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The Property No Sale Timeline

This is a timeline of emails and other communications between town staff, organizations, commissioners, and other representatives. Some of the content is summarized, but copies of related communications are public record and so are available…


Town board investigation concludes

This investigation was not just about the mayor, and her son, as the stories will point out. Don’t confuse it for a witch hunt. They found “no ethical violations” in the run-up to coercing a…




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…


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…