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Final draft budget offers no tax increase for Jamestown residents

The Jamestown Town Council has seen the draft 2015-16 budget and are pleased with the potential it holds.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Jamestown Memorial Day Parade 2015
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 9:51 am

Land of the free, home of the brave

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Sheriff's report: Woman attacked with belt
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 12:17 pm

• Carla Gage Elliot reported she had been attacked by Joshua Lee Perkins on May 17 at 3:36 a.m. when Perkins stuck her on the back of the legs with a leather belt. Perkins admitted to the incident and was charged with assault on a female. The incident occurred at 102 O’Neill Court in Jamestown.

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Council vetoes no left turn at O’Neill
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 11:51 am

Residents of the Forestdale East neighborhood have both won and lost a battle to have left turns at O’Neill Drive outlawed.

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Crime Stoppers seeks help with vandalism investigation at church
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 12:19 pm

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a vandalism of Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church located at 1000 Bales Chapel Road, Jamestown. The vandalism was discovered on April 11, 2015, after the offenders spray-painted the church, broke windows and damaged the church bus. The damage totaled approximately $10,000.

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Koury Corp. plans to annex into Jamestown
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 11:58 am

For many years, there has been a sign at the Guilford College, High Point Road/Jamestown Parkway intersection announcing plans for a shopping center on the site owned by Koury Corporation, Inc.

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Suspect sought in ATM fraud
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 2:23 pm

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a fraud suspect. On May 6 and 7, 2015, this suspect used a cloned ATM card to make withdrawals from the victim’s account. This card was used at 4 different ATMs in Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem. At one of the ATMs, the suspect made several withdrawals using different cards. 

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Ordinances, budget on council’s plate
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 12:01 pm

The Town Council had 26 items on its May 19 agenda but managed to cover everything in just over two hours.

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Annual car show to assist local transplant patient
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Many fundraisers for worthwhile causes have been held in Jamestown and the surrounding area recently. One planned for June 6 could mean the difference of life or death for a local businessman. Monies raised at a local car show will supplement the cost associated with a kidney transplant for Jason Spangler, owner of Budget Printing on West Main Street.

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Collaborative effort creates special Veterans Resource Center at GTCC
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Ever since a veterans club was organized at Guilford Technical Community College in 2007, members and supporters have envisioned a place to meet that they could call their own. A place to study, relax and network with others who share like experiences.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Triad cooking competition includes Jamestown chef
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 11:29 am

For Tim Barbrey, participating in the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series carries with it a touch of deja vu. But for Barbrey, the feeling is a reality. In 2014, the head chef at Perky’s Bistro in Jamestown took part in the Fire in the Triad cooking challenge, the same competition with a different name.

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Old quilt returns to Jamestown
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 10:44 am

When Judith Jemima Mendenhall (1831-96) was a child, she undoubtedly helped her mother, Mary Pegg Mendenhall (wife of Richard), around the house. After all, there were seven children in the family. Being the youngest, however,  (her oldest sibling, Minerva was born in 1813), she didn’t have little ones to look after.

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Jamestown Post Office lends helping hand
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 10:45 am

This year’s National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive yielded 4,690 pounds of food collected within the Jamestown community by local letter carriers. 

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Beer returns to golf course
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 2:49 pm

For some, one of the reasons to play golf is the camaraderie. For others, it’s the challenge of mastering the course. 

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Browning Preservation Award goes to two winners
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 10:48 am

The Mary A. Browning Historic Preservation Award is only in its second year, but the selection committee has already received permission from the Historic Jamestown Society Board of Directors for a special dispensation to give two awards each year if they feel the need.

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Orthodox priest does double duty in rock and roll band
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 9:58 am

In an attempt to bring more people to Christ, many mainstream churches are incorporating new age methods. It’s not uncommon for rock music to be played in the sanctuary.

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Town received DOT grant for beautification
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 11:27 am

The town continues its efforts to beautify the area by seeking outside funding for improvement. Current efforts focus on landscaping around signage and traffic islands.

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Memorial Day week events
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 3:05 pm

• On Saturday, May 23, members of Troop 17 from Jamestown United Methodist Church and the Jamestown Veterans Committee will put out 2,500 flags at Guilford Memorial Park honoring fallen veterans.

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Updated: May 20, 2015 - 10:46 am

All Triad events are held at the Benton Convention Center at 301 W. 5th Street in Winston-Salem. Tickets range from $55 for the preliminary battle to $75 for the final. Costs exclude beverage, tax and service fee. Tickets must be purchased by midnight the day before a battle and guests can attend as many dinners as they like.

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Sheriff's report: Bicycle, tools stolen in separate robberies
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 4:10 pm

• Thomas Burney Potter, 100 Amberwood Drive, Jamestown, reported the theft of his red Schwinn bicycle which was beside his house, unsecured, some time between May 11 and 12.

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Tuesday 05/12/2015
Jamestown community benefits from Ragsdale YMCA
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 5:40 pm

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Sheriff's report: Drug possession cited in town
Posted: May 12, 2015

• William Curry Davis, 28, of High Point, was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the parking lot of Domino’s at 114 W. Main St., Jamestown, on May 5 around 2 p.m.

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Residents hear program on Community Watch
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 2:19 pm

Once upon a simpler time, the world seemed a much safer place. Neighbors knew each other by name. Kids played outside, stopping only for a mother’s call to dinner. Vehicles with open windows and Dad’s briefcase left on the seat were parked in the driveway. At night, doors were unlocked and windows were opened to catch the evening breeze. It was a scene right out of “Leave It To Beaver.”

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Man charged with stealing money from car wash vacuums
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 12:17 pm

A 42-year-old Greensboro man faces both felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly taking money from car wash vacuum cleaners. James Anthony Kendricks, 1112 Fuller St., Greensboro, is accused of forcibly entering coin-operated vacuum cleaners and taking the money that was inside the machines.

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P&R hears about park and sidewalk updates
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 12:11 pm

There was a lot of catching up to do for the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee at their May 4 meeting. They had not met since January.

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Coping with chronic illness presents daily challenges
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Being diagnosed with a long-term health condition is frightening. Life becomes filled with doctor visits, tests and medications. There might be pain or discomfort and physical limitations that result.

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Preservation award to be given May 17
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 12:18 pm

The winner(s) has been decided. All that’s left is the presentation of the second Mary A. Browning Historic Preservation Award.

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Council receives long agenda for May meeting
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 12:12 pm

You might want to bring a snack if you attend the May 19 Town Council meeting. Included in the 26-item agenda are five public hearings, four capital project ordinances, the presentation of the preliminary budget for 2015-16 with a review of Capital Improvement projects, updates on the Jamestown Park Golf Course and clubhouse renovations, and a discussion regarding closing a section of High Point Road.

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Walk and Roll
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 2:27 pm

The Third Annual Haynes-Inman Education Center Color Walk and Roll was held Friday, April 24, 2015, on the school grounds.

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Raising funds for a good cause
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 2:24 pm

At the recent Human Race, Haynes-Inman Education Center students, their families and the staff took home their 5th consecutive award as the Volunteer Center’s “Top Fundraising Non-Profit.” Pictured are some of the participants from Haynes-Inman.

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Project Noah comparisons
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 2:45 pm

                                      Ark                                             Canoe

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Project Noah produces canoe to fund mission trip
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 12:32 pm

When Noah followed God’s calling to build a huge boat to save his family and other living creatures from an impending flood, he set himself up for ridicule in his community. But when the youth and their leaders at Jamestown United Methodist Church chose to build a watercraft to sell as a fundraiser and called it Project Noah, no one laughed. Although it took over four years to complete the project, the resulting canoe has received nothing but praise.

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Smile, you’re on public TV
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 12:14 pm

Jamestown Mayor Keith Volz is interviewed on May 4 for a segment on UNC televisions “North Carolina NOW” program. Jamestown is the first small town in the state to be featured on the program. Representatives from the program visited the Mendenhall Homeplace, Full Moon Oyster Bar, The Deck, Jamestown Library and Potent Potables, among other sites, during their stay in town. No date has been announced when the segment will be aired.

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Friday 05/08/2015
Driver crashes SUV into Deep River
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 12:16 pm

A Toyota 4Runner driven by Megan Marie Wagner ran off the side of Harvey Road, just south of the Deep River bridge, landed on its roof in the river about 9:50 a.m. on Friday, May 8. The vehicle, which was totally demolished, was facing south when rescue workers arrived.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Magnolia Luncheon returns
Updated: May 06, 2015 - 11:21 am

Please join us for the 6th Annual Mary Perry Ragsdale Family YMCA Magnolia Luncheon 
Benefiting the Annual Giving Campaign, Tuesday, May 19, at noon, at Sedgefield Country Club, 3201 Forsyth Drive.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Campaign begins to name media center for former principal
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 11:48 am

Many people go through life doing good, but never being recognized for their accomplishments. Mickey Peeler wants to make sure T.G. Madison is not one of them. Peeler is in the process of collecting documentation to show that Madison’s contributions to Ragsdale High School should be remembered by having the school’s new media center named in his honor. Madison served as principal of the school from 1959-1979.

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Fraud and security questions answered
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Do you know what to do to protect your home or business from break-ins? Guilford County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Scott Herndon and Deanna Snow of High Point Bank have a few suggestions.

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Stamp Club revitalizing old hobby
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 12:19 pm

When Hank Gutman was a kid, he loved learning about people and places and the history and geography of foreign lands. The world was a wondrous place to explore. But being a kid, he couldn’t pack a bag and hitchhike across the globe. His mom and dad might have frowned on that just a bit. But he could indulge his curiosity by collecting stamps.

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Railroad to install signal towers
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 11:52 am

Jamestown’s landscape will change once a new positive train control tower (PTC) is erected at Oakdale Road and Depot Street along the N.C. Railroad.

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Friends of the Library Basket and Gift Card Raffle begins
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 12:26 pm

The annual Friends of the Library Basket and Gift Card Raffle began last week. Stop by the library now to purchase your tickets; 25 tickets are only $5 or 75 tickets for $10.

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Treatment options available for joint pain
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 12:22 pm

“Oh my aching back … or knees … or hip!”

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Beautifying the neighborhood
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 12:16 pm

NCDOT recently took the drab, grass-covered traffic triangles at the intersection of West Main Street and Ragsdale/Dillon roads and turned it into a mulched area with shrubs. Town Manager Chuck Smith was able to acquire NCDOT funding for both this triangle as well as the one on Oakdale Road near the old cotton mill.

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JES PTA treasurer charged with embezzlement
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 11:53 am

It’s been a rough few weeks for Jamestown schools.

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Haynes-Inman Education Center honors longtime music teacher
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Catherine Pressley, Guilford County Schools music teacher, is retiring after 27 years. On May 1, she was honored during the Spring Music Program performed by the faculty, students and voulunteers of Haynes-Inman Education Center.

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Sheriff's report: Mailbox damaged in burglary
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 11:55 am

Frances Traynham, 5312 Vickrey Chapel Road, Greensboro, reported someone unlawfully entered her home on April 30 at 11:30 a.m. No property was stolen during the burglary but her mailbox post was damaged. Estimated value was $40.

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
No tax increase proposed
Posted: April 28, 2015

The meeting on April 14 between the Town Council and Town Staff was full of optimism as the groups discussed the proposed town budget for fiscal year 2015-16,

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Sheriff's report: Driver faces multiple charges including DWI
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 11:49 am

• Stephen Eric Ruggiano, of Summerfield, was charged April 18 with driving while impaired, driving while his license was revoked, no liability insurance, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and failure to register a motor vehicle. The incident occurred at 2:40 a.m. on East Main Street in Jamestown and he was stopped in the parking lot behind Southern Roots at 119 E. Main St.

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JBA Business Corner: Agency there to help in times of need
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 11:43 am

In times of trouble, a good neighbor can be a real blessing. Sharing food or offering a shoulder to cry on, a supportive friend makes the difficult times a little more bearable. So as the slogan goes, “Just like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.”

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Arbor Day planting in Wrenn Miller Park
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 11:54 am

A dogwood tree in honor of Jack and Katy Jacobs – and donated by their son, Atlanta attorney Mike Jacobs – was planted in Wrenn Miller Park on April 24 in recognition of Arbor Day. Members of the HOPE Club from Ragsdale High School (Help Our Planet Earth) helped town staff with the planting.

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Jamestown Market celebrates Earth Day
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 11:46 am

The Jamestown Market invited children of all ages to stop by and plant vegetable seeds in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Children planted various vegetable seeds in small seed pots and learned about how seeds need fertile soil, water and sunshine in order to grow into food that is nutritious for their bodies. They enjoyed selecting which seeds to plant and getting their hands into the soil. Once the seeds have been planted, they now can watch the progress of the plants as the growing season continues. This event was also part of the Jamestown Market’s grand opening celebration, which was held April 24-25.

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