by Eric Ginsburg

ITEMS FROM ACROSS THE TRIAD AND BEYOND Greensboro and Guilford County news roundup

Guilford County Schools announced last week that it will dedicate $20,000 to fund literacy programs at schools in High Point. The money was donated by the city of High Point a week prior after the city won it by being paired with winning driver Kasey Kahne through the Race to Education Program at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Speaking of budgets, the Greensboro City Council announced its schedule of district budget meetings, designed to gather public feedback on the city’s annual budget. District 3 Councilman Zack Matheny will hold the first one on March 4 at 6 p.m. at the Natural Science Center. One meeting per district is scheduled through the beginning of April.

The Greensboro Police Department will begin moving its “public police services” into its new headquarters on Wednesday. The department’s records division is relocating across the street from its current operation center in the downtown Melvin Municipal Office Building to the old IRS building. Police watch operations will also move into the new space from its South Elm-Eugene Street location. The central patrol division has already moved into the former IRS building.

Other local news tidbit: the Sunset Hills community in Greensboro was named to the National Register of Historic Places. A Gate City neighborhood hasn’t been added to the list in 15 years.