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SUMMERFIELD COMMUNITY INFO

RESOURCES

FOR RESIDENTS OF NORTHWEST GUILFORD COUNTY

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45 civic/miscellaneous groups 46 elected officials

48 emergency services

48 entertainment/educational 52 give/get assistance 54 libraries

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STOKESDALE COMMUNITY INFO

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55 nc dept. of motor vehicles 56 parks & recreation

60 pet/animal services 62 recycling/e-cycling

62 retail shopping centers

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62 schools (public)

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67 youth rec/civic groups

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION: SUMMERFIELD

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AT A GLANCE Dating back to the 1700s, Summerfield was 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 in 1996, 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 owns properties at all four corners of the N.C. 150 (Oak Ridge Road) and Summerfield Road intersection and has been working with WithersRavenel, a civil engineering firm, to develop a master plan for improving traffic flow and beautifying this intersection. Although discussions about renovating the historic Gordon building at one corner of the intersection and the historic Martin House diagonally across the street from it are on hold, some citizens hope the buildings will one day be restored. Suggested uses for the two buildings include office space for town staff, meeting space and possibly a museum to showcase the town’s history. In late August 2019 the town completed construction of a 700-foot sidewalk that coincided with the opening of a pedestrian tunnel under U.S. 220, just north of the town of Summerfield limits. The sidewalk allows pedestrians and cyclists traveling on the AtlanticYadkin (A&Y) Greenway, which begins in downtown Greensboro and crosses Strawberry Road in Summerfield, to travel through the tunnel, where the greenway previously ended, to Summerfield Road. The greenway is part of North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail, an 1,175-mile network of trails and roads which run across North Carolina, from the Outer Banks on the state’s eastern border to the Great Smoky Mountains on its western border. The widening of U.S. 220 from two lanes to four lanes, which was completed in the summer of 2018, has helped ease congestion on this major artery through the town. An I-73 interchange on a rural stretch of N.C. 150 between Deboe Road and Henson Forest Drive, opened in May 2017, has also helped improve Summerfield residents’ access to and from work and other places.

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SUMMERFIELD

Rockingham County

With a healthy economy, commercial and residential development are still on the rise and like so many other small communities whose roots are in farming, Summerfield continues to face the challenge of balancing growth with residents’ desire to preserve its rural character.

Summerfield Oak Ridge

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Incorporation date: 1996 Size: 26.56 square miles Property tax rate: 2.75¢ per $100 of property value (town); 73¢ per $100 (county), 13.1¢ per $100 (fire department and service protection district)

POPULATION 7,018

2000

10,232

2010

11,812 (as of latest available estimate, July 2018)

CURRENT

AGE Under 18 .................................................................... 24.9% 65 and over .................................................................13.4%

EDUCATION (age 25 and over) High school graduate (or higher) .....................................95.9% Bachelor’s degree or higher .....................................................53.6% Percent of households with a broadband internet subscription: 87.4%

HOUSING Estimated housing units: 3,961; of the occupied housing units, 88.3% are occupied by the owners Median value of owner-occupied housing unit: $350,200

INCOME Median household income: $104,883 Families with income in last 12 months below poverty level: 3.8% Residents without health insurance (under age 65): 2.4%


RACE 98.9% of Summerfield’s population is of one race Of those individuals of one race: 91.6% are white | 3.5% are Hispanic or Latino 2.5% are black or African-American | 2.1% are Asian

VETERANS: 615 Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau/2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management

VOTER STATISTICS 8,126 Summerfield residents were registered to vote as of January 2020. Of these, 3,740 were registered as Republicans; 1,614 were registered as Democrats; 2,708 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 61 were registered as Libertarians. Data provided by Guilford County Board of Elections

FROM THE MAYOR Welcome to Summerfield; with almost 12,000 residents, our town is the third largest municipality in Guilford County. We are proud of our rural charm and we celebrate our distinguished history – but most importantly, we value our friendly citizens and welcome those who share our values, sense of patriotism and commitment to excellence. Summerfield has many historical sites. The late N.C. Gov. Alexander Martin once lived in a home in the town square that’s now owned by the town. During the Revolutionary War, Gov. Martin hosted the future first president of the United States, General George Washington, in his home. Our town seal shows a likeness of and honors 14-year-old bugler James Gillies, who lost his life in defense of our nation; it was one of the Revolutionary War’s first local casualties. Our town enjoys rural vistas including farms and pastures, but also values our residential areas planned for the best land use and citizen benefit. Town amenities include a community park with wooded trails, pond and fishing pier, playground and veterans’ memorial; and an athletic park with multi-purpose and ball fields, picnic shelters and playground.

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Our town sponsors many community events including music and movies in the park, an annual youth fishing tournament, annual Founders’ Day festival, Touch-A-Truck and veterans’ events, with more planned for 2020. Our schools are some of the best in the state and our fire department boasts the highest ISO rating for a town our size. Our law enforcement is provided by the sheriff’s office, with a sub-station in the middle of town.

TOWN HALL 4117 Oak Ridge Road / P.O. Box 970 Summerfield, NC 27358 (336) 643-8655

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.summerfieldnc.gov.

We are Summerfield proud.

Mayor BJ Barnes (336) 643-5972

COMMITTEES/BOARDS Planning & Zoning Board Board of Adjustment Historical Committee

Our local businesses serve our community well, but if you have a need for mega malls or big box stores, they are just a short drive away in Greensboro or Winston-Salem.

Finance Committee Founders’ Day Committee Trails and Open Space Committee

bbarnes@ summerfieldnc.gov

Two-year term ends 2021

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BUDGET

TOWN COUNCIL & PERSONNEL

TOWN FISCAL YEAR July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 Operating budget: $1,723,891

Projected Revenues Property taxes ....................$428,000 (2.75¢ per $100 property value)

Sales tax............................. $135,000 ABC profit sharing ...............$75,000 Beer and wine tax ................. $52,000 Solid waste disposal tax ......... $8,000 Utilities franchise tax .......... $385,000 Grants ..................................$50,000 Investment earnings............ $120,000 Parks & Recreation.................$39,100 Planning/miscellaneous fees.... $15,500 Founders’ Day ......................... $2,725 Tree lighting sponsor................. $500 Fund balance transfer ...........$413,066 Total revenues

$1,723,891

Projected Expenses Governing body .................... $36,866 Council stipends ................... $15,000 Admin. salaries/benefits ...... $370,600 Admin. operating expenses ...$64,205 Admin. capital outlay ............ $15,200 Annual audit, tax collection....$13,475 Legal services .......................$85,000 Planning ............................. $249,825

(includes $175,500 for salaries/benefits; $17,075 for operating expenses; $18,750 for zoning enforcement; $22,000 for engineering services)

Planning Board/BOA ............... $2,550 Election services ....................$6,500 Property/buildings (operating)...... $36,200 Property/capital outlay .......... $81,500 Community events ...............$54,850 Parks & Rec admin/operating...$318,810

(includes P&R salaries/benefits of $150,600; $139,250 for community park and athletic park operating expenses; and $5,300 misc. park services)

Parks & Rec capital outlay ....$251,350 (includes $60,000 for trail development; $73,250 for sidewalk development; and $96,600 grounds improvements)

Public services ...................... $52,300 Committee services/projects...$69,660 (Trails & Open Space, Historical)

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Total expenses

$1,723,891

Since 2007 the Town of Summerfield has operated under a council-manager form of government, in which a town manager, who is hired and fired by the council, acts much like the chief administrative officer in a business and is not only responsible for personnel decisions but also for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the town. The council is responsible for setting policies and in turn the manager is responsible for enacting them. Summerfield Town Council includes five council members who are elected by citizens to alternating 4-year terms and a mayor, who is elected by citizens every two years. Except in cases of a tie, the mayor does not vote on issues that come before the council.

Scott Whitaker town manager swhitaker@ summerfieldnc.gov employed by Town since June 2012

Lance Heater town clerk clerk@summerfieldnc.gov employed by Town since December 2017

Dee Hall finance officer

dhall@summerfieldnc.gov employed by Town since April 2016

Tim Sessoms mayor pro tem (336) 803-0322 tsessoms@ summerfieldnc.gov 4-year term ends 2023

Chris York town planner

cyork@summerfieldnc.gov employed by Town since April 2019

John O’Day

(336) 392-6517 joday@ summerfieldnc.gov 4-year term ends 2023

Reece Walker

(336) 706-3195 rwalker@ summerfieldnc.gov 4-year term ends 2023

Teresa Pegram

Cheryl Gore

events coordinator/ assistant to manager

cgore@summerfieldnc.gov employed by Town since February 2014

Jeff Goard parks and recreation manager jgoard@summerfieldnc.gov employed by Town since December 2012

(336) 643-2610 tpegram@ eldnc.gov summerfield 4-year term ends 2021

Lynne W. DeVaney

(336) 215-5335 ldevaney@ eldnc.gov summerfield 4-year term ends 2023

Rick Biggs

Tanner Nance

Rick Biggs has worked part-time in the Parks & Rec Department since January 2014 and Tanner Nance joined the department July 2017 as a seasonal part-time employee.


WHAT MADE THE NEWS IN 2019 MARK YOUR ‘Sidewalk to nowhere’ opens

Labor Day weekend opened Summerfield to the biking, jogging and dog-walking world. A $136,300 project that councilwoman Teresa Pegram called “a sidewalk to nowhere,” the completion of the U.S. 220 sidewalk in late August marked the town’s most visible capital improvement in 2019. The concrete strip runs about 700 feet, connecting the western end of a pedestrian tunnel to Summerfield Road. The North Carolina Department of Transportation built the tunnel several years ago, but it remained closed until the completion of the sidewalk. It now allows users of the Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway, a trail that starts in Greensboro, to travel to Summerfield without having to cross U.S. 220.

BJ Barnes in, Gail Dunham out Voters elected former Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes as Summerfield’s new mayor Nov. 5. As soon as he took charge five weeks later, he laid down the law: no vulgarity, personal attacks, shouting and other behavior that would be “an embarrassment to our town.” Accusations, bickering and gavel-slamming characterized the two-year tenure of Gail Dunham, who didn’t seek reelection. The five candidates she endorsed in the election lost, sweeping into office Barnes and four candidates aligned with the new mayor. It appears as though changes are coming. The council’s meeting Jan. 9 – the first full council meeting chaired by Barnes – lasted one hour, 58 minutes. During Dunham’s tenure, one particularly contentious meeting in June 2018 lasted almost 7 ½ hours.

Water for fire – or developers? The Town Council voted Dec. 10 to ask the state legislature for $1.1 million left over from the study of a proposed regional water system. Similar requests by Oak Ridge and Stokesdale would enable the three towns to divide $3.4 million for water-related projects. Exactly how the money would be used in Summerfield sparked debate around the divisive topic of development. Barnes and four council members sought the $1.1 million to address Summerfield Fire District’s need for more reliable, quicker access to water for fighting fires. While Fire Chief Chris Johnson calls the need pressing, some residents including council member Teresa Pegram said they’re concerned taxpayer dollars would be used to install water lines for fire protection that would eventually serve developers of new subdivisions. Barnes took his stance during the council’s December meeting. “Any system needed for development of any property should be at the cost of the developer,” he said.

End to Rotruck lawsuits – $155,721 later Guilford County Superior Court Judge David Hall dismissed a lawsuit in December by Summerfield residents Dwayne Crawford, Don Wendelken and Danny Nelson, ending almost two years of litigation against the town and a majority of its council members. The suits – which cost Summerfield $155,721 in legal defense fees – stemmed from the removal of Todd Rotruck from his council seat in April 2018. Four months after he had taken office, the Guilford County Board of Elections ruled Rotruck had not established permanent residency in Summerfield. Rotruck’s council seat remained vacant for six months, until the council appointed Dianne Laughlin to serve through the Nov. 5 election. Rotruck subsequently sued, asking the court to order the council to unseat Laughlin and restore his council seat. Rotruck said in October he was giving up his legal fight to regain his seat after an unfavorable ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals left him the option of appealing to the state Supreme Court. Judge Hall dismissed the suit filed by Crawford, Wendelken and Nelson last May. They claimed the town and four council members had unfairly spent taxpayer money in defense of Laughlin’s appointment to Rotruck’s seat. Nelson withdrew from the suit before the November election in which he ran for mayor.

CALENDAR for 2020

1st Tuesday each month, 6:30 p.m.

Summerfield Merchants Assoc. meets Location: visit summerfieldmerchant.com 

2nd Tuesday each month, 6:30 p.m. Summerfield Town Council meets Summerfield Community Center 

Last Tuesday each month Summerfield Peace UMC

“Sonshine Room” food/clothing bank open 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

Saturday, April 4

Stop, Drop & Roll 5K

Summerfield Fire Dept., Station 9 

Friday-Saturday, May 15-16 Summerfield Founders’ Day 7400-7500 Summerfield Road 

Friday, June 5

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

June, Sept., Oct. (dates TBA)

Movie in the Park (once each month)

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Summerfield Community Park 

June, July, Aug. (dates TBA)

Music in the Park (once each month) Summerfield Community Park 

Saturday, June 20

Children’s Fishing Derby

Summerfield Community Park 

Monday, Aug. 24

First day of 2020-21 school year 

Saturday, Sept. 19 (tentative) Recycle/E-cycle event

Laughlin Development Center 

Saturday, Oct. 10 Touch-A-Truck

Summerfield Athletic Park 

Sunday, Nov. 8

Veterans Appreciation ceremony Summerfield Community Center 

Sat., Nov. 21 (tentative), 5:30 p.m. Community Christmas tree lighting Summerfield Athletic Park

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port community events and networking with other Summerfield merchants.

Summerfield Merchants Association summerfieldmerchant.com

(For more info on northwest-area business associations, see pages 36 and 45.)

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 Summerfield Community Center, 5404 Centerfield Road in Summerfield. (For more info on civic/service groups, see pages 24, 36 and 45.)

info@summerfieldmerchant.com Terry Helms, president terry@helmsmarketing.com Summerfield Merchants Association

CIVIC/SERVICE GROUPS

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Veterans of Foreign Wars vfw7999@gmail.com www.vfw7999.blogspot.com

In case of emergency, dial 911

Commander Sam Schlosser (336) 643-3411

SUMMERFIELD FIRE DISTRICT

Eye Center Business professionals whoof livethe or Triad work in Summerfield are cordially invited to join Summerfield Merchants Association, which meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. – check our website for meeting location, as it changes from month to month. Enjoy these benefits for your business: website exposure, cooperative advertising, sup-

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Summerfield Fire District

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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 ISO Rating: 3 (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.) 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.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

www.guilfordcountync.gov/ our-county/sheriff-s-office District 1 office 7504 Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 641-2300 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (336) 373-2222 non-emergency 24/7

DID YOU KNOW? The Guilford County sheriff’s District 1 office is located just off Summerfield Road in Summerfield and services the incorporated towns of Oak Ridge, Summerfield, Stokesdale and the unincorporated areas of Colfax, Brown Summit and those neighborhoods outside the city limits of Greensboro within the district’s boundaries.

Capt. George Moore, district commander Guilford County Sheriff

(For more info on the Sheriff’s Department, see page 48.)

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 Continued on next page

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northwestFINDER 2020 either Summerfield Peace 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. (For more info on emergency shelters, see pages 25 and 48.)

provides skills training, counseling and a stable environment for women coming from abusive situations, addictions and prison. Tabitha’s Closet Inc. 4547-B U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (336) 643-1630 Tabitha’s Closet Inc.

GIVE/GET ASSISTANCE Tabitha Ministry P.O. Box 514, Summerfield, NC 27358 (336) 441-8003 • (336) 643-9484 (fax) www.tabithaministry.com Tabitha Ministry

Tabitha Ministry is a faith-based ministry that operates Tabitha House, Tabitha’s Closet and Tabitha’s Furniture Nook. Tabitha House is a residential home that

Tabitha’s Closet is a thrift store that provides financial support for Tabitha Ministry and employment for some of its participants. Check out Tabitha’s 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 Tabitha’s Furniture Nook 4551 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (336) 441-8003 • (336) 643-9484 (fax)

Tabitha’s Furniture Nook

Tabitha’s Furniture Nook offers both new and gently used furniture, as well as artwork, lamps and other accessories. Everything offered for sale through Tabitha’s Furniture Nook is donated by members of the community. Please contact Tabitha Ministry at (336) 339-6654 if donations need to be picked up. All donations are appreciated and tax-deductible. Like Tabitha’s Closet, Tabitha’s Furniture Nook provides financial support for Tabitha Ministry while offering furniture and household accessories at affordable prices and employment for some of its residents. 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 26, 38 and 52.)

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MISCELLANEOUS ABC Store 4548 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (in the Food Lion/Renaissance Shopping Center) (336) 643-3910 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday

DID YOU KNOW? The town of Summerfield budgeted $75,000 in the fiscal year 2019-20 for projected revenue from ABC store profit sharing and another $52,000 for projected revenue from its share of tax collected on beer and wine sold within the town.

Summerfield Community Center 5404 Centerfield Road, Summerfield Rick Dunlap (336) 601-0941 The community center was built through the cooperation and fundraising efforts of several Summerfield organizations, including the Grange, Civitans, Garden Club and VFW. The building can be rented for meetings, parties and private functions.

PARKS & RECREATION ATHLETIC FIELDS/PARKS Summerfield Athletic Park 5200 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (336) 643-8655 (Summerfield Town Hall) Jeff Goard, parks & recreation manager jgoard@summerfieldnc.gov 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 (Summerfield Town Hall) Jeff Goard, parks & recreation manager jgoard@summerfieldnc.gov 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 Continued on next page

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MEMORIALS Veterans Memorial vfw7999@gmail.com www.vfw7999.blogspot.com Commander Sam Schlosser (336) 643-3411 Northwest Guilford VFW Post 7999

Northwest Guilford VFW Post 7999 has constructed a veterans memorial beside 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.

DID YOU KNOW? According to career expert website Zippia.com, Oak Ridge and Summerfield are among the top 10 best small towns (minimum population of 5,000) in North Carolina for finding jobs. Oak Ridge ranked No. 1 and Summerfield No. 3 out of about 106 small towns in the state last year.

POST OFFICE Summerfield Post Office 7412 Summerfield Road, Summerfield ZIP Code 27358 (336) 643-5532 Mike Ringholz, postmaster 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

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SCHOOLS (PUBLIC) (For info on northwest-area public schools, see page 62.)

SENIOR PROGRAMS (For info on northwest-area senior programs, see page 65.)

UTILITIES TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING Republic Services (serves Summerfield and Stokesdale) (336) 724-0842 www.republicservices.com Call for white goods and leaf pickup. (For other utilities including cable/internet/phone, electric, gas and scrap tire/ white goods, and recycling/e-cycling, see pages 62 and 66.)

VOTING/ELECTIONS Guilford County Board of Elections (336) 641-3836 www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ board-of-elections Summerfield polling sites: (SF1) Summerfield Community Center 5404 Centerfield Road (SF2) First Baptist Church 2300 Scalesville Road (SF3) Morehead United Methodist Church 3214 Horse Pen Creek Road (SF4) Pleasant Ridge Christian Church 2049 Pleasant Ridge Road (NCGR1) Center United Methodist Church 6142 Lake Brandt Road (NCGR2) St. Thomas Chapel PHC 633 N.C. 150 (Check the Board of Elections’ website for Early Voting sites.) 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 office. 8,126 Summerfield residents were registered to vote as of January 2020. Of these, 3,740 were registered as Republicans; 1,614 were registered as Democrats; 2,708 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 61 were registered as Libertarians. (For more voter information for Guilford County, see page 55.)

YOUTH RECREATION/ CIVIC GROUPS RECREATION Summerfield Recreation Association info@SRAsports.org www.summerfieldrec.org Nathan Biggs, president Summerfield Recreation Association

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. Northern Guilford Youth Football & Cheer www.ngyouthfootball.com Dean Bailey, president dbailey@ngyouthfootball.com Northern Guilford Youth Football or Northern Guilford Youth Cheer

Northern Guilford Youth Football and Cheer is part of the Piedmont Triad Youth Football League and offers flag and tackle football and cheerleading for ages 5-12. (For more info on youth recreation and civic groups, see pages 30, 42 and 67.)


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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 ATHLETIC FIELDS/PARKS Triad Park 9652 W. Market Street, Kernersville (336) 703-2500 www.forsyth.cc/Parks/Triad 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 information on northwest-area parks & recreation, see pages 15, 27, 39 and 56.)

DID YOU KNOW? In October 2019 Amazon opened a 66,000-square-foot facility in Colfax, where packages are loaded into vehicles for delivery. A 1 millionsquare-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Kernersville will open sometime in 2020.

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STOKESDALE Rockingham County

Stokesdale

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. 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 25 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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Incorporation date: 1989 Size: 21.4 square miles Tax rate: Stokesdale does not charge a property tax, but Guilford County charges 73¢ per $100 of property value. Additionally, residents in the Stokesdale Fire District pay a fire tax of 10 cents per $100 of property value.

POPULATION 3,267

2000

5,047

2010

5,857 (as of latest available estimate, July 2018)

CURRENT

AGE Under 18 .................................................................... 28.8% 65 and over .................................................................10.3%

EDUCATION (age 25 and over) High school graduate (or higher) ..................................93.5% Bachelor’s degree or higher... ..........................................35.8% Households with broadband internet subscription: 76.5%

HOUSING Estimated housing units: 2,024; of the occupied housing units, 83.6% are occupied by the owners Median value of owner-occupied housing unit: $197,400

INCOME Median household income: $76,436 Families with income in last 12 months below poverty level: 7.6% Residents without health insurance (under age 65): 7.3%


RACE 97.7% of Stokesdale’s population is of one race Of those individuals of one race: 77.7% are white | 6% are Hispanic or Latino 12.5% are black or African-American | 1.5% are Asian

VETERANS: 215 Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau/2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management

VOTER STATISTICS 4,154 Stokesdale residents were registered to vote as of January 2020. Of these, 1,981 were registered as Republicans; 778 were registered as Democrats; 1,372 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 22 were registered as Libertarians. Data provided by Guilford County Board of Elections

FROM THE MAYOR Greetings from the Stokesdale Town Council! Stokesdale is centrally located in the Piedmont Triad region and only minutes from Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, which gives our citizens the advantages of living in a small town while being only minutes away from conveniences and recreational opportunities. A predominately rural community with a long history of farming and agriculture, Stokesdale has a historic central business district, a thriving industrial and manufacturing base, attractive commercial developments, a renowned winery (Stonefield Cellars) and all the charm and character associated with a small town. Near the center of town is the 3,800acre Belews Lake, where boating, fishing and many other water activities can be enjoyed year-round. Our population has grown to over 5,800 residents; our public water system has helped foster that growth and we continue to evaluate our infrastructure needs.

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Our town hall and a community park were built on a 25-acre tract near our elementary school. We have three walking trails and another community park near downtown. Our youth athletic program is operated by volunteers and offers soccer, baseball and basketball.

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 or the Town of Stokesdale’s Facebook page

COMMITTEES/BOARDS Planning and Zoning Board Budget Committee Events Committee Library Committee Ordinance Review Committee

Stokesdale Elementary School, Northwest Middle and Northwest High schools are consistently rated among the best in North Carolina. Best of all, we have no town property tax, which is a testimony to the stewardship of our past town councils. We invite you to visit our town and enjoy some Southern hospitality – and who knows, you just might stay!

Property Committee

Mayor John Flynt

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

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TOWN COUNCIL & PERSONNEL

BUDGET TOWN FISCAL YEAR July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

GENERAL FUND BUDGET Projected Revenues Property taxes .............................$0 Sales tax......................................$0 Beer and wine excise tax ......$26,000 State collected (utilities) tax....$308,000 Cable franchise fees ...............$9,700 ABC profit share .................. $13,500

The Town of Stokesdale has operated under a mayor-council form of government since it incorporated in 1989. Stokesdale Town Council includes four council members and a mayor, all of whom are elected by citizens to alternating four-year terms; the mayor votes on all matters that come before the council.

With no town manager or administrator, the council and mayor together are responsible for overseeing all town employees and day-to-day governmental activities. A part-time water operator was hired in 2018 to help oversee the town’s municipal water system, but ultimately the council and mayor are also responsible for all aspects of the town’s water system.

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Rental fees: Town Hall, park ...$4,500 Planning fees .......................$32,000 Investment earnings ............ $48,000 Christmas Parade fees/sponsorships ..............$3,000 Miscellaneous .......................... $900 Total revenue

Alisa Houk town clerk stokesdale @stokesdale.org Employed by Town since March 2017

Priscilla Hunsucker deputy town clerk deputyclerk @stokesdale.org Employed by Town since March 2018

$445,600

Projected Expenses Administrative Salaries ......... $63,965

(town clerk, deputy clerk salaries split between general fund and water enterprise accounts)

Accounting ......................... $15,000 Audit ................................... $8,500 Council member stipends .....$34,800 Misc. government/admin. .....$58,235

Gary Matchunis water operator responsible in charge (ORC) Employed by Town since early 2018

Kim Thacker budget officer kim @kimberlythacker.com Contracted with the Town since December 2018

(expenses include insurance, office supplies, website hosting, advertising, interior building maintenance)

Animal Control .................... $12,500 Park lighting, cleaning .......... $17,600 (covers electricity, repairs, equipment, and $5,900 for park maintenance/cleaning)

Property (outdoor) maintenance..$65,000 Community events ................$7,500 Contributions (Stokesdale Elem.) ..$9,000 Fire inspections/investigations ......................................$10,000 Membership dues ................ $11,000 Planning ..............................$32,000 Utilities ............................... $12,300 Capital outlays ..................... $67,000 ($57,000 for park projects; $10,000 for Town Hall/downtown projects)

Total expenses

$424,400

Emergency fund ................... $21,200

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Thearon Hooks mayor pro tem (336) 643-8554 drthooks@ stokesdale.org

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Jimmy Landreth (336) 707-8615 jlandreth @stokesdale.org

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Derek Foy

(919) 389-6493 dfoy @stokesdale.org

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Jim Rigsbee

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WHAT MADE THE NEWS IN 2019 MARK YOUR Round …and round… and round they go

Throughout much of 2019, council members Bill Jones and Tim Jones repeatedly expressed frustration over the town’s financial record keeping system and the lack of monthly “budget vs. actual” reports. Despite explanations from the finance officer (and town clerk), Alisa Houk, the two were not satisfied that a gap between budget officers, a transition to a much more modern approach to financial record keeping, and a transition from the desktop version of Quickbooks to a cloud-based version had taken a significant amount of time and delayed the process of generating monthly financial reports. “It’s been a monumental job, but we finally have every monthly statement for the year,” Mayor Flynt said at the Aug. 8, 2019 council meeting, after council members were presented with a thick stack of financial documents.

About those trees… The subject of 15 leaning/downed trees the town paid $24,000 to remove from and near the walking track in the park in the fall of 2018 was brought up numerous times at council meetings throughout the year. The issued centered around Councilman Frank Bruno authorizing a tree service to remove the trees before getting a quote for the work and without consulting with other council members. During a council meeting several months later he explained that while Mayor John Flynt and Mayor Pro Tem Thearon Hooks were driving around the town assessing the damage from the Hurricane Michael aftermath, he learned of the leaning/downed trees at the walking trail and considered them a safety hazard to those in the park, so took immediate action. The vendor selected for the tree work is a member of Bruno’s business networking group, as are six other vendors that were selected to do work for the town in the last year. Bruno, who at the time headed up the town’s Property Committee, publicly acknowledged he erred in requesting the company clear the trees without getting prior authorization or a written proposal, but the issue lived on into early January 2020, when it was brought up again at a special called meeting of the council.

Out with the old and in with the new Councilmen Frank Bruno and Tim Jones lost their bids for re-election last November; Councilman Bill Jones had resigned his seat midway through the year when he and his wife moved to Kernersville. Three new council members were elected, none of whom held previous elected positions: longtime Stokesdale resident Jimmy Landreth, a retired business owner who has served on the town’s Planning Board and Ordinance Review Committee; Jim Rigsbee, who works for the State Highway Patrol; and Derek Foy, who works in the corporate world.

Friends of Stokesdale steps forward A small group of citizens dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Stokesdale, preserving its history and educating community members about the downtown’s historic significance, formed a nonprofit, Friends of Stokesdale, in 2018. With the help of the town and a private citizen’s generous donation, they were successful last year in getting a downtown clock installed and commissioning a mural on the side of a historic downtown building. The group is currently working to garner support for bringing a historic train depot back to the downtown area where it once stood before being moved to Madison in 1977.

Events Committee is rocking it Chaired by former Councilman Frank Bruno, the town’s Events Committee organized several new community events last year, including a weekly farmers market in the town park and a 30th anniversary celebration for the town’s re-incorporation. See “Mark your Calendar” on this page for a list of events planned for 2020.

CALENDAR for 2020

2nd Thursday each month, 7 p.m. Stokesdale Town Council meeting Stokesdale Town Hall 

Last Saturday* each month, 9-11 a.m. (*3rd Saturday in November & December)

Good Samaritan food pantry and clothing closet Visit www.stokesdalegsm.org for rotating locations 

Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Spring Festival, 160th anniversary events’ kickoff Stokesdale Town Hall 

Wednesdays, May 6-Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m. Farmers Market

Stokesdale Town Park 

Friday, June 5

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

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Monday, Aug. 24

First day of 2020-21 school year 

Friday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m. 9/11 ceremony

Stokesdale Town Hall 

Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (rain date Sept. 26)

160th anniversary celebration Stokesdale Town Park 

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Veterans Day ceremony

Stokesdale Veterans Memorial 

Mid-November

Angel Tree project kicks off More info: stokesdalegsm.org 

Saturday, Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m.

Christmas tree lighting/Santa Claus Stokesdale Town Hall 

Dec. 12, 2 p.m.

Stokesdale Christmas Parade Downtown Stokesdale

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES CIVIC/SERVICE GROUPS Friends of Stokesdale friendsofstokesdale@gmail.com Joe Thacker, president (336) 708-0334 This nonprofit organization is dedicated to revitalizing downtown Stokesdale and preserving its history.

Marine Corps League Detachment 1314 www.nwt1314.org Allen Bowen, sr. vice commandant seastallion53@gmail.com (336) 393-0505 Joe Vodenichar, commandant e communities of Stokesdale, joevodenichar@yahoo.com o, Oak Ridge & SummerďŹ eld (336) 389-2136

2865 Gideon Grove Church Road, Stokesdale. The group does not practice in the summer.

The Marine Corps League Detachment 1314 meets the second Thursday of every month at Central Baptist Church, 1715 N.C. 68, Oak Ridge. Social hour is from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a business meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. 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. Stokesdale Community Choir Sondra Beene, (336) 453-8017 skbeene@gmail.com This senior choir invites all adults for fellowship, singing and enjoyment. Practices for upcoming performances are held on Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Gideon Grove United Methodist Church,

(For more info on local civic/service groups, see pages 12, 36 and 45.)

EMERGENCY SERVICES In case of emergency, dial 911

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ISO Rating: 3 (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 enable emergency responders to see house numbers clearly in an emergency situation. The markers, which can be mounted either vertically or horizontally, are $15 each and can be purchased at the fire department.

DID YOU KNOW? Several events are planned in Stokesdale this year to celebrate the town’s 160th anniversary – including a spring festival on May 2. Before being renamed to “Stokesdale,” the town, which was started around 1860, was named “Green Pond” after a swampy pond located in the general area of what is now Ellisboro Road and N.C. 65.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

(For more information about the Sheriff’s Department, see pages 13 and 48.)

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 Drive, and if needed, at the Stokesdale Town Hall, 8325 Angel Pardue Road. Before going to a shelter, please verify that it is open by calling the American Red Cross at (336) 333-2111. (For more information on emergency shelters, see pages 13 and 48.)

In case of emergency, dial 911.

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Camp Carefree, founded in 1986, provides a free, one-week camping experience to children ages 6 to 16 who suffer from chronic, serious and debilitating conditions. Programs also include a week for the siblings of our campers, and a week for kids whose parents suffer from serious or debilitating conditions. Sickle Cell Camp is also hosted by Camp Carefree through Piedmont Healthcare. During the off

season, our facilities are available for rentals for church groups, scouts, family reunions, weddings and other events. Good Samaritan Ministries P.O. Box 202, Stokesdale, NC 27357 www.stokesdalegsm.org Good Samaritan Ministries of Stokesdale, Inc.

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

Participating churches include Bethel United Methodist Church (336-6430509); Church of the Living God (336643-4594); Crossroads Community Church (336-312-1431); Flat Rock United Methodist Church (336-643-0306); Gideon Grove United Methodist Church (336-932-3364); Mount Carmel United Methodist Church (336-643-0306); Mount Zion United Methodist Church (336-548-4455); Oak Ridge United Methodist Church (336) 643-4690; Oak Springs Missionary Baptist Church (336643-5617); Stokesdale Christian Church (336-643-3111) and Stokesdale United Methodist Church (336-643-4850).

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

DID YOU KNOW?

Stokesdale’s Veterans Memorial, located on the front lawn of Vulcan Materials, 6826 U.S. 158, was erected in 2005 after four women volunteers – Peggy Joyce, Barbara Marshall, Betty Shelton and Juanita Southern – from Stokesdale United Methodist Church worked to raise $45,000 to honor the area’s veterans.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 472, Stokesdale, NC 27357 Malachi Boys Home

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 where you can give or get assistance, see pages 14, 38 and 52.)

LIBRARY Stokesdale Library Located in Stokesdale Town Hall 8325 Angel Pardue Road (336) 643-4011 stokesdale@stokesdale.org

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday The Stokesdale Library offers books and computers for public use. The library opened in April 2013, is run by volunteers, and currently operates during Town Hall hours. Donations of children’s books and hardcover books (no encyclopedias or textbooks) are appreciated.

PARKS & RECREATION ATHLETIC FIELDS/PARKS Stokesdale Community Park 8401 Capri Drive P.O. Box 802, Stokesdale www.stokesdaleparksandrec.com info@stokesdaleparksandrec.com Stokesdale Parks and Recreation

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northwestFINDER 2020 Stokesdale Parks and Recreation coordinates baseball/softball, basketball, soccer and cheerleading programs at its fields in Stokesdale, at Stokesdale Town Park and at Stokesdale Elementary School. Stokesdale Town Park at Martin’s Meadow 8329 Angel Pardue Road, Stokesdale (336) 643-4011 (town hall) www.stokesdale.org/departments/ parks_and_recreation.php This 25-acre park was developed by the Town of Stokesdale and is located behind the town hall. The park has two multipurpose fields, a disc golf course, playground, walking trail, picnic shelters and sand volleyball courts. (For more information on northwestarea parks & recreation, see pages 15, 19, 39 and 56.)

LAKES Belews Lake/Carolina Marina 548 Shelton Road, Stokesdale (336) 427-0498 www.carolinamarina.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.

Carolina Marina

DID YOU KNOW?

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

A man-made reservoir, Belews Lake covers 3,846 acres. The reservoir was built in 1973 to provide cooling water for Duke Energy’s Belews Creek Steam Station located downstream. The steam station is the largest coalfired plant in the Duke Energy system. The lake is over 100 feet deep in spots and can reach depths of 130 feet near the dam.

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POST OFFICE Stokesdale Post Office 8210 U.S. 158, downtown Stokesdale ZIP Code 27357 (336) 644-6686 Billy Greeson, 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 62.)

SENIOR PROGRAMS (For info on Stokesdale/northwest-area senior programs, see page 65.)

WATER

SUPPORT GROUPS AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Stokesdale Christian Church 8607 Stokesdale Street (336) 643-3111

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

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 39 and 66.)

Stokesdale Water System (residents on municipal water only) Office in Stokesdale Town Hall (336) 643-4011

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

For info, billing questions or water emergencies during business hours, call Stokesdale Town Hall at (336) 643-4011. To get water turned on, Stokesdale residents who are eligible to receive town water must go to Town Hall Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For after-hours assistance, call Mayor John Flynt, (336) 687-6019, and leave a message. If there is a water emergency after hours, call (336) 362-8232.

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DID YOU KNOW? Bi-Rite Galaxy, a landmark in Stokesdale since the 1960s, will move from its location at N.C. 158 and 65 (Belews Creek Road) after a new 28,140-square-foot store is constructed about one-tenth of a mile away, on Ellisboro Road and N.C. 65. Owner David Wrenn has worked at Bi-Rite since his wife’s grandfather gave him a job there in 1978.

a political party; and 22 were registered as Libertarians.

VOTING/ELECTIONS Guilford County Board of Elections (336) 641-3836 www.guilfordcountync.gov In Stokesdale, the polling site is located at: Stokesdale Town Hall 8325 Angel Pardue Road (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. 4,154 Stokesdale residents were registered to vote as of January 2020. Of these, 1,981 were registered as Republicans; 778 were registered as Democrats; 1,372 were unaffiliated with

(For more voter info, see page 55.)

YOUTH RECREATION ATHLETICS Stokesdale Parks and Recreation www.stokesdaleparksandrec.com info@stokesdaleparksandrec.com Terry Hedenskog, president hedenskogt77@gmail.com Stokesdale Parks and Recreation

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 16, 42 and 67.)

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County

OAK RIDGE Stokesdale Forsyth County

Oak Ridge

AT A GLANCE What was likely once a footpath for Native Americans evolved into a farming community named after the oak trees running along the highest ridge in Guilford County. Oak Ridge gained fame as a place of higher learning when in 1852 citizens “desirous of promoting the cause of education” established Oak Ridge Institute, which in 1971 became Oak Ridge Military Academy; it is now the oldest private military school in North Carolina. In 1998 Oak Ridge residents voted to incorporate their community in order to have a say in how their town was governed and how it would be residentially and commercially developed. Besides the appeal of a rural landscape, a small but thriving commercial district, 10-minute drive to Piedmont Triad International Airport, and easy access to I-40, I-73 and the cities of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem provide Oak Ridge 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 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 the summer of 2018 the town acquired 58 acres of open land that abuts Town Hall, with frontage on N.C. 150, which it intends to use for expanding its recreational facilities.

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Oak Ridge officials have been exploring options for a municipal water system since soon after incorporating 22 years ago. In 2017 the town, unincorporated northwest Guilford County, Summerfield and Stokesdale contracted with an engineering firm to conduct a regional water system feasibility study. After assessing the estimated costs of a regional water authority, however, in late 2019 the three local towns passed resolutions requesting the state legislature reallocate, in equal amounts, the remainder of $3.6 million that had been budgeted two years earlier; the money will help each of the towns address their water goals/needs individually.

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Incorporation date: 1998 Size: approx. 15 square miles Property tax rate: 8¢ per $100 of property value (town), 73¢ per $100 (county), 9.77¢ per $100 (fire department)

POPULATION 3,988

2000

6,185

2010

7,535 (as of latest available estimate, July 2018)

CURRENT

AGE Under 18 .....................................................................28.9% 65 and over .................................................................12.5%

EDUCATION (age 25 and over) High school graduate (or higher) .....................................97.2% Bachelor’s degree or higher .....................................................52.2% Households with broadband internet subscription: 84.1%

HOUSING Estimated housing units: 2,341; of the occupied housing units, 94.2% are occupied by the owners Median value of owner-occupied housing unit: $342,700

INCOME Median household income: $124,342 Families with income in last 12 months below poverty level: 3.5% Residents without health insurance (under age 65): 2.5%


RACE 98.3% of Oak Ridge’s population is of one race Of those individuals of one race: 76.7% are white | 4.2% are Hispanic or Latino 11.3% are black or African-American | 5.3% are Asian

VETERANS: 502 Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau/2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management

VOTER STATISTICS 5,477 Oak Ridge residents were registered to vote as of January 2020. Of these, 2,610 were registered as Republicans; 1,061 were registered as Democrats; 1,776 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 28 were registered as Libertarians. Data provided by Guilford County Board of Elections

FROM THE MAYOR Welcome to Oak Ridge! We invite you to experience the natural beauty and small-town charm of our growing community. Our history can be traced back to the Revolutionary War era, when the area was settled by Quakers. We are proud of our Historic District, which includes the Oak Ridge Military Academy National Landmark District and several National Register properties, including Oakhurst, the Charles and Jesse Benbow houses, the Old Mill of Guilford (just outside the district), as well as historically open spaces and farmland. We offer many opportunities for citizen involvement as well as a host of community events for all ages. The year 2020 promises to be exciting as we pursue improvements in recreation, development, infrastructure and preservation. Following a 2019 citizen survey, we’ll finalize a master plan for our park facilities, which include our town park and an additional 58 acres purchased in 2018. We’ll preserve the new property’s tree-lined vistas along N.C. 150, and will consider adding new trails and recreational amenities in both locations. Progress continues on extending the Mountains-to-Sea Trail through Oak Ridge, soon to connect the Cascades Preserve to our park properties.

TOWN HALL For committee meeting schedules and other town information, visit www.oakridgenc.com Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or the Town of Oak Ridge’s Facebook page. 8315 Linville Road, P.O. Box 374 Oak Ridge, NC 27310 (336) 644-7009

We’re working to improve the walkability, safety and village feel of our downtown area with state-funded intersection improvements (anticipated in 2021 or 2022), followed by the addition of more sidewalks and streetscape beautification along N.C. 150 and 68. We are also pursuing the possibility of establishing a modest municipal water system for new residential developments. We are grateful to our many citizen committees for making these and other town initiatives possible. Visit Oak Ridge and discover a beautiful, family-oriented and livable community that takes great pride in its rural and historic roots.

COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Mayor Ann Schneider

Board of Adjustment Finance Committee Historic Preservation Commission Mountains-to-Sea Trail Committee Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

(336) 554-2125

Planning and Zoning Board Special Events Committee Want to serve on a town committee or board? Email ssmith@oakridgenc.com or call Town Hall at (336) 644-7009.

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BUDGET TOWN FISCAL YEAR July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

Operating/Capital budget: $2,208,136

Projected revenues

Property taxes…… ...............$842,000 (8 cents per $100 property value)

Sales tax….. .........................$250,000 ABC store profit sharing ........$158,760 Solid waste disposal tax .......... $4,800 Utilities franchise tax ............$319,500 Excise tax (beer, wine, liquor) .$32,000 HPC/Special Events Comm. ...... $6,150 Investment earnings...............$25,500 Parks and Recreation .............. $30,950 Planning/misc. fees ................$35,000 Fund Balance Transfer .......... $503,476 TOTAL revenues ............$2,208,136

Since July 1, 2011, the Town of Oak Ridge has operated under a councilmanager form of government, in which a town manager who is hired and fired by the council acts much like the chief administrative officer in a business and is responsible for personnel decisions as well as overseeing the town’s day-to-day operations. The council is responsible for

Jim Kinneman mayor pro tem (336) 644-8645 jkinneman@ triad.rr.com 4-year term ends 2021

setting policies and in turn the manager is responsible for enacting them. Oak Ridge Town Council includes five council members who are elected by citizens to alternating 4-year terms; the mayor is elected every two years from among the council members and votes on all matters that come before the council.

Bill Bruce town manager

bbruce@oakridgenc.com

worked with Town since 2006; served as town manager since February 2018

Projected Expenses ADMINISTRATION Salaries/SS/Medicare/Retirement ...$275,475* *parks and rec salaries shown separately

Staff health/dental/vision ....... $62,210 Life/disability ins/workers comp.... $3,355 Consulting ............................$55,000 Animal Control ...................... $19,366 Dues & subscriptions .............$23,000 Accounting ...........................$73,500 (contracted finance officer’s salary + $5,000 tax collection fees)

Legal fees ..............................$50,000 Historical Commission ........... $12,275 Special Events Committee ........$8,650 Misc. administrative .............. $54,570 BUILDING/GROUNDS Town Hall .............................$40,000 (includes maintenance, furnishings and utilities)

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TOWN COUNCIL & PERSONNEL

PARKS & REC Salaries................................. $219,975 Employee taxes, retirement .....$48,560 Health/dental/vision ins. ........ $51,400 Operations/maintenance ......$133,955 Special Events ........................$20,420 Misc. Parks & Rec expenses ... $14,750 TOTAL Parks & Rec ....... $489,060 CAPITAL EXPENSES Land/improvements .............. $761,975 Park land ............................. $277,200 Computer/Technology .............$2,500 TOTAL expenses ..........$2,208,136

George McClellan (336) 643-7816 / 580-0133 george@ mcclellanfinancial.com 4-year term ends 2023

Doug Nodine (336) 209-1999 doug@qie.com 4-year term ends 2023

Martha Pittman

(336) 686-6220 mpittman55@ hotmail.com 4-year term ends 2023

Sandra Smith town clerk ssmith@oakridgenc.com employed by Town since March 2012

Ashley Royal deputy town clerk

aroyal@oakridgenc.com

employed by Town since October 2017

Sean Taylor planning director

staylor@oakridgenc.com employed by Town since April 2018

Not shown, Terry Lannon, parks and recreation director since Spring 2007 (tlannon@oakridgenc.com), and parks and recreation staff members Brock Dunigan, crew leader, and Lee Gilmore, Tyler Cox, Adam Cox and Preston Webb, groundskeepers


WHAT MADE THE NEWS IN 2019 MARK YOUR Going round and round over roundabouts 2019 started with Oak Ridge residents debating whether increasing traffic in the downtown commercial district warranted the construction of roundabouts or more conventional road improvements at the town’s major intersections. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) hosted a meeting last March to discuss the two options with residents, who were “pretty much a 50-50 split” for and against roundabouts, project engineer Brian Ketner said. In August, the Town Council endorsed NCDOT’s recommendation for construction of roundabouts at N.C. 68 and Linville Road and at N.C. 150 and Marketplace Drive. Highway planners abandoned their original proposal to build a traffic circle at N.C. 68 and 150. Instead, they opted for new traffic signals and pedestrian crosswalks after determining that morning and early evening rush hour traffic would overwhelm a roundabout at Oak Ridge’s busiest intersection.

Water system proposed – but not for everyone In May, Mayor Spencer Sullivan proposed the town establish a municipal water system. It would initially serve new subdivisions with 30 or more lots and wouldn’t require users of existing wells to hook up to a new system. Sullivan called his plan a “modest” proposal for town leaders to prepare for the possibility that growth may eventually threaten Oak Ridge’s groundwater supply. An open house in November for residents to ask questions about the proposed water system drew a skeptical reaction from some residents who worried that unexpected startup and other expenses may wind up costing tax dollars. In December, councilman Doug Nodine was the only council member to vote against the adoption of draft plans for establishing and operating the system, part of the council’s due diligence in deciding whether to proceed with the project.

Relationship between ORYA, majority council strained Tom Collins, president of the Oak Ridge Youth Association (ORYA), told the town council in January 2019 that longtime Oak Ridge resident Van Tanner had joined the group as director of community relations. Three months later, Tanner announced he was running for the council, gaining the endorsement of Collins, who called the candidate a “champion” for ORYA. Tanner claimed the council spends too little on youth sports in Oak Ridge, drawing rebukes from Sullivan, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Kinneman and council members Ann Schneider and George McClellan. They noted ORYA is the biggest user of Town Park, with a third of Oak Ridge’s projected capital expenditures of $2.2 million this fiscal year going to parks and recreation. Of the five candidates, Tanner collected the fewest votes in the Nov. 5 election. Then late last year, as ORYA asked the town for more money to support its programs, the group found itself under greater scrutiny by town leaders. A vote in January 2020 amended the town’s parks and recreation ordinance to require that P&R advisory board members be legal residents of Oak Ridge. Collins lives in Summerfield, and was subsequently removed from the P&R advisory board.

Planning bigger, better town park Last fall, the town asked residents in a survey to rank their preferences for parks and recreational improvements, as part of the town’s development of a master plan for Town Park and the 58-acre Whitaker tract it bought in 2018. The P&R board reviewed the wish list and recommended the construction of parking and bathrooms on the Whitaker property as a top priority for the council’s consideration. They also suggested the installation of security cameras on the Whitaker property and Town Park and construction of jogging, walking and bike paths on the Whitaker property.

CALENDAR for 2020

1st Thursday each month, 7 p.m. Oak Ridge Town Council regular meeting Oak Ridge Town Hall 

1 and 3 Tuesday, noon st

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Northwest Guilford Kiwanis

Bill’s Pizza, 68 Place, Oak Ridge 

2nd Monday, 7 p.m.

NW Guilford Woman’s Club Check Facebook page for meeting location 

2nd Thursday, 7:45 a.m. Merchants of Oak Ridge monthly meeting Oak Ridge Town Hall 

3rd Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Oak Ridge Lions Club

Location: email danny.yanusz@gmail.com

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2nd Saturday, April-Oct., 6:30 p.m. Music in the Park

Oak Ridge Town Park amphitheater 

Thursday-Saturday, May 28 - 30 Run the Ridge and RidgeFest

(sponsored by Merchants of Oak Ridge and the town of Oak Ridge) 

Saturday, Sept. 26

Heritage Day / Oak Ridge Town Park 

Mid- to late fall (date TBA)

Community recycle/e-cycle event Oak Ridge Elementary School 

Saturday, Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m. Great Pumpkin Event

(sponsored by Merchants of Oak Ridge) Oak Ridge Commons 

Saturday, Nov. 21 (rain date Dec. 5) Thanksgiving Parade with Santa & Light Up the Night Christmas tree lighting/activities Oak Ridge Town Park

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

ty events, including the Great Pumpkin Event, Run the Ridge and RidgeFest. (For more info on northwest-area business associations, see pages 12 and 45.)

Merchants of Oak Ridge www.merchantsofoakridge.com Shane Beal, president shane@eurohaus.pro

CIVIC/SERVICE GROUPS

Merchants of Oak Ridge meets at 7:45 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 communi-

Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club Terri Johnson, president terri.johnson@allentate.com

Kiwanis Club

Merchants of Oak Ridge

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.

David Bowman, president (336) 549-5981

Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club

Northwest Guilford Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Northwest Guilford is a member of Kiwanis International, whose motto is “Serving the children of the world.” The club honors

The Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club (NGWC) is a philanthropic organization that supports and promotes social, civic and educational progress in the northwest community. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month, 7 p.m., at various locations in Oak Ridge.

Call or visit us online today to schedule a complimentary consultation

INGLE LAW, PLLC We are engaged in the general practice of law, including personal injuries, business formation, misdemeanor criminal defense, family law, estate work, and residential and commercial real estate closings.

Ronald D. Ingle, Jr. Ronnie@inglelawoffice.com

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Oak Ridge Garden Club

Preservation Oak Ridge Doug Nodine, (336) 209-1999

Rachel Rees, (336) 643-9805 mcarthurrees@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 Danny Yanusz, danny.yanusz@gmail.com Oak Ridge North Carolina Lions Club

Oak Ridge Lions Club meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Email Danny Yanusz for meeting location. The club helps those who are sight- or hearing-impaired and is involved in several community projects and 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. The club also collects used ink cartridges and is part of the Adopt-a-Highway program.

Preservation Oak Ridge, a nonprofit organization that is committed to preserving the historic structures of Oak 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 12, 24 and 45.)

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 Oak Ridge NC Fire

ISO Rating: 4 (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 an ISO rating lower than a 6.) Burn permits and information on open burning can be obtained from local fire stations. Continued on next page

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*SHOWROOM HOURS: Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm • Saturday 10am – 2pm *After Hours welcome by Appointment

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wares, furniture, books, computers and accessories, which it sells in its stores. Some locations also accept televisions, cell phones and appliances.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

(For more info on organizations where you can give or get assistance, see pages 14, 25 and 52.)

In case of emergency, dial 911 (For info on the Sheriff’s Department or other emergency services, see page 47.)

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

Goodwill Industries provides work opportunities for people with special employment needs. The organization accepts donations of clothing, house-

HEALTH/FITNESS FACILITIES

Kimberly Stoll oakridgenc@snapfitness.com Snap Fitness (Oak Ridge, NC)

The gym is open 24/7 and offers a 7-day free trial. Contact for questions or current specials.

CrossFit Oak Ridge 8309 Linville Road, Oak Ridge (336) 643-3444 www.crossfitoakridge.com crossfitoakridgenc@gmail.com

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CrossFit Oak Ridge

The 12,000-sq.-ft. facility provides CrossFit as well as many other fitnessbased and community activities including Zumba, kids fitness programs/sports camps and athletic fields.

Landscape Design & Install Landscape Maintenance Irrigation & Lighting Services The Gazebo Garden Center

Snap Fitness 1433-B (68 Place) N.C. 68 N, Oak Ridge (336) 643-5501 www.snapfitness.com/oakridgenc

ABC Store 2207 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge (located in the Oak Ridge Commons shopping center) (336) 788-7141 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church Sunday Morning Worship 10am Sunday School for all ages Preschool ages 2 thru Pre-K Faith Forma�on, Youth Group, Mission Trips, Choir, Handbells, Scouts

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canopies and horseshoe sets are available for rental. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses and individuals. An amphitheater and additional restroom facilities were constructed in 2015 as part of the park’s Phase 2.

PARKS & RECREATION ATHLETIC FIELDS/PARKS Oak Ridge Town Park 6231 Lisa Drive (336) 644-7009 www.oakridgenc.com

(For more info on northwest-area parks & recreation, see pages 15, 19, 27 and 56.)

Terry Lannon parks and recreation director tlannon@oakridgenc.com

SCHOOLS (PUBLIC) (For info on northwest-area public schools, see page 62.)

SENIOR PROGRAMS (For info on northwest-area senior programs, see page 65.)

SUPPORT GROUPS POST OFFICE

Oak Ridge Town Park

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’

Oak Ridge Post Office 8323 Linville Road ZIP Code 27310 (336) 644-7945 Polly Duncan, postmaster 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday www.usps.com

AA Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church 2614 Oak Ridge Road (336) 643-3452 AA support meetings held on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Call for more info. (For more info on northwest-area support groups, see pages 28 and 65.) Continued on page 42

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VOTING/ELECTIONS Guilford County Board of Elections (336) 641-3836 www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ board-of-elections

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

Oak Ridge Youth Association www.orya.org

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

Tom Collins, president president@orya.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. 5,477 Oak Ridge residents were registered to vote as of January 2020. Of these, 2,610 were registered as Republicans; 1,061 were registered as Democrats; 1,776 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 28 were registered as Libertarians. (For more voter info, see page 55.)

YOUTH RECREATION

Oak Ridge Youth Association

The Oak Ridge Youth Association offers organized youth sports and events for boys and girls ages 3-18, including baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, football, e-sports and cheerleading. Practices, games and events are held locally in Oak Ridge through partnerships with Oak Ridge Town Park, Mustang CrossFit and Guilford County Schools. (For more info on northwest-area youth recreation and civic groups, see pages 16, 29 and 66.)

Preserving our heritage for future generations How your Historic Preservation Commission helps Oak Ridge: • Project Approvals – Preserving the unique character

of Oak Ridge by offering design reviews in support of Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) applications for projects undertaken within the historic district.

• Historic Heritage Grants – Supporting property

owners in maintaining and improving their historic properties. Watch for information in January. Applications due in March.

• Events and Hands-on Preservation Efforts –

Promoting awareness of the importance of safeguarding our town’s historic structures, which in turn preserves our town’s character and strengthens property values.

Want more information? Contact Oak Ridge Town Hall at (336) 644-7009; email ssmith@oakridgenc.com or visit www.oakridgenc.com

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GUILFORD COUNTY AT A GLANCE Guilford County, the third-most populous county in North Carolina (behind Mecklenburg and Wake), has grown in population about 9.3 percent since 2010 census figures were released. There is already much to do and see in the area, and more is on the horizon. In downtown Greensboro, the cultural world will get a huge boost when the new Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts opens in Spring 2020. The $78 million complex will seat 3,000 people and has six Broadway shows planned this year and 150 other live performance events. According to TripAdvisor.com, the list of Top 10 things to do in Guilford County includes visiting the International Civil Rights Center and Museum at the former Woolworth’s store in downtown Greensboro, where, on Feb. 1, 1960, four black students from NC A&T courageously sat at a “whites only” lunch counter. The action of the men, dubbed the “Greensboro Four,” is credited with sparking America’s sit-in movement. Greensboro Science Center, the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, the Greensboro Children’s Museum and SkyWild, a zip-line and aerial adventure park, are other top places to visit. In downtown High Point, the multiuse BB&T Point Stadium, which seats 4,400, opened in May 2019. The $36.1 million stadium is also equipped to host soccer, football and lacrosse games, as well as other events such as festivals and concerts. City leaders envision the stadium being the centerpiece for the downtown High Point revitalization project. The largest higher educational institutions in Guilford County are University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Fall 2019 enrollment: 20,196 - undergraduate and graduate combined); North Carolina A&T State University (Fall 2019 enrollment: 12,500+) and Guilford Technical Community College (Fall 2019 enrollment: 12,430). The county’s transportation system includes state and federal highways and a 9.4-mile segment of I-73 which was completed in May 2017, rail, and Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Guilford County encompasses 645.7 square miles

POPULATION 488,406

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Greensboro population (estimate as of July 2018): 292,286

AGE Under 18 .................................................................... 22.3% 65 and over .................................................................15.2%

RACE White (only) .................................................................49.8% Black or African-American (only) ....................................... 35.1% Hispanic or Latino (only) ................................................... 8.2% Asian (only) ................................................................... 5.4% Two or more races .......................................................... 2.4%

EDUCATION (age 25 and over) High school graduate or higher ........................................ 89.1% Bachelor’s degree or higher ............................................ 35.3% Households with a broadband internet subscription: 72.6%

INCOME, HEALTH INSURANCE Per capita income (past 12 months): $29,708 Median household income: $51,072 Persons without health insurance (under 65): 11.9%

OTHER NOTES Of the 230,471 housing units, 58.9% are occupied by the owners Median value of owner-occupied housing: $162,400 Countywide, 15.4% of families and individuals had income below the poverty level in the last 12 months Veterans living in Guilford County: 28,475 Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau/2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management


BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS Better Business Bureau 529 College Road, Suite G Greensboro, NC 27410 (336) 852-4240 www.bbb.org/us/nc/greensboro (For more info on business associations in northwest Guilford County, see pages 12 and 36.)

CIVIC/MISC. GROUPS Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club www.gsorw.org president@gsorw.org Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club

GGRWC is an organization of women and men 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. Greensboro Airport Rotary Club www.greensboroairportrotary.org Tanya Feagins, president Greensboro Airport Rotary Club

The Greensboro Airport Rotary Club meets most Tuesdays from 7 to 8 a.m. at Cardinal Country Club, 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 www.greensboronewcomersclub.com greensboronewcomersclub@gmail.com (336) 638-1639

Greensboro Newcomers Club

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. Marine Corps League Detachment 1314 www.nwt1314.org Allen Bowen, sr. vice commandant seastallion53@gmail.com (336) 393-0505 Joe Vodenichar, commandant joevodenichar@yahoo.com (336) 389-2136 The Marine Corps League Detachment 1314 meets the second Thursday of every month at Central Baptist Church, 1715 N.C. 68, Oak Ridge. Social hour is from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a business meeting from 7 to 8 p.m.

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Sportsmans Wildlife Club

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.

Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club Terri Johnson, president terri.johnson@allentate.com Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club

Veterans of Foreign Wars vfw7999@gmail.com www.vfw7999.blogspot.com Commander Sam Schlosser (336) 643-3411

The Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club (NGWC) is a philanthropic organization that supports and promotes social, civic and educational progress in the northwest community. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month, 7 p.m., at various locations in Oak Ridge.

Northwest Guilford VFW Post 7999

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

Sportsman’s Wildlife Club Freddie Marshall (336) 339-3147

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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 information on civic/miscellaneous groups, see pages 12, 24 and 36.)

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

UNITED STATES SENATE Thom Tillis (R) 113 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.

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mark Walker (R) 6th District (includes northwest Guilford County) 1725 Longworth 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 third two-year term in November 2018.

N.C. SENATE Michael Garrett (D) 27th District (includes northwest Guilford County) 300 N. Salisbury Street, Rm. 206-C Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 733-5856 michael.garrett@ncleg.net Elected to his first two-year term in November 2018.

N.C. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Jon Hardister (R) House Majority Whip 59th District Guilford 300 N. Salisbury St., Rm. 638 Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 (919) 733-5191

Mailing address: 6427 Bellcross Trail Whitsett, NC 27377 Elected to his fourth two-year term in November 2018. John Faircloth (R) 62nd District (includes northwest Guilford County) 300 N. Salisbury St., Rm. 613 Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 (919) 733-5877 l (336) 841-4137 Address: 4456 Orchard Knob Lane High Point, NC 27265 john.faircloth@ncleg.net info@johnfaircloth62.com Elected to fifth two-year term in November 2018.

DID YOU KNOW? Guilford County’s property tax rate has steadily decreased over the last several years, from 77 cents per $100 valuation in 2013 and 2014, to 76 cents in 2015, to 75.5 cents in 2016, and to its current rate of 73.05 cents since 2017.

GUILFORD CO. GOVERNMENT Guilford County Courthouse 301 W. Market St., Greensboro www.guilfordcountync.gov

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (336) 641-3351 www.guilfordcountync.gov

Guilford County has nine commissioners (eight district and one at-large), each elected to a four-year term. The chairman is chosen by the board members.

Commissioners oversee the various county departments and adopt the annual budget, which sets the tax rate (currently, 73.05 cents per $100 of assessed property value). For a map of districts, visit www. guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/board-ofelections/reports-data-maps/district-maps. Hank Henning (R) District 6 (includes Colfax) 3811 Wildwood Court High Point, NC 27265 (336) 708-6913 (mobile) hhenning@ guilfordcountync.gov 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 (336) 641-7717 jconrad@guilfordcountync.gov Elected to second term in 2018. Four-year term expires 2022.

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT Danny Rogers, sheriff 400 W. Washington St., Greensboro (336) 641-3694 (sheriff’s office) Four-year term expires 2022. (336) 641-3355 (duty sergeant, manned 24/7) www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ sheriff-s-office sheriff@guilfordcountync.gov Guilford County Sheriff’s Office

Visit website for information on sexual offenders, incident reports, missing persons, unsolved crimes, inmate search, crime alerts, submitting a tip, along with handgun or concealed weapons permits. The sheriff’s department operates three district parol offices in the county; northwest Guilford County lies within District 1. District 1 office 7504 Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 641-2300 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Capt. George Moore, district commander (336) 641-2301 gmoore0@guilfordcountync.gov www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ sheriff-s-office (336) 373-2222 non-emergency 24/7 Guilford County Sheriff

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital 1121 North Church St., 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.novanthealth.org Cone Health MedCenter High Point 2630 Willard Dairy Road, High Point (336) 884-3777 www.conehealth.com Wesley Long Community Hospital 2400 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro (336) 832-1000 (front desk) (336) 832-1300 (emergency services) www.conehealth.com

EMERGENCY SHELTERS

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 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.

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

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(For information on fire departments in Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Colfax and Summerfield, see pages 12, 18, 24 and 37.)

Animal Control (336) 641-5990 (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sat) After hours or in case of emergency, dial 911

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Cone Health Urgent Care Center 1123 North Church St., Greensboro (336) 832-4400

Department of Health and Human Resources (336) 641-3447 www.guilfordcountync.gov (select our county, then select human services)

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. Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: closed 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 www.guilfordcountync.gov (select our county, then select animal services) Health Department (336) 641-7777 www.guilfordcountync.gov (select our county, then human services)

ENTERTAINMENT/ EDUCATIONAL ACC Hall of Champions 1921 W. Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro (336) 315-8411 www.acchallofchampions.net The ACC Hall of Champions opened to the general public on March 3, 2011, the first day of the 2011 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Hall celebrates past, present and future conference success through the design and use of interactive displays, unique institutional exhibits and multi-purpose program space that showcases the league’s storied history. Located in the western portion of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex’s Special Events Center, the entrance to the ACC Hall of Champions features a 4-foot, 360-degree, state-of-the-art video globe that amazes and delights guests with a unique multi-media display of conference highlights. Other features of the Hall’s first phase (8,100 square feet) Continued on page 50


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The Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) is a state-of-the-art facility featuring leading edge concepts in aquatic design. It is located in the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the premier sports and entertainment facility in the Southeast. The GAC brings together all major aquatic sports, including competitive swimming and diving, water polo and synchronized swimming, in one venue. The

GAC fully meets NCAA and FINA standards and offers Greensboro the opportunity to host high school and collegiate events, USA Swimming meets, Master’s swimming and U.S. Water Polo events as well as a myriad of local, regional, national and international competitions. The GAC is also a community pool open to the public and members for yearround swimming and recreation. For more info, visitgreensboroaquaticcenter.com. 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

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Opened in 1959, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex now includes eight venues: an amphitheater, arena, aquatic center, banquet hall, convention center, museum, a theatre and an indoor pavilion. The Coliseum is the home of UNC Greensboro’s men’s basketball team, the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League, and has hosted the Men’s ACC Tournament 26 times since 1967 (the most of any venue) and the Women’s ACC Tournament 19 times (also the most of any venue) since 2000.

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The Coliseum has also hosted concerts for over 40 years; the first major concert held there was performed by The Monkees. Elvis Presley performed there April 14, 1972; the footage from that performance was used for his final film, Elvis on Tour. Presley performed at the Coliseum again on April 21, 1977, one of the final venues of his tour, before his death on August 16. The 450,000-square-foot Greensboro Coliseum has a seating capacity of about 22,000. Greensboro Grasshoppers First National Bank Field, 408 Bellemeade Street, Greensboro (336) 268-2255 www.gsohoppers.com The Greensboro Grasshoppers are a Single-A Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and 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.

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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 https://greensboro.gleague.nba.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

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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 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 Fusion U-23 Macpherson Stadium 6105 Townsend Road, Browns Summit (336) 993-2137 www.soccer.ncfusion.org

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North Carolina Fusion U-23, formerly known as Carolina Dynamo (of the Premier Development League), is a USL League Two soccer team. (USL League Two is the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.) Founded in 1993, the team plays its home games at Macpherson Stadium, where they have played since 2003.

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. Piedmont Environmental Center 1220 Penny Road, High Point (336) 883-8531 www.highpointnc.gov (type “Piedmont Environmental Center” in the search bar) Piedmont Environmental Center

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. White Oak Amphitheatre 1921 W. Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro (336) 373-7400 www.greensborocoliseum.com White Oak Amphitheatre is located on the southern end of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex campus (on the former Canada Dry bottling plant property) and hosts a diverse selection of concerts, community events, fairs, arts and crafts, and festivals. The venue opened on June 5, 2011, with a concert by The Beach Boys. The amphitheater has 7,061 seats, including more than 2,000 reserved seats and general admission lawn seating for more than 5,000 patrons.

Concessions, bar service and other amenities are provided onsite; parking is available in the adjacent lots that also service the Coliseum Complex. For more info, visit: www.greensborocoliseum.com/ venues/detail/white-oak-amphitheatre. 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 • 2415 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro • Oak Ridge Commons Shopping Center, Oak Ridge www.triadgoodwill.org Triad Goodwill

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. 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, A Teen Challenge Center

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 7600 Millbrook Road, Summerfield (336) 420-4588 www.horsefriendsnc.org HorseFriends of North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Program

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 4537 Walpole Road, High Point (336) 931-1424 www.horsepower.org HORSEPOWER Therapeutic Learning Center

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.

Next Step Ministries 955 N.C. 66, Kernersville P.O. Box 793 (336) 413-7054 (office) (336) 413-5858 (crisis) (336) 993-0630 (store) www.nextstepdv.org info@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

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B&B Funeral and Cremation Services The mission of B&B Funeral and Cremation Services is to provide professional, personal, compassionate, and price sensitive funeral services to families experiencing the passing of their loved one. PROFESSIONAL

We provide a full range of funeral service from traditional funerals with visitations to basic cremation. Our funeral directors have 35 years of combined experience in the funeral industry.

PERSONAL

We are locally owned and operated. We will meet you in your home to arrange services in order to minimize the anxiety surrounding the numerous decisions that must be made.

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The moment you entrust us with the care of your loved one, you become part of our family and we care for you as such. We walk with you, not work for you, as we make this journey together.

PRICE SENSITIVE

We offer full funeral services at affordable, not just competitive, prices. We welcome inquiries about pricing for our services.

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northwestFINDER 2020 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 www.vva.org Vietnam Veterans of America

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.

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Local nonprofit serving Guilford County families and youth since 1971. Services include substance abuse counseling, foster care, young women’s housing, counseling, emergency housing, school and educational groups, some covered by NC Health Choice, Medicaid, or private insurance while others may be free of charge. (For more info on organizations where you can give or get assistance, see pages 14, 26 and 38.)

literacy.

Blanche Benjamin Branch 1530 Benjamin Parkway, Greensboro (336) 373-7540 Central Library 219 N. Church Street, Greensboro (336) 373-2471

Youth Focus Inc. 405 Parkway, Suite A, Greensboro (336) 274-5909 www.youthfocus.org

building great futures

LIBRARIES

Glenn McNairy Branch 4860 Lake Jeanette Road, Greensboro (336) 373-2015 Kathleen Clay Edwards Branch 1420 Price Park Drive, Greensboro (off New Garden Road) (336) 373-2923 Kernersville Library 248 Harmon Lane, Kernersville (336) 703-2930 Stokesdale Library Stokesdale Town Hall 8325 Angel Pardue Road, Stokesdale (336) 643-4011

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MISCELLANEOUS FARMERS MARKET Piedmont Triad Farmers Market 2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax (336) 605-9157 www.triadfarmersmarket.com Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

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.guilfordcountync.gov (select our county)

Cooperative Extension: (336) 641-2400 Health Department: (336) 641-7777 Mental Health/ Sandhills Center: (800) 256-2452 Planning Department: (336) 641-3334 Register of Deeds: (336) 641-7556 Social Services: (336) 641-3447 Tax Department: (336) 641-3363

VOTING/ELECTIONS Board of Elections www.guilfordcountync.gov / our-county/board-of-elections Guilford County Courthouse 201 S. Eugene Street, Greensboro (336) 412-7300 High Point Courthouse 505 E. Green Drive, High Point (336) 822-6700 www.nccourts.org 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. G’boro Board of Elections Office 301 W. Market Street, (336) 641-3836 High Point Board of Elections Office 325 E. Russell Ave. (336) 641-7895 (For voting info specific to the northwest Guilford County area, see pages 16, 30 and 42.)

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northwestFINDER 2020 DRIVER’S LICENSE BUREAU 2391 Coliseum Blvd., Greensboro (336) 334-5438 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon Saturday 2527 E. Market Street, Greensboro (336) 334-5745 7 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.

ROAD KILL REMOVAL For pickup of dead animals on the road or in the right of way, contact the N.C. Department of Transportation at (336) 487-0000 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 and search Snow Removal..

VEHICLE REGISTRATION 2218 Golden Gate Drive, Greensboro (336) 275-7715 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

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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 810 J North Main Street, Kernersville (336) 904-0743 9 a.m.-5p.m. Monday-Friday New residents of North Carolina must register their vehicles within 60 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. Although new residents can initially register vehicles without an inspection, North Carolina requires a vehicle inspection before they can renew their vehicle registration.

PARKS & RECREATION ATHLETIC FIELDS Carolyn S. Allen Complex 3610 Drawbridge Parkway, Greensboro Monique Floyd (336) 373-2946 Carolyn S. Allen Regional Park Complex features four baseball/softball tournament fields that can be rented for private tournament use March through October on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and for larger special events during the week.

GARDENS Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden 1105 Hobbs Road, Greensboro www.greensborobeautiful.org click on The Gardens, then select Bicentennial Garden (336) 373-2199 Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden

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) (336) 373-5888 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) (336) 373-2199 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) (336) 373-4334 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 Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden

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northwestFINDER 2020 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 Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

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.

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www.greensboro-nc.gov; (type Higgins in the search bar) Lake Higgins

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 Carolina Marina

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

LAKES

Bur-Mil Park 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro (336) 641-2020 www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ county-parks/bur-mil-park

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

Bur-Mil Park offers a par-3 golf course 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. Center City Park 200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro (336) 373-7533 www.greensborodowntownparks.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. Country Park 3905 Nathanael Greene Drive, Greensboro (336) 373-3648 www.greensboro-nc.gov; (type Country Park in the search bar) 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. 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, 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/haw-river-state-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) 373-7533 www.greensborodowntownparks.org (click on LeBauer Park) 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.

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Northwest Animal Hospital Wendy Camp, DVM • Karen Nasisse, DVM

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northwestFINDER 2020 PET/ANIMAL SERVICES Guilford County Animal Control (336) 641-5990 www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ animal-services After hours or in case of emergency, dial 911 Guilford County Animal Services

Guilford County Animal Shelter 4525 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro (336) 641-3400 www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ animal-services Guilford County 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 Guilford College Animal Hospital 5505 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro (336) 851-1990 www.ahvec.com After Hours Veterinary Clinic/ Guilford College Animal Hospital

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

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Happy Tails Emergency Clinic 2936 Battleground Ave., Greensboro (336) 288-2688 www.happytailservet.com Happy Tails Veterinary Emergency Clinic

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 Animal Rescue & Foster Program

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 P.O. Box 29112, 27429 (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. P.O. Box 746, Summerfield, NC 27358 (336) 643-0233 adopt@greyhoundfriends.com www.greyhoundfriends.com Greyhound Friends of North Carolina

The group is an adoption agency that seeks to find retired racing greyhounds a loving home.

Humane Society of the Piedmont 4527 W. Wendover Avenue, Greensboro (336) 299-3060 info@hspiedmont.org www.hspiedmont.org Humane Society of the Piedmont

The Humane Society offers educational programs and low-cost spay/neuter services. Merit Pitbull Foundation P.O. Box 10744, Greensboro info@mpbf.org www.mpbf.org This organization helps to improve the lives of bully type animals by fostering until they can be placed into a permanent home. Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network 8653 N.C. 68, Stokesdale (336) 288-7006 info@reddogfarm.com www.reddogfarm.com The multi-species rescue network works to find homes for animals from pooches to ponies. Visit the website for info and events. 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 Inc. 1851 W. Erlinghaus Street Suite 146, Elizabeth City (800) 650-8549 info@userl.org www.userl.org United States Equine Rescue League, Inc.

The group rescues, fosters and finds


homes for horses and ponies in North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.

LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER Piedmont Communities Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic 1910 North Church Street, Suite E, Greensboro (336) 333-5336 info@pcspayneuter.com www.pcspayneuter.com Piedmont Communities Spay/ Neuter & Wellness Clinic

This clinic offers low-cost spay/neuter surgery. Sheets Pet Clinic 809 Chimney Rock Court, Greensboro (336) 852-8488 www.sheetspetclinic.com Sheets Pet Clinic

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.

3905 Nathanael Greene Drive (336) 373-3648 www.gsobarkpark.org info@gsobarkpark.org

Planned Pethood Spay & Neuter & Wellness Clinic 4527 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro (336) 299-3060 info@hspiedmont.org www.plannedpethoodclinic.com

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

Planned Pethood Spay, Neuter & Wellness Clinic

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.

OTHER PET SERVICES Stephen M. Hussey BarkPark at Country Park, Greensboro

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION

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

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WHY CHOOSE

All of us probably wish that our pets could tell us if they are sick or injured like the animals in “Dr. Dolittle.” Alas, we have to rely on observation of abnormal behavior or signs of illness. If your regular veterinarian is closed, and you feel that your pet may be sick or injured, we recommend bringing your pet in for an exam. If you are unsure whether to have your pet examined, please give us a call. We are always happy to answer your questions.

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(336) 288-2688 HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 6pm-8am Friday 6pm - Monday 8am

Open 24 hours on holidays 2936 Battleground Ave.

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Wildlife Rehab Inc. (336) 785-0912 www.wildliferehabinc.org 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 this page. Other recycling options: • Many grocery stores accept used plastic bags for recycling. • Office supply stores often accept printer cartridges for recycling, as do some online sources that may accept them in exchange for cash. • Some pharmacies will dispose of unused prescription drugs. Check with 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) 641-3334 or visit www. guilfordcountync.gov/ourcounty/planning-development.

Goodwill Industries 2205-A Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge (336) 643-4549 Triad Goodwill (Oak Ridge)

Goodwill Industries 3921 Battleground Ave., Greensboro (336) 545-1212 www.triadgoodwill.org Goodwill Industries 2415 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro www.triadgoodwill.org Triad Goodwill

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 info@ecoflo.com www.ecoflo.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

Guilford County Farm 7315 Howerton Road, Gibsonville (336) 641-2630 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday 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) 883-3111 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 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 66.)

RETAIL SHOPPING CENTERS Friendly Shopping Center 3110 Kathleen Avenue, Greensboro (336) 299-9802 www.friendlycenter.com Friendly Center

Four Seasons Town Centre 410 Four Seasons Town Centre, Greensboro (336) 299-9230 www.shopfourseasons.com Oak Ridge Commons Shopping Center 2205 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge

SCHOOLS (PUBLIC)

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Along with scrap tires and white goods (large appliances), accepts residential electronics including computers, cell phones, TVs, etc.

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


Guilford County Schools

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

BOARD OF EDUCATION

The Guilford County Board of Education has nine members who serve 4-year staggered terms; eight of the members represent a designated district and one serves as an at-large representative. The chairman of the board is selected from the board members. Every BOE seat was up for election in 2016 under Senate Bill 317, which redrew the board’s district lines to match the Board of County Commissioner districts. The bill also changed BOE elections from non-partisan to partisan races. BOE meetings are generally held the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. in the board room,

712 N. Eugene St. in Greensboro. Dates and times are subject to change. Those wishing to address the BOE should call (336) 370-8100 before 5 p.m. or arrive at the meeting site between 5:45 and 6 p.m. to sign up before the meeting. For a meeting schedule, visit www.gcsnc.com, select “Board of Education” from the “About Our District” dropdown menu, then click “Guilford County BOE 2019-2020 Meeting Schedule” under “Links” on the right. Winston McGregor (D) at-large (336) 279-6585 mcgregw@gcsnc.com Four-year term expires 2022 Pat Tillman (R) District 3 (includes northwest Guilford County) (336) 580-9270 tillmap@gcsnc.com Four-year term expires 2020

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Colfax Elementary 9112 W. Market Street, Colfax (336) 275-4332 Julie Kimsey, principal kimseyj@gcsnc.com

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Pearce Elementary 2006 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro (336) 605-5480 Rich Thomae, principal thomaer@gcsnc.com Erin Stevie, PTA president ptapearce@gmail.com Stokesdale Elementary 8025 U.S. 158, Stokesdale (336) 643-8420 Dr. Meredith Chandler, principal chandlm2@gcsnc.com Dana Angel, PTA president stokesdaleelementarypta@gmail.com Summerfield Elementary 7501 Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 643-8444 Jill Walsh, principal walshj@gcsnc.com Christin Marasco, PTA president www.summerfieldelementarypta.com

MIDDLE SCHOOLS Kernodle Middle 3600 Drawbridge Parkway, Greensboro (336) 545-3717 Thea McHam, principal mchamt@gcsnc.com

Dana Genheimer, PTA president colfax@my-pta.org

Laura McCollum, PTA president info@kernodlepta.com kmscougarspta@gmail.com

Northern Guilford Elementary 3801 N.C. 150, Greensboro (336) 656-4032

Northern Guilford Middle 616 Simpson-Calhoun Road, Greensboro (336) 605-3342

Robert Richmond, principal richmor2@gcsnc.com

Karen Ellis, principal ellisk@gcsnc.com

Jillian Angel, PTA president jillianangel01@gmail.com

Wendy Messer, PTSO president wmesser@triad.rr.com

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

Northwest Guilford Middle 5300 Northwest School Road, Greensboro (336) 605-3333

Denise Francisco, principal francid2@gcsnc.com

Ashley Young, principal younga@gcsnc.com

Priscilla LeCompte, PTO president orespto@gmail.com

Melissa Stallings, PTSO president ptsonwgms@gmail.com

HIGH SCHOOLS Northern Guilford High 7101 Spencer Dixon Road, Greensboro (336) 643-8449 Janiese McKenzie, principal mckenzj2@gcsnc.com Deborah Sivret, PTSA president nighthawksptsa@gmail.com Northwest Guilford High 5240 Northwest School Road, Greensboro (336) 605-3300 Ralph Kitley, principal kitleyr@gcsnc.com Stephanie Brady, PTSO president info@nwhsptso.com

CHARTER SCHOOLS Greensboro Academy Serving grades K-8 4049 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro (336) 286-8404 www.greensboroacademy.org Doug Hower, principal 20.dhower@nhaschools.com Summerfield Charter Academy Serving grades K-8 5303 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (336) 643-1974 www.summerfieldcharter.org 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 9-12 4100 Yanceyville St., Browns Summit (336) 897-1128 www.piedmontclassical.com Travis Ward, principal tward@piedmontclassical.com office@piedmontclassical.com


COMMUNITY COLLEGE GTCC – Donald W. Cameron Campus 7908 Leabourne Road, Colfax (336) 334-4822 www.home.gtcc.edu The 95-acre GTCC Donald W. Cameron Campus opened in the fall of 2014 and is situated just northwest of Greensboro, near the communities of Colfax and Oak Ridge. The campus houses a 94,000-square-foot LEED Gold Certified facility, with an advanced IT infrastructure and state-of-the-art capabilities. The Cameron campus offers multiple continuing education courses and two specialty programs: global logistics and computer technology integration. The Cameron Campus is also home to The Conference Center at GTCC, a full service corporate event center, featuring a 250-seat tiered auditorium and several flexible meeting spaces. To learn more about the conference center or to submit an event inquiry, visit www.conferencecentergtcc.com.

SENIOR PROGRAMS Meals on Wheels – Senior Resources of Guilford (336) 333-6981 (Guilford Co. Senior Line) www.senior-resources-guilford.org The program provides hot noontime meals for seniors who have no other means of obtaining a meal. In addition to meals, volunteers provide a wellness check for the client and an opportunity for socialization. To qualify, seniors must be 60 or older, live in Guilford County and have no one available to prepare meals for them and be unable to prepare meals for themselves. Call the SeniorLine at (336) 333-6981 to apply. For info on monthly senior outreach programs in the northwest area, contact Marsha McDaniel, (336) 373-4816, ext. 265, or email ruraloutreach@ senior-resources-guilford.com.

Community Meals on Wheels (336) 317-3139 Volunteers deliver noonday meals Monday-Friday, prepared by Countryside Village Retirement Community, to qualified recipients residing in Summerfield, Oak Ridge or Stokesdale. For more info, contact Marie Wilson at (336) 317-3139. 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

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National Do Not Call Registry (888) 382-1222 www.donotcall.gov

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) 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) 643-3111 AA meetings held on Sundays at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dean, (336) 392-6676.

MENTAL HEALTH National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) www.namiguilford.org Support meetings are held every Tuesday, 7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 3600 West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, for individuals or families of people suffering from mental illness of any kind, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression. Educational meetings are held the fifth Tuesday of each month (four times a year), 7 p.m. at the same location. For more information, contact Jack Glenn, (336) 638-9276.

TRANSPORTATION Amtrak (800) 872-7245 www.amtrak.com Greensboro Bus Station (800)231-2222 www.greyhound.com

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

UTILITIES Many options are now available for these services. To learn which are available in your town, search on the internet.

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) 724-0842 www.republicservices.com Call for white goods and leaf pickup GFL Environmental (Oak Ridge) (855) 222-2797 www.gflenv.com Call for white goods, furniture or yard waste pickup. Solid Waste Transfer Station 6310 Burnt Poplar Road, Greensboro (336) 373-3867 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Solid waste, bulk trash (i.e., mattresses, sofas and construction debris). No paint, batteries, tires, hazardous materials, electronics, appliances.

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 information on recycling/e-cycling, see page 62.)

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

DID YOU KNOW? Used baby diapers and greasy pizza boxes are among the most common contaminants placed in recycling carts. Visit your garbage/recycling company’s website for a list of accepted materials for recycling.

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 or water emergencies during business hours, call Stokesdale Town Hall at (336) 643-4011. To get water turned on, go to Town Hall Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For after-hours assistance, call Mayor John Flynt, (336) 687-6019, and leave a message. For water emergencies after hours, call (336) 362-8232.


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

YOUTH REC/CIVIC GROUPS ATHLETICS Greensboro United Soccer Association Offering soccer for all ages and all levels (336) 358-8030 www.greensborounited.org North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (336) 856-7529 www.ncsoccer.org Marvin Bishop, president

mbishop@ncsoccer.org NC Youth Soccer ODP

Northern Guilford Youth Football & Cheer www.ngyouthfootball.com Dean Bailey, president dean1bailey@triad.rr.com dbailey@ngyouthfootball.com Northern Guilford Youth Football or Northern Guilford Youth Cheer

Oak Ridge Youth Association www.orya.org Tom Collins, president president@orya.org ORYA offers organized youth sports and events for boys and girls ages 3-18, including baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, football, e-sports and cheerleading. Stokesdale Parks and Recreation www.stokesdaleparksandrec.com

info@stokesdaleparksandrec.com Terry Hedenskog, president hedenskogt77@gmail.com Stokesdale Parks and Recreation

Stokesdale Parks & Rec offers youth basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and cheerleading.

SCOUTS Boy Scouts of America Old North State Council (336) 378-9166 www.bsaonsc.org Old North State Council

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (800) 672-2148 info@girlscoutsp2p.org www.girlscoutsp2p.org

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ACCOUNTANTS By the Book Accounting & Tax Service, Inc. Anne M. Garner, Enrolled Agent Individual & Corporate Accounting, Payroll, and Tax Preparation 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 & Business Tax Returns Payroll / Bookkeeping • 20 years experience 8400 US Highway 158 Stokesdale, NC 27357 kim@kimberlythacker.com (336) 644-2741 • Fax (336) 644-2743 Samuel K. Anders, CPA, MSA, PC Individual and Business Tax Returns Bookkeeping and Payroll 8004 Linville Road, Suite G, Oak Ridge (336) 643-7577 www.samanderscpa.com info@samanderscpa.com

ATTORNEYS Barbour & Williams Law www.barbourwilliams.com 8004 Linville Road, Oak Ridge • (336) 643-4623

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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE & REPAIR Brinsfield Automotive Quality service and repair since 1981 on most import and domestic vehicles. Pick-up & delivery available to northwest-area addresses. 707 Edwardia Drive, Greensboro (336) 292-6499 • brinsfieldautomotive.com

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EuroHaus 6716 US Highway 158, Stokesdale (336) 891-3876 • EuroHaus.pro ................................................................ see display ad on page 27

Knight Import Specialty Service European Auto Service & Repair Factory-scheduled Maintenance & Repairs Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo Mini, Porsche, Land Rover and Lexus 4559 US Highway 220N, Summerfield Across from Food Lion • (336) 337-0669

M&M Tire & Auto, LLC Our prices & our service set us apart! 5570 Spotswood Cir., Summerfield • (336) 643-7877 ...more Automotive Service/Repair on next page

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BASEBALL INSTRUCTION North Carolina Baseball Academy 1137 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro (336) 931-1118 • www.ncbaseball.com

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BUILDERS Builders MD Custom Homes and Remodeling (336) 362-2234 • www.buildersmd.com

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Disney Custom Homes Oak Ridge, NC • (336) 643-4219 www.DisneyCustomHomes.com

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Don Mills Builders Quality is Standard! (336) 362-1777 • donmillsbuilders.com

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R&K Custom Homes Celebrating 28 years in the Triad (336) 643-3503/ 382-0728 • RandKCustomHomes.net

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CHIROPRACTORS Oak Ridge Chiropractic Dr. David Lorczak, DC • (336) 644-8078 8004 Linville Road, Ste. B • www.orchiro.com Salama Chiropractic Center Dr. Edward Boudreau • (336) 644-6446 www.OakRidgeSalamaChiropractic.com Summerfield Family Chiropractic Dr. Rod C. Brown • 7092A Summerfield Road (336) 644-1112 • www.summerfieldchiro.com

CHURCHES Central Baptist Church 1715 NC Highway 68N, Oak Ridge www.oakridgecbc.org • (336) 643-7684

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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

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Oak Ridge United Methodist Church 2424 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge www.oakridgeumc.org • (336) 643-4690

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DENTISTS / ORAL SURGERY Borden Dentistry 1009 Highway 150W, Summerfield Dr. Beth Borden, DDS • (336) 644-2770 DeVaney Dentistry Oak Ridge & Greensboro Locations (336) 643-5515 • drdevaney.com

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High Point Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Stephanie Lindsay & Dr. Kristina Coffield highpointpediatricdentistry.com • (336) 885-5500

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Jerry W. Reeves, DDS, PA General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry 5314-A W. Friendly Avenue • (336) 299-8350

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Summerfield Family Dentistry Drs. Ben and Jenny Weston, DDS (336) 643-1440 • SummerfieldDentist.com

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FINANCIAL PLANNING Stearns Financial Group Ready for your Financial Future? 800-881-7374 • www.StearnsFinancial.com

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FITNESS, WELLNESS & DANCE Destination Arts - Dance, Music & Acting Lessons Two Locations - Oak Ridge & Summerfield (336) 740-6891 • DestinationArtsCenter.com

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Greensboro Performing Arts, Inc. 2231 Fleming Road, Greensboro, NC 27410 (336) 549-2228 • greensboroperformingarts.com

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Spears Family YMCA Membership benefits at most Ys in the U.S.! Youth sports, swim lessons, summer camp, group exercise, after-school programs, personal training, basketball courts, indoor pool, pickleball & more! 3216 Horse Pen Creek Road, Greensboro ymcagreensboro.org • (336) 387-9622 Studio Elevé - Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Ballet, Hoop Dance, Aerial Yoga, Gyrokinesis (336) 497-5437 • www.studioeleve.com

FLORIST 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 ...more service providers on next page

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FUNERAL SERVICES B&B Funeral & Cremation Services Professional. Personal. Compassionate. (336) 307-2059 • www.bandbfcs.com

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Forbis & Dick Funeral Service 8320 US Highway 158, Stokesdale (336) 643-3711 • www.forbisanddick.com

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GROCERY STORE Bi-Rite Galaxy 8632 Highway 158, Stokesdale (336) 643-5249 • www.stokesdalebirite.com

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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!”

HOME PRODUCTS & SERVICES AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING Berico Heating & Cooling www.berico.com (336) 273-8663 • inforequest@berico.com Eanes Heating & Air Conditioning We Service All Brands 24-Hour Emergency Service • EanesComfort.com

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Stokesdale Heating & Air Conditioning No Matter the Season, we’re Here for You. (336) 643-7397 • stokesdaleheating@gmail.com

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CABINETRY / KITCHEN & BATH Amanzi Marble, Granite & Tile 703 Park Lawn Court, Kernersville (336) 993-9998 • www.amanzigranite.com

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Shelton’s, Inc. Kitchen & Bath Works Cabinetry, Counter Tops, Kitchen Design Quality since 1995 • BBB A+ • (336) 643-5916

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

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

LANDSCAPING PRODUCTS & SVCS. Colfax Lawncare Complete Lawn Care Service • Fully Insured Serving the Triad for 29 years • (336) 362-5860 Edgefield Plant & Stone Garden Center with Landscaping & Design Services www.edgefieldplantstone.com • (336) 662-0081

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New Garden Landscaping & Nursery See what the New Garden family can do for you! www.newgarden.com

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PAINTING BEK Paint Company Licensed & Insured • Ref. Avail. • Interior / Exterior All Work Guaranteed • (336) 931-0600

PROPANE / HEATING FUELS PROVIDER Berico Heating & Cooling www.berico.com (336) 273-8663 • inforequest@berico.com

REMODELING & REPAIRS Old School Home Repair “No job too small” (336) 669-7252 • oldschoolsjhr@triad.rr.com

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

SMALL ENGINE SERVICE & REPAIR L&T Small Engine Service 2103 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge • (336) 298-4314 landtsmallengineservice.com • ltsmeng16@gmail.com

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

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COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDERS

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Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad 2205 Oak Ridge Road, Suite M, Oak Ridge (336) 560-2636

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FAMILY PRACTICE / URGENT CARE Cone Health MedCenters High Point - (336) 884-3777 Kernersville - (336) 992-5100

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

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Cone Health Connected Care Care from home, work, or on-the-go with virtual visits & e-Visits via MyChart. • connectnow.conehealth.com

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PEDIATRICS Northwest Pediatrics 4529 Jessup Grove Road, Greensboro (336) 605-0190 • northwestpeds.com

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Novant Health: Forsyth Pediatrics Oak Ridge Oak Ridge Commons, Oak Ridge

(336) 644-0994 • nhforsythpediatricsoakridge.org ................................................................ see display ad on page 28

PHYSICAL THERAPY Oak Ridge Physical Therapy Three Locations: Oak Ridge, Summerfield and Eden • Orthopaedic & Sports Injuries • Walking & Balance Difficulties • Trigger Point Dry Needling (336) 644-0201 • www.OakRidgePT.com

SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT

Dove Medical Supply 7301 Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 441-8900 • MyDoveStore.com

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ORTHODONTISTS Mitchell, Bartlett & Bell Orthodontics Locations in Greensboro & Kernersville www.mbsmiles.com

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Olmsted Orthodontics Matthew J. Olmsted, DDS MS Oak Ridge Commons • (336) 441-7007

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Reynolds Orthodontics Making smiles . . . inside & out! 6161 Lake Brandt Rd., Summerfield • (336) 274-7649

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PET / HORSE PRODUCTS & SERVICES EMERGENCY VET SERVICES

Happy Tails Emergency Vet Clinic 2936 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro (336) 288-2688 • www.happytailservet.com

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WEIGHT LOSS / MANAGEMENT Central Carolina Surgery Greensboro and Burlington • (336) 387-8100 centralcarolinasurgery.com • ccsbariatrics.com

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King’s Crossing Animal Hospital Complete & Compassionate Care (336) 644-7606 • kingscrossinganimalhospital.com Northwest Animal Hospital 1692-J NC Highway 68N, Oak Ridge (336) 643-8984 • northwestanimalhospitalnc.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY / RESTORATION oldphotospecialists.com Photo restoration, giclée printing, portraits By appt., 7713 Summerfield Road • (336) 430-7120

PRIVATE SCHOOLS Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Excel That You Might Better Serve (336) 564-1010 • www.bmhs.us

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New Garden Friends School PreK-12th, Inclusive Environment, Quaker Education (336) 299-0964 • www.ngfs.org Noble Academy Building great futures through literacy. (336) 282-7044 • nobleknights.org

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

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Carolyn Cudd, Allen Tate Realtors “Experience and Integrity serving the Triad” (336) 209-2555 • carolyn.cudd@allentate.com DeDe Cunningham, DeDe’s Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty • Real Estate at a Higher Level (336) 509-1923 Cell or Text

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Kristi Lucas, Carolina Real Estate Pathways Serving the Triad for over 22 years! (336) 870-0421 • carolinarealestatepathways.com

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northwestFINDER 2020 Ramilya Siegel, Keller Williams Realty (336) 215-9856 • rsiegel@kw.com Experience & a Proven Track Record!

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The Bobbie Maynard Team Allen Tate Realtors (336) 215-8017 • www.BobbieMaynard.com

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RESTAURANTS & EVENT CENTERS Bill’s Pizza Pub, 68 Place, Oak Ridge Meeting room available for groups www.billspizzaonline.com • (336) 644-1540 Bistro 150 – Oak Ridge Commons Gather with friends! Eat, drink & enjoy great music! (336) 643-6359 • bistro150nc.com Oak Ridge Room Event & Meeting Center Catering, beer & wine available oakridgeroom.com • oakridgeroom@gmail.com

RETAIL / SPECIALTY SHOPPING 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

RETIREMENT LIVING Spring Arbor Senior Living 5125 Michaux Road, Greensboro (336) 286-6404 • www.springarborliving.com

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SHOPPING CENTERS 68 Place 1427 NC Highway 68N, about 1/2 mile south of Hwy. 150 in Oak Ridge

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