Where is Hope Mills’ history????

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and the Board of Commissioners met February 13th to discuss the Christ Episcopal Church Parish House on South Main Street.  Last March the board voted unanimously to destroy the house at a cost of $11,000. “I question why our commission was never informed of their decision to demolish the building,” […]

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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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Mitchell launches new attack on veterans

  January 11th I emailed an application for the historic preservation committee to the town clerk.  One other person applied before me so the clerk emailed back to ask if I was interested in any other committees.  I knew there would be an opening on the Veterans Affairs Commission (VAC) so I told her I’d […]

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When there are no consequences…

“When there are no consequences, being wrong is simply a diversion.”  Ian McEwan Once again, this is the video of the December 3rd Board of Commissioners meeting. 2:08:34. The Mayor opens public comments and Elizabeth Cooper addresses the board.  She speaks briefly about the new signs ordinance, then her remarks turn to the board’s actions. […]

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