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Four-Year Flashback

February 27, 2020

A photo of a street with a blooming tree and a graphic overlay that says, "Four-Year Flashback in High Point."

Happy Leap Year, HPD readers! Once every four years, we get a special little day, today, February 29th.  And to celebrate this once-every-four-years day, we thought it might be fun to open the time capsule to see what was happening in High Point during February of 2016. A lot has changed in four short years, and we love seeing all the ways High Point has grown and changed.

High Point Fire Chief Tommy Reid was awarded the 2015 Volunteer of the Year at a Chamber event in February 2016.

High Point Fire Chief Tommy Reid sits at a banquet table with other fire department staff. He is awarded the 2015 Volunteer of the Year at a Chamber event in February 2016.

In 2016 the Panthers faced off against the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. High Point City Hall was celebrating their Carolina Panther pride in style.

A group of Carolina Panthers football players gather cheering and celebrating.

Mayor Bill Bencini gave Police Chief Marty Sumner a Key to the City for his good work and open forums for our new Police Chief were underway.

Mayor Bill Bencini hands Police Chief Marty Sumner a Key to the City of High Point.

The High Point Public Library was constructing the children’s art and education plaza.

Cement blocks stacked together in the construction site for the High Point Public Library.

A woman sits in the High Point Public Library showing toys to her little boy and girl.

Plans for how to build a catalyst for downtown development were well underway.

Two men and a woman stand looking at artifacts at High Point Museum.

Looking back at High Point in February 2016, we love seeing all the ways High Point has transformed. Our library children’s plaza now hosts events and children every week. Our city continues to grow in our appreciation and understanding of our diverse history, thanks to hardworking historians like Glen Chavis. Our downtown is growing, our ballpark is open, and the amazing men and women who work to keep our city safe are still serving. We’re so happy that HPD has the opportunity to continue growing and keeping up with the changes that come by 2024.

We hope that the last four years have also brought you and your loved ones plenty of growth, joy and transformation for yourselves. And we can’t wait to spend the next four years together!

Keep Discovering our High Points,

The HPD Team

Images Courtesy of the City of High Point and Maria West Photography

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