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Archive for January, 2014

Moscow on the Tar

Photo by Vince Bellis.

By Vince Bellis and Lisa Ellison Scroll down for new information. On January 14, Vince Bellis noticed something on a walk along the Town Common promenade: a golden heart-shaped lock with names inscribed. Bellis informed the Guardian, “this is a marriage custom currently in vogue in Russia. Newlyweds pledge their everlasting love by locking a […]

Council Blocks Town Common Presentation

credit: City of Greenville

by Lisa Ellison The Thursday, Jan. 16 city council meeting started out looking a lot like the Jan. 13 meeting: Forced, cheerful, buddy-buddy, punch-on-the-shoulder kinds of interactions from the mayor to councilors with a string of unanimous votes. After breezing through appointments to citizen boards and commissions (one of note was District 3 representative Marion […]

Coming up: Appointments and Hearings

photo: City of Greenville

by Lisa Ellison All items up for vote at Monday night’s city council meeting were unanimously approved. Council meets again Thursday at 7 p.m., at City Hall. It will be a big night for appointments, with citizens being named to boards and commissions. Council will also vote on their own committee appointments. A seat filled […]

Council Preview: Jan. 13

Council Preview: Jan. 13

by Lisa Ellison City council will hold its first meeting of the year at 6 p.m. Monday (Jan. 13) at City Hall. Items on the consent agenda, which will all be voted on together without discussion (unless individual items are pulled from it for consideration) include a two-year extension of the city’s contract with Greenville-Pitt […]

Actually, You Can Fix Stupid

Actually, You Can Fix Stupid

For two months that have seemed a whole lot longer, Greenville government has been preoccupied with the results and potential effects of the November election, which appears to signal a sea change on city council. Beyond making Calvin Mercer the body’s pro-tem and approving yet another completely unnecessary study of possible development schemes along the […]

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