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10/1/2020 4:30:00 PM
GRINS and GRIPES
(Grins to ...) the smile-maker who adds a little bit of bling to the tree at 1408 N.C. 150 E. in Summerfield (across from entrance to The Vineyards). It puts a sparkle in the day as we pass by.
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(Grins to ...) the smile-maker who adds a little bit of bling to the tree at 1408 N.C. 150 E. in Summerfield (across from entrance to The Vineyards). It puts a sparkle in the day as we pass by.

GRINS to ...



The man at Oak Ridge Park who was all too happy to rid the hiking trail of the copperhead making its way across the path. Your fearless act helped ensure that no one had a painful encounter.


People who care about rezonings even when they're not for property with views from their back windows, and who take time to educate themselves on our local towns' development ordinances and their effect on property owners' rights.


Maureena Shepherd & Associates with Allen Tate Realtors for their generous and continuous support of local schools and PTSOs. We appreciate you so much!


Patrick of Change The Nations Church for feeding the hungry of Greensboro.


Will Gunter, bugler. In the absence of active military teams due to COVID-19 restrictions, we appreciate you helping to provide military honors at two funerals for veterans recently.


The young men of Scout Troop 600 for your service to our community. These young people recently spent part of their Saturday picking up trash along N.C. 150.


Mrs. Molly Stoltz, Oak Ridge Elementary employee who delivers lunches to our Colts in need. Additionally, thank you to the staff members who organize and prepare the lunch kits.





Oak Ridge for preserving open space: Town Park - 80 acres; Whitaker property - 60 acres; Cascades Preserve - 130 acres; soon Bandera Farms - 115 acres. That's a total of nearly 385 acres, which is great for a small town!


The "crew" with Vulcan Materials Company who maintain the beautiful grounds surrounding the Veterans Monument in Stokesdale. Words cannot express the appreciation felt for your never-ending support.


The groups in orange vests picking up trash on N.C. 150 in Oak Ridge on Saturday, Sept. 26. Thank you so much for caring for our environment!



GRIPES to ...




Candidates who don't disclose their party affiliation on their political ads. Are they ashamed of the party they belong to or are they trying to hoodwink the voters?


All those escaping other areas of the country where liberal policies dominate, and then trying to impose those policies on us here.


Summerfield Town Council. Despite overwhelming opposition, you approved a development to connect to the Birkhaven subdivision, despite several concerns. Then you "claim" the neighborhood's voices have been heard. Have they? I guess we will see at the next ballot box.


Northwest Observer, for publishing hateful/inflammatory speech against Asians. Allowing a reader to call COVID-19 the "Chinese disease" is meant to push blame onto Asians, while detracting from their own lack of response. Northwest Observer should not perpetuate racism against Asians.


The "grinner" who called COVID-19 the "Chinese disease." Racist much? And shame on the Northwest Observer for publishing such racist garbage. We should be uniting as a country and not saying things so obviously offensive and divisive.


Businesses who don't follow the mask mandate. In one local business in Summerfield, I saw at least four employees in a small space and not one of them wore a mask to protect their customers.


The person who used "Chinese disease" in his Grin (Sept. 17-30 issue). It's not proper to deliberately associate Wuhan, and more generally, China, with the COVID-19 pandemic. It leads to discrimination and stigmatization in our community.


Oak Ridge leadership for failing to slow growth and development. Focus on small town charm development.


Todd Warren, the "leader" of Guilford County Association of Educators, for being an alarmist.







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