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Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 4: “Little” Washington

Low light on the river.

This is the fourth of six guides to paddling Eastern North Carolina. The series runs through the summer. See Brad’s other guides on Greenville’s Tar River, Bear Island, and Devil’s Gut here. Text and photos by Brad Beggs Guardian columnist A hidden beach on the south side of Castle Island is just a short, one-mile paddle from Washington, […]


From the Editor: Urge Candidates to Say Yes to Debates

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by Lisa Ellison Editor I don’t know about you, but I, for one, hate political campaigns. I’ve participated in the local election process in one way or another for a few cycles now. Whether I was working with a particular campaign or covering the election here in the Guardian, I’ve found the self-promotion required of […]


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 […]


Greenville Pair Organizes for PFLAG Chapter

Greenville Pair Organizes for PFLAG Chapter

by Lisa Ellison Guardian editor Deborah Thomson, the mother of a trans-identified middle school child, and long-time local LGBT activist Rich Elkins held an interest meeting April 9 for a Greenville-area chapter of PFLAG. The national organization was begun in 1972 to unite people who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender or queer with family, their friends, […]


Council Adheres to Land Use Plan, (Almost) Saves Taxpayer Money

Council Adheres to Land Use Plan, (Almost) Saves Taxpayer Money

by Brittney Melton Guardian intern Greenville City Council’s April 9 meeting saw the easy conclusion of ordinances allowing live performance venues and craft beer sales downtown. One contentious rezoning on East 10th Street was continued until May, and council voted on another controversial rezoning request, this one regarding land South of Stantonsburg Road. Council also made […]


Pick Your Poison

Pick Your Poison

NC’s Senate Race Might Well Affect State and Local – More Than National – Politics By Sydney Moseley a.k.a. The Bum Steer As a registered independent, albeit left-leaning but certainly “progressive” in my estimation, I have no particular affinity for the Democratic Party. For reasons too vast to go into here, the party has consistently […]


Be a Guardian Angel

Be a Guardian Angel

An appeal from Anthony Noel Contributing writer and co-founder tonyn@GreenvilleGuardian.org It’s hard to believe nearly three years has passed since the Greenville Guardian posted its first story, introducing a bold experiment to remove the false boundaries of what journalism in Greenville had become, and explore what it might instead be. We’ve worked to demonstrate the power of in-depth, […]


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