Category Archives: Budget

Control of School Property

  Would a county board of education, Lee County or otherwise, concur with the State legislature’s proposal to wrest control of educational properties from them and trust that responsibility with the respective county boards of commissioners?  No, of course they … Continue reading

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Wailing & Gnashing of Teeth in Sanford & Broadway

My, oh my.  Not since the electric 2009 debate over the half-cent sales tax increase has the county witnessed so much wailing and gnashing of teeth over an issue like the sales tax distribution in Lee County.  County commissioners have … Continue reading

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Why the need for year-round Public Schools? Why now?

  I must continually remind myself that I live in Lee County, NC.  It is futile to ask meaningful questions of the Lee County School System (LCSS).  Still, I marvel at how the LCSS Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Committee came right out of left field with a recommendation to … Continue reading

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Wealth Redistribution- Unfairness in Lee County Taxing Policy

  The allocation of sales and property taxes in Lee County has become an ugly point of divisiveness.  This issue really needs to be a point of healthy debate. This argument shouldn’t be about those mean old conservative commissioners trying to … Continue reading

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Fines & Forfeitures to Benefit the Schools

  According to Article IX, Section 7 of the Constitution of North Carolina the state’s public schools shall receive ‘the clear proceeds of all penalties, forfeitures and fines collected in the several counties for any breach of the penal laws … Continue reading

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Republican In Name Only- RINO

Were the people of America, with one voice, to ask, What shall we do to perpetuate our liberties and secure our happiness? The answer would be, ‘govern well, and you will have nothing to fear either from internal disaffection or … Continue reading

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Beaufort County Still Haunted by Dr. Jeff Moss

Dr. Jeff Moss continues to haunt the Beaufort County taxpayers.  His gargantuan building plan led to incredible amounts of debt, voted over the objection of conservative county commissioners back in 2004 and 2005.  This has led to a glut of facility … Continue reading

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Obama’s Job on America Act

Tonight, President Barack Obama (PBO) insulted the country– you and me.  He insulted us by lying to us all.  No, not a simple poetic license to stretch the truth a bit, which has been his normal modus operandi.   Instead, he lied … Continue reading

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Lee County School System’s Challenge for FY 2011-12 Fiscal Responsibility

  It’s gotten quiet around Lee County these past few weeks. The furor over the budget crisis has passed, or has it? Dr. Moss and the Board of Education snookered the County Commissioners into spending increases, or did they? Actually, neither. In … Continue reading

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Your Turn: Chairman of BOE Answered Questions

REMINDER: Any comments NOT pertaining to Mr. Williams responses  or any that are personal will be deleted.  PH     This patriot would like to sincerely thank Mr. Shawn Williams for taking time to answer questions from our readers.  Readers:  … Continue reading

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