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Of Grandstanding and Budget Wrangling

Of Grandstanding and Budget Wrangling

by Anthony Mercando Government Analyst Editor’s note: Imagine you’ve never attended a municipal meeting. For too many of us, it’s no stretch: Residents seem to attend – the few who ever will, at any point in their lives – only when something “directly affects” them. This despite the fact that every decision of those who […]


And So It Begins…

Guardian Staff Report The November election proved a turning point for Greenville’s city council. Marion Blackburn, who held the district 3 seat since 2009, was replaced by 23-year-old McLean Godley. In D5, 32-year-old P.J. Connelly defeated one-termer Dr. Richard Croskery, who won the seat in 2013. It remains to be seen how the new mix […]


STREAMING NOW: Reeves and Whitley

STREAMING NOW: Reeves and Whitley

The City Hall debate between candidates challenging Greenville mayor Allen Thomas (who would not participate) is now up and available for anytime viewing right here at the Guardian, along with four other sessions between candidates seeking seats on city council. Just scroll down that page to the debate you want to view, click the arrow–and get your politics on! […]


Religion and Politics

Creative Commons photo. A Jack o' Lantern made for the Holywell Manor Halloween celebrations in 2003. Photograph by Toby Ord on 31 Oct 2003.

The close proximity among Halloween, Election Day and Thanksgiving puts me in mind of a particular former (and now late) in-law. I’ll call him Bill. Bill was a man of many opinions. None was sensible. Most were racist. Bill believed the only mistake Richard Nixon made was getting caught. He believed affirmative action was unfair to whites. […]


Overton On Signs: “I’ll Address It”

Overton On Signs: “I’ll Address It”

By Anthony Noel District 5 city council candidate Michael Overton says he will “address” apparent violations of his campaign signs to North Carolina’s law governing their placement in the rights-of-way of area streets. After confirming a passerby’s suspicion that several of Overton’s signs on Greenville Boulevard near Evans Street and on Evans itself appeared to […]


UPDATED: The roof, the roof, the roof…

UPDATED: The roof, the roof, the roof…

By Anthony Noel UPDATE, AUGUST 7, 11:14 a.m.: The confidentiality charges of Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas, PGV Executive Director Jerry Vickers and Councilor Dennis Mitchell, questioned here yesterday as politically motivated (original post below), just lost what modicum of credence any thinking Greenville resident might still have assigned them. As this clip shows, Mr. Vickers […]


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