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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, and was renamed in 1812 for Rev. John Summerfield, an evangelist who relocated there. Shortly after incorporating in 1996, Summerfield approved voluntary annexation requests; the Town now encompasses 26.56 square 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 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. In August 2019 Summerfield completed a 700-foot sidewalk that coincided with the opening of a pedestrian tunnel under U.S. 220, just north of the town’s limits. The sidewalk allows pedestrians and cyclists traveling on the Atlantic-Yadkin (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 town has budgeted $50,000 in the 2020-21 fiscal year for further development of the greenway, which is part of North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST); the MST is a 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. Other capital projects in the works for this fiscal year include the architectural design and initial construction phase of a 9,000-square-foot town hall to be located on a 13-acre tract the town owns at the corner of N.C. 150 and U.S. 220; the design and installation of two Welcome to Summerfield signs along U.S. 220; an update to the town’s Comprehensive Plan, which was created by a citizen-led committee and adopted by the town council in 2010; and the completion of a parks, trails and open space master plan.

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SUMMERFIELD

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Despite the pandemic, commercial and residential development are still moving forward 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

northwest Greensboro

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) Sales tax rate: combined 6.75% (2% for Guilford County; 4.75% for North Carolina)

POPULATION 7,018

2000

10,232

2010

11,949 (as of latest available estimate, July 2019)

CURRENT

AGE Under 18..................................................................... 25.5% 65 and over.................................................................. 14.1%

EDUCATION (age 25 and over) High school graduate (or higher) ......................................95.9% Bachelor’s degree or higher...................................................... 56.1% Percent of households with a broadband internet subscription: 87.7%

HOUSING Median value of owner-occupied housing unit: $361,100 Estimated number of households: 3,902; Estimated number of family members per household: 2.86

INCOME Median household income: $103,769 Families with income in last 12 months below poverty level: 5.3% Residents without health insurance (under age 65): 4.5%


RACE 98.8% of Summerfield’s population is of one race Of those individuals of one race: 91.9% are white | 3.2% are Hispanic or Latino 2.4% are black or African-American | 1.9% are Asian 0.1% are American Indian and Alaska native

VETERANS: 582 Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau/2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management

BUDGET TOWN FISCAL YEAR July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 Operating budget: $2,163,700

Projected Revenues Property taxes............................ $437,000 (2.75¢ per $100 property value)

VOTER STATISTICS 8,570 Summerfield residents were registered to vote as of January 2021. Of these, 3879 were registered as Republicans; 1,691 were registered as Democrats; 2,931 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 64 were registered as Libertarians. Data provided by Guilford County Board of Elections

Sales tax..................................... $132,500 ABC profit sharing...................... $120,000 Beer and wine tax.........................$55,000 Solid waste disposal tax................. $9,000 Utilities franchise tax..................$380,000 Investment earnings..................... $90,000 Parks & Recreation....................... $40,000 Planning/Misc. fees....................... $17,000 Nuisance Abatement....................$10,000 Founders’ Day.................................$3,725 Tree Lighting sponsor........................ $500 Fund balance transfer..................$868,975 Total revenues

$2,163,700

Projected Expenses Dues, travel, misc. gov’t expenses.....$26,697 Council stipends........................... $15,000 Admin salaries/benefits...............$384,000 Admin operating expenses............ $61,678 Annual audit/tax collection........... $14,500 Legal services.............................$100,000 Planning......................................$218,475

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(includes salaries/benefits: $152,700; operating expenses: $18,775; zoning enforcement: $27,000; engineering services: $14,000; and $6,000 for misc.)

Planning Board/BOA.......................$3,050 Property/buildings (operating)............ $35,700 Community events.......................$60,900 Parks & Rec admin/operating...... $305,650

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.

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

Finance Committee Founders’ Day Committee Trails and Open Space Committee

(includes $159,000 salaries/benefits; operating expenses of $41,500 for community park, $94,750 for athletic park and $2,500 for trail maintenance; and $7,900 for misc. park services)

Programs, animal shelter, misc.........$51,300 Committee services........................$7,450 *

Total operating expenses.$1,284,400 Capital Outlay ........................ $879,300

(includes capital projects for Historical Committee: $26,100; Parks & Rec: $50,000; Comprehensive Plan & Land Use Plan: $50,000; Property/buildings: $600,000; Town Welcome signs: $60,000; Parks/Trails/Open Space (master plan): $20,000; Trail development/improvements: $65,000; Computer Equipment/Peripherals: $8,200)

Total expenses

$2,163,700

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FROM THE MAYOR TOWN COUNCIL & PERSONNEL Welcome to Summerfield. Located in the northwestern region of Guilford County, our town is blessed with open vistas, farmland and well-maintained neighborhoods and we are proud of the farms, open spaces and parks located within our thriving community. We have some of the best schools in the Guilford County Schools system and our students perform well in the classroom and in the sports arena.

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-today operations of the town. The council is responsible for setting policies and in turn the manager is responsible for enacting them.

About 12,000 friendly and welcoming citizens live in Summerfield, which makes us the third largest town in Guilford County.

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.

We are proud of our history, which dates back to the Revolutionary War, and as we honor our past we also prepare for a future that looks bright and promising. In the coming year our town will be working on a Unified Development Ordinance and a land use plan which will be used as the guiding documents to enhance our quality of life. This year we will be making improvements to Summerfield Community Center on Centerfield Road, the wooded trails winding through Summerfield Community Park, and other community and athletic park features. We have placed a high priority on these amenities, which enhance the quality of life our citizens enjoy and have grown to expect. And, soon we will be starting construction on a new town hall which will better serve our citizens and staff. We invite you to visit our town and see why we are “Summerfield Proud.”

Mayor BJ Barnes (336) 643-5972

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Tim Sessoms mayor pro tem (336) 803-0322 tsessoms@ summerfieldnc.gov 2-year term ends 2021

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

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

Lynne W. DeVaney

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

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

Chris York town planner

cyork@summerfieldnc.gov employed by Town since April 2019

Brad Rentz

planning technician/ enforcement officer

brentz@summerfieldnc.gov employed by Town since December 2020

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

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 2020 MARK YOUR New town hall on horizon

After over 16 years of town councils debating about the need for a new town hall and community meeting space, planning advanced last year with the hiring of architectural firm Creech & Associates to design the estimated $3.5-million building and Greensboro-based Samet Corp. to manage its construction. In December, the council voted to enter into a contract with Samet Corp. that specified the location of the proposed 9,000-square-foot facility: 13.3 acres owned by the town along U.S. 220 north of N.C. 150. The current town hall on Summerfield Road is just west of the site. Mayor BJ Barnes, Mayor Pro Tem Tim Sessoms and council members Lynne Williams DeVaney, John O’Day and Reece Walker have endorsed spending on the new town hall to enhance space for town staff and town and community meetings. Council member Teresa Pegram cast the lone vote against hiring Samet Corp., arguing that Summerfield doesn’t need a new town hall.

Town taking ownership of community center, surrounding property

Summerfield Community Center on Centerfield Road is changing hands. The council voted unanimously in December to authorize Town Manager Scott Whitaker to sign documents transferring Summerfield Community Center Inc.’s ownership of the building to the town. Besides the community center, the transfer also includes 16.8 acres containing the core of the town’s community park, a lake and parking lots. Summerfield Community Center Inc. proposed deeding the property to Summerfield in late 2019; the town has rented space in the building for council and other town-related meetings since incorporating in 1996. After repairing the roof and making other renovations to the building, the town hopes to continue making the facility available to rent for family and community gatherings.

Summerfield Farms Village

Last September, developer David Couch proposed a residential-commercial development for his 650 acres around Summerfield Farms on Pleasant Ridge Road, reigniting the debate over higher density housing in the town. The development would consist of businesses and a range of housing – townhouses, twin homes and condominiums as rental options and houses costing $250,000 to $2 million, according to Couch, CEO of Blue Ridge Cos. Couch proposed extending water and sewer lines from the city of Greensboro to the development. He also wants Guilford County to create a special tax district that would charge property owners in Summerfield Farms Village – not other Summerfield taxpayers outside of the development – for water and sewer services. Town leaders have met with Couch and representatives of Greensboro and the county to discuss his proposals, but the Town Council has not yet taken action on Couch’s proposal. The plan has drawn a mix of support from people who favor less expensive housing options in Summerfield and opposition from others who worry that denser development would create traffic congestion and negatively impact the area’s rural appeal.

Bandera Farms

As 2020 was wrapping up, Piedmont Land Conservancy (PLC) closed on its $575,000 purchase of 115 acres on Bunch Road at Interstate 73, advancing plans for a public trails preserve for horseback riders, hikers and runners. Contributions from Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Greensboro and Guilford County combined with a state grant to purchase the tract, known as Bandera Farms. PLC said it plans to transfer ownership and management of the property to the town of Summerfield at some future point. The tract is bounded by Reedy Fork Creek, a source of Greensboro’s water supply that will be protected from commercial development. The future route of the Piedmont Greenway, a proposed 19-mile trail connecting Greensboro to Winston-Salem, runs through the property.

CALENDAR for 2021*

*For updates on community events in 2021, visit www.connect2nwguilford.com

(coming February 2021)

As 2021 got underway with the COVID-19 pandemic in full force, plans for many traditional community events in Summerfield – including Founders’ Day, Movie in the Park, Music in the Park, Stop, Drop & Roll 5K, Children’s Fishing Derby, Recycle/E-cycle Event, Touch A Truck, Veterans’ Appreciation ceremony and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting – were indefinite. While town councils, committees and boards and some non-profits continue meeting, either in-person or virtually, other organizational meetings and community events will resume after the easing of COVID-related social gathering restrictions.

MEETING ON SCHEDULE:

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Summerfield Merchants Assoc. 1st Tuesday each month, 6:30 p.m. DETAILS: Summerfieldmerchant.com 

Summerfield Town Council

2nd Tuesday each month, 6:30 p.m. DETAILS: www.summerfieldnc.gov (meetings recorded live on Facebook.com/TownofSummerfield) 

“Sonshine Room”

food/clothing bank Summerfield Peace UMC Last Tuesday each month, 1:30 to 3 p.m. DETAILS: www.summerfieldpeaceumc.com 

OTHER MEETINGS/EVENTS Check the Northwest Observer (in print and online at www.nwobserver.com), www.summerfieldnc.gov and our sponsored website, www.connect2nwguilford.com, throughout the year for updates on Summerfield’s governmental meetings, non-profit activities and popular community events.

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

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.)

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

Business professionals who live or 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-

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

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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. The post holds a membership breakfast the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. at Olympic Restaurant, 8900 W. Market St., Colfax. (For more info on civic/service groups, see pages 24, 36 and 45.)

EMERGENCY SERVICES In case of emergency, dial 911

SUMMERFIELD FIRE DISTRICT

www.summerfieldfire.com


Summerfield Fire District

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

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.) SFD will issue burn permits if no burn bans are in effect, but due to COVID-19, the Forestry Service recommends applying for permits online at ncforestservice.gov. SFD also has a link on their website, Summerfieldfire.com/useful-links. 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

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

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 Capt. Daryl Loftis, district commander Guilford County Sheriff

(For more info on the Sheriff’s Department, see page 47.)

DID YOU KNOW? Summerfield Community Center on Centerfield Road, where the town council has regularly met since Summerfield incorporated in 1996, was deeded to the town in late 2019. It is currently undergoing renovations.

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northwestFINDER 2021 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; in the case of a disaster, as soon as possible after an assessment has been made to verify sheltering is needed, Guilford County determines the closest safe shelter to activate and then works with public information partners to get that information out to the community in as many ways as possible. In the case of a disaster, call the American Red Cross at (336) 333-2111 to confirm that a designated shelter in your area has been opened.

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 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

(For more info on emergency shelters, see pages 25 and 48.)

Tabitha’s Closet Inc.

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Estate planning and administration, including wills, trusts, and probate Corporate and Business Law • LLCs • Partnerships Tax planning, advice, and preparation Real estate • Civil litigation

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. Contact Tabitha Ministry at (336) 339-6654 if

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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 25, 38 and 52.)

MISCELLANEOUS ABC Store 4548 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (in the Food Lion/Renaissance Shopping Center) (336) 643-3910 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Summerfield Community Center 5404 Centerfield Road, Summerfield

on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse at the end of Winfree Road in Summerfield.

Owned by Town of Summerfield (336) 643-8655 The community center was deeded to the town of Summerfield late 2019. After renovations are complete, the town hopes to again make the building available to rent for meetings, parties and private functions. Sportsman’s Wildlife Club Freddie Marshall (336) 339-3147

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

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

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Sunday 9:00am | Online Sunday school and small groups (call church for details)

10:45am | Worship service (on-site and online) 6:00pm | AWANA Clubs (on-site and online) Wednesday 6:00pm | Bible Study with Pastor Roy Carter (online)

Online services are available at www.facebook.com/CBCOakRidge and can be viewed in real time or at viewer’s convenience We are following all CDC guidelines for safety including face coverings, social distancing and recommended cleaning procedures.

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northwestFINDER 2021 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 a tree, garden, bench or other item as a lasting memorial to a loved one. Park facilities can be rented for private gatherings and events. (For more info on parks & recreation, see pages 19, 28, 39 and 56.)

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.

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 63.)

SENIOR PROGRAMS (For info on northwest-area senior programs, see page 66.)

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. 8,570 Summerfield residents were registered to vote as of January 2021. Of these, 3879 were registered as Republicans; 1,691 were registered as Democrats; 2,931 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 64 were registered as Libertarians. (For more voter information for Guilford County, see page 54.)

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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COLFAX COMMUNITY RESOURCES Station 16 9414 W. Market Street, Colfax (336) 993-4931 Dennis Robinson, chief

POST OFFICE Colfax Post Office 9052 W. Market Street ZIP Code 27235 (336) 993-7568

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Andy Parker, postmaster 8:30-11 a.m. & noon-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri 9-11 a.m. Saturday www.usps.com

EMERGENCY SERVICES In case of emergency, dial 911

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ISO Rating: 2 (Awarded by the Insurance Service Office, an ISO rating analyzes a department’s firefighting abilities and assigns a numerical rating from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best. These ratings are used by insurance companies to calculate fire insurance premiums. Without municipal water systems with hydrants, it is difficult for a department to achieve a rating lower than a 6.) (For more info on emergency services, see pages 12, 24, 37 and 47.)

MISCELLANEOUS Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market 2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax (336) 605-9157 7 a.m.-6 p.m. every day www.triadfarmersmarket.com Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

Piedmont Triad Farmers Market allows visitors to buy vegetables, fruits and ornamentals directly from farmers. Several events are also held at the market throughout the year. The Market Shoppes, a garden center and restaurant are open year-round.

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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 and features an obelisk with jetted water feature and an amphitheater with seating for 2,000.

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Built in 2014, Carolina Field of Honor in Triad Park serves as a recreational retreat and a place for ceremonies and events honoring veterans. It is the largest memorial to honor veterans on the East Coast, outside of Washington, D.C. A walkway with engraved bricks leads to a 60-foot-tall, 106-ton granite obelisk in the center of the memorial; at its base is a cascading fountain.

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(For more information on northwest-area parks & recreation, see pages 15, 28, 39 and 56.)

(For info on northwest-area public schools, see page 63.)

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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. With residential development steadily increasing, the town is taking steps to expand its water system, and in 2021 it will be extending water lines to serve customers outside of town limits. Several buildings in the downtown business district are being rejuvenated by a private business owner and are attracting new businesses; the town also has a 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

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5,965 (as of latest available estimate, July 2019)

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AGE Under 18..................................................................... 28.7% 65 and over................................................................... 8.5%

EDUCATION (age 25 and over) High school graduate (or higher)....................................93.5% Bachelor’s degree or higher............................................. 34.5% Households with broadband internet subscription: 81.2%

HOUSING Estimated number of households: 1,837 Average number of persons per household: 2.9 Median value of owner-occupied housing unit: $205,400

INCOME Median household income: $84,583 Families with income in last 12 months below poverty level: 8.1% Residents without health insurance (under age 65): 8.4%


RACE 97.5% of Stokesdale’s population is of one race Of those individuals of one race: 75.8% are white | 6.9% are Hispanic or Latino 13.5% are black or African-American | 1.3% are Asian

VETERANS: 201 Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau/2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management

VOTER STATISTICS 4,553 Stokesdale residents were registered to vote as of January 2021. Of these, 2,153 were registered as Republicans; 815 were registered as Democrats; 1,554 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 29 were registered as Libertarians. Data provided by Guilford County Board of Elections

BUDGET TOWN FISCAL YEAR July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

GENERAL FUND BUDGET Projected Revenues Property taxes..............................$0 Sales tax.......................................$0 Beer and wine excise tax.......$23,800 State collected (utilities) tax....$290,000 Cable franchise fees.............. $11,000 ABC profit share........................$13,000 (mixed drink sales)

Rental fees: Town Hall, park.... $2,000 Planning fees........................$20,000 Investment earnings..............$20,000 Christmas Parade fees/sponsorships..............$3,000 Miscellaneous........................ $2,000 Total revenue from outside sources.............$384,800 Reimb. from Water Enterprise accnt... $130,807 Total revenue $515,607 Projected Expenses Administrative Salaries.......... $74,984

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

Misc. payroll expenses…….... $26,902 Accounting..........................$35,000 Audit...................................$14,000 Council member stipends......$34,800 Legal fees (town attorney)..... $47,700 Misc. government/admin....... $77,200 (expenses include insurance/bonding, office supplies & equipment, dues, advertising/ non-zoning related, town hall repairs)

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

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

Animal Control.................... $15,000 Park repairs/maintenance.......$14,000 Property (outdoor) maintenance....................$62,000 Community events.................$5,000 Contributions (Stokesdale Elem.)............$10,000 Fire inspections/investigations ........................................ $9,571 Economic development.........$28,500 (includes advertising & planning fees)

Utilities/Internet/Security (Town Hall)..................... $42,700 Capital outlay (for park)........ $18,250 Total expenses $515,607

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FROM THE MAYOR Greetings from the Town of Stokesdale! Centrally located in the Piedmont Triad region, Stokesdale is a short drive from Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, which gives our citizens the advantage of living in a small town while being minutes away from city conveniences and recreational opportunities. A predominately rural community with a long history of farming and agriculture, Stokesdale has a historic central business district which is seeing a welcome revitalization, a growing industrial and manufacturing base, attractive commercial developments, a renowned winery (Stonefield Cellars) and all the charm and character associated with a small town. And, we’re just a short drive to Belews Lake, where boating, fishing and many other water activities can be enjoyed year-round on a beautiful 3,800-acre lake. Our population continues to grow and the 2020 census estimates we’re approaching 6,000 residents. Our public water system has helped foster growth and we continue to evaluate our infrastructure needs. 2021 will bring our town a new and expanded Bi-Rite grocery store, one block east of its existing location, several new residential communities and a new large industrial development just north of our town limits. Our town hall and community park were built on a 25-acre tract adjacent to our elementary school, and we have three walking trails, soccer fields and other recreational facilities for our residents. Another community park near downtown supplements our town park. Our youth athletic program is operated and staffed by volunteers and offers soccer, baseball and basketball. Stokesdale Elementary School, Northwest Middle and Northwest Senior High schools are consistently rated among the best in North Carolina. Best of all, our town has no property tax, nor any town debt, which is a testimony to the stewardship of our past town councils.

TOWN COUNCIL & PERSONNEL Alisa Houk town clerk stokesdale @stokesdale.org

The Town of Stokesdale has operated under a mayor-council form of government since it incorporated in 1989. StokesPriscilla Hunsucker dale Town Council includes four council members and a deputy town clerk mayor, all of whom are elected deputyclerk by citizens to alternating four@stokesdale.org year terms; the mayor votes on Employed by Town all matters that come before the since March 2018 council.

Employed by Town since March 2017

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

Kim Thacker budget/finance officer kthacker @stokesdale.org

With no town manager or administrator, the council and mayor together are responsible for overseeing all town employees and day-to-day governmental activities. The town has a part-time water operator who helps oversee its municipal water system, but ultimately the council and mayor are responsible for all aspects of the town’s water system.

Contracted with the Town since December 2018

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

4-year term ends 2021

Derek Foy

(919) 389-6493 dfoy @stokesdale.org

4-year term ends 2023

We invite you to visit our town and enjoy some real Southern hospitality – and who knows, you just might want to stay!

Mayor John Flynt (336) 687-6019 jflynt3@triad.rr.com 4-year term ends 2021

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

4-year term ends 2023

Jim Rigsbee

(336) 399-8009 jrigsbee @stokesdale.org

4-year term ends 2023


WHAT MADE THE NEWS IN 2020 MARK YOUR Council wrestles over finances, spending authority

Throughout much of the year, Councilmen Derek Foy and Jimmy Landreth were especially vocal in expressing concerns about expenses approved by the previous council, and the town’s policy on non-emergency expenditures. Foy insisted there would be a significant budget shortfall for the 2019-20 fiscal year, which he partially attributed to “extra billable” expenditures for landscaping work performed by the town’s contracted landscaper and approved by former council member Frank Bruno, who Foy said had exceeded his spending authority. In anticipation of the shortfall and over Mayor John Flynt’s objection, last March Foy, Landreth and Councilman Jim Rigsbee voted to balance revenue with expenses by transferring $80,000 from the town’s reserves into its general fund account. Heading into the new fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, budget discussions were no less intense, with one of the most debated issues being Foy’s insistence that the town’s water enterprise account reimburse the general fund account $130,806.96 for a portion of expenses directly attributable to operating the water system. Flynt and Mayor Pro Tem Thearon Hooks objected, but the 2020-21 fiscal year budget was ultimately approved, with that reimbursement, just days before the new fiscal year began.

Mayor resigns, then changes his mind Tensions among council members hit a crescendo on March 12. After arguing could be heard from the room where four council members were meeting in closed session, Mayor John Flynt emerged from the room and told Town Clerk/Finance Officer Alisa Houk, “I just resigned.” Minutes later, Flynt turned in his Town Hall key to Houk, telling her, “I’ll clean out my desk tomorrow.” The next morning, Flynt told the Northwest Observer he had gone to the Bank of Oak Ridge and withdrawn his authorization to sign town checks. In a follow-up interview three days later, Flynt said he was going to postpone his decision until talking with the town attorney; he also said he had asked council members to hold another closed session to revisit topics discussed privately during the closed session (they declined). A contractual agreement and new staffing opportunities were the topics on the closed session agenda. Several days after the meeting, Flynt told the Northwest Observer he had changed his mind and would not be submitting an official letter of resignation; although there have been more heated council discussions in the months since, Flynt has continued in his role as mayor.

‘Busting at the seams’ With a “ton” of homes on the horizon and developers “knocking on the door all the time” – coupled with an industrial park planned at I-73 and N.C. 65 in Rockingham County, “This place is going to grow, and it’s going to be a special place,” Mayor John Flynt said during the Aug. 13 council meeting. “…We’ll have some issues with overcrowded schools and things like that,” the mayor continued, “but this is not our decision – it’s a land use and property owners’ rights issue. If somebody has a legitimate case and meets all of our development standards, we should vote for that. Downtown is making a comeback, with the renovation of the old hardware store and the building beside it, and I’m excited.” New homes will also bring hundreds of new water customers, which the town must plan for, Flynt noted.

Better luck next time

In May the town applied for a matching $50,000 grant from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, with plans to use the money toward the cost of constructing an amphitheater in the town park, six basketball goals on a concrete slab, and a dog park. The town learned in September it had not been awarded the grant and will try again next year.

CALENDAR for 2021*

*For updates on community events in 2021, visit www.connect2nwguilford.com

(coming February 2021)

As 2021 got underway with the COVID-19 pandemic in full force, plans for many traditional community events in Stokesdale – including a 9/11 ceremony, Veterans Day ceremony, Angel Tree project, Christmas parade and Christmas tree lighting – were indefinite. While town councils, committees and boards and some non-profits continue meeting, either in-person or virtually, other organizational meetings and community events will resume after the easing of COVID-related social gathering restrictions.

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MEETING ON SCHEDULE: Stokesdale Town Council 2nd Thursday each month, 7 p.m. DETAILS: www.stokesdale.org 

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

DETAILS: www.stokesdalegsm.org 

OTHER MEETINGS/EVENTS Check the Northwest Observer (in print and online at www.nwobserver.com), www.stokesdale.org and our sponsored website, www.connect2nwguilford.com, throughout the year for updates on Summerfield’s governmental meetings, non-profit activities and popular community events.

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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 (864) 908-8425 Joe Vodenichar, commandant joevodenichar@yahoo.com (336) 389-2136

The Marine Corps League Detachment 1314 is meeting via Zoom the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m until further notice. For updates, please call (336) 389-2136. 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. As the pandemic allows, practices will be on Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Gideon Grove United Methodist Church, 2865 Gideon Grove Church Road, Stokes-

dale. Call or email for more info about the choir or to confirm practice times. (For more info on local civic/service groups, see pages 12, 36 and 45.)

EMERGENCY SERVICES In case of emergency, dial 911

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

Here to Serve You 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. Dawn Stone & Phillip Stone, partners

At A New Dawn Realty, our team is passionate about serving the needs of our local community. We strive to offer top-notch service and have always been willing to go the extra mile to achieve our clients’ best interests. Our team combines exceptional energy and experience, and you’ll feel confident you made the right decision if you allow us to assist you! Visit our website or Facebook page to view our clients’ testimonials.

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

Stokesdale office located at: 8512 US Highway 158 Kernersville office: P.O. Box 2474, Kernersville, NC 27284

8500 Ellisboro Road, Suite B, Stokesdale

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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.) The Stokesdale Fire Department does not issue burn permits. Residents who need such permits should visit ncforestservice.gov and look for “Burning Permits” under “Quick Links” area at lower right. The Stokesdale Fire Department 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.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT In case of emergency, dial 911.

(For more information about the Sheriff’s Department, see pages 13 and 47.)

(For more information on emergency shelters, see pages 13 and 48.)

GIVE/GET ASSISTANCE

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 Stokesdale; in case of a disaster, as soon as possible after an assessment has been made to verify sheltering is needed, Guilford County determines the closest safe shelter to activate

In every season, we’re

and then works with public information partners to get that information out to the community in as many ways as possible. In the event of a disaster, call the American Red Cross at (336) 333-2111 to confirm that a designated shelter in your area has been opened.

Camp Carefree 275 Carefree Lane Stokesdale, NC 27357 (336) 427-0966 directors@campcarefree.org www.campcarefree.org Camp Carefree

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of Stokesdale-area churches, provides assistance with heating and electric bills and food 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 operated by Good Samaritan Ministries is open to the public from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the last Saturday of every month (third Saturday in November and December) at Stokesdale Business Center, 8500 Ellisboro Road. For info, call (336) 643-5887.

Good Samaritan Ministries P.O. Box 202, Stokesdale, NC 27357 7769 N.C. 68 N, Stokesdale, www.stokesdalegsm.org

Participating churches include Bethel United Methodist Church (336-643-0509); Church of the Living God (336-643-4594); 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 (336-6430306); Mount Zion United Methodist

Good Samaritan Ministries of Stokesdale, Inc.

Good Samaritan Ministries, an ecumenical Christian outreach ministry

Church (336-548-4455); Oak Ridge United Methodist Church (336-6434690); Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church (336-643-3452); Oak Springs Missionary Baptist Church (336-643-5617); Stokesdale Christian Church (336-643-3111) and Stokesdale United Methodist Church (336-643-4850). Malachi Boys’ Home/School 6321 U.S. 158, Summerfield (336) 643-7464 www.oaklevelbaptistchurch.org (select Malachi Boys’ Home) Mailing address: P.O. Box 472, Stokesdale, NC 27357 Malachi Boys Home

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GREENSBORO

We’re Open and Staying Safe *Observing CDC guidelines

Novant Novant Health Novant Health Health Forsyth Pediatrics Forsyth Pediatrics Oak Ridge Forsyth Pediatrics Oak Oak Ridge Ridge

Now Offering outdoor and small group classes private and semi-private lessons (in-person and on Zoom) in voice, dance, piano and musical theatre MUSIC • DANCE • THEATRE 336-549-2228 • info@GreensboroPerformingArts.com

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L to R: Deepa Nayak, MD; Chase Michaels, MHS-PAC; Steve Kearns, MD; Laurie MacDonald, MD

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Our desire to give the community convenient access to the best possible, individualized care for breast disease, whether benign or malignant, inspired us to establish a multidisciplinary team approach. Central Carolina Surgery (CCS) guides patients through the steps needed to achieve the best outcomes. In a collaborative hospital-based program, we help patients understand their diagnosis and make educated choices, offer the most current treatment approaches, and deliver leading-edge surgical interventions when needed. The CCS-led breast cancer initiative encompasses medical and radiation oncology, physical therapy, lymphedema management, and access to immediate reconstructive surgery after mastectomy. We are committed to staying on the forefront of research and emerging protocols for addressing breast disease. Our breast surgeons are Hidden Scar certified. Hidden Scar breast surgery allows incisions to be placed in locations that are hard to see which leads to scars not being as visible once the incision heals. Scars can negatively impact recovery and quality of life after surgery and this technique gives both a better cosmetic and psychological outcome.

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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 Ball Park 8401 Capri Drive P.O. Box 802, Stokesdale www.stokesdaleparksandrec.com info@stokesdaleparksandrec.com Stokesdale Parks and Recreation

This park is owned by Stokesdale Parks and Recreation, a non-profit which 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 Carolina Marina

Lake access is available at the Piney Bluff Access Area on N.C. 65 and the Pine Hall Access Area on Pine Hall Road.

Personalized lifetime care for your family pet Full-service small animal hospital Preventive care • General medicine Hospitalization • Medical boarding Laser surgery • Laser therapy Digital radiography Ultrasound • Lab services

King’s Crossing

Animal Hospital

“No Job Too Small” Wood Rot Repairs • Bathroom Remodeling Painting • Decks and much more! • Insured

7607 Hwy 68 N, Suite E Oak Ridge

(336) 644-7606

• Accredited A+ Rating by BBB of Central NC

(336) 669-7252

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oldschoolsjhr@triad.rr.com

Jerry Potkay Co-owner Oak Ridge, NC


Boating access is also available at the privately-owned Humphries Ridge Marina and Campground and Carolina Marina.

MEMORIALS

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)

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

POST OFFICE

Stokesdale Post Office 8210 U.S. 158, downtown Stokesdale ZIP Codeof 27357 munities Stokesdale, (336) 644-6686

k Ridge & Summerfield Joshua Hopkins, postmaster

(For info on Stokesdale/northwest-area public schools, see page 63.)

SENIOR PROGRAMS (For info on Stokesdale/northwest-area senior programs, see page 66.)

DID YOU KNOW?

Thanks to a grant through the federal CARES Act last year, Stokesdale spent $27,106 to upgrade its audio/visual equipment and plans to begin livestreaming meetings in early 2021.

SUPPORT GROUPS AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Stokesdale Christian Church 8607 Stokesdale Street (336) 643-3111 Weekly AA meetings, normally held at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays, have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. For updates, call the church, (336) 643-3111, or Dean, (336) 392-6676. (For more info on support groups, see pages 39 and 66.)

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net/phone, electric, gas and scrap tire/ white goods, and recycling/e-cycling, see pages 62 and 66.)

WATER

(For more voter info, see page 54.)

VOTING/ELECTIONS

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

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

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

(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. 4,553 Stokesdale residents were registered to vote as of January 2021. Of these, 2,153 were registered as Republicans; 815 were registered as Democrats;

For info, billing questions or water emergencies during business hours, call Stokesdale Town Hall, (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. (For other utilities including cable/inter-

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1,554 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 29 were registered as Libertarians.

YOUTH RECREATION ATHLETICS Stokesdale Parks and Recreation www.stokesdaleparksandrec.com info@stokesdaleparksandrec.com Jordan Balmforth, president Damon Wear, vice president 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.)

Stonefield Cellars

Winery, TasTing room & Vineyard

Bobbie Maynard

Broker/Realtor, CRS, GRI, CSP, Green

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Tasting Room Hours: Thu - Sat 12- 6pm • Sunday 1- 6pm See website for special event hours

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8220 NC Hwy 68 N, Stokesdale

stonefieldcellars.com • (336) 644-9908


Family own ed & operated for 56 years Here at Bi-Rite in Stokesdale, special requests are our everyday service Whatever your individual need, find it here. Our wide range of personalized services and products are tailored to you.

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The area’s finest selection of meat Custom meat orders Custom seafood orders (all types) Brunswick stew packages Assembled makings for treat baskets and bags Good Samaritan food box assembly Products from local vendors Freshly made pimento cheese, chicken salad, banana pudding and more

Bi-Rite Galaxy 8632 Hwy 158, Stokesdale • (336) 643-5249

Visit us online at stokesdalebirite.com facebook.com/StokesdaleBiRite New store opening soon at the corner of Ellisboro and Belews Creek Road/Hwy. 65, just around the corner from our current location.

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OAK RIDGE Stokesdale Forsyth County

Summerfield

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 (referred to as the Whitaker property) that abuts Oak Ridge Town Hall on Linville Road, with frontage on N.C. 150. Plans are underway to begin developing it this year for an expansion of the town park; a veterans memorial is also proposed for the property. Oak Ridge officials have been exploring options for a municipal water system since soon after incorporating 23 years ago. After a proposal for a regional water system in northwestern Guilford County proved too expensive, the state legislature last year distributed equally among Oak Ridge, Summerfield and Stokesdale the remaining $3.4 million that had been earmarked for the study, contingent upon each of the municipalities using the funding for water-related projects. Oak Ridge plans to use its $1.1 million share to help establish a municipal water system that would initially serve new subdivisions with 30 or more houses. As of January 2021, a proposal by Envirolink Inc. to operate such a system was still under review.

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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) Sales tax rate: combined 6.75% (2% for Guilford County; 4.75% for North Carolina)

POPULATION 3,988

2000

6,185

2010

7,651 (as of latest available estimate, July 2019)

CURRENT

AGE Under 18......................................................................29.3% 65 and over..................................................................13.7%

EDUCATION (age 25 and over) High school graduate (or higher) ...................................... 97.7% Bachelor’s degree or higher......................................................50.3% Households with broadband internet subscription: 86.9%

HOUSING Median value of owner-occupied housing unit: $383,300 Estimated number of households: 2,275; Estimated number of family members per household: 3.03

INCOME Median household income: $127,578 Families with income in last 12 months below poverty level: 4.3% Residents without health insurance (under age 65): 4%


RACE 94.4% of Oak Ridge’s population is of one race Of those individuals of one race: 73.1% are white | 3.7% are Hispanic or Latino 11.9% are black or African-American | 8.1% are Asian 1.3% are American Indian and Alaska native

BUDGET TOWN FISCAL YEAR July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

VETERANS: 443

Operating/Capital budget: $2,467,997 Projected Revenues

Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau/2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management

(8 cents per $100 property value)

VOTER STATISTICS 5,966 Oak Ridge residents were registered to vote as of January 2021. Of these, 2,783 were registered as Republicans; 1,132 were registered as Democrats; 2,011 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 37 were registered as Libertarians. Data provided by Guilford County Board of Elections

Property taxes........................$811,342 Sales tax................................$167,900 ABC store profit sharing......... $163,000 Solid waste disposal tax............ $4,800 Utilities franchise tax.............$300,000 Excise tax (beer, wine, liquor)....$32,000 Special Events, MST, Veterans Memorial committees..........$6,650 Investment earnings.................$25,000 Parks and Recreation................$30,260 Planning & Zoning fees........... $20,000 Fund Balance Transfer............ $907,045 TOTAL revenues $2,467,997

Projected Expenses ADMINISTRATION Salaries/SS/Medicare/Retirement...$297,344* *Parks and Rec salaries shown separately

Staff health/dental/vision......... $65,321 Other employee ins./retirement.... $11,672 Accounting.............................$72,000

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(contracted finance officer’s salary)

Consulting..............................$97,000 Animal Control........................$16,000 Dues & subscriptions...............$29,000 Legal fees............................... $50,000 (contracted town attorney)

Historical Commission............. $14,975 Special Events, MST committees....$9,710 Misc. administrative.................$53,400 TOTAL Administrative $716,422

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

COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS Board of Adjustment Finance Committee Historic Preservation Commission Mountains-to-Sea Trail Committee Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

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.

BUILDING/GROUNDS Town Hall.............................. $38,000 (includes maintenance, furnishings and utilities)

PARKS & REC Salaries/SS/Medicare/Retirement...$260,003 Health/dental/vision/life ins..... $ 55,070 Operations/maintenance.........$141,430 Special Events......................... $ 19,900 Misc. Parks & Rec expenses.....$26,572 TOTAL Parks & Rec $502,975 CAPITAL EXPENSES Land/improvements...............$933,200 Park land...............................$266,400 Technology............................. $11,000 TOTAL expenses $2,467,997

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FROM THE MAYOR TOWN COUNCIL & PERSONNEL Welcome to Oak Ridge! We invite you to experience the natural beauty and small-town charm of our historic community. Oak Ridge is home to several properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Oak Ridge Military Academy Historic District, Oakhurst, the Charles and Jesse Benbow houses, and the Old Mill of Guilford. Our family-oriented town also offers a wide range of youth athletic activities and community events for all ages. In 2021, we’ll continue to preserve open spaces with the development of a new 60acre park. Much of this historic farmland will remain open, preserving beautiful tree-lined views along Oak Ridge Road. A perimeter trail for walkers will open in early 2021. Later, we’ll begin construction of new athletic fields, a playground, and a site to honor veterans, all located toward the back of the property. Progress continues on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, which will soon connect the Cascades Preserve to our park properties. We’re also partnering with neighboring towns, Guilford County, and Piedmont Land Conservancy to create a new recreational area with hiking and equestrian trails on the Bandera Farm property, located just outside our southeast border. With the help of our citizen-led committees, we’re working on new initiatives, including a program to encourage conservation easements to preserve rural vistas and historic structures. Committees are also working to improve the walkability, safety, and beauty of our town, and to strengthen infrastructure through a possible municipal water system for new residential developments. We’re grateful to the many volunteers who contribute their time to these efforts, our exceptional town staff, and all of the residents who call Oak Ridge home. Together, they represent the heart of Oak Ridge!

Mayor Ann Schneider (336) 554-2125 aschneider.nc@ gmail.com 4-year council term ends 2021

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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 setting

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

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

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, Tim Kallam, Micah Salmon and Noah Leonard, groundskeepers


WHAT MADE THE NEWS IN 2020 MARK YOUR Whitaker property

Planning for the expansion of Town Park onto the Whitaker property is moving ahead, despite a funding setback. Town leaders learned in September that Oak Ridge’s bid for a $450,000 matching state grant had fallen short. The town council decided to apply again in 2021 for the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) grant. The funds would help Oak Ridge defray costs for grading and installing utilities and building multi-purpose fields, a playground, walking trails and other improvements on the Whitaker property. The tract abuts Town Hall property on Linville Road across from the existing Town Park. Oak Ridge applied for the $450,000 grant as part of its decision to spend as much as $1.95 million over three years on developing the Whitaker property for recreational use; spending the full amount hinged on the town being awarded the grant. Meanwhile, town staff plans to create a parking area off of Scoggins Road to make it more convenient for people to park their vehicles before walking and running on the trail circling the Whitaker property. The property is also the site of a proposed veterans’ memorial.

Water system deliberations

Town leaders spent the second half of 2020 mulling a proposal by contractor Envirolink Inc. to operate a municipal water system. If approved, the system would initially serve new subdivisions with 30 or more lots, laying the groundwork for possibly extending water to existing neighborhoods. However, under the proposal, homeowners drawing water from existing community and private wells wouldn’t be required to tap into the new system. In July, the Town Council authorized Town Manager Bill Bruce to negotiate a contract with Envirolink to operate the system. Councilman Doug Nodine voted against the move, saying support of the proposal is “way premature” because it lacks enough information to determine whether Oak Ridge could operate the system profitably without putting tax dollars at risk. Mayor Ann Schneider and other council members favored moving ahead with planning, while seeking answers to operational questions from Envirolink. The town was still conducting “due diligence” about the proposal, Schneider said in an interview in late December. One issue revolves around whether Oak Ridge would take ownership of community wells Envirolink operates in four subdivisions within the town, Schneider noted. Bruce plans to update the council about Envirolink’s proposal in early 2021, the mayor said, adding she expects the council to decide in the spring whether to proceed with a municipal water system.

Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Late last year, volunteers on Oak Ridge’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) Committee finished a bridge crossing a tributary of the Haw River that connected two sections of the trail northwest of town. Over the past two years, workers armed with shovels, rakes and other tools have cut a path almost two miles long. Recently named Headwaters Trail, it is part of the statewide Mountainsto-Sea Trail running 1,175 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. Oak Ridge volunteers completed the first section from the 130-acre Cascades Preserve, owned by Guilford County, to Haw River Road in 2019. Last year, they finished a second stretch between Pepper Road and Linville Road. This year, the town plans to hire a contractor to build a sidewalk between Haw River Road and Pepper Road that will connect the two sections, according to Bill Royal, co-chair of Oak Ridge’s MST Committee. A parking area for hikers is planned on Linville Road.

CALENDAR for 2021*

*For updates on community events in 2021, visit www.connect2nwguilford.com

(coming February 2021)

As 2021 got underway with the COVID-19 pandemic in full force, plans for many traditional community events in Oak Ridge – including Run the Ridge and RidgeFest, Movie in the Park, Music in the Park, Heritage Day, a recycle/e-cycle collection, the Great Pumpkin Event and annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Light Up the Ridge – were indefinite. While town councils, committees and boards and some non-profits continue meeting, either in-person or virtually, other organizational meetings and community events will resume after the easing of COVID-related social gathering restrictions.

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MEETING ON SCHEDULE: Oak Ridge Town Council 1st Thursday each month, 7 p.m. DETAILS: www.oakridgenc.com (meetings recorded live – access on the Town of Oak Ridge’s Facebook page and YouTube channel) 

Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club

2nd Monday each month, 7 p.m. DETAILS: terri.johnson@allentate.com 

OTHER MEETINGS/EVENTS

Check the Northwest Observer (in print and online at www.nwobserver.com), www.oakridgenc.com and our sponsored website, www.connect2nwguilford.com, throughout the year for updates on Oak Ridge’s governmental meetings, non-profit activities and popular community events.

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS Merchants of Oak Ridge www.merchantsofoakridge.com

events, including the Great Pumpkin Event, Run the Ridge and RidgeFest. Visit www.merchantsofoakridge.com for updates in 2021. (For more info on northwest-area business associations, see pages 12 and 45.)

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

Until the COVID-19 pandemic, Merchants of Oak Ridge met the second Thursday of each month at Oak Ridge Town Hall. However, as of January 2021, the group had not resumed a regular meeting schedule. Along with promoting member businesses, in past years the group has organized and sponsored several annual community

CIVIC/SERVICE GROUPS Kiwanis Club Danielle Gram, president nwgkiwanis@gmail.com Northwest Guilford Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Northwest Guilford is a member of Kiwanis Inter-

national, whose motto is “Serving the children of the world.” The club honors local students with its monthly Terrific Kids recognition program, supports local organizations such as Camp Carefree and is involved in many community activities, such as the Glenwood Free Tutoring Program for underprivileged children. Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of the month at noon; locations vary; meetings are sometimes held virtually due to COVID-19. Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club Terri Johnson, president terri.johnson@allentate.com Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club

The Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club (NGWC) is a philanthropic organization that supports and promotes social, civic and educational progress in the north-

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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west community. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month, 7 p.m., at various locations in Oak Ridge. Oak Ridge Garden Club

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.

Barb Engel, (336) 253-4301 barbesc@gmail.com

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

Oak Ridge Garden Club meets the first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions) at 7 p.m. at various locations.

Preservation Oak Ridge, a nonprofit organization that is committed to preserving the historic structures of Oak Ridge, meets the fourth Wednesday every other month beginning in February at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Ai Church on N.C. 68 at Alcorn Road in Oak Ridge. Restoration is now complete on this historic church, and the building is available for scheduling of weddings and meetings.

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

(For info on northwest-area civic/service groups, see pages 12, 24 and 45.)

EMERGENCY SERVICES

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 Ken Gibson, chief 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

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A S S O C I A T E S

SERVING HEARTS.

SELLING HOMES.

(336) 740-0727 cell / text Maureena.ShepherdAssociates@allentate.com • Allentate.com/MaureenaShepherdAssociates

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT In case of emergency, dial 911

Triad Goodwill (Oak Ridge, NC)

Goodwill Industries provides work opportunities for people with special employment needs. The organization accepts donations of clothing, housewares, furniture, books, computers and accessories, which it sells in its stores. Some locations also accept televisions, cell phones and appliances. (For more info on organizations where you can give or get assistance, see pages 14, 25 and 52.)

(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

The 12,000-square-foot facility provides CrossFit as well as many other fitness-based and community activities including Zumba, kids’ fitness programs/ sports camps and athletic fields. Snap Fitness 1433-B (68 Place) N.C. 68 N, Oak Ridge (336) 643-5501 www.snapfitness.com/oakridgenc Kimberly Stoll oakridgenc@snapfitness.com Snap Fitness (Oak Ridge, NC)

HEALTH/FITNESS FACILITIES

The gym is open 24/7 and offers a seven-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

MISCELLANEOUS ABC Store 2207 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge

CrossFit Oak Ridge

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PARKS & RECREATION ATHLETIC FIELDS/PARKS Oak Ridge Town Park 6231 Lisa Drive (336) 644-7009 www.oakridgenc.com Terry Lannon parks and recreation director tlannon@oakridgenc.com 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’ 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. (For more info on northwest-area parks & recreation, see pages 15, 19, 28 and 56.)

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

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

SCHOOLS (PUBLIC) (For info on northwest-area public schools, see page 63.)

SENIOR PROGRAMS (For info on northwest-area senior programs, see page 66.)

SUPPORT GROUPS AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church 2614 Oak Ridge Road (336) 643-3452

Polly Duncan, postmaster

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Full-service medicine, surgery and dentistry Surgical and therapeutic laser Grooming available

1692 NC Hwy 68 N, Suite J Oak Ridge

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UTILITIES TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING

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

GFL Environmental (855) 222-2797 (336) 668-3712 www.gflenv.com Call for white goods, furniture or yard waste pickup. (For cable/internet/phone, electric, gas, scrap tire/white goods, water, yard waste or recycling/e-cycling, see pages 62 and 66.)

VOTING/ELECTIONS Guilford County Board of Elections

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. 5,966 Oak Ridge residents were registered to vote as of January 2021. Of these, 2,783 were registered as Republicans; 1,132 were registered as Democrats; 2,011 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 37 were registered as Libertarians.

Hiding your smile? We can help!

(For more voter info, see page 54.)

YOUTH RECREATION Oak Ridge Youth Association www.orya.org Tom Collins, president president@orya.org 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, 30 and 67.)

LOVING OUR NEIGHBORS Worship with us Sundays at 10am on Facebook @orpcnc

Matthew J. Olmsted, DDS MS

Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

Board certified | Complimentary exam Financing available | Insurance accepted Specialist in braces & Invisalign for children & adults

Go to orpc.org for updates on: (336) 441-7007

Oak Ridge Commons Shopping Center 2205 Oak Ridge Road, Suite CC, Oak Ridge

www.OlmstedOrthodontics.com

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Worship • Youth and Children’s Ministries Handbells • Mission • Scouts

2614 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge (336) 643-3452 | www.orpc.org


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Why leave town when everything is right here? Our shopping centers offer everything from dining and banking to medical services and groceries. Keep it local and help make our community a better place to live, work and do business. Managed by Weyhill Commercial, LLC

Oak Ridge Marketplace

Oak Ridge Commons

Marketplace Drive

Located at the corner of Hwys 150 & 68

Located at the corner of Hwys 150 & 68

2205 Oak Ridge Road

The Village Shops

1692 NC Hwy 68 North

The Small Shops at Oak Ridge Marketplace

Located at the corner of Hwys 150 & 68

Marketplace Drive

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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 almost 10% 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 looks forward to a huge boost when the new Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts opens for performances later this year. The $78-million complex was scheduled to open in March 2020 but grand opening events and all scheduled live performances were put on hold because of COVID-19 gathering restrictions. The state-of-the-art facility seats 3,000 people and will host up to 150 live performance events each year. 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 Truist Point Stadium, which seats 4,400, opened in May 2019. Home of High Point Rockers baseball, 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 2020 enrollment: 19,764 students, undergraduate and graduate combined); North Carolina A&T State University (Fall 2020 enrollment: 12,754, a record for the fifth consecutive year) and Guilford Technical Community College (Fall 2020 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

2010

537,174 (as of latest available estimate, July 2019)

CURRENT

Greensboro population (estimate as of July 2019): 293,726

AGE Under 18......................................................................22.1% 65 and over..................................................................15.5%

RACE White (alone)................................................................49.4% Black or African-American (alone)..................................... 35.4% Hispanic or Latino (alone).................................................. 8.4% Asian (alone).................................................................. 5.3% American Indian & Alaska native (alone).............................. 0.8% Two or more races........................................................... 2.5%

EDUCATION (age 25 and over) High school graduate or higher......................................... 89.1% Bachelor’s degree or higher................................................ 36% Households with a broadband internet subscription: 76.3%

INCOME, HEALTH INSURANCE Per capita income (past 12 months): $30,767 Median household income: $53,261 Persons without health insurance (under 65): 11.5%

OTHER NOTES Guilford County has an estimated 231,640 housing units. Median value of owner-occupied housing: $167,000 Countywide, 16% of families and individuals had income below the poverty level in the last 12 months. Veterans living in Guilford County: 27,868 Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau/2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management


BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS Better Business Bureau 1617 N.C. 66 South, Suite 201, Kernersville, NC 27284 (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 Harry L. Brogden, Jr., president Greensboro Airport Rotary Club

The Greensboro Airport Rotary Club meets most Tuesdays from 7 to 8 a.m. virtually through Zoom. 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 (864) 908-8425 Joe Vodenichar, commandant joevodenichar@yahoo.com (336) 389-2136 The Marine Corps League Detachment 1314 is meeting via Zoom the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m until further notice. For updates, please call (336) 389-2136. Marine Corps League members

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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.; currently meetings are being held via Zoom. Anyone interested in joining or for more information, contact Terri Johnson, (336) 671-8623 or terri.johnson@allentate.com. Sportsman’s Wildlife Club Freddie Marshall (336) 339-3147

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. Veterans of Foreign Wars vfw7999@gmail.com www.vfw7999.blogspot.com Commander Sam Schlosser (336) 413-1242

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

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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 Kathy Manning (D) 6th District (includes northwest Guilford County) 415 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-3065 Local office: 100 S. Elm Street, Suite 301 Greensboro, NC 27401 (336) 333-5005 (or message via Facebook) www.manning.house.gov Elected to two-year term in 2020

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 second two-year term in November 2020

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 fifth two-year term in November 2020 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 his sixth two-year term in November 2020

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. James Upchurch (D) District 6 (includes Colfax) jupchurch @guilfordcountync.gov  (336) 690-9570 Elected in 2020 Four-year term expires 2024

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 Kay Cashion (D) at large (336) 274-6272 (home) 103 W. Greenway Drive Greensboro, NC 27403 kcashion @guilfordcountync.gov Appointed commissioner in 2004, elected in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. Four-year term expires 2022

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Carly Cooke (D) District 5 (includes part of Summerfield) ccooke @guilfordcountync.gov (336) 580-6813 Elected in 2020 Four-year term expires 2024

EMERGENCY SERVICES In case of emergency, dial 911

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

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northwestFINDER 2021 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.

Cone Health MedCenter High Point 2630 Willard Dairy Road, High Point (336) 884-3777 www.conehealth.com

The sheriff’s department operates three district parol offices in the county; northwest Guilford County lies within District 1.

Wesley Long Community Hospital 2400 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro (336) 832-1000 (front desk) (336) 832-1300 (emergency services) www.conehealth.com

District 1 office 7504 Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 641-2300 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Capt. Daryl Loftis, district commander (336) 641-2301 dloftis@guilfordcountync.gov www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ sheriff-s-office (336) 373-2222 non-emergency 24/7 Guilford County Sheriff

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

EMERGENCY MEDICAL Cone Health Urgent Care Center 1123 North Church St., Greensboro (336) 832-4400 www.conehealth.com Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Moses Cone Memorial Hospital 1121 North Church St., Greensboro (336) 832-7000 (front desk) (336) 832-8040 (emergency services) www.conehealth.com

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Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center 1750 Kernersville Medical Pkwy. Kernersville (336) 564-4000 www.novanthealth.org

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 throughout Guilford County, including in the towns of Stokesdale and Summerfield. In case of a disaster, as soon as possible after an assessment has been made to verify sheltering is needed, Guilford County determines the closest safe shelter to activate and then works with public information partners to get that information out to the community in as many ways as possible. In the event of a disaster, call the American Red Cross at (336) 333-2111 to confirm that a designated shelter in your area has been opened.

MISCELLANEOUS Animal Control (336) 641-5990 (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sat) After hours or in case of emergency, dial 911 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 4525 W. Wendover Ave. Greensboro, NC 27409 (336) 641-3400 12-5 p.m. Sunday-Monday Closed Tuesday 12-5 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 treats guests to a unique multimedia display of conference highlights. Other features of the Hall’s first phase (8,100 square feet) include a historical timeline of the ACC’s founding in Greensboro in 1953 through today; individual member school exhibits, lifesize ACC school mascot exhibits, a “you call the play” interactive broadcasting booth, ACC Network Video Vault and space to display memorabilia, trophies and historical event photos. Continued on page 50


Quality care when and how you need it. From middle-of-the-night emergencies to early-morning office visits and virtual care from the comfort of home, Cone Health is right here with you.

Primary Care. Schedule with a primary care provider for preventative care, general health concerns and referrals to specialists. MyChart e-Visit. Complete a brief online questionnaire and receive a care plan from an e-visit provider within 1 hour. Available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Connected Care. Connect with a board-certified provider on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Available 24/7. Urgent Care. Office and virtual options available 7 days a week with extended hours in Greensboro, Kernersville, Mebane and Reidsville. Emergency Care. Open 24 hours in Greensboro, High Point, Burlington and Reidsville for serious injuries and illnesses. Virtual option also available from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Behavioral Health Services. For expert care related to mental illness, substance abuse issues or other psychiatric health conditions, connect with a board-certified provider any time, day or night.

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northwestFINDER 2021 Greensboro Aquatic Center 1921 W. Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro (336) 315-8498 www.greensboroaquaticcenter.com

open to the public and members for yearround swimming and recreation. For more info, visitgreensboroaquaticcenter.com.

Greensboro Aquatic Center

Greensboro Children’s Museum 220 N. Church Street, Greensboro (336) 574-2898 www.gcmuseum.com

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

The Greensboro Children’s Museum is a hands-on, interactive play place for children ages 0-10 to learn and have fun. Visitors are allowed to touch and explore exhibits created to stimulate youngsters’ imaginations. Kids can romp and play in the construction zone, doctor/dentist office, market, theater, transportation gallery, media room, creation station, learning garden and other areas. Greensboro Coliseum Complex 1921 W. Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro (336) 373-7400 www.greensborocoliseum.com

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

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. 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

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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 ac-

credited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The center offers exhibits to appeal to every age. The 22,000-square-foot Carolina SciQuarium features African penguins, sharks, otters, a fishing cat, stingrays, moray eels, an anaconda, a two-toed sloth and mata-mata turtles. The Dinosaur Gallery and Gem and Mineral Gallery are perennial favorites. Animal Discovery is an outdoor zoological park that features tigers, gibbons, wallabies, lemurs, maned wolves, anteaters and other animals. The Edward R. Zane Planetarium offers a trip to the stars, and visitors can also view the sun from the solar observatory. The OmniSphere Theater offers digital shows on a 40-foot dome screen, and traveling exhibits are often featured. SkyWild, a treetop adventure park, 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 International Civil Rights Center & Museum

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. Located in the former F.W. Woolworth’s store where the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins took place,

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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 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

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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. Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts One Abe Brenner Place 300 North Elm St., Greensboro (336) 373-7575 www.tangercenter.com TangerCenter

This much-anticipated, 3,000-seat stateof-the-art performance center in downtown Greensboro was scheduled to open March 2020. However, the grand opening events and planned performances, including concerts, comedy shows and a Broadway series, were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and social gathering restrictions. Many events have been tentatively rescheduled for the 2021 season; the center will be managed by the staff of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. 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 Truist Stadium 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 7169 Strawberry 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)

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northwestFINDER 2021 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 Salvation Army of High Point

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

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, 25 and 38.)

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

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 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 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. (For voting info specific to the northwest Guilford County area, see pages 16, 30 and 42.)


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.

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

DRIVER’S LICENSE BUREAU 2391 Coliseum Blvd., Greensboro (336) 334-5438 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

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For pickup of dead animals on the road or in the right of way, call 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

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for clearing snow and ice from county roadways, 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 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

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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

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This urban garden has an elevated walkway that allows views of plants and

birds in a 7-acre wetland setting. Gateway Gardens 2800 East 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

Features 15 gardens showcasing 1,300 different plants on 7 acres. Future plans call for an outdoor amphitheater, a Japanese Garden, a Children’s Learning Garden, a Mosaic Hedge consisting of evergreen and deciduous shrubs, as well as a restaurant. Price Park 1420 Price Park Road, Greensboro (336) 373-3648 www.greensboro-nc.gov; (type Price Park in the search bar) The Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library is located at Price Park.

The park offers walking trails, a butterfly garden and a meadowlark sanctuary.

HISTORIC PARKS David & Rachel Caldwell Historical Center 3211 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro (336) 373-3681 www.greensborohistory.org (click Plan a Visit) The Rev. David Caldwell (1725-1824) was a Presbyterian minister, a self-trained physician, and an early educator in colonial North Carolina. At this site in 1767, he opened an academy for young men that produced five state governors. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park 2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro (336) 288-1776 www.nps.gov/guco 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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northwestFINDER 2021 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). Lake Brandt 5945 Lake Brandt Road, Greensboro (336) 373-3741 www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/ parks-recreation/the-lakes/lake-brandt Lake Brandt is an 816-acre municipal reservoir. The lake was originally built in 1925 and raised to its present level in 1958. Lake Brandt features fishing, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking and canoeing. Fishing is most successful for largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish. Rowboats, kayaks, SUPs, and canoes are available to the public on a rental ba-

sis. Three launch ramps are also available to launch private boats. Privately owned canoes and kayaks may be launched year-round. Lake Townsend 6332 Lake Townsend Road, Browns Summit (336) 373-3694 www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/ parks-recreation/the-lakes/lake-townsend Lake Townsend is the largest of Greensboro’s municipal reservoirs. The lake is 1,542 acres and is adjacent to the Bryan Park Complex and Golf Course off Highway 29 North. The lake was built and opened for recreation in 1969.

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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

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(For more info on parks & recreation, see pages 15, 19, 28 and 39.)

PET/ANIMAL SERVICES

After Hours Veterinary Clinic/ Guilford College Animal Hospital

Guilford County Animal Control (336) 641-5990 www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ animal-services

In addition to domestic animals, the clinic treats injured wildlife; those that can be saved are placed with licensed wildlife rehabilitators.

After hours or in case of emergency, dial 911

Carolina Veterinary Specialists 501 Nicholas Road, Greensboro (336) 632-0605 www.carolinavet.com

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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.

DID YOU KNOW? Cats are “obligate carnivores,” meaning they must eat meat to survive. Attempts to transform your cat into a vegetarian will end badly! Dogs, like humans, are omnivores, meaning they can (and will!) eat anything and everything. Cats also need more protein than dogs.

EMERGENCY VETERINARY After Hours Veterinary Clinic Guilford College Animal Hospital 5505 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro (336) 851-1990 www.ahvec.com

Carolina Veterinary Specialists

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

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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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. 65, Stokesdale (336) 288-7006 info@reddogfarm.com www.reddogfarm.com

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U.S. Equine Rescue League Inc. 1851 W. Erlinghaus Street Suite 146, Elizabeth City (800) 650-8549 info@userl.org www.userl.org

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Happy Tails saved my Ellie May’s life! Ellie stayed with Happy Tails for three nights and the staff was wonderful and caring. It warmed my heart to come in to visit Ellie late one night and one of the vet techs was holding her and snuggling her close. I thank Happy Tails for getting Ellie better and saving her life. I have referred everyone I know to Happy Tails for any of their emergency needs.

Unparalleled customer service Compassionate, attentive doctors & staff

The group offers pets for adoption and presents educational programs.

United States Equine Rescue League, Inc.

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

WHY CHOOSE

SPCA of the Triad 3163 Hines Chapel Road, Greensboro (336) 375-3222 spca@triadspca.org www.triadspca.org

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northwestFINDER 2021 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. Planned Pethood Spay & Neuter & Wellness Clinic 4527 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro (336) 299-3060 info@hspiedmont.org www.plannedpethoodclinic.com 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 3905 Nathanael Greene Drive (336) 373-3648 www.gsobarkpark.org info@gsobarkpark.org

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

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

Piedmont Wildlife Rehab This non-profit, formed in 2007, helps injured and orphaned wildlife and offers outreach programs. If you have found an injured or orphaned wild animal, visit www. piedmontwildliferehab.org and follow the instructions on the “Contact Us” page to find an appropriate wildlife rehabilitator or veterinarian. Piedmont Wildlife Rehab, Inc.

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 (336) 901-3522 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 (336) 855-7925 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 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday Along with scrap tires and white goods (large appliances), accepts residential electronics including computers, cell phones*, TVs, etc. Guilford County Farm 7315 Howerton Road, Gibsonville (336) 339-2329 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) 883-3623 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday Accepts hardback books. (Paperback books can be recycled in household recycling bins or at any residential recycling drop-off center.) (For info on garbage & white goods disposal, see page 67.)

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) GUILFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS 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 boardofed@gcsnc.com 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. Meetings are open for limited in-person attendance, and may be viewed through a virtual platform. Details for future meetings to be posted. 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 / vice-chair (336) 279-6585 mcgregw@gcsnc.com Four-year term expires 2022 Pat Tillman (R) District 3 (includes northwest Guilford County) (336) 418-1729 tillmap@gcsnc.com Elected to second four-year term in 2020 Deborah Napper (U) District 5 (includes some of northwest and northern Guilford County) (336) 402-9449 napperd@gcsnc.com Elected to four-year term in 2020

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Effective with the 2017-2018 school year, Guilford County Schools has replaced the previous system of four geographic regions that each had a regional superintendent with 12 learning areas (six elementary, five middle school/ high school and a special schools area); each learning area is serviced by a school support officer (SSO). According to the school system, the learning areas are designed to provide more effective schools and instructional leadership, and provide greater support to principals. Northwest/Northern schools are in… Oak Ridge, Pearce, Stokesdale and Summerfield elementary schools are in Learning Area 1, serviced by Shirley Stipe-Zendle. She can be reached at stipezs@gcsnc.com or (336) 370-2381. Northern Elementary is in Learning Area 2, serviced by Dr. Kendra March. She can be reached at marchk@gcsnc.com or (336) 375-2621. Colfax Elementary is in Learning Area 7, serviced by Jusmar Maness. She can be reached at manessj@gcsnc.com or (336) 878-5391. Continued on next page

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Dana Angel, PTA president stokesdaleelementarypta@gmail.com Summerfield Elementary 7501 Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 643-8444 Jill Walsh, principal walshj@gcsnc.com

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Christin Marasco, PTA president www.summerfieldelementarypta.com

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

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Julie Kimsey, principal kimseyj@gcsnc.com

Kernodle Middle 3600 Drawbridge Parkway, Greensboro (336) 545-3717

Erin Travland, PTO president colfax@my-pta.org

Thea McHam, principal mchamt@gcsnc.com

Northern Guilford Elementary 3801 N.C. 150, Greensboro (336) 656-4032 Robert Richmond, principal richmor2@gcsnc.com Ronda Daniels, PTA president rondapaige@yahoo.com

Laura McCollum, PTA president info@kernodlepta.com kmscougarspta@gmail.com Northern Guilford Middle 616 Simpson-Calhoun Road, Greensboro (336) 605-3342 Karen Ellis, principal ellisk@gcsnc.com

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

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

Penny Loschin, principal loschip@gcsnc.com

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

Julie Surprenant, PTO president orespto@gmail.com Pearce Elementary 2006 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro (336) 605-5480 Rich Thomae, principal thomaer@gcsnc.com Erin Stevie, PTA president ptapearce@gmail.com

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Dr. Meredith Chandler, principal chandlm2@gcsnc.com

Stokesdale Elementary 8025 U.S. 158, Stokesdale (336) 643-8420

Denise Francisco, principal francid2@gcsnc.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 Ashley Proctor-Young, principal younga@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

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The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville 431-B W. Bodenhamer St., Kernersville (336) 996-6696 www.shepctrkville.com

The Cameron Campus offers multiple continuing education courses and two specialty programs: global logistics and computer technology integration.

The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville is an interfaith ministry of volunteers that works to enrich the lives of older or disabled adults in the community. The organization helps individuals in the Kernersville, Oak Ridge, Colfax, Belews Creek and eastern Forsyth County communities and provides services such as respite care for chronically ill persons, a telephone reassurance ministry, transportation to medical appointments, medical equipment loan, bereavement support and counseling, and provides free labor for minor home repairs and yard work.

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.

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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.

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, email namiguilfordpresident@gmail.com or call (336) 370-4264.

TRANSPORTATION Amtrak (800) 872-7245 www.amtrak.com Greensboro Bus Station (800)231-2222 www.greyhound.com Piedmont Triad Int’l Airport (336) 665-5600 www.flyfrompti.com

SUPPORT GROUPS UTILITIES

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church 2614 Oak Ridge Road (336) 643-3452 AA meetings are currently being held virtually on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Call for more info. Stokesdale Christian Church 8607 Stokesdale Street (336) 643-3111 AA meetings are temporarily on hold. For more information, contact Dean, (336) 392-6676.

MENTAL HEALTH National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) www.nami.org (select state in dropdown menu toward bottom of page; then scroll down to find the Guilford County affiliate) Support meetings are held every Tuesday, 7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 3600 West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, for individuals or families

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

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


GARBAGE (HOUSEHOLD/RECYCLING) Republic Services (serves Summerfield and Stokesdale) (336) 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 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Construction debris and yard waste only.

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

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Greensboro United Soccer Association Offering soccer for all ages and all levels (336) 358-8030 www.greensborounited.org

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

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Northern Guilford Youth Football & Cheer (336) 420-0399 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 Jordan Balmforth, president Damon Wear, vice president

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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 (For more information on youth rec and civic groups, see pages 16, 30 and 42.)

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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 U.S. Highway 158, Stokesdale, NC 27357 (336) 441-8325, Fax (336) 441-8375 annegarner605@gmail.com

Ingle Law, PLLC Stokesdale • (336) 497-1680 www.IngleLawOffice.com ..................................................see display ad on page 24 Scott Tippett - Hagan Barrett Law Protecting you, your family & your business! (336) 232-0650 • www.haganbarrett.com ..................................................see display ad on page 14

Carlotta Lytton, CPA, PC Certified Public Accountant Individual & Business accounting 7805 U.S. Highway 158, Stokesdale, NC 27357 (336) 644-7033 clyttoncpa@bellsouth.net

The Law Office of Susan P. Greeson, P.L.L.C. 8004 Linville Road, Ste. A-1, Oak Ridge, NC 27310 (336) 523-6376 •  www.greesonlegal.com

Kim Thacker Accounting & Tax Services Individual & Business tax returns Payroll / Bookkeeping • 20 years experience 8400 U.S. Highway 158, Stokesdale, NC 27357 (336) 644-2741 • Fax (336) 644-2743 kim@kimberlythacker.com

EuroHaus 6716 U.S. Highway 158, Stokesdale, NC 27357 (336) 891-3876 •  www.EuroHaus.pro

Samuel K. Anders, CPA, MSA, PC Individual and Business tax returns Bookkeeping and Payroll 8004 Linville Road, Suite G, Oak Ridge, NC 27310 (336) 643-7577 info@samanderscpa.com www.samanderscpa.com

ATTORNEYS Barbour & Williams Law 8004 Linville Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310 (336) 643-4623 •  www.barbourwilliams.com ........................................ see display ad on page 38

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Knight Import Specialty Service European auto service & repair Factory-scheduled maintenance & repairs Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo Mini, Porsche, Land Rover and Lexus 4559 U.S. Highway 220N, Summerfield, NC 27358 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 Tire Max Complete Car Care Your complete auto care center Summerfield, (336) 793-5391 • Stokesdale, (336) 441-8066 ...more service providers on next page

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BANK Bank of Oak Ridge Here for you, sunrise to sunset (336) 644-9944 • www.BankofOakRidge.com ..................................................see display ad on page 51

BUILDERS Builders MD Custom homes and remodeling (336) 447-3487 • www.buildersmd .com ....................................see display ad on back cover

Disney Custom Homes Oak Ridge, NC • (336) 643-4219 www.DisneyCustomHomes .com ..........................see display ad on inside front cover

CHIROPRACTORS Oak Ridge Chiropractic Dr. David Lorczak, DC • 8004 Linville Road, Ste. B (336) 644-8078 • 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 N.C. Highway 68N, Oak Ridge, NC 27310 (336) 643-7684 •  www.oakridgecbc .org ........................................ see display ad on page 15

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

Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church & Preschool 2614 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310 (336) 643-3452 •  www.orpc.org

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R&K Custom Homes Celebrating 28 years in the Triad (336) 643-3503 / 382-0728 •.RandKCustomHomes.net .......................................... see display ad on page 5

COMMUNITY RESOURCES Oak Ridge Historic Preservation Commission Learn more about our Historic District! Visit www.oakridgenc .com ........................................ see display ad on page 36

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DENTISTS / ORAL SURGERY DeVaney Dentistry Locations in Oak Ridge & Greensboro (336) 643-5515 • www.drdevaney .com ........................................ see display ad on page 38


High Point Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Stephanie Lindsay & Dr. Kristina Coffield (336) 885-5500 • highpointpediatricdentistry.com ........................................ see display ad on page 51

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

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

FLORIST Oak Ridge Florist Your local full-service florist Family-owned & operated since 1976 2603 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310 (336) 643-6469 www.oak-ridgeflorist.com

FOOD / COFFEE TRUCK Wired! Café Coffee Bus • wiredcafe.biz Specialty coffees, smoothies, pastries Parties & events • (336) 202-8686

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FITNESS, WELLNESS & DANCE Greensboro Performing Arts, Inc. Music, Dance, Theater (336) 549-2228 • greensboroperformingarts.com ........................................ see display ad on page 26

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 (336) 387-9622 • www.ymcagreensboro.org Ultimate Kids: Home of Tumblebees Gymnastics, dance, rock climbing, diving, trampoline, Ninja Warrior, parkour, preschool, acro, cheer, online academy, drop-in programs, parties, competitive teams, and more! 6904 Downwind Road, Greensboro (336) 665-0662 • www.ultimate-kids .com

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FUNERAL SERVICES Forbis & Dick Funeral Service 8320 U.S. Highway 158, Stokesdale, NC 27357 (336) 643-3711 •  www.forbisanddick.com ........................................ see display ad on page 29

GROCERY STORE Bi-Rite Galaxy 8632 U.S. Highway 158, Stokesdale, NC 27357 (336) 643-5249 •  www.stokesdalebirite .com ........................................ see display ad on page 31

HOME PRODUCTS & SERVICES AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING Berico Heating & Cooling (336) 273-8663 • inforequest@berico.com www.berico.com ...more service providers on next page

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Stokesdale Heating & Air Conditioning In every season, we’re here for you (336) 643-7397 • stokesdaleheating@gmail.com ........................................ see display ad on page 25

BUILDING MATERIALS Cardinal Millwork & Supply, Inc. 7620 W. Market Street, Greensboro (336) 665-9811 •  www.cardinalmillwork .com ........................................ see display ad on page 58

CABINETRY / KITCHEN & BATH Amanzi Marble, Granite & Quartz 703 Park Lawn Court, Kernersville (336) 993-9998 •  www.amanzigranite .com ........................................ see display ad on page 45

Shelton’s, Inc. Kitchen & Bath Works Cabinetry, counter tops, kitchen design Quality since 1995 • BBB A+ • (336) 643-5916

INTERIOR DESIGN / DECORATING Maria Adams Designs Interior design & remodeling

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LANDSCAPING PRODUCTS & SVCS. Colfax Lawncare Complete lawn care service • fully insured Serving the Triad for 32 years • (336) 362-5860 New Garden Landscaping & Nursery See what the New Garden family can do for you! www.newgarden .com ........................................ see display ad on page 19

PAINTING BEK Paint Company Licensed & insured • Ref. avail. • Interior / Exterior All work guaranteed • (336) 931-0600 Still Perfection Painting Painting, pressure washing, cabinet refinishing (336) 462-3683 • www.stillperfectionpainting.com

PRESSURE WASHING / WINDOW CLEANING Crystal Clear Window Cleaning Window, roof and gutter cleaning, pressure washing (336) 595-2873 • www.windowcleaningnc .com ........................................ see display ad on page 18

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

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Nancy McKee @ Total Bliss Home décor, custom silk florals

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

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

SMALL ENGINE SERVICE & REPAIR L&T Small Engine Service & Repair Lawn equipment, welding • 2103 Oak Ridge Road (336) 298-4314 • www.landtsmallengineservice .com

INSURANCE Blackburn Insurance Service, Inc. Auto • Home • Life • Health • Medicare Supp. (336) 643-7703 • www.blackburnins.net

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

PEDIATRICS Novant Health: Forsyth Pediatrics Oak Ridge Oak Ridge Commons, Oak Ridge, NC 27310 (336) 644-0994 • www.nhforsythpediatricsoakridge.org ........................................ see display ad on page 26

PHYSICAL THERAPY  Oak Ridge Physical Therapy Three locations to serve you: Oak Ridge, Summerfield and Eden • Orthopaedic & sports injuries • Walking & balance difficulties • Trigger point dry needling (336) 644-0201 • www.OakRidgePT.com

SUPPLIES, PRODUCTS & EQUIPMENT Dove Health & Medical Supplies Five area locations to serve you! (336) 441-8900 • www.MyDoveStore.com ........................................ see display ad on page 17

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MG12 - The Power of Magnesium 8604 Ellisboro Road, Stokesdale (336) 298-7306 • www.Mg12.com

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Cone Health Quality care when and how you need it. www.Conehealth.com

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LeBauer HealthCare Your northwest-area partner in healthy living. www.lebauer .com ................................. see display ad on pages 40-41

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AccessOrtho Orthopedic urgent care – no appointment necessary (336) 545-5000 • www.Emergeortho.com ........................................ see display ad on page 57

Central Carolina Surgery Greensboro and Burlington • (336) 387-8100 www.centralcarolinasurgery.com • www.ccsbariatrics.com ........................................ see display ad on page 27 ...more service providers on next page

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MUSIC Moore Music Company 615 W. Market Street, Greensboro (336) 274-4636 •  www.mooremusiccompany .com ........................................ see display ad on page 55

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ORTHODONTISTS Olmsted Orthodontics Matthew J. Olmsted, DDS MS Oak Ridge Commons • (336) 441-7007 ........................................ see display ad on page 42

PET / HORSE PRODUCTS & SERVICES EMERGENCY VET SERVICES Happy Tails Emergency Vet Clinic 2936 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro (336) 288-2688 • www.happytailservet .com ........................................ see display ad on page 61

VETERINARIANS King’s Crossing Animal Hospital Complete & compassionate care (336) 644-7606 • www.kingscrossinganimalhospital.com ........................................ see display ad on page 28

Northwest Animal Hospital 1692-J N.C. Highway 68 North, Oak Ridge (336) 643-8984 • www.nw-animal-hospital.com ........................................ see display ad on page 39

Reynolds Orthodontics Making smiles... inside & out! 6161 Lake Brandt Rd., Summerfield • (336) 274-7649 ........................................ see display ad on page 12

PRIVATE SCHOOLS Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Excel that you might better serve (336) 564-1010 •  www.bmhs.us ........................................ see display ad on page 19

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Ramilya Siegel, Keller Williams Realty Experience and a proven track record! (336) 215-9856 • rsiegel@kw.com .......................................... see display ad on page 2

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REALTORS  A New Dawn Realty 8500 Ellisboro Road, Suite B, Stokesdale (336) 643-4248 •  www.ANewDawnRealty.com ........................................ see display ad on page 24

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RESTAURANTS & EVENT CENTERS Bill’s Pizza Pub, 68 Place, Oak Ridge Meeting room available for groups (336) 644-1540 • www.billspizzaonline .com Bistro 150 – Oak Ridge Commons Gather with friends! Eat, drink & enjoy great music! Full bar, beer and wine available Let us handle your catering and private events! Gift cards available (336) 643-6359 • www.bistro150nc.com

(336) 327-1165 • kerbappeals@gmail.com Kristi Lucas, Carolina Real Estate Pathways Serving the Triad for over 23 years!

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RETAIL / SPECIALTY SHOPPING Blissful Art & Framing – shop local! Custom framing, art, gifts, printing, graphic design 4533 U.S. Hwy. 220N, Summerfield • (336) 298-4502

SHOPPING CENTERS 68 Place 1427 N.C. Highway 68N, about 1/2 mile south of N.C. Hwy. 150 in Oak Ridge ........................................ see display ad on page 43

David Cole Pottery One-of-a-kind kitchen & home decor. (336) 668-0025 • www.davidcolepottery.com ........................................ see display ad on page 14

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Golden Shops - Antiques & Treasures 4537 U.S. Highway 220 N., Summerfield Mon-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun 12-6 • (336) 643-6994 ........................................ see display ad on page 58

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