Problems with ElectriCities

[Mayors] Evans, McLean and Murphy have been working for some months on ways to unite mayors and other elected officials in public power towns and cities that fall under the umbrella of ElectriCities. “Common sense would tell you no one would turn their back on an entire region, but look at our region,” Archie Jennings

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City Council weighs merging inspections

“This is a win-win for small business development in the community, because we can streamline our operations,” said Mayor B.J. Murphy, who has often promoted merging city and county services where possible. “We can have a one-stop shop for building inspections throughout the county, which should make for a more busines

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New Kinston city clerk chosen

“The city clerk has an enormous amount of responsibility in maintaining the public records of the community, and that includes City Council agendas, minutes, proclamations, resolutions and the cemetery records,” Mayor B.J. Murphy said. “So the city clerk — although the position reports to the mayor and City Council — is also an advocate for the citizenry.”

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City agrees to pay DOT

“I asked whether or not we could consider this rail spur part of the total package of economic incentives (for Spirit),” Murphy said.The mayor and city manager said Canales told them they could not, though, since it had been listed on the DOT’s Transportation Improv

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Bridge out

“It will have a significant negative impact in the short term … during the time of construction,” Mayor B.J. Murphy said. “But long-term, we should have an aesthetically-pleasing entrance to downtown Kinston.”

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