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Educational Cemetery Tour Takes Place Sunday in Greensboro

Educational Cemetery Tour Takes Place Sunday in Greensboro

A historic walking tour of Green Hill Cemetery takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Greensboro.

Volunteers will guide and provide information on indigenous trees, monuments, mausoleums and prominent families, interred in the cemetery, according to a press release.

The tour costs $5 and includes a historic guidebook. Fees will benefit the City Cemeteries restoration fund, the press release stated.

The city of Greensboro established the Green Hill Cemetery in 1887.

The cemetery provides a park-like setting for remembrance with its flora and fauna, according to the Friends of Green Hill Cemetery.

The Friends of Green Hill Cemetery are hosting the event with the City Cemeteries Division of the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department.

For more information, please call the City Cemeteries office at 336-373-2160, or visit online at: www.FriendsofGreenHillCemetery.org.

Habitat Restore to hold Earth Day Celebration

GREENSBORO, N.C.

UNCG teams up for Earth Day

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) - UNCG and the nonprofit Sustainable Greensboro are working together to help college students and the Greensboro community celebrate Earth Day 2011 on Thursday, April 21.

Earth Day activities on the UNCG campus will be held 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Students to Premier Movies on Health and Obesity Thursday

Students to Premier Movies on Health and Obesity Thursday

Guilford County middle and high school students will compete in "Lights, Camera, Active!" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Empire Room at 203 South Elm St.

The event will feature student-made films that address obesity and health issues. The winners will be recognized following a panel discussion.

The contest is part of a statewide campaign to address the growing obesity problem in North Carolina, according to a press release.

The videos feature students’ impressions of their own communities and their ideas for positive, healthy change.

Students filmed trails, soccer fields and the parks and spoke on-camera about how the current environment impacts their lives.

More information about Shape Your World can be found at www.shapeyourworldnc.com.

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Volunteers Wanted for National Trails Day Festival June 4

Volunteers Wanted for National Trails Day Festival June 4

Greensboro Parks & Recreation’s Trails and Greenways section is seeking volunteers, vendors and sponsors for the 14th annual National Trails Day Festival.

The event takes place Saturday, June 4 at Bur-Mil Park, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road in Greensboro, according to a press release.

It features activities such as multiple hikes, geocaching, kayak demonstrations, bike clinics and rides for beginners and advanced riders.

A vendors’ fair, live music, food and the 2nd annual Trail Mix 5K fundraiser race, will also be featured. 

For more information on getting involved visit www.greensborotrails.org.

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N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Receives State-level Award

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Receives State-level Award

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has received the highest state-level award given by the Department of Defense to a civilian employer.

The commission was awarded the “Pro Patria Award” at a ceremony held Saturday at the Koury Convention Center, according to a press release.

The award is a recognition of the agency’s support of personnel in the Reserves and National Guard, the press release stated.

Col. Dale Caveny, chief of the Division of Law Enforcement, accepted the award.

“The Wildlife Resources Commission appreciates all that the men and women who serve in the Reserves and National Guard do for our country," Caveny said, according to the press release. “This agency remains committed to supporting them."

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state's fish and wildlife resources since 1947, according to the press release.

GTA to dedicate hybrid buses

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) - The city's first diesel-electric hybrid buses will be up and running this month. 

Greensboro city councilmembers, city staff and North Carolina Department of Transportation will dedicate the buses Thursday, March 3.  The dedication ceremony will take place at Barber Park, 1500 Dans Road at 2:00 p.m.

The City will put three hybrids into service this month, marking a move toward a more sustainable, enviornmentially friendly and efficient transit vehicles.