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Archive for October, 2015

Cleaning Up The Daily Reflector’s Mess

Cleaning Up The Daily Reflector’s Mess

By Anthony Noel Contributing Writer Many things contributed to my decision, back in the 1980s, to start my first business. I’d make more money. I’d set my own schedule. I’d be my own boss. That last one was by far the most enticing: I could run things my way. That sense came to a head […]

At Large: Anderson Attacks, Mercer Cries Foul


By Dennis Mitchell Election Correspondent The race for the lone city council seat representing all of Greenville pits incumbent Calvin Mercer against newcomer Erik Anderson. Mercer has the distinction of serving on city council for four consecutive terms, three as the representative from District 4, and now as the At-Large representative. This is Anderson’s first […]

Pre-election Financial Reports

Pre-election financial reports, covering the period through October 19, have been released. Patrice Barrow (D1 challenger) and Terrence Boardman (D4 challenger) will both come in below the $1,000 threshold and are exempt from filing. D3 challenger McLean Godley’s report, submitted at 5 p.m. October 26, was incomplete; the amended report now included below was filed October […]

Smiley Responds to Boardman’s “12 Tax Increases”

Smiley Responds to Boardman’s “12 Tax Increases”

Editor’s note: District 4 challenger Terry Boardman, during the public comment period in a Greenville City Council meeting in September, first presented a list of 12 “tax increases” he claimed the current city council instituted. The Greenville Guardian linked to Boardman’s list in this report on the D4 race, published earlier this month. Rick Smiley, the D4 incumbent who running […]

Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 5: Cape Lookout Day Trip

Leaving the lighthouse.

This is the fifth of six guides to paddling Eastern North Carolina. See Brad’s guides on Greenville’s Tar River, Bear Island, Devil’s Gut and Little Washington here. Text and photos by Brad Beggs Guardian columnist The vast water of Back Bay spreads out before you. In the far southern distance, a black and white spire […]

From the Editor’s Couch: Contestants for Mayor Heard

Ellison and Dudley Moore are roughly the same height.

by Lisa Ellison, editor The Daily Reflector held its mayoral debate last night. Lots of people and media attended. Why, even the mayor was there! I was pleased to get a seat towards the front, between two people I know and was glad to see, even if briefly. The questions were good, covering topics from planning […]

Boardman Seeks to Make GUC Rates, City Fees Big Issues in D4

Boardman Seeks to Make GUC Rates, City Fees Big Issues in D4

By Dennis Mitchell Election correspondent Terry Boardman isn’t only challenging Rick Smiley for the District 4 seat on city council, he is also challenging Smiley’s vote of support for the Greenville Utilities Commission’s recent rate decrease due to the sale of its nuclear power assets to Duke Energy. GUC had two real options for passing […]

35-Day Campaign Finance Reports

Photo: Great Beyond (Flickr Creative Commons)

See the 35-day campaign finance reports right here. Read our coverage of these reports here.

Whitley Out-Raises Thomas, Godley Bests Blackburn, Mercer is Cash King

Photo: Great Beyond (Flickr Creative Commons)

Dennis Mitchell Election Correspondent Update 10/8: Donna Whitley submitted an amended 35-day campaign finance report yesterday after noticing a $50 donation was listed as $5,000 and an $1,100 donation as $2,200. Whitley told us in an email that after she noticed the mistakes, as reported in the Daily Reflector, she called her treasurer, CPA Ronnie Greene, and […]

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