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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 […]


BoE Throws Out Wetherington Protest

Katherine Wetherington, from the campaign's Facebook page

by Guardian Staff The Pitt County Board of Elections, meeting late this afternoon, voted unanimously to throw out a protest filed by the losing candidate in the race for Greenville’s district 3 city council seat. Katherine Wetherington, who has ties to the local real estate industry and manages a downtown restaurant, lost the race by […]


The Conversation

Tristam Ellis, "In a Cherry Orchard" oil on canvas.

The Greenville Guardian is pleased to present its first piece of fiction. We hope you enjoy this political commentary in dramatic form.  by Eric Brestel Today for lunch, I stopped into an Uptown pub I’d heard had some interesting seasonal IPAs. Nearby was a couple whose conversation I couldn’t help but overhear. The conversation went […]


Candidate Interviews: At-Large and Mayor

Candidate Interviews: At-Large and Mayor

Early voting begins today in Greenville’s municipal election. Voters will select one City Council representative from each of five districts along with an “at-large” councilor and mayor. Click here for addresses and hours of polling places. In late July, The Guardian hand delivered to the address provided on each candidate’s election filing an invitation to […]


Candidate Interviews: District 5

Candidate Interviews: District 5

Early voting starts tomorrow in Greenville’s municipal election. Voters will select one City Council representative from each of five districts along with an “at-large” councilor and mayor. In late July, The Guardian hand delivered to the address provided on each candidate’s election filing an invitation to participate in a two-step voter education initiative. Step one […]


Candidate Interviews: Districts 3 and 4

Candidate Interviews: Districts 3 and 4

Early voting begins Thursday in Greenville’s municipal election. Voters will select one City Council representative from each of five districts along with an “at-large” councilor and mayor. In late July, The Guardian hand delivered to the address provided on each candidate’s election filing an invitation to participate in a two-step voter education initiative. Step one […]


At-Large: Mitchell “Calls Out” Mercer

Dennis Mitchell

By Lisa Ellison Editor Dennis Mitchell is seeking a series of formal debates with Calvin Mercer, his challenger for the at-large seat on city council in the November election. In a “press release” posted today on his Facebook page, Mitchell said, “My opponent has already shown he has the intention of making this race about […]


Meet Your Candidates

Meet Your Candidates

by Lisa Ellison, editor We’ve given you the candidates’ rankings of their priorities for the city. Below you will find the candidates’ other responses to our questionnaire. They are organized by seat. Asked, “If elected, how will you view your role in city operations?,” the candidates were given three choices: I will help run Greenville […]


Question to Candidates: What kind of city do you want?

Question to Candidates: What kind of city do you want?

by Lisa Ellison, Editor On Friday we asked you, our readers, to think about what Greenville’s priorities should be. Your lists are still coming in–thank you! Taken seriously, it’s a challenging task. We’d all love to live in a place that could focus on growing all parts of the city at one time: A place […]


Almost Time to File

Almost Time to File

by Lisa Wilbourne Local election campaign season is almost upon us. Greenville’s council seats are on the same two-year cycle, so this November city residents will be voting for all seats: a district representative (one of five), an at-large representative, and a mayor. Not sure which district you’re in? Check here. So far, Richard Croskery […]


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