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  1. urbanplanet app

    Thanks Neo! downloaded it
  2. urbanplanet app

    I know this has been suggested in the past but I would love to see apps for both Android and Apple. It would be nice to access urbanplanet quickly without launching a web browser. just click the icon on my phone and I'm connected. Two big competitor city forums now have apps
  3. new visit Greensboro ad

    This is a pretty cool ad especially the way the utilized drones hovering over the city.    
  4. Pro Basketball Returns to Greensboro

    renderings of an updated pavilion for the NBA D League team at the Greensboro Coliseum Team office will be located on the coliseum grounds
  5. proof of extraterrestrials?

    Light pattern from star system may indicate alien intelligence some SETI astronomers say http://myfox8.com/2015/10/15/comet-swarm-or-sign-of-alien-intelligence-space-anomaly-getting-experts-attention/
  6. Triad Off-Topic

    A 26 year old suspect is in critical condition after a record breaking crime spree in Greensboro this afternoon. With a total of 7 crime scenes, this all ended near CityView Apartments in downtown Greensboro with police firing at the suspect. It began around 2 pm when the suspect tried to break into some homes near the Starmount neighborhood in west Greensboro then he robbed a TJ Max. After trying to flee police he hijacked two vehicles (and three other failed hijack attempts) drove through the Starmount Country Club golf course and drove over a golfer. He crashed two vehicles and finally made his way to downtown Greensboro where he broke into a home on Gorrell Street and robbed and attacked a woman. She and her child fled the scene. The suspect then went across the Street to CityView Apartments and busted through an apartment there. The resident inside the apartment fled and alerted the apartment manager. Finally the suspect ran to the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Dr and Gate City Blvd where police shot him several times. Through the 10 mile crime stretch he assaulted at least 4 people. Looks like this kid has been playing too many Grand Theft Auto video games. wow http://myfox8.com/2015/10/06/suspect-in-crime-spree-across-greensboro-shot-by-police-in-critical-condition/
  7. Downtown Greensboro could get a second grocery store. a local developer is pursuing a Bestway Grocery Store which could be a part of his redevelopment of the former Lotus Lounge nightclub in the south side of downtown. The north side of downtown already has Deep Roots Market which is like a smaller version of Whole Foods. http://triad-city-beat.com/zimmerman-pursuing-bestway-grocery-for-downtown/
  8. What does this mean? a free college tuition (public in state colleges only) for Guilford County public school students. Guilford County (Greensboro/High Point) is the first community selected in the Southeastern Unites States for this program Other selected communities are: Syracuse Buffalo Philadelphia New York Hartford http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/the_chalkboard/it-s-official-say-yes-to-education-partnership-launches-in/article_14b52d0c-0a8f-5763-bdbf-7de9c431d7d9.html
  9. An area along Battleground Ave just northwest of downtown (extending to Westover Terrace) which includes a multiplex theater, retail and restaurants is starting to be called midtown Greensboro. Friendly Center and affluent neighborhoods are nearby. The most recent development news is a large street side retail project fronting Battleground Ave next to RED Cinemas movie theater. While this is not new news (was reported in July) I did get a scoop on what is planned for phase 2 which would include a residential or maybe even a hotel component. I just recently heard that a 10-story tower could be going up next to the movie theater. There was a hint in the article below "Phase two of the project would be to the right side of the theater. That phase could be another 20,000-square-foot building with a similar investment, or it could be something bigger" Kotis plans big streetside retail project in front of cinema - Greensboro - Triad Business Journal
  10. While I'm not sure if this is the final final design, its the most recent illustration presented to the center's donors and city leaders. (there have already been five or six different designs) This  may be fairly close to the final design for the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. These designs were presented in June. Construction is schedule to begin in October.     the site
  11. Downtown Greensboro Developments

    photos I took. Charles Aris headquarters Union Square downtown university campus construction site for the future Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. downtown banners advertising the National Folk Festival to be held in downtown Greensboro and will have over 300 performers from all over the United States.
  12.   Sedgefield Country Club - Home of the PGA Wyndham Championship photo of the clubhouse. The clubhouse use to be the Sedgefield Inn where the Atlantic Coast Conference was established in 1953.   For the first time in his career, Tiger Woods will play Greensboro's PGA Wyndham Championship, the last PGA event before the FedEx Cup playoffs. Tiger Woods arrived in Greensboro today. The last time Tiger Woods played in North Carolina was in 2012 at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte. Interesting facts, The Wyndham Championship started out as the Greater Greensboro Open in 1938 and is one of the oldest events on the PGA Tour. Sam Snead set a record of 8 victories at the tourrnament between the 1930s and 1960s. The Wyndham Championship has the only course designed by Donald Ross on the PGA Tour. video link (myfox) http://myfox8.com/2015/08/18/fox8-tiger-woods-watch-live-blog/ http://www.wfmynews2.com/videos/sports/golf/wyndham-championship/2015/08/18/31942093/   Wyndham Championship website http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com/  
  13. Downtown Greensboro Developments

    Welcome to Downtown Greensboro signs are being installed      
  14. Demolition of War Memorial Auditorium is underway at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The auditorium has served as Greensboro's performing arts venue for over 50 years. Construction will start on the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Greensboro this fall. Designs are now being finalized But there are rumors that the committee responsible for selecting the design may go for a design option that could push this from a $65 million venue to as high as $90 million. If an additional $10 to $25 million can't be raised, they'll have to consider final designs that fall under the $65 million budget. http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2015/07/27/demolition-of-war-memorial-auditorium-now-underway.html
  15. A drone technology firm is looking to break into the Triad, with a proposal to install a $5.7 million unmanned aircraft system that arrives at emergency incidents before police do.   "Olaeris will present a plan to the Greensboro City Council on Tuesday for the installation o f the AEVA aircraft system, which launches automatically once a 911 call is received. The unit arrives at the destination in 90 seconds or less and begins transmitting live video from above to police dispatch centers so officers "can actually see what’s happening at the scene." If the city moves forward, Greensboro would be one of the first cities in the United States and the first in North Carolina to use such technology for this purpose. The system may be manufactured in High Point while Olaeris would establish a regional support office in Greensboro that would support a six-state Mid-Atlantic region.   Greensboro Could use Emergency drones   videos showing how the technology would work. VIDEO