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Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 4: “Little” Washington

Low light on the river.

This is the fourth of six guides to paddling Eastern North Carolina. The series runs through the summer. See Brad’s other guides on Greenville’s Tar River, Bear Island, and Devil’s Gut here. Text and photos by Brad Beggs Guardian columnist A hidden beach on the south side of Castle Island is just a short, one-mile paddle from Washington, […]


The Duggars and the Umbrella of Oppression

The Duggars and the Umbrella of Oppression

by Grace Haskin Guest Columnist It appears that Josh Duggar, star of TLC’s ex-hit series “19 Kids and Counting,” has more secrets than he has siblings. Gawker exposed the married father of four on Wednesday for having two accounts on the recently hacked dating site, Ashley Madison—think eHarmony, for people who are married and looking […]


From the Editor: Urge Candidates to Say Yes to Debates

internet photo

by Lisa Ellison Editor I don’t know about you, but I, for one, hate political campaigns. I’ve participated in the local election process in one way or another for a few cycles now. Whether I was working with a particular campaign or covering the election here in the Guardian, I’ve found the self-promotion required of […]


Schedule: City Council Debates

Notes: There is no District 2 debate; incumbent Rose Glover is running unopposed. There is no District 3 debate; challenger McLean Godley would not commit to participate on any of several dates offered. Neither incumbent mayor Allen Thomas nor At-large challenger Angela Shackleford Williams replied to numerous invitations to participate. Our announcement of the debate […]


Mayor Claims Success, Challengers Disagree

photo: City of Greenville

by Dennis Mitchell Election correspondent Allen Thomas, running for his third term as mayor of Greenville, faces two challengers who hope to end his tenure by calling him out on his record. Via email, Thomas touted a litany of notable national rankings Greenville has received over the last few years, as indicators of his success […]


Out and About in Greenville

Cows at Simply Natural Creamery. Website photo.

by Aaron Lucier Contributor Editor’s note: This series, conceived by its author, presents “things to do, special events, new restaurants and new items at old favorites.” Greenville and Pitt County have an abundance of unique things to do year-round. Here is my list of 10 places you may not have visited yet—or maybe it’s just […]


Council Hopefuls Invited to Public Debates

Council Hopefuls Invited to Public Debates

It’s summer. The garden beckons. The mountains call. The beach taunts. Greenville’s upcoming municipal election? Probably the last thing on your mind. Still, serious campaigning for city council gears up in just a month. To help voters begin assessing their options, the Guardian will sponsor a series of issues-focused debates between the candidates for every […]


A Rotten Sin

Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, CA

Food Waste in Greenville Restaurants By Spencer Bennington Contributor A Bowl Full of…Yuck! The Rose Bowl: for college football fans, an event holding special significance as the oldest bowl game in the history of the sport. For the rest of us, Pasadena’s Rose Bowl stadium is just another giant coliseum that can seat 90,000 screaming […]


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