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Archive for November, 2015

A Letter To Our Readers

Creative Commons license, photo by Seyed Mostafa Zamani.

When we launched the Greenville Guardian four years ago, we had no idea what to expect. Would Greenville, a growing city with real issues arising from that growth, welcome or shun another media outlet? Especially one whose editorial policy espoused growing not for growth’s sake, but for the right reasons? Could we find writers able to […]


Out and About: Two New Brew Venues

Out and About: Two New Brew Venues

Fall’s arrival has brought Greenville’s beer and pub fans some good news: the opening of two new venues in our area. Both Tapped and Dickinson Avenue Public House offer modern and welcoming atmospheres for socializing, with a full selection of craft beers. To learn more, we asked the folks behind these new ventures how their concepts […]


Syrian Refugees: An Open Letter to City Council

Syrian Refugees: An Open Letter to City Council

Editor’s note: The following letter was written by Uriah Ward. He plans to send it to the Mayor and each member of city council. If you would like to add your name, email UriahWard@yahoo.com. To the Mayor and City Councilors of Greenville, I’m writing you to encourage you to take a difficult stand for something […]


Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 6: New Bern’s Neuse River

Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 6: New Bern’s Neuse River

This is the last of six guides to paddling Eastern North Carolina. They are formatted to enable easy printing and following while on the water. Slip the pages in sheet protectors and under the hold-downs of your boat for easy, waterproof reference. Brad’s other guides, featuring Greenville’s Tar River, Bear Island, Devil’s Gut, Little Washington […]


Thomas, Mercer, Smith, Glover, Smiley, Godley, Connelly; YES to Bond

Allen Thomas

Your new Greenville city council: Allen Thomas, mayor Calvin Mercer, at-large Kandie Smith, D1 Rose Glover, D2 McLean Godley, D3 Rick Smiley, D4 P.J. Connelly, D5 Allen Thomas, Calvin Mercer and Kandie Smith hold their seats.


First votes in

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Absentee and early voting results, as well as 10 precincts are now in. Here’s where things stand. Watch it all unfold for yourself here. And if you’re viewing the details like the results by precinct, here’s a list of where those are to help give you a sense of where the votes are coming from.   


Election Turnout Reports

Election Turnout Reports

By Lisa Ellison Editor Update, 3:24 p.m.: As of two o’clock, the top three precincts (11A, 10A and 10B) hold their positions with 31, 26 and 22 percent of registered voters having done their civic duty. 12B has leaped ahead of 8A, with 18 percent to 8A’s 15 percent, which Precinct 9 (Hooker Memorial Church […]


Connelly and Croskery Square Off in D5

Croskery

by Dennis Mitchell Election correspondent In the race for Greenville’s district 5 city council seat, longtime physician and one-term incumbent Rick Croskery is challenged by small businessman and former ECU standout and pro baseball player PJ Connelly. Croskery brings a long résumé of service to the community, as chair of the Chamber of Commerce and […]


Godley opposes “voting bloc,” Blackburn cites record

Godley opposes “voting bloc,” Blackburn cites record

By Dennis Mitchell Election Correspondent Voters in district 3 on Tuesday must choose between Marion Blackburn and McLean Godley. Blackburn, in her third term as the district’s representative, touts her dedication to improving the quality of life for residents as one of the reasons she should be re-elected. Godley points to ending division on the […]


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