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AT A GLANCE

Summerfield was originally known as Bruce’s Crossroads, named for Charles Bruce, a Revolutionary War patriot who settled in the area in 1769. It was renamed in 1812 for Rev. John Summerfield, an evangelist who relocated there.

Summerfield incorporated in 1996, encompasses 26.56 miles and is Guilford County’s third largest municipality. The town owns properties at all four corners of the N.C. 150 (Oak Ridge Road) and Summerfield Road intersection; however, last year Summerfield contracted with Preservation North Carolina to find buyers for the historic Gordon Hardware building and the Martin House which are located on two of its properties, after cost estimates to renovate the buildings proved prohibitive. Negotiations to sell the Gordon building are underway after potential bidders emerged last summer.

Thanks to a 700-foot sidewalk completed in 2019, pedestrians and cyclists traveling on the Atlantic and Yadkin (A&Y) Greenway, which begins in downtown Greensboro and crosses Strawberry Road in Summerfield, can travel through the pedestrian tunnel underneath U.S. 220 to Summerfield Road. Students from Northwest Guilford and Northern Guilford high schools completed a mural inside the 110-foot-long tunnel with an “abstract, bold take on a park scene.”

The town has budgeted $130,000 in the 2022-23 fiscal year for right-of-way progress on the A&Y Greenway (South), which is part of North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Another $100,000 has been budgeted for the construction of a dog park.

Town officials are negotiating with the county’s Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education to purchase the historic Laughlin school property as the site for a new town hall and community gathering place. The proposal emerged after the Town Council shelved a plan to build a new $3.5 million town hall due to escalating construction costs. Landowner David Couch continues efforts to win the town’s approval of his plan to turn his 973 acres spanning Summerfield into a residential and commercial development of 11 villages with a network of public trails and open green space. Housing would range from multi-family units to luxury homes and require water and sewer services in the development, according to Couch. The potentially far-reaching impact of the project has prompted much scrutiny and debate among town staff, council members and residents, including vocal opponents of apartments, as Summerfield continues to grapple with the challenge of balancing growth with residents’ desire to preserve its rural character.

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)

EDUCATION (age 25 and over)

High school graduate (or higher)

degree or higher

Percent of households with a broadband internet subscription: 92.3%

HOUSING

Median value of owner-occupied housing unit: $387,500

Estimated number of households: 3,950;

Estimated number of family members per household: 2.79

INCOME

Median household income: $127,661

Families with income in last 12 months below poverty level: 7.4%

Residents without health insurance (under age 65): 5%

Rockingham County Stokesdale Summerfield Oak Ridge Forsyth County northwest Greensboro
SUMMERFIELD
Guilford County
COMMUNITY INFORMATION: SUMMERFIELD
96.2% Bachelor’s
56.5%
AGE Under 18 22.8% 65 and over 15.5% POPULATION 2000 2010 CURRENT 10,232 11,119 (per U.S. Census figures/July 2021) 7,018 8

RACE AND HISPANIC ORIGIN

BUDGET

TOWN FISCAL YEAR

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

VETERANS: 845

Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau/2021 Quick Facts and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management

VOTER STATISTICS

8,685 Summerfield residents were registered to vote as of January 2023. Of these, 3,793 were registered as Republicans; 1,644 were registered as Democrats; 3,182 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 65 were registered as Libertarians.

Data provided by Guilford County Board of Elections

Operating budget: $2,126,712

Projected Revenue

Property taxes ............................ $503,000 (2.75¢ per $100 property value)

Sales tax ........................................ $186,500

ABC profit sharing $175,000

Beer and wine tax $56,000

Intergovernmental transfers ... $384,000

Investment earnings $100,000

Parks & Recreation $44,500

Fees and Miscellaneous ............... $36,000

Events (sponsors, donations, misc.) $5,225

Grants $636,487 ($50,000 Rural Development Grant and $586,487 American Rescue Plan Reserve funding)

Total projected revenue $2,126,712

Projected Expenses

Governing Body $73,249 (dues, council stipends, insurance, etc., plus $6,700 capital expense)

Professional Services $139,600

Administration $655,463 (includes administrative staff salaries, benefits and taxes; $28,000 for information technology; training/education and travel.)

Property & Buildings ................... $241,500 (includes $190,000 capital expense)

Planning ......................................... $298,150 (planning staff salaries/benefits and $42,000 capital expense)

Planning Boards $2,500

Parks & Recreation ......................$637,650 (includes P&R staff salaries/benefits; Summerfield Athletic Park and Summerfield Community Park maintenance; and a $236,000 capital expense)

Community Services ................... $78,600 (includes cost of senior citizen programs; $30,000 for animal control; and $20,000 capital expense)

Total projected expenses $2,126,712

9 COMMUNITY INFORMATION: SUMMERFIELD northwestFINDER 2023 COMMITTEES/BOARDS Planning & Zoning Board Board of Adjustment Historical Committee Finance Committee Founders’ Day Committee Trails and Open Space Committee 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.
White (alone) 88.5% Black or African-American (alone) ....................................................... 4.7% Asian (alone).............................................................................................3.4% Hispanic or Latino (alone) 3.7% Two or more races 3.0%

FROM THE MAYOR

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.

Summerfield has a vibrant business community, well-represented by Summerfield Merchants Association (SMA). SMA members find many ways to give back to our community and the organization works in partnership with our local government. Another nonprofit, Summerfield Recreation Association, provides a variety of organized sports programs to our local youth.

Over 11,000 friendly and welcoming citizens live in Summerfield, which is the largest town in Guilford County.

We are proud of our history, which dates back to the Revolutionary War, and we look toward a promising future while honoring our past. Several projects we’ll be focusing on in 2023 are:

• pursue purchase of the historic Laughlin school property on Summerfield Road, for potential use as a town hall with ample space and parking for community meetings and gatherings

• construct a new dog park at Summerfield Community Park

• begin process of updating our Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2010

• construct a Welcome to Summerfield sign on U.S. 220

• work on right of way progress for A&Y Greenway South project

• move plans forward for developing the 120-acre Bandera Farms property on Bunch Road

• continue exploring water supply options for a municipal water system

We invite you to visit our town and see why we are “Summerfield Proud.”

TOWN COUNCIL & PERSONNEL

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

Lynne W. DeVaney mayor pro tem (336) 215-5335

ldevaney@ summerfieldnc.gov

4-year term ends 2023

Jeff Davis (336) 988-2308

jdavis@ summerfieldnc.gov appointed in October 2022; term ends 2023

Reece Walker (336) 706-3195

rwalker@ summerfieldnc.gov

4-year term ends 2023

John Doggett (336) 462-1852

jdoggett@ summerfieldnc.gov

4-year term ends 2025

Janelle Robinson (336) 312-5170

jrobinson@ summerfieldnc.gov

4-year term ends 2025

Scott Whitaker town manager swhitaker@ summerfieldnc.gov

employed by Town since June 2012

Sarah Tibbetts town clerk clerk@summerfieldnc.gov

employed by Town since September 2022

Dee Hall finance officer dhall@summerfieldnc.gov employed by Town since April 2016

Brad Rentz planner/ 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 rec 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. Jaegar Nance also joined the town staff in 2021 as a seasonal part-time employee.

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Mayor Tim Sessoms (336) 803-0322 tsessoms@ summerfieldnc.gov Two-year term ends 2023

WHAT MADE THE NEWS IN 2022

Funding for Bandera Farms Park secured

Guilford County’s Board of Commissioners gave Summerfield $7.8 million in federal pandemic relief funds in August, earmarking $2.3 million for development of Bandera Farms Park.

Earlier, the town collected $650,000 in federal and state grants for design and construction of the 120-acre park at Bunch Road and Interstate 73. Combined with the county’s allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds, the Piedmont Land Conservancy said “the construction of the park is fully funded.’’

Over the past two years, the conservancy has spearheaded efforts to transform the rolling wooded tract into a public preserve for horseback riding and hiking trails. “It’s another win for Summerfield,” Mayor Tim Sessoms said.

Still seeking new town hall

The quest for a new town hall shifted to the historic Laughlin school property after estimated costs for a new building on town-owned property soared to nearly $4.8 million, almost $1.3 million over budget. Citing expenses, the council voted 3-2 in May to halt the development of the town’s property at U.S. 220 and N.C. 150 for the new town hall.

Mayor Tim Sessoms leads Summerfield’s efforts to acquire the Laughlin school property, consisting of three buildings on nearly 11.2 acres at 7911 Summerfield Road. In October, the county’s Board of Education accepted the town’s offer of $2.2 million for the site of the once all-Black school. The facility now serves as a professional development center for Guilford County Schools, which plans to abandon the property when it relocates staff training to a new facility in Greensboro.

The county’s Board of Commissioners has the first right to buy the parcel for county use. If the commissioners decide not to buy it, Sessoms said town leaders would resume negotiating a purchase with the Board of Education, preferably at a lower price than the original $2.2 million offer.

Landowner continues efforts to develop nearly 1,000 acres

As 2022 was ending, landowner David Couch prepared for another attempt to win support from the Town Council for developing his 973 acres spanning Summerfield.

In a Dec. 20 letter to town leaders, Couch addressed the lightning-rod topic of apartments he wants to build in a mix of housing in Villages of Summerfield Farms, a development of 11 neighborhoods.

Couch, owner of Summerfield Farms, said his development would take more than 20 years to complete. He reiterated his willingness to reduce the number of apartments from about 1,200 to about 600 on two sites, down from four locations in his proposal rejected by the council in April 2022.

The council’s 4-1 vote denied Couch’s request for a text amendment to the town’s development rules, giving a victory to opponents of apartments in Summerfield.

What has been the town’s most contentious development debate is set to resume in late January 2023, when the Planning Board hears Couch’s latest proposal for the creation of a new zoning district to accommodate higher-density housing. The board’s recommendation will go to the Town Council for a final decision.

If the council creates the new district, two other steps – rezoning of the developer’s property and negotiating a master development agreement between Couch and the town – would require separate approval after public hearings.

So far, search for water source running dry

As Summerfield explores establishing a municipal water system, its efforts to secure a supply of water from a nearby municipality are proving difficult, according to Town Manager Scott Whitaker. He reported to the Town Council in December that his discussions with Greensboro, Rockingham County and Reidsville have proved “challenging.’’

For Greensboro, extending water lines to Summerfield may not justify infrastructure costs, Whitaker said. He added that Rockingham County doesn’t have water to spare and that lines from Reidsville would follow a long, expensive route.

Council members told the manager to keep looking for a possible supplier and instructed him to contact Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities and Madison, a town in Rockingham County.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for 2023

Please note that dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Visit www.summerfieldnc.gov, www.nwobserver.com or Town of Summerfield’s and Northwest Observer’s Facebook pages for updates on community events in Summerfield throughout 2023.

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

Attend in-person or view 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 

*For DETAILS and UPDATES on all events sponsored by the Town of Summerfield, visit www.summerfieldnc.gov or Facebook.com/Town of Summerfield 

Movie in the Park*

Fridays, May 5, Sept. 15, Oct. 6 Summerfield Athletic Park 

Founders’ Day*

Friday/Saturday, May 19-20

Summerfield Road (beside S’field Fire Dept) 

Fishing Derby*

Saturday, June 17

Summerfield Community Park 

Music in the Park*

Saturdays, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Summerfield Community Park 

Summer(&Fall) Cycle*

Collection of e-cycle, white goods, tires, etc.

Saturday, Sept. 16 

Touch-A-Truck*

Saturday, Oct. 7

Summerfield Athletic Park 

Christmas Tree Lighting *

Saturday, Nov. 18

Summerfield Athletic Park

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

Summerfield Merchants Association

summerfieldmerchant.com

info@summerfieldmerchant.com

Patti Stokes, president patti@nwobserver.com

Summerfield Merchants Association

Business professionals who live in, or whose businesses are located 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, support community events and networking with other Summerfield merchants.

(For more info on northwest-area business associations, see pages 30 and 39.)

CIVIC/SERVICE GROUPS

Northwest Republican Women

Pam Foxx, president pnfoxx@gmail.com

Meets monthly on the second Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Meeting locations vary.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Sgtandy@att.net

www.vfw7999.blogspot.com

Vice-Commander Andy Schlosser (336) 456-2199

Quartermaster Rick Dunlap (336) 601-0941

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. 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 20, 30 and 39.)

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

SFD will issue burn permits if no burn bans are in effect, but the Forestry Service recommends applying for permits online at ncforestservice.gov. SFD also has a link to the Forestry Service on its 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

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. Latoya Howell, district commander lhowell@guilfordcountync.gov

Guilford County Sheriff

(For more info on the Sheriff’s Department, see page 41.)

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 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.

(For more info on emergency shelters, see pages 21 and 42.)

GIVE/GET ASSISTANCE

Tabitha Ministry

P.O. Box 514, Summerfield, NC 27358 (336) 441-8003 • (336) 370-6321 (fax)

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www.tabithaministry.com

Tabitha Ministry

Tabitha Ministry is a faith-based ministry that operates Tabitha House and Tabitha’s Closet.

Tabitha House is a residential home that provides skills training, counseling and a stable environment for women coming from abusive situations, addictions and prison.

Tabitha’s Closet Inc.

4547-B U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (336) 643-1630 • (336) 643-9484 (fax)

Tabitha’s Closet Inc.

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

(For more info on organizations where you can give or get assistance, see pages 21, 32 and 45.)

DID YOU KNOW?

The median value of an owneroccupied house in Summerfield was $387,500 in 2021. At the current tax rate of 2.75 cents per $100 property valuation, the homeowner of such a house pays $106.56 per year.

MISCELLANEOUS

ABC Store

4548 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (in the Food Lion/Renaissance Shopping Center) (336) 643-3910

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Summerfield Community Center

5404 Centerfield Road, Summerfield

Owned by Town of Summerfield (336) 643-8655

The community center was deeded to the town of Summerfield late 2019. Renovations were completed in late 2021; the building is available to rent for meetings, parties and private functions.

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Sportsman’s Wildlife Club

Todd Loecher

(336) 601-5209

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.

PARKS & RECREATION ATHLETIC FIELDS/PARKS

Summerfield Athletic Park

5200 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (336) 643-8655 (Summerfield Town Hall)

Jeff Goard, parks & recreation manager

jgoard@summerfieldnc.gov

This 29-acre athletic facility opened in 2010. The park has three baseball/ softball fields, a multipurpose field, restrooms/concession stand, a batting cage, playground and paved parking. Several youth sports organizations have facility use agreements with the town.

Summerfield Community Park

5404 Centerfield Road

(Located behind Summerfield Community Center)

(336) 643-8655 (Summerfield Town Hall)

Jeff Goard, parks & recreation manager

jgoard@summerfieldnc.gov

This 50-acre passive recreation park includes features such as paved walking trails, playgrounds, restrooms, picnic shelters, stocked pond, fishing pier, an amphitheater, a veterans memorial and paved parking. (A valid

fishing license is required for fishing.) Opportunities are available to dedicate 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 24, 33 and 48.)

MEMORIALS

Veterans Memorial Sgtandy@att.net

www.vfw7999.blogspot.com

Vice-Commander Andy Schlosser (336) 456-2199

Quartermaster Rick Dunlap (336) 601-0941

Northwest Guilford VFW Post 7999

Northwest Guilford VFW Post 7999 constructed a veterans memorial beside Summerfield Community Center, 5404 Centerfield Road. Proceeds from the sale of engraved brick pavers to honor veterans will be applied to future features at the memorial.

DID YOU KNOW?

Early this year, Summerfield Town Council plans to begin the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted in 2010. The plan’s 12 common objectives include: appropriate, limited commercial development; Parks and Recreation improvements; sidewalk, bikeway and trail system; attractive community appearance; community character preservation; quality schools; transportation improvements. Summerfield Road focus area; water supply and sewage treatment options; historic preservation; appropriate housing and residential development and limited services local government.

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

www.usps.com

SCHOOLS (PUBLIC)

(For info on northwest-area public schools, see page 56.)

SENIOR PROGRAMS

(For info on northwest-area senior programs, see page 58.)

UTILITIES

TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING

Republic Services (serves Summerfield)

(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 54 and 60.)

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

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(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.

8,685 Summerfield residents were registered to vote as of January 2023. Of these, 3,793 were registered as Republicans; 1,644 were registered as

Democrats; 3,182 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 65 were registered as Libertarians.

(For more voter information for Guilford County, see page 60.)

YOUTH RECREATION/ CIVIC GROUPS RECREATION

Summerfield Recreation Association

info@SRAsports.org

www.summerfieldrec.org

Eric Coon, 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

Shawn Huffines, president shuffines@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 25, 34 and 61.)

Summerfield’s

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AT A GLANCE

Stokesdale was originally established in the 1860s as Green Pond 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 certain whether the name was in honor 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, the town incorporated for a second time on Nov. 9, 1989, and has since steadily evolved into a healthy, growing community.

The town purchased 25 acres on Angel Pardue Road in 2004 and constructed a 6,600-square-foot town hall, which was completed in April 2011. The town park, which is also on the property, has been developed over the years and now offers athletic fields, picnic shelters, a walking trail, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, playground areas and disc golf; an adjoining 9.8 acres was purchased in September 2021 for future park expansion.

Stokesdale is the only town in northwestern Guilford County that does not levy a property tax, and it’s the first to operate its own municipal water system. The initial system was installed in 2003 after the town received a $3 million grant from the state to address contaminated water in some parts of the community. With hundreds of new homes on the horizon, the town continues to assess its water system infrastructure needs to serve new homeowners as well as existing homeowners not yet served by the system.

In recent years a private business owner has refurbished several buildings in the historic downtown, and the opening of businesses there is breathing new life into the area. Stokesdale also has a shopping center and other businesses and industries in outlying areas. The convenience of its intersection with N.C. 68, U.S. 158 and N.C. 65 continues to appeal to those who work in nearby cities and enjoy coming home to the country.

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

(per U.S. Census figures/July 2021)

EDUCATION (age 25 and over)

degree or higher

Households with broadband internet subscription: 91%

HOUSING

Estimated number of households: 1,987

Average number of persons per household: 2.94

Median value of owner-occupied housing unit: $250,900

INCOME

Median household income: $97,337

Families with income in last 12 months below poverty level: 8%

Residents without health insurance (under age 65): 8.7%

Rockingham County Stokesdale Summerfield Oak Ridge
STOKESDALE
Forsyth County
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97.4% Bachelor’s
36.1%
High school graduate (or higher)
AGE Under 18 .............................................................................................. 30.1% 65 and over ............................................................................................ 7.9 %
2000 2010 CURRENT
3,267
5,047 5,995

RACE AND HISPANIC ORIGIN

BUDGET

TOWN FISCAL YEAR

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

General Fund

VETERANS: 190

Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau/2021 Quick Facts and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management

VOTER STATISTICS

4,729 Stokesdale residents were registered to vote as of January 2023. Of these, 2,134 were registered as Republicans; 831 were registered as Democrats; 1,728 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 36 were registered as Libertarians.

Data provided by Guilford County Board of Elections

Operating Budget: $953,428

Projected Income

Property taxes $0

Sales tax .......................................... $0

Beer and wine excise tax .... $21,000

State-collected taxes............ $295,000 (utilities, cable, phone, internet)

ABC profit share $20,000 (mixed drink sales)

Rental fees: Town Hall, park . $3,000

Planning fees ........................ $35,000

Investment earnings ............. $5,000

Christmas Parade sponsorships ..................... $2,000

Miscellaneous $1,000

Small Town Development Grant $50,000

American Rescue Plan Funds............................... $362,738

Reimb. (for shared overhead expenses) from Water Enterprise Account $158,690

Total projected income $953,428

Projected Expenses Payroll .................................... $247,715 (town clerk, deputy clerks, finance/budget officer salaries + health insurance, F.I.C.A., etc.) * includes $34,800 for council stipends

Annual audit $14,000

Legal fees (town attorney) $50,000

Planning & Zoning................. $31,500

Misc. government/admin $66,475 (includes insurance/bonding, office supplies & equipment, dues, advertising/non-zoning related, town hall repairs)

Public Safety

Animal Control $16,800

Fire inspections/investigations $10,000

Property Park maintenance $6,000 (repairs, cleaning, lights, etc.)

Lawn maintenance ........... $47,000

Town Hall repairs/maint ... $15,000

Community events ................. $7,500

Utilities/Internet/Security (Town Hall) ..................... $28,700

Park improvements $412,738

Total projected expenses $953,428

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more information, visit www.stokesdale.org or the Town of Stokesdale’s Facebook page
For
White (alone) 76.3% Black or African-American (alone) ..................................................... 10.0% Asian (alone)............................................................................................ 2.7% Hispanic or Latino (alone) 13.8% Two or more races 10.3%
Want to serve on a town committee or board? Email stokesdale@stokesdale.org or call Town Hall at (336) 643-4011.

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 latest census estimates we’re now at 6,000 residents. Our public water system has helped foster growth and we continue to evaluate our infrastructure needs.

The 21.4 square miles included in the incorporated area of the Town is intersected by three major highways, U.S. 158, N.C. 68, and N.C. 65. Part of the Town borders a fourth major highway, Interstate 73. In 2021, a new and expanded Bi-Rite grocery store held its grand opening, one block east of its previous location. We also saw the beginning of 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. A 9+-acre tract adjacent to the existing park was purchased in 2021 for future expansion. A small 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 and present town councils.

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

Mayor

(336) 337-1071

mcrawford@ stokesdale.org

4-year term ends 2025

TOWN COUNCIL & PERSONNEL

Dale F. Martin town clerk stokesdale@ stokesdale.org

Employed by Town since April 2021

Robbie Lee Wagoner II deputy town clerk deputyclerk@ stokesdale.org

Employed by Town since July 2022

Priscilla Hunsucker water system customer service manager water@ stokesdale.org

Employed by Town since March 2018

Gary Matchunis water operator responsible in charge (ORC)

Employed by Town since early 2018

Kim Thacker budget/finance officer kthacker@ stokesdale.org

Contracted/Employed with the Town since December 2018

Town Hall: (336) 643-4011

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

Stokesdale Town Council members share day-to-day responsibilities for overseeing town staff and all governmental activities, including operations of the town’s municipal water system.

Derek Foy mayor pro tem (919) 389-6493 dfoy@ stokesdale.org

4-year term ends 2023

Jim Rigsbee (336) 399-8009 jrigsbee@ stokesdale.org

4-year term ends 2023

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

4-year term ends 2023

Tim Jones (336) 643-4011 timjonesstokesdale@gmail.com

4-year term ends 2025

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WHAT MADE THE NEWS IN 2022

Park improvements on the horizon

The town council wrapped up the year with four projects topping the list of improvements in Stokesdale Town Park at Martin’s Meadow.

After meeting weekly since July, the Town Park Improvement Committee recommended the addition of playground equipment and construction of an amphitheater, nature trails and a basketball court with six goals. The projects reflect the preferences of respondents in a park survey conducted for the town in 2020.

A public forum was held in early January to gather additional input from residents about improvements to the park behind Town Hall. Foy noted that park expenditures would be an appropriate use of pandemic relief funds that Stokesdale received from the federal government.

The installation of playground equipment may be the first improvement. The council voted in December to seek proposals from vendors for $95,000 worth of equipment geared to children ages 5 through 12. It wants the equipment – including two slides and a handicap-accessible swing that would be added to the existing swing set – to be installed by May 26.

Council evaluates extending water lines

The council is moving ahead with plans for upgrading and expanding the town’s water system to accommodate a rising demand for housing.

As developers roll out new subdivisions to meet demand for new housing, Stokesdale leaders anticipate that, longer term, the development of a 300-acre industrial park in nearby southern Rockingham County may also spur the growth of the housing market.

The town wants to expand its water system in anticipation of its current number of customers doubling to about 1,500 over the next seven to 10 years. It also wants to bolster the reliability of its water supply with construction of a second line.

Stokesdale plans to pay for water projects with its $3.1 million in federal pandemic relief funds, awarded by the county’s Board of Commissioners in August. Separately, the town has gotten roughly $1.1 million in state appropriations for water infrastructure.

In December, the council approved a $2,500 proposal by engineering firm Hazen & Sawyer to prepare models of two options for extending water lines.

One of the lines would create a loop connecting Coldwater, Belews Creek and Oak Level Church roads. A second route, which the firm recommended, would run along Anthony, Happy Hill, Warner and Haw River roads.

Republic Services out, GFL Environmental in

GFL Environmental took over garbage and recycling pickup July 1, replacing Republic Services which drew complaints from customers and town leaders even after its contract ended.

After commending Republic Services for its “well-thought-out” exit plan, Foy expressed his disappointment with the company’s actual performance, saying, “It would be best if they left my name off any reference list as they seek future business.”

Republic Services officials acknowledged lapses in picking up garbage and recycling, attributing that partly to a labor shortage, and its inability to stop what councilman Tim Jones called “beyond a reasonable amount of (hydraulic fluid) leakage.”

GFL Environmental representatives said they’re confronted by some of the same challenges as Republic Services, but the company has been able to navigate through the problems.

New deputy clerk joins town hall staff

The council hired Robbie Wagoner in July 2022 as the town’s new deputy clerk with the expectation that he will progress in the job and replace town clerk Dale Martin when she retires later this year.

Stokesdale received more than 120 applications for the deputy clerk’s position. Wagoner is a 2019 graduate of UNC-Charlotte, where he majored in criminal justice with a minor in sociology. Previously, he worked as administrative assistant for the town of Rural Hall and as office assistant for a law firm in Walnut Cove.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for 2023

Visit the town’s website at www.stokesdale.org, check out the latest issue of the Northwest Observer, or visit www.nwobserver.com for updates on community events in Stokesdale for 2023.

Stokesdale Town Council

2nd Thursday each month, 7 p.m. Attend in-person or view meetings live via the town’s YouTube channel

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

Community farmers market Tuesdays, 4 to 7 p.m., late April-early October Stokesdale United Methodist Church 8305 Loyola Drive, Stokesdale

Veterans Day ceremony

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Veterans Memorial 6826 U.S. 158, Stokesdale

RAIN LOCATION: Town Hall, 8325 Angel Pardue Road

Angel Tree program sponsored by Good Samaritan Ministries

November-December

DETAILS: www.stokesdalegsm.org

Christmas parade*

Saturday, Dec. 9 2 p.m., Downtown Stokesdale

*Just as in the previous two years, a pre-parade craft show, food trucks and live music will be part of Parade Day festivities in 2023.

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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 the town’s history.

Northwest Republican Women

Pam Foxx, president pnfoxx@gmail.com

Meets monthly on the second Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Meeting locations vary.

Stokesdale Community Choir

Sondra Beene, (336) 453-8017 skbeene@gmail.com

This choir invites all adults for fellowship, singing and enjoyment.

Practices are on Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Gideon Grove United Methodist Church, 2865 Gideon Grove Church Road, Stokesdale. 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, 30 and 39.)

DID YOU KNOW?

Stokesdale is planning to expand its water system to prepare for new customers and create an alternate water supply in the event of a water line break.

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

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

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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 12 and 41.)

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 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.

(For more information on emergency shelters, see pages 12 and 42.)

GIVE/GET ASSISTANCE

Camp Carefree

275 Carefree Lane

Stokesdale, NC 27357 (336) 427-0966

directors@campcarefree.org

www.campcarefree.org

Camp Carefree

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

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Good Samaritan Ministries

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

Good Samaritan Ministries of Stokesdale, Inc.

Good Samaritan Ministries, an ecumenical Christian outreach ministry of Stokesdale-area churches, provides assistance with heating and electric bills and food 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 Sa-

maritan 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.

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 (336-643-0306); Mount Zion United Methodist Church (336-548-4455); Oak Ridge United Methodist Church (336-643-4690); 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).

For more information on organizations where you can give or get assistance, see pages 12, 32 and 45.)

LIBRARY

Stokesdale Library

Located in Stokesdale Town Hall 8325 Angel Pardue Road (336) 643-4011

stokesdale@Stokesdale.org

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday closed Friday-Sunday

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

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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

Open daily, 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

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 14, 33 and 48.)

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

MEMORIALS

Stokesdale Veterans Monument

6826 U.S. 158, Stokesdale

Powell Shelton

(336) 643-5574

powellshelton49@yahoo.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 Code 27357

(336) 644-6686

Joshua Hopkins, postmaster

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri

8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday

www.usps.com

DID YOU KNOW?

Using money it received from federal COVID relief funds and a $50,000 state grant, Stokesdale may allocate as much as $775,475 over the next year on new features and improvements to its town park. They include: playground equipment; an amphitheater; nature trail; a basketball court with six goals; and possibly a pickleball court.

SCHOOLS (PUBLIC)

(For info on Stokesdale/northwest-area public schools, see page 56.)

SENIOR PROGRAMS

(For info on Stokesdale/northwest-area senior programs, see page 58.)

SUPPORT GROUPS

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

Stokesdale Christian Church

8607 Stokesdale Street

(336) 643-3111

AA meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more info, call the church, (336) 643-3111, or Dean, (336) 392-6676.

(For more info on support groups, see pages 34 and 59.)

UTILITIES TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING

GFL Environmental (serves Stokesdale and Oak Ridge) (855) 222-2797 | (336) 668-3712

www.gflenv.com

Call for white goods, furniture or yard waste pickup.

WATER

Aqua America – N.C. (for community well system users only) www.aquaamerica.com

For info or water emergencies, call (877) 987-2782.

Stokesdale Water System (residents on municipal water only) Stokesdale Town Hall

(336) 643-4011

water@stokesdale.org

mcrawford@stokesdale.org

For info, billing questions or water emergencies during business hours, call Stokesdale Town Hall, (336) 643-4011.

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To get water turned on, Stokesdale residents who are eligible to receive town water must go to Town Hall Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For after-hours assistance and/or after-hours water emergencies, call Mayor Mike Crawford, (336) 337-1071.

(For other utilities including cable/internet/phone, electric, gas and scrap tire/ white goods, and recycling/e-cycling, see pages 54 and 60.)

VOTING/ELECTIONS

Guilford County Board of Elections (336) 641-3836

www.guilfordcountync.gov

In Stokesdale, the polling site is located at: Stokesdale Town Hall

8325 Angel Pardue Road

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

All elections are administered by the Guilford County Board of Elections. You may register to vote after being a resident of your county for at least 30 days. Voter registration forms may be obtained from the local town halls or at the county Board of Elections offices.

4,729 Stokesdale residents were registered to vote as of January 2023. Of these, 2,134 were registered as Republicans; 831 were registered as Democrats; 1,728 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 36 were registered as Libertarians.

(For more voter info, see page 60.)

YOUTH RECREATION ATHLETICS

Stokesdale Parks and Recreation www.stokesdaleparksandrec.com info@stokesdaleparksandrec.com

Stokesdale Parks and Recreation

Stokesdale Parks and Recreation offers youth basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and cheerleading. The organization owns Stokesdale Ball Park; basketball is played in the Stokesdale Elementary School gym.

(For more info on northwest-area youth recreation/civic groups, see pages 15, 34 and 61.)

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Stokesdale

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 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, a 10-minute drive to Piedmont Triad International Airport, and easy access to I-40, I-73 and Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem provides 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.

In 2018 the town acquired “the Whitaker property,” consisting of 60 acres of open land that abuts Oak Ridge Town Hall on Linville Road, with frontage on N.C. 150. This spring the town hopes to start developing the property, which has been named “Heritage Farm Park,” as an expansion of its existing park. Heritage Farm Park will initially offer two lighted multi-purpose fields, a trail, a playground, picnic shelters, restrooms, a parking lot and a site to honor veterans while preserving scenic views.

Oak Ridge entered into a contract with Envirolink in July 2021 to establish and operate a municipal water system, a long-term goal since the town’s incorporation 24 years ago. In 2019 the state legislature had distributed equally among Oak Ridge, Summerfield and Stokesdale the remaining $3.4 million that had been earmarked for a regional water system study, contingent upon each of the municipalities using the funding for waterrelated projects. Oak Ridge officials are evaluating whether to use the town’s $1.15 million share and nearly $3.3 million in federal pandemic relief funds to build infrastructure, including an elevated water tank. The municipal water system will initially serve new subdivisions with 30 or more houses.

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)

EDUCATION (age 25 and over)

High school graduate (or higher) 99.1% Bachelor’s degree or higher ............................................................................ 53.4%

Households with broadband internet subscription: 96.3%

HOUSING

Median value of owner-occupied housing unit: $406,300

Estimated number of households: 2,513;

Estimated number of family members per household: 2.97

INCOME

Median household income: $132,298

Families with income in last 12 months below poverty level: 3.8%

Residents without health insurance (under age 65): 3.2%

OAK RIDGE
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Summerfield
northwest Greensboro AGE Under 18 29.1% 65 and over 14.4% POPULATION 2000 2010 CURRENT 6,185 7,595 (per U.S.
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Oak Ridge Forsyth County
Census figures/July 2021) 3,988

RACE AND HISPANIC ORIGIN

BUDGET

TOWN FISCAL YEAR

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Operating/Capital budget: $7,357,979

Projected revenue

Property taxes................................... $1,113,600 (8 cents per $100 property value)

VETERANS: 433

Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau/2021 Quick Facts and N.C. Office of State Budget and Management

VOTER STATISTICS

6,181 Oak Ridge residents were registered to vote as of January 2023. Of these, 2,730 were registered as Republicans; 1,133 were registered as Democrats; 2,284 were unaffiliated with a political party; and 34 were registered as Libertarians.

Data provided by Guilford County Board of Elections

TOWN HALL

8315 Linville Road, P.O. Box 374 Oak Ridge, NC 27310 (336) 644-7009

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For committee meeting schedules and other town information, visit www.oakridgenc.com or the Town of Oak Ridge’s Facebook page.

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.

Sales tax $397,712

ABC store profit sharing $225,000

Intergovernmental revenue ............ $292,700 (utility and other taxes collected by the state and distributed to local governments)

Excise Tax Receipts $32,000

Interest/Investment earnings $22,000

Parks and Recreation $58,300

Planning & Zoning fees $20,000

Fund Balance Transfer ....................$1,473,565

Veterans Memorial Donations $50,000

Grants $2,473,051

Debt Proceeds $1,200,000 Miscellaneous $51

TOTAL projected revenue $7,357,979

Projected expenses

ADMINISTRATION

Salaries/benefits/taxes for administrative employees $476,658

Professional services $230,000

Contracts for accounting, legal services, consulting, animal control and tax collection

Town committees and boards ......... $43,050

Dues and subscriptions $32,000

Other operating expenses $58,300

TOTAL administrative expenses $840,008

BUILDING/GROUNDS

Town Hall $39,660 (includes maintenance, furnishings and utilities)

PARKS & REC

Salaries/benefits/taxes for Parks & Rec employees ............ $385,600

Operations/maintenance $167,700

Special Events $24,500

Misc. Parks & Rec expenses $16,500

Oak Ridge Youth Assoc. stipend $30,000

TOTAL Parks & Rec $624,300

CAPITAL EXPENSES

Land, Improvements, ROW $5,519,500 Park land $305,511

Computer equipment $29,000

TOTAL Capital Expenses $5,854,011

TOTAL projected expenses $7,357,979

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White (alone) 79.7% Black or African-American (alone) ........................................................5.3% Asian (alone)............................................................................................. 7.9% Hispanic or Latino (alone) 5.1% American Indian & Alaska native (alone) 0.2% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (alone) 0.3% Two or more races 2.4%

FROM THE MAYOR

Welcome to Oak Ridge! We’re proud of our town’s small-town charm and recreational opportunities. During 2023, we’ll complete the new Heritage Farm Park, which will connect to our Town Park and offer additional athletic fields, picnic areas, playground, walking paths, and a site to honor veterans. Together, these parks will preserve 140 acres of historic farmland and scenic vistas within our town core. We’ll also continue to expand local trail connections, including segments of the state-wide Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Oak Ridge is home to the historic Old Mill of Guilford, as well as a Historic District that includes the Oak Ridge Military Academy, Oakhurst, Charles Benbow House, and much more. While each site helps tell our community’s story, this year we hope to preserve another, often forgotten, chapter of our history through the adaptive reuse of a 1930s tenant farmhouse in our Town Park. We’ll also award our first CORE (Conserving Oak Ridge through Easements) grants, designed to preserve open spaces and historic sites through protective easements. Together with our Historic Heritage grants, now in their eighth year, these innovative programs preserve the beauty and livability of our town.

This year, key intersections will receive improvements to pedestrian and vehicle safety. Major steps toward municipal water in 2023 will include construction of an elevated water tank to serve our new park and expand water access for our fire department. We’ll also complete the design of a new water line that will eventually bring water from Winston-Salem to Oak Ridge. Although this project may take many years, it marks a dramatic step toward ensuring a safe and reliable water source for all residents.

Our town is known for its enthusiastic volunteers, outstanding professional staff, and commitment to preserving natural beauty, historic character, and a family-oriented lifestyle. We’re proud to call Oak Ridge home!

(336) 554-2125

aschneider.nc@ gmail.com

4-year council term ends 2025

TOWN COUNCIL & PERSONNEL

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 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 2025

George McClellan (336) 643-7816 / 580-0133

mcclellanfinancial.com

4-year term ends 2023

Spencer Sullivan (336) 509-8905

sullivan4or@ gmail.com

term ends 2023

Martha Pittman (336) 686-6220 mpittman55@ hotmail.com

4-year term ends 2023

Not shown, Terry Lannon, parks and recreation director since Spring 2007 (tlannon@oakridgenc.com), and parks and recreation crew leader and groundskeepers.

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

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 Genevieve Geib office assistant ggieb@oakridgenc.com

hired by Town in January 2023

Sean Taylor planning director staylor@oakridgenc.com

employed by Town since April 2018

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WHAT MADE THE NEWS IN 2022

Heritage Farm Park advances

The transformation of 62 acres of old farmland into Heritage Farm Park is drawing closer, after a contractor drilled a well that, finally, produced enough water to irrigate athletic fields and supply bathrooms.

Last summer’s discovery of an adequate source of water was a critical step in the development of the park behind Town Hall on Linville Road. Other pieces are coming together.

In December, the Town Council instructed Sam Anders, the town’s finance officer, to negotiate borrowing as much as $3 million to finance development of Oak Ridge’s biggest capital project. Anders is dealing with Truist and Piedmont Federal banks to arrange a 15-year loan, with no prepayment penalties.

Town leaders anticipate that costs for developing the park will exceed the $3.66 million estimated in the budget for the fiscal year that started July 1. Plans call for two multi-purpose playing fields, a picnic shelter, restrooms, parking lot, playground and walking trails.

Federal pandemic relief funding of $1.66 million and a North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant totaling $490,000 will help defray costs. The council will decide whether to cover the remaining expenses with a loan, or possibly a combination of borrowing and tapping the town’s reserve funds.

Park design, engineering and county and state permitting have been completed, according to Town Manager Bill Bruce. As of press time for this year’s FINDER, the town was advertising for general contractors to submit bids for the project.

Veterans site approaches $200,000 goal

An Eagle Scout project by Nick Jamieson of Oak Ridge’s Troop 600 raised $5,002 and pushed fund raising for the Veterans Honor Green closer to its goal of $200,000. Combined, the event’s donations and the town’s plan to match contributions in the fourth quarter propeled fundraising for the veterans site over $150,000, according to Patti Dmuchowski, chair of the Special Events Committee, which is leading the veterans project slated for Heritage Farm Park.

Mountains-to-Sea Trail achieves milestone

After three years of digging earth and clearing brush, volunteers of Oak Ridge’s Mountainsto-Sea Trail (MST) Committee celebrated in October with a ribbon cutting for the completion of the 2.2 mile-long Headwaters Trail northwest of town.

The next day, a new phase of trail building began, with volunteers planning to cut a 2 ½-mile trail east of N.C. 68 and 150 that will eventually reach Bandera Farms Park, the eastern-most destination of the Oak Ridge committee’s efforts.

“We like to think of this trail as a connector,” said Anne Steele, co-chair of Oak Ridge’s MST Committee. Statewide, volunteers are shifting the trail from roadways to woods and fields for the safety and enjoyment of hikers.

At the same time, the footpath isn’t avoiding civilization altogether. Running 1,175 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks, its route carries hikers through scenic and historic towns such as Oak Ridge, where hikers can spend the night at a campsite in Town Park.

New life for Redmon house

The historic Redmon house has gotten a new name – Farmhouse Community Center –reflecting plans by Oak Ridge to restore and convert the 1930s-era house into a public meeting place for clubs, parties and other events.

The Town Council voted in October to hire Hill Studio, a Roanoke, Virginia-based design firm, to provide bid assistance and construction administration for renovation and expansion of the house at Linville Road and Lisa Drive in Town Park.

The council also authorized town staff to advertise the project for bids. The process will clarify actual costs, according to Mayor Ann Schneider. Earlier, the council earmarked $455,000 in the 2022-23 fiscal year budget for the project.

An appropriation of $305,000 in federal pandemic relief funds and a state grant for $75,000 will help cover project costs.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for 2023

Oak Ridge Town Council*

1st Thursday each month, 7 p.m. / Town Hall

Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club

2nd Monday each month, 7 p.m.

MORE INFO: tiffanykhansen96@gmail.com

Merchants of Oak Ridge monthly, last Wednesday, 7:30 - 9 a.m.

MORE INFO: www.merchantsofoakridgenc.com

Northwest Guilford Kiwanis

Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at noon

MORE INFO: nwgkiwanis@gmail.com

Oak Ridge Lions Club

4th Monday each month, 6:30 p.m.

Oak Ridge Room (next to Bistro 150)

MORE INFO: frankxk95@gmail.com

*For details and updates on events hosted by the Town of Oak Ridge, visit www.oakridgenc.com, Facebook.com/ TownofOakRidge, www.nwobserver.com or the Northwest Observer’s Calendar Events section in each printed edition.

Music in the Park*

Saturdays, April 22, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Oct. 14 / Town Park

Spring Arts & Crafts Show*

Saturday, April 1 / Oak Ridge Town Park Canine Capers*

Saturday, April 29 / Oak Ridge Town Park

Memorial Day service*

Monday, May 29, 10 a.m.

Oak Ridge Town Park amphitheater Movies in the Park*

Fridays, June 2 and Aug. 4 / Town Park

Fourth of July Kids’ Parade*

Tuesday, July 4 / Oak Ridge Town Park RidgeFest*

Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 7-9 / Town Park

MORE INFO: www.merchantsofoakridge.com

RidgeFest Arts & Crafts Show*

Saturday, Sept. 9 / Oak Ridge Town Park Heritage Day*

Saturday, Sept. 30 / Oak Ridge Town Park

ORYA Halloween Terror Trail

October 27-28 / Town Park

MORE INFO: www.orya.org

Great Pumpkin Event

Sat., Oct. 28 / www.merchantsofoakridge.com

Fall Arts & Crafts Show*

Saturday, Nov. 4 / Oak Ridge Town Park Veterans Day service*

Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.

Oak Ridge Town Park amphitheater

Light Up the Night*

Saturday, Dec. 2 (rain date Dec. 3)/ Town Park

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

Merchants of Oak Ridge www.merchantsofoakridge.com

Shane Beal, president shane@eurohaus.pro

Merchants of Oak Ridge

Along with promoting member businesses, the group has organized and sponsored several annual community events, including the Great Pumpkin Event, Run the Ridge and RidgeFest. Meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month, 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Oak Ridge Room (beside Bistro 150 in Oak Ridge Commons). For more info, call (336) 508-9573 or visit www.merchantsofoakridge.com.

(For more info on northwest-area business associations, see pages 12 and 39.)

CIVIC/SERVICE GROUPS

Kiwanis Club

Annette Joyce, president nwgkiwanis@gmail.com

Northwest Guilford Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Northwest Guilford is a member of Kiwanis International, whose motto is “Serving the children of the world.” The club honors 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 at Bill’s Pizza Pub the first and third Tuesday of the month at noon; for more info, visit the club’s Facebook page.

Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club

Tiffany Hansen, president tiffanykhansen96@gmail.com (336) 404-8038

Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club

Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club is a nonprofit organization with members including women from all walks of life who share a commitment to community service. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month, 7 p.m.; check the group’s Facebook page or contact Tiffany Hansen, president, for more info.

Northwest Republican Women

Pam Foxx, president pnfoxx@gmail.com

Meets monthly on the second Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Meeting locations vary.

Oak Ridge Garden Club

oakridgencgardenclub@gmail.com

Gigi Williams, co-president

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Laura Reneer, co-president

Oak Ridge Garden Club meets the first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions), generally at Union Grove Church in Oak Ridge. Social time, 6:30 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.

Oak Ridge Lions Club

Frank Kelleher, frankxk95@gmail.com

Oak Ridge North Carolina Lions Club

Oak Ridge Lions Club meets every fourth Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Room next to Bistro 150 in Oak Ridge Commons. Members enjoy the fellowship that comes with serving others, especially those who are sight- or hearing-impaired. The club is involved in several community projects and local events; its major fundraiser is an annual golf tournament. Brooms made by Industries for the Blind are sold yearround, and used eyeglasses are collected for recycling. The club is also part of the Adopt-a-Highway program.

Preservation Oak Ridge Mike Stone, president (336) 402-0144

Preservation Oak Ridge, a nonprofit organization that is committed to preserving the historic structures of Oak Ridge, meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Ai Church on N.C. 68 at Alcorn Road in Oak Ridge. This historic church is available for weddings, reunions and meetings.

(For info on northwest-area civic/service groups, see pages 12, 20 and 39.)

EMERGENCY SERVICES

In case of emergency, dial 911

OAK RIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Ken Gibson, chief

Station 15 8325 Linville Road, Oak Ridge (336) 643-3783

Station 51

5219 Northwest School Rd., Greensboro (336) 662-8900

www.oakridgencfire.com

Full-time paid and volunteer firefighters

Oak Ridge NC Fire

ISO Rating: 3 (Awarded by the Insurance Service Office, an ISO rating analyzes a department’s firefighting abilities and assigns a numerical rating from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best. These ratings are used by insurance companies to calculate fire insurance premiums. Without municipal water systems with hydrants, it is difficult for a department to achieve an ISO rating lower than a 6.)

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Oak Ridge Fire Department also has an auxiliary that provides support to firefighters during a fire or other emergency. For contact info, call the fire department.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

In case of emergency, dial 911 (For info on the Sheriff’s Department or other emergency services, see page 41.)

GIVE/GET ASSISTANCE

Goodwill Industries

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

www.triadgoodwill.org

Triad Goodwill (Oak Ridge, NC)

Goodwill Industries provides work opportunities for people with special employment needs. The organization

accepts donations of clothing, 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 12, 21 and 45.)

HEALTH/FITNESS FACILITIES

CrossFit Oak Ridge

8309 Linville Road, Oak Ridge (336) 643-3444

www.crossfitoakridge.com

crossfitoakridgenc@gmail.com

CrossFit Oak Ridge

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

Nicole Choiniere, manager

oakridgenc@snapfitness.com

Snap Fitness (Oak Ridge, NC)

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

MISCELLANEOUS

ABC Store

2207 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge (located in the Oak Ridge Commons shopping center) (336) 788-7141

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday

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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.

The park will soon be complemented by the 62-acre Heritage Farm Park. In addition to athletic fields, picnic areas and a playground, a new site to honor veterans will be constructed there.

(For more info on northwest-area parks & recreation, see pages 14, 24 and 48.)

DID YOU KNOW?

To date, Oak Ridge has invested about $500,000 in trails, which includes the 2.2-mile Headwaters Trail that was completed in the fall of 2022. The Headwaters Trail is part of the statewide Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

POST OFFICE

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

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

SCHOOLS (PUBLIC)

(For info on northwest-area public schools, see page 56.)

SENIOR PROGRAMS

(For info on northwest-area senior programs, see page 58.)

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• Project Approvals – Preserving the unique character of Oak Ridge by providing required design reviews for new buildings and renovations within our Historic District.

• Historic Heritage Grants – Supporting property owners in maintaining and improving their historic properties. Watch for application information in 2023.

• 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.

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

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church

2614 Oak Ridge Road

(336) 643-3452

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

(For more info on northwest-area support groups, see pages 24 and 59.)

UTILITIES

TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING

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 54 and 60.)

VOTING/ELECTIONS

Guilford County Board of Elections

(336) 641-3836

www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ board-of-elections

Oak Ridge polling sites:

(OR1) Oak Ridge Town Hall

8315 Linville Road

(OR2) Oak Ridge UM Church

2424 Oak Ridge Road

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

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.

6,181 Oak Ridge residents were registered to vote as of January 2023. Of these, 2,730 were registered as Republicans; 1,133 were registered as Democrats; 2,284 were unaffiliated with a political party; and

34 were registered as Libertarians.

(For more voter info, see page 60.)

YOUTH RECREATION

Oak Ridge Youth Association

www.orya.org

Tom Collins, president

tom@orya.org

Oak Ridge Youth Association

The Oak Ridge Youth Association is a 100% volunteer organization that offers organized youth sports and events for boys and girls ages 3-18, including baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, football, rugby, field hockey, e-sports, cheerleading and the Teen Leadership Team. Practices, games and events are held locally at Oak Ridge Town Park, Mustang Fitness, Oak Ridge Military Academy and Guilford County Schools.

(For more info on northwest-area youth recreation and civic groups, see pages 15, 25 and 61.)

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GUILFORD COUNTY

AT A GLANCE

Guilford County, the third-most-populous county in North Carolina (behind Mecklenburg and Wake), grew in population almost 10% between 2010 and 2020, according to the most recently available U.S. Census figures (2021).

In downtown Greensboro, the cultural world got a huge boost when the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts opened for performances September 2021. The state-of-the-art facility, which is managed by the staff of the Greensboro Coliseum, seats 3,023 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 BB&T Point Stadium, which seats 4,400, opened in May 2019. The $36.1 million stadium is also equipped to host soccer, football and lacrosse games, as well as other events such as festivals and concerts. City leaders envision the stadium being the centerpiece for the downtown High Point revitalization project.

The largest higher educational institutions in Guilford County are University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina A&T State University and Guilford Technical Community College.

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. The airport has attracted companies such as FedEx, Honda Aircraft Company, HAECO Americas and Cessna to the region – and in January 2022, the airport got an additional boost when Boom Supersonic announced plans to establish a $500 million manufacturing facility for the production of supersonic jets on 65 acres owned by PTI. The airport has more than 1,000 acres of on-site land ready for development, including an 800-acre tract that has already received preliminary approval for development by the EPA.

POPULATION

latest U.S. Census figures/July 2021)

RACE AND HISPANIC

EDUCATION (age 25 and over)

INCOME, HEALTH INSURANCE

Per capita income (past 12 months): $33,737

Median household income: $58,646

Persons without health insurance (under 65): 13.5%

OTHER NOTES

Guilford County has an estimated 209,602 housing units. Median value of owner-occupied housing: $182,300 Countywide, 13.5% of families and individuals had income below the poverty level in the last 12 months.

Veterans living in Guilford County: 27,274

Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau /July 2021 and N.C. Office of Budget and Management

COMMUNITY INFORMATION: GUILFORD COUNTY 488,406
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542,410 (per
High school graduate or higher 90.2% Bachelor’s degree or higher 37.2% Households with a broadband internet subscription: 84.6%
ORIGIN White (alone) ....................................................................................... 54.8% Black or African-American (alone) ................................................... 36.2% Hispanic or Latino (alone) 8.9% Asian (alone) 5.5% American Indian & Alaska native (alone) 0.8% Two or more races 2.7%
298,263 AGE Under 18 22.2% 65 and over ......................................................................................... 15.9 %
Greensboro population (per latest U.S. Census figures/July 2021):
Guilford County encompasses 645.7 square miles
2010 CURRENT

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 30.)

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

Scott Meyers, president

Greensboro Airport Rotary Club

The Greensboro Airport Rotary Club meets most Tuesdays from 7 to 8 a.m. at Well Spring Retirement Community, 4100 Well Spring Drive, Greensboro. A member of Rotary International, whose motto is “Service above self,” the club is devoted to serving the community and the world.

Greensboro Newcomers Club

www.greensboronewcomersclub.com

greensboronewcomersclub@gmail.com

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.

Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club

Tiffany Hansen, president tiffanykhansen96@gmail.com (336) 404-8038

Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club

Northwest Guilford Woman’s Club (NGWC) is a nonprofit organization with members including women from all walks of life who share a commitment to community service. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month, 7 p.m.; check the group’s Facebook page for location. For more information about the group or to attend a meeting, contact Tiffany Hansen at above phone number or email address.

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Sportsman’s Wildlife Club

Todd Loecher

(336) 601-5209

Sportsmans Wildlife Club

The mission of the Sportsman’s Wildlife Club, 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; the club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the clubhouse at the end of Winfree Road in Summerfield.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 7999) Sgtandy@att.net www.vfw7999.blogspot.com

Vice-Commander Andy Schlosser (336) 456-2199

Quartermaster Rick Dunlap (336) 601-0941

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. The post was responsible for funding and erecting a permanent veterans monument beside Summerfield Community Center.

VFW Post 7999 meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Summerfield Community Center, 5404 Centerfield Road in Summerfield. (For more info on civic/miscellaneous groups, see pages 12, 20 and 30.)

ELECTED OFFICIALS

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

UNITED STATES SENATE

Thom Tillis (R) 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6342 tillis.senate.gov

Elected to a second six-year term in 2020

Ted Budd (R)

B85 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3154

budd.senate.gov

Elected to a six-year term in 2022

U.S.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Kathy Manning (D) 6th District

(includes northwest Guilford County)

307 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 a second two-year term in 2022

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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 third two-year term in November 2022

N.C. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Jon Hardister (R) House Majority Whip 59th District Guilford

300 N. Salisbury St., Rm. 634 Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

(919) 733-5191

Mailing address:

924 Golf House Rd West Whitsett, NC 27377

Elected to his sixth two-year term in November 2022

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 seventh two-year term in November 2022

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-of-elections/reports-data-maps/ district-maps.

James Upchurch (D) District 6 (includes Colfax)

jupchurch

@guilfordcountync.gov

(336) 870-7217

Elected in 2020

Four-year term expires 2024

Pat Tillman (R) District 3 (includes northwest Guilford County)

103 W. Market St. Greensboro, NC 27401 ptillman@guilfordcountync.gov

Elected in 2022

Four-year term expires 2026

Kay Cashion (D) at large

(336) 274-6272 (home)

103 W. Market St. Greensboro, NC 27401 kcashion @guilfordcountync.gov

Appointed commissioner in 2004, elected in 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022.

Four-year term expires 2026

Carly Cooke (D) District 5 (includes part of Summerfield)

ccooke

@guilfordcountync.gov

(336) 252-8766

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)

Second four-year term expires 2026

(336) 641-3355 (duty sergeant, manned 24/7)

www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ sheriff-s-office

sheriff@guilfordcountync.gov

Guilford County Sheriff’s Office

Visit website for information on sexual offenders, incident reports, missing persons, unsolved crimes, inmate search, crime alerts, submitting a tip, along with handgun or concealed weapons permits. The sheriff’s department operates three district parol offices in the county; northwest Guilford County lies within District 1.

District 1 office

7504 Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 641-2300

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Capt. Latoya Howell, district commander (336) 641-2301

lhowell@guilfordcountync.gov

1st Lt. Mike Burns, assistant commander mburns@guilfordcountync.gov

www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ sheriff-s-office

(336) 373-2222

non-emergency 24/7

Guilford County Sheriff

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL

Cone Health Urgent Care Center

1123 North Church St., Greensboro (336) 832-4400

www.conehealth.com

Cone Health MedCenter Greensboro

Drawbridge Parkway

3518 Drawbridge Parkway, Greensboro www.conehealth.com

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

1121 North Church St., Greensboro (336) 832-7000 (front desk)

(336) 832-8040 (emergency services)

www.conehealth.com

Novant Health

Kernersville Medical Center 1750 Kernersville Medical Pkwy. Kernersville • (336) 564-4000

www.novanthealth.org

Cone Health

MedCenter High Point

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

Wesley Long Community Hospital

2400 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro (336) 832-1000 (front desk)

(336) 832-1300 (emergency services)

www.conehealth.com

EMERGENCY SHELTERS

Arrangements are in place throughout Guilford County for numerous emergency shelters, but locations are not 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 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 Resource Center

980 Guilford College Road

Greensboro

(336) 641-3400

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Open 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday no appointment; registration required Saturday & Sunday appointment only www.guilfordcountync.gov

(select our county, then 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

Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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 multi-media 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, life-size 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.

Greensboro Aquatic Center

1921 W. Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro (336) 315-8498

www.greensboroaquaticcenter.com

Monday-Friday: 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Greensboro Aquatic Center

The Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) is a state-of-the-art facility featuring leading-edge concepts in aquatic design. It is located in the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the premier sports and entertainment facility in the Southeast.

The GAC brings together all major aquatic sports, including competitive swimming and diving, water polo and synchronized swimming, in one venue. The GAC fully meets NCAA and FINA standards and offers Greensboro the opportunity to host high school and collegiate events, USA Swimming meets, Master’s swimming and U.S. Water Polo events as well as a myriad of local, regional, national and international competitions.

The GAC is also a community pool open to the public and members for yearround swimming and recreation. For more info, visit greensboroaquaticcenter.com.

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

1921 W. Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro (336) 373-7400

www.greensborocoliseum.com

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Opened in 1959, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex now includes eight venues: an amphitheater, arena, aquatic center, banquet hall, convention center, museum, a theatre and an indoor pavilion.

The Coliseum is the home of UNC Greensboro’s men’s basketball team, the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League, and has hosted the Men’s ACC Tournament 26 times since 1967 (the most of any venue) and the Women’s ACC Tournament 19 times (also the most of any venue) since 2000.

The Coliseum has also hosted concerts for over 40 years; the first major concert held there was performed by The Monkees. Elvis Presley performed there April 14, 1972; the footage from that performance was used for his final film, Elvis on Tour. Presley performed at the Coliseum again on April 21, 1977, one of the final venues of his tour, before his

death on August 16.

The 450,000-square-foot Greensboro Coliseum has a seating capacity of about 22,000.

Greensboro Grasshoppers

First National Bank Field, 408 Bellemeade Street, Greensboro (336) 268-2255

www.gsohoppers.com

The Greensboro Grasshoppers are a Single-A Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. They play their home games at First National Bank Field, which seats 7,499 fans.

Greensboro Science Center

4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro (336) 288-3769

www.greensboroscience.org

The Greensboro Science Center is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum, and

the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The center offers exhibits to appeal to every age. The 22,000-square-foot Carolina SciQuarium features African penguins, sharks, otters, a fishing cat, stingrays, moray eels, an anaconda, a two-toed sloth and mata-mata turtles.

The Dinosaur Gallery and Gem and Mineral Gallery are perennial favorites.

Animal Discovery is an outdoor zoological park that features tigers, gibbons, wallabies, lemurs, maned wolves, anteaters and other animals.

The Edward R. Zane Planetarium offers a trip to the stars, and visitors can also view the sun from the solar observatory.

The OmniSphere Theater offers digital shows on a 40-foot dome screen, and traveling exhibits are often featured.

SkyWild, a treetop adventure park, features three courses for various fitness levels.

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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 DLeague 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, the museum also offers a variety of meeting spaces and facilities for rental.

Körner’s Folly

413 S. Main St., Kernersville (336) 996-7922

www.kornersfolly.org

Körner’s Folly

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.

Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum

220 N. Church Street, Greensboro (336) 574-2898

www.mbcmuseum.com

The Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum (formerly 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. The organization is temporarily closed, with reopening planned for February 2023.

“We will be making some big improvements to the museum’s infrastructure, facilities and a few exhibits,” according to a notice on the home page.

North Carolina Fusion U-23

Macpherson Stadium

6105 Townsend Road, Browns Summit (336) 993-2137

www.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

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/PEC

Piedmont Environmental Center

Center

offers 11 miles of hiking trails (open during daylight hours) 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. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

Classes are offered on topics such as stargazing, birding and cultivating wildflowers; 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

Since its opening in 2021, this state-ofthe-art performance center in downtown Greensbor has hosted a wide variety of live entertainment including concerts from artists such as Sting, Josh Groban and Patti LaBelle; Broadway shows such as “Hamilton”; Guilford College’s Bryan Series; Greensboro Symphony Orchestra performances; comedy shows and all types of family entertainment.

The 3,000-seat Tanger Center is managed by the staff of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

White Oak Amphitheatre

2407 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.

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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,

2205-A Oak Ridge Road, 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. Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, the ministry provides crisis intervention and emergency services, offering food, shelter and cloth-

ing. 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.

HorsePower Therapeutic Learning Center

4537 Walpole Road, High Point (336) 931-1424

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Amanzi

Marble, Granite & Quartz

703 Park Lawn Court

Kernersville, NC 27284

info@AmanziGranite.com www.amanzigranite.com

1-855-4-Amanzi

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www.horsepower.org

HORSEPOWER Therapeutic Learning Center

HorsePower, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995, provides therapeutic equine activities for more than 300 individuals with and without disabilities each year. It is accredited as a Premier Center by PATH International.

Next Step Ministries

955 N.C. 66, Kernersville

P.O. Box 793 (336) 413-7054 (office) (336) 413-5858 (crisis) (336) 993-0630 (store)

www.nextstepdv.org

info@nextstepdv.org

M, Tu, W, Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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. 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 pri-

marily 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.

Youth Focus Inc./

Alexander Youth Network

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.

Stonefield Cellars

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WINERY, TASTING ROOM & EVENT VENUE Tasting Room Hours: Thu-Sat 12-6pm • Sunday 1-6pm See website for special event hours 8220 NC Hwy 68 N, Stokesdale stonefieldcellars.com • (336) 644-9908

(For more info on organizations where you can give/get assistance, see pages 12, 21 and 32.)

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

(Paddison Memorial 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 where visitors can 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

N.C. DOT/DEPARTMENT OF

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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236 E. Washington Street, Greensboro (919) 715-7000

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

810-A N. Main Street, Kernersville (336) 993-5651

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

New residents have 60 days after establishing permanent residency to obtain a driver’s license. Appointments may be made online at www.ncdot.org/dmv. Applicants must appear in person at a state driver’s license office and take any required tests. Beginning in 2016, drivers renewing a license are no longer required to take a test on the identification of road signs. N.C. driver’s licenses are valid for five to eight years, depending on the driver’s age.

ROAD KILL REMOVAL

For pickup of dead animals on the road or in the right of way, call the N.C. Department of Transportation at (336) 487-0000 to arrange for removal.

SNOW/ICE REMOVAL

The N.C. Department of Transportation clears snow and ice from Guilford County state-maintained roadways outside the boundaries of Greensboro city streets, which are served by Greensboro’s snow and ice removal program. For information about the priority order for clearing snow and ice from county roadways, 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.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

810 J North Main Street, Kernersville (336) 904-0743

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

New residents of North Carolina must register their vehicles within 60 days of establishing permanent residency here. Vehicles must also be inspected annually at an approved inspection facility. This step must be taken by new residents within 10 days of receiving a vehicle registration. Although new residents can initially register vehicles without an inspection, North Carolina requires a vehicle inspection before they can renew their vehicle registration.

PARKS & RECREATION ATHLETIC FIELDS

Carolyn S. Allen Complex

3610 Drawbridge Parkway, Greensboro

Baron Edwards (336) 373-2946

Carolyn S. Allen Regional Park Complex features four baseball/softball tournament fields that can be rented for private tournament use March through October on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and for larger special events during the week.

GARDENS

Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden

1105 Hobbs Road, Greensboro

www.greensborobeautiful.org

(click on The Gardens, then select Bicentennial Garden)

(336) 373-2199

Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden

Created in 1976 for the nation’s bicentennial, the garden features a wedding gazebo, recirculating stream and sensory garden.

Bog Garden at Benjamin Park

1101 Hobbs Road, Greensboro

www.greensborobeautiful.org

(click on Bog Garden)

(336) 373-5888

Bog Garden

This urban garden has an elevated walkway that allows views of plants and birds in a 7-acre wetland setting.

Gateway Gardens

2800 East Gate City Boulevard, G’boro 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 4,000 different plants on 7 acres under development. Future plans call for an outdoor amphitheater and a Woodland Garden.

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.

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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.

LAKES

Lake Higgins Marina

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

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

Lake Higgins

One of Greensboro’s three watershed parks, Lake Higgins Marina offers traditional outdoor activities including fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and picnicking opportunities. The 226-acre lake, as well as nearby Lake Brandt, is stocked with largemouth bass, Bodie bass (hybrid), crappie,

catfish and sunfish. Rowboats, kayaks and canoes can be rented daily. Fishing and hunting licenses can be purchased at the park, and instructional classes in archery are offered along with environmental and educational programs.

Belews Lake/ Carolina Marina

548 Shelton Road, Stokesdale (336) 427-0498

www.carolinamarina.com

Carolina Marina

Belews Lake was built to provide cooling water for the Belews Creek Steam Station. Lake access provided by Duke Energy is available at the Piney Bluff Access Area on N.C. 65 and the Pine Hall Access Area on Pine Hall Road. Boating access is also available at the privately-owned Humphries Ridge Marina and Campground and Carolina Marina. Carolina Marina

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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 basis. 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.

PARKS

Bur-Mil Park

5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro (336) 641-2020

www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ county-parks/bur-mil-park

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 intimatelyscaled activities.

Country Park

3905 Nathanael Greene Drive, Greensboro (336) 373-3648

www.greensboro-nc.gov; (type Country Park in the search bar)

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

Fourth of July Park

702 W. Mountain Street, Kernersville (336) 996-3062

www.kvparks.com/parks/ fourth-of-july-park

The 17-acre park was named after the Fourth of July Committee, an equestrian group that once held events at the park each Independence Day. The park now hosts many of Kernersville’s events, including the Honeybee Festival and the Fourth of July fireworks show. In addition to three shelters and a playground, the park provides a skate park, dog park, trails, and courts for tennis, basketball and pickleball.

Harmon Park

152 S. Main Street, Kernersville (336) 996-3062

www.kvparks.com/parks/harmon-park

Harmon Park, Kernersville’s oldest park, offers a gazebo, memorial fountain, shelter, playground and restrooms along with a large, multi-use area.

Haw River State Park

339 Conference Center Drive, Browns Summit

(off Spearman Road) (336) 342-6163

haw.river@ncparks.gov

www.ncparks.gov/haw-river-state-park

Haw River State Park/Summit Environmental Education Center is situated on nearly 1,200 acres. Overnight lodging is available, as is space for meetings, retreats or workshops. The park has a pool, gymnasium, lake and amphitheater. Extensive trails are located on the property, and visitors also can canoe, fish, play disc golf and tennis, and attempt a low ropes challenge course.

LeBauer Park

208 N. Davie Street, Greensboro (336) 373-7533

www.greensborodowntownparks.org

(click on LeBauer Park)

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

Triad Park

9652 W. Market Street, Kernersville (336) 703-2500

www.forsyth.cc/Parks/Triad

This 430-acre park straddles Guilford and Forsyth counties. Amenities include trails, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, disc golf, sand volleyball courts, softball and soccer fields, a stocked pond and picnic shelters. A 5,000-square-foot building can be rented for meetings and parties. Construction on the $5 million Carolina Field of Honor, one of the largest memorials dedicated to veterans on the East Coast, was completed in 2014, along with an amphitheater.

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Watershed trails

Greensboro’s 42 miles of watershed trails surround the city’s municipal reservoirs. For more info, call (336) 373-3816 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov and type Watershed Trails in the search bar. (For more info on parks & recreation, see pages 14, 24 and 33.)

PET/ANIMAL SERVICES

Guilford County Animal Control (336) 641-5990

www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ animal-services

After hours or in case of emergency, dial 911

Guilford County Animal Services

Guilford County Animal Resource Center

980 Guilford College Road

Greensboro, NC 27409 (336) 641-3400

www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/ animal-services

Guilford County Animal Shelter

In addition to cats and dogs, “pocket pets” such as small rodents, birds, reptiles and ferrets as well as surrendered livestock often are available for adoption. Animals that have been picked up by Guilford County Animal Control are taken to the animal shelter.

EMERGENCY VETERINARY

After Hours Veterinary Clinic

Guilford College Animal Hospital

5505 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro (336) 851-1990

www.ahvec.com

After Hours Veterinary Clinic/ Guilford College Animal Hospital

Carolina Veterinary Specialists 501 Nicholas Road, Greensboro (336) 632-0605

www.carolinavet.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

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

www.bmhs.us 336.564.1010

Animal Rescue & Foster Program 711 Milner Drive, Greensboro

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8:1 Student to Teacher Ratio 7 Wells Fargo Cup State Championships & 8 Conference Cups in the past 15 years
Offered to the Class of 2020 in college scholarships and grants 10,237 Hours of Service for class of 2020 100% Graduation rate Founded in 1959 Transportation available College counseling office AP Honor Roll Distinction Collegiate athletic signees in 2019-2020 6 1 Leadership Initiative, Partnered with: 1-to-1 Apple Laptop 20 Music classes 20 Performing and visual arts classes Please call the Admissions Office for your private tour 336-564-1011 Applications are being accepted for the 2021-22 school year Aviation STEM courses 1/4 PAGE AD 8:1 Student to Teacher Ratio www.bmhs.us 336.564.1010 7:1 Student to Teacher Ratio 12 StateChampionship Titlesand 2Wells FargoCupState Championshipsinthe past 5years $7,083,752 OfferedtotheClassof2019 incollegescholarships andgrants 13,101 HoursofService for2018100% Graduationrate undedin 1959 Transportation available counseling office APHonor Roll Distinction Collegiate athletic signeesin 2018-2019 6 1 Leadership Initiative, Partneredwith: 1-to-1 Technolog y: Eachstudent is gi Ap 20 Music classes Minutesfrom Greensboro 18 Performing and visual arts classes 100% Graduation rate www.bmhs.us 336.564.1010 7:1 Student to Teacher Ratio 12 StateChampionship Titlesand 2Wells FargoCupState Championshipsinthe past rs $7,083,752 OfferedtotheClassof2019 incollegescholarships andgrants 13,101 HoursofService for2018- 2019 100% Graduationrate Foundedin 1959 Transportation available College counseling office APHonor Roll Distinction Collegiate athletic signeesin 2018-2019 6 1 Leadership Initiative, Partneredwith: 1-to-1 Technolog y: chstudent givenan ple Laptop 20 Music classes Minutesfrom Greensboro 18 Performing and visual arts classes More than $8,000,000 offered to the Class of 2022 in college scholarships and grants www.bmhs.us 336.564.1010 8:1 Student to Teacher Ratio 7 Wells Fargo Cup State Championships & 8 Conference Cups in the past 15 years $5,309,271 Offered to the Class of 2020 in college scholarships and grants 10,237 Hours of Service for class of 2020 100% Graduation rate Founded in 1959 Transportation available College counseling office AP Honor Roll Distinction Collegiate athletic signees in 2019-2020 6 1 Leadership Initiative, Partnered with: 1-to-1 Technology: Each student is given an Apple Laptop 20 Music classes 20 Performing and visual arts classes Please call the Admissions Office for your private tour 336-564-1011 Applications are being accepted for the 2021-22 school year Aviation STEM courses 1/4 PAGE AD Founded in 1959 www.bmhs.us 336.564.1010 8:1 Student to Teacher Ratio 7 Wells Fargo Cup State Championships & 8 Conference Cups in the past 15 years $5,309,271 Offered to the Class of 2020 in college scholarships and grants 10,237 Hours of Service for class of 2020 100% Graduation rate Founded in 1959 Transportation available College counseling AP Honor Roll Distinction Collegiate athletic signees in 2019-2020 6 1 Initiative, Partnered with: 1-to-1 Technology: Each student is given an Apple Laptop 20 Music classes 20 Performing and visual arts classes Please call the Admissions Office for your private tour 336-564-1011 Applications are being accepted for the 2021-22 school year Aviation STEM courses 1/4 PAGE AD 7 Wells Fargo Cup State Championships & 9 Conference Cups in the past 19 years www.bmhs.us 336.564.1010 8:1 Student to Teacher Ratio 7 Wells Fargo Cup State Championships & 8 Conference Cups in the past 15 years $5,309,271 Offered to the Class of 2020 in college scholarships and grants 10,237 Hours of Service for class of 2020 100% Graduation rate Founded in 1959 Transportation available College counseling office AP Honor Roll Distinction Collegiate athletic signees in 2019-2020 6 1 Leadership Initiative, Partnered with: 1-to-1 Technology: Each student is given an Apple Laptop 20 Music classes 20 Performing and visual arts classes Please call the Admissions Office for your private tour 336-564-1011 Applications are being accepted for the 2021-22 school year Aviation STEM courses 1/4 PAGE AD 7 Collegiate athletic signees in 2021-2022 www.bmhs.us 336.564.1010 8:1 Student to Teacher Ratio 7 Wells Fargo Cup State Championships & 8 Conference Cups in the past 15 years $5,309,271 Offered to the Class of 2020 in college scholarships and grants 10,237 Hours of Service for class of 2020 Founded in 1959 Transportation available College counseling AP Honor Roll Distinction Collegiate athletic signees in 2019-2020 6 1 Leadership Initiative, Partnered with: 1-to-1 Technology: Each student is given an Apple Laptop 20 Music classes 20 Performing and visual arts classes Please call the Admissions Office for your private tour 336-564-1011 Applications are being accepted for the 2021-22 school year Aviation STEM courses 1/4 PAGE AD Aviation STEM program Campus Ministry program www.bmhs.us 336.564.1010 7:1 Student to Teacher Ratio 12 StateChampionship Titlesand 2Wells FargoCupState Championshipsinthe past 5years $7,083,752 OfferedtotheClassof2019 incollegescholarships andgrants 13,101 HoursofService for2018- 2019 100% Graduationrate Foundedin 1959 Transportation available College counseling office APHonor Roll Distinction Collegiate athletic signeesin 2018-2019 6 1 Leadership Initiative, Partneredwith: 1-to-1 Technolog y: Eachstudent is givenan Apple Laptop 20 Music classes Minutesfrom Greensboro 18 Performing and visual arts classes 1-to-1 Technology: Each student is given an Apple Laptop 35% of families receive financial assistance More than 27,000 Hours of Service in 2021-2022 30 Performing and visual arts classes Transportation available AP Honor Roll Distinction 1:1 College Counseling Services
$5,309,271

(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 are 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 loving homes for retired racing greyhounds.

Humane Society of the Piedmont 4527 W. Wendover Avenue, Greensboro (336) 299-3060

info@hspiedmont.org

www.hspiedmont.org

Humane Society of the Piedmont

The Humane Society offers educational programs and low-cost spay/neuter services.

The Merit Pitbull Foundation

P.O. Box 10744, Greensboro

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.re ddogfarm.com

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

SPCA of the Triad

3163 Hines Chapel Road, Greensboro (336) 375-3222

spca@triadspca.org

www.triadspca.org

The group offers pets for adoption and presents educational programs.

Winter Farm OTTB

Rescue & Retirement 5920 Khaki Place, Summerfield thewinterfarm@outlook.com

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www.thewinterfarm.org

(336) 560-6012

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Established in 2014, The Winter Farm, OTTB Rescue and Retirement is a nonprofit thoroughbred adoption program dedicated to providing retired racehorses a second career and a healthy life.

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

The 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.

Humane Society of the Piedmont

See info on p. 52

Humane Society of the Piedmont

The Humane Society offers low-cost spay/ neuter services and educational programs. Visit hspiedmont.org; select Spay/Neuter.

OTHER PET SERVICES

Stephen M. Hussey BarkPark at Country Park, Greensboro 3905 Nathanael Greene Drive (336) 373-3648

www.gsobarkpark.org

info@gsobarkpark.org

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.

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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/ our-county/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 re-

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cycle 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. Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

ECOFLO accepts electrical and household appliances including computers, as well as paints, stains, oil, gasoline, all household batteries, mercury and lead.

Guilford County Scrap Tire & White Goods Recycling Center

2138 Bishop Road, Greensboro (336) 294-9431

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Along with scrap tires and white goods (large appliances), accepts residential

electronics including computers, cell phones, TVs, etc.

Guilford County Farm

7315 Howerton Road, Gibsonville (336) 641-9431

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Accepts residential electronics including computers, cell phones, TVs, etc.

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.) Also accepts magazines, plastics 1-7, electronics, aluminum and metal cans, and glass. (For info on garbage & white goods disposal, see page 60.)

North Carolina allows Trusts for pets.

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

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SCHOOLS (PUBLIC)

GUILFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS

Administrative Offices

712 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro (336) 370-8100

www.gcsnc.com

Guilford County Schools

Whitney Oakley, Ed.D. superintendent

(336) 370-8992

superintendent@gcsnc.com

Hired in June 2022

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 of each month, 6 p.m. in the board room, 712 N. Eugene St. in Greensboro. Dates and times are subject to change. Those wishing to address the BOE (max. three minutes) may register by emailing boardclerk@gcsnc.com starting at 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. the day of the meeting. Speakers will be screened prior to building entry. Written comments may also be submitted by sending an email to boardclerk@gcsnc.com by 12 p.m. the day of the meeting with the subject line “PUBLIC COMMENTS” and the date of the meeting. Comments will be posted with the meeting agenda. For a meeting schedule, visit www.gcsnc.com, select “Board of Education” from the “About Our District” dropdown menu, then click “2022-2023 Board of Education Meeting Schedule” on the left.

District 3

Alan Sherouse at-large

(336) 370-8992 sheroua@gcsnc.com

Four-year term expires 2026

Pat Tillman (R) District 3 (includes northwest Guilford County) (336) 418-1729 tillmap@gcsnc.com

At press time, the BOE’s Democratic majority had not selected a candidate to fill the remaining term (vacant through 2024) of Pat Tillman, Republican, who was elected to the county’s Board of Commissioners in November 2022.

Elected to second four-year term in 2020

Deborah Napper (U) District 5 (includes some of northwest and northern Guilford County) (336) 202-2139 napperd@gcsnc.com

Elected to four-year term in 2020

Effective with the 2017-2018 school year, Guilford County Schools replaced the previous system of four geographic regions that each had a regional superintendent with 13 learning areas (six elementary, three middle school, three 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, Northern and Summerfield elementary schools are in Learning Area 4, serviced by Shirley Stipe-Zendle. She can be reached at stipezs@gcsnc.com or (336) 375-2621.

Colfax Elementary is in Learning Area 6, serviced by Michelle Wolverton. She can be reached at wolverj@gcsnc.com or (336) 878-5390.

Kernodle Middle School and Northern Guilford Middle School are in Learning Area 8, serviced by Jamie King. He can be reached at kingj3@gcsnc.com or (336) 375-2621.

Northwest Guilford Middle School is in Learning Area 9, serviced by Christopher Tolliver. He can be reached at tollivc2@ gcsnc.com or (336) 878-5391.

Northwest Guilford High and Northern Guilford High schools are in Learning Area 12, serviced by Mark Seagraves. He can be reached at seagraj2@gcsnc.com or (336) 378-8800.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

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

Ashley Garcia, principal garciaa3@gcsnc.com

Taylor Moore, PTO president colfaxelempto@gmail.com

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

Robert Richmond, principal richmor2@gcsnc.com

Emily Dalmata, PTA president presidentnespta@ northernelementarypta.org

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

Penny Loschin, principal loschip@gcsnc.com

Tiffany Benamati, PTO president ctbenamati@gmail.com

Pearce Elementary 2006 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro (336) 605-5480

Michelle Sciandra, principal sciandm@gcsnc.com

Ginny Inscore, PTA president ptapearce@gmail.com

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

Allison Bennett, principal benneta4@gcsnc.com

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Sarah Turner, PTA president stokesdalepto@gmail.com

Summerfield Elementary 7501 Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 643-8444

Denise Ebbs, principal ebbsd@gcsnc.com

Michelle Osabel, PTA president www.summerfieldelementarypta.com

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

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

Thea McHam, principal mchamt@gcsnc.com

Courtney Harrington, PTA president kmscougarspta@gmail.com

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

Kris Wheat, principal wheatk3@gcsnc.com

Jennifer Yates Quesinberry, PTSA president jenyates2000@yahoo.com

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

Denise Francisco, principal francid2@gcsnc.com

Shay Barwick, PTSO president ptsonwgms@gmail.com

HIGH SCHOOLS

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

Janiese McKenzie, principal mckenzj2@gcsnc.com

Kelly Reis, PTSA president nighthawksptsa@gmail.com

Northwest Guilford High 5240 Northwest School Road, Greensboro (336) 605-3300

Ashley Proctor-Young, principal younga@gcsnc.com

Melisa Graves, PTSO president northwesthspta@gmail.com

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Greensboro Academy

Serving grades K-8 4049 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro (336) 286-8404

www.greensboroacademy.org

Tracey Duhaime, principal 20.tduhaime@nhaschools.com

Summerfield Charter Academy

Serving grades K-8 5303 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (336) 643-1974

www.summerfieldcharter.org

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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

Revolution Academy

Serving grades K-8

3800 Oak Ridge Road, Summerfield (336) 203-3690

www.revolutionacademyk8.com

Michele Harris, principal mharris@revolutionacademyk8.com

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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

www.gtcc.edu

The 95-acre GTCC Donald W. Cameron Campus opened in the fall of 2014 and is situated just northwest of Greensboro, near the communities of Colfax and Oak Ridge. The campus houses a 94,000-square-foot LEED Gold Certified facility, with an advanced IT infrastructure and state-of-the-art capabilities.

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

The Cameron Campus is also home to The Conference Center at GTCC, a full-service corporate event center featuring a 250-seat tiered auditorium

and several flexible meeting spaces. To learn more about the conference center or to submit an event inquiry, visit www.conferencecentergtcc.com.

SENIOR PROGRAMS

Meals on Wheels –Senior Resources of Guilford

(336) 333-6981 (Guilford Co. Senior Line) www.senior-resources-guilford.org

The program provides hot noontime meals for seniors who have no other means of obtaining a meal. In addition to meals, volunteers provide a wellness check for the client and an opportunity for socialization. To qualify, seniors must be 60 or older, live in Guilford County and have no one available to prepare meals for them and be unable to prepare meals for themselves. Call the SeniorLine at (336) 333-6981 to apply.

For info on monthly senior outreach programs in the northwest area, con-

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tact Marsha McDaniel, (336) 373-4816, ext. 265, or email ruraloutreach@ senior-resources-guilford.org.

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. The program is funded by donations. For more info, contact Marie Wilson at (336) 317-3139.

The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville

636 Gralin St., Kernersville (336) 996-6696

www.shepctrkville.com

The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville is an interfaith ministry of volunteers who work to enrich the lives of older or disabled adults in the community. The organization helps individuals in the

Kernersville, Oak Ridge, Colfax, Belews Creek and eastern Forsyth County communities and provides services such as respite care for chronically ill persons, a telephone reassurance ministry, transportation to medical appointments, medical equipment loan, bereavement support and counseling, and provides free labor for minor home repairs and yard work.

SUPPORT GROUPS

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church

2614 Oak Ridge Road (336) 643-3452

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

Stokesdale Christian Church

8607 Stokesdale Street (336) 643-3111

AA meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call the church, (336) 643-3111, or Dean, (336) 392-6676.

MENTAL HEALTH

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

www.nami.org (select state in drop-down menu toward bottom of page; then scroll down to find the Guilford County affiliate)

NAMI Guilford is a family-based support/ advocacy organization, a center for information relating to local resources/services for friends/families of individuals living alongside a mental health condition, as well as the individuals themselves. Madonna Greer is president of the local group. All sessions are online; register at namiguilford.org. For more info, email madonna@namiguilford.org.

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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

UTILITIES

CABLE/INTERNET/PHONE

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

National Do Not Call Registry

(888) 382-1222

www.donotcall.gov

The Federal Trade Commission established the National Do Not Call Registry as a way for consumers to reduce the number of unwanted sales calls to landline or cell phone numbers. Most legitimate companies do not call phone numbers that are registered. You can register one or more phone numbers through the toll-free line or the website above. You can also call or go online to submit a complaint if you receive an unwanted call for a phone number that has been registered for at least 31 days.

ELECTRIC

Duke Energy (800) 777-9898

www.duke-energy.com

GARBAGE (HOUSEHOLD/RECYCLING)

Republic Services (serves Summerfield)

(336) 724-0842

www.republicservices.com

Call for white goods and leaf pickup.

GFL Environmental

(Oak Ridge and Stokesdale)

(855) 222-2797 | (336) 668-3172

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.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

Solid waste, bulk trash (i.e., mattresses, sofas and construction debris). No paint, batteries, tires, hazardous materials, electronics, appliances.

White Street Landfill

2503 White Street, Greensboro (336) 373-2489

7:50 a.m.-4:50 p.m. Monday-Friday

7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

Construction debris and yard waste only.

GAS

Piedmont Natural Gas (800) 752-7504

www.piedmontng.com/home

RECYCLING/E-CYCLING

(For information on recycling/e-cycling, see page 54.)

SCRAP TIRE/WHITE GOODS

Collection Facility

2138 Bishop Road, Greensboro (336) 294-9431

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

WATER

Aqua N.C. (for community well system users only) www.aquaamerica.com

For info or water emergencies, call (877) 987-2782.

Town of Stokesdale Water (municipal water system) water@stokesdale.org

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-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or Friday, 8 a.m. -noon. For after-hours assistance and/or after-hours water emergencies, call Mayor Mike Crawford, (336) 337-1071.

VETERANS

Kernersville Health Care Center (a VA facility)

1695 Kernersville Medical Parkway, Kernersville (336) 515-5000

www.salisbury.va.gov

Triad Honor Flight

Alison Huber, executive director (336) 382-0695

triadhonorflight.org

Triad Honor Flight

A non-profit organization that helps veterans take “one more mission” to Washington, D.C., to view memorials. For more information, email alison.huber@dynamicquest.com.

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) 641-6974

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

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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 14, 25 and 34.)

YOUTH REC/CIVIC GROUPS

ATHLETICS

NC Fusion

Greensboro United Soccer Association

Offering soccer for all ages and all levels (336) 358-8030

www.greensborounited.org

North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (336) 856-7529

www.ncsoccer.org

Kathy Robinson, executive director

NC Youth Soccer ODP

Northern Guilford Youth Football & Cheer (336) 420-0399

www.ngyouthfootball.com

Shawn Huffines, president

shuffines@ngyouthfootball.com

Northern Guilford Youth Football or Northern Guilford Youth Cheer

Oak Ridge Youth Association

www.orya.org

Tom Collins, president tom@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. ORYA also has a teen leadership program.

Stokesdale Parks and Recreation

www.stokesdaleparksandrec.com

info@stokesdaleparksandrec.com

Jordan Balmforth, president

Liz

Stokesdale Parks and Recreation

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

SCOUTS

Boy Scouts of America

Old North State Council (336) 378-9166

www.bsaonsc.org

Old North State Council

Girl Scouts Carolinas

Peaks to Piedmont (800) 672-2148

info@girlscoutsp2p.org

www.girlscoutsp2p.org

(For more info on youth rec and civic groups, see pages 15, 25 and 34.)

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ACCOUNTANTS

By the Book Accounting & Tax Service, Inc.

Anne M. Garner, enrolled agent Individual & Corporate accounting,

and Tax preparation

8304-C U.S. Highway 158, Stokesdale, NC 27357 (336) 441-8325, Fax (336) 441-8375

annegarner605@gmail.com

Carlotta Lytton, CPA, PC Certified Public Accountant

Individual & Business accounting

7805 U.S. Highway 158, Stokesdale, NC 27357 (336) 644-7033

clyttoncpa@bellsouth.net

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

info@kimberlythacker.com

www. kimberlythacker .com

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

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The Law Office of Susan P. Greeson, P.L.L.C.

8004 Linville Road, Ste. C-2, Oak Ridge, NC 27310

(336) 523-6376 • www. greesonlegal .com

see display ad on page 55

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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE & REPAIR

EuroHaus

6716 U.S. Highway 158, Stokesdale, NC 27357

(336) 891-3876 • www. EuroHausAuto .pro

see display ad on page 54

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

Tire Max Complete Car Care

Stokesdale, 7705 Hwy. 68N • (336) 642-3580

Summerfield, 4420 US Hwy. 220N • (336) 810-8250

Madison, 706 Burton Street • (336) 642-3460

High Point, 619 Greensboro Road • (336) 827-9112

High Point, 2410 Eastchester Dr. • (336) 842-0212

Eden, 406 N. Bridge Street • (336) 864-6606

BANK

Bank of Oak Ridge

Here for you, sunrise to sunset

(336) 644-9944 • www. BankofOakRidge .com

see display ad on page 52

Builders MD

BUILDERS

Custom homes and renovations

(336) 560-6023 • www. buildersmd .com

see display ad on back cover

Disney Construction Company

Oak Ridge, NC • (336) 643-4219

www. DisneyCustomHomes .com

see display ad on inside front cover

R&K Custom Homes

30 years of building beautiful homes in the Triad.

(336) 643-3503 / 382-0728 •. RandKCustomHomes .net

see display ad on page 5

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 • 1692-E Hwy. 68 N, Oak Ridge

(336) 644-6446 • OakRidgeSalamaChiropractic .com

Summerfield Family Chiropractic

Dr. Rod C. Brown • 7092A Summerfield Road

(336) 644-1112 • www. summerfieldchiro .com

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

GTCC - Guilford Technical Community College

Make amazing happen!

gtcc.edu • admissions@gtcc. edu

to all of the ADVERTISERS in this year’s

see display ad on pages 36-37

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Oak Ridge Historic Preservation Commission

Preserving our heritage for future generations

Visit www. oakridgenc .com

........................................ see display ad on page 33

DENTISTS

DeVaney Dentistry

Locations in Oak Ridge & Greensboro

(336) 643-5515 • www. drdevaney .com

........................................ see display ad on page 53

Jerry W. Reeves, DDS, PA

5314-A W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro (336) 299-8530 • www. jerryreevesdds .com

see display ad on page 59

Summerfield Family Dentistry

Healthy Smiles. Happy Patients.

Two Summerfield Locations • SummerfieldDentist com

........................................ see display ad on page 13

FINANCIAL PLANNING

Stearns Financial Group

Need a better retirement plan?

www. StearnsFinancial .com

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Oak Ridge Youth Association

Established in 1990

www. ORYA .org

........................................ see display ad on page 34

Spears Family YMCA – A Local Nonprofit Find your Growth. Find your Y.

(336) 387-9622 • www. ymcagreensboro .org

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 21

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GROCERY STORE

Bi-Rite Galaxy

8900 Ellisboro Road, Stokesdale, NC 27357

(336) 643-5249 • www. stokesdalebirite .com

see display ad on page 23

HOME PRODUCTS & SERVICES

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING

Berico Heating & Cooling

(336) 273-8663 • inforequest@berico.com

www. berico .com

see display ad on page 1

FITNESS, WELLNESS & DANCE

Destination Arts

Two local locations to serve you!

(336) 740-6891

• www. destinationartscenter .com

........................................ see display ad on page 13

Stokesdale Heating & Air Conditioning

In every season, we’re here for you

(336) 643-7397 • stokesdaleheating@gmail.com

see display ad on page 20

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CABINETRY / KITCHEN & BATH

Amanzi Marble, Granite & Quartz

703 Park Lawn Court, Kernersville

(336) 993-9998 • www. amanzigranite .com

see display ad on page 45

FLOORING

Madison Flooring

Trusted Brands. Quality Service.

(336) 560-1882 • www. madisonflooringnc .com

see display ad on page 30

LANDSCAPING PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Colfax Lawncare

Complete lawn care service • fully insured

Serving the Triad for 33 years • (336) 362-5860

New Garden Landscaping & Nursery

See what the New Garden family can do for you!

(336) 665-0291 • www. newgarden .com

see display ad on page 53

PAINTING

BEK Paint Company

Licensed & insured • Ref. avail. • Interior / Exterior

All work guaranteed • (336) 931-0600

PEST CONTROL

Pest Management Systems Inc.

Local since 1984 – New Summerfield office!

(336) 272-4400 • www. pestmgt .com

see display ad on page 47

PROPANE / HEATING FUELS

Berico Heating & Cooling

(336) 273-8663 • inforequest@berico.com www. berico .com

REMODELING & REPAIRS

Old School Home Repair / Improvements

“No Job too Small”

(336) 669-7252 • oldschoolsjhr@triad. rr.com

see display ad on page 32

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Pro-Care Restoration

Water, fire & smoke restoration services

(336) 553-7643 • www. procarerestorations .com

see display ad on page 30

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Renovation Works

For all your construction & remodeling needs

(336) 427-7391 • www. MyRenovationWorks.com

Superior Outdoor Spaces

Create the perfect custom outdoor living space!

(336) 530-6657 • www. sostriad .com

see display ad on page 61

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SMALL

ENGINE SERVICE & REPAIR

L&T Small Engine Service & Repair

Lawn mower equipment • Oak Ridge, NC

(336) 298-4314 • ltsmeng16@gmail.com

WINDOW CLEANING

Crystal Clear Window Cleaning & Pressure Washing

The difference is Crystal Clear (336) 595-2873 • www. windowcleaningnc .com

see display ad on page 40

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TREE SERVICE

Dillon Tree Service

ISA certified arborists

(336) 996-6156 • www. dillontreeservice .com

see display ad on page 58

INSURANCE

Blackburn Insurance Service, Inc.

Auto • Home • Life • Health • Medicare Supp.

(336) 643-7703 • www. blackburnins .net

MEDICAL

MEDICAL INSURANCE

Health Team Advantage

Medicare Advantage plans

(336) 281-6733 • www. HealthTeamAdvantage .com

see display ad on page 49

PEDIATRICS

Novant Health: Forsyth Pediatrics Oak Ridge

2205 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge Commons

(336) 644-0994 • nhforsythpedskernersville .org

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EYE CARE

Summerfield Family Eye Care

7309-B Summerfield Road, Summerfield (336) 644-0802

• www. summerfieldfamilyeyecare .com

see display ad on page 31

Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad

2205 Oak Ridge Road, Suite M, Oak Ridge

(336) 560-2636

• visionsource-eyecenterofthetriad.com

see display ad on page 35

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FAMILY PRACTICE / URGENT CARE

Cone Health

We’re w/you

www. conehealth .com /myconehealth

see display ad on page 3

HEARING & AUDIOLOGY

Aim Hearing & Audiology

The most trusted hearing care experts in the Triad!

(336) 294-9617

• www. aimhearing.com

see display ad on page 39

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see display ad on page 57

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

ORTHODONTISTS

Olmsted Orthodontics

Matthew J. Olmsted, DDS MS

Oak Ridge Commons • (336) 441-7007

see display ad on page 34

Reynolds & Stoner Orthodontics

Summerfield’s favorite orthodontists

6161 Lake Brandt Rd., Summerfield • (336) 274-7649

see display ad on page 15

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PET / VETERINARY SERVICES

VETERINARIANS

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 35

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School

Excel that you might better serve

(336) 564-1010 • www. bmhs .us

see display ad on page 51

Caldwell Academy

Classical Christian education for grades TK-12

(336) 665-1161 • www. caldwellacademy .org

New Garden Friends School

PreK-12th, inclusive environment, Quaker education

(336) 299-0964 • www. ngfs .org

Noble Academy

Building great futures!

(336) 282-7044 • www. nobleknights .org

see display ad on page 57

PUBLISHER / COMMUNICATIONS

PS Communications

Publisher of the Northwest Observer, Northwest FINDER, To Your Health and At Home (spring / fall) in northwest Guilford County

Locally owned and operated, serving northwest Guilford County since 1996

(336) 644-7035 • www. p scommunications-inc .com

.......................................... see display ad on page 4

REALTORS

A New Dawn Realty

8500 Ellisboro Road, Suite B, Stokesdale

(336) 643-4248 • www. ANewDawnRealty .com

DeDe Cunningham, DeDe’s Real Estate Group

Keller Williams Realty • Real Estate at a HIGHER level

(336) 509-1923 cell / text • dedecunningham@kw.com

see display ad on page 4

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KERBAPPEALS Real Estate, LLC

Gail H. Kerber, REALTOR Broker/Owner

(336) 327-1165 • kerbappeals@gmail.com

Maureena Shepherd & Associates

Maureena.Shepherd@allentate.com

(336) 740-0727 cell / text

see display ad on page 22

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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The Bobbie Maynard Team, Allen Tate

Trust your greatest investment to experience

(336) 215-8017 • bobbiemaynardteam.allentate .com

see display ad on page 52

The Lomax Home Team, Allen Tate

Meeting all your Triad and coastal real estate needs

(336) 209-1408 • stephanielomax.allentate .com

see display ad on page 32

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Tim Atkins, Allen Tate Realtors

Putting the REAL in real estate!

(336) 280-8016 • TimAtkins@allentate.com

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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 ABC license, beer and wine available

Let us handle your catering and private events!

Gift cards available

(336) 643-6359 • www. bistro150nc .com

Domino’s Pizza

Oak Ridge – (336) 644-0665

Summerfield – (336) 643-6002

........................................ see display ad on page 58

Rio Grande Kitchen & Cantina

2213 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge Commons www. riokitchencantina .com

see display ad on page 25

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RETAIL / SPECIALTY SHOPPING

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 46

Priba Furniture and Interiors

210 Stage Coach Trail, Greensboro (336) 855-9034 • www. pribafurniture .com

see display ad on page 43

Stonefield Cellars Winery

8220 N.C. Highway 68 N, Stokesdale (336) 644-9908 • www. stonefieldcellars .com

........................................ see display ad on page 46

RETIREMENT LIVING

Spring Arbor Senior Living

5125 Michaux Road, Greensboro (336) 286-6404 • www. springarborliving .com

see display ad on page 54

SHOPPING CENTERS

Oak Ridge Commons

2205 Oak Ridge Road, located at the corner of N.C. Highways 150 & 68 in Oak Ridge see display ad on page 7

Oak Ridge Marketplace

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

see display ad on page 7

The Small Shops at Oak Ridge Marketplace

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

see display ad on page 7

The Village Shops

Old Mill of Guilford

1340 N.C. Hwy. 68N, Oak Ridge • 9am-5pm, 7days/week

(336) 643-4783 • www. oldmillofguilford .com

1692 N.C. Highway 68N, located at the corner of N.C. Highways 150 & 68 in Oak Ridge

.......................................... see display ad on page 7

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“Over the past 16 years, Builders MD has seen tremendous growth, yet I continue to be hands-on in each project and home that we build. All clients work directly with me and I remain on-site doing custom pieces for each home.

“My wife, Casey, continues to design alongside our clients and educate them in new trends as well as classic touches that will stand the test of time.

“We would love to speak with you about your building needs.”

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custom built homes ● complete renovations ● additions ● built-ins, vanities and furniture Talk to us today about your next construction project www.buildersmd.com | (336) 560-6023
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