Mitchell makes motion to demolish Saleeby House, Historic Commission blames mayor

This post popped up today on the Hope Mills Historical Information FaceBook page.  The post, which shows photos of the Saleeby Home being demolished, was shared from the Hope Mills Historical Society, Inc. Facebook page. The Historical Information page made a point to announce they aren’t associated with either the Historical Preservation Commission or the […]

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Board votes to condone racist remarks

Tonight we attended the Board of Commissioners meeting.  They addressed the naming of the Golf Course walking trail and town manager Melissa Adams emphasized, twice, that she added it to the agenda, not for nefarious reasons, but for safety.  She’s concerned someone will have an emergency while walking the trail and won’t know how to […]

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The beater of dead horses strikes again

September 4th Larson requested her public record request be added to the agenda for the September 9 meeting.  Anyone want to hazard a guess as to why? My theory is she’s already written a censure of Mayor Warner.  She won’t present it herself.  She’s a coward.  She’ll hand it off to one of her flunky’s […]

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Board repeats same mistakes…and so does Collins

During the April 1st meeting, the board discussed the never-ending struggle to transform the golf cart path into a walking trail.  During the 40+ minute conversation they heard an update from Public Works Director Don Sisko indicating DOT was taking 30-40 days to review site plans.  The site plan was for the proposed parking lot […]

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Larson shows her true colors Pt. III

“The town should have begun renovations on the historic parish hall that was donated to the town five years ago and has declined due to lack of preventative maintenance, Larson said. She also said the work at the lake park should have been completed by now, and would have been if the design plans had […]

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Larson shows her true colors Pt. I

On July 19th Commissioner Larson announced in the private group known as The Chatter she wouldn’t be seeking reelection, but would be supporting Commissioner Mitchell in his bid for the mayor’s seat.  On July 23rd the first article appeared, authored by her good friend Lisa Waring, slandering Mayor Jackie Warner. For those following the situation, […]

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Editorial by Earl Vaughan, Jr.

Publisher Bill Bowman cedes his usual column space to Earl Vaughan Jr. this week. Vaughan Jr. talks from a personal perspective about an issue plaguing Hope Mills leadership. I’ve known Hope Mills Mayor Jackie Warner since she was the cheerleading coach at Douglas Byrd High School years ago. Warner was one of the first cheerleading coaches at that time who pushed the envelope for her young […]

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What good shall I do this day?

I’ve never gotten to say this before…but the Board of Commissioners impressed me tonight.  They held a special workshop meeting to discuss…for the third time…changes to the sign ordinance. All of the board members were polite to one another, they asked great questions, they sometimes contradicted one another but not in a mean spirited way.  […]

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Pot, kettle…black!

During the Board of Commissioners meeting on July 23rd, Commissioner Larson accused Mayor Warner of having prior knowledge of Lone Survivor Foundation’s June 4th presentation.  Mayor Warner clarified she knew there would be a presentation, but not what the presentation was about.  Larson’s continued suspicion spawned a formal investigation. It also spawned Ordinance 2018-9 “Whereas […]

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