Veterans at Guilford

July 4th is the day to celebrate our country’s independence and freedom. But that independence and freedom comes at a cost; the sacrifice of veterans and their families. As a way to reflect during the month of our independence we interviewed four employees with military experience. Thank you to all Guilford County employees who not…


Celebrate July 4th with Fireworks

One thing always comes to mind when thinking about the Fourth of July, fireworks! This year the holiday weekend features plenty of opportunities to catch some festive displays no matter where you live in the county   Northeast Park Fireworks Extravaganza July 1st, 4:00 pm. 4010 High Rock Road, Gibsonville, NC. Cost: $5 per carload,…

BOC FY17 budget adopt

Board adopts 2016-17 budget

Guilford County Commissioners put the finishing touches on a months-long budget process when they adopted the fiscal year 2017 budget by a vote of seven to two. Changes to the county manager’s recommended budget are always expected and this year was no different, after three work sessions diving into the details of the recommendation the…

Hagan Stone Pool

Summer Safety Tips

It’s summer in North Carolina, which means fun in the sun and trying to beat the heat in any way that you can. In Guilford County there are lots of options for making the heat and humidity more bearable especially with the local public pools and lakes. The county operates three pools at Bur-Mil, Hagan…

Wallace and Moore laughing

Fitness and Friendship at Guilford

By: Catherine Johnson Six years ago Janet Moore in the finance department and Brenda Wallace in elections met and realized they shared a similar interest, getting outdoors and exercising. Soon after, Brenda encouraged Janet to join her in a breast cancer awareness walk. Together, they have been on the move ever since. Their energy around…

FY17 Front Cover

Recommended Budget for 2017 Released

The ink had finally dried on the 350+ page document when county manager Marty Lawing presented his recommended budget to the Board of Commissioners on May 19. “The budget maintains county service levels, addresses employee compensation issues, covers an increase in debt obligations,” Lawing wrote in his budget message. “And [it] provides for increases in…


New Special Operations Building Opens

On a bright, warm North Carolina afternoon about 50 people gathered for the grand opening celebration of Guilford County’s newest building. The law enforcement special operations building has been in the works for about three years and opened to the public in late May. The cutting edge building will allow the department’s most specialized units…