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Will City Council keep public waiting while bigwigs get special attention?

The City Council has taken to holding closed sessions before the public meeting rather than after, which means the public meetings often start late. But if the council holds the closed meeting after the public meeting then the big wigs the council meets with in closed session have to wait for the unwashed masses to finish with their business before the closed session. The City Council has decided it makes more sense to let a hundred or so of their constituents wait rather than a couple of attorneys or economic development professionals.

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County to consider $106,000 in taxpayer funds for Fresh Market

While the Guilford County Board of Commissioners hasn’t discussed the project publically, the board has scheduled a public hearing for its Thursday, Nov. 21 meeting, when the commissioners will listen to any pro and con arguments from citizens and then vote on a proposed incentives package for the upscale grocery store chain. According to county documents, the proposal is “to appropriate and expend $106,000 in county funds to The Fresh Market, Inc. for the creation of 53 new jobs and retention of 248 positions at an average wage of $86,000.”

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Plagiarism: Rhino Times passes off large portions of press release as original reporting

The Rhino Times published an article on November 1, 2019 with the title State Puts Out Good News On Child Fatality [sic]. The author is identified as Rhino Times writer Scott Yost. Substantial portions of the article were copied word-for-word without attribution from a press release from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and falsely represented as original reporting.

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