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Archive for October, 2012

University Neighborhood Residents Fight Back

University Neighborhood Residents Fight Back

On behalf of a group of homeowners, Ward and Smith has filed a request for information with the City of Greenville concerning the recent council decision to expand the definition of family in a small portion of the University area (the so called three-unrelated ordinance). John Martin and Derek Allen are the homeowners’ legal representatives at […]


Occupation, Communication, Recreation, Preservation: City Council’s October Decisions

Occupation, Communication, Recreation, Preservation: City Council’s October Decisions

By Lisa Wilbourne By far the most controversial topic discussed at City Hall in October was the change to the occupancy code for a small section of the city. Council voted 4-2 (Rose Glover, Max Joyner, Dennis Mitchell, Kandie Smith for; Marion Blackburn, Calvin Mercer against) to establish new rules in the Tar River-University neighborhood […]


Making Greenville Grow. Up.

Making Greenville Grow. Up.

When four of Greenville’s six city councilors voted Thursday to increase occupancy limits for unrelated people living in homes of the city’s Tar River-University neighborhood, each – along with the mayor – displayed a blatant disregard for the will of the people. Despite clear-cut and overwhelming public opposition from city residents, from the Planning and […]


Council to Vote on Occupancy Rules

photo: City of Greenville

by Lisa Wilbourne A long-debated proposal to change the occupancy rules in one Greenville neighborhood will be decided tonight. City council will vote on what’s known as the University Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (UNRI), proposed two months ago by councilor Max Joyner. Under the proposal, homes meeting certain criteria and located in a neighborhood stretching from […]


Greenville, Home to Alpacas

Greenville, Home to Alpacas

Did you know there is an alpaca farm in Greenville? These pictures were taken at  the Celestine Ridge Alpaca Farm on Highway 121 in Greenville during National Alpaca Farm Days, an annual two-day celebration held so people can learn about alpacas and alpaca ownership. The farm’s open house is over, but you can contact them at the link above […]


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