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Archive for May, 2013

Educational Opportunity Bill: Opportunity for Whom?

Educational Opportunity Bill: Opportunity for Whom?

by Lisa Wilbourne Yesterday I received a press release from a group called Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina containing a letter from the president of the organization, Darrell Allison. He begins by asking who should be the “ultimate decision maker” and held “most accountable” for choosing a child’s school. He answers, “the parents.” […]


Outdoor Market Returns

Outdoor Market Returns

By Lisa Wilbourne The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market returns to Five Points Plaza (that’s the parking lot on 5th and Evans) this Wednesday, May 15 from 5-8 p.m, and each Wednesday until the end of September. The market moves to the Tipsy Teapot in case of rain. If you went to the market last year, […]


Is This Any Way to Run a City?

Is This Any Way to Run a City?

We were going to write about this, but would rather hear your thoughts. Take a look, then leave a reply below to let us know what you think. Click here to watch the video if the embedded one is not functioning (and it doesn’t seem to be).


Council Goes Green: Environmentally Friendly Policies in April

Council Goes Green: Environmentally Friendly Policies in April

By Lisa Wilbourne On April 11, city council made three environmentally friendly votes. One will allow for solar farming in the city; another to begin studying the Tar River to preserve it and promote development and ecotourism; and the third, for council to go paperless. They also voted to approve a set of parking recommendations […]


Grants for Development Approved, Sunset Debated

Photo: City of Greenville

by Lisa Wilbourne This city council has made no secret about their  focus on economic development. Part of their efforts include having staff put together some options for economic development incentives, which they did in December 2012. Of the four options presented in December, council wanted to know more about the Capital Investment Grant program. Staff […]


McCrory Descends Upon Greenville for Prayer Time

McCrory Descends Upon Greenville for Prayer Time

By Lisa Wilbourne It’s not every day you get to see government officials praying on the steps of the county court house. Just today. Governor Pat McCrory, Mayor Allen Thomas, Rochelle Brown for N.C. House Representative Brian Brown, Sheriff Neil Elks and others took the microphone to lead the faithful — mostly Christians — who had […]


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