Up & Coming Weekly, what are you doing?

https://www.upandcomingweekly.com/views/5883-hope-mills-board-of-commissioners-what-are-you-doingUp & Coming Weekly,what are you doing?You’re drooling uncontrollably, for one thing. When you’re writing about our mayor and town board, it doesn’t come out as “journalism.” It reads like propaganda toward both sides. For…

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Town investigation into property no-sale takes shape

The town has hired a central NC law firm to investigate the recent negotiations for selling town property, and the contentious reactions since. Board members hope the investigation will shed some light (and the Bee…


This is by no means a comprehensive list of things that have happened in Hope Mills during 2018. It’s probably not even limited specifically to 2018, because some things take place over a couple of…


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Town Turns Out For Voting

In yesterday’s mid-term general elections, the town had one referendum/proposal included: to extend town commissioners’ terms to a staggered four-year cycle from the current “two-year, everybody runs” cycle. 1955 people voted for extending the terms…



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The Salient Question In Selling Town Properties

This whole hullabaloo about selling town property is missing the point, because so many things have been glommed onto it. Government should be about processes. But personalities and preferences about people come in, especially when…



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“WHO AUTHORIZED THIS RESOLUTION?”

In Monday night’s town board meeting, Town Commissioner Mayor Pro Tem Mike Mitchell says he didn’t name names when he went to the media, and didn’t accuse any Commissioners of a conflict of interest because…


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“…I WILL LEAVE IT AT THAT”

Hope Mills Bee Published by Mike Smith · Just now · This is a clip from Monday night’s town board meeting. In it, Commissioner Mike Mitchell mentions a request for information he asked other commissioners…


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BOARD DISCUSSES, ACCEPTS, CENSURES

The ban on swimming in Hope Mills Lake will continue as the town tries to follow the state protocols for state water quality testing, but they are having difficulties getting responses to calls because the…