Council Member Refutes Accusation
Correction(Feb. 14, 2015 3:29 p.m.): The Feb. 12 blog post “Did councilman coordinate with Sen. Wade on redistricting proposal” contained a statement that we have been unable to verify. A source claimed that a text sent by Tony Wilkins on Jan. 25 stated that Wilkins had seen the proposed maps for state Sen. Trudy Wade’s plan to redistrict the Greensboro City Council. Wilkins firmly denies making this statement or having seen the proposed maps prior to their public release on Feb. 4. Our original source is unable to provide us with hard copy evidence of the text. We regret that we published this post prior to obtaining independent verification of the text message.We should not have published that statement without independent verification of the claim made by our source. In the interest of accuracy we have deleted the original post.
UPDATED 4:24 p.m.