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Archive for December, 2012

Residents Sue City

Residents Sue City

Two months after a local law firm filed a formal request for information from Greenville officials, a group comprised mainly of  Tar River-University Neighborhood residents has taken the next step. They’re taking the city to court, battling a new ordinance which increases from three to four the number of unrelated occupants permitted to reside in […]


What’s Cooking at Third Street Community Center

What’s Cooking at Third Street Community Center

by Lisa Wilbourne Third Street Community Center may be home to a culinary school if their request to rezone is successful, according to the center’s executive director, Walter Strathy. The 14.3 acre West Greenville non-profit community center is working with Pitt Community College in establishing the culinary school. At the November 20 Planning and Zoning […]


Coming up: Transportation and Parking; Looking back: Neighborhoods

Coming up: Transportation and Parking; Looking back: Neighborhoods

by Lisa Wilbourne City council will choose one of two spots identified by the Greenville Transportation and Activity Center’s steering committee as the location for the center. Council will also vote on whether to built a 256-space parking deck on under-used, city-owned lot at the corner of 4th and Cotanche Streets. [After hearing this item explained […]


In Depth: City Seeks to Clean Up Destroyed Warehouse

In Depth: City Seeks to Clean Up Destroyed Warehouse

by Lisa Wilbourne The essentials City council voted unanimously on November 5 to approve the city’s purchase of the Imperial Tobacco property on Atlantic Avenue for $1. The property, valued at $1,000,033, was destroyed by fire in April 2008. (Amateur video of the fire can be viewed here.) In a February letter proposing the sale to […]


Rare Ferns in the Ruins, Botanical Find at Imperial Tobacco Warehouse

Rare Ferns in the Ruins, Botanical Find at Imperial Tobacco Warehouse

By Vince Bellis Two species of fern make the burned Imperial Tobacco Warehouse on Atlantic Street in Greenville botanically interesting. Neither type is commonly found in North Carolina; one type predates the fire, the other can be found there now. Native to dry limestone cliffs, the decomposing lime mortar that separates bricks in old buildings […]


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