Jeff L. Thigpen Register of Deeds

Friday, December 28, 2007

I'm MOVING! 2008 Brings In My New Website!

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Carolina Mama gets "Photo of the Year!

My mom, Geraldine "Carolina Mama" Thigpen from Burgaw, NC. UNC Tarheels celebrate 50th Anniversary of the 1957 team and 25th Anniversary of 1982 NCAA basketball championship. She gets Wilmington Star News Photo of the Year.

Carolina Mama

Monday, December 24, 2007

A Story For The Holiday Season

High Point Historian Glenn Chavis writes "In a time of hatred, some chose not to"

This is a perfect example of when historical research takes on personal significance. The information for this story was found in large part in the Transylvania County Register of Deeds office.

Friday, December 21, 2007

A Franciscan Blessing

A blessing with teeth in it....

May God bless you with discomfort at half-truths, easy answers, and superficial relationships, so that you will live deeply and from the heart.

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and the exploitation of people, so that you will work for justice, freedom, and peace.

May God bless you with tears to shed for those in pain, so that you will reach out your hand to them and turn their pain into joy.

And may God bless you with just enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this old world, so that you will do those things that others say cannot be done.

Register of Deeds move to BB and T Building

Scott Yost writes about the move in this week's Rhino Times.

Vital Records Abstracts Have Been Restored

Vital Records abstracts were removed from the web in July 2007. We apologize for any inconvenience to land records professionals, geneologists, and citizens that use this service.

The abstracts have been restored under a registration and authentication process. To register and for more information, please go to Guilford County Online Services or call Larry Conrad, Business Process Analyst, at (336) 641- 2477.

2007 Year End Accomplishments.

Here are our 2007 Year End Accomplishments.

Highlights include:

* Property Records Education Partners (PREP) meeting February 2007
* New carpeting and workstations in the Vault in Greensboro April 2007
* Land Records and Vital Records Restoration July 2007
* Social Security Number Redation begins November 2007
* Guilford County Commissioners purchase BB and T building November 2007

ROD Vital Records Survey Results

This Vital Records survey was completed last week.

The Vital Records survey took place from September 24, 2007 to December 12, 2007. The survey was completed or partially completed by 208 citizens. There are a number of positive indicators from the survey that affirm the knowledge and customer service skills of our employees.

The highlights include: 54% strongly agree and 36% agree that our staff were courteous and helpful; 53% strongly agree and 35% agree that our staff are knowledgable in their area; 48% strongly agreed and 35% agreed that we exceeded their expectations durign their visit to our office.

There are also points of concern raised that are being addressed. For example, 38% responded that they could not easily find adequate parking and 37% believed the building was not easily accessible.

User comments are generally very positive and appreciative of our office and services provided. I congratulate my Vital Records staff in Greensboro and High Point for their hard work at 80- 90% customer satisfaction in core areas!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Congrat's to Kirk Perkins!

Mr. Chairman, congratulations your 10-1 vote.

My first memory of Kirk was his inclusive statement that he needed votes to be elected. He said, "I'll listen to you and represent you if you are Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, or Vegetarian!" As a regular at Earth Fare, I know many appreciated it.

Good job and best of luck in the new year Kirk. Also, congratulations to Madam Vice-Chair Kay Cashion. I'm sure she'll do a great job too.

I'm sure Paul Gibson will enjoy getting a little rest from his hectic pace over the past year!

Mary Rakestraw and Seating Arrangements on the City Commission

I know there has been some recent discussion about whether the Greensboro City Manager should be seated on the dias with Council Members.

History shows that one of Councilmember Mary Rakestraw's first actions when elected to the Board of Commissioners was to vote to move former County Manager Hector Rivera off his seat too.