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to rezone into
ENCROACHMENT AS HODGINS
PREPARES NEW DEVELOPMENT
BY RISHAB REVANKAR
On March 27/ Hodgins Retreat developer
Randall Dixon drafted a proposal to extend the
apartment complex adjacent to campus.
Denied once by the Zoning Commission
in December 2012, Dixon seeks to merge
the Hodgins property with 2.89 acres of the
neighboring private property. Partnering with
Burkely Community president Sterling Kelly,
Dixon plans to build 64 more apartment units on
the rezoned land.
As a result, a rezoning battle is now underway
involving the wooded neighborhood.
"The plan itself looks like it's encroaching on
our campus," said senior and Hodgins resident
Austen Applegate. "That doesn't serve us well."
Director of Student Life Susanna Westburg
agrees that development will impact Guilford's
"Many in the Guilford community take pride
in the green space surrounding our campus,"
said Westburg. "Additional construction would
interfere with that atmosphere and campus
The proposed construction — five buildings
and a parldng lot — would occupy the wooded
area bordering the baseball field and the Guilford
"I really enjoy waking up, looking out my
window and seeing woods," said Applegate.
"Guilford is surrounded by woods, and this
development would destroy that."
As discussion between l5ixon and the Zoning
Commission continues, some student residents
do not recall being informed of the proposal.
"Development? They haven't even told us,"
said senior Akeem Porteous. "But I doubt this
will ever go through. IPs ridiculous."
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BY KIM KLEIMEIER
(Top): First-year Fernanda Gonzalez and sophomore Allison
Hewitt play in a match against NC Wesleyan on March 13.
(Bottom) The team honors senior players on Senior’s Day.
Sunburned, tired but happy, the women's tennis team pulled
off a close win against Randolph College in Virginia during their
second match of the day. The first victory was hard-won against
Old Dominion Athlete Conference rivals Lynchburg College.
Now, we are all looking forward to a shower, some food and,
most of all, sleep. Even though everyone is spent, we still find
the energy to sing along to "The Lion King" played on the bus
It's been a season of ups and downs. Close, disappointing losses
against schools like Randolph Macon and Virginia Wesleyan still
linger in the backs of our minds. Looking back at what exactly
went wrong, it comes down to a number of different factors.
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