Does mayoral candidate John Brown know something we don’t?

GREENSBORO, NC — There was an article in the News & Record yesterday announcing that the News & Record building downtown is for sale. Simultaneously, candidate for mayor of Greensboro, John Brown, writes on his campaign website that “The city just spent $8.9 million to buy the old News & Record building.”

Candidate for mayor John Brown’s website says the city just bought the N&R building for $8.9 million. (Click to enlarge.)

I wrote to Brown, remarked that that was quite a scoop and asked if I could cite him as a source for that information. He did not reply, but the claim remains on his website. Does Brown know something we don’t know?