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Mayor calls for arts task force

GREENSBORO, NC — Mayor Nancy Vaughan has proposed a task force, to be appointed by the mayor and city council, that would examine the financial needs and sustainability of local arts groups. Vaughan proposed the idea to the city council as it approved a new funding plan for the planned Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in which the city agreed to take on an additional $9.6 million in bond debt to help close the center’s budget gap, bringing the total taxpayer commitment, with interest, to $67.3 million.

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Not so fast

GREENSBORO, NC — Shareholders of Greensboro-based NewBridge Bank say in a class-action lawsuit that the bank’s leaders are selling the company at an unfairly low price to Yadkin Financial for their own benefit at the expense of a higher price for investors.

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Where’s the data?

GREENSBORO, NC — On Dec. 15, Greensboro Police Department Chief Wayne Scott reported to the council that recent stop data show the numbers of black and white drivers being stopped were nearly identical and presented these statistics as evidence that his order was having the desired effect. The chief gave no updated statistics on search rates or contraband-found rates. Why did Scott omit these two rates? Why did no member of the council ask the chief for these rates? | Related: Greensboro 101 requested some of the data in question on December 17th. We have not received it yet.

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Heartbroken

GREENSBORO, N.C. — When Peggy Turner’s husband died in a motorcycle crash in 2010, she got two dogs to help her cope. On Thursday, her home was burglarized. Not only were cherished mementos and Christmas gifts taken, but one of her dogs is missing. Do you think you can help? There is a $1,000 reward. Call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text the tip to 274637 using the keyword badboyz.

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Why is WFMY News2 so bad?

GREENSBORO, NC — As curator of Greensboro 101, I read and watch a firehose stream of news and opinion coming from a variety sources from professional news organizations to blogs. None of them are perfect, but year after year, even as station managers, news directors and reporters come and go, WFMY News2 remains chronically inept at reporting the news.

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