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Letters

February 21, 2017

Councilman Connelly recently wrote a letter stating that property rights should come before NCDOT recommended improvements (i.e. bike lanes). I would like to respond with some context. Since the importance of property rights is the basis of the argument I will start there.

The 10th Street…

February 21, 2017

Just a thought: Since current youth culture defines racism as hate or bias that can only be perpetrated by the majority governing race, and the minority can at most be prejudiced, does that mean all nations are by default racist?

Black South Africans? Inuit? Swedes? South Koreans?

Enough of the…

February 21, 2017

I just spent an idyllic afternoon with the grandkids at the park in the Town Common. 

The park was crowded with children of all ages, all sizes and all races. They played together, rode the merry-go-round together, swung together and rode the zip line together.

Sometimes one rode and the other…

February 20, 2017

The editorial that graced your opinion page on Feb. 9 left out the most salient point regarding the genesis of the troublesome Charlotte ordinance that prompted HB2. To Wit: North Carolina law properly observed would have prevented Charlotte City Council from writing it in the first place.

Our…

February 20, 2017

I want citizens with an opposition to the direction our government is heading to take on a challenge.

It will mean an inconvenience of time, and dedication to a task and a commitment to stand your ground. Today, on Presidents Day, I challenge you to find a safe place to be — not driving…

February 20, 2017

Common Ground Greenville is a group of local citizens who support responsible, thoughtful leadership for Greenville.We advocate for responsive and open government, sound planning, fiscal responsibility, stewardship of resources, long-term growth, and success as an inviting and sophisticated city.…

February 20, 2017

I encourage everyone to visit the Greenville Museum of Art and view “Perceptions and Recognitions: African-Americans of Eastern North Carolina” exhibit, featuring the works of internationally acclaimed photojournalist, Burk Uzzle. The exhibit runs through April 30, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.…

February 19, 2017

Some Greenville Council members suggested forming a public-private partnership to develop the Town Common, citing the playground as successful example. A PPP is something different.

The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships defines a PPP as “a contractual arrangement between a…

February 19, 2017

Sitting underneath ECU and Uptown Greenville’s shadow is a body of water that has yet to reach its potential. The Tar River is Greenville’s sleeping giant opportunity that could change the landscape of our community for forever. Sitting directly beside the Tar River is the hotly…

February 19, 2017

I have been a teacher for my entire professional life, and I believe teaching and learning are two of the most important enterprises in which we can engage, but I am opposed to putting a STEAM learning and entertainment center on the Town Common for the following reasons.

The city does…

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