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Gray Gables hosts community event July 6 Hot dog and ice cream eating contests, a bounce house and live music are part of the activities planned for Gray Gables’ Independence Day celebration.

‘Outstanding Educator’ is fit for the job David Layton inspires his students to live healthy lifestyles by MIKE SHAW SUMMERFIELD – David layton has a lot to say about health and physical fitness. That’s probably because he’s been teaching physical education to chilLayton dren at Summerfield elementary for almost 20 years. But there’s one thing layton doesn’t want to talk about – himself. So, the North Carolina Parent Teacher

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SUMMERFIELD – Thousands flock to Coney Island in New york every year to watch men and women flex their patriotic, and jaw muscles by eating as many hot dogs as they can within 10 minutes.

last year, six-time world champion Joey Chestnut set a world record by eating 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Sonya Thomas set the female world record by eating 45 hot dogs and buns in the same time.

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It’s a Fourth of July tradition for many who make the pilgrimage to Nathan’s Famous flagship restaurant on Surf Avenue to watch the 20 competitors live, while millions more watch the

But this year northwest Guilford residents won’t have to go far to see their own face-stuffing, eating contest.

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Goats attacked, killed by PATTI STOKES

SuMMeRFIelD – Vickie and Tony Parks cut their vacation short last week after getting a call from Vickie’s brother that the couple’s pet goats, Sissy and Sassy, had been attacked and killed while in their pen. “My brother and niece, Kayleigh, were coming in the mornings and afternoons to take care of our two goats and three cats,” Vickie said. “My niece came over at about 8 a.m. on Tuesday (June

19) and everything was fine. When she and my brother came back about 5:30 and pulled up in my driveway, they saw two dogs on our porch. The dogs immediately started barking at them and circling their car. My brother is about 6 ft. 3 inches, but he had to get an umbrella out to shoo them away.” And that’s when he and Kayleigh saw what they didn’t want to see.

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The fellowship hall at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church was damaged by an arsonist on Dec. 23. It was the second of three arsonist attacks on local churches within 10 days of each other. Restoration on Mt. Zion’s fellowship hall was completed in mid-April.

STOKESDALE – less than 24 hours after an arsonist set fire to Gideon Grove united Methodist Church on Dec. 23, another intentional fire was started at Mt. Zion united Methodist Church just four miles away. And days later, on Jan. 2, Bethel united Methodist Church was intentionally set on fire. On April 12, Harley Kendall Fulp, 18, of Stokesdale, was arrested in connection to the fire at Gideon Grove. No arrests have been made in connection to the intentional fires set at Mt. Zion or Bethel united Methodist churches. Mt. Zion’s Rev. Craig Toth said the fire caused a “combination of shock and sadness” at the church. “It was hard for us to understand why anyone would want to burn down our church,” he wrote in an email. Sunday school services were moved

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Toth estimates the fire, along with water damage from extinguishing the blaze, caused more than $70,000 in damage. He said damage included that of the building along with contents inside such as carpet, wood wall paneling, ceiling tiles, curtains and children’s toys. Insurance covered the damage minus the deductible, Toth said. The church made some needed improvements during the build-back which incurred additional costs, he added. The church’s restoration was completed in mid-April. even during the sad, confusing months after the fire, Toth said his church has “experienced a

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“My brother could see that my goats were on the ground – he called them, and they didn’t move, so he and Kayleigh came into the house and called us. When they opened the door to go back out, both dogs charged at them, baring their teeth.” The pair shooed the dogs off again and went to check on Sissy and Sassy. unfortunately, both of the goats were dead, their legs covered with bite marks. After calling Vickie and Tony to give them the news, they went back outside and the dogs again approached. This time Vickie’s brother shot over their head and the dogs ran off. Kayleigh described one of the dogs as a Dalmatian and the other as having dark brown or black fur with blue eyes. One dog was wearing a red collar and the other a blue collar. Vickie and her husband say they have never seen dogs with those descriptions on their property. Sissy and Sassy had come to live with Vickie and Tony four years earlier. “To us, they were dogs except they had horns. They were real friendly, and they hung with me wherever I went,” said Vickie. “I was their Mama. I would ride in my golf cart and they followed me around. When I got out, they would take turns sitting in the front seat. “I’ve never been able to have chil-

Fearing that the dogs might hurt someone else’s animals – or worse, their children, Vickie called Animal Control the following morning and tried to give them a description of the dogs; however, she said she was told that nothing could be done unless the dogs were still on her property. She got the same response when she called 911. After learning that a woman with two young children had seen the same dogs in her neighborhood, and was frightened because they were displaying aggressive behavior, Vickie called the Guilford County Sheriff’s District 1 office in Summerfield. She said the person she spoke with was very helpful, and a sheriff’s deputy called her back within five minutes to get a full description of the dogs. As of this writing, Vickie’s calls to area veterinarians have offered no trail to the dogs or their owners. •••••

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...continued from p. 1 On Saturday, July 6, The Gardens at Gray Gables will host their very first hot dog eating contest, which they hope to make an annual tradition. “We heard of Nathan’s Hot Dog eating Contest in New york and wanted to put something together for everyone,” Gray Gable’s manager, Danielle Cottrell, says. “There isn’t much that goes on in Summerfield and Oak Ridge during the Fourth of July weekend, so we thought this would be a good idea.” Some of the contestants are even “professional eaters” from as far away as Atlanta, New york, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Cottrell says she was able to lure in professional eaters with large prize monies – $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second place and $500 for third place. each winner will also receive a trophy. “If we don’t have good prizes, people aren’t going to come in and compete,” she says. “We wanted to have competitive eaters come down and register to put on a good show for everyone.” The hot dog eating contest is slated for 1 p.m. and will feature Carolina Pride hot dogs. There will be adult and youth divisions, but prize money will only be awarded to winners in the adult division.


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The July 6 event, which will offer much more than just a hot dog eating contest, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will have activities for the entire family including bounce houses, corn hole and an ice cream eating contest. “The Plaids” band from WinstonSalem will play live ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s music throughout the event. “We’re doing this earlier in the day so people can still have their evening plans,” Cottrell says. “Come out and enjoy time with your family, friends and others in the community.”



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want to attend? The Gardens at Gray Gables is located at 4105 Oak Ridge Road in Summerfield. Gates will open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 6; admission is free, but there is a $5 parking fee. The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the on-site beer garden. •••••

Love hot dogs, and want to compete? Cottrell says there are a few spots still open in the hot dog eating contest. If interested in competing, call her at 643-0005 or stop by The Gardens at Gray Gables to pick up an application. There is a $30 registration fee for contest participants.


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STOKESDALE town council as reported by MIKE SHAW Mayor Randle Jones called the June meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. Council approved minutes from the Jan. 18 and Feb. 8 budget workshops, Feb. 13 insurance workshop, Feb. 15 internal controls/ separation of duties workshop, March 1 and 15 budget workshops and Feb. 19 and March 19 council meetings.

CITIZEN COMMENTS „„ Bobbie Dalton asked if the library could be open on weekends and Mayor Jones said the library committee would be asked to look into that.


Sid and lisa Chiang. The property owners requested relief from the town’s lot width and setback requirements in order to construct a home on parcel #0150596 at 7416 Moores Mill Road. Town Planner Michael Albert explained the variance was needed because the lot configuration made it difficult to comply with the minimum 150 feet of required road frontage. Joe Yedloski, general manager of Schumacher Homes, said if a home were built on the lot in compliance with the setback requirements it would not be structurally safe.

Sheriff’s report. Deputy Scott Casey said there were 16 calls that generated reports within the last month.

Lisa Chiang said she and her husband have two small children and would like to have a useful backyard.

Board of Adjustment. After convening as the Board of Adjustment (BOA), council members heard a variance request from

Mayor Jones confirmed the lot is at the rear of the development. Yedloski said the homeowners’ asso-




ciation and subdivision owner approved the Chiangs’ plan. Councilman Bill Jones said the property was obviously a basement lot and Eric Goodykoontz, who owns the lot, said he was going to build a house with a basement but discovered a retaining wall would have been necessary, which was expensive. In the meantime, Goodykoontz said he found another house he wanted to buy instead. Scott Thornhill, realtor for the Chiangs, said the issue of the setback wasn’t “upfront,” and had become an obstacle. Albert confirmed that letters had been mailed to adjacent property owners and said he received two phone calls with questions about the matter.

about the “adequacy of funding for the operation of the park and maintenance therein and the ability to promote public safety of that area,” as well as with other areas of funding the town was going forward with.

 3  2 Council approved the budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 (the mayor and Councilwoman Mickie Halbrook voting against approval). Town Hall operating hours. See page 22.

Daily log. Bruno requested the town clerk and deputy clerk keep a daily log of activities at Town Hall, including visitors, phone calls and emails, to be compiled and sent to council members each week.

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After approving the variance request unanimously, the BOA meeting adjourned.

Council voted to send a weekly synopsis of activity at Town Hall to council members. (Mayor Jones and Councilwoman Halbrook voting against).

Spotswood Road renaming. See discussion in our next issue.


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PUBLIC HEARING Fiscal year 2013-14 budget. No citizens wished to speak on the budget.

Generators. Town Clerk Carolyn Joyner said Clarke Power Generation provided estimates of $460 for annual service on the portable generator and $605 for annual service on the generator at Town Hall.

„„ Councilman Frank Bruno motioned to adopt the budget, saying the council “… had numerous budget hearings on this.” Councilman Jones seconded, but said he was not happy the budget wasn’t balanced.

 5  0 Council voted to contract with Clarke Power Generation for annual service of the generators, and replacement of belts and hoses as needed.

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Trevorrow said that after researching whether audio recordings of council meetings would be legally adequate for archival purposes, he felt it best to continue recording the meetings in written format. However, he said the town had gone “beyond what’s required for taking minutes” and only the action of the council had to be recorded in writing.

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At Braswell’s suggestion, Council voted to post park-related information and rules in Spanish as well as english on the bulletin board at the park and at Town Hall.

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Council approved The Church at edgefield’s request to use the park on July 4 for a picnic.

COMMITTEE/BOARD REPORTS Formation of subcommittee. Council voted unanimously to seek applications for a subcommittee to focus on maintenance of town property.

$1,197 from an insurance company for one of those repairs. yates was also paid $1,000 to read the water meters. Town clerk’s report. Joyner said she was able to print a notice on the water bills that the annual water quality report was available on the town’s website. Citizens who prefer a hard copy of the report can call the town to request that one be mailed. Joyner said there were 11 past-due water accounts turned over for collection and the town received payment for one of those. Councilman Jones presented invoices totaling $58.35 for parts needed for irrigation system repairs. Braswell said Stokesdale’s park safety checklist indicated several items needed to be replaced or repaired, including lights, a broken receptacle, two doors with damaged hinges, torn soccer nets, a damaged tree and damaged main gate.

 5  0 Council voted to contact listed committee members to see if they are still interested in serving, and to seek new members.

 5  0 Council approved a budget amendment to cover repair costs for concession stand door hinges ($200), gate repair ($50) and to reimburse Councilman Jones for irrigation supplies ($58.35). All other repairs will be addressed in July, after the new budget year begins.



Public Safety. Councilman Jones said he believed the committee should begin meeting again after its three-year hiatus.

Finance report. Finance Officer Carolyn Joyner reported the town received $2,671 from ABC profits in May and paid Guilford County $15,690 for law enforcement for the first quarter. The town billed $5,800 in planning fees for the 7209 u.S. Highway 158 (Culp) site plan review. The town received a $3,183 bill from Guilford County for animal control services for the second quarter. The cost of the sod for the soccer field was $342. The town’s annual share of ABC profits totaled $20,898; interest on CDs totaled $263.10. yates Construction Company was paid $4,717 to repair two damaged fire hydrants and the town was reimbursed


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According to the NCPTA’s website, “The Outstanding educator Award recognizes the service to children of North Carolina and exceptional contributions to their education, health and welfare.” Summerfield Principal Jill Walsh said layton is well respected by students, staff and parents. “Students remember David for years after they leave Summerfield,” Walsh said. “They often come back and tell him what a difference he made in their lives.” layton, Walsh added, has high expectations for his students and holds them accountable for their actions, but is always fair and calm with every situation he encounters. Jewell Hammock, the school’s treasurer, believes layton deserves the award not only for his role as an educator at the school, but for who he is as a person.

In the nomination letter sent to the NCPTA, parent Jennifer Coulter praised layton for his devotion to the school, students, parents, teachers and PTA. “He is a cheerleader for our students and helps us bring our school community together,” Coulter wrote. “He is committed to making our school the best and is well-deserving of such an award.” Coulter said layton has been a driving force behind the PTA’s primary fundraiser “RuNning for Resources.” It was his dedication to the fundraiser and the PTA that caught Coulter’s attention. “From encouraging students to get donations to getting volunteers to pass out water or simply cheering on our students, Mr. layton helps us lead this event,” Coulter wrote. “Don’t be surprised to see Mr. layton with his bullhorn on RuN day encouraging students on or timing their laps.” But layton doesn’t do any of that for the accolades or praise. He does it because it’s his passion.

“He lives a clean life and it reflects in his family,” she said. “He is always smiling and positive. you never hear him say anything negative. He has a unique, humorous personality that puts everyone at ease.”

“My favorite part is seeing a kid transform,” layton said. “Whether it be a transformation from ‘I hate physical activity’ to ‘This is fun; I want to continue doing this.’ I can teach a kid how to throw a ball, but that doesn’t mean a hill of beans unless they have the desire to do it later on.”

Hammock said layton can be stern in the classroom and teaches his students to follow the rules and do what is right, but makes his P.e. classes fun and enjoyable by changing his class routines often.

layton said he’s honored by the award and it means a lot to him, but he doesn’t like to get too carried away in situations like this. “Does this make me the greatest P.e. teacher in the world? No.”

Music teacher Beverly Johnson said layton is a great teacher and an even better colleague.

That’s because layton’s sights are set on more than just trophies or plaques.

“He will find a way to help everyone in his path,” Johnson said. “He’s such a giver of time and energy. He always thinks more highly of others than he does of himself.”

“My job is to instill into the kids that being active is a good thing,” layton said. “I want them to have the desire to be fit and have fun. If I’ve done that, then my job is done.”

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A little about us: located (336) on Bunch 644-6770 Road in Oak Ridge, Westergaard nels is celebrating its 25th year in business. After purchasing the property in 1988, Craig designed and built Westergaard Kennels on it, and has been providing individualized, personal care for his clients and their dogs ever since. Bryan joined Westergaard Kennels in 1996, learning Craig’s values and concept of owning a small, family-oriented boarding kennel. “Westergaard Kennels offers great care – period,” says Bryan, who takes clients’ calls and texts, greets them and checks their dog in when they arrive, and provides one-on-one care to their canine family members. What makes Westergaard Kennels unique? For one, it rests on 20+ beautiful acres, which Bryan calls “The Farm.”

“Our guests have plenty of room, fresh air and most importantly, a safe and secure environment,” Brian says. “Our rates are very competitive and dogs are welcome for the day or an extended stay. The kennel offers bathing for all dogs and grooming for golden retrievers.” Bryan is proud that the kennel has had some of the same clients for 25 years. “We’ve seen dogs go from puppies to old age, and people who came

here as kids with their parents are now bringing their dogs and kids,” he says. Our business philosophy:“It is very important to us to care for each individual dog’s needs. We’re a small kennel, but we’ve got a huge heart.”

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Bi-Rite customer Pat Wyrick, left, and store owner David Wrenn try a free sample of sausage from Frank Corriher Sausage during the store’s Local Business Day on June 22.

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Meghan Greenly, 9, daughter of Jennifer and Rick Greenly, had her first Locks of Love haircut two years ago. After going two years without a haircut, Meghan recently made her second donation at Great Clips (where they offer haircuts for Locks of Love at no charge).

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A Northwest High School english teacher would like help from the northwest community. Please consider donating a copy, or copies, of Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography – The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane.


Amazon that are very inexpensive — some even cost a penny, plus shipping. Any donations can be shipped to Northwest Guilford High School, 5240 NW School Road, Greensboro, NC 27409, c/o Monica Clark-Franceschini or left in the front office of the school.

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Congratulations to Oak Ridge girls 12U!

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Helping girls aspire to careers in IT The Alice Programming Workshop for Girls, a computer programming camp for girls in middle school, was recently awarded a grant sponsored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology, and funded by Google, Intel, and Northrop Grumman. Developed by sisters Aleis and Dana Murphy of Summerfield, the computer programming workshop is one of 24 pilot programs nationwide to receive the Aspire IT Outreach Grant. “This grant will allow us to expand the camp and reach out to more girls,” explains Dana, a rising freshman at Stanford university. “We will also have two scholarships available for each session, which we haven’t had before.” The Murphy sisters have been hosting the workshop on the Guilford College campus for the past three sum-

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mers. Aleis, a computer science major at Duke university, hopes the camp will encourage participants to consider careers in computing. “The fastest growing job markets are in technology, but so many more computing programs are geared toward boys than girls,” she says. “We’re trying to level the playing field for women in that industry.” For more information about the Alice Programming Workshop for Girls and the grant, visit

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Pictured L to R: (front row) Kaylee Forsell, Kendall Young, Brooke Bobetich, Ashley Jolin, Brianna Lawson, Heather Buntin; (middle row) Jenna Oliver, Kylie Young, Catherine Spiker, Lynsey Palmer, Megan Kennedy, Hannah Huffines, Kayley Hodges, Bailee Royal; (back row) Rich Spiker, head coach, Craig Bobetich, Bubba Huffines, Liz Kennedy, Les Young, Catie Bobetich and Hannah Buntin, assistant coaches. Not pictured: Jessi Gray and Ashley Dalton.

The Oak Ridge girls 12u softball team (sponsored by Dicks Sporting Goods) won the Northwest youth Association softball championship on June 13. In the season-ending, double-elimination

tournament, Oak Ridge knocked off topseeded Browns Summit in the 2nd game of the playoffs, vaulting them to the top of the winners’ bracket alongside a very good Summerfield team.

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After losing a tight game to Summerfield, Oak Ridge won three games in a row on the final night of the playoffs to win the championship – including two consecutive games versus the same Summerfield team who had beaten them a few nights earlier.

NWHS athletes sign letters of intent

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Stokesdale native Ben Schmucker, a 2011 Northwest High graduate and right fielder at uNC Pembroke, is one of 10 Peach Belt Conference baseball players to be selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Southeast Region Gold Glove Team. Schmucker Schmucker was one of just two Peach Belt Conference players named to the First Team ABCA Southeast Region Gold Glove Team. During 52 starts this season and 119 total defensive chances, he did not commit a single error. The baseball player went 71-for-215 from the plate for a .330 average with three home runs, 45 RBI and 43 runs scored. Schmucker is a sophomore at uNC Pembroke studying business.

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The Northwest student-athletes who signed letters of intent on May 23 were: Evan Albertson, track and field, Western Carolina University; Cole Anderson, football, Randolph-Macon College; Reid Baxter, football, UNC-Chapel Hill; Phillip Bryant, track and field, UNC-Charlotte; Morgan Childress, cheerleading, Western Carolina University; Kenny Eason, track and field, North Carolina A&T; Jebarra Eason, track and field, North Carolina A&T; Cody Hylton, basketball, Mars Hill College; Kevin Parrish, football, Randolph-Macon College; Erin Staunton, basketball, Hollins University; Brian Thompson, football, Randolph-Macon College; and Ethan Tingler, lacrosse, Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Twelve NWHS student-athletes signed letters of intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level last month. Northwest High School Athletic Director John Hughes said the school was especially proud of

those who were taking the next step academically and athletically. “It seems like every year at Northwest we have a growing number of kids going to the next level and we’re very proud of that,” Hughes said.


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The District 1 Sheriff’s Office has recently responded to the following incidents in northwest Guilford County. BURGLARY

the stop, the driver was unable to complete a field test or submit a roadside breath test. The driver was arrested for DWI and transported to jail, where after refusing to submit a breath sample, he was transported to Wesley long hospital for a blood test.

June 19 | unknown suspects entered a home on Happy Hill Road in Kernersville and stole an estimated $1,360 to $1,860 worth of jewelry items and a television.

ALCOHOL June 17 | A driver on Battleground Avenue in Greensboro was found to be in possession of an open container of alcohol in the passenger’s area of the vehicle.

THEFT June 20 | An unknown suspect stole air fresheners and air freshener refills from the CVS on Oak Ridge Road in Oak Ridge valued at approximately $317.75.

June 17 | A driver on N.C. 68 North in Stokesdale was charged with DWI.


June 18 | A driver on N.C. 68 North in Stokesdale was stopped for speeding and careless and reckless driving. During


June 18 | An unknown suspect spraypainted a private driveway off Fox Meadow Road in Oak Ridge, and the street,

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June 17 | A resident of Pearson Run Court in Summerfield reported that someone placed over $700 in charges on her VISA and MasterCard cards from May 26 to June 14. June 18 | A resident of Moores Creek Drive in Summerfield reported that an unknown suspect used his credit card to spend $100 at a Wal-Mart in Florida.

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June 19 | A resident of Strawberry Road in Summerfield reported a moving company tried to scam his family into paying more than what was owed to move their items to New Mexico.

CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT June 21 | Two juveniles were determined to be the victims of child abuse/neglect on Fegan Road in Summerfield after an investigation revealed unsuitable living conditions.

INCIDENT REPORT June 18 | Deputies responded to a call about a disturbance involving several people on Summerfield Road in Summerfield.

ANIMAL BITE June 19 | A resident of Pepper Road in Oak Ridge reported that a neighbor’s pit bull bit him on the hand. Guilford County Animal Control investigated the incident.

DRUGS June 20 | A juvenile was cited and released after being found to be in possession of a Schedule VI substance on lisa Drive in Oak Ridge.

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MISSING PERSONS June 22 | A resident of College lakes Drive in Greensboro reported her 17-year-old son missing. The resident’s son had only lived in the area for five days at the time of the report and was last seen walking on Old Oak Ridge Road toward the airport.

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Vacation Bible School at Fellowship Presbyterian Church

Tues, July 9 -Thu, July 11 • 5:30 -7:30pm


 Country Breakfast | Mt. Zion united Methodist Church, 3708 ellisboro Road, Stokesdale, will host a country breakfast with country ham, gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs, homegrown apples and more on June 29 from 7 to 9 a.m. All proceeds will help cover the costs of fire damage from the arsonist attack in December. More info: (336) 548-4455.

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 Reserve your table | Stokesdale Masonic lodge, 8420 ellisboro Road (behind SunTrust Bank), will host a community yard sale on Saturday, July 13, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables available for $5. Call (336) 423-3632 to reserve your space.

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About that promised ‘transparency’ I saw on the news where Gen. Carter Ham was going to be interviewed by someone (?). I wonder if he will be allowed to state exactly what transpired on Sept. 11, 2012, or will his statements be prepared for him in advance by the

Obama administration? And by the way, when are we going to hear from the 20 embassy employees that the two ex-Navy Seals rescued from the embassy before they were killed? — Ramon Bell, STOKeSDAle

Remember feelings after 9/11

Do you remember how you felt after 9/11? We were not thinking about “me,” we spent more time with our families, started looking to God, and attending church. We went back to our roots, and talked about who we were as Americans. We reached out to each other and sacrificed our comfort to help our fellow man. We were patient. We “woke up” (briefly) to the realization that life is short. We must remember those feelings and act on them now. Our country is changing fast, and not for the better. Our constitution is a document based on two principles: critical thinking and the Golden Rule. Since most of us grew up with this philosophy, we expect the same from others. But these “others” did not grow up with that philosophy, rather they have been ingrained with hate, jealousy and control. They don’t love as God has taught us. They don’t believe in individual freedom. They think they know what’s best for us. They went to an Ivy league university and were taught the principles of socialism, defined as (1) a system of

Thou shalt not kill

‘’Our’’ state government did the wrong thing by repealing the Racial Justice Act. Now it will be easier for the state to execute black and white people. I have always been against the death

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society or group living in which there is no private property or (2) a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state. Did you know that Islam was on board with Hitler in World War II? They worked together. you thought that war was in the past, and that we won in Germany. Well, it came across the ocean, and Communism and the Nazi mindset have come to America. It is a mind war, so guard your hearts and minds. Don’t just believe what you hear, rather seek the truth on your own. listen to those who truly love and care about you. look at what someone does, not just what they say. Put your phones down, turn off the computer, the Playstation, or Wii. Think about what you really want. Talk to your kids about God, doing what’s right, and what really matters. And don’t assume the worst about someone till you have walked in their sneakers. — Cheri Pikett, SuMMeRFIelD

penalty, and it bothers me that so many Christians support executions. ‘’Thou shalt not kill’’ is a commandment, not a suggestion. — Chuck Mann, GReeNSBORO

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GRINS to...

„„ David Wrenn, owner of Bi-Rite in Stokesdale, for being a shining example of exemplary customer service. What a pleasure to shop at this independently-owned store, where customers are cared about. Also, great local products and produce! „„ The Shepherd’s Servants of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church for sharing with us through song on Sunday morning. Please do it again soon. „„ The congregation of Gideon Grove Church in Stokesdale for rising “out of the ashes” after an arsonist destroyed your sanctuary a few days before Christmas, and for reminding us that it’s the people who are the church, not the building. „„ The Summerfield Town Council for approving a well-thought-out budget that provides funds for investing in facilities while maintaining a low tax rate. „„ The Women of Community Lutheran Church in Summerfield for raising over $2,400 from a yard sale and donating it to local organizations that fight hunger. „„ Mike Stone for his editorial on the Southern Baptists’ “hot button” at this year’s convention. I agree that focusing on spreading the message of Jesus Christ would be a much more worthwhile service to society, and to Southern Baptists.

GRIPES to...

„„ The Northwest Observer for not printing a very positive Grin I sent in a few weeks ago. „„ Oak Ridge Town Council, for approving developer Kevan Combs’ new project (on Linville Road in Oak Ridge). „„ N.C. for proposing an additional tax on low-emission, high-mileage vehicles. The heavy-weight, carbon-emitting vehicles are the ones that should pay the heavier taxes. My vehicle causes no carbon pollution – carbon is more expensive to clean up than maintaining our roads. „„ Our federal government and the IRS. The time is ripe to abolish the IRS and federal income taxes. Establish a federal sales tax which will be fair to all. IRS is a social engineering project gone horribly wrong. „„ The owner of the land for sale at the corner of U.S. 150 (Oak Ridge Road) and Brookbank Road. It is a difficult intersection made worse because of your tall weeds. Please mow regularly. „„ NGMS 8th grade interim assistant principal for grossly mispronouncing the majority of the students’ names at their 8th grade graduation ceremony. I’d give that performance an “F”. „„ Self-appointed “community standards police” who unilaterally believe that they can determine what businesses are acceptable or not acceptable to their community. Example: remember the reaction of (many) Stokesdale residents to the proposed Goodwill Store? „„ To the person who complained about the lights at Summerfield Town Hall (Questions You Have Asked, June 21-27 issue). Fifty watts, 5 bulbs, 365 days / 1000(kW) x $0.10 per kW hour = $219/ year – only 0.00005 cents per person per day to run those “money suckers.”

Addressing ADHD... Taking the ADHD Family on vacation Summer is here, time for vacations with the family and leaving the routines of life behind. If you have ADHD, this sounds both exciting and overwhelming. Planning a vacation requires the ability to make decisions and be organized. Unfortunately, this is another task that we masterfully procrastinate. Here are some of my favorite recommendations on how to make things easier. 1. When you first decide to plan a vacation, jot down a list of all the things that need to be done: transportation, accommodations, pet care, washing clothes, ordering necessary medication refills, etc. 2. Write down your plan on a calendar and reward yourself for sticking to the schedule. Utilize any gadget you can find to help keep you on time. 3. Make a list of necessary items for your trip and for each family member. Put the lists in clear plastic folders. You can check off each item as you pack. The list is the last thing you put in the suitcase before you zip it up. You can recheck your list when you’re packing to return home. When you get home and unpack, leave the lists in the suitcases so they will be there for the next trip. 4. A few nights before you leave, set aside 30 minutes, turn on some music and get the whole family to pack their suitcases together. 5. If you have children with ADHD and will be traveling a long distance, throw guilt aside and pull out the electronic devices. Once you reach your destination, stow the devices away and plan activities that will keep them moving! Keep some structure in their day. Knowing what’s to come is calming for most people with ADHD. 6. Last but not least, make copies of all your travel documents and leave them with a friend at home. If you lose them, your friend can get a copy to you. Visit our Facebook page: Focus MD Greensboro. I have included multiple packing list examples to help get you started. Dr. Amy Stevenson • 336-398-5657 Amy Stevenson, DO • Kimberly Lawrence, CPNP 3625 N. Elm St., Suite 110-A, Greensboro, NC 27455

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2001 BLUE WRANGLER SPORT, 165K, $9,000; 1998 White Sahara, 164K, with lift, $9,500. (336) 298-3518.



and hot dog eatin’ contest, Sat., July 6

Stokesdale Masonic Lodge, 8420 Ellisboro

Gray Gables in Summerfield. Gates open

Road (behind SunTrust Bank), 7am-1pm.

at 10am, live music 11am-3pm, contest at

Tables available for $5. Call 423-3632 or


1pm. See display ad on page 12 for more

362-0516 to reserve your space.

CORNERSTONE HEALTH CARE is seeking a full-time Certified Medical Assistant at Cornerstone Family Practice in Summerfield. One to two years clinical experience required. Excellent salary and benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please submit application and resume to

HayDay VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, “Growing in Friendship with Jesus,” Tuesday, July 9-Thursday, July 11, 5:307:30pm, Fellowship Presbyterian Church, Greensboro. See display ad on page 15

EVENT HELP NEEDED. The Gardens at Gray Gables will be having a community event on July 6 where we will need to hire 10-20 individuals for the day. If interested, please contact us at (336) 643-0005. GUTTER INSTALLER NEEDED. Some experience required. 643-0531.


INDEX Autos for Sale.............................. 18 Employment ................................ 18 Home Care Available .................. 18 Save the Date ............................. 18 Summer Camps .......................... 18 Yard Sales .................................. 18 Home Services ....................... 18-20 Misc. Services.............................. 20 Misc for Sale ............................... 21 Misc Wanted .............................. 21 Pets/Animals & Services ............... 21 Real Estate .................................. 21


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SENIOR CARE AVAILABLE, weekend days or nights. I am reliable, punctual, and CPR certified. Call Pam Peterman at (336) 601-8241. EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER available. Excellent references. Call 707-5245.

 SAVE THE DATE FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT at Central Baptist Church, Friday, June 28, 6:30pm. Join us for the movie Peter Pan, hotdogs, popcorn and soft drinks. For more info, see display ad on page 7. UPCOMING EVENTS at Golden Antiques: July 10, Painting Class, 6:30 pm • July 13, Community Yard Sale, 7am, $10 per space. Reserve your spot ASAP! • July 26-30, Summer Clearance Days. 4537 Hwy. 220 Summerfield, 27358.


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 HOME SERVICES CLEANING ANA’S HOUSECLEANING. Good references, free est., 25 years exp. 309-0747. CHRISTIAN MOM needs work cleaning


houses, running errands. Will clean to fit

PROGRAMMING CAMP FOR GIRLS grades 6-9, held at Guilford College. Two 2-week sessions available July 8-19 and July 22-Aug 2. Register online at www.

References. Call Laura Bennett, 231-1838.

SUMMER DANCE AND CHEER CAMP, Gold Standard Fitness. Call Carrie at (336) 382-9653 for more information. UNCG YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC, July 22-25 (Monday-Thursday), 9am-12n, ages 7-12. Register online at Spartan Baseball EXPOSURE CLINIC, July 29-31, 9am-3pm, Ages 13-18. Register online at

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MARIA’S CLEANING SERVICE. Free estimates, guaranteed service. 740-1760.


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CRYSTAL CLEAR WINDOW CLEANING, gutter cleaning, pressure washing. Fully ins.

 YARD SALES MOVING / YARD SALE, Sat., June 29, 8am-12n, 7197 Tadpole Court, Summerfield. Yard equipment, furniture and general treasures. 399-3995. ROSA’S CLEANING SERVICE. 11 yrs. exp. Excellent references. (336) 508-5714. CastleWorks WINDOW CLEANING Includes gutters, pressure washing, chande-

NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE, Sat., June 29, 8am, Quail Creek in Colfax, off Pleasant Ridge and Cude Road.

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liers and other high ladder work. Fully insured and bonded, free estimates.


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Sales & service center. 9428 NC 65, Stokes-

Annual service agrmnts. Buzz, 509-6464.

JACK’S LAWN CARE. Weekly mowing service and select lawn care needs. Call Jack for details, 668-0682.

dale. (336) 312-3844 mobile or (336) 5489286 office.

ARBOR MASTERS TREE SERVICE Total tree removal, storm damage cleanup,


shrub and tree pruning. Bobcat work and

large, water damage, light yard work, 40

more. Free estimates. Licensed & insured.

years exp., sr. disc. 644-8710 or 708-0522.

Call Joe at 643-9157.


LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS 13-year anniversary special. We will beat your current written price by 15% – guaranteed! Call (336) 601-3796.


(336) 441-2047 |

ELECTRICAL, Electrical Contractor. Specializing in electric repairs, res/comm, no job too small, licensed, professional. (336) 601-8304.

FLOORING MONTERO’S HARDWOOD FLOORING Installation of hardwood, laminate & tile; hardwood sanding & finishing. Commercial & residential. Insured, 16 yr. exp. Free estimates. Monteros-hardwood-flooring. com. Call (336) 215-8842 or 445-2002. CARPET REPAIRS & RESTRETCHING Licensed & insured. 643-6500.

Your business should be here! Call 644-7035 for advertising info.

GENERAL REPAIR & SERVICES HOUSE & YARD HOME MAINTENANCE “Anything to improve your home and property.” Jeff Ziglar, 456-9992 or 643-9609.


Lisa & Jerry Potkay, Stokesdale

(336) 669-7252

Gutter Glove distributor/installer

ANTHONY’S GRADING & HAULING Excavating, land clearing, demolition, dirt available. Zane Anthony, 362-4035.


AQUA SYSTEMS. Quality irrigation systems. NC Licensed Contractor. We service all systems. Free est. 644-1174. MIKE GAULDIN’S LANDSCAPE SERVICE offered exclusively at Mustard Seed Nursery, Inc. Free estimates. Call 644-8144.



Copper & aluminum gutters, gutter cleaning

Lawn mowing, fertilization and weed con-

& repair, affordable leaf protection, replace-

trol. General cleanup. Affordable all-season

ment windows, vinyl siding, railing & trim.

lawn maintenance. (336) 681-0097.

Free est. Call Gary the Gutter Guy. (336) 345-6518. MAYS SIDING Storm damage, facia and siding repairs. 215-8776, VINYL SIDING REPAIRS, vinyl railings & siding, replacement windows, gutter cleaning and repair. Please call 215-8776 for

LAWN CARE / LANDSCAPING Professional, Honest, Reliable

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BRAD’S BOBCAT SVC. Grading, hauling, gravel/dirt, debris removal. 362-3647.

your free estimate.


Home Improvement & Repairs

GAULDIN TRUCKING, grading & hauling, bobcat work, lot clearing, driveways, fill dirt, gravel, etc. 362-1150.

ONE GUY & A MACHINE LAWN CARE and hardscaping.

Maintenance, design,

paver patios, block walls, hedges trimmed, beds re-edged, pine needles, mulch, pressure washing, chemical applications, aerating. Licensed/insured. Free est. 382-4767,

STUMP GRINDING - FREE ESTIMATES Big or small, we grind them all. 382-3860. COLFAX LAWNCARE Complete lawn care maintenance. Mowing, trimming, plugging, seeding, fertilizing. Weed control, pine needles. Res/Comm. Fully insured. $25 gift card to Lowes Home Improvement for each referral. 362-5860. Serving the Triad for 24 years. D & D LANDSCAPING & IRRIGATION Complete landscaping services. Retaining walls & patios. Member BBB. NC licensed irrigation contractor. 312-2706. WILSON LANDSCAPING, INC. Complete lawn care & landscaping. NC lic. irrigation contractor. 20 years exp. Hardscaping, fertilization & weed control. 399-7764.

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AREA STUMP DUMP. Yard waste, concrete, etc. Fill dirt available. 602-5820. COMPOST & GARDEN SOIL, Oak Ridge area. 50/50 landscape mix, compactible fill dirt, gravel, landscape boulders. 602-5820.

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quickly, and in such large numbers, on the night of the fire.

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“All the efforts given by so many shows how important our church is in their lives.”

tremendous amount of unity.”

“I think gratitude is my biggest takeaway,” Toth said. “I am grateful for the way the people of Mt. Zion united Methodist Church pulled together during the restoration.”

Mt. Zion uMC will host a Country Breakfast fundraiser in the fellowship hall on June 29 from 7 to 9:30 a.m. and a yard sale on the property from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Proceeds from both events will go to the church’s building fund and to help pay for restoration-related expenses.

Toth is also grateful for the “hardworking” firefighters who responded

Town Hall hours to be extended STOKESDALE – Citizens of Stokesdale will soon have more hours each week to conduct business at the Stokesdale Town Hall, following a 3-2 town council vote in favor of extending the town hall’s operating hours. Town Hall hours are currently 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. As of July 1, the town hall will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

we’re closed at 2:30 p.m.” But Mayor Jones expressed concerns about extending the hours due to costs and potential staffing issues. Jones said he wasn’t opposed to extending the hours, but wanted to see a more detailed plan. “I understand the request to keep it open, but my concern is being able to get the work done and being able to staff it,” Mayor Jones said. “There will be an increase in hours and the costs of that.” Bruno said Town Council put extra money in the budget to cover the employees’ hours. Councilmen Randy Braswell, Frank Bruno and Bill Jones voted in favor of extending the town hall’s hours. Councilwoman Mickie Halbrook and Mayor Randle Jones voted against extending the hours.

Councilman Frank Bruno said he surveyed citizens to ask their feelings about the town hall’s current hours, and several expressed they would like to see the hours extended. “To serve all citizens, I thought it would be best to have normal business hours,” Bruno told council members at their June 18 meeting. “I’ve had a lot of people that want to come here in the afternoon, but

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A lot to consider SUMMERFIELD – Fire sirens blare and trucks roar out of Summerfield’s Fire Station 9. Hundreds of cars and trucks travel daily on the road that runs parallel with u.S. 220, and for several months out of the year, the sounds of children echo from Summerfield elementary. Summerfield Road is a bustling place, but one piece of land sits quietly except for a few days each year when it comes to life for the annual Founders’ Day event. A 1.22-acre lot at 7300 Summerfield Road was purchased by the town in 2004 for $57,750, with the intention of building a town hall and sheriff’s department substation. But public outcry stymied those plans, with some citizens saying the town’s first-ever property tax was being levied to pay for the building and that the town should not have to build a facility for the sheriff’s department. The town has been paying to mow and maintain the lot ever since. Several years ago the fire department was interested in using the lot for a septic repair field, Mayor Mark Brown says. Though the department no longer needs it for that purpose, town council members voted several months ago to donate the lot to the department if they wanted it. After deliberation, the fire department’s board of directors agreed to accept the donation – under certain con-

“The whole reason we decided to give it to them was to avoid paying to mow it,” McClellan said. “Now we’re going to pay more in survey costs and legal fees than mowing. I say we keep it or we sell it.” After debating three options, which included accepting the fire department’s conditions and donating the land, selling the property at fair market value or retaining the land for town use, the council voted unanimously to retain the land, at least for now. Mayor Brown said he would like for Town Manager Scott Whitaker to review the property with “the proper environmental folks” to see if the lot could be used for a town hall if “our current closed session discussions do not bear fruit.” “We are not in a hurry to do anything with it,” the mayor said.

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