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Fifty-five men attended the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, but none were there the entire time. On the last day, of the 42 in attendance only 39 signed the Constitution. Three were from North Carolina.

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The Jamestown Planning Board will hold a special meeting on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. Their regularly-scheduled meeting on the second Monday of the month was rescheduled for this date.

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The Jamestown Town Council will hold its monthly meeting on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center at Town Hall.

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The quote, “The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it,” has been attributed to William James, a famous philosopher and educator. Although there is some question that James is the originator of the saying, there is no doubt that the life of Kim McKone is the epit…

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It’s been two summers since residents of Jamestown and High Point have been able to enjoy a popular pastime – swimming in High Point City Lake Pool.

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The Jamestown Rotary 60th Annual Horse Show sponsored by the Jamestown Rotary Club is quickly approaching. This equestrian event is scheduled for Oct. 2 at the Piedmont Saddle Club, 8001 Leabourne Road, Colfax. It will begin at 10 a.m. 

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The Town of Jamestown has engaged a community planner, Seth Harry, to advocate for and work with the community to create a master plan and design guidelines for the Johnson property along Guilford College and Mackay roads. The development of this 467-acre property will greatly impact the fut…

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Work on an update to Jamestown’s Comprehensive Plan began over two years ago. Like many other things, the pandemic slowed progress. But there is a light at the end of that long tunnel.

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In 1969, when Jamestown Elementary School Principal Olin Jackson mentioned to Doris Berry that a child in his school needed shoes and could not afford them, it is unlikely either realized the impact the statement would have on the entire community for decades to come.

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The theme for the 12th annual Family Service of the Piedmont’s pig pickin’ fundraiser in Jamestown is Derby Days: Hats and Hogs. But don’t expect to find racing horses, or hogs for that matter, at this derby.

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The Jamestown Town Council has held several special meetings recently, jointly with all candidates for Town office as well as with the Planning Board. Another meeting was for visioning. All of these meetings were over two hours long, so it was probably a relief for Council members to hold th…

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Jamestown's Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will get a look at a working draft of the updated plan when it meets Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Civic Center at Town Hall.

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Staff members of the new Adult Day & Respite Care Center on the edge of Jamestown have been busily working to prepare the facility for clients’ arrival at the beginning of October. To call the care center new, however, is somewhat of a misnomer.

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When Dr. Angela Monell left her old job to begin a new one she did not have far to go. The former assistant principal at Southwest Guilford High School has taken over the reins as principal for the Southwest Cowboys/Cowgirls.

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Not far from Andrew White’s new business is his old high school, Ragsdale, from which he graduated in 2007, as well as the Ragsdale YMCA where he swam. His wife Mary Kate can also sense she is just a couple of miles away from her former place of work, the ACC headquarters on Grandover Parkway.

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The Jamestown Town Council has been kept busy in recent weeks, with special meetings. One combined the incumbents with challengers for an information session and another, on Aug. 11, was a joint meeting with the Planning Board. Representatives from D.R. Horton, the company that purchased the…

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The drama could not have been any better for the finish of the 2021 Wyndham Championship on Sunday at Sedgefield Country Club. 

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When Gary Boyles decided to try duplicating the tartar sauce from one of his favorite local seafood restaurants, little did he know it would lead to a unique business endeavor. But that is exactly what happened.

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When is a Town Council meeting not a Town Council meeting? When it’s a special meeting with no legislation but, rather, one to clarify the mission, vision and values of the town. On July 15, the Jamestown Town Council, along with staff, met in such a meeting. 

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All candidates for public office in Jamestown – including incumbents – are theoretically now on the same page as to their knowledge of how the Town operates following a two-hour Candidate Information Session on Aug. 2. This was the first time the Town had offered such an event and all presen…

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It will almost feel like business – or golf – as usual this year at the Wyndham Championship. There are a few differences, however.

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There was a lot of discussion about money at the July 20 Town Council meeting, including news that the Town had received $714,997.72 from the American Rescue Plan. 

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After a year’s absence, National Night Out returns Aug. 3. Jamestown will celebrate the event at Wrenn Miller Park from 6-10 p.m. Music will be provided by the acoustic pop duo AM rOdeO and food trucks will be on site.

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When someone thinks of mosaic it is likely as an artistic technique that uses tiny parts to create a whole image or object. But Mosaic: A Lifespan Studio encompasses much more. 

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At the end of the first week of the July 2-16 candidate filing period, it appeared Jamestown would retain its current mayor and Town Council as no challengers appeared. But judging from the final day of filing, that scenario might be in jeopardy.

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Since 1981, select area high school seniors who participated in the Colt Baseball League for 15-16 year-olds have received Bill White Scholarships to attend the college or university of their choice. The criteria include academic excellence, exemplary citizenship and financial need.

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What might Jamestown look like in 2030? That’s the vision the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee is considering.

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Forestdale Plaza Shopping Center, at 108 W. Main St., commonly known as the Food Lion Shopping Center, has been sold to Peters Development of High Point under a special warranty deed. The sale price of the 6.36-acre site was $6.95 million.

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As people age, they are often no longer capable of taking care of many things, including their property. Tall grass, dead trees, peeling paint and scraggly shrubbery are all things that could result in notification of a code violation by the Town of Jamestown.

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It is easy to look back and see all the stress caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. But the leadership of Women in Motion took the downtime as an opportunity to restructure its organization, allowing it to provide more opportunities to help more women. 

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Looking for interesting reading for those longer summer/vacation days? The best place to look is The Corner Book Shop, located in the basement of the Jamestown Public Library. 

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Development on the Johnson farm property is still probable as Diamondback Investment Group, doing business as Castleton Village LLC., has sold the nearly 467-acre property to D.R. Horton, a national company that bills itself as “America’s largest homebuilder.” 

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Like many other organizations, the Woman’s Club of Southwest Guilford was faced with how to continue activities during shutdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.