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HIGH POINT – Grab your fold-up chairs, hats and scarves on Tuesday night. It’s time for the city’s annual Christmas parade. A colorful mix of marching bands, beauty queens, antique cars and elaborate floats will roll through town beginning at 6 p.m. for the 2009 High Point Holiday Festival Parade. Sponsored by North State Communications, the event begins at the intersection of E. Green Drive and Main Street and continues along Main Street to Montlieu Avenue. Ronald McDonald, the popular face
of McDonald’s, will serve as the grand marshal for this year’s parade, which dates back before World War I. Seven professional floats and approximately 50 non-professional floats designed by local organizations will make an appearance, according to Sharon Smith, parade manager with the Guilford Merchant’s Association. “We have a number of churches that build floats each year, and their youth groups become very involved,” she said. “They also serve as one of the staples of our parade. Their ideas are unbelievable.” Smith said yearly staples of the parade also will be included such as five high school marching bands and
Christmas queens from each school. Awards for best performances in bands, dance groups and best design for floats will be awarded that night, along with several other awards. “The parade happens after most people get off of work, so people can bring their children,” she said, noting the event is one of the state’s largest evening parades. “It’s a wonderful way to get into the spirit of Christmas and Thanksgiving.” And don’t forget about the grand finale of the parade. “Santa will be there, and he is always everyone’s favorite,” she said.
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Preschool pageant Family members and other guests react to a performance at the First Methodist preschool Thanksgiving pageant on Thursday.
TRIAD – The brisk pace of announcements by candidates seeking a range of offices in the region might make you think that the next general election is almost upon us. Instead, it’s a year away. While the actual calendar might show that the 2010 general election is 12 months from taking place, the reality of the political calendar compels candidates to unveil their intentions and start raising money now. The pace is intensified by candidates, especially on the Republican side, who face primary battles in May to advance as the party nominee to the general election. “It’s an increasing trend, in terms of getting your name out there early,” said Matthew DeSantis, assistant professor of political science at High Point University. This month, three Republican candidates have indicated plans to run for Davidson County sheriff, while another three High Point Republicans say they will seek the 61st State House District seat being vacated after next year by Rep. Laura Wiley, R-Guilford. High Point furniture showroom manager Cathy Brewer Hinson will challenge U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, R-6th, Coble’s first Republican primary challenge since he was elected 25 years ago. Democratic challenger Marcus
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TRINITY – Trinity and Archdale city councils are awaiting a decision by the Randolph County Board of Commissioners on whether the county will financially support a preliminary engineering sewer study to build a wastewater treatment plant south of Trinity – a move officials say will save Trinity taxpayers a lot of money.
Earlier this year, the Archdale and Trinity city counTAPPING cils each GROWTH decided to allocate Trinity’s $25,000 tosewer system wards the expansion feasibil■■■ ity study. T r i n ity City Manager Ann Bailie said Randolph County commissioners are expected to consider the allocation in December or January. In 2007, the Archdale and
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Key dates for the 2010 election season: Feb. 8-26: Filing by candidates May 4: Party primaries June 22: Primary runoffs (if necessary) Nov. 2: General election Brandon will take on Rep. Earl Jones, D-Guilford, in the 60th State House District primary. The campaigns aren’t limited to primaries. Guilford County Republican Sheriff BJ Barnes will be challenged a former aide, Democrat Harlon Costner. The need to raise campaign funds compels candidates to declare earlier in election cycles, DeSantis said. “You’re going to want to get your name out there as soon as possible to raise as much money, to create as much early momentum, to make contacts,” he said. Another reason for the early announcements by Republican candidates reflects a possible shift in the political fortunes for the party, said Ran Coble, executive director of the nonpartisan N.C. Center for Public Policy Research in Raleigh. The success of GOP challengers for governor in Virginia and New Jersey earlier this month has given Republicans hope that 2010 will be a turnaround year, he said. “Republicans feel right now that 2010 is going to be a good year for them to run. When it looks like it’s going to be a good year, it’s easier to recruit early,” he said. email@example.com | 888-3528
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City Manager Ann Bailie has said a wastewater treatment plant could save a lot of money.
Former governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (right) arrives at the Asheville airport on Sunday afternoon for a visit with the Graham family. Franklin Graham was there to meet her at the airport.
Sarah Palin dines with Rev. Billy Graham in N.C. ASHEVILLE (AP) – Sarah Palin was having dinner Sunday with the Rev. Billy Graham a day before a planned book tour stop in eastern North Carolina. The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee flew into Asheville and then went to Billy Graham’s mountaintop home in nearby Montreat for dinner, said Jeremy Blume, a spokesman for Graham’s son, to come by,” Blume told The CharFranklin. Franklin Graham invited lotte Observer. The elder Graham had never met Palin.“He just saw that she was going to be in the area and he said Palin, who is scheduled to stop at Fort
The elder Graham had never met Palin, who is scheduled to stop at Fort Bragg today to promote hre memoir.
Bragg today to promote her memoir, “Going Rogue: An Amercan Life.” Franklin Graham got to know Palin early this year in Alaska. She accompanied him as Samaritan’s Purse, a Boone-based international relief agency he heads, delivered 44,000 pounds of groceries to Alaskan families who had been hit by a harsh winter in villages along the frozen Yukon River. Samaritan’s Purse has an office in Alaska, and Franklin Graham owns a cabin in the state. Graham also leads the Charlotte-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Rail car loaded with acid Charlotte experiencing influx of coyotes derails in central S.C. mediate danger exists because the tank car containing the acid had not leaked. Sulfuric acid gives off harmful fumes that can burn the skin and eyes. About 50 emergency workers on the scene had gas masks ready. Robin Chapman, a spokesman for Norfolk Southern, says that the train had 10 cars in all, including two locomotives. Chapman says that the train was traveling from Linwood to Savannah, Ga.
CHARLOTTE (AP) – The North Carolina city that supports Panthers and Bobcats wants no part of the real fourlegged predators roaming its neighborhoods. The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday that coyotes are terrorizing residents, who fear for their small children and animals. Those residents are also discovering that county animal control doesn’t respond to coyote calls, referring residents to state officials
and private contractors who trap wildlife for a fee. Several communities on the city’s south side have been on alert. Residents in one neighborhood say a cat was eaten by a coyote several weeks ago, prompting the pet owner to circulate a flier warning residents. Coyotes are not generally aggressive toward people, though a Union County man was bitten last year by a rabid one.
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Man who claimed disability spotted on TV LOS ANGELES (AP) – California tax officials say an interior designer’s false disability claim was uncovered when he was spotted on a home improvement television show. Fifty-six-year-old Ronald Hunt of Los Angeles was sentenced Tuesday to 200 hours of community
service and ordered to pay more than $180,000 in restitution, unpaid taxes and fines. He pleaded guilty to two felony counts of fraud. The state’s Franchise Tax Board says Hunt falsely claimed he was disabled for three years and collected almost $150,000
in benefits, while earning about $400,000 in income as an interior designer. An employee of the insurance company that was paying Hunt’s benefits saw Hunt on a Home and Garden Television program and reported him to the state Department of Insurance.
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BOONE – An Appalachian State student from Matthews was killed in Boone early Sunday morning, in what police say was an accidental shooting at a college party. Jay Derby, 20, was a graduate of Butler High School and studying business in college, his father Mike Derby said. The last time Derby talked to his son, Jay was planning his trip home for Thanksgiving break. “He was doing well in school, his grades were good, he was looking forward to coming home,” Derby said. Jay was a sophomore. At about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, two Matthews police officers knocked on the Derbys’ door. “They said that Jay was
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shot while at a party,” Derby said. “It was a tragic accident.” The shooting was reported at about 12:30 a.m. at the App South apartment complex on Faculty Street. The off-campus complex caters to students, according to a Web site advertising its units. Paramedics found Jay dead when they arrived. Police have turned the case over to the local district attorney to decide if criminal charges are warranted, according to the Observer’s news partner WCNC. Now, instead of preparing to spend Thanksgiving with his son, Derby is planning his funeral. When Jay was young, Derby coached him on baseball teams and taught him to saltwater fish, which he said the pair loved doing together.
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GILBERT, S.C. (AP) – Officials say eight railroad cars, one loaded with thousands of gallons of sulfuric acid, derailed in a sparsely populated rural area west of Columbia. Officials tell The State newspaper that no injuries have been reported and that residents of two nearby houses have gone to stay with relatives. The derailment Sunday morning was near Gilbert, about 30 miles from the capital city. Officials say no im-
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Co-Dependents Anonymous, a 12-step group for men and women to recover from co-depenBLOOD DRIVE The American Red Cross dence and to develop and sponsors a blood drive 10 maintain healthy relaa.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday at tionships, meets 6-7 p.m. First Pentecostal Church, each Thursday at Lebanon 2018 W. Green Drive. To United Methodist Church, schedule an appointment, 237 Idol Drive. Jan, 882call Lee Stanley at 259- 6480 4081. Mother Baby PEP (Postpartum Emotion with PosSPECIAL INTEREST sibilities) Talks, for mothHOSEA (Hope of Seeing ers of new babies, and Everyone Again) will be afternoon tea are held at 4 held 7:15-9 p.m. Wednesp.m. every Thursday at the days at Immaculate Heart YWCA of High Point, 112 of Mary Catholic Church, Gatewood Ave. Free, 8124145 Johnson St. Ses3937, e-mail motherbabysions are for people who foundation@northstate. has been away from the net, online at www.mothchurch and are considererbabyfoundation.org ing returning, and they provide information on Triad Job Search Network whatâ€™s new. Jan Hitch, of Greensboro/High Point, 884-5097 a group for unemployed professionals, meets 9-11 FUNDRAISER a.m. each Tuesday at CovThanksgiving breakfast will be served 7-10:30 a.m. enant United Methodist Thursday at Welch Memo- Church, 1526 Skeet Club Road. 333-1677, www.tjsn. rial United Methodist net Church, 2405 Bellemeade St. Proceeds go to church Celebrate Recovery meets missions. $6 for adults, $4 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Green for age 7-12, free for age Street Baptist Church, 303 6 and younger N. Rotary Drive. The schedule is: group worship at 7 SUPPORT GROUPS GriefShare, for people p.m., small group sessions grieving the death of a at 7:45 p.m., followed by
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WILMINGTON (AP) â€“ A wide range in pay for local managers of North Carolinaâ€™s ABC boards and the reluctance of boards to make that information public has drawn the attention of the governor. The Star-News of Wilmington reported Sunday that its inquiry into salaries at New Hanover County and other ABC boards prompted the chairman of the state ABC commission to take the matter to Gov. Beverly Perdueâ€™s office, which ordered a closer look.
Judge: Indicted sheriff can keep job for now LINCOLNTON (AP) â€“ A judgeâ€™s ruling means a North Carolina sheriff facing obstruction of justice charges can keep his job for now. Superior Court Judge Richard Boner on Friday refused to suspend Sheriff Tim Daugherty immediately, saying there is no proof he isnâ€™t performing his duties. Daugherty has been indicted on two counts of felony obstruction of justice.
â€œThe governor has directed us to examine the issue statewide, because it is critical that there is transparency and good stewardship of taxpayer dollars at all levels of government,â€? Chairman Jon Williams said in a statement last week. The newspaper reported that Billy Williams, the administrator of the New Hanover Alcoholic Beverage Control board who has worked there for nearly 42 years, makes $232,200 a year. His son, Bradley Williams, an em-
ployee since 1994 and the assistant administrator, earns $115,500 annually. The Triad Municipal ABC in Winston-Salem and the Durham County ABC â€“ both roughly similar in size and sales to New Hanover â€“ pay their managers $96,000 and $112,000, respectively. A General Assembly report from December 2008 evaluating the stateâ€™s ABC system notes that local boards with profits above 10 percent tend to be in urban or tourist areas. New Hanover County is both.
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Monopolistic insurance firms run health care With all the misinformation that has been spread about health care reform proposals, I would like to share a family incident with readers. My daughter is a nurse at a hospital in Spartanburg, S.C. Through her hospital, she buys health insurance for herself, her husband and their two children Her 16-month-old daughter recently had a big drop in her platelet count. The pediatrician said that she would need a series of transfusions to raise the count. My daughter’s hospital performs that procedure but requires that the child be admitted to the hospital. My daughter was told by the health insurance company that they would not pay for an admittance even though it would be for less than 24 hours. Her only choice was to take the child to Charleston which is three hours away. At the Charleston hospital, her co-pay costs were 50 percent instead of 20 percent at her hospital because that hospital is not in the insurance company’s network. After going through one transfusion, my daughter received a call from the insurance company informing her that the later transfusions could be done at a Greenville hospital. This would only be 30 minutes away. So the procedure was scheduled at Greenville. On the morning of the scheduled transfusion, an insurance company bureaucrat called to say the company would not pay for the procedure in Greenville. So they had to reschedule and go back to Charleston. The point here is that my daughter’s family, with insurance, did not have control over choosing the doctor or the hospital for family treatment. Insurance company bureaucrats made those personal decisions. Insurance companies have monopolistic control over our health care. A fair public option would provide consumers with competitive choices. BILL MCINNIS High Point
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We need health care, but this plan raises concerns It may surprise some readers, but I disagree with most of Obama’s actions since taking office. However, I am appreciative of his concern that every American has health insurance. These present bills that are being considered in Congress cause me great concern. I am a 71-year-old handicapped man. Although I would be considered by some a severely handicapped person, I have been able to make it through life without any government assistance, that is except with some help with my education. I am now on Social Security and Medicare which I have earned. My best understanding is that this elder care will be greatly detrimental to our Medicare. It is a 1,100 page document that not even all the members of Congress have read. I understand that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has been reluctant to make it available to the public. I have heard that under the new care plan that a group of bureaucrats will decide what treatments we elderly folks can or cannot receive. What I really want to know is if we will have the same health care coverage that the president and members of Congress will have? If not, why not?
The public should not let Big Oil, gas and flying in the sky get all their hard-earned money this holiday season. This is one holiday season we the people need to say enough is enough, and stay off the highways and off airplanes as much as is possible. People can have mom to mail them a fruit cake or pecan pie. They can e-mail one another, talk on the telephone and mail gifts this holiday season, while inviting friends and neighbors over to their house for food and fellowMy Christian convictions proship. hibit me from sharing a beer with We the people of the USA should the president, but I would love the stop buying stuff that we could opportunity to sit down with him do without that is made in China, over a hot cup of coffee and share because the more we buy made this and other concerns I have in China the more gas China will with his administration. need and that it another excuse JESSE W. CROOKS Big Oil will use to jack up the Thomasville price of oil. People of America, now is the time to take a stand against Big Oil before they have us tied Healy writes pro-terrorist, around a barrel of oil. REV. PAUL E. HONEYCUTT anti-Semitic commentary Salemburg I am outraged that the Enterprise continues to print Robert Healy’s pro-Islamic terrorist, anti-Semitic diatribes. We get it. Once is enough! The fact that the Enterprise repeats Healy’s rants Should law enforcement officers over and over again leads me to assigned to Guilford County conclude unfortunately that it Schools continue to carry Tasmust agree with him. His most recent article (Nov. 14) ers? In 30 words or less, e-mail your thoughts (no name, address that smears anyone who either “hates” Islamic terrorism or seeks required) to firstname.lastname@example.org. to stop U.S. organizations that Would instituting a teacher fund Islamic terrorism is way bemerit pay plan being considered yond the pale. Healy obviously is an Islamic terrorist apologist who in Guilford County be a good idea? In 30 words or less, e-mail always portrays them as victims. Furthermore, he also condemns your thoughts (no name, address every method that the U.S. uses to required) to email@example.com. Here is one response: protect Americans from terrorist attacks. While I honor Healy’s • Yes, if the teacher gets repast service in the U.S. Army, I do sponsible students, parents share not honor Healy’s present positions that would protect terrorists responsibility for behavior and provide positive roll modeling who would do us harm. LEWIS HOOKS and students’ progress is in line High Point with his/her ability.
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Terror trials will restore our faith in rule of law “We (should) wrap him in bacon and deep fry him at a state fair while Lee Greenwood stabs him in the face.” – Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” on confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
nd seriously now, who doesn’t agree? You’d have to be defective in your humanity not to. Mohammed plotted the greatest act of mass murder in American history. Who among us wouldn’t like a piece of this guy? Indeed, if critics of Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try him and OPINION his terrorist confederates in a New Leonard York City courtPitts room would be hon■■■ est with themselves, they’d admit that this is what drives their condemnation, not questions of security, fears of acquittal or other obfuscatory concerns they’ve raised. No, the baseline here is the understandable belief that these thugs, these gangsters of Islam, have no right to a trial, that the American legal system, with all its protections for the accused, all its rights and procedures and niceties, is more than they deserve. Americans have always been ambivalent about the ability of our justice system to give bad
people what they’ve got coming. That’s why the action movie almost always ends with the bad guy shot, impaled or fed into a wood chipper. Seeing him led away in handcuffs simply doesn’t impart the same visceral sense of just desserts. But you have to wonder: Are our emotional needs the most important consideration here? It’s worth remembering that even the architects of the greatest barbarism in history had their day in court. After burning away 11 million lives, the leaders of the Nazi regime found themselves facing not summary execution, but a trial before a military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. As prosecutor Robert Jackson put it: “That four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury, stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit
their captive enemies to the judgment of the law is one of the most significant tributes that power has ever paid to reason.” And when the trials were over and the verdicts delivered – death or imprisonment for most, three were acquitted – the New York Times editorialized as follows: “These sentences can neither atone for all the evil these men have brought into the world nor undo any part of it. But they help to assuage the conscience of mankind and to restore to honor the concept of the dignity of man which cannot be violated with impunity.” Compare that with the Bush administration’s original, Supreme Court-rebuked vision of justice – minimal rights for the accused, torture allowed, the government’s thumb on justice’s scale – and maybe you’ll agree: we need this
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trial more than Mohammed does. For all its risks – and they are real – it offers a prize worth risking for: the promise of feeling like Americans again. That feeling is arguably the most significant casualty of Sept. 11. On that day, we elevated a mob of stateless criminals, a mafia in cleric’s clothing, to the exalted level of rogue nation. But they were never that, never a threat to our national existence, lacked the forces to take even one square inch of American soil. What they could threaten – and take – was our sense of ourselves as a brave, reasonable and civilized people, inhabiting a nation of laws. They beckoned us into the mud with them, and we leapt. It’s not the first time. Periodically, we have shed the burden of bravery, reason, civilization, laws. Always, it happens in moments of national stress, moments of overwhelming confusion, anger or fear, moments that make us prey to demons of expedience and moral compromise. Moments when we wonder if we can still afford to act like America. But we face a band of bloodthirsty hoodlums whose dearest wish is to make us just like them. So maybe the better question is this: Can we afford not to? LEONARD PITTS JR., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald. E-mail him at lpitts@ miamiherald.com. Pitts chats with readers Wednesdays 1-2 p.m. on www.MiamiHerald.com.
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Death toll from China mine disaster hits 92 HEGANG, China â€“ When gas levels suddenly spiked deep in the Xinxing coal mine, Wang Jiguo grabbed two coworkers and they ran for their lives. Minutes later, there was a huge bang, a torrent of hot air and the earth shuddered. Nearly two days later, at least 92 people are reported dead and 16 missing, the official Xinhua news agency said. AP
COPENHAGEN â€“ Sixtyfive world leaders have said they will attend the Copenhagen climate summit in December, and several more have responded positively to invitations, officials said Sunday. But the worldâ€™s top three carbon polluters â€“ the United States, China and India â€“ have not indicated whether their leaders will attend the meeting.
Iran releases ex-VP on bail in mass trial TEHRAN, Iran â€“ Iran released a former vice president on a $700,000 bail Sunday after his lawyer said he had been sentenced to six years in prison in the mass trial of opposition figures accused in post-election unrest. Mohammad Ali Abtahi, who served under former President Mohammad Khatami from 1997-2005, is the most senior former official among more than 100 people on trial since August.
Al-Maliki ramps up attacks on Baathists before vote BAGHDAD (AP) â€“ A stepped-up campaign by Iraqâ€™s prime minister against Saddam Hussein loyalists is alienating Sunni Muslims and stoking tensions between them and the majority Shiites ahead of key national elections. In its latest anti-Baathist attack, Prime Minister Nouri al-Malikiâ€™s Shiite-dominated government put three men on state television Sunday to confess their alleged role in planning suicide attacks in Baghdad last month. The three, all in detention and dressed in orange prison jumpsuits, said the bombings were ordered by Saddamâ€™s Baath Party.
Al-Malikiâ€™s intensified rhetoric worsens one of Iraqâ€™s most dangerous sectarian fault lines â€“ one which the United States has long struggled to calm. Al-Maliki Reconciliation between Sunnis and Shiites has been an elusive goal, seen as critical for Iraqiâ€™s stability â€“ and it takes on added urgency with American forces now scheduled to leave Iraq by the end of 2011. Many fear that without U.S. troops, sectarian and ethnic rifts could re-ignite into violence.
Report: Leaked documents detail Iraq war chaos LONDON (AP) â€“ Leaked British government documents call into question ex-Prime Minister Tony Blairâ€™s public statements on the buildup to the Iraq war and show that plans for the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 were being made
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Demonstrators protest the upcoming visit of Iranâ€™s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as they march along Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Ahmadinejad will arrive to Brazilâ€™s capital, Brasilia, today.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) â€“ Iran on Sunday began large-scale air defense war games aimed at protecting its nuclear facilities from attack, state TV reported, as an air force commander boasted the country could deter any military strike by Israel. It said the five-day drill will cover an area a third of the size of Iran. The United States and its European allies accuse Iran of embarking on a nuclear weapons program. Iran denies the charge and insists the program is only for peaceful purposes.
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Studentâ€™s beating may be tied to Facebook CALABASAS, Calif. â€“ Authorities say a 12year-old boy assaulted by a group of middle school classmates in Southern California may have been targeted after an Internet posting on Facebook urged students to beat up redheads. Los Angeles County Sheriffâ€™s Lt. Richard Erickson says the boy, who is redheaded, was kicked and hit in two incidents Friday at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. As many as 14 students participated in the attacks.
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Candidates hit the campaign trail early. 1A BY PAUL B. JOHNSON ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
TRIAD – The official political calendar declares that voters will decide a host of races in North Carolina a year from now in the general election on Nov. 2, 2010. The political reality, though, is that many of those contests – for all intents and purposes – will be decided in the party primaries May 4. Many candidates will run in congressional, state legislative or county commissioner districts that are slanted toward the Republican or Democratic party, or in counties where Republicans or Democrats usually are assured of winning races. The importance of primaries in areas leaning toward one party or the other helps explain why so many candi-
‘A lot of districts are drawn in such a way that one party has a disproportionate advantage over another.’ Matthew DeSantis Assistant professor of political science dates have declared intentions to run for office this month, said Matthew DeSantis, assistant professor of political science at High Point University. “A lot of districts are drawn in such a way that one party has a disproportionate advantage over another. The primary battles, in those cases, are really the most important. If you live in a Republican area, the winner of the Republican primary, by default, is going to win the overall general election,” he said. Of the 170 seats in the N.C. General Assembly, political analysts estimate that twothirds are safe seats for one party or the other. Often the party in the distinct minority among voters in a district won’t field a candidate, or a candidate runs a minimal campaign. Since the primaries take place six months before the general election, candidates want to announce their bid for office now to gear up for the vote in May, DeSantis said. Candidates who will face a primary battle want to declare before this year’s holiday season to catch voters’ attention before it turns to family gatherings and vacations, he said. “You need to get set up now so that, as soon as it becomes 2010, you can hit the ground running,” DeSantis said. email@example.com | 888-3528
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Aaron Woody, principal of John Lawrence Elementary School, has been named Randolph County Schools Principal of the Year.
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John Lawrence Elementary principal earns top honors BY DARRICK IGNASIAK ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
ARCHDALE – Aaron Woody hasn’t let his success go to his head. In fact, the recently named Randolph County Schools Principal of the Year says the “enormous honor” wouldn’t be possible without help. “I’m very humbled by it,” said Woody, principal of John Lawrence Elementary School. “At the same time, I feel like it’s a school award because anything I’ve done is a result of the hard work the teachers, the students, the parents, the school community that they’ve actually done. We have been able to do so many things together. “I feel like it’s an opportunity to showcase our school – just not Aaron Woody.” In his 11th year working in education, Woody, 33, was named as the 2009-10 Wachovia Principal of the Year for Randolph County Schools last month. The program is sponsored by the North Carolina Department of
Residence: Greensboro Education: Received bachelor’s degrees in political science and secondary education from Liberty University in 1999; earned master’s degree in educational leadership from UNCG in 2004 and educational specialist degree in 2008; currently enrolled at UNCG to finish his doctorate. Family: Wife, Kelly; children, Kyla, 3, Kloe, 2.
Public Instruction, the Center for School Leadership Development and the Wachovia Corp. Under Woody’s leadership, John Lawrence was named a School of Distinction last year. Woody said 80 percent of the elementary school’s kids made ABC growth. “We’ve also done some really creative things as a community to
bring notoriety to the school,” he said. “Over the past three years, we’ve raised around $70,000 to institute SMART boards and to bring all of our technology up to the 21st century pace. We did that through the (Parent Teacher Association). That was a pretty awesome accomplishment.” Woody, who has been principal of John Lawrence for four years, started his education career with Guilford County Schools in 1999 at Jackson Middle School as a eighth-grade teacher. In 2002, he worked at Mendenhall Middle School as a seventh grade teacher before becoming assistant principal at Allen Jay Middle School for three years. While Woody has been busy educating others, he hasn’t quit his pursuit of furthering his own education. He is currently enrolled at UNCG where is working on getting his doctorate. “I want to be a lifelong learner,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org 888-3657
Davis calls for decision on ETJ BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – Guilford County Commissioner Bruce Davis wants an answer as soon a possible on High Point’s request to expand zoning territory to a growth corridor. Earlier this month, Mayor Becky Smothers called on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners for an answer. The short answer was simple: It may take weeks. Extraterritorial jurisdiction allows cities to control zoning in designated growth areas. A municipality may extend zoning control up to 1 mile beyond the city limits, according to state law. So far, a no formal ETJ application has appeared on a board agenda. “We have to act on this some day,” Davis, a High Point Demo-
crat, said Thursday after several residents of the mostly-rural Squire DaDavis vis Road area called on commissioners to ignore the request. “We have to discuss this. We should show folks on both sides that we are not brushing this under the rug.” County Manager Brenda Jones-Fox said her staff will be talking with High Point officials within the next few weeks. “This may be something for a retreat or a work session,” said board Chairman Skip Alston. The board usually holds retreats in January. City officials have a $14.9 million investment plan for water and sewer line extensions in growth areas northwest and southeast of the
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city. The city is extending a sewer line north to Interstate 40, just east of Kernersville, an area identified as a growth area through annexation agreements.
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With ETJ expansion, the city would control zoning, development, building codes and flood and erosion regulations in the growth area. Opponents fear if High Point is granted ETJ control, roads dividing their properties would follow and development would spoil the land. Jim Morgan of Colfax has complained that development would ruin farming. “High Point insists on expansion while rejecting revitalization within the city limits,” said resident Cathy Poole. “Mayor Smothers wants these new roads that would cross 17 water features so our property can be condemned for High Point development. Environmental degradation and taxpayer consent don’t seem to matter.” email@example.com | 888-3626
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Brenda Owens ARCHDALE â€” Brenda Joyce Owens, 59, died Saturday at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. Born in Florence, S.C., July 27, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Pete Nobles and Edith Cox Nobles. She was the widow of the late Zeke Owens. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. in Cooper Funeral Home Chapel in Dillon, S.C. with burial in Pee Dee Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is 6- 8 P.M. Monday in the funeral home. Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Leigh Bailey of Archdale, N.C. and Lennie Leann Locklear of the home; sisters, Barbara Fountain and Ann Graves of Archdale, N.C. and Teresa Williams of Lexington, N.C.; grandchildren; Tamara Stilley, Chris Slaydon, Brandi Lyons, Taylor Porier, Ashley Lyons, Cody Porier, and Kolby Stilley; great grandchildlren, Patrick, Jacob, Chris, Hunter, Karman, and Emaleigh. Mrs. Owens was predeceased by her special nephew, Chris Fountain.
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HIGH POINT â€” Will â€œMacâ€? McAdoo Lassiter, 90, entered eternal rest on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at the High Point Regional Hospital. Born in Randolph Co. to the late I. M. Lassiter and Vivian Carter, Mac lived his whole life in High Point. Mac graduated from High Point High School. He served his country in the Army during WWII. Mac was the President of City Transfer and Storage Co. retiring in 1988. He was an avid fan of all sports. Mac was a member of the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ruth Beeson Lassiter of home; daughter, Tammy Lassiter of Holly Springs; sons, Mac Lassiter of High Point and Randy Lassiter of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Alison, Kelly, Megan; sisters, Martha, Virginia, Nora, Ervene, Pat, Nancy, and brother Chase. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Carter. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Sechrest Funeral Chapel in High Point. Burial will follow in Floral Gardens Memorial Park. The family will be receiving friends from 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home. Please go to www.mem. com for online condolences.
HIGH POINT â€” Mary Thompson, 67, of 1721 Bolingbroke Rd. died Nov. 22 at her residence. Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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The High Point Enterprise publishes death notices without charge. Additional information is published for a fee. ObituHIGH POINT â€” Mrs. Effie ary information should be Lee Broadie Cash, 84, of submitted through a fu- 7611 Halldale Road went neral home. to live with the Lord on Thursday November 19, 2009 at the Evergreen Senior Health Care Center surrounded by her famTHOMASVILLE â€” Mrs. ily and friends. She was Helen Jane Sampson Rob- born January 13, 1925 in erts, 92, a resident of 440 Morven, N.C. The daughWall Avenue, died Sunday ter of the late Tom and afternoon, November 22, Gladys Adams Rorie. She 2009 at her residence. She attended school in Anson was born September 23, County and later married 1917 in Henning, Illinois, the late Wilson Broadie, a daughter of the late Car- and to this union 8 chilson Edgar Sampson and dren were born, and they Margie Ann Bundy Samp- relocated to Thomasville, son. Mrs. Roberts was a N.C. She retired from ComHomemaker and along munity General Hospital with her husband were after 29 years of service the former co-owners, and 13 years at Piedmont with Col. Harlan Sand- Nursing Home. Mrs. Effie ers, founder of Kentucky later married the late Fleet Fried Chicken, of Sanders Cash and relocated to High Court in Asheville. She Point. N.C. Mrs. Cash was was a member of Carolina a devoted wife, mother, Memorial Baptist Church grandmother and friend. and the Ladies #1 Sunday She loved to cook and feed School Class, where she her family and friends. served as a former teach- She was a faithful memer of the class. ber of Brown New Calvary On August 8, 1940 she Baptist Church where she was married to Lee Edgar sang on the choir, served Roberts, who preceded on the Pastorâ€™s Aid and the her in death December 19, Kitchen committee until 1982. her health prevented her Surviving are a daugh- from serving. In addition ter, Mrs. Julia Roberts to her parents she was preRussell and her husband ceded in death by her son Mike of the home; a son, Charles L. Broadie, two Dr. Terry Lee Roberts of brothers James and RobChapel Hill; five grand- ert Rorie. Mrs. Cash leaves children, Emily Russell to cherish her precious Ward, Adam Roberts Rus- memories five sons James sell and wife Necie Ann, W. Broadie and wife PatriJesse Lee Roberts, Mar- cia who was her caregiver, garet Roberts and Henry daughter and best friend. Roberts and one great- Lee Thomas Broadie (Wilgrandson, Benjamin Mi- ma), William L. Broadie chael Ward. and Mitchell E. Broadie of Funeral services will High Point N.C., Jerry Lee be held Tuesday, Novem- Broadie (Sarah) Thomasber 24, 2009 at 3 P.M. in ville, N.C. Two daughters Carolina Memorial Bap- Daisy L. Blakney of Cincintist Church with Rev. Dr. nati, Ohio and Johnsie M. G. Dana Slack officiating. Coleman (Michael) of High The family will receive Point. Two sisters Thelma friends immediately fol- Woodruff of Black Mounlowing the church at the tains, N.C. and Eula White church. A graveside ser- of Albany, New York. vice will be held Wednes- One brother Richard Roday, November 25th, at 12 rie (Mary) of Rensselaer, Noon, in Ashlawn Memo- New York. Daughter-inry Gardens in Asheville, law Cornelius Broadie of N.C. Thomasville. Two special The family request me- grandchildren Lisa Mason morials be directed to the of Ohio and Mark Broadie building fund of Carolina of Thomasville, N.C., and Memorial Baptist Church, special friend and care422 Liberty Drive, Thom- giver Mickey Donnell. 25 asville, N.C. 27360. grand kids, 33 great grandchildren and hosts of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November LEXINGTON â€” Betty 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Brown Roberts Simerson, 76 of New Calvary Baptist Thomasville, Westwood Lane, Lexing- Church, ton, died Sunday, Nov. 22, NC. Family visitation will be 1 until 1:30 p.m. at the 2009. Funeral will be at 11:00 Church. Interment will a.m. Wednesday at Lakev- follow at Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. iew Baptist Church. Visitation will be held The family will receive from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at friends at other times at Piedmont Funeral Home. the homes at 7611 Halldale Rd., High Point, NC, 715 Oneil St., High Point, NC and 212 White St., ThomHIGH POINT â€” Bernice asville, NC. The family would like Alford, 90, of Triangle Lake Road died Nov. 21 at to thank the staff at Evergreens for all the care that her residence. Peopleâ€™s Funeral Home was shown to mother. is in charge of arrange- May God Bless You. Final arrangements enments. trusted to Phillips Funeral Service of High Point.
HIGH POINT â€” Mr. George William â€œPoochieâ€? Green, III, 61, of High Point, died Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Born February 20, 1948 in Guilford County, he was the son of George William Green, Jr. and Maxine Hunsucker Green. He was a lifelong resident of Guilford County, and had been employed with Thomas Built Buses for 35 years. On December 20, 1969, he married the former Debbie Morgan who survives of the home. Also surviving are two children, Eric Green and wife, Diana, of Winston-Salem, and Shelly Rodriguez and husband, Jesus, of Oak Ridge; four grandsons, Jaylen, Corbin, Joshoua, and Gabriel; his parents, Bill and Maxine Green of Jamestown; and two sisters, Kathy Arnold, of Colfax, and Ellen â€œSissieâ€? Burrow, of Jamestown. Other family members include his mother-in-law, Nellie Morgan; a brother-in-law, Billy; three sisters-in-law, Brenda, Judy, and Cindy; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2009 in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point officiated by Rev. Ervin Houser. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6 until 8 at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
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Vegas, NV, Ken W. Varner and wife Donna of Lexington, Jeffrey Varner and wife Candace of Thomasville; seven grandchildren, Dylan, Landon, Carson and Brayden Varner, Richard, Steven, and Christopher Hertig; a great-grandson, Korbin Hertig. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Shady Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lynn Upchurch. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Davis Funerals and Cremations Monday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Ledford Boosters Club or the Wallburg Lions Club. The family wishes to express their thanks to Betty Snider and Susan Burr for their loving care of Darrell the past several years. Online condolences may be made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com.
Alice L. Royals TRINITY â€” Mrs. Alice L. Royals, age 67, resident of Trinity died November 21, 2009 in High Point Regional Cancer Center. Mrs. Royals was born in Randolph County on November 7, 1942 to Charles Lee â€œBuckâ€? and Essie Miller Floyd. She was a 1961 graduate of Trinity High School and had been employed for the past twenty five years with Mega Chem. Inc. Mrs. Royals was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and the Clinton Cashatt Sunday School Class. An active member of the church, she had participated in numerous duties and activities at Hopewell UMC. Mrs. Royals was a great â€˜Elvis fanâ€™, who loved to shop and never met a stranger. On June 29, 1963 she married Gerald â€œJerryâ€? Royals who survives of the home. Surviving in addition to her husband are her son and daughter-in-law:
Scott and Eleanor Royals and one granddaughter, Sara Nichole Royals , all of Trinity. Mrs. Royals has one sister, Darlene Brinkley and husband Ken of Trinity and many cousins including Kat Robbins and Bobby Royals. Also dear to her were her special friends, Betty Briles and Johnny and Evon Apple. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Hopewell United Methodist Church by the Reverend Toni Ruth Smith. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Sechrest Funeral Service in Archdale Monday evening from 7 until 9:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Hopewell United Methodist Building Fund, 4540 Hopewell Church Road, Trinity, NC 27370. Please share your condolences with the family at their website www.mem. com.
HIGH POINT â€” Mrs. Hazel Floyd Thompson, 86 of High Point died Saturday at Westchester Manor. Born October 13, 1923 in High Point, Mrs. Thompson is a daughter of the late Henry Franklin Floyd and Effie Carter Floyd. On January 17, 1944 she married Robert Samuel Thompson who preceded her in death on November 15, 1999. She was a lifelong member of Green Street Baptist Church and retired in 1964 from Slane Hosiery. Mrs. Thompson is survived by one daughter, Carol Thompson Hayes, two grandchildren, Michael Hayes, Jr. and Carmen Thompson Hayes all of Greensboro. She is also survived by a sister Betty Floyd Snider of Fleming
TRINITY â€” Mr. Delmer L. Lambeth, 71, a resident of Trinity, NC, died Saturday November 21, 2009 at his home. Delmer was born May 3, 1938 in Davidson County a son of Allen L. and Ethel Wade Lambeth. A lifelong resident of Davidson County area he was retired from Harris Covington Hosiery Mill, was a member of the American Legion, a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Thomasville First Church of the Nazarene. Delmer was preceded in death by his parents, a brother; Jerry Lambeth and a sister; Mazel Lambeth. On August 28, 1965 he married Betty Tucker who survives of the home. Also surviving is his children; Sharon Hodges and husband Andy of Trinity, James Lambeth of the home. Three grand-
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children; Evan Hodges, Erin Hodges and Cailey Lambeth. One sister; Audrey Workman of Georgia. Three brothers; Sherrill Lambeth and Leon Lambeth and wife Katherine all of Trinity and Donald Lambeth of Thomasville. A sister-in-law Martha Lambeth of Trinity and a son Ricky Lambeth of Daivdson County. Funeral service will be 3 PM Tuesday at Thomasville First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Mike McClure officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Trinity. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Monday at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the Lambeth family at www. jcgreenandsons.com.
HIGH POINT â€” Frances Griffin of High Point died Nov. 21. Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Island, FL. Funeral services for Mrs. Thompson will be held 11:00 am Tuesday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point with the Reverend Frank Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will greet friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be given Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or to the charity of the donorâ€™s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
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Darrell Varner HIGH POINT â€” Mr. Darrell Wayne Varner, 79, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2009 at the W.G. Hefner Medical Center in Salisbury following several years of declining health. Darrell was born in High Point, May 5, 1930, a son of Joseph Varner and Mary Talley Varner. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant after twenty three years, serving in Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church, the VFW, the American Legion, D.A.V., the Wallburg Lions Club, the Ledford Boosters Club and a Mason. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Huffman Varner. Darrell enjoyed volunteering with the Ledford Boosters Club and playing Santa Claus at Christmas for many years in the Wallburg community. Surviving are three sons, Ted W. Belch of Las
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tree? The most important way is to water the tree. This same test FIREHOUSE was done on a tree CHAT that had plenty Lee of water. Knight Matches â– â– â– would not ignite the tree; a simulated electrical short that ignited a book of matches would not ignite the tree. Then a propane torch was used, which ignited the branches briefly, but the fire went out when the flame was removed. Remember: A wet tree is a safe tree. Itâ€™s also important to keep space heaters at a safe distance, to use lights approved by a testing laboratory and to keep open flames such as candles away from the tree. When the tree begins to dry out and lose needles, remove it from the house. Christmas trees are an important part of the holiday tradition. By following some simple precautions, you can have a safe and uneventful Christmas. Remember, use plenty of water. 24/7/365: You call; we respond.
CHAIR CITY Toastmasters Club meets at noon Monday at the Thomasville Public Library, 14 Randolph St. Sharon Hill at 431-8041. FURNITURELAND ROTARY Club meets at noon Monday at the String and Splinter Club, 305 W. High Ave. FAIRGROVE LIONS Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 502 Willowbrook Drive, Thomasville. 476-4655. ARCHDALE-TRINITY Lions Club meets at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Lions Den, 213 Balfour Drive, Archdale. THOMASVILLE CIVITAN Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Womanâ€™s Club, 15 Elliott Drive. PIEDMONT TRIAD LIONS Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at the Womanâ€™s Club of High Point, 4106 Johnson St. BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS of The Triad meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at The Womanâ€™s Club of High Point, 4106 Johnson St. Eva Nifong at 887-9350. KIWANIS of Downtown High Point meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at the String and Splinter Club, 305 W. High Ave. Elizabeth Allen at 881-3204. TRIAD ROTARY Club meets at noon Tuesday at the String and Splinter Club, 305 W. High Ave.
KENNETH LEE KNIGHT is a battalion chief in the High Point Fire Department. He can be contacted at kenneth.knight@ highpointnc.gov.
HIGH POINT CIVITAN Club meets at noon Tuesday at High Point Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive. LEXINGTON ROTARY Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the YMCA, 119 W. 3rd Ave. HIGH POINT TOASTMASTERS meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Coldwell Banker Triad Realtors, 2212 Eastchester Drive (side entrance). JAMESTOWN ROTARY Club meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Jamestown Town Hall, 301 E. Main St. HIGH POINT ELKS LODGE 1155 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 700 Old Mill Road. 869-7313. ARCHDALE-TRINITY ROTARY Club meets at noon Wednesday at Archdale United Methodist Church, 11543 N. Main St. KERNERSVILLE ROTARY Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, 1130 N. Main St., Kernersville. THOMASVILLE ROTARY Club meets at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday at the Womanâ€™s Club, 15 Elliott Drive. ASHEBORO-RANDOLPH ROTARY Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at AVS Banquet Centre, 2045 N. Fayetteville St. HIGH POINT BUSINESS and Professional Menâ€™s Club meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Carl Chavis YMCA, 2351 Granville St.
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Wednesday at High Point Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive. KIWANIS Club of High Point meets at noon Friday at High Point Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive. ASHEBORO ROTARY Club meets at noon Friday at AVS Banquet Centre, 2045 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro.
Restaurant helping arts council HIGH POINT â€“ Chick-fil-A, 2700 N. Main St., will give 10 percent of designated sales 3-8 p.m. today to the High Point Area Arts Council for its childrenâ€™s and youth chorales. All proceeds from games during that time will be given to the arts council.
Library hosts craft demonstrations HIGH POINT â€“ A day of free seasonal crafts demonstrations will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2 at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. Library staff will demonstrate their favorite crafts, and every hour a new decoration or gift idea will be demonstrated. Several crafts projects may be made by participants as they follow the demonstration. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or if special assistance is needed, call Megan Joyce at 883-3646.
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