Veteran Affairs Committee – January

The Veteran Affairs Committee met Thursday January 23.  This was the final meeting of the 2018-2019 board and the new board will begin meeting in February.   The committee members voted to ask the board of commissioners to solicit bids for repairs to the memorial wall and they’re communicating with local experts who can paint […]

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Bellflowers violates town communication policy

Bill Speight – Is it appropriate for a commissioner to publicly protest the decision of a majority of the board? No. On December 5th, 2019 the Board met to review policy and procedures. Part of the review included the Town of Hope Mills Communication Policy.  Section C item 1 states “The Mayor, Commissioners, Manager and […]

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January 6 Meeting(s) Recap

The newly installed Board of Commissioners continue to move forward.  January 6 they met at 5pm to hear staff comments regarding the sign ordinance.  The current sign ordinance was adopted in April 2019 after the previous board rushed it to a vote.  According to staff members that version presented several problems and they requested an […]

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Granny’s chicken coop

Granny had a chick coop Behind the weathered door and rusty hinges were the greatest wonders and eight-year-old could ever behold.  Inside, the air hung heavy with two mingling scents, the acrid ammonia of chicken poop and sweet musky corn feed.  The feed was dried corn kernels chopped into tiny slivers.  I was weirdly obsessed […]

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