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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…



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LAKE, DRUG STORE, SIDEWALKS ON WAY

At tonight’s town board meeting, officials restated their continuing plans to finish replacing the dam and officially refilling the lake for the first time since the last time it broke: 2010. Inspectors finished their inspection…



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Election Filing Time

The time for candidates to file for elections is upon us. Filing time begins today at noon and ends two weeks from today, on July 17 at 12 noon. Cost to file at the Cumberland…


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They Can Never Say Your Fellow Citizens Weren’t Involved

Since October 2013, our town’s leaders have been meeting with Walmart, local realty, and developer representatives about rezoning, annexing, and developing the corner of Legion Road and NC162 for commercial development. For the first six…