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Action-packed week in Stokesdale Gas leak scare, manhunt and attempted armed robbery all within six days by PATTI STOKES STOKESDALE – Three incidents within six days have created quite a commotion in

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More than a dozen Guilford County Sheriff’s investigators responded to Kings Crossing shopping center on N.C. 68 on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14, following an attempted armed robbery at Crossroads Pharmacy.

Council hears from trail opponents, proponents by GERRI HUNT

Executive director of Friends of the MST makes presentation at Oct. 8 council meeting Photo by Gerri Hunt/NWO

Mike Rumley tells the Stokesdale Town Council that he and several other residents on Flatrock Road are in favor of the MST coming through their properties.

STOKESDALE – There are two sides to every issue, and sometimes they are as different as night and day. Trespassing, crime, liability, trash and cost. That’s what opponents of an A&Y Trail through Stokesdale cite.

Quality of life, happiness, family-friendliness, and drawing people to town. That’s what proponents see in a future with the same trail. Some of the opponents’ concerns were addressed during the public comments period of the Stokesdale Town Council meeting on Oct. 8, which followed a presentation by Kate Dixon, executive director of the Friends of

the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST). If the Town allows a nature trail along the abandoned A&Y Railroad bed, the state would include it as an official part of the MST. With a packed council room, less than two dozen citizens chose to speak out: eight were in favor of the trail, nine opposed, four asked questions, one suggested waiting… and one citizen presented a petition signed by 140 people opposed to the trail.

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The MST stretches 1,150 miles across the state, from the Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. “It’s part of the North Carolina State Parks system; they see it as a publicprivate partnership,” Dixon explained. “We created it and operate it, but the local vision comes from the local entity – like the community of Stokesdale, for you to decide what you want.” Dixon stressed that the trail does not have to be built as described in the A&Y Feasibility Study. In fact, 530 miles of the MST are on natural-surface trails, built and maintained by volunteers. And about 40 miles are on privately-owned land. “I would not dispute that it’s challenging [to find trail land],” Dixon admitted. “The low-hanging fruit of building a trail was on public land, so that was the first place we turned.” Dixon said leaders in Elkin drew a two-mile wide corridor on a map, extending 20 miles from to Stone Mountain State Park. Letters were sent to 160 landowners within the corridor, and public hearings were held. “Seventy of them said yes, and we’ve been working with 30,” she said. “If a landowner says no, you go out to the road and use it [as the trail] instead. There’s nobody who is going to condemn [property] and say it has to go through there.” In Stokesdale, several landowners along Flatrock Road have already signed agreements for the trail easements, donated land and sold land to Guilford County. Dixon emphasized that Stokesdale is not obligated to be part of the MST. While she didn’t know how long ago Stokesdale was put on the route, State Parks funded a regional trails plan and “would have contacted various people… and drawn a map that included routing, generally thinking ‘we would go from Danbury to Stokesdale to the Greensboro watershed,’” she said. “I’m 99 percent sure they knew about the A&Y [Railroad bed]. Then your Metropolitan Planning

Organization, a part of DOT, said ‘Let’s do a more detailed plan” – and that was the A&Y Feasibility Study.” If Stokesdale does not want the trail, another MST route will be found connecting Walnut Cove to Greensboro. A resident of N.C. 158 said she is worried that hikers might leave the trail to camp and their campfires might set her woods on fire or their trash might bring a 35-pound bobcat back out of the woods.

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Janet Plummer of Athens Road said she’s against funding the trail by imposing a property tax in Stokesdale.

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The Town Council’s biggest trail proponent, Councilman Frank Bruno, said he’s totally against imposing a property tax to pay for a project like the trail. “If everybody decided to go forward with it, we would have to figure out how to pay for it,” he said. Plummer expressed concern that if someone got hurt in her backyard, she would be responsible for the doctor’s bill. Town attorney Bill Trevorrow assured her she would have no liability because the trespassers would be uninvited guests. “I’m against it. In Summerfield and Oak Ridge, places where these people park and walk, these are crime-ridden areas,” said Nick Southern of Athens Road. Dixon said Greensboro’s trail is monitored by park staff. Greg Webster of N.C. 158 said Boy Scouts put up markers to determine someone’s location on the trail in case of emergency. He said the fire and sheriff’s departments are responsible for incidents on the trail, and the City of Greensboro has received multiple grants. Dixon said typical grant sources include federal money administered through NC State Parks; state trust funds; local governments; and “a good chunk is privately raised in many communities.” Thearon Hooks of Shoeline Road said Stokesdale should wait to make a decision until after a final route is determined for the future U.S. 158 bypass.

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Homol shines in starting debut Northwest 29, Ragsdale 7 by L.A. LOGAN It was a good night for junior Caleb Homol, who made his first career varsity start at quarterback in the Vikings’ Oct. 9 game against Ragsdale. On the first score, Homol connected with Tre Turner on a slant route for 37 yards.

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what is normally a quiet rural community. On Thursday, Oct. 8, the Stokesdale Fire Department was called to Food Lion in the Kings Crossing Shopping Center on N.C. 68 about 12:30 p.m., after two customers and a clerk complained of burning, scratchy throats and sudden sinuslike symptoms. The store was evacuated while firefighters searched for a possible gas leak. Piedmont Gas joined the investigation, but found no indications of a leak or any other reason for the symptoms the three people had. “Apparently something just got in the air and happened to settle in that area near the front of the store,”

said Stokesdale deputy fire chief Randy Southard. The customers and clerk were checked out by EMS, but were not taken to the hospital. The whole process took about an hour, Southard said. “Whatever it was dissipated in the air – it’s one of those mystery cases,” he said. “We stayed there a good 20 minutes after we let the folks go back in, and kept the monitor going – no one else had any symptoms.” Erin DeWaters, a Food Lion corporate spokesperson, said the incident was isolated to a specific aisle. “Our best guess is that perhaps someone sprayed something that irritated the respiratory systems [of the three symptomatic people],” she said. “The manager evacuated the store out of an abundance of cautiousness. Even the affected shoppers went right back in and contin-

ued shopping. There was no issue.” On Monday evening, Oct. 12, a manhunt got underway after a sheriff’s officer recognized a vehicle in which a suspect with several outstanding warrants was a passenger. As the officer began to follow the vehicle while simultaneously calling for backup, the driver turned into the Times Turnaround gas station and convenience store at the U.S. 158/N.C. 68 intersection. The driver pulled behind the store, ignoring the officer’s call to stop the vehicle, and the suspect jumped out and fled on foot. Though tracking dogs were brought to the site, they were unable to pick up the suspect’s scent. Carl Allen Watson, 22, who is still at-large, is wanted on two counts of habitual breaking and entering and one count of misdemeanor larceny in Rockingham County, communicat-

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ing threats and stalking in Guilford County and now, resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. And finally, at about 11:52 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, an armed suspect entered Crossroads Pharmacy, located in the Kings Crossing/Food Lion shopping center on N.C. 68, and demanded money. A person known to the pharmacy’s owner entered the pharmacy at about the same time and immediately challenged the suspect; the suspect was stabbed during the conflict and fled on foot, where he was picked up by a woman in a white Ford Expedition. Michael Milliner, 34, was apprehended a few hours later in Randolph County and taken to Moses Cone Hospital, where he was being treated for facial lacerations and non life-threatening stab wounds. Charges were pending as of our press time.

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Realtors® give back to community with seventh building project The Greensboro Regional Realtors Association (GRRA) held its seventh annual Realtors ‘R’ Rebuilding project on Oct. 8 and 9. During the event, members of the association came together to provide much-needed repairs for a designated Greensboro homeowner.

Phillip Stone, a Realtor with A New Dawn Realty, Keller Williams, helps put on a roof during the Realtors® ‘R’ Rebuilding project.

This year’s homeowner, Patricia Davis, was in a car accident late last year. “After the accident, the doctors told her she wouldn’t be able to walk, but she is walking,” says Melanie Carr, communications specialist with GRRA. “She has limited mobility, using a cane at times, so one of the things the Realtors did was build her a ramp so she can get into and out of her home easier.”

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In addition, the group did such things as replace the roof, clean the gutters, replace the kitchen floor, trim shrubbery and make other minor re-

pairs as needed. For Phillip Stone, a Realtor with A New Dawn Realty, Keller Williams in Summerfield, this was the second year he had been involved with the project. “I really enjoyed participating. As Realtors, I think if we have the opportunity to give back to others who really need it, we should take it,” says Stone. “I also enjoyed the opportunity to learn. I’d never put a roof on before, but now I know how it’s done.” Realtors ‘R’ Rebuilding is a project the GRRA does in conjunction with Community Housing Solutions, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing decent, safe and affordable housing to low-income households.

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OAK RIDGE – Lori Yager recently joined Allen Tate Realtors Oak Ridge as branch leader/broker-incharge. Yager replaces Donna Ogletree, who retired after having been with the local branch since it opened 10 years ago.

agents and staff. Yager is a long-time resident of Summerfield and is excited about the opportunity to be based in the northwest Guilford County area. “This is where I live and I’m very happy about being able to Yager work in the area that I love so A Realtor since 1986, Yager most much,” says Yager. “I’m looking forward recently served as sales manager for Alto working with the agents here and len Tate’s Green Valley office in Greens- hope to establish our Oak Ridge office as boro. During her career, she has repeat- the go-to place for anyone purchasing or edly been recognized as a Top Listing selling a home in Oak Ridge, Stokesdale Agent and Top Producer. In 2014, she or Summerfield.” chaired the 2014 Allen Tate Triad FUNIn her free time, Yager enjoys riding day fundraiser for public education and motorcycles with her husband, Mike, co-chaired this year’s event. and spending time with her beloved standard poodles, Kate and Gigi. In her new role, she will oversee branch operations, management and Yager can be reached at (336) training of more than 25 Allen Tate 215-9323 or

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2015 Fall Parade of Homes by Annette Joyce Cooler temperatures and falling leaves herald the beginning of autumn – in our area that also means it’s time for the 2015 Fall Parade of Homes. Sponsored by the Greensboro Builders Association (GBA), in conjunction with the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem, this year’s annual fall event is scheduled for two weekends, Oct. 17-18 and 24-25. Builders from both associations are looking forward to giving attendees the opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the area’s finest new homes for sale. More than 75 newly constructed homes throughout Guilford and Forsyth County are included in this year’s Parade of Homes tour. Not your typical Realtor open house, Parade of Homes is designed to be of interest to a wide range of people and is not

specifically targeted to current homebuyers. “It’s a very comfortable and casual event,” says Cheryl Collins, executive officer for the Greensboro Builders Association. “The annual Parade of Homes provides an opportunity for consumers looking to build or buy a new home, or just interested in seeing the latest in home design trends and amenities, to see a variety of homes and communities, as well as meet and talk with area builders, designers and suppliers,” she adds. “Consumers will see the latest advances in home construction, such as energy efficiency features, along with the newest trends in home amenities including open floor plans, large master suites, gourmet kitchens and outdoor living spaces.” Nearly 30 different Greensboro Builders Association members are participating in this year’s Parade of Homes, and will showcase homes with prices ranging from $134,900 to $799,900.

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Along with showcasing some of the area’s most attractive homes, the Greensboro Builders Association wanted to do something more this year to give back to the community. Because of this, the builders are partnering with one of Greensboro’s newest nonprofits, A Simple Gesture-Greensboro.

community service committee, believes A Simple Gesture provides the perfect opportunity for the builders and Parade attendees to support the community.

Collins says A Simple Gesture is “a food collection program that supports the food banks and food pantries in Greensboro and Guilford County, especially those that assist children.” Rather than store or distribute food, A Simple Gesture collects and channels food to three different organizations – BackPack Beginnings, the Out of the Garden Project and Greensboro Urban Ministry.

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New to this fall’s Parade of Homes is a Tiny House. This 200-square-foot home isn’t actually in a community, rather it’s on wheels and is on display at Kevin Jones Design-Build in Greensboro.

Shea Homes is showcasing this Summerhill home located at 800 Sugarberry Lane in Greensboro.

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“Greensboro and Guilford County have been designated as one of the hungriest places in the country,” says Disney. “Almost 30 percent of Guilford County children are food insecure. Based on these needs, we felt supporting this new initiative was a great fit for our association, especially in conjunction with the Fall Parade of Homes.” Attendees interested in participating are invited to bring canned foods to any of the Parade homes. Food banks currently need protein-based foods, such as chicken, tuna, beans and vegetables. Additional information on ways to

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participate with A Simple Gesture will be available at each Parade home. With homes spread out across the county, the Greensboro Builders Association has worked hard to make finding the homes as easy as possible. Collins says you can visit the GBA website at or pick up a 2015 Fall Parade of Homes magazine at either Harris Teeter or Lowe’s Home Improvement stores, as well as any Parade home. There’s also a mobile website and app, My Home Found. While directional signs are great indicators of where houses are located, Collins mentions that all areas do not have signs. For instance, because of town signage ordinances, homes located in the Oak Ridge town limits will not have directional signs. Whichever way you choose to get there, the Fall Parade of Homes promises to be an event filled with lots of innovative ideas and maybe even that dream home you’ve been looking for.

want to go? Greensboro Builders Association 2015 Fall Parade of Homes Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18 and 24-25 1-5 p.m. Free Admission Forsyth County homes:

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Local education organizations that will benefit from the $21,000 raised include Alamance Burlington School System, Asheboro City Schools, Children’s Museum of Alamance County, Davidson County Education Foundation, The Enrichment Fund for Guilford County Schools, Greensboro Public Library, Guilford Education Alliance, Natural Science Center, Randolph County Schools, Rockingham County Schools, and Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools.

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“More and more residential purchases occur in very carefully laid-out subdivisions. Consequentially, for those types of communities lenders do not always require a current survey,” says Barbour. “If the lender does not require a survey, you might save the expense if your comfort level allows you to skip it. In that case, you will be taking a risk, but there are a couple of things you can do to minimize it.”

My husband and I are in the process of buying our first home. We’re strapped for cash and I’m wondering if we can forgo getting a survey. Are surveys really that important if the homeowner or agent shows you where the property boundaries are?

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This artistic home has over 11,000sf on 4 levels. Elevator, 3 staircases, 8 fireplaces, 2 gourmet kitchens, 7 baths, guest quarters, pool, cabana, theater, exercise/yoga room. Landscaped grounds with waterfalls and gazebo on lake.

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Professionally-landscaped 26-acres with mature plantings, koi pond and gazebos. 3 bed / 3.1 bath with lots of space. Basement with hair salon/workshop/hobby room and family room. 5-car garage parking and several outbuildings.

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Investment potential with excellent exposure/visibility to 220/65. Perfect for rezoning of multiple use and increased traffic. Borders the 220 right-of-way (future 68 connector and I-74). 3 parcels available between 21.29-62.32 acres.

4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms on ¾-acres with stunning detail in this luxury home. Large master with 2 walk-in closets and spa bath. 3 bedrooms, bonus areas on upper level. Game room, den, and sitting areas in walk-out basement.

Custom home on 2.35-acre cul-de-sac located on the 8 th hole of the GCC Farm Golf Course. Extensive landscaping with stream, waterfall, koi pond. Renovated kitchen and bathrooms with top quality features and new granite tops.


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Custom built home with oversized doorways, multiple laundries, charming porch and “friends door”. Rift & quarter sawn oak flooring, to a kitchen that will blow you away. No corner has been cut. A must see.

Stunning stone/brick home on .09-acre in desirable Armfield subdivision. Awesome floorplan with 5 beds / 5 baths. Chef ’s kitchen overlooks keeping room with fireplace and breakfast area leading to screen porch. A must see.

2006 Showcase of Homes. Chef’s kitchen with wine cooler, stainless GE Profile appliances, custom cabinets, granite counters, glass tile backsplash, eat-at island, breakfast, keeping. Main level master, each bed with private bath.

Wonderful 4 bed / 4.1 bath home. Main level master. Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, gas cooktop, keeping. Greatroom, office, dining, bonus. Home theater. Screen porch, outdoor kitchen, excellent storage.


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Custom home built by Almstead Construction in desirable Arbor Run. 2 stone fireplaces, soaring ceiling in foyer with balcony, home theater with 100” screen, view of lake from private backyard on one of the largest lots in Arbor Run.

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Custom-built, secluded, raised Summerfield ranch on 15+ acres. Woods, overlooks large private stocked pond with dock. Meandering floorplan with main level living. Large rooms spill into outdoor spaces for large gatherings.

Secluded horse farm in sought-after school district. Front porch, rear screened porch, patio, shed, oversized deck. Upper deck off master to take in private setting/wildlife. 7 stall barn, wash rack, shaving bin, tack room, hay storage.

3-story, 4 bedroom / 3.1 bathroom brick home in Summerfield. Large main level bed with bath, great for parents/guests. Office/nursery/playroom on second, huge bonus on third. No carpets. Granite and JennAir appliances.

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Secluded pristine acreage in sought-after Oak Ridge. Ready for your dream home. No restrictions, single family residence, equestrian estate, family farm/compound, ATV riders or wildlife enthusiast. Totally private year-round.

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All-brick home with walkout basement. Bonus home and private screened back porch to enjoy the private backyard. Huge main level master suite. Northwest area.

Custom-built, single level, 4 bed / 3 bath home on 1.1-acres. Welcoming front and screened porches. Spacious, bright, and open. Stone fireplace with gas logs. Extensive trim. Beautiful kitchen with granite, gas range, huge pantry.

Updated former model home with stainless and granite in kitchen, custom tile backsplash, all new hardware, crown molding, new landscaping and 2-car detached garage with 2nd floor for studio on separate 220 electric panel.

Beautiful 4 bed / 3.1 bath family home in sought-after Wilson Farm. Granite counters, double pantry in kitchen. Large master. Private main level guest suite. Storage building on property. Stokesdale/Northwest schools.

Mountain lodge, farm-styled home with red oak beams, post and beam construction, open loft area. Open floorplan, main level master, huge sunroom with lots of windows overlooking the large, well-kept backyard, gardens, and lake.

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Convenient Northwest location. 2-car garage. Foyer, 2story living with stone fireplace and deck. Granite counters, tile backsplash, recent cooktop, 2 ovens, walk-in pantry in kitchen. Main level master. 4th bed/bonus. Home warranty.

Move in ready. 0.97-acre low-maintenance lot with large frontyard, wooded backyard on quiet cul-desac street. Northwest schools. Cable/phone wired garage. Gas fireplace, security/fire system.

Open, spacious 1 level , 3 bed / 2 bath home in Cardinal. ¾ fenced, flat, private rear yard. New carpet, roof, gas/air, stainless appliances. Laminated floor in kitchen, breakfast, laundry, foyer. Huge bath with garden tub. A Must See.

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8203 Angels Glen Court Immaculate 3BR/2.1BA with main-level master on private cul-de-sac. Office and bonus room plus hardwoods in living areas and master suite. Beautifully landscaped with outdoor living space. Easy commute to anywhere in the Triad! Northwest schools and minutes from Belews Lake. $326,000

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for 40,000 square feet. Bill Bruce, planning director for the Town of Oak Ridge, says this minimum lot size “is designed to give major subdivisions an overall density of one unit per acre.”

ter the towns incorporated and adopted their development ordinances. While Summerfield also has RS-40 zoning, minimum lot sizes vary because lakes supplying water to Greensboro and the watersheds are within the town. So, the nearer property is to these lakes, the larger the lots must be.

While the number of square feet in an acre is 43,560, Bruce adds that roads and right-of-way typically make up the residual so that overall density is about one home per acre.

For instance, lots located in Tier 1, which are the closest to the water intake, must be a minimum of 10 acres. In Tier 2, minimum lot sizes are five acres, and in Tier 3, minimum lot sizes are three acres.

The RS-40 zoning designation is the most common zoning category for residential neighborhoods in Oak Ridge and Stokesdale that were developed af-

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Get to know your neighbors Bethel UMC hosts block party OAK RIDGE – Want a good way to meet your neighbors? Host a party and invite them all, of course! With that goal in mind, Bethel United Methodist Church hosted a block party on Saturday, Oct. 10, to give surrounding neighbors a chance to come together and get to know one another. Church member Debbie Rierson, one of the event organizers, said the church wanted to do something in response to the “housing explosion” on Haw River Road.

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Dr. Kip Corrington and members of his staff at Novant Health: Northwest Family Medicine were on hand to talk with attendees.

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“Even in the technological age, it is hard to get to know our neighbors, so anything we can do to continue to strive to knit our town together is imperative,” said Rierson. Originally planned for Sept. 26, the event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. Another rainy day on Oct. 10 resulted in a lighter than hoped turnout, but those who came appreciated the hospitality and enjoyed visiting with each other.

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6 Rosebay Circle, Greensboro $555,555 - 5BR/4BA MLS# 771375

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6906 Spencer Dixon Road, Greensboro $440,000 - 3BR/2BA/1HBA MLS# 760807

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5947 Bostonian Drive, Greensboro $429,000 - 4BR/3BA MLS# 763753

5009 Millstaff Drive, Oak Ridge $348,500 - 3BR/3BA MLS# 766610

7505 Weitzel Drive, Summerfield $329,900 - 3BR/2BA MLS# 767828

604 Shamrock Road, High Point $324,900 - 4BR/2BA MLS# 772268

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8116 Angels Glen Drive, Stokesdale $309,700 - 3BR/2BA/1HBA MLS# 771196

7075 Smokerise Lane, Kernersville $278,900 - 4BR/3BA MLS# 771048

8304 Providence North Dr, Stokesdale $250,000 - 3BR/2BA/1HBA MLS# 772281

709 Overbrook Drive, High Point $179,900 - 4BR/3BA MLS# 768796

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automobile supply sales, restaurant with a drive-thru and tire sales. “We feel like this is a very appropriate zoning request compared to what’s already (in that location),” says Philip Cooke of Twilight Outparcel, LLC. “It gives a few more uses that we believe the people looking for property are interested in.”

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The rezoning request for this prop-

erty is scheduled to be heard at the next Oak Ridge Planning and Zoning Board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Town Hall, 8315 Linville Road. The Planning and Zoning Board will make a recommendation to the town council, which is expected to make the final decision on the rezoning at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5.

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The Greensboro Builders Association held its fall golf tournament at Greensboro National Golf Club in Summerfield on Thursday, Oct. 8. Twenty-four teams participated in this year’s event. Shown here are builders Michael Friddle of Friddle and Company, Inc., Bill Arndt with the Blue Ridge Companies, Inc. and David Flanders with Builders MD, LLC.

Draft Land Use Plan soon ready for public input OAK RIDGE – The Town of Oak Ridge’s Land Use Update Committee has been hard at work since it was formed more than a year ago by the Oak Ridge Town Council. The committee includes members of various Town boards and commissions, as well as representatives from the farming/agricultural community, the building/real estate industry, and three Oak Ridge citizens who were appointed by the Town Council. The Land Use Plan is used by the Town to determine if and where differ-


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ent types of development are appropriate, and will guide how the Town will grow in the future. The committee has met monthly for more than a year to develop a draft of the Future Land Use Plan, says town planning director, Bill Bruce, a member of the committee. The committee plans to release the draft land use plan to the public in the next month or so, as well as schedule a public hearing for citizen input. Watch for updates in The Northwest Observer.

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Residential properties

121 Gideons Mill Drive Stokesdale • $264,000 3 BR, 2 ½ BA, 2400+ SF

1119 Grayland Street Greensboro • $229,999 3 BR, 3 BA, Latham Park

8506 Kelly Lee Drive Stokesdale • $185,000 3 BR, 2½ BA, overlooks stream

7702 Betsy Bruce Lane Summerfield • $200,000 3 BR, 2 BA ranch

8041 Deer Hill Circle Belews Creek • $399,000 3 BR, 2 ½ BA, 1.43 acres

7069 Lanier Road Summerfield • $319,900 3 BR, 2 ½ BA, one level

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Properties on Belews Lake

8301 McCrory Road Stokesdale • $179,000 3BR, 2 full/2 half BA

501 W. Murphy Street Madison • $174,900 4 BR, 2 BA, a must-see!

6072 Marion Point Ct. Lakefront .93 acres • Forsyth Co. $238,000

315 Lake Point Lane Includes boat dock slip 2.31 acres • Forsyth Co. $109,000

Pauline Lane Lakefront; private; no dock 2.8 acres • Forsyth Co. $349,000

6010 Pauline Lane Lakefront 1.82 acres • Forsyth Co. $199,000

Land for sale Commercial properties 807 Ayersville Road, Mayodan .72 acres ............................................................$25,000 8200 B&G Court, Stokesdale 3.22 acres in Guilford County ......................$149,000 NC Hwy 87, Reidsville 12.29 acres in Rockingham County.......................$1,300,000 30± acres • Hwy 220, Stokesdale Rockingham County • Potential for retail • 535 ft. of road frontage............$2,250,000

2334 Ellisboro Road Stokesdale • $137,500 Rockingham County 2+acres zoned n’hood commercial • 2,500+ SF

115 N Henry Street Stoneville • $46,900 Rockingham County Office/retail 1,000 SF

407 2 Avenue Mayodan • $299,000 Rockingham County 1,500+ SF • Multiple rental opportunities nd

216 Decatur Street Madison • $222,000 4 BR, 3 BA

1519 Brim Road Madison • $310,000 2 BR, 2BA, 52.93 acres rustic cabin, streams

Rockingham Co. .45 acres • Pinewood Road, Madison ............................$3,500 Squire Lane/Victoria Circle, Madison ...........................$14,750 1.15 acres • Cartright Drive, Stokesdale .....................$16,500 1.21 acres • Shelby Lane, Madison ...............................$18,500 Lot 2 • Lemons Road, Stokesdale ................................. $29,000 5.46 acres • Medley Lane, Madison............................. $39,000 2.88 acres • 8474 Southard Road, Stokesdale.......... $42,500 5.21 acres • Hwy 65, Reidsville....................................... $85,000 31.05 acres • Garrett Road, Stoneville..........................$92,690 28± acres • Gideon Grove Ch. Rd., Madison..........$250,000 30+ acres • Oak Level Church Road, Madison ......$300,000 32+ acres • Lemons Road, Stokesdale ......................$350,000 40.52 acres • Eden Church Road, Madison............ $400,000 129± acres • Pearman Road, Summerfield ............$699,900 119± acres • Gideon Grove Ch. Rd., Stokesdale ...$775,000 Guilford Co. 8510 Belews Creek Road, Stokesdale .......................... $34,000 7503 Moores Mill Court, Stokesdale............................ $89,900 8133 NC Hwy 68, Stokesdale .......................................$225,000 8574 Belews Creek Road, Stokesdale ........................$399,000 Stokes Co. 17.15 acres • Deer Tracks Lane, Lawsonville ............. $48,500

Just recently, Laurel Homes from Wilmington, NC, joined the Byron Development custom builder community, showcasing their first spec house in Magnolia Estates at the fall Parade of Homes. “While the Wilmington market has been a tremendous success for us, I cannot begin to explain how thrilled we are to be building near our home here in Summerfield. We look forward to bringing in some new fresh ideas and trends from our coastal builds,” said Robbie Barnes, partner at Laurel Homes, stressing that on the coast and on the mainland, the kitchen as the centerpiece of the home is one trend that is not going anywhere fast. •••

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Northwest-area new and existing home sales Recent home sales in and near your neighborhood impact the current market value of your home. The following is a list of new and existing home sale transactions in northwest Guilford County which have occurred over the last month. Look for more transactions in the Northwest Observer’s real estate section, now appearing in the third issue of each month.


8310 Hunters’s Drive

3241 Pleasant Ridge Road (3.666 acres) $200,000


6009 Carlson Ridge Court (Carlson Ridge) $425,000 4503 Joseph Hoskins Blvd. (Elmhurst Estates) $260,000

(Hiltons Landing)

7804 Winterbourne

7059 Toscana Trace (Vineyards at Summerfield) $830,000 6791 Bronco Lane (Vineyards at Summerfield) $634,500 7816 Wilson Farm Road (Wilson Farm) $360,000 2727 Pleasant Ridge Road $253,000 5240 Bunch Road $1,135,000

5811 Stanley Huff Road (Steeple Ridge) $291,000

OAK RIDGE 5704 Wolf Ridge Court (Foxbury) $415,000 7805 Gold Ridge Lane (Golden Acres) $337,000 7502 Hearthridge Court (Hearthridge) $600,000

8202 Curraghmore Court (Angels Glen) $344,500

1795 Ridge Oaks Drive (River Oaks) $340,000



7505 Bentridge Farm Drive (Bentridge Forest) $360,000

7502 Keating Drive (Weatherstone) $170,000

8203 Fortana Court (Warner Pointe) $378,500

7113 North River Road (Woodside) $153,000

KERNERSVILLE 7604 Malbee Court (Apple Grove at Arbor Run) $450,000

COLFAX 4205 Maple Tree Court (Maple Leaf) $400,000 8506 Masons Pond Drive (Quail Creek) $282,500 2125 Rosemont Drive (Saddle Brook) $200,000

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8206 Fortana Court (Warner Pointe) $388,000

609 Blenheim Court (New Chartwell) $295,500

8302 Southern Springs Court (River Oaks) $370,000

Drive (Keystone Downes) $452,000

8503 Kelly Lee Drive (Chandler Glen) $195,000

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CRIME / INCIDENT report The District 1 Sheriff’s Office has recently responded to the following incidents in northwest Guilford County. AFFRAY/ASSAULT Oct. 1 | A 17-year-old student at Northern Guilford High School was cited for affray after engaging in a fight with a 15-year-old student. Juvenile charges are pending on the 15-year-old. Both students were suspended. Oct. 6 | A resident of Fairbluff Court in Summerfield allegedly assaulted one of two visitors to the suspect’s home while intervening in a domestic dispute between the visitors. The victim was issued a trespass warning. Oct. 10 | A man who rents a room in a residence on Whispering Pines Drive in Summerfield reported being assaulted by another resident. Oct. 11 | A resident of Grove Drive in Stokesdale reported being the victim of an aggravated assault that occurred on Vaughn Street during a domestic dispute. A Greensboro man was charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury. Oct. 12 | A resident of Hamburg Mill Road in Summerfield reported being assaulted by an acquaintance. She was treated for injuries at a hospital. A Lexington man was charged with assault on a female.

BREAKING AND ENTERING Oct. 8 | A resident of Wolf Ridge Court in Oak Ridge reported that sometime

between 8 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 5:45 a.m. on Oct. 8, an unknown person stole a $60 Glock 43 pistol magazine from an unlocked SUV parked in the driveway.

BURGLARY Oct. 8 | A resident of Red Fox Drive in Oak Ridge reported that around 1 a.m., an unknown person stole a $100 camouflage hunting Ghillie Suit and a $500 Bear Bow from two open garages.

DRUGS Sept. 30 | A 17-year-old student at Northern Guilford High School was suspended and referred to Teen Court after being found in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Oct. 12 | A Jamestown man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and an Oak Ridge woman was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of marijuana after deputies responded to a reported suspicious vehicle on Chartwell Drive in Oak Ridge. A consent search of the vehicle revealed the illegal items.

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We pay for ‘entitlements’ Recently I received a “2015 Official US Government Survey” from Congressman Walker. What a joke this survey is! The questions are not a government survey, but a GOP effort to raise anger among the voters of the Republican party. Especially telling to me is the fourth question: “Do you think the current entitlement system (SS, Medicare, Medicaid)…“ Entitlement! I think this is very telling

of the current GOP. It is not an entitlement – we have paid for these. No problem for the wealthier individuals, but for those of us depending on these services, that we paid for, they are not an entitlement! Walker and all those who think like him need to go. Democrats (and all those who worked for these services) please get out and vote! Roberta Wilson SUMMERFIELD

Acceptable Mountains-to-Sea Trail options are worth exploring Thank you to the Stokesdale Town Council for hosting a presentation about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail at their recent meeting. It was a good opportunity to learn about the trail and to hear opinions from residents. I look forward to thoughtful, open-minded leadership as we continue to explore the many aspects of this conversation.

With careful research, respect and compromise, I believe we can find trail options that are acceptable to our whole community. We can build something that gives our families and young people a great place to be active in the outdoors. Lynn Magyar STOKESDALE

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All the businesses in Oak Ridge that play by the rules. The staff at Salama Chiropractic Center for going the extra mile to help a patient. I’m grateful! The gentleman in the white Ram pickup truck for helping me get my Honda running again when my battery failed, and to those who let me borrow jumper cables. I’m blessed to live where people are so kind and helpful! The Northwest Guilford girls’ field hockey teams for sponsoring the Play for the Cure on Oct. 5. It felt like a warm hug for all of us who are dealing with or have dealt with breast cancer! The parents who bring their children to practice football at Stokesdale Park and actually park in the parking lot, and not on the grass. We have observed several people (including the mayor himself) working hard to grow new grass. Bill Wilson and Mike Stone and their handy-dandy chainsaws. Thank you for your help with the fallen trees due to the

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recent deluge. We are so grateful for such caring neighbors! The customer at Food Lion in Stokesdale who always buys snacks to leave in the employee break room. We appreciate you and thank you for your kindness! The person who found my credit card at the Oak Ridge CVS on Oct. 8 and turned it in. Your honesty saved me a lot of anxiety and grief, and is much appreciated!

GRIPES to... Any Oak Ridge Town Council candidates who don’t attend Oak Ridge Town Council meetings. If you can’t attend the meetings now, how can we rely on you in the future? People who move to a tidy subdivision and leave their trash cans in the street all week (for weeks at a time). Have a little respect for your neighbors and the community. The traffic workers on Horse Pen Creek Road who direct traffic at night, for giving conflicting instructions. Don’t wave people forward with your traffic wand thing and then yell at them when they

think you’re telling them to go. Dollar General in Stokesdale. The trash outside is horrible and the inside of the store looks like it has never been cleaned. The folks on North Lake Brandt Road who let their dog roam and kill three of our chickens. Oak Ridge Post Office for being closed during lunch. Some people only have that time available to get there. The NWHS student who took my son’s

lunch in the locker room while he was at gym class. Stokesdale businesses that don’t pick up litter on their property or keep up with their landscaping. Doing so would go a long way and benefit everyone. Oak Ridge Elementary staff asking for hand sanitizer from parents, only to not allow the kids to use it due to – get this – spots on the floor. Are clean floors better than sick kids?

CRIME/INCIDENT REPORT obtaining advances under promises to work and pay for same. The victim, of Maple Tree Court in northwest Greensboro, had contracted with the man to build a garage and paid him $13,995.38 in advance.

POSSESSION OF FIREARMS Oct. 10 | A resident of Whispering Pines Drive in Summerfield was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Deputies responding to a disturbance at the residence

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learned he was a felon and in possession of firearms. Two handguns and ammunition were found during a consent search.

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PROPERTY DAMAGE Oct. 11 | A resident of Timberline Drive in northwest Greensboro reported an unknown person shattered the back window of the victim’s pickup truck, which was parked at the residence. Damage is estimated at $625.

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Saturday, Oct. 31 • 3-5pm

Oak Ridge Commons Shopping Center Sponsored by

 Trick or treating with local merchants  Costume contest & parade for all ages (Register from 3-4pm, judging at 4:15pm)  Pet costume contest & parade  Pumpkin carving contest  Live music  Magic & balloons with Looney Lanny  Oak Ridge fire engine  Martial arts demonstration  Hay rides

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INDEX Employment ................................ 35 Save the Date ............................. 35 Public Notice .............................. 35 Yard Sales ................................... 36




SUBWAY IN STOKESDALE will be holding open interviews on Friday, October 16, 2-3pm at the Stokesdale restaurant, 8304 US Hwy. 158. EOE.

Guilford College UMC FALL FEST, Sat., October 17, 9am-3pm, 1205 Fleming Rd., Greensboro. Professional crafters, bake sale, gift baskets, Brunswick stew, pumpkin patch.

Established Greensboro Construction Restoration co. seeking motivated individual w/framing and trim skills for IMMEDIATE OPENING. Requires 3-5 years const. exp., valid NCDL, pass criminal background check and be available for 24-hour emergencies. Are you willing to learn all aspects of restoration including fire and smoke repair, water damage mitigation, mold remediation and commercial carpet cleaning? Little/no travel involved. Starting pay $16/hr. + benefits. Send resume with contact information to

Moravia Moravian Church of Oak Ridge invites you to their FALL BAZAAR on Sat., Oct. 24, 7:30am-1pm, 2920 Oak Ridge Rd. Breakfast, lunch, crafts, Moravian stars, chicken pies, canned goods & more!

TOWN OF OAK RIDGE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Town Council of the Town of Oak Ridge and the Town of Oak Ridge Planning & Zoning Board will hold separate public hearings to consider requests to amend the Official Town of Oak Ridge Zoning Map and Development Ordinance. The Planning & Zoning Board and Town Council may also consider requests for subdivisions and other matters. Any zoning decision of the Oak Ridge Planning & Zoning Board is forwarded as a recommendation to the Oak Ridge Town Council.

Community Lutheran Church is seeking MUSIC-LOVING VOLUNTEERS to join our Praise Team on Sunday mornings at 10am service and possibly the Saturday evening services. We are particularly reaching out to youth and young adults, and are especially in need of a guitarist. Any and all musical talent that is given up for the glory of God will be graciously welcomed! Please contact the church office (336) 643-7667. Thank you! Newway Building Services is currently seeking a PART-TIME CUSTODIAN in Oak Ridge. 8-10 hours/week. Call (336) 965-1625 for details.

Hiring?? We’ll deliver your ad to every home with an Oak Ridge, Summerfield and Stokesdale zip code!

Home Services ....................... 36-38


Misc. Services.............................. 38

Tom Brown Memorial GOLF TOURNAMENT, Saturday, Oct. 17, 7:30am, Pleasant Ridge Golf Course. Cash prizes, free lunch for players, putting contest. Sponsored by Oak Ridge Lions Club – helping the sight and hearing impaired. See display ad on page 8 and back cover for all the details.

Misc. for Sale .............................. 38 Misc. Wanted ............................. 38 Real Estate .................................. 38

FALL CRAFT FAIR, Sat., October 24, 10am-5pm, 8407 Stokesdale Street, Stokesdale. Over 60 craft vendors featuring unique gifts, seasonal artistry, food vendors, re-purposed furniture, household items, vintage, on-site mini-photography sessions and so much more! Door prizes, free parking, goodie bags to the first 25 shoppers! Visit Facebook and search for The ORIGINAL Made by Hands in the Triad for more information.

Tell our readers about your event with a Save the Date classified! HILLSDALE VILLAGE FALL FESTIVAL, Saturday, Oct. 24, 11am-3pm, corner of Hwy. 150 and Lake Brandt Road, Summerfield. See display ad on page 2 for more information. Final MUSIC IN THE PARK for 2015, Sat., Oct. 24, 6:30-9pm, Oak Ridge Town Park Shelter 2. Featuring The Tyler Millard Band, one of our most popular bands from past years. Park in the Redmon Field on Linville Road (look for signs just past Scoggins Road). No charge, but donations will be collected to pay the band. Food and drinks available, or bring a picnic. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 25, 5-7:30pm. The 11th annual GREAT PUMPKIN EVENT, Sat., October 31, 3-5pm, Oak Ridge Commons Shopping Center. See display ad on page 34 for all the info. ZUMBA FITNESS starting November 2 at Destination Arts in Oak Ridge Commons! Mondays at 7:45pm – $4/class. Call (336) 740-6891, or

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Planning & Zoning Board meeting: Oct. 22, 2015, at 7pm, Oak Ridge Town Hall, 8315 Linville Road. Town Council meeting: Nov. 5, 2015, at 7pm, Oak Ridge Town Hall, 8315 Linville Road. PUBLIC HEARINGS: REZONING CASE #RZ-15-04: AG to CURPD. Located on the west side of Bridgehead Road, approximately 1,900 feet south of Oak Ridge Road, in Oak Ridge Township. Being Guilford County Tax Parcels 0167806 and 0167835, approximately 29.3 acres. Owned by Gregory H. and Mary B. Campbell, and heirs of Richard Parker Barrow. The property is located in the Greensboro (GW-III) Watershed. REZONING CASE #RZ-15-05: LB to CU-GB. Located at 1684 N.C. Highway 68 North, in Oak Ridge Township. Being Guilford County Tax Parcel 0166232, approximately 1.2 acres. Owned by Twilight Outparcel LLC. The property is located in the Scenic Corridor Overlay Zone and the Greensboro (WS-III) Watershed Overlay Zone. All citizens will be given an opportunity to be heard at these meetings. Doug Nodine, Planning & Zoning Board Chair; Spencer Sullivan, Mayor

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FINALLY A GOOD DAY FOR A YARD SALE, Friday, October 16, 12n-5pm, 2135 Beeson Road, Oak Ridge. Women’s clothes/shoes, yarn, mixer, holiday, silverware, cameras, much more!



grading / hauling

FREE PICK-UP of unwanted riding & push mowers, tillers, go-carts, ATVs, generators, powers washers, golf carts. (336) 689-4167.

CARPET REPAIRS & RESTRETCHING Licensed/insured. 643-6500.

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

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE, Friday & Sat., October 16 & 17, 8am-3pm, 1011 Lemons Road, Stokesdale, NC 27357. Rain or shine.

SANDRA’S CLEANING SERVICE, Affordable, experienced, guaranteed svc. 423-3196.

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ANA’S HOUSECLEANING. Good references, free est., 25 years exp. 309-0747.

or email

MAID-2-SHINE. Serving NW area for 10 years. Homes, offices, move in/out. Detail oriented, prof, bonded, exc. ref. 338-0223.

general repair & services

BIG YARD SALE, Sat., Oct. 17, 8am-1pm, 8506 Grace Meadow Court, Stokesdale. Furniture, household items, Christmas items/ gifts and other nice items. YARD SALE, Sat., Oct. 17 (rain or shine - will be in the garage if it rains), 8am-12n, 1169 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro. Vintage lamps, treadmill, women’s plus size clothes, toys, children’s books, furniture, home décor, men’s clothes, handbags and wallets, children’s name brand clothes.

MAID 2 GLIMMER MAID SERVICE Premium products and Amazon Local approved. (336) 441-8388, HOUSE CLEANING “MAID” EASY Weekly, bi-weekly, residential, commercial, new construction, move in/move out. Mature and experienced. Free quotes! Johanna, (336) 906-8770. CRYSTAL CLEAR WINDOW CLEANING, gutter cleaning, pressure washing. Fully ins. 595-2873.

YARD SALE, Sat., Oct. 17, 8am-12n, 8309 Providence North Drive, Stokesdale. Kitchen items, electronics, computer, stuff.

PROFESSIONAL HOME CLEANING Affordable, satisfaction guaranteed, Free estimates. Elizabeth, (336) 453-8592.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE, Sat., Oct. 17, 8am-2pm, 5907 Billet Rd., Oak Ridge.

ENVIRODUCT CLEANING, 15% discount, member BBB, fully insured. Visit us online at, (336) 643-4593.

HUGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE, Sat., Oct. 17, 6310 Spyglass Ct., Greensboro (The Cardinal). Appliances, furniture, & more! YARD SALE, Sat., October 17, 7am-12n, 5403 Chestnut Ridge Drive, Summerfield (off of Fleming Road and Pleasant Ridge Rd). Household items, men’s, women’s, boy’s clothing, furniture, toys and full-size basketball goal.

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MARIA’S CLEANING SERVICE. Free estimates, guaranteed service. 937-5231. CastleWorks WINDOW CLEANING Includes gutters, pressure washing, chandeliers and other high ladder work. Fully insured and bonded, free estimates. (336) 609-0677.

decorating EXPERIENCED INTERIOR DECORATOR & personal furniture shopper will help you with style, color, shopping & furniture placement. E-mail or call Ann Appenzeller, (336) 314-1411.

Call 644-7035, ext. 10, for advertising info.

GREENERTIMES SMALL ENGINE Sales & service center. 9428 NC Hwy. 65, Stokesdale. Call (336) 312-3844 mobile or (336) 548-9286 office. LAWN EQUIPMENT SERVICE Located in Oak Ridge. Free pick-up and delivery. Tune up, preventive or rebuild on all lawn service/yard equipment. Commercial or residential. Call or text Rick, (336) 501-8681. APPLIANCE REPAIR – Call Mr Appliance. A step above the rest! (336) 609-5707. GARY’S HANDYMAN HOME SERVICES “Providing value for the home-ownership experience.” Gary Gellert, serving NC’s Piedmont Triad area., (336) 423-8223.



Home Improvement & Repairs Lisa & Jerry Potkay, Oak Ridge Bathroom Remodeling | Additions | Decks

(336) 669-7252 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics 2014

Professional, Honest, Reliable

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE, Fri. & Sat., Oct 16 & 17, 8am-3pm, 1011 Lemons Rd., Stokesdale. Name-brand clothes, shoes, bed linens, comforters, housewares, knick knacks, and much more.

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BRAD’S BOBCAT. Debris removal, grading/ hauling, gravel/dirt, driveways. 362-3647. ANTHONY’S GRADING & HAULING Excavating, land clearing, demolition, dirt available. Zane Anthony, 362-4035. PEARMAN QUARRY HAULING Fill dirt, gravel, sand rock, mulch & more. Joel Richardson, (336) 803-2195.

lawn care / landscaping PLANT PRO DESIGN & LANDSCAPE Planting, mulching, pruning, stone, patios, fire pits and more!. Check out our website, (336) 298-3809. D & D LANDSCAPING & IRRIGATION Complete landscaping services. Retaining walls & patios. Member BBB. NC licensed irrigation contractor. 480-4101. ALL-SEASON STUMP GRINDING. Owner Alan Winfree. Free est. Call 382-9875. ARBOR MASTERS TREE SERVICE Total tree removal, storm damage cleanup, shrub and tree pruning. Bobcat work and more. Free estimates. Licensed & insured. Call Joe at 643-9157. COLFAX LAWNCARE Complete lawn care maintenance. Mowing, trimming, fertilizing, weed control, pine needles. Res/Comm. Fully insured. Serving the Triad for 26 years. (336) 362-5860.

GENERAL HOME REPAIR, bathroom repair, small/odd jobs. 644-8710, 708-0522.

FAY’S LAWNCARE & LANDSCAPING Seed, aerate, trees and leaf cleanups. Big or small jobs, reasonable and honest. Call Taylor at (336) 464-5215.

JLB REMODELING, INC. Home repair, maintenance & handyman service. Licensed & insured. Competitive rates. Call 681-2902 or

CAROLINA STUMP & TREE SERVICE Complete tree service, $1 million liability, workman’s comp. Rick & Judy, 643-9332.

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BRAD’S BOBCAT. Mulching, landscaping, driveways, gravel, concrete work. 362-3647.


STILL PERFECTION PAINTING Reliable, skilled, affordable. Painting, pressure washing, handyman services. Scott Still, 462-3683 or

ALL-PRO POWER WASHING Windows, vinyl, concrete, pool decks, drain jetting. 15% off any cleaning. Fully insured., (336) 402-7726.

CINDY’S PAINTING – Interior painting, wallpaper removal. References & free estimates available. (336) 708-9155.


PAINTING INTERIOR & EXTERIOR, 32 years exp. Sheetrock repair. No job too small. Insured. Call Brad Rogers, 314-3186.


TRACTOR FOR HIRE Bush hogging, tilling, fencing, brush/tree removal, hauling and more! (336) 207-6632. MY GROUNDSKEEPER Landscaping and lawn care, shrubs, mulch, cut low limbs and more. Timothy, 643-5154.

SOUTHERN STYLE concrete & landscapes. How about a new patio or fire pit for fall? We can help with all of your outdoor living and entertainment spaces! Fire pits, driveways & sidewalks, patios and more! Give us a call at (336) 399-6619 for all your concrete and landscape needs.

Mulch & Pine Needles • Tree Cutting Concrete Sidewalks / Driveways Landscaping • Lot / Land Clearing Stump Grinding / Removal Bobcat & Dump Truck Services Leaf Removal • Parking Lot Cleanup

Interior/exterior stone veneer

Call Tony - office (336) 215-4531

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GUZMAN LANDSCAPE & MAINTENANCE Pine needles, mulch, leaf removal, tree pruning, complete lawn maintenance. 655-6490. BOBCAT WORK, bushhogging, and tractor work. Brad Mills, (336) 382-1505. AQUA SYSTEMS IRRIGATION. Quality irrigation systems. NC Licensed Contractor. We service all systems. Free est. 644-1174. STEVE NEWMAN TREE SERVICE. Free est. Lic/Ins. 30 yrs. exp. Bucket truck & chipper, total cleanup. Selective thinning & lot clearing. 24-hr. ER svc. OR, NC. 643-1119.

Residential & Commercial David & Judy Long, owners

NEW LOCATION: 8605 Triad Dr, Colfax | (336) 996-4918

MISC. SERVICES & PRODUCTS LOW-COST GARAGE DOORS – Repair and sales. 35 years exp. (336) 215-2800. GRILLS, FIRE PITS, tankless water heaters. General home repairs. Call Don Hill, (336) 643-7183.

(336) 931-0600 • References Available • Licensed & Insured • All Work Guaranteed

PLUMBING BRANSON PLUMBING & SOLAR No job too small! Experienced, guaranteed. Lic/Ins. Call Mark for savings. 337-7924. JDB PLUMBING. Repair, remodel, well pump. Lic/Ins. Accepts all major credit cards. Office 656-0019, cell 382-6905. WEBSTER & SONS PLUMBING, Inc. (336) 992-2503. Licensed, insured, bonded. 24/7 service. Plumbing, drain cleaning, well pumps. Give us a call, we do it all! Go to for more info.

AREA STUMP DUMP. Yard waste, concrete, etc. Fill dirt available. 602-5820. TLC LAWN CARE Affordable mowing, seeding, aeration, fertilization and weed control. (336) 681-0097.

POWER WASHING PRESSURE WASHING, gutter & window cleaning. Call Crystal Clear. Fully insured.

STUMP GRINDING – FREE ESTIMATES Big or small. George Joyce, (336) 382-3860. WILSON LANDSCAPING, INC. Complete lawn care & landscaping. NC lic. irrigation contractor. 20 years exp. Hardscaping, fertilization & weed control. (336) 399-7764.

BEK Paint Co. 595-2873.

PAINTING & DRYWALL CARLOS & SON PAINTING, interior & exterior, pressure washing. Free est., lic/ins. Call Carlos, (336) 669-5210.

SUPERIOR WASH. Exterior cleaning: houses, decks, driveways. Mobile unit w/ hot water & 425 gallon storage tank. Lic. & ins. Free est. Call Mike Dixon, 601-7444.

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MASONRY CONCEPTS, brick, block, stone, concrete & repairs. Free estimates. (336) 988-1022,

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KEITH SMITH CONSTRUCTION 30 years experience. Specializing in room additions, garages, vinyl siding and windows, painting, ceramic tile, laminate, hardwood and linoleum floors, and remodeling of all kinds. No job too small. Free est. Call 644-1943 or cell 362-7469.

What’s going on around town? Find us on Facebook for updates! BELEWS CREEK CONSTRUCTION Kitchens/baths, custom decks, garages, siding, dock work, windows, roofing specials, rotted wood. Sr. disc., 35 years exp. 362-6343. TRIPP SMITH CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Licensed General Contractor with college degree in construction management and over 18 years of experience. We specialize in additions, remodels, garages, decks, sunrooms, new construction, residential & commercial. No job too large or too small. Free Estimates. Call or email, 399-4894, RENOVATION WORKS INC. New construction, remodeling, kitchen and bath, additions, decks & patios. Call (336) 427-7391 or

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JLB REMODELING, INC. Remodeling and additions. Fully insured. NC GC license #69997. Free estimates. Call 681-2902 or


Construction Services, INC


Screened porches | Sunrooms | Patios

644-8615 office 508-5242 cell Licensed & insured NC Gen. Contractor #72797

ROOFING RED RHINO ROOFING, based in Oak Ridge. Storm damage specialist experienced with all types of roofing. BBB accredited A and listed with Angie’s List. Call (336) 944-6118, or visit A.L. CORMAN ROOFING INC. Res. roofing specialist serving Guilford Cty. area since 1983. Member BBB 25+ years w/ A+ rating., 621-6962. CLINARD & SON ROOFING, LLC Residential roofing, rubber flat roofs, roof coating, metal roofs. 30 years experience. Now accepting all major credit cards. Call 643-8191 or 580-3245.

 MISC. SERVICES NORTHWEST ART FRAMING Fine, affordable framing. “NWAF is my choice for framing” – Adele in Brown Summit. Steve Maloy, owner. Call for appt., (336) 644-1911. COMPUTER REPAIRS – ITBASICS.COM Inside Mailboxes & More, Oak Ridge Commons. (336) 643-0068. OCTOBER SPECIALS AT MELDA’S Schedule color with Pita or Ashley, receive a free eyebrow wax. Brooke’s specials: chemical peel – buy 4 services and receive the 5th free. Call (336) 643-7799 to schedule!


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 MISC. FOR SALE Starwood LE Mckenzie 2008 29’ TRAVEL TRAILER, includes hitch, sleeps 6, EC, $13,500. (336) 644-1252. 2 SIDE-BY-SIDE MAUSOLEUM CRYPTS, Westminster Chapel, upper level inside. Will sell for $11,000/pair; present value $10,497 each. (336) 288-0581, 312-9080. ALL NEW MATTRESS SETS. Still in plastic, w/ warranty. Twin, $99; Full, $109; Queen, $129; King, $191. Can deliver, layaway available. Mattress Outlet. 992-0025. KNIGHTS PRODUCE & PLANTS Pumpkins, gourds, mums & fresh produce. 14809 Hwy. 158, Summerfield. 708-0485. SEASONED OAK FIREWOOD, $80/pickup load, delivered & stacked. (336) 253-7615. WAREHOUSE MALL, INC. NOW OPEN! Antiques, collectibles, vintage toys. New vendors welcome. 305 E. Bodenhamer Drive, Kernersville. Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm, Sunday, 1-6pm.



PAINTED FURNITURE SALE, Oct. 15-19; vintage furniture sale, Oct. 22-26. Golden Antiques & Treasures, 41 Ram Loop, Stokesdale, (336) 949-4958.


PERSIMMON PULP, jam, pudding, and more! (336) 816-3441 or 996-3892.

ly wooded, brokerage protected, $171,500.

SEASONED FIREWOOD, delivered and stacked. 1/2 cord, $80. Call 686-6373.

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6105 Chalet Drive, Oak Ridge Fabulous, immaculate brick home featuring hardwood floors throughout. Stunning twostory great room flooded with natural light. Great kitchen with boxed-bay breakfast area, gas stove, stainless appliances and island with extended bar. All bedrooms on second floor, including spacious master. $344,000

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Stokesdale Heating & Air.....................29 Velocity Air, Inc. ..................................14

Great Pumpkin Event ..........................34 Hillsdale Village Fall Festival .................2 Tom Brown Memorial Golf Tourney 8, 40



Carlotta Lytton, CPA, PA ......................8 Kimberly Thacker Accounting ...............5 Samuel Anders, CPA, MSA, PC .............8


Draw and Learn .................................32 Northern Arts LLC ................................6


Piedmont Truck Tires, Inc. ..................22


Salama Chiropractic .............................4 Summerfield Family Chiropractic ..........8


Forbis & Dick – Brooke Chapel .............5


Kickin Clouds .....................................17 Naylor Custom Homes .......................20 R&K Custom Homes ....................15, 20 Ray Bullins Construction .....................21

HOME PRODUCTS & SERVICES A Shade Better ...................................13 Budget Blinds .....................................26 House of Stars ....................................31 Pest Management Systems .................24 ProStone, Inc. .....................................24

POSH Hair Studio .................................8



Amber Bogle ........................................8 North Carolina Farm Bureau ..............33 WoodmenLife ......................................18

Alpha Weight Loss ................................3

HOME BUILDERS / ASSOCN. Brian Thompson Homes .....................20 Builders MD ........................................12 Disney Construction Co. .....................21 Don Mills Builders ...............................20 Friddle & Company .............................21 Greater Greensboro Builder’s Assn. ....10 Johnson & Lee ....................................21

LEGAL SERVICES Attorney Bill Barbour ...........................26

MEDICAL / EYE CARE / PT Cone Health / MedCenter High Point .31 Eagle Physicians at Brassfield ................6 LeBauer Healthcare, Brassfield ............29

PET SERVICES Northwest Animal Hospital ....................8 Stokesdale Veterinary Hospital ..............5 Veterinary Hospital at Oak Ridge...........8 Westergaard Kennels.............................4

REAL ESTATE A New Dawn Realty ........................5, 27 Allen Tate ...........................................25 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services ...23 Bobbie Gardner, Keller Williams...........24 Cox Team, Keller Williams ..................16 Dede Cunningham, Keller Williams ....18 Donna Smith, Keller Williams .............14 Jason Smith, Allen Tate Builder Svcs. ..20 Johnnye Letterman, BHHS .................29 New Homes of GSO .....................19, 28 Ramilya Siegel, Allen Tate ...................38

RETAIL Bi-Rite Food Center .........................5, 30 Gigi’s Flowers & More ...........................5 Goodwill Industries .............................10


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Golf Tournament Saturday, Oct. 17 • 7:30 am Pleasant Ridge Golf Course 1518 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro $65 entry per player • Red “T” option $5 each For more info or to register: Carolyn Brown: 643-3447 Tom Pratt: 399-2563 This fundraiser benefits the sight/hearing impaired and other community projects