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Archive for February, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Time to Re-examine Election Process

Letter to the Editor: Time to Re-examine Election Process

Greenville’s costliest municipal election is now history. Our city has entered ‘big city’ campaigning. Some well qualified candidates were discouraged from entering the race when advisors gave them cost estimates for a race for city office. Now that the heat is off, is it time for the city council to consider election procedures that would […]


Councilors Support PACs

Photo: City of Greenville

by Lisa Ellison Editor (February 17, 2014) We were wrong in an article on February 13. We said that the political action committee (PAC) “Citizens for a Better Greenville” had not yet filed their year-end report, which they filed on January 10 of this year. This error came to our attention after the organization filed […]


Four Unrelated Overlay Zone Out (but we like the recommendations anyway)

Four Unrelated Overlay Zone Out (but we like the recommendations anyway)

by Lisa Ellison Editor (February 13, 2014) Temper tantrums and salty-tongue wound licking were the flavors of the night during discussion of the three-unrelated rule and the University Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (UNRI) at Thursday’s meeting of city council. Revisiting the decision to impose an “overlay district” upon a small section of the Tar River-University Neighborhood […]


Money for Favors?

Money for Favors?

by Lisa Ellison, Editor (February 13, 2014) One of the most contentious debates in the proceedings of Greenville’s last city council, increasing the city-wide limit on the number of unrelated people permitted to live in the same house, has returned. And based on campaign donation records from last fall’s election, which seated a new council, […]


City Board Refuses Popular Night Club

City Board Refuses Popular Night Club

by Lisa Ellison Editor (February 4, 2014) Quick, quiet and sparsely attended. That’s how the monthly meetings of the Greenville Board of Adjustment usually go. This quasi-judicial board makes decisions on zoning issues and special-use permits. It is comprised mostly of Greenville residents appointed by city council, with three, including an alternate, Pitt County residents […]


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