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Archive for April, 2013

Motions Not Made: Sneaking Words into City Code

Motions Not Made: Sneaking Words into City Code

by Lisa Wilbourne In February, four residents told city council they are disenfranchised because, not owning their properties, they cannot vote in their neighborhood associations. They argue a significant portion of the city’s population is cut off — not only from inclusion in their own neighborhoods, but from the city’s Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB), a […]


Strengthening Community: Imagine! United Neighborhoods Symposium

Strengthening Community: Imagine! United Neighborhoods Symposium

Would you like to learn more about the history of the Town Common? Wonder what’s going on with the transportation and activity center? Did you know the new police chief has begun a new initiative for neighborhood policing? Is your neighborhood looking for ideas on addressing community concerns? How have other neighborhoods successfully handled homeowner-renter […]


Changing Bylaws will not Solve Neighborhood Issues

Changing Bylaws will not Solve Neighborhood Issues

Editor’s note: In February, some city residents expressed dissatisfaction with their inability to participate in their neighborhood associations because they rent, not own, their homes. Since then the city has been looking at creating rules for neighborhood associations wishing to participate on the Neighborhood Advisory Board, a city board that represents the interests of neighborhood […]


Bill to Send Tax-payer Money to Private Schools

Bill to Send Tax-payer Money to Private Schools

by Lisa Wilbourne “An Act to Create Opportunity Scholarships” is the name of  House Bill 944, a voucher program sponsored by first-term Republican North Carolina House member and Greenville resident Brian Brown. The program would provide select students scholarships of up to $4,200 per year, but not more than 90 percent of tuition and fees, to […]


Did you know? Fencing in Greenville.

Did you know? Fencing in Greenville.

The Pitt County Fencing Association (also on Facebook) held a two-event (foil and épée) tournament today. These kids seem to love it. The group is small and has room to grow, and the prices are very reasonable. Check it out. Here are a few pictures from the event. The Greenville Guardian encourages reader participation. In an […]


Death’s Place in Life, a Literature-led Conversation

Death’s Place in Life, a Literature-led Conversation

by Lisa Wilbourne To engage the community in conversation about death and dying, two groups came together at City Hall on April 18, the city’s Human Relations Council and the End of Life Care Coalition of Eastern Carolina. The eight-person panel held a televised discussion on Nobel-prize winning José Saramago’s Death with Interruptions, a book […]


Sunday Nights Get Better Soon: Summer Music Lineup Announced

Sunday Nights Get Better Soon: Summer Music Lineup Announced

Greenville Recreation and Parks has announced the summer lineup for the 40th annual Sunday in the Park. If you haven’t been to Sunday in the Park before, check out this great outdoor community event with live music. Kids play in front of the stage. Folks get up and dance. Bring a chair or blanket or […]


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