Category Archives: Capital Improvements

Blog posts about capital improvements across the county including infrastructure, schools, roads, water & sewer, etc.

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

Posted in Budget, Capital Improvements, Education, NC Politics | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Budget, Capital Improvements, Education, Lee County Politics, Media and Reporting | 4 Comments

Dissolution of the Lee County Economic Development Corporation

One of the most discussed items emanating from Monday night’s BOC meeting was the apparent move to transfer and transition the Lee County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC).  The three BOC conservatives– Shook, Parks, and Womack –joined with Commissioner Reives in voting to … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Capital Improvements, Economic Development, Jobs & Workforce Development, Lee County Politics | 9 Comments

Dear Governette…

I would like to suggest that you tell your Democrat allies in the General Assembly they really shouldn’t be talking about late night deals.  Mr. Hackney is decrying the midnight vote that passed a budget that will help put NC … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Capital Improvements, Economic Development, Education, Taxes & Fees | 7 Comments

Hickory Dickory Dock, the Moss Ran Up the Clock…

Well, this morning the clock struck one, and Moss came down, hickory dickory dock.  Nursery rhymes, that’s what we have here.  And Moss’ clock is running right on schedule. County Manager John Crumpton sent an advanced letter to the School … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Capital Improvements, Education, Jobs & Workforce Development | Leave a comment

A Future Trip to the San Lee Park

(Author’s Note-  This is a projected experience, one day in the near future) I went to San Lee Park the other day planning to hike along the mountain bike trail.  It’s been a hike I’ve made many times over the past … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Capital Improvements, Education, Lee County Politics, Parks & Recreation, Taxes & Fees | 2 Comments

H200 Budget Bill Highlights

This is a summary of the NC House Budget (H200), approved last week. The $19.3 billion budget is $600 million under the amount recommended by the governor and lets expire the 1 percent sales tax and the income tax surcharge.  Five Democrats voted … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Capital Improvements, Crime & Public Safety, Economic Development, Education, Taxes & Fees | 1 Comment

The Day the “People’s Voice” Died…

Think of days/years  that when you hear the date, they bring back memories…good and bad. 1908 – Model T December 7, 1941 – Pearl Harbor December 25 – Christmas Easter – Christ’s Resurrection July 4 – Independence Day September 11 – 3000 … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Capital Improvements, Education, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees | 11 Comments

Info for Storm Damaged Businesses in Sanford

Fact Sheet for Businesses of All Sizes If your business or private, nonprofit organization has suffered physical damage or your small business or private, nonprofit organization of any size has sustained economic injury after a disaster, you may be eligible … Continue reading

Posted in Capital Improvements, Disasters & Emergency Services, Economic Development | Leave a comment

It’s Official- NC is a Disaster Zone and Eligible for Federal Aid

This message just in from our County Manager: The President has now offiially declared North Carolina as a major disaster zone.   In addition, FEMA representatives will be back in Lee County today to begin reviewing sites for setting up offices for citizens … Continue reading

Posted in Capital Improvements, Disasters & Emergency Services, Economic Development | Leave a comment