City of Greensboro Press Releases

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  1. Beginning at 9 am Monday, October 20, two roadway projects will affect traffic near the downtown area. First, N. Church Street between Wendover and Bessemer avenues will be closed for waterline rehabilitation work. The job is expected to...
  2. Dozens of Lindley Elementary School students and staff finished the City’s first art crosswalk today with a “Tree of Life” mural. The project – a partnership between Greensboro’s Department of Transportation (GDOT), the school and the neighborhood association...
  3. The Archery Range at Hester Park will be open from 1-6 pm, Friday, October 20, and from 8 am to 3 pm, Wednesday, November 1. The park is located at 3615 Deutzia St. A range master will be available for limited instruction. Archers can rent bows for $15 per hour or use their own equipment for $7 per...
  4. October 22-28 is national Lead Poisoning Awareness Week and October 23 has been declared Lead-Safe Renovators Day in NC. Grant applications for the City’s Lead...
  5. With the announcement on Wednesday, October 18 that International Textile Group, Inc. (ITG) will shut down operations at the Cone Denim White Oak Plant later this year, the City of Greensboro extends its continued support for ITG and its employees. “We are saddened by...
  6. The Greensboro Public Library is hosting a career fair from noon to 4 pm Saturday, October 21, at Central Library, 219 N. Church St. and in adjoining LeBauer Park. Hidden Careers: a Look at Jobs in our Community is designed as an interactive experience for young adults ages 15-24. Professionals...
  7. Sunset Hills neighborhood is this year's NeighborWoods program grant recipient and volunteers are needed to plant trees in its Greenway Park, at the corner of W. Friendly Avenue and W. Greenway Drive North. Teams will plant, mulch, and water trees with the help of a knowledgeable planting...
  8. The Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) invites residents to comment on its list of transportation projects to be constructed between 2018 and 2027. Comments are due by October 31. Every two years, the...
  9. Northern Guilford High School students will get an up-close look at the tragic consequences of texting while driving during a live crash scenario on Thursday, October 19, called “A MSG 2 Die 4.” Weather permitting, more than 500 students will experience the heartbreaking accident...
  10. Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) Unit, in partnership with Wheelchair Tennis and First Volley Adaptive Tennis Clinics, will offer a free tennis clinic for individuals with physical disabilities from 1-4 pm, Monday, November 6, the UNCG tennis courts, 200 West Dr....
  11. The Greensboro Public Library and the Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities will host a panel discussion, Hidden in Plain Sight: Untapped Resources in our Community--People with Disabilities at 6 pm Tuesday, October 24, at Central Library, 219 N. Church St. This event is free and...
  12. Beginning at 9 am Monday, October 16, several local roads will be closed daily until 4 pm Thursday, October 19, weather permitting. Roads affected include: Intersection of S. Lindell Road and Longview Street due to tree removal and curb inlet structure repair. For more information, contact...
  13. The Greensboro Public Library and NC Global Leadership hosts a round table dialogue and Hidden Figures book discussion featuring seven women from seven countries from 7-8:30 pm Tuesday, October 17 at Central Library, 219 N. Church St. This event is free and open to the public. This discussion...
  14. The Greensboro Public Library hosts a panel discussion entitled “Hidden Figures – Entrepreneurship” from 2-4 pm Saturday, October 28 at Central Library, 219 N. Church St., as part of the One City, One Book celebration. This event is free and open to the public. Local entrepreneurs...
  15. The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department is now registering children ages 5-16 for youth basketball at all City recreation centers. Registration is $50 per participant until November 20. Late registration is $55. Parents or caregivers may register at their neighborhood recreation center...
  16. Registration is now open for Griffin Recreation’s fall strength training sessions for active older adults who may be new to this type of exercise. Small Group Training (SGT) consists of six weeks of sessions held at 11 am on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning October 30 at the center, 5301...
  17. Greensboro Parks and Recreation will offer hourly pontoon tours of fall foliage around Lake Townsend from 11 am to 2 pm on weekends from October 21 to November 12. The cost is $7 per person. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 336-373-3694 to reserve a seat. For more information...
  18. The Drama Center of City Arts will hold auditions for “Remembering Christmas” by Angela William Tripp at 6:30 pm Thursday, October 26, and noon Saturday, October 28, at Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St. The show will be performed December 8-10. This show is an...
  19. Lake Higgins will host its annual fall bass tournament from 6 am to 3 pm, Saturday, October 21, at the lake, 4235 Hamburg Mill Rd., Summerfield. This is a one fish tournament and there will be trophies and cash prizes for first, second and third place winners. It costs $20 to enter. Registration...
  20. The Drama Center of City Arts presents “Stage Fright!”, a series of short horror plays by Playwrights’ Forum members Bradford T. Cone, Queen Meadows, Gabrielle Sinclair, Pete Turner, and Jini Zlatniski. The shows will be held at 8 pm, October 26-28, and 2 pm, October 29, at the...
  21. Officials will flip the switch and illuminate a new stained glass installation on the exterior of the Van Dyke Performance Space at 6:45 pm Thursday, October 19, at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. The event, part of the 17DAYS Arts and Culture Festival, is free and open to the...
  22. Beginning at 9 am Monday, October 9, one lane of Meadowood Road between Richland and Brandy streets will be closed due to sewer line rehabilitation work. The work takes place daily from 9 am to 4 pm through Friday, November 3, weather permitting. GTA...
  23. Beginning Wednesday, October 18, the City of Greensboro and contractor Hydrostructures will be performing sewer line smoke testing in various locations throughout the City for three to four weeks. This is part of the City’s effort to continue to monitor and improve its infrastructure...
  24. The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the nonprofit Heal Our Heroes, will offer outdoor recreation activities for military veterans from 3-7 pm on Friday, October 20, at Lake Brandt Marina, 5945 Lake Brandt Rd. Activities include kayaking, a guided hike at 4 pm,...
  25. The Greensboro Youth Council (GYC), in partnership with Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc., will host its annual Ghoulash! Halloween Festival from 2-6 pm Saturday, October 21, at Center City and LeBauer Parks, 208 N. Davie St. Admission to the festival is free. Some activities, food and beverages will...
  26. Three Guilford Metro 911 employees received prestigious awards at the annual Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials/National Emergency Number Association (APCO/NENA) North Carolina State Conference in Cherokee on October 4....
  27. October is National Community Planning Month and to celebrate the occasion, the City's Planning Department has scheduled free events and community activities to recognize the value and importance of planning. A list of events is below and more information can be found on this Facebook page. This...
  28. Residents ages 14 and older may vote for Greensboro’s Participatory Budgeting (PB) project proposals from October 23 to November 18. Voters can learn more about the proposed projects that will be on the ballots at an Expo and Kickoff event from...
  29. The City’s IT Department will be upgrading portions of our Network from approximately 8-9 am on Thursday, October 5. The areas affected are Online Payments and the Electronic Plan Review. These systems will be unavailable until all the tasks have completed. We...
  30. Imagine looking for your next home based on asking “where can I walk to from here”? This is key to the movement called the “Missing Middle,” a growing demand for housing in walkable, urban places. To...
  31. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Cone Health Foundation has sponsored a free fare day for all GTA, HEAT, and SCAT bus riders on Wednesday, October 4. No pass is needed. Riders simply board the bus at any stop to take advantage of a free ride. ...
  32. The Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market is temporarily moving to the J. Douglas Galyon Depot, 236 E. Washington St., on Saturday, October 7, to accommodate the NC A&T State University 2017 Homecoming’s Aggie FanFest. The market will be open...
  33. Griffin Recreation Center will offer a “Coffee and Canvas” class for active older adults the second Saturday of every month at 9:15 am, beginning October 14. The recreation center is located at 5301 Hilltop Rd. Register online....
  34. Beginning at 9 am Monday, October 2, Fisher Avenue between Greene Street and N. Eugene Street will be closed due to roadway paving. North and south bound lanes on Fisher at its intersection with Simpson Street, Greene Street and N. Eugene Street will...
  35. In honor of the spookiest time of the year, join us for these fall-themed festivals, storytimes, theater productions, movies, and classes. Don’t forget, the City of Greensboro does not regulate when children...
  36. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) has re-accredited Greensboro Parks and Recreation. Department leaders accepted the accreditation at the National Recreation and Park Association conference in New Orleans this week....
  37. The Commission on the Status of Women, the City’s Human Relations Department and the Family Justice Center will hold a tree-lighting ceremony commemorating October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event will take place at 6 pm...
  38. Starting Saturday, September 30, the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is shifting traffic along a section of Lawndale Drive, between Regents Park Lane and Cottage Place, while construction takes place for this section of the Greensboro Urban Loop project....
  39. The Drama Center Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for a children’s version of William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” from 5-7 pm, Monday, October 9, and Tuesday, October 10, at the Stephen D. Hyers Theatre in the...
  40. The Greensboro Public Library hosts the Golden Oldies Radio Show at 7 pm Tuesday, October 3 at the Greensboro History Museum, 130 Summit Ave., as part of the One City, One Book celebration. This event is free and open to the public....