Category Archives: Jobs & Workforce Development

Blog posts related to getting people back to work and into well paying jobs; also for blog posts about employment-related education and training

“A House Divided Cannot Stand”

  It has become common for politicians to trivialize the injustices of the institution that was chattel slavery in the early United States.  It has also become a too often used crutch of many activists in this country to draw … Continue reading

Posted in Jobs & Workforce Development, Lee County Politics, NC Politics | 16 Comments

Economic Development Transformation

The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they entrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion … Continue reading

Posted in City of Sanford, Economic Development, Jobs & Workforce Development, Lee County Politics, Town of Broadway | 7 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

Charades

I searched for a metaphor to describe Dr. Jeffrey Moss and the Lee County school board’s actions this past budget cycle.  I mused for days about the unusual behaviors of Moss, Tatum, Williams, Smith, Smith, and Bonardi.  They demonstrated genuine disrespect and … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Education, Jobs & Workforce Development, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees | 1 Comment

Brutal Fiscal Honesty for Teachers and Taxpayers

  The Lee County Board of Education may have made the most brutally honest argument possible in the current budget debate for local funding of the LCSS.  The LCBOE had Dr. Moss develop a revised budget plan to address the … Continue reading

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Oh Where Oh where…

will “Boss Moss” cut the budget now that both chambers of the General Assembly have agreed to a budget that, by the way, includes funding for teachers and teacher assistants?  A budget that is almost like the one the Governette … Continue reading

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Athletic Directors, who needs ‘em?

    Most anyone who has ever been involved in scholastic athletics, regardless of sport or function, remembers the ‘AD’ at the school.  He or she was the one person who was there before the game, and again long after the doors … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Education, Jobs & Workforce Development, Lee County Politics | 4 Comments