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Archive for May, 2012

Marriage and Family, State and City

Marriage and Family, State and City

What does a local rezoning issue have to do with a statewide constitutional amendment? Not much, except both of them involve definitions of familial status. ————————- IN OUR OPINION ————————- State-wide definition of marriage A couple of weeks ago, our state decided to adopt a strict definition of which domestic partners receive legal recognition and […]


Flying, Just Plane Fun

Flying, Just Plane Fun

CATALYSTS: how personal initiative energizes our community By Linda Leighty “Up, down, flying around, looping the loop and defying the ground.”   This verse from the once-famous song, “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines” perfectly captures the North Carolina Space Cowboys’ motto: Flying is just plane fun! One club member, a United Airlines pilot, […]


Walk More Uptown

Walk More Uptown

By Lisa Wilbourne People will be able to exercise more in Uptown Greenville with today’s inauguration of three measured walking paths.  As “part of developing a culture of wellness”, says City of Greenville Benefits Manager Frank Salvato, “including increased physical activity and better nutritional values, these are the first of many paths established for city, […]


Marriage Equality Event in Greenville

Marriage Equality Event in Greenville

by Lisa Wilbourne North Carolina may have passed a constitutional amendment making the only valid legal union a marriage between a man and a woman, but that isn’t stopping opponents of the amendment in their struggle to gain equality. At noon on Wednesday, May 16 three couples will participate in an event inspired by the […]


Council cuts budget, tries to keep services intact

Council cuts budget, tries to keep services intact

By Lisa Wilbourne On Monday May 7, City Council heard a report on Bradford Creek Golf Course. The council unanimously agreed that the golf course provides an important service for the city’s residents and voted, also unanimously, to move the golf course from its classification as an Enterprise Fund, i.e., 100% self-supporting from fees collected, and […]


And the Beat Goes On…

And the Beat Goes On…

CATALYSTS: how personal initiative energizes our community, Installment 2 by Linda Leighty  Many young musicians play in their high school bands and derive value and enjoyment from playing their instruments. Very few aspire to future occupations as professional musicians. We probably all know someone who has kept a high school band instrument with the intention […]


Candidate Links

For you folks who’ve waited until the last possible moment to learn a little about the candidates, here’s the Guardian’s list of links to candidates’ websites. For your last-minute viewing ease, Republicans are red, Democrats blue. Since this is a primary election, your ballot will only have people from the party you’re registered for, the […]


Question Austerity

Question Austerity

Though some might hate to admit it, there are certain things government does best. Tonight city council will take up the future of Bradford Creek Golf Course, a city-owned and -operated facility that some have cited as an expense Greenville cannot afford. Apparently taking their cue from the national (indeed, international) trend that has seen […]


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