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COMMUNITY INFO

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OAK RIDGE

COMMUNITY INFO

42 I-73 PROJECT CONSTRUCTION MAP

44 STOKESDALE COMMUNITY INFO

57 COLFAX

COMMUNITY INFO

60 SUMMERFIELD COMMUNITY INFO

ADVERTISER DIRECTORY accountants attorneys automotive service & repair builders chiropractors churches community resources fitness, wellness & dance florists funeral services hair care home products & services insurance landscaping/lawn & garden marinas medical newspaper orthodontist pet/horse products & services private school publisher/communications real estate services restaurants & event centers retail/specialty shopping retirement living shopping centers

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POPULATION 488,406

2010

517,600

2015 (estimate)

Greensboro population (estimate for 2015): 285,342

AGE Under 18 .................................................................... 22.9% 65 and over .................................................................19.2% 85 and over ...1.7% 75-84 ...4.1% 65-74 ...7.6% 60-64 ...5.5% 55-59 ...6.5%

45-54 ...13.9%

35-44 ...13.1%

Under 5 ...6.1% 5-9 ...6.4% 10-14 ...6.5% 15-19 ...7.3% 20-24 ...7.8%

25-34 ...13.5%

RACE White ........................................................................ 58.5% Black or African-American .............................................. 34.7% Hispanic or Latino ............................................................7.5% Asian ........................................................................... 4.9% Two or more races .......................................................... 2.2%

EDUCATION (AGE 25 & OVER) High school graduate or higher ....................................... 88.2% Bachelor’s degree or higher .............................................34.1%

OTHER NOTES

AT A GLANCE When Francis North, the first Earl of Guilford, had a county named for him in 1771, he could have never foreseen the Guilford County of today. Broken off from Orange County, Guilford is now the third most populated county in the state, following only behind Mecklenburg and Wake. Its county seat, Greensboro, is the state’s third largest city. The county’s excellent transportation system includes highways, rail and the Piedmont Triad International Airport. The 9.4-mile I-73 begins at the airport, crosses over N.C. 68 and joins U.S. 220 in Summerfield, and is slated for completion mid-2017. Construction of a 44-mile Greensboro Urban Loop will improve traffic flow within and around the city, with sections due for completion as early as 2018. Education has always played an important role here. Guilford College, founded in 1837, was the first coeducational academic institution in the southern United States. NC A&T, Greensboro College, UNCGreensboro, Bennett College and Elon University School of Law are also located here.

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The International Civil Rights Center and Museum is located in downtown Greensboro. The center memorializes four black students from NC A&T who courageously sat at a “whites only” lunch counter at the Woolworth’s store in downtown Greensboro on Feb. 1, 1960. The action of the four men, who later became known as the “Greensboro Four,” is credited for igniting America’s sit-in movement.

Per capita income is $26,762 Median household income is $45,651 Of the 199,540 occupied housing units, 89.9% are occupied by the owners Median value of owner-occupied housing is $156,100 Travel time to work averages 21.3 minutes (workers age 16+) 17.6% of the population lives below poverty level 29,345 veterans live in Guilford County Data derived from U.S. Census Bureau/2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-year estimates and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management

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9 business associations

9 civic/miscellaneous groups

10 elected officials

11 emergency services

12 entertainment/educational

14 give/get assistance

15 libraries

15 miscellaneous

16 nc dept. of motor vehicles

16 parks & recreation

20 pet/animal services

22 recycling/e-cycling

23 schools (public)

26 senior programs

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27 support groups

27 transportation

28 utilities

28 youth rec/civic groups

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BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS Better Business Bureau 529 North College Road, Suite G Greensboro, NC 27410 (336) 852-4240 www.bbb.org/greensboro (For more info on Business Associations in northwest Guilford County, see pages 34 and 64.)

CIVIC/MISC. GROUPS Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club www.ggrwc.org Gay Dillard, president GGRWC is an organization of women who work to impact important issues by reaching out to legislators and the community. Meetings, which include issue-

based speakers, legislative updates and optional lunch, are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Starmount Forest Country Club, One Sam Snead Drive, Greensboro.

The purpose of the Greensboro Newcomers Club is to welcome new residents to the area, to acquaint them with the community and enable them to meet others.

Greensboro Airport Rotary Club www.facebook.com/greensboroairportrotary

Kiwanis Club

Justin Cooke, (336) 255-7268 The Greensboro Airport Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 7 to 8 a.m. at Sedgefield Country Club’s Dye Course, 5700 Cardinal Way in Greensboro. A member of Rotary International, whose motto is “Service above self,” the club is devoted to serving the community and the world. Greensboro Newcomers Club greensboroncnewcomersclub@gmail.com www.greensboronewcomersclub.com. Arline Aalfs, president (336) 638-1639 patty.gusler@yahoo.com

Martha Pittman, (336) 686-6220 The Kiwanis Club of Northwest Guilford is a member of Kiwanis International, whose motto is “Serving the children of the world.” The club honors local students with its monthly Terrific Kids recognition program, supports local organizations such as Camp Carefree and is involved in many community activities, such as the Glenwood Free Tutoring Program for underprivileged children. Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of the month at noon at Bill’s Pizza, 1431 N.C. 68 North, Oak Ridge.

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northwestFINDER 2017 Marine Corps League Detachment 1314 neverforget@nwt1314.com Les Leamons, commandant (336) 329-9085 Joe Vodenichar, junior vice commandant (336) 389-2136 The Marine Corps League Detachment 1314 meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Kernersville Moose Lodge, 1250 E. Mountain Street, Kernersville. Marine Corps League members promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy and provide aid to all Marines and former Marines and their widows and orphans. Sportsman’s Wildlife Club Freddie Marshall (336) 339-3147 The mission of the Sportsman’s Wildlife Club, which was established in 1951, is to preserve natural wildlife resources and promote responsible hunting and fishing. Meetings are held on a 30-acre property

that includes a 12-acre lake for fishing, and take place on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse at the end of Winfree Road in Summerfield. Veterans of Foreign Wars vfw7999@gmail.com www.vfw7999.blogspot.com Commander Sam Schlosser (336) 643-3411 Members of Northwest Guilford VFW Post 7999 are regular participants in local events, such as the Summerfield Founders’ Day Parade and the Stokesdale Holiday Parade. The post’s honor guard also provides military rites at veterans’ funerals. The post was responsible for erecting a permanent veterans monument beside Summerfield Community Center. VFW Post 7999 meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Summerfield Community Center, 5404 Centerfield Road in Summerfield. (For more info on Civic/Miscellaneous Groups, see pages 34, 48 and 64.)

ELECTED OFFICIALS (U.S./N.C. Senate and House)

UNITED STATES SENATE Thom Tillis (R) 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6342 tillis.senate.gov Elected to a six-year term in 2014. Richard Burr (R) 217 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3154 burr.senate.gov Winston-Salem office: 2000 W. First St., Suite 508, Winston-Salem, NC 27104 (800) 685-8916 Elected to his third six-year term in November 2016.

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U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mark Walker (R) 6th District (includes northwest Guilford County) 312 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-3065 walker.house.gov Greensboro office: 809 Green Valley Road Suite 104 Greensboro, NC 27408 (336) 333-5005 Elected to his second two-year term in November 2016.

N.C. SENATE Philip E. (Phil) Berger (R) 26th District (includes northwest Guilford County) 16 W. Jones St., Rm. 2007 Raleigh, NC 27601-2808 (919) 733-5708 (P.O. Box 1309, Eden 27289) (336) 623-5210 info@philberger.com www.philberger.com Re-elected to a two-year term in 2016. Serves as Senate’s president pro tem.

N.C. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES John M. Blust (R) 62nd District (includes northwest Guilford County) 16 W. Jones St., Rm. 2208 Raleigh, NC 27601-1096 (919) 733-5781 (P.O. Box 8146, Greensboro 27419) (336) 274-4658, ext. 121 john.blust@ncleg.net Re-elected to a two-year term in 2016.

GUILFORD CO. GOVERNMENT Guilford County Courthouse 301 W. Market Street, Greensboro www.co.guilford.nc.us

GUILFORD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Board of Commissioners (336) 641-3351 www.myguilford.com/boc Guilford County has nine commissioners (eight district and one at-large) who are elected to four-year terms. The chairman is chosen by the board members. Commissioners oversee the various county departments and adopt the annual budget, which sets the tax rate. For FY 20162017, county residents are taxed 75.5 cents per $100 of assessed property value. For a map of Guilford County Board of Commissioners districts, visit www. myguilford.com/elections/district-maps and then click Guilford County Commissioner. Hank Henning (R) District 6 (includes Colfax) 3811 Wildwood Court High Point, NC 27265 (336) 708-9522 (mobile) hhenning@myguilford.com Re-elected to second term in 2016. Four-year term expires 2020. Justin Conrad (R) District 3 (includes northwest Guilford County) 1717 Hobbs Road Greensboro, NC 27410 jconrad@myguilford.com (336) 641-7717 Elected to first term in 2014. Four-year term expires 2018. Kay Cashion (D) at large (336) 274-6272 (home) 103 W. Greenway Drive Greensboro, NC 27403 kcashion@myguilford.com

Appointed commissioner in 2004, elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. Four-year term expires in 2018. Jeff Phillips (R) 2017 Board Chair District 5 (includes part of Summerfield) (336) 337-2955 (cell) 6108 Mountain Brook Road Greensboro, NC 27455 jphillips@myguilford.com Re-elected to second term in 2016. Four-year term expires 2020.

EMERGENCY SERVICES In case of emergency, dial 911

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT BJ Barnes, sheriff 400 W. Washington St., Greensboro (336) 641-3694 (sheriff’s office) (336) 641-3355 (duty sergeant, manned 24/7) www.gcsonc.com For info on sexual offenders, incident reports, missing persons, unsolved crimes, inmate search, crime alerts and submitting a tip, visit the sheriff’s department website and select the tabs on the right side of the home page. For info on handgun or concealed weapons permits, click on Concealed Carry near the middle of the home page. The county sheriff’s department is divided into three districts; northwest Guilford County lies in District 1. District 1 office 7506 Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 641-2300 Capt. R.A. Elliot, district commander (336) 641-2301 relliot@co.guilford.nc.us

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northwestFINDER 2017 FIRE DEPARTMENTS (For info on fire departments in Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Colfax and Summerfield, see pages 35, 49, 57 and 64.)

EMERGENCY MEDICAL Cone Health Urgent Care Center 1123 North Church Street, Greensboro (336) 832-4400

MISCELLANEOUS Animal Control (336) 641-5990 (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sat)

1-8 p.m. Seven days a week

After hours or in case of emergency, dial 911

Kernersville Health Care Center (a VA facility) 1695 Kernersville Medical Parkway, Kernersville (336) 515-5000 www.salisbury.va.gov

Department of Social Services (336) 641-3447 www.myguilford.com (select Departments/Services, then select Social Services)

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital 1200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro (336) 832-7000 (front desk) (336) 832-8040 (emergency services) www.conehealth.com Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center 1750 Kernersville Medical Pkwy. Kernersville (336) 564-4000 www.mykernersvillemedicalcenter.org Novant Health MedCenter High Point 2630 Willard Dairy Road, High Point (336) 884-3777 www.conehealth.com Wesley Long Community Hospital 501 N. Elam Ave., Greensboro (336) 832-1000 (front desk) (336) 832-0202 (emergency services) www.conehealth.com

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the towns of Stokesdale and Summerfield. Before going to a shelter, verify that it is open by checking with your local media or calling the American Red Cross at (336) 333-2111.

Arrangements are in place throughout Guilford County for numerous emergency shelters, but locations are not made public until there is an emergency. Emergency shelters have been established throughout Guilford County, including in

Greensboro Urban Ministry 305 W. Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro (336) 271-5959 www.greensborourbanministry.org An ecumenical outreach agency that provides emergency food and shelter, housing, clothing, a food bank and thrift store. Guilford County Animal Shelter (336) 641-3400 1-5 p.m. Sunday 12-6 p.m. Monday Closed Tuesday 12-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday Health Department (336) 641-7777 myguilford.com/humanservices/health

ENTERTAINMENT/ EDUCATIONAL Carolina Dynamo Macpherson Stadium 6105 Townsend Road, Browns Summit (336) 669-0841 www.carolinadynamo.com Carolina Dynamo is a minor league soccer team of the Premier Development League.

Greensboro Children’s Museum 220 N. Church Street, Greensboro (336) 574-2898 www.gcmuseum.com The Greensboro Children’s Museum is a hands-on, interactive play place for children ages 0-10 to learn and have fun. Visitors are allowed to touch and explore exhibits created to stimulate youngsters’ imaginations. Kids can romp and play in the construction zone, doctor/dentist office, market, theater, transportation gallery, media room, creation station, learning garden and other areas. Greensboro Grasshoppers NewBridge Bank Park, 408 Bellemeade Street, Greensboro (336) 268-2255 www.gsohoppers.com The Greensboro Grasshoppers are a Single-A Affiliate of the Miami Marlins and are a member of the South Atlantic League. Greensboro Science Center 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro (336) 288-3769 www.greensboroscience.org The Greensboro Science Center is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The center offers exhibits to appeal to every age. The 22,000-square-foot Carolina SciQuarium features African penguins, sharks, otters, a fishing cat, stingrays, moray eels, an anaconda, a two-toed sloth and mata-mata turtles. The Dinosaur Gallery and Gem and Mineral Gallery are perennial favorites. Animal Discovery is an outdoor zoological park that features tigers, gibbons, wallabies, lemurs, maned wolves, anteaters and other animals. The Edward R. Zane Planetarium offers a trip to the stars, and visitors can also view the sun from the solar observatory.


The OmniSphere Theater offers digital shows on a 40-foot dome screen, and traveling exhibits are often featured. SkyWild, a treetop adventure park, opened in 2015. It features three courses for various fitness levels. Greensboro Swarm Greensboro Coliseum Complex 1921 W. Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro (336) 907-3600 www.gsoswarm.com The Greensboro Swarm is the NBA D-League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets. International Civil Rights Center & Museum 134 S. Elm Street, Greensboro (336) 274-9199 www.sitinmovement.org The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is devoted to the international

struggle for civil and human rights. It celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins and is located in the former F.W. Woolworths store where the sit-ins took place. The museum also offers a variety of meeting spaces and facilities for rental. Körner’s Folly 413 S. Main Street, Kernersville (336) 996-7922 www.kornersfolly.org Jule Gilmer Körner, an interior designer, decorator and painter, began building what he intended to be a showplace and temporary home in 1878. The design caused a cousin to call the house “Jule Körner’s folly.” Körner liked the moniker and began having his house called by that title, even having it set in tile outside the front door. The house has 22 rooms on three floors and seven levels. Ceiling heights

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range from 6 to 25 feet, and it is said that no two doorways are the same. In 1897, the upper floor was renovated and turned into a theater known as Cupid’s Park. It was said to have been the first private little theater in America. Körner’s Folly offers tours, theatrical productions and community events throughout the year. North Carolina Zoo 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro (800) 488-0444 www.nczoo.org Visitors at the North Carolina Zoo can enjoy 500 acres of exhibits constructed to resemble natural habitats. It features more than 1,600 animals and 52,000 plants located along five miles of shaded pathways. Trams are also available to take visitors to exhibits.

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northwestFINDER 2017 Piedmont Environmental Center 1220 Penny Road, High Point (336) 883-8531 www.highpointnc.gov (type “Piedmont Environmental Center” in the search bar) The Piedmont Environmental Center offers 11 miles of hiking trails on a 376-acre nature preserve, which is home to deer, red fox, raccoons, hawks, owls, turtles and many birds. Qualified naturalists are on hand to teach classes and answer questions. Many recycled materials were used in the construction of the main building. Classes are offered on topics such as stargazing, birding and cultivating wildflowers, and guided outdoor hikes, kayaking/canoeing adventures and field trips are available. Winston-Salem Dash BB&T Ballpark 951 Ballpark Way, Winston-Salem (336) 714-2287 www.wsdash.com The Winston-Salem Dash Minor League Baseball team is a Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

GIVE/GET ASSISTANCE Goodwill Industries Northwest-area locations: • 3921 Battleground Ave., Greensboro • Oak Ridge Commons Shopping Center, Oak Ridge www.triadgoodwill.org Goodwill Industries provides work opportunities for people with special employment needs. The organization accepts donations of clothing, housewares, furniture, books, computers and accessories, which it sells in its stores. Some locations also accept televisions, cell phones and appliances.

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Greensboro Urban Ministry 305 W. Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro (336) 271-5959 www.greensborourbanministry.org

Greensboro Urban Ministry is an ecumenical outreach agency, which is supported by more than 200 Protestant, Catholic and Jewish congregations. The ministry provides crisis intervention and emergency services, offering food, shelter and clothing. It is dedicated to helping individuals and families break the cycles of poverty, hunger, addiction and homelessness. Hannah’s Haven 5432 Yanceyville Road, Browns Summit (336) 656-1066 www.hannahshaven.net Hannah’s Haven is a recovery home that seeks to provide a safe and stable environment for women to establish a lifestyle free of drugs and alcohol. The Christian ministry serves women ages 18 and older who have recently completed substance abuse treatment or have undergone medically supervised detoxification. HorseFriends of NC 221 Flintrock Trail, Reidsville (336) 420-4588 www.horsefriendsnc.org HorseFriends is a Christian nonprofit group that offers physical, emotional and spiritual healing in a support group setting. Participants, who interact with horses using both riding and nonriding activities, include foster children, people overcoming drug addictions, children with autism and their families, women released from prison and people struggling with developmental disabilities or multiple sclerosis. HorsePower Therapeutic Learning Center 8001 Leabourne Road, Colfax (336) 931-1424 www.horsepower.org HorsePower, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995, provides therapeutic equine activities for more than 300 individuals with and without disabilities each year. It is accredited as a Premier Center by PATH International.

DID YOU KNOW? LeBauer Park, funded by a $10 million gift from the late Carolyn LeBauer, opened Aug. 8, 2016. The 3.5-acre park at 208 N. Davie Street is between the Greensboro Cultural Center and Greensboro Historical Museum.

Next Step Ministries 955 N.C. 66, Kernersville (336) 413-7054 (office) (336) 413-5858 (crisis) (336) 993-0630 (store) www.nextstepdv.org Next Step Ministries, a nonprofit organization founded in 1998, helps women and their children escape domestic violence. Next Step Ministries offers shelter, food, clothing, transportation, advocacy and other services. Salvation Army 301 West Green Drive, High Point (336) 881-5400 www.salvationarmycarolinas.org The Salvation Army provides help to those in need in the way of emergency shelter, emergency and disaster relief, rehabilitation and crisis assistance. The organization accepts clothing, shoes, household goods, etc. Larger items are also accepted and pickup can be arranged by calling (336) 881-5424 or (336) 273-5572. The shelter, located at 1311 S. Eugene Street in Greensboro, can be reached by calling (336) 273-5572. Vietnam Veterans of America (800) 775-VETS or (336) 885-4488 www.scheduleapickup.com


Vietnam Veterans of America is a national service organization that primarily serves the needs of veterans of the Vietnam War era. The organization accepts clothing, accessories, shoes, baby items, household goods, glassware, books, toys, bicycles, small furniture, rugs, tools, small appliances, bedding, draperies, curtains, kitchenware, jewelry, stereos, radios, portable TVs. Call or visit the website to schedule a pickup. (For more info on organizations where you can Give or Get Assistance, see pages 36, 50 and 65.)

LIBRARIES

Kathleen Clay Edwards Branch 1420 Price Park Road, Greensboro (off New Garden Road) (336) 373-2923 Kernersville Library 130 E. Mountain Street, Kernersville (336) 703-2930 Stokesdale Library Stokesdale Town Hall 8325 Angel Pardue Road, Stokesdale (336) 643-4011

MISCELLANEOUS FARMERS MARKET

Blanche Benjamin Branch 1530 Benjamin Parkway, Greensboro (336) 373-7540

Piedmont Triad Farmers Market 2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax (336) 605-9157 www.triadfarmersmarket.com

Central Library 219 N. Church Street, Greensboro (336) 373-2471

Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market is one of four state farmers markets, allowing visitors to buy vegetables, fruits

and ornamentals directly from farmers. Activities are offered at promotional events. The Market Shoppes, which are located indoors, a garden center and restaurant are open year-round.

GUILFORD COUNTY DEPTS. www.myguilford.com (select Departments/Services) Cooperative Extension: (336) 641-2400 Health Department: (336) 641-7777 Mental Health: (336) 676-6840 Planning Department: (336) 641-3334 Register of Deeds: (336) 641-7556 Social Services: (336) 641-3447 Tax Department: (336) 641-3362

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northwestFINDER 2017 Old County Courthouse 301 W. Market Street, Greensboro (336) 641-3836 High Point Courthouse 325 E. Russell Avenue, High Point (336) 641-7895 You may register to vote after being a resident of your county for at least 30 days. Voter registration forms may be obtained from local town halls or at the county Board of Elections offices. (For voting info specific to the northwest Guilford County area, see pages 37, 54 and 67.)

N.C. DOT/DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES www.ncdot.org/dmv

DRIVER’S LICENSE BUREAU 2391 Coliseum Blvd., Greensboro (336) 334-5438 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon Saturday 2527 E. Market Street, Greensboro (336) 334-5745 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday 810-A N. Main Street, Kernersville (336) 993-5651 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday New residents have 60 days after establishing permanent residency to obtain a driver’s license. Applicants must appear in person at a state driver’s license office and take any required tests. Beginning in 2016, drivers renewing a license are no longer required to take a test on the identification of road signs. N.C. driver’s licenses are valid for five to eight years, depending on the driver’s age.

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For pickup of dead animals on the road or in the right of way, contact the N.C. Department of Transportation at (336) 668-2464 to arrange for their removal.

SNOW/ICE REMOVAL

The N.C. Department of Transportation clears snow and ice from Guilford County roadways outside the boundaries of Greensboro city streets, which are served by Greensboro’s snow and ice removal program. For information about the priority order for clearing snow and ice from county roadways, you can view the Snow Clearing Policy at www.ncdot.gov/download/ travel/snowclearingpolicy.pdf.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION 2218 Golden Gate Drive, Greensboro (336) 275-7715 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday 5533 W. Market Street, Greensboro (336) 856-1510 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday 1701 Westchester Drive, Suite 220B, High Point (336) 889-8247 9 a.m.-5p.m. Monday-Friday New residents of North Carolina must register their vehicles within 30 days of establishing permanent residency here. Vehicles must also be inspected annually at an approved inspection facility. This step must be taken by new residents within 10 days of receiving a vehicle registration.

PARKS & RECREATION ATHLETIC FIELDS Carolyn S. Allen Complex/ Kernodle Middle School fields 3610 Drawbridge Parkway, Greensboro Austin Homan (336) 412-5799 Carolyn S. Allen Complex features four tournament fields that can be rented for private tournaments and events.

GARDENS Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden 1105 Hobbs Road, Greensboro

www.greensborobeautiful.org click on The Gardens, then select Bicentennial Garden (336) 373-2199 Created in 1976 for the nation’s bicentennial, the garden features a wedding gazebo, recirculating stream and sensory garden. Bog Garden at Benjamin Park 1101 Hobbs Road, Greensboro www.greensborobeautiful.org (click on Bog Garden) This urban garden has an elevated walkway that allows views of plants and birds in a 7-acre wetland setting. Gateway Gardens 2924 E. Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro www.greensborobeautiful.org (click on Gateway Gardens) Gateway Gardens represents the biggest project ever undertaken in the 45+-year history of Greensboro Beautiful. It features a playful and interactive garden, and a horticultural oasis integrating elements of history, movement, discovery and community. Phase I opened in 2011, and includes the Michel Family Children’s Garden, the Heritage Garden, Rain Garden, Gateway Plaza & Icon, and the Great Lawn. It will eventually span 11 acres. Greensboro Arboretum 401 Ashland Drive, Greensboro www.greensborobeautiful.org (click on Greensboro Arboretum) This 17-acre site features 14 permanent plant collections and special display gardens as well as a fountain, overlook, arbor, gazebo, bridges and benches. Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden 215 S. Main Street, Kernersville (336) 996-7888 www.cienerbotanicalgarden.org Features 15 gardens showcasing 1,300 different plants on 7 acres. Future plans call for an outdoor amphitheater, a Japanese Garden, a Children’s Learning Garden, a Mosaic Hedge consisting of evergreen and deciduous shrubs, as well as a restaurant.


Price Park 1420 Price Park Road, Greensboro (336) 373-3648 www.greensboro-nc.gov; (type Price Park in the search bar) The Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library is located at Price Park. The park offers walking trails, a butterfly garden and a meadowlark sanctuary.

HISTORIC PARKS David & Rachel Caldwell Historical Center 3211 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro (336) 373-3681 www.greensborohistory.org (click Plan a Visit) The Rev. David Caldwell (1725-1824) was a Presbyterian minister, a self-trained physician, and an early educator in colonial North Carolina. At this site in 1767, he opened an academy for young men

that produced five state governors. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park 2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro (336) 288-1776 www.nps.gov/guco Site of the historic Revolutionary War Battle of Guilford Courthouse, the park is operated by the National Parks Service. Created in 1917, it was the first Revolutionary War battlefield in the United States protected by the federal government. It includes a statue of Gen. Nathanael Greene, for whom Greensboro was named, and exhibits in the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Visitor Center.

LAKES Lake Higgins Marina 4235 Hamburg Mill Road, Summerfield (336) 373-3739

www.greensboro-nc.gov; (type Higgins in the search bar) One of Greensboro’s three watershed parks, Lake Higgins Marina offers traditional outdoor activities including fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and picnicking opportunities. The 226-acre lake, as well as nearby Lake Brandt, is stocked with largemouth bass, Bodie bass (hybrid), crappie, catfish and sunfish. Rowboats, kayaks and canoes can be rented daily. Fishing and hunting licenses can be purchased at the park, and instructional classes in archery are offered along with environmental and educational programs. Belews Lake/ Carolina Marina 548 Shelton Road, Stokesdale (336) 427-0498 www.carolinamarina.com

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northwestFINDER 2017 Belews Lake was built to provide cooling water for the Belews Creek Steam Station. Lake access provided by Duke Energy is available at the Piney Bluff Access Area on N.C. 65 and the Pine Hall Access Area on Pine Hall Road. Boating access is also available at the privately-owned Humphries Ridge Marina and Campground and Carolina Marina. Carolina Marina offers individual boat slips, boat storage, R.V. campsites, cottage rental, pontoon boat rental, a store with gas sales and the Lakeside Grill (during peak season).

PARKS Bur-Mil Park 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro (336) 641-2020 www.myguilford.com/parks (click on Bur-Mil Park) Bur-Mil Park offers a par-3 golf course

Country Park 3905 Nathanael Greene Drive, Greensboro (336) 373-3648 www.greensboro-nc.gov; (type Country Park in the search bar)

and driving range, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, picnic shelters and a meetings and events center that can be rented. The family aquatic center has a pool, interactive water features and tot slides, and the Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center educates the public about wildlife and natural resources.

Greensboro’s oldest park provides nature, hiking/biking trails, playgrounds, fishing and picnic shelters. It is home to the Guilford County Veterans Memorial and the BarkPark, a 6-acre, off-leash park for dogs.

Center City Park 200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro (336) 373-7532 www.centercitypark.org The 1.9-acre park is located in the heart of downtown Greensboro. It features numerous works of art and a fountain. Pergolas with intricately-woven details recall the importance of the textile industry to the early growth of Greensboro. The Great Lawn forms a natural amphitheater, used for large events. The Oval Lawn and Pavilion create a venue for intimately-scaled activities.

Fourth of July Park 702 W. Mountain Street, Kernersville (336) 996-3062 www.kvparks.com/parks/fourth-of-july-park The 17-acre park was named after the Fourth of July Committee, an equestrian group that once held events at the park each Independence Day. The park now hosts many of Kernersville’s events, Continued on page 20

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northwestFINDER 2017 including the Honeybee Festival and the Fourth of July fireworks show. In addition to three shelters and a playground, the park provides a skate park, dog park, trails, and courts for tennis, basketball and pickleball. Harmon Park 152 S. Main Street, Kernersville (336) 996-3062 www.kvparks.com/parks/harmon-park Harmon Park, Kernersville’s oldest park, offers a gazebo, memorial fountain, shelter, playground and restrooms along with a large, multi-use area. Haw River State Park 339 Conference Center Drive, Browns Summit (off Spearman Road) (336) 342-6163 haw.river@ncparks.gov www.ncparks.gov (select Haw River under Go to Park) Haw River State Park/Summit Environmental Education Center is situated on nearly 1,200 acres. Overnight lodging is available, as is space for meetings, retreats or workshops. The park has a pool, gymnasium, lake and amphitheater. Extensive trails are located on the property, and visitors also can canoe, fish, play disc golf and tennis, and attempt a low ropes challenge course. LeBauer Park 208 N. Davie Street, Greensboro (336) 373-2489 www.greensborodowntownparks.org (click on LeBauer Park)

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The 3.5-acre park opened in 2016 in the heart of downtown Greensboro, between the Greensboro Cultural Center and the Greensboro Historical Museum. Janet Echelman’s aerial sculpture, “Where We Met,” is a key visual of the park. Interactive fountains, a dog park, a sculptural wall for those with sensory processing disorders, a reading room and a playground are among the many features available for public enjoyment.

Triad Park 9652 W. Market Street, Colfax (336) 703-2500 www.forsyth.cc/Parks/Triad This 430-acre park straddles Guilford and Forsyth counties. Amenities include trails, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, disc golf, sand volleyball courts, softball and soccer fields, a stocked pond and picnic shelters. A 5,000-square-foot building can be rented for meetings and parties. Construction on the $5 million Carolina Field of Honor, one of the largest memorials dedicated to veterans on the East Coast, was completed in 2014, along with an amphitheater. Watershed trails Greensboro’s 42 miles of watershed trails surround the city’s municipal reservoirs. For more info, call (336) 373-3816 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov and type Watershed Trails in the search bar. (For more info on Parks & Recreation, see pages 36, 51, 58 and 66.)

PET/ANIMAL SERVICES Guilford County Animal Control (336) 641-5990 www.myguilford.com (click on Departments/Services, then Health Department, and scroll down to Animal Control.) After hours or in case of emergency, dial 911 Guilford County Animal Shelter 4525 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro (336) 641-3400 www.myguilford.com (click on Departments/Services, then Animal Shelter) In addition to cats and dogs, “pocket pets” such as small rodents, birds, reptiles and ferrets as well as surrendered livestock often are available for adoption. Animals that have been picked up by Guilford County Animal Control are taken to the animal shelter.

EMERGENCY VETERINARY After Hours Veterinary Clinic 5505 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro (336) 851-1990 www.ahvec.com In addition to domestic animals, the clinic treats injured wildlife; those that can be saved are placed with licensed wildlife rehabilitators. Carolina Veterinary Specialists 501 Nicholas Road, Greensboro (336) 632-0605 www.carolinavet.com Happy Tails Emergency Clinic 2936 Battleground Ave., Greensboro (336) 288-2688 www.happytailservet.com Emergency veterinary clinic that treats dogs, cats, birds, pocket pets and some reptiles. Also treats injured wildlife and places them with licensed wildlife rehabilitators.

LOCAL ANIMAL RESCUES Animal Rescue & Foster Program 711 Milner Drive, Greensboro (336) 574-9600 savapup2@aol.com www.arfpnc.com The program provides foster homes and medical care to abandoned puppies and kittens until permanent homes can be found. Feral Cat Assistance Program 1005 W. Market Street, Greensboro (336) 378-0878 www.feralcatassistance.org The program’s services include a monthly Feral Cat Spay Day (spaying and neutering clinic), assistance with managing feral cat populations, rescuing and fostering kittens born to feral cats, adoption fairs and rabies clinics.


Greyhound Friends of N.C. 2908 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge (336) 643-0233 adopt@greyhoundfriends.com www.greyhoundfriends.com

The group fosters and finds adoptive homes for rescued pugs. Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network 5836 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro (336) 288-7006 reddogfarm@triad.rr.com www.reddogfarm.com

The group finds homes for rescued racing dogs. An open house is held each year. Humane Society of the Piedmont 4527 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro (336) 299-3060 director@hspiedmont.org www.hspiedmont.org

The multi-species rescue network works to find homes for animals from pooches to ponies. Visit the website for info and events.

The Humane Society offers educational programs and low-cost spay/neuter services. Pug Rescue of North Carolina P.O. Box 94, Summerfield (336) 312-2983 pugrescueofnc@gmail.com www.pugrescuenc.org

SPCA of the Triad 3163 Hines Chapel Road, Greensboro (336) 375-3222 spca@triadspca.org www.triadspca.org The group offers pets for adoption and presents educational programs.

U.S. Equine Rescue League 1851 W. Erlinghaus Street Suite 146, Elizabeth City (800) 650-8549 info@userl.org www.userl.org The group rescues, fosters and finds homes for horses and ponies in North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.

LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER Sheets Pet Clinic 809 Chimney Rock Court, Greensboro (336) 852-8488 www.sheetspetclinic.com The clinic offers low-cost spay/neuter surgery by appointment; at time of surgery, discounts on vaccinations also are available. The clinic also offers low-cost dental care.

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WILDLIFE REHABILITATION

The clinic, run by the Humane Society of the Piedmont, offers low-cost spay/ neuter surgery by appointment only. At the time surgery is performed, other lowcost services are available to pet owners.

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission www.ncwildlife.org

OTHER PET SERVICES

Trained wildlife rehabilitators are available to provide assistance when needed. For help with injured or orphaned wildlife in northwest Guilford County, visit www.piedmontwildliferehab.org.

Piedmont Wildlife Rehab This non-profit, formed in 2007, helps injured and orphaned wildlife and offers outreach programs.

Wildlife Rehab was established in 1985 to address the concerns of orphaned and injured wildlife.

RECYCLING/E-CYCLING Normal household recycling is available with residential garbage collection; other household items as well as electronics can be recycled through the companies listed on page 23. Other recycling options:

Stephen M. Hussey BarkPark at Country Park, Greensboro 3905 Nathanael Greene Drive

If you have found an injured or orphaned wild animal, visit www.piedmontwildliferehab.org and follow the instructions on the Contact Us page to find an appropriate wildlife rehabilitator or veterinarian.

The BarkPark is a 6-acre, off-leash park where dogs can romp and play. It is open from sunrise to sunset.

Wildlife Rehab Inc. (336) 785-0912 www.wildliferehabinc.org

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your local drug store to see if they participate. Unused prescriptions from individuals can also be dropped off M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Greensboro Police Department’s Western Division Precinct, 300 S. Swing Road, Greensboro. For info, call (336) 373-2489. • Alkaline batteries are no longer recycled in Guilford County. To locate centers that do recycle alkaline batteries, visit earth911.org. Consider using rechargeable batteries, which can be recycled at the end of their useful life. For more info, call (336) 373-2196 or visit www.myguilford.com (select Departments/Services and click Environmental Services, then click Household Hazardous Waste). Goodwill Industries 2205 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge (336) 643-4549 Goodwill Industries 3921 Battleground Ave., Greensboro (336) 545-1212 www.triadgoodwill.org Goodwill Industries provides work opportunities for people with special employment needs. The organization accepts donations of clothing, housewares, furniture, books, computers and accessories, which it sells in its stores. Some locations also accept televisions, cell phones* and appliances. While it asks for gently used items, Goodwill has partnerships in place to recycle items such as used clothing, glass, plastic, metal and more that it can’t resell due to the condition of those items. ECOFLO 2750 Patterson Street, Greensboro (800) 999-6510 www.ecoflow.com 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Ecoflow accepts electrical and household appliances including computers, as well as paints, stains, oil, gasoline, all household batteries, mercury and lead. Guilford County Scrap Tire & White Goods Recycling Center 2138 Bishop Road, Greensboro (336) 294-9431 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday Along with scrap tires and white goods (large appliances), accepts residential electronics including computers, cell phones, TVs, etc. Guilford County Farm 7315 Howerton Road, Gibsonville (336) 641-2630 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Seven days a week Accepts residential electronics including computers, cell phones*, TVs, etc. *Cell phones can also be recycled at the Stokesdale and Oak Ridge town halls. City of High Point Material Recovery Facility 5875 Riverdale Drive, Jamestown (336) 883-3621 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday Accepts hardback books. (Paperback books can be recycled in household recycling bins or at any residential recycling drop-off center.) (For info on Garbage & White Goods Disposal, see page 28.)

SCHOOLS (PUBLIC) GUILFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS Administrative Offices 712 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro (336) 370-8100 www.gcsnc.com

Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D. superintendent (336) 370-8992 superintendent@gcsnc.com Hired in June 2016

BOARD OF EDUCATION Guilford County’s Board of Education currently has nine members who are elected for four-year terms. Eight of the members represent various districts of the county, while one serves as an at-large representative. The chairman is chosen by other board members. School board members oversee the operations of all public schools and construction of new schools in the county. They do not have the authority to tax residents directly, and their funding comes from county, state and federal tax dollars. For a meeting schedule, visit www.gcsnc.com/boeschedule.

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Alan Duncan at-large (336) 645-3320 aduncan@mullinsduncan.com Two-year term expires 2018. Pat Tillman District 3 (includes northwest Guilford County) (336) 580-9270 tillmap@gcsnc.com Four-year term expires 2020 Darlene Garrett District 5 (includes some of northwest and northern Guilford County) (336) 643-6070 dygarr@aol.com Four-year term expires 2020. Continued on next page

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Dr. Meg Sheehan sheehaa@gcsnc.com (336) 878-5390

Northern Region Northwest-area schools in the Northern Region are Summerfield Elementary, Northern Elementary, Northern Middle and Northern High.

Denise Francisco, principal francid2@gcsnc.com

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Colfax Elementary 9112 W. Market Street, Colfax (336) 275-4332

Dr. Randall Shaver shaverr@gcsnc.com (336) 375-2621

Michelle Thigpen, principal thigpem@gcsnc.com Western Region Northwest-area schools in this region are Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Colfax and Pearce Elementary, Northwest Middle and Northwest High.

Oak Ridge Elementary 2050 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge (336) 643-8410

Northern Guilford Elementary 3801 N.C. 150, Greensboro (336) 656-4032 Teresa Kennedy, principal kennedt2@gcsnc.com

Pearce Elementary 2006 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro (336) 605-5480 Rich Thomae, principal thomaer@gcsnc.com Stokesdale Elementary 8025 U.S. 158, Stokesdale (336) 643-8420 Meredith Chandler, principal chandlm2@gcsnc.com Continued on page 26

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northwestFINDER 2017 Summerfield Elementary 7501 Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 643-8444 Jill Walsh, principal walshj@gcsnc.com

MIDDLE SCHOOLS Kernodle Middle 3600 Drawbridge Parkway, Greensboro (336) 545-3717 Thea McHam, principal mchamt@gcsnc.com Northern Guilford Middle 616 Simpson-Calhoun Road, Greensboro (336) 605-3342 Ashley Triplett, principal triplea@gcsnc.com Northwest Guilford Middle 5300 Northwest School Road, Greensboro (336) 605-3333 Erik Naglee, principal nagleee@gcsnc.com

DID YOU KNOW? The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, a 105,000-squarefoot multipurpose performance venue in downtown Greensboro, will seat 3,000 people. Construction costs are projected at $61 million; ground has not yet been broken, but it is tentatively scheduled for completion in June 2018.

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Northern Guilford High 7101 Spencer Dixon Road, Greensboro (336) 643-8449

GTCC – Donald W. Cameron Campus 7908 Leabourne Road, Colfax (336) 334-4822 www.home.gtcc.edu

Janiese McKenzie, principal mckenzj2@gcsnc.com Northwest Guilford High 5240 Northwest School Road, Greensboro (336) 605-3300 Ralph Kitley, principal kitleyr@gcsnc.com

CHARTER SCHOOLS Greensboro Academy Serving grades K-8 4049 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro (336) 286-8404 www.nhaschools.com/schools/greensboro Doug Hower, principal 20.dhower@nhaschools.com Summerfield Charter Academy Serving grades K-8 5303 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (336) 643-1974 www.nhaschools.com/ schools/summerfield Rudy Swofford, principal 98.rswofford@nhaschools.com N.C. Leadership Academy Serving grades K-12 4353 High Point Road, Kernersville (336) 992-2710 www.thencla.org Renee Faenza, principal rfaenza@thencla.org Piedmont Classical High School Serving grades 9-11; will add 12th grade in 2017. 300 N.C. 68, Greensboro (336) 701-2271 www.piedmontclassical.com Hannah Cobb, principal hcobb@piedmontclassical.com

Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is the third largest of North Carolina’s 58 public community colleges. GTCC launched its newest facility, the Donald W. Cameron campus in Colfax, with the opening of its 93,000-square-foot Business and Industry Building in 2014. Situated on approximately 95 acres, the Cameron campus offers multiple continuing education courses and two specialty programs: global logistics and computer technology integration. The campus also houses offices for the North Carolina Center for Global Logistics, which is projected to be a resource for logistics on a national and international scale.

SENIOR PROGRAMS Meals on Wheels A locally funded organization representing those who provide nutritious meal services to seniors in need. For more info on local programs, Oak Ridge residents may contact Cherie Johanson at (336) 643-2139. Summerfield residents may contact Margaret Wilson at (336) 643-4727. Stokesdale residents may contact Marie Wilson at (336) 644-6728. Senior Resources of Guilford (336) 373-4816 (Greensboro) (336) 884-6981 (High Point) (336) 333-6981 (Guilford Co. Senior Line) www.senior-resources-guilford.org A United Way member agency, Senior Resources is a nonprofit organization that serves adults ages 60 and older and their families. It provides a wide range of community-based activities and supportive services, including home-delivered meals and volunteer opportunities. For info on monthly senior outreach programs in the northwest area, contact


Amanda Clark, rural outreach program coordinator, at (336) 373-4816 or ruraloutreach@ senior-resources-guilford.com. The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville 431-B W. Bodenhamer St., Kernersville (336) 996-6696 www.shepctrkville.com The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville is an interfaith ministry of volunteers that works to enrich the lives of older or disabled adults in the community. The organization helps individuals in the Kernersville, Oak Ridge, Colfax, Belews Creek and eastern Forsyth County communities and provides services such as respite care for chronically ill persons, a telephone reassurance ministry, transportation to medical appointments, medical equipment loan, bereavement support and counseling, and provides free labor for minor home repairs and yard work.

SUPPORT GROUPS AA & AL-ANON Community Lutheran Church 4960 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (336) 643-7667 AA and Al-Anon meetings are held on Mondays at 8 p.m. Call for more info. Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church 2614 Oak Ridge Road (336) 643-3452 AA meetings held on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Call for more info. Stokesdale Christian Church 8607 Stokesdale Street (336) 392-6676 AA meetings held on Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

MENTAL HEALTH National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Jack Glenn (336) 638-9276 Educational meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Room 203 of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3906 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, for individuals or families of people suffering from mental illness of any kind, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression.

TRANSPORTATION Amtrak (800) 872-7245 www.amtrak.com

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northwestFINDER 2017 Greensboro Bus Station (336) 272-8950 www.greyhound.com

Solid Waste Transfer Station 6310 Burnt Poplar Road, Greensboro (336) 373-3867

Piedmont Triad Int’l Airport (336) 665-5600 www.flyfrompti.com

6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

UTILITIES CABLE/INTERNET/PHONE

Many options are now available for these services. To learn which are available in your town, search on the Internet. National Do Not Call Registry (888) 382-1222 www.donotcall.gov The Federal Trade Commission established the National Do Not Call Registry as a way for consumers to reduce the number of unwanted sales calls to landline or cell phone numbers. Most legitimate companies do not call phone numbers that are registered. You can register one or more phone numbers through the toll-free line or the website above. You can also call or go online to submit a complaint if you receive an unwanted call for a phone number that has been registered for at least 31 days.

ELECTRIC Duke Energy (800) 777-9898 www.duke-energy.com

GARBAGE (HOUSEHOLD/RECYCLING) Republic Services (serves Summerfield and Stokesdale) (336) 299-0815 www.republicservices.com Call for white goods and leaf pickup Waste Industries (Oak Ridge) (336) 668-3712 www.wasteindustries.com

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Call for white goods, furniture or yard waste pickup.

Solid waste, bulk trash (i.e., mattresses, sofas) and construction debris. White Street Landfill 2503 White Street, Greensboro (336) 373-2489 7:50 a.m.-4:50 p.m. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Construction debris and yard waste only.

GAS Piedmont Natural Gas (800) 752-7504 www.piedmontng.com

RECYCLING/E-CYCLING (For info on Recycling/E-cycling, see page 22.)

SCRAP TIRE/WHITE GOODS Collection Facility 2138 Bishop Road, Greensboro (336) 294-9431 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

WATER Aqua N.C. (for community well system users only) www.aquaamerica.com For info or water emergencies, call (877) 987-2782. Town of Stokesdale Water (municipal water system) For info/billing, call Town Hall at (336) 643-4011. To get water turned on, go to Town Hall Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For water emergencies, call (336) 6012180, (336) 317-5938, (336) 342-4748 or (336) 706-9224; leave a message.

YARD WASTE Pearman Quarry LCID 7612 Pearman Quarry Road, Kernersville (336) 602-5820 MLCID for Benjamin Brame 8735 Warner Road, Stokesdale (336) 420-0003

YOUTH REC/CIVIC GROUPS ATHLETICS Greensboro United Soccer Association Soccer for boys and girls ages 5-18 (336) 358-8030 www.greensborounited.org Scott Brittsan, executive director sbrittsan@greensborounited.org North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (336) 856-7529 www.ncsoccer.org Keith Price, president kprice@ncsoccer.org Northwest Guilford Youth Football Association Flag football for ages 5-6, tackle football for ages 7-12 and cheerleading for grades 1-6. (336) 587-7374 www.nwgyfa.org Steve Hamlin, president president@nwgyfa.org

SCOUTS Boy Scouts (336) 378-9166 council70@bsamail.org www.bsaonsc.org Girl Scouts (800) 672-2148 info@girlscoutsp2p.org www.girlscoutsp2p.org (For more info on Youth Rec and Civic Groups, see pages 38, 54 and 68.)


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OAK RIDGE POPULATION 3,988 6,185

2010

7,065

2015 (estimate)

AGE

AT A GLANCE Oak Ridge is appropriately named after the oak trees running along the highest ridge in Guilford County, which was likely a footpath dating back to the days when only Native Americans populated the area. While the town evolved into a rural farming community, it gained fame as a place of higher learning when, in 1852, several local families established what is now Oak Ridge Military Academy, the oldest military school in North Carolina. In 1998 residents of Oak Ridge voted to incorporate in order to have a say in their tax rate, how their town was governed and how it residentially and commercially developed. Besides the appeal of the community’s rural landscape, a small but thriving commercial district, 10-minute drive to Piedmont Triad International Airport, and easy access to I-40 and the cities of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem provide residents with the bonus of convenience. Across from Oak Ridge Town Hall on Linville Road lies the Town’s “crown jewel,” an 80-acre community park that has been developed in phases; the park features athletic fields, a concession stand and restroom facilities, picnic shelters, walking trails, a playground, dog park and an amphitheater, with additional features on the horizon. In January 2016 the Town approved an updated land use plan, which now includes a Town Core Residential district; the TCR district allows higher-density housing in the town core, which encompasses a three-fourths-mile radius centered on the N.C. 68/N.C. 150 intersection. Not long after incorporating in 1998, Oak Ridge officials began exploring options for a municipal water system. In January 2017 the Town voted to join Guilford County, Summerfield and Stokesdale in seeking a qualified engineer firm to conduct a water system feasibility study.

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2000

Under 18 .................................................................... 26.3% 65 and over .................................................................12.6%

RACE White ......................................................................... 87.3% Black or African-American ................................................ 6.0% Asian ........................................................................... 4.3% Hispanic or Latino ........................................................... 1.8% Two or more races .......................................................... 0.7%

EDUCATION (AGE 25 & OVER) High school graduate or higher ....................................... 96.4% Bachelor’s degree or higher .............................................48.1%

OTHER NOTES Per capita income is $42,243; median household income is $105,357 Of the 2,244 occupiedRockingham housing units, 91.4% are occupied by the owners Median value of owner-occupied County housing is $323,100 Travel time to work averages 25.5 minutes (workers age 16+) 2.4% of the population lives below poverty level 423 veterans live in Oak Ridge Data derived from U.S. Census Bureau/2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-year estimates and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management

Stokesdale Forsyth County

Summerfield

Oak Ridge

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FROM THE MAYOR Welcome to Oak Ridge! We invite you to experience our unique, vibrant and growing community. We are proud of our heritage, tracing our roots back to the Revolutionary War era, when the area was settled by Quakers. We take pride in our rural and agricultural history, and our historic properties which include two national historic landmarks, the Old Mill of Guilford and Oak Ridge Military Academy. Many historic markers recount the events and people who helped shape our community. New construction in our historic district and town core incorporate compatible architectural features which blend historic and modern together. We continue to experience rapid growth in population, from 3,988 in 2000 to over 7,000 today. Modern shopping areas filled with businesses, shops and restaurants offer a wide variety of services. We also continue to expand facilities in our town park to provide more recreational opportunities. And, our schools are among the best in Guilford County. We recently adopted our revised land use plan to allow more varied housing options and neighborhoods, and we are excited about upoming improvements to our central intersection of N.C.150/68. We are beginning a feasibility study to explore the possibility of forming a regional water authority, which could bring a municipal water supply to the town in the years to come. Come visit us and see what we have to offer: a beautiful community, a relaxed lifestyle, open landscapes, and all the conveniences you need in a place to call home.

Mayor Spencer Sullivan (336) 643-6993 sullivan4OR@gmail.com Term ends 2019

TOWN COUNCIL & PERSONNEL The council is composed of five voting members. The mayor is chosen by the council and votes on all matters that come before the council.

TOWN HALL

Council meetings are normally held the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Town Hall.

Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.

8315 Linville Road, P.O. Box 374 Oak Ridge, NC 27310 (336) 644-7009 For committee meeting schedules and other town information, visit www.oakridgenc.com.

Bruce Oakley

Sandra Smith

town manager

town clerk

boakley@oakridgenc.com

ssmith@oakridgenc.com

George McClellan

Mike Stone

mayor pro-tem (336) 643-7816 / 580-0133 george@mcclellanfinancial.com Term ends 2019

Jim Kinneman

(336) 644-8645 jkinneman@triad.rr.com Term ends 2017

OTHER INFORMATION Incorporation date: 1998 Estimated population: 7,065 Size: approx. 15 square miles Tax rate: 8.63¢ per $100 of property value (town), 75.5¢ per $100 (county), 8.48¢ per $100 (fire department)

(336) 402-0144 mjstone@pactiv.com Term ends 2017

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Doug Nodine (336) 209-1999 doug@qie.com Term ends 2019

COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS Board of Adjustment Finance Committee Historic Preservation Commission Parks and Recreation Commission Planning and Zoning Board Water Committee

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BUDGET

 Updated Land Use Plan approved.

TOWN FISCAL YEAR July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Projected Revenues Property taxes ................$811,440 (8.63¢ per $100 property value)

Sales tax........................ $202,860 ABC store profit sharing ... $92,000 Utility franchise tax.........$302,320 Excise tax ........................ $20,000 Permits and fees .............. $35,000 Investment earnings ...........$8,000 Park revenue .....................$33,928 Total revenues ............. $1,505,548 Projected Expenditures Personnel ......................$311,020*

(incl. administrative salaries, employer taxes, health insurance, matching retirement ... *excludes parks & recreation personnel)

Parks & Rec personnel ..........$223,147

(includes salaries, employer taxes, insurance and matching retirement)

Park operations/maint. ..........$121,545 Accounting fees............... $65,100 (finance officer/contracted)

Consulting fees ................ $25,000 Legal fees ........................$40,000 (includes town attorney/contracted)

Animal control................. $18,000 Building/grounds ..............$37,300

(includes electricity, cleaning, maintenance, furnishings and security monitoring)

Capital expense: Land and improvements .... $223,054 Equipment ....................... $33,500 GIS, computer, etc. .......... $30,000 Dues and subscriptions...... $21,000 Miscellaneous .................. $98,245 Total expenses ..............$1,246,911 Transfer to fund balance .. $258,637

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WHAT MADE THE NEWS IN 2016 After a volunteer group representing a crosssection of the Oak Ridge community met for over a year and held open houses for public input, the group presented the town council with an updated Land Use Plan in January and the plan was subsequently approved. The updated plan included a reshaped town core – a three-fourth mile radius with its center at the N.C. 68/N.C. 150 intersection – and created a commercial core transition zone as well as a Town Core Residential (TCR) zoning district which allows homes on half-acre lots within the town core (versus the minimum lot size of 40,000 square feet, or slightly less than the one acre, that is required for residential development outside the town core).

Town Core Town Core Transition Zone Public/Institutional Commercial Town Core Commercial Commercial Core Transition Zone

 Town among “happiest,” “smartest.” In February 2016 RoadSnacks.

net, an online company that claims to use “data and science” to recognize small, mid-size and large communities for a wide variety of reasons, ranked Oak Ridge the No. 1 “happiest” small town to live in North Carolina, out of 188 communities with a population of over 2,000. It’s all just for fun, RoadSnacks.net says of its rankings. “We try to paint a picture of what’s happening in a region based on “Friday Night science” – how you’d argue at a bar. To do that, we gather data from around the web to help determine a wide array of factors about where you live, things like safety, desirability and culture,” the company says on its website. And on Feb. 23, Triad Business Journal reported that career resource site Zippia ranked Oak Ridge No. 5 among “The 10 Smartest Cities in North Carolina,” based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest American Community Survey; the data included percentage of adults older than 25 with at least a high school degree and the percentage of high school dropouts (ages 16-20) for the largest 132 cities in the state.

 Oak Ridge says “yes” to MST. With a Mountains-to-Sea Trail segment in

northwest Guilford County up for grabs after Stokesdale Mayor Randy Braswell asked in early 2016 that his town be removed from the trail’s proposed route, Oak Ridge elected officials quickly offered to take Stokesdale’s place on the route. In the last year, town staff and trail representatives have been sorting through details of a trail route through Oak Ridge and on Jan. 5, 2017, the town council agreed to form a trail advocacy group that will reach out to property owners and begin work on obtaining trail easement agreements. To view the MST trail guide, visit www.ncmst.org/TrailGuide; to view the trail’s interactive Google map, visit www.ncmst.org/the-trail/interactive-map/.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR 1st Thursday each month Town Council meets at 7 p.m. 

Sunday, March 12 Daylight Savings Time begins 

Thursday-Saturday, June 1-3  RidgeFest. The Town of Oak Ridge and Merchants of Oak Ridge, a non-profit association of business professionals, co-sponsor the annual RidgeFest each June. The three-day festival is held at Oak Ridge Town Park and includes the annual Run the Ridge, carnival rides, live music, food trucks, vendors and lots of kids activities; RidgeFest culminates with a spectacular fireworks display.  Cascades Nature Preserve. A grand opening was held May 6 for Cascades

Nature Preserve, a 130-acre parcel of undeveloped land located north of Oak Ridge.

“It’s a tremendous asset, because it’s quite a bit different than our town park,” Oak Ridge Mayor Spencer Sullivan said. “It offers a totally different topography and it is intended as a preserve – in other words, it’s going to remain as it is. The (town) park is obviously quite developed, and this (preserve) will never be that way. It offers an alternative for our citizens in terms of a place where they can walk and enjoy the peace and quiet.” The preserve, which is open to the public, is located at 7353 Goodwill Church Road.  Walk this way. After an existing sidewalk was extended about 450 feet in

November, pedestrians in Oak Ridge could for the first time travel on one continuous .60-mile stretch of sidewalk that extends from the fire department at the corner of Linville Road and Scoggins Road, past the post office and town hall to the Linville Road/N.C. 150 intersection and then on to Oak Ridge Commons Shopping Center at N.C. 150 and 68. According to the mission stated in the Town’s pedestrian plan, adopted in 2013, “In 2035, Oak Ridge residents and visitors will be able to safely walk between homes, schools, businesses and parks, and connect with regional greenways and trails. The Town’s commitment to active transportation will improve public health, attract new businesses, and build a stronger sense of community...”  Town, CrossFit reach settlement agreement. The battle between the

Town of Oak Ridge and its next-door neighbor, CrossFit Oak Ridge, began in September 2012 and finally came to an end four years later, when this past September the two parties reached a settlement agreement stating CMT Commons would pay $14,875 of the $29,750 in civil penalties the Town had assessed on it, and would “publicly disseminate” a mutually agreed upon statement which acknowledged 1) CMT Commons’ challenge to the Town’s zoning authority resulted in protracted and expensive disagreement and 2) the Town has jurisdiction and zoning authority over CrossFit’s property.

Run the Ridge and RidgeFest (sponsored by MOR* and Town of Oak Ridge) 

Monday, June 12 (Pending additional make-up days) Last day of school for GCS students 

Monday, Aug. 28 First day of 2017-2018 school year

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Saturday, Oct. 28 Great Pumpkin Event (sponsored by MOR*) 

Saturday, October (date TBA) Oak Ridge Fire Dept. BBQ 

Sunday, Nov. 5 Daylight Savings Time ends 

Tuesday, Nov. 7 Municipal Election Day 

Sunday, Nov. 19 Community Thanksgiving Service 

Early December (date TBA) Light up the Night * MOR: Merchants of Oak Ridge

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS Merchants of Oak Ridge www.merchantsofoakridge.com Phillip Hanks, president (336) 803-2825 info@merchantsofoakridge.com Merchants of Oak Ridge meets at 7:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Oak Ridge Town Hall, 8315 Linville Road. Northwest-area business professionals are invited to join. Along with promoting member businesses, the group funds, organizes and sponsors several annual community events, including the Great Pumpkin

Event, Run the Ridge and RidgeFest. (For more info on northwest-area Business Associations, see pages 9 and 64.)

CIVIC/SERVICE GROUPS Oak Ridge Garden Club Tara Pozzo (336) 402-3245 tarapozzo@gmail.com Oak Ridge Garden Club meets the first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions) at 7 p.m. at various locations. Oak Ridge Lions Club

Oak Ridge Lions Club meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Bill’s Pizza, 1431 N.C. 68 North, Oak Ridge. New members and visitors are welcome. The club helps those who are sight- or hearingimpaired, is involved in several community projects and participates in local events. Its major fundraiser is an annual golf tournament. Brooms made by Industries for the Blind are sold year-round, and used eyeglasses are collected for recycling. It also collects used ink cartridges and is part of the Adopt-a-Highway program. Preservation Oak Ridge Doug Nodine, (336) 209-1999 Preservation Oak Ridge, a nonprofit organization that is committed to preserving the historic structures of Oak

Danny Yanusz (336) 643-6424

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Ridge, meets the fourth Wednesday each month at 5:30 p.m. (6 p.m. during summer) at Oak Ridge Town Hall. It is currently spearheading the restoration of the historic Ai Church on N.C. 68 at Alcorn Road in Oak Ridge. (For info on northwest-area Civic/Service Groups, see pages 9, 48 and 64.)

DID YOU KNOW? In July 2016, Oak Ridge’s Historic Preservation Commission approved its first round of small-scale, highimpact grants designed to preserve historic properties in the heart of the town.

EMERGENCY SERVICES In case of emergency, dial 911

OAK RIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT Station 15 8325 Linville Road, Oak Ridge (336) 643-3783 Station 51 5219 Northwest School Rd., Greensboro (336) 662-8900 www.oakridgencfire.com Full-time paid and volunteer firefighters

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT In case of emergency, dial 911

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lyzes a department’s firefighting abilities and assigns a numerical rating from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best. These ratings are used by insurance companies to calculate fire insurance premiums. Without municipal water systems with hydrants, it is difficult for a department to achieve an ISO rating lower than a 6.) Burn permits and information on open burning can be obtained from local fire stations. The Oak Ridge Fire Department also has an auxiliary that provides support to firefighters during a fire or other emergency. For contact info, call the fire department.

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northwestFINDER 2017 GIVE/GET ASSISTANCE Goodwill Industries 2205 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge (336) 643-4549 www.triadgoodwill.org

(located in the Oak Ridge Commons shopping center) (336) 788-7141 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Goodwill Industries provides work opportunities for people with special employment needs. The organization accepts donations of clothing, housewares, furniture, books, computers and accessories, which it sells in its stores. Some locations also accept televisions, cell phones and appliances. (For more info on organizations where you can Give or Get Assistance, see pages 14, 50, 65.)

MISCELLANEOUS

DID YOU KNOW? No Soliciting… the Town of Oak Ridge approved an ordinance in March 2016 which makes it unlawful for any person to “stand, sit, or otherwise remain in any street, highway, or other vehicular right of way, excluding sidewalks, within the Town of Oak Ridge, while soliciting or attempting to solicit...”

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PARKS & RECREATION ATHLETIC FIELDS/PARKS Oak Ridge Town Park 6231 Lisa Drive (336) 644-7009 www.oakridgenc.com Terry Lannon parks and recreation director tlannon@oakridgenc.com This nearly 80-acre park includes two baseball/softball fields, two multipurpose fields, concession stand, restrooms, paved and unpaved walking trails, picnic shelters, playground, horseshoe pits, fishing pond, paved parking, a community events lawn, an off-leash dog park and four miles of mountain bike trails. Picnic shelters, athletic fields, 10’ x 10’ canopies and horseshoe sets are avail-

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First Wednesday each month:

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2424 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge (336) 643-4690 www.oakridgeumc.org


able for rental. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses and individuals. An amphitheater and additional rest room facilities were constructed in 2015 as part of the park’s Phase 2. (For more info on northwest-area Parks & Recreation, see pages 16, 51, 58 and 66.)

POST OFFICE

SCHOOLS (PUBLIC) (For info on northwest-area Public Schools, see page 23.)

SENIOR PROGRAMS (For info on northwest-area Senior Programs, see page 26.)

SUPPORT GROUPS

Oak Ridge Post Office 8323 Linville Road ZIP Code 27310 (336) 644-7945

AA AND AL-ANON Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church 2614 Oak Ridge Road (336) 643-3452

Palene Duncan, postmaster

AA support meetings held on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Call for more info.

8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday

(For more info on northwest-area Support Groups, see pages 27, 53, 67.)

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UTILITIES TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING Waste Industries (336) 668-3712 www.wasteindustries.com Call for white goods, furniture or yard waste pickup (For Cable/Internet/Phone, Electric, Gas, Scrap Tire/White Goods, Water, Yard Waste or Recycling/E-cycling, see pages 22 and 28.)

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northwestFINDER 2017 Oak Ridge polling sites: (OR1) Oak Ridge Town Hall 8315 Linville Road (OR2) Oak Ridge United Methodist Church 2424 Oak Ridge Road

additional 1,787 did not indicate a party preference when they registered.

(Check the Board of Elections website for Early Voting options.)

DID YOU KNOW?

(For more voter information, see page 15.)

All elections are administered by the county Board of Elections. You may register to vote after being a resident of your county for at least 30 days. Voter registration forms may be obtained from the local town halls or at the county Board of Elections offices. There are 6,140 registered voters assigned to Oak Ridge voting precincts. As of November 2016, 1,257 of them were registered as Democrats, 3,067 as Republicans and 29 as Libertarian. An

Oak Ridge’s first Town Core Residential zoning – which allows clustered, mixed density, and/or attached singlefamily lots with densities up to two units per acre – was approved in October 2016. LD Equity plans to build 24 twin homes averaging 2,200 square feet on 15.9 acres off Zack Road, with prices starting at $250K to $300K.

YOUTH RECREATION Oak Ridge Youth Association www.orya.org Brady Young, president president@orya.org The Oak Ridge Youth Association offers organized youth sports for boys and girls ages 5-18, including spring and fall baseball and softball, soccer, lacrosse, basketball and basketball cheerleading. The organization also is affiliated with Pop Warner Little Scholars and offers Pop Warner football and Pop Warner cheerleading. Soccer programs are offered in cooperation with the Kernersville Soccer Association. (For more info on northwest-area Youth Recreation and Civic Groups, see pages 28, 54 and 68.)

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS of the Oak Ridge Historic District

More than 50 historic sites in the heart of Oak Ridge

Preserving our town’s heritage and charm Want to learn more about our town’s history or the work of our Historic Preservation Commission? Contact Oak Ridge Town Hall at (336) 644-7009 or visit www.oakridgenc.com  Oak Ridge Military Academy’s Alumni Hall, part of a National Historic Landmark District, located in the center of our Historic District

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION: STOKESDALE

STOKESDALE POPULATION 3,267 5,047

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5,526

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AT A GLANCE Originally established as Green Pond in the 1860s because of a swampy pond in the general area of what is now Ellisboro Road and N.C. 68, the town of “Pond” was renamed “Stokesdale” in 1887; it is not for certain whether the name was derived from that of a railroad executive, a train conductor or the man who surveyed the area at the time. First incorporated in 1907, Stokesdale went bankrupt during the Depression and became inactive in the 1930s. After its charter was revoked in 1971, Stokesdale incorporated for a second time on Nov. 9, 1989, and has remained a healthy, growing community in the years since. The Town purchased 25 acres on Angel Pardue Road in 2004, and completed construction on a 6,600-square-foot town hall in April 2011; the adjoining Stokesdale Town Park at Martin’s Meadow offers athletic fields, picnic shelters, a walking trail, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts and disc golf.

Under 18 .....................................................................26.9% 65 and over .................................................................10.2%

RACE White .........................................................................79.4% Hispanic or Latino .......................................................... 11.9% Black or African American ................................................ 9.4% Asian ........................................................................... 2.0% Two or more races .......................................................... 1.4%

EDUCATION (AGE 25 & OVER) High school graduate or higher ....................................... 92.9% Bachelor’s degree or higher .............................................38.1%

OTHER NOTES Per capita income is $38,910; median household income is $81,406 Of the 1,796 occupied housing units, 85.4% are occupied by the owners Median value of owner-occupied housing is $194,700 Travel time to work averages 27.1 minutes (workers age 16+) Residents with income in past 12 months below poverty level: 13.3% 204 veterans live in Stokesdale Data derived from U.S. Census Bureau/2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-year estimates and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management

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Stokesdale is the only town in northwest Guilford County that does not levy a property tax, and that operates its own municipal water system. In the last 20 years, many of the tobacco farms once so prevalent throughout the community have been replaced by residential developments. With a downtown business district, shopping center and other businesses and industries in outlying areas, and its intersection with N.C. 68, U.S. 158 and N.C. 65, Stokesdale continues to appeal to those who work in a nearby city and enjoy coming home to the country.

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FROM THE MAYOR Stokesdale is in the northern-most part of Guilford County, centrally located between Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Madison, Mayodan and Reidsville. With a history of agriculture and mining, the town now has a mix of family-owned and operated businesses. Stokesdale also is home to several Fortune 500 companies with a strong commitment to this community. The town’s population of 5,400 is growing steadily. We have several new shovel-ready housing developments, all supplied by our municipal water system. Residing in Stokesdale is small-town living where everyone knows your name. Youth athletics is operated by Stokesdale Parks and Recreation, an all-volunteer army of parents who are waiting to welcome you, your kids or grandkids. If you like the water, Belews Lake is just north of town for boating, fishing, windsurfing and sailing. As with most rural communities in North Carolina, it is not unusual to see deer, turkey or even an occasional bear, just so you know. It gets quiet up here and folks seem to like it that way, but we aren’t far from the city lights if you need something. Call me anytime and I will take you around town, maybe even down to the winery. Your neighbor,

Mayor Randy Braswell (336) 643-7345 rbraswell@stokesdale.org Term ends 2017

TOWN COUNCIL & PERSONNEL The town council is composed of four regular voting members and a mayor, who is elected directly by the citizens and votes on all matters that come before the council. Council meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Stokesdale Town Hall.

TOWN HALL 8325 Angel Pardue Road P.O. Box 465 Stokesdale, NC 27357 (336) 643-4011 Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.stokesdale.org.

Kim Hemric town administrator/finance officer stokesdale@stokesdale.org

William Jones, Jr.

Frank Bruno

mayor pro-tem

(336) 337-8473 fbruno@stokesdale.org Term ends 2019

(336) 643-5803 / 317-3773 wnjones@stokesdale.org Term ends 2019

Vicki White-Lawrence (336) 643-7676 vwhite-lawrence@ stokesdale.org Term ends 2017

Tim Jones

(336) 643-4011 taj1287@aol.com Term ends 2019

OTHER INFORMATION

COMMITTEES/BOARDS

Incorporation date: 1989

Planning and Zoning Board; Budget; Public Safety; Christmas Parade; Economic Development; U.S. 158 Bypass; Library; Ordinance Review; Property; Land Use Plan Review; Water

Estimated population: 5,526 Size: 21.4 square miles Tax rate: Stokesdale does not charge a property tax, but Guilford County charges 75.5¢ per $100 of property value. Additionally, residents in the Stokesdale Fire District pay a fire tax of 10 cents per $100 of property value.

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Want to serve on a board/committee? Email stokesdale@stokesdale.org or call (336) 643-4011.

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BUDGET TOWN FISCAL YEAR July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

GENERAL FUND BUDGET Projected Revenues Property taxes ......................... $0 Sales tax.................................. $0 Beer and wine excise tax ........................ $26,000 Franchise tax ................. $325,000 Cable franchise fees ...........$8,000 ABC profit share .............. $12,000 Miscellaneous .....................$1,100 (includes town hall/park rental, etc.) Planning fees ................... $15,000 Investment earnings ...........$4,000 Contributions/donation ......$3,000

WHAT MADE THE NEWS IN 2016  Joyner, Trevorrow retire. After just over 20 years on the job, Stokesdale’s

town clerk/finance officer, Carolyn Joyner, retired Feb. 29. Less than two months later, Bill Trevorrow, who had served as the Town’s attorney since it incorporated in 1989, announced he would retire at the end of April. Trevorrow is succeeded by Katy Gregg with the Berger Law Firm based in Eden. Kim Hemric was hired to assume some of Joyner’s duties; Phillip Pulliam was hired as parttime finance/budget officer; and Sandra Murrell was hired on a temporary basis as an additional part-time deputy clerk. Hemric was promoted to town administrator six months after she was hired, pending the council finalizing her new job description and salary. She was also appointed as finance officer and Pulliam, though relieved of that position, was retained as budget officer. As of early January 2017, Murrell’s hours had increased to about 28 per week and council members continued discussing whether to make her position a permanent one.

Total revenues ................$394,100 Projected Expenditures General government ........ $140,168 Cultural and recreation ..... $62,200 Public safety .....................$17,500 Economic and physical development.................... $33,600 Transportation ...................$4,200 Capital outlays ......................... $0 Undesignated fund balance .......................... $136,432 Total expenditures ..........$394,100

WATER SYSTEM BUDGET Projected Revenues Water sales ................... $350,230 Tap/connection fees......... $20,000 Investments/misc. .............$2,000 Late fees...........................$17,000 Water capacity fees .........$40,000 Total revenues ................$429,230 Projected Expenditures Water purchase ............. $200,000 Administrative ................. $98,030 Maintenance .................... $96,800 Depreciation .................... $34,400 Total expenditures ..........$429,230

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 Sales tax. In March the Stokesdale Town Council approved a resolution requesting

Guilford County commissioners change the method of distributing sales tax back to the per capita method, which is based on population. Since 2003, the commissioners have annually voted to use the ad valorem method of sales tax distribution – which means only those towns that levy a property tax get back a portion of sales tax paid by their citizens. Stokesdale does not levy a property tax, so the town receives none of the sales tax its citizens pay. “We have five council people doing the town manager’s job, with some of us putting in 20 to 25 hours a week. You look around and ask, ‘Why should we be doing this when there is money (sales and use tax) there to pay for a town manager? If that money is collected all over Guilford County, then some of it should come back to our town,” Stokesdale Mayor Pro Tem Bill Jones has argued. Jones has been the driving force behind efforts to get municipalities throughout the state to advocate for the per capita method of sales tax distribution. Although his efforts have not yet brought about a change in the sales tax distribution method, he vows to continue fighting for the change.


 No MST for Stokesdale. Three months after the council voted (3-2) to

dissolve its Trails/Paths/Right of Ways Committee, Stokesdale Mayor Randy Braswell contacted Kate Dixon, executive director of Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and Carol Tingley, deputy director of N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, to ask that Stokesdale be taken off the MST map. The trail has since been rerouted through Oak Ridge.  Deputy dismissed. The town council voted in June to approve its FY 2016/2017

budget, which for the first time since 1993 did not include the salary for a full-time deputy. “With the increase in population, addition of several new subdivisions, increase in water customers and the stress the new 811 locate requirements have imposed on our staff, it is more than a five-member town council can keep up with. Mayor Braswell is currently spending a great deal of time on administrative matters and the transition of office staff. The only item in the budget which frees up enough money to staff the position is the sheriff’s auxiliary contract,” Councilman Tim Jones explained before the budget was approved at the town council’s June 9 meeting.  ABC store meets resistance. Bringing an ABC store to the town prompted a

MARK YOUR CALENDAR 2nd Thursday each month Town Council meets at 7 p.m. 

Last Saturday each month Good Samaritan food pantry and clothing closet, 9-11 a.m. 

Sunday, March 12 Daylight Savings Time begins 

Late March Stokesdale Fire Dept barbecue 

Monday, June 12

lengthy discussion on Aug. 11. Councilman Frank Bruno had said at the previous meeting that he’d been asked by citizens to pursue the subject as a way of bringing needed revenue to the Town and had promised to report back after contacting area ABC Boards.

(Pending additional make-up days) Last day of school for GCS students

Bruno was met with strong objections from a few local pastors, citizens and fellow council members, however, and ultimately said he would continue to study the issue from a personal standpoint. As of January 2017, it had not been brought back up for discussion.

Monday, Aug. 28

 Water system may break even in 2017. At the conclusion of the Dec.

8 town council meeting, Mayor Randy Braswell said, “This council is closing the gap on the water system. I don’t see why our water system won’t be in the black next year –I’m proud that we’ve stuck together and made that happen.”

First day of 2017-18 school year 

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Late Oct./early Nov. Stokesdale Fire Department Brunswick Stew 

Sunday, Nov. 5 Daylight Savings Time ends 

Tuesday, Nov. 7 Municipal Election Day 

Saturday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremony at Stokesdale Veterans Memorial 

Mid-November Good Samaritan Ministries’ Angel Tree project kicks off 

Saturday, Dec. 2 Town Christmas tree lighting  Stokesdale Christmas Parade. Community members line the streets of

downtown Stokesdale every second Saturday of December for the Town’s annual Christmas Parade.

Saturday, Dec. 9 Stokesdale Christmas Parade

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES CIVIC/SERVICE GROUPS Marine Corps League Detachment 1314 www.nwt1314.com neverforget@NWT1314.com Les Leamons, commandant (336) 329-9085 Joe Vodenichar, junior vice commandant (336) 389-2136 The Marine Corps League Detachment 1314 meets the second Wednesday of every month at the Moose Lodge, 1250 E. Mountain St., Kernersville. Social hour is from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a business meeting.

Marine Corps League members promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy and provide aid to all Marines and former Marines and their widows and orphans.

DID YOU KNOW? The U.S. motto “In God We Trust� was added to the exterior of Stokesdale Town Hall and inside the council chambers above the town seal on Sept. 13.

Revitalizing Our Ancestors Dreams In Stokesdale 8428 U.S. 158, Stokesdale www.Roads-Stokesdalenc.org Pam Lemmons (336) 643-6400 roads.stokesdalenc@gmail.com Revitalizing Our Ancestors Dreams in Stokesdale (ROADS) is a grassroots group dedicated to revitalizing the downtown area of Stokesdale. The group is working to raise support for a trail to come through Stokesdale, which could become part of the 1,150-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Stokesdale Community Choir Sondra Beene, (336) 453-8017 skbeene@gmail.com Do you have a love for music? This senior choir invites all adults for fellowship, singing and enjoyment. Practices for

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upcoming concerts are held on Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Stokesdale Town Hall, 8325 Angel Pardue Road. Two performances are planned each year, and the choir takes the summer off. (For more info on local Civic/Service Groups, see pages 9, 34 and 64.)

EMERGENCY SERVICES In case of emergency, dial 911

STOKESDALE FIRE DEPT. Station 12 8401 U.S. 158, Stokesdale (336) 643-0790 www.stokesdalefire.com Full-time paid and volunteer firefighters Todd Gauldin, chief

ISO Rating: 6 (Awarded by the Insurance Service Office, an ISO rating analyzes a department’s firefighting abilities and assigns a numerical rating from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best. These ratings are used by insurance companies to calculate fire insurance premiums. Without a full municipal water system with hydrants, it is difficult for a department to achieve a rating lower than a 6.) Burn permits and info on open burning can be obtained from local fire stations. The Stokesdale Fire Department also has an auxiliary that provides support to firefighters during a fire or other emergency. Additionally, the auxiliary sells reflective address markers, which enables emergency responders to see house numbers clearly in an emergency situation. The markers, which can be mounted vertically or horizontally, are $15 each and can be purchased at the fire department.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT In case of emergency, dial 911. (For more info on the Sheriff’s Department, see pages 11 and 64.)

EMERGENCY SHELTERS Arrangements are in place throughout Guilford County for numerous emergency shelters, but locations are not made public until there is an emergency. An emergency shelter has been established in Stokesdale at Stokesdale United Methodist Church, 8305 Loyola Street, and if needed, at the Stokesdale Town Hall, 8325 Angel Pardue Road. Before going to a shelter, please verify that it is open by dialing the American Red Cross at (336) 333-2111. (For more info on Emergency Services, see pages 11 and 64.) Continued on next page

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northwestFINDER 2017 GIVE/GET ASSISTANCE Camp Carefree 275 Carefree Lane Stokesdale, NC 27357 (336) 427-0966 directors@campcarefree.org www.campcarefree.org Camp Carefree, founded in 1986, provides a free, one-week camping experience for youngsters from North Carolina and neighboring states with specific health problems and disabilities. The program also offers camps for siblings of ill or disabled children and for children with a seriously ill or disabled parent. In addition, Camp Carefree hosts weekend retreats for organizations such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Hospice, Cub Scouts and church youth groups.

DID YOU KNOW? Stokesdale Fire District’s tax cap increased in March from 10 cents to 15 cents per $100 property valuation after the increase was placed on the March 15 primary election ballot. Of the 1,951 citizens who voted on the issue, 61 percent voted to increase the tax cap.

Good Samaritan Ministries P.O. Box 202, Stokesdale, NC 27357 www.stokesdalegsm.org Good Samaritan Ministries, an ecumenical Christian outreach ministry of

Stokesdale-area churches, provides assistance with heating and electric bills and food and clothing to area families in need. It also sponsors an Angel Tree, which gives community members an opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for children in need. A food pantry and clothing closet operated by Good Samaritan Ministries is open to the public from 9 to 11 a.m. on the last Saturday of every month at Stokesdale Business Center, 8500 Ellisboro Road. For info, call (336) 643-4850. Participating churches include Bethel United Methodist Church (336-6430509), Church of the Living God (336-643-4594), Crossroads Community Church (336-312-1431), Flat Rock United Methodist Church (336-6430306), Gideon Grove United Methodist Church (336-932-3364), Mount Carmel

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United Methodist Church (336-5001767), Mount Zion United Methodist Church (336-548-4455), Oak Springs Missionary Baptist Church (336-6435617), Stokesdale Christian Church (336-643-3111) and Stokesdale United Methodist Church (336-643-4850).

where you can Give or Get Assistance, see pages 14, 36 and 65.)

Malachi Boys’ Home/School 6321 U.S. 158, Summerfield (336) 643-7464 www.oaklevelbaptistchurch.org (select Malachi Boys’ Home)

Frank Bruno (336) 337-8473 fbruno@stokesdale.org

Mailing address: P.O. Box 510, Stokesdale, NC 27357

The Stokesdale Library features books, audio and videotapes and computers for public use. The library opened in April 2013, is run by volunteers, and presently operates during Town Hall hours; plans are to offer additional programs such as a Children’s Story Hour in the future.

A ministry of Oak Level Baptist Church, the home’s mission is to teach Christian values and love of God to boys in grades 7-12 in need of a home. For more information on organizations

ATHLETIC FIELDS/PARKS

LIBRARY Stokesdale Library Located in Stokesdale Town Hall 8325 Angel Pardue Road

stokesdale@stokesdale.org 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Estate planning and administration, including wills, trusts, and probate Corporate and business general counsel services Tax planning, advice, and preparation

PARKS & RECREATION

Stokesdale Community Park 8401 Capri Drive stokesdaleparksandrec@gmail.com www.stokesdaleparksandrec.com Stokesdale Parks and Recreation coordinates baseball/softball, basketball, soccer and cheerleading programs at its fields in Stokesdale and at the Stokesdale Town Park. Stokesdale Town Park at Martin’s Meadow 8329 Angel Pardue Road, Stokesdale (336) 643-4011 (town hall) www.stokesdale.org/town-park This 25-acre park was developed by Continued on next page

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Winery, Tasting Room & Vineyard

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Protecting you, your family, and your business since 1987 www.tippettlawfirm.com

Tasting Room Hours: Thu- Sat 12 - 6 pm • Sunday 1- 6 pm or by appointment

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LAKES Belews Lake/Carolina Marina 548 Shelton Road, Stokesdale (336) 427-0498 www.carolinamarina.com Lake access is available at the Piney Bluff Access Area on N.C. 65 and the Pine Hall Access Area on Pine Hall Road. Boating access is also available at the privately-owned Humphries Ridge Marina and Campground and Carolina Marina.

MEMORIALS Stokesdale Veterans Monument 6826 U.S. 158, Stokesdale Todd Harmon (336) 643-3711 tharmon@forbisanddick.com Located at Vulcan Materials Company, the monument is the site of a special program each Veterans Day. A community walking track is also located at the site.

DID YOU KNOW? Stokesdale’s “Holiday” Parade was changed to “Christmas” Parade by a 4-1 vote of the town council in May 2016.

POST OFFICE Stokesdale Post Office 8210 U.S. 158, downtown Stokesdale ZIP Code 27357 (336) 644-6686 Amanda Parker, postmaster 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday www.usps.com

SCHOOLS (PUBLIC) (For info on Stokesdale/northwest-area Public Schools, see page 23.)

SENIOR PROGRAMS (For info on Stokesdale/northwest-area Senior Programs, see page 26.)

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SUPPORT GROUPS AA AND AL-ANON Stokesdale Christian Church 8607 Stokesdale Street (336) 643-3111 Weekly AA meetings held at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. For information, contact Dean at (336) 392-6676. (For more info on Support Groups, see pages 27, 37 and 67.)

UTILITIES

WATER Aqua N.C. (for community well system users only) www.aquaamerica.com For info or water emergencies, call (877) 987-2782.

DID YOU KNOW? Besides meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m., Stokesdale Town Council holds weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Stokesdale Town Hall at (336) 643-4011. To get water turned on, Stokesdale residents who are eligible to receive town water must go to the town hall MondayFriday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For water emergencies, call (336) 643-4011 or after hours, call (336) 601-2180, (336) 317-5938, or (336) 342-4748 and leave a message.

YARD DEBRIS Pearman Quarry LCID 7612 Pearman Quarry Road, Kernersville (336) 602-5820

TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING

MLCID for Benjamin Brame 8735 Warner Road, Stokesdale (336) 420-0003

Republic Services (serves Summerfield and Stokesdale) (336) 724-0842 www.republicservices.com

(For other utilities including Cable/Internet/Phone, Electric, Gas and Scrap Tire/ White Goods, and Recycling/E-cycling, see pages 22 and 28.)

Call for white goods and leaf pickup.

Stokesdale Water System (residents on municipal water only) For info or billing questions, call

Pastor Dan Hemric

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Faith Baptist Tabernacle 7923 Lester Rd, Stokesdale convenient to Hwys 158 & 220

(336) 416-3904 Sun. school 10 am Sun. services 11am & 6 pm Wed. service 7:30 pm

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licans and 17 as Libertarian. An additional 1,210 did not indicate a party preference when they registered. (For more voter info, see page 15.)

In Stokesdale, the polling site is located at: Stokesdale Town Hall 8325 Angel Pardue Road

DID YOU KNOW? You can get information on the Town of Stokesdale’s municipal water system, an application for water service, who to call in case of emergency, and view the annual Consumer Confidence Report by visiting www.stokesdale.org and clicking on the “Water System” tab.

(Check the Board of Elections website for Early Voting options.) All elections are administered by the Guilford County Board of Elections. You may register to vote after being a resident of your county for at least 30 days. Voter registration forms may be obtained from the local town halls or at the county Board of Elections offices. There are 3,843 registered voters assigned to Stokesdale voting precincts; as of November 2016, 819 of them were registered as Democrats, 1,797 as Repub-

YOUTH RECREATION ATHLETICS Northwest Guilford Youth Football Association Randy Irwin, (336) 254-1516 www.nwgyfa.com The NGYF Association offers football and cheerleading as a nonprofit, volunteer organization. Stokesdale Parks and Recreation jbaynes13@triad.rr.com www.stokesdaleparksandrec.com Jason Baynes, president Stokesdale Parks and Recreation offers youth basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and cheerleading. The organization owns Stokesdale Ball Park; basketball is played in the Stokesdale Elementary School gym. (For more info on northwest-area Youth Recreation/Civic Groups, see pages 28, 38 and 68.)

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COLFAX COMMUNITY RESOURCES POST OFFICE Colfax Post Office 9052 W. Market Street ZIP Code 27235 (336) 993-7568 Andy Parker, postmaster 8:30-11 a.m. & noon-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri 9-11 a.m. Saturday www.usps.com

EMERGENCY SERVICES In case of emergency, dial 911

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Full-time paid and volunteer firefighters Station 16 9414 W. Market Street, Colfax (336) 993-4931 Dennis Robinson, chief

ISO Rating: 6 (Awarded by the Insurance Service Office, an ISO rating analyzes a department’s firefighting abilities and assigns a numerical rating from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best. These ratings are used by insurance companies to calculate fire insurance premiums. Without municipal water systems with hydrants, it is difficult for a department to achieve a rating lower than a 6.) (For more info on Emergency Services, see pages 11, 49.)

MISCELLANEOUS Colfax Persimmon Festival 558 N. Bunker Hill Road, Oak Ridge (336) 682-5328 www.colfaxpersimmonfest.com Gene Stafford began the Colfax Persimmon Festival in 2008 on the site of

the Stafford family farm, which predates the Revolutionary War era. The one-day event celebrates the American persimmon and is well known for the sale of persimmon pulp and other persimmon products. The festival also provides historical information about the Stafford family and daily life from a variety of eras through tours, demonstrations, educational displays and artifacts. Vendors sell food, art, crafts and artifacts while musicians provide live entertainment. Greater Colfax Community Watch Program colfaxcw.wix.com/ colfax-community-watch This organization was created in 2011 in response to a noticeable increase in residential break-ins and burglaries. It has since attracted member citizens from

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Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market 2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax (336) 605-9157 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

DID YOU KNOW? Encompassing 8 acres, Carolina Field of Honor is in the 426-acre Triad Park bordering Kernersville and Colfax. It features a 60-foot obelisk and five granite monuments, each honoring one branch of the military, a fountain and reflecting pool, flag walk, memorial wall naming veterans and sponsors, and a portion of steel beam from the World Trade Center tragedy.

www.triadfarmersmarket.com Piedmont Triad Farmers Market allows visitors to buy vegetables, fruits and ornamentals directly from farmers. Activities are offered at promotional events. The Market Shoppes, a garden center and restaurant are open year-round.

PARKS & RECREATION

This 426-acre park, owned by Guilford and Forsyth counties, has trails, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, softball and soccer fields, a stocked pond and picnic shelters. A 5,000-square-foot building can be rented for meetings and parties. Completed in 2014, the $5 million Carolina Field of Honor pays tribute to veterans with an obelisk with jetted water feature and an amphitheater with seating for 2,000. (For more info on northwest-area Parks & Recreation, see pages 16, 36, 51 and 66.)

SCHOOLS (PUBLIC) (For info on northwest-area Public Schools, see page 23.)

ATHLETIC FIELDS/PARKS Triad Park 9652 E. Mountain Street, Kernersville (336) 703-2500 www.forsyth.cc/Parks/Triad

SENIOR PROGRAMS (For info on northwest-area Senior Programs, see page 26.)

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SUMMERFIELD POPULATION 7,018

2000

10,232

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11,232

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AT A GLANCE Though not incorporated until 1996, Summerfield dates back to the 1700s. Originally known as Bruce’s Crossroads, it was named for Charles Bruce, a Revolutionary War patriot who settled in the area in 1769. It was renamed in 1812 for Rev. John Summerfield, an evangelist who relocated there. Shortly after incorporating, Summerfield approved voluntary annexation requests from neighboring property owners who also wanted to be included in the town limits. The Town now encompasses 26.56 miles and is Guilford County’s third largest municipality. The Town of Summerfield now owns all four corners at the N.C. 150/Summerfield Road intersection and plans to begin work on developing a master plan for the intersection later this year.

Under 18 .................................................................... 26.2% 65 and over .................................................................13.6%

RACE White .........................................................................92.1% Black or African-American ................................................ 3.8% Asian ............................................................................3.1% Hispanic or Latino ............................................................1.9% Two or more races .......................................................... 1.0%

EDUCATION (AGE 25 & OVER) High school graduate or higher ........................................95.5% Bachelor’s degree or higher ............................................ 52.6%

OTHER NOTES Per capita income is $46,636; median household income is $105,547 Of the 3,800 occupied housing units, 89% are occupied by the owner Median value of owner-occupied housing is $340,600 Travel time to work averages 26.4 minutes (workers age 16+) Residents with income in past 12 months below poverty level: 1.1% 691 veterans live in Summerfield

Plans are underway to transform an abandoned A&Y Railroad bed into a trail that will connect to the 1,175Rockingham Data derived from U.S. Census Bureau/2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-year mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail which runs across NorthCounty estimates and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management Carolina, and a $3.4 million grant from NCDOT awarded in December 2016 will help fund the trail. The widening of U.S. 220 from a two-lane highway to a four-lane highway with a median, which is scheduled for (open-to-traffic) completion in mid-2017, will inevitably bring some welcome and unwelcome changes to the Summerfield communiForsythunder construction ty – as will an I-73 interchange County on a rural stretch of N.C. 150 between Deboe Road and Henson Forest Drive. With two major road projects nearing completion and commercial and residential development in full swing, Summerfield faces the challenge of preserving its rural character while balancing residential and commercial growth with the needs and desires of its residents.

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FROM THE MAYOR On behalf of the Summerfield Town Council, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all visitors and newcomers to the Town of Summerfield. Summerfield began as a crossroads community in the mid-1700s thanks to our benefactor Mr. Charles Bruce, whom we honor at our annual Founders’ Day celebration in May along with our original town council members from 1996, our town’s date of incorporation. These council members worked diligently to incorporate our community into what we know today as the Town of Summerfield. We hope you will visit our community park, athletic park and local trails and greenways. Also, please take a moment to check out the Town of Summerfield website— www.summerfieldgov.com – and click on “All Aboard! Summerfield Trail of History” to view a series of videos created by Summerfield resident Christa Miller. These videos provide a history of the Summerfield community that spans 200 years as well as the story of the creation of the A&Y Greenway and its progress as it strives to become part of North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail. As a town, we celebrate and strive to protect our rural heritage with the knowledge that Summerfield is a desirable place to live thanks to our fabulous schools, scenic vistas and small-town charm.

TOWN COUNCIL & PERSONNEL The Summerfield Town Council is composed of five regular council members and a mayor. Regular council members serve four-year terms and vote on all issues that come before the council. The mayor is elected directly by the citizens to a two-year term and only votes in cases of a tie.

Council meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. – normally at Summerfield Community Center, 5404 Centerfield Road, although meeting locations may vary in 2017.

Dena Barnes mayor pro-tem (336) 643-5972 dbarnes@ summerfieldgov.com Terms ends 2019

TOWN HALL 4117 Oak Ridge Road / P.O. Box 970 Summerfield, NC 27358 (336) 643-8655 Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. For more information, visit www.summerfieldgov.com.

Scott Whitaker town manager swhitaker@ summerfieldgov.com

Valarie Halvorsen town clerk clerk@ summerfieldgov.com

Mike Adams

Dianne Laughlin

John O’Day

Reece Walker

(336) 707-5114 madams@ summerfieldgov.com Terms ends 2017

(336) 643-0804 joday@ summerfieldgov.com Terms ends 2019

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(336) 643-6414 dlaughlin@ summerfieldgov.com Terms ends 2017

(336) 706-3195 rwalker@ summerfieldgov.com Terms ends 2019

We welcome you and your family.

Mayor Mark Brown

OTHER INFORMATION

COMMITTEES/BOARDS

(336) 681-6730 edard48@bellsouth.net Terms ends 2017

Incorporation date: 1996

Zoning Board Board of Adjustment Historical Finance Founders’ Day Trails and Open Space

Estimated population: 11,232 Size: 26.56 square miles Tax rate: 2.75¢ per $100 of property value (town); 75.5¢ per $100 (county), 13.1¢ per $100 (fire department and service protection district)

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BUDGET TOWN FISCAL YEAR July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 Operating Budget: $2,348,235 Projected Revenues Property taxes ............... $384,000 (2.75¢ per $100 property value) Sales tax......................... $115,250 ABC profit sharing/beer and wine tax ................. $124,000 Utility franchise tax........ $432,500 Investment earnings ......... $93,000 Parks and recreation ......... $34,500 Planning/misc. fees .......... $18,300 Founders’ Day .................... $2,750 Transfer from Fund Balance ................$1,143,935 Total revenues .............$2,348,235

WHAT MADE THE NEWS IN 2016  Town purchases 26.38 acres.

On Feb. 9, Summerfield Town Council announced it would purchase a 26.38-acre tract from Ronald and Linda Vandergrift for $500,000; the property adjoins Summerfield Community Park to the north.

It is all about preserving open space, said Councilman Mike Adams after the announcement was made. "It just makes good sense to preserve our open space for the citizens for as long as possible," he said, adding the property will be a perfect complement to the community park, which encompasses 51.6 acres on Centerfield Road, behind Summerfield Elementary School. "That north side of the park is the only area where we can do that (expand the park)."

Projected Expenditures Governing body ............... $44,877 Administration................ $311,950 (includes $241,800 for administrative salaries/benefits and $46,800 for operating expenses) Finance ........................... $83,308 (includes $65,500 for salaries/benefits and $17,808 for services) Legal services .................. $50,000 Planning .........................$281,350 (includes $175,650 salaries/benefits and $101,100 in planning services) Public property/buildings ... $295,900 Community resources ......$1,191,200 (includes $917,500 for capital outlay, $109,800 for parks and rec salaries/ benefits, $19,300 for community events, $137,100 for operating expenses, plus misc.) Community services ........$86,500 Community planning ..........$3,150 Total expenditures .......$2,348,235

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 I-73 on the horizon. Rows of earth-moving and other heavy equipment were a common site along N.C. 150 in Summerfield, where throughout the year work was underway on a future I-73 interchange. The new 9.4-mile, four-lane future interstate will begin at the existing Joseph M. Bryan Boulevard/Airport Parkway interchange, cross over N.C. 68, and end south of U.S. 220 near the Haw River. The design-build project is expected to be completed by mid-2017.  Second park entrance completed. At a cost of $217,000, a second entrance road to Summerfield Athletic Park was completed in July. The additional entrance road was added so that people leaving the park and traveling south on U.S. 220 could still make a left-hand turn after the widening of U.S. 220 has been completed.


 Spencer returns as planning director. Five years after leaving her position as Summerfield’s town planner, Carrie Spencer returned in August as the Town’s planning director. During her absence, Spencer had worked as a planner for Guilford County and for the Town of Jamestown, and earned her AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification.

Before her first stint of employment with the Town, Spencer, a Summerfield resident, served on its Planning and Zoning Board. The Town continues its search for a full-time town planner.  Trail route decision made, reversed. The town council voted 3-2 in Au-

gust to proceed with an alternate route for the A&Y Greenway extension through Summerfield that included a pedestrian crosswalk at U.S. 220.

Councilman Reece Walker, one of the two council members who voted against the alternate route, later explained his vote. “I could not in good conscience vote for a trail alignment that would call for a pedestrian crossing on a four-lane highway. I plan on working with our TOS Committee, NCDOT, and other vested groups on making the crossing as safe as possible,” he said. Following the decision, many advocated for a safer alternate route; their preferred route extended the trail from where it currently ends near Strawberry Road at an NCDOT-constructed pedestrian tunnel under U.S. 220, to just south of the new Summerfield Chiropractic/MedPlex building on Summerfield Road, then on to the old railroad bed at Summerfield Elementary School. The town council grappled with the issue for the next few months before unanimously voting on Nov. 9 to reverse its earlier decision; Stewart, an engineer firm based in Raleigh, was subsequently authorized to design the A&Y Greenway extension using a previously presented “blue route,” which will use the pedestrian tunnel under U.S. 220 to connect the trail from the east side of the highway to the west side.  Martin house repairs, renovations underway. The two-story, brick

Martin house at the corner of Oak Ridge Road and Summerfield Road (across from Summerfield Town Hall) was purchased by the Town in November 2015. Over the last year the historic building has been undergoing repairs and renovations. To free up space for a dedicated administrative building, the museum inside Town Hall will eventually be moved to the Martin house, where the museum will also be expanded.

 Town receives $3.4 million for trail project. The Town of Summer-

field received an early - and unexpected - Christmas present on Dec. 13 when NCDOT released results from its Prioritization 4.0 assessment process. Included on the project priority list was Summerfield’s A&Y Greenway (South) project, which has been allocated $3,429,000 for NCDOT’s 2018-2027 project cycle. “The notification came as a joyous surprise, especially given that the project hasn’t ranked well in the past,” Town Manager Scott Whitaker said after learning about the funding. “The Trails and Open Space Committee, Town Council, area MPO, Stewart (design/engineer firm), and citizens have put immense effort into this project - this news shines a floodlight on the value of collaboration and keeping noses to the grindstone.”

 PD zoning district. Discussions about a proposed Planned Development

zoning district began last fall, and after review by the Planning and Zoning board, the first of two public hearings was scheduled Jan. 23, 2017. The PD district would allow both commercial and residential development, with a variety of housing sizes, architectural styles and price ranges.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR 1st Tuesday each month Summerfield Merchants Association meets 6:30 p.m. 

2 Tuesday each month nd

Town Council meets 6:30 p.m. 

Last Tuesday each month Summerfield United Methodist Church food & clothing bank open 2-4 p.m. 

Sunday, March 12 Daylight Savings Time begins 

May 12-13 Summerfield Founders’ Day 

Monday, June 12 (Pending additional make-up days) Last day of school for GCS students

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Monday, Aug. 28 First day of 2017-18 school year 

Early- to mid-November Summerfield Fire Department annual Brunswick Stew 

Sunday, Nov. 5 Daylight Savings Time ends 

Tuesday, Nov. 7 Municipal Election Day 

November (date TBA) Veterans Appreciation ceremony 

Late November (date TBA) Community Christmas tree lighting

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES Jeff Bercaw, president jdbercaw@gmail.com

was responsible for erecting a permanent veterans monument beside Summerfield Community Center. VFW Post 7999 meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Summerfield Community Center, 5404 Centerfield Road in Summerfield.

Cyndi Brown, treasurer, (336) 707-7676 cbrownfc@bellsouth.net

(For more info on Civic/Service Groups, see pages 9, 34 and 48.)

BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS Summerfield Merchants Association summerfieldma.wordpress.com

Merchants and business owners who live or work in Summerfield are cordially invited to attend Summerfield Merchants Association meetings, on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy these benefits for your business: website exposure, cooperative advertising with other Summerfield merchants, community events, networking, business after-hours events, and more.

In case of emergency, dial 911

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SUMMERFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT

District 1 office 7506 Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 641-2300

(For more info on northwest-area Business Associations, see pages 9 and 34.)

Station 9 7400 Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 643-4341

CIVIC/SERVICE GROUPS Veterans of Foreign Wars vfw7999@gmail.com www.vfw7999.blogspot.com Commander Sam Schlosser (336) 643-3411 Members of Northwest Guilford VFW Post 7999 are regular participants in local events, such as the Summerfield Founders Day Parade and the Stokesdale Holiday Parade. The post’s honor guard also provides military rites at veterans’ funerals. The post

EMERGENCY SERVICES

www.summerfieldfire.com

Station 29 1800 Scalesville Road, Summerfield (336) 643-5950 Station 39 6214 Lake Brandt Road, Summerfield (336) 643-2253 Full-time paid and volunteer firefighters Chris Johnson, chief cjohnson @summerfieldfire.com

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Service Office, an ISO rating analyzes a department’s firefighting abilities and assigns a numerical rating from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best. These ratings are used by insurance companies to calculate fire insurance premiums. Without municipal water systems with hydrants, it is difficult for a department to achieve a rating lower than a 6.) Burn permits and information on open burning can be obtained from local fire stations. The Summerfield Fire Department also has an auxiliary that provides support to firefighters during a fire or other emergency. For contact info, call the fire department.

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Capt. R. A. Elliot, district commander (For more info on the Sheriff’s Department, see page 11.)

EMERGENCY SHELTERS

Arrangements are in place throughout Guilford County for numerous emergency shelters, but locations are not confirmed until there is an emergency. Emergency shelters have been established in the town of Summerfield (at either Summerfield United Methodist Church, 2334 Scalesville Road, or Center United Methodist Church, 6142 Lake Brandt Road). Before going to a shelter, please verify that it is open by calling the American Red Cross at (336) 333-2111.

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(For more info on Emergency Services, see pages 11, 35, 49 and 57.)

GIVE/GET ASSISTANCE Tabitha Ministry P.O. Box 514, Summerfield, NC 27358 (336) 643-9484 www.tabithaministry.com

Boutique located within the store, which features name-brand items like formal wear, business wear, bridal wear, etc. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (For more info on organizations where you can Give or Get Assistance, see pages 14, 36 and 50.)

Tabitha Ministry is a faith-based ministry that operates Tabitha House and Tabitha’s Closet. Tabitha House is a residential home that provides skills training, counseling and a stable environment for women coming from abusive situations, addictions and prison. Tabitha’s Closet 4547-B U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (336) 644-0861 Tabitha’s Closet is a thrift store that provides financial support for the ministry and employment for some of its participants. Make sure to check out Tabitha’s

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DID YOU KNOW? Summerfield Town Council will “take its show on the road” in 2017 and hold some future meetings at locations other than Summerfield Community Center. Meeting location changes will be advertised in advance.

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PARKS & RECREATION ATHLETIC FIELDS/PARKS Summerfield Athletic Park 5200 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (336) 643-8655 (Town Hall) Jeff Goard jgoard@summerfieldgov.com This 29-acre athletic facility opened in 2010. The park has three baseball/ softball fields, a multipurpose field, restrooms/concession stand, a batting cage, playground and paved parking. Several youth sports organizations have facility use agreements with the town. Summerfield Community Park 5404 Centerfield Road (Located behind Summerfield

Community Center) (336) 643-8655 (town hall) Jeff Goard jgoard@summerfieldgov.com This 50-acre passive recreation park includes features such as paved walking trails, playgrounds, restrooms, picnic shelters, stocked pond, fishing pier, an amphitheater, a veterans memorial and paved parking. (A valid fishing license is required for fishing.) Opportunities are available to dedicate a tree, garden, bench or other item as a lasting memorial to a loved one. Park facilities can be rented for gatherings and events.

MEMORIALS Veterans Memorial vfw7999@gmail.com www.vfw7999.blogspot.com

Northwest Guilford VFW Post 7999 has constructed a veterans memorial beside the Summerfield Community Center, 5404 Centerfield Road. Proceeds from the sale of engraved brick pavers to honor veterans will be applied to future features at the memorial. (For more info on Parks & Recreation, see pages 16, 36, 51 and 58.)

DID YOU KNOW? The A&Y Greenway, which will eventually extend through Summerfield, will connect to the 1,175-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail running across North Carolina.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Summerfield Post Office 7412 Summerfield Road, Summerfield ZIP Code 27358 (336) 643-5532 Linwood Thompson, officer in charge 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday www.usps.com

AA AND AL-ANON

Pearman Quarry LCID 7612 Pearman Quarry Road, Kernersville (336) 602-5820

Community Lutheran Church 4960 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield Meetings are held 8 p.m. each Monday. Call (336) 643-7667 for more info.

MLCID for Benjamin Brame 8735 Warner Road, Stokesdale (336) 420-0003

(For more info on northwest-area Support Groups, see pages 27, 37 and 53.)

(For other utilities including Cable/Internet/Phone, Electric, Gas and Scrap Tire/ White Goods, and Recycling/E-cycling, see pages 22 and 28.)

UTILITIES

VOTING/ELECTIONS

SCHOOLS (PUBLIC) (For info on northwest-area Public Schools, see page 23.)

TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING

SENIOR PROGRAMS (For info on northwest-area Senior Programs, see page 26.)

YARD DEBRIS

Republic Services (serves Summerfield and Stokesdale) (336) 299-0815 www.republicservices.com Call for white goods and leaf pickup.

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2,451 did not indicate a party preference when they registered.

(Check the Board of Elections website for Early Voting sites.)

Summerfield Recreation Association president@SRAsports.org www.summerfieldrec.org

All elections are administered by the county Board of Elections. You may register to vote after being a resident of your county for at least 30 days. Voter registration forms may be obtained from the local town halls or at the county Board of Elections offices. There are 8,003 registered voters assigned to Summerfield voting precincts. As of November 2016, 1,692 of them were registered as Democrats, 3,814 as Republicans and 46 as Libertarian. An additional

(For more voter information for Guilford County, see page 15.)

YOUTH RECREATION/ CIVIC GROUPS RECREATION

Greg Tatum, president Summerfield Recreation Association is a nonprofit, volunteer organization. It offers year-round, organized youth sports programs, including winter basketball and cheerleading, spring and fall basketball and fast-pitch softball for ages 4-16. Games and practices are held at various locations, including Summerfield Elementary School and Summerfield Athletic Park.

DID YOU KNOW? In February 2016, RoadSnacks.net ranked Summerfield the “sixth happiest town” out of 188 North Carolina communities with populations of over 2,000.

Northern Guilford Youth Football www.ngyouthfootball.com Phil Beane, president pbeane@ngyouthfootball.com Northern Guilford Youth Football is part of the Rockingham County Youth Football League and offers flag and tackle football and cheerleading for ages 5-12. (For more information on youth recreation and civic groups, see pages 28, 38 and 54.)

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ACCOUNTANTS By the Book Accounting & Tax Service, Inc. Anne M. Garner, Enrolled Agent Individual & Corporate Tax Preparation and Payroll 8304-C Highway 158 Stokesdale, NC 27357 Office (336) 441-8325, Fax (336) 441-8375 Email: annegarner605@gmail.com Carlotta Lytton, CPA, PC Certified Public Accountant Individual & Business Accounting 7805 US Highway 158 Stokesdale, NC 27357 clyttoncpa@bellsouth.net (336) 644-7033 Kim Thacker Accounting & Tax Services Individual & Small Business Payroll / Bookkeeping • 17 years experience 8400 US Highway 158 Stokesdale, NC 27357 kim.thacker@att.net (336) 644-2741 • Fax (336) 644-2743 Samuel K. Anders, CPA, MSA, PC PO Box 447 8004 Linville Road, Suite G Oak Ridge, NC 27310 Fax (336) 643-3606 Office (336) 643-7577 info@samanderscpa.com

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Scott K. Tippett Attorney and Counselor at Law Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate Corporate & Business General Councel Services Tax Planning • Real Estate • Civil Litigation Protecting you, your family & your business (336) 643-0044 • www.tippettlawfirm.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 51

The Law Office of Susan P. Greeson, P.L.L.C. 8004 Linville Rd., Ste. A-1, Oak Ridge (336) 298-7196 • www.greesonlegal.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 37

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE & REPAIR Brinsfield Automotive Complete Service & Repair Pick-up & delivery available to northwest-area addresses 707 Edwardia Drive Greensboro, NC 27409 (336) 292-6499

Attorney Bill Barbour www.attorneybillbarbour.com 8004 Linville Road • (336) 643-4623

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Ingle Law, PLLC Stokesdale • (336) 497-1680 www.IngleLawOffice.com


M&M Tire & Auto, Inc. Our prices & our service set us apart! 5570 US Hwy. 220N, Summerfield • (336) 643-7877 Tire Max Complete Car Care Your Complete Auto Care Center Stokesdale • (336) 441-8066

Salama Chiropractic Center Dr. Edward Boudreau • (336) 644-6446 www.OakRidgeSalamaChiropractic.com

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Summerfield Family Chiropractic Dr. Rod C. Brown • (336) 644-1112 7092A Summerfield Rd.• www.summerfieldchiro.com

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Builders MD Custom Homes and Remodeling (336) 362-2234 • www.buildersmd.com ........................................................... see display ad on back cover

Disney Custom Homes Oak Ridge, NC • (336) 643-4219 www.disneycustomhomes.com ...................................................................see display ad on page 1

Don Mills Builders, Inc. When Quality Matters (336) 362-1777 • www.donmillsbuilders.com ...................................................................see display ad on page 3

Gunter Custom Homes & Design Boutique Building at its Best (336) 215-3499 • www.gunterdreamhomes.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 25

R&K Custom Homes Celebrating 25 years in the Triad (336) 643-3503/ 382-0728 • RandKCustomHomes.net ...................................................................see display ad on page 5

CHIROPRACTORS Oak Ridge Chiropractic Dr. David Lorczak, DC • (336) 644-8078 Complimentary Consultation • www.orchiro.com

Central Baptist Church 1715 NC Hwy. 68N, Oak Ridge www.oakridgecbc.org • (336) 643-7684 ................................................................ see display ad on page 35

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Faith Baptist Tabernacle 7923 Lester Road, Stokesdale (336) 416-3904 • faithbaptisttabernaclechurch.org ................................................................ see display ad on page 53

First Baptist Church of Summerfield Sunday Services: 9am Traditional; 10:30am Contemporary AWANA & UPWARD Ministries 2300 Scalesville Road, Summerfield (336) 643-6383 www.summerfieldfbc.com Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church & Preschool 2614 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge www.orpc.org • (336) 643-3452 Oak Ridge United Methodist Church 2424 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge www.oakridgeumc.org • (336) 643-4690 ................................................................ see display ad on page 36

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES Oak Ridge Historic Preservation Commission Learn more about our Historic District! Call (336) 643-1402 or visit www.oakridgenc.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 38

FITNESS, WELLNESS & DANCE Alex W. Spears III Family YMCA Membership Benefits at All Y’s in NC & VA! Youth Sports, Swim Lessons, Summer Camp After-school Programs, Supervised Childcare Group Exercise Classes, Personal Training Pickleball & More! www.SpearsYMCA.org 3216 Horse Pen Creek Road • (336) 387-9622 Cardinal Swim & Tennis 4108 Windlestraw Lane, Greensboro www.cardinalswimandtennis.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 17

Destination Arts Dance, Music & Acting Lessons. Ages 2+ (336) 740-6891 • DestinationArtsCenter.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 13

FUNERAL SERVICES Forbis & Dick – Brooke Chapel 8320 Hwy. 158, Stokesdale (336) 643-3711 ................................................................ see display ad on page 52

HAIR CARE Great Clips Three Convenient Northwest Locations Oak Ridge Commons • (336) 643-3991 2202 Fleming Road • (336) 665-0880 5828 N. Church Street • (336) 644-7204 Mon-Fri, 9-9; Sat., 9-6; Sun., 11-6 (Fleming 10-6) “It’s Gonna Be Great!

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Studio Elevé Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Ballet, Hoop Dance, Aerial Yoga (336) 497-5437 • www.studioeleve.com

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING

The Mindful Bodi Movement Center Pilates • Yoga • Massage Therapy (336) 904-0082 • www.mindfulbodi.com

Eanes Heating & Air Conditioning We Service All Brands Three Locations to Serve You • EanesComfort.com

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Oak Ridge Florist Family Owned & Operated Since 1976 Your local full-service florist 2603 Oak Ridge Road Oak Ridge, NC 27310 (336) 643-6469 www.oak-ridgeflorist.com

Maisy Daisy Florist We’re here to meet all your floral needs! www.StokesdaleFlowers.com • (336) 441-8611

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Stokesdale Heating & Air Conditioning www.trane.com (336) 643-7397 ................................................................ see display ad on page 50


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Mr. Appliance - Expert Appliance Repair All Major Brands • Guaranteed Parts & Service (336) 609-5707 • www.mrappliance.com

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Professional Junk Removal 1800gotjunk.com • 1-800-468-5865

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Shelton’s, Inc. Kitchen & Bath Works Cabinetry and Counter Tops Kitchen Design Services Remodeling • New Construction Quality installation since 1995 Email: sheltonskbinc@gmail.com (336) 643-5916

Old School Home Repair (336) 669-7252 Email: oldschoolsjhr@triad.rr.com

DECKS & PATIOS Haley Hahn Home Solutions Repairs & Full Replacements • Licensed & Insured (336) 643-0531 • www.haleyhahn.com

DECORATING Maria Adams Designs Interior Design & Remodeling www.MariaAdamsDesigns.com

ELECTRICAL / SECURITY SYSTEMS Triad Electric & Electronic Security Serving the Triad for over 19 years Commercial & Residential Licensed, bonded and insured Specializing in home security starting at $15/mo. Sec. cameras, burglar/fire alarms, access control Office (336) 643-7511, Cell (336) 451-9737

GAS PRODUCTS HHH Hearth Home & Patio Fireplaces, Gas Logs, Grills, Wood Stoves Sales & Service • (336) 643-7183

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Renovation Works For all your construction & remodeling needs www.MyRenovationWorks.com • (336) 427-7391

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Haley Hahn Home Solutions Repairs & Full Replacements • Licensed & Insured (336) 643-0531 • www.haleyhahn.com

WATER FILTERS & PURIFICATION Tri-State Water Systems Free Analysis • Affordable • Over 27 years exp. Tri-statewatersystems.com • (336) 706-0961 ................................................................ see display ad on page 29

INSURANCE Blackburn Insurance Service, Inc. Auto • Home • Life • Health • Medicare Supp. www.blackburnins.net • (336) 643-7703 Gladwell Insurance Agency 5709 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro www.gladwellinsurance.com • (336) 299-5185 ................................................................ see display ad on page 68

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LANDSCAPING/LAWN & GARDEN Edgefield Plant & Stone Center 3307 Edgefield Road, Greensboro www.edgefieldplantstone.com • (336) 662-0081

Eagle Physicians, Oak Ridge 1510 North NC Hwy. 68 (336) 644-0111 • www.eaglemds.com

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LeBauer HealthCare Six Convenient Locations to Serve You www.lebauer.com

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Ideal Landscaping Landscape lighting, irrigation, hardscapes & more! (336) 218-6917 • www.ideallandscapingNC.com

LeBauer HealthCare at Summerfield Village 4446-A US Highway 220N, Summerfield (336) 560-6300 • www.lebauer.com

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MARINAS Carolina Marina and Lakeside Special Events Center On Belews Lake Boat Launch • Storage • Repair Cottage, Pontoon & Event Center Rentals Wet Slips, Dry Stack (336) 427-0498 • www.carolinamarina.com

MEDICAL EYE CARE Summerfield Family Eye Care 7309-B Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 644-0802 • summerfieldfamilyeyecare.com

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Novant Health Ironwood Family Medicine 6316 Old Oak Ridge Road, Ste. E, Greensboro (336) 605-1337 • nhironwoodfamilymedicine.org

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Novant Health Kernersville Family Medicine 291 Broad Street, Kernersville (336) 993-8181 • nhkernersvillefamilymedicine.org

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Novant Health New Garden Medical Associates 1941 New Garden Road, Greensboro (336) 288-8857 • nhnewgardenmedicalassociates.org

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Novant Health Northern Family Medicine 6161 Lake Brandt Road, Greensboro (336) 643-5800 • nhnorthernfamilymedicine.org

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Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad 2205 Oak Ridge Road, Suite M, Oak Ridge (336) 271-2020

Novant Health North High Point Family Medicine 6431 Old Plank Road, High Point (336) 875-6530 • nhnorthhighpointfamilymedicine.org

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Novant Health Northwest Family Medicine 7607 NC Highway 68 N, Suite B, Oak Ridge (336) 643-3378 • nhnorthwestfamilymedicine.org

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Novant Health Parkside Family Medicine 1236 Guilford College Road, Jamestown (336) 856-0801 • nhparksidefamilymedicine.org

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Novant Health Pineview Family Medicine 490 Pineview Drive, Suite A, Kernersville (336) 992-2340 • nhpineviewfamilymedicine.org

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HOSPITALS & URGENT CARE Carolina Priority Care of Oak Ridge Where your care is our priority (336) 392-1915 • www.cpcuc.com

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Novant Health Express Care 4012-B Battleground Ave., Suite 1020, Greensboro (336) 564-4341 • NovantHealth.org/expresscare

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PEDIATRICS Northwest Pediatrics 4529 Jessup Grove Road, Greensboro (336) 605-0190 • www.northwestpeds.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 13

Novant Health Forsyth Pediatrics Oak Ridge Oak Ridge Commons, Oak Ridge (336) 644-0994 • nhforsythpediatricsoakridge.org .................... see display ad on inside front cover and page 15

Novant Health Forsyth Pediatrics Kernersville 240 Broad Street, Kernersville (336) 993-8333 • nhforsythpedskernersville.org .............................................. see display ad on inside front cover

Novant Health Forsyth Pediatrics After Hours 111 Gateway Center Drive, Kernersville (336) 996-9500 • nhforsythpedskernersville.org

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PHARMACY Crossroads Pharmacy Hwy. 68 & Haw River Road, beside Food Lion Free Delivery • (336) 441-4041 ................................................................ see display ad on page 54

Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center 1750 Kernersville Medical Parkway, Kernersville (336) 564-4444 • mykernersvillemedicalcenter.org

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Novant Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine 111 Gateway Center Drive, Kernersville (336) 996-2173 • NovantHealth.org/urgentcare

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Novant Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine 501 Hickory Branch Road, Greensboro (336) 878-2260 • NovantHealth.org/urgentcare

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PHYSICAL THERAPY  ACI Physical Therapy 4446 Hwy 220N, Ste. J, Summerfield (336) 643-7335 • www.acipt.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 65

Oak Ridge Physical Therapy • Orthopaedic & Sports Injuries • Walking & Balance Difficulties • Work Rehabilitation Lowes Foods Shopping Center, Oak Ridge (336) 644-0201 • www.OakRidgePT.com Follow us on Facebook

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NEWSPAPER Northwest Observer / PS Communications Local news for northwest Guilford County www.nwobserver.com ............................see display ads on pages 18, 24, 56, 64 & 70

ORTHODONTIST Olmsted Orthodontics Matthew J. Olmsted, DDS MS Oak Ridge Commons • (336) 441-7007 ................................................................ see display ad on page 36

Summerfield Veterinary Hospital Dr. Thomas, Dr. Ballard, Dr. Tribbett 4318 Hwy. 220 North • (336) 643-6326

PRIVATE SCHOOL Noble Academy K-12 private school for students with learning differences • (336) 282-7044 ................................................................ see display ad on page 22

PET/HORSE PRODUCTS & SERVICES CONTAINMENT FENCING DogWatch Hidden Fences Family owned & operated since 1988 (336) 993-8900 • www.triaddogfence.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 21

GROOMING Critter Company Grooming 5202 Golden Acres Road, Oak Ridge (336) 688-8119 • crittercompany2014@gmail.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 58

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Oak Ridge Animal Hospital Full-service Veterinary Hospital Dr. Sacks & Dr. Coccaro • (336) 665-0002

PUBLISHER/COMMUNICATIONS PS Communications Publisher of the Northwest Observer, Northwest FINDER, Countdown to Kickoff, Guide to Your Health and Guide to Your Home Locally owned and operated since 1996 (336) 644-7035 www.pscommunications-inc.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 70

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King’s Crossing Animal Hospital Complete & Compassionate Care (336) 644-7606 • kingscrossinganimalhospital.com

A New Dawn Realty 8500 Ellisboro Road, Suite B, Stokesdale (336) 643-4248 • www.ANewDawnRealty.com

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Northwest Animal Hospital 1692-J NC Highway 68N, Oak Ridge Dr. Karen Nasisse • (336) 643-8984

Angie Wilkie, Realtor/Broker Allen Tate Realtors (336) 451-9519 • angie.wilkie@allentate.com

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Berkshire Hathaway Yost & Little A Reputation You Can Trust (336) 272-0151 • www.BHHSYostandLittle.com .................................................................... see display ad on page 59

Bobbie Gardner, Realtor/Broker, Keller Williams “Finding Your Roots” (336) 382-5939 • bobbiegardner16@gmail.com

RESTAURANTS & EVENT CENTERS Bill’s Pizza Pub, 68 Place Meeting room available for groups www.billspizzaonline.com • (336) 644-1540 Domino’s Pizza Oak Ridge (336) 644-0665; Summerfield 643-6002 Locally owned and operated

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Chandra Tippett, Realtor/Broker Berkshire Hathaway Yost & Little (336) 749-7977 • www.TriadHomeSales.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 22

DeDe Cunningham, Dede’s Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty • Real Estate at a Higher Level (336) 509-1923 Cell or Text ...................................................................see display ad on page 4

Gil Vaughan, Realtor/Broker Keller Williams Realty, Summerfield (336) 337-4780 • GilVaughan@gmail.com Johnnye Letterman & Jake Letterman Johnnye: (336) 601-6012 • Jake: (336) 517-3047 Berkshire Hathaway Yost and Little Ramilya Siegel, Allen Tate Realtors (336) 215-9856 • ramilya.siegel@allentate.com allentate.com/RamilyaSiegel ...................................................................see display ad on page 2

The Bobbie Maynard Team Allen Tate Realtors (336) 215-8017 • www.BobbieMaynard.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 21

Oak Ridge Room Event and Meeting Center Oak Ridge Commons Catering • Beer • Wine www.oakridgeroom.com Contact: oakridgeroom@gmail.com Creating memories ... one event at a time!

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Rio Grande Mexican Kitchen Great Food! Great Fun! Oak Ridge Commons • (336) 644-7199

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RETAIL/SPECIALTY SHOPPING Bi-Rite Galaxy 8632 Highway 158, Stokesdale (336) 643-5249 • www.stokesdalebirite.com

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Boone Decorative Fabrics 8905 W. Market Street, Colfax (336) 668-0854

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Cole Pottery Located in Oak Ridge on NC Highway 68 (336) 668-0025 • www.davidcolepottery.com

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northwestFINDER 2017 Old Mill of Guilford Country Store & Historic Working Mill Gifts • Mixes • Cornmeal • Grits Open 9am-5pm, 7 days/week 1340 NC Highway 68N, Oak Ridge (336) 643-4783 www.oldmillofguilford.com

Oak Ridge Marketplace Marketplace Drive, located at the corner of Highways 150 & 68 in Oak Ridge

Stitch Party Studio Quality Fabrics; Sewing & Quilt Classes Beginner to Advanced, or Private Lessons Facebook.com/Stitch Party Studio 124 West Murphy Street, Madison, NC Email: stitchpartystudio@gmail.com (336) 427-7144

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Stonefield Cellars Winery, tasting room and vineyard (336) 644-9908 • www.stonefieldcellars.com ................................................................ see display ad on page 51

RETIREMENT LIVING Countryside Village Retirement Community (336) 643-6301 www.RetireAtCountryside.com .............................................. see display ad on inside back cover

SHOPPING CENTERS 68 Place 1427 NC Highway 68N, about 1/2 mile south of Hwy. 150 in Oak Ridge ................................................................ see display ad on page 19

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The Small Shops at Oak Ridge Marketplace Marketplace Drive, located at the corner of Highways 150 & 68 in Oak Ridge

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