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Archive for June, 2013

Jolly Trolley Neighborhood Service

Jolly Trolley Neighborhood Service

by Ann Eleanor Last week residents of Belvedere and Club Pines (together they make up the Carolina East Neighborhood Association, or CENA), and Westhaven (aka, OWNA, or the Olde Westhaven Neighborhood Association) rode the “ Trolley to the Market”–a special service Uptown Greenville is providing to interested neighborhoods in the city to bring folks to […]


West Greenville, Home to Superb Baroque Music: The Music House

West Greenville, Home to Superb Baroque Music: The Music House

By Thomas Herron Venture a few yards west of S. Pitt St. in Greenville and you’ll find a cultural treasure: The Music House at 408 W. 5th St, home of ECU professor of music John Bibby O’Brien. Prof. O’Brien has restored the giant old Victorian house, built by Jesse Moye in 1901-04, into a period […]


Almost Time to File

Almost Time to File

by Lisa Wilbourne Local election campaign season is almost upon us. Greenville’s council seats are on the same two-year cycle, so this November city residents will be voting for all seats: a district representative (one of five), an at-large representative, and a mayor. Not sure which district you’re in? Check here. So far, Richard Croskery […]


And They Were Never Hungry Again: MAC’s “Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell”

And They Were Never Hungry Again: MAC’s “Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell”

by Jennifer Johnson Produced and directed by Andrea Croskery, Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell, written by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate, is loosely based on the collaboration between Gone with the Wind producer David Selznick (Joseph Horst), director Victor Fleming (Rick Croskery), and writer Ben Hecht (George Crowl) during the week they spent locked […]


Disillusioned by Council Politics

Disillusioned by Council Politics

I would like to register some displeasure about two recent decisions by the city council to, in essence, ignore two very good suggestions on the part of council member Calvin Mercer.    The first was a vote against his request to reduce and re-appropriate funds for a so-called “river study.” Council will spend $200,000 on […]


Budget, Grants, Plans and Parking: City Council’s June Decisions

Budget, Grants, Plans and Parking: City Council’s June Decisions

by Lisa Wilbourne After the Monday June 10 public hearing on the proposed $84 million budget (how many citizens came to voice an opinion? Zero.), city council passed the budget as recommended by staff on Thursday with a 5-1 vote (Kandie Smith, Max Joyner, Rose Glover, Dennis Mitchell, Calvin Mercer supporting; Marion Blackburn opposing). Blackburn […]


Tell City Council What You Think: Proposed Budget and More

photo: City of Greenville

by Lisa Wilbourne Greenville City Council is meeting tonight. 6 p.m. in Council Chambers. Come see the spectacle first hand. Throw in your two cents’ worth (or three minutes’ worth, however much that is) on the proposed city budget for the 2103-2014 fiscal year. Tonight is for public comments. Council will vote on the budget […]


Alliterative Academics Assemble

Alliterative Academics Assemble

by Lisa Wilbourne Last night, May 31, seven faculty members from ECU’s English department participated in the first Pirate Prof Pack–a group of creative writers interested in reading their work publicly. The twenty or so people gathered in the performance area of the Tipsy Teapot heard a variety of styles from verbal snapshots: poetry not […]


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