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High Point University business major Seth Gold was a Charlotte Venture Challenge winner.

High Point University’s students benefit from a holistic education with experiential learning opportunities. Senior business major Seth Gold exemplified HPU’s focus when he won top honors in the social enterprise category at the Charlotte Venture Challenge for his new company, Bamboo Apparel. The company sells T-shirts made mostly of highly-sustainable bamboo and donates them to orphanages around the world. Gold uses a handprint logo to represent the positive mark he plans to leave on the environment and on those less fortunate. An 88-year-old liberal arts institution with more than 4,000 students, High Point University leaves its own positive mark on the community. The University offers 44 majors, 40 minors and 10 graduate degree programs—all taught by stellar faculty. In six short years the freshman class has grown from 370 to 1,294, SAT scores have soared 100 points higher and total undergraduate enrollment has risen from 1,624 to 3,673. The institution jumped from #15 to #3 among all regional colleges in

the South as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The campus has tripled to over 300 acres with the addition of 47 buildings. The University has created three new schools—The School of Art and Design, The School of Health Sciences and The School of Communication. Eight new majors also have been added, including biochemistry, actuarial sciences, international relations, graphic design, digital imaging, nonprofit leadership and management, mathematical economics and physics. In addition, HPU has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to begin implementing the first doctoral degree program in educational leadership. The explosive growth taking place at High Point University has created more than 600 new jobs, expanded an already outstanding faculty from 110 to 250 and delivered an annual economic impact of over $500 million. HPU is dedicated to positively impacting the entire region through economic growth, volunteerism and cultural and academic enrichment opportunities. At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.


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a publication of The High Point Enterprise

2012-2013 edition




looking back

Essays provide glimpses of what this community could mean for you. Tracing the city’s history from the 1770s, and how it got its name.

18 Info to Know



publisher Jodi V. Brookshire editor MEGAN WARD

Contacting your local government agencies

content editor Joe Feeney


Redevelopment, renewal in historic city neighborhoods

36 Lending a Hand

designer Leslie Long

44 mind and body

advertising director John McClure

Getting involved with United Way and other local charitable groups

A look at the High Point Public Library and the city’s many recreational opportunities


working here

How High Point evolved into North Carolina’s international city, becoming a diversified workplace.


City has host of public, private schools


Activities and attractions right in your own backyard



Where we worship


Where we shop


High Point’s diverse housing market


Planes, trains and automobiles



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UniqUE pErspEctivEs froM six diffErEnt backgroUnds, all sharing onE hoMEtown In just four short years, High Point has become “home” to the Perez family. When we arrived in High Point four years ago, all we knew about this community was, “It’s the Furniture Capital of the World”! However, High Point is much more than wood and string. There are wonderful people who care and love their neighbors and want to help make a difference in their neighbors’ lives. That excites me! Most mornings I travel down Eastchester Drive and end up at my favorite place for breakfast, Tom’s Place. I have met so many wonderful people in this great family-owned business. The relationships that I have formed with other patrons who dine there have helped me to become connected to this community. Getting connected to a community is important to me. Because we move so often in The Salvation Army, it can be very difficult to connect. Nonetheless, Tom’s Place helped me connect to this community. I have met many wonderful people in this restaurant who have given a hand to further the work and mission of The Salvation Army in High Point. This community has rallied around The Salvation Army to provide HOPE to those in need. It blesses my heart to live in High Point because this is such a big-hearted, open-handed, giving community. When one person hurts and is disenfranchised, I have watched my neighbors see and feel that hurt. Not only do they see and feel the hurt, but they do something about it! How? They give of their time and resources to help change the lives of those who are hurting. I am so grateful for that. I am proud to live in a community that believes in helping others and touching lives that they might never come in contact with. I am proud to live in a city with folks who are forward thinking and dream of a better High Point. I am thankful to be able to minister through an organization like The Salvation Army that has the faith and support of the businesses, city and community. I am proud this is My High Point! God bless you High Point! Captain Tony Perez is the Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army of High Point.

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“There’s no place like home.” A famous movie quote, perhaps a bit cliché, but when it comes to High Point, how true it is! Having been a member of this city now for better then twentyfive years, and having lived in the north, the west, other Southern cities and Europe, I can tell you first-hand that High Point is a city unlike many others. We are blessed with people and a sense of community that has stood the test of time. From its’ inception, High Point has always cared for and provided for her own. Still, today, when High Point needs, High Pointers find a way! Time, growth and the influx of new citizens have not altered this constant in any way. In fact, everyone who chooses to be a part of this city can be, and I encourage you all to do so. We still enjoy the small town hospitality, which says, “If you need a neighbor, neighbors are here for you.” High Point is one of very few places where you can still pick up the phone

and call someone who without hesitation is going to help you resolve your issue. These qualities are far removed from many of our neighboring cities and most municipalities across the state and country, but one I pray we hold onto. Our elected officials, our charities, our schools and our future plans are strong. However, they cannot remain so without the support and involvement of the community. In looking back at our history, you will note that there has been a High Pointer, not necessarily in an official capacity, who has had the ideas, the drive and the will, to make things happen. Many of those same people and families are as involved today as they were then. We are most fortunate to have had them lay the foundation. Once again, I encourage High Pointers to follow that lead. It is the only way for us to maintain the way of life we so enjoy. Let your voice be heard and your efforts profound…be involved. I know that if you do, you too will feel as I do…”there’s no place like (High Point) home! Jim White is president of White Funding Inc.,and has been involved in a range of civic activities in High Point and currently serves as a member of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority.

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My High Point started for me in high school. I grew up in Asheboro and at the time, the choices of restaurants for my group of friends didn’t exist. However, High Point had a Rock Ola. Yes, for all big city folks, that probably sounds very hokey, but I can tell you, that we loved to visit that Rock Ola on the weekends. (Ironic that today, I have to go back to Asheboro to eat at a Rock Ola.) There were about 16 to 20 of us that most weekends would caravan to High Point. We loved the food, the atmosphere and the staff. Later in high school, I started researching schools and decided to visit High Point University. Although I applied to several schools, High Point was my first choice from the moment of my first campus visit. During high school and college, I had no idea that this would become “my place” for friends, for income, for leisure, and so much more. Working here for all of my professional life, I have had some wonderful

opportunities while working at the Chamber of Commerce to meet and work with some of the greatest people. The giving spirit of the people of High Point never ceases to amaze me. I have been blessed to get to know so many of the wonderful personalities that make this city great! Since being at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, I’ve had the awesome opportunity to get to know those great personalities that will continue to make this city a great place to live, work, and play. It is a splendid thing to spend days knowing that the life of a child is made brighter because of the work that you do. Therefore, what was once a great place to hang out with friends has grown to live in a huge part of my heart and become a great part of who I have become. I do believe it was Divine Intervention that brought me to this place and that has blessed me all these years with such wonderful experiences. Tonya Stevenson is the executive director of the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club and a former vice president of business development at the High Point Chamber of Commerce.

Arriving in High Point in December 1955 from Lumberton, N.C., at age 11, was up to that time the most awesome thing to ever happen to me! Lumberton was then a tiny town. High Point, in my mind and to my eyes, was a big city. It was the height of segregation all over the South, and it followed me from Lumberton to High Point. My neighborhood would be much larger and self-sustained here with many businesses and churches. Washington Street was the main thoroughfare, teeming with blackowned businesses! There were understood and unwritten rules of expected behaviors; the “don’ts” for one race versus “anything goes” for another. Racism was rampant, but was becoming sicker, later needing life support, but would be trounced by civil rights, creating new and more acceptable behaviors. Changes were coming to High Point! Watching these changes from ages 11 to 15 years old, and participating in the High School Students Civil Rights movement from ages 15 to 18 years old, change occurred more swiftly and barriers fell with resounding and permanent thuds. I would leave High Point at 18 years old, visiting annually, but not peeling back the city’s fabric to see

what lay beneath the surface until I returned permanently in 1996. As I moved about the city, I was amazed, proud and confident that the city, under the guidance of the Human Relations Commission, saw the futility of continuing on the path of inequality for its citizens. As I saw the evidence of many changes, I saw and still see the need for work in that area. Disparities will always exist, but must they be so wide? Inclusion could use a lot of work. Diversity needs a major overhaul to be reflective of the city’s demographics. It is so doable. Sincere collaborative efforts on many fronts would rejuvenate this city and it make healthier. What do we have to lose? When I left High Point in 1962 to attend nursing school in Atlanta, it was not my intention to live here again. Returning here, however, seeing High Point through different eyes, I believe my decision to stay was a good one. Then, like now, I hope I can play some small part in helping to make High Point a more livable, inclusive, safe and caring city. It is my firm belief that “Together We Can Make a Difference.” Mary Lou Blakeney is a former at-large member of High Point City Council and has been involved in a host of community activities. She was involved in the sit-in as part of the civil rights movement at the former Woolworth’s in downtown High Point.

I first arrived in High Point from Ireland in 1976, but my story of arriving in High Point actually began with the coming of our Sisters, The Poor Servants of the Mother of God in 1947. From that point to the present, what stands out most for us, as Sister and for me in particular, are the people of High Point. I enrolled at High Point College, which is now know as High Point University, in 1979. By the time I graduated in 1982, the people of High Point and the university had endeared themselves to me by the spirit of learning and sharing their warmth and welcoming spirit. This college experience together with the warmth and friendliness of so many other people truly made me feel at home.

When eventually I found myself in a leadership position at Pennybyrn at Maryfield, which was known as Maryfield Nursing Home at that time, I gradually found myself experiencing what our early Sisters spoke of so often, which was the supportive nature of the city officials and the extraordinary generous nature of the people who down the years financially supported the vision and growth of the Sisters. When we embarked on our 21st century vision of transforming our retirement community, Pennybyrn at Maryfield, many High Point leaders assisted us in the visioning process. Many also stepped forward and put their trust in our vision of making life better for others by putting their financial support behind the concept of The Maryfield Healthcare Households that has forever transformed how nursing care is delivered today. We have truly benefited from the generosity of so many High Point people

and now the people of High Point can benefit from what Pennybyrn at Maryfield has to offer. These supporters gave of themselves so that many people would benefit from the sense of community, respect and dignity for not only those whom we serve, but of all people. The staff and volunteers that have worked with us over the years, many from High Point, have made Pennybyrn a rich tapestry of love and service and devotion which give us a foretaste here on earth of what eternity will be about. When I reflect for a moment on the countless people of High Point who stood by the Sisters over the past 65 years and who stand by us today, I am awestruck and can truly say: “The finger of God is here”. Sister Lucy Hennessy, SMG is the Board Chair and Mission Leader of Pennybyrn at Maryfield.

“We are community. We are not ourselves by ourselves. We are born into communities, we live in communities, we die in communities. Human beings are not solitary, self-sufficient creatures.” Eugene Peterson, Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places. I moved to the High Point community in 1949 when my father became Principle of Allan Jay and my mother was a teacher. I attended Allen Jay through the eighth grade and then, like my sister, transferred to High Point Central. After graduating from Wake Forest, I returned to High Point to practice law with Bob Bencini, Frank Wyatt and Bill Harris, and I have never regretted that decision. The High Point community has always embraced those who want to be involved and contribute to the betterment of the community. I learned early on what was meant by “We are not ourselves

by ourselves.” I was fortunate to have known several outstanding business men and leaders in the community who took me under their wing and became my mentors. For example, Frank Wyatt taught me how to practice law and to become an effective litigator, but he also promoted a culture in our law firm, which exist to today, of giving back to the community where we both live and make a living. Clarence Keener introduced me to the opportunities of service and leadership at the Chamber of Commerce, where I was able to contribute through participation on several committees and eventually to serve as Chairman of the Board in 1983. Bill McGuinn sponsored me for membership in Rotary, where I had the opportunity to appreciate the motto, “Service above Self,” and I was honored to serve as President in 1995. Bill Horney encouraged and inspired me to get involved with the Economic Development Corp. board and to have long-term involvement with the Furniture Discovery Center and the High Point

Convention and Visitors Bureau, where I have been involved for over 28 years. One of the things I have enjoyed most about working with the Bureau was helping Charlotte Young to promote High Point as a wonderful community to visit and enjoy true Southern hospitality. I was fortunate enough to be raised in and be a part of the community of believers at First Presbyterian Church, one of the major “downtown churches” that have contributed so much to our city. Kirk Allen and Dick Meisky were faithful and inspirational mentors who encouraged me to assume leadership and to teach. High Point has been the perfect community for me to grow up, practice law, raise my family and eventually retire. “Human beings are not solitary, selfsufficient creatures.” We all need community. Betty and I have been so blessed to have had a wonderful community of friends that are compassionate, caring, loving and fun. I am thankful to be a member of the High Point community. Doyle Early is an attorney with Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler.

“...the warmth and friendliness of so many other people truly made me feel at home.”

-Sister lucy hennessy

“The High Point community has always embraced those who want to be involved and contribute to the betterment of the community.”

-doyle early

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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: 55,989 African American: 34,394 Hispanic: 8,847 Native American: 579 Other: 4,562 Two or more races: 2.446 Female: 53.1%; Male: 46.9 % Labor force: 53,376; Employed: 45,538 Households: 40,912 Median household income: $40,894 Median per capita income: $19,319

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,721 Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,535 Education: Did not complete high school: 14.6%; High school graduate: 28.25 percent Some college, no degree: 21.6 percent Associate degree: 7.1 percent Bachelor degree: 20 percent Graduate degree: 8.6 percent

Area: City: 49 sq mi; latitude: 35.97 N, longitude: 80.00 W GUILFORD COUNTY Population: 488,406 White: 278,525 African American: 158,899 Hispanic: 34,826 Native American: 2,594 Other: 13,562 Two or more races: 11,302

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High Points A view of N. Main St., looking south, after improvements are made in 1907.

Before us, who? a 1770s trading route, a 130-mile long plank road with a junction, and a railroad are all part of high point’s history. By Vince Wheeler

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During the mid-1750s, the colonial 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.

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Dateline of HigH Point’s HistorY 1753-2012 1750S






noV. 22, 1855

may 26, 1859

Deep River Friends Meeting begins holding services.

The Yearly Meeting of Friends settles a dispute over whether to locate what is now Guilford College along the Deep River near or in presentday High Point or at New Garden. The now-Greensboro location won out. The first train on the North Carolina Railroad passes through High Point in front of excited wellwishers gathered at depot square.


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.


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.

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




Springfield Friends Meeting begins hold services.

John Haley and his wife Phoeby build a brick house along present-day Lexington Ave. along the Salisbury Rd.


U.S. Census reports population of High Point as 991.


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.

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

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

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.

feBruary 1860


april 1865

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march 17, 1893


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

The High Point Enterprise begins publication under the guidance of Ed Steele, William Blair and William Richardson.



dec. 25, 1849

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. 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.


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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


The city’s two rival furniture exposition companies combine to hold the first spring and summer home furnishing markets. Today’s High Point Market traces its roots to this 1909 market.





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 Vegas-based International Market Centers.

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

septemBer 1924


july 1943

jan. 11, 1944

dec. 1, 1953

july 12, 1954


jan. 15, 1969

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.

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

march 28, 1953

july 1943

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.

jan. 21, 1956

feB. 11, 1960

noV. 24, 1972

march 16, 1975

jan. 21, 1985

noV. 3, 1976


High Point’s twice-a-year furniture markets are suspended for the duration of World War II. City Council votes unanimously to open Blair Park Golf Course to blacks. It’s the second municipal park in North Carolina to do so.

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

The host High Point YMCA basketball team plays the Christian Street YMCA of Philadelphia - led by 16-year-old phenom Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain - for the YMCA National Championship. Christian Street knocks off High Point, 85-79, to win the title.

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.

Officer Sally Cranford is High Point’s first woman patrol officer. High Point approves establishment of ABC stores.

january 2005 2007

Nido Qubein High Point’s population is 100,432. becomes president of It’s the first time the city has High Point University topped 100,000 population mark. and triples the size of the private institution over the next five years.

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.

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.

High Point records it lowest temperature in history, 8 degrees below zero.

summer 1985

Judy Mendenhall is the first woman elected High Point’s mayor.

feBruary 2011

High Point University purchases a declining Oak Hollow Mall.

spring 2011

Las Vegas based International Market Centers purchases High Point’s three largest market showrooms.

fall 2011 -spring 2012

High Point University continues its expansion, such as the ongoing construction on new residence halls and the opening last year of the $19 million Greek Village.

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.

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.

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.

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.

spring 2012

High Point’s economy continued to grow, the the recruitment of the corporate headquarters for Stanley Furniture Co. Inc. and expansions by several hundred jobs of Ralph Lauren Corp. and Solstas Lab Partners.


Sam Burford is first black elected to City Council.


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

may16, 2012

The city of High Point ends a nearly year-long search by naming Rick McIntyre the new city fire chief. He replaces David Taylor, who ended a long tenure by retiring in 2011.

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LOOKING BACK at The High Point Enterprise

F2010, the official history of The

Vince Wheeler | HPE Opinion page editor

rom January 1935 until May

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.

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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 wellwishes, 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 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.

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

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contact inforMation

City Council

high point

Mayor Becky Smothers

Latimer B. Alexander, IV

Britt Moore

Bernita Sims

Foster Douglas

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

city coUncil: 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

A.B. Henley, III

M. Christopher Whitley

James Corey

Bernita Sims Ward 1 Council Member 1720 Candlewood Court High Point, NC 27265 336-883-6865 email: Foster Douglas Ward 2 Council Member 309 S. Scientific Street High Point, NC 27260 336-471-4139 email:

Board of Commissioners

gUilford coUnty

Melvin L. (Skip) Alston

Michael Pugh Ward 3 Council Member 112 Kenilworth Drive High Point, NC 27260 336-471-1129 email:

Bill Bencini

Bruce E. Davis

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Paul Gibson

John Parks

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

(coMMissionErs rEprEsEnting othEr arEas of gUilford coUnty – not pictUrEd) Kay Cashion (D) 103 West Greenway Drive, 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

Bill Bencini (R) 1412 Trafalgar Drive High Point, NC 27262 (336) 885-9420 - Home (336) 859-2052 - Office

Linda O. Shaw (R) Vice-Chair PO Box 8618 Greensboro, NC 27419 (336) 641-3368 - Office (336) 855-7533 - Home

Bruce E. Davis (D) 1010 Greensboro Road High Point, NC 27260 (336) 688-2431 - Cell Phone (336) 889-4356 - Home

Mike Winstead, Jr. (R) 2920 Martinsville Rd #206 Greensboro, NC 27408 (336) 362-2055 - Cellular (336) 389-9992 x201- Office

Paul Gibson (D) 3402 Cloverdale Drive Greensboro, NC 27408 (336) 282-1114 - Office (336) 210-1049 - Cellular (336) 288-7280 - Home

Billy Yow (R) 1429 Country Lake Drive Greensboro, NC 27406 (336) 674-9198 - Office (336) 674-2149 - Home

John Parks (D) 3313 Colony Drive Jamestown, NC 27282 (336) 878-7576 - Office (336) 454-4254 - Home


nc swing state status makes area Votes impactful By Paul Johnson

oters in the High Point area will help decide important election contests this year, including perhaps casting ballots in a swing state in the race for the White House. The race between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, will highlight a busy election year in North Carolina. State residents also will elect a new governor, since Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue announced at the first of the year that she isn’t seeking a second term. Democratic Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton of Rutherfordton will face Republican Pat McCrory, the former mayor of Charlotte who grew up in Jamestown and graduated from Ragsdale High School. Other races this year include deciding who serves in the state’s 13 congressional districts and the 170 members of the N.C. General Assembly. Statewide, voters also will select one justice to the N.C. Supreme Court. On a local level, voters in High Point will choose their mayor and eight members of High Point City Council. High Point is one of more than 500 municipalities in the state – along with Archdale – who elect their local officials in even-numbered years. High Point voters also will help select members of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners and the Guilford County Board of Education, as well as local judges. The general election takes place Nov. 6. The last day to register to vote to cast a ballot on Election Day itself is Oct. 12. Early voting, known formally as one-stop absentee voting, takes place Oct. 18-Nov. 3.



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Board of Education

gUilford coUnty Dr. Sandra Alexander

Paul A. Daniels

Jeff Belton

Kris B. Cooke

Deena A. Hayes

Alan W. Duncan Chairman

Darlene Garrett

Amos L. Quick, III, Vice Chairman

J. Carlvena Foster

Nancy Routh

Ed Price

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:

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(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

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 6 (2010-2014) Jeff Belton

District 8 (2010-2014) Deena A. Hayes

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

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

contact inforMation

U.s. congrEss

High Point Representatives

U.s. congrEss

Rep. Howard Coble

Rep. Virginia Foxx

Rep. Mel Watt

Sen. Kay Hagan

Sen. Richard Burr


Rep. Alma Adams

Rep. John Faircloth

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 20515 Phone: (202) 225-1510 Fax: (202) 225-1512 301 S. Greene St. Suite 210 Greensboro, NC 27401 Phone: (336) 275-9950 Fax: (336) 379-9951

n. carolina

Rep. Marcus Brandon

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 Phone: (336) 886-5106 Fax: (336) 886-8740 Office Hours: 8-5 Nancy Mazza, District Representative

Rep. Pricey Harrison

Rep. John M. Blust

Rep. Maggie Jeffus

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)

Senator Phil Berger

Senator Stan Bingham

Senator Gladys Robinson

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@ 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@ Legislative 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 27429 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 27289 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) 273-1415

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rEbirth: revitalizing High Point city projEct takEs lEad in high point rEvitalization Charged with revitalizing inner-city High Point, The City Project has made strides that aren’t always evident to the general public in the five years since its formation, according to its leaders. The group’s work is about fostering new development, but there’s only so much it can do to make vision reality. For example, while it can’t compel a public or private investor to fund a new amphitheater in Uptowne High Point, it can work to build interest and momentum behind the idea, as it did last year when local architect Peter Freeman came up with a concept for converting the site of a former furniture building on N. Main Street into a venue that could host concerts and other community gatherings. They made a formal presentation of the idea to the City Council, talked about it to whomever would listen and searched for other ways to keep it in the public consciousness. “That’s part of our job, building that community support,” said City Project Executive Director Wendy Fuscoe. “It’s those Peter Freeman drawings. It’s the website. It’s the newsletter. It’s the constant talking of the board in getting conversation going about Uptowne, whether you like it or you don’t like it. At least people now talk about Uptowne.” A nonprofit corporation that receives city funding and is guided by a 20-member board, The City Project’s mission is to implement High Point’s Core City Plan, which focuses on revitalizing eight areas within the city’s 11-square-mile urban core. Three parts of the city – Uptowne, Washington Street and S. Main Street near Guilford Technical Community College’s High Point campus – have been its primary areas of focus so far. In Uptowne, two signature achievements the group points to are 10 new businesses that opened over the past year and the council’s recent vote to fund the burial of overhead utility lines along N. Main Street. The S. Main/GTCC area saw the adoption of a new name and logo – the SoSi (short for Southside) District – and a festival to celebrate the district’s diversity. Washington Street saw continued progress,

with new businesses and events coming to the area. The City Project credits partnerships with the Hayden-Harman Foundation and the Molly Millis Hedgecock Fund with helping to renovate old buildings in the neighborhood like the old Ritz movie theater and helping fund a home improvement program. Plans are also in the works for construction of a park in the district. Another recent coup for the group was the adoption of a facade grant program by the council for the core city area, which has granted nine businesses funding for property improvements. The city allocated $160,000 to the group for the fiscal year that ends June 30. When asked to characterize the level of support from the city these days, City Project Chairman Aaron Clinard said it’s a work in progress. “One word: building,” he said. “In the early days of our organization, Bill Bencini was very active on council, and he made the statement in this aaron clinard same conversation about city support - council will do what the voters tell them to do. I’ve never forgotten that. It hasn’t been as strong in the early days as it is now. They’ve always been there. They’ve funded us from the very beginning and there’s been pieces and parts along the way, but as far as enthusiastic support, right now it’s the highest that we’ve seen in my opinion.” Fuscoe said she used to think the city should be doing more, but no longer feels this way as more people have gotten on board with their mission. “When I think about it, I think it’s really perfect, and I’m not saying that just because I’m paid by the city,” she said. “People forget that the city keeps funding us at a certain level every year. They funded the facade grants and they buried the power lines, so if you think about the big picture, I really think their level of support is as it should be. And they keep wanting to see the private sector kind of match, and I get where they’re coming from.” EvErything high point | 2012 | 25

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corE city plan sErvEs as blUEprint for rEnEwal High Point’s Core City Plan is more than 200 pages long and covers eight inner-city areas, detailing the revitalization vision for each in a two- or three-decade redevelopment process targeting the city’s 11-square-mile urban core. Three of these “mixed-use centers” covered in the plan – Uptowne, Washington Street and S. Main Street near Guilford Technical Community College’s High Point campus – have drawn most of the attention since it was adopted four years ago. The other five – West End, Five Points, Market District, Oak Hill and College Village – have received less attention from The City Project, the city-funded nonprofit charged with implementing the plan. “When Tom Terrell was chair, we started with West End,” said City Project Executive Director Wendy Fuscoe. “Then we took developers down and looked at West End, and they all said, ‘Not ready right now.’ So if I had to put money on one, I might say West End, but that’s a board decision with the city.” Current City Project Chairman Aaron Clinard said he doesn’t expect the other five to get the kind of public focus directed at the first three areas. 26 | EvErything high point | 2012

“It’s hard to look down the road, because there is so much to do in those three areas right now, and truthfully, unless we do it right in those, the others will be a wasted effort in my opinion,” he said. “Not that they’re not important, but one of the things we got some direction with early on was, don’t take on more than you can chew. Don’t spread yourselves thin. But these three are all doable. We can have an end result that’s meaningful in all three of those locales. Washington Street, for example, the Hayden-Harman Foundation has been a savior for that area. They’ve spent over half a million dollars of their own money.” The City Project’s priorities list for neighborhoods is in many ways a function of what the market will bear. So far, most interest from developers and business people has been in Uptowne, which the group is trying to remold as a mixed-use, village-style neighborhood that combines residential areas with retail stores, restaurants, entertainment, businesses and other services. “All three areas have really great potential,” he said. “We get accused sometimes of spending too much time (Uptowne), but this is the one that bears the quickest fruit.”

It’s hard to look down the road, because

there is so much to do in those three areas right now...but these areas are all doable. We can have an end result that’s meaningful in all of those locales.

- aaron clinard, city projEct chairMan


prEsErving washington strEEt’s rich history In its heyday, Washington Street was the ‘main street’ of High Point’s black community. The district is returning to its former glory as one of The City Project’s focus areas and with help from other organizations in the area. The Washington Street Business Association, the Hayden-Harmon Foundation and the MollyMillis Hedgecock Fund all have contributed to the success of the Washington Street District. A staple event is the Washington Street Fall Festival that brought more than 1,000 people out last year. Recently, the High Point Fine Art Guild began managing the old Ritz Theatre for its “Artz at the Ritz” program. The guild rents the facility to various groups for community events, art and dance classes. The program had its first event earlier this year. The Fine Arts Guild will use the proceeds from the rental for renovations of 126 Centennial Ave. Once renovated, the Red Building will become home to the Fine Art Guild. Washington Street also holds the Unity Festival and the History and Legacy Day Celebration annually.

The revitalization of Washington Street has made long strides since 2008 to overcome the area’s reputation of crime and turn it into a haven of the arts and African-American history. After its days as Washington Drive came to an end in 2009, Washington Street was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as of December 2010. In February 2011, Hayden-Harman established a grant program that will assist homeowners in the neighborhood in making repairs to their property. The foundation will cover 80 percent of the cost of repairs, up to $3,000. City Council adopted a Facade Grant program for all core city areas, including Washington Street. Washington Street has seen a total investment of more than $400,000 over the three-year period. The Hayden-Harman Foundation has bought and refurbished several properties, including the SHARE building at 613 Washington St. and the Changing Tides Cultural Center at 710 Washington St. The foundation also will partner with the city of High Point to build a park in the district by year’s end. Becky and Mary’s restaurant and Yalik’s Modern Art Gallery are just two businesses that other businesses can join on Washington Street.

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artist rEndEring of soUthsidE arEa aftEr rEvitalization

soUthsidE to iMprovE on alrEady rich cUltUrE Imagine a place for cultural festivals, performing and fine arts and other artistic and cultural activities. This is what The City Project envisions for one of the gateways to High Point. The South Main corridor between Vail Avenue and Ilderton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram property near Taylor Avenue, also known as Southside, or SoSi for short, is a potential site for an arts center. Although the project is in the early stages of the long process of development and revitalization, leaders are working to make SoSi a center of arts and culture. The Guilford Technical Community College High Point campus lies in the district and is a major part of the revitalization in the area. The college offers plenty of performance space with its 500-seat amphitheater, a black-box theater and plans to build a 400seat auditorium. The arts center would supplement what GTCC has to offer. The proposed arts center would house the High Point 28 | EvErything high point | 2012

Area Arts Council and its affiliated art organizations such as the High Point Ballet and Community Theatre. It also may have a few studios and galleries, but would not have any performance space. “We want to work on the synergy that is already there,” said Wendy Fuscoe, executive director of The City Project. “The (Larry Gatlin) School of Entertainment Technology, the amphitheater and the cultural diversity which is such a big part of the arts.” The area has been researched and found that it is fairly equally diverse. Approximately one third white, one-third black and one-third international, Fuscoe said. The City Project has not yet secured property for the arts center, but a physical address must be determined before it can receive grants or other funds. The district threw the SoSi Festival of Culture, its first festival, in April to celebrate the area’s culture. The event was well attended with about 700 people trickling in through the afternoon. The Southwest Renewal Group, which is not part of The City Project, also is interested in the revitalization in the southwest area of town. This area was the center of textile mills and manufacturing

facilities. The area of interest is a triangular area north of West Market Center Drive, east of West Kivett Drive and west of S. Main St. Dorothy Darr, co-chairwoman of the group, has laid out a four-step plan of action to provide incentives for economic development, create an interlocking greenway throughout the district, develop

a high-end business park atmosphere throughout the district and build collaborations to help implement the plan. The group is also working to curb urban sprawl and create a space in Southwest High Point that is really focused on sustainability that is walkable, bikeable and mass transit friendly.

rEbirth: revitalizing High Point Our challenge is to

remold their thinking to know that you can have fun here and there are neat places to go.

- aaron clinard, city projEct chairMan

UptownE is attracting nEw bUsinEssEs drivEn by local stUdEnts with dEEp pockEts To hear City Project representatives talk about the status of Uptowne High Point, it’s always a balance between the reality of what the area looks like now and selling their vision for its future. The N. Main Street corridor between Ray and State avenues was dubbed Uptowne in 2008 based on a recommendation in High Point’s Core City Plan. Since then, The City Project and other groups have taken on the mission of improving business in the area and making it a pedestrian-friendly destination that’s one of the hubs of an “urban style of living.” A big part of their job involves making the comparison between the way Main Street appears now and what they would one day like it to be. “We’re seeing an uptick in inquiries,” said City Project Executive Director Wendy Fuscoe. “I had a call this morning about a group of artists that are looking for a place to set up a working studio. I’ve had somebody come in and want a Cuban restaurant. I had somebody come in and want another Ham’s (restaurant) type place. Some of them, you meet them once, they never come back. Washington Street does have Yalik’s Modern Art and Patrick (Harman) just bought two more buildings. One he wants to turn into some artists’ lofts. So the group I talked with today, I put in touch with him, because that might be a nice area for some funky artists. She called and said,

‘We’re not Emerywood kind of people. We’re more edgy and diverse art. We’re sculptors, painters, poetry,’ and that would fit much better down there.” While slight improvements in the economy may be helping drum up energy and enthusiasm, City Project Chairman Aaron Clinard said he hopes Uptowne also is starting to draw other segments of the local consumer market. “You’ve got to think about the proximity to (High Point University) too. That’s got to be driving some of this, because you’ve got 4,100 kids who have deep pockets that want to spend money,” he said. In addition, Clinard and Fuscoe point to public sector contributions on behalf of Uptowne that are making a difference, notably the City Council vote earlier this year to spend more than $4 million burying overhead power lines along Main Street. For starters, the burials will make the area more appealing and inviting for walkers, runners, bikers and strollers, not to mention the dividends that should be paid from the standpoint of attracting new investment and guiding the proposed master plan for Uptowne. There was widespread support for the idea, not just from The City Project and like-minded groups and individuals. “I don’t think the city would have done the power lines if enough people hadn’t said, ‘Let’s look at the aesthetics,’” Fuscoe said. While interest in Uptowne continues to be strong, with several business openings to highlight in recent months, observers note there are still more commercial vacancies and

closings in the area than they would like to see. There’s also the high cost of converting an empty space into a restaurant, bakery or coffee shop, which makes landing new tenants difficult. “Restaurants have got the real challenge with cost to bring in the equipment, because there aren’t any I know of that are open and empty,” Clinard said. He and Fuscoe say convincing High Pointers to see the development of Uptowne as a key to the city’s future is an ongoing challenge. “Part of our challenge is that High Point has the traditional image of being a mill town, and we’re not anymore. The manufacturing and the mills are gone, and we’re much more upscale than that now, but people don’t believe it,” Clinard said. “Our challenge is to remold their thinking to know that you can have fun here and there are neat places to go. Part of the challenge is, there’s not that much in walkable areas, so that’s a rub for us that we have to overcome.” Advocates say that fostering Uptowne’s development will go a long way toward creating the overall sense of a unifying downtown that pulls in all parts of the city. “All of these businesses that are here are sustainable, but they’re going to be more sustainable if we can get another group of end users, which means we’ve got to get north High Point back down here,” Clinard said. “North High Point is a city by itself. They either are at the Palladium or they go to Greensboro. They don’t even know about (Uptowne restaurants) Blue Water Grill, Blue Bourbon Jacks or Blue Zucchini. I ask people all the time who live in north High Point and they have no idea.”

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Amerigas Propane 1729 Bethel Drive High Point, NC 27260 336-884-5711 Guilford Gas 1904 S. Main Street High Point, NC 27260 336-869-4454

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Apple Tree Academies 100 Northgate Court, High Point, NC 27265 |(336) 841-5000 Creative Corner Child Care 4360 Regency Drive, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 812-3488 Fairfield Enrichment Center 1307 E Fairfield Road, High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 434-152 Carl Chavis Memorial Branch YMCA, 2757 Granville St., High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 434-4000 Children’s Friend Learning Centers 1574 Skeet Club Road, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 882-1518 Childtime 4960 Piedmont Parkway High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 218-5062 A Whole New World Learning Center 2606 Bedford St., High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 861-2151 It Starts Here Day Care & Learning Center 600 Greensboro Road, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 889-6971 A Plus Child Care Development Center 711 Greensboro Road, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 889-6374 The ARC of High Point Inc. 153 E. Bellevue Drive, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 883-0650 Childcare Network 5500 Old Thomasville Road, High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 882-1004 Laurel Oak Childrens Center 1004 Old Plank Road, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 885-5622 High Point Christian Academy 307 N Rotary Drive, High Point, NC 27262 | (336) 841-8770

Cloverdale Childcare Ministries 1919 S Elm St., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 886-4753

Kid Appeal Learning Center 1010 Greensboro Road, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 887-3684

High Point Family Day Care Inc. 1616 W. English Road, High Point, NC 27262 | (336) 885-9686

Grace Child Development 1673 Coryton Way, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 887-3358

YWCA 112 Gatewood Ave., High Point, NC 27262 | (336) 882-4126

Angels In Training Christian 2066 Deep River Road, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 454-5282

Successful Start 2206 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 885-4933

D & T Learning Zone Inc. 1406 R C Baldwin Ave., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 885-3276

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

Children’s Powerhouse Daycare 900 Sales St., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 882-9085

The Sunshine House 4955 Samet Drive, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 885-9018

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

Washington Drive Resource Center 607 E Washington Drive, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 886-7707

Y’s Angels, 1552 Skeet Club Road, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 885-4712

Little Napoleon’s Day Care 1312 Guyer St., High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 889-5080

Trudy’s Child Care 2537 Old Mill Road, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 882-0771

Greater New Hope Baptist Church 906 Meredith St., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 887-6877

Gifford Child Development 401 Lake Ave., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 885-0777

Precious Hands Child Development 4065 Premier Drive, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 841-5051

Tender Loving Care 1214 Dartmouth Ave., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 882-9533

Holly’s 3906 Heidi Drive, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 869-6285

Christ United Methodist Church 1300 N. College Drive, High Point, NC 27262 | (336) 889-4777

Head Start/Early Head Start 401 Lake Ave., High Point, NC 27260 (336) 885-0777

Circle of Friends Enrichment 6020 Suits Road, High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 861-8600

Guilford Child Development 2039 Brentwood St., High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 887-0935

Meals For Learning Inc. 4510 Calabria Court, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 869-6715

Ark of Safety 1411 Montlieu Ave., High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 887-2292

Luv N Arms Childcare Center 1510 East Ave., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 889-5224

Anne’s Daycare 815 Willow Place, High Point, NC 27260 } (336) 841-2350

Arnessa’s Childcare 2924 Triangle Lake Road, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 882-6110

Bright & Early Child Care 4022 Waterview Road, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 454-0706

Temple Memorial Baptist Church 1458 Cedrow Drive, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 883-7339

Oak Hollow Enrichment Center 524 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 | (336) 883-9110

Precious Gifts Daycare 201 Seashire Court, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 887-3150

Little Princess Child Care 1748 Stoneybrook Drive, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 883-0700

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

Linda Hughes Day Care Home 3002 Central Ave., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 887-5491

Our Little Angels Daycare 2925 Triangle Lake Road, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 905-7381

Treehouse Bilingual Learning Center 2914 W. English Road, High Point, NC 27262 | (336) 882-7313

Precious Hands Child Development Center, 4065 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway, High Point, NC 27265 (336) 841-5051

Grace Resource Center 1231 Enterprise Drive, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 887-0005

Maria’s Home Daycare 2608 Carsten Ave., High Point, NC 27262 | (336) 882-3947

The King’s Kids Learning Center 11231 N. Main St., High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 885-4987

Davis Infants Toddlers 829 Rosecrest Drive, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 882-6367

King’s Daycare 713 Oneil St., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 882-0501

Mema 11231 N. Main St., High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 885-4987

Mema’s Kids Learning Center 108 Garner Place, High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 885-4987

Barbara Goose Home Daycare 4308 Shade Tree Court, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 471-6843

Incredible Minds Child Development Center, 11231 N. Main St., High Point, NC 27263 | (336) 434-9200

Kids Learning Academy Center II, 700 Greensboro Road, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 885-1002

Developmental Day Care Program 401 Taylor Ave., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 887-4841

Annetta’s Day Care 3608 Westfield St., High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 883-7492

Faith & Love Enrichment Center 809 Greensboro Road, High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 887-4521

Guilford Child Development 1453 West Ave., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 886-7732

Chisholm Homes 431A N. Scientific St., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 887-2402

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Covenant Church After School 1526 Skeet Club Road, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 841-6851 YMCA 150 W Hartley Drive, High Point, NC 27265 | (336) 869-0151 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 First United Methodist Church 512 N Main St., High Point, NC 27260 | (336) 889-3103

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

adUlt daycarE Emmanuel Senior Enrichment Center, 1401 Heathcliff 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


world rEnownEd hEalthcarE in yoUr own backyard


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

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

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

CORNERSTONE HEALTH CARE Westchester Drive Location 1701 Westchester Drive Premier Drive Llocation 4515 Premier Drive 802-2210 Physician referral: 802-2700 Billing: 802-2000 Corporate: 802-2400

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

EMErgEncy carE CORNERSTONE URGENT CARE 4515 Premier Drive 802-2222 DOCTORS EXPRESS 1231 Eastchester Drive 884-4050 www/ highpoint HIGH POINT REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM Physician Referral 878-6888

Women’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 nation 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.



REGIONAL PHYSICIANS Walk-in Medical Care/ Family Medicine/Occupational Health: West (Formerly MedCentral) 1720 Westchester Drive 336-883-WORK | 336-8832615 Fax




rEtirEMEnt, continUing carE HIGH POINT MANOR 201 W. Hartley Drive 885-8600 PENNYBYRN AT MARYFIELD 109 Penny Road 821-4000

THE STRATFORD 1573 Skeet Club Road 841-1746 WESTCHESTER VILLAGES (Providence Place) 1765 Westchester Drive 885-2300

RIVER LANDING AT SANDY RIDGE 1575 John Knox Drive 668-4900

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gEt involvEd with agEnciEs that MakE a diffErEncE in high point


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 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.

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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 professionallysupported, one-on-one relationships with measurable impact. Volunteer mentors are matched with youth (ages 5-18) from pri-

marily 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 resultsoriented 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 OF RANDOLPH COUNTY 434-0008 communitiesinschools. org/affiliates/randolph/ 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 (from High Point) 387-6161 (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 programs and education.

united way 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 881-5410 highpoint Provides emergency assistance for rent, utilities, heating, medical assistance, emergency shelter, transitional living, and children’s programs.

RANDOLPH COUNTY SENIOR ADULTS ASSOCIATION INC. Archdale Senior Center: 431-1938 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.

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.


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Provides services for sickle cell and related genetic disorders. Addresses high-risk minority health issues such as HIV/AIDS.

SENIOR RESOURCES OF GUILFORD Phone: 884-4816 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 at-risk 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

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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.

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OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES OF HIGH POINT INC. 885-0191 RANDOLPH COUNTY FAMILY CRISIS CENTER Archdale Phone: 4345579 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 www.hpymca. org Carl Chavis Y 434-4000 www.hpymca. org Hartley Drive Y 869-0151 www.hpymca. org YWCA OF HIGH POINT 882-4126 www.ywcahp. com YOUTH FOCUS 841-6083 YOUTH UNLIMITED INC. 883-1361

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nonprofits 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 Associates Inc. A Pat & Kathryne L Brown Foundation Inc. Academy for Life Transformation Inc. All Nations Praise and Worship Church Anpawc American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation Inc. An Lac Buddhist Temple Association, High Point Animal Shelter League Inc. Ann G and W Vann York Foundation Inc. Another Chance Community Development Corp. Another Chance Gospel Ministry Arts Evangelica Inc. Assemblies of Christ Church Ministries Inc. Banner Pharmacaps Educational Found Ation Inc. Bay Creek Christian Outreach Ministries Inc. Beauty 4 Ashes International Bible Baptist Church of High Point North Carolina Biblical Business Fellowship Inc. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont Inc. Big Hearts Bill Baird Evangelistic Association Inc. Bleeding Disorders Association of the Carolinas Born Again Church of the Living God Boys & Girls Club of Greater High Point Inc. Brayton Family Charitable Foundation Built for Success Inc. Camp FOCUS Canaan Inc.

Earl N Phillips Jr Family Foundation East High Point Development Corp. Effective Training Solutions Elim Community Development Corp. Carolinas Golf Foundation Emmanuel Senior Enrichment Center Inc. Centennial Assisted Living Center Inc. Esthers Haven Change of Pace International Eternal Life Youth Ministry Inc. Charles B Loflin Educational Foundation Experiential Cultural & Outdoor School Childrens Advocacy Centers of North Inc. Carolina Inc. Fairmont Park Baptist Church Childrens Carousel Theater Faith and Love Enrichment Center Inc. Christ Church of High Point Inc. Feed My Sheep Inc. Christian Fellowship Word of God Church First Team 2655 Christian Foundation Wickliff Fish-N-4-Kids Clark Foundation Inc. Foscue Plantation House Restoration Clyde A Parker Foundation Foster Foundation Inc. Collegiate Commissions Association Friends of High Point Public Library Division II Friends of the High Point Theatre Inc. Communities in Schools of High Point Inc. Friends of the Triad Park Amphitheater Community Deliverance Holiness Church Friendship Community Church Inc. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Community Mosque of High Point High Point Companions on the Journey Inc. Furniture Foundation Inc. Concepts in Action Inc. Furniture Library Association Conference Carolinas Future Impacted Inc. Core City High Point Inc. Gail Norcross Trigueiro Foundation Cornerstone Charities Inc. Gethsemane Reaching Beyond Our Walls Cornerstone Investments Partnership Girls Athletic Association Cover the Earth Ministry Global Missions Inc. Cowboy Bible Ministry Go Far, High Point Crime Stoppers of High Point Inc. Good Friends of High Point Inc. Ddbsr Ministries of High Point Nc Inc. Grace Church of High Point Incorporated Deep River Christian Academy Inc. Greenway Ministries Inc. Deep River Church of Christ Hallelujah Baptist Church Full Gospel Doll and Miniature Museum of High Point Handi-Clean Family Foundation Don A Hunziker Memorial Foundation Inc. Harry Wagner Foundation Dusty Joy Foundation Harvey L Kanter Foundation Hayworth Christian School Healing Seekers Inc. Healing Stripes Ministries Inc. Heart for India Missions Heartlife Ministries Inc. Henry Step Forward High Point Alcohol & Drug Action Coalition Inc. High Point Alliance for Workforce Preparedness High Point Apostolic Deliverance Temple High Point Area Arts Council Inc. High Point Association of Electrician Contractors High Point Ballet High Point Baptist Camp Meeting A Bold Grounds Inc. High Point Camp Meeting Ground Inc. Classic Look High Point Central Blue-White Club Inc. That’s High Point Chamber Foundation Inc. Always High Point Christian Academy Inc. High Point Christian Center Timeless! –– High Point Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association Lucas Roberts High Point City Employees Foundation Inc. Designs High Point Civitan Club Foundation Inc. High Point Community Against Violence Inc. High Point Community Chorus High Point Community Concert Association High Point Community Foundation High Point Community Theatre Inc. High Point Deliverance Center High Point Design Center Foundation Inc. High Point Fine Art Guild 800 N. MAIN STREET SUITE 104 • HIGH PONT • 882-1011 • HIGHPOINTJEWELERS.COM High Point Friends Kindergarten and HOURS: MON-FRI 9:30-6:00 • SAT 9:30-4:00 • CLOSED SUN Preschool Endowment Inc. High Point Heat Athletic Association 40 | EvErything high point | 2012 Caring Services Inc. Carolina Container Co. Foundation Carolina Housing Partnership Inc.



High Point Jewelers and Fine Gifts

High Point Heat Track and Field Club High Point Hebrew Cemetary 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 Palabra-Miel 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. 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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reative, dedicated, determined, engaged, friendly, honest, passionate and tireless are just some expressions that some people used to describe the 2011 High Point Enterprise Citizen of the Year, Dorothy K. “Dot” Kearns. Others used the descriptions – conviction, compassion, courage; role model for community service; servant leader; integrity, imagination, talent, confidence. All these terms surely are accurate descriptions of Kearns, but they also are words that certainly could apply to most of the candidates who are considered each year for this community award. Kearns, whose selection was announced

Jan. 1, 2012, was the 47th person to be designated The High Point Enterprise’s Citizen of the Year. The practice of announcing an outstanding citizen for the previous year officially began on Jan. 1, 1967, when then-Enterprise Editor Holt McPherson had copies of the then-afternoon newspaper delivered to the Southern Furniture Club as its members partook of the traditional New Year’s luncheon. P. Hunter Dalton Jr. was HPE’s initial Citizen of the Year. Since then, nine women and 38 men, including McPherson in 1971, have been so honored. McPherson decreed that previous winners should meet once a year (in

December) to select someone for the honor based on significant accomplishments during the year of selection and for a history of achievements and contributions in years past. After the Enterprise shifted from primarily afternoon delivery to seven-day morning distribution, the Citizen of the Year continued to be announced in the Jan. 1 edition but, instead of meeting for lunch on the first day of the year, the honoree is recognized at a special private reception and dinner later in the month. Only men were selected for the first 10 years, causing some in the community to wonder if this simply was another good ol’ boys club. continUEd on nExt pagE

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Then, in the nation’s bicentennial year of 1976, Meredith Slane became the first woman honoree. There certainly are family ties to the Citizen of the Year process: • John C. and Marsha B. Slane were inducted 17 years after Meredith Slane. • Charles Hayworth Jr. was CofY for 1977 and brother David R. Hayworth was chosen for 2007. • William A. Horney was CofY for 1984, and son C. Jeffrey Horney was the 2004 designee. • Charles A. Greene joined the club in

1990 and his wife Christine was selected for 2001. For those who like to “play the numbers,” the last names of 37 percent of Citizens of the Year had six letters and 25.5 percent had five letters. As then Enterprise Editor Tom Blount noted in a column in 2007, Citizens of the Year serve as role models for each other as well as for the rest of us. For the most part, they have remained involved in High Point community activities for years after being chosen for that special honor.


The Piedmont School is a Non-Profit Organization providing a unique, essential service to children in grades K-8 with learning disabilities and/or Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder ADHD.

The High Point Enterprise Citizens of the Year are nominated and chosen by previous winners.

1966 – P. Hunter Dalton 1967 – James H. Millis* 1968 – Leo J. Heer* 1969 – T. Lynwood Smith* 1970 – George A. Covington* 1971 – Holt McPherson* 1972 – Henry A. Foscue* 1973 – Ed Mendenhall Sr.* 1974 – Dale Montgomery* 1975 – R.T. Amos Jr.* 1976 – Meredith Slane* 1977 – Charles Hayworth* 1978 – Robert B. Rankin* 1979 – Nancy Lyles* 1980 – Herman Smith* 1981 – Roy B. Culler Jr. 1982 – Herman Bernard* 1983 – Thomas S. Haggai 1984 – William A. Horney 1985 – Fred Alexander* 1986 – Elizabeth Wall* 1987 – George Erath* 1988 – John Thomas 1989 – Esther Culp*

1990 – Charles A. Greene 1991 – James F. Morgan 1992 – J. William McGuinn Jr. 1993 – John C. and Marsha B. Slane 1994 – Rebecca Smothers 1995 – Nido R. Qubein 1996 – William G. Ervin 1997 – David S. Miller 1998 – Judy Mendenhall 1999 – Dr. Otis Tillman 2000 – Earl N. “Phil” Phillips Jr. 2001 – Christine J. Greene 2002 – George Marsh 2003 – Max Meeks 2004 – C. Jeffrey Horney 2005 – Robert J. Brown 2006 – Jeffrey S. Miller 2007 – David R. Hayworth 2008 – Arnold Koonce 2009 – Ed Price 2010 – Coy O. Williard 2011 – Dorothy K. “Dot” Kearns

past and present * = deceased

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Htouches virtually every corner of the city, with igh Point’s Parks and Recreation Department

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 – City Lake Park, Oak Hollow Park and the Piedmont Environmental Center – 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 opportunities 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 specially-designed field that allows participants in wheelchairs, as well as those on foot, the opportunity to move around the field without barriers. The program’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 or call 883-3481. There are numerous other offerings for citizens with disabilities, such as bowling and a breakfast club for the visu-

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ally 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 categories, such as poetry, dance, singing, sculpture and woodcarving.

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public library pUblic library There is only one public library branch in High Point, and the city has invested millions of dollars over the years to try to make the facility as well-suited as possible to serve a population of more than 100,000 residents. The library has been through a period of record usage, drawing almost 500,000 visitors last fiscal year. The 2009 completion of a $6 million expansion and renovation, funded by a bond issue approved by city voters in 2004, have fed a sustained rise in visitors. A staff of 48 people serve library patrons’ needs in four divisions: children’s, research services, readers’ services and lending. Children’s services include storytime programs in the children’s room available for youths from birth through age 5. Craft programs are offered on a regular basis and occasional attractions like musicians, acrobats, jugglers and animal shows are offered for children. The research services department includes an online collection of African-American his-

tory and several other databases accessible by the library’s computers, such as geneology archives, the ancestry library and archives featuring documents covering every major war going back to the Revolution, as well as U.S. presidents and a range of historical documents. Patrons can also research a wide array of periodicals, search for employment, obtain tax forms and access NCKnows, a service that allows librarians across the state to respond to questions. Readers’ services include a teen summer reading program and one for adults, as well as DVDs and books on CD and MP3 for checkout, book clubs and e-book services. The library has a foundation that receives and expends tax-deductible gifts for 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 members. It helps raise money through book sales, sponsors special projects and carries out other functions. The 19,000-squarefoot addition to the library completed two years ago provided muchneeded space to house its non-fiction collection, a children’s story room, 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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The High Point Community Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening the community for both present and future generations. In simplest terms, we are a tax-exempt organization that collects, manages and distributes funds for the betterment of the greater High Point area. We are one of approximately 700 community foundations across the United States and part of a growing global trend with an estimated 1.175 community foundations identified in 46 countries. Since 1998 we have granted over 700,000.00 to non-profit organizations, schools and municipalities in the Greater High Point area, our country and the world.


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PRINCIPALS’ FUND The Principals’ Fund provides support and resources to the High Point Public Schools to strengthen the educational system and our community.

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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 top-flight 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 18-hole course in the mid1940s. Numerous creeks and well-placed 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 Pete 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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he fun is catching at Oak Hollow Ma- grills, 1 non-regulation ball field, concession booth building, Historical buildings, mainterina. Whether your interests lean toward nance complex, Fish Hut and lake. High Point City Lake Park is a 340 acre lake fishing or boating, the Oak Hollow Marina at 3431 North Centennial Street has everything used for drinking water and for recreation. Bank and boat fishing are allowed with you need for smooth sailing and alluring outproper permits and licenses. The park’s door action. The Oak Hollow Marina opened to the marina rents fishing boats year round and public in 1972. The lake is 800 acres with a seasonally rents its canoe and pedal boats. Private boats (certain restrictions apply) may 1,500-acre park. The lake has served as the City of High launch at the marina ramp. Point’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 you’re interested, you can rent Festival Park for such private events as weddings, company picnics and concerts. MONDAY - FRIDAY 6AM-4PM The Piedmont’s finest family SATURDAYS: COMING SOON park since 1935, High Point City Lake Park is located at 602 W. Main Street in Jamestown. The park features 2 playgrounds, a Merry-go-round, Senior & Public Officials: miniature train, excursion boat, 10% Discount miniature golf course, swimming pool, waterslide, gym, amphitheater, field stage, 10 picnic shelters, scattered tables,

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50 Years of Supporting the Arts in High Point The High Point Area Arts Council was founded in 1962 and has been serving the High Point community for 50 years. Since its creation, the Arts Council and its affiliated arts organizations have been providing arts services that contribute to the vitality of our community.

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he railroad has major significance in the history of High Point, which was officially recognized as a town on May 26, 1859 in a two-square-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.

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urniture manufacturing – an industry that 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, there 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

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in the furniture industry CONTINUED FROM PAGE 37 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 1,000 employers statewide, according to figures through the N.C. Employment Security Commission.

The city of High Point remains home to 56 furniture manufacturers, according to the most recent local statistics available. Many of the High Point manufacturers are small to mid-sized companies producing specialized or high-end furnishings or furniture for office, hospitality or institutional uses, such as universities.

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includes status as a textile mecca in its history. Several cotton and hosiery mills were created and thrived in High Point. Empire Plaid Mill is claimed to be the first textile mill in High Point. In 1891, it was sold at auction to J.W. Alspaugh for $25,000. In 1902, Swiss silk weaver Emil J. Stehli was invited to bring his silk weaving mill to the community. It became one of the largest plants in the world to manufacture broad silk

exclusively. The Adams-Millis Corp. is probably one of the most known corporations whose home was High Point. In 1904, J.H. Adams an J. Henry Millis began the High Point Hosiery Mill. By 1915, it had grown to include Piedmont Hosiery Mills and Consolidated Mills. The corporation produced socks for many companies including Sears, J.C. Penney and Sara Lee, who acquired Adams-Millis in 1988. The Millis and Adams homes are on Main Street right across from each other. The

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Millis home now occupied by several shops and businesses and the Adams residence is now the J.H. Adams Inn. Because many farmers lost their land because they could not pay taxes in the early 1900s, mill companies enticed them from their farms and into mill villages where they and their families could do work outside the home for wages. The mill owner acted as a father for the families, providing jobs, shelter, medical care and schooling for the families. Mill owners usually required two or three family members to work in their mill before allowing them to live in a mill house. These villages became more popular as more people moved from farms and mountains into these tight-knit communities.


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he High Point Economic Development Corp. has worked for 22 years to ensure that businesses add and expand their work force in High Point. The mission of the EDC is to work to retain existing business and industry, assist local companies in expanding, encourage the creation of head-of-household jobs for breadwinners and attract new employers to High Point. Unlike many of its Triad counterparts, the EDC is a part of city government, not a function of county government. That ensures that a prospective company deals with only one decision-making entity instead of multiple groups. Loren Hill is the president of the EDC, a position he’s held for more than 10 years. The EDC also helps to find a vacant building or land that is available to build a facility. It also arranges economic incentives offers to companies that come to High Point. Some industries that have found a home in High Point are advanced manufacturing, health care and biotechnology, commercial

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photography, and distribution and warehousing. For 10 years in a row, the EDC has won or shared an award for its annual report. “Community Profile 2010-2011,” a marketing brochure jointly produced by the EDC and Greensboro Economic Development Alliance, was recognized by the International Economic Development Council. For the fourth year in a row, the city of High Point and the EDC won a national award for its distribution/warehousing industry sector. In March of this year, Site Selection Magazine announced that, for the fifth consecutive year, the Greensboro/High Point metropolitan area earned a top 10 national ranking for attracting new industry, among similar-sized communities. Among the major projects that the EDC had a hand in during the past year include the continued expansion of Ralph Lauren Corp. in the city, the growth of the work force of Solstas Lab Partners and the recruitment of the Stanley Furniture Co. Inc. corporate headquarters to downtown.

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Liberty Property Trust $119,885,232

Mannington Mills $36,615,710

Ralph Lauren Corp. $110,014,770

MarketPlace Management $32,473,100

North State Communications $56,573,052

Samson Marketing $30,513,621

Carolina Investment Properties $53,652,050

Kao Specialties Americas $29,952,796

Thomas Built Buses/Daimler Trucks North America $50,275,917

Piedmont Natural Gas $28,779,100

Blue Ridge Companies $49,302,293 TE Connectivity $47,331,263 1924 Holdings LLC $43,944,825 First State Investors 3500 LLC $40,469,400

Walmart $28,633,119 Maple Leaf Holdings/Palliser $27,101,800 High Point Bank & Trust $26,855,636 20 Crowne Lake Associates $23,672,001 Source: High Point Economic Development Corp.

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Bank of America customer service center – 2,200 High Point Regional Health System – 1,945 Guilford County Schools – 1,690 Ralph Lauren Corp. – 1,400 City of High Point – 1,264 Thomas Built Buses – 1,145 Cornerstone Health Care – 1,026 High Point University – 1,023 Aetna insurance – 827 TE Connectivity – 782 NCO Group customer service – 736 Solstas Lab Partners – 721 Advanced Home Care – 664 Banner Pharmacaps pharmaceutical manufacturing – 615 New Breed Logistics – 510 Guilford County – 431 North State Communications – 414 Sears Operations Center customer service – 408 Marsh Furniture Co. cabinet manufacturing – 317 Harland Clarke Corp. – 299

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ITALY Calligaris USA Francesco Molon (GieMme US) Delmac Machinery Group Freud USA Doimo’s YumanMod Natuzzi Americas Ferrari America Le Caselle L&S Lighting Corp. JAPAN HondaJet Ricoh Americas Corp. Kao Specialties Americas YKK AP America

NORWAY Wema Americas SPAIN Hurtado USA SWEDEN Elmo Leather of America Sapa Extrusions SWITZERLAND AjilonProfessional Services 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

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Coporate/Divisional Headquarters based in high point High Point Regional Health System Thomas Built Buses Cornerstone Health Care Solstas Lab Partners Stanley Furniture Co. Inc. Banner Pharmacaps La-Z-Boy Inc. Advanced Home Care Natuzzi Americas Inc. 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. Samson Marketing Baltek

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furniture market Founded more than 100 years ago, the High Point Market is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point each spring and fall. The trade show, originally called the Southern Furniture Exposition or Southern Furniture Market, began in the city in 1909. Despite competition from other U.S. locations over the decades, the High Point Market remains the pre-eminent home furnishings trade show globally for the industry. Quick facts about the High Point Market: • 180 buildings • 10 million square feet of showroom space • More than 2,000 home furnishings and accessories exhibitors • Upwards of 100 countries represented • Tens of thousands of new product introductions • Approximately 10 percent of marketgoers are international representatives

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Enrollment: More than 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem.

Recognitions: Ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,� as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. Athletics: A member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Costs: The basic $37,800 fee covers tuition, fees, room and board, parking, laundry and athletic events.

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ore growth is in the future for High Point University for the next few years. Construction has started on a $9 million new School of Education building. A new $12 million residence hall for 300 students is scheduled to open by fall of 2012. A new $16 million Greek Village opened in 2011 along with a “living and learning” community for arts, theater and music students. The growth is part of a $2.1 billion, 10-year expansion plan to accommodate 5,000 undergraduates by 2015. HPU had its largest graduating class in 2011 and awarded 785 academic degrees. The campus also has received national attention about resort-style amenities

and fun activities. Classical music wafts through the grounds. HPU President Nido R. 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 residents 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 and has joined the city’s 1,000-employee club. In the past five years, the university has added three schools – the School of CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 58 Communication, the School of Art and Design and the School of Health Sciences – as well as eight new majors including Actuarial Science, Mathematical Economics and Graphic Design and Digital Imaging. Job growth has helped to elevate the university’s annual economic impact on the state to $415 million, according to Qubein. The need for additional faculty and staff will continue to increase with the expansion and transformation of campus, according to university officials. “We have invested in academics,” Qubein said, “and we are attracting the best students and faculty from the best institutions in the country.” HPU also has added courses in Russian and Arabic. The latest big HPU project is the $70 million School of Health and Sciences, proposed to open in 2014. The 180,000 squarefoot 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 $700 million to the plan. HPU has built 28 new buildings and bought the nearby Oak Hollow Mall for $9 million. Part of the financing comes from $172 million HPU has raised since Qubein became president.

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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 – when local businessman Edwin Shufelt donated the 25 acres on which the college now sits off of Eastchester Drive – 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 “High Point’s Other University” 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 bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, social work and worship arts. Additionally, students can take courses in Spanish – in undergraduate and graduate degree programs – through FLET, the university’s Spanish academic division. One of the university’s most popular programs is its PACE program – Professional Adult Career Education – 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 university’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 school’s website at www.

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Cornerstone Charter Academy in Greensboro and the College Preparatory and Leadership Academy of High Point were among nine public charters approved by the state Board of Education through the “fast track” process which allows four months of planning time, instead of 12 months in the regular application process before opening. All schools have to open by August 15, 2012 or lose their approval, according to state policy. Charter applications show these details about the proposed new schools: • College Preparatory and Leadership Academy of High Point would serve about 600 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and target children from minority, low-income households. Board members include Michelle Johnson, the Rev. Tacuma Johnson and Simon Johnson with Simon Johnson serving as temporary executive director of the school. • Cornerstone Charter Academy would provide a basic education for up to 728 students in grades kindergarten through eight. Mary Catherine Sauer of Summerfield, a tutor and office manager for Academic Development Services in Greensboro, is the academy’s board president.

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MAGNET SCHOOLS Academy at Central High 700 Chestnut Drive High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 885-7905 Fax: (336) 885-7927 Grades 9-12 Andrews Aviation Academy 1920 McGuinn Drive High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2800 Fax: (336) 887-5585 Grades 9-12 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 6-8 Johnson Street Global Studies K-8 Magnet 1601 Johnson St. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2900 Fax: (336) 819-2899 Grades K-8

Kirkman Park Elementary Spanish Immersion 1101 N. Centennial St. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2905 Fax: (336) 889-6218 Grades Pre-K -5

Penn-Griffin School for the Arts 825 Washington St. High Point, NC 27260 Phone: (336) 819-2870 Fax: (336) 889-4841 Grades 6-12

Middle College at GTCC 901 S. Main St. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-4111 Fax: (336) 819-4116 Grades 9-12

Triangle Lake Montessori Elementary 2401 Triangle Lake Road High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2883 Fax: (336) 819-2754 Grades Pre-K -5

Middle College at GTCC, Jamestown 601 High Point Road Jamestown, NC 27282 Phone: (336) 819-2957 Fax: (336) 819-2961 Grades 9-12 Northwood Elementary International Baccalaureate Program 818 W. Lexington Ave. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2920 Fax: (336) 819-2921 Grades Pre-K -5 Parkview Village Elementary Expressive Arts 325 Gordon St. High Point, NC 27261 Phone: (336) 819-2945 Fax: (336) 819-2943 Grades Pre-K -5

ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS Dean B. Pruette SCALE Academy 900 English Road High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 878-5380 Fax: (336) 889-7625 Grades 6-12

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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 voterapproved 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.


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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

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 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

Southwest Elementary 4372 SW School Road. High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2992 Fax: (336) 454-8372 Grades K through fifth

Southwest Middle 4368 Barrow Road High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2985 Fax: (336) 454-4015 Grades 6-8

Central High School 801 Ferndale Blvd. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2825 Fax: (336) 819-2991 Grades ninth through 12

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

Welborn Academy of Science and Technology 1710 McGuinn Drive High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2880 Fax: (336) 819-2879 Grades 6-8

Ragsdale High 602 High Point Road Jamestown, NC 27282 Phone: (336) 819-2960 Fax: (336) 454-6767 Grades ninth through 12

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

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Shadybrook Elementary 503 Shadybrook Road High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 819-2950 Fax: (336) 869-1575 Grades Pre-K through fifth

Ferndale Middle 701 Ferndale Blvd. High Point, NC 27262 Phone: (336) 819-2855 Fax: (336) 885-2854 Grades 6-9

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

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


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During the previous school year, 200809, 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 state’s 43,316 home schools were classified as religious, while the rest were independent.

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tim mabe president, ceo High Point CVB

ourism is one of the largest industries in North Carolina and the world, and High Point wants its share. The mission of the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau is simply to bring people to High Point to contribute to the economy. In the past year, 66,298 convention visitors have come to High Point, for an economic impact of $22.3 million, according to figures provided by the bureau. North Carolina is the sixth-most visited state in the country, and tourism leads economic recovery in the state. Domestic tourism in Guilford County generated an economic impact of $1 million in 2010. Guilford County ranked third in travel impact among North Carolina’s 100 counties. State and local tax revenues from travel to Guilford County amounted to $80.98 million. This represents a $165.14 tax saving to each county resident. Local economic impact is determined using more than just the amount visitors spend while in town. Spending creates new jobs or maintains existing ones. Businesses pay wages and taxes, and they spend money

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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, contributing not only to quality of life, but also to the city’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 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. Tim Mabe is president and CEO of CVB.

North Main Center 1600 North Main St. High Point North Carolina

north crolina shakEspEarE fEstival The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival is the only professional theater company dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare in the mid-Atlantic 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. Silva now is artistic and managing director, and in 2011 he was joined by Wil Elder, president and CEO, and an increased staff. 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 national 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 stage a contemporary version of “Romeo and Juliet” Sept. 9-30 at the High Point Theatre. Each holiday season (late NovemberDecember) it stages popular performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the High Point Theatre. The Shakespeare Festival has ongoing programs in the areas of outreach and education with the following offerings: • 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.

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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Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” by North Carolina Shakespeare Festival – November and December at High Point Theatre Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration – mid-January at High Point Theatre


High Point Festival of Cultures sponsored by High Point Human Relations Commission – spring 2013 Dancing with the High Point Stars, fundraiser for Communities in Schools – spring Party on the Plank concert series – spring Uptowne Market – Saturdays along N. Main Street – spring, summer


Arts Splash concerts, sponsored by High Point Area Arts Council – Sundays, June 17-Aug.-Aug. 12 at locations throughout town USHA National Hydrofoiling Championships – July 20-22 at Oak Hollow Festival Park Tour de Triad/Furniture ride, race to benefit American Red Cross – Aug. 4 Hospice Taste of the Town at Showplace – Aug. 21


North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, “Romeo and Juliet” – Sept. 9-30 at High Point Theatre Warren Rives 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run to Benefit Heart Strides –Sept. 15 International Jazz & Blues John Coltrane Festival – Sept. 1 at Oak Hollow Festival Park Day in the Park at High Point City Lake Park – third Saturday in September Beach Music Blast concerts to benefit Children’s Home Society of North Carolina – Thursdays in September

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area museums

museums hen it comes to museums, 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 Point’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 “The Furniture Capital of the World.” Permanent exhibits include “High Point’s History,” a varied exhibit that includes, among other things, the piano that belonged to former High Pointer John Coltrane; “The Hall of Commerce,” which showcases prominent local businesses; “Jamestown Rifles,” a collection of historic rifles manufactured in the area; and “Meredith’s Miniatures,” one of the country’s largest collections of miniatures. Speaking of miniatures, the Doll & Miniature Museum of High Point features a collection of more than 2,700 dolls 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 – just to name a few – 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 Baldwin’s life, the museum also includes inventions made by AfricanAmericans. 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.

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an alphabEtical listing of placEs of worship in high point

Abbotts Creek Baptist Church, 2816 Abbotts Creek Church Road, High Point 27265 | 869-8410 Agape Family Ministries, 406 Ennis St., High Point 27260 | 886-8804 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

B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1207 Kensington Drive, High Point 27262 | 884-5522 Body of Christ Christian Church, 830 W. Green Dr., High Point 27260 | 885-3782 Brentwood Baptist Church, 2426 Gordon Rd., 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 Cedar Street Church of God, 402 Cedar St., High Point 27260 | 887-5141

Baldwin’s Chapel 7th Day Adventists Church, 1200 Leonard Ave., High Point 27260 | 889-3334

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

Bethany Baptist Church, 1329 Kimery Drive, High Point 27260 | 884-0479

Christ Community Church, 2928 N. Main St., High Point 27265 | 882-9923

Bethel Baptist Church, 1352 Cox Ave., High Point 27263 | 434-1591

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Bethlehem Baptist Church, 801 S. Centennial St., High Point 27260 | 883-7831

Christ Gospel Baptist Church, 1013 Old Thomasville Road, High Point 27260 | 884-8413

Church of God of Prophecy, 211 N. Ward Ave., High Point 27262 | 883-7953

Community Holiness Church, 7609 Horney Road, High Point 27265 | 454-5869

Cross Community Fellowship, 175 N. Point Ave. #11B, High Point 27262 | 869-0097

Eastside Baptist Church, 3100 Wilma Ave., High Point 27260 | 454-2733

Fairmont Park Baptist Church, 3001 English Road, High Point 27262 | 887-1931

Christ Presbyterian Church, 645 Greensboro Road, High Point 27260 | 884-5578

Church of God of Prophecy, 1100 Stanton Place, High Point 27261 | 885-6512

Daily Walk Ministry 1518 Baker Road, High Point 27263 | 434-6176

Emerywood Baptist Church, 1300 Country Club Drive, High Point 27262 | 885-6016

Faith Delivered Full Gospel, 2291 English Road, High Point 27262 | 886-7495

Christ the King Catholic Church, 1505 E. Kivett Drive, High Point 27260 | 884-0244

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 1830 Chestnut Drive, High Point 27263 | 882-6566

Community Mosque of High Point, 222 Spring Hill Church Road, High Point 27262 | 886-8341

Daily Walk Ministry, 401 Brentwood St., High Point 27260 | 884-1430

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

Deep River Church of Christ, 1934 Eastchester Drive, High Point 27265 | 454-3011

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

Deep River Friends Meeting, 5300 W. Wendover Ave., High Point 27265 | 454-1928

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

Fellowship of Faith Bible, 1400 Foust Ave., High Point 27260 | 883-1878

Doer’s of the Word, 2025 S. College Drive, High Point 27260 | 887-3811

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

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

Dothan Praise & Worship Ministries, 10418 X N. Main St., Archdale 27263 |861-8487

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

Christ United Methodist Church, 1300 N. College Drive, High Point 27262 | 889-4777 Christian Fellowship WordGod, 1654 English Road, High Point 27262 | 889-0011 Chua An Lac Buddhist Temple, 605 S. Scientific St., High Point 27260 | 887-3485 Church of God of Prophecy, 900 Old Mill Road, High Point 27265 | 869-8928

Cloverdale Baptist Church, 1704 Ogden St., High Point 27260 | 882-8197 Cloverdale Church of the Living God, 1923 S. Elm St., High Point 27260 | 886-4963 Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 808 Hendrix St., High Point 27260 | 454-1259 Community Bible Church, 4125 Johnson St., High Point 27265 | 841-4480

Congregational United Church, 401 Gordon St., High Point 27260 | 884-8440 Conrad Memorial Baptist Church, 1920 N. Centennial St., High Point 27262 | 8845717 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

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Glory Center Ministries, 1209 Greensboro Road, High Point 27260 | 454-3055

First Congregational Church, 1718 Chestnut Drive, High Point 27262 | 884-1375

Gospel Baptist Church Youth Center, 104 Jackie Ave., High Point 27263 | 434-3861

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

Gospel Echoes Ministry, 711B E. Washington Drive, High Point 27260 | 882-2990

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

Grace Church of High Point, 1141 Enterprise Drive, High Point 27260 | 889-2177

First Presbyterian Church 918 N. Main St., High Point 27263 | 884-2248

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, LCMS, 808 N. Centennial St., High Point 27262 | 886-4947

First Reformed United Church, 901 English Road, High Point 27262 | 884-1088

Greater First United Baptist Church, 1409 Deep River Road, High Point 27265 | 882-6211

First United Methodist Church, 512 N. Main St., High Point 27260 | 889-4429

Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, 2207 E. Green Drive, High Point 27260 | 885-6486

First United Pentecostal Church 210 Fraley Road, High Point 27263 | 884-5661

Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 906 Meredith St., High Point 27260 | 887-6877

First Wesleyan Church 1701 Westchester Drive, High Point 27262| 884-1111

Green Street Baptist Church, 303 Rotary Drive, High Point 27262 | 841-4334

Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 836 W. Lexington Ave., High Point 27262 | 883-4239

Greenwood Hills Wesleyan Church, 2937 N. Main St., High Point 27265 | 869-5662

Foursquare Gospel Church 214 Welch Drive, High Point 27265 | 869-5612

Hallelujah Baptist Church, 2511 Guyer St., High Point 27265 | 8833997

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

Harvest Point Church, 4124 Johnson St., High Point 27265 | 869-4418 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

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High Point ChurchLiving God, 619 Garrison St., High Point 27260 High Point Deliverance Center, 103 Crestwood Circle, High Point 27260 | 889-4961 High Point Deliverance Temple, 908 Sharon St., High Point 27260 High Point Friends Meeting, 800 Quaker Lane, High Point 27262 | 884-1359 High Point SeventhDay Adventist Church, 279 Eastchester Drive, High Point 27262 | 869-2215 Highland Baptist Church, 1204 Textile Place, High Point 27260 | 882-6783 Highland United Methodist Church, 1015 Mill Ave., High Point 27260 | 882-2136 Hilliard Memorial Baptist Church, 2311 Westchester Drive, High Point 27262 | 887-1936 His Village Community Center, 1209 Greensboro Road, High Point 27260 HiThom Church of Christ, 1726 Kivett Drive, High Point 27261 | 883-2835 Iglesia Pentecostal Nueva Vida Asambleas de Dios, 1841 Bethel Drive, High Point 27260 | 884-5716 Iglesiade De Cristo Elim, 1235 Montlieu Ave. # B, High Point 27262 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4145 Johnson St., High Point 27265 | 8845212 Inspiration Of Praise Outreach, 1136 Five Points Place, High Point 27260

Islamic Center Of High Point, 200 West Market Center Drive, High Point 27260 | 885-0786

Laurel Oak Christian Church, 1001 Old Plank Road, High Point 27265 | 887-1395

Jesus Mission, 1108 W. Green St., High Point 27260 | 886-2016 Jewel Baptist Church, 2007 Dunmore Court, High Point 27263 | 431-3816

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New Grove Baptist Church, 1206 Worth St., High Point 27260 | 883-4732 New Hope Community Outreach Ministries, 1402 W. Green Drive, High Point 27260 | 885-1588

New Vision Independent District, 1012 Leonard Ave., High Point 27260 | 885-0210 New Zion Baptist Church, 1104 Garrison St., High Point 27260 | 887-2795

North Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1600 N. Centennial St., High Point 27262 | 884-5826 North Pointe Pentecostal Church, 5225 High Point Road, High Point 27265 | 869-4015 Northwood United Methodist Church, 2409 Ambassador Court, High Point 27265 | 882-3585 Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1710 East Green St., High Point 27261 | 885-5204 Oak Hill Friends Church, 2001 Westchester Drive, High Point 27262 | 887-1350 Oak View Baptist Church, 810 Oakview Road, High Point 27265 | 841-6511

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Pleasant View Baptist Church 7742 Turnpike Road, High Point 27263 | 475-0517

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Power & Praise Tabernacle 1104 Cleveland St., High Point 27260 887-4506

Olga Avenue Church Of Christ, 1316 Olga Ave., High Point 27260 | 887-2017 One In Christ Fellowship Church, 1826 Cedrow Drive, High Point 27260 | 454-7167

Powerhouse Of Faith Ministries, 2805 Earlham Place, 101 High Point 27263 | 434-5089

Parkwood Baptist Church, 2107 Penny Road, High Point 27265 | 454-2523 Pearson Memorial AME Church, 805 East Washington Drive, High Point 27260 | 841-3032

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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

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St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1711 Stoneybrook Drive, High Point 27261 | 885-6412

Solid Rock Ministries, 515 Cross St., High Point 27260 883-4786

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Southside Baptist Church, 2515 Bellemeade St., High Point 27263 | 884-1006 Spirit Of Life Ministries, 1809 Eastchester Drive. High Point 27265 | 886-7911

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Spring Hill United Methodist, 240 Spring Hill Church Road, High Point 27262 | 882-6014 Springfield Baptist Church, 1322 Baker Road, High Point 27263| 431-3615 Springfield Friends Meeting, 555 E. Springfield Road, High Point 27263 | 889-4911


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Wendover Hills Wesleyan Church, 3320 Rockingham Road, High Point 27265 | 8699588 Wesley Memorial United Methodist, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point 27262 | 884-2204 West Fairfield Baptist Church, 622 West Fairfield Road, High Point 27263 | 883-0617 Westchester Baptist Church, 135 Westchester Drive, High Point 27262 | 886-5021

Williams Memorial CME Church, 3400 Triangle Lake Road, High Point 27261 | 883-7330 Woodlawn Baptist Church, 3201 N. Main St., High Point 27265 | 869-2411 Word Fellowship Reformed Baptist Church, 2201 Eastchester Drive, High Point 27265 | 882-4042 Word of Life Tabernacle, 1801 Deep River Road, High Point 27265 | 885-6727 Word of Reconciliation Ministries 400 Brentwood St., High Point 27260 | 887-7314

Trulite Baptist Church 4001 N. Main St., High Point 27265 869-2380 Turner’s Chapel AME Church 7615 Florence School Drive, High Point 27265 | 454-3215 United House Of Prayer 1625 E. Washington Drive, High Point 27260 | 887-0086 Upper Room Baptist Church, 166 Ravina Lane, High Point 27260 | 883-4670 Victorious Life Church, 121 Skeet Club Road, High Point 27265 | 841-3588 Victory Baptist Church, 2112 W. English Road, High Point 27262 | 882-3794 Victory Chapel United Holy Church, 609 Amos St., High Point 27260| 883-6618 Victory Is Mine Ministries, 917 Shamrock Road, High Point 27265 | 883-8073 Ward Street United Methodist Church, 1619 W. Ward Ave., High Point 27260 884-1609 Everything high point | 2012 | 75


igh Point is easily one of the best places to shop for furniture but also has a lot to offer for any shopper. Oak Hollow Mall is High Point’s largest shopping center. Built in 1995, it has several options for any High Point shopper. Aeropastle, PacSun and American Eagle Outfitters are just a few of the options for teenage shoppers. With nearly four dozen stores, the mall, now owned by High Point University, has Belk and Dillard’s as anchors. Palladium at Deep River, which includes The Shoppes at Deep River, opened in 2001. It’s the perfect place to spend a breezy spring day with the family. It has a multitude of options for food, shopping and fun. Some options are pizza, Thai, Japanese, Chinese or subs. Palladium Cinemas opened in 2004. Walmart has two locations in High Point, one on N. Main and the other on S. Main both of which are supercenters. Both Walmarts offer a grocery, garden center pharmacy, and photo center. The Walmart on S. Main also offers a vision center and Subway. Also, Target at Oak Hollow Mall also has apparel and a pharmacy.

There are some 200 businesses located in the Uptowne (N. Main Street corridor) that begins at Ray Avenue on the south and ends at State Avenue. It is the flagship of the neighborhood-building areas designated, guided and supported by the City Project. If you are planning any home improvement projects High Point has Lowe’s and Home Depot, the two premiere choices for your home improvement needs. Both stores offer everything you’ll need for your backyard barbecue from patio furniture to grills. Oak Hollow Market is a destination for he interesting and unusual. From concrete statues to metal arbors, they have any yard ornament you could think of. They have new, weathered, formal and informal decor. Antiques & Interiors has a large variety of antique furniture and accessories. The antique furniture is restored to withstand one hundred years. The antique furniture consists of pine, oak, mahogany, and more. They also carry interior furnishings but also garden items such as cast iron gates, lamp posts and stone troughs. It has locations at 517 W. Green Drive, 641 W. Ward Ave., and 317 N. Main Sreet.

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Tmodern construction in the northern part of the city to historic houses he High Point real estate market offers a variety of homes – from

near the city’s heart – in a location that’s a day’s drive from the coast or mountains of North Carolina. The city recorded 23,853 active residential properties as of last year, according to the High Point Regional Association of Realtors. The city features a solid number of homes from two bedrooms to four or more bedrooms in a staggered set of price ranges. CONTINUED ON PAGE 78

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 77 High Point has a unique market in one respect – the older part of the city that developed downtown and spread out over more than 100 years features neighborhoods with houses that offer a rich heritage of styles from different time periods. In the last 30 years, however, High Point expanded significantly to the north beyond Oak Hollow Lake, giving the city the variety of modern neighborhoods with subdivisions. So High Point features a market where buyers can find almost any type of house. “High Point is a great place to live, to raise children. We are within driving distance of anything you need,” said Amy Hedgecock, a past president of the High Point Regional Association of Realtors.

real estate market The High Point residential real estate market wasn’t as hurt as much as some other locations in the country from the effects of the Great Recession. But the downturn in the economy did have an impact, as shown in figures comparing 2007 to last year.

total residential units sold 2007 – 2,226 2011 – 1,110

total sales dollar Volume 2007 – $339.8 million 2011 – $148.4 million

aVerage sales price 2007 – $152,631 2011 – $133,737

Source: High Point Regional Association of Realtors

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Unlike other parts of the country, High Point hasn’t been a boom and bust market, said Hedgecock. While the market wasn’t immune to the impact of the Great Recession, it didn’t fall as far and hard as other parts of the nation. The city also features an active and diverse commercial real estate market. One current initiative involves developing businesses in an area north of downtown known as Uptowne, which is envisioned as a place for restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. Since the 1980s, the business parks in and around Piedmont Centre in northern High Point have become a magnet for commercial development and major employers.



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3 BEN BEST: Screenwriter and actor, co-creator and co-writer of television show “Eastbound & Down” on HBO. JAMES BETTERSON: Star running back at North Carolina who played in the NFL in the 1970s.

ROBERT BROWN: Founder of B&C Associates, one of the largest minority-owned public relations firms in the country; former special assistant to President Richard M. Nixon. TED BROWN: Star running back at N.C. State and with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.

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JOHN COLTRANE: Celebrated saxophonist, born in Hamlet but moved to High Point shortly after birth, where he remained through high school. JOHNNY EVANS: Professional American and Canadian football punter and quarterback.

DONNA FARGO: Former High Point College student who became a top country music singer and songwriter in the 1970s. JAMES GILES: Internationally renowned concert pianist and recording artist, member of the piano faculty at Northwestern University.

ANTHONY DEAN GRIFFEY: Tenor soloist with opera companies and symphony orchestras in major cities worldwide, and a multiple Grammy Award winner. CHARLIE HARVILLE: Radio and TV sportscaster. WILLIAM HAYES: starting defensive end with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.

J.D. HAYWORTH: U.S. Congressman, R-Arizona, from 1955 to 2007. RAY HAYWORTH: Big-league baseball catcher, won World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1935. ELIZABETH HORTON: Winner of the 2006 Miss North Carolina Pageant.

JESSICA JACOBS: Winner of the 2007 Miss North Carolina Pageant, fourth runner-up at the Miss America Pageant. WARREN JONES: Renowned pianist, named Collaborative Pianist of the Year for 2010, collaborates with such well-known musicians as Anthony Dean Griffey, Denyce Graves, Kiri Te Kanawa and Samuel Raney.

HANNAH KIEFER: Winner of the 2007 Miss Virginia Pageant, third runner-up at the Miss America Pageant. JACK LUCAS: Youngest Marine to receive the Medal of Honor (at age 17), graduated from High Point College in 1956.



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ADRIAN MCDONNELL: Conductor and music director of Orchestre de la Cité Internationale in Paris, France; in 2007, he was decorated with the Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French government. JIM PASCHAL: 25-time NASCAR top series winner and two-time World 600 champion.

EARL N. “PHIL” PHILLIPS JR.: Former U.S. ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (2002 and 2003).

KEN RUSH: automobile racing pioneer and winner in many different forms of racing.

NIDO QUBEIN: President of High Point University, internationally renowned motivational speaker and author.

FRED SCHWARTZBERG: Only person to letter in basketball at both N.C. State and UNC-Chapel Hill.

HEATHER RICHARDSON: U.S. Olympic speedskater and reigning World Cup champion at 1,000 meters.

PERLEY A. THOMAS: Founder of Thomas Built Buses, one of the country’s largest manufacturers of school buses; 2004 inductee: N.C. Transportation Hall of Fame. MAXWELL THURMAN: U.S. Army general who planned and executed 1989 invasion of Panama (Operation Just Cause), and helped develop the Army’s popular “Be All You Can Be” recruitment campaign.

ROYSTER THURMAN: Served in the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

BRIAN WILLIAMS: NFL defensive back with the Atlanta Falcons.

CAPUS WAYNICK: Former editor of the High Point Enterprise, U.S. ambassador to Nicaragua and Colombia during the Truman administration.

ADRIAN WILSON: All-Pro safety with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.

DREW WEAVER: 2007 British Amateur golf champion.

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two-digit-numbered highways are the main through interstates,” Hill said. The roadway connections in and around High Point are a primary reason that FedEx Corp. decided in April 1998 to build its latest national cargo hub at Piedmont Triad International Airport. In addition to its cargo hub that opened in June 2009, FedEx has developed a major ground sorting facility in the region. The interstate and highway system in and around High Point explains why so many regional and national trucking motor freight companies have facilities in or near the city. The High Point area features at minimum approximately two dozen motor freight carrier operations. High Point is served through its municipal bus service, Hitran, which provides rides to people across the city. High Point also is a dropoff and pickup point for the regional bus service, the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation.

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Fpart of the school’s fabric.

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The cloth featured football and basketball in the beginning. Today, the school fields seven men’s sports (baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, lacrosse and track and field) and seven women’s sports (basketball, volleyball, soccer, cross country, golf, lacrosse and track and field). The fabric was woven early. HPU was an early pacesetter in 1930 when it played at North Carolina State in the first night football game in the state of North Carolina and participated in the first 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 84 | Everything high point | 2012

then the Carolina Conference, winning a record 12 conference tournaments. 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 All-American Gene Littles. They also made it in 1939, 1942, 1946 and 1951. The men’s basketball runs weren’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 women’s basketball plus men’s and women’s soccer and tournament championships in women’s soccer, men’s cross country, men’s tennis, volleyball and women’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.


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All-time leading scorer in basketball with 2,398 points. Played six seasons in the ABA. Coached four seasons in the NBA.

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Sixth all-time scorer in basketball. Won NCAA national championship as coach at Kentucky. Currently head coach at Minnesota.

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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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Winnigest coach in basketball, going 456-411 over 31 seasons.

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Best winning percentage as basketball coach (323-197 over 21 seasons). Also coached baseball for 12 seasons.

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high school standout prep athletes High Point Central/ High point 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 me-

ters finals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics (N.C.’s first Olympian) and inducted into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame

T.W. Andrews 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

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Johnny Evans (1974) — Football standout who starred at N.C. State and played in the NFL and Canadian Football League

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 CONTINUED ON next page

Brian Williams (1998) — Football standout who starred at N.C. State and currently plays in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons 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

Football — 1941, 1979, 1999 Boys basketball — 1937, 1943, 1948, 1950 Boys track — 1913, 1936, 1937 Boys swimming — 1953, 1954 Boys golf — 1937, 1943, 1948, 1949 Wrestling — 1947, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1994 Boys tennis — 1982, 1983 Boys soccer — 1988 Girls tennis — 1976 Girls basketball — 1993, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002 Girls soccer — 1999

t.w. andrEws Football — 1972, 1976, 1991 Boys basketball — 1995, 2001 Boys track — 1998, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2001 Wrestling — 1981, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2003 Girls tennis — 1986 Girls track — 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 Volleyball — 1975

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soUthwEst gUilford Baseball — 1997 Boys basketball — 1996 Boys golf — 1987, 2004 Boys soccer — 1994 Girls basketball — 1984, 1985, 2011 Girls soccer — 1997, 2001, 2002 Girls swimming — 1995, 1997 Volleyball — 1995, 2006

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Boys soccer — 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2005 Boys basketball — 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993 Baseball — 2008, 2010 Volleyball — 1988, 1991 Wrestling — 2011 Girls swimming — 2010

high point christian Baseball — 2009 Boys swimming — 2009, 2010 Girls swimming — 2010 Volleyball — 2009

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