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Just like the Energizer Bunny, Margaret Akingbade just keeps going and going and going. For the past 46 years, the physical therapist has worked with children with special needs, not only helping them with physical conditioning, but also advocating for their unique requirements.

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The Jamestown News asked each of the six candidates for Town Council their views on several topics prior to the Nov. 2 general election. The following are their responses, in alphabetical order. Dave Cohen did not respond.

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At its September meeting, the Jamestown Town Council directed the town clerk to investigate the former Johnson farm property for possible annexation. D.R. Horton, Inc., the new owner, filed an annexation petition Sept. 2. At the Oct. 19 meeting, the Council will set a date for a public heari…

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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is often called the “law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.” The website www.foia.gov states, “Since 1967, the FOIA has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. Federal agencies are required…

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As you walk around the house, the acrid smell of burnt wood fills the senses, and the odor becomes even more pungent as you approach the door and peer inside. A glance reveals the smoky remains of a house, totally lost on Oct. 5 to the residents who called it home just hours before.

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After the success of the Quilt Show in June, the Historic Jamestown Society is presenting Fiber Arts Day Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Join local artisans on the grounds of the historic Mendenhall Homeplace as they demonstrate spinning, weaving, quilting, knitting, crocheting, chair caning, em…

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The Oct. 5 mayoral primary in Jamestown wasn’t even close, with incumbent Lynn Montgomery receiving 218 votes, or 76 percent of the total ballots cast.

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Will Jamestown become an AARP Livable Community? That’s what the Livable Communities Committee and Jamestown Councilmember Rebecca Rayborn, who also leads the committee, hope. The application was submitted in September and the result should be known later this month.

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Rayshaun Williams, the Jamestown teenager arrested for threatening mass violence to area schools via social media, was released into the custody of his mother, Jalida Gwinn, on Oct. 1.

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Last year’s tour of the burial ground at Deep River Friends Meeting was such a success that the Historic Jamestown Society is offering it again this year – for four days instead of the one held last year.

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It appears Diamondback Investment Group wanted to build on the Johnson farm property so much that the company looked into having it annexed into Greensboro, instead of its current location within Jamestown’s extra-territorial jurisdiction.

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Being born an American citizen could certainly be considered a blessing. Becoming a naturalized citizen, however, takes lots of effort. But it is well worth the time and energy to those who seek citizenship in what was referred to for years as “the melting pot of the world.”  

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The sounds of tapping drumsticks and whacking pool noodles against large, brightly-colored balls filled the room as Randi Lee led participants in a session of Drums Alive. Lively music set the stage for the recent cardio drumming activity at A Moment in Time meeting at Jamestown United Metho…

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Delving into history can have different meanings to different people. For some it is a study of the world, a nation or a state. For others, however, history takes on a more personal meaning – it is the study of their individual backgrounds. Instead of being considered historians, these indiv…

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With little discussion, the Jamestown Planning Board approved the 2021 Comprehensive Plan at a special called meeting Sept. 20. The Board unanimously recommended the Plan be sent to the Town Council for final approval, which is expected to be in October.

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It only took six hours for the High Point Police and Guilford County Sheriff’s Office to arrest Kayshawn Williams for social media posts threatening several area schools.

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Members of the Woman’s Club of Southwest Guilford have worked diligently making decorations for the upcoming Derby Days: Hats and Hogs Pig Pickin’ to be held in Jamestown Oct. 9 from 7-11 p.m. 

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The basement and parish hall at All Saints Episcopal Church were filled to the brim with items ready for the 2020 annual rummage sale. There were also items ready to be loaded onto tables to be placed outside the day of the event.

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The Jamestown News asked each of the three candidates for mayor their views on several topics prior to the Oct. 5 mayoral primary election. The following are their responses, in alphabetical order. Michael Young did not reply. 

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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.