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Perkins hot after newspaper racks

Lots of news breaking about downtown G’boro these days. John Hammer’s Rhino column starts out discussing Downtown Greensboro Inc. president Ed Wolverton’s desire to hang 110 baskets —at a cost of $500 apiece. But here’s what jumped out at me:

Wolverton and company also want to remove all of the newspaper boxes from the downtown. This is something that Mayor Robbie Perkins has been trying to do for years, and now that newspapers have been reporting about how he refuses to pay child support and refuses to even pay the mortgage on the home where his wife and child live, but manages to pay the mortgage on the condo in Center Pointe where he lives, Perkins is hot after newspaper boxes again.

As for Perkins’ landlord Roy Carroll and his statement that he will find people to run against current City Council members who oppose a stronger noise ordinance, I say scary, scary. Anyone else think downtown noise will be the forgotten issue by Nov.’13 if Perkins succeeds in ramming through the downtown PAC?

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