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Tonight and Tomorrow: Smith vs. Barrow on GPAT

Questioners Keith Cooper of the Benevolence Corps converses with former city councilor and Guardian election correspondent Dennis Mitchell prior to last week's debate (photo: Jake Postma)

Last Saturday’s debate between district 1 city council incumbent Kandie Smith and challenger Patrice Barrow will be broadcast in its entirety several times this weekend on GPAT-TV 23. The session, the first in a series of debates among candidates for city council, runs just over an hour. It airs Friday at 7 and 11 p.m., and […]


Mayor Claims Success, Challengers Disagree

photo: City of Greenville

by Dennis Mitchell Election correspondent Allen Thomas, running for his third term as mayor of Greenville, faces two challengers who hope to end his tenure by calling him out on his record. Via email, Thomas touted a litany of notable national rankings Greenville has received over the last few years, as indicators of his success […]


UPDATED: Mayor’s Contest Now a Three-Way Race

UPDATED: Mayor’s Contest Now a Three-Way Race

by Lisa Ellison Guardian editor Update, 7/17, 2:45 p.m.: Two more city council candidates came forward just prior to today’s noon filing deadline, one seeking the mayor’s seat, the other challenging Kandie Smith in District 1. Ernest Reeves, a Greenville resident whose website for his 2014 U.S. Senate campaign identifies him as a North Carolina […]


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 […]


Candidate Info–Repost

Candidate Info–Repost

Editor’s note: On October 21, we posted a list of community surveys, questionnaires and endorsements. For the last-minute voters, we’re re-posting that information. The link to find your polling place or information about your district can be found here.  We’ve brought you interviews and endorsements on the candidates for public office in Greenville, but want […]


Greenville Candidate Information Compiled

Greenville Candidate Information Compiled

We’ve brought you interviews and endorsements on the candidates for public office in Greenville, but want to put all the information you might want about the candidates in one place. If you know of a community group (not campaign materials) we do not have listed that has sent a survey to or endorsed candidates, please […]


The Guardian endorses…

The Guardian endorses…

In late July, the Greenville Guardian sent a questionnaire to all candidates in Greenville’s municipal elections. Eight candidates completed it and were invited to an interview. All eight participated. Editor Lisa Ellison sat down with these eight for about an hour each; if you’re a regular here, you’ve seen the transcripts. Our interviews and questionnaires […]


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 […]


LIVE UPDATES: Mayoral Candidates Debate

LIVE UPDATES: Mayoral Candidates Debate

by Andrew Gorman Tonight (Tuesday, October 8) at 6:30, Tom Best and Allen Thomas will debate at Eppes Recreation Center (400 Nash Street). This debate, like the at-large and district 1 debates, is sponsored by Benevolence Corps, moderated by Keith Cooper. Candidates will arrive at 5:45 for casual conversation with those present. Food will be served. […]


District 5 and City-wide Forum

District 5 and City-wide Forum

Carolina East and Olde Westhaven neighborhood associations have invited candidates for Districts Two and Five as well as candidates for the city-wide seats, at large and mayor, to the University Church of Christ (100 Cresline Boulevard). The only candidate for the District Two seat, long-time councilor Rose Glover will not be able to attend due […]


Best files for Mayor

Best files for Mayor

Tom Best will run against Allen Thomas to be the next mayor of Greenville. Best was chair of the city’s Task Force on the Preservation of Neighborhoods and Housing in 2004. So far: Mayor: Allen Thomas, Tom Best At-large: Dennis Mitchell District 1: Kandie Smith District 3: Marion Blackburn; Thor Gylfason; Dillon Godley District 5: Rick Croskery email the editor The […]


Making Greenville Grow. Up.

Making Greenville Grow. Up.

When four of Greenville’s six city councilors voted Thursday to increase occupancy limits for unrelated people living in homes of the city’s Tar River-University neighborhood, each – along with the mayor – displayed a blatant disregard for the will of the people. Despite clear-cut and overwhelming public opposition from city residents, from the Planning and […]


Circus Maximus

This photo belongs to City of Greenville, NC. Photo by Steve Hawley

Greenville city councilmember Max Joyner played to pity in attempting to justify the last-minute pay raise council granted itself and the mayor at its June 14th meeting. Check out the meeting video. Click here, then advance the video to the 1:44:45 mark. Joyner says: “If you’re going to put me in charge of a $114 […]


City’s 2012-2013 Budget Established

photo: City of Greenville

by Lisa Wilbourne In the June 14 meeting, City Council adopted the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget as recommended by staff with the following additions from Councilmember Max Joyner: Additional $50,000 for lighting study; Additional $25,000 to help support Uptown Greenville’s economic development efforts; $11.75/month sanitation rate for curbside and multi-family; $40.80/month for backyard service; 2.5% pay […]


Council cuts budget, tries to keep services intact

Council cuts budget, tries to keep services intact

By Lisa Wilbourne On Monday May 7, City Council heard a report on Bradford Creek Golf Course. The council unanimously agreed that the golf course provides an important service for the city’s residents and voted, also unanimously, to move the golf course from its classification as an Enterprise Fund, i.e., 100% self-supporting from fees collected, and […]


Wayne Bowers: Advice for Greenville’s Leaders

Wayne Bowers

Our five-part discussion with former Greenville City Manager Wayne Bowers concludes. Click the links for earlier installments. Part one     Part two     Part three     Part four By Anthony Noel GREENVILLE GUARDIAN: Is staying in Greenville something you’re interested in, or are you willing to pick up and move? WAYNE BOWERS: (smiling)We’re planning on […]


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