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Connelly and Croskery Square Off in D5


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 […]

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 […]

STREAMING NOW: Reeves and Whitley

STREAMING NOW: Reeves and Whitley

The City Hall debate between candidates challenging Greenville mayor Allen Thomas (who would not participate) is now up and available for anytime viewing right here at the Guardian, along with four other sessions between candidates seeking seats on city council. Just scroll down that page to the debate you want to view, click the arrow–and get your politics on! […]

UPDATED: Mercer Confirms Electoral Intentions

UPDATED: Mercer Confirms Electoral Intentions

Guardian Staff report UPDATED, Wednesday, May 20, 9 a.m. — In a press release distributed via email at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Calvin Mercer confirmed that he does not intend to run for mayor this fall. “Since it leaked in the Greenville Guardian,” the release reads, “I’ll confirm I intend to file for re-election to the […]

Recount Confirms Smiley Victory

Rick Smiley, District 4

By Guardian Staff Terri Williams’ second bite at the apple for Greenville’s district 4 city council seat in this year’s municipal election has produced the same result as her first, a loss to Rick Smiley. Williams requested a recount of the results, which showed Smiley with an 11-vote margin after certification Tuesday. Today’s recount added […]

Religion and Politics

Creative Commons photo. A Jack o' Lantern made for the Holywell Manor Halloween celebrations in 2003. Photograph by Toby Ord on 31 Oct 2003.

The close proximity among Halloween, Election Day and Thanksgiving puts me in mind of a particular former (and now late) in-law. I’ll call him Bill. Bill was a man of many opinions. None was sensible. Most were racist. Bill believed the only mistake Richard Nixon made was getting caught. He believed affirmative action was unfair to whites. […]

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