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There were many items on the Jamestown Town Council’s agenda for May 17, but none of them took up much of the Council’s time. A total of 12 items were included in the consent agenda, which is approved as one item, not 12 separate ones.

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“All’s well that ends well,” might sound like a worn cliché, but it was a heartfelt message from author Kristy Woodson Harvey to guests at the High Point Literary League spring luncheon May 18. Delays in speaking engagements to the group due to Covid-19 allowed Harvey to research, write and …

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Finance Director Judy Gallman presented the recommended budget and Capital Improvement Program for fiscal year 2022-23. The budget is $17,868,999 for all Town operations, capital improvements, transfers and debt services. This is a 39 percent increase from the current amended budget. The lar…

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The Jamestown Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial Wall at Wrenn-Miller Park in Jamestown at 11 a.m. and will focus on all who paid the ultimate price serving our country in the armed forces.

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It is the goal of many people to live in their home as long as they can. But not every home is safe for the aging – or even for those of any age. AARP has the solutions to being able to live in the home you enjoy for a long time.

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One minute Chuck Alston was saying hello to his neighbor and the next he was trying to scare off a rabid fox that was attacking that neighbor, biting him repeatedly. Alston gave little thought to the fact the fox could turn on him, he only knew his neighbor needed help and he had to try to d…

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In an unprecedented third meeting, the Jamestown Town Council met May 11 for a special meeting to discuss three items relating to the upcoming 2022-23 budget. Councilmember John Capes was not able to attend the meeting and such an absence was the reason for the third meeting.

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. . . to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

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The recommended budget and Capital Improvement Program for fiscal year 2022-23 tops the agenda for the Jamestown Town Council’s May 17 meeting. The Council will hold a public hearing for consideration of the budget and CIP.

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When Tammy Larrick, the art teacher at Millis Road Elementary School, was considering a school-wide service learning project 10 years ago, she wanted it to be something that evoked empathy as well as action. Her outreach pastor at Westover Church in Greensboro put her in touch with the Ntibo…

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Following a Bicycle-Pedestrian Plan Open House the previous week, Town staff held a public input session May 3 for comment from residents on how American Rescue Plan funds should be spent. Also discussed were suggested changes to the Capital Improvement Program. 

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In 1966, singer Norma Tanega had a hit with “Walking My Cat Named Dog.” Tanega used an oxymoron and said she always wanted a dog but when she got a cat, it seemed the right thing to do to name it “Dog.”

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Do you know a person or a group of people who have contributed to the history of Jamestown? After a break of one year, the Historic Jamestown Society is again accepting applications for the Mary A. Browning Historic Preservation Award.

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Ah, springtime has arrived and for many people thoughts turn to the great outdoors. For some that includes extra excursions to a golf course. For the past 46 years, the Jamestown Civitans Club has combined spring, golf and fundraising as a way to benefit those in need in the community.

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Naming inanimate objects is nothing new. Consider all the people who name their cars or homesteads. But Mike Gipp, vocational education teacher at Haynes-Inman Education Center, makes sure that each quilt he, volunteer Becky McGlothlin and his students create has a name.

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How would you like to see the Town of Jamestown use the $1,430,000 it is receiving as part of the American Rescue Plan Act? The Town received approximately $715,000 in July 2021 and should receive the remainder in July of this year.

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The following students in the Guilford County Schools have achieved academic distinction for the third quarter and are included on the school system’s ‘’A Team.’’ Students in Grades 6-8 who received all A’s and/or P’s during the third nine-week grading period qualify for the ‘’A Team.’’

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On April 29, the Jamestown Town Council got a look at the preliminary budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for 2022-2023. The Council met in January and March to discuss needs from each department. 

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It looked like April 19 would be the day three public hearings regarding development on the property along Guilford College and Mackay roads would actually come to a resolution. The agenda had all the information in it, including a draft of the development agreement. Representatives from pro…

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Since its beginning in the early 1990s, Jamestown Business Association members have seen a number of changes to the organization’s structure. More recently, Courtney Allen, the current president, and Bob Callicutt, treasurer, have been working to revise the group’s bylaws to clarify what the…

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As the Jamestown Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee begins work on improved plans for the town, it is appropriate to revisit a plan that has been discussed — but never implemented in Jamestown — for over 30 years: a walking and paddling trail along Deep River.

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The owner of the old Pilot Life Insurance property at 4300 High Point Road, across from Sedgefield, KSL Sedgefield Pilot LLC, has nominated the property for the National Register of Historic Places. KSL Sedgefield Pilot is a subsidiary of Kisco Senior Living. 

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We all have heard pitches offering us easy money, trips or automobiles. These days, it’s phone calls about car warranties and insurance quotes. All we have to do is hand over some personal information, often credit card or bank account numbers, and the prizes are on their way to you.

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Will April 19 be the day the Jamestown Town Council actually holds public hearings relating to the property along Guilford College and Mackay roads? The answer is unknown. 

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The Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Veterans Day are well known occasions recognized each year by the greater Jamestown community with ceremonies at Wrenn Miller Park. Maybe not as well known, but just as significant however, is the observance of Vietnam Veterans Day on March 29.

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There could be some changes made at the Jamestown Town Hall if approved in the 2022-23 budget. Not only would there be physical changes to the layout of the building, but a new organizational chart would be implemented as well.

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The total operating revenue for the Jamestown Golf Course for February was $47,055 but operating expenditures were $127,654. This indicates a net operating loss of $80,599 for the month. There was also an operating loss in February 2021 of $47,833. 

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Members of the Sedgefield Woman’s Club enjoyed an evening of fellowship March 22 onboard the good ship SS Foxy Lady (a.k.a. the ballroom at Sedgefield Country Club). 

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The Jamestown Town Council gathered in the Mendenhall Room at the Jamestown Park Clubhouse March 25 for a special meeting to consider options for the 2022-23 budget for the town.

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What would you do if you learned you were a victim of fraud? What if it happened to a senior citizen? AARP might have a solution.

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The drawers of life are often filled with negativity — fear, doubt, depression, hunger, feelings of unworthiness, etc. But when the drawers are open, hope can creep in and take over. That is how Sarah Graham sees her non-profit and why she named it Drawers of HOPE. Her goal is to change nega…

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As expected, the Jamestown Town Council again continued the public hearings regarding annexation and rezoning from D.R. Horton for the former Johnson property at the corner of Guilford College and Mackay roads. The public hearing on the related development agreement was also continued. All h…

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Having smoke alarms in a structure is not just important, it is a matter of life and death. Statistics show that three out of five home fire deaths result from having no working smoke alarms and over one-third of home fire deaths result from fires where there were no smoke alarms at all. Hal…

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For decades North Carolina has ranked near the bottom of all states in the country when it comes to the public’s right to know what went wrong when a government employee is transferred, demoted or terminated for disciplinary reasons.

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With Covid mandates easing and businesses beginning to return to more normal pursuits, the Jamestown Business Association is gearing up to once again participate in monthly networking activities. A meet and greet for members and potential members was held March 7 at the Ragsdale YMCA. As an …