pearce Elementary, Guilford Elementary, Guilford Middle, Doris Henderson Newcomers School, Jefferson Elementary, Kernodle Middle, Northern High, Northern Middle, Northwest High, Northwest Middle, Oak Ridge Elementary, Stokesdale Elementary, Summerfield Elementary and Western High

District 4 (2010-2014) Alan W. Duncan, Chairman 3103 St. Regis Road, Greensboro, NC 27408 Phone: (336) 378-5315 Fax: (336) 378-5400 District 4 Schools: Bessemer Elementary, Brightwood Elementary, Brown Summit Middle, Falkener Elementary, Gateway Education Center, Gibsonville Elementary, Hairston Middle, Madison Elementary, McLeansville Elementary, Mendenhall Middle, Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary, Northern Elementary, Northeast High, Northeast Middle and Reedy Fork Elementary District 5 (2008-2012) Paul A. Daniels 3909 Hickory Meadow Road, Greensboro, NC 27406 Phone: (336) 451-9543 Fax: (336) 674-5181 District 5 Schools: Alamance Elementary, Eastern High, Eastern Middle, The Middle College at GTCC - Jamestown, Jamestown Elementary, Jamestown Middle, Meredith Leigh Haynes-Bennie Lee Inman Education Center, Millis Road Elementary, Nathanael Greene Elementary, Pilot Elementary, Pleasant Garden

Elementary, Ragsdale High, Sedalia Elementary, Southeast High, Southeast Middle, Southern Elementary, Southern Middle, Southern High and Sumner Elementary District 6 (2010-2014) Jeff Belton 911 Merrill Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410 Phone: (336) 299-8805 District 6 Schools: Alderman Elementary, Greensboro College Middle College, Grimsley High, Hunter Elementary, Jackson Middle, Lindley Elementary, Morehead Elementary, Murphey Traditional Academy, Saturn School, The Middle College at GTCC - Greensboro and Weaver Academy District 7 (2008-2012) Kris B. Cooke 1223 Buckingham Road, Greensboro, NC 27408 Phone: (336) 379-0649 Fax: (336) 574-2580 District 7 Schools: Brooks Global Studies, Cone Elementary, General Greene Elementary, Irving Park Elementary, Jesse Wharton Elementary, Joyner Elementary, Kiser Middle, Page High, SCALE - Greensboro and Sternberger

District 8 (2010-2014) Deena A. Hayes P.O. Box 1105, Greensboro, NC 27402-1105 Phone: (336) 272-9290 Fax: (336) 272-9290 District 8 Schools: Archer Elementary, Aycock Middle, Foust Elementary, Jones Elementary, McIver Education Center, The Middle College at A&T, The Middle College at Bennett, Peck Elementary, Sedgefield Elementary, The Academy at Smith, Smith High, Washington Montessori and Wiley Elementary

District 9 (2008-2012) Amos L. Quick, III, Vice Chairman 529 Foxridge Road, Greensboro, NC 27406 Phone: (336) 235-0345 Fax: (336) 273-9715 District 9 Schools:Allen Middle, Bluford Elementary STEM Academy, Dudley High, Erwin Montessori, Frazier Elementary, Gillespie Park Elementary, Hampton Elementary University Partnership Magnet, Peeler Elementary, Rankin Elementary, The Academy at Lincoln and Vandalia Elementary

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U.S. Congress :High Point Representatives

Rep. Howard Coble

Rep. Virginia Foxx

Rep. Mel Watt

Sen. Kay Hagan

Sen. Richard Burr

Rep. John Faircloth

Rep. Pricey Harrison

N.C. Legislators

Rep. Alma Adams

Rep. John M. Blust

Rep. Marcus Brandon

Rep. Maggie Jeffus

Senator Phil Berger

Senator Stan Bingham

Senator Gladys Robinson

Senator Don Vaughan


Rep. Howard Coble (R-6th) 2188 Rayburn Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-3065 Fax: (202) 225-8611 1634 N. Main Street, Suite 101, High Point, North Carolina 27262-2644 Phone: (336) 886-5106 Fax: (336) 886-8740 Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nancy Mazza, District Representative Rep Virginia Foxx (R-5th) 1230 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-2071 Fax: (202) 225-2995 (Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th, 5 p.m. Fridays and when out of session) Rep. Mel Watt (D-12th) 2304 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 205153312 Phone: (202) 225-1510 Fax: (202) 225-1512 301 S. Greene St.Suite 210 Greensboro, NC 27401-

2615 Phone: (336) 275-9950 Fax: (336) 379-9951 Email Rep. Watt Sen. Richard Burr (R) 217 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-3154 Fax: (202) 228-2981 2000 W. First Street Suite 508 Winston-Salem, NC 27104 Phone: (800) 685-8916 Phone: (336) 631-5125 Fax: (336) 725-4493 Sen. Kay Hagan (D) 521 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-6342 Fax: (202) 228-2563 701 Green Valley Rd; Suite 201 Greensboro, NC 27408 Toll Free 1 (877) 852-9462 Phone: (336) 333-5311 Fax: (336) 333-5331

N.C. LEGISLATORS Representative Alma Adams (Dem) District: 58

Counties Represented: Guilford Office: 604 Legislative Office Building Phone: 919-733-5902 Email: Alma.Adams@ Legislative Mailing Address: NC House of Representatives 300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 604 Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 Home Address: 2109 Liberty Valley Rd., Greensboro, NC 27406 Phone: 336-273-9280 Representative John M. Blust (Rep) District: 62 Counties Represented: Guilford Office: 1229 Legislative Building Phone: 919-733-5781 Email: John.Blust@ncleg. net Legislative Mailing Address: NC House of Representatives 16 W. Jones Street, Room 1229 Raleigh, NC 27601-1096 Home Address: P. O. Box 8146, Greensboro, NC 27419

Phone: 336-274-4658 Ext. 121 Representative Marcus Brandon (Dem) District: 60 Counties Represented: Guilford Office: 1209 Legislative Building Phone: 919-733-5825 Email: Marcus.Brandon@ Legislative Mailing Address: NC House of Representatives 16 W. Jones Street, Room 1209 Raleigh, NC 27601-1096 Home Address: 907 Thissell St., High point, NC 27260 Phone: 336-987-3357 Representative John Faircloth (Rep) District: 61 Counties Represented: Guilford Office: 306A3 Legislative Office Building Phone: 919-733-5877 Email: John.Faircloth@ LLegislative Mailing Address:

NC House of Representatives 300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 306A3 Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 Home Address: 2332 Faircloth Way, High Point, NC 27265 Phone: 336-841-4137 Representative Pricey Harrison (Dem) District: 57 Counties Represented: Guilford Office: 1218 Legislative Building Phone: 919-733-5771 Email: Pricey.Harrison@ Legislative Mailing Address: NC House of Representatives 16 W. Jones Street, Room 1218 Raleigh, NC 27601-1096 Home Address: P. O. Box 9339, Greensboro, NC 274299339 Phone: 336-274-5574 Representative Maggie Jeffus (Dem) District: 59 Counties Represented: Guilford

Office: 1307 Legislative Building Phone: 919-733-5191 Email: Maggie.Jeffus@ Legislative Mailing Address: NC House of Representatives 16 W. Jones Street, Room 1307 Raleigh, NC 27601-1096 Home Address: 1801 Rolling Rd., Greensboro, NC 27403 Phone: 336-275-4762 Senator Phil Berger (Rep) President Pro Tempore 2011-2012 Session District: 26 Counties Represented: Guilford, Rockingham Office: 2008 Legislative Building Phone: (919) 733-5708 Email: Phil.Berger@ Legislative Mailing Address: NC Senate 16 W. Jones Street, Room 2008 Raleigh, NC 27601-2808 Home Address: P.O. Box 1309, Eden, NC 272891309

Phone: (336) 623-5210 Senator Stan Bingham (Rep) District: 33 Counties Represented: Davidson, Guilford Office: 2117 Legislative Building Phone: (919) 733-5665 Email: Stan.Bingham@ Legislative Mailing Address: NC Senate 16 W. Jones Street, Room 2117 Raleigh, NC 27601-2808 Home Address: 292 N. Main Street, Denton, NC 27239 Phone: (336) 859-0999 Senator Gladys A. Robinson (Dem) District: 28 Counties Represented: Guilford Office: 1120 Legislative Building Phone: (919) 715-3042 Email: Gladys.Robinson@ Legislative Mailing Address:

NC Senate 16 W. Jones Street, Room 1120 Raleigh, NC 27601-2808 Senator Don Vaughan (Dem) Deputy Democratic Leader District: 27 Counties Represented: Guilford Office: 515 Legislative Office Building Phone: (919) 733-5856 Email: Don.Vaughan@ Legislative Mailing Address: NC Senate 300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 515 Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 Home Address: 612 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27401 Phone: (336) 2731415



Right: A life-size replica of High Point officer stands guard where over the memorial where fallen High Point police officers and fallen officers from around the world are honored in front of the High Point Police Department. Far right: A back-seat passenger’s eye view of the cockpit of a High Point police cruiser. Below: The equipment that almost surrounds the driver of a High Point Fire Department truck.


Our community is protected by its own brave men and women who serve it proudly



Chief: Jim Fealy Employees: 263 Sworn officers: 227 Civilians: 36 Reserve officers: 15 (average)

Interim Chief: Lee Knight Employees: 223 Firefighters: 201 Administrative personnel: 22 Engine trucks: 13 Ladder trucks: 3 *Squad trucks: 3 *Primarily used for medical calls

HPPD has been honored in recent months to receive coverage of our Violent Crime and Street Drug Crime Initiatives, most notably in The Wall Street Journal and on CBS Evening News. We have also received the Innovations in American Government Award from the Ford Foundation.


Sheriff: BJ Barnes Sworn deputies: 254 Jailers: 255 Civilian employees: 52 Total employees: 561





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New Generation Child Care, 2644 Hidden Pond Cv, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 885-3942

Westchester Baptist Church, 135 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 | (336) 886-5021

Mary S Christian Learning Center, 1801 E Green Drive, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 869-6252

Day School, 7009 Weant Road, High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 431-1336

Oakview United Methodist Church Preschool, 321 Oakview Road, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 841-4018

Little Napoleon’s Day Care, 1312 Guyer St., High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 889-5080 Tender Loving Care, 1214 Dartmouth Ave., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 882-9533 Guilford Child Development, 2039 Brentwood St., High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 887-0935 Arnessa’s Childcare, 2924 Triangle Lake Road, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 882-6110 Little Princess Child Care, 1748 Stoneybrook Drive, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 883-0700 Treehouse Bilingual Learning Center, 2914 W. English Road, High Point, NC 27262 | (336) 882-7313 The King’s Kids Learning Center, 11231 N. Main St., High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 885-4987 Mema, 11231 N. Main St., High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 885-4987 Incredible Minds Child Development Center, 11231 N. Main St., High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 434-9200 Annetta’s Day Care, 3608 Westfield St., High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 883-7492 Chisholm Homes, 431A N. Scientific St., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 887-2402 Grace Child Development, 1673 Coryton Way, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 887-3358


Trudy’s Child Care, 2537 Old Mill Road, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 882-0771 Holly’s, 3906 Heidi Drive, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 869-6285 Meals For Learning Inc., 4510 Calabria Court, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 869-6715 Bright & Early Child Care, 4022 Waterview Road, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 454-0706 Precious Hands Child Development Center, 4065 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 841-5051

First United Methodist Church, 512 N. Main St., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 889-4429 Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 906 Meredith St., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 887-6877 Christ United Methodist Church, 1300 N. College Drive, High Point, NC 27262 | (336) 889-4777 Ark of Safety, 1411 Montlieu Ave., High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 887-2292 Temple Memorial Baptist Church, 1458 Cedrow Drive, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 883-7339

Covenant Church After School, 1526 Skeet Club Road, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 841-6851

Gospel Baptist Church, 9072 U.S. Highway 311, High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 434-3861

YMCA, 150 W Hartley Drive, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 869-0151

YMCA, 7194 Turnpike Road, High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 861-7788

Hester’s Creative Schools Inc., 851 Lakecrest Ave., High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 884-5373


Gospel Baptist Church, 9042 US Highway 311, High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 431-6584 Child Enrichment Preschool, 512 N Main St., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 889-3103 YWCA, 112 Gatewood Ave., High Point, NC 27262 | (336) 882-4126

Emmanuel Senior Enrichment Center, 1401 H eathcliff Road, High Point, NC 27262 | (336) 882-6613 Triad Adult Daycare, 409 E Fairfield Road # A, High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 431-1537 Green House Enrichment Center, 204 Dilworth Road, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 707-3946

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At Sunbridge Healthcare Corporation, we believe our mission sums up our core philosophy: Caring is the Key in Life. By caring for one another, we not only foster a healing environment but also demonstrate what life is truly about. While we are clearly a service organization, what truly defines us is How We Serve - by our determination to strive to provide the best possible quality and most compassionate care possible. Alyce Hopping, Administrator

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he beginnings of the not-for-profit High Point Regional Health System came in the early 1900s when members of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, concerned about recent typhoid and smallpox epidemics, decided the town needed a hospital. They purchased and renovated a two-story house on Boulevard Street, and the hospital opened to patients in the summer of 1904. The name High Point Hospital was first used in 1912. On Nov. 8, 1985, Vice President George Bush was on hand for the official ribbon-cutting for the newly named High Point Regional Hospital. The hospital opened its doors to patients on Jan. 8, 1986. The not-for-profit health system offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient care. The hospital is a 384-bed facility for medical and surgical patients with six primary service areas: Carolina Regional Heart Center, The Cancer Center, The Neuroscience Center, The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center, The Emergency Center and The Piedmont Joint Replacement Center. Carolina Regional Heart Center is an outpatient facility that opened in January 2001. According to Thomson Reuters, High Point Regional is one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the na-

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tion and the only hospital in North Carolina to make the list. High Point Regional earned its top 50 ranking by having a significantly better 30-day survival, returning patients to daily life half a day earlier (on average), maintaining lower 30-day readmission rates for heart attack and heart patients and spending an average of $1,300 less per case. Other services offered through the health system include the Rehab Center, the Millis Regional Health Education Center, the Regional Wound Center, the Diabetes Self Care Management Center, The Vascular Center and High Point Behavioral Health.

Far right: Cornerstone Health Care facility at 1814 Westchester Drive. Above: Entrance to Pennybyrn at Maryfiled. Right: Westchester Village, 1765 Westchester Drive.

HEALTH CARE RESOURCES HIGH POINT REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM 601 N. Elm St. Main number: 878-6000 Physician referral: 878-6888 Patient room information: 878-6012 Billing: 878-6003

MOSES CONE MEDCENTER HIGH POINT 2630 Willard Dairy Road 884-3777


BETHANY MEDICAL CENTER 507 N. Lindsay St. 883-0029

CORNERSTONE URGENT CARE 4515 Premier Drive 802-2222

CORNERSTONE HEALTH CARE 1701 Westchester Drive Physician referral: 802-2700 Billing: 802-2000 Corporate: 802-2400

DOCTORS EXPRESS 1231 Eastchester Drive 884-4050 www/ HIGH POINT REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM Physician Referral 878-6888

CORNERSTONE PREMIER CARE 4515 Premier Drive 802-2210


IN CASE OF A mEDICAL EmERGENCY, CALL 9. REGIONAL PHYSICIANS Walk-in Medical Care/Family Medicine/Occupational Health: West (Formerly MedCentral) 1720 Westchester Drive 336-883-WORK | 336-883-2615 Fax


RETIREmENT, CONTINuING CARE HIGH POINT MANOR 201 W. Hartley Drive 885-8600 PENNYBYRN AT MARYFIELD 109 Penny Road 821-4000 RIVER LANDING AT SANDY RIDGE 1575 John Knox Drive 668-4900 THE STRATFORD 1573 Skeet Club Road 841-1746 WESTCHESTER VILLAGES (Providence Place) 1765 Westchester Drive 885-2300

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United way agencies at a glance Alcohol and Drug Services 882-2125 American Red Cross/High Point-Thomasville Chapter 885-9121 The Arc of High Point 883-0650 BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE PIEDMONT 882-4167 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point Inc. 882-2582 Boy Scouts of America/Old North State Council 1-800-367-9166 or 378-9166 The Community Clinic of High Point Inc. 841-7154 Communities In Schools of Greater High Point Phone: 883-6434 Email: Communities In Schools of Randolph County 434-0008 Family Service of the Piedmont 889-6161 Girl Scouts, Peaks to Piedmont 274-8491 Hospice of the Piedmont 889-8446 Latino Family Center Phone: 884-5858 Mental Health AssociatES OF THE TRIAD Phone: 883-7480 Open Door Ministries of High Point Inc. 885-0191 Randolph County Family Crisis Center Archdale Phone: 434-5579 Randolph County Senior Adults Assc. inc. Archdale Senior Center: 431-1938 The Salvation Army 881-5410 The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs 881-5444 Piedmont Health Services & Sickle Cell Disease Agency 1-800-733-8297 Senior Resources of Guilford Phone: 884-4816 Triad Health Project Phone: 884-4116 YMCA of Greater High Point – Branches Grubb Family Y 861-7788 Carl Chavis Y 434-4000 Hartley Drive Y 869-0151 YWCA of High Point 882-4126 Youth Focus 841-6083 Youth Unlimited Inc. 883-1361






nited Way of Greater High Point develops community resources and partnerships that support a broad array of critical health and human service needs in our community. Resources are focused on community impact programs that promote and improve education, health and income in the Greater High Point. After almost a year spent planning and talking with local leaders, the United

United Way of Greater High Point 201 Church Avenue, High Point, NC, 27262 Phone: (336) 883-4127 Fax: (336) 883-6928 or (336) 899-0890

Way of High Point, then called the “Community Chest” and led by Mr. H.A. Millis, first held an organizational meeting on September 12, 1935. A headline in that day’s High Point Enterprise read, “Community Chest will be organized tonight.” The caption stated, “A gathering will be held at 8 o’clock tonight for purpose of electing Board of Trustees and mapping out plans for the season.” Eighty people attended that first meeting of what is today called the United Way of Greater

High Point. Mr. R.T. Amos was elected the first President of the Board of Directors, and the five original partner agencies were the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, the YMCA, the YWCA, and the Boy Scouts. The first fund-raising campaign began on October 14, 1935, with a goal of $33,677.32,”and it lasted four days! Today the United Way of Greater High Point continues a proud tradition of that original stewardship and commitment to our community. We currently

fund 67 programs at 29 partner agencies, including the original five, and hundreds of volunteers help us raise and allocate the funding that supports them. The United Way of Greater High Point funds programs at 29 partner agencies serving High Point, Archdale, Trinity and Jamestown. They are: Alcohol and Drug Services 882-2125 Provides comprehensive substance abuse treatment services,


substance abuse prevention and education, criminal justice programs, and DWI services for Guilford County residents. American Red Cross/ High Point-Thomasville Chapter 885-9121 Provides disaster relief; helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Conducts blood drives and provides Armed Forces emergency casework, Health & Safety training, youth leadership programs, and volunteer services. The Arc of High Point 883-0650 Provides advocacy, education, family support, and direct support in the areas of childcare, housing, job training, and recreation to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont 882-4167 Helps children reach their full potential through professionally-supported, oneon-one relationships with measurable impact. Volunteer mentors are matched with youth (ages 5-18) from primarily low-income, single parent families and spend 1-5 hours per week together developing a positive relationship and having fun. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point Inc. 882-2582 Provides targeted and results-oriented programs for disadvantaged youth, with a focus on Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, the Arts, Character and Leadership Development, and Sports, Fitness, and Recreation. Boy Scouts of America/


Old North State Council 1-800-367-9166 or 378-9166 Prepares young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Community Clinic of High Point Inc. 841-7154 Provides basic healthcare for adults of Greater High Point who cannot afford health insurance and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. Communities In Schools of Greater High Point Phone: 883-6434 Email: Champions the connection of community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life. Communities In Schools

Bobby Smith, president of United Way of Greater High Point, heads the agency that wound up the 2010 ranking second statewide in per capita giving. of Randolph County 434-0008 Champions the connection of community resources with schools to help young people in Archdale and Trinity successfully learn, stay in school,


and prepare for life, through mentoring and after-school programs. Family Service of the Piedmont 889-6161 (calling from High Point) 387-6161 (calling from Greensboro) Provides services to promote healthy lives and relationships for families, children, and individuals in times of crisis or transition. Services include therapy, victim services, consumer credit counseling, and community-based

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united way agencies continued programs and education. Girl Scouts, Peaks to Piedmont 274-8491 The world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls ages 5-17, helping build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Hospice of the Piedmont 889-8446 Provides expert pain and symptom management, psychosocial and spiritual support for persons of all ages with progressive life threatening illness and their families through Hospice Home Care, Hospice Home, Kid’s Path, Care Connection Home Health, and the Grief Counseling Center. Latino Family Center, Centro de la Familia Latina Phone: 884-5858 FAX: 884-9064 Serves the Hispanic community and organizations serving the Hispanic community with interpretation, referrals, translations, outreach programs, and educational services. Mental Health AssociatES OF THE TRIAD Phone: 883-7480 FAX: 883-4013 Increases the public’s understanding and acceptance of people with mental illness through programming, education and advocacy. Services include programs for individuals with mental illness, including full-day psychosocial rehabilitation services (Destiny House), supported employment (The Work Force I & II), community support services/case management (Transitions), support groups (Crossroads and Zenith Club), and community education.


One Step Further Inc. 275-3699 Offers alternatives to incarceration and provides adult/ youth mediation, life skills/ conflict resolution training, placements for community services, victim restitution and Teen Court services. Open Door Ministries of High Point Inc. 885-0191 Strives to assist and uplift the poor and homeless through community soup kitchen, men’s homeless shelter, transitional housing, emergency financial assistance, and substance abuse treatment program. Randolph County Family Crisis Center Archdale Phone: 434-5579 Email: Provides advocacy for victims of family violence and/ or sexual assault, as well as community education. Operates a crisis line and assists with protection order complaints for individuals in Archdale and Trinity.

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs 881-5444 Provides a year-round youth development program that helps youth from all backgrounds to become responsible citizens through structured educational, recreational, social and spiritual emphasis.

Randolph County Senior Adults Association Inc. Archdale Senior Center: 431-1938 www.senioradults. org A private non-profit organization providing adult day care services, information and assistance, congregate and home-delivered meals, transportation, outreach, senior games, medication management, and other services to older adults in Archdale and Trinity.

Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Disease Agency 1-800-733-8297 or 8862437 Provides services for sickle cell and related genetic disorders. Addresses high-risk minority health issues such as HIV/AIDS.

The Salvation Army 881-5410 Provides emergency assistance for rent, utilities, heating, medical assistance, emergency shelter, transitional living, and children’s programs.

Senior Resources of Guilford Phone: 884-4816 or Senior Line Information and Assistance: 884-6981 Makes a difference in the lives of senior adults by promoting independent living through information and referral services, nutrition and activity programs, medical transportation, caregiver education, SHIIP (Senior

Health Insurance Information Program), volunteer opportunities, and refugee support services for seniors. Triad Health Project Phone: 884-4116 FAX: 884-5750 Provides emotional and practical support, case management, transportation, and limited financial assistance for people affected by HIV/AIDS. Also educates to change the behaviors of atrisk populations. YMCA of Greater High Point – Branches Promotes the balanced development of spirit, mind and body and putting Christian principles into practice to strengthen children, families, and our community. All are welcome at our YMCA’s, regardless of age, physical ability, or income. Grubb Family Y 861-7788 A full YMCA facility is planned in the near future on Hwy 62 that provides wellness, a gym and meeting rooms in Phase I. Phase II will be the aquatics facility. Our 27-acre youth sports facility on Turnpike Road provides

youth sports and summer specialty camps. Other programming currently available includes child care, day camp, and adult sports. Carl Chavis Y 434-4000 Two facilities are available at Carl Chavis Branch: a 4 star childcare center serving infants through school age children, and a sports complex offering state-of-the-art wellness center, aerobic rooms, a gym, and athletic fields. Various youth summer camps are available. Hartley Drive Y 869-0151 The Hartley Drive Family Branch facilities offer a large pool, two multi-court gyms, racquetball, youth and adult wellness centers along with fields for all sports and a climbing tower. Hartley programs offer fitness classes and aquatic classes that promote healthy lifestyles. YWCA of High Point 882-4126 A community resource of programs including water and land exercise, after school

child care, summer camp, women’s resource center, teen pregnancy prevention, and teen mother education. Youth Focus 841-6083 Provides a continuum of services for emotionally and/ or behaviorally disturbed young people including outpatient counseling, family preservation services, therapeutic foster care services, day treatment, community support, diagnostic assessment, an emergency shelter, a residential treatment center, a residential adolescent drug treatment center, and a transitional living program. Youth Unlimited Inc. 883-1361 Provides residential care and counseling services for adolescents with severe behavioral problems at school or home. Provides community-based programs in foster care, intensive in-home services, diagnostic assessment, day treatment, and community support.

The following is a complete list of 501(c)(3) nonprofit groups located in High Point according to the Internal Revenue Service. 507th Fighter Group Association Division II Girls Athletic Association Associates Inc. Communities in Schools of Global Missions Inc. A Pat & Kathryne L Brown High Point Inc. Go Far, High Point Foundation Inc. Community Deliverance Good Friends of High Point Academy for Life Holiness Church Inc. Inc. Transformation Inc. Community Mosque of High Grace Church of High Point All Nations Praise and Point Incorporated Worship Church Anpawc Companions on the Journey Greenway Ministries Inc. American Furniture Hall of Inc. Hallelujah Baptist Church Full Fame Foundation Inc. Concepts in Action Inc. Gospel An Lac Buddhist Temple Conference Carolinas Handi-Clean Family Association, High Point Core City High Point Inc. Foundation Animal Shelter League Inc. Cornerstone Charities Inc. Harry Wagner Foundation Ann G and W Vann York Cornerstone Investments Harvey L Kanter Foundation Foundation Inc. Partnership Hayworth Christian School Another Chance Community Cover the Earth Ministry Healing Seekers Inc. Development Corp. Cowboy Bible Ministry Healing Stripes Ministries Inc. Another Chance Gospel Crime Stoppers of High Point Heart for India Missions Ministry Inc. Heartlife Ministries Inc. Arts Evangelica Inc. Ddbsr Ministries of High Henry Step Forward Assemblies of Christ Church Point Nc Inc. High Point Alcohol & Drug Ministries Inc. Deep River Christian Action Coalition Inc. Banner Pharmacaps Academy Inc. High Point Alliance for Educational Found Ation Inc. Deep River Church of Christ Workforce Preparedness Bay Creek Christian Outreach Doll and Miniature Museum High Point Apostolic Ministries Inc. of High Point Deliverance Temple Beauty 4 Ashes International Don A Hunziker Memorial High Point Area Arts Council Bible Baptist Church of High Foundation Inc. Inc. Point North Carolina Dusty Joy Foundation High Point Association of Biblical Business Fellowship Earl N Phillips Jr Family Electrician Contractors Inc. Foundation High Point Ballet Big Brothers Big Sisters of the East High Point Development High Point Baptist Camp Central Piedmont Inc. Corp. Meeting Grounds Inc. Big Hearts Effective Training Solutions High Point Camp Meeting Bill Baird Evangelistic Elim Community Ground Inc. Association Inc. Development Corp. High Point Central Blue-White Bleeding Disorders Association Emmanuel Senior Enrichment Club Inc. of the Carolinas Center Inc. High Point Chamber Born Again Church of the Esthers Haven Foundation Inc. Living God Eternal Life Youth Ministry High Point Christian Academy Boys & Girls Club of Greater Inc. Inc. High Point Inc. Experiential Cultural & High Point Christian Center Brayton Family Charitable Outdoor School Inc. High Point Citizens Police Foundation Fairmont Park Baptist Church Academy Alumni Association Built for Success Inc. Faith and Love Enrichment High Point City Employees Camp FOCUS Center Inc. Foundation Inc. Canaan Inc. Feed My Sheep Inc. High Point Civitan Club Caring Services Inc. First Team 2655 Foundation Inc. Carolina Container Co. Fish-N-4-Kids High Point Community Against Foundation Foscue Plantation House Violence Inc. Carolina Housing Partnership Restoration High Point Community Chorus Inc. Foster Foundation Inc. High Point Community Carolinas Golf Foundation Friends of High Point Public Concert Association Centennial Assisted Living Library High Point Community Center Inc. Friends of the High Point Foundation Change of Pace International Theatre Inc. High Point Community Theatre Charles B Loflin Educational Friends of the Triad Park Inc. Foundation Amphitheater High Point Deliverance Center Childrens Advocacy Centers of Friendship Community High Point Design Center North Carolina Inc. Church Foundation Inc. Childrens Carousel Theater Friendship Missionary Baptist High Point Fine Art Guild Christ Church of High Point Church of High Point High Point Friends Inc. Furniture Foundation Inc. Kindergarten and Preschool Christian Fellowship Word of Furniture Library Association Endowment Inc. God Church Future Impacted Inc. High Point Heat Athletic Christian Foundation Wickliff Gail Norcross Trigueiro Association Clark Foundation Inc. Foundation High Point Heat Track and Clyde A Parker Foundation Gethsemane Reaching Field Club Collegiate Commissions Beyond Our Walls High Point Hebrew Cemetary


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The following is a complete list of 501(c)(3) nonprofit groups located in High Point, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

High Point Historical Society Inc. High Point Housing Coalition High Point Hurricanes Basketball Association High Point Jail Ministry High Point Literary League High Point Public Library Foundation Inc. High Point Racial Healing Inc. High Point Regional Health Services Inc. High Point Regional Health System High Point Regional Health System Foundation High Point Regional Hospital Guild High Point Soccer Association Inc. High Point Solid Rock Ministries Inc. High Point Swim Club Inc. High Point University High Point Word of Life Tabernacle Inc. High Point Youth Sports Council Inc. Home to Home Ministries Inc. Honbarrier Foundation Inc. Hopscotch Adoptions Inc. Horneytown Volunteer Fire Department of Forsyth County Inc. Hospice of the Piedmont Inc. I Am Now Inc. Iglesia De Jesucristo PalabraMiel Impact Ministries of the Triad In His Image Ministries Inspiration of Praise Outreach Ministries International Ambassadors for Christ Ministries Inc. International Association of Jazz Record Collectors Inc. International Booksmart Foundation International Concern Foundation Inc. International Home Furnishing Representatives Foundation International Intercession Inc. International Partnerships Inc. Iota Phi Inc. Isaiah 58 Islamic Center of High Point Itma Educational Foundation Jack and Mary Cartwright Foundation Inc. Jesus Mission Incorporated John C Slane Foundation Juanita K Voncannon


Foundation Inc. Junior League of High Point North Carolina Inc. Kenya Partners Khmer Buddhist Society Inc. Kids Academy Learning Center Kimberly House Kingdom Athletes

Kiwanis Boys & Girls Inc. Kiwanis Club of High Point Laurel University Leap Frog Academy Learning Center Legacy Ministries of North Carolina Inc. Lenny Peters Foundation Inc. Life Changing International Church Inc. Louis Dejoy and Aldona Z Wos Family Foundation Inc. Love Faith and Hope Ministries Loving Pet Inn Adoptions Inc. Low Income Housing Opportunities Inc. Lydias Project Inc. Macedonia Family Resource Center Inc. Mainline Therapeutic Services Inc.

Make It Happen Maranatha Fellowship Church Mark A and Rena R Norcross Family Foundation Men of Dudley Mercy Outreach Church of Deliverance Inc. Ministries of the Son of God

Mobile Meals for the Elderly of High Point Inc. Monument of Praise Ministries Inc. Mother Baby Foundation Inc. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Neurostrides of High Point Inc. New Beginnings Full Gospel Ministries New Day Ministries New Life Evangelistic Association Inc. Next Phase Nia Community Action Center Inc. Nias Ark North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Foundation Inc. North Carolina Postal History Society North Carolina Shakespeare Festival Inc.

HIGH POINT Open Door Ministries of High Point Inc. Parables Community Theater Partners Ending Homelessness Piedmont Artists Inc. Piedmont Environmental Center of High Point Inc. Piedmont Information Network Piedmont School Inc. Piedmont Triad Ambulance & Rescue Inc. Powerhouse of Faith Ministries Pprc Nursing Home Inc. Pprc Senior Living II Inc. Pprc Senior Living Inc. Precious Hands Child Development Center Pregnancy Center of High Point Premier Foundation Preparing Our Youth Foundation Providence Church of God in Christ Inc. R B Terry Charitable Foundation Inc. Redeeming Love Christian Center Retail Home Furnishings Foundation Rise America Rjw Ministries Inc. Rosetta C Baldwin Foundation Rotary Club of Furnitureland Rotary Club of High Point Rotary Club of the Triad Sadie and Hobert Fouts Scholarship Fund Sallie B Phillips Foundation Saviors House High Point Seed to Harvest Outreach Corporation Seedtime and Harvest Ministries Serving Gods Servants Inc. Seven Homes Residential Youth Development Alternative Shield of Faith Mins Ins Sidney A Lenger Charitable Trust Signature by Design Cdc Sikh Association of the Triad North Carolina Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul Social Ministries Incorporate Skip and Susan Gilliland Foundation Southern Triad Missions Inc. Southwest Guilford High School Athletic Booster Club Southwest Guilford High School Band Booster Club Spirit Body & Soul Inc. St. George Greek Orthodox Church St. Marys Music Academy St. Stephen Adult Day Care Center Still A Rose Students Offering Solutions Medicine Inc.

Summit House The Family Support Center Temple of Prayer Praise and Deliverance Inc. Tender Loving Care Youth Bible School The Arc of High Point Inc. The Charitable Triune Trinity Trust Inc. The Claude and Mickie Gable Scholarship Trust The Club Inc. The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation The Community Clinic of High Point Inc. The Harris and Covington Foundation The Joy Cathedral Ministries Incorporated The Northeast Middle School Band Boosters Club The Qubein Foundation Theatre Art Galleries Think First Foundation of Guilford County Thomas Henry Wilson & Family Foundation Tom Haggai & Associates Foundation % Wachovia Bk & Tr Co NA Ttee Total Family Focus Triad Adult Day Care Center Inc. Triad Christian Church Corporation Triad Economic Development Corporation Triad Learning and Development Outreach Program Triad Ravens Triad Rotary Foundation Inc. Triad Titans Basketball Inc. Triathlon Team Trinity Assembly Incorporated Trinity Holiness Outreach

Ministry Inc. Trust in Jesus Ministry Unc Nrotc Alumni Association United Way of Greater High Point Inc. Unity Builders Inc. Vernon Chandler Ministries Inc. Veterans Memorial of High Point Victim 2 Victor Inc. Victory is Mine Ministries Ward Street Community Resources Inc. Warren J Rives Jr Memorial Irrv Tr Washington Drive Renaissance Inc. Washington Drive Resource & Enrichment Center Inc. Way of Life Inc. Wesleyan Homes Inc. West End Ministries Westchester Academy Endowment Fund Westchester Academy Inc. Westchester Booster Club Whitener Foundation William Penn Tigers Association Inc. William R Kenan Jr Endowment Fund for the Piedmont School Women of Hope Foundation Word of Reconciliation Ministries Inc. Worlds Touch Wow Words of Wisdom Ministries Inc. Young Mens Christian Association of High Point Young Womens Christian Association High Point Youth & Family Transitional Center Inc. Youth Unlimited Inc.

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bers. It helps raise money through book sales, sponsors special projects and carries out other functions. The 19,000-square-foot addition to the library completed two years ago provided much-needed space to house its non-fiction collection, a children’s story room,

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specific short-term projects and administers a library endowment to fund expansion of existing library programs and services as well as new services and programs that address critical needs. The Friends of the Library was established in 1984 and has several hundred mem-

outreach services and administrative offices. The project also allowed for creation of a 125-seat auditorium on the first floor, as well as an expanded Heritage Research Center and Business Research Services area. The library’s public computing center has also doubled in size.

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partment touches virtually every corner of the city, with programs for the smallest child to senior adults. There are six recreation centers throughout the city, which feature everything from swimming pools, picnic shelters, softball fields, gyms and playgrounds, although the amenities vary from site to site. Adult and youth sports, and three regional parks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; City Lake Park, Oak Hollow Park and the Piedmont Environmental Center â&#x20AC;&#x201C; offer a variety of recreational opportunities. The department oversees several smaller community parks and neighborhood parks and two athletic complexes. The department offers a full slate of year-round recreational and leisure opportuni-

ties for children and adults with disabilities. One of the most popular of these is Special Olympics, a sports training and competition organization for athletes age 8 and older with intellectual disabilities. The High Point program offers alpine skiing, aquatics, track and field, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, golf, power lifting, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. The Miracle League program is a baseball league for youth with physical and/ or intellectual disabilities who play on a speciallydesigned field that allows participants in wheelchairs, as well as those on foot, the opportunity to move around the field without barriers. The programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to provide opportunities to all children with special needs to play baseball regardless

of their abilities. For more information about the Miracle League or Special Olympics, contact Brian Coward at brian.coward@, visit www. or call 883-3481. There are numerous other offerings for citizens with disabilities, such as bowling and a breakfast club for the visually impaired and a summer day camp for ages 6 and older of all disabilities. For information about these, contact Jeff Caudill at 883-3477. The Roy B. Culler, Jr. Senior Center at 600 N. Hamilton St. serves the needs of adults age 50 and older and offers many types of programs, such as exercise, arts and crafts, movies, guest speakers, health screenings, club meetings, parties, holiday celebrations, cultural events, entertainment and more. The center also oversees oversees the

annual Greater High Point Senior Games each spring. Citizens age 55 and up compete in team sports, such as basketball, softball and

chair volleyball, as well as individual sports, such as tennis, cycling, swimming, golf and archery. There is also a division for artistic catego-

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olfers can chart a winning course every time out when they hit the links in High Point. The city offers two topflight public golf courses in Blair Park and Oak Hollow. City of High Point golf pro Steve High, Blair Park head pro Johnny Carroll and their staffs do a terrific job maintaining great facilities. Blair Park was a gift to the city from descendants of Solomon Blair. It’s a gift that keeps on giving for area golf enthusiasts. The original nine-hole course was built in 1931, with expansion to the modern 18hole course in the mid-1940s. Numerous creeks and wellplaced bunkering add to the challenge. Blair Park Golf Course is located at 1901 South Main Street. Call (336) 883-3497 for information on prices, tee times and special events and tournaments throughout the year.


The Pet Dye-designed Oak Hollow Golf Course opened in 1972 and instantly drew rave reviews from golfers all across the country. It has earned numerous honors from Golf Digest and Top Links magazines. Oak Hollow provides beautiful views of the lake which bears the same name, and gives a worthy test every time out. For more details on prices, hours, tee times and special events and programs, call the Oak Hollow Pro Shop at (336) 883-3260. High Point Country Club offers a pair of excellent courses in Emerywood and Willow Creek. Call HPCC at (336) 869-2416 for details on how to join, etc. And if miniature golf is more your size, High Point Putt Putt at 2418 North Main Street gives you the perfect place to test those par-2 greens. Call (336) 869-4273 for details on hours, prices, tournaments and other special events.


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ennis, anyone? If you answered yes to that question, you’re in luck. The Oak Hollow Tennis Center offers everything you’ll need to hit the court running. OHTC features eight lighted, outdoor Har-Tru tennis courts and two lighted, outdoor Deco-turf tennis courts, plus four indoor Deco-turf tennis courts. The Oak Hollow Tennis Center also provides a wide array of camps, leagues and special programs for junior and adult players alike. Everyone from beginners to seasoned players can benefit from these programs. For more information or questions, please call the Oak Hollow Tennis Center at 336883-3493. And if you’re just looking for a court in your neighborhood to serve up a few recreational backhands, forehands or drop shots, call the City of

Top: Oak Hollow Golf Course provides a good test for any golfer’s skills. Above: Tennis for anyone is available at Oak Hollow Tennis Center.

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The lake has served as the City of High Pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary water supply since 1991. The Marina showcases boating and fishing, sailing classes, sailboat rental, boat storage spaces, bank fishing, picnic shelter rental with electricity, restrooms, and grills year round. You can purchase bait, fishing supplies and licenses and snacks right at the Marina. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re interested, you can rent Festival Park for such private events as weddings, company picnics and concerts. Contact the Oak Hollow Marina at (336) 883-3494 for more information on prices, hours, special events etc.

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along with the Oak Hollow Disc Golf Club, handle the upkeep and maintenance for the Johnson Street Park course, which can play anywhere from 4,210 feet to 6,360 feet depending on the tees you use. Johnson Street’s layout provides a challenging mix of wooded and open holes. There are various doglegs left and right and disc golfers from beginners to advanced pros can find something to their liking. There are three sets of concrete pads (White, Blue and Gold) available at all times. The White and Blue tee pads are designed for everyday play for the amateur to professional player. The Gold (Ludicrous) tees are set up to provide a super-stiff


test (think Augusta National or Pebble Beach for disc golfers). Johnson Street Disc Golf Park is located at 3812 Johnson Street and play is free for the public. Call the High Point Parks and Recreation Dept. at 883-3469 for more information.

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The railroad has major significance in the history of High Point, which was officially recognized as a town on May 26, 1859 in a twosquare-mile area surrounding the intersection of the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road with the North Carolina Railroad. The city’s name was derived after surveyors for the North Carolina Railroad dubbed the intersection the “highest point” along the railroad route from Charlotte to Goldsboro. The railroad was established through a stock sale in 1850, and a stretch of tracks opened from Charlotte to High Point in 1855. It joined rails being laid from Charlotte to Goldsboro near Jamestown. The advent of the rails into furniture city was a major boon for the fledgling village, serving as a hub for farm goods brought in from surrounding counties that were shipped to major markets around the state and beyond. Businesses sprung up near the railroad tracks, including an inn near the junction that fed the growth of the population from the approximately 250 people who lived in the city proper at the time of High Point’s incorporation. The transportation system was a key to the city’s growth through the

rest of the 19th century, helping fuel manufacturing, tobacco and, eventually, the furniture industry, which saw its first factory open in the city in 1888. By 1890, the population reached 2,000 and the city had developed a business base consisting of timber products, agriculture, tobacco and furniture. Another railroad established around that time brought additional benefits: The High Point, Randleman, Asheboro & Southern Railroad was established in 1888. The High Point train depot downtown at 100 W. High Ave., was built in 1907 by the Southern Railway (now Norfolk Southern) and is served by three Amtrak passenger trains – the Crescent, Carolinian and the Piedmont. The station closed in the 1970s, as train traffic declined. Local leaders and preservationists, in conjunction with the N.C. Department of Transportation, secured $6.8 million for a renovation of the depot that began in January 2001 and was complete in December 2003. As part of the renovation, the canopies, platform and bridge were replaced. The main room of the station serves as a waiting room for Amtrak trains – six of which travel through the depot area daily.




working here Left: A view across the market area with Market Square Tower, historic Market Square and Suites at Market Square in the foreground. Right: Mendenhall Station terminal and Commerce entrance to the International Home Furnishings Center. Far right: Main entrance to Suites at Market Square.

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dates back to the 19th century in the High Point area – remains an integral part of the High Point economy. The industry, which began in earnest in High Point in the 1880s, spurred the development of the High Point Market, the world’s


largest home furnishings trade show, and gave High Point its nickname as the Furniture Capital of the World. The first furniture factory in the city began operations in 1888, according to the reference book “High Pointers of High Point.” Entrepreneurs took advantage of plentiful supplies of lumber and a committed work force to develop the industry heading into the early 20th century. “By 1914, t h e r e were

107 furniture plants in North Carolina. By that time it was generally agreed that 90 percent of the Southern furniture industry had its inception in High Point,” according to “High Pointers of High Point.” As the High Point area grew as a furniture manufacturing center for the nation, representatives of retail stores began making treks to the city to inspect products. The trade between manufacturers and retail buyers led a little more than 100 years ago to the development of a trade show in High Point. What has become known as the High Point Market began in 1909 as the Southern Furniture Market. The showrooms in the market district downtown grew over the decades as the nation’s population expanded and created greater demand for home furnishings.

In the later part of the 20th century, the furniture industry and market took a global turn, which has had both a positive and negative effect on the city’s economy. Today, the market draws representatives from 106 nations, and an estimated 10 percent of attendance at each spring and fall High Point Market is international visitors. International companies exhibiting home furnishings and accessories and buyers coming to market from overseas have provided a key boost to the market. However, the offshoring of furniture production to foreign nations, especially the People’s Republic of China, starting in the 1990s has devastated large-scale furniture manufacturing in High Point and surrounding communities. Tens of thousands of furniture manufacturing jobs have been lost in the past 20 years as major companies that had factories here for




generations shifted offshore. Despite the erosion of furniture manufacturing jobs because of offshoring and the impact of the Great Recession, furniture manufacturing remains an industry that employs nearly 33,000 North Carolinians through nearly

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lishments and designers. The retailers and designers visit showrooms at market, placing orders that turn into merchandise that shows up for customers to browse and buy at stores and furniture and accessories that decorate homes. The market features 180 buildings covering 10 million square feet of showroom space, predominantly in a trade show district taking up most of downtown High Point. More than 2,000 exhibitors unveil tens of thousands of new product introductions at each market. The market not only represents the essential economic event in High Point each year, but in the state. The annual impact of the market on the state economy is $1.14 billion annually, according to a study

compiled by Andrew Brod, an economic researcher and faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The market accounts for more than 13,000 jobs, and the assessed tax value of the High Point Market buildings was $667 million, Brod found. Three of the four largest taxpayers in the city of High Point have been showroom complexes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The market is an economic engine for the Triad and North Carolina, and its success and long-term viability is important ...â&#x20AC;? Brod indicated in his study. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Market is indeed a phenomenal economic engine for the regional and state economy.â&#x20AC;?


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the trade show is named have been linked for more than a century, like siblings growing together from adolsecence to adulthood. The market not only provides the largest economic event for the city year in and year out, but has given the city of 100,000 people a national and global profile much higher than another city its size. What has become the largest home furnishings trade show in the world and bestowed upon High Point the nickname Furniture Capital of the World started as a trade exposition in 1909. Originally called the Southern Furniture Market, the trade show began taking place twice a year for the first time in 1913 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a semiannual schedule that continues to this day.

Each spring and fall, the market draws upwards of 70,000 furniture industry representatives from across the world to High Point. The visitors to market comes from 106 countries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our international clients in all industry sectors usually know about High Point already, due to our positive worldwide furniture and market reputation. The High Point Market and our furniture industry help sell the city as a superior place to open a new facility, before our office has a chance to reinforce that message,â&#x20AC;? said Loren Hill, president of the High Point Economic Development Corp. The market, which isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open to the general public, brings together manufacturers and suppliers of home furnishings and accessories with buyers for retail estab-





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group of people in the home furnishings industry and at the High Point Market â&#x20AC;&#x201C; designers. The High Point Design Center exists for the purpose of assisting interior designers and others in the trade in the location and acquisition of products for customers. Member showrooms are committed to being available to the trade and supporting designers and dealers. The High Point Design Center regularly plans and hosts events for interior designers, sometimes with speakers or by partnering with professional design associations.

The High Point Design Center has helped arrange a Unity in Design event featuring more than 50 designer-friendly showrooms at the furniture market. One goal of the High Point Design Center is to promote events and networking among designers between spring and fall High Point Markets. The High Point Design Center has created a data base for interior designers and others in the trade. Designers can search the data base in a product, such as bedroom, lamps or rugs, and receive a list of showrooms that carry merchandise in those categories. The High Point Design Center works with interior de-

signers, architects and those working in residential and contract design. With more than 60 showrooms, the center provides a resource of lines and collections of furniture, upholstery, lighting, decorative accessories, mirrors, rugs, fine art, antiques, draperies, fabric and other merchandise. The High Point Design Center also emphasizes education and networking with their events for designers. The High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau has had a long-standing partnership with the association, awarding the group $35,975 in CVB arts and tourism grants funding since 1993.





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FURNITURE HALL OF FAME he American FurniWall of Fame and Walk of Fame located in front of and in Furniture Plaza honor individuals who have shown outstanding leadership and achievements in the U.S. furniture market and have contributed to the innovation and development of the industry. The American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation began Feb. 22, 1988, by nine executives of the furniture industry who recognized the need for its heritage to be preserved. The Foundation researches the economic, cultural and artistic history of the industry and collects and catalogs memorabilia. There are 85 inducted members of The American Furniture Hall of Fame and, along with being put on

the Wall and Walk of Fame, each inductee is presented with an Affie Award. Each fall during Market, furniture industrialists whose vicissitude and accomplishments enrich the market are inducted into the Hall of Fame, Wall of Fame and Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame was established in 2001 and features every Hall of Fame member. After the induction of new members a bronze plaque is placed in the walkway outside Furniture Plaza. The Wall of Fame, established in 2006 in Furniture Plaza (Merchandise Mart Properties), features the history of the industry and the inducted members. In order to be nominated, members provide a list of potential Industry Fellows for election into the American

Furniture Hall of Fame. Industry Fellows include furniture manufacturers, retailers, furniture designers, suppliers, association management, and others who have made notable contribution to the advancement of the American furniture industry. Candidates may be nominated and elected posthumously but may not have died in the 12 months prior to the date of nomination. Each nominee must conduct business in the United States; have served in the industry for at least 15 years and have created a legacy as a leader of the furniture industry. This year, a new process of nominations has been added to include the Industry Fellow Selection Committee. The committee explores the industry for additional nominations and then recommend

Wall of Fame is in the Furniture Plaza lobby. a slate which includes those nominations made by Foundation members. Inductees are determined by the combination of a vote of the membership and a points-based

rating of each nominee by the Industry Fellow Selection Committee. Last year, Jane Seymour of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Quinn, Medicine Womanâ&#x20AC;? fame, hosted the induc-

tion banquet, yielding four new members, including Darrell and Stella S. Harris founders of Furnitureland South, the largest home furnishings retail store in the world.

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lages became more popular as more people moved from farms and mountains into these tight-knit communities. These communities were just like small towns with a company store where employees shopped, a church and a school. In the late 1980s and early ’90s, many jobs shifted from the textile industry to more technological industries such as cell phones. Mill workers had spent most of their lives learning the trade and once mills closed they had trouble finding jobs using the skills they already had. Textile manufacturing is the No. 1 declining industry and the Bureau of labor Statistics predicts that at least 40 percent of textile-related job will be lost by 2018.

Harriss & Covington Hosiery Mills was founded in 1920 by Julius Ward Harriss and his son-in-law W. Comer Covington. Unlike many of the other mills in the area, it still operates as a textile mill in its fifth generation of family ownership and operation. It produces a full line of men’s dress and casual socks, athletic socks and ladies’ and misses’ knee highs. Other operating textile companies in High Point include Culp, Inc., Amerifab International Inc., Skeen Textiles Inc., and Hendrix Batting Company.

SHOWTIME Showtime is High Point’s semi-annual fabric market produced by and for the members of the International Textile Market Association. For four days during the months of June and December, this market offers the most thorough selection home furnishing needs such as fabric, leather and trimmings in the western hemisphere. ITMA member companies host nearly 800 buyer companies during each event. Nearly 200 member companies present at Showtime, including the eight new member companies that showed in early June this year. Members are converters, mills, tanneries, and trimmings manufacturers who supply the home fur-

nishing industry. ITMA is the largest organized group of decorative covering suppliers in the western hemisphere. Showtime began in 1990 with around 10 exhibitors. In 2010, Showtime added 21 exhibitors to the event. ITMA also supports colleges and universities with textile and design programs. The covers of the directory and guide for Showtime and Showtime Magazine are designed by students in the textile field from colleges across the country. The ITMA distributes 5,000 Member Directory and Guides, 12,000 Showtime Magazines and 14,000 other promotional materials each year. Exhibitors show at Market

Square in the Textile Tower the Suites, Resource Center, 329 S. Wrenn St., and the Fabric Center nearby. At Showtime, exhibitors schedule, on average, 70 to 110 appointments for the week, making this market a cost-effective venue to view and show thousands of fabrics. ITMA’s online appointment format makes scheduling an appointment very convenient and “walk-ins” are encouraged during the show. Several industries are represented at Showtime including apparel and costuming, fashion accessory manufacturers, hospitality, marine, transportation and interior designers.

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and survived off the furniture industry for many decades. The High Point Economic Development Corp. has been working for 21 years to continue that business and add and expand other industries in High Point. The mission of the HPEDC is to work to retain existing business and industry, assist local companies in expanding, encourage the creation of head-of-household jobs for Piedmont Triad residents and attract new business to High Point. Unlike many of its Triad counterparts, HPEDC is a part of city government, not county. That ensures that a prospective company deals with onl one decision-making entity instead of multiple. Loren Hill, the president of the EDC said it is a great advantage. “If a developer has a problem with permits or things like that, we’ll track down the solution easier.” The EDC also helps to find a vacant building or land that is available to build a facility. They also offer incentives to companies that come to High Point and help them find exactly what they need. An essential part of what the EDC does is training employees through Guilford 46 Technical Community

College and workforce development Four years in a row, Greensboro-High Point ranks No. 7 in the nation for attracting new industry. Some industries that have found a home in High Point are advanced manufacturing, health care and biotechnology, commercial photography, and distribution and warehousing. The EDC helped bring up the low marks of 2009 in commercial contruction and in job announcements. In 2010, over 2,000 jobs were announced in the High Point area. HondaJet and FedEx both chose locations at Piedmont Triad International Airport, less than one mile outside of the High Point city limits, in 2010. Swiss light manufacturer Baltek will move its US divisional headquarters from New Jersey to High Point. Polo Ralph Lauren has three High Point facilities, the newest being a distribution/logistics facility that opened in April. For nine years in a row, HPEDC has won an award for its annual report and High Point won the national distribution awasr and Public Power Award of Excellence three years in a row. “High Point is very business friendly,” Hill said. “The city manager and senior staff work closely with business leaders on any and every issue that may arise.”

largest taxpayers Total valuation of largest High Point taxpayers International Home Furnishings Center – $184,898,593 Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. – $140,010,182 Liberty Property Trust real estate – $116,508,630 HP Showplace Investors IV – $70,972,153 Tyco Electronics – $64,466,054 North State Communications – $59,587,894 CBL and Associates Properties Inc. – $57,723,425

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. – $55,420,810

Piedmont Natural Gas – $29,126,728

Carolina Investment Properties – $53,608,700

Kao Specialties Americas (chemical manufacturing) – $28,793,089

Thomas Built Buses – $53,358,200 Blue Ridge Companies – $50,057,907 First State Investors (finance/customer service) – $40,469,400 Mannington Mills – $38,931,255 Banner Pharmacaps – $38,884,793 Walmart – $29,329,087

Maple Leaf Holdings (Palliser home furnishings showroom) – $27,091,800 Crowne Lake Associates (multi-family housing) – $23,670,443 Duke Energy Corp. – $21,182,419 Source: High Point Economic Development Corp.

international companies with High Point PResence ARGENTINA Anthem Leather Arpel Leather Corp. AUSTRIA Fulterer USA Inc. Schmidt America BELGIUM Food Lion BRAZIL Duratex North America CANADA Décor-Rest Furniture Palliser Furniture Magnussen Home Furnishings Sklar-Peppler of Canada Morbern USA Top Supplies NLnovalink CHINA Bolier & Co. Legacy Classic Furniture Decca Classic Upholstery Lifestyle Enterprise Inc. Fine Furniture Design New Classic Furniture Furnco International Samson Marketing FutureWei Technologies Schnadig International Homelegance Universal Furniture HTL Furniture FRANCE AXA Advisors Soboplac USA Corp. GERMANY Adwood Corp. Klingenburg USA Bodet & Horst USA Merz Pharmaceuticals Hörmann Thomas Built Buses/ Daimler Trucks Jowat Corp. W. Schillig ITALY Calligaris USA Francesco Molon (GieMme US)

Delmac Machinery Group Freud USA Doimo’s YumanMod Natuzzi Americas Ferrari America JAPAN HondaJet Ricoh Americas Corp. Kao Specialties Americas YKK AP America NETHERLANDS Akzo Nobel Coatings Keller Crescent Banner Pharmacaps Sun Chemical Group Hagemeyer North America NEW ZEALAND Ornamental Products NORWAY Wema Americas SPAIN Hurtado USA Joya Sleep Systems by Garme

largest HIgh point EMployers Bank of America, customer service center – 2,145 High Point Regional Health System – 2,036 Guilford County Schools – 1,769 City of High Point – 1,289 Thomas Built Buses – 1,248 Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. – 1,222 Cornerstone Health Care – 946 Tyco Electronics, manufacturing /distribution – 900 High Point University – 879 Aetna insurance – 852 NCO Group, customer service – 813 Carilion-Spectrum Laboratory Network, medical laboratory services – 621 Banner Pharmacaps, pharmaceutical manufacturing – 586 Advanced Home Care – 528 New Breed Logistics, distribution networks/logistics – 521 North State Communications – 394 Sears Operations Center, customer service – 380 Guilford County – 368 Marsh Furniture Co., cabinet manufacturing – 354 Harland Clarke Corp., check manufacturing /distribution – 319 Source: High Point Economic Development Corp.

Coporate/Divisional Headquarters based in high point High Point Regional Health System Thomas Built Buses Cornerstone Health Care Carilion-Spectrum Laboratory Network (Solstas Lab Partners) Banner Pharmacaps La-Z-Boy Inc. Advanced Home Care Natuzzi Americas Inc. Mickey Truck Bodies New Breed Logistics North State Communications Marsh Furniture Co. Davis Furniture Industries Inc. Swaim Fine Upholstery & Occasional Trone Inc. Anco-Eaglin Carolina Container Co. Home Meridian International Schnadig International Corp. HTL Furniture Inc. Sources: High Point Economic Development Corp.; Piedmont Triad Partnership; other resources

SWEDEN Elmo Leather of America Sapa Extrusions SWITZERLAND Ajilon Professional Services Huntsman Textile Effects Baltek TE Connectivity (Tyco Electronics) Herzog Veneers TURKEY De Leo Textiles UNITED KINGDOM Adams Furniture USA/ House of England FLIK International The British Shop Innospec Chemicals Bunzl USA Julian Chichester Ferguson Enterprises Vita Nonwovens Source: High Point Economic Development Corp.


RIght: Ren Lackey, a descendent of Peter Doub, sits atop “Dude” at Wesley Memorial UMC, Doub was the founder of WM UMC and a “circuit rider” preacher. Far Right: High Point Central High School Campus. Below: Students enjoy a high quality of campus life at High Point University.


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on the growing campus of High Point University. A new $16 million Greek Village was to open in 2011 along with a “living and learning” community for arts, theater and music students even as construction started on a $9 million School of Education. A new $12 million residence hall for 300 students is scheduled to open by fall of 2012. Campus officials expect enrollment to continue growing to 5,000 undergraduates by 2017. The campus also has received national attention about resort-style amenities and fun activities.


Classical music wafts through the grounds. HPU President Nido Qubein says that when students know you care, they do well in the classroom. The campus also features ice cream trucks. There’s valet parking, a concierge desk, a hot tub and free snacks. The school was founded in 1924 as High Point College, a joint venture between the Methodist Protestant Church and the citizens of High Point. When the college opened, the campus consisted of three buildings, attended by nine faculty members, with a student enrollment of 122. HPU also is a growing business enterprise. By the end of 2011, HPU was expected to join the city’s 1,000-employee club by adding 149 new workers. Job growth has helped to elevate the university’s annual economic impact on the state to $415 million, according to Qu-

bein. The need for additional faculty and staff will continue to increase with the planned $2.1 billion, 10-year expansion and transformation of campus, according to university officials. The latest big HPU project is the $70 million School of Health and Sciences, proposed to open in 2014. The 180,000 square-foot health science building to be located across from Millis Athletic and Convocation Center will include a pharmacy school and house programs in physical therapy and physician assistant studies. So far, HPU has committed $550 million to construct 28 new buildings, add 120 faculty members and buy the nearby Oak Hollow Mall for $9 million. Part of the financing comes from $170 million HPU has raised since Qubein became president.

HIGH POINT uNIVERSITY at a glance Founded: 1924 as High Point College, achieved university status in 1991. location: 833 Montlieu Ave., High Point, N.C. 27262.

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recognitions: Ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Academics: A liberal arts Colleges in the South. Forbes. institution, affiliated with the com ranks HPU in the top 7 United Methodist Church, percent among “America’s offering 50 undergraduate Best Colleges.” Parade majors, 43 undergraduate Magazine lists HPU in the minors and 14 graduate degree top 25 private schools in the programs; Accredited by the nation. Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Athletics: A member of the Colleges and Schools. Honors NCAA, Division I and the Big program offered. South Conference. Costs: $35,400, which covers Enrollment: More than 4,200 tuition, fees, room and board, undergraduate and graduate parking, laundry and athletic students from 51 countries events.

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relatively new to High Point, but the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roots here can be traced back to 1980, when the school moved to High Point as John Wesley College. Laurel University is a four-year, interdenominational Bible college that aims to integrate faith and learning while equipping students for full-time Christian ministry or Christian leadership positions within the community. Founded in Greensboro in 1903, the school moved to High Point in 1980 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when local businessman Edwin Shufelt donated the 25 acres on which the college now sits off of Eastchester Drive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and received accreditation two years later. The school has undergone several name changes, but it became John Wesley College in 1956 and kept that name until January 2011, when it became Laurel University. Students at â&#x20AC;&#x153;High Pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Other Universityâ&#x20AC;? can earn degrees in such disciplines as ministry, Christian

counseling, Bible/theology, Christian elementary education, intercultural studies and global missions, management and business ethics, and pastoral ministry. Beginning in the fall of 2012, the school will add bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees in criminal justice, social work and worship arts. Additionally, students can take courses in Spanish â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in undergraduate and graduate degree programs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; through FLET, the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spanish academic division. One of the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular programs is its PACE program â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Professional Adult

Career Education â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which offers convenient, flexible course schedules designed to help working adults complete their undergraduate degree in about 18 to 20 months. Another program designed to help working adults is the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s totally online MBA (master of business administration) program, which is licensed by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. For more information about Laurel University, call 887-3000 or visit the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at

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LEARNING HERE SPECIALITY SCHOOLS MAGNET SCHOOLS Applications are required for many of these programs. Academy at Central High 700 Chestnut Drive High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 885-7905 Fax: (336) 885-7927 Grades ninth through 12 Andrews Aviation Academy 1920 McGuinn Drive High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2800 Fax: (336) 887-5585 Grades ninth through 12 Central High School International Baccalaureate 801 Ferndale Blvd. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2825 Fax: (336) 819-2991

Ferndale Middle International Baccalaureate 701 Ferndale Blvd. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2855 Fax: (336) 885-2854 Grades sixth through eighth Johnson Street Global Studies K-8 Magnet 1601 Johnson St. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2900 Fax: (336) 819-2899 Grades K through eighth Kirkman Park Elementary Spanish Immersion 1101 N. Centennial St. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2905 Fax: (336) 889-6218 Grades Pre-K through fifth

Middle College at Guilford Technical Community College 901 S. Main St. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-4111 Fax: (336) 819-4116 Grades ninth through 12

Parkview Village Elementary Expressive Arts 325 Gordon St. High Point, NC 27261 Phone: (336) 819-2945 Fax: (336) 819-2943 Grades Pre-K through fifth

Middle College at GTCC, Jamestown 601 High Point Road Jamestown, NC 27282 Phone: (336) 819-2957 Fax: (336) 819-2961 Grades ninth through 12

Penn-Griffin School for the Arts 825 Washington St. High Point, NC 27260 Phone: (336) 819-2870 Fax: (336) 889-4841 Grades sixth through 12

Northwood Elementary International Baccalaureate Program 818 W. Lexington Ave. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2920 Fax: (336) 819-2921 Grades Pre-K through fifth

Triangle Lake Montessori Elementary 2401 Triangle Lake Road High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2883 Fax: (336) 819-2754 Grades Pre-K through fifth

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GuILFORD TECHNICAL COmmuNITY COLLEGE at a glance Student Population: 7,100 - 7,200 Continuing Education: 6,000 students Basic Skills: 2,600 students. Curriculum students: 1,000. Campus: Five class buildings, including offices for business, advising and counseling, financial aid and a bookstore. Contact: 336.334.4822


life more complete at the Guilford Technical Community College campus on S. Main Street. Part of that is opening new buildings so that students can stay on campus for more of their classes. College leaders have the same hope for a new $8 million, three-story classroom building which has four new computer labs, biology and physics labs, office space and more student space. Many of the new GTCC projects have been approved with voter-approved bonds. The building adds 553 more seats, increasing total seating to nearly 2,000 seats. The campus, which serves 5,000 to 6,000 students, has had a space problem for some time. The campus goal is to provide any student who majors in any of the campus curriculum programs housed on the High Point campus – Entertainment Technology, Human Services Technology, Simulation and Gaming, Pharmacy Technology and Upholstery – the opportunity to take all the classes they need to graduate on the High Point campus. The campus also offers a combination of traditional manufacturing and service programs from upholstery to entertainment technology and massage therapy.

The college’s goal is to serve 10,000 people and the campus master plan calls for the construction of three more buildings as the campus expands toward S. Hamilton and Centennial streets. Here is a sampling of GTCC programs at the High Point campus: • Adult High School: For adults who want to earn a high school diploma in the traditional classroom and lab settings. Students must pass the state competency test to earn the diploma. • General Education Development: Classes prepare students to take the five-part GED test needed to receive a high school equivalency diploma. • Adult Basic Education: For adults who want to improve basic reading, writing and math skills. • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): GTCC offers beginning, intermediate and advanced level classes. • Compensatory Education (CED): Designed specifically for adults with mental retardation who need help in acquiring basic and life skills. • The Larry Gatlin School of Entertainment Technology: Courses available in acoustics, artist management, concert lighting, entertainment promotion, equipment maintenance, live sound production and recording engineering.


learning here public schools Elementary Schools

Allen Jay Elementary 1311 E. Springfield Road High Point, NC 27263 Phone: (336) 434-8490 Fax: (336) 431-6555 Grades Pre-K through fifth Fairview Elementary 608 Fairview St. High Point, NC 27260 Phone: (336) 819-2890 Fax: (336) 819-2892 Grades Pre-K through fifth Florence Elementary 7605 Florence School Road High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2120 Fax: (336) 454-5579 Grades K through fifth

private schools 818 W. Lexington Ave. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2920 Fax: (336) 819-2921 Grades Pre-K through fifth Oak Hill Elementary 320 Wrightenberry St. High Point, NC 27260 Phone: (336) 819-2925 Fax: (336) 819-2931 Grades Pre-K through fifth Oak View Elementary 614 Oakview Road High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2935 Fax: (336) 869-6856 Grades Pre-K through fifth Parkview Elementary 325 Gordon St. High Point, NC 27261

Grades K through fifth Union Hill Elementary 3523 Triangle Lake Road High Point, NC 27260 Phone: (336) 819-2130 Fax: (336) 882-7162 Grades Pre-K through fifth

Middle Schools Ferndale Middle 701 Ferndale Blvd. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2855 Fax: (336) 885-2854 Grades 6-9 Southwest Middle 4368 Barrow Road High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2985 Fax: (336) 454-4015 Grades 6-8 Welborn Academy of Science and Technology 1710 McGuinn Drive High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2880 Fax: (336) 819-2879 Grades 6-8

High Schools T.W. Andrews High 1920 McGuinn Drive High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2800 Fax: (336) 887-5585 Grades ninth through 12 Central High School 801 Ferndale Blvd. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2825 Fax: (336) 819-2991 Grades ninth through 12 Kirkman Park Elementary 1101 N. Centennial St. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2905 Fax: (336) 889-6218 Grades Pre-K through fifth Montlieu Elementary Academy of Technology 1105 Montlieu Ave. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2910 Fax: (336) 819-2915 Grades Pre-K through fifth Northwood Elementary

Phone: (336) 819-2945 Fax: (336) 819-2943 Grades Pre-K through fifth Shadybrook Elementary 503 Shadybrook Road High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2950 Fax: (336) 869-1575 Grades Pre-K through fifth Southwest Elementary 4372 SW School Road. High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2992 Fax: (336) 454-8372

Ragsdale High 602 High Point Road Jamestown, NC 27282 Phone: (336) 819-2960 Fax: (336) 454-6767 Grades ninth through 12 Southwest High School 4364 Barrow Road High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2970 Fax: (336) 454-5175 Grades ninth through 12

Hayworth Christian SchoolType: Religious Highest Degree: K-12 1696 Westchester Dr, High Point, NC 27262 (336)882-3126 High Point Christian Academy Type: Religious Highest Degree: K-12 307 N Rotary Dr. High Point, NC 27262 (336)841-8702 High Point Friends School Type: Religious Highest Degree: K-5 800-A Quake Lane, High Point, NC 27262 (336) 886-5516 Immaculate Heart Of Mary Type: Religious Highest Degree: K-8 605 Barbee St, High Point, NC 27262 (336)887-2613

The Piedmont School Type: Independent for children with learning disabilities Highest Degree: K-10 815 Old Mill Road High Point, NC (336) 883-0992 Shining Light Academy Type: Religious Highest Degree: K-10 530 West Wendover Ave. Greensboro, NC 27409 (336) 299-9688 Tri-City Christian Academy Type: Religious Highest Degree: K-12 8000 Clinard Farms Rd High Point, NC 27265 (336) 665-9822

Wesleyan Christian Academy Highest Degree: K-12 1917 N. Centennial St. High Point, NC 29262 (336) 884-3333 Westchester Country Day School Type: Independent Highest Degree: K-12 2045 N. Old Greensboro Rd. High Point, NC 27265 (336) 869-2128


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schooling in the greater High Point area has grown increasingly popular in recent years. According to the N.C. Division of Non-Public Education, which governs home schooling in North Carolina, Guilford County had 1,637 home schools during the 2009-10 school year, the most recent year for which figures are available. Only Wake (with 4,023 home schools), Mecklenburg (3,131) and Buncombe (1,666) had more. The 1,637 home schools had an estimated enrollment of 2,986 students.

During the previous school year, 2008-09, Guilford County had 1,568 home schools and an estimated enrollment of 2,940 students. By contrast, in 1999-2000 Guilford County had 737 home schools and an estimated enrollment of 1,188 students, and in 1989-90, the county had only 175 home schools. While no breakdown was available by counties, state statistics indicate that approximately two-thirds of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 43,316 home schools were classified as religious, while the rest were independent.

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HIGH POINT CONVENTION & VISITORS BuREAu he mission of the High Convention & Visitors Bureau is simply to bring people to High Point to contribute to the economy. Tourism is the largest industry in the world, and High Point wants its share. In the past year, 200,000 visitors have come to High Point, for an economic impact of $37 million, according to figures provided by the bureau.

North Carolina is the sixthmost visited state in the country, and tourism leads economic recovery in the state. Visitors contributed $2.6 million to the N.C. general fund every day last year, reducing taxes by $390 for every household in the state in 2010. Local economic impact is determined using more than just the amount visitors spend while in town. Spending cre-

ates new jobs or maintains existing ones. Businesses pay wages and taxes, and they spend money with other business that supply the goods needed to serve customers. Retail developers track spending, and eventually new development occurs, luring visitors so that the cycle can repeat. Taxes allow for city government to improve parks and public areas, contribut-

ing not only to quality of life, but also to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to draw more visitors. Visitors come individually, in small groups and for conventions and trade shows. The bureau works to bring in groups of all sizes. The High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau was founded in 1983 as a division of the High Point Chamber of Commerce. The bureau became a separate entity and

was incorporated July 1, 1995. It is funded entirely by the nightly room tax on hotels and motels in Guilford County. The bureau recently unveiled a strategic plan for the next year that focuses on organizational excellence, increased hotel occupancy, promoting tourism, public relations and communication, diversity and inclusion.

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Carolina Festival is the only professional theater company dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare in the midAtlantic section of the United States. Work to create the company began in the mid-1970s, and the first season opened in summer of 1977 with a production of “The Taming of the Shrew” and a budget of less than $60,000. In 1984, Pedro Silva, originally an actor with the company, became managing director of the nonprofit group and has led it since, except for 1993-2001. Now the Shakespeare Festival has an annual budget of more than $1 million. In 2006 it purchased facilities for a permanent home at W. Ward Avenue and W. Green Drive

and renovated the complex to include office, production, rehearsal and education facilities. Each year the Shakespeare Festival produces a MainStage season in the fall at the High Point Theatre. In times of economic prosperity, the Shakespeare Festival performed as many as six plays in its MainStage season. In recent years, however, it has presented only one play in its main season in order to economize. This year, it will not stage a MainStage production because of the poor economy and low attendance in the past several years. Each holiday season (late November-December),it stages popular performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the High Point Theatre. The Shakespeare Festival has ongoing efforts in the areas of outreach and education with the following offer-

ings: • Camps and classes for both students and educators; • SchoolFest performances for school groups; • Shakespeare To Go, small-cast, condensed performances of Shakespeare works given throughout the state and locally; • ShakeSpirit classroom programs that can be custom designed; • Programs by scholars and programs before and following productions in which audience members may talk to and question actors and directors. For several years the Shakespeare Festival has presented family theater productions in Winston-Salem. In 2010, it established an affiliated group, Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, that produces more contemporary and new works at The Hanesbrands Theatre at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem.

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GALLERIES at a glance High Point Area Arts Council The High Point Area Arts Council programs its own events – including Day in the Park in early fall, a series of summer outdoor concerts and music programs for young people – and it raises money through an annual fund drive for its five affiliate groups: • Carousel Theatre, which brings in touring performances for elementary school students; • High Point Ballet, which stages dance productions; • High Point Community Concerts, which sponsors concerts by nationally known musicians; • High Point Community Theatre, which uses local actors, both children and adults, to perform drama productions; • Piedmont Artists, which sponsors performances by area musicians.


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High Point Museum 1859 E. Lexington Ave. 885-1859,


hen it comes to High Point has you covered with a number of options. The High Point Museum, for example, established in 1964, offers an in-depth look at High Pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich history, from the Native Americans who first inhabited the land, to the Quaker families that settled the area, to the influences that turned High Point into â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Furniture Capital of the World.â&#x20AC;? Permanent exhibits include â&#x20AC;&#x153;High Pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s History,â&#x20AC;? a varied exhibit that includes, among other things, the piano that belonged to former High Pointer John Coltrane; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hall of Commerce,â&#x20AC;? which showcases prominent local businesses; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jamestown Rifles,â&#x20AC;? a collection of historic rifles manufactured in the area; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meredithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miniatures,â&#x20AC;? one of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest collections of miniatures. Speaking of miniatures, the Doll & Miniature Museum of High Point features a collection of more than 2,700 dolls

Doll & Miniature Museum of High Point 101 W. Green Drive, 885-3655

from around the world, as well as numerous miniatures. The collection includes some 130 Shirley Temple dolls, a Nativity scene with 50 rare Creche dolls, and bride and groom flea dolls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just to name a few â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as well as a large collection of nutcrackers that are put on display every year at Christmas. The Rosetta C. Baldwin Museum introduces visitors to the contributions of Baldwin, an influential Christian educator in High Point, and other African-Americans who made significant contributions to the High Point community. In addition to mementos from Baldwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life, the museum also includes inventions made by African-Americans. The Museum of Old Domestic Life, housed in a historic Quaker meeting house built in 1858, features the everyday items necessary to 19th-century rural life in a Quaker community, including displays for cloth-making, shoe-making, cooking and farming.

Rosetta C. Baldwin Museum 1408 R.C. Baldwin Ave., (336) 253-1797 Museum of Old Domestic Life 555 E. Springfield Road, 882-3054.


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Charles Dickensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Christmas Carolâ&#x20AC;? by North Carolina Shakespeare Festival November and December at High Point Theatre

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration mid-January at High Point Theatre Prayer vigil in memory of first High Point sit-in mid-February


High Point Festival of Cultures, sponsored by High Point Human Relations Commission April Dancing with the High Point Stars, fundraiser for Communities in Schools Spring Party on the Plank concert series spring N.C. Criterium race, ride May 27 and 28, 2011


Arts Splash concerts Sundays, June 19-Aug. 14, 2011 Tour de Furniture ride, race to benefit American Red Cross Aug. 7 Hospice Taste of the Town at Showplace Aug. 16


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North Carolina Shakespeare Festival Mainstage Season Fall Day in the Park at High Point City Lake Park third Saturday in September Beach Music Blast concerts to benefit Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home Society of North Carolina Thursdays Sept. 8-29 N.C. Marathon Nov. 19, 2011



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WHERE an alphabetical listing of places of worship in High Point

Albertson Road Baptist Church, 1506 Blandwood Drive, High Point 27260 | 882-9278 Allen Jay Baptist Church, 1100 E. Fairfield Road,High Point 27263 | 434-1968 Allendale Baptist Church, 900 E. Springfield Road, High Point 27263 | 887-1198 Apostolic Lutheran Church, 6024 Checker Road, High Point 27263 | 861-6320 Assembly of Christ Church Ministries, 301 E. Lexington Ave., High Point 27261 | 883-9322 Baldwin’s Chapel 7th Day Adventists Church, 1200 Leonard Ave., High Point 27260 | 889-3334 Bethany Baptist Church, 1329 Kimery Drive, High Point 27260 | 884-0479 Bethel Baptist Church, 1352 Cox Ave., High Point 27263 | 434-1591 Bethlehem Baptist Church, 801 S. Centennial St., High Point 27260 | 883-7831 B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1207 Kensington Drive, High Point 27262 | 884-5522 Body of Christ Christian Church, 830 W. Green Drive, High Point 27260 | 885-3782 Brentwood Baptist Church, 2426 Gordon Road, High Point 27265 | 884-1904 Calvary Baptist Church, 808 Hilltop St., High Point 27260 882-8543


Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 622 W. Fairfield Road, High Point 27263 | 431-6450

Calvary Covenant Fellowship, 2207 E. Green Drive, High Point 27260 | 885-6485

Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 808 Hendrix St., High Point 27260 | 454-1259

Cedar Street Church of God, 402 Cedar St., High Point 27260 | 887-5141

Community Bible Church, 4125 Johnson St., High Point 27265 | 841-4480

Charity Baptist Church, 6835 Charity Church Lane, High Point 27263 | 889-2852

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Congregational United Church, 401 Gordon St., High Point 27260 | 884-8440 Conrad Memorial Baptist Church, 1920 N. Centennial St., High Point 27262 | 884-5717 Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1110 NC Highway 62 W., High Point 27263 | 861-5514 Covenant Church United Methodist, 1526 Skeet Club Road, High Point 27265 | 841-3242 Cross Community Fellowship, 175 N. Point Ave. #11B, High Point 27262 | 869-0097 Daily Walk Ministry 1518 Baker Road, High Point 27263 | 434-6176 Daily Walk Ministry, 401 Brentwood St., High Point 27260 | 884-1430 Deep River Church of Christ, 1934 Eastchester Drive, High Point 27265 | 454-3011 Deep River Friends Meeting, 5300 W. Wendover Ave., High Point 27265 | 454-1928 Doer’s of the Word, 2025 S. College Drive, High Point 27260 | 887-3811 Dothan Praise & Worship Ministries, 10418 X N. Main St., Archdale 27263 |8618487 Eastside Baptist Church, 3100 Wilma Ave., High Point 27260 | 454-2733

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First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 833 Leonard Ave., High Point 27260 | 882-8221

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1401 Heathcliff Road, High Point 27262 | 882-2119

Faith Temple Church of God, 1214 S. Elm St., High Point 27260 | 889-5564

English Road Baptist Church, 1111 English Road, High Point 27262 | 887-2626

Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, 1230 Franklin Ave., High Point 27260 | 885-6265

First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 100 Kenilworth Drive, High Point 27260 | 882-3615

Eternal Life Ministry, 425 Nathan Hunt Drive, High Point 27260 | 882-6990

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Fairfield Baptist Church, 212 Lakeview Ave., High Point 27263 | 431-7088

First Baptist Church, 701 E. Washington Drive, High Point 27261 | 882-9229

Fairfield United Methodist Church 1505 NC Highway 62 W., High Point 27263 | 431-5743

First Baptist Church, 405 N. Main St., High Point 27260 | 883-0178

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Hallelujah Baptist Church, 2511 Guyer St., High Point 27265 | 883-3997

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where to worship Green Street Baptist Church, Foursquare Gospel Church 214 Welch Drive, High Point 27265 | 869-5612 Friendly Baptist Church 420 New St., High Point 27260 | 883-4798 Friendship Community Church, 1712 Baker Road, High Point 27263 | 431-2883 Friendship Holiness Church, 820 Leonard Ave., High Point 27260 | 884-1189 Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 715 W. Willis Ave., High Point 27260 | 882-9429 Full Gospel Miracle Ministries, 1107 Lake Ave., High Point 27260 | 886-5923 Gethsemane Baptist Church, 401 Wise St. ,High Point 27260 | 883-2137 Glory Center Ministries, 1209 Greensboro Road, High Point 27260 | 454-3055 Gospel Baptist Church Youth Center, 104 Jackie Ave., High Point 27263 | 434-3861 Gospel Echoes Ministry, 711B E. Washington Drive, High Point 27260 | 882-2990 Grace Church of High Point, 1141 Enterprise Drive, High Point 27260 | 889-2177 Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, LCMS, 808 N. Centennial St., High Point 27262 | 886-4947 Greater First United Baptist Church, 1409 Deep River Road, High Point 27265 | 882-6211 Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, 2207 E. Green Drive, High Point 27260 | 885-6486 Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 906 Meredith St., High Point 27260 | 887-6877


Hayworth Wesleyan Church, 1696 Westchester Drive, High Point 27262 | 882-3842 Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church, 301 Hickory Chapel Road, High Point 27260 | 882-0792 High Point Apostolic Lutheran, 6024 Checker Road, High Point 27263 High Point Christian Center, 234 Dorothy St., High Point 27262 | 882-8738 High Point ChurchLiving God, 619 Garrison St., High Point 27260

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Jewel Baptist Church, 2007 Dunmore Court, High Point 27263 | 431-3816

Lebanon United Methodist Church, 237 Idol Drive, High Point 27262 | 882-9853

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Memorial United Methodist Church, 1327 Cedrow Drive, High Point 27260 | 889-4501

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Parkwood Baptist Church, 2107 Penny Road, High Point 27265 | 454-2523

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New Grove Baptist Church, 1206 Worth St., High Point 27260 | 883-4732

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Reavis Memorial Baptist Church, 711 Knightdale Ave., High Point 27263 | 431-7113 Redding Street Church Of God 920 Redding Drive, High Point 27260 | 883-9214 Redeeming Love Christian Center, 1201 East Green Drive, High Point 27260 | 883-9569 Refuge Baptist Church, 2618 Refuge Church Drive, Trinity 27370 | 472-6260 Restoration Temple Deliverance, 1104 Cleveland St., High Point 27260 883-1583 Restoration Word Ministries, 662 Barney Road, High Point 27265 | 887-0707 Revelation of Faith Baptist, Church 1233 Montlieu Ave., High Point 27262 | 887-5276 Rise America Outreach Ministry Church, 2011 English Road,. High Point 27262 | 882-7473 Sandy Ridge United Methodist Church, 2223 Sandy Ridge Road, High Point 27265 | 665-0774 Shekinah Glory Church International, Inc. 1300 Furlough St., High Point 27260 882-0822 Solid Rock Baptist Church, 903 East Kearns Ave., High Point 27260 | 889-2486 Solid Rock Ministries, 515 Cross St., High Point 27260 883-4786


Springfield Baptist Church, 1322 Baker Road, High Point 27263| 431-3615 Springfield Friends Meeting, 555 E. Springfield Road, High Point 27263 | 889-4911 St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 303 Eastchester Drive, High Point 27262 869-5311 St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 808 North Hamilton St., High Point 27262 889-9020 St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1711 Stoneybrook Drive, High Point 27261 | 885-6412 St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 108 W. Farriss Ave., High Point 27262 | 886-4756 St. Matthews Holiness Church, 414 Meredith St., High Point 27260 | 889-5239 St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 100 Skeet Club Rd. High Point 27265 | 869-2311 St. Paul Presbyterian Church, 309 Summit Road, High Point 27265 | 882-4310 St. Paul United Church Of Christ, 1212 Pearson Place, High Point 27260 | 889-9430 St. Seraphim Of Sarov Eastern, 303 Eastchester Drive, High Point 27262 869-8607 St. Stephen A.M.E. Zion Church, 1012 Leonard Ave., High Point 27260 | 883-0414 Straightway Baptist Church, 1125 Hickory Chapel Road, High Point 27260 | 883-2226


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Victorious Life Church, 121 Skeet Club Road, High Point 27265 | 841-3588

WholeLife Ministries, 210 4th St., High Point 27260 | 886-6228

Victory Baptist Church, 2112 W. English Road, High Point 27262 | 882-3794

Williams Memorial CME Church, 3400 Triangle Lake Road, High Point 27261 | 883-7330

Victory Chapel United Holy Church, 609 Amos St., High Point 27260| 883-6618

Triad Community Church, 922 Gallimore Dairy Road, High Point 27265 | 662-9905

Victory Is Mine Ministries, 917 Shamrock Road, High Point 27265 | 883-8073

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Welch Memorial United Methodist Church, 2405 Bellemeade St., High Point 27263 | 883-4230

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Luke Appling – MLB legend, 1964 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee

High Point Central/High Otis Foster (1972) — Baseball standout who starred at High Point College and was drafted by the Boston Red Sox Sammy Johnson (1970) — Football standout who starred at North Carolina, played in the NFL and was inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame Harry Williamson (1931) — Track standout who starred at North Carolina, qualified for the 800 meters finals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics (N.C.’s first Olympian) and inducted into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame

James Betterson – Star running back at North Carolina who played in the NFL in the late 1970s Ted Brown – Star running back at N.C. State and with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings Charlie Harville – Radio and TV sportscaster William Hayes – starting defensive end with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans Ray Hayworth – Bigleague baseball catcher, won World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1935 Fred Schwartzberg – Only person to letter in basketball at both N.C. State and UNCChapel Hill.

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Jim Paschal – 25-time NASCAR top series winner and two-time World 600 champion Heather Richardson – U.S. Olympic speedskater and reigning World Cup champion at 1,000 meters Ken Rush – automobile racing pioneer and winner in many different forms of racing

Southwest Guilford Eddie Pope (1993) — Soccer standout who was an All-American at North Carolina, starred in the MLS (he was named to the league’s All-Time Best XI) and on the USA National Team and was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame Brian Williams (1998) — Football standout who starred at N.C. State and currently plays in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons

Drew Weaver – 2007 British Amateur golf champion Brian Williams – NFL defensive back with the Atlanta Falcons Adrian Wilson – All-Pro safety with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals Johnny Evans – Professional American and Canadian football punter and quarterback Heather Richardson


Adrian Wilson (1998) — Football standout who starred at N.C. State and currently plays in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals Ted Brown (1975) — Football standout who was an All-American at N.C. State, played in the NFL and was inducted into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame Johnny Evans (1974) — Football standout who starred at N.C. State and played in the NFL and Canadian Football League

Stefon Adams (1981) — Football standout who starred at East Carolina and played in the NFL for three teams

Westchester Academy/ Country Day Dwon Clifton (2000) — Basketball standout who played at Clemson and UNC Greensboro, played professionally overseas and coached at Baylor Sherrill Kester Dempsey (1996) — Soccer standout who was an All-American at Duke and who was an all-star with the WUSA’s San Diego Spirit professionally Christy Hedgpeth (1990) — Basketball standout who starred at Stanford and played professionally with the ABL’s Seattle Reign

Wesleyan Christian Maria Lubrano (2007) — Soccer standout, winning state titles in her two years, who won two NCAA championships at North Carolina Kelly McLaughlin (1996) — All-America swimming standout who starred at North Carolina and swam in the Olympic Trials David Perry (1995) — Soccer standout, winning four straight state titles, before playing at the U.S. Naval Academy and going on to a distinguished military career

High Point Christian Conner Scarborough (2009) — Baseball standout who currently plays at Gardner-Webb John Eger (2008) — Soccer standout who currently plays at Covenant College Troy Spencer (2008) — Golf standout who currently plays at Seton Hall

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PANTHERS OF NOTE -Dick Culler â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Little AllAmerican in basketball, All-conference in baseball, player-coach in soccer. Only player in HPU history to go on to play in Major Leagues Gene Littles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; All-time leading scorer in basketball with 2,398 points. Played six seasons in the ABA. Coached four seasons in the NBA. Tubby Smith â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sixth all-time scorer in basketball. Won NCAA national championship as coach at Kentucky. Currently head coach at Minnesota. Otis Foster â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two-time All-American in baseball in the 1970s. Still holds records for batting average in a season, RBIs in a season and career and home runs in second and career. Reached AAA level in minor leagues.

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Jerry Steele â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Winnigest coach in basketball, going 456-411 over 31 seasons. Karen Curtis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Holds record for scoring (2,612 points) and assists (645) in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball Roger Watson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AllAmerican golfer, member of NAIA Hall of Fame, went on to win two PGA National Club Professional Championships Nancy Isenhour â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Became first woman to play on a menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s varsity basketball team, in 1944 George Nostrand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Played basketball for HPU from 1941-44, played in the first NBA game ever in 1946 and is the only player in school history to reach the NBA. Virgil Yow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Best winning percentage as basketball coach (323-197 over 21 seasons). Also coached baseball for 12 seasons.

intercollegiate soccer match south of the Mason-Dixon Line, a 1-0 victory over Catawba. That was also the year HPU became a charter member of what is now Conference Carolinas, which was originally an NAIA league that eventually moved to Division II. The Panthers remained loyal, staying the league until leaving in 1997 to move up from the to their current status as a NCAA Division I member. Basketball became the most visible sport when football was discontinued after the 1950 season. HPU a traditional power in the league first known as the North State Conference and then the Carolina Conference, winning a record 12 conference tournament. The best of the glory days for the Panthers came in the 1960s when they went to the NAIA national tournament three times, losing in the third round in 1964, the second round in 1965 and the third round in 1969 behind all-time

leading scorer and Little AllAmerican Gene Littles. They also made it in 1939, 1942, 1946 and 1951. The menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball runs werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the deepest on a national level. Behind the play of Ethel White and Marie Riley, the Panthers won the AIAW Division II National Championship. In baseball, HPU went all the way to the NAIA championship game in 1979, losing to Lipscomb by a run. HPU has also made its mark since moving to the Big South, winning regular season conference championships in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball plus menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer and tournament championships in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross country, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis, volleyball and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lacrosse. The lacrosse title was the most recent after 15 regular season wins that set a NCAA Division I record. The fabric continues to be well meshed. | 888-3556


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One attraction is the Richard Childress Museum, located in a complex beside Richard Childress Racing’s race shop, in the town of Welcome. The museum, which features 47 race vehicles, including Dale Earnhardt’s winning Daytona 500 car, attracts about 50,000 people annually, according to 2010 figures from RCR racing. There 16 video screens in the facility that showcase key victories in RCR history. According to the museum’s


website, the center section of the facility is dedicated to Childressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; devotion to wildlife and outdoor conservation. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation, the National Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited, all actively involved in the conservation of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wildlife and natural resources, are showcased in this area along with many of the animal trophies Childress has taken over the years, the website states. Hours of operation for the Richard Childress Museum are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday the museum is closed. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors (age 55 and older), $5 for students (age 7 to 18) and admission is free for children six years and younger.


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Childress Vineyards, located at 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, Lexington, was part of a recognition by USA Today Travel in 2010. USA Today Travel recongized the Yadkin Valley, which includes Childress Vineyards, as one of the

top 10 places in the nation for local wines. Childress Vineyards operates out of a 35,000-squarefoot facility, where visitors can witness the craft of winemaking under the guidance of one of the most award-winning winemakers in America today, Mark Friszolowski, according to Childress Vineyardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. The wines Friszolowski has produced are both a commercial and critical success, being named to the 50 Best Wines of the World twice, the website says.


The Petty Museum, located on 142 W. Academy St., reopened in February 2011 with a new look. Museum workers completed renovations to the attraction in Randleman Renovations included improvements to the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foyer, a larger childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room, as well as the relocation of the movie room and gift shop. The space of the museum remains the same.

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Castle McCulloch in Jamestown is well within a dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in fact, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just east of the city off of Kivett Drive. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now best known as a wedding and reception site, as well as a place for corporate meetings and retreats, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities, birthday parties and private parties. The site has a lengthy history that dates to the early 19th century. Following the discovery of gold in North Carolina, an enterprising Cornish engineer named Charles McCulloch came to gold fields near Jamestown to build a gold

refinery, according to Castle McCulloch. McCulloch brought with him the architecture of England and the latest technological development, the steam engine. McCulloch Gold Mill was built in 1832 and operated many years as an integral part of the history of gold mining in the state and beyond. Gold mining gradually shifted west, with the advent of the gold rush in California in the mid-19th century. The original mill structure at the castle also served briefly as a makeshift hospital for soldiers during the Civil War. The site offers panning for gold and gems, and patrons can find Amethyst, Garnet, Ruby, Saphire, Peredot, Tourmaline and other types of stones on the property. The castle has several venues that host wedding events: The Crystal Garden Ballroom, The Hillside Terrace (Crystal Garden Patio), The Hillside Terrace (Crystal Garden Patio), The Great Hall, The Great Hall

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A short drive down Interstate 85 from High Point, historic downtown Salisbury beckons. Downtown Salisbury has seen over $51 million in investment over the past decade, with some 75 shops, 15 restaurants and a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere that incorporates sidewalk seating throughout the downtown. Bakeries, bars, cafes, coffee houses and other businesses have proven that there is a market for their services with their staying power. The historic district covers 30 square blocks area and includes the Dr. Josephus Hall House, built in 1820 as the Salisbury Female Academy, and the Utzman-Chambers House, an 1819 Federal townhouse. A guided audio walking tour is available for rent at the Rowan County Convention & Visitors Bureau that covers



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The International Civil Rights Center & Museum opened in downtown Greensboro in February 2010, on the 40th anniversary of the sit-in movement that began in what is now the museum site. The museum memorializes


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There is plenty to do in Raleigh, the state capital, including: • The J.S. Dorton Arena that has been a fixture of the skyline of Raleigh for over 50 years. Groundbreaking and revolutionary in its design at the time of construction, the building still stands out as a unique aspect of the city. • The JC Raulston Arboretum, located on the grounds of the North Carolina State University. The plants on display are considered the best examples of plants suited to the climate of the southeastern United States. • Early American architecture fans will want to be sure to stop by Joel Lane House when in Raleigh. This home was built in the late 18th

temporary exhibits on the history of the state. The museum offers informative displays on a variety of topics including the Civil War, Native Americans, women’s history and more. The North Carolina Museum of History is also home to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest natural sciences museum in the Southeastern United States. Easily located right downtown between the Capital and Legislative buildings, the museum can be combined with visits to these two city sites. • When touring Raleigh, be sure to stop in and see the North Carolina State Capital Building. Located on the historic Trolley Tour, the North Carolina State Capital Building is considered one of the best-preserved examples of Greek revival architecture. The Capital Building was completed in 1840 and is one of Raleigh’s best-loved landmarks. The North Carolina State Capital Building is a National Historic Landmark.


Boundary in North Carolina as a National Heritage Area in 2003, Congress recognized that the cultural and natural resources of the Blue Ridge Mountains have played a significant role in the history of the United States and the State of North Carolina. Some of the defining landscapes include the deepest gorge in the Eastern U.S., Linville Gorge; the oldest river in North America, the New River; the most visited National Park lands in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway; the highest mountain east of the Rockies, Mt. Mitchell; the ancestral home of the Cherokee, and America’s largest home, Biltmore.

Century and has been carefully restored to its original appearance complete with décor of the times and period furniture. • Marbles Kids Museum, a hands-on, interactive attraction for children. There are five galleries and two outdoor escapes for kids from infant to age 12, and their families. • The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, which features an impressive permanent collection and features changing exhibits as well. The permanent collection showcases art from the time of the Pharohs to modern artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Franz Kline, Frank Stella, and Jacob Lawrence. • The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, which offers long term and

WilmingtonInsiderinfo.US reports that horse-drawn carriages still click down Wilmington’s old brick streets and riverboats cruise its 300-year-old harbor, but the past is only part of the coastal city’s story. What was once a busy port teeming with markets, warehouses and the world’s largest cotton exchange has become a lively spot for arts, shopping, family activities, fine dining and nightlife. Wilmington provides much to see and do. A water taxi ferries visitors to the famous World War II battleship, USS North Carolina. Hands-on exhibits at the Wilmington Children’s Museum nurture creative young minds. The Bellamy Mansion, a lavish, four-story, 22-room historic house museum, beckons visitors with its opulence. Historic Thalian Hall attracts internationally acclaimed musicians, actors


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Closer to home, Old Salem is a historic district of Winston-Salem. Wikipedia reports it features a living history museum (operated by the non-profit Old Salem Museums & Gardens, organized as Old Salem Inc.) that interprets the restored Moravian community. The nonprofit organization began its work in 1950, although some private residents had restored buildings earlier. As the Old Salem Historic District, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966.The district showcases the culture of the Moravian settlement in North Carolina during the 18th and 19th centuries, recreating shops, churches and houses. Two buildings were individually designated as NHL, the Salem Tavern and the Single Brothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; House. Additional buildings and properties have been added to the National Register that expand the historic area. Ownership of the buildings and land is currently divided among Old Salem, Inc., Wachovia Historical Society, private owners, Salem Academy and College, Home Moravian Church, and the Moravian Church Southern Province. Today, the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preserved and reconstructed buildings, staffed by living-history interpreters, present visitors with a view of Moravian life in the 18th and 19th centuries. The features include skilled interpreters such


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The North Carolina Zoo is located in Asheboro in Randolph County, in the Uwharrie Mountains near the geographic center of the state. At 1,371 acres , it is the largest â&#x20AC;&#x153;walk-throughâ&#x20AC;? natural-habitat zoo in the world, and only one of two state-owned zoos in the United States. The NC Zoo has over 1100 animals from more than 250 species primarily representing Africa and North America. Wikipedia says the zoo is open 364 days a year and receives more than 700,000 visitors annually. The North Carolina Zoo consists of two main areas: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Africaâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;North Americaâ&#x20AC;? on opposite ends. There are parking lots located on both ends, so during peak season, visitors can start their day from either side. There are approximately five miles of walking paths. There are also trams and air-conditioned buses for transporting visitors in the park. The North Carolina Zoo was the first American zoo to incorporate the â&#x20AC;&#x153;natural habitatâ&#x20AC;? philosophy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; presenting animals together with plants in exhibits that resemble the habitats in which they would be found in the wild.

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