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Candidate List Grows as Filing Deadline Nears

Candidate List Grows as Filing Deadline Nears

by Lisa Ellison Guardian editor Update 7/16: The at-large race has a new contestant. Brand new. Angela Shackleford Williams, who appears to rent a home on Willow Run in municipal District 4 (Pitt County Online Parcel Information System), registered to vote in Pitt County today when she filed for the city-wide seat. According to an August […]


Candidate List Grows As Filing Deadline Nears

Candidate List Grows As Filing Deadline Nears

by Lisa Ellison Guardian editor Update 7/16: The at-large race has a new contestant. Brand new. Angela Shackleford Williams, who appears to rent a home on Willow Run in municipal District 4 (Pitt County Online Parcel Information System), registered to vote in Pitt County today when she filed for the city-wide seat. According to an August […]


Election 2015: Blackburn on Local Business and Economic Investment

Marion Blackburn, District 3

Editor’s note: Today, the first day of filing for municipal elections, brought six hopefuls to the Board of Elections. Terry Boardman, who is challenging Rick Smiley for District 4 was the only person not currently serving to file. Incumbents Mayor Allen Thomas, at-large councilor Calvin Mercer, D4’s Smiley, D3’s Marion Blackburn and D1’s Kandie Smith […]


Election 2015: Blackburn Will Run

Blackburn currently holds the District 3 seat. She intends to run for re-election.

by Guardian staff Editor’s note, 9:20 a.m., 7/3/2015: In an email this morning, Blackburn acknowledged the questions and says she will “most definitely” answer.  In a press release received yesterday July 2, Marion Blackburn became the first candidate to announce her intention to run for Greenville City Council this fall. Candidate filing formally opens at […]


What’s Smart for Greenville? Preserving and Acquiring Flood Plains

Flooded housing development in Greenville, NC after Hurricane Floyd in September 1999. Photo credit: FEMA

By Jerry Weitz Guardian op-ed contributor The City of Greenville has a hazard mitigation plan, adopted initially in 2001, then revised and re-adopted in 2004. An update of the plan was prepared in 2010 and adopted by the Greenville City Council on June 10, 2011. The 2010 plan was managed by the city’s community development […]


One More Election

One More Election

By Guardian Staff UPDATE: Calvin Mercer was appointed mayor pro-tem Monday night in a 4-2 vote. Original story follows: The winners of last month’s municipal election will be seated tonight at 6 p.m. in council chambers. The only order of business for the largely ceremonial meeting–which will include playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” and the […]


September Council Decisions

September Council Decisions

by Lisa Ellison, editor In two September meetings, city council voted for a complete two-story building for the Greenville Transportation and Activity Center (GTAC) on Bonner’s Lane, and tighter regulations for neighborhoods participating in the Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB). GTAC facility From among the three options presented on September 9 for the Greenville Transportation and […]


Elected Officials Follow the Law? Not in Greenville.

Elected Officials Follow the Law? Not in Greenville.

by Lisa Wilbourne Though not part of the agenda, much of city council’s very short meeting tonight (March 4) was spent talking about prayer. Eight residents, largely pastors from local churches, spoke during the public comments period about not being denied their right to practice religion and freedom of expression. (Why exactly they came to […]


February Council Review

February Council Review

by Lisa Wilbourne Greenville’s City Council held three regular meetings (Feb. 11, 14, 25) instead of the usual two this month. The following is a breakdown of what they did. Split vote decisions are listed first (watch for a separate article on the debates surrounding these votes); unanimous votes second. Items council did not vote […]


Analysis: Making Bradford Creek Work

Analysis: Making Bradford Creek Work

by Lisa Wilbourne Quick Summary To make Bradford Creek, the city’s golf course, able to cover its own operating costs, a golf course management and operational consultant reports the city needs to do these four things. Hire a general manager. Increase marketing to get more rounds played per year. Increase playing fees. Fund capital improvements. […]


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