Up & Coming – their red herring

  The above graphics are from June 2017, when the Board initially heard the proposal from Bill Bowman, and from July 2017 when the Board voted unanimously to accept the proposal.  But what exactly was the proposal? What was presented as the Hope Mills Initiative (HMI) was really a collaborative effort between the Hope Mills […]

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Creative place making Pt. II

As the creative place making initiative weaves its way across the country, big and small communities are finding unique opportunities to incorporate art into our environment.  The idea of making every-day objects decorative was a natural leap. These are examples of art covering storm drains.  They’re not only artful, but they’re an opportunity to remind […]

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Discussion of Lake Bulkhead Project

The Board faced backlash from residents who were unhappy the lake level was being lowered and the lake would be unavailable for the majority of the summer.  They stood by their decision to continue with the project instead of delaying. During the April 1st meeting Town Manager Melissa Adams read the following statement. – The […]

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Government overreach in Hope Mills

    On March 17th (Sunday) a local resident began removing trees from his private property…the property is adjacent to Heritage Park.  Several people saw this and thought the town was removing trees from municipal property.  Residents began to call Commissioners, who then called town manager Melissa Adams at home. Adams called the resident and […]

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The backpedaling is coming

The Board of Commissioners will meet tonight for their regular meeting.  The agenda includes two interesting topics… Commissioner Mitchell has asked the board to discuss the lake bulkhead project, and Commissioner Larson has asked to discuss a PARTF grant for the lake park. Link to all agendas and minutes December 3 2018 – This board […]

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