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Smiley Responds to Boardman’s “12 Tax Increases”

Smiley Responds to Boardman’s “12 Tax Increases”

Editor’s note: District 4 challenger Terry Boardman, during the public comment period in a Greenville City Council meeting in September, first presented a list of 12 “tax increases” he claimed the current city council instituted. The Greenville Guardian linked to Boardman’s list in this report on the D4 race, published earlier this month. Rick Smiley, the D4 incumbent who running […]


Boardman Seeks to Make GUC Rates, City Fees Big Issues in D4

Boardman Seeks to Make GUC Rates, City Fees Big Issues in D4

By Dennis Mitchell Election correspondent Terry Boardman isn’t only challenging Rick Smiley for the District 4 seat on city council, he is also challenging Smiley’s vote of support for the Greenville Utilities Commission’s recent rate decrease due to the sale of its nuclear power assets to Duke Energy. GUC had two real options for passing […]


(Most) Candidates Embrace Debates

photo: City of Greenville

by Lisa Ellison Editor September 2 update: Patrice Barrow accepted. McLean Godley, Angela Williams and Mayor Allen Thomas will not be participating in debates. Original story: After we at the Guardian posted this invitation to Greenville city council candidates to participate in a series of debates, I followed up with each each candidate by e-mail. I expected […]


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 […]


Campaign Signs Missing Near University

These signs were not stolen.

by Lisa Ellison Candidates expect to lose a few signs to vandalism or weather, but residents in some neighborhoods near the University woke up to what looks like a targeted large-scale effort. According the the Campaign to Elect Rick Smiley (District 4) in a statement issued this afternoon at 2:30, several dozen of Smiley’s signs […]


Candidates Appeal to Students

Candidates Appeal to Students

by Lisa Ellison East Carolina University’s Student Government Association hosted a forum for all candidates running for office in Greenville on Monday Oct. 28. The forum was an informal event: There were no timers, planned questions, or cards passed around for audience members’ questions. Each candidate was invited to speak for a few minutes on […]


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: 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 […]


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 […]


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