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Op-Ed: Biologist Questions River Study

Photo: Lucas Berrini, 2008 (Flickr)

by Vince Bellis It would be unfortunate if the Tar River study moves forward in the absence of an attempt to first solicit advice from local sources at East Carolina University. ECU offers expertise in planning, business, wetland ecology, tourism and related areas by professionals familiar with eastern North Carolina. Advice from these sources should […]


River Study Progresses

Photo: City of Greenville Recreation and Parks

by Lisa Ellison Last June, city council approved a $200,000 study of what sorts of development would be appropriate along the Tar River, to include a design for such development. Earmarked for the 2014 fiscal year, which began July 1, 2013, the study is about to get under way. A five-member committee drawn from the […]


Planner Questions Intent of River Study

Planner Questions Intent of River Study

Per prior city council authorization, Greenville has issued a request for qualifications for consultants to conduct a “Tar River Utilization Study,” dated July 15, 2013. I’ve reviewed that solicitation; it is available publicly on the city’s web page. I previously wrote a letter to the editor of the Greenville Guardian raising some questions about the […]


Disillusioned by Council Politics

Disillusioned by Council Politics

I would like to register some displeasure about two recent decisions by the city council to, in essence, ignore two very good suggestions on the part of council member Calvin Mercer.    The first was a vote against his request to reduce and re-appropriate funds for a so-called “river study.” Council will spend $200,000 on […]


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