Greensboro, NC -- Construction is about to start on Grimsley High School. Renovations to Jamieson Stadium and around the campus will add up to about $8 million, money approved in a bond package in 2008. That's a small part of the $457 million projects voters approved. The Business Journal reports "amid the current economic downturn, such bond spending has kept a host of local contractors busy. So far, the county Board of Education has approved about $240 million worth of contracts, or about 50 percent of the bond package."
Greensboro, NC -- It might not be as easy to get in a class at Guilford Technical Community College, and chances are if you do, you'll be in a crowded classroom. You can blame state budget cuts. The good news: students are still getting the same education, and valuable skills they signed on to get. The Business Journal reports, "Guilford Technical Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College and Alamance Community College each met all eight of the performance standards set by the N.C. Community College System, measuring things like basic skills, transfer student performance and student retention and graduation rates."
Greensboro, NC -- Across the country hospitals are healing with drug shortages. Antibiotics, anesthetics and chemotherapy drugs are not as easy to come by as they once were. The Business Journal reports,"the shortage of these drugs typically used in a hospital setting has increased demand for alternative drugs and is driving up health care costs. But even with the shortages, hospital officials say that from a care standpoint, hospital patients haven't seen much of a difference."
Justin Catanoso, The Business Journal