Category Archives: Election 2010

Blog posts pertaining to candidates for local and state elections on the Nov 2nd ballot.

Democratic Party demand for Re-redistricting. How quaint!

  In a recent public forum, Bob Phillips of the left-wing group Common Cause spoke fervently of the dire need for North Carolina to revisit the legislative redistricting that the Republican led State Legislature enacted following the 2010 Census.  He … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2010, Election 2012, Media and Reporting, NC Politics | 2 Comments

NC House District Boundaries Re-Drawn

For those of you in Lee County who haven’t yet scrutinized the proposed new maps for NC house districts, let me be the first to provide some relevant details — right from the NC General Assembly’s (NCGA) website.  In particular, … Continue reading

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Stacking, Unpacking, and Hijacking the State

For six hours Thursday, three words- stacking, unpacking, and hijacking -were thrown about in cliche fashion  by liberals and race-baiting bigots, alike.  These words rolled off the lips of NAACP officials, several democrat party chairpersons, and mountain folk, many of whom questionably … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2010, Election 2012, Lee County Politics, NC Politics | 15 Comments

Goodbye Renee, Hello Howard!

UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION Just when I thought things were about to settle down in central NC, the political landscape looks like it is about to make a major change.  For the next ten years or longer there’s a good possibility most Lee … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2010, Election 2012, Lee County Politics, NC Politics | 4 Comments

Now What?

   Now that the LCSS and the LCBOE have settled on their 2011-12 school year budget proposal, the real work begins: determining whether and how we can pay for it all.    Roughly ten weeks ago the voters, taxpayers, and … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Education, Election 2010, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees | 4 Comments

Some Red Meat For Mike Stone….

PH notes:  This was on Fox and Friends this morning.  Story is getting traction and some sites include:  http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/05/18/why-you-cant-get-a-medium-rare-burger-in-north-carolina/ http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/05/rare-red-burgers-on-the-black-market-in-nc/ I, too, thought I had heard something before but nothing ever came of it.  Until this morning.  I will not … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2010, Healthcare | 14 Comments

Lame Duck Commissioners…

Tuesday morning’s opinion piece in the local paper “Heralded” (pun intended) the bravery of the “lame duck” board of commissioners for passing incentives for Coty.  It mentioned there may be no more chances for such chivalry and honor (my words) once the new … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Development, Election 2010, Jobs & Workforce Development, Lee County Politics | 25 Comments