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by Robert W. Pacheco

Items from across the Triad and beyond

HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY CONCERT

The High Point University Department of Music will host the Spring Chamber Ensemble Concert, “Kaleidoscope”. It will be held on Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The performance will be a part of the university’s Cultural Enrichment Series.

“After the success of last year’s ‘Kaleidoscope’ concert, we are excited again to share this unique event with the community,” said Danny Frye, director of instrumental studies. “Concert goers are certain to hear something they will remember, and the fun will not stop until the final note.”

This concert’s features will include the brass, flute percussion, and jazz ensemble, along with small chamber groups and soloists. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Pam Haynes, director of media relations at 336.841.9055 or phaynes@highpoint.edu.

IT TAKES JUST ONE PERSON TO CHANGE ONE LIFE

United Way of Greater Greensboro must raise an additional 500,000 dollars by Feb. 28 so their program investments will not be reduced. This is the same date that the campaign ends. The programs that the United Way invest are reading programs for toddlers, mentoring for youth, job training, hospice care and more.

“United Way if a 91-year cornerstone in our community,” said Pete Callahan, United Way campaign chairperson. “The truth is, the need is great and it’s United Way’s job to answer that need. We cannot do it alone, we rely on the community’s support. Now is the time to rally together.”

In the 2012-2013 campaign, United Way raised 10.2 million dollars. The community’s current donation contributed is 9.8 million.

To make a donation, you can go online at unitedwaygso.org, or visit the office on 1500 Yanceyville Street during business hours by Feb. 28.

COLLOQUIUM RESCHEDULE

Due to the weather inclement, the Greensboro College rescheduled its colloquium event on Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. in 109 Proctor Hall West. The event is free and open to the public. Deirdre Sommerlad- Rogers, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice will present “Exploring Racial Privilege and Subordination in America Today”.

She will further discuss and answer questions about how racial privilege and subordination continues in America almost 50 years after the Civil Rights Act. The colloquium is a part of a series of events on the campus to discuss topics of interest in the campus and community. The final colloquium will be on March 21.

NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SACKS BOSS

The Better Business Bureau of Northwestern North Carolina suddenly replaced its chief executive, David Dalrymple. The board of the non-profit organization did not give a reason to the abrupt move.

Dalrymple had served as the organizations head since August 2000 after taking over for the fired Tammy B. Johnson who was accused of mismanagement and embezzlement. The board named Brian Wright, its chairman, as interim chief executive. !

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